From the Internet ... to your PC ... to a USB drive (or Floppy) ... to your Yamaha!
This Internet site, PSR Tutorial, as well as many other sites on the Internet, provides a variety of files that you may want to transfer from the internet to your Yamaha keyboard. To utilize these files, several steps are involved:
- Download the file from the Internet to your computer (PC).
- In most cases, the files you download will be in a zip format or some other compressed file format. You will need to UNZIP the file to return the contents to their original formats.
- Copy the files from your computer to a USB drive or, if you have a PSR-2000/2100, to a floppy disk.
- Put the USB drive (or the floppy disk) into your keyboard.
- Using the keyboard operating system, navigate to the USB or FLOPPY and load the file you want to use.
Some of you are old hands at this and certainly don't need any help. However, if you're just starting out, these notes should help with the first step in the process outlined above.
The term "downloading" refers to the process of moving a file from a central computer to your own personal computer, that is, from another computer somewhere in the world, which is connected to the Internet, to the computer in your home, which is also connected to the Internet, perhaps through a phone line or with a direct high-speed connection. When you are browsing an Internet site, you notice many words or phrases may be underlined indicating that they are LINKS. If you click on the link, the link is activated and you may find yourself looking at a new Internet page.
A link can also be a link to a file rather than to another Internet page. Clicking on the link, in this case, would start the process of transferring a file. In the original version of this lesson, I provided a number of screen shots of how to download from Internet Explorer and Netscape. That was quite a few years ago. Since then, Netscape has about disappeared and Firefox has become much more popular. Internet Explorer is still widely used, although it still fails to conform to all the current internet standards. But the good news is, since so many people are on the internet and need to know how to download, there are already plenty of online lessons on how to do this. So, instead of drafting my own lesson, let me just provide some pointers here to some downloading lessons that will get you started.
Download Mysteries Solved - here's a pretty good tutorial from The Newbie Club.
How To Download - short lesson from the Association of Software Professionals.
Hopefully, one of the above will give you the information you need to download files to your PC. Note that if you do not want to take all the time to: (1) search for files on this site available for download, (2) download the files to your computer, and then (3) unzip the files so you can use them, there is a simple solution. The PSR Tutorial Styles CD#1 has 19,000 styles on it ready for you to use and the Styles CD#2 has an additional 16,000 styles. That's enough styles to keep you exploring them for quite some time. If you would like to add song files to your collection, the PSR Tutorial CD-ROM 2010 includes over 5,000 midi files from the PSR Performers. Ordering any of these resources will not only save you a lot of time and effort, it will also help support the PSR Tutorial since sales of these CDs goes toward covering the operation and maintenance of this web site.