10,000 "Gig Disks" Styles
Gary Diamond was the first to suggest the idea of a "Gig Disk." He has created several disks, with 30 or more "songs" on each disk, that he uses when he performs. The "songs" on each disk are not midi files. They are style files that just happen to fit quite nicely with the song titles under which they are saved. Be sure to read Gary's story about the creation of gig disks. That, and all of his gig disks -- he is up to 12 now -- are available on Gary Diamond's page. Follow the link provided here or use the "Gary Diamond" button shown in the Gig Disks menu on the left side of this page.
Over the years, many performers have contributed their Gig Disks to the PSR Tutorial. The styles used on these Gig Disks are often not exactly the preset styles that come with your PSR or Tyros. Even if some of the "songs" do use the internal styles, they most likely have been "tuned" to have different voices in the OTS, perhaps a different tempo, and may include other adjustments to the accompaniment. If you are adjusting a preset style for a particular song, it is also possible to save all of your changes in a registration file. There may be many settings for a song in a single registration file that is saved under the name of that song. It could also be that the registration file uses each of the 8 buttons for a different song. The advantage of styles saved under a song name is that you need only load the song-named style and your keyboard is immediately ready for you to play that song. Similarly, a song-named registration file provides the same advantage - complete keyboard setup for a song with a single button press. For that reason, you will find both song-named styles and registrations sets in the various pages in this section.
Here is a brief summary of the individual Gig Disk pages:
- Bogdan Hocevar uses One Man Band (OMB) to create Gig Disks from midi files. There are over 1,700 song-named style files from Bogdan.
- Chuck Hunt contributed 100 song styles created on his Tyros2.
- Dennis Hooker put together some performer disks for his PSR-2100 and for the PSR-3000. Nearly 700 styles are available from Dennis.
- The late Freddie Maynell developed 146 registrations for Busker Books on his PSR-3000.
- Graham UK provides us with 288 song-named styles compiled on his Tyros2.
- Hammer sent in his gig disks created on the PSR-3000. Since then, he has added new gig disks for newer keyboards as he upgraded (Tyros3, PSR-910, Tyros4, S950, Genos, and S975). You will find over 2,800 styles from Hammer.
- Jim Laing contributes several registration sets for the Tyros3 as well as the Tyros5.
- Larry Warner (PSR2100) has sent in a Gig Disk for "Sing-Along" favorites as well as several additional traditional gig disks.
- Manse Stringer adds 170 song-styles for the PSR-740.
- The late Neal Saunders gave us almost 600 song-styles created on the Tyros3.
- Peter (xeenix) has over 3,100 fake book registrations for the Tyros4 and Tyros5.
- Stephen Molnar has a whole set of registration files for PSR-3000 and Tyros owners as well as some standard Gig Disks.
- Scott Langholff extends our library by sending in a batch of Gig Disks with 160 song-styles.
- Tom, a retired performer, contributed his entire gig disk library, over 2,000 styles, to our gig disk section.
- Tony Sellick adds 167 songs that he has used on his gigs.
- Warren Peters gave us over 500 styles created that he uses when he performs with his wife, Revel.
As with the other pages on this site, the styles (and registrations) are saved in compressed (ZIP) files. You need to download the ZIP file, unzip the file and extract the styles (or registrations), and, finally, copy them to a floppy disk or USB drive to take them to your keyboard.
This page updated on May 9, 2019 .