Michael is the creator of a group of terrific freeware utility programs called "The Style Manager Series" that support Yamaha PSR and Tyros arranger keyboards. Michael is retired from programming now and support for several of his utilities is now provided by Etienne Volbragt (MixMaster, PadMaker Midi, PadMaker Style, OpenText). Check out the Volbragt tab above for these utilities.

Peter Wierba is now supporting Producer, a tool for creating or editing files that, when played or expanded on the keyboard, generate accompaniment parts. A new enhanced version with support for Tyros 5 and PSR-S950 keyboards is available at Peter's Web Site.

Four of Michael's remaining utilities (FolderCheck, MidiPlayer, MusicFinderView, & StyleDump are still available here. They provide users with additional capabilities for managing song, style, multipad and voice files and are designed to operate on a PC with the Windows™ Operating System (95 or later).

FolderCheck (Version 1.0.4 - July 22, '14) is a PC application to assist you in managing folders on Tyros models with hard drives. Yamaha instruments will refuse access to media folders that exceed limits (250 files per folder for Tyros 1 and 500 for Tyros 2/3/4/5). The program enables the user to examine the number of files per folder and split them as desired. It works on your PC, on a USB drive, or on your Yamaha hard drive connected to the PC via the MusicFinder button-initiated storage mode. FolderCheck replaced the earlier HDCheck program. Version 1.0.4 changes include a number of user requested enhancements as well as maintenance items.

MidiPlayer (Version 8.3.1 - Dec 16, '14) is used to play, convert, repair, normalize, display, and edit the song, style, multipad and voice files used in the keyboard. This program will translate files for operation on another instrument. For example, if you have a PSR-3000, you can use this program to convert Tyros style files for use on your PSR-3000. The program includes a "batch" facility so you can process many files at once.

MusicFinderView (Version 3.1.3 - June 27 '16) is a PC editor for Music Finder ("mfd") files. With it you can create, edit, display, rearrange, sort, and print Music Finder records. Music Finder files are keyboard specific, but with Music Finder View you convert files from one instrument to another, for example, convert a Tyros mfd database for use on a PSR3000. Version 3.1.3 includes support for the new CVP-609.

StyleDump (Version 2.0.1 - Oct 3 '10) is multi-purpose file viewer that can be used to list, sort, search, copy, and print the contents of Yamaha style files, section data (Main A, Ending A, etc), CASM, OTS, MusicFinder database entries, Midi song files (type 0 & 1), Voice edit files, Organ flute files, and Multipads.

This page updated on July 6, 2020