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(April 01, 2008) There are many different methods and techniques for building and using registrations. I have watched, read, and learned from other PSR Tutorial forum members for the past 1 1/2 years. The methods I use and present here were purloined from many other forum members, and then used in a technique that I find to be very simple and easy to use. With registrations, a user can do complicated and almost unlimited modifications for new song setups.

The method I use employs one registration memory button for one song. My reasoning for using this method is the quick setup when using registrations during a gig or performance. Dancers can be impatient and go sit down if there is too much of a gap between songs. An additional benefit of the method I use is that every registration I create puts the title of the song in the SONG window at the top of the PSR-3000 MAIN screen. Based on this technique, and a better memory than mine, you could do a whole gig without a "song book" (which I will describe later) for setups remembering song titles only. Maybe not a practical solution for everybody, but possible. To effectively use my method, an external song list with song titles and registration file location needs to be created while you build your new registrations. For example, "Margaritaville -M1 RM2" would indicate that the song "Margaritaville" is in registration bank "-M1" in button position number 2.

I have provided a number of sample files that you can use to try out this method. All of the files and folders, of course, had to be given names to make the lessons work. But the names I use are arbitrary names. You need not use these names when creating and building your final registrations files.

Download the sample files provided below and review some of the preliminary steps you may want to take before tackling this series of step-by-step instructions provided in the following page.

I would love to hear from anyone who has comments, suggestions, or additional questions. Send your Email to fb.seeker@gmail.

Summary of Seeker's Registration guide

Important note when the USING MUSIC FINDER LESSON -- The Music Finder was/is a simpler way for the Author to present Registration creation. However, there is a flaw in this technique -- the Music Finder only uses PRESET and USER area styles. Creating a registration using this lesson leaves the Style pointer referring to the USER area. You will need to go back and revise the Style to point at your USB REG STYLE folder. Use section E. Changing STYLE for a Single song REGISTRATION to resolve this issue.

Getting Ready for this Lesson

Click here to download a ZIP file containing four required folders. Note that some of these folders contain files. Install these folders in the ROOT directory in the location of your choice -- the USB memory is a good choice.

Note the dashes in front of the folder names. This forces each of the four folders to appear near the top of your display.

Registration bank names in these lessons use a simple format consisting of a dash, a letter, and then a number, for example: -A1, -B1 and -M1. These registration bank names each can contain up to eight (8) separate songs stored in the eight buttons (RM1 thru RM8). (The sample registration banks, however, only have 1 button with a saved registration.)

Registrations Demonstration

1. For the sake of illustrating the technique I use, the following folders will be needed, but only for this demo and only for the PSR-3000.

The files included in these folders are fully functional. However, none of the registrations found in the --REG SENIORS folder will permanently alter your other keyboard setups. To get started, download the ZIP file referred to above. Unzip the file and transfer all four folders to the root directory of your USB memory stick. (These sample files were set up to work on the USB drive and will not work in the 3K smart media card.)

Walking Thru a Demo Using Sample Set of Registrations

To locate and play a song title, follow these steps:

  1. Press the [EXIT] button until the MAIN display screen appears.
  2. Press the [J] button to select REGIST. REGISTRATION BANK now at top of the display screen.
  3. <TAB> over to the location where you put the Registration folders (USB1).
  4. Press button near --REG SENIORS to open that folder and display the first page (P1). This page shows the individual registration files.
  5. To play "A White Sport Coat" , which begins with an "A", you would select the "-A1" registration bank.
  6. Press the button next to "–A1" to highlight the -A1 registration bank.
  7. Press the [EXIT] button until you return to the MAIN display screen.
  8. Press the registration button number for "A White Sport Coat" -- [RM3]. In the sample "-A1" file, it is the only registration with data as shown by the light above [RM3]. As you build and create registrations, you maintain a "location list" where the registrations are located. That list would show "A White Sport Coat" in "-A1" at location RM3.
  9. You can now perform this song.

For the sample files, the table below shows you what a "location list" might look like. I have expanded the information in that list to show the Style and MultiPad used just in case you need to reset the sample registrations. The appropriate dummy song midi file is also saved with the registration and displayed in the SONG cell in the MAIN display..

Registration Song List
Song Title Regist Bank Button # Style MultiPad
A White Sport Coat -A1 RM3 Quick Foxtrot * Fox_GGGOR **
Begin the Beguine -B1 RM7 Beguine MariaIsbl_PPPFl **
Margaritaville -M1 RM2 RumbaIsland Mrgrta_FlMaPBa **
* located in the --REG STYLES folder.
** located in the --REG PAD folder.

To use a new song from a different registration bank, repeat Step 2 to open the REGISTRATION BANK window and then Steps 5 thru 9 to select a new registration bank. For example, to select "Begin The Beguine," load registration bank "-B1" and press the RM7 button. To play "Margaritaville," load bank "-M1" and then press button RM2. Notice that we skipped steps 3 and 4 since, when playing songs, the registration folder (--REG SENIORS) stays selected.

After you have completed using the demonstration folders, you may want to delete the songs listed. This can be done by simply saving a new registration on top of the previous song. You will learn how to do this in a latter lesson.

Button and Switch Guidelines

The keyboard display is your main viewing screen. Text at top of this display always shows the user what that MAIN display screen are ten alpha buttons [A] thru [E] on the left and [F] thru [J] on the right. They have many different uses based on the current data shown in the display.

  1. The top right corner of the display area holds the left/right <TAB> buttons.
  2. At the bottom of the display screen are eight Up/Down "Toggle" buttons labeled [1]-[8]. They have many different uses based on the data being shown in the display.
  3. The REGISTRATION MEMORY section contains the follow buttons: [REGIST. BANK], [FREEZE], [1], [2], ... , [8] and [MEMORY]. In the step-by-step instructions, I refer to the numbered buttons as [RM1], [RM2], ... [RM8]. CAUTION: at this time do not use the FREEZE button. If you accidentally press it, turn it off. If you see it's on, do not save this registration; start over.Registration Buttons
  4. Look to the lower right corner outside of the display screen to find the [EXIT] button.

Registration Memory Checkbox Settings

Registration Memory Checkbox SettingsI use two different CheckBox Settings for these registration lessons. The first setting is shown in this drawing. The drawing represents the boxes you need to have checked for proper operation of the following lessons. Note that the PEDAL and MIC SETTING are not checked. Check Gary Diamond's article on Pedal and Mic registrations to see how to set up a registration for these features. It is currently beyond the scope of these lessons to explore all of the Microphone and Pedal setups. The two "Lessons" by Gary are really excellent.

3k: Step-by-Step Instructions: Contents

Each of the sections below contain a set of step-by-step instructions for creating specific registrations. To accomplish any of the tasks listed below, click on the link to jump to specific instructions for that task.

  1. Creating a Song Title Name for Registrations
  2. Creating a New Titled Empty Registration Bank
  3. Building a Registration Using Music Finder
  4. Magic "Repeated" Instructions
  5. Adding a MIDI Song Title to Registration
  6. Changing Style for a Single song Registration
  7. Modifying Tempo and/or Transpose for a Single Song Registration
  8. Adding/Changing Multi Pad to Registration
  9. Changing Start OTS/VAR for a Single Song Registration
  10. Setting Voice, Mic, Pad, Style, Song Start Volumes for Single Song
  11. Powering Up Keyboard First Time
  12. Locating and Playing a Song Title
  13. Building a Registration From Scratch
  14. Copying or Duplicating Song Registrations
  15. Backing Up All Registration Files

A. Creating a Song Title name for registrations

For my registrations, I like to include a "dummy" song file in the SONG cell of the MAIN display screen with a title that reflects the song the registration is for. A MIDI file created on the Yamaha keyboard can, however, include instructions that can alter the style, tempo and other keyboard settings. You need to be aware of this. "Dummy Midi" titles created using the "SafeDummy.mid" file found in the example files will not change any keyboard settings. In the steps shown here, you can make a copy of the "-SafeDummy.mid" file and rename it to the song title you want to use in creating a registration. For example, if you were going to create a registration for Misty and one for My Romance, you would make a dummy midi file called "Misty.mid" and one called "My Romance.mid".

  1. Go to the MAIN screen by pressing the [EXIT] button until MAIN appears at the top of the display screen.
  2. From the MAIN display window, press the [A] button to select the SONG function.
  3. <TAB> to the location of your song folder, either CARD or USB1. If you are using the example files, this will be where you stored the "--REG SONGS" folder.
  4. Press the button next to the "--REG SONGS" folder to select and open that folder.
  5. From the displayed list of song titles, press the button next to "-SafeDummy" to select that title; it will be highlighted.
  6. Press button [3] down to select the COPY function.
  7. You are prompted "Select File/Folders" and given the choices: ALL, OK, and CANCEL. Since "-SafeDummy" is already highlighted, press button [7] down to select OK. This places a copy of the "-SafeDummy.mid" song into temporary memory.
  8. Press button [6] down to select the SAVE function.
  9. The current song title ("-SafeDummy") appears in the EDIT window at the bottom of the display screen.
  10. Using the editor, delete the displayed title and replace it with the title of the song you want.
  11. Press button [8] up to select OK and a copy of the renamed file is now saved in the "--REG SONGS" folder.

It is also possible to create a number of "dummy" song titles by using your computer with the USB memory plugged into it. This would be much faster than using the PSR/TYROS keyboard. Use the standard Windows COPY and PASTE commands to make a copy of -SafeDummy.mid and then the RENAME command to rename the file to the song title you want.

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B. Creating a New Titled EMPTY Registration Bank

To build registrations for the PSR/TYROS keyboards, it is useful to start with an "empty" registration bank, that is, a registration bank with nothing saved in any of the 8 button positions. There is an empty registration bank, labeled "--EMPTY", which is provided in the "--REG SENIORS" demo folder. In the steps below, you will make a copy of this file and rename it to create a new "empty" registration file.

  1. Go to the MAIN screen by pressing the [EXIT] button until MAIN appears at the top of the display screen.
  2. Press the [J] button from the MAIN screen to select the REGIST function. REGISTRATION BANK now appears at the top of the display screen.
  3. <TAB> to the location of your registrations folders, either CARD or USB1.
  4. Press the button next to the "-REG SENIORS" folder to select and open that folder.
  5. Page P1 will be displayed. If you have more than 10 registration files, you will see additional pages - P2, P3, P4. Select the page where the "--EMPTY" registration bank is located.
  6. Press the button next to "--EMPTY" to select (and highlight) that title.
  7. Press button [3] down to select the COPY function.
  8. Press button [7] down to select OK.
  9. Press button [6] down to select the SAVE function.
  10. Edit the "--EMPTY" name and change it to a new registration bank name, for example "--C1". You can name your registration files whatever you want.
  11. Press button [8] up to select OK and a copy of the renamed file is now saved.

You now have a new empty registration bank named "--C1".

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C. Building a Registration using Music Finder

In the steps outlined here, you start building a registration file for a song by using the Yamaha Music Finder database to setup your keyboard for that song. Let's use the song "Misty" as an example.

  1. Go to the MAIN screen by pressing the [EXIT] button until MAIN appears at the top of the display screen.
  2. Press the [J] button from the MAIN screen to select the REGIST function. REGISTRATION BANK now appears at the top of the display screen.
  3. <TAB> to the location of the registrations folders, either CARD or USB1.
  4. Press the button next to the "--REG SENIORS" folder to select and open that folder.
  5. Select Page P1 or P2 or P3 or P4 where, for example, the "--M1" registration file is located.
  6. Press the button next to "--M1" to select and highlight the registration file "--M1".
  7. Go to the MAIN screen by pressing the [EXIT] button until MAIN appears at the top of the display screen. You will see that the REGIST cell now has the "--M1" file listed.
  8. Press button [A] to select the appropriate song title for this registration.
  9. Press the button next to the song title you want to use thus selecting and highlighting this song title. Note: you previously created the song title in using the steps outlined in section "A" above.
  10. Go to the MAIN screen by pressing the [EXIT] button until MAIN appears at the top of the display screen. You will see that the SONG cell has your song title displayed, in our example, "Misty".
  11. Now, let's find the Music Finder suggestion for Misty. Press the [Music Finder] button.
  12. Scroll through the song choices to find the Music Finder (MF) songs that start with the letter M and find "Misty". When you find the "Misty", or whatever song you are starting with, press the [ENTER] button to select the song. The song name will be highlighted and an appropriate style, intro, and tempo will be set.
  13. On your "song list" sheet, write down the registration file and memory button where you are going to save this keyboard setup ([RM1] – [RM8]). Let's say you are going to save this registration in [RM1]. Your song sheet might say "Misty - M1 - RM1".
  14. Go to the MAIN screen by pressing the [EXIT] button until MAIN appears at the top of the display screen.
  15. Press the [MEMORY] button (this takes a picture of the current keyboard settings). This places the keyboard settings into temporary memory.
  16. Press the song registration button number you selected from step 13 ([RM1]). This saves the keyboard settings in the RM1 button.
  17. Now you want to save the "--M1" registration file. From the MAIN display screen, press the [J] button to select REGIST and call up the REGISTRATION BANK display screen.
  18. Your currently selected registration bank name will be shown. Press button [6] down to select the SAVE function.
  19. A name will appear at the bottom of the display in the editing area. This is the name of the bank you are using, "-M1". Press button [8] up to select OK and a copy of the renamed file is now saved.
  20. The screen now displays a warning: Name Already exits --- Do you want to overwrite?
  21. Press the [F] button to select the YES answer.
  22. Go to the MAIN screen by pressing the [EXIT] button until MAIN appears at the top of the display screen.
  23. Press the registration memory button from Step 13 where you saved this registration.

Congratulations, the Music Finder settings are now in the registration you created. Play a little of your song. Stop, press that same registration memory button again. Take notice that the keyboard settings are set every time you press that button. You may still want to do a few more things like set the Transpose, maybe make some voice changes, pick a different style, or whatever you want to change for this song.

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D. Magic Instructions … or Actually, Repeated instructions

The individual steps in the step-by-step instructions below are, you will find, very much repeated. The task instructions were written to be stand alone, so the repetition is necessary. As you walk through the various tasks, however, you can skip over the steps you don't need. Several tasks are provided where only 1 or 2 steps are different from other tasks. The basic steps in finding your registration folder, loading a registration file, selecting a song registration button, and saving a new or revised registration file are shown below.

Find "Your" registration Folder
  1. Go to the MAIN screen by pressing the [EXIT] button until MAIN appears at the top of the display screen.
  2. Press the [J] button to select the MAIN screen cell labeled REGIST. "REGISTRATION BANK" now appears at the top of the display screen.
  3. <TAB> to the location of "your" registrations folder(s), either CARD or USB1. For the example files, I have my registrations stored in a folder labeled "--REG SENIORS".
  4. Press the button next to the "--REG SENIORS" folder to select and open that folder. If you have your registrations stored in a folder with a different name, you would, of course, select and open that folder.

Your registrations folder will list your various registration files. You may name your registration file anything you like. The naming convention I use for my registration files is simple: two dashes and a letter followed by a number, for example, --A1, --B1, --C1,--C2, --D1, etc. The dashes are used to make sure these file names appear at the top of the list of filenames in the folder, which is always shown as an alphabetical list. The letter indicates the letter of the first word in the song title: "Apple Blossom Time" would be stored in "--A1", "Beyond the Sea" in "--B1". A single file can hold up to 8 songs, so if I have more than 8 songs for a given starting letter, a second registration file would be created, e.g. "--C1" and "--C2". I keep a separate song list that indicates the song title, the file that it is stored in, and the registration memory button (1 to 8) where the song is stored. To find the registration for an individual song, I need to have this song list handy. After the 4 steps referenced above, the following steps would then be used to find and load the registration file for a particular song.

Find and Load A Specific Registration File
  1. Viewing your list of registration files in your registration folder, press the button next to the particular registration file you want to load, for example, "--A1", " --C1, "--D2" etc. This highlights that registration file name and loads the registration file into memory.
  2. Go to the MAIN screen by pressing the [EXIT] button until MAIN appears at the top of the display screen. You will see that the name of the registration file you selected now displayed in the REGIST cell in the MAIN display.
Select a Specific Song in the Registration File
  1. Refer to your song list to see which REGISTRATION MEMORY button holds the song you want. Press that button ([RM1], ..., [RM8]). If you have saved a "dummy" song file with each of these registration buttons, you can press each button and you will see the relevant song title in the SONG cell of the MAIN display.
  2. The settings stored in that registration button are now in effect on your keyboard and you can begin playing your song.

Alternatively, you can, at this point, make additional changes in your keyboard settings if you want to modify what you have for this song's setup. Individual task steps would vary at this point depending on what it is you are modifying.

Having made whatever changes you want to a given song's settings, you can now save these new settings in the appropriate RM button and then save the registration file containing that RM button. Follow these steps:

Save new version of song registration
  1. Press the [MEMORY] button, which is located to the right of the REGISTRATION MEMORY buttons.
  2. Press the REGISTRATION MEMORY button ([RM1], ... ,[RM8]) for the song you are modifying. This "saves" the new keyboard settings in the RM button, although the registration file itself is not yet saved.
  3. To save the altered registration file, press the [REGIST. BANK] button to call up the REGISTRATION BANK display screen.
  4. The currently loaded registration file will already be highlighted. Save the file by pressing the SAVE button, [6] down.
  5. The NAME box appears with the current registration file name shown. In this case, you do not want to change the name, so you would press the [8] up button to indicate that the displayed name is OK.
  6. You are then presented with a warning screen saying that the file already exists and asking if you want to overwrite the file. You do want to overwrite the file so you would press button [F] to indicate a YES response. The altered registration file, with your new settings for that song registration, is now saved in your registrations folder.
  7. Go to the MAIN screen by pressing the [EXIT] button until MAIN appears at the top of the display screen.

The point of covering these repetitive instructions is to show the true registration setups is the simplicity, once you have a little experience.

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E. Adding MIDI Song Title to Registration

A MIDI file created on the Yamaha keyboard includes instructions that can alter the style, tempo and other keyboard settings. You need to be aware of this. A "Dummy Midi" title created using "SafeDummy.mid" will not change any keyboard settings. Refer to section "A" above.

Find "Your" registration Folder
  1. Go to the MAIN screen by pressing the [EXIT] button until MAIN appears at the top of the display screen.
  2. Press the [J] button to select the MAIN screen cell labeled REGIST. "REGISTRATION BANK" now appears at the top of the display screen.
  3. <TAB> to the location of "your" registrations folder(s), either CARD or USB1. For the example files, I have my registrations stored in a folder labeled "--REG SENIORS".
  4. Press the button next to the "--REG SENIORS" folder to select and open that folder. If you have your registrations stored in a folder with a different name, you would, of course, select and open that folder.
Find and Load A Specific Registration File
  1. Viewing your list of registration files in your registration folder, press the button next to the particular registration file you want to load, for example, "--A1", " --C1, "--D2" etc. This highlights that registration file name and loads the registration file into memory.
  2. Go to the MAIN screen by pressing the [EXIT] button until MAIN appears at the top of the display screen. You will see that the name of the registration file you selected now displayed in the REGIST cell in the MAIN display.
Select a Specific Song in the Registration File
  1. Refer to your song list to see which REGISTRATION MEMORY button holds the song you want. Press that button ([RM1], ..., [RM8]).
  2. The settings stored in that registration button are now in effect on your keyboard and you can begin playing your song.
Select Song Title
  1. Press button [A] to select the SONG display screen.
  2. <TAB> to the location of the "--REG SONGS" folder or wherever you have saved your dummy song files.
  3. Select your songs folder to open it and view the song titles.
  4. Press the button next to the song title you want to use, which will highlight that song title.
  5. Go to the MAIN screen by pressing the [EXIT] button until MAIN appears at the top of the display screen. Your selected song title now displays in the SONG cell.
Save a new version of a song registration
  1. Press the [MEMORY] button, which is located to the right of the REGISTRATION MEMORY buttons.
  2. Press the REGISTRATION MEMORY button ([RM1], ... ,[RM8]) for the song you are modifying. This "saves" the new keyboard settings in the RM button, although the registration file itself is not yet saved.
  3. To save the altered registration file, press the [REGIST. BANK] button to call up the REGISTRATION BANK display screen.
  4. The currently loaded registration file will already be highlighted. Save the file by pressing the SAVE button, [6] down.
  5. The NAME box appears with the current registration file name shown. In this case, you do not want to change the name, so you would press the [8] up button to indicate that the displayed name is OK.
  6. You are then presented with a warning screen saying that the file already exists and asking if you want to overwrite the file. You do want to overwrite the file so you would press button [F] to indicate a YES response. The altered registration file, with your new settings for that song registration, is now saved in your registrations folder.
  7. Go to the MAIN screen by pressing the [EXIT] button until MAIN appears at the top of the display screen.

You now have the title of the song for the registration displayed in the MIDI SONG cell on the MAIN screen. In the process, you also saved all the other current settings of the keyboard. You may want to make specific changes for that particular song title.

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F. Changing the style for a song Registration

Prior to performing these steps, you may want to select the style manually. Experiment with your song deciding on the INTRO, MAIN VARIATION, TEMPO and TRANSPOSE you want to use with the style you selected for this song. Write this information down.

Find "Your" registration Folder
  1. Go to the MAIN screen by pressing the [EXIT] button until MAIN appears at the top of the display screen.
  2. Press the [J] button to select the MAIN screen cell labeled REGIST. "REGISTRATION BANK" now appears at the top of the display screen.
  3. <TAB> to the location of "your" registrations folder(s), either CARD or USB1. For the example files, I have my registrations stored in a folder labeled "--REG SENIORS".
  4. Press the button next to the "--REG SENIORS" folder to select and open that folder. If you have your registrations stored in a folder with a different name, you would, of course, select and open that folder.
Find and Load A Specific Registration File
  1. Viewing your list of registration files in your registration folder, press the button next to the particular registration file you want to load, for example, "--A1", " --C1, "--D2" etc. This highlights that registration file name and loads the registration file into memory.
  2. Go to the MAIN screen by pressing the [EXIT] button until MAIN appears at the top of the display screen. You will see that the name of the registration file you selected now displayed in the REGIST cell in the MAIN display.
Select a Specific Song in the Registration File
  1. Refer to your song list to see which REGISTRATION MEMORY button holds the song you want. Press that button ([RM1], ..., [RM8]).
  2. The settings stored in that registration button are now in effect on your keyboard and you can begin playing your song.
Change the Style and Other Settings
  1. Press the [B] button to select the STYLE section in the MAIN display screen.
  2. <TAB> to the location of the style you want to use, PRESET for a preset style or CARD or USB1 for an external style. I keep a copy of all the styles I use in my registrations in a folder called "--REG STYLES" so I would find that folder.
  3. Press the button next to the "--REG STYLES" folder to open it.
  4. Select the Page (P1 or P2 or P3 or P4) where the style you want to use is located.
  5. Press the button next to the style you want to use. The style will be highlighted.
  6. Go to the MAIN screen by pressing the [EXIT] button until MAIN appears at the top of the display screen. The style you select now appears in the STYLE cell.
  7. Press the MAIN VARIATION button for the variation you want for your song, for example, [B].
  8. Press the INTRO button you want to use, example: [II]
  9. Press the [SYNC START] button; the light will be on.
  10. Set the TEMPO you want to use for your song.
  11. Set the TRANSPOSE, if any, that you want for this song.
Save new version of song registration
  1. Press the [MEMORY] button, which is located to the right of the REGISTRATION MEMORY buttons.
  2. Press the REGISTRATION MEMORY button ([RM1], ... ,[RM8]) for the song you are modifying. This "saves" the new keyboard settings in the RM button, although the registration file itself is not yet saved.
  3. To save the altered registration file, press the [REGIST. BANK] button to call up the REGISTRATION BANK display screen.
  4. The currently loaded registration file will already be highlighted. Save the file by pressing the SAVE button, [6] down.
  5. The NAME box appears with the current registration file name shown. In this case, you do not want to change the name, so you would press the [8] up button to indicate that the displayed name is OK.
  6. You are then presented with a warning screen saying that the file already exists and asking if you want to overwrite the file. You do want to overwrite the file so you would press button [F] to indicate a YES response. The altered registration file, with your new settings for that song registration, is now saved in your registrations folder.
  7. Go to the MAIN screen by pressing the [EXIT] button until MAIN appears at the top of the display screen.

STYLE, VARIATION, INTRO, TEMPO, TRANSPOSE, SYNC START and a few other things, have been SET (saved) in this song registration.

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G. Modifying Tempo and Transpose for a song Registration

Find "Your" registration Folder

  1. Go to the MAIN screen by pressing the [EXIT] button until MAIN appears at the top of the display screen.
  2. Press the [J] button to select the MAIN screen cell labeled REGIST. "REGISTRATION BANK" now appears at the top of the display screen.
  3. <TAB> to the location of "your" registrations folder(s), either CARD or USB1. For the example files, I have my registrations stored in a folder labeled "--REG SENIORS".
  4. Press the button next to the "--REG SENIORS" folder to select and open that folder. If you have your registrations stored in a folder with a different name, you would, of course, select and open that folder.
Find and Load A Specific Registration File
  1. Viewing your list of registration files in your registration folder, press the button next to the particular registration file you want to load, for example, "--A1", " --C1, "--D2" etc. This highlights that registration file name and loads the registration file into memory.
  2. Go to the MAIN screen by pressing the [EXIT] button until MAIN appears at the top of the display screen. You will see that the name of the registration file you selected now displayed in the REGIST cell in the MAIN display.
Select a Specific Song in the Registration File
  1. Refer to your song list to see which REGISTRATION MEMORY button holds the song you want. Press that button ([RM1], ..., [RM8]). If you have saved a "dummy" song file with each of these registration buttons, you can press each button and you will see the relevant song title in the SONG cell of the MAIN display.
  2. The settings stored in that registration button are now in effect on your keyboard and you can begin playing your song.
Modify the Tempo and Transpose as Desired
  1. Press Tempo [+] [-] buttons for desired tempo.
  2. Change TRANSPOSE setting as required.
Save new version of song registration
  1. Press the [MEMORY] button, which is located to the right of the REGISTRATION MEMORY buttons.
  2. Press the REGISTRATION MEMORY button ([RM1], ... ,[RM8]) for the song you are modifying. This "saves" the new keyboard settings in the RM button, although the registration file itself is not yet saved.
  3. To save the altered registration file, press the [REGIST. BANK] button to call up the REGISTRATION BANK display screen.
  4. The currently loaded registration file will already be highlighted. Save the file by pressing the SAVE button, [6] down.
  5. The NAME box appears with the current registration file name shown. In this case, you do not want to change the name, so you would press the [8] up button to indicate that the displayed name is OK.
  6. You are then presented with a warning screen saying that the file already exists and asking if you want to overwrite the file. You do want to overwrite the file so you would press button [F] to indicate a YES response. The altered registration file, with your new settings for that song registration, is now saved in your registrations folder.
  7. Go to the MAIN screen by pressing the [EXIT] button until MAIN appears at the top of the display screen.

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H. Adding/Changing MULTI PAD to Registration

Find "Your" registration Folder
  1. Go to the MAIN screen by pressing the [EXIT] button until MAIN appears at the top of the display screen.
  2. Press the [J] button to select the MAIN screen cell labeled REGIST. "REGISTRATION BANK" now appears at the top of the display screen.
  3. <TAB> to the location of "your" registrations folder(s), either CARD or USB1. For the example files, I have my registrations stored in a folder labeled "--REG SENIORS".
  4. Press the button next to the "--REG SENIORS" folder to select and open that folder. If you have your registrations stored in a folder with a different name, you would, of course, select and open that folder.
Find and Load A Specific Registration File
  1. Viewing your list of registration files in your registration folder, press the button next to the particular registration file you want to load, for example, "--A1", " --C1, "--D2" etc. This highlights that registration file name and loads the registration file into memory.
  2. Go to the MAIN screen by pressing the [EXIT] button until MAIN appears at the top of the display screen. You will see that the name of the registration file you selected now displayed in the REGIST cell in the MAIN display.
Select a Specific Song in the Registration File
  1. Refer to your song list to see which REGISTRATION MEMORY button holds the song you want. Press that button ([RM1], ..., [RM8]). If you have saved a "dummy" song file with each of these registration buttons, you can press each button and you will see the relevant song title in the SONG cell of the MAIN display.
  2. The settings stored in that registration button are now in effect on your keyboard and you can begin playing your song.
Change MultiPad Setting
  1. Press button [D] to select the MULTI PAD section in MAIN display.
  2. If you want to one of the built-in pads, they will be found in the PRESET area. For the example files, <TAB> to location of the "--REG PADS" folder, either in CARD or USB1.
  3. Press button next to "--REG PADS" folder to open that folder. MULTI PAD is displayed at the top of the display screen. This shows all your "3rd Party Pads".
  4. Select Page P1 or P2 or P3 or P4 where Multi Pad you want is located.
  5. Press the button next to the MULTI PAD you want, which will highlight the MULTI PAD name.
  6. Go to the MAIN screen by pressing the [EXIT] button until MAIN appears at the top of the display screen. The MULTI PAD you selected will be shown in the MULTIPAD cell.
Save new version of song registration
  1. Press the [MEMORY] button, which is located to the right of the REGISTRATION MEMORY buttons.
  2. Press the REGISTRATION MEMORY button ([RM1], ... ,[RM8]) for the song you are modifying. This "saves" the new keyboard settings in the RM button, although the registration file itself is not yet saved.
  3. To save the altered registration file, press the [REGIST. BANK] button to call up the REGISTRATION BANK display screen.
  4. The currently loaded registration file will already be highlighted. Save the file by pressing the SAVE button, [6] down.
  5. The NAME box appears with the current registration file name shown. In this case, you do not want to change the name, so you would press the [8] up button to indicate that the displayed name is OK.
  6. You are then presented with a warning screen saying that the file already exists and asking if you want to overwrite the file. You do want to overwrite the file so you would press button [F] to indicate a YES response. The altered registration file, with your new settings for that song registration, is now saved in your registrations folder.
  7. Go to the MAIN screen by pressing the [EXIT] button until MAIN appears at the top of the display screen.

You now have a MULTI PAD added to your Song registration.

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I. Changing START OTS/VAR for a song Registration

Prior to doing this task, select the song your going to change. Decide VAR and/or which OTS you want the Song start to use. Write this down.

Find "Your" registration Folder
  1. Go to the MAIN screen by pressing the [EXIT] button until MAIN appears at the top of the display screen.
  2. Press the [J] button to select the MAIN screen cell labeled REGIST. "REGISTRATION BANK" now appears at the top of the display screen.
  3. <TAB> to the location of "your" registrations folder(s), either CARD or USB1. For the example files, I have my registrations stored in a folder labeled "--REG SENIORS".
  4. Press the button next to the "--REG SENIORS" folder to select and open that folder. If you have your registrations stored in a folder with a different name, you would, of course, select and open that folder.
Find and Load A Specific Registration File
  1. Viewing your list of registration files in your registration folder, press the button next to the particular registration file you want to load, for example, "--A1", " --C1, "--D2" etc. This highlights that registration file name and loads the registration file into memory.
  2. Go to the MAIN screen by pressing the [EXIT] button until MAIN appears at the top of the display screen. You will see that the name of the registration file you selected now displayed in the REGIST cell in the MAIN display.
Select a Specific Song in the Registration File
  1. Refer to your song list to see which REGISTRATION MEMORY button holds the song you want. Press that button ([RM1], ..., [RM8]). If you have saved a "dummy" song file with each of these registration buttons, you can press each button and you will see the relevant song title in the SONG cell of the MAIN display.
  2. The settings stored in that registration button are now in effect on your keyboard and you can begin playing your song.
Change Style Variation and OTS
  1. If changing, select the MAIN VARIATION you want to use.
  2. If changing, select the OTS you want to use. Note that in addition to selecting any of the 4 OTS settings, you can also change the voice in that OTS setting if you want.
Save new version of song registration
  1. Press the [MEMORY] button, which is located to the right of the REGISTRATION MEMORY buttons.
  2. Press the REGISTRATION MEMORY button ([RM1], ... ,[RM8]) for the song you are modifying. This "saves" the new keyboard settings in the RM button, although the registration file itself is not yet saved.
  3. To save the altered registration file, press the [REGIST. BANK] button to call up the REGISTRATION BANK display screen.
  4. The currently loaded registration file will already be highlighted. Save the file by pressing the SAVE button, [6] down.
  5. The NAME box appears with the current registration file name shown. In this case, you do not want to change the name, so you would press the [8] up button to indicate that the displayed name is OK.
  6. You are then presented with a warning screen saying that the file already exists and asking if you want to overwrite the file. You do want to overwrite the file so you would press button [F] to indicate a YES response. The altered registration file, with your new settings for that song registration, is now saved in your registrations folder.
  7. Go to the MAIN screen by pressing the [EXIT] button until MAIN appears at the top of the display screen.

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J. Setting VOICE, MIC, PAD, STYLE, SONG START Volumes for Song

Prior to making these changes, select the song your going to change. Decide the settings to change for this song and write them down.

Find "Your" registration Folder
  1. Go to the MAIN screen by pressing the [EXIT] button until MAIN appears at the top of the display screen.
  2. Press the [J] button to select the MAIN screen cell labeled REGIST. "REGISTRATION BANK" now appears at the top of the display screen.
  3. <TAB> to the location of "your" registrations folder(s), either CARD or USB1. For the example files, I have my registrations stored in a folder labeled "--REG SENIORS".
  4. Press the button next to the "--REG SENIORS" folder to select and open that folder. If you have your registrations stored in a folder with a different name, you would, of course, select and open that folder.
Find and Load A Specific Registration File
  1. Viewing your list of registration files in your registration folder, press the button next to the particular registration file you want to load, for example, "--A1", " --C1, "--D2" etc. This highlights that registration file name and loads the registration file into memory.
  2. Go to the MAIN screen by pressing the [EXIT] button until MAIN appears at the top of the display screen. You will see that the name of the registration file you selected now displayed in the REGIST cell in the MAIN display.
Select a Specific Song in the Registration File
  1. Refer to your song list to see which REGISTRATION MEMORY button holds the song you want. Press that button ([RM1], ..., [RM8]). If you have saved a "dummy" song file with each of these registration buttons, you can press each button and you will see the relevant song title in the SONG cell of the MAIN display.
  2. The settings stored in that registration button are now in effect on your keyboard and you can begin playing your song.
Change Volume Settings
  1. Note the BALANCE settings at the bottom of the display screen. From left to right, you see the volume settings for SONG - STYLE - M.PAD - MIC - LEFT - RIGHT1 - RIGHT2. Just above each of these labels is a volume slider control that can be changed by using buttons [1] through [8] just beneath each label.
  2. Adjust these volume levels up or down as needed for this particular song. Experiment and try different levels. When you are satisfied with the volume levels, write down the numbers for each of the changes you made.
  3. Go to the MAIN screen by pressing the [EXIT] button until MAIN appears at the top of the display screen.
  4. Press the registration memory button [RM1], [RM2], etc. for the song you want to change. This step will reset all the volume levels to their original registration settings.
  5. Now re-adjust all of the volumes to the levels you wrote down.
Save new version of song registration
  1. Press the [MEMORY] button, which is located to the right of the REGISTRATION MEMORY buttons.
  2. Press the REGISTRATION MEMORY button ([RM1], ... ,[RM8]) for the song you are modifying. This "saves" the new keyboard settings in the RM button, although the registration file itself is not yet saved.
  3. To save the altered registration file, press the [REGIST. BANK] button to call up the REGISTRATION BANK display screen.
  4. The currently loaded registration file will already be highlighted. Save the file by pressing the SAVE button, [6] down.
  5. The NAME box appears with the current registration file name shown. In this case, you do not want to change the name, so you would press the [8] up button to indicate that the displayed name is OK.
  6. You are then presented with a warning screen saying that the file already exists and asking if you want to overwrite the file. You do want to overwrite the file so you would press button [F] to indicate a YES response. The altered registration file, with your new settings for that song registration, is now saved in your registrations folder.
  7. Go to the MAIN screen by pressing the [EXIT] button until MAIN appears at the top of the display screen.

You can now play the song with your new song registration settings. Note: some styles use the same volumes for each VAR/OTS setting, other styles may change volume levels.

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K. Powering Up Your Keyboard

You can create a SETUP registration that makes some settings on your keyboard that you want to keep for all the songs you play. The steps below will activate the a SETUP registration for MIC and PEDAL settings plus maybe a few "System Special FX".

Find "Your" registration Folder
  1. Go to the MAIN screen by pressing the [EXIT] button until MAIN appears at the top of the display screen.
  2. Press the [J] button to select the MAIN screen cell labeled REGIST. "REGISTRATION BANK" now appears at the top of the display screen.
  3. <TAB> to the location of "your" registrations folder(s), either CARD or USB1. For the example files, I have my registrations stored in a folder labeled "--REG SENIORS".
  4. Press the button next to the "--REG SENIORS" folder to select and open that folder. If you have your registrations stored in a folder with a different name, you would, of course, select and open that folder.
Find and Load SETUP Registration File
  1. Viewing your list of registration files in your registration folder, press the button next to the "SETUP" registration file. This highlights that registration file name and loads the registration file into memory.
  2. Go to the MAIN screen by pressing the [EXIT] button until MAIN appears at the top of the display screen. You will see that the name of the registration file you selected now displayed in the REGIST cell in the MAIN display.
  3. Press Registration Memory button [1] also called [RM1]. You will notice lower Right hand Corner of Display SETUP is there. This sets all of your preset Microphone settings and many others ONE TIME. This works because your other registration files DO NOT change the MIC or PEDAL settings.

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L. Locating and Using a Song Registration

Find "Your" registration Folder
  1. Go to the MAIN screen by pressing the [EXIT] button until MAIN appears at the top of the display screen.
  2. Press the [J] button to select the MAIN screen cell labeled REGIST. "REGISTRATION BANK" now appears at the top of the display screen.
  3. <TAB> to the location of "your" registrations folder(s), either CARD or USB1. For the example files, I have my registrations stored in a folder labeled "--REG SENIORS".
  4. Press the button next to the "--REG SENIORS" folder to select and open that folder. If you have your registrations stored in a folder with a different name, you would, of course, select and open that folder.
Find and Load A Specific Registration File
  1. Using your song list, locate the registration file where the song you want is stored.
  2. Viewing your list of registration files in your registration folder, press the button next to the particular registration file you want to load.
  3. Go to the MAIN screen by pressing the [EXIT] button until MAIN appears at the top of the display screen. You will see that the name of the registration file you selected now displayed in the REGIST cell in the MAIN display.
Select a Specific Song in the Registration File
  1. Refer to your song list to see which REGISTRATION MEMORY button holds the song you want. Press that button ([RM1], ..., [RM8]).
  2. The settings stored in that registration button are now in effect on your keyboard and you can begin playing your song.
  3. To play a different song from a different registration bank, repeat Step 2 and then Steps 5 thru 9.

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M. Building a Registration From Scratch

You need to decide a few things before you create your new registration:

Write down all of this information. That is enough for a basic registration. Now, follow these steps:

Find "Your" registration Folder
  1. Go to the MAIN screen by pressing the [EXIT] button until MAIN appears at the top of the display screen.
  2. Press the [J] button to select the MAIN screen cell labeled REGIST. "REGISTRATION BANK" now appears at the top of the display screen.
  3. <TAB> to the location of "your" registrations folder(s), either CARD or USB1. For the example files, I have my registrations stored in a folder labeled "--REG SENIORS".
  4. Press the button next to the "--REG SENIORS" folder to select and open that folder. If you have your registrations stored in a folder with a different name, you would, of course, select and open that folder.
Find and Load A Specific Registration File
  1. Viewing your list of registration files in your registration folder, press the button next to the particular registration file you want to load, for example, "--A1", " --C1, "--D2" etc. This highlights that registration file name and loads the registration file into memory.
  2. Go to the MAIN screen by pressing the [EXIT] button until MAIN appears at the top of the display screen. You will see that the name of the registration file you selected now displayed in the REGIST cell in the MAIN display.
Now, set up your keyboard for this song
  1. Select your style -- press the [B] button to open up the STYLE page.
  2. If you are using our example files, <TAB> to location of the "--REG STYLES" folder, either CARD or USB1. If you want to use an internal preset style, <TAB> to PRESET and find the folder that holds the style you want to use.
  3. Press button near "--REG STYLES" to highlight that folder and open it or, for preset styles, press the style category button, e.g. "BALLAD".
  4. If you keep all of your "3rd Party and Modified" registration styles in the "--REG STYLES" folder, they will now be displayed.
  5. Select the Page (P1 or P2 or P3 or P4) where your desired style is located.
  6. Press the button next to Style you want to use to select that style; the style name will be highlighted.
  7. Go to the MAIN screen by pressing the [EXIT] button until MAIN appears at the top of the display screen.
  8. Using the TEMPO [+] or [-] buttons, set the Tempo to what you want to use.
  9. Using the TRANSPOSE button set the transpose you need.
  10. Select the MAIN VARIATION you want to use ([A], [B], [C], or [D]).
  11. Select the INTRO you want to use ([I], [II], or [III]).
  12. Press the [SYNC START] button; the red light will turn on.
  13. Write down the registration memory button where you want to store this song registration data [RM1] ... [RM8].
  14. Press the [MEMORY] button, this takes a picture of the keyboard settings. This places the keyboard settings into temporary memory.
  15. Press the registration memory button from step 19. This stores the song registration in that button.
Save The registration File
  1. To save the altered registration file, press the [REGIST. BANK] button to call up the REGISTRATION BANK display screen.
  2. The currently loaded registration file will already be highlighted. Save the file by pressing the SAVE button, [6] down.
  3. The NAME box appears with the current registration file name shown. In this case, you do not want to change the name, so you would press the [8] up button to indicate that the displayed name is OK.
  4. You are then presented with a warning screen saying that the file already exists and asking if you want to overwrite the file. You do want to overwrite the file so you would press button [F] to indicate a YES response. The altered registration file, with your new settings for that song registration, is now saved in your registrations folder.
  5. Go to the MAIN screen by pressing the [EXIT] button until MAIN appears at the top of the display screen.

Congratulations! The from scratch settings are in the registration file you just saved. Play a little of your song. Stop, press registration memory button for this song again. Take notice that the keyboard settings are set every time you press the button. You may want to do a few additional things. You only have the basic registration built. It needs a song name added to the SONG display area and you may want to change the Multi Pad set for this song.

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N. Copying or Duplicating Song Registrations

First of all, why copy? If you already have a registration setup you like for a particular song and want to use with another song, it is easier to Copy that registration then to create an entirely new registration from scratch. Also, you might want to move the song registration into a new registration bank file. You will need two things: (1) the location of the song registration you want to move or copy and (2) an empty registration bank spot to place it.

Find "Your" registration Folder
  1. Go to the MAIN screen by pressing the [EXIT] button until MAIN appears at the top of the display screen.
  2. Press the [J] button to select the MAIN screen cell labeled REGIST. "REGISTRATION BANK" now appears at the top of the display screen.
  3. <TAB> to the location of "your" registrations folder(s), either CARD or USB1. For the example files, I have my registrations stored in a folder labeled "--REG SENIORS".
  4. Press the button next to the "--REG SENIORS" folder to select and open that folder. If you have your registrations stored in a folder with a different name, you would, of course, select and open that folder.
Find and Load A Specific Registration File
  1. Viewing your list of registration files in your registration folder, press the button next to the particular registration file you want to load, for example, "--A1", " --C1, "--D2" etc. This highlights that registration file name and loads the registration file into memory. Note that this will be the registration file where the song registration you want to copy is located.
  2. Go to the MAIN screen by pressing the [EXIT] button until MAIN appears at the top of the display screen. You will see that the name of the registration file you selected now displayed in the REGIST cell in the MAIN display.
Select a Specific Song in the Registration File
  1. Refer to your song list to see which REGISTRATION MEMORY button holds the song you want. Press that button ([RM1], ..., [RM8]).
  2. The settings stored in that registration button are now in effect on your keyboard and you can begin playing your song.
Get the New Registration File
  1. If you are going to copy the current setting into another button in the current registration file, you can skip this step. If you want to put these settings into a different registration file, followe steps 5 and 6 above to load the second registration file.
Save Copy of Song Registration in RM Button
  1. Press the [MEMORY] button.
  2. Important -- do not press any RM buttons yet! You do not want to change any of the current keyboard settings. Now, press an EMPTY registration button where you want the copy of your song registration to be stored. This will put all of your current keyboard settings into that registration button.
Save registration File
  1. To save the altered registration file, press the [REGIST. BANK] button to call up the REGISTRATION BANK display screen.
  2. The currently loaded registration file will already be highlighted. Save the file by pressing the SAVE button, [6] down.
  3. The NAME box appears with the current registration file name shown. In this case, you do not want to change the name, so you would press the [8] up button to indicate that the displayed name is OK.
  4. You are then presented with a warning screen saying that the file already exists and asking if you want to overwrite the file. You do want to overwrite the file so you would press button [F] to indicate a YES response. The altered registration file, with your new settings for that song registration, is now saved in your registrations folder.
  5. Go to the MAIN screen by pressing the [EXIT] button until MAIN appears at the top of the display screen.

You may now play the new registration. You have just placed a copy into a new registration location. Now what? Well, for a brand new song, just add a song title in the appropriate area, maybe change the tempo, transpose, or other keyboard setups and you have a brand new complete registration for your new song.

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0. Back Up All Registration Files

This is crucial for the health and safety of all of the work you have expended into creating and maintaining your registrations. You may spend hundreds of hours creating a large number of registrations. Now, make duplicate copies of your registrations and keep them safe at another location. The importance of this step can not be stressed enough.

The simplest way to make backups is to power down your keyboard. Move your USB stick from your keyboard to your computer and backup the entire USB stick to a folder on your computer. Done! I rename the USB backups with a date suffix, which helps keep thing straight.

The above lessons did not really cover creating and using registrations in your SMART MEDIA card. But, for PSR-3000 owners, the Smart Media card is an excellent place to create and use the your registrations. The steps will be exactly the same only your storage is to Smart Media (CARD) rather than USB. The SM card is almost like a part of the Keyboard. If you do use the SM card, the four folders (--REG SENIORS, --REG PADS, --REG SONGS, --REG STYLES) should be backed up to a USB stick. That is how I do my backups. Simply create identical folders on your USB stick, then go to each Reg folder and do a Copy ALL function. Next, move to the USB, open the appropriate folder, and then do a PASTE.


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