You may be interested in a particular song, rather than the performer who played the song. All of the PSR Performers have recorded ten or more songs as midi files. All of the 5,775 PSR Performer songs are found in this section, sorted alphabetically by song title. The alphabetic navigator at the top will take you to a page listing midi songs that begin with that letter. If you are looking for "Moon River", simply click on the "M" in the table above. All of the songs that begin with "M" are found on a large table that appears on that page.
The tables provide additional information about each midi file including the song tempo, the time signature, if available, the Yamaha style used, the artist who created the midi and the keyboard used. Each artist will have their own page of songs found in the PSR Performers section or the Archived Performers section. The table below shows the 2-letter keyboard abbreviations and what they mean.
Over half of the midi files in our archives (3,200 files) were produced by the mid-level arranger keyboards (PSR-3000/1500, PSR-2100/1100, and PSR-2000/1000). The early "S" mid-level boards (PSR-S900 and PSR-S910) account for another 440 files. The top-level arranger keyboards represent about a quarter of the total -- Tyros1 (423), Tyros2 (692), Tyros3 (140), and Tyros4 (90). The fewer examples of midi files from the recent keyboards reflect the trend to recording WAV files (and from these, MP3 files) rather than MIDI files. The MP3 files can reproduce the song on any computer or MP3 player. The midi files will give an exact reproduction of the song, but only if played on the same model keyboard as was used to create the file. However, recent keyboards should be able to play the midi files created on any of the earlier Yamaha keyboards.
You can audition any song by simply clicking on the song title. If you right-click, you will be able to download the midi file and save it on your computer. If you go to the artists' PSR Performer page, you can download all of the Performer's midi files, which are all zipped files and must be unzipped to get to the included midi files.
While the midi files can be played on your PC, your computer can not replicate the sound of the original recording. Your keyboard, particularly if it is the same one that the song was recorded on, can reproduce the song exactly as it was recorded. Generally, any Yamaha arranger keyboard can play midi files recorded on another Yamaha keyboard. Some midi files recorded on newer keyboards may include voices not available on earlier keyboards. If you run into problems with any midi file, you can use Michael Bedesem's MidiPlayer program to convert any midi file to a format that will work on your particular keyboard.
A Note on Filenames
In the past, I had often named a midi file as closely to the song title as I could. There are, however, some problems with this practice. Computers can easily handle the longer file names, but the Yamaha keyboards can not display all the letters in a long filename and, if the name is too long, they can't even load the file. In addition, when specifying a name in a web page, the "spaces" in the name are replaced with "%20" making the names much harder to read. Of course, names can be abbreviated, but that can result in placing the file in the wrong place when names are sorted alphabetically. So, I've constructed a database with two names: one for the song title and one for the filename. The filenames used a mixed case format with the first letter of words capitalized, but no spaces included. So, the song "Girl From Ipanema" would be represented as "GirlFromIpanema" in the filename.
To assist me in identifying files, I have appended a 7-character code to each filename. The code consists of a dash (to set the code off from the song name), followed by a 2-letter abreviation for the performer (generally the performer's initials), a two-letter abbreviation for the volume, and a two-letter abbreviation for the keyboard. Finally, all filenames have been kept under 40 characters by trimming the back part of very long filenames. These "standardized" filenames are used for all the songs in the midi-archive library although I have not replaced the original songs found in the zipped volumes.
This page updated on May 25, 2019 .