181 Preset Styles
Introduced in the summer of 2001, the PSR2000/1000 models represented a new generation of Yamaha keyboards. These replacements for the PSR740/640 included a large LCD display borrowed from the PSR9000 as well as many of the "Sweet", "Live", and "Cool" voices from that keyboard. Other innovations included the Music Finder database and the ability to load styles directly from a floppy disk. This innovation provided PSR users with, in effect, many hundreds of additional styles "floppy"-based styles that could be loaded as quickly as the internal preset styles. There's an enormous amount of information about the PSR2000 available on this site, but if you would like to read the original press release, click the "PRESS RELEASE" link above.
Styles were not hyped in either the press release or the manual. PSR2000 styles included three intros, four main sections, and three endings. There were a number of "Session!" styles included. According to the manual, "These styles provide even greater realism and authentic backing by mixing in original chord types and changes, as well as special riffs with chord changes, with the Main sections. These have been programmed to add 'spice' and a professional touch to your performances of certain songs and in certain genres. As a result, the styles may not necessarily be appropriate - or even harmonically correct - for all songs and for all chord playing." Included on the floppy disk were a number of Piano Combo! styles. "These accompaniment styles feature a basic piano trio (piano, bass, and drums), augmented in some cases with other instruments. Since this is a small combo sound, the accompaniment bacing is appropriately sparse, making it useful and effective for a wide variety of songs."
The original PSR2000 styles are provided in the table below. However, we also have quite a few styles that have been converted and tuned for use on the PSR-2000. You'll find some of them listed on this page. In addition, many of the conversions from other manufacturer keyboards (Other Kbds) were done initially for the PSR2000.
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While you will undoubtedly enjoy all the preset styles provided in the PSR2000, a great advantage of this, and later, Yamaha keyboards, is the ability to load external styles from floppy disk about as fast as you can load the built-in preset styles. When you are ready to try some new styles, you can entertain yourself for a very long time just trying out the over 1,000 additional styles for the PSR2000 that are provided in the various collections below.
(July 2007) I made these collections of styles from the PSR9000, 9000Pro, PSR2100, PSR1500 and CVP210 for the benifit of PSR2000 owners. I thoroughly checked the 2k styles and selected various styles with a similar from the above models, which have no Mega Voices. I selected many styles from PSR 9000 and 9000Pro that are not in the 2k and also slightly different from the 2k styles. I've collected all new 2100 styles (not in 2k) and CVP 210 additional styles and also the new PSR1500 styles. In addition to that, I've added the 740 floppy styles that have four variations and also Break Fill in. I copied the Intros and Endings B to C and filled the missed section (B) from PSR8000. I identify the "source" of these as "90's."
I brought all of these together in one large collection. I made voice changes in tracks as well as in OTS to stantard panel voices acording to the availablity of 2k voices. I also made volume adjustments as needed. Very interestingly, many styles appear as 'Session' and 'Piano Compo' as recomented in 2k1, CVP, and 1500. Finally, I arranged them into 10 categories (plus some BassCHold and Metronone styles). -- onacimus
7/29/07 update -- I took a copy and checked with all the styles in each original source. I found 12 tempo changes. So I picked those styles and changed to the original tempo values. Also I missed 4 styles that have no risk of Megavoices. The zips in the table below have all been updated to reflect these changes.
Click here for an Excel file with a list of all the styles and the source keyboards.
Note: Onacimus has generously provided a wide variety of style conversions for various keyboards. You can find all of his conversions on the Onacimus Sayahan style page.
Yamaha earlier arranger keyboards only had two style variations rather than four, so if you load the style, it will play fine, but you will not have the four variations you are familiar with in the PSR-2000. In addition, PSR-8000 styles do not have one-touch settings incorporated into the styles. I have provided separate lessons on how you can expand these to four-variation styles and how to add your own one-touch settings. I have already tuned some of the PSR-8000 style categories below. These are available in the table below:
Tyros Styles for the PSR2000
The Tyros conversions in the table below are listed by style category. I have added the default tempo to each style name, which may assist you in picking styles when you are looking for just the right style. All the styles in each category are stored in a single "ZIP" file. To use the styles, you must download this file, unzip it to extract the styles, and then copy these to a floppy disk for use in your 2000. You will find that all the category styles fit on a single floppy disk (that is why the Swing & Jazz category is divided into two parts.) Note that in these conversions, the left-hand voice is generally ON and the styles will sound best if you are using full-fingered chords in your left hand.
I have tuned about half of the PSR-9000 factory disk styles for the PSR-2000 and provided them in the two zip files shown in the table below.
Note that many styles tuned for the PSR2100 or PSR3000 will also play just fine on the PSR2000. If corrections are needed, you can always use Michael Bedesem's MIDIPLAYER program to convert the style to your 2k keyboard.
PSR730 Styles for the PSR2000
The original internal PSR-730 styles have all been adjusted by Randy Johnson who used Michael Bedesem's StyleUpdater program to convert the 2-variation(AB) styles into 4-variation(ABAB) formats. This also had the benefit of fixing some "double-ending" problems encountered in the original styles. (Several styles -- Big Band Quickstep, Cajun, and Euro House -- were too large for the PSR-2000 when converted by StyleUpdater, so I converted them manually on the PSR-2000.) Randy's conversions, without the OTS, are available in the table below.
Charley [Rattley] was kind enough to provide PSR-2000 versions by adding OTS to all of these PSR-730 styles. Charley's conversions are available in the zip files (with a "2k" suffix) in the table below.
There are 100 styles in the PSR-730. I have grouped them into style categories and then included several categories in one zip file. These styles will fill up the better part of three floppy disks when unzipped. The categories shown below are close, although not identical, to the original categories. Note: actual filenames include the default tempo (not shown below) so that it is easily visible in the PSR-2000 window when selecting a style file.
Yamaha's PSR2000/1000 Portable Keyboards
July 21, 2001 - The Yamaha PSR1000 and PSR2000 represent a new line of portable keyboards with features and performance characteristics that blur the lines between hobbyists and professionals. One look at the radically new designs and ergonomics will prove that this is something very new.
"Incredible power and innovation best describe these keyboards," states Jim Presley, marketing manager, Portable Keyboards, Pro Audio & Combo Division. "Every few years, Yamaha replaces models with new, improved versions of successful products. The PSR1000 and PSR2000 represent a departure from their predecessors, with more than incremental improvements. Their price points are affordable for the casual user; but the performance is more than enough for the most discerning professional."
A large bit-mapped LCD screen, borrowed from the professional Yamaha PSR9000, shows information not previously available on low-tech displays, including: graphic representations of functions; computer-like folders showing song, style and function lists; animated help screens; song lyrics; music notation; and more.
Yamaha's remarkable new Music Finder Function makes operating the PSR1000 and PSR2000 as simple as knowing a song title. Users may choose from hundreds of song titles, and, with the push of a button, the entire keyboard automatically adjusts all appropriate settings for that particular song.
Stunning sound quality is due, in part, to Yamaha's Advanced Wave Memory (AWM) tone generation, Yamaha's XG MIDI compatibility, a newly designed bass reflex sound system with two-way stereo speakers and enhanced, multi-effect DSP. In addition, Yamaha's exclusive "Sweet Voices," "Cool" and "Live" voices have been added from the legendary PSR9000, resulting in realistic instrument sounds that imitate natural timbres.
The PSR2000 contains a flute organ, complete with eight graphic drawbars that can be individually manipulated. This classic jazz and rock organ sound is further enhanced by programmable tremolo in the DSP. Innovations in the PSR2000 continue with a microphone input for vocals which links up with an internal vocal harmonizer, enabling you to literally sing harmony with yourself in real time. A built-in multi-effect processor, complete with Yamaha DSP, allows the user to enhanceor even change the genderof the voice.
If remembering song lyrics is a problem, both the PSR1000 and PSR2000 have another innovation called "LY" (Lyrics) that will scroll the words across the display, in time to the music, adding the functions of a comprehensive Karaoke system. Lyrics can be displayed with music notation on the PSR2000. Auto accompaniment functions have been enhanced, with four variations per style, three intros and three endings per song.
A TO HOST port enables the direct connection to the serial port of a PC or Macintosh with a single cable, eliminating the need for a MIDI interface card or box. This opens a whole world of musical, educational and creative possibilities to the more than 30 million U.S. households with personal computers, and is an especially attractive feature for the growing number of laptop users, where the addition of cards may not be an option.