Thursday, May 21, 2015

Newest Voice and Style Expansion Pack - Indonesian 2


Voice and Style Expansion Pack - Indonesian 2  Yamaha MusicSoft is proud to announce the release of our newest Voice and Style Expansion pack for PSR-S750 and PSR-S950 keyboards: Indonesian 2.  


This new instrument pack does more than just provide realistic reproductions of traditional Indonesian instruments; it also offers users the opportunity to better experience the breadth of variety present in Indonesian music. The voice section features the exquisite sound of renowned bamboo instruments and such as the Sulim, Sarune, Suling, and Flute, as well as a plethora of stringed instruments from Kecapi, Hasapi, and many other islands. 



The new Indonesia Pack 2 features performances from Indonesia’s top musicians, utilizing sound sources created through cooperation between Yamaha and local sound engineers to produce authentic sounds finished with the same quality as instrument presets. 

The Style section is sure to enrich your creative endeavors with Indonesian music, and allow you to create highly original material. Indonesia Pack 2 offers a broad range of remixed variations on the popular DangDut style, including Dut-Plo (1,2,3,and 4), Dut-Rock, Dut House, and Dut-Balland. 



Those with a desire for styles with a more modern take on traditional Indonesian music are sure to like Aipong Pop and Sunda Pop, as well as Caprusari Pop and Campusari Rock—remixed versions of Campursari. You will also find music styles like Keroncong, Langgam and Gondang that remain true to their traditional roots and offer a completely different musical ambience. 

For a great demonstration, click on the video below.




We hope that you will enjoy this new pack!


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Removing "Ghost" Files from USB Thumb Drives Using a Mac / Apple

When connecting USB memory peripherals to Mac/Apple computers, metadata or “Ghost” files are created in the memory that are usually invisible until attempting to use that memory with a non-Apple OS or hardware. These files appear as additional blank files, and can be confusing and frustrating to work around. Here are a couple of free programs that help users eject their USB memories with the metadata wiped out:

http://www.javawa.nl/cleaneject_en.html

http://www.zeroonetwenty.com/blueharvest/


This will allow users experiencing the “ghost” file issue to delete this data and not have it pop up on their piano when attempting playback from USB.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Yamaha Musicsoft Downloader - Your Access To A World of Music And Content

Are you one of our many keyboard owners that would like enjoy the songs and styles found on our site, but have discovered you need Musicsoft Downloader to do so? If that’s you, then this is your opportunity to find out where to get it and how to use it!

Musicsoft downloader is computer program that allows your keyboard to connect with your computer and transfer music and other content. This application is not necessary for those instruments that have a “USB to Device” port, because files can be transferred with a common USB flash drive. But for those instruments, such as a PSR-E343 keyboard, which only have a “USB to Host” port, Musicsoft Downloader is your key.




With this free PC application and a simple USB printer cable, you can purchase and download content from our site, then transfer it to your keyboard for playback. 




The interface is easy to use, and works seamlessly between instrument and PC.


If you’re ready to get Musicsoft Downloader and begin a whole new level of musical enjoyment with your instrument, then start by going to the Yamaha Download Page.



On this page, enter your instrument model number, and click Search. Once the search results are displayed, click on the link to your instrument model:



The results will show all of the available downloads (assets) for your model.


Click on the Musicsoft Downloader file name



Once downloaded, install it in your computer. Then connect your computer to your keyboard with a common USB printer cable.

Launch the application and follow the instructions.

You are now connected with Musicsoft Downloader.


Happy Music Making!

Friday, February 20, 2015

The Music of the Big Screen

This week, all eyes are on Hollywood in anticipation of the 87th Annual Academy Awards. Many people are waiting with baited breath for the announcement of the Best Picture, Best Actor, or Best Director, but the musicians among us can't wait to know who will win Best Original Song. While we wait for the big announcement on Sunday, let's look back at some of the nominees and winners from years past. Check out these tunes at Yamaha MusicSoft by clicking the links below.

Let It Go from Frozen - Winner 2014
The song that swept the nation is still on every tongue a year after it won Best Original Song in the 86th Academy Awards. This compelling anthem by Robert Lopez and Kristin Anderson Lopez has been a sensation with music lovers of every age and background.

Happy from Despicable Me 2 - Nominee 2014
Pharrell Williams created one of the catchiest tunes of 2014 with his hand-clapping song "Happy". Paired with the adorably bumbling minions from the animated feature Despicable Me 2, this instant hit has brought smiles to faces across the nation and around the world.

Skyfall from Skyfall - Winner 2013
Singer Adele and Producer Paul Epworth teamed up to create this soulful original ballad for one of the most iconic movie character's of all time, James Bond. Featured in the imaginative opening credit sequence for the gritty third installment of the Bond films starring Daniel Craig, this song showcased Adele's signature smoky yet powerful vocal styling.

Man or Muppet from The Muppets - Winner 2012
Singer-songwriter Bret McKenzie crafted this humorous ballad for the 2011 installment of the beloved Muppets film series. Brought to the big screen by actors Jason Segel and Pter Linz, this song was a huge success for Walt Disney Pictures.

Enjoy the Oscar's! We look forward to listening to this year's Best Original Song with you all soon.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Favorite Love Songs


Valentine's Day is tomorrow, so this week we wanted to share some of our favorite love songs. From romantic to poignant, there's a wealth of great music that focuses on the eternal subject of love. Read on to discover some of the best love songs ever written - according to the Yamaha MusicSoft staff. Then check out Printable Sheet Music and more from these artists at YamahaMusicSoft.com

Justin - Web Marketing Specialist
“Do You Believe In Love?” by Huey Lewis and The News
I've always loved Mr. Lewis’ love song because it’s about love at first sight, and the possibilities of what that could bring.

Maggie - Designer
"It's Not Over" by Daughtry 
This is a memorable song for me because my boyfriend was the one who introduced the artist to me at the beginning of our relationship.

Mike - Marketing Analyst
"Love's Theme" by Barry White
Great song, great groove, and when I’ve felt the love, this song always comes to mind.

Celeste - Marketing and Promotions Specialist
"Love Changes Everything" by Andrew Lloyd Webber
As a musical theater fan, I love great show tunes about love and romance. This song has such an uplifting chorus and the idea that love changes how we see the world is so true.