Wednesday, May 25, 2016

New Ways to Start Your Musical Journey at Yamaha MusicSoft

NAVIGATING THE NEW YAMAHA MUSICSOFT WEBSITE, PART 2

We've completely re-imagined the Yamaha MusicSoft website. This means creating entirely new ways for you to take the next step on your musical journey with Yamaha. With all new pathways to songs, lessons, sounds, tracks and more, you don't want to miss the new site and this opportunity to discover an entirely new musical adventure. Start Exploring

Start your journey by instrument


Whether you're new to Yamaha MusicSoft or a seasoned veteran of the site, we've made it easy to find your instrument and the best products to maximize your music-making. In the menu visit "Explore by Instrument" to learn about all of the products customized for you. On our search result pages you can "Select an Instrument" to view products that are compatible with your selection. This same service is offered on product pages so you can find the recommended version for your specific model. Find your instrument

Start your journey by song


Got an earworm you want to learn? Our new songs pairings make it easy to find all products related to your song, such as Style Files, MIDI Songs and Sheet Music. You can also search for any song, artist or instrument in our search box. Discover songs

Start your journey with Sound Expansion


Expand your instrument's library of Sounds, Voices and Styles with our Sound & Expansion Libraries. These packs give your instrument a sound makeover, giving you the Voices and Styles of completely different instruments.Change your sounds

Monday, May 16, 2016

Explore the New Yamaha MusicSoft Website!

Navigating the new Yamaha MusicSoft website, Part 1

Our new site has been completely redesigned to maximize your shopping experience on any screen!

New Ways to Discover Music


Search by Song

If you are looking for a specific song or artist, you can search and discover music using the dynamic search field.



Guided Tour by Instrument

This guided tour will allow you to discover products made specifically for your Yamaha instrument.





Easily view all versions of MIDI Songs & Style Files

You can easily view and choose between all versions of MIDI Songs and Style files. Not sure which one is best? Our handy “Help Me Choose” function will guide you.



See all products related to a song at a glance


See all products related to a song at a glance. This pairing makes shopping for a song and any related products simple.







For existing Yamaha MusicSoft customers, once you start shopping on the new site, you will need to re-enter any saved credit card information for security reasons, however, all of your purchase history and previous downloads will be available.

Explore the new website now - visit yamahamusicsoft.com!


Thursday, April 7, 2016

Yamaha Tyros5 Arranger Workstations Are the Perfect Songwriting Partner


As a musician you want to capture musical ideas as inspiration hits. But what happens when you’ve got a band or ensemble in your head and no way to capture the full scope of sounds? That’s where the Yamaha Tyros5 arranger workstation keyboard saves the day.

With the Tyros5 you have a range of backing bands at your fingertips with Style Files in a large variety of music genres. The wide spectrum of instrument Voices allows you to play leads or melodies at the same time.

Watch as Nashville-based Yamaha artist Howard Laravea takes a piece of music from concept to demo using the Tyros5, Style Files and Voices. In the recording studio the Tyros5 allows him to play back the demo for professional musicians so they can quickly and easily create a finished arrangement.


Learn more about Style Files here.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

From Motif to Montage, Yamaha MusicSoft Has You Covered

Blake Angelos from the Yamaha Synth team has a nice article about the evolution of Yamaha Synths from the original MOTIF to Montage, coming next month.  As Blake mentions in the article, "Technology has dramatically changed since the original MOTIF launched in 2001, and that reality has greatly changed how musicians utilize and interact with a keyboard instrument.

Montage will be in stores this May, in just a few weeks.  If you are considering it, check out the Montage Early Adopter promotion here. There are over $200 worth of pedals for free by signing up early.

Yamaha MusicSoft supports MOTIF and will support Montage with Synth Voice Libraries.  Our store is getting ready now to make as many Synth Voice Libraries available for Montage when it launches in May.  If you have product suggestions for any Yamaha Synth, let us know in the comment section.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

One of the most played pianos in the world

Yamaha and Disneyland. A partnership that has lasted for decades!

In a recent article released by the Orange County Register, the Yamaha model YUS1 upright piano was featured as “one of the most played pianos in the world" at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA.

Check out the full article here.

Also, Yamaha is an official supplier of instruments to the Disneyland Resort and the DisneylandAll-American College Band . The Orange County Register highlighted that on-going relationship in this article published last fall.

Yamaha continues to bring musical enjoyment to a diverse list of venues from around the world.

Have you spotted any Yamaha instruments at places in your town? Please share with us below!