Tuesday, February 17, 2009

New Yamaha MusicSoft Features, New Privacy Policy

Today we're launching some new features on Yamaha MusicSoft, including an improved checkout system and an easier to use layout on some pages.

We're also making some small changes to our privacy policy. Don't worry - we're not going to start selling your information to telemarketers. If you're interested in the details, feel free to read the new policy here.

And don't forget to check out the improved Yamaha MusicSoft site.

- Doug

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Connect Your Keyboard and Computer to Learn, Play and Record

Yamaha keyboards can do a lot on their own, but they can do even more when you link them up to a computer. You can record new songs, play along with songs you've downloaded and more - the possibilities are vast.

Still, the idea of combining two complex pieces of technology can be daunting. Luckily, if you get a headache just thinking of terms like "MIDI Driver" and "USB to Host", we have a remedy. With the video below, connection is a snap. Just watch and follow along with the step by step instructions.

Because the process involves installing a driver which is different depending on your computer's operating system, we've created three separate videos for Windows XP, Vista and Mac users. Below is the video for Windows XP - you can click here for the Mac version or here for the Vista version.

Friday, February 6, 2009

New Piano Radio Channel for Valentine's Day

Looking for a Valentines gift that won't cause weight gain or allergies?!

Valentine's Day @ Yamaha MusicSoft

For all the love you'll need this Valentines check out Yamaha MusicSoft for classic long songs from The Beatles (Can't Buy Me Love), The Supremes (Stop! In the Name of Love), Stevie Wonder, the unforgettable Nat King Cole, and many more.

We've also bundled some PianoSoft albums together for you so you can avail of a 15% discount on these bundled products:

Bundle of Love Vol 1 (Was $127.80 / Now $108.63)
The Stevie Wonder Collection
Tony Bennett Collection - I Left My Heart in San Francisco
Nat King Cole - Unforgettable
and Eric Clapton - Change the World

Bundle of Love Vol 2 (Was $127.80 / Now $108.63)
Stop! In the Name of Love - The Music of The Supremes
Do You Know the Way to San Jose - A Dionne Warwick Collection
The Carpenters Hits - We've Only Just Begun
Frank Sinatra Collection - "My Way"

Bundle of Love Vol 2 (Was $133.80 / Now $113.73)
Hits of Elton John
Endless Love - Lionel Richie
All Time Requests
From a Distance - Contemporary Ballads

Midi Love Songs also available - check them out here!

Learn How to Transfer Files to Your Keyboard

This first installment of Yamaha MusicSoft's video series covers everything you need to know to download songs, styles and other files from the internet and transfer them to your instrument. Check it out, and feel free to refer back to it if you ever have any trouble downloading or using files with your keyboard.