Friday, July 29, 2011

Styles From Around The World At Yamaha Online Services!

We know that musicians need variety. We all have different needs when it comes to practice and performance, and fortunately Yamaha has been aiming to meet those needs for years! This is why you'll find a variety of Style files at Yamaha MusicSoft\ and Internet Direct Connection, from the absolute best programmers around the globe! From Denmark, we have Styles from Midi Spot that are produced under exclusive license from Yamaha! At the Yamaha Music Europe headquarters in Germany, our colleagues are creating some of the most innovative and versatile Yamaha Styles for the European and International music scenes! And last but certainly not least, Yamaha's Research and Development team in London are constantly working to deliver new Yamaha Premium Style Files, which are created to the exacting standards of the Styles that come factory installed in your instrument! This week we've gone through our catalog and picked out some of the newest, best, and most popular Styles from each of our content production teams, but if you don't see what you're looking for, you can always browse our extensive catalog!

Latest Yamaha Premium Styles

Status Rock
It's a burning hot blues rock style with some unexpected bells and whistles! Status Rock was inspired by the 1977 Classic Rock hit "Rockin' All Over The World" by Status Quo(Though written and originally recorded by John Fogerty). The driving blues rock vibe of this Style gives it a real fist-pumping quality, which is complimented by the subtle vocal harmonies that enter the second variation. My favorite variation is the fourth, where the entire Style transforms to give us dramatic synchronized hits that create a high energy moment, while leaving space for little bluesy licks. The One Touch Voice Settings could not be more perfectly paired! You get two scorching lead guitars, a rock organ, and a golden saxophone!

Soft Piano Beat
The softer side of rock is no less versatile. Here we have a light, airy Style that lends itself easily to ballads, but it suits any mid-tempo piano rock tune with a few taps of the tempo button. Though this Style is based on Katie Melua's "The Closest Thing To Crazy", I quickly played through some of my favorite ballads including "Everything I Do(I Do It For You)" and "Unchained Melody", just to have fun trying some familiar songs with a new Style. Soft Piano Beat builds consistently through each variation, with One Touch Settings that match the added layers of complexity with subtle intensity. Featured voices include the world famous Yamaha Grand Piano, soothing flutes, and a warm string section.

Latest Yamaha Styles

New Rumba
The Latin percussion, piano and classical guitar are so spot on in this Style. Easily the most authentic Rumba Style to date!

Alma Blues
A Spanish Blues style with electronic drums and Latin percussion, featuring deep bass tones and some killer synth sounds!

Alaska Disco
An aggressive tempo drives this Style and makes you want to dance! A thick string section and some really funky polyryhthmic percussion give this one something extra!

Dance Field
Dance Field is a perfect Style for uptempo pop tunes. Instantly memorable, and extremely versatile with a solid beat and interesting synth patches.

Popular Midi Spot Styles

Wonder Shuffle
The wonder shuffle has some great 70's funky clav sounds and a crisp horn section. Add in the slap bass and you're ready to entertain!

Burning Rock
If you ever dreamed of rocking out with Blue Oyster Cult on their 1981 classic "Burnin' For You", then you'll love this style. All the elements are there, you only need to play the bass notes. Then it's time to solo with some of the best lead guitar sounds ever played on an arranger/workstation.

Blind Beat
This style has all the key elements for Stevie Wonder's "I Just Called To Say I Love You". Bring it to life at your next party, or improvise to create your own Stevie inspired mid-tempo ballad.

Groovy Ballad
This style says "You Know I Love You, But I Just Can't Take This". It says a lot of other things too, but mostly that. Featuring a DX7 style electric piano sound, you can have a lot of fun composing 80's ballads.

All of these Styles and so many more are available from Yamaha MusicSoft and Internet Direct Connection!

Have a great weekend!

~Drew