Wednesday, January 23, 2013

UK Hip Hop & Euro Dance 2010 In New Premium Styles!

This week we've got two new Premium Styles that are sure to get your heart rate up. Euro Dance 2010 is reminiscent of Rhianna's "Only Girl(In The World)", serving up fist-pumping beats, heavy synths, and deep bass grooves. UK Hip Hop is a nod at Jessie J's "Price Tag", with a mid tempo old school hip hop vibe that features an almost Whiter Shade of Pale organ sound, crisp guitars, and top notch string and vocal patches.

Though most Premium Styles are inspired by a specific song, they can be used to play hundreds of songs. You can even use them to work on a composition of your own!

Check out the demonstration videos below or visit Yamaha MusicSoft to check out the entire catalog.

UK Hip Hop

Euro Dance 2010

Yamaha Premium Styles are available exclusively from Yamaha MusicSoft.


5 Classic PianoSoft Albums Re-Released At Yamaha MusicSoft!

We're pleased to offer 5 previously unavailable, out-of-print PianoSoft collections at Yamaha MusicSoft. All 5 collections are now available in downloadable formats for Disklavier pianos, Clavinovas, and Keyboards. PianoSoft best-seller "A Teddy Wilson Encore" is back, as is Mike Garson's epic "Jazzical Suite". Rounding out the new releases are Shannon Grama's Nashville collection, Jim Hendrickson's "Live from Las Vegas", and the ever uplifting "Songs of the Spirit".

Listen to a sample from each collection below, or follow the links to Yamaha MusicSoft to preview the albums in their entirety.

Morning Has Broken from the PianoSoft Collection "Songs of the Spirit"

Friends in Low Places from the PianoSoft Collection "Nashville 37203"

Body and Soul from the PianoSoft Collection "A Teddy Wilson Encore"

My Funny Valentine from the PianoSoft Collection "Mike Garson- Jazzical Suite"

Memory from the PianoSoft Collection "Jim Hendrickson- Live From Las Vegas"

These PianoSoft Collections are available exclusively from Yamaha Musicsoft!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Custom Audio Backing Tracks At Yamaha MusicSoft!

We've taken the audio experience a few steps further with our new Custom Audio Backing Tracks at Yamaha MusicSoft. Custom Audio Backing Tracks put the power of choice in your hands. Utilize Yamaha's new Custom Audio Mixer to mix and create MP3's of your favorite songs for a variety of practice or performance scenarios.

Each song gives you control over the volume of each instrument, making it ideal for solo performers, duos, or singers that need high quality audio tracks to back them up.

Learning to play the drums? Make a mix with the drums muted and play along!
Singing a song at a friend's wedding? Make a mix with the vocal muted, and sing along! You can even make mixes that isolate the instrument you want to play, and use it as the ultimate reference track.

Since the final mix is MP3, you can load your mixes onto your favorite MP3 player, MP3 compatible instrument, or Digital Audio Workstation.

Check out the demonstration video to see how it all works, or head to Yamaha MusicSoft to browse our catalog of Custom Audio Backing Tracks.

Enjoy the weekend!


Friday, January 11, 2013

New Premium Styles: Kid Songs 1 & 70's Folk Rock!

The first batch of Premium Styles in 2013 offer a mellow alternative to all the Pop, Rock, and Dance styles from the end of last year. We're pleased to release the new Kid Songs 1 Style, which is perfect for all the classic nursery rhymes that Mom used to sing us to sleep, not to mention a great way to get children interested in music. 70's Folk Rock has you covered from John Denver to the Carpenters, and beyond.

Check out the demonstration videos below, or head to Yamaha MusicSoft to browse the whole catalog of Yamaha Premium Styles.

Kid Songs 1

70's Folk Rock

Yamaha Premium Styles are available exclusively at Yamaha MusicSoft and Internet Direct Connection.

Have a great weekend!


Monday, January 7, 2013

Les Miserables on Yamaha's Piano Radio

Les Miserables is the number 4 movie in America right now, and having seen it over the holiday break, I simply can't get enough. One of the best things about the film adaptation of the classic musical (based on Victor Hugo's historical novel), is the intimate "point-of-view" cinematography that draws the viewer into the story, as well as the live performance of all songs in the film.

Now you can bring that intimacy into your home with the Les Miserables channel on Yamaha's Piano Radio!

Enjoy classic songs from Les Miserables 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you've never used Piano Radio before, it's easy to get connected. Check out our comprehensive Connection Guide, and have a look at all the great channels available now!

Here are a few samples of what you can expect to hear on the new Les Miserables channel:

I Dreamed A Dream

On My Own

Master of the House

Enjoy the new channel, and go see the movie! ~Drew