Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Yamaha Disklavier Celebrates 30 Years

Thirty years ago, Yamaha Corporation of America first introduced the MX-100A, a 48-inch Yamaha Disklavier upright reproducing piano in the United States, powered by a PianoSoft music library that consisted of a mere eleven 3.5” magnetic floppy disks.


Today, the Yamaha Disklavier has earned a stellar reputation for being the most popular, most reliable and most award-winning reproducing piano in the world. It is now available in a full line of instruments that comprise Disklavier ENSPIRE™, the eighth generation of Disklavier pianos. Long gone are floppies, replaced by an easy-to-use and intuitive controller app that provides direct access to over 500 built-in songs and over 6,000 performances that can be downloaded directly to the instrument from the Yamaha MusicSoft online store

Exclusive high-quality streaming radio and video services are also available — past events have included the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Newport Music Festival, even an Elton John concert displayed on a big screen TV—with the piano performance received “live” (or on-demand) on the Disklavier ENSPIRE, all in the comfort of the home.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Expand your instrument, expand your music

Many new instrument owners ask the question, “What else can I do with my keyboard once I get it home?” Yamaha keyboards are designed with expansion in mind! From new MIDI songs and styles to expansion packs and voices, Yamaha MusicSoft has everything you need to fully enjoy your instrument.

Here's a list of the most popular ways you can expand your instrument:

1)
  Add new MIDI Songs – All the latest MIDI songs optimized for your instrument

2)  Add new  Style files – Expansion styles based on the latest hit songs!

3)  Install new Voice & Style Expansion Packs – PSR-S and A series owners have styles and voices from instruments around the globe

4)  Install new  Premium Packs – Exclusive, regional-themed expansion packs for the Tyros series of arranger workstations

5)  Explore new  Synth Voice Libraries – Our MONTAGE and Motif synths includes expansion packs from piano and organ to the exotic

6)  Explore new  PianoSoft – Popular songs are available for the entire Disklavier family of instruments including: ENSPIRE, E3, Mark IV and DKC-850

7)  Increase your piano proficiency with  learning systems for all levels including: Playground Sessions, You Are The Artist, Follow Lights, Kooky Karaoke, CueTIME and Keyboard Encounters

8)  Mix  Custom Audio Backing Tracks – Create your mix and download a backing track of live musicians. Perfect for singer-songwriters!

9) Install flash memory – 512MB and 1GB expansion memory modules are available for select instruments so you can have several packs loaded at a time. Perfect for an entire set list that requires a variety of styles. (These modules can be purchased directly through your local Yamaha dealer or at yamaha.com).

In addition to expanding your instrument, you can expand your musical repertoire with thousands of printable sheet music titles from our site. We are adding new content to our site every week. So, rest assured, your Yamaha instrument will continue to provide you with enjoyment for years to come!

Please continue to send your requests and questions.

The Yamaha MusicSoft team

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Top Sellers from 2016

Happy New Year! 

It is that time again to recap the top sellers from 2016. It was a big year for Yamaha MusicSoft which included the launch of a brand new website!

We are continuing to add new products every week so be sure to check back often. For now, here are the top sellers from each category:

MIDI Songs
Hulapalu by Andreas Gabalier
Die immer lacht by Stereoact featuring Kerstin Ott
Hello by Adele
Can't Stop The Feeling by Justin Timberlake
You Raise Me Up by Josh Groban

Style Files
Organ Style Pack 1
Orchestral & FreePlay Style Pack 1
Golden Oldies - REX Audio Styles for Tyros 5

PianoSoft
The Best of Billy Joel
Merry Christmas Sing-Along!
The Best of Elton John

Premium Packs and Voices
Entertainer 2016
Easy Listening - Sound Expansion Volume 1
Country Musician

Voice and Style Expansion Packs
Church Organ
Euro Dance
Church & Christmas

Synth Voice Packs
American Grand
Complete Orchestra
Vintage Keys

Notestar
Hello
Hallelujah
Imagine

Sheet Music
Hallelujah
The Beatles - 1
Imagine

As always, please keep you suggestions and questions coming.

Wishing you a great new year!

- The Yamaha MusicSoft team




Thursday, January 5, 2017

New Year, New Instrument

Happy New Year from the Yamaha MusicSoft team!

January represents new beginnings and renewed musical explorations for many. Some may have even received a new Yamaha instrument over the holidays. For those of you that did, you may be wondering, “now that I have my new instrument, what's next? ”


Well, if you are new to Yamaha MusicSoft, you’ve come to the right place! We have everything to help you get started and get the most out of your new instrument. From printable sheet music and MIDI Songs to Style Files and expansion packs, we’ve got you covered.

Here are a few links to help you start down the right path:






We're here to help you continue your musical exploration and education. Please keep the questions and requests coming.

Here’s to a healthy and happy 2017!

- The Yamaha MusicSoft Team