How to make your own style?

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How to make your own style?

Unread post by narturk » Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:08 pm

Hi
In my old psr-550 I could record my own style, simply by pressing record and then chosing style then I could edit a style that already exist and make it my own style then save it.

In my psr-e463 I don`t know how to record my own style, I searched every where and couldnt find:(

does anyone know how to make your own style? Any assistance is greatly appreciated.
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Re: How to make your own style?

Unread post by SeaGtGruff » Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:03 pm

Unfortunately, the PSR-E series does not include a Style Creator feature as the PSR-S series and some of the older PSR models do.

However, you can still create your own styles if you wish, you will just need to spend more time and effort on it and you must use external software to do it. I'll post some notes and suggestions in a bit after I switch computers.
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Re: How to make your own style?

Unread post by SeaGtGruff » Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:24 am

There are different approaches you can use for creating your own Yamaha style files with external software.

The simplest approach is to use a free utility from Jørgen Sørensen called midi2style, available at his jososoft.dk website. The idea is to start with a MIDI song file that you'd like to create a style from, then use the midi2style utility to select which MIDI channels you want to use for the style parts, as well as which measures you want to use for the style sections. The utility will take those channels and measures of the MIDI song file and use them to create a properly-formatted Yamaha style file.

Unfortunately, this isn't as simple as it sounds, because MIDI song files contain static or unchanging sequences of notes and other MIDI events, whereas style files contain loops that change their notes and chords in response to the keys and chords being pressed in a keyboard's accompaniment zone. You must generally put in a good bit of work to go from the static note sequences and chord progressions of a MIDI song file to the loops of note sequences and chords of a style which will respond as desired to the keys and chords being played by the performer. But this is still the simplest approach.

Jørgen has a style-creation "course" on his website-- pages which describe the general process one step at a time-- and you can download it as a single PDF document. There is also a more in-depth document about Yamaha's style file format written by Peter Wierzba and Michael P. Bedesem, available at Peter's wierzba.homepage.t-online.de website.

In addition to the midi2style utility, Jørgen has a number of other free utilities for working with Yamaha style files and MIDI song files, and there are programs and utilities that others have written, such as MixMaster and PSRUTI.

Anyway, you can start by recording a User Song on your keyboard. If there's a particular preset style that you'd like to use, you can record a User Song using that style, being sure to trigger and record each section of the style-- that is, Intro A or Intro B, Main A, Main B, Fill In AB, Fill In BA, and Ending A or Ending B-- letting each section play through completely at least once. Or, if you'd rather create your own style from scratch, you can record multiple tracks of a User Song one by one, such as recording some drum beats on Track 1, then recording a bass line on Track 2, guitar chords on Track 3, etc. The Owner's Manual should contain some brief information about how to record separate tracks to a User Song.

After you've recorded a User Song, you can use the Save SMF operation in the File Control menu to convert the User Song to a type 0 MIDI song file or SMF (Standard MIDI File). Then you can use external software such as midi2style to create a Yamaha style file from the MIDI song file.
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Current keyboards: Yamaha YPT-400, PSR-E433, PSR-E443, PSR-EW400, MX49 BK
Current controllers: M-Audio Axiom 61-II
Previous keyboards: Farfisa Matador 611; Casio CTK-710
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Re: How to make your own style?

Unread post by narturk » Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:35 am

Thanks for the reply!
I will check the midi2style.
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