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Yamaha Club Magazine: August – September 2014

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When, at the end of a sunny day, it’s finally time to drag yourselves indoors, you’ll find lots of ideas in the latest edition of Yamaha Club Magazine to keep you occupied during the evening with your keyboard or Clavinova.

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Easy Keyboard Library: Music Finder for Tyros4 / Tyros5

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About the EKL Music Finder Collection

• Music Finder Files

The Music Finder is at the heart of every Yamaha Tyros4 and Tyros5 keyboard. For most people it provides the easiest way to find appropriate sounds for the song titles they love to play. The list that is installed in the instrument when it is first purchased can be added to – and titles can be ‘searched’ and ‘arranged’ as with a standard database.

• The Easy Keyboard Library Music Book Collection

The Easy Keyboard Library is a huge collection of easy-to-play music arrangements that has become by far the most popular keyboard music series with our readers. Titles range from well-loved ‘oldies’ to the latest chart hits. The books are readily available in music shops across the country and it’s unusual to find home players who don’t own several titles already.
Find Easy Keyboard Library Books

• The EKL Music Finder downloads

Our new ‘pocket-change’ series is based on the music you’ll find in the ever popular Easy Keyboard Library. You can now buy/download Music Finder sets for individual books in the series and build up a collection of all your favourite EKL songs. The first five sets have been released and each download costs just £2.50 and contains Music Finder settings for all the songs in one book.
Visit our Music Finder download pages

Yamaha Expansion Manager Upgrade Schedule

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The following press release has been issued today regarding the upgrade schedule for Yamaha’s Expansion Manager for Tyros5…

“Thank you for purchasing and playing Yamaha keyboard instruments.
When the Tyros5 arranger workstation was launched, we released the ‘Yamaha Expansion Manager’ software to enhance the features of the instrument. We are now pleased to announce the following upgrade schedule.”

Yamaha Expansion Manager Release Schedule

Version 2.0.0 (Windows) – July 2014

Features:

  • A new Voice Creator function is added which allows you to create normal voices and drum voices using your own wave files.
  • Detailed editing is available for these voices with parameters such as Volume, Pan, Pitch, and switching of sounds according to velocity. Normal voices can contain up to 8 elements.
  • A full software synthesizer is included so that you can edit and listen to your created voices on your computer even when you are away from your Tyros5.
  • Version 2.1.0 (Windows/Mac) – September 2014

    Features:

  • Tyros4 Custom Voices including those created using Tyros4 preset voices can be imported.
  • Export an Expansion Pack file for easy exchange and sharing with others.
  • Version 2.2.0 (Windows/Mac) – December 2014

    Features:

  • Tyros5 preset voices (incl. drum voices) can be edited via Yamaha Expansion Manager. User waves can also be assigned and combined with edited preset voices. During editing, the edited sound comes from Tyros5.
  • We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your understanding and for your support for Yamaha keyboard instruments.

    Visit the Expansion Manager download page

    News update: Yamaha Expansion Manager Upgrade Schedule

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    “To enhance the features of the Tyros5 arranger workstation, we released the new Yamaha Expansion Manager software at the time that the instrument was launched.

    Based on customer requests for additional features which our engineers are working to inplement in future versions, the release dates for upgrade versions2.0 and 2.1 of Yamaha Expansion Manager which were previously announced have been delayed.”

    Read the full news bulletin

    Visit the Tyros5 page of the Yamaha website

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