Thank you for downloading the MOX performance styles for the PSR-E443! (Download the ZIP file here.)
Each of the Yamaha Motif/MOX series workstations have hundreds of factory “Performances” to be used for live performance, jamming or song-writing. A Motif/MOX Performance consists of four independent voices, usually drum, bass, and one or two other voices like guitar or piano. A Performance includes five or six groups of related musical phrases, called “arpeggios.” Each group of arpeggios plays a role such as main section, fill or break. The player switches between arpeggio groups while jamming or recording. In this way, the musician can build up a full arrangement. The arpeggios are drawn from an internal library of several thousand musical phrases, some of which may already sound familiar to PSR/Tyros users.
The styles in this collection are translated from Motif/MOX Performances. The styles play just like regular PSR/Tyros styles including fill-in sections. Here are a few tips to help you use and enjoy these styles.
- The original Performances are simple and stripped down — no elaborate orchestrations to get in the way of song-writing. A few of the styles use only bass and drum! These are great for jamming since you have more freedom to elaborate on your own musical themes.
- The introductions and endings are also very simple. Most introductions are just a short, one bar count in. Endings are simple “live” endings.
- Don’t be afraid to remix the styles or change the tempo.
- The styles have four MAIN sections with corresponding fill-in sections.
PSR-E443 and other SFF1 arrangers
These styles are translated for and tested on the PSR-E443 arranger. They should be fully compatible with the E433, too. Some of the styles use the Power Kit and/or Cuban Kit, which are not available on earlier members of the E4xx family or other entry-level arrangers. If that’s the case, I suggest using one of the marvelous tools from Jørgen Sørensen (Style Remixer or Style Revoicer) or Michael P. Bedesem (MixMaster or MIDI Player) to change the drum voices in Channel 9 and Channel 10.
The style files have four MAIN sections and four fill-in sections. The PSR-E443 (and other entry-level arrangers) can only play the INTRO A, INTRO B, MAIN A, MAIN B, ENDING A and ENDING B sections. If you would like to hear or use the “hidden” sections, then download one of those tools that I just mentioned and re-mix!
Style files can be opened in a MIDI sequencer or DAW such as SONAR or Cubase. Simply change the file extension from “STY” to “MID,” then load the .MID file into the editor. Editors ignore and drop non-MIDI data like the style CASM section. You need to use a utility like Jørgen’s Style Split/Splice in order to preserve non-MIDI data when editing with a DAW.
The styles are SFF1 and they should play on any Yamaha arranger that can handle SFF1. Again, you may need to re-voice the styles for your particular arranger. I tried to use regular bass, piano and synth voices that are available on the widest possible range of arrangers.
These styles do not use MegaVoice bass or guitar.
The styles in this collection do not include OTS information. I omitted OTS in order to keep the style file size small. You should be able to load several styles at a time, even on a memory-limited arranger. Five styles fit easily on a PSR-E443, for example.
If you have an arranger that supports MegaVoices, SFF GE (SFF2) and OTS, you are more than welcome to load up these styles and use them! However, I have a more advanced collection in development right now and you may wish to wait for the next version.
If you would like to know more about the Performance-to-style translation process, please see:
There are also many other PSR- and Tyros-related posts at my Web site:
Jørgen Sørensen’s tools are available at his Web site:
Michael Bedesem’s tools are available at the PSR Tutorial site:
Copyright © 2015 Paul J. Drongowski
Style (performance) list
Style/performance BPM ------------------- --- Austin City Blues 82 Rock Classic Blues Organ Trio 172 Jazz Swing Club Jazz 1 125 Jazz Club Club Jazz 2 92 Jazz Club Double Dip The Funk 105 R&B Funk Duck Groove 81 Jazz Smooth Funkhunters 115 Jazz JazzFunk Funk Night 115 R&B Funk Funky Finger 109 R&B Funk Funky Jump 90 R&B Funk Girls Folk 104 Rock Folk Hey Sixteen 120 Jazz JazzFunk Hold On A Minute 100 R&B Classic Jack Does It Again 113 Rock Classic Jumpin Jive Organ 97 Jazz JazzFunk Night Cruiser 120 Jazz Smooth Organ Cruise 116 R&B Funk Smooth It Over 93 Jazz Smooth Smooth Lead Jam 86 Jazz Smooth Talk Show Band 100 R&B Funk Tenor To The Max 105 Jazz JazzFunk Thrust 103 Jazz Smooth