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Wednesday 4th February

The Yamaha Club Magazine is an independent, full colour, glossy publication dedicated to owners of Yamaha digital keyboards and Clavinova digital pianos. The bi-monthly magazine is filled with hints and tips for getting the very best from these instruments, and brings enthusiasts the latest news from the world of Yamaha keyboards. Yamaha Club is a major support group for thousands of enthusiastic home players.

Edited by Glyn Madden and his wife Cathy, the Yamaha Club Magazine has been around for almost 15 years. As Glyn put it;  ‘Our objective is simply to help Yamaha... Read more.

Tyros 3 NewsTyros 3 News

Saturday 17th January

When we saw the firmware release the other day our initial thought was that most players would not be bothered about it. However it seems to be deeper than that as this latest fix enables the use of the scat voices from Tyros 2.

Yamaha have now released the Scat Voices that didn't convert over from Tyros2 to the Tyros3 using their official software. According to the Yamaha website, you also need to make sure you have version 1.02 (see the news item listed below) or later firmware installed before you can use these additional voices. The fixed Scat voices can be downloaded Read more.

Yamaha Release New FirmwareYamaha Release New Firmware

Wednesday 14th January

Yesterday, Yamaha released a new firmware version for their Tyros 3 flagship keyboard. According to the official Yamaha website, from which this firmware is available, this new update includes the following items:

1) A fix for a sound editing issue (editing certain parameters using the Custom Voice Editor was ineffective).

2) A fix for an issue where the velocity was ineffective on Custom Drum Kits which were created by importing a Wave file.

3) A fix for data problems involving several Preset Styles.

Instructions for loading the firmware upgrade ... Read more.

New OS for Korg

Tuesday 25th November

Korg's Pa2X keyboard has just recieved an upgrade with a band new operating system.

This greatly anticipated software release has been a long time coming and promises some exciting new features. Top amoungst these are a new type of sound generation called DNC (Defined Nuance Control). Sounds made with the new DNC technology are said to give you an entire new level of playing control and are most likely Korg's answer to Yamaha's SuperArticulation and SuperArticulation 2 technology.

New sounds, new rhythms, new presets and new songbook items are just a few of the reasons to up... Read more.

New online services site from Yamaha

Sunday 23rd November

Yamaha have recently launched a fantastic new website focused around their online services. I.D.C, the internet technology now being built into many of Yamaha's new instruments, is also covered.

Take a look around, visit the site.

New Styles for Yamaha and Ketron InstrumentsNew Styles for Yamaha and Ketron Instruments

Saturday 18th October

Carillon Studios have announced the launch of two brand new disks in their Platinum Style range for Yamaha instruments. Ballads and Famous Names Volume 2 add too their range of software for all CVP, PSR and Tyros instruments. Each disk contains ten new styles and is priced at just £15.99. Orders can be either sent by post or emailed as required and you are given the opportunity to listen to many of the styles before you part with your money. More details can be found on their... Read more.

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