Running AMac on a Windows tablet

In the past, there were limited choices of tablet computers running Microsoft Windows, generally in the price range $700 and up. Now, you can get models for less than $100. A user recently asked whether the Accompaniment Machine will run on a small Windows tablet, so I decided to check it out.

As of April, […]

Installing KBD-Infinity programs using Windows or macOS

Program installation is quite simple. In Windows, use the Download link to retrieve the executable installer. Typically, you would save the file in your Download folder or on the Desktop. In Windows Explorer or other file manager, double-click on the installer icon. The program, instruction manual and examples are automatically copied to the correct locations. […]

How to make your computer sound like a typewriter, redux

In a blog last year (How to make your computer sound like a typewriter), I described how to add typewriter sounds to a computer keyboard using Jingle Keyboard freeware. I recorded a sound set from an IBM Selectric and made it available to use with the program. The article, which also touched on why you […]

Organizing your computer activities

An online business involves many redundant activities. For example, you may need to answer sales or technical inquiries, check instruction manuals, set up a download, or you may use standard text inserts in many E mail responses. Each activity involves running a program and finding a file, either on the computer or on the internet. […]

What’s in a Yamaha style file?

Styles are the useful automatic accompaniments available on Yamaha PSR keyboards. The keyboard contains a basic set of internal styles and it is possible (with some effort) to install a few more by reading style files (FileName.STY, FileName.PRS,…). Tens of thousands of style files are available for download on the Internet. With the The Accompaniment […]

How to make MIDI recordings of performances

A previous article discussed how to make audio recordings of your keyboard performances. In this article, I’ll show how to make MIDI records of keyboard performances using our new utility, MiniMIDI Recorder. Figure 1 shows the interface. In principle, the PSR E423 keyboard has built-in capabilities for MIDI recording. There are several disadvantages to the […]

How does it work?

An upcoming article discusses a new educational freeware utility, the MiniMIDI Recorder. With this program, you can record the MIDI signals of a keyboard performance and save them as a general MIDI file. There are two differences from the built-in REC function of the PSR E423/433:

The file is created on your computer, not trapped […]