Tempo corrections in Style Master

I added a new feature to the Style Master in response to a problem I encountered creating an accompaniment to Memory by Andrew Lloyd Weber. The piece is in 12/8 time and there are few, if any, Yamaha-format styles available with this time signature. On the other hand, there are many available styles in 3/4 […]

New AMac features

As a result of our continual testing of the Accompaniment Machine, we added two new convenience features to the Performance window (red arrows in Fig. 1). The first (on the left) is a tempo indicator, useful when you start a song with a melody pickup before starting the style. The challenge is playing the melody […]

Creative MIDI: current MIDI file format

This article is the third in a series proposing new MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) data structures and file formats to address creative digital music applications (e.g., composing, arranging, editing,…). Previous articles discussed problems of current MIDI editors and reviewed the basics of MIDI messages. This article completes the review material with a discussion of […]