Accompaniment Machine on digital pianos

Although AMac was designed for digital keyboards with a full complement of MIDI voices, the program is quite useful for digital pianos. We tested it recently on the popular Yamaha P125 (Fig. 1). There are two main differences between digital keyboards and pianos:

The physical keyboard of the digital piano provides a close simulation of […]

Standard keyboard accompaniment style libraries

The previous article described the Shape Shifter program used to organize large groups of style files appropriate for the Accompaniment Machine (AMac) and Yamaha keyboards. The function of the program is to convert ordinary style files to the compact, universal PureStyle format. After some tune-up to improve the identification of redundant files, we applied the […]

MIDI Microscope

At KBD-Infinity, we are advancing through a one-year program to create performance-enhancement software for digital keyboards from Yamaha and other manufacturers. Our goal is to create high-quality, affordable software to transform standard keyboards to high-power workstations. In contrast to the often quirky and poorly-documented programs currently available, KBD-Infinity is being engineered by professional programmers with […]