Tap-Tap-Tap-Redux

In a previous post, I discussed how use the Export/Import features of Style Master in combination with a MIDI editor to remove unwanted content of Yamaha-format style sections (like the downbeat that occurs in most IntroA sections). At that time, I recommended Speedy MIDI as the editor, largely because it had an attractive interface. With […]

AMac: NC and fadeout

In this article I’ll cover two useful techniques for the Autosequence Mode of the Accompaniment Machine: NC and fadeout. The acronym NC often appears in fakebooks. It stands for No chord and designates an interval where the accompaniment stops while the solo continues. In the Autosequence Mode, you can pause the accompaniment and restart it […]

Tap-Tap-Tap

This article has been retired and replaced with: Tap-Tap-Tap Redux.

 

Creating and editing keyboard styles

Styles are the automatic accompaniments on digital keyboards from Yamaha, Roland, Korg and other manufacturers. They can create the sound of a backup group, turning a simple melody into a performance piece. Style files in Yamaha format are the most common. Thousands of styles in every genre are available for download on the Internet.

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Creating AMac sequences with the ConText text editor

A text editor is the one of the quickest ways to create sequences for the Accompaniment Machine. A good editor can make many of your computer tasks easier. If you are using a primitive utility like NotePad, you owe it to yourself to move up. The good news is that you can get a […]