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Latest Newsletter

22 Novenmber 2023

Welcome to the November 2023 Newsletter from "The Unofficial Yamaha Keyboard Resource Site".

Editor's notes

This newsletter covers the period from the last newsletter (September 21, 2021).
Yes, it's been a very long time since the last newsletter; and this I deeply regret.
However, so much has happened in my life in the past few years; and that has left less time to play the keyboard, to develop and maintain my software programs, and to develop the website.
The happy thing is that after my wife died almost 6 years ago, two years ago I found love and happiness with a lovely woman; and that naturally has first priority in my life.

Now I am ready to continue the maintenance and expansion of "The Unofficial Yamaha Keyboard Resource Site".
You can read about the latest updates of my software programs, new software programs and styles from other sources, new links to keyboard and music related pages, etc. on the website.

In November 2023 I found - at an old backup disc - a collection of 211 old styles, which I created back in year 2000.
The styles are pretty basic, and have no OTS section included.
The styles are in SFF1 format meaning that all keyboards will be able to use them.
I hope you like the styles and will have fun modifying them. Enjoy!
Find the styles at My Styles Page

Here in November 2023, Yamaha has finally launched a program that can convert MIDI files to style files.
I launched the first version of my midi2style software program on May 17, 2002 - that's almost 22 years ago!
It has been continuously expanded and maintained in line with the development of Yamaha's file formats and features.
It has been painstaking work to reverse engineer Yamaha's secret file formats and the equally secret control system in the keyboards.
From feedback, I know that my efforts have been appreciated by many keyboard enthusiasts around the world.
Thank you for your feedback!
Take a look at midi2style software and read the story of this website.
The site is dedicated to Yamaha keyboard players - and to musicians generally.
At the site you will find my keyboard and music software programs; my articles about keyboards and music related topics; and my keyboard styles.
Besides this you will find links to keyboard discussion forums; keyboard resource sites; keyboard and music software programs and utilities; and technical data and specifications.
Also included here are links to numerous music related web sites; including resources for music software programming; MIDI files; sheet music; and songwriting.
More information are to be found at The Unofficial Yamaha Keyboard Resource Site.

This site has now reached more than 12,300,000 visits.

Thanks for your support through 24 years. Yes, we celebrated the 24th anniversary at October 22 this year!


Now - once again - I ask you to help me secure the future existence, development and maintenance of my web site, my software, my articles and my styles.

I pay most expenses (web site hosting; software development tools; keyboard etc.) from my own pocket.

Thanks in advance. And thanks to the donors so far. More at the Support Page

Comments and suggestions to the site content are most welcome!