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How do I create a user style from scratch on my PSR540?

The following procedure describes how to create a User Style from scratch. Creating a User Style from scratch is useful when the PSR540 does not have a built-in Auto Accompaniment that fits the style of music that the user is playing. Creating a User Style from scratch is also useful to create custom drum accompaniments.

NOTE: Yamaha Style Disks (Auto Accompaniments) are available for purchase online at www.yamahamusicsoft.com. To order by phone, call Music Dispatch at (800) 637-2852. Ask for the Software Catalog.

1) Press the red [RECORD] button.

2) Press the [+] button until the screen displays ‘RecMenu=Style’.

3) Press the grey [NEXT] button. The screen will display ‘001 8Beat 1’.

4) Type a number from 107 – 109 to select a User Style. The screen will display ’10x UserStyle#’. If the User Style Memory is not clear proceed to step 5. Otherwise proceed to step 6.

TIP: As an example, if the screen displays ‘107 8 Beat 1’, this is an indication that the User Style Memory is NOT clear.

5) Clear the User Style Memory

a) Press the grey [NEXT] button.
b) Press the [+] or [-] button until the screen displays ‘Record Mode=Edit’.
c) Press the grey [NEXT] button.
d) Press the [+] or [-] button until the screen displays ‘Ed Menu=Clear’.
e) Press the grey [NEXT] button. The screen will display ‘Section=All Sect’.
f) Press the grey [NEXT] button. The screen will display ‘Clear OK?’.
g) Press the [+] button to confirm the clear operation. The screen will display ‘Completed’.
h) Press the grey [BACK] button 3 times and proceed to step 7.

6) Press the grey [NEXT] button.

7) Press the [+] or [-] button until the screen displays ‘Record Mode=Record’.

8) Press the grey [NEXT] button. The screen will display ‘Section=Main A’.

9) Press the [+] or [-] button to select one of the Accompaniment Sections, Main A, Main B, Intro, Fill A, Fill B and Ending.

10) Press the grey [NEXT] button. The screen will display ‘Rec Track=RhM’.

11) Press the [+] or [-] button to select one of the Accompaniment Tracks, ‘RhM’, ‘RhS’, ‘Bas’, ‘Ch1’, ‘Ch2’, ‘Pad’, ‘Ph1’ and ‘Ph2’.

12) Press the grey [NEXT] button. The screen will display ‘Rehearsal’.

NOTE: Style Tracks ‘Bas’, ‘Ch1’, ‘Ch2’, ‘Pad’, ‘Ph1’ and ‘Ph2’ must be played in the key of C Major 7 in order for the tracks to tranpose correctly when played as a PSR540 style. This means that the pattern must use only the chordal tones of C Major 7, (C, E, G and B). However, these tones can be combined from among various octaves.

13) If necessary, select the Voice or Drum Kit to use for the Recording.

a) Press the blue [VOICE R1] button.
b) Press the [+] or [-] button to select the voice or drum kit or type in the number of the voice or drum kit on the numeric keypad.
c) Press the blue [EXIT] button. The screen will display ‘Rehearsal’.

14) If necessary, activate the Metronome.

a) Press the blue [FUNCTION] button.
b) Press the [+] or [-] button until the screen displays ‘F4 Utility’.
c) Press the grey [NEXT] button.
d) Press the [+] or [-] button until the screen displays ‘Utility=Metronom’.
e) Press the grey [NEXT] button.
f) Press the [+] button to activate the Metronome. The screen will display ‘Metronome=On’.
g) Press the blue [EXIT] button. The screen will display ‘Rehearsal’.

15) Press the grey [SYNC START] button. The Metronome will start to tick (only if step 14 was executed). Start playing the style pattern at any time. Recording will begin on the first note.

16) Press the [START/STOP] button when finished.

17) Proceed to one of the optional steps below, steps 18, 19 or 20.

18) Save the User Style.

TIP: Save continuously as the style develops to each satisfactory level.

a) Press the grey [BACK] button 4 times.
b) Press the [+] button.
c) If necessary, press the [+] or [-] button to select a User Styles, 107 – 109.
d) Press the grey [NEXT] button.
e) Press the [+] button to confirm the save operation.

NOTE: If any changes are done to the style at this point, they can be undone because the style as it is now is saved to memory.

f) Press the blue [EXIT] button to finish recording or press the grey [NEXT] button and proceed to step 6 to continue recording.

19) Undo changes to the User Style.

NOTE: Undo will clear all changes since the last Save was done.

a) Press the grey [BACK] button 4 times. The screen will display ‘Store OK?’.
b) Press the [-] button. The screen will display the current Style, ‘xxx UserStylex’.
c) Press the grey [NEXT] button.
d) Press the blue [EXIT] button to finish recording or proceed to step 6 to continue recording.

20) Quantize a recorded Track of the User Style.

NOTE: Quantizing aligns the timing of the notes. Quantize can, in most cases, correct any timing mistakes.

a) Press the grey [BACK] button 3 times.

b) Press the [+] or [-] button until the screen displays ‘RecordMode=Edit’.

c) Press the grey [NEXT] button.

d) Press the [+] or [-] button until the screen displays ‘Ed Menu=Quantize’.

e) Press the grey [NEXT] button.

f) Press the [+] or [-] button to select one of the Style sections, ‘Main A’, ‘Main B’, ‘Intro’, ‘Fill A’, ‘Fill B’ and ‘Ending’.

g) Press the grey [NEXT] button.

h) Press the [+] or [-] button to select one of the Accompaniment Tracks, ‘RhM’, ‘RhS’, ‘Bas’, ‘Ch1’, ‘Ch2’, ‘Pad’, ‘Ph1’ and ‘Ph2’.

i) Press the grey [NEXT] button.

j) Press the [+] or [-] button to select a Quantize value, ‘1/4’, ‘1/6’, ‘1/8’, ‘1/12’, ‘1/16’, ‘1/24’ or ‘1/32’.

k) Press the grey [NEXT] button. The screen will display ‘Quantize OK?’.

TIP: Select the value that is the same as the amount of timing error in the pattern. If the smallest amount of error is a 16th note time duration, then quantize using the value ‘1/16’.

l) Press the [-] button to cancel or press the [+] button to confirm the Quantize operation. The screen will display ‘Completed’.

m) Press the grey [BACK] button 4 times.

n) Press the [+] or [-] button until the screen displays ‘RecordMode=Record’.

o) Press the grey [NEXT] button until the screen displays ‘Rehearsal’.

p) Press the red [START/STOP] button to hear the changes of the Quantize operation.

1] If the changes are OK proceed to the step 18
2] If the changes are not OK proceed to the step 19

Reference: Owner’s Manual, p. 98-104

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