The Accompaniment Machine (AMac)

The Accompaniment Machine (AMac) is a sophisticated program to boost the power of digital keyboards and to create accompaniments for solo or group performances. The key is the programís ability to access the thousands of Yamaha-format keyboard styles available on the Internet — virtual backup bands for your performances.
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MIDI Utility Pack

The MIDI Utility Pack includes six essential programs for anyone who uses MIDI files. MIDI Microscope (illustrated below) shows the binary content of MIDI files cross-linked with text descriptions of the commands. MiniMIDI Player is a compact, fast and accurate MIDI file player. With MiniMIDI Recorder, you can record your electronic keyboard performances and save them as MIDI files. MIDI File Manager is a general-purpose two-window file manager with special features to organize MIDI files. Tempus Fugit is a digital metronome for MIDI devices with many advanced features. MIDI Typer converts MIDI files between Type 0 and Type 1 formats.
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Style Voice Optimizer (SVO)

With Style Voice Optimizer, you can fine-tune the instrumentation and channel volume balance of Yamaha-format keyboard accompaniment styles. This means that you can use the full range of styles available on the Internet:

  • Correct voices that may have been terrific on the arranger's keyboard but sound quirky or grating on yours.
  • Adapt styles for high-end Yamaha keyboards to moderate-price devices or those of other manufacturers.
  • Experiment with new instrument groupings to make your music more edgy or to achieve a distinctive sound.
The ability to control the voices of style files is like expanding your style collection by an order of magnitude. With a little effort, you can come up with just the right sound for any occasion or song.
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Computer Task Organizer (SVO)

Working with a computer involves a multitude of redundant activities. Most of them require running a program and finding a file. In a typical work day, tasks may involve the same twenty files. Twenty buttons would go a long way to reducing aggravation and inefficiency. The idea of the Computer Task Organizer (CTO) is to push one button for each task in a day. The Windows program makes it easy to define a task. Each time you find yourself doing the same activity, it takes only a few seconds to automate it.
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