Many users have a computer system available for recording
and editing of songs. All the YAMAHA instruments are able to record
songs in the compatible MIDI-File format and many musicians use
MIDI-files for an accompaniment. But: What is the best method
to record a MIDI-File? It is obvious to use the computer with
the sequencer software to record all the notes coming from the
Auto Accompaniment as well as from the notes played on the keyboard.
Is it the best method to record all the MIDI-data to the external
sequencer? NO! Due to the realtime MIDI-transmission you
will loose the important setup data for any MIDI-channel, settings
for the sounds and the effects. It is clever to use the advantages
of both: The internal song recorder of the YAMAHA instrument as
well as the possibilities of the external software! The internal
song recorder and the external Sequencer are a real "dream
team". This tutorial shows the possibilities on the PSR-S550.
But you can do this in the same way for any other instrument like
PSR, Tyros or the CVP models.