Moving Music Files from PSR S950 to PSR SX900


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I'd like to move up to the PSR SX 900 from my PSR S950, but I have over 200 music files on my present keyboard and would like to know if they are moveable to the newer model. I know it can be done from the PSR S975, but am having problems finding info on my model. It would take me forever to create new ones on the new keyboard, if I get it. Thanks....
 
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Hi jeff
I wonder could you copy the 200 files ( or a few of them) on to a USB and take to the music store and test drive it?
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Yes, they're the ones that you use the "Music Finder" button to access. I have over 200 titles that I've set up with styles, tempos, etc., in each title. I'd like to be able to easily move them over to a new keyboard if possible.
 
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I am not a fan of Yamaha Arrangers hence I have limited practical knowledge.

Now bear with me on this, with a Korg this is an easy process where you have the individual songs (including styles, instrument voices, Fx etx) fully set up, saved and ready to play in the Songbook. We save the Songbook to USB, then save any specific User Styles that are within the saved Songs to USB. Then the USB files are simply loaded into the new Korg Arranger. The idea with a Korg is that a user can have all their own Songs, Registrations etc saved as what Korg call SET files on a USB Memory Stick and that device can be inserted into any Korg PA and the files loaded, then the new PA will be set up exactly as the users own PA. Now the reason I am explaining the Korg system is that I would expect Yamaha to have a similar system available.

You should be able to undertake a similar process on your Yamaha by an export of your Database to the USB memory stick, this may or may not include all the Registration, Style and FX settings (your manual should explain how to do this and if it does do it). You should then be able to load the database into the SX but there may be tweaking of individual songs required due to differences within the two keyboards.

Yamaha’s software Expansion Manager may also include functions for tweaking each entry.

Korg’s Songbook Editor enables such functions to be performed and I would expect Yamaha’s to be similar.

As Ray’s suggests if you can road test an SX instore that will show you if it is possible. I rather think that there will be more to it than simply copying a batch of individual files.
 
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Thanks for the info Biggles. I believe I've discovered that the PSR SX900 doesn't have the music finder function as do the PSR's, which would be a big deal breaker for me. I think the newer system is called Playlist, or something like that. The thing I need to do is find one at a dealereship and fool around with it; a quick search doesn't show any nearby, though. The process continues..... :)
 
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If you watch the tutorial Videos on the Yamaha website then they will give you a better idea on the functionality of the SX900.


By way of comparison do look at the similar Video Manual series for the Korg PA1000.


I am highly biased against Yamaha, but if you are looking to change a Korg imo would be a much superior choice. Korg support is on a different planet to that from Yamaha. Korg Arranger users have a monthly live interactive webcast available to help with Korg PA functions and features plus they are available to view retrospectively.
 
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I'd like to move up to the PSR SX 900 from my PSR S950, but I have over 200 music files on my present keyboard and would like to know if they are moveable to the newer model. I know it can be done from the PSR S975, but am having problems finding info on my model. It would take me forever to create new ones on the new keyboard, if I get it. Thanks....
Hi Jeff,

I'm wondering what you ended up doing? Did you move up to the PSR SX 900? I too am considering moving from a PSR S950 to a PSR SX900
 
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PG 91 of the Yamaha Reference Manual shows how to import Music Finder records from USB in an sx700/900.
 
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