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CW Ins-Files

Cakewalk Instrument Definitions for some Yamaha keyboards
to be used with the sequencers Cakewalk/Sonar and the MIDI File utility PSRUTI

The files are free to use and distribute.

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The files are used to edit MIDI Files which are recorded at or created to play with Yamaha keyboards. Instrument definitions deliver all voice banks, the names of all voices, the names of all drums of the percussion kits, the RPN, NRPN and controller-names that are available. The names used are the same names as of the keyboard manuals.

In the Instrument Definition Files there have been added different shortcuts with the voice names. This is a useful feature to select voices by searching in voice-categories. Open the ins file with a text-editor and look at the header lines for the shortcuts used. The particular instrument definitions of the files are created by different persons.

Instrument Definitions for PSR-8000, PSR-9000, PRS-S700 and PRS-S900:


Instrument Definitions for Tyros, Tyros 2, Tyros 3, Tyros 4 and Tyros 5:


Instrument Definition for PSR-S770:

Dietmar Hess has created this Instrument Definition:


Instrument Definition for Genos:

Siggi Karler has created this Instrument Definition:


Instrument Definition for PSR-3000:

Peter Strassl has created this Instrument Definition:


Instrument Definition for the synthesizer S90 ES:

Ulrich Montag has created this Instrument Definition:


Instrument Definition for PSR-K1:

Guenther Bsdurek has created this Instrument Definition:


Instrument Definition for PSR-S710:

Mike Spang has created this Instrument Definition:


Instrument Definition for PSR-S910:

Andhang Habsoro has created this Instrument Definition but he did not insert all voices:


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Versions of yamaha_kbds.ins, tyros_kbds.ins and genos_kbds.ins:

Tuesday, 09 January 2018
tyros_kbds.ins (1.07)
Sunday, 09 February 2014
Tyros 5 instrument definition added.
yamaha_kbds.ins (1.22)
Thursday, 15 March 2012
Some missing voices and NRPN-numbers inserted.
tyros_kbds.ins (1.05)
Monday, 11 April 2011
Some bugs with Tyros 4 S.Art Voices repaired. NRPN names lengthened.
tyros_kbds.ins (1.04)
Tuesday, 29 March 2011
Michael Krueger (dromeus) of the Yamaha Keyboard Forum has added the Premium Voices to the instrument definitions for Tyros 3 and Tyros 4.
yamaha_kbds.ins: 1.21
Monday, 20 December 2010
Bug with PSR-9000 / 9000Pro Lead Guitar repaired
tyros_kbds.ins (1.02)
Monday, 06 December 2010
Our friend Uwe of the German Yamaha Keyboard Forum has added the Tyros 4. Look at the header of this file.
tyros_kbds.ins: 1.01
Thursday, 30 October 2008
The new file includes the instrument definitions for Tyros, Tyros 2 and Tyros 3
yamaha_kbds.ins: 1.20
Wednesday, 29 October 2008
The instrument definitions for Tyros and Tyros 2 are now included in the new file tyros_kbds.ins
yamaha_kbds.ins: 1.18
Thursday, 11 October 2007
Keyboard 9000Pro inclusive Plugin Boards PLG 150-DR and PLG 150-AP added.
Some bugs for different keyboards repaired.
tyros_kbds.ins (1.06)
Tyros 4: More Premium Voices