OAX 2.5 and Yamaha Styles – First Look

For us, the sounds of OAS / OAX and even dating way back to the CD series of Wersi instruments have always been first class and beyond other organs. The thing that was lacking has always been the style section. They have always been to European or “Om-Pa” sounding type of styles.

Well, that has changed with OAX 2.5 and the ability to convert and import Roland and/or Yamaha styles. In our case, we opted to purchase the Yamaha style conversion option.

Follow along as we install OAX 2.5 and try out a Genos style in our Sonic.

In the coming days, we will be exploring and sharing some of the other OAX 2.5 features, but for us, the style section was by far the most significant improvement.

Let us know your thoughts on styles in your Wersi and if you plan to purchase either the Yamaha or Roland style converter packs?

11 thoughts on “OAX 2.5 and Yamaha Styles – First Look

  • 07/19/2019 at 16:41
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    Hi everyone I have just downloaded the Genos Styles and had a look at them on my PC.
    Most of them are PRS files but a lot of the file types are Microsoft Serialised Certificate Store?
    Will these files play on OAX or Genos?
    Can anybody explain this to me .please?

    Thanks

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    • 07/20/2019 at 04:10
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      All file types are identified by the 3 (Or more) letters after the “dot” at the end of the file name.
      A lot of equipment have their own specialist file types which are not recognised by a normal computer OS, (Which it why when you try and open it the computer asks you what program to use) however sometimes the specialist file identifier matches one in the computer database so it assumes it is this file type, (Even though it isn’t) but if you try and open it you will just get an error message.
      So long as you open the files on whatever equipment they were designed for, there should not be any problems.

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    • 07/20/2019 at 06:51
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      Yes, the *.prs files will play in OAX with or without the style conversation option. Having said that they should play “better” if you purchased the additional conversion package. Per the Wersi “What’s New”, they added 1,100 sounds as part of the conversion package to ensure the correct sounds are played when using Yamaha styles. The same is true for Roland although we didn’t purchase that package.

      We are still trying to understand more about all the various Yamaha style types. Over on https://psrtutorial.com there are thousands of styles you can download. We are most interested in Tyros5 or Genos styles but not to sure what we are downloading from the PSR site so far.

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      • 07/21/2019 at 16:42
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        Hi Curt according to Uli OAX will play Genos and Tyros Styles excluding Tyros 5 as these are a different format?

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        • 07/21/2019 at 18:17
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          Ross, I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t fully understand all of the various Yamaha formats. We are going to post a comparison of a style recorded on a Tyros5 vs. the same style converted on our Sonic for folks to comment. Watch for that in the next 24 hours. I need to listen to it one-two more times before I post.

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        • 07/22/2019 at 04:20
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          That’s confusing, as far as I am aware the Genos can play all the Tyros 5 styles (Although not all the Tyros 5 styles are included in the Genos and have to be downloaded separately) and the Wersi (EMC) convertor can convert all Genos styles (And according to the manual all the Tyros versions) so there should not be any problem.

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  • 07/17/2019 at 19:17
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    I have had a couple of system freezes on my AOX800 using Music Archive, loading a tune making volume changes to the parts and saving it back to the original factory archive. Thus requiring a power off and reboot. Has anyone else tried this?

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    • 07/18/2019 at 06:51
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      Ross – I poked around a little in the archive and no issues BUT I didn’t try and save anything. Been thinking about doing a quick video to show that feature. I’ll try saving something and see what happens.

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  • 07/17/2019 at 08:51
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    You mentioned specifically Genos Styles. I have saved the Tyros 3, 4, 5 Styles on my PC’s hard drive for future use, but where does one find the newer Genos Styles? I have heard a few of them and they are good, at least much better than those in the Sonic.

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    • 07/17/2019 at 09:02
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      Spike – You can use the Tyros styles you mentioned, but I opted to use to try out the latest styles from Yamaha (Genos). You can download from https://psrtutorial.com/sty/yamaha/Genos/genos.html Click on the header in each category to download all of these styles in that group.

      Ric has a Tyros 5 – As time permits I think we record a style or two directly on his Tyros and then I’ll convert the same style on the Sonic and we will post for folks to compare. Maybe we will let everyone vote for which one sounds the best. Could be an interesting survey. 🙂

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  • 07/17/2019 at 04:49
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    I am glad of you , Curt ! With all your videos , you make me an easy life with my Sonic !
    And as I already said to you , to me , as a non native English speaker , your English accent and prononciation are as clear as a crystal !
    In addition, your training method is meticulous and does not miss any small details !
    Friendly ,
    Samuel

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