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#656914 - 09/25/05 08:01 AM Yamaha P250 learning curve
CluelessInCT Offline
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Registered: 09/24/05
Posts: 3
Loc: Connecticut
I bought a Yamaha P250 over a year ago and I love it. I bought it mostly for the action and the piano sounds, but I knew I wanted to learn about all that voice editing and MIDI stuff. I've only played my acoustic pianos and my Hammond (bought in 1973, sold in 1984), so digital is new.

I need some help getting up the digital learning curve. I have three manuals:

- P250 Owners manual
- P250 Data List
- "Tools for P-250" software manual

Frankly, they all assume some base level of knowledge that I don't have, so I'm getting minimal help from them. While I want to learn some specific things like,
- changing the time on the Echo effect
- moving a performance setting from one performance file to another
- what those voice edit parameter near the end of the list do
- How I get past the broken English error message in trying to set up the Tools for P-250 software (Yamaha didn't respond to e-mail).

I would really like some top level tutorial that tells me:
- what I can do with the Yamaha itself
- what I can do with the Yamaha, my laptop and the Tools for P-250 software
- what I
- what I can do with the Yamaha, my laptop and the Yamaha Cakewalk Home Studio software my wife bought me.

I relate well to system diagrams and complete sentences.

Is there a book, weblink, or other resource I should check out?

Thanks for the guidance,

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#656915 - 09/25/05 06:34 PM Re: Yamaha P250 learning curve
Copper Offline
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Registered: 06/17/05
Posts: 1071
Loc: Virginia
Take a look at http://cakewalk.com/

They have discussion forums and online help.

#656916 - 09/27/05 06:10 AM Re: Yamaha P250 learning curve
CluelessInCT Offline
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Registered: 09/24/05
Posts: 3
Loc: Connecticut
Thanks, Copper. You're right, the cakewalk site has good stuff that should help me for using Home Studio.

I'm keen on finding something similar about Yamaha and the P250. I didn't see discussion forums on their website and a search through Yahoo led me here.

Other ideas are welcome.

- NotQuiteSoClueless


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