• YAMAHA® Style
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If you want to play real music on an arranger keyboard

with real tensions and riffs, melodic lines and bass lines, with time signature changes and everything else that goes with it,

then you've come to the right place.

nimbu is based internally on chord scales, which are made up of chord tones and tension tones. You can quickly recognise whether an accompanying instrument is playing chord tones or also the tensions. This is very important because you have to take a different route for the export in each of these cases.

The arranger keyboards are designed for universal styles that are suitable for many songs with their sections and variations. These universal preset styles can only transpose chord tones musically because they do not know the title. This is a completely different concept to which you have to adapt your music. This is the way to retain the characteristic sound of your accompaniment.

When creating a style, you should directly access the sound module in your YAMAHA® Arranger keyboard to set the instrument voices and other settings in nimbu and automatically apply them to the style. You can load so-called CUBASE® parser files for your YAMAHA® keyboard in nimbu in order to conveniently select from the large number of voices. YAMAHA® keyboards have many great voices that you naturally want to use.

Since in nimbu the events of the accompanying instruments are always separated from the chords of the harmony and their chord tones are differentiated by colour from the tension tones, you can see immediately for each instrument whether it reinforces the harmony or whether it provides even more tension. This way you know which settings need to be made for each YAMAHA® style part. The simple rules can be found in the nimbu manual. The concept of chord scales is an unbeatable advantage.

Following preparations are required for the YAMAHA® style export.

  • The YAMAHA® styles are played with only one time signature. For this reason, it is best to start with an accompaniment without time signature changes.
    For songs that change the time signature, which often occurs with a transition for only one bar, the bars with the other time signature must be converted into the time signature of the style. nimbu provides a powerful function for this very complex conversion.

  • The YAMAHA® styles do not know any chord scales.

      Either the tension tones of individual accompanying instruments must be reduced to chord tones. Unfortunately, this further intensifies the harmony, which you should be aware of.

      Or, if you cannot do without the tensions, you choose, for example, a phrase as a style part whose tones are only shifted in relation to their root note when played.

  • The nimbu instruments must be assigned to the YAMAHA® style parts SubRhythm, Rhythm, Bass, Chord 1, Chord 2, Pad, Phrase 1 and Phrase 2 with so-called High Key, NTT and NTR settings and at least Intro A and Main A must be set.

More is not necessary, because the accompaniment is musically completely available and processed in nimbu. The reduction to chord tones as well as the conversion of the style to other high key values are done with one click.

Now you can export this title-related style and play it on your YAMAHA® keyboard with the chords that nimbu has calculated from the MIDI file.

With a little practice, the entire process from MIDI file to a truly authentic style takes less than 15 minutes.

If you want, you can also develop more universal styles in nimbu. For this purpose, special switches for transposition can be set in the Settings tab.

nimbu offers the following settings

  • Marker ranges
    all, Intro and Endings, Mains and Fill Ins
  • Style Parts
    Rythm, SubRythm, Bass, Chord 1, Chord 2, Pad, Phrase 1, Phrase 2
  • NTR
    Root Fixed, Root Trans
  • NTT
    Bypass, Melody, Bass, Chord, Melodic Minor, Harmonic Minor and Original Scale
  • HighKey

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