Using Yamaha PSR keyboards ( I guess Korg synths), one can play a melody using right hand and accompany it via Styles using right hand!
I was wondering if I could have two MIDI tracks created on Cubase, the first track corresponding do the right hand and the second corresponding to the chords playing with left hand so that when I play back the two cubase midi track, it would play the song as if I was playing it on my PSR keyboard using styles.
Here I am assuming that I would enter in the second cubase MIDI track the chords one by one ( by step recording in key editor).
Similar to this task is possible using the iPhone app Chord Tracker. Chord Tracker analyzes the music in an MP3/audio file and displays a chord chart. One can then choose a style in PSR and play the chord chard from the app. The psr follows the chords received from app:
The performer can change any parts during playback and recording:
the keyboard parts (LEFT, RIGHT 1, 2), Song parts, Style parts (Rhythm 1, 2, Bass, Chord 1, 2, Pad, Phrase 1, 2) , and Multi Pad parts. I can successfully record a song from PSR to cubase and import midi files created using my PSR-A3000 into cubase.
A Song consists of 16 separate channels. You can independently turn each channel of the selected Song playback on or off. Usually, each part is recorded to the following channels.
Channels 1 − 3: keyboard parts
(RIGHT 1, LEFT, RIGHT 2)
Channels 5 − 8: Multi Pad parts
Channels 9 − 16: Style parts
Source ( PSR manual). I am sorry if I am stating obvious.
I have attached the sections of manual for Sys/Ex messages for chords and Style control. I was wondering If I could do this using Cubase SysEx editor and generic remote or via defining new midi instrument. Sorry, my knowledge on MIDI is very limited and I do greatly appreciated it one can help me with that.