Looks like PGMusic has changed its pricing and is now charging more for
first time purchases. Sorry, haven't kept up since upgrading.
Still a better deal than anything else out there. Still much less expensive
than Cakewalk Home Studio in the cut down version for $129 for a first time
There were some significant changes in PT8, the latest version, the most
significant was it is now a full 32bit system and compatible with Windows
There are some shareware and freeware midi sequencers out there but then you
take the chance of getting free and shared bugs and support and tutorials
are usually non-existent.
Just goto www.pgmusic.com and ask about PT online by clicking on Live Help.
It should come just about ready to go for your Yammie since it has the
standard GM plus XG extensions and GS and XG extension patch maps are
standard now in PT without even loading a special patchmap.
You will love the Big Piano View for learning various riffs for keyboard as
well as the chord chart that interprets the chords in a midi file as it
It is also a full audio recording system as well.
On the other hand Cakewalk has a specific Instrument Definition for your
It's kind of get decent software sequencer and stick with it because each
one has its little quirks. There is a learning curve and I think PT is the
I think PT is a bit more Roland Biased and Cakewalk is kind of neutral.
PG also has a forum where you can ask other users how they have their PSR
setup with Powertracks or Band in a Box.
> I saw the Power Tracks Pro Audio for $49. Can I get it somewhere for