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> Why are there two versions of One man Band? > One Man Band is a combination of a virtual music-keyboard with automatic-accompaniment, a sequencer that utilises styles and a style editor. It utilises standard style files that are compatible with the styles that are used in Yamaha PSR, DGX and Tyros arranger keyboards. It is able to play the thousands of Yamaha styles that are available on internet and it can create styles that can be played on a Yamaha keyboard. The sound quality produced with One Man Band depends largely on the quality of the synthesizers that are used. Make a quick start and try it out! > Professional live musicians use OMB to build a high quality arranger setup with features that are not available in the best arranger keyboards. Connect a master keyboard with 88 keys

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