Hi Rikki & Scott
Thanks for the welcome. I feel at home already!
The UMX-61 keyboard isn't anything special but the feel of the keys is no different to any of the other controller keyboards I've tried - Roland & Korg included. It certainly is a bargain for the money.
Rikki I didn't know about the OMB forum but will investigate. I have tried live styler some while back and at the time bought Alexander Lotov's version - PRS Performer - (which live-styler was based on). Alexander does not seem to have updated his program recently.
It is a great pity that Style Factory is so expensive. You have to remember that $250 in our currency is equivalent to nearly R2000 which is a considerable amount - especially for a program that is not in constant use.
If I could find the Roland style file format then I would have a look at programming some sort of style creation program. It could also have a preview function. Maybe it is something even Jos could look at for OMB.