Yamaha PSR-S950

Yamaha PSR-S950
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Specifications

Form

Number of Keys: 61
Key Weight: Synth
Key Size: Full
Touch Sensitive:
Aftertouch:

Sound

Number of Voices: 1299
Polyphony: 128
Sound Generation: AWM S
Piano Sounds:
Real World Sounds:
Sounds Editable:
Accompaniments:

Extra Features

Recorder/Sequencer:
Tutorials:

Communication

MIDI:
USB:
Tablet Connectivity:

Power

Power Supply:
Batteries:

Audio

Speakers:
Audio Out:
Audio In:

Pedals

Sustain Pedal:
Soft Pedal:
Expression Pedal:

Release Info

Year: 2012
RRP: $2499

Description

Acoustic instrument-specific articulations, nuances and dynamics are challenging to reproduce. As the world's largest musical instrument manufacturer, Yamaha has perfected both the science and art of this process to bring you the most sophisticated, musical-sounding and easy-to-play instrument Voices.

Super Articulation (SA)

Super Articulation Voices reproduce the performance characteristics of acoustic instruments so authentically, you'll feel as if you're playing the real thing. Best of all, SA Voices intelligently add just the right expressive nuances to your performance without having to learn a bunch of tricks – just play!

Mega Voice Style Technology

Mega Voices feature various playing techniques and performance sounds like guitar and bass finger slides, brass falls, vocal effects, etc. When used in Styles, Mega Voices provide some of the most realistic-sounding and dynamic accompaniments.

Powerful, pro-quality accompaniment available at the touch of a button

Playing a Style is like being the conductor of a band that always plays the chord and arrangement you tell them to play. The new PSR-S950 has a huge set of 408 built-in dynamic Styles. Yamaha Styles are created by the world's best programmers and mixed by professional studio engineers to ensure unparalleled quality.

Audio Styles

Audio Styles take one step further by adding an audio recording of studio drummers, percussionists and percussion ensembles playing in various recording studios from around the world. This adds the natural feel, ambience and warmth to the drum and percussion parts of the Style, giving your performance greater expressive potential. Yamaha Time Stretch Technology allows the audio to follow your tempo changes without changing pitch, so everything stays in perfect sync.

Guitar-Enhanced Styles with Mega Voices

Guitar-Enhanced Styles not only reproduce the sound of guitar playing, they reproduce the actual chord voicings used by guitar players. This adds to the overall realism of the Style.

Vocal features create a new depth of fun and productivity

Whether you sing for fun, enjoy karaoke or are a singer/songwriter, the PSR-S950 provides everything you need to perform or write. Just plug in your mic and sing!

Vocal Cancel

A powerful Vocal Cancel function effectively cancels or suppresses signals like vocals and solos that exist in the center of an audio file, allowing you to make your own “minus one” track and sing “karaoke” style with just instrumental backing.

Microphone input / Vocal Harmony2

The PSR-S950’s microphone input lets you connect a microphone and sing along with your keyboard performance, Song or audio file playback. With Vocal Harmony you can sing along with three of your own virtual background vocalists. Vocal Harmony2 takes that a step further with new pitch recognition and stability controls. A convenient real-time Mic Level indicator is included in the main display, and a new intuitive graphic user interface makes it easy to experiment with your own mic settings, effects and harmony types. To get you started, PSR-S950 includes 44 exciting Vocal Harmony presets, including male, female Voices, SFX settings.

Score, Lyrics and Text display

The large LCD display can show lyric, music notation or text. You can even display this information on an external monitor.

Yamaha’s renowned audio and DSP technology provides great live and recorded sound

In music production, the key to creating great sound is in the way the song is mixed. The mixing console lets you mix your music like a studio engineer; including balance, panning and professional studio Digital Signal Processing (DSP) borrowed from Yamaha’s renowned professional recording and live sound products.

Real Distortion

Real Distortion effects are based on digital models of classic guitar amplifiers from the 1960's and 1970's. There are also digital models of legendary analog guitar effect pedals. The result meticulously reproduces the frequencies and dynamics of real distortion guitar sounds.

New Speaker and Speaker Box

A larger speaker box gives the PSR-S950 a full, powerful sound with deep lows and clear highs.

Digital amplifier

The PSR-S950 features a Yamaha manufactured digital amplifier with a superb signal to noise ratio. Because of its fully digital, highly efficient design, the amp delivers high performance while significantly reducing energy consumption.

Experience the new, versatile high performance audio engine

The PSR-S950 is capable of playing back and recording audio files. It also has a number of audio manipulation features you can use to create “karaoke” style “minus one” tracks in the key and tempo of your choice. It can also play back audio files from its Multi Pads, great for triggering loops, vocal phrases and sound effects.

MP3 playback

The PSR-S950 conveniently supports MP3 and WAV audio file playback.

Time Stretch and Pitch shift

Left : Time Stretch, Right : Pitch shift

Not all singing voices have the same range. The PSR-S950 can put your favorite song in the key of your choice with a powerful pitch shift feature that lets you change the key without changing the tempo. If you do want to change the tempo, you can use the time stretch feature to slow down or speed up the tempo without changing the pitch.

Audio Link Multi Pad

Audio Link Multi Pad function lets you link your own audio files (sound effects, vocal phrases, and so on), and trigger them from the Pads as you perform.

Audio Recording

Record your songs and performances as high-quality, uncompressed WAV files to share online or burn to a CD. Connect a microphone or guitar to the instrument and enjoy recording a guitar and keyboard performance together, or record your singing along with song playback.

Voice and Style Expandability keeps your instrument up-to-date

Voice and Style Expansion ensures your instrument can always be updated with new high-quality Voices and Styles from around the world. Best of all, you can sample many of these expansions for free at: https://services.music.yamaha.com/vse/

Voice and Style Expansion (VSE)

Thanks to Yamaha’s new Voice & Style Expansion packs, players can take advantage of a wide and ever-increasing selection of authentic sounding Voices and Styles from around the world. Load them to the PSR-S950's built-in FlashROM (64MB) and instantly play authentic sounds, rhythm and backing in the musical style of your choice!

A Portable keyboard that’s mobile device friendly

The PSR-S950 connects interacts with your mobile devices and tablets. Plus, Yamaha’s growing number apps for iPhone, iPod and iPad bring new ways to.

Aux in

Use the auxiliary line in jacks to play along with apps like Yamaha’s “NoteStar” digital sheet music with real audio backing tracks. Or, just play along with your favorite tunes from your music library.

iPhone/iPod/iPad connectivity

With Yamaha’s i-MX1 MIDI interface for iPhone, iPod and iPad, you can experience a new dimension of MIDI control with apps like Yamaha’s Scale Tuner, Piano Diary or Faders & XY Pad.

Specifications

Size/Weight

Dimensions

Width

1,002 mm (39 7/16")

Height

148 mm (5 13/16")

Depth

437 mm (17 3/16")

Weight

Weight

11.5 kg (25 lbs., 6 oz.)

Control Interface

Keyboard

Number of Keys

61

Type

Organ

Touch Response

Hard 2, Hard 1, Medium, Soft 1, Soft 2

Other Controllers

Pitch Bend

Yes

Modulation

Yes

Multi Pads

126 banks x 4 Pads

Display

Type

Color LCD

Size

5.7 inch (320 x 240 dots TFT QVGA )

Color

Color

Contrast

-

Language

English, German, French, Spanish, Italian

Panel

Language

English

Voices

Tone Generation

Tone Generating Technology

AWM Stereo Sampling

Polyphony

Number of Polyphony (Max.)

128

Preset

Number of Voices

786 Voices + 33 Drum/SFX Kits + 480 XG Voices + GM2 + GS (for song playback)

Featured Voices

62 Super Articulation Voices, 23 Mega Voices, 27 Sweet! Voices, 64 Cool! Voices, 39 Live! Voices, 20 Organ Flutes!

Expandability

Expansion Voice

Yes (approx. 64 MB max.)

Editing

Voice Set

Part

Right 1, Right 2, Left

Compatibility

XG, XF, GS, GM, GM2

Effects

Types

Reverb

44 Presets + 3 User

Chorus

106 Presets + 3 User

DSP

DSP 1: 295 Presets + 3 User, DSP 2-4: 295 Presets + 10 User

Master EQ

5 Presets + 2 User

Part EQ

28 Parts (Right 1, Right 2, Left, Multi Pad, Style x 8, Song x 16)

Mic Effects

Noise Gate x 1, Compressor x 1, 3Band EQ x 1

Vocal Harmony

Number of Presets

44

Number of User Settings

10

Vocal Effect

23

Accompaniment Styles

Preset

Number of Preset Styles

408

Featured Styles

25 +Audio, 1 FreePlay, 350 Pro, 32 Session

Fingering

Single Finger, Fingered, Fingered On Bass, Multi Finger, AI Fingered, Full Keyboard, AI Full Keyboard

Style Control

INTRO x 3, MAIN VARIATION x 4, FILL x 4, BREAK, ENDING x 3

Other Features

Music Finder

2,500 Records

One Touch Setting (OTS)

4 for each Style

File Format

Style File Format, Style File Format GE

Expandability

Expansion Style

Yes

Expansion Audio Style

Yes (approx. 64 MB max.)

Songs

Preset

Number of Preset Songs

5

Recording

Number of Songs

Unlimited (depending on USB flash memory capacity)

Number of Tracks

16

Data Capacity

approx. 300 KB/Song

Recording Function

Quick Recording, Multi Recording, Step Recording

Compatible Data Format

Playback

SMF (Format 0 & 1), XF

Recording

SMF (Format 0)

Functions

Registration

Number of Buttons

8 presets/bank (unlimited number of banks, depending on USB flash memory capacity)

Control

Registration Sequence, Freeze

Lesson/Guide

Lesson/Guide

Follow Lights, Any Key, Karao-Key, Your Tempo

Performance Assistant Technology (PAT)

Yes

Demo/Help

Demonstration

Yes

USB Audio Recorder

Playback

.wav, .mp3

Recording

.wav

Overall Controls

Metronome

Yes

Tempo Range

5 – 500, Tap Tempo

Transpose

-12 – 0 – +12

Tuning

414.8 – 440 – 466.8 Hz

Octave Button

Yes

Scale Type

9 Presets

Miscellaneous

Direct Access

Yes

Text Display Function

Yes

Wallpaper Customization

Main, Lyrics

Voices

Voice Creator

Yes

Harmony/Echo

Yes

Panel Sustain

Yes

Mono/Poly

Yes

Voice Information

Yes

Styles

Style Creator

Yes

Style Recommender

Yes

OTS Information

Yes

Songs

Song Creator

Yes

Score Display Function

Yes

Lyrics Display Function

Yes

Multi Pads

Multi Pad Creator

Yes

USB Audio

Time Stretch

Yes

Pitch Shift

Yes

Vocal Cancel

Yes

Storage and Connectivity

Storage

Internal Memory

approx. 6.7 MB

External Drives

USB Flash Memory, etc. (via USB to DEVICE)

Internal Memory (for Expansion Pack)

approx. 64 MB

Connectivity

DC IN

16V

Headphones

Yes

FOOT PEDAL

(optional) Switch or Volume x 2

Microphone

Yes

MIDI

In/Out

AUX IN

Yes

OUT PUT

(R, L/L+R)

VIDEO OUT

Yes

USB TO DEVICE

Yes

USB TO HOST

Yes

Amplifiers and Speakers

Amplifiers

15 W x 2

Speakers

13 cm + 2.5 cm dome tweeter (x 2)

Power Supply

Power Supply

PA-300C or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha

Power Consumption

16 W

Auto Power Off Function

Yes

Accessories

Included Accessories

AC Adaptor

PA-300C

Multi Pads

Preset

Number of Multi Pad Banks

126 banks x 4 Pads

Audio

Audio Link

Yes

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