Tyros2: Yamaha’s best ever music workstation? 5


Yamaha Tyros2 keyboard music workstation
The new Yamaha Tyros2 is a never-ending source of inspiration–for playing, recording, learning, creating and performing. The richly expressive, authentic sounds and the powerful, dynamic rhythms get your creative juices flowing like no other instrument. With the intelligent, easy-to-use performance features and the new audio recording functions, Tyros2 is a treasure chest of inspiration for all your musical applications–from songwriting and demo recording to arranging and live performance. Tyros2: inspired by nature, perfected by technology, created for your personal inspiration.

Yamaha’s newest feature-packed keyboard music workstation is finally here, and a formidable instrument it is.

  • All new Super Articulation Technology live interpretation of user performance, adding realism to real-world sounds.
  • Audio Rendering Optional hard disk recording for digital audio
  • FSX Keyboard allows expressive play with touch and aftertouch sensitivity
  • Custom voice creation allows importing of audio samples and subsequent editing of its sound data.
  • Internet Direct Connection allows access to a wealth of musical scores and arrangements online, no computer required.
  • Large clear display for editing, sequencing and displaying of music and lyrics – can be connected to external monitor
  • Score and lyric display
  • One touch performance features
  • MegaVoice Technology primarily for MIDI programming – assigns different voice expressions to each velocity on the same note.
  • Wide range of highly customisable accompaniment styles and multi pads
  • Vocal harmoniser takes microphone input and provides backing vocals based on chords or MIDI data
  • 16 track MIDI sequencer
  • Style creation
  • Interactive learning functions

Specification overview

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Yamaha Tyros2 Workstation keyboard
Quick Links:
Official Tyros2 site
Arranger Workstation: resources for Yamaha workstations PSR 1500, PSR 3000, Tyros and Tyros2
Tyros2 media clips sound and video demos (Flash 7 player required)
  • Polyphony: 128 notes max.
  • Keys: 61 (5 octave) – velocity and aftertouch sensitivity
  • Display: 640×480 pixel colour LCD display
  • Voices: 504 Voices (486 Normal Voices + 18 Mega) + 10 Organ Flutes + 480 XG Voices + 256 GM2 Voices + 23 Drum Kits + 6 SFX Kits (And GS voices for GS song playback)
  • Super Articulation Voices: 42 voices: Concert Strings, Studio Strings, Tremolo Bowing 1/2, Spiccato, Big Band Brass, Smooth Brass, Brass Fall f/mf, Brass Shake 1/2, Accent Falls, Trumpet, Silver Trumpet, Golden Trumpet, Big Band Trumpet, Trumpet Fall, Trumpet Shake 1/2, Saxophone, Big Band Sax, Rock Sax 1/2, Concert Guitar, Flamenco Guitar, Steel Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar, Warm Solid, Clean Solid, Guitar Hero, Heavy Rock, 70s Solid Guitar, Nylon Guitar, Folk Guitar, Warm Electric, Clean Electric, Half Drive, Feedbacker, Magic Bell, Harpsichord, Jazz Rotary, Rock Rotary
  • MegaVoices: 18 voices: Small Strings, Large Strings, Brass, Tenor Sax, Trumpet, Nylon Guitar, Solid Guitar 1/2, Steel Guitar, Hi String Guitar, 12 String Guitar, Clean Guitar, Overdrive, Distortion, Acoustic Bass, Finger Bass, Pick Bass, Fretless Bass
  • Sweet! Voices: 23 voices: Jazz/Pop/Ballad Tenor Sax, Growl Sax, Tenor Sax, Alto Sax, Soprano Sax, Jazz/Silver/Golden Trumpet, Cornet, Trumpet, Mute Trumpet, Flugel Horn, Trombone, Violin, Harmonica, Mandolin, Oboe, Clarinet, Flute, Pan Flute, Classical Flute
  • Live! Voices: 58 voices: Dynamic Strings, Spiccato, Dynamic Brass, Power Brass, French Horn, Sax Section, Dynamic Steel Guitar, Grand Piano, Dynamic Nylon Guitar, Gospel Choir, etc. For a complete listing see Tyros2 Data List manual
  • Live! Drums: 9 drum kits: Live! PowerKit 1/2, Live! Studio, Live! Standard 1/2, Live! Brush, Live! Symphony, Live! PopLatin, Live! Cuban
  • Cool! Voices: 39 voices: Sparkle Stack, Curved Bars (organ voice), Slide Solid, Clean Guitar, Jazz Guitar, Power Lead, etc. For a complete listing see Tyros2 Data List manual
  • Organ Flutes: 10 presets
  • Memory: 4MB expandable to 1GB
  • 5 band equaliser
  • Controllers: Pitch bend / modulation
  • Dimensions: 44.8″ x 17.7″ x 5.4″ W x D x H (1,140 x 450 x 137 mm) Without Music Rest and Speakers
  • Weight: 32 lbs (14.5 kg)

Due to ship in November 2005. I wanna try one!


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