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Yamaha intros new arranger workstations: PSR-S700, PSR-S900, PSR-OR700

From the same line of arranger workstations as the acclaimed Tyros2 comes three more keyboards from Yamaha.

Yamaha PSR-S900 Arranger WorkstationThe PSR-S900 offers a range of features, including some previously only available on the Tyros2, including modelled organ voices, Super Articulation for sonically realistic instrument sounds, USB audio recorder, video out, USB storage, 891 instrument Voices, a microphone input with automatic three-part vocal harmony, 128 notes of polyphony, a colour LCD screen and a broadband connection for downloading new content.

“The PSR-S900 offers the most value for the dollar of any Arranger Workstation keyboard we make, with features previously reserved for the top model, like Super Articulation and Audio Recording,” said Mark Anderson, marketing manager, Portable Keyboards, Pro Audio & Combo Division, Yamaha Corporation of America. “Add this to the range of professional features and I know that this keyboard is going to make a lot of customers very happy.”

Yamaha PSR-S700 Arranger WorkstationThe PSR-S700 features incredibly realistic MegaVoice Technology, XG/GS/General MIDI and General MIDI 2 compatibility, 96-note polyphony, USB storage options for peripheral devices like thumb or floppy disc drives, Modeled Organ Flutes with nine virtual drawbars and a new LAN Port for downloading content directly from the Internet. Though packed with professional features, including 813 instrument voices and 16 drum kits, the PSR-S700 also includes enhancements that beginners can appreciate, including Performance Assistant, which ensures that every rendition is free from mistakes.

“With the release of the PSR-S700, the incredibly lifelike Yamaha MegaVoice Technology represents a huge step up in sound quality for this affordable level of Arranger Workstation, opening the door to a larger segment of the population,” said Anderson. “This keyboard has the processing power to be the first in the line to offer 96 notes of polyphony and Modeling Technology for accurately reproducing amazingly realistic organ voices.”

Yamaha PSR-OR700 Arranger WorkstationThe PSR-OR700 is designed for professionals and provides the ability to play quarter tone notes, common to Arabic, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern music, which fall between half steps on the Western keyboard scale.

With 862 Voices, 96 notes of polyphony and 22 drum kits, the new keyboard also features MegaVoice Technology for incredibly realistic sounds and styles, USB storage options, 96-note polyphony and Modeled Organ Flutes with nine virtual drawbars. It also includes ethnic content, including instrument Voices and rhythm sounds, and special panel control buttons for tuning on the fly.