Yamaha’s Tyros2 release date slips? Worth the wait?

It seems that the next generation of Yamaha’s Tyros workstation has slipped a month or so.

It’s original release date, October 1st, came and went and the website continued to display a simple banner on the Tyros2 page.

Now a press release suggests that the Tyros2 will be available in November.

Next Generation Tyros Workstation Announced

Flagship Arranger Workstation Now Features Super Articulation Technology, Optional Hard Disk Recording, New Action

Yamaha has announced Tyros2, a new version of their flagship arranger workstation.

New in Tyros2 is Super Articulation, bringing that audible and physical MegaVoice authenticity to the melody that you play, with 40 voices. The 61-key Tyros2 comes standard with 4 MB, but offers up to 1 GB of sample/playback capability (Wave, AIFF), and the ability to capture performances with optional audio rendering hard disk recording capability.

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Additional improvements now enable Tyros2 to function not only as a stand-alone unit, but also as a component of a computer-based music production system, including USB MIDI ports and new USB “To Device” for connecting to peripheral storage devices. With Yamaha’s broadband Internet Direct Connection feature, song data and content can be downloaded directly from the Internet. The onboard VGA display screen can be mirrored to an RGB/Video output allowing Tyros2 to display functions directly to an external computer monitor.

Yamaha has also responded to customers’ requests for a more professional keyboard with a newly-designed action that is fast, smooth and responsive. Currently, it is the only action of its kind to be offered on any Yamaha keyboard product.

Tyros2 will be available in November 2005 at an MSRP of $4,095.

For more information, visit their web site at www.yamaha.com.