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Yamaha PSR Series PSR-S950 61-Key Digital Workstation


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About Yamaha PSR-S950

The Yamaha PSR Series PSR-S950 61-Key Digital Workstation has an organ-style keyboard with 5 levels of touch response. The AWM stereo sampling tone generator features 786 Voices with 128-note polyphony. Additionally, the PSR-S950 has 33 Drum/SFX kits, 480 XG Voices, General MIDI 2 and GS. With built-in digital effects, 4 Multi Pads, Audio Styles advanced auto-accompaniment, songs and USB audio recording, this feature-packed keyboard will enhance your music creation experience.

The PSR-S950 features an additional level of functionality for singers, with a 1/4" microphone input and two vocal-specific effects. Vocal Cancel is essentially a karaoke generator, removing center-panned vocal material to let you do the singing. Time Stretch and Pitch Shift functions allow you to sing any song in the key and tempo of your choice. Vocal Harmony2 backs you up with 44 presets of effects and real-time vocal harmony generation.

Within the PSR-S950's 786 built-in Voices, there are 235 Featured Voices. The Super Articulation, Mega, Sweet, Cool, Live and Organ Flute Featured Voices sample every nuance of the instruments they model. The built-in Voices can be further enhanced by PSR-S950's onboard digital effects. Reverb, Chorus, Noise Gate, Compression and EQ are all available with a multitude of included factory presets. Real Distortion, a group of new guitar amplifier and stomp box modeling effects, are also included. These distortion presets meticulously reproduce the sound of classic amps from the 1960's and 70's and their effect on frequency bands and dynamics.

The PSR-S950's auto-accompaniment and song features are designed to assist you in the writing and recording process. The 25 Audio Styles advanced auto-accompaniment presets use Yamaha Time Stretch Technology to sync real recordings of drummers, percussionists and percussion ensembles seamlessly to your playing. With 383 additional accompaniment presets, you'll be able to find backing tracks for most anything that you're working on. The PSR-S950 also allows unlimited song recording via its USB flash memory input. Up to 16 tracks per song can be recorded in WAV file formats. Recorded audio can also be assigned to the PSR-S950's 4 Multi Pad triggers for instant playback and looping. Playback for MP3 audio is also supported.

The PSR-S950 offers a variety of useful connections on its back panel. 1/4" TRS main outputs and 2 foot pedal inputs are included, as well as a 1/8" stereo Aux input for portable audio devices. The PSR-S950 also features a composite video output, MIDI In/Out connectors and USB connectivity. The USB-A port enables flash drive recording, custom patch storage and Multi Pad audio. The USB-B allows for multi-function computer connection.

Yamaha PSR-S950 Features

  • Super Articulation (SA) voices: Super Articulation voices reproduce the performance characteristics of acoustic instruments so authentically, you'll feel as if you're playing the real thing
  • 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 chords and arrangements you tell them to play
  • Guitar-Enhanced styles with Mega Voices: Guitar-Enhanced styles not only reproduce the sound of a guitar playing, they also recreate the actual chord voicings used by guitar players, adding to the overall realism of the style
  • 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
  • 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 enclosure: A larger speaker enclosure gives the PSR-S750 a full, powerful sound with deep lows and clear highs
  • Digital amplifier: The PSR-S750 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
  • USB Audio Recorder and convenient Multi Pad function: The PSR-S750 is capable of playing back and recording audio files. It can also play back audio files from its Multi Pads, great for triggering loops, vocal phrases and sound effects
  • Audio playback: The PSR-S750 conveniently supports WAV audio file playback
  • 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 Expansion 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
  • Voice and Style Expansion (VSE): Yamaha's new Voice & Style Expansion Packs, players can take advantage of a wide and ever-increasing selection of voices and styles from around the world
  • A Portable keyboard that's mobile device friendly: The PSR-S750 connects and interacts with your mobile devices and tablets. Plus, Yamaha's growing number apps for iPhone, iPod and iPad bring new ways to interact with your keyboard
  • 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
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