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        Yamaha PSR-S970 - Refurbished


        The PSR-S970 is the flagship model of the S-series, and combines all the functionality of the other models in the range together with powerful performance features including versatile effects inherited from the legendary Tyros 5, external display capability and a programmable vocal harmony function.

        Yamaha continues to offer incredible musical technology and innovation with the new Yamaha PSR S970 arranger workstation keyboard.

        The Yamaha PSR S970 workstation keyboard effectively blurs the line between digital and acoustic sound and the result will change your musical perceptions forever. Yamaha have recorded professional musicians to achieve authentic renditions of their instruments and playing nuances and now you can play alongside them. The PSRS970`s other incredible features include Vocal Harmony 2 and Super Articulation for thrilling instrumental and vocal support. It will add a whole new perspective to your creativity.

        The sound is amazing !

        Acoustic instrument articulations, nuances and dynamics are challenging to reproduce. As the worlds 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 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 the right expressive nuances to your performance without having to learn complicated control techniques - just play!

        Yamaha PSR-S970 features

        • 989 Voices, including Super Articulation Voices, Organ Flutes! Voices. 41 Drum/SFX kits, and 480 XG voices
        • 2 Live Controllers for dynamic real-time control assignable to any combination of parameters including filter, arpeggio and more
        • 450 Styles, including all-new DJ styles, and 40 Audio Styles
        • Vocal Harmony 2 and Synth Vocoder functions
        • Mic/Guitar input for use when singing or collaborating with other performers
        • New Arpeggio function for instant access to a library of arpeggiated synth phrases and more
        • Authentic Voices and Styles from around the world
        • USB audio playback with time stretch, pitch shift, and vocal cancel functions
        • External display capability
        • Real Distortion and Real Reverb, with an intuitive effects interface

        Yamaha PSR-S970 Keyboard Powerful features for live performance

        The PSR-S970 features two assignable live controllers, a modulation wheel and two assignable foot pedal inputs, ensuring that you have total control over voices, styles, effects and other functions during live performance. Also, DJ Styles are a new live performance concept, featuring a collection of chord progressions that eliminate the need for continuous chord changes with the left hand. Now youve got both hands free to play melody lines, use the Live Controllers, or even trigger additional external audio with the Multi Pads to add a unique flair to your performance.

        Yamaha PSR-S970 Keyboard Real effects

        The PSR-S970 features the Real Distortion and Real Reverb effects from the renowned Tyros 5, delivering authentic, natural sound unparalleled in its class. Effortlessly add and edit effects parameters via an attractive, intuitive interface that gives you the feeling of controlling conventional effects and amplifiers in real time.

        Yamaha PSR-S970 Keyboard VCM effects

        The PSR-S970 has Yamahas Virtual Circuitry Modeling (VCM) technology that simulates the effects of phaser, Wah, compressors, and phasers at circuit level.

        Yamaha PSR-S970 Keyboard Get real with your sound

        Enjoy realistic Super Articulation Voices, Organ flutes and many other sounds from the legendary Tyros series. The PSR-S970s superb sonic quality, meticulously sampled voices, and a comprehensive suite of effects will take your performances to a new level of authenticity that is sure to satisfy even the most demanding audience.

        Yamaha PSR-S970 Keyboard Let your music take you to new places

        Voice & Style Expansion Packs enable you to customize the PSR-S970 with a wide range of additional content from all over the world. When loaded into the keyboard, you can instantly access authentic new sounds, rhythms and backing in the musical style of your choice.

        Yamaha PSR-S970 Keyboard 512 MB of additional content available with on-board expansion memory

        The PSR-S950 could only install one expansion pack at a time. Now with *Yamaha Expansion Manager version 2.3 (or later), you can create individual expansion data sets containing content from various packs and utilize the 512MB memory on board. You can even create your own voices based on your sample library.

        Yamaha PSR-S970 Keyboard Powerful Synth Vocoder and Vocal Harmony function.

        The PSR-S970 is equipped with a new Synth Vocoder function, which allows you to use your voice and synthesize with the PSR-S970s sound. The powerful Vocal Harmony 2 system allows you to control the pitch, level, and number of harmonies added, ensuring that your vocals are always the star of the show.

        Yamaha PSR-S970 Keyboartd Specifications


        Body Color Metallic Dark Grey


        Dimensions Width 1002 mm
        Height 148 mm
        Depth 437 mm
        Weight Weight 11.6 kg

        Control Interface

        Keyboard Number of Keys 61
        Type Organ, Initial Touch
        Touch Response Hard1, Hard2, Medium, Soft1, Soft2
        Other Controllers Pitch Bend Yes
        Modulation Yes
        Control Knobs 2 (assignable)
        Display Type TFT Color Wide VGA LCD
        Size 7 inch
        Color Color
        Language English, German, French, Spanish, Italian
        Panel Language English


        Tone Generation Tone Generating Technology AWM Stereo Sampling
        Polyphony Number of Polyphony (Max.) 128
        Preset Number of Voices 989 Voices + 41 Drum/SFX Kits + 480 XG Voices
        Featured Voices 131 S.Art!, 30 Mega Voices, 31 Sweet! Voices, 74 Cool! Voices, 89 Live! Voices, 30 Organ Flutes!
        Compatibility XG Yes
        GS Yes (for Song playback)
        GM Yes
        GM2 Yes
        Expandability Expansion Voice Yes (approx. 512MB max.)
        Part Right 1, Right 2, Left


        Types Reverb 52 Presets + 3 User
        Chorus 106 Presets + 3 User
        DSP 322 Presets(with VCM) + 10 User
        Master Compressor 5 Presets + 5 User
        Master EQ 5 Presets + 2 User
        Part EQ 27 parts
        Others Mic/Guitar effects: Noise Gate x 1, Compressor x 1, 3Band EQ x 1
        Arpeggio Yes
        Vocal Harmony Number of Presets Vocal Harmony: 44, Synth Vocoder: 10
        Number of User Settings 60 *The number is the total of Vocal Harmony and Synth Vocoder
        Vocal Effect 23

        Accompaniment Styles

        Preset Number of Preset Styles 450
        Featured Styles 40 +Audio Styles, 366 Pro Styles, 31 Session Styles, 10 DJ Styles, 3 Free Play
        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
        Expandability Expansion Style Yes
        Expansion Audio Style Yes (approx. 128MB max.)
        Compatibility Style File Format, Style File Format GE


        Preset Number of Preset Songs 5 Sample Songs
        Recording Number of Songs Unlimited (depends on the drive 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)


        Registration Number of Buttons 8
        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
        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 types
        Miscellaneous Direct Access Yes
        Text Display Function Yes
        Wallpaper Customization Yes
        Voices Harmony/Echo Yes (with Arpeggio)
        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
        Audio Recorder/Player Recording Time (max.) 80 minutes/Song
        Recording .wav (WAV format: 44.1 kHz sample rate, 16 bit resolution, stereo)
        Playback .wav (WAV format: 44.1 kHz sample rate, 16 bit resolution, stereo), .mp3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3: 44.1/48.0 kHz sample rate, 64-320 kbps and variable bit rate, mono/streo)
        Time Stretch Yes
        Pitch Shift Yes
        Vocal Cancel Yes

        Storage and Connectivity

        Storage Internal Memory approx. 13 MB
        External Drives USB Flash Memory (via USB to DEVICE)
        Connectivity Headphones Yes
        FOOT PEDAL 1 (SUSTAIN), 2 (ARTICULATION), Function Assignable
        Microphone Microphone/Guitar x 1
        MIDI IN, OUT
        AUX IN Stereo mini jack
        LINE OUT L/L+R, R
        RGB OUT Yes
        USB TO DEVICE Yes
        USB TO HOST Yes

        Amplifiers and Speakers

        Amplifiers 15 W x 2
        Speakers 13 cm x 2 + 2.5 cm (dome) x 2

        Power Supply

        Power Supply PA-300C or an equibalent recommended by Yamaha
        Power Consumption 20 W
        Auto Power Off Function Yes


        Included Accessories Owner's Manual, Online Member Product Registration, Music Rest, AC Adaptor(may not be include depending on your area. Check with your Yamaha dealer.)

        Multi Pads

        Preset Number of Multi Pad Banks 188 banks x 4 Pads
        Audio Audio Link Yes

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        Yamaha PSR-S970 First Look Demo Video

        An Exciting day with Yamaha! Staff Review by Justin Myerscough

        Every now and again myself and colleague Keith Rawlinson get to escape the shop for the day to preview new products with Yamaha , on this occasion it was for the August 2015 launch of the new PSRS series Keyboards - PSR-S670 - PSRS-770 - PSR-S970 and the new CVP700 series Digital Pianos - CVP701 - CVP705 - CVP709

        First Impressions of the Yamaha PSR-S970.

        The widescreen effect is the first visual difference you notice , compared to the square screen of the S950 , the 7 inch TFT Widescreen of the S970 certainly looks sleeker , more modern , clearer and lesss cluttered than its predecessor. There are over 200 extra sounds on the S970 when compared to the S950, although obviously the quality rather than quantity of voices is more important , as a general rule the "SA" or "Super Articulation" are amongst the best voices , in this respect the S970 is well endowed with more than double the SA voices of its predecessor. Its not all about SA voices though there are some excellent new voices in all the other categories , such as 7 more mega voices , 4 more sweet , 10 more cool voices , 50 more live voices and 10 more organ flutes.


        Previously only the Tyros models have the capacity to have a sensible amount of expansion , now with a built in 512mb of sample memory, customers will be able to purchase "tyros type " expansion packs from www.yamahamusicsoft.com . In addition you can also import third party samples such as those supplied by www.ttt-sounds.com.If anyone has any difficulty in downloading or using their packs all AC Hamilton customers benefit from friendly help and technical support from our affable technical whizz kid Mr Keith Rawlinson whose patience is limitless when coming to the aid of our customers.


        A big part of an authentic sound is the effects , the new VCM ( Virtual Circuit Modelling ) if you play guitar you know that it makes a huge difference what amplifier and effects you plug you're guitar into and put simply VCM means that you are getting the proper effect of an iconic amplifier, as used by famous guitarists from various decades going back to the 60's.

        Vocal Effects

        The S970 now has the more advanced Vocal Harmony 2 System and a Synth Vocoder ( allows you to Synthesize your voice with an S970 sound ).

        Live Controllers.

        You will notice that on the extreme left hand side of the keyboard there are 2 new knobs , these are live controllers , these can be used to choose from the numerous new arpegggiated synth phrases.

        New DJ Styles

        This is an interesting one , the new DJ styles have a pre programmed chord progression, so your left hand isn't stuck to the keyboard, try it , its fun !.

        Brand New Yamaha PSRS970 versus Used Tyros 4

        This product is currently selling approximately in the region of GBP 1300 , this is quite a shock , given that a lot of the technology is based on the Tyros 5 and its predecessor the PSRS950 started its life around the GBP 1650 mark. Anyone thinking of purchasing a used Tyros 4 should definitely consider the S970 , you're getting Tyros 5 technology in a 2015 keyboard as opposed to the Tyros 4 which is around 2010 technology, there are lots of benefits to the S970 over the Tyros 4 such as 40 fabulous audio styles versus zero audio styles on the Tyros 4 , in addition there are many higher quality sounds and effects on the S970 that the Tyros 4 simply does not have , plus for me personally its significant that my favourite voice on the Tyros 4 , the Boys Choir is now on the S970 as well

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