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Yamaha PSR-SX700 and PSR-SX900 arranger workstation keyboards raise bar for performance and composition

Yamaha today debuted the PSR-SX700 and PSR-SX900, two 61-key Arranger Workstation keyboards for composing, arranging and playing confidently out at gigs.

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These elegant, all-in-one instruments, which replace the PSR-S775 and PSR-S975 respectively, inherit inspiring content and powerful features from Genos, the world’s most advanced Digital Workstation keyboard. Just as Genos set a new standard when it was introduced by the company last year, the new mid-priced keyboards are poised to raise the bar for workstations at more affordable price points, making it even easier to streamline creative flow, transform musical ideas into fully-arranged productions, and to recall them at the touch of a button.

How an Arranger Workstation sounds, and the ease with which the user can control these sounds, are critical considerations to the creative process. The PSR-SX700 and PSR-SX900 offer unmatched ultrarealistic and expressive Super Articulation Voices, with greater real-time control over a performance than other similarly-priced keyboards on the market today.

Both share a brilliant 7-inch TFT touch screen that incorporates the same intuitive graphic user interface offered on Genos, allowing users to easily navigate Voice and Style assignments, as well as assess and adjust other settings.

Six new assignable controller buttons have been added beneath the touch screen, each of which can be assigned a desired function. Simply pressing the button during a performance or composing/arranging session enables the user to jump directly to relevant controls in the display.

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A new joystick controller with modulation hold opens up expressive possibilities and is ideally suited for almost every genre of music.

Built-in content from the Yamaha Voice & Style Expansion library provides instant access to a huge variety of international content. Expansion memory size has been greatly increased in both keyboards—to 400MB in the PSR-SX700, 1GB in the PSR-SX900—allowing users to further customize their instrument by adding their choice of content from YamahaMusicSoft.com

New Voices and DSP have also been added, inherited from Genos. To complete the creative process, arrangements made with the 16-track recorder/player can be output as studio-quality WAV audio files to play back on smart devices or computers.

The PSR-SX900, which incorporates a newly-designed, bi-amped speaker system with a wide stereo audio field, is the new flagship of the PSR-SX line. It boasts 4GB of internal memory, 1337 instrument Voices, 56 Drum/SFX kits, and 480 XG Voices, as well as 329 Multi Pad banks. To ensure silky-smooth, high-quality sound, the DAC (Digital Audio Converter) on this keyboard has been upgraded to 32-bit, the same as those found in Genos and in the top-of-the-line Yamaha MONTAGE synthesizer.

Other new features in this model include 8 insert effect slots, a Chord Looper function, Bluetooth audio, Main L&R line outputs, plus Sub L&R line outputs and two USB to device ports.

The PSR-SX700 includes many of the same features at a lower price point, and boasts 1GB of internal memory, 986 instrument Voices, 41 Drum/SFX kits and 480 XG Voices, as well as 5 insert effect slots, 226 Multi Pad banks, Main L&R line outputs and one USB to device port.

“Performers and writers will be very impressed with the breadth of new content, customizability and expandability found in these keyboards,” said Ben Harrison, marketing manager, Digital Piano & Portable Keyboard, Yamaha Corporation of America. “The PSR-SX series represents some of the most powerful songwriting tools around. Using these keyboards, songwriters can get from an idea to a fully arranged demo faster than ever, and performers can get the room moving in no time.”

As with their predecessors, both new keyboards can be used with the optional Yamaha KS-SW100 subwoofer, which makes the already powerful onboard speaker systems sound even bigger.

Pricing and Availability

The Yamaha PSR-SX900 (MSRP $2,799) and PSR-SX700 (MSRP $1,999) are expected to ship in October 2019.

For more information visit https://yamaha.io/2FzWQkL

About Yamaha

Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA) is one of the largest subsidiaries of Yamaha Corporation, Japan and offers a full line of award-winning musical instruments, sound reinforcement, commercial installation and home entertainment products to the U.S. market. Products include: Yamaha acoustic, digital and hybrid pianos, portable keyboards, guitars, acoustic and electronic drums, band and orchestral instruments, marching percussion products, synthesizers, professional digital and analog audio equipment, Steinberg recording products and NEXO commercial audio products, as well as AV receivers, amplifiers, MusicCast wireless multiroom audio systems, Blu-ray/CD players, earphones, headphones, home-theater-in-a-box systems, sound bars and its exclusive line of Digital Sound Projectors. YCA markets innovative, finely crafted technology and entertainment products and musical instruments targeted to the hobbyist, education, worship, music, professional audio installation and consumer markets.

By Our Press Release Coordinator Friday August 2, 2019
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