The word "tyros" literally means "beginners" -- an appropriate name, considering how even a novice can create a rich, layered performance on the Yamaha Tyros 4 arranger workstation. Building on the Tyros series' decade-long tradition, Yamaha raises the bar again with this remarkable instrument. The Tyros 4 inherits the sonic palette of Yamaha's industry-standard Motif synth workstation, adding new Super Articulation 2 voices and a selection of classical choir, gospel, and scat vocal sounds that rival software-based sample libraries. With 500 customizable accompaniment styles, and 1800+ inspiring, expressive voices, the Yamaha Tyros 4 makes it easy to turn your ideas into professional full arrangements.
Meet Your New Backing Band
"Arranger" keyboards like the Tyros 4 differ from their "synth workstation" siblings in that they're specifically designed for real-time performance using built-in accompaniment styles. You control the tempo and play the keyboard, letting the Tyros fill in percussion, bass, string pads, rhythm guitar, or any instruments you like. Simply select one of the 500 built-in music Styles -- like StadiumRock or OnBroadway -- to bring up a palette that matches your musical idea, then press buttons on the left side of the control panel for intros, fills, variations, and endings as you play. The Tyros 4's Music Finder function helps you find the perfect Style for any music you'd like to play, searching by song title, genre, or keyword. Meanwhile, the One Touch Setting button automatically calls up voices or and effects well-suited to the currently selected Style. Everything about this keyboard is designed to help you do less paging through menus, and more making music -- with the Tyros providing versatile accompaniment along the way.
Super Articulation 2 Voices
Yamaha packs in over 1800 sounds to the latest incarnation of the Tyros arranger. Draw from the entire Motif soundset and Yamaha's famous Super Articulation voices, plus 15 new Super Articulation 2 voices designed to behave like the instruments they emulate. Horns make gentle slides when you play legato; grace notes when you play staccato. Guitars make string noises; violins swell when you lean into the notes. Even Yamaha's beautiful pianos are SA2 voices, with all the resonance and key-off sounds that bring a keyboard instrument to life. And the Tyros' 9 sliders control digital drawbars for 30 eminently playable Organ Flutes sounds. Plus, 3 new drum kits -- Real Drums, Real Brushes, and Drum Machine -- are as flexible and useable as their names imply.
A Vocal Powerhouse
The human voice is arguably the most difficult instrument to recreate convincingly. Yamaha makes a leap forward in vocal sampling technology on the Tyros 4, coaxing authentic shoo-be-doo-bah backing vocals out of a keyboard with Wave Cycling technology and realistic dynamics. Plug in a microphone to the built-in 1/4-inch/XLR combination jack to trigger 1, 2, or 3 harmony parts with your own voice. The VH2 harmony engine analyzes the chords you play on the keyboard (or chordal data saved in a song) and generates backing vocals within the chords, using breathtaking Super Articulation Choir voices. Add effects like Vocal Doubler or Delay, or use the Tyros' Synth Vocoder mode to filter the Tyros' voices through your own for classic robotic vocals.
Record To A Thumb Drive
As you'd expect from a top-of-the-line keyboard, the Tyros 4 is packed with professional features under the hood, yet with the ease-of-use that's the hallmark of this instrument. Simple Recording Mode lets you instantly capture your performance -- including input from the vocal microphone -- to a 44.1 kHz, 16-bit WAV audio file on your USB thumb drive or the Tyros' internal 250GB hard drive. Multitrack Recording Mode lets you layer two parts with full punch-in/out capability, and bounce the finished product down to a WAV. You can even import commercial WAV or MP3 files and record yourself playing along, or use imported files as backing tracks for live performance that you save right within your Tyros. And of course, the Tyros 4's USB port lets you connect to your computer as a MIDI interface, and use Yamaha's bundled Voice Editor software to create your own custom voices.
Sixteen-Track Song Sequencer
Capture your performance along with any Style as a MIDI sequence -- or simply record along with a metronome -- on the Tyros' built-in 16-track Song sequencer. You can play along with your own sequences, the Tyros' preset Songs, or any commercially available MIDI files, displaying music score notation on the Tyros' large, bright 7.5-inch display. If your song contains lyric data, press the Lyrics/Text button to view it during playback. Or use a USB thumb drive to load in a .TXT file from your computer with words and chords. The Tyros 4 even has an Ethernet port for directly connecting to the Internet, so you can browse Yamaha's special website and add new song data to the Music Finder directly from your keyboard.
The Well-Connected Tyros
On the back of the Tyros 4, you'll find dedicated jacks for the optional Yamaha TRS-MS04 subwoofer and speaker set that mounts directly to your keyboard, Or use your own amp/speakers, plugging them into the Tyros' four standard 1/4-inch Line Out jacks. You can even connect your Tyros' signal to an external processor, and return the signal via stereo 1/4-inch Aux Input jacks -- or plug a CD player or MP3 player into the Aux Ins to hear them through your Tyros' speakers or headphones. Connect the RCA or RGB video outputs to an external computer display or TV to display your lyrics and chords on a large screen, and plug in up to 3 pedals to the Assignable Foot Pedal jacks. And of course, there are also 4 jacks for connecting to any MIDI gear.
Equally well-suited for home, studio, or live performance, Yamaha's Tyros 4 puts stunningly realistic bands, orchestras, and choirs at your disposal with its wealth of amazingly authentic voices and Styles. You'll be amazed by the music that the Tyros 4 lets you create with just your own two hands.
- 61-key FSX keyboard
- A total of 1803 voices, including Yamaha's Motif sound set, 15 Super Articulation 2 voices, 30 Organ Flutes, and much more
- Super Articulation Choir voices provide authentic vocals
- Expand your sound set with Yamaha's optional flash memory
- 500 flexible Accompaniment Styles
- 16-track Song Sequencer -- record your performance as MIDI
- 2-track Audio Recorder -- capture live performances fast
- 7.5-inch color LCD with musical score notation and lyrics display
- USB port for your thumb drive
- 1/4-inch/XLR microphone input
- VH2 vocal harmony generator and vocoder work with your own voice
Power Cord (Included)
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The more things change, the more they stay the same. Now in its fourth generation, the Tyros4 retains its ease of use, ergonomic panel layout and playability, and augments it with an even greater and wider variety of Voices, Styles, and sophisticated features.
And the sound?
Better than ever. More natural, more authentic, and exceptionally expressive. It's a difference you can instantly hear--one that inspires you to new creative heights and lets you play your dream.
The all singing keyboard
The human voice features in almost every style of music imaginable, but because the sound is so familiar, it becomes one of the most difficult to convincingly reproduce on a keyboard instrument. Tyros4 uses new technology and clever sampling techniques to introduce a new dimension in vocals on digital workstations, whether you're playing the new vocal Voices live on the keyboard or singing with the amazing new VH2 Vocal Harmony, you'll be amazed with the sound you create.
Making your musical dreams real
Packed full with comprehensive features for creating your own Songs, Voices, Styles and even audio recordings--everything you need to fully realize your creative potential.
Extraordinarily expressive, realistic sound
Super Articulation Voices give you a level of expressive realism you've never experienced before in a keyboard. The Choir Voices sound remarkably human and respond expressively to your control, while wind and brass instruments feature natural legato and staccato expression and let you easily use performance effects such as vibrato, pitch bend and glissando.
Wealth of Voices and effects
The Tyros4 provides 993 dynamic, realistic Voices, giving you instant access to virtually every instrument in the real world. In addition to the Super Articulation Voices, Live!, Cool! and Sweet! Voice categories feature exceptionally realistic acoustic and electronic instrument sounds. Special Mega Voices deliver enhanced realism and expression in Song data and MIDI recording applications. Moreover, there's an Organ Flutes section that lets you use the nine panel sliders to instantly adjust the individual flute footages. And for the final touch, a comprehensive set of Digital Signal Processing (DSP) effects let you enhance the sound in a variety of ways (with reverb, chorus or EQ).
Powerful, pro-quality accompaniment
With the huge set of 500 built-in dynamic Styles, the Tyros4 puts a full professional-sounding backing band at your disposal. The Styles of the Tyros4 have been vastly enhanced with new Super Articulation Voices, and made even more powerful with DSP effect processing. Guitar parts respond accurately to your chord changes with remarkable realism, and human voice sounds can also be played with unprecedented expressiveness.
There are many other performance tools and features to inspire your creativity as well. Multi Pads let you play in real time a wide selection one-shot phrases and special loops--which can automatically sync to the Styles. The convenient Music Finder feature lets you call up ideal Style and Voice setups for the particular type of music you want to play. Moreover, One Touch Setting presets with four specially programmed settings for each Style let you reconfigure the Tyros4 with the proper Voices and effects, for playing in that style of music, while the Registration Memory feature gives you eight pads for instant, total recall of your favorite panel settings.
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