Yamaha PSRS900 61-Key Arranger Workstation Keyboard

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Color LCD display. High end voices and styles. Vocal harmonizing feature for mic connections.

With 891 instrumental voices PSR-S900 offers the player a huge sonic palette. Most of these voices are coming from high end models - including 20 Live! Voices, 26 Cool! Voices and 22 Sweet! Voices as well as 15 Mega! Voices and even 23 Super Articulation Voices included.

The amazing Super Articulation voices open a completely new level of sonic realism and expressiveness. You’ll feel as if you’re playing the real thing! Super Articulation Voices give you the unique performance characteristics of each instrument and are perfect for playing solo passages and legato melodies, intelligently adding the right expressive nuances to your performance as you play. The expanded range of Mega! Voices feature various playing techniques and performance sounds – such as finger slides and fret noise on Guitar Voices and shakes on Trumpet voices – designed specifically to enhance playback of the 305 built-in Styles.

For each Style there are four One Touch Setting so that you get the perfect instrumental setting by pressing just one button. The OTS-Link-Function allows you to change automatically through the One Touch Setting just by changing the Style-variation.

If you want to play a certain song and don’t know which style to choose, the powerful Music Finder feature can help. Simply select a song title or a keyword, all appropriate panel settings are reconfigured to match the genre, including the appropriate voices, style and effects. Music Finder+ also works with the Internet Direct read more Connection (IDC) feature, allowing you to download additional free Music Finder records and collections in addition to the wide selection built in to the instrument.

The color LCD display shows the song notation of a MIDI file (score) as well as lyrics (for MIDI songs that have score and lyric data). A special display function allows you to show text files you’ve created on a computer - making it possible to display lyrics for songs that maybe don’t have lyric data, or for creating your own onscreen chord charts and song memos. And to get your karaoke party swinging, PSR-S900 has a Video Output so that you can show the keyboard’s display on a TV or projector.

Connect a microphone and automatically have backing singers mixed with your voice – that’s the PSR-S900’s Vocal Harmony Feature. . A powerful Bass-Reflex-speaker system and 2 x 12 watts amplification guarantees outstanding realism of sound, whilst the integrated Network-connector (LAN-Port) ensures ease of use with Yamaha’s unique Internet Direct Connection (IDC) feature. The USB to device connection opens the possibility to connect USB storage devices such as thumb drives to the instrument, giving you virtually unlimited memory capacity for user registrations, styles and songs. The USB connection also allows you to make your own CD-quality recordings at home with a minimum of fuss, utilizing the new USB Audio Recorder.
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Sound Source
Sound Source: AWM Stereo Sampling

Keyboard: 61 keys (C1–C6 with Initial Touch)

Display: 320 X 240 dots QVGA Color LCD

Music Score, Lyrics: Yes

Text: Yes

Polyphony (max): 128

Voice Selection: 392 voices + 480 XG voices 19 Drum/SFX Kits + GM2 + GS voices for GS Song playback

S. Articulation! Voice: 23

MegaVoice: 15

Live! Voice: 20

Cool! Voice: 26

Sweet! Voice: 22

Organ Flutes! Voice: 10

Regular Voice: 276

Voice Editing (Voice Set): Yes

Effect Blocks: Reverb/Chorus/DSP: 6

Effect Blocks: Microphone: 1

Effect Types (Reverb/Chorus/DSP):
Reverb: 34 Preset + 3 User
Chorus: 29 Preset + 3 User
DSP 1: 191 Preset + 3 User
DSP 2-4: 106 Preset + 10 User

Effect Types: Master EQ: 5 Preset + 2 User

Effect Types: Part EQ: 28 Parts

Vocal Harmony: 60 Preset + 10 User

Accompaniment Style
Pro Styles: 281

Session Styles: 24

Mega Voice/Style: Yes

Fingering: Single Finger, Fingered, Fingered On Bass, Multi Finger, AI Fingered, Full Keyboard, AI Full Keyboard

Style Creator: Yes

OTS (One Touch Setting): 4 for each Style

OTS Link: Yes

Music Finder (Preset): Yes

Music Finder (Edit): Yes

RAM Capacity: 120 KB

Preset Songs: 5 samples

Guide: Follow Lights, Any Key, Karao-Key, Vocal CueTIME

Performance assistant technology: Yes

Recording: Quick Recording, Multi Recording, Step Recording, Song Editing

Record Channels: 16

USB Audio Recorder
USB Audio Recorder: Yes

Multi Pad
Preset: 4 Pads x 95 Banks

Internet Direct Connection
Internet Direct Connection: LAN Port, Wireless Game Adaptor (via LAN Port), External Adaptor (via USB to DEVICE)

Memory Device
USB Flash Memory: Yes

Floppy Disk (2HD, 2DD): External Adaptor (via USB TO DEVICE)

Hard Disk: External Adaptor (via USB TO DEVICE)

Flash Memory (Internal): 1.4 MB

Memory Card (SmartMedia, etc.): External Adaptor (via USB TO DEVICE)

Tempo Range: 5 - 500, Tap Tempo

Metronome: Yes

Sound: Bell on/off

Registration Memory
Buttons: 8

Registration Sequence/Freeze: Yes

Demo: Yes

Language for Display: 6 Languages (English, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Italian)

Direct Access: YES

Transpose: Keyboard/Song/Master

Scale Type: 9

Computer Connection
USB to HOST: Yes


Other Connectors
Other Connectors:
Phones, MIDI (IN, OUT), foot pedal (1, 2), AUX IN (R, L/L+R), output (R, L/L+R), LAN
Mic (input volume, MIC/LINE IN), VIDEO OUT

Pedal Functions: Volume, sustain, sostenuto, soft, glide, portamento, pitchbend, modulation, sound articulation (PSR-S900), dsp variation, song play/pause, style start/stop, etc.

Amplifiers: 12 W x 2

Speakers: (12 + 4 cm (dome)) x 2

Power Consumption
Power Consumption: 40 W

Dimensions [WxHxD]: 1003 x 148 x 433 mm (39 5/8 x 5 7/8 x 17 1/8 in. )

Weight: 11.5 kg (25 lbs., 5 5/8 oz)

Optional accessories
Footswitch: FC4/FC5

Foot Controller: FC7

AC Power Adaptor: PA-300B/PA-300

Keyboard stand L-6/L-7 (The exterior size of the PSR-900/700 is beyond the limits as described in the L-6 Assembly Instructions. However, Yamaha has determined through tests that the stand can be safely used for the instrument.)

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 714-522-9011
Web: https://usa.yamaha.com/support

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (65 ratings)
Submitted March 6, 2008 by a customer from aol.com
"Quality and Features"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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The best arranger for my needs.
Excellent sounds for a keyboard. I use a pair of Yamaha owered monitor speakers to provide a greater sound quality than built in speakers can deliver.
Very fine set of features. The styles are quite good and very useful in song writing. The controls are useful and well engineered. I was considering several non-arranger keyboards but decided on this instead. I am glad I did. An arranger provides many more featuers to assist in composing songs. The microphone / vocal features are what put this over the top for me.
Ease of Use
Very well done. Easy to use. Easy to learn. Nice job Yamaha. There are multi level menues for advanced features if one needs them. Basic features are easily accessible and well set up.
The quality is typical of Yamaha - very high. The one thing I wish it has is a mineral crystal screen instead of plastic.
Good - expensive buy worht it for what it does.
Manufacturer Support
I sent 3 emails to support center and never received a reply. I finally called support and received an answer.
The Wow Factor
It has what I want in one package.
Musical Background:
Home recording studio
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