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PSR-S970

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.

 

  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specs
  • 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

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 you've 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.

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.

VCM effects

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

Get real with your sound

Enjoy realistic Super Articulation Voices, Organ flutes and many other sounds from the legendary Tyros series. The PSR-S970's 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.

Play with the atmosphere of real sound.

Bring your performances to life with Audio Styles, featuring high quality percussion ensembles and drums, all recorded by world-class musicians in studios around the globe. Audio Styles add natural feel and warmth to any rhythm track for greater expressive potential than ever before.

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.

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. 

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-S970's 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.

Chord Tracker

Identify the chord sequence from an audio track instantly with the Yamaha Chord Tracker app!

The Yamaha Chord Tracker app for iPhone and iPad helps practicing and performance by extracting the chord sequence of an audio song stored on your device.

Color/Finish

BodyColor Metallic Dark Grey

 

Size/Weight

DimensionsWidth 1002 mm
Height 148 mm
Depth 437 mm
WeightWeight 11.6 kg

 

Control Interface

KeyboardNumber of Keys 61
Type Organ, Initial Touch
Touch Response Hard1, Hard2, Medium, Soft1, Soft2
Other ControllersPitch Bend Yes
Modulation Yes
Control Knobs 2 (assignable)
DisplayType TFT Color Wide VGA LCD
Size 7 inch
Color Color
Language English, German, French, Spanish, Italian
PanelLanguage English

 

Voices

Tone GenerationTone Generating Technology AWM Stereo Sampling
PolyphonyNumber of Polyphony (Max.) 128
PresetNumber 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!
CompatibilityXG Yes
GS Yes (for Song playback)
GM Yes
GM2 Yes
ExpandabilityExpansion Voice Yes (approx. 512MB max.)
Part Right 1, Right 2, Left

 

Effects

TypesReverb 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 HarmonyNumber 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

PresetNumber 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 FeaturesMusic Finder 2,500 Records
One Touch Setting (OTS) 4 for each Style
ExpandabilityExpansion Style Yes
Expansion Audio Style Yes (approx. 128MB max.)
Compatibility Style File Format, Style File Format GE

 

Songs

PresetNumber of Preset Songs 5 Sample Songs
RecordingNumber 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 FormatPlayback SMF (Format 0 & 1), XF
Recording SMF (Format 0)

 

Functions

RegistrationNumber of Buttons 8
Control Registration Sequence, Freeze
Lesson/GuideLesson/Guide Follow Lights, Any Key, Karao-Key, Your Tempo
Performance Assistant Technology (PAT) Yes
Demo/HelpDemonstration Yes
Overall ControlsMetronome 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
MiscellaneousDirect Access Yes
Text Display Function Yes
Wallpaper Customization Yes
VoicesHarmony/Echo Yes (with Arpeggio)
Panel Sustain Yes
Mono/Poly Yes
Voice Information Yes
StylesStyle Creator Yes
Style Recommender Yes
OTS Information Yes
SongsSong Creator Yes
Score Display Function Yes
Lyrics Display Function Yes
Multi PadsMulti Pad Creator Yes
Audio Recorder/PlayerRecording 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

StorageInternal Memory approx. 13 MB
External Drives USB Flash Memory (via USB to DEVICE)
ConnectivityHeadphones 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

 

Accessories

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

PresetNumber of Multi Pad Banks 188 banks x 4 Pads
AudioAudio Link Yes