|Yamaha launched the new Arranger Workstation keyboards PSR-S910 and PSR-S710 at Summer NAMM Show 2009 in Nashville. Designed to fulfill the needs of songwriters and arrangers, the PSR-S910 offers pro capabilities, but it's also suitable for 'one-man bands' because it puts the performer in charge of hundreds of different virtual bands that sound great due to highly realistic accompaniment styles.
The new model adapts feature sets from Yamaha's flagship arranger Tyros3, including Super Articulation Voices, which give strings, guitars, reeds and brass sounds real-time expressiveness, including the slide of a guitarist's fingers across a string or the breaths taken by a sax player. The 61-key PSR-S910 also includes a 7" x 7" colour screen and professional features like USB audio recording and playback of MP3. It also features a broadband connection that lets users link the keyboards directly to the Internet.
"The accompaniment styles found on the PSR-S910 give keyboard players a quick and easy way to sound like a fully arranged ensemble with little or no setup required," said George Hamilton, Electronic Keyboard Product Manager, Yamaha Keyboard Division. "The powerful Music Finder feature even allows them to set up the entire instrument by simply selecting from thousands of song titles. Style, tempo, variation and right hand voices are instantly set when you select a title."
The 61-key PSR-S710 blends functionality and affordability. With a broad sonic palette and realistic styles, it's suitable for home use and on stage. High-end features include dozens of effects, a 16-track sequencer, an audio recorder and Internet connectivity. "The PSR-S710 represents a significant leap forward in the evolution of the Arranger Workstation keyboard at all price points," said Dane Madsen, Electronic Keyboard Marketing Manager, Yamaha Keyboard Division. "The addition of USB audio recording delivers tremendous benefits to all musicians—be they beginner, hobbyist, or pro."