Yamaha S90 user reviews
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- I bought my first synth in about 1990 and have owned at least a dozen since. I also played piano for ten years before that. I've had this unit for about 5 days. It is really nice. I just recently sold a Fantom Xa, XP-30, Korg X-50, and a Yamaha AN1x. Now I have only this board and I can pretty much get any sounds I had before out of just this one board. It is a great sounding synth but the pianos are the best I have ever played in hardware. In fact, I own software pianos that aren't as nice or versatile as this board. They sound great and there are several of different styles. None of them are bad and the good ones are pretty much great. I love the pitch modulation.
- You can edit quite a few things without but I like to be able to fully dig in when I want to. For two, as great as the arpeggiators are and all of the 6000+ patterns, they are not programmable...... at all. Not from the board and not in the editor. There is one song, "Hella Good" by No Doubt, where I need a really standard little step sequence of 3 notes and a rest. Nope, cant do it. This is the only thing that I am having a hard time dealing with. Otherwise, I am totally satisfied with the tone and my ability to make about any sound I would ever want. manual is easy to understand as well.
- I have been in a cover band for the past three years that plays a lot of 80 pop and I am also a huge Van Halen fan of the synth-era stuff. I immediately prgrammed sounds for Love Walks in, 1984, Jump, Subdivisions, Tom Sawyer, etc. No real problems getting all the tones I want and I am a tone snob when it comes to programming. THese versions I have made have lots of sweet punch and sizzle. Love it! sounds are very realistic.
- Overall Opinion
- Bottom line, I love it. I dont think I've ever had my fingers feel so connected to the sounds that they are triggering. The action is sort of buttery smooth. Love it love it love it!!!
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Trs good for the USB to be able to edit everything using a PC
- Configuration: Only in home studio, the boss (APRS me) of my installation, coupled with a Korg Trinity, E-MU Proteus MPS + 2 EMU samplers, + PC (Cubase + + VSTI Gigastudio) + MOTU 828Mk2.
<p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>The configuration gnrale is it simple?</span>
Great ease of use, large screen, config Fully adjustable with PC.
<p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>The edition of sounds and effects is it easy</span> ?
It's like all the synths, it takes a little getting used to, but nothing insurmountable.
<p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>The manual is clear and sufficient? ...</span>
The standard black dot, this manual does rdig by a monarch's lawn mower dpartement Yamaha is not possible otherwise. In short, a disaster. For one who has never used the synth that is of no help. I put only 5.
- <p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>The sounds they agree your style of music?</span>
I use some sounds trs, trs good except for a piano and some tablecloths.
<p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>Are they ralistes?</span>
The pianos are great, the Powergrand is extraordinary, however the 3layers which is supposed to be the king of The series is trsdcevant: Draft and confused, in my case useless.
<p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>The effects are they effective and responsive?</span>
Yamaha can do effects, so no Souis this cot l.
- Overall Opinion
- I've been using this keyboard for 7 months and not one second I do not regret this purchase.
The touch keyboard is excellent, pianist for 25 years, I have chosen and P. .... ! He slams!
I sought a real master keyboard, and I made no restrictive budget, so I compared with monsters such as K2600X Kurzweil, Korg Triton proX (I possdant cart dj a Korg Trinity), Motif ES8 (but too workstation) Roland RD700 (Trs touch keyboard below the Yamaha, almost a toy cot), and a reputation for its touch Kawai (cart for his master config limits).
In short, Happy: ERE
I do it again this election ... With the new ES version ..
- Super synth hit with impeccable piano, a thousand sounds great (except maybe the sounds of synths ... "lead"), an editor PC via USB, no problem
- I have no problems programming, I did not have to do much, the machine already has almost everything that is
- A must try: pianos, electric pianos, the Hammonds (better than the real little hammond I had)!
- Overall Opinion
- I use this keyboard on stage for 2 years at least. As against these 23 pounds are a bit painful for my back (almost 50 years, you'll see!)
Fortunately, I have a box on wheels!
- See below (I agree) Otherwise:
- I regret that Yamaha did not keep their intgralement Graded Hammer Action Keyboard for P90 SERIES. On the S90, the touch is the same low notes and notes between acute (Balanced Hammer = balance between bass and treble). on the other hand, it remains an effective trs mcanique hammer is a real rgal. For my part, I tried the keyboard one of the other cot. I played a SERIES of notes on a keyboard then I went directly to another keyboard to replay the same thing. In the end, feel Yamaha is the one I find most raliste as well as the high-end Triton and the Kawai MP9500. In my opinion, all three have a touch in the same "style". The S90 may be a tad more lightweight and is the only gripe that I am (no Graded Hammer). I did not touch AIM Roland which is really more "cheap". It's the same for DIFFERENT keyboards matres touch heavier than I've experienced (and I test the feel of almost all Distribus correctly).
- No numriques outputs as standard. Map mLan CHRE yet.
- 4 analog outputs, a good trs.
- A from A / D + gain: you can connect a microphone and bnficier internal effects. Trs a good point.
- No pedals are provided. Would not provide a t luxury.
- See below (I complterai later)
- With regard to the sound, I would put a notice BMOL to previous ones. I use it only recently, but some points are noted:
- Regarding the "famous" piano sound on three layers, the jump between the level DIFFERENT VLOC is clearly audible. As long as you're playing fleurtant between one level and another, we might be surprised ... I do not find balance. The color in her own when she met me, it sounds more programming for me dplat.
- The fltes are really nice and practitioner. I will test out the Controller "Breathe" the above.
- The percussion are nice and some trs more exotic instruments also. For the latter, it lacks a few samples for a range INTERESTED.
- The sounds of analog synths are good, but that cost a Novation KS5 before, I did not feel the same effect "In Your Face" from analog CHARACTERISTICS ... Lacks a little size. No doubt it can catch up with S90 at the output of a device / ddi soft.
- Finally, I do not know what you think, but so many sounds on 110 MB, so do not expect to compete with multi-GB library .. It's as simple-minded comment, but hey I must say all of the same.
- Overall Opinion
- For me, the S90 is essentially a keyboard matre fantastic. Its functions are irrprochables. It's pure happiness. Some sounds are usable trs, but when I see that for 200 was a 290 + EAST WEST Bsendorfer Kompakt Intgr VLOC levels of 16 ... I am demanding and I look at the quality of sound in terms of "registration". I do not save the piano S90 (the 3LayerS700) on passages such as crescendo. The fltes yes on the other hand. As this is a rel pleasure of playing with the S90. This is a wonderful device, trs good quality. From a global point of view, the sounds from the Motif are good, but we must refine this view.
I am fully satisfied with my purchase and it is clear that I achter again (if still promo LOL).
How I made this choice:
I was looking for a basic keyboard touch matre nickel. The Fatar are good, but the Yamaha ct they do not compete at all. I zap M-Audio. Their 88-key agile is cheap and bad touch is equilibrated trs: a block to beginners and once pass the blockage, the race is a draft. I also zap Edirol (very good touch with synth cons, as Novation Remote - recommend to the touch synth), etc.. I still had the range of keyboards Oberheim matres. It is not and I n'achte not something that I can not try. Finally, there was the Doepfer LMK2 +, but hey just for 1100 features matres keyboards (and some evolve to surcrot trs) and date dj blah, blah ... Also, I could not try it. So I orient towards pianos numriques range (eg Yamaha P90). But this kind of device (PC1X, P90, etc.)., MIDI is the fawn symbolic and no aftertouch. Right, well I still see my budget and rising up the range ... And so I get to choose or Kurzweil PC2X S90. The latter can not try that Lyon and as I did not try (because I'm not going to Lyon every day LOL), well I do not achte. Kurzweil has that amliorer its distribution in France (if not nicer than Backline & Pianos Kurzweil is motivated to distribution in France unless they were not nice rpondu my mail). I t bluff by the prize promotion and the srieux the S90, I said you got all the inside of a keyboard super-Matra and respect sounds, bah it's always good to take bonus (I prcise again I was not looking for a sound module based). And as I pointed out some sounds are excellent ... I put 7 / 10 for sound, it's not for nothing ...
For résumé, which I shall take the heart: the pleasure of playing on this unit (and it makes me forget largely breaks layers ...). In short:
- To play: 10/10
- For the record: some points to watch
I put 10 because I'm really in love ...
- Keyboard key hammer super nice, the best that I've been trying
aditional by its editor usb, not very clear in the transfer of sounds in s90 (j have not succeeded, but I managed to cque j to c 0 is a meter while the sound user, the qque I certainly did not want to also ..: -)
difficult to use arpeggiator midi, setup requirements .. j have not yet succeeded
- Graphic interface requiring some practice and hours of use
- The sounds are top with a great grain, even raw sounds ring ..
fx certain lack of quality all the same .. SETTINGS
patch some of the great piano, several samples of acoustic guitar better than korg who suck dailleurs, expressive strings, flute with vibrato and great harmony according Veloci ..
Many drum kit (forty) echatillon always with the quality of grain.
- Overall Opinion
- Used for 4 months, I hardly use my Trinity more ...
in any case the one I keep!
- CHARACTERISTICS Audiofanzine on, I note that just touches are more enjoyable, I test almost everything that exists in this CATEGORY synth and I had a K2500X before. The S90 is not envy.
- Use easy enough for me, organiss menus into two levels only.
I find the manual parcontre not explicit enough on some points (you can not compare textbooks Roland)
- So it's really the advantage of this synth all is good and impressive.
I DSOL but Triton, Roland XV Exceeds. The sound of the same basic pattern seems to not sound better than the S90.
Even better, the piano is an absolute rgal. We must try it to believe it.
- Overall Opinion
- I tried two times in a store, compared with competitors before you buy.
Attention is rare because a synth is not clear policy of Yamaha. It may be as P80, stopped production when it is sought-trs.
I would definitely recommend those who seek the SON, not fonctionnalitspriphriques (sampling, squenceur, CONTRL amlior in real time. Now I have and I keep.
- Fabulous button keyboard heavy, 88 weighted keys!
6 assignable controllers (including pitch and modulation wheels 2)
Connections overstaffed: mic in, 2xOut, Midi, 3pedals, Breath ...
Plug-in boards, LAN module, USB ...
64voix expandable via plug-ins
best to summarize: www.yamahasynth.com
- Getting Started effective and comprehensive manual.
Yamaha support is also very good ...
Editing sounds rich and fairly easy to use, allow the sliders assignable
settings and modified in real time> ideal for live performance!
- S90 sounds are rich and varied:
the pianos are excellent, as are organs, basses, guitars, orchestral sounds and the kind vintage moog lead or ... A flat on the strings and vocals not great. For violins is good. One also regrets the lack of ethnic sounds ... This should be possible to create by arranging those of GM2. The batteries are striking and varied. Modes arpeggios are great for any type of sound ... The effects are also high. I prefer the S90 sounds like vintage Rhodes, Organ Leslies, or combo style boogie guitars and bass excellent. The keyboard is what made me fall for this synth! Beautiful!
- Overall Opinion
- Use for 1 month ...
I recommend the S90 for fans of the DX7, SY77 or those loving electro, acid jazz, techno, 80's pop or classical. Although the technology is possible especially if you own the Synthesis Analogue extension that provides brilliant sound and new arpeggios! I use it live for the moment and connected to a laptop via USB, AC is controlled in a snap! The problem is weight and dimensions: 1.4 m and 28kg! The keyboard itself must weigh half I think. A superb synthesizer with the extension Vocal Harmony, players of blues, rock, jazz solo will love!