[NAMM] Yamaha PSR-S650
Yamaha unveils the PSR-S650 arranger keyboard at Summer NAMM 2011.
Featuring FlashROM Expansion, the entry-level PSR-S650 offers MegaVoice enhanced Styles found on higher-end Yamaha arrangers, according to the company.
The PSR-S650 can load sample data like Voices, drums and percussion and make it available in FlashROM without reloading at each power-up. Styles with MegaVoices are designed to make non-keyboard instrument Voices (like guitars and basses) sound authentic using musical articulation previously not playable from black & white keys.
The PSR-S650 internal FlashROM Expansion can store up to 16MB of sample data, on top of an existing set of 864 internal sounds. The keyboard also offers 181 built-in Styles. You can also play in custom tunings, like Arabic or Pythagorean, using one of the nine preset scales—or create your own.
Users can record songs or their performances during jam sessions to the built-in 16-track sequencer and use the PSR-S650's USB TO DEVICE port to store songs, Styles and custom registrations on a flash drive. You can create custom Styles by mixing and matching parts and sections from the internal Styles. The USB TO HOST port connects to your computer and the PSR-S650can be used as a 64-note, multi-timbral tone generator.
Pricing and Availability:
The PSR-S650 (MSRP: $649) is now shipping.
For more information on the PSR-S650 visit www.yamaha.com/keyboards.
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