Yamaha debuted the PSR-SX700 and the PSR-SX900, two 61-key Arranger Workstation keyboards for composing, arranging, and playing confidently out at gigs.
These elegant, all-in-one instruments, which replace the PSR-S775 and PSR-S975 respectively, inherit inspiring content and powerful features from Genos, the world’s most advanced Digital Workstation keyboard. Just as Genos set a new standard when it was introduced by the company last year, the new mid-priced keyboards are poised to raise the bar for workstations at more affordable price points.
How an Arranger Workstation sounds, and the ease of which the user can control these sounds, are critical considerations to the creative process. The PSR-SX700 and PRS-SX900 offer unmatched ultrarealistic and expressive Super Articulation Voices, with greater real-time control over a performance than other similarly-priced keyboards on the market today.
Both share a brilliant 7-inch TFT touch screen that incorporates the same intuitive graphic user interface offered on Genos, allowing users to easily navigate Voice and Style arrangements, as well as assess and adjust other settings.
Six new assignable controller buttons have been added beneath the touch screen, each of which can be arranged in a desired function. Simply pressing the button during a performance or composing/arranging session enables the user to jump directly to relevant controls in the display.
The PSR-SX900, which incorporates a newly-designed, bi-amped speaker system with a wide audio field, is the new flagship of the PSR-SX line. It boasts 4GB of internal memory, 1337 instrument Voices, 56 Drum/SFX kits, and 480 XG Voices, as well as 329 Multi Pad banks. To ensure silky-smooth, high-quality sound, the DAC (Digital Audio Converter) on this keyboard has been upgraded to 32-bit, the same as those found in Genos and in the top-of-the-line Yamaha MONTAGE synthesizer.
The PSR-SX700 includes many of the same features at a lower price point, and boasts 1GB of internal memory, 986 instrument Voices, 41 Drum/SFX kits and 480 XG Voices, as well as 5 insert effect slots, 226 Multi-Pad banks, Main L&R line outputs and one USB to device port.
The Yamaha PRS-SX900 (MSRP $2,799) and PSR-SX700 (MSRP $1,999) are expected to ship in October 2019.