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Yamaha PSR-S950 61-Key Arranger Keyboard  

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Overview
  • Keyboard:
  • 61 organ-type keys
  • Touch Response: Hard 2, Hard 1, Medium, Soft 1, Soft 2
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    $2,499.00
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      A world-class keyboard that is able to expand and adapt with your needs.

      The Yamaha PSR-S950 is packed with amazing Voices, Styles and comprehensive features to help you create, arrange, perform and record your music in any genre. Yamaha's cutting-edge sound innovation takes it all a step further with Audio Styles, a function that gives your performance greater expressive potential by adding real audio drum and percussion parts to Yamaha’s Guitar Enhanced Style engine. Additionally, the built-in FlashROM lets you load new Voices and Style Expansions (VSE) from around the world.

      Realistic, expressive sound
      Acoustic instrument-specific articulations, nuances and dynamics are challenging to reproduce. As one of the world's largest musical instrument manufacturers, Yamaha has long perfected both the science and art of this process to bring you the sophisticated, musical-sounding and easy-to-play instrument Voices. The PSR-S950's Super Articulation Voices reproduce the performance characteristics of acoustic instruments so authentically, you'll feel as if you're playing the real thing. Best of all, SA Voices intelligently add just the right expressive nuances to your performance without having to learn a bunch of tricks...just play. It's Mega Voices feature various playing techniques and performance sounds like guitar and bass finger slides, brass falls, vocal effects, etc. When used in Styles, Mega Voices provide some of the most realistic-sounding and dynamic accompaniments you've ever heard from a digital keyboard. You'd swear it ws the real thing.

      Do it with "Styles"
      The PSR-S950's Audio Styles take it one step further by adding an audio recording of studio drummers, percussionists and percussion ensembles playing in various recording studios from around the world. This adds the natural feel, ambience and warmth to the drum and percussion parts of the Style, giving your performance greater expressive potential. Yamaha Time Stretch Technology allows the audio to follow your tempo changes without changing pitch, so everything stays in perfect sync. The Guitar-Enhanced Styles not only reproduce the sound of guitar playing, they reproduce the actual chord voicings used by guitar players. This adds to the overall realism of the Style.

      Sing, Sing a Song
      Whether you sing for fun, enjoy karaoke, or are a singer/songwriter, the PSR-S950 provides everything you need to perform or write. Just plug in your mic and sing your heart out. The PSR-S950 has a A powerful Vocal Cancel function that effectively cancels or suppresses signals like vocals and solos that exist in the center of an audio file, allowing you to make your own “minus one” track and sing “karaoke” style with just instrumental backing.

      The PSR-S950’s microphone input lets you connect a microphone and sing along with your keyboard performance, Song or audio file playback. With Vocal Harmony you can sing along with three of your own virtual background vocalists. Vocal Harmony2 takes that a step further with new pitch recognition and stability controls. A convenient realtime Mic Level indicator is included in the main display, and a new intuitive graphic user interface makes it easy to experiment with your own mic settings, effects and harmony types. To get you started, PSR-S950 includes 44 exciting Vocal Harmony presets, including male, female Voices, SFX settings.

      Score, Lyrics and Text display
      The large LCD display on the PSR_S950 can show lyric, music notation or text. You can even display this information on an external monitor.

      Yamaha’s renowned audio and DSP technology provides great live and recorded sound
      In music production, the key to creating great sound is in the way the song is mixed. The mixing console on this arranger keybard lets you mix your music like a studio engineer; including balance, panning and professional studio Digital Signal Processing (DSP) borrowed from Yamaha’s renowned professional recording and live sound products.

      Real Distortion
      The Real Distortion effects on the PSR-S950 are based on digital models of classic guitar amplifiers from the 1960s and 1970s. There are also digital models of legendary analog guitar effect pedals. The result meticulously reproduces the frequencies and dynamics of real distortion guitar sounds.

      Digital amplifier
      The PSR-S950 features a Yamaha manufactured digital amplifier with a superb signal-to-noise ratio. Because of its fully digital, highly efficient design, the amp delivers high performance while significantly reducing energy consumption.

      Experience the new, versatile high performance audio engine
      The PSR-S950 is capable of playing back and recording audio files. It also has a number of audio manipulation features you can use to create “karaoke” style “minus one” tracks in the key and tempo of your choice. It can also play back audio files from its Multi Pads, great for triggering loops, vocal phrases and sound effects.

      Time Stretch and Pitch Shift
      Not all singing voices have the same range. The PSR-S950 can put your favorite song in the key of your choice with a powerful pitch shift feature that lets you change the key without changing the tempo. If you do want to change the tempo, you can use the time stretch feature to slow down or speed up the tempo without changing the pitch.

      Audio Link Multi Pad
      Audio Link Multi Pad function lets you link your own audio files (sound effects, vocal phrases, and so on), and trigger them from the Pads as you perform.

      Audio Recording
      Record your songs and performances as high-quality, uncompressed WAV files to share online or burn to a CD. Connect a microphone or guitar to the instrument and enjoy recording a guitar and keyboard performance together, or record your singing along with song playback.

      Time Stretch and Pitch Shift
      Not all singing voices have the same range. The PSR-S950 can put your favorite song in the key of your choice with a powerful pitch shift feature that lets you change the key without changing the tempo. If you do want to change the tempo, you can use the time stretch feature to slow down or speed up the tempo without changing the pitch.

      Audio Recording
      Record your songs and performances as high-quality, uncompressed WAV files to share online or burn to a CD. Connect a microphone or guitar to the instrument and enjoy recording a guitar and keyboard performance together, or record your singing along with song playback.

      Voice & Style Expandability keeps your instrument up-to-date
      Thanks to Yamaha’s new Voice & Style Expansion packs, players can take advantage of a wide and ever-increasing selection of authentic sounding Voices and Styles from around the world. Load them to the PSR-S950's built-in FlashROM (64MB) and instantly play authentic sounds, rhythm and backing in the musical style of your choice.

      A Portable keyboard that's also mobile-device friendly
      The versatile PSR-S950 is also able to connect and interact with your mobile devices and tablets. With Yamaha’s growing number of apps for iPhone, iPod and iPad there's an ever-increasing canvas to paint your music on and exciting brushes that are being produced constantly. With Yamaha’s i-MX1 MIDI interface for iPhone, iPod and iPad, you can experience a new dimension of MIDI control with apps like Yamaha’s Scale Tuner, Piano Diary or Faders & XY Pad.

      Features Control Interface:
      • Keyboard:
      • 61 organ-type keys
      • Touch Response: Hard 2, Hard 1, Medium, Soft 1, Soft 2
      • Other Controllers:
      • Pitch Bend
      • Modulation
      • Multi Pads: 126 banks x 4 Pads
      • DIsplay:
      • Color LCD, 5.7" (320 x 240 dots TFT QVGA), n English, German, French, Spanish, Italian
      Voices:
      • AWM Stereo Sampling Tone Generating Technology
      • Polyphony (max.): 128
      • Preset (number of voices): 786 Voices + 33 Drum/SFX Kits + 480 XG Voices + GM2 + GS (for song playback)
      • Preset (featured voices): 62 Super Articulation Voices, 23 Mega Voices, 27 Sweet! Voices, 64 Cool! Voices, 39 Live! Voices, 20 Organ Flutes
      • Expandability: 64 MB max. Expansion Voice, Voice Set Editing
      • Part: Right 1, Right 2, Left
      • Compatabilty: XG, XF, GS, GM, GM2
      Effects
      • Reverb: 44 Presets + 3 User
      • Chorus: 106 Presets + 3 User
      • DSP: DSP 1: 295 Presets + 3 User, DSP 2-4: 295 Presets + 10 User
      • Master EQ: 5 Presets + 2 User
      • Part EQ: 28 Parts (Right 1, Right 2, Left, Multi Pad, Style x 8, Song x 16)
      • Mic Effects: Noise Gate x 1, Compressor x 1, 3Band EQ x 1
      • Vocal Harmony: Presets 44, User Settings 10, Vocal Effect 23
      Accompaniment Styles
      • Preset:
      • Number of Preset Styles 408
      • Featured Styles: 25 +Audio, 1 FreePlay, 350 Pro, 32 Session
      • 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 Features: Music Finder 2,500 Records
      • One Touch Setting (OTS): 4 for each Style
      • File Format: Style File Format, Style File Format GE
      • Expandability: Expansion Style
      • Expansion Audio Style (approx. 64MB max.)
      Songs
      • Number of Preset Songs 5
      • Recording:
      • Number of Songs: Unlimited (depending on USB flash memory capacity)
      • Number of Tracks: 16
      • Data Capacity: approx. 300KB/Song
      • Recording Function: Quick Recording, Multi Recording, Step Recording
      • Compatible Data Format:
      • Playback SMF (Format 0 & 1), XF
      • Recording SMF (Format 0)
      Functions
      • Registration:
      • Number of Buttons: 8 presets/bank (unlimited number of banks, depending on USB flash memory capacity)
      • Control Registration Sequence, Freeze
      • Lesson/Guide:
      • Lesson/Guide Follow Lights, Any Key, Karao-Key, Your Tempo
      • Performance Assistant Technology (PAT)
      • Demo/Help:
      • Demonstration
      • USB Audio Recorder:
      • Playback: .wav, .mp3
      • Recording: .wav
      • Overall Controls:
      • Metronome
      • Tempo Range: 5 – 500, Tap Tempo
      • Transpose: -12 – 0 – +12
      • Tuning: 414.8 – 440 – 466.8Hz
      • Octave Button
      • Scale Type: 9 Presets
      • Miscellaneous:
      • Direct Access
      • Text Display Function
      • Wallpaper Customization (Main, Lyrics)
      • Voices:
      • Voice Creator
      • Harmony/Echo
      • Panel Sustain
      • Mono/Poly
      • Voice Information
      • Styles:
      • Style Creator
      • Style Recommender
      • OTS Information
      • Songs:
      • Song Creator
      • Score Display Function
      • Lyrics Display Function
      • Multi Pads:
      • Multi Pad Creator
      • USB Audio:
      • Time Stretch
      • Pitch Shift
      • Vocal Cancel
      Storage and Connectivity
      • Storage:
      • Internal Memory approx. 6.7MB
      • External Drives: USB Flash Memory, etc. (via USB to DEVICE)
      • Internal Memory (for Expansion Pack): approx. 64MB
      • Connectivity:
      • DC IN: 16V
      • Headphones
      • FOOT PEDAL: (optional) Switch or Volume x 2
      • Microphone
      • MIDI: In/Out
      • AUX IN
      • OUTPUT: (R, L/L+R)
      • VIDEO OUT
      • USB TO DEVICE
      • USB TO HOST
      Amplifiers and Speakers
      • Amplifiers: 15W x 2
      • Speakers: 13cm + 2.5cm dome tweeter (x 2)
      Power Supply
      • Power Supply: PA-300C or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha
      • Power Consumption: 16W
      • Auto Power Off Function
      Included Accessories
      • AC Adaptor (PA-300C)
      Multi Pads
      • Preset: 126 banks x 4 Pads

      The PSR-S950 will keep you entertained and entertaining for years. Order today!

       

      PSR-S950 61-Key Arranger Keyboard Specifications:

      • Dimensions (WxHxD): 1,002mm x 148mm x 437mm, 39-7/16" x 5-13/16" x 17-3/16"
      • Weight: 11.5kg (25lb., 6oz.)
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      YamahaPSR-S950 61-Key Arranger Keyboard
       
      4.8

      (based on 10 reviews)

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      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good audio (9)
      • Easy to use (7)
      • Portable (7)
      • Touch sensitive keys (7)
      • Responsive / good action (6)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment (9)
        • Electronic music (4)
        • MIDI (4)
        • Learning (3)
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        5.0

        4th yahama keyboard. Best yet,

        By oldmusicman

        from larose la.

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        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Portable
        • Pre-programmed music
        • Realistic Sound
        • Responsive / Good Action
        • Touch Sensitive Keys

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment

          Comments about Yamaha PSR-S950 61-Key Arranger Keyboard:

          I use the 950 in a small recording studio for all our background music.I have a great guitar lead man, but still use the horns off the 950. I found,on the internet 150,000 extra styles . so far I have got about 1500 styles that are perfect for the 950. The sales for our cds are great. Everyone wants to know where we get our sound..

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          5.0

          My new Yamaha 950 vs my Korg 600

          By Rapjim

          from Benson,North Carolina

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          Pros

          • Maneuvering Is Fine
          • Pre-programmed music
          • Realistic Sound
          • Responsive / Good Action

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment

            Comments about Yamaha PSR-S950 61-Key Arranger Keyboard:

            My greatest concern about purchase of the Yamaha 950 was all the talk about difficulty of maneuverability. My comparison is my Korg PA 600, and I find no difference in difficulty, at all. Both are very learnable . I am very pleased with both, except the lack of availability of more styles in the Korg. The 950 has many more styles, or at least it seems so . And of course, they are different , so two keyboards is good for me. Honestly, I think the Yamaha sounds are more realistic but on the other hand, certain sounds are better on the other. Two arrangers are mandatory for serious songwriting.

            One aspect of the Yamaha I don't like is the "hold" effect that can be used to sustain organ voices, as pedal sustain doesn't work on organs, and so without turning on this "hold" function, no organ sustain can be attained.( at least in my experience)

            A shout out to employee PAUL for getting me fixed up with a new product after UPS screwed up and damaged the unit. Probably the best service I have had from any company in the musical field, and I have had experience with the top three of them.

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            (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            why complaining

            By J Roca

            from Camuy,Puerto Rico

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Better Sounds Than Motif
            • Easy to Use
            • Portable
            • Pre-programmed music
            • Realistic Sound
            • Responsive / Good Action
            • Touch Sensitive Keys

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • Chamber Music
            • Concerts
            • Electronic Music
            • Learning
            • MIDI
            • School Bands
            • Studio Recording
            • Travel

            Comments about Yamaha PSR-S950 61-Key Arranger Keyboard:

            I saw someone complaining about the keyboard is to heavy........well workstations are heavy....these are the lightest keyboards
            and hey you can record on a studio I did
            read the mannual and get to program this exellent isntrument.no Korg or Roland here
            (and i had both)better than this?
            Tyros4

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            (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great for performing

            By Gordon G

            from Chester, NY

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            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Portable
            • Realistic Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Accompaniment

              Comments about Yamaha PSR-S950 61-Key Arranger Keyboard:

              The PSRS 950 is an upgrade from the PSRS 910 which I also had. I found both of them to be excellent for performing either solo jobs or with a guitar player as a duo. The accompaniments are excellent (and not cheesy), and it's easy to find a suitable accompaniment for any type of song. I save my favorites to a flash drive. The speakers on the 950 are definitely an improvement over the 910. I wish that it had three outputs so I could separate the drums, bass, and right hand, but I guess that would raise the price a lot. I was able to take the styles and registrations I saved on the flash drive for the 910 and plug the flash drive into the 950. Saved me from having to re-invent the wheel. Since the keyboard is fairly lightweight (25 lbs), it's easy to transport.

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              (14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I Love the PSR-S950

              By Kenny

              from Silsbee, Tx

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              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Realistic Sound
              • Responsive / Good Action
              • Touch Sensitive Keys

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Electronic Music
                • Learning
                • MIDI

                Comments about Yamaha PSR-S950 61-Key Arranger Keyboard:

                The Yamaha PSR-S950 is a blessing in Disguise, as I had done a little research on the Yamaha Website
                and discovered that this is an actuall Tyros 3 in disguise! The S950 has EVERY Voice the Tyros 3 had, but without the Tilting Screen on the Tyros 3. What I like is that it DOESN'T have the Tyros Price Tag, which makes it even more affordable and wanted, at least by me. Can't wait to get my hands on one between now and Summer 2014, I AM saving my Pennies

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                (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                YAMAHA PSRS950 61-Key Arranger Keyboard

                By Yankee Clipper

                from Lake Wales

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                Pros

                • Great Styles And Voices
                • Realistic Sound
                • Responsive / Good Action
                • Touch Sensitive Keys

                Cons

                • Poor Mp3 Access

                Best Uses

                • Accompaniment
                • Electronic Music
                • Great Entertainment Unit
                • MIDI

                Comments about Yamaha PSR-S950 61-Key Arranger Keyboard:

                I was initially disappointed in that the new mp3 player feature, although easy to use on its own, is somewhat difficult to incorporate into a live performance. Although the mp3 can be saved to a registration file and loaded this way, there is more button pressing and screen changes to get it to play. The name of the mp3 appears in small letters in the top left of the screen,as if it were an after thought. However, a loaded midi file shows in a different location in large clear letters. Whereas on my Korg PA3X 76 note model, two button pushes and the mp3 or midi file plays and you can easily see which file is loaded. However,I will put up with this as the new Yamaha PSR-S950 has better voices, effects and styles than the Korg. And the Vocal Harmony 2 is wonderful, the best on the market in an arranger keyboard.Just tidy it up a little Yamaha! And with a seperate output for the mic and please, please, please a 76 note version of this PSR-S950 keyboard will make it the best out there.

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                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Very Good Keyboard

                By Fly_music

                from MI

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Good Audio Processor
                • Good speakers
                • Portable
                • Realistic Sound
                • Rich Voices
                • Touch Sensitive Keys

                Cons

                • Better Use Of Lcd
                • Could Have More Styles
                • Could Have More Voices
                • Tiltable Lcd

                Best Uses

                • Accompaniment
                • For Basic Arrangements
                • Good For Experienced Ppl
                • Mini Concerts

                Comments about Yamaha PSR-S950 61-Key Arranger Keyboard:

                Very nice keyboard I love it and would definitely recommend it! It has good sound realism, good speakers and some good voices. It's great for arranging and composing music - its not a tyros but good especially for its price range. Wish there were more SA voices and styles.
                Overall a very good keyboard!!

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                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Nothing bad. Everything in there

                By Dhanuliyan

                from Willis,tx

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                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Portable
                • Pre-programmed music
                • Realistic Sound
                • Responsive / Good Action
                • Touch Sensitive Keys

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Accompaniment

                Comments about Yamaha PSR-S950 61-Key Arranger Keyboard:

                Nice arranger. Black Colour looks like motif. Great voices. Mp3 playback & new speaker system is awesome.

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                (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Don't expect it to be Tyros

                By Ade

                from Dallas , tx

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Portable

                Cons

                • Not For Studio Use
                • Small And Dark Buttons
                • Some Unrealistic Voices

                Best Uses

                • Accompaniment

                Comments about Yamaha PSR-S950 61-Key Arranger Keyboard:

                Good Pianos. Poor guitars. Excellent backings. Limited internal memory. Need more audio styles. Expensive . Yamaha should create a backup module out of this like roland Bk-7M to be used with Motif XF.

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                (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Yamaha does it again!

                By CoasterTim

                from Allentown, PA

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • 30 Watts Of Sound
                • Additional Sweet Voices
                • Audio Drum Styles
                • Audio Link To Pads
                • Expandible
                • Improved Guit Distortion
                • New Real Drums Kit Added
                • Numerous New Sa Voices
                • Portable
                • Realistic Sound
                • Touch Sensitive Keys
                • Usb Audio
                • Vh2

                Cons

                • No New Choral Voices
                • Only 25 Audio Drum Styles
                • Pixelated Tft Screen

                Best Uses

                • Accompaniment
                • Demos
                • Electronic Music
                • Learning
                • MIDI
                • Songwriting
                • Studio Tool
                • Useful In Worship Bands

                Comments about Yamaha PSR-S950 61-Key Arranger Keyboard:

                1)The PSR S950 is a joy to play. It sets a new standard for Yamaha's MOTL keyboards.

                2)Practically all voices, especially new "Sweet" and "Super Articulation" sounds are extremely realistic and useful.

                3)Good application of audio drums in 25 of the 408 styles - but why only 25? It should be 125!

                4)Inadequate amount of expansion memory - a mere 64mb allows only for one expansion pack at a time.

                5)Despite some of the minor irritations of this keyboard (no keyboard is perfect), it is superb in many ways and I have no reservations recommending this model to a friend.

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