YAMAHA PSR9000

Presenting the PSR-9000 — the entertaining musician's dream machine. This new breed of arranger workstation packs an impressive array of performance-oriented features: superb-sounding voices and music styles outstanding Vocal Harmony , a huge Music Database and Registration Memory, 16-bit Sampling and more! Plus it gives you vast possibilities for memory expansion and device connection, including SCSI , video , and PC keyboard terminals. And not only are the many features of the PSR-9000 incredible, they are also incredibly easy to use, allowing you to concentration making both your music and your audience livelier than ever. With the high-performance power of the PSR-9000, you'll get more than an applause...you'll get a standing ovation!

Sound — Incredible Sounds without Compromise

The PSR-9000 is loaded with 32MB of amazing voices — over two-and-a-half times more than the previous model, the PSR-8000. Of course, all the sounds of the highly acclaimed PSR-8000 have been retained, and some even brushed up . Plus many new top-quality voices have been added, including realistic . Live! Drum Kits and Live! Voices , flashy Cool! Voices and new acoustic Sweet Voices . In addition, there's a full set of Yamaha XG MIDI voices, so you can be assured that XG and General MIDI sequences will sound their best when played back on the PSR-9000.

Easy Operation —Sophisticated Performance That's Easy to Use

The PSR-9000 was developed from a musician's perspective. As a result, it's packed with features and functions that let you maximize your music performance. Features such as a Music Database , customizable One-Touch Settings , a large Registration Memory , and a thorough selection of intros, verses, and endings for each of the auto accompaniment styles. Plus all these functions are easy to use thanks to the keyboard's Direct Access function and step-by-step on-screen guidance

Expandability — Versatile Expandability and Connection

Never before has one keyboard given you so many options for expansion and connection. The PSR-9000's sampling RAM can be increased up to 65MB using pairs of conventional SIMMs, while an internal hard disk of up to 8GB can be added for storing keyboard data such as voices, styles, and setups. A Fast SCSI terminal is also provided, to which you can connect an external storage device, such as a Zip™ drive. And to accommodate a wider range of setup environments, the PSR-9000 is equipped with a multitude of connection terminals, including video output, dual MIDI In/Out ports, PC keyboard input , and individual audio output jacks.

Live! Voices (Stereo Sampled)

Experience a new dimension in sound. Yamaha's brand new Live! Voices (acoustic instrument and human voices such as Nylon Guitar, Strings, Gospel choir and Scat Vocals) feature stereo samples to ensure the most accurate reproduction of the instruments' natural presence, resonance and vibrato.

Live! Drum Kits

Live! Drum Kits, which deliver striking realism by capturing the natural room ambience of an acoustic drum. The cymbals and toms have extra-long sampling times to achieve a natural-sounding decay. For even more authenticity, each Live! Drum sound features dynamic sampling — up to four layers of samples each set at different velocity. Play softly and you get a sample of a lightly struck drum; play firmly and you get the sample of a loudly struck drum.

Cool! Voices

Looking to spice up your performance? Yamaha offers the perfect ingredient — Cool! Voices. These new voices of electrically amplified instruments feature long samples to capture all the dynamics, warmth and harmonic content of the original instrument. As a result, they deliver a rich and expressive sound that's sure to inspire your musical creativity. Choose from a full-bodied Jazz Guitar, a chunky Vintage Guitar, a lively Jazz Organ and more!

Sweet! Voices

Specially designed Sweet Voices feature long samples to capture all the expression and natural vibrato of their respective acoustic instruments. You won't believe your ears when you hear the remarkably realistic Trombone, Soprano Sax, Alto Sax, and Pan Flute among others in the Sweet Voice family. Of course, the standard voices on the PSR-9000 are just as outstanding, including a superb Accordion, Pedal Steel Guitar, Baritone Horn and Arabic Drum Kit, as well as several exceptional Synthesizer Voices and Electric Pianos.

Professional Preset Styles

No matter what kind of music you enjoy, the PSR-9000 has the perfect accompaniment to accommodate your playing style. Over 100 styles, from standard 8- and 16-beat to swing and ballroom, are provided — all of which have been arranged by top professional musicians. Each style has its own unique 4 Main Variations, 3 Intros, 3 Endings, 4 Fill-ins and 1 Break Fill. In addition, 4 One-Touch Settings, any of which can be freely customized, are provided for each style. For a demonstration of "What is a Style", click 11509 PCT here (1.3MB download - requires Macromedia Flash).

Personal Flash Styles

On top of the wide selection of preset styles, the PSR-9000 provides up to 120 flash memory locations for you to store data from Yamaha Style File disks or compose your own original styles based on the Style File format. The Groove and Dynamics function lets you precisely control subtle aspects of a style's groove, allowing you to effortlessly transform a 16-beat ballad into a funky hip-hop beat.

Vocal Harmony

The answer to the vocalist's dream. The PSR-9000's Vocal Harmony function perfectly harmonizes your voice, adding powerful enhancement to your singing. Have a backup chorus provide more depth and emotion to your next ballad. Expand your vocal range with the unique Gender function. In addition to digital reverbs and choruses, an abundance of dedicated vocal effects are provided, including 84 types of insertion effects, noise gate, compressor and 3-band EQ.

Top-Quality Digital Effects

Effects are essential for improving the sound quality of voices and creating a professional-sounding mix. And to ensure you have all the digital processing power you need, the PSR-9000 provides 12 blocks of simultaneous DSP effects. Of these effects, 5 feature 164 preset effects ranging from spacious reverbs and delays to cutting-edge distortion. Dual Rotary Speaker realistically simulates the separate spinning horn and tweeter of a traditional rotating speaker cabinet. V Distortion delivers a natural overdriven tube sound. Several combination effects, such as Distortion + Delay, provide you with even more effects at once.

126 Notes of Polyphony

The number of notes a keyboard is capable of playing simultaneously is like the horsepower of a car — the more there is, the more power you have. And when composing complex multi-part arrangements, polyphony becomes a critical issue. Even the conventional 64 notes of polyphony featured on most other arranger workstations can run out quickly in sequences that contain multi-layered chords. The PSR-9000, however, features 126 notes of polyphony, so you can freely play sustained scales over note-intensive rhythms and chord progressions without worrying about note dropout.

Sample Layers

Taking advantage of this large amount of polyphony, some of the PSR-9000's voices feature as many as 8 layers of samples. And because you can stack a maximum of 3 voices for the right hand part, it's possible to create exceptionally rich timbres consisting of up to 24 layers!

Dynamic Speakers, Powerful Amplifier

A keyboard can only sound as good as the speakers that reproduce its sound. That's why the PSR-9000 is equipped with a newly developed two-way stereo speaker system. Each speaker has been mounted inside a wooden cabinet with a large bass port, which helps to faithfully reproduce the powerful dynamics and subtle overtones of the onboard voices and music styles. To ensure abundant sound output when playing at home, the speakers are powered by a 56-watt amplifier.

Sampling Capability

The PSR-9000 is a great-sounding synthesizer and also a high-performance sampler! Featuring 16-bit 44.1kHz mono sampling capability, the PSR-9000 lets you capture literally any sound via its mic/line input. You can also import AIFF or WAV files, giving you the support of a large library of sounds. The keyboard is equipped with 1MB of RAM, and can be expanded up to 65MB (using two 32MB SIMMs) for an enormous sampling time of 12 minutes and 52 seconds.

EASY OPERATION

 
Easy Operation

Designed with the musician in mind, the PSR-9000 has several intuitive features that make operation extremely easy and convenient. An on-screen guidance function leads you step by step through various setups, making even complicated procedures simple to do. The Direct Access button allows you to jump instantly to any menu with the touch of a single hand. And to ensure smooth performance on stage, all switches necessary for live performance are conveniently located on the keyboard's front panel.

Disk Direct/Disk Cache

With the Disk Direct function, long and complicated loading procedures become a thing of the past. Simply press the Disk Direct button and select an accompaniment style; that's all there is to it. Data from the disk will be loaded automatically into the keyboard's disk cache, so you can be assured the songs you select will be ready to go when you are.

Direct Disk Play

Never keep your audience waiting. The PSR-9000 reads sequencer data directly from its internal floppy drive or any external storage device as it plays, so there's no waiting for songs or styles to load. The unique Ultra Quick Start function ensures playback will begin immediately after a making a selection.

PSR-8000 Compatibility

The PSR-9000 is fully compatible with the large selection of PSR-8000 software available on the market. Plus, if you happen to be upgrading from the PSR-8000, you'll be able to import most of your old data — including Registration Memory settings, custom styles, Multi-Pad settings and custom voices made from sampled waveforms — into the PSR-9000. Note: Custom voices that use PSR-8000 ROM waves as well as any data that may include these voices (Registration Memory, custom styles, Multi-Pad sequences, etc.) are NOT compatible with the PSR-9000.

Music Database

Right out of the box, the PSR-9000 is ready to inspire — with an onboard Music Database that provides over 600 keyboard setups for you to effortlessly play your songs! Each database setting configures the PSR-9000 with the most appropriate instrument selection, style accompaniment, effect settings and tempo based on a familiar song, from world-famous pop and folk songs to marches and classical pieces.

Registration Memory

Registration Memory gives powerful support for your live performances by letting you store entire keyboard settings, including vocal harmony settings and voice, style and song selection, for instant recall on stage. How large is your repertoire? The PSR-9000 has over 500 Registration Memory locations — more than any other keyboard on the market — to accommodate even the largest song lists.

Talk Button

Proudly introduce your next song. With the Talk Over function, you can instantly switch the mic effect from a deep reverb to a dry setting, for example, whenever you need to make an announcement. In addition, you can add a wide variety of digital effects, such as pitch shifting, to your voice for even more entertainment enjoyment. Volume levels and effect settings can be easily customized and stored in memory.

16-Track Sequencer

The sophisticated onboard sequencer allows a huge recording capacity of 38,000 notes. Two record modes are provided: Quick Record mode for easy and convenient recording, and Multi-track Record mode for independent recording and playback of up to 16 tracks.

Onboard Automated Mixer

Get professional production results with the PSR-9000's powerful Mixing Console function. Separate two-band EQ for each of the 29 parts, plus a five-band master EQ with gain, band width, and frequency control give you ultimate control over your sound. Top off the mix by choosing from 7 blocks of DSP effects. Volume, panning, and other parameters can be recorded into the sequencer for fully automated production. What's more, you can use the mixer to change the voice settings of each channel and to control external MIDI devices as well. All mixer control settings* can be stored in Registration Memory for quick and easy recall at the touch of a button. *Excluding song track settings

EXPANDABILITY

 
Fast SCSI Interface

Memory expansion has never been easier! The PSR-9000's fast SCSI (SCSI 2) port lets you connect an external hard drive of up to 8GB or a removable media device such as a Zip® drive. Not only does this give you a huge storage capacity for voices, samples and setups, but also it also greatly expands the number of styles and songs you can have on hand for instant playback using the Direct Disk Play function. *Note: D-sub half-50 pin SCSI terminal. Zip is a registered trademark of Iomega Corporation

Video Out

The PSR-9000 is equipped with a video out jack that mirrors the displayed contents of the LCD panel. By placing the keyboard in Song mode, lyrics from Karaoke song files can be displayed on a large television monitor, allowing your audience to sing along with your performance. Both the background and foreground colors of the output display can be changed to your taste. NTSC and PAL video formats are supported.

Flash ROM Operating System

The PSR-9000's operating system is stored completely in flash memory, which means updating the keyboard with the latest OS version is as easy as downloading it from Yamaha's Web site. http://www.yamaha.co.jp/english/product/pk/index.html

Internal Memory Expandability

The PSR-9000's internal memory can be easily expanded as your needs grow. Using pairs of SIMMs, the onboard sampling RAM can be expanded up to 65MB. The keyboard can also accommodate an internal hard drive up to 8GB.

PC Keyboard Interface/To Host Interface

Any standard PC keyboard can be connected to the PSR-9000, allowing you to easily input text for the names of voices, songs and styles, as well as recall Registration Memory by number. Plus, a To Host interface lets you connect the PSR-9000 directly to a personal computer and take advantage of the wide range of music software available on the market-there's no need to buy an expensive interface card or MIDI cables.

Dual MIDI In/Out Ports

Two totally independent sets of MIDI In/Out ports provide you with 32 MIDI channel capability and 28 multi-timbral parts — extremely useful when using external MIDI tone generators along with the PSR-9000.

Controllable from Yamaha MFC10

Yamaha's 1158 LNK MFC10 Foot Controller is the ideal match for the PSR-9000. With the MFC10, you can freely control auto accompaniment styles and select Registration Memory without ever taking your hands off the keyboard. Plus you can use the MFC10;s foot pedal for real-time control over keyboard parameters such as part volume/expression, brightness, reverb/chorus depth and more.

Individual Outputs and Loop Send/Return

In addition to the main stereo outputs, two individual audio outputs are provided for you to make sophisticated mixes by routing voices or the mic signal separately to an external mixing board or effects processor. A handy Send/Return Loop allows you to connect the PSR-9000 to an on-stage mixing console. The mixed signal can then be fed back to the keyboard and monitored through the PSR-9000's built-in speakers.

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