Tx for the styles. Always welome
The S970 onboard styles mostly sound better on the S950 unconverted, as those unclude the new effects on the guitar voices which is quite good. I would really like an unconverted copy of the above. (firstname.lastname@example.org if you maybe would) The S950 plays most of those S970 modified voices accurately as is. There are very, very few styles with any voices in it that the S950 cannot play. (maybe four of five only)
In my opinion, the only reason the S970 sounds better than the S950 is because of the better & newer mix of it's styles. I feel a LOT better now. The S970 does not have the Tyros human choir voices, so no big deal really.
Oh yes, & off course there are a few new DJ loops & dance multipads. But then these also play well on the S950. As for the other new functions: I really have no special need for them. So for me, coming from the S950: it's either a Tyros 5 or no upgrade at all.
I say again, one of the reasons I like Yamaha is the fact that the styles of the newer models play reasonably well on the older models. With i.e. Ketron, this is not even possible as it seems you can play the older styles on the newer models, but not the other way around. They are actually shooting themselves in the foot with this limitation they put on their newer models. No wonder Yamaha is doing so well with their sales in comparison. There should be ABSOLUTELY no reason why the SD7 styles should not also play well in the bigger, flagship Audya apart from greed which works against them in the long run.