Yamaha To Introduce PSR-S770 and PSR-S970

Posted by: George Kaye

Yamaha To Introduce PSR-S770 and PSR-S970 - 06/25/15 11:12 AM

I just received the July issue of Music Inc. and there is a full page ad for 3 new workstations. The PSR-S670 which we already new about and will be available right after NAMM in July and the 770 and 970 which the ad says can be preorded now for delivery later this year (it doesn't say this year but if they are showing pictures and letting us know about it now it surely will be sooner rather than later). The picture looks just like the 950 but I'm sure there must be new content.
I can see there is now a separate category for guitar and one for bass so I would think Yamaha has added many of the Tyros5 guitar sounds and perhaps the modeling of guitar amps too.
I called Yamaha to ask about this and there is no information coming from them yet. More to follow
Posted by: TommyF

Re: Yamaha To Introduce PSR-S770 and PSR-S970 - 06/25/15 12:58 PM

http://www.musicincmag.com/digital_editions/2015/1507/single_page_view/7.html
Posted by: TommyF

Re: Yamaha To Introduce PSR-S770 and PSR-S970 - 06/25/15 01:02 PM

Posted by: Dnj

Re: Yamaha To Introduce PSR-S770 and PSR-S970 - 06/25/15 01:16 PM

How Big is the display? Is it a touch screen...
Posted by: Bachus

Re: Yamaha To Introduce PSR-S770 and PSR-S970 - 06/25/15 02:19 PM

Originally Posted By: Dnj
How Big is the display? Is it a touch screen...


A decent screen, full color but smaller the t5, no touch..
You can see it at the website linked above
Personally i think you are way better of with the sd7

Because all the things i really really love on the T5 are still not on the psrs970
- sa2 voices
- organ world (except for the b3 that is medicore)
- ensemble voices
- great 76 key keybed, i have grown to love it
- totall user interface
- still not compliant with T5 expansion packs

Sd7 has more to offer the s970 for sure..
Posted by: Dnj

Re: Yamaha To Introduce PSR-S770 and PSR-S970 - 06/25/15 02:27 PM

After all this time...Not much change at all from the S-950?...
that's disappointing. frown
Posted by: George Kaye

Re: Yamaha To Introduce PSR-S770 and PSR-S970 - 06/25/15 05:17 PM

since it can have up to 512MB expansion (950 had only 64MB) my guess is that it uses the same 512MB expansion ram so that perhaps you can load the tyros5 packs.
Posted by: travlin'easy

Re: Yamaha To Introduce PSR-S770 and PSR-S970 - 06/25/15 06:31 PM

Donny, what difference does it make to you, the guy that just spent more than 3-grand on a new Ketron and trying to unload your s-950. You stated in another post that the Keytron addresses all the things you didn't like about the S-950, therefore, you're not gonna go back to Yamaha, at least for the immediate future. Fagetaboutit! wink

Good luck,

Gary cool
Posted by: Dnj

Re: Yamaha To Introduce PSR-S770 and PSR-S970 - 06/25/15 08:02 PM

Gary as an Arranger KB player I'm always interested in what New weather I'm buying it or not,.....being a previous S-950 owner last two years I'd have to be honest & hoped for more new features on this S-970 release,... I wish all the new S-970 players good luck.
BTW you interested in buying the S-970 & keeping the S-950 for backup?
Posted by: J. Larry

Re: Yamaha To Introduce PSR-S770 and PSR-S970 - 06/25/15 08:25 PM

How common or uncommon is it for a new arranger model to look exactly like the previous model? If thatís the case with the S970 vs the S950, whereís the difference? Will it be the sound, styles, voices, features, what? And, will this difference be enough to justify the obligatory price increase thatís most likely? Iíve been trading-up each model with Yamaha. May just continue to enjoy the S950. Will wait and see.
Posted by: Saswick

Re: Yamaha To Introduce PSR-S770 and PSR-S970 - 06/26/15 12:10 AM

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Posted by: Henni

Re: Yamaha To Introduce PSR-S770 and PSR-S970 - 06/26/15 12:39 AM

Wow!

So you already have 1st hand experience with it... Pity you cannot as yet talk about it! Hope it contains many of the T5 human voices.

Cheers,

Henni
Posted by: bomba6

Re: Yamaha To Introduce PSR-S770 and PSR-S970 - 06/26/15 01:16 AM

Saswick- cool smile
A black colored PSR-1500/3000, is it?

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From the MusicInc magazine:
If it is the PSR-s670 in the middle, and on the other sides its the s770, s970, it means that both have (assignable?) knobs just above the modulation/pitch wheel?
Posted by: tom moon

Re: Yamaha To Introduce PSR-S770 and PSR-S970 - 06/26/15 07:15 AM

It looks like the arpeggiator feature offered in the 670 does not go up to the 770 or 970. interesting.

also, can't tell if those realtime control knobs on the 670 will be part of the interface on the upper models. seems curious if not.
Posted by: Mikem

Re: Yamaha To Introduce PSR-S770 and PSR-S970 - 06/26/15 08:45 AM

Originally Posted By: tom moon
It looks like the arpeggiator feature offered in the 670 does not go up to the 770 or 970. interesting.

also, can't tell if those realtime control knobs on the 670 will be part of the interface on the upper models. seems curious if not.




Tom, the picture on page 7 of the July 2015 issue of MUSIC INC magazine shows the PSR-S970. If you look at the right side of the keyboard under Voice Effect, you will see the Harmony/Arpeggio button. This should prove to be an interesting feature! Here's the link: http://www.musicincmag.com/digital_editions/2015/1507/single_page_view/7.html
Posted by: Dnj

Re: Yamaha To Introduce PSR-S770 and PSR-S970 - 06/26/15 07:04 PM




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Posted by: tom moon

Re: Yamaha To Introduce PSR-S770 and PSR-S970 - 06/28/15 07:18 AM

Mikem....if the arp function is anything like the one in the MX49/61, it will be very useful.

and for modifying sound, the MX has 4 knobs that can be assigned to different perimeters....very effective for sweeps and delay effects, etc.

I'm actually really excited about these! hope the 770 and 970 show up sooner rather than later.
Posted by: Mikem

Re: Yamaha To Introduce PSR-S770 and PSR-S970 - 06/28/15 09:51 AM

Originally Posted By: tom moon
Mikem....if the arp function is anything like the one in the MX49/61, it will be very useful.

and for modifying sound, the MX has 4 knobs that can be assigned to different perimeters....very effective for sweeps and delay effects, etc.

I'm actually really excited about these! hope the 770 and 970 show up sooner rather than later.


Tom, I agree with you. On my Yamaha Motif XF, my favorite thing to do is to create new performances using arps. There are 7,881 different arpeggios on board, and the combinations are (almost) endless. smile
Posted by: Mikem

Re: Yamaha To Introduce PSR-S770 and PSR-S970 - 06/28/15 09:58 AM

Originally Posted By: Henni
Wow!

So you already have 1st hand experience with it... Pity you cannot as yet talk about it! Hope it contains many of the T5 human voices.

Cheers,

Henni


Henni, Saswick's photo does not show the real PSR-S970. It was taken from this website: www.nhanit.com. Donny's photo, on the other hand, is the real deal (see page 1 of this thread).
Posted by: Henni

Re: Yamaha To Introduce PSR-S770 and PSR-S970 - 06/28/15 11:22 PM

Yeah,

He caught me, that's for sure, Tx for letting me know.

Cheers,

Henni
Posted by: Mikem

Re: Yamaha To Introduce PSR-S770 and PSR-S970 - 06/29/15 11:49 AM

You're welcome, Henni!
Posted by: jedi

Re: Yamaha To Introduce PSR-S770 and PSR-S970 - 06/29/15 05:45 PM

Just so you know it`s me wink

It looks like it still has the same keybed the PSR-2000 did eek


O___the pain.

Me , Gary ! laugh
Posted by: Dnj

Re: Yamaha To Introduce PSR-S770 and PSR-S970 - 06/29/15 06:06 PM

Originally Posted By: jedi
Just so you know it`s me wink

It looks like it still has the same keybed the PSR-2000 did eek

O___the pain.
Me , Gary ! laugh


and your probably correct... frown
Posted by: rolandfan

Re: Yamaha To Introduce PSR-S770 and PSR-S970 - 07/02/15 12:32 AM

This must be the least exciting upgrade. The s910 to s950 was a better update. This is more like a psr s955
Posted by: rolandfan

Re: Yamaha To Introduce PSR-S770 and PSR-S970 - 07/02/15 12:36 AM

When this keyboard is launched then it would be the right time for s900/s910 owners to upgrade to the then cheaper s950
Posted by: audyaplayer

Re: Yamaha To Introduce PSR-S770 and PSR-S970 - 07/02/15 01:45 AM

Typical Yamaha,only small minor updates for a lot off money,see the Tyros series.

Audyaplayer.
Posted by: john smies

Re: Yamaha To Introduce PSR-S770 and PSR-S970 - 07/02/15 03:21 AM



Just wondered, is ANYONE waiting to purchase a keyboard like this??
I just don't get it. Why does Yamaha not go along with the tide.
Release arranger keyboards with touchscreens and with drums that emulate or are at least nearly as good as the Ketrons and they will yet again swamp the market.

regards
John
Posted by: DonM

Re: Yamaha To Introduce PSR-S770 and PSR-S970 - 07/02/15 08:03 AM

They will swamp the market anyway John. I'll bet the vast majority of the thousands of members at PSR Tutorial have never even heard another brand arranger.
Posted by: john smies

Re: Yamaha To Introduce PSR-S770 and PSR-S970 - 07/02/15 08:30 AM

Originally Posted By: DonM
They will swamp the market anyway John. I'll bet the vast majority of the thousands of members at PSR Tutorial have never even heard another brand arranger.


How sad, but most probably true !

regards,
John
Posted by: travlin'easy

Re: Yamaha To Introduce PSR-S770 and PSR-S970 - 07/02/15 01:54 PM

I disagree with my learned colleague Don Mason. There are lots of guys and gals on the PSR Tutorial forum who had other brands of keyboards in the recent past, and some, such as Bill, who just added a Korg to his array of boards. Now, he is probably right in that Yamaha will sell one Hell of a lot of the new S970s when they become available here and abroad. Lets face it - it's one Hell of a good sounding machine with a huge array of great features. Why wouldn't it sell?

All the best,

Gary cool
Posted by: Bachus

Re: Yamaha To Introduce PSR-S770 and PSR-S970 - 07/02/15 08:48 PM

Originally Posted By: travlin'easy
I disagree with my learned colleague Don Mason. There are lots of guys and gals on the PSR Tutorial forum who had other brands of keyboards in the recent past, and some, such as Bill, who just added a Korg to his array of boards. Now, he is probably right in that Yamaha will sell one Hell of a lot of the new S970s when they become available here and abroad. Lets face it - it's one Hell of a good sounding machine with a huge array of great features. Why wouldn't it sell?

All the best,

Gary cool


Because two knobs and an arpeggiator are not enough reason for most to uograde from an 950 to a 970? Because for most 950 owners their current sound is allready good enough and all they need to shine...
Posted by: guitpic1

Re: Yamaha To Introduce PSR-S770 and PSR-S970 - 07/02/15 09:13 PM

Other than the new control knobs, seems to me the biggest upgrade is to memory. At least the 970 will have some room for voice expansion.

That said, it still boggles my mind, that in this day and age, a keyboard can list for over $2,000 and still not have a significantly large size internal hard drive.

Even cheaper laptops have gigabyte drives.

Strange.
Posted by: rolandfan

Re: Yamaha To Introduce PSR-S770 and PSR-S970 - 07/02/15 11:57 PM

Yamaha don't care about us.they want dj's to start buying s970's
Posted by: rolandfan

Re: Yamaha To Introduce PSR-S770 and PSR-S970 - 07/03/15 12:08 AM

Now I'm even more happy I paid $899 for my brand new pa600 instead of around $2500 I would have paid for s970 in my country....and I get a touch screen too
Posted by: travlin'easy

Re: Yamaha To Introduce PSR-S770 and PSR-S970 - 07/03/15 07:50 AM

Bachus, I didn't mention anything about upgrading from a 950 to a 970 - that just ain't gonna happen, at least for the most part. However, those that are still playing a 900 or 910 would likely jump into a 970, which would be a big upgrade.

All the best,

Gary cool
Posted by: guitpic1

Re: Yamaha To Introduce PSR-S770 and PSR-S970 - 07/03/15 11:37 AM

[quote=Bachus
Because two knobs and an arpeggiator are not enough reason for most to uograde from an 950 to a 970? Because for most 950 owners their current sound is allready good enough and all they need to shine... [/quote]

The keyboard that got us interested in using arrangers for a gig was the PSR E423...few years back.

That board has two live controllers on it. We assigned one of those controllers to tempo...used it all the time live...very handy to have.