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Offline kevinpeterson

Yamaha PSR S770 vs S950......
« on: July 15, 2015, 12:18:31 AM »
Guys,
When I go through the specs of these 2 keyboards its looking similar. In some cases like voices and DJ, the new keyboard beats the older one. I am interested in buying one of these two keyboards... need your help. Lets discuss and find out which is worth. your thoughts on this...?😕
 

Offline EileenL

Re: Yamaha PSR S770 vs S950......
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2015, 04:16:49 AM »
I am going for the 970. It has 512Mb memory fitted so will allow a lot more packs and custom voices to be used. It also has more voices and Styles and is a good price to.

Offline kevinpeterson

Re: Yamaha PSR S770 vs S950......
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2015, 04:30:30 AM »
Yes ofcourse PSR S970 is a great keyboard for USD1849. But apart from vocal harmonizer, 40 audio styles, some additional super articulation voices and 512 mb expansion memory its the same like PSR S770 in specs. There is a huge gap between the price. 800 USD??? So my question is which is bargaining???? At the same time used PSR S950 is a tough competitor for PSR S770. So I don't know what to buy between these two PSR S770 or PSR S950😕...  help me to choose one of these with your inputs..☺
« Last Edit: July 15, 2015, 04:34:22 AM by kevinpeterson »
 

Offline EileenL

Re: Yamaha PSR S770 vs S950......
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2015, 04:37:20 AM »
I think when it comes to choosing a new keyboard it must be you that decides and try both. Then decide which one suits your needs beat. We are all different in our likes and dislikes and what we want to achieve. 

Offline JohnH

Re: Yamaha PSR S770 vs S950......
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2015, 04:49:30 AM »
I am going for the 970. It has 512Mb memory fitted so will allow a lot more packs and custom voices to be used. It also has more voices and Styles and is a good price to.
   EILEEN--When do expect to receive the 970  ??---THANKS !----John
 

Offline DrakeM

Re: Yamaha PSR S770 vs S950......
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2015, 04:49:49 AM »
If you are having a hard time seeing a different in the two keyboards, well here is something else that makes the S950 an even better deal.

Yamaha as given away all 29 of that keyboards Expansion Packs. They have given out some for the S770 but those are only the free ones that they have advertise for free with previous keyboards. I doubt they will be giving ALL of them away with this new model. That was a once in a life time give away that they did (more like an OOPS on their part). ;D

EUROPE Packs:
Item Church & Christmas
Item Church Organ Pack
Item Entertainer pack
Item Eastern Europe
Item Western Europe Pack
Item Oriental-Greece & Turkey Pack
Item Balkan (East Europe) pack
Item Euro Dance Pack
Item Celtic (North Europe) pack
Item Latin (Southern Europe) Pack
Item Best of Europe pack
Item Southeast Europe (Romania, Slovakia and Hungary)

NORTH & CENTRAL AMERICA Packs:
Item Mariach-Norteno Pack
Item Mexican Banda Pack
Item Mexican 1&2 Packs
 
SOUTH AMERICA Packs:
Item Brazilian Pack (South America)
Item Brazilian Music Styles "Seleção Brasileira."(South America)

ASIA Packs:
Item Indian2 pack
Item Chinese Pack
Item Indonesian Pack
Item Indonesian 2 (Asia)
Item Devotional Pack 1 Indian traditional music
Item Indian Entertainer
Item Vietnamee "Viet Nam"

AFRICA & MIDEAST Packs:
Item Oriental Maghreb
Item Oriental Iran pack
Item Oriental GCC Middle East pack 
Item Oriental-GCC & Middle East, Iran, Maghreb, North Africa

If you are looking for a bargain, there it is. ;)





« Last Edit: July 15, 2015, 04:52:00 AM by DrakeM »
 

Offline kevinpeterson

Re: Yamaha PSR S770 vs S950......
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2015, 05:44:07 AM »
PSR S950 has only 64 mb for expansion pack installation. So how many packs can be installed within that 64 mb???

PSR S770 has 160 mb for expansion packs...

😕😕😕😕😕

 

Offline EileenL

Re: Yamaha PSR S770 vs S950......
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2015, 06:24:59 AM »
You can only load one pack at a time on the 950 and you cant mix them in any way. The YEM is a much better system. With 512 Mb memory you should be able to load quite a few packs and possibly UVN files from Tyros as well. We must wait and see. As for free packs I am sure you will only use those from your country with there styles and voices. Some of then sound really weird to our ears.
   I could only see about nine free packs. Things like Church and Christmas and Celtic still have to be purchased.
« Last Edit: July 15, 2015, 06:36:30 AM by EileenL »
 

Offline gogo

Re: Yamaha PSR S770 vs S950......
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2015, 06:37:48 AM »
Nobody can give you an educated answer because the s770 has not been released yet and soone has listened to it in person.

Personally, I am getting the s770 and not the s950 because
A/ the s950 is more expensive
B/ the s770 is newer and more modern, bigger screen, new options for music creation
C/ There is a chance there will be new expansion packs specifically for the s770 which will not be available for the s950
D/ the s950 is an EOL product and I want to get a new keyboard for (at least) the next 3 years.

 

Offline Joe H

Re: Yamaha PSR S770 vs S950......
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2015, 07:05:10 AM »
I'm 100% with Eileen.

If you look at the specs closely, you will see there are a lot of differences between the S770 and S970.  The 970 has a lot more of everything

I'm thinking long term because I don't expect to buy another keyboard for a long time.  I want the 512MB memory.  I like the idea of choosing Voices from different expansion packs to create my own Voice Pack.  We also don't know what future releases Yamaha will offer in Voice Packs for the S970.  I want that capability.  I can never have too many Voices!

Yamaha has also noted and advertised the sound quality of the S970 in particular, so it may sound better than the S770... time will tell.

Sort it out and buy the board that best serves your needs.  The S750 is a recycled S910.  The S770 looks like a recycled S950 but with a better screen display and a little more memory and the arpeggiator.

Regards,
Joe H
« Last Edit: July 15, 2015, 07:17:58 AM by Joe H »
Music is the Universal Language!

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Offline beakybird

Re: Yamaha PSR S770 vs S950......
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2015, 07:22:06 AM »
Somewhere in the specs for the PSR-S970, I saw an additional 128mb storage for audio style expansion. That might be a big plus if Yamaha gets to selling additional audio styles, and then, how much are they going to charge?

I doubt we will be able to load UVN voices into the S970. This would be advertised, and when Yamaha updates a keyboard, they only fix bugs, they don't expand capability.

I like to sing, and I enjoy a vocal harmonizer, so I would probably choose a gently used PSR-S950 over the S770. I would bet that the S950 compares favorably when looking at how many styles and voices come with the keyboard. [Edited. I stand corrected. The S770 has a few more voices and styles.]
« Last Edit: July 16, 2015, 02:16:52 AM by beakybird »
 

Offline kevinpeterson

Re: Yamaha PSR S770 vs S950......
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2015, 09:22:08 AM »
Look at this comparison chart..
 

Offline kevinpeterson

Re: Yamaha PSR S770 vs S950......
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2015, 09:23:16 AM »
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Offline kevinpeterson

Re: Yamaha PSR S770 vs S950......
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2015, 09:24:02 AM »
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Offline kevinpeterson

Re: Yamaha PSR S770 vs S950......
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2015, 09:24:46 AM »
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Offline kevinpeterson

Re: Yamaha PSR S770 vs S950......
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2015, 09:25:28 AM »
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Offline kevinpeterson

Re: Yamaha PSR S770 vs S950......
« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2015, 09:26:17 AM »
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Offline EileenL

Re: Yamaha PSR S770 vs S950......
« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2015, 09:59:42 AM »
Yes there is space in the 970 for more Audio styles which Yamaha produce.

Offline Jørgen

Re: Yamaha PSR S770 vs S950......
« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2015, 10:04:14 AM »
Hi Joe

I'm 100% with Eileen.

If you look at the specs closely, you will see there are a lot of differences between the S770 and S970.  The 970 has a lot more of everything
(snip)

The ORIGINAL question was a comparison between S770 and S950 - not S970...  ;)

Jørgen
The Unofficial YAMAHA Keyboard Resource Site at http://www.jososoft.dk/yamaha
- since 1999
 

Offline beano

Re: Yamaha PSR S770 vs S950......
« Reply #19 on: July 15, 2015, 10:48:45 AM »
 :)lol..i also noticed the shift to the 970...so to elaborate the question is ..on the specs given for the 770...is it a viable substitute for the 950.....well on paper it looks even...im gunning for a 770 when they reach the shops...online stores..can't wait...been saving and working overtime for sometime...yamaha take my money now.... 8)
 

T4two

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Re: Yamaha PSR S770 vs S950......
« Reply #20 on: July 15, 2015, 11:08:17 AM »
Hi Beano,     I`m with you.    The 770 is a whole lot of keyboard for the money.  Yamaha has already got mine and I await eagerly.      Everything I can download is ready and waiting and also the free packs.      ;D

Neville. 
 

Offline Joe H

Re: Yamaha PSR S770 vs S950......
« Reply #21 on: July 15, 2015, 11:34:39 AM »
Sorry for the "misunderstanding"  Yes... the S770 is a WAY better deal over the S950.   8)

Joe H
Music is the Universal Language!

My Article: Using Multi Pads for EDM. Download Regs, Styles & MPs:  http://psrtutorial.com/music/articles/dancemusic.html
 

Offline kevinpeterson

Re: Yamaha PSR S770 vs S950......
« Reply #22 on: July 15, 2015, 12:00:48 PM »
Haaa.. haaa..  slowly people start realising😃😃...for the price S770 does a lot👌👌👌. Comparing the specs... S770 can easily beat S950🎯.  Remember it can store more than one expansion pack. Also it has  mic/guitar input.. a buyer can save 800 USD easily by buying S770 instead of S970 unless you need some extra features with memory.  Awaiting eagerly for S770👍👍...anybody knows when it will be available in europe???? 

Offline beano

Re: Yamaha PSR S770 vs S950......
« Reply #23 on: July 15, 2015, 12:28:46 PM »
anybody knows when it will be available in europe?              kev think its sometime in september..eileen or joe h..did a post on it...can't recollect at the moment..
 

Offline gogo

Re: Yamaha PSR S770 vs S950......
« Reply #24 on: July 15, 2015, 12:42:48 PM »
Thomann.de says "Voraussichtliche Lieferung am 31.08.2015" which means, expected delivery on August 31st, 2015. That's not very far from now. we need to be more patient! Es ist so weit! Ich brauch noch etwas Geduld!
 

Offline kevinpeterson

Re: Yamaha PSR S770 vs S950......
« Reply #25 on: July 15, 2015, 12:55:56 PM »
tks beano & gogo  :)
 

Offline Happy Jack

Re: Yamaha PSR S770 vs S950......
« Reply #26 on: July 15, 2015, 01:00:26 PM »
tks beano & gogo  :)

"UK-Piano's here in UK say:  "Available to Order (Brand New) – Delivery End Of July."   But they didn't say what year. :-)

  They give a three year warranty plus their own 60 day trial offer:  if buyer is not pleased with keyboard, they will collect keyboard at their own expense and give full refund....  Sounds like good business.     
 

Offline kevinpeterson

Re: Yamaha PSR S770 vs S950......
« Reply #27 on: July 15, 2015, 02:00:52 PM »
 8)
 

Offline guitpic1

Re: Yamaha PSR S770 vs S950......
« Reply #28 on: July 15, 2015, 11:26:12 PM »
Thomann.de says "Voraussichtliche Lieferung am 31.08.2015" which means, expected delivery on August 31st, 2015. That's not very far from now. we need to be more patient! Es ist so weit! Ich brauch noch etwas Geduld!


Mit  Geduld. ist leichter gesagt als getan.

 :)
guitpic1

PA 4X, S970, DGX650, JBL Eon One, SSV.3
 

Offline patrickm

Re: Yamaha PSR S770 vs S950......
« Reply #29 on: July 16, 2015, 05:18:58 AM »
I sometimes wonder what people want in keyboards. It d same with cars. The S950 sound is awesome. Instead of changing for a newer model I can buy a digital piano either from Yamaha CP series, Yamaha Motif XF7 or 8, Yamaha MOXF 8 or Roland DG series to boost my sound. I think that would be a good decision in my sound system and my sound growth. Some decisions are like moving in a circle if somebody don't pay high attention to detail.
Very Happy Yamaha PSR S950 Owner

"Tomorow is now!Next Year is this year!"
 

Offline Henni

Re: Yamaha PSR S770 vs S950......
« Reply #30 on: July 16, 2015, 09:55:20 AM »
Even after all the style tweaking to get some real human & organ voice styles on my S950. and even after being amazed at the results, every time I listen to the T5 demos I'm just blown away by it.

Yamaha use many of the same styles with modifications over & over, but they also get better & better. I notice this when I compare how T2 styles play on my S950 and then compare it to how modified T5 styles play on it.

Nothing wrong in wanting better all the time...
...Fly Forever!
 

Offline pjd

Re: Yamaha PSR S770 vs S950......
« Reply #31 on: July 17, 2015, 05:50:51 AM »
Back to the original topic...  :D

I play and program an S950 and did a quick compare of the data lists for the S950 and S770. Voice, style and effect-wise, the S770 and the S950 are (essentially) the same.

I'm sure that Kevin (the OP) realizes that more money will buy an S970! However, some folks are on a budget or don't want to spend more $$$ for features that they don't need (e.g., vocal harmony).

If a player doesn't need vocal harmony, video out, etc., then the S770 is one fine instrument for the price. I'm quite happy with the S950 and that machine produces really good music -- properly driven, of course.  ;)

The only factor that I would consider is the built-in amplification and speakers. The S950 sound system is better than the S750 -- the S950 is bi-amplified and the S750 is not. Although there is not enough information available at this time, the S770 may not be bi-amplified. Yamaha has to shave the cost somewhere. Key bed quality (feel) is another potential issue as Yamaha might have made a change from one generation to the next.

All together, the S770 looks to be a fine instrument at its price point.

All the best -- pj
 

Offline Tavylazar

Re: Yamaha PSR S770 vs S950......
« Reply #32 on: August 12, 2015, 05:16:03 AM »
Hi guys,

one stupid question :) : does S770 allows to set some-kind of reverb/delay parameter for the mic? I'm not talking about vocal harmonizer, just some simple parameter effects for the mic only. The manual have no specific description about this, or maybe there is but I could'n  find it.

Thanks and good luck!
 
Tavy

Some are making music, some are listening, I'm just trying to stay in between.
 

Offline pjd

Re: Yamaha PSR S770 vs S950......
« Reply #33 on: August 12, 2015, 05:57:59 AM »
Hi Tavy --

The block diagrams on page 113 of the Reference Manual show the signal flow for the S970 and S770. (Thank goodness for these diagrams!)

The MIC input on the S770 is routed to the CHORUS and REVERB effect blocks. The S970 adds two blocks (Vocal Harmony and VOCAL EFFECT) on the MIC signal path.

So, you should be able to add either a CHORUS block and/or REVERB block effect to MIC input on the S770. Please check out the effect types in the data list manual as to the specific effect alogirthms supported by the CHORUS and REVERB blocks.

All the best -- pj
 
 

Offline Tavylazar

Re: Yamaha PSR S770 vs S950......
« Reply #34 on: August 12, 2015, 06:11:11 AM »
Thanks pdj.. shame on me, as an engineer  :-X I didn't find it.  sound's good, it seems this keyboard has everything you need with an affordable price.

does anyone knows if Yamaha had solved the "first screen" issue?or anyway not an issue but a possible improvement.  I mean on any Yamaha keyboard you are not able to save your configuration as a intro setup when you open the keyboard your configuration/setup to be available without any registration memory "input". For example korg have something called "my setting"button.

All the best!
Tavy
Some are making music, some are listening, I'm just trying to stay in between.
 

Offline EileenL

Re: Yamaha PSR S770 vs S950......
« Reply #35 on: August 12, 2015, 06:28:44 AM »
The Yamaha screens will always default to factory settings. They always have. There is no problem just make a set up registration and use this. Then its all ready to go.

Offline Tavylazar

Re: Yamaha PSR S770 vs S950......
« Reply #36 on: August 12, 2015, 06:31:45 AM »
ok, just asking, it is not something you can't live without... Thanks for replaying EileenL

Cheers,
Tavy


Some are making music, some are listening, I'm just trying to stay in between.
 

Offline larry g.

Re: Yamaha PSR S770 vs S950......
« Reply #37 on: August 12, 2015, 06:43:34 AM »
I use a TC Helicon  Harmonizer so I don't need the vh2 and I also use 2 Bose Compacts so I get the sound I need ,so to me its a no brainer,the 770 will be my choice, Is it available in the US? if so where?
Larry G
 

Offline J. Larry

Re: Yamaha PSR S770 vs S950......
« Reply #38 on: August 12, 2015, 07:08:21 AM »
I always go for the top model, if I can swing it.  I want the max of everything offered, even tho’ I may not use all the extra stuff.  Just want it available in case it’s needed sometime.  Maybe it’s a mental thing.  I don’t know.
 

Offline pjd

Re: Yamaha PSR S770 vs S950......
« Reply #39 on: August 12, 2015, 10:05:53 AM »
Hi Larry G. --

In the USA, many of us bought our instruments from Frank at Audioworks CT:  (203) 876-1133

Frank has good service and takes care of his customers. He offers good prices -- call for pricing and mention the PSR tutorial forum.

Frank's store is located in Milford, CT. If you're in New England, you might be able to stop by his store and test drive. I played a T5 and S950 there when making a decision between the two. I went with the S950 and bought it from Frank.

A satisfied customer -- pj


 

Offline Joe H

Re: Yamaha PSR S770 vs S950......
« Reply #40 on: August 12, 2015, 10:22:32 AM »
Larry G,

I see you are ND... so you might try Ryan at Grandma's Music and Sound.  Just Google them... call the 800 number, ask for Ryan (he is the store Manager). He will meet or beat any price... and no bull.

Joe H
Music is the Universal Language!

My Article: Using Multi Pads for EDM. Download Regs, Styles & MPs:  http://psrtutorial.com/music/articles/dancemusic.html
 

Offline beakybird

Re: Yamaha PSR S770 vs S950......
« Reply #41 on: August 12, 2015, 06:49:12 PM »
I own 2 S950s and one S970. I'm waiting for the other S970 to arrive at AudioworksCT. I have the two keyboards next to each other. The S770 is almost the same internally as the S950 except the S950 has a vocal harmonizer.

The S970 sounds appreciably better than the S950. The S950 is an incredible keyboard, however.

When making a final decision, remember that the more expensive keyboard will be worth more when you eventually sell it.

Let's say you bought the keyboard as a business investment, but made no money from performing. Let's say the S970 is $1800 and the S770 is $1200. If you sell the keyboards in three years to upgrade or to find another hobby, and you lose 20% of your investment, your $1800 keyboard will be worth $1440 and your $1200 keyboard will be worth $960. Through this lens, the more expensive keyboard cost just $120 to own than the cheaper one. That's $40/year difference.
 

Offline Tavylazar

Re: Yamaha PSR S770 vs S950......
« Reply #42 on: August 17, 2015, 06:46:02 AM »
Hi guys,
I'm coming back to you with my old concern. Can I run some effects like reverb and delay thru mic input of s770?
Pj had answered about the page 113 on the reference manual(thanks again pjd), and according to the diagram, yes is possible, but if you go to Yamaha site and make a comparation like I did it seems that there is no effect available for mic/guitar input. A picture attached.

Does anyone has already received an s770 and can confirm/infirm about this story? I really want to be sure before ordering...

Many thanks in advance!
Tavy
Some are making music, some are listening, I'm just trying to stay in between.
 

Offline Khalil ullah

Re: Yamaha PSR S770 vs S950......
« Reply #43 on: February 20, 2016, 08:26:46 PM »
Hi Tavy,
Plz also let me know when u find the answer of ur question. I also want to know about the effects for mic input to before making final decision to buy s770.

Khalil
 

Offline musicstyleshop

Re: Yamaha PSR S770 vs S950......
« Reply #44 on: February 25, 2016, 03:26:54 AM »
Behind the function. The voice of PSR 950 although is deeper than S770 but the output sound is not very easy listening, it has a Low-High frequency than normal. With the S770, the voice is not good as S950 but it has a very good high frequency sound. and with the Compressor function( that is not exist on the S950), the sound will be better without broken.... And with 160Mb sample memory, you can create many user voice.... i prefer S770
 

Offline warmebakker

een yahama psr 910 of psr 770
« Reply #45 on: November 13, 2017, 11:53:52 AM »
ik sta op het punt om een keyboard aan te schaffen, en ik  denk dat de psr 910 of de psr 770 een goede keuze zal zijn.
welke is beter, ik ben een beginner

bedankt voor uw reacties
 

Offline Jeff Hollande

Re: Yamaha PSR S770 vs S950......
« Reply #46 on: November 13, 2017, 12:22:47 PM »
Dan moet je voor de S770 gaan, Jeff
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