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Hello Everyone! / Re: New Member & advice please!
« Last post by SeaGtGruff on Today at 03:13:40 PM »
If you're considering between those two models, then I might recommend considering the PSR-EW400 rather than the PSR-E453, as they're essentially identical except the PSR-EW400 has a wider keyboard, better amplification, and better audio output options than the PSR-E453. But of those three models (PSR-E453, PSR-EW400, and PSR-S670), the PSR-S670 is by far be the best buy on the basis of features and capabilities. So if it isn't over your budget, I'd recommend the PSR-S670. The PSR-S770 would be even better, and the PSR-S970 better still, but they also cost a good bit more than the PSR-S670.
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Yes, that should work.

Do you still have the manual ? If not, it is still available on the Yamaha website (55 pages in English, German, French, Italian).
The description of MIDI Stuff starts on page 36.

To use the keyboard part of the PSR-38 as input to Cubase, you need to connect the MIDI-Out socket of the PSR-38 with the MIDI-In socket of the Focusrite.
To use the tone generator part of the PSR-38 as output for Cubase, you need to connect the MIDI-In socket of the PSR-38 with the MIDI-Out socket of the Focusrite.

However, it looks like the PSR-38 keyboard part doesn't support 'note on velocity' aka touch sensitivity. So no matter how hard or soft you hit the keys, the keyboard will always send notes with average velocity.
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Yamaha Keyboards - General / Harmony Function.
« Last post by Rondonc on Today at 12:20:06 PM »
Hi Folks
I have just been reading the topic from 2015 and found it engrossing. It is a subject dear to my heart and have been trying on and off for ages to establish what notes are actually played when e.g. 4way Close 2 is selected.
Many thanks to Ed B for supplying detail that surely should be available in all manuals.
A few years ago I dabbled with Band In A Box and although I considered I was cheating by typing in the chords, I had a lot of fun with the Errol Garner piano harmonies.
Perhaps members might be interested in a BIAB function that applies to using a harmony, namely that a run can be played as single notes by adjusting the time ( milliseconds) between the notes before the harmony function applies. Why Yamaha haven't used this facility in their keyboards, I don't know, as it is a much better method than the one used, (key pressure), within the harmony function.

Ron
 
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Hello Everyone! / New Member & advice please!
« Last post by Halesowem Kid on Today at 12:11:07 PM »
Hello to All,

Back in the early 1970's I purchased a Farfisa organ & began to learn to play the instrument, but after about 12 months I moved home & at the time could not take the instrument with me.

Many years down the line I've the urge to take up the challenge again....

Technology has really moved on & the digital keyboard has caught my eye to the point the Yamaha PSR models.

Out of their range of keyboards, the E453 & the S670 both 61 keys are on my hit list & I see there is a price difference between the two.

Can anyone tip the scales for me as to which one to buy & please explain why you have come to your decision?

I appreciate your help & thank you in advance.

Regards,

Mike

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PSR-S970/S770/S670 (SFF2) / Keyboard Harmony
« Last post by Rondonc on Today at 11:30:01 AM »
Hi Folks
I have just been reading the topic from 2015 and found it engrossing. It is a subject dear to my heart and have been trying on and off for ages to establish what notes are actually played when e.g. 4way Close 2 is selected.
Many thanks to Ed B for supplying detail that surely should be available in all manuals.
A few years ago I dabbled with Band In A Box and although I considered I was cheating by typing in the chords, I had a lot of fun with the Errol Garner piano harmonies.
Perhaps members might be interested in a BIAB function that applies to using a harmony, namely that a run can be played as single notes by adjusting the time ( milliseconds) between the notes before the harmony function applies. Why Yamaha haven't used this facility in their keyboards, I don't know, as it is a much better method than the one used, (key pressure), within the harmony function.

Ron
 
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Of course, you could always ring John if you have any serious queries.
He is quite amenable and happy to help.
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PSR-S970/S770/S670 (SFF2) / Re: New free pack announced: Salsa
« Last post by bobmusic on Today at 11:17:18 AM »
Keyboard ID is fine. Yes, voices must have a green tick to get loaded to the instrument. In this case you just can't select them like Styles: But I found the answer in a flyover text, that I didn't see before, see screenshot.

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PSR-S970/S770/S670 (SFF2) / Using S970 with Logic Pro X
« Last post by anirban747 on Today at 11:12:05 AM »
Hello,

Since the onboard sequencer is cumbersome, I am trying to sequence 16 Tracks on Logic Pro X and use the S970 as a sound engine.
The problem here is to get the instruments setup done and save it.

Let's say I line up 16 tracks on Logic Pro X, each corresponding to 16 channels on S970
It is observed that there is no way to simply save the instruments I select for the 16 tracks on S970 (see attachment) unless I create a dummy song with those instruments and save the song using song creator ie, apply the changes and then save it.

So, is there anyway to just the store the settings as shown in attachment? Otherwise, every song I sequence on Logic Pro x, I will have to create a dummy song on S970 just to preserve the instrument panel settings :(

Thank you
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Hi guys! I happen to have a very old keyboard (Yamaha PSR-38), I think it came out in 1987 and I was wondering if I could use it in a DAW to play my vst instruments with. It does have midi in/ midi out sockets in the back but I'm not sure if it's going to be recognised by the DAW (Where DAWs even a thing back then?). I am using Cubase 8 and I will connect the keyboard to the midi in/out plugs on my focusrite scarlett 2i4. Haven't tried it yet, still waiting for the midi cables to arrive.
Has anyone ever tried it with such an old keyboard?
Any info is welcome. Instructions for a noob even more welcome!
Thanks in advance!
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PSR-3000/1500 (SFF1) / PSR-38 as a midi controller?
« Last post by Alias on Today at 07:54:11 AM »
Hi guys! I happen to have a very old keyboard (yamaha psr-38), I think it came out in 1987 and I was wondering if I could use it in a DAW to play my vst instruments with. It does have midi in/ midi out sockets in the back but I'm not sure if it's going to be recognised by the DAW (Where DAWs even a thing back then?). I am using Cubase 8 and I will connect the keyboard to the midi in/out plugs on my focusrite scarlett 2i4. Haven't tried it yet, still waiting for the midi cables to arrive.
Has anyone ever tried it with such an old keyboard?
Any info is welcome. Instructions for a noob even more welcome!
Thanks in advance!
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