I haven't been able to track down a single retailer in the New York metro area that carries the PSR-S910, 950 or Tyros 4.
So with that in mind, I would appreciate any advice on following. I realize a couple of the questions below have probably been
asked in one form or another on this forum before, so I apologize in advance (and if there's an existing thread that answers them,
feel free to point me to it).
For the record, I'm coming at this from the standpoint of purchasing one of these instruments to complement
my Motif XF8 and several soft (VST) synths and Kontakt/Synthogy piano samples.
1) I went through the user manuals for both the PSR-S950 and the Tyros 4.
It looks like they are almost identical re functionality. Tyros 4 offers sampling, and more sophisticated
editing of voices and processing of audio files into multi-tracks, while 950 adds some new 'time-stretching' capability
to USB audio). Am I correct in this, or are there any significantly desirable Tyros functions that are missing in the 950?
Given that I already own the Motif, Cubase, and a bunch of soft synths, I have little need for a sampler or sequencer.
2) Am I correct that the chief difference between the two keyboards is the higher quality super-articulated
voices of the Tyros 4? For my purposes (a complement to the Motif), my feeling/hope is that 950 voices
are still very high quality, and Tyros improvements wouldn't justify paying more than twice the price of the 950.
3) From my reading of the 950 and Tyros 4 manuals, it doesn't look like either provides the equivalent of the Motif's
arpeggiator. One of the things I really like about the Motif is how its arpeggiator can simulate the strumming and picking
of acoustic guitars. Does the 950 offer similar functionality? The Tyros? If so, are these articulations only available
through use of the styles? My concern is that this would be too constricting (wouldn't allow for free form simulation
of an acoustic guitar).
Any advice on the above would be greatly appreciated.
Steve in Jersey