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Offline Henni

S770 compared to S970
« on: December 14, 2017, 12:01:35 AM »
Hi Jeff,

Do you miss much from the S970 on your S770? I have to choose & funds dictates.

Kind regards,

Henni
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Online Ed B

Re: S770 compared to S970
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2017, 02:55:43 AM »
Hi Henni
I know you addressed to Jeff. I thought I would throw my 2 bits in. I went for the 970 because of the additional features and the VH2. I used this feature comparison chart. However the 770 is good value.
Best
Ed B
Keep on learning
 
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Jeff Hollande

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Re: S770 compared to S970
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2017, 06:34:15 AM »
Hi Henni,

The S770 is a great, reliable, pro, light, simple kb with a 7" colour screen. 😍

A great sound and all styles can be played ( T5 included ).
The converted Genos styles have a super sound too ! 😄

There is absolutely nothing I am missing.

One can connect a mic and use all traditional effects ( reverb, echo and chorus ).

For that price one will never find a better alternative, I guess.

A very good kb for a gigger and a home player, whatever people may say.

Merry X-Mas, Jeff


Offline Henni

Re: S770 compared to S970
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2017, 08:48:26 AM »
Good day Gents,

Thank you so much my kind friends. Will decide today.

Kind regards,

Henni
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Jeff Hollande

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Re: S770 compared to S970
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2017, 09:49:35 AM »
Henni,

You are most welcome !
I would advise you not to take a fast decision unless you can buy one of them at a very attractive price.

The S770 and S970 were launched in 2015, as you might remember.

For the time being our local dealers are lowering the complete S-serie price.
I would absolutely not be surprised the successors will follow mid 2018. 
Nobody knows, except Yamaha, what the new models will bring us and when we can expect them in the market.

The new models might be introduced much sooner than we probably think.

The brand new Korg PA-700 and the new PA-1000 are very strong competitors. Great keyboards, really !
I am almost sure Yamaha, being an important Korg shareholder, cannot wait to bring their answer in the market very soon.
It is my intention to go for the S770 successor in the near future. Not too soon. I bought a new S-770 in April 2017.
 
Since last week I have added a brand new Korg PA-700 to my configuration.
A great keyboard but completely different than a Yami, as you know.
In our local shops the PA-1000 will be available soon. 

We might find some Genos features in the new S-serie, IMHO.
A touch screen too, maybe ? ... who knows.
There will be a small price increase, as usual, I guess.

Best wishes, Jeff
« Last Edit: December 14, 2017, 09:51:31 AM by Jeff Hollande »
 

Offline DerekA

Re: S770 compared to S970
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2017, 11:50:23 AM »
My 2c:

Jeff could be right, a new version could be round the corner, nobody knows but Yamaha. Assuming though you want to buy today, if you go for S770 this is roughly what you miss out on - up to you if it matters or not:

+ S970 has vocal harmony, S770 does not
+ S970 has about 4 times the expansion memory than the S770
+ S970 has additional 'organ flutes' Euro sample
+ S970 has audio styles, S770 does not
+ S970 has some more preset voices
Tyros5
 

Jeff Hollande

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Re: S770 compared to S970
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2017, 12:28:20 PM »
Hi Derek,

I absolutely agree with you the S970 has some interesting additional features that justify the price difference and the value of the kb.

Personally I am not crazy about audio styles.
They cannot be extracted, no editing possible.
That might be the reason why the Genos audio styles do not longer exist.

I really wonder if Yamaha's S970 successor will have audio styles yet. I have my serious doubts.

Up to now most S950 and S970 owners were not so happy with the audio styles, I am told.

IMHO audio styles do not offer us what we might have expected.

Anyway, I do not miss them at all.

Cheers, Jeff
 

Offline Henni

Re: S770 compared to S970
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2017, 02:32:49 PM »
Hi Jeff,

I followed your advice. We now have the same boards. Happy to be part of the Yamaha family again.

Henni
...Fly Forever!
 

Jeff Hollande

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Re: S770 compared to S970
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2017, 03:13:38 PM »
Congrats, my friend ! 💐

You will not regret your decision and I may hope you made a good price deal. 🎩

Enjoy your new baby !

Jeff
 

Offline Henni

Re: S770 compared to S970
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2017, 05:01:43 PM »
Wow Jeff!!!

Those Genos styles sound AMAZING on this Yamaha - even if just for that, it was worth every dime! Two thirds the price of a S970 - I am so satisfied!!!

Jeff, won't you give me a registration with your main equalizer settings - I have forgotten most of the well known Yamaha stuff. Out of the box, it definitely needs some tweaking.

Henni
« Last Edit: December 14, 2017, 05:10:02 PM by Henni »
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Jeff Hollande

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Re: S770 compared to S970
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2017, 06:27:09 PM »
Hi Henni,

Very glad to hear you are so happy with your new S770.👌

Registrations are not my cup of tea.😕

I am a frequent DAW user. Remember ?

Another Forum member, a good Dutch friend of mine, THOMAS,  an other S770 and a Korg PA-700 owner, might help you out with S770 registrations, I guess.

Plse contact him.

Good luck, Jeff