Tyros2 Styles

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400 Preset Styles

The new flagship of the Yamaha arranger keyboard line is the Tyros2, introduced in 2006. This is the second generation Tyros and it has set a new standard for arranger keyboards. The most impressive feature of the new Tyros2 are the "Super Articulation" voices. These consist of incredibly realistic preset voices that have blown away most users who try the Tyros2.

There are more voices in the Tyros2 model than previous models and more styles. The styles in the Tyros2, like the Tyros and the PSR3000, take advantage of MegaVoices. Here's how Yamaha describes the MegaVoice Technology:

The MegaVoices deliver enhanced realism and expression, and are designed primarily for MIDI recording purposes. Since they make special use of velocity switching, with completely different sounds in the various velocity ranges, they are meant not for playing but for programming. For example, a guitar MegaVoice has various specific performance techniques assigned to different velocity ranges – making the voice difficult to "play" in real time (because of the precise velocities needed), but very useful when creating realistic tracks with MIDI data, especially when you want to avoid using several different voices just to make a single instrumental part.

These MegaVoices are used in many of the preset styles on the Tyros2 and are very important in improving the quality of this style set. In addition, although Yamaha doesn't stress the style quality in its Tyros2 promotion, the styles on this keyboard are exceptional and styles with the same name used in earlier keyboards are not necessarily the same style at all. You can try out many of the new Tyros2 sounds and styles by checking out these Media Clips from Yamaha.

In the User's Manual (p. 152), Yamaha describes two kinds of styles in the Tyros2:

Pro
These styles provide professional and exciting arrangements combined with perfect playability. The resulting accompaniment exactly follows the chords of the player. As a result, your chord changes and colorful harmonies are instantly transformed into lifelike musical accompaniment.
Session
These styles provide even greater realism and authentic backing by mixing in original chord types and changes, as well as special riffs with chord changes, with the Main sections. These have been programmed to add "spice" and a professional touch to your performances of certain songs and in certain genres. Keep in mind, however, that the styles may not necessarily be appropriate -- or even harmonically correct -- for all songs and for all chord playing. In some cases for example, playing a simple major triad for a country song may result in a "jazzy" seventh chord, or playing an on-bass chord may result in inappropriate or unexpected accompaniment.

Of the 400 styles, 43 are "Session" styles (style type is ".sst") and 357 are "Pro" styles (style type is ".prs). The type of style shows above the style name when you load the style. However, if you save that style to the User area or to a USB storage devise, where you may want to change the OTS or alter in some way, the style type (Session or Pro) no longer shows above the style name.

These are, I believe, among the best styles that Yamaha has produced. However, to hear them as they are designed, you need a Tyros2. The MegaVoices are in the Tyros and the 3000, but, even here, there are many more voices in the Tyros2 so, changes are, voices used in the accompaniment may not be on the earlier models and so a voice substitution would have to be made. This is also true on the OTS selections. The styles often call for the new Super Articulation voices, which aren't on any other Yamaha keyboard. Substitutions would have to be found for many of these as well. So, while you may see some versions of the Tyros2 styles made available for earlier keyboards, they will not match the quality of the original styles.

The preset styles in the new Tyros2 are listed below. Click on the category names to download a zip file of the styles in that category.

Tyros2 Preset Styles
BALLAD - 34 Styles
12-8Ballad 72
16BeatBallad1 60
16BeatBallad2 70
16BeatPop 80
6-8Modern 64
6-8Orchestral 62
6-8SlowRock1 73
6-8SlowRock2 105
70'sPopBallad 75
80'sBoyBand 98
80'sMovieBallad 68
8BeatBallad 101
AcousticBallad 158
AnalogBallad 76
ChartBallad 62
Chillout1 80
Chillout2 88
ContempPopBld 77
EasyBallad 94
EPBallad 60
EpicBallad 75
GuitarBallad 94
GuitarSerenade 96
LoveSong 70
NewR&BBallad 76
OrganBallad 75
PianoBallad 68
PopNewAge 66
PopPianoBallad 54
PopWaltz 94
PowerBallad 60
R&B 83
RomanticBallad 68
Slow&Easy 72
BALLROOM - 26 Styles
9-8Waltz 100
ChaChaCha 128
ClassicWaltz 180
EnglishWaltz 87
Foxtrot 184
Jive 176
OrganChaCha 132
OrganQuickstep 200
OrganRumba 120
OrganSamba 124
OrganSwing 143
Pasodoble 122
Quickstep 200
Rumba 108
Samba 110
Slowfox 116
Swingfox 192
SwingWaltz 90
Tango1 132
Tango2 130
TheatreFoxtrot 120
TheatreMarch 124
TheatreQuickstep 200
TraditionalWaltz 180
VienneseWaltz1 186
VienneseWaltz2 180
COUNTRY - 23 Styles
Bluegrass 150
CntrySing-along 160
Country2-4 105
Country8Beat 148
CountryBallad 72
CountryBrothers 112
CountryHits 178
CountryPop 148
CountryRock 128
CountryRockBld 68
CountryShuffle 126
CountrySwing1 130
CountrySwing2 150
CountryTwoStep 126
CountryWaltz 140
EasyCountry 88
FingerPickin 94
Hoedown 128
ModCntryBld1 66
ModCntryBld2 68
ModernCntryPop 68
NewCountry 118
SingerSongWriter 106
DANCE - 41 Styles
6-8Trance 125
70'sDisco1 114
70'sDisco2 120
70'sDiscoFunk 112
80'sDisco 120
90'sDisco 126
CelticTrance 121
ChartPop1 104
ChartPop2 92
ChartR&B 130
ClassicHipHop 93
Clubdance 123
ClubHouse 128
ClubLatin 124
DiscoChocolate 106
DiscoGroove 118
DiscoHouse 126
DiscoPhilly 100
DiscoTeens 138
DreamDance 128
EuroHipHop 90
EuroTrance 140
FrenchHouse 123
Garage 127
Groundbeat 94
HipHopGroove 91
HipHopLight 90
House 115
Ibiza2002 135
Ibiza2004 130
LatinDJ's 127
NewHipHop 85
NewR&B 98
PopR&B 99
RetroPop 128
SwingHouse 120
TechnoParty 132
TrancePop 113
TripHop 109
USHipHop 105
USPop 96
ENTERTAINER - 30 Styles
70'sFrenchHit 85
8BeatAdria 100
AlpBallad1 63
AlpBallad2 55
AlpRock 98
Caribbean 106
Carnival 116
DiscoFox 126
DiscoHands 122
EuroPopOrgan 145
Latin-a-GoGo 180
PartyPolka 106
PolkaPop 126
PubPiano 126
ScandBugg 154
ScandCountry1 156
ScandCountry2 85
ScandShuffle 111
ScandSlowRock 84
Schlager6-8 71
SchlagerAlp 128
SchlagerBeat 126
SchlagerItalia 107
SchlagerPolka 130
SchlagerPop 120
SchlagerRock 126
SchlagerRumba 124
SchlagerSamba 125
SchlagerShuffle 127
Tijuana 200
LATIN - 38 Styles
Bachata 116
Beguine 113
BigBandMambo 104
BigBandSalsa 102
BigBandSamba 114
BoleroLento 90
Bomba 99
BossaNova 124
BrazilianSamba 96
Calypso 112
CubanSon 191
Cumbia 168
Danzon 112
FastBossa 175
Guaguanco 120
Guijira 118
GuitarRumba 166
HappyReggae 88
JumboReggae 100
LatinDisco1 124
LatinDisco2 100
Merengue 130
OrchestralBossa 140
OrganBossa 160
PopBossa1 133
PopBossa2 163
PopLatin 103
PopMambo 104
PopRumba 160
PopSalsa 106
RockChaCha 120
RumbaFlamenco1 106
RumbaFlamenco2 110
RumbaIsland 128
Salsa 177
SheriffReggae 90
SlowBossa 106
Vallenato4-4 142
MOVIE&SHOW - 33 Styles
70'sTVTheme 120
AniFantasy 128
BaroqueAir 69
BaroqueConcerto 88
BroadwayBld 60
ChildrensMarch 120
ChristmasSwing1 158
ChristmasSwing2 184
ChristmasWaltz 80
ClassicPianoBld 66
French50's 139
Fun3-4 150
Fun4-4 125
Fun6-8 112
Learning2-4 78
Learning3-4 90
Learning4-4 80
Learning6-8 50
Moonlight6-8 50
MovieBallad 80
MovieDisco 108
MoviePanther 114
MovieSwing 90
OrchestralBolero 63
OrchestralMarch 112
OrchestralPolka 138
PopClassics 124
SaturdayNight 108
Sci-fiMarch 130
SecretService 80
Showtune 135
TapDanceSwing 125
WildWest 150
POP&ROCK - 36 Styles
60's8Beat 134
60'sGuitarPop 128
60'sRock1 142
60'sRock2 129
70's8Beat 182
8BeatGtrPop 112
8BeatModern 92
90'sGuitarPop 100
AcousticRock 90
BritPop 86
BritPopSwing 110
BubblegumPop 128
CaribbeanRock 138
ContempRock 126
ContempRockBld 72
Cool8Beat 100
FunkPopRock 95
FusionShuffle 92
HardRock 120
JazzPop 102
J-PopHit1 98
J-PopHit2 100
KoolShuffle 100
Live8Beat 86
PopShuffle 90
PowerRock 112
RockBallad 72
RockShuffle 121
ScandPopShuffle 146
SoftRock 75
SouthernRock 131
StandardRock 110
Unplugged1 120
Unplugged2 120
VintageGtrPop 148
WestCoastPop 100
R&B - 47 Styles
60'sRock&Roll 164
6-8Soul 48
70'sChartSoul 108
AmazingGospel 58
BlueberryBlues 96
BluesBallad 72
BluesRock 120
ComboBoogie 166
ComboTwist 172
CrocoTwist 176
DetroitPop1 172
DetroitPop2 150
FranklySoul 128
GospelBrothers 108
GospelFunk 106
GospelSisters 90
GospelSwing 110
JazzFunk 120
KoolFunk 104
LiveSoulBand 129
LovelyShuffle 118
ModernR&B 98
MotorCity 102
NewGospel 94
OldiesR&R 180
PianoBoogie 160
R&BBallad 86
Rock&Roll1 172
Rock&Roll2 176
Rock&RollShfl 192
ShuffleBlues 115
Skiffle 188
SlowBlues 49
Soul 117
SoulBeat 124
SoulBrothers 196
SoulShuffle 98
SoulSwing 124
SouthernGospel 72
Swingin'Boogie 178
Twist 174
Worship6-8 62
WorshipFast 114
WorshipIrishRk 119
WorshipMed 140
WorshipSlow 75
WorshpPowerBld 72
SWING&JAZZ - 43 Styles
30'sBigBand 120
40'sBigBand 82
AcousticJazz 152
AfroCuban 200
Bebop 240
BigBandBallad 82
BigBandFast1 180
BigBandFast2 185
BigBandMed1 130
BigBandMed2 130
BigBandShuffle 158
Charleston 209
ClassicBigBand 120
CoolJazzBallad 70
Dixieland1 224
Dixieland2 220
EasyListening 72
FastJazz 205
Five-Four 168 5/4
FrenchJazz 232
JazzClub 164
JazzWaltzFast 194
JazzWaltzMed 180
JazzWaltzSlow 110
JumpJive 200
LoungePiano 75
MediumJazz 142
MidnightSwing 82
ModernBigBand 128
ModernJazz 218
ModernJazzBld 61
MoonlightBallad 76
MORSwing 102
OrchBigBand1 144
OrchBigBand2 133
OrchestraSwing1 126
OrchestraSwing2 152
OrchJazzBallad 72
OrganCombo 175
OrganGroove 180
Ragtime1 176
Ragtime2 120
Swingin'BigBand 200
WORLD - 49 Styles
6-8March 120
BandaPolka 120
BandaVals 195
BrassBand 120
Casatchock 136
CelticDance 119
CumbiaTejana 85
Enka1 82
Enka2 66
Flamenco 169
FolkRock 124
FrenchMusette 200
FrenchWaltz 196
GayGordons 190
GermanMarch1 112
GermanMarch2 112
Hawaiian 100
HighlandWaltz 90
HullyGully 126
IrishDance 94
IrishHymn 70
ItalianMazurka 143
ItalianPolka 125
ItalianTango 114
ItalianWaltz 175
JapaneseFolk 93
Jig 120
LimboRock 92
MariachiWaltz 170
MexicanDance 120
NewAge 72
Norteno 120
OberPolka1 128
OberPolka2 128
OberWaltzer1 190
OberWaltzer2 192
OrientalPop 102
PopEnka 92
PopFlamenco 120
Reel 112
ScandHambo 140
ScandSchottis 164
ScandWaltz 176
Sirtaki 137
SpanishPaso 122
Strathspey 132
Tarantella 136
USMarch 122
Zouk 118

Additional Styles for the Tyros 2

Yamaha has provided a conversion program, Tyros2 File Converter, to convert styles from the original Tyros and the PSR-9000 and 9000Pro to the Tyros 2 format. We have done that conversion on these and some other style sets and they are provided below specifically for Tyros 2 owners. The specific style listing can be seen on the style page for that keyboard. Here, the entire style set is provided in one large zip file. Note: these zip files are generally as large as an MP3 file would be so, if you don't have a high-speed connection, it will take some time to download.

Tyros Styles for the Tyros2 (321 files/folders; 3.4 MB)

9000Pro Styles for the Tyros2 (284 files/folders; 2.0 MB)

PSR-9000 Styles for the Tyros2 (287 files/folders; 1.7 MB; note: these do not have OTS)

CVP409 Styles for the Tyros2 (431 files/folders; 5.8 MB)

PSR-S900 Styles for the Tyros2 (329 files/folders; 4.3 MB)

Onacimus' Mega Collection for the Tyros2 (650 files/folders; 8.1 MB)

Onacimus' Standard Collection for the Tyros2 (659 files/folder; 6.1 MB)

 

PSR-S950 Styles

The S950 styles are in Yamaha's SFF2 format, which was introduced with the Tyros3 keyboard. This format can not be played on earlier keyboards. However, thanks to Linda K, the S950 styles have been converted to the earlier SFF1 format and can play on the Tyros1/Tyros2 and also the PSR models. Get the S950 styles in SFF1 format by downloading, and unzipping, this file (6.3 MB): PSR S950-SFF1.zip.

 


This page updated on January 25, 2014 .