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Yamaha is sending me a Pre-Production SX-900 to evaluate.
« on: August 13, 2019, 12:16:53 PM »
So Yamaha is sending me a pre-production version of the SX-900 to try out and make some videos.

Does anyone have any specific things they want me to try out?
Frank A. Ventresca
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Offline Enildo

Re: Yamaha is sending me a Pre-Production SX-900 to evaluate.
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2019, 12:29:30 PM »
Hello Frank, thanks for your help!

Regarding the s975:
01. I would like to know if the keys have really improved.
02. What do you think of the new speakers.
03. Whether you can see if VH is on or off in the main screen.
04. I would like you to evaluate the Joystick and the differences of pitch bend and modulation.

Just for now! Thank you!
Enildo
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Offline vbdx66

Re: Yamaha is sending me a Pre-Production SX-900 to evaluate.
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2019, 12:46:25 PM »
Hi Frank,

Exciting news  8) I am really looking forward to these videos and I bet I ain’t alone.

Some videos with the new sounds and styles would be great, preferably used in “real” music.

I’d be very curious about the chord looper, too, which is a long-awaited feature.

Regards,

Vinciane
Past keyboards: PSR E313, PSR E413, PSR E433, PSR S550, DGX 640, upright piano.
Now: DGX 650, Casio CT-X800.
 

Offline panos

Re: Yamaha is sending me a Pre-Production SX-900 to evaluate.
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2019, 12:50:39 PM »
Hi my friend,
I would like to "see" the most important thing(at least for me) on a keyboard: The sound!
Please add some effects (and an EQ) of your taste for some combinations of voices and if you could play some styles to see how they sound also.
It looks like it is improved on these fields too.
Thank you in advance for your personal review and videos. :)

Online Toril S

Re: Yamaha is sending me a Pre-Production SX-900 to evaluate.
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2019, 02:04:03 PM »
I would like to know how good the screen is. Can it be adjusted?
Toril S

Genos, Tyros 5, PSR S975, PSR 2100
and PSR-47.
Former keyboards: PSR-S970.

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Offline rodrigo.b

Re: Yamaha is sending me a Pre-Production SX-900 to evaluate.
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2019, 02:39:02 PM »
So Yamaha is sending me a pre-production version of the SX-900 to try out and make some videos.

Does anyone have any specific things they want me to try out?

I want to hear the demo songs please
 
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Offline rgw

Re: Yamaha is sending me a Pre-Production SX-900 to evaluate.
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2019, 03:09:22 PM »
Hello Frank,

In addition to other requests I would like to hear how close you can get the Strings to sound like KIno Strings. A tall order I know but here's hoping!

Best wishes,
Richard.
 

Offline DerekA

Re: Yamaha is sending me a Pre-Production SX-900 to evaluate.
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2019, 03:15:19 PM »
Interested to see how you feel the grand, upright and suitcase piano voices compare to T5.
Genos
 

Re: Yamaha is sending me a Pre-Production SX-900 to evaluate.
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2019, 03:27:33 PM »
Hello Frank,
Thank you for your nice offer.
I would like to know if the SX 900 can read the lyrics in my MP3 files.  I email you an MP3 file for the test in the Attachement?

Greetings and thank you
Siggi

Offline Joe H

Re: Yamaha is sending me a Pre-Production SX-900 to evaluate.
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2019, 03:53:33 PM »
Hi Frank,

I'm interested in three things.

1. Is the SX key-bed better than the S970/975... if so how is it better?

2. When saving Live Control settings in a registration... are the specific parameter values set by the knobs saved in a registration?
(I'm particularly interested in Arp Gate Time and Arp Velocity).

3. What expansion packs come preinstalled in the US version of the SX900

I suggest you try saving the 2 Live Control settings (at the same time) one way; then a different way with the same Voice and arpeggio and listen to the sound when you switch registrations. If the arp changes then the answer to #2 is yes.

Thanks in advance,
Joe H
« Last Edit: August 30, 2019, 05:43:54 AM by Joe H »
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Offline Telmo

Re: Yamaha is sending me a Pre-Production SX-900 to evaluate.
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2019, 04:19:30 PM »
Could you please check for us if the  Pre-Installed Expansion Packs for PSR-SX900 takes up some of the limitations of the 1GB memory. With the S975 the extra pre-installed expansion resided in the factory memory, which did not affect the 765 MB of memory.
Yamaha PSR-SX-900, JBL EON ONE Linear-Array PA System.
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Offline EileenL

Re: Yamaha is sending me a Pre-Production SX-900 to evaluate.
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2019, 04:28:41 PM »
Are there extra packs loaded in the SX keyboards. I hope not because I like to choose my own choices.

Offline DonM

Re: Yamaha is sending me a Pre-Production SX-900 to evaluate.
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2019, 05:00:19 PM »
Hello Frank,
Thank you for your nice offer.
I would like to know if the SX 900 can read the lyrics in my MP3 files.  I email you an MP3 file for the test in the Attachement?

Greetings and thank you
Siggi
The owner's manual says that it will, if the lyrics file (CDG) is in the same folder as the MP3, and has the same name.
DonM
 

Re: Yamaha is sending me a Pre-Production SX-900 to evaluate.
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2019, 05:10:12 PM »
Are there extra packs loaded in the SX keyboards. I hope not because I like to choose my own choices.

It appears so if you read here:

https://europe.yamaha.com/en/products/musical_instruments/keyboards/arranger_workstations/psr-sx900/vse.html

However I’m sure they can be removed or there wouldn't be the option to download them ?
Tyros4, PSR-SX900, PSR-S975, Korg Pa1000, & GEM WK8 SE Megastation
 

Offline J. Larry

Re: Yamaha is sending me a Pre-Production SX-900 to evaluate.
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2019, 06:42:03 PM »
Just curious.  Does a pre-production model to evaluate mean that the SX series is not finalized yet?  And, how about all those posted videos by Yamaha, Peter Baartmans, and those from other countries, who seem to be showing a finished product?  Might the model for the U.S. market be different in some ways?

Offline Enildo

Re: Yamaha is sending me a Pre-Production SX-900 to evaluate.
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2019, 07:56:52 PM »
Just curious.  Does a pre-production model to evaluate mean that the SX series is not finalized yet?  And, how about all those posted videos by Yamaha, Peter Baartmans, and those from other countries, who seem to be showing a finished product?  Might the model for the U.S. market be different in some ways?

I think it's finished yes, but yamaha has to discover any bugs or physical defects before making the distribution in stores.
Genos and montage today need upgrades, and sx900 will, too.
Line 70 has had updates to correct issues even after it is finished. If the company finds the defects before,
better for her, as they will not have so many complaints.

Enildo
When word fail, Music speaks!
 

Offline Robot2001

Re: Yamaha is sending me a Pre-Production SX-900 to evaluate.
« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2019, 09:23:48 AM »
I search a bank of the SX900/700 with the link of an audio and MIDI file for the further development of my Freeware "SongList". (Fritz-tools.de)
Please, online or by email to kontakt@fritz-tools.de .
Many thanks for your support!
 

Offline pjd

Re: Yamaha is sending me a Pre-Production SX-900 to evaluate.
« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2019, 06:14:32 PM »
Just curious.  Does a pre-production model to evaluate mean that the SX series is not finalized yet?  And, how about all those posted videos by Yamaha, Peter Baartmans, and those from other countries, who seem to be showing a finished product?  Might the model for the U.S. market be different in some ways?

There are a lot of "moving parts" in a product launch, not just development. The whole Yamaha marketing and distribution machine must be cranked up, manuals written, etc. Not to mention manufacturing set-up.

From the functional point of view, the SX is probably 95+ percent complete and is likely in final QA. Given a Fall 2019 release date, Yamaha may soon be initiating the  first long production run in order to have product available in stores at final release.

That's my speculation, anyway, based on years of product development experience.

Hope this helps -- pj

Offline Mendel

Re: Yamaha is sending me a Pre-Production SX-900 to evaluate.
« Reply #18 on: August 14, 2019, 09:25:56 PM »
Please show if Yamaha has changed anything to make the style making feature more convenient, like the step-editing...

Thank you!
Mendel
 
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Offline sunny

Re: Yamaha is sending me a Pre-Production SX-900 to evaluate.
« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2019, 07:51:34 AM »

Frank, how does the overall sound compare to the Tyros 5 ?

Sunny
 

Offline hans1966

Re: Yamaha is sending me a Pre-Production SX-900 to evaluate.
« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2019, 08:03:51 PM »
Hi Frank, I would like to know if you have added more MIDI editing tools in "Song Creator" for example: copy of specific measurements from one channel to another, and also copy of complete parts of a song (Introduction, Verse, Chorus) that includes the copy of several channels and measures at the same time. Piano roll function and magnifying glass. Thanks in advance. Hans
 

Offline shim

Re: Yamaha is sending me a Pre-Production SX-900 to evaluate.
« Reply #21 on: August 23, 2019, 03:53:38 AM »
Can you save a registration bank and one touch setting WHILE a style or song is playing?
This was always a problem on previous keyboards and I hope they fix that.

 

Online Toril S

Re: Yamaha is sending me a Pre-Production SX-900 to evaluate.
« Reply #22 on: August 23, 2019, 11:33:15 AM »
Why would you want that?
Toril S

Genos, Tyros 5, PSR S975, PSR 2100
and PSR-47.
Former keyboards: PSR-S970.

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Offline EileenL

Re: Yamaha is sending me a Pre-Production SX-900 to evaluate.
« Reply #23 on: September 03, 2019, 12:53:50 PM »
Have not seen any answers from the original poster. Did the keyboard not turn up.

Offline ton37

Re: Yamaha is sending me a Pre-Production SX-900 to evaluate.
« Reply #24 on: September 03, 2019, 01:50:40 PM »
+1 … I'm curious too  ;)
My best regards,
Ton
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Offline vbdx66

Re: Yamaha is sending me a Pre-Production SX-900 to evaluate.
« Reply #25 on: September 03, 2019, 02:54:53 PM »
+1

Currently dying out of curiosity  :P

Vinciane
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Now: DGX 650, Casio CT-X800.
 

Online Toril S

Re: Yamaha is sending me a Pre-Production SX-900 to evaluate.
« Reply #26 on: September 03, 2019, 02:55:01 PM »
Frank, we are waiting in suspense here!😀
Toril S

Genos, Tyros 5, PSR S975, PSR 2100
and PSR-47.
Former keyboards: PSR-S970.

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Offline Patrick

Re: Yamaha is sending me a Pre-Production SX-900 to evaluate.
« Reply #27 on: September 03, 2019, 10:14:48 PM »
Hi Toril, you can see in this video, not in English but very interesting; how to make all the settings of a new PSR SX900, all the best Patrick


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8RUrcScm0M
 
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Online Toril S

Re: Yamaha is sending me a Pre-Production SX-900 to evaluate.
« Reply #28 on: September 03, 2019, 10:42:24 PM »
Thanks Patrick :)
Toril S

Genos, Tyros 5, PSR S975, PSR 2100
and PSR-47.
Former keyboards: PSR-S970.

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Offline EileenL

Re: Yamaha is sending me a Pre-Production SX-900 to evaluate.
« Reply #29 on: September 03, 2019, 11:00:16 PM »
Those type of demo's are useless to most of us who speak English.

Offline Patrick

Re: Yamaha is sending me a Pre-Production SX-900 to evaluate.
« Reply #30 on: September 04, 2019, 04:26:32 AM »
Yes Eileen, i know but i've watched this video and even if i Don't understand a word, i've seen a lot of interesting settings on this new SX 900 that we Don't have on the S970; i'm also waiting for some présentations in English or french but Nothing for the moment! The SX 900 is already sold in Indonesia and in Vietnam and we've some video's on YouTube; Sx900 will be my next keyboard so i'm very pleased to see some informations, all the best Patrick
 ;)

Offline sunster

Re: Yamaha is sending me a Pre-Production SX-900 to evaluate.
« Reply #31 on: September 04, 2019, 07:16:17 AM »
1) On Board Speakers !!! how good are they. Hows the bass response on higher volumes like on the 3 O Clock levels.
2) Screenshots of VH settings. KB Eq Settings
 

Offline billtracy

Re: Yamaha is sending me a Pre-Production SX-900 to evaluate.
« Reply #32 on: September 04, 2019, 02:49:05 PM »
Those type of demo's are useless to most of us who speak English.

I've never understood why the people that make these videos don't include English subtitles. It would increase the audience and potential revenue from YouTube.
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Offline Joe H

Re: Yamaha is sending me a Pre-Production SX-900 to evaluate.
« Reply #33 on: September 04, 2019, 03:17:36 PM »
Have not seen any answers from the original poster. Did the keyboard not turn up.

Frank has probably NOT received the sx900 yet... or he is getting familiar with it. He's had a lot of requests here, so he has his work cut out for himself. It takes time to make videos. We don't know what he has in mind, so we all will just have to be patient.

 ;)

Joe H
Music is the Universal Language!

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Offline Enildo

Re: Yamaha is sending me a Pre-Production SX-900 to evaluate.
« Reply #34 on: September 04, 2019, 03:39:31 PM »
Those type of demo's are useless to most of us who speak English.

As we already understand a lot and have experience with yamaha, it is easy to understand based on what it is showing. Of course you can not understand everything, but when I see the function being performed, I understand what is being done. I also wonder people who don't speak English and need to understand what is being said. Of course, English today is a universal language, but not everyone has knowledge of the language.

Enildo
« Last Edit: September 04, 2019, 03:50:41 PM by Enildo »
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Offline Enildo

Re: Yamaha is sending me a Pre-Production SX-900 to evaluate.
« Reply #35 on: September 04, 2019, 03:48:03 PM »
So Yamaha is sending me a pre-production version of the SX-900 to try out and make some videos.

Does anyone have any specific things they want me to try out?

Without wanting to make any kind of requirement / pressure:
Any news?
When word fail, Music speaks!
 

Offline rodrigo.b

Re: Yamaha is sending me a Pre-Production SX-900 to evaluate.
« Reply #36 on: September 04, 2019, 06:09:57 PM »
As we already understand a lot and have experience with yamaha, it is easy to understand based on what it is showing. Of course you can not understand everything, but when I see the function being performed, I understand what is being done. I also wonder people who don't speak English and need to understand what is being said. Of course, English today is a universal language, but not everyone has knowledge of the language.

Enildo

I agree with Enildo.


Offline EileenL

Re: Yamaha is sending me a Pre-Production SX-900 to evaluate.
« Reply #37 on: September 04, 2019, 06:10:49 PM »
Our dealers in the UK are going to the workshops on the SX900 Friday so it will be in the shops soon.

Offline rgw

Re: Yamaha is sending me a Pre-Production SX-900 to evaluate.
« Reply #38 on: September 04, 2019, 06:45:49 PM »
This coming Friday Eileen?

Richard.
 

Offline EileenL

Re: Yamaha is sending me a Pre-Production SX-900 to evaluate.
« Reply #39 on: September 05, 2019, 12:50:35 AM »
Yes Richard on the 7th.

Offline Wouter1972

Re: Yamaha is sending me a Pre-Production SX-900 to evaluate.
« Reply #40 on: September 05, 2019, 12:30:35 PM »
Hi Eileen,

Friday is the 6th and Saturday the 7th ;)

Wouter
Current gear: Tyros5XL, Komplete Kontrol Mk2 S49, Ableton Live
Former instruments: PSR3000, Tyros2, Tyros3, Tyros4
 

Offline ton37

Re: Yamaha is sending me a Pre-Production SX-900 to evaluate.
« Reply #41 on: September 05, 2019, 12:44:59 PM »
@Wouter, you're an attentive reader  ;D. I propose to compromise: Frisaday, 6,5th. of september  ;D
My best regards,
Ton
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Offline EileenL

Re: Yamaha is sending me a Pre-Production SX-900 to evaluate.
« Reply #42 on: September 05, 2019, 01:42:02 PM »
Sorry,
  Its is defiantly tomorrow.
.

Offline vbdx66

Re: Yamaha is sending me a Pre-Production SX-900 to evaluate.
« Reply #43 on: September 05, 2019, 04:26:45 PM »
Hi Eileen,

Are you going to your local dealer within the next few days to try out the PSR SX900?

If so, please be as kind as to share your impressions with us.

Regards,

Vinciane
Past keyboards: PSR E313, PSR E413, PSR E433, PSR S550, DGX 640, upright piano.
Now: DGX 650, Casio CT-X800.
 

Offline ton37

Re: Yamaha is sending me a Pre-Production SX-900 to evaluate.
« Reply #44 on: September 20, 2019, 08:13:06 PM »
Hi Frank,

I'm interested in three things.

1. Is the SX key-bed better than the S970/975... if so how is it better?

2. When saving Live Control settings in a registration... are the specific parameter values set by the knobs saved in a registration?
(I'm particularly interested in Arp Gate Time and Arp Velocity).

3. What expansion packs come preinstalled in the US version of the SX900

I suggest you try saving the 2 Live Control settings (at the same time) one way; then a different way with the same Voice and arpeggio and listen to the sound when you switch registrations. If the arp changes then the answer to #2 is yes.

Thanks in advance,
Jo
Hi Joe H. What you asked in this post I simulated on the SX900. It worked smoothly. The changes in the live knobs for Arp.Gate and Arp.Velocity were exactly stored in the Memory and then displayed flawlessly. Just wanted to let you know. For the rest see my short impression in the other post.
« Last Edit: September 20, 2019, 08:22:32 PM by ton37 »
My best regards,
Ton
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Offline Joe H

Re: Yamaha is sending me a Pre-Production SX-900 to evaluate.
« Reply #45 on: September 21, 2019, 12:17:34 AM »
... The changes in the live knobs for Arp.Gate and Arp.Velocity were exactly stored in the Memory and then displayed flawlessly...

That is what I was hoping for. I will use that feature a whole lot.  That was a shortcoming of the S970. It appears that the sx900 has the same OS as the Genos.

I read your other post as well.  I like all the upgrades and improvements of the sx900.  I'll be making plans to buy one a little later on.

Question: If there are 4 expansion packs preinstalled, does the sx900 still have 1GB of usable expansion memory? I think the 4GB of User Drive is added to allow audio recording directly to the on-board User Drive rather than to a USB stick.

Joe H
« Last Edit: September 21, 2019, 12:18:46 AM by Joe H »
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Offline ton37

Re: Yamaha is sending me a Pre-Production SX-900 to evaluate.
« Reply #46 on: September 21, 2019, 08:40:26 AM »
Hi Joe, that is what I have forgotten to look at. But other members will soon respond to your question
My best regards,
Ton
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Former KB:Technics Kn7000, Tyros 5/76, Genos, S770, S975.