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Title: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: Enildo on August 01, 2019, 03:18:47 AM
Our new baby is here!

https://www.youtube.com/user/yamahacorporation/videos

Enildo
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: Pino on August 01, 2019, 03:33:02 AM
Good find Enildo
I like what I see and hear.
If it really sounds much better than the 975 then i will go for it
Hope to play one soon.
Pino
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: Enildo on August 01, 2019, 03:37:17 AM
For now it's pleasing me a lot!
Looks like it really is the best PSR ever!

Enildo
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: Joe H on August 01, 2019, 03:48:21 AM
Ok,

Now it's official!

 :)    :)    :)    :)    :)

Joe H
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: marcodg on August 01, 2019, 05:20:56 AM
Good find Enildo
I like what I see and hear.
If it really sounds much better than the 975 then i will go for it
Hope to play one soon.
Pino
Couldn't be less.
If the specs are real, then the prize of genos could be hardly justify now.
PSR SX has features that miss on Genos too. Sliders and Pot for 2000 USD ?
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: dtah80 on August 01, 2019, 06:37:54 AM
and here is the official... official announcement from Yamaha Europe.  :)
https://europe.yamaha.com/en/products/musical_instruments/keyboards/arranger_workstations/psr-sx900/index.html (https://europe.yamaha.com/en/products/musical_instruments/keyboards/arranger_workstations/psr-sx900/index.html).

Have fun everyone!

David








Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: reya on August 01, 2019, 07:24:09 AM
I just had a look at the official announcement on the yamaha europe website and they only seem to mention the PSR SX900.
This is what they say ...

quote
Take your performance to a whole new dimension with the PSR-SX. Replacing the hugely successful PSR-S series, the PSR-SX900 is the new generation in Digital Workstation sound, design and user experience
unquote

Taking their words literaly it would seem the PSR SX900 is ment to be replacing the entire PSR-S series line (9xx, 7xx and 6xx)?
Maybe a software license key will unlock features, based on the amount paid or maybe just inaccurate phrasing on the website ....

Rudy
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: reya on August 01, 2019, 07:47:04 AM
A new YEM seems to be out and the change list (below) mentions the PSR-SX700.

[V2.5.2 to V2.5.3]
Now supports the PSR-SX900 and PSR-SX700.
Solved some other minor problems.

So the PSR SX900 is not ment to replace the entire PSR-S line afterall.

Rudy
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: voodoo on August 01, 2019, 08:29:37 AM
I just had a look at the official announcement on the yamaha europe website and they only seem to mention the PSR SX900.

No, they do list SX900 and SX700 on the Yamaha pages.

  https://europe.yamaha.com/en/products/musical_instruments/keyboards/arranger_workstations/psr-sx700/index.html

Uli
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: voodoo on August 01, 2019, 08:35:10 AM
I find that there were some errors in the rumors. So we have:

* SX900 has 1337 voices, SX700 has 986 voices, not 1337.
* Both SX900 and SX700 have parts R1, R2, R3, not only SX900.
* Both SX900 and SX700 have mp3 recording, not only SX900
* NO revo drums on SX900 and SX700.
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: SeaGtGruff on August 01, 2019, 08:54:38 AM
I'm waiting for everyone to start griping about the lack of USB audio-- "Even the entry-level PSR-E models have it!" :)
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: voodoo on August 01, 2019, 08:58:30 AM
I'm waiting for everyone to start griping about the lack of USB audio-- "Even the entry-level PSR-E models have it!" :)

Wow, your are right. In this context:

* The entry level digital piano P-125 has usb audio (and it's cool with iPad connected)
* The top of the line Genos does not have usb audio

So this is kind of controversial. But if even the Genos does not have it, why should PSR series.

Uli
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: vbdx66 on August 01, 2019, 09:00:12 AM

Vinciane, ***gripping*** :
Yes indeed... why no USB audio ??  >:(
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: Ingar on August 01, 2019, 09:17:49 AM
I hope that the hard bass and clicked keys now are history on the PSR models. And of course, scat voice in multipads. If that's the case, then I'll buy myself a PSR SX 900.

Regards Ingar
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: Robert van Weersch on August 01, 2019, 09:23:51 AM
There are 30 SX video's in Yamaha's Youtube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/yamahacorporation/videos
No need to post URL's to all individual vids ;)
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: marcodg on August 01, 2019, 09:52:39 AM
I find that there were some errors in the rumors. So we have:

* SX900 has 1337 voices, SX700 has 986 voices, not 1337.
* Both SX900 and SX700 have parts R1, R2, R3, not only SX900.
* Both SX900 and SX700 have mp3 recording, not only SX900
* NO revo drums on SX900 and SX700.

It this true ? Because in data manuel there are 8 Drumkits that are revo drums on Genos. I mean the Rockkit, Popkit, Jazzkit, R&B, EDM, Trap, and so on. It is true in Data List there are not name "Revo Drums" but they sound the same as Genos Revo drums.
On the demo Style you can hear clearly the Rock and Popkits. So how can you explain this ?
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: voodoo on August 01, 2019, 10:10:19 AM
It this true ? Because in data manuel there are 8 Drumkits that are revo drums on Genos. I mean the Rockkit, Popkit, Jazzkit, R&B, EDM, Trap, and so on. It is true in Data List there are not name "Revo Drums" but they sound the same as Genos Revo drums.
On the demo Style you can hear clearly the Rock and Popkits. So how can you explain this ?

You are right. They use drum kits having the same name. But the data list of the SX900 does not contain the word "revo" at all. So I doubt, it is available.
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: marcodg on August 01, 2019, 10:22:01 AM
You are right. They use drum kits having the same name. But the data list of the SX900 does not contain the word "revo" at all. So I doubt, it is available.

It seems that it s just the kit without Wave Cycling. There are 3 kits missing from the Genos. VintageOpen, Vintagemuted and Jazzkit.
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: Enildo on August 01, 2019, 12:05:18 PM
Great, the live buttons now open popups on the display, great feature!

Enildo


Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: Enildo on August 01, 2019, 12:38:39 PM
Audio is now part of the mixer display panel!
Very good!
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: Enildo on August 01, 2019, 12:52:15 PM
I watched the 30 videos while my wife was screaming for me to go have breakfast!
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Enildo
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: voodoo on August 01, 2019, 12:56:05 PM
Audio is now part of the mixer display panel!
Very good!

Enildo,

It was part of the mixer before. It was called "song".

Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: Misu on August 01, 2019, 01:13:04 PM
Hi,

How about the chord looper and style section reset
Genos have it?

Regards!
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: Enildo on August 01, 2019, 01:20:45 PM
Enildo,

It was part of the mixer before. It was called "song".

Hello Uli
I mean audio and not midi.
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: Enildo on August 01, 2019, 01:28:19 PM
Split poit function has now gained another ally (R3), despite being 61 keys, I think very important.
New possibilities open up for countless performances.


Enildo
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: voodoo on August 01, 2019, 01:29:29 PM
Hello Uli
I mean audio and not midi.

Enildo,

Ok, you are right. I did not remember. So Audio play volume was not in mixer until now?

Uli
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: Enildo on August 01, 2019, 01:48:10 PM
Enildo,

Ok, you are right. I did not remember. So Audio play volume was not in mixer until now?

Uli

On lines 70/75 was on Balance.
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: voodoo on August 01, 2019, 01:49:52 PM
On lines 70/75 was on Balance.

Ok, thank you very much. :)
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: DrakeM on August 01, 2019, 02:06:25 PM
It is not clear to me how the "chord looper" is used during live play from just watching the demo that was provided. I would like to hear someone explain and show how it would be used live.

I didn't even know Yamaha could provide a "style section reset", they should have given us that gem ... a long time ago.

The Third Voice (R3) is a really great upgrade for the way I use the Keyboard, it would save me having to flip to an OTS while playing live. I set up my custom styles with a specific MAIN to be used for the Instrumental section of each song. A lot of times I would like to do my leads with one instrument and then hand off the lead to a second instrument but in order to do that I have to hide that second voice in one of the other OTS positions. This new upgrade fixes that problem.  ;)
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: voodoo on August 01, 2019, 02:24:31 PM
It is not clear to me how the "chord looper" is used during live play from just watching the demo that was provided. I would like to hear someone explain and show how it would be used live.

Hi Drake,

I think that it works exactly like the chord sequencer on Korg. There is a Record start/stop button, start records during live play, starting at next beat 1. And there is a play button. So I expect it to be identical to chord sequencer.

Uli
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: Enildo on August 01, 2019, 02:43:44 PM
I am very happy with the functions of the "Registration Memory", in addition to the old functions we have "Line out", "Chord Looper" and Assignable buttons ".
I am very happy with yamaha.
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: DerekA on August 01, 2019, 02:45:58 PM
Well .. I for one am quite impressed at what is on offer here in the SX900.
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: voodoo on August 01, 2019, 02:59:22 PM
I am very happy with the functions of the "Registration Memory", in addition to the old functions we have "Line out", "Chord Looper" and Assignable buttons ".
I am very happy with yamaha.

I was hoping, that the chord looper was memorised with the registration.  That is really cool.

From the documentation, it does not get clear, if a single chord sequence is save to registry, or the complete chord looper bank. I think that the reference to the bank is stored in registry. So we have up to 8 chord sequences saved with any registration.

Uli
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: Joe H on August 01, 2019, 03:32:11 PM
What I really like about it is the Live Control values are displayed on screen and I hope those values are saved in the registrations.

 :)

Joe H
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: Joe H on August 01, 2019, 03:33:07 PM
Well .. I for one am quite impressed at what is on offer here in the SX900.

Me too! It's a major upgrade for the PSR line.

Joe H
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: CindyG on August 01, 2019, 05:30:46 PM
Looks like the SX-900 has the scat voices, but not the SX-700. I'm happy with the Genos, but if I hadn't bought it, I would be very tempted by the XS-900!
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: hans1966 on August 01, 2019, 05:40:25 PM
Hello Guys, in addition to the functions mentioned above, Yamaha fulfilled one of my wishes and is the Mp3 Audio recorder, no longer need to go to the PC, to make the conversion, the other wish is not yet there and is: Tools Advanced Edition in "Song Creator" for example: piano roll, magnifying glass (to expand the scrolling of events) scroll key, Track View function to delete, move or copy, or correct data in the form of tracks or
whole bars.  but I am  very happy with the new flagship, I think it's a breakthrough since the S975. Greetings. Hans
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: Mjm on August 01, 2019, 06:07:17 PM
Really happy to have 3 right hand voices. 😊
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: Mjm on August 01, 2019, 06:23:34 PM
Was just checking out the Data List. Lots of choir voices. 😊😊
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: CindyG on August 01, 2019, 06:25:24 PM
On the specs page, the SX900 and 700 both have the Style Recommender. Could that be coming back to the Genos in an update?

Also noticed that they both have S.Art sounds, but not S.Art 2. Interesting... And no dedicated Super Articulation buttons. Apparently they can be assigned to a foot pedal or to the assignable buttons.
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: pjd on August 01, 2019, 09:48:27 PM
On the specs page, the SX900 and 700 both have the Style Recommender. Could that be coming back to the Genos in an update?

Also noticed that they both have S.Art sounds, but not S.Art 2. Interesting... And no dedicated Super Articulation buttons. Apparently they can be assigned to a foot pedal or to the assignable buttons.

Genos also has additional DSP effects. BTW, Genos also has a few DSP effects that are not even in Montage/MODX...

-- pj
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: stephenm52 on August 02, 2019, 01:03:31 AM
Well .. I for one am quite impressed at what is on offer here in the SX900.

Plus one, when I look at the new user interface and playlist feature, just to name 2 things it’s a winner for sure.  I have an s970 that I may have to replace.  If you didn’t buy a Genos for one reason or another, this may be the board for you.
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: Enildo on August 02, 2019, 02:15:18 AM
I think yamaha listened to our requests this time. I am very pleased with everything I have seen so far.
Joystick, Playlist, Assignable Buttons, Chord Looper, Voices R1+R2+R3, Half Bar Fill, Touch Screen Display, Subwofer Outputs, Two USB Inputs ... And More!

Enildo
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: Enildo on August 02, 2019, 02:16:34 AM
Someone is missing the video output?

Enildo
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: Enildo on August 02, 2019, 02:41:56 AM
I think yamaha listened to our requests this time. I am very pleased with everything I have seen so far.
Joystick, Playlist, Assignable Buttons, Chord Looper, Voices R1+R2+R3, Half Bar Fill, Touch Screen Display, Subwofer Outputs, Two USB Inputs ... And More!

Enildo

There is more: "Bluetooth wireless communication"
That's true??? kkkkkk
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: hans1966 on August 02, 2019, 03:52:49 AM
If Enildo, but according to the information on the Yamaha site, the availability of the Bluethoot function varies depending on the Country, we will have to wait to see if Latin America is in the list of countries with this restriction. Greetings. Hans
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: Francesco Massa on August 02, 2019, 07:08:35 AM
In terms of voices and DSP, SX900 is basically a Tyros5.

It has:
- no CFX
- no C7
- no Kino strings
- and, unfortunately, no SA2 voices

But it has:
- 3 Revo drums from Genos without round-robin (Live drums)
- some EDM drum kit from Genos

All the other sounds and DSP come from Tyros5.

Francesco
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: frankmusik on August 02, 2019, 08:18:07 AM
In terms of voices and DSP, SX900 is basically a Tyros5.

It has:

- no Kino strings

Francesco
It HAS the Kino Strings :-)

greetings frank
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: Tom NL on August 02, 2019, 08:33:27 AM
They are starting to pop up on the websites of the larger stores now. Prices in Holland vary from € 2.199,- to € 2.356,-. That is about € 225 to € 400 more than the S975, am I right? If it goes anything like the pricing of the Genos at it's introduction, it pays off to wait a couple of months for the initial prices to go down about 10%. A "cooling-off period" of a few months also helps to be able to make a more rational decision about the purchase, instead of going along with the hype of a new product  ;). Meanwhile S975 is now priced at € 1.625,-

I wonder if a PSR SX900 will be an upgrade to my Tyros 4. It would give me some of the newer voices and DSP's, new styles and drumkits. But I would definitly have to try one first to see if the keybed is any good if you are used to the Tyros FSX keybed, which I like a lot.

Is anyone else also considering the PSR SX900 as a replacement for their Tyros 4 or 5?
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: Robert van Weersch on August 02, 2019, 09:11:43 AM
I think prices will drop even more than 10%. The Genos started off at €4500 at introduction, but half a year later shops like Bax and Thomann listed it for less than €3700. An S975 can already be purchased for less than €1700. Bax puts the SX900 at €2356, whic is almost 40% more expansive than it's predecessor. That's a price not many people will be willing to pay.
Regarding the T4 versus ths SX900. The SX900 has some great new features, some of which also can be found on the Genos. But as you already stated yourself, it lacks the FSX keybed. It also has just 61 keys. And it can only connect two foot pedals (1 switch, 1 expression) whereas the T4/5 can connect three pedals (2 switch, 1 expression). Also: no SA2, no ensemble voices, no angle-adjustable display. So it depends on what features you would need the most. For me, 76 keys are a must, so the SX700/900 are not an option. Likewise with the three foot pedals.

I'm holding on to the T5 untill Yamaha launches the Genos 2 :)
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: Francesco Massa on August 02, 2019, 09:15:39 AM
It HAS the Kino Strings :-)

greetings frank
Attenction, Frank... NO KINO STRINGS! Read the data list: there are Seattle strings only, that are the same of S975 called Real strings. In fact, in Genos you have both Kino strings and Seattle strings. We can't create disinformation I think.

Francesco
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: rgw on August 02, 2019, 10:49:27 AM
Where has the Ballad Style disappeared to?

Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: Danny1972 on August 02, 2019, 10:57:10 AM
Where has the Ballad Style disappeared to?

The Ballad styles have mainly been split into the Pop&Rock or Dance categories. They are all there. You can view the data list online that tells you what's in the categories here:

https://europe.yamaha.com/files/download/other_assets/3/1279213/psrsx900_sx700_en_dl_a0.pdf
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: Robert van Weersch on August 02, 2019, 10:59:49 AM
Starting from page 42  8)
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: vbdx66 on August 02, 2019, 11:34:38 AM
It HAS the Kino Strings :-)

greetings frank
Hi Frank,

Could you please elaborate? They dont appear as such in the data list. Are they there but under another label maybe?

Thanks,

Vinciane
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: Francesco Massa on August 02, 2019, 12:43:20 PM
Hi Frank,

Could you please elaborate? They dont appear as such in the data list. Are they there but under another label maybe?

Thanks,

Vinciane

Hi Vinciane,
SX700 and SX900 don't have the Kino strings.
Seattle strings and Kino strings are totally different in sampling and sound.
Seattle strings and Real strings are the same thing, so there is basically no news on Strings section except for soloists from Tyros5 (SX900 only). But Seattle/Real strings was even on Tyros4!

These keyboards also don't really have Revo drums, but (as Yamaha says...) "...new drums DERIVED from the Revo! Drums of Genos...". This means that there are new drum kits with same samples of Revo ones, but without the wave-cycling (= the real Revo technology).

Francesco
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: Francesco Massa on August 02, 2019, 01:01:56 PM
They are starting to pop up on the websites of the larger stores now. Prices in Holland vary from € 2.199,- to € 2.356,-. That is about € 225 to € 400 more than the S975, am I right? If it goes anything like the pricing of the Genos at it's introduction, it pays off to wait a couple of months for the initial prices to go down about 10%. A "cooling-off period" of a few months also helps to be able to make a more rational decision about the purchase, instead of going along with the hype of a new product  ;). Meanwhile S975 is now priced at € 1.625,-

I wonder if a PSR SX900 will be an upgrade to my Tyros 4. It would give me some of the newer voices and DSP's, new styles and drumkits. But I would definitly have to try one first to see if the keybed is any good if you are used to the Tyros FSX keybed, which I like a lot.

Is anyone else also considering the PSR SX900 as a replacement for their Tyros 4 or 5?

Hi Tom,
for me it's a small but good upgrade from Tyros4 (sacrificing SA2 voices), but not for Tyros5, with which it's very similar overall, lacking SA2 and Ensemble voices.

Francesco
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: ckobu on August 02, 2019, 02:10:00 PM
Differences between sx700 and sx900.

Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: Robert van Weersch on August 02, 2019, 02:12:15 PM
You forgot to mark the SA voices ;)
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: Danny1972 on August 02, 2019, 02:19:51 PM
There's also nearly £1000 difference between the two models as well !!! :o
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: ckobu on August 02, 2019, 02:21:02 PM
You forgot to mark the SA voices ;)

You are right, corrected  ;)
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: PSR-USR-IND on August 02, 2019, 04:19:44 PM
This keyboard carry all TYROS5 new voice including all Choir voices. A great disappointment SuperArticulation2 voices still not included in PSR models. But some new GENOS voices and Drumkits are included.
YAMAHA should include S.Art2 voices in next PSR midrange mode.
Joy Stick and Touch Screen and many new features in this new model is much appreciated. H
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: Enildo on August 02, 2019, 04:55:58 PM
Can anyone explain what these "+ 10W" are in amplifiers?

Enildo
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: rgw on August 02, 2019, 04:59:53 PM
Hi Onacimus,

Are you saying the Strings are more akin to on the Tyro5 than those on the PSR S975?

Richard.
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: rgw on August 02, 2019, 05:03:03 PM
Hello Danster72 and Robert,

Thank you for pointing out where the Ballad Styles are on the SX900.

Best wishes,
Richard.
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: Jay B. on August 02, 2019, 05:04:28 PM
@ Enildo,
I believe it means that the speakers are bi-amped, in other words, having separate amplifiers for each speaker driver or component. In this case, the 10W would be for Mid and High Frequency and the 15W or watts for the 5" or Lower Frequencies.

Jay B.
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: Mjm on August 02, 2019, 05:27:40 PM
It HAS the Kino Strings :-)

greetings frank
Hi Frank, 
I don't see Kino strings in the Data List. Where did you see them? Thanks.

Mark


Strings - SeattleStrings 8 33 50 S.Art!
SeattleClassical 8 36 49 S.Art!
TheatreStrings 8 37 49 S.Art!
SeattleLushStrings 8 41 49 S.Art!
SeattleSlowStrings 8 35 50 S.Art!
Orchestral1stViolin 8 33 44 S.Art!
Orchestral2ndViolin 8 33 45 S.Art!
OrchestralViola 8 33 46 S.Art!
OrchestralCello 8 33 47 S.Art!
PizzicatoStrings 0 113 46 Live!
SeattleWarm 8 39 49 S.Art!
SeattleRomance 8 43 50 S.Art!
SeattleChamber 8 42 49 S.Art!
SeattleStringsPad 8 43 49 S.Art!
SeattleTremolo 104 0 45 Live!
Seattle1stViolins 8 32 44 S.Art!
Seattle2ndViolins 8 32 45 S.Art!
SeattleViolas 8 32 46 S.Art!
SeattleCellos 8 32 47 S.Art!
SeattleBasses 8 32 48 S.Art!
ConcertStrings 8 32 50 S.Art!
StudioStrings 8 32 49 S.Art!
BalladStrings 8 34 50 S.Art!
BigStrings 8 40 49 S.Art!
SeattleQuartet 8 34 48 S.Art!
Spiccato 8 33 49 S.Art!
SeattleSpiccato 104 6 49 Live!
SeattleStrings sfz 104 1 45 Live!
PizzicatoGlocken 0 115 46 Live!
TheatreOrchestra 104 1 50 Regular
DiscoStrings1 0 123 50 Live!
DiscoStrings2 0 124 50 Live!
SynthStrings1 0 112 51 Regular
SynthStrings2 0 113 51 Regular
OberStrings 0 113 52 Regular
Classic1stVns 8 34 44 S.Art!
Classic2ndVns 8 34 45 S.Art!
ClassicViolas 8 34 46 S.Art!
ClassicCellos 8 34 47 S.Art!
OrchestralHarp 104 1 47 Regular
Watariyat 0 125 49 Regular
Mandolin 0 114 26 Sweet!
Oud 0 113 106 Regular
Banjo1 104 0 106 Regular
Banjo2 0 112 106 Regular
Sitar1 104 0 105 Regular
Sitar2 0 113 105 Regular
Zither1 104 1 16 Regular
Zither2 104 0 16 Regular
MellowHarp 104 0 47 Regular
ErHu 0 113 111 Regular
PiPa 0 119 106 Regular
Shamisen 0 112 107 Regular
Koto 0 112 108 Regular
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Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: Enildo on August 02, 2019, 05:34:46 PM
@ Enildo,
I believe it means that the speakers are bi-amped, in other words, having separate amplifiers for each speaker driver or component. In this case, the 10W would be for Mid and High Frequency and the 15W or watts for the 5" or Lower Frequencies.

Jay B.

Thanks Jay, good explanation!

Enildo
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: marius9 on August 02, 2019, 08:44:05 PM
Great news from Yamaha! SX-700 and SX-S900 have BIG improvements in comparison with their predecesors.
The internal memory is not in MB anymore (and it shouldn't have been for a few years), we have a touch screen now, asignable buttons, different keyboard bed and build materials, wireless (BT) and so much more. Almost there (meaning that we will have to get additional firmware updates with even more features and another BIG update for the Yamaha Expansion Manager software that needs to come until the keyboards will be in stores; not the last YEM update, but another with all the requested features).

Now, probably the competition will just release a software update to beat the Expansion memory levels.

But, for now, what we see on the demos on YouTube, we like! GREAT! Great sound indeed and great keyboards will be! Good job Yamaha (but we wait for YEM support also)!
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: panos on August 03, 2019, 05:09:11 AM
Hi there,
Don't know anything about technical stuff and how all those different kind of voices with the exclamation mark "!" are created and why they sound as they do,
just wondering if a s.Art2! voice needs aftertouch and a better keybed in order to sound good or a keyboard needs a better... "engine" to produce such a sound or something.
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: Tom NL on August 03, 2019, 08:00:26 AM
Hi Tom,
for me it's a small but good upgrade from Tyros4 (sacrificing SA2 voices), but not for Tyros5, with which it's very similar overall, lacking SA2 and Ensemble voices.

Francesco

Thank you Francesco and Robert van Weersch for sharing your thoughts. I think the days when very big steps were made in sound quality and technology are over. There has been more evolution than revolution for almost 10 years. However, the expectations for a new model are sometimes still very high. I think that also explains the sometimes lukewarm reception of new keyboards.

I also wonder if this new keyboard offers better sounds than my Tyros 4 from 6 years ago. If I am honest to myself I actually don't think so!
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: Enildo on August 03, 2019, 12:43:10 PM
Thank you Francesco and Robert van Weersch for sharing your thoughts. I think the days when very big steps were made in sound quality and technology are over. There has been more evolution than revolution for almost 10 years. However, the expectations for a new model are sometimes still very high. I think that also explains the sometimes lukewarm reception of new keyboards.

I also wonder if this new keyboard offers better sounds than my Tyros 4 from 6 years ago. If I am honest to myself I actually don't think so!

Hello Tom!

Genos will surely deliver better sound and features than your Tyros 4 from 6 years ago as it is your replacement. The sx900 is a replacement for the PSR line, so it is replacing the s970 / 975. Of course because it's more modern, some features like Chord Looper, Playlist, Assignable Buttons, go ahead, but comparisons have to be within each category. Of course, there will come a time when the lower lines will be higher than the highest, by the natural evolution of things. I know that Tyros' sound engine is much better than PSRs, but due to other items, there are a lot of people trading their Tyros for PSRs and seeing advantages in this exchange.

My sincere greetings,

Enildo
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: rgw on August 03, 2019, 05:33:59 PM
Hi Frank,

The SX900 Data List does NOT show Kino Strings I'm afraid.

Best wishes.
Richard.
Title: Re: Enjoy the new PSR SX900/700
Post by: arvacon on August 08, 2019, 02:06:27 AM
Regarding the T4 versus ths SX900. The SX900 has some great new features, some of which also can be found on the Genos. But as you already stated yourself, it lacks the FSX keybed.


The SX900 and SX700 may have not the FSX keybed of Genos and Tyros, but it seems they will have something similar in action, that they call it FSB.
It seems to me that this will be a version of the same keybed as FSX, but with lack of aftertouch.