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PSR Keyboards (11 Boards) => PSR-SX900/SX700/SX600 => Topic started by: Christopher Fernandes on August 03, 2020, 07:52:26 AM

Title: PSR-SX600 - new 'Unison & Accent' feature - more than just fill-ins!
Post by: Christopher Fernandes on August 03, 2020, 07:52:26 AM
One MAJOR mystery feature that stands out in the new PSR-SX600 is the 'Unison & Accent" feature. I think there's more than simple fill-ins that can be done now in SX600 - something that is really new to arranger keyboards as far as I am aware.

Very curious to know how this works. According to my understanding, if you simply hit keys harder, the style will generate some drum rolls/crash cymbals (apart from regular fill-ins), to add more expression/realism in performance. Amazing!

And looking at Yamaha's history, I think that SX700, SX900, and Genos, too, may get this feature via a firmware update. Exciting!
Title: Re: PSR-SX600 - new 'Unison & Accent' feature - more than just fill-ins!
Post by: EileenL on August 03, 2020, 12:31:46 PM
Sounds a bit like style dynamic control which we have on our latter keyboards.
Title: Re: PSR-SX600 - new 'Unison & Accent' feature - more than just fill-ins!
Post by: DerekA on August 03, 2020, 01:47:03 PM
It is a bit different. It's a style setting alongside Dynamics which can be assigned on/off with various controls.

From what I've read in the manual, when this Unison is active then one (or more) of the style parts plays along the same notes that are being played on the R1/R2 part. When Accent is active, it will add additional percussion.

So it's not just the volume that changes, it's the content.

It looks like software that could easily be added to SX700/900/Genos, have to wait and see!

Title: Re: PSR-SX600 - new 'Unison & Accent' feature - more than just fill-ins!
Post by: Francesco Massa on August 04, 2020, 08:42:08 AM
Reading the data list, seems that only a few styles have this new function, it's not applicabile to every style. So, In my opinion, to port this function on bigger models Yamaha should update the onboard styles to "enable" the new feature. Is It possible with a firmware update? We Have to wait.

Francesco
Title: Re: PSR-SX600 - new 'Unison & Accent' feature - more than just fill-ins!
Post by: overover on August 04, 2020, 09:37:40 AM
Reading the data list, seems that only a few styles have this new function, it's not applicabile to every style. So, In my opinion, to port this function on bigger models Yamaha should update the onboard styles to "enable" the new feature. Is It possible with a firmware update? We Have to wait. ...

Hi Francesco,

yes, it is possible for Yamaha to change the Preset Styles by a Firmware Update if needed, because every Firmware Update file (.PRG) always contains all Preset contents (e.g. Styles, Multi Pads, Voices).


Best regards,
Chris
Title: Re: PSR-SX600 - new 'Unison & Accent' feature - more than just fill-ins!
Post by: DerekA on August 04, 2020, 01:30:39 PM
Reading the data list, seems that only a few styles have this new function, it's not applicabile to every style.

Yes I wondered about that. The functions are activated using new settings on the 'style settings' screen (alongside dynamics). Perhaps they are only available for styles marked "Unison". But there's no mention of an updated style format in the manual. Interesting.
Title: Re: PSR-SX600 - new 'Unison & Accent' feature - more than just fill-ins!
Post by: rocky11 on August 07, 2020, 08:57:28 PM
why yamaha don't give new extra features to sx900 and sx700 user ??
Title: Re: PSR-SX600 - new 'Unison & Accent' feature - more than just fill-ins!
Post by: Fred Smith on August 07, 2020, 10:57:53 PM
why yamaha don't give new extra features to sx900 and sx700 user ??

They will. You just need patience.

It took over a year for Genos owners to get new features. Yours will come in due time.

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: PSR-SX600 - new 'Unison & Accent' feature - more than just fill-ins!
Post by: mikechavez on August 07, 2020, 11:02:44 PM
I imagine that Yamaha will do the same as it did with the Genos, it will send a software update to these functionalities for the SX900 and SX700 ...
Title: Re: PSR-SX600 - new 'Unison & Accent' feature - more than just fill-ins!
Post by: blackpool on August 07, 2020, 11:35:36 PM
Yes the flagship Genos did not get chord looper until well after the SX900 ....to be fair to Yamaha here...
A new feature has to be trialled on a new model I imagine ...and it will get added to other models .... Genos owners deserve it before we do as SX owners
 
Keith
Title: Re: PSR-SX600 - new 'Unison & Accent' feature - more than just fill-ins!
Post by: Christopher Fernandes on August 08, 2020, 04:21:37 PM

It took over a year for Genos owners to get new features. Yours will come in due time.


SX700/900 was released in August 2019 and Genos got those new features on November 2019 i.e. after 3 months. So maybe we can hope for an update by end of this year? 🤔