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PSR-S970/S770/S670 (SFF2) / Re: New PSR-S775-S975
« Last post by Toril S on Today at 07:51:55 PM »
Hello Rich! I went through the excact same thing! I was not at all satisfied with my S970 at first, and still think that many of the OTS settings are wrong for me. But, it has so many great features! And you can always load your old styles into it and continue to use them. They will sound even better in the S970. It has more memory, so you can fill the user esction, and USB sticks as well, with thousands of styles. So, all in all we made a good choice, you and I, we just have to get used to our new keyboard :)
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The Next Yamaha Keyboard / Re: The new PSR S975...
« Last post by Joe H on Today at 07:51:51 PM »
I think that Yamaha releasing the S975... looks like the company made a BIG mistake with the S970.  It is just a lot of corrections that could have been done with firmware except for the increase in expansion memory. Why buy another whole keyboard for a few fixes.

I would not buy the S975 having just bought the S970.  Like others... I'll wait for the next S9xx replacement.  We know that these fixes will be on the next PSR arranger and probably a few more enhancements as well.

Joe H
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Uli

thanks for the tip. I will remember to connect the bt-md01 into midi port A. 

Yes, the wifi with access point seems like a good way to do it.   I was going to buy a camera adapter, usb cable, etc.   Instead, i already ordered the bluetooth midi adapter.  The difference is just a few more bucks, not that much. 

I am suppossed to get it next week.   Hopefully, i should be able to connect it without any problems.  Otherwise, i will bother you guys again.

Have a great day.
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PSR-E Series / Re: PSR-E453 vs PSR-EW400 piano sound
« Last post by AnupamEnosh on Today at 07:48:24 PM »
I have noticed also that it produce a little hiss noise when you wearing headsets, so I guess this will be annoying at an amplifier too. I haven't use an amplifier to check how bad this can be, but when I am wearing headset, it annoys me.
That popping sound on unplugging/plugging a jack has been the greatest cringe for me on stage; if on turned up volumes, that can literally damage the diaphragm of speakers, or your ears, depends upon the one having greater survival power 😛
I have the psr-e453 and I was not very impressed from the piano sound at all. By default the sound feels muddy, soft and low volume.
It is because the Grand Piano sample of PSR-E models are actually Bright Piano samples, with little modification in cutoff parameter.
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PSR-E Series / Re: PSR-E453 vs PSR-EW400 piano sound
« Last post by AnupamEnosh on Today at 07:25:32 PM »
On a real piano, you get an obvious difference in sound when you strike the keys sharply as opposed to striking them softly.  When striking them softly, you get a subdued sound, but when striking them sharply, you get a bit of a "bark" or "twang", especially on the lower to mid-range notes - like any other stringed instrument, when the strings are rapped or plucked sharply with significant force.  This phenomenon can be simulated on the piano voices of electronic keyboards with a technique known as velocity switching, and is used on the higher quality piano voices.  On the non-Live! piano voices this is done with dual-strike velocity switching, and employs two entirely separate wave samples.  One for soft strike and one for hard strike.  When the key strike velocity exceeds a certain value, the hard strike wave sample is used instead of the soft strike wave sample, and adds an element of realism to the sound not present in single strike technology.  So, now enter the Yamaha Live! Grand sound.  It raises the ante on realism by adding an intermediate strike velocity and wave sample, and is known as triple strike technology, and results in soft, medium, and hard response dynamics, but the improvement does not end there.  All three of the wave samples are of higher quality than those used in single and dual strike technology.  So the overall improvements are two fold.  Granted, this still does not bring the EW-4XX Live! Grand sound up to the level of that of a $2000+ model, but it is certainly at step up from the other piano voices of the PSR-E models.
There is some different mechanical system in EW-400 for its velocity strike response, as its keybed is somewhat different from E453, but the demo videos show pretty minute difference in the actual sample engaged, maybe they have added one extra wave sample onto the existing voice, that makes it sound like a harsh gong (my inner feeling after listening to it), but that is never a different voice from the actual Grand Piano sample. As EW-400 comes with line level outputs, so obviously it would sound better when amplified, when compared to E453, as it lacks them.
Yamaha already used this Live Grand Piano Voice in almost a decade old discontinued PSR-E model, which had 61keys max. (I forgot the actual model number).
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Genos Registrations & Playlist / yamaha genos playlist organiser
« Last post by Oldden on Today at 07:07:41 PM »
Hi,
Do you think there will ever be an upgrade to the playlist organiser. Some form of searching perhaps, or a way to put them in alphabetical order, maybe a Windows program to organise the list. Yes it works but it's very basic, perhaps in the next Genos update or the one after.

Oldden
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PSR-E Series / Re: PSR-E453 vs PSR-EW400 piano sound
« Last post by arvacon on Today at 06:49:14 PM »
I have the  psr-e453 and I was not very impressed from the piano sound at all. By default the sound feels muddy, soft and low volume. After I played a little with the settings, I have make it to sound much better, so now it is more pleasant at my ears. 
I did the following changes:

-Cutoff from the live knobs: 1/3 turn to the right
-Master EQ: Boost
-Chorus: Off
-Reverb: Plate1
-Master volume: 127
-Touch response: Medium

Then I saved the changes to one of the registration memories, so now I use this only as my piano voice.

Just a notice. You mentioned that you prefer to connecting the keyboard with external amplifier. The e453 has only 1 audio out that it is also headphones output, so you will can't use the internal speakers as monitors because they stop working if you connect something in the output.
I have noticed also that it produce a little hiss noise when you wearing headsets, so I guess this will be annoying at an amplifier too. I haven't use an amplifier to check how bad this can be, but when I am wearing headset, it annoys me.
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Genos and iPad & Songbook+ / Re: Songbook+ only works with midi port A
« Last post by zionip on Today at 06:44:06 PM »
I am also using the MD-BT01 on Genos MIDI port B with Songbook+.

Thanks,
Paul
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Tyros 5 (SFF2) / Good free piano sample named "SIX" ???
« Last post by soundphase on Today at 05:55:33 PM »
Hello all

With my T5, I bought the Yamaha 1GB extension first, then the Mutec 2GB extension card. T sold my 2GB card with my T5 for a Genos.

Yesterday, I gave my 1GB card to my piano teacher who kept the T5. And we installed the card. I didn't remember what were the last samples I installed on this card, at all.

We discovered a very good piano sound named "SIX" on the card. I don't remember what PPF or CPF file it was.

It's possible that it takes quite the full card capacity. I didn't remember at all what is this "SIX" piano sample.

Does someone know what is this very good piano sample ? If no, does someone know how to rebuild a ppf file on PC from a sample stored on the extension ?

Thank you for your help
Regards
Soundphase
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I found out, that switching registrations with Songbook+ works, only if iPad is connected to Genos over midi port A. It works fine over WiFi, Bluetooth adapter BT-MD01 at port A, and with USB Camera connection kit over port A. It does not work with Bluetooth or usb on port B. This is because some midi sysex messages needed for this are sent only over port A.

This is incorrect. I am using the adaptor on Midi Port B, and have no trouble communicating with SongBook.

You probably need to check your midi setup for Port B.

Fred
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