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Offline Len

PSR S970 query
« on: July 10, 2017, 05:34:20 AM »
I currently have a Tyros 4 ..& considering changing to the PSR S970 because it has built in speakers I was wondering if anyone knows if the PSR S970 has any of the following T4 features
3) MP3 player/playlist 

Offline EileenL

Re: PSR S970 query
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2017, 06:03:22 AM »
970 has no provision for a Hard Drive also only has two right hand voices also the key bed has different feel to it, but apart from that is a nice little keyboard. Make sure you get a fast USB stick if you want to record audio files.
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Offline voodoo

Re: PSR S970 query
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2017, 07:38:07 AM »
hi Len,

the S970 is a very high class keyboard. The speaker system is very good, I played several church gigs without external amp. (I use a Bose L1 compact for bigger gigs.)

1) No Hard drive, but I have a 16 GB mini USB stick permanently attached. This will do the same.
2) Music Finder: yes
3) MP3 player: yes

The operating system and the most features are ident. But, as Eileen said, only two right voices, not so good keybed, no Super Articulation 2, no ensemble voices, etc.

I am happy with my S970 and would not swap it for a T4 or even a T5 (because of weight and size and missing speakers).

Yamaha Genos (finally)
Nord Electro 5D
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Offline JohnStarbuck

Re: PSR S970 query
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2017, 06:26:28 PM »
Uli and Eileen both have valid appraisals. I played the PSR S910/ 950/ and now 970 in addition to Tyros. I think several members who play for special events, senior groups, parties, weddings, DO use the PSR S970. I have found it to be a GREAT instrument. There are some features (like the 2 programmable knobs for volume/ reverb/ etc. effects) that I WISH were as easily accessible on the Tyros. Weight in transporting is a huge factor, and sound with the on board speakers is VERY good. I haven't used the MP3 player function or the vocal parts of the instrument. I opted for the 970 series vs the 750 series based on the additional voices and larger style options that come on board. You will find the multi-finder and operation of this keyboard very similar to Tyros (with the exception of only 2 voice at a time in the right hand on PSR and 3 on Tyros). I loved the 910 keyboard, but did NOT like the 950. The 970 is wonderful. And I feel the internal speaker system is improved with every generation. YOU WILL FIND that the EQ settings will provide a better sound when changed as per directions in the forum. And, of course there are countless styles that may be added via zip drive for an almost limitless supply of those. You will love it!

Offline Len

Re: PSR S970 query
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2017, 01:53:08 AM »
Thanks John ...that info is a big help

Offline EileenL

Re: PSR S970 query
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2017, 04:06:10 AM »
Yes the 970 is a great little keyboard but I do miss not having a hard drive. Always afraid I may loose my thumb drive or forget it.

Offline DonM

Re: PSR S970 query
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2017, 08:22:43 AM »
I use the very small USB pens with the S970, and in fact with all my arrangers.  It is small enough that you can leave one inserted even when transporting.
Here's one:
I'm not sure that leaving it in when moving it is recommended, but I have done it for years without problems.
Also, the S9970 will address up to three separate attached drives, simply by tabbing between them.  A simple adapter is all that is needed.
I haven't felt a need for a hard drive, other than the solid state drive from the factory, in quite some time.

Offline EileenL

Re: PSR S970 query
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2017, 08:36:34 AM »
I use Verbatim Store N go but it is still proud of the back so don't like putting it in a soft bag with it in.
  The 950 had a recess at the back but 970 doesn't.

Offline DerekA

Re: PSR S970 query
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2017, 04:48:20 AM »
If you do go for one of those mini USBs then get some of these too, or you'll never get it back out of the socket ...