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Offline swinebc

Yamaha psr 9000 pro Full help required
« on: March 12, 2018, 03:58:07 AM »
Hello .
I just acquired this keyboard as a gift. I have no idea how it works or how to get a note out of it. It came with an instruction manual which may as well be in another language. I think its all here.
                Any assistance to get it going would be very much appreciated.  Perhaps where to plug the speakers in would be a start.
Best Regards, Bernard.
 

Offline panos

Re: Yamaha psr 9000 pro Full help required
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2018, 04:44:18 AM »
I found this manual in english

https://www.manualslib.com/manual/196249/Yamaha-9000-Pro.html

If you don't have any speakers availiable you can use headphones.

Offline mikf

Re: Yamaha psr 9000 pro Full help required
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2018, 04:55:41 AM »
Go to the PSR tutorial home page, select lessons then work your way through. Probably easier than the manual it gets you through step by step. The 9000 pro may be dated but itís s very good keyboard so worth persevering. You donít mention your own skill level, can you play at all or are you a total novice?
Mike
 

Offline swinebc

Re: Yamaha psr 9000 pro Full help required
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2018, 09:53:58 PM »
Hi Mike.
Can play chords and a few songs, but probably a novice. I managed to get the thing going last night. it was a speaker problem. I must admit its dam complicated. I have the chance of a Tyros 3 at £800 do you think this will be easier?
Bernard.
 

Offline panos

Re: Yamaha psr 9000 pro Full help required
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2018, 11:25:20 PM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Yamaha_products
Tyros series

    Tyros (1 May 2002)
    Tyros 2 (21 June 2005)
    Tyros 3 (17 April 2008)
    Tyros 4 (16 June 2010)
    Tyros 5 (13 July 2013)
    Genos (31 August 2017)

PSR arranger workstations

See also: ß PortaTone PSR series

    PSR-1500 (21 January 2004)
    PSR-3000 (21 January 2004)
    PSR-7000 (1995, export model)
    PSR-8000 (8 September 1997, export model)
    PSR-9000 (9 Septem000ber 1999, export model)
    PSR-9000 Pro (2000, export model)

There is almost a difference of a decate between the two models.
Big difference in  technology and sound.
The psr 9000 pro as far I can tell from videos on youtube is a keyboard that is made for professional keybordists who played mostly ethnic-oriental music.
That is why it doesn't have on board speakers.

Tyros 3 is still used very much and has similar sound and functions to the latest keyboards.
But if you have the psr 9000 pro for free,try it out first and if you do like keyboards buy a better and newer keyboard like Tyros 3 or something from the psr s series.


Offline swinebc

Re: Yamaha psr 9000 pro Full help required
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2018, 11:31:23 PM »
Thanks mike.
Do you know if this keyboard came with any floppy discs? there is a floppy drive on the machine but no discs. or perhaps where to source them.
Regards.
 

Offline mikf

Re: Yamaha psr 9000 pro Full help required
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2018, 01:36:15 AM »
I donít think the Tyros would be any easier, these keyboards are all pretty similar. And if I remember correctly the 9000 pro has 76 keys and this was not an option offered on Tyros models until much later. It was also recognized as very well made and good quality sound for its time. You should try to master the basics on this keyboard then decide if a newer model is appropriate. Itís not that difficult to learn to use the basic functions - style selection, voice selection, etc. and they have stayed broadly similar on all newer models. Stay way from advanced features like voice and style editing to start with. Even on newer models they are not simple and many people never mess with them.
Newer keyboards have more modern interfaces like USB but the 9000 pro did have decent internal hard drive. You should be able to find some floppy disks to fit, but maybe not a priority. Just learn to play it to start with.
Mike

Offline swinebc

Re: Yamaha psr 9000 pro Full help required
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2018, 04:24:17 AM »
Many Thanks Mike.
Your right, I'll give this a go. There seems to be some sort of Music data base that has loads of pre loaded songs, this looks interesting, gonna try this now.
Cheers.
 

Offline mikf

Re: Yamaha psr 9000 pro Full help required
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2018, 04:34:44 AM »
I think what you are seeing is the music finder. This is not a database of songs, it is essentially a set of keyboard settings which have been matched to song titles - recommended settings if you like. You still need to play the song but it pre sets an intro, voices, style and ending that works quite well for the song title. Choosing from this list is quite a good way to get started on the keyboard. It is quite a sophisticated tool that can be edited, customized etc. You might find the song titles are Ďdisguisedí by Yamaha for copyright reasons, although itís also possible the previous owner already fixed that. Look under Muscfinder in the lessons section I pointed you to.
Mike

Offline swinebc

Re: Yamaha psr 9000 pro Full help required
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2018, 08:31:20 PM »
Where do I find the lessons section please.
 

Offline Graham UK

Re: Yamaha psr 9000 pro Full help required
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2018, 09:18:17 PM »
I owned 900PRO some years ago and it is a great keyboard plus the key bed is a joy to play.
Pity the Tyros models did not use a 61 note version of this key bed.

It is worth keeping and the time to get to know it...wish I still had it.
« Last Edit: March 14, 2018, 02:22:25 AM by Graham UK »
T2 + NP30
 

Offline mikf

Re: Yamaha psr 9000 pro Full help required
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2018, 01:18:54 AM »
Bernard
You have probably set your browser to go straight to the forum and you are by passing the main part of the site. There are a couple of ways to get there. If you hit the reply button, when the reply box opens up, look at the top right of the page and you will see the 'psr home page' link. Click on it. You can also click on the members map link at the top right of the forum index page and when you get to the map there will be another link to the home page at the top right. You can also find it in your browser at psr.com and save the link as a favorite.
At the top of the page there are a number of tabs, and lessons is one of them. Just work through the links. This home page has a massive wealth of information on all of these psr type keyboards. 
Dont hesitate to fire specific questions here as you start to explore the board, because we have all been there!
Mike 

Offline swinebc

Re: Yamaha psr 9000 pro Full help required
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2018, 08:25:50 PM »
Hello Mike.
Enjoying the 9000 pro and learning as I go. This keyboard I believe had external lights. Its not easy to find voices ect when you are playing. I have rigged up a house lamp but I would like the original ones. Any idea who may have them??
Best Regards Bernard.
 

Offline ekurburski

Re: Yamaha psr 9000 pro Full help required
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2018, 06:59:17 AM »
Yes, go to lessons page and follow the psr9000 link.  Will take you through the demos and all. Suggestion: don't skip around.  You will miss important stuff.  My opinion, is you have one of best psr's ever made by Yamaha.  Keep it and learn on it b4 moving up.

Earl
PSR740, PSR3000, tx7, mt32, mirage, ProTiools 10,11 Sonar,  Reaper, BIAB2018 an a 4' stack of computer Music mags
 

Offline Toril S

Re: Yamaha psr 9000 pro Full help required
« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2018, 07:06:27 AM »
Wise words, Earl!
Toril S

Tyros 5, PSR S970, PSR 2100 and PSR-47.

Toril's PSR Performer Page
 

Offline Keynote31

Re: Yamaha psr 9000 pro Full help required
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2018, 04:41:59 AM »
The 9000pro is a great keyboard,very well made but heavy, and as said earlier was really aimed at the pro/semi pro user..  I regret ever getting rid of mine, but decided to change for the better "Bell & Whistles" of a modern keyboard. I should never have let it go, and bought the new one (PSR970) without a trade in. You will find PSR Tutorial a great souce of info. Best of luck and hope you will soon learn how to "drive"it!!!
Eric
« Last Edit: April 09, 2018, 04:43:03 AM by Keynote31 »