300 Preset Styles
With the introduction of the Mega voice technology in the TYROS, Yamaha paid special attention to the Tyros styles. Here's how they are described in the "Features" section:
The 300 musical Styles found in this digital workstation are best described as having a backup band at your fingertips. Choose a category of music (like Rock, Country or R&B), select a Style from the menu and play your favorite song. It's that easy. Each Style has up to 8 different musical parts that provide drums, bass, guitar, horns, strings and any other musical instrument that suits the genre of music you have selected. TYROS also features many different types of Accompaniment Styles. Pro-styles provide professional and exciting arrangements combined with perfect playability. Session-styles automatically enrich the player's chords with additional color notes or even harmonic progressions. Basic-styles cover a wide range of music while the arrangement is kept basic and generic, and therefore extremely versatile....
Yamaha has always had great Styles, but with TYROS, they are taken to new heights of realism because of the Mega Voice Technology. An example is the new Unplugged Styles. Because the Unplugged Styles are guitar-focused, a major amount of time and effort was dedicated to making sure that these Styles "voice" like a guitar would, on both regular and extended chords. For the ultimate realism, the guitar parts in these Styles were actually played (and programmed) by an LA session musician using a Yamaha Pacifica Guitar with a G50 MIDI converter! You can rest assured that our Global Style Programmers take all of the work out of making realistic band tracks that you can use for live performance, studio work, song writing and MIDI file creation. With TYROS, just do what you do best sit back and play.
Looking for musical Styles for your local church choir? TYROS has you covered with many new additions to our gospel section. They're so good, you'll want to get on your feet and clap along. How about jazz? One of the goals of the US part of the Global Style Team was to incorporate some Styles that would work for hobby and gigging musicians that like to play jazz. The goal was to make it so you can grab your favorite fake book, sit down, select a jazz style and play. Great detail was spent on the walking bass and guitar parts, making sure that they voice correctly for extended chords (like 13s, sharp and flat 9s and sharp 11 chords). When you get your hands on a TYROS, try the Slow, Moderate and Fast Jazz styles and the Slow and Moderate Jazz Waltz styles. They really swing!
This same team of programmers also decided to apply their musical knowledge and expertise to some of the R&B and Latin styles in TYROS. When you combine this extraordinary programming ability with the tremendous sounds in the keyboard, you can't help but make good music. You can use the built in Styles, play Styles directly from floppy disk or optional hard drive, purchase Styles at YamahaMusicSoft, search the Internet for Yamaha Styles that other customers have created, or create your own. And TYROS is backward compatible with Styles created for other Yamaha products.
While the TYROS was backward compatible, that is, styles made for the 9000 Pro or earlier PSRs could be played on the TYROS, the reverse is generally not true. The mega voices used by many TYROS styles simply do not exist in earlier keyboards. The velocity settings used to trigger effects of the mega voices, just cause unwanted sound when played on earlier keyboards. So these styles must be converted for use with earlier keyboards. The conversion involves removing the mega voices and substituting voices used in the TYROS that are not available on other keyboards. You will find a number of such conversions available here in the style pages for those earlier keyboards.
For newer keyboards, such as the PSR3000 and the Tyros2, most of these styles will work just fine, although again, some tuning may be required to adjust the balance of the voice volumes or to substitute voices. In all the keyboards since the 2000, the styles included voices in the four one-touch settings. These panel voices often have to be adjusted to match the panel voices in your own keyboard.
The TYROS styles are listed below by category. You can click on the category titles to download a zip file of the styles in that category. The default tempo and signature is shown with each style.
|BALLAD - 26 Styles|
| 8BeatAdria 100
| GuitarBallad 90
|BALLROOM - 30 Styles|
|COUNTRY - 21 Styles|
|DANCE - 40 Styles|
|LATIN - 33 Styles|
|MOVIE&SHOW - 13 Styles|
|POP&ROCK - 30 Styles|
|R&B - 35 Styles|
|SWING&JAZZ - 42 Styles|
|WORLD - 30 Styles|
Additional Styles for the Tyros1
All of the styles found on the PSR-3000 styles page should play directly in the Tyros1.
- Glynn Madden - Tyros 1 (20:22 - Aug '07
Yamaha Unveils TYROS
High-End Portable Keyboard Reproduces Incredible Voices, Lifelike Guitar Sounds, With Yamaha's Exclusive Megavoice Technology
BUENA PARK, CA (November 6, 2002)Yamaha Corporation of America, Portable Keyboards, has launched a new dimension in sound and performance with the introduction of the TYROS keyboard.
Even before hearing TYROS, the innovative, functional, and beautiful design indicates that this is something quite new. Easily morphing from a keyboard with or without speakers, TYROS is an extremely versatile unit for stage, studio, or home. Control surfaces are designed for high visibility in low light environments, and include several different formats for speakers, depending on application. Add a huge, adjustable color display and the overall impression is stunning.
Like its predecessorthe PSR9000TYROS is a 61-key, portable keyboard complete with microphone input, digital mixer, vocal harmonizer, a built-in digital audio system, and professional features like aftertouch, pitch bend and mod wheels. Designed for users at every level, TYROS includes GM compatibility and auto accompaniment features, and can be connected directly to a computer via its USB port. In addition, TYROS is fully compatible with the software of the PSR9000 and PSR8000.
Armed with Yamaha's new megavoice technology, the hallmark of TYROS is stunningly realistic sounds, complete with physical characteristics of the sampled instrument.
"Most digital keyboards can play back a recorded sample of a guitar," states Jim Presley, marketing manager, Portable Keyboards. "However, the guitar is a dynamic instrument and can sound quite different, depending upon how, and by whom, it's being played. Pick noise, string noise and other natural characteristics occur with different playing styles, and are lost in most digital keyboards. megavoice returns the 'missing elements' to produce a sound that is indistinguishable from the original."
The stunning sound quality is the best ever produced by Yamaha. Expanded to 128 notes maximum polyphony, TYROS is loaded with incredible voices that reproduce all the timbres and nuances of acoustic and amplified instruments. Innovative "Live Drum" sounds contain six layers of samples which cross fade from each other, based on velocity. They have been recorded in stereo, resulting in realism never before heard in sampled drums.
TYROS contains a large music database called "Music Finder" and all operations have been simplified through the direct access function, one-touch settings, and on-screen guidancea necessity for the performing musician who must change settings quickly. The help screens can be accessed in 6 different languages for even more versatility.
A video output allows TYROS to display lyrics from a MIDI song file through a projector or directly into a television monitoran especially attractive feature for houses of worship that display lyrics, or for home users as a karaoke device.
"The user interface and auto-arranger functions of TYROS are perfect for the beginner, as well as the professional musician who doesn't play the keyboard, but plans to use it as a writing tool," adds Mark Anderson, product manager, Portable Keyboards.