The Ultimate PSR
The PSR-S970 is the flagship model of the S-series, and combines all the functionality of the other models in the range together with powerful performance features including versatile effects inherited from the legendary Tyros 5, external display capability and a programmable vocal harmony function.
- 989 Voices, including Super Articulation Voices, Organ Flutes! Voices. 41 Drum/SFX kits, and 480 XG Voices
- 2 Live Controllers for dynamic real-time control assignable to any combination of parameters including filter, arpeggio and more
- 450 Styles, including all-new DJ styles, and 40 Audio Styles
- Vocal Harmony 2 and Synth Vocoder functions
- Mic/Guitar input for use when singing or collaborating with other performers
- New Arpeggio function for instant access to a library of arpeggiated synth phrases and more
- Authentic Voices and Styles from around the world
- USB audio playback with time stretch, pitch shift, and vocal cancel functions
- External display capability
- Real Distortion and Real Reverb, with an intuitive effects interface
Powerful features for live performance
The PSR-S970 features two assignable live controllers, a modulation wheel and two assignable foot pedal inputs, ensuring that you have total control over Voices, styles, effects and other functions during live performance. Also, DJ Styles are a new live performance concept, featuring a collection of chord progressions that eliminate the need for continuous chord changes with the left hand. Now you've got both hands free to play melody lines, use the Live Controllers, or even trigger additional external audio with the Multi Pads to add a unique flair to your performance.
The PSR-S970 features the Real Distortion and Real Reverb effects from the renowned Tyros 5, delivering authentic, natural sound unparalleled in its class. Effortlessly add and edit effects parameters via an attractive, intuitive interface that gives you the feeling of controlling conventional effects and amplifiers in real time.
The PSR-S970 has Yamaha's Virtual Circuitry Modeling (VCM) technology that simulates the effects of phaser, Wah, compressors, and phasers at circuit level.
Get real with your sound
Enjoy realistic Super Articulation Voices, Organ flutes and many other sounds from the legendary Tyros series. The PSR-S970's superb sonic quality, meticulously sampled Voices, and a comprehensive suite of effects will take your performances to a new level of authenticity that is sure to satisfy even the most demanding audience.
Play with the atmosphere of real sound
Bring your performances to life with Audio Styles, featuring high quality percussion ensembles and drums, all recorded by world-class musicians in studios around the globe. Audio Styles add natural feel and warmth to any rhythm track for greater expressive potential than ever before.
Let your music take you to new places
Voice & Style Expansion Packs enable you to customize the PSR-S970 with a wide range of additional content from all over the world. When loaded into the keyboard, you can instantly access authentic new sounds, rhythms and backing in the musical style of your choice.
512 MB of additional content available with on-board expansion memory.
The PSR-S950 could only install one expansion pack at a time. Now with *Yamaha Expansion Manager version 2.3 (or later), you can create individual expansion data sets containing content from various packs and utilize the 512MB memory on board. You can even create your own voices based on your sample library.
Powerful Synth Vocoder and Vocal Harmony function
The PSR-S970 is equipped with a new Synth Vocoder function, which allows you to use your Voice and synthesize with the PSR-S970's sound. The powerful Vocal Harmony 2 system allows you to control the pitch, level, and number of harmonies added, ensuring that your vocals are always the star of the show.
Identify the chord sequence from an audio track instantly with the Yamaha Chord Tracker app! The Yamaha Chord Tracker app for iPhone and iPad helps practicing and performance by extracting the chord sequence of an audio song stored on your device.
Body Color Metallic Dark Grey
Dimensions Width 39.45" Height 5.83" Depth 17.2" Weight Weight 25.57 LBS
Keyboard Number of Keys 61 Type Organ, Initial Touch Touch Response Hard1, Hard2, Medium, Soft1, Soft2 Other Controllers Pitch Bend Yes Modulation Yes Control Knobs 2 (assignable) Display Type TFT Color Wide VGA LCD Size 7 inch Color Color Language English, German, French, Spanish, Italian Panel Language English
Tone Generation Tone Generating Technology AWM Stereo Sampling Polyphony Number of Polyphony (Max.) 128 Preset Number of Voices 989 Voices + 41 Drum/SFX Kits + 480 XG Voices Featured Voices 131 Super Articulation!, 30 Mega Voices, 31 Sweet! Voices, 74 Cool! Voices, 89 Live! Voices, 30 Organ Flutes! Compatibility XG Yes GS Yes (for Song playback) GM Yes GM2 Yes Expandability Expansion Voice Yes (approx. 512MB max.) Part Right 1, Right 2, Left
Types Reverb 52 Presets + 3 User Chorus 106 Presets + 3 User DSP 322 Presets(with VCM) + 10 User Master Compressor 5 Presets + 2 User Master EQ 5 Presets + 2 User Part EQ 27 parts Others Mic/Guitar effects: Noise Gate x 1, Compressor x 1, 3Band EQ x 1 Arpeggio Yes Vocal Harmony Number of Presets Vocal Harmony: 44, Synth Vocoder: 10 Number of User Settings 60 *The number is the total of Vocal Harmony and Synth Vocoder Vocal Effect 23
Preset Number of Preset Styles 450 Featured Styles 40 +Audio Styles, 366 Pro Styles, 31 Session Styles, 10 DJ Styles, 3 Free Play Fingering Single Finger, Fingered, Fingered On Bass, Multi Finger, AI Fingered, Full Keyboard, AI Full Keyboard Style Control INTRO x 3, MAIN VARIATION x 4, FILL x 4, BREAK, ENDING x 3 Other Features Music Finder 2,500 Records One Touch Setting (OTS) 4 for each Style Expandability Expansion Style Yes Expansion Audio Style Yes (approx. 128MB max.) Compatibility Style File Format, Style File Format GE
Preset Number of Preset Songs 5 Sample Songs Recording Number of Songs Unlimited (depends on the drive capacity) Number of Tracks 16 Data Capacity approx. 300 KB/Song Recording Function Quick Recording, Multi Recording, Step Recording Compatible Data Format Playback SMF (Format 0 & 1), XF Recording SMF (Format 0)
Preset Number of Multi Pad Banks 188 banks x 4 Pads Audio Audio Link Yes
Registration Number of Buttons 8 Control Registration Sequence, Freeze Lesson/Guide Lesson/Guide Follow Lights, Any Key, Karao-Key, Your Tempo Performance Assistant Technology (PAT) Yes Demo/Help Demonstration Yes Overall Controls Metronome Yes Tempo Range 5 - 500, Tap Tempo Transpose -12 – 0 – +12 Tuning 414.8 – 440 – 466.8 Hz Octave Button Yes Scale Type 9 types Miscellaneous Direct Access Yes Text Display Function Yes Wallpaper Customization Yes Voices Harmony/Echo Yes (with Arpeggio) Panel Sustain Yes Mono/Poly Yes Voice Information Yes Styles Style Creator Yes Style Recommender Yes OTS Information Yes Songs Song Creator Yes Score Display Function Yes Lyrics Display Function Yes Multi Pads Multi Pad Creator Yes Audio Recorder/Player Recording Time (max.) 80 minutes/Song Recording .wav (WAV format: 44.1 kHz sample rate, 16 bit resolution, stereo) Playback .wav (WAV format: 44.1 kHz sample rate, 16 bit resolution, stereo), .mp3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3: 44.1/48.0 kHz sample rate, 64-320 kbps and variable bit rate, mono/streo) Time Stretch Yes Pitch Shift Yes Vocal Cancel Yes
Storage and Connectivity
Storage Internal Memory approx. 13 MB External Drives USB Flash Memory (via USB to DEVICE) Connectivity Headphones Yes FOOT PEDAL 1 (SUSTAIN), 2 (ARTICULATION), Function Assignable Microphone Microphone/Guitar x 1 MIDI IN, OUT AUX IN Stereo mini jack LINE OUT L/L+R, R RGB OUT Yes USB TO DEVICE Yes USB TO HOST Yes
Amplifiers and Speakers
Amplifiers 15 W x 2 Speakers 13 cm x 2 + 2.5 cm (dome) x 2
Power Supply PA-300C or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha Power Consumption 20 W Auto Power Off Function Yes
Included Accessories Owner's Manual, Online Member Product Registration, Music Rest & AC Adaptor.