Yamaha PSR-S970 61 note arranger keyboard with built in speakers

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Product Overview

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.




    Real effects

    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.

    VCM effects


    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.

    Chord Tracker


    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.


    BodyColor Metallic Dark Grey


    DimensionsWidth 39.45"
    Height 5.83"
    Depth 17.2"
    WeightWeight 25.57 LBS

    Control Interface

    KeyboardNumber of Keys 61
    Type Organ, Initial Touch
    Touch Response Hard1, Hard2, Medium, Soft1, Soft2
    Other ControllersPitch Bend Yes
    Modulation Yes
    Control Knobs 2 (assignable)
    DisplayType TFT Color Wide VGA LCD
    Size 7 inch
    Color Color
    Language English, German, French, Spanish, Italian
    PanelLanguage English


    Tone GenerationTone Generating Technology AWM Stereo Sampling
    PolyphonyNumber of Polyphony (Max.) 128
    PresetNumber 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!
    CompatibilityXG Yes
    GS Yes (for Song playback)
    GM Yes
    GM2 Yes
    ExpandabilityExpansion Voice Yes (approx. 512MB max.)
    Part Right 1, Right 2, Left


    TypesReverb 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 HarmonyNumber 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

    Accompaniment Styles

    PresetNumber 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 FeaturesMusic Finder 2,500 Records
    One Touch Setting (OTS) 4 for each Style
    ExpandabilityExpansion Style Yes
    Expansion Audio Style Yes (approx. 128MB max.)
    Compatibility Style File Format, Style File Format GE


    PresetNumber of Preset Songs 5 Sample Songs
    RecordingNumber 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 FormatPlayback SMF (Format 0 & 1), XF
    Recording SMF (Format 0)

    Multi Pads

    PresetNumber of Multi Pad Banks 188 banks x 4 Pads
    AudioAudio Link Yes


    RegistrationNumber of Buttons 8
    Control Registration Sequence, Freeze
    Lesson/GuideLesson/Guide Follow Lights, Any Key, Karao-Key, Your Tempo
    Performance Assistant Technology (PAT) Yes
    Demo/HelpDemonstration Yes
    Overall ControlsMetronome 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
    MiscellaneousDirect Access Yes
    Text Display Function Yes
    Wallpaper Customization Yes
    VoicesHarmony/Echo Yes (with Arpeggio)
    Panel Sustain Yes
    Mono/Poly Yes
    Voice Information Yes
    StylesStyle Creator Yes
    Style Recommender Yes
    OTS Information Yes
    SongsSong Creator Yes
    Score Display Function Yes
    Lyrics Display Function Yes
    Multi PadsMulti Pad Creator Yes
    Audio Recorder/PlayerRecording 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

    StorageInternal Memory approx. 13 MB
    External Drives USB Flash Memory (via USB to DEVICE)
    ConnectivityHeadphones Yes
    FOOT PEDAL 1 (SUSTAIN), 2 (ARTICULATION), Function Assignable
    Microphone Microphone/Guitar x 1
    AUX IN Stereo mini jack
    RGB OUT Yes

    Amplifiers and Speakers

    Amplifiers 15 W x 2
    Speakers 13 cm x 2 + 2.5 cm (dome) x 2

    Power Supply

    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.

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