Yamaha S90XS and S70XS Synthesizers

The new Yamaha S90XS and S70XS synthesizers feature all the Voices, Performances,  and Virtual Circuit Modeling effects found on the flagship MOTIF XS Music Production Synthesizer. In addition, Yamaha has added a huge 142 megabytes dedicated exclusively to high-quality piano waveforms, for a total of 456 MB of instrument samples.

First among these new piano sounds are the new samples taken from Yamaha’s famous S6 concert grand piano. These fully capture the richly textured sound of that wonderfully expressive instrument, and provide a warm concert grand piano sound unavailable on any other keyboard. For variation, the MOTIF XS piano based on a
Yamaha CFIIIS is also available.

Conventional keyboards in the past had their sounds designed primarily for the listener. This time, the Yamaha development team set out to primarily satisfy the player. They reasoned that when the performer hears and experiences the best possible sound, the performance would be the best possible too!  The Yamaha  S90XS and
S70XS truly inspire and stimulate the live performer as well as the music creator and arranger.

The Performance Creator feature lets you quickly and conveniently create your own custom Performances. It’s never been easier to select a Voice, then quickly program Layers and Splits – even assigning a Drum Voice complete with arpeggios to create your perfect Performance.

The panel controls of the Yamaha S90XS and S70XS have been designed and positioned for optimum, intuitive operation, especially for live performance. You can quickly select a Part, turn it on/off, set Arpeggio on/off, switch Arpeggio Hold – all done easily with the top panel controls – and instantly tweak important synth parameters via the
Knobs and Sliders. The perfect Performance has never been easier to create and control.

These new Yamaha synthesizers have a host of other features that live performers will appreciate, like the combo input jack that accepts microphones. Simply plug in a microphone, tweak the INPUT GAIN knob (while checking the convenient PEAK lamp), and you’re all set! You can also use the Control Knobs to finely adjust the volume and even directly apply reverb or chorus to the sound.

If you’ve got a USB memory device or thumb drive, you can plug it into the S90XS or S70XS synths and record your performance as audio data. This remarkable feature lets you instantly capture what you play on the keyboard – including arpeggio playback – to your USB device.  If you’ve connected a microphone or guitar, you can even
record your singing or playing as well. You can also record audio directly to the internal flash memory (192 MB) built into the instrument, without the need of a memory device. This is a killer application!

Anything you’ve recorded to the memory device, even audio files created on your computer, can be played back on these synthesizers – which means you can create your own custom audio backing tracks and perform along with them on the S90XS or S70XS. For example, you can create a basic song track beforehand, then sing and solo over it during your performance. Or add guitar parts and vocal harmonies to be played back with your live performance. There’s also a useful Song Chain function that lets you string together separate recordings and create a convenient backing track “set list” for your gigs.

The S70XS has a 76-Balanced Hammer Effect keyboard in a compact, lightweight design. It’s easy to use, exceptionally portable, and absolutely perfect for live performers and gigging musicians. The S90XS provides 88 -Balanced Hammer Effect keyboard for those players who need a full-range, full-scale keyboard.

The new Yamaha S Series synthesizer are also a perfect companion for your computer music production system, too, serving both as a master keyboard and a full-function, multi-timbral tone generator. With the DAW Remote function and its 50 different control templates, you get amazingly easy, intuitive control over your main DAW software and VST instruments – directly from the panel controls! In addition, the Voice Editor and Remote Editor software give you convenient, comprehensive computer control over all the sounds, settings and functions of the S70XS and S90 XS synthesizers.

For more information on Yamaha keyboards and musical instruments, visit www.AndysMusicOnline.com, or call Andy’s Music at 251-633-8944.

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