Yamaha PSR-S950 Review & Best Price

The Yamaha PSR-S950 is one of the bestselling Yamaha arranger workstations.
There are different Yamaha PSR versions, which are PSR-S750, PSR-S650, PSR-A2000 and PSR-S950.
I would highly recommend Yamaha PSR-S950 as the best performing arranger workstation digital piano of Yamaha.
The Yamaha PSR-S950 is crowned as the Ultimate PSR.
This ultimate cutting edge technology contains Vocal Harmony 2 and Vocal Cancel that let’s users experience “instant Karaoke.”
This feature is usually not conveniently featured on any other arranger workstation platforms except the Yamaha PSR-S950.

Yamaha PSR-S950 has most amount of tones, voices, and styles than any other PSR Serieses.
In addition, this state-of-art keyboard comes with flexible features of audio editing tools that let’s users tweak audio sounds to create a unique voices and styles.
This unique feature puts the Yamaha PSR-S950 on the top of ultimate throne of arranger workstations.

Considering some of the unique features of Yamaha PSR-S950 (MIC/Line Input, Vocal Harmony, Audio Styles, Audio Manipulations, Bring-Party-to-Life) The Yamaha  PSR-S950, the arrange workstation of cutting-edge technology, is a digital piano to be aware of. Let me explain now in details about the Yamaha PSR-S950

Sound

The sound of Yamaha PSR-S950 is known to be pristine and clear.
With speaker power of 15Wx2, get ready for grandeur surround sound!

Along with the 128 Polyphony, you will feel sufficiency in Yamaha PSR-S950’s sound.
The Yamaha uses the samples from the Authentic Yamaha Grand Pianos. Yamaha Acoustic Grand Pianos are known to be worlds best.

Added with thousands of voices and sounds installed on Yamaha PSR-S950, this instrument is a walking, breathing, metalic database of sounds.
You will have total of 786 Voices + 33 Drum/SFX Kits + 480 XG Voices + GM2 + GS (for song playback) PLUS you will get featured voices of 62 Super Articulation Voices, 23 Mega Voices, 27 Sweet! Voices, 64 Cool! Voices, 39 Live! Voices, 20 Organ Flutes!

You’ve never had this much database packed into one machine before…


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The Yamaha PSR-S950 61keys that are designed to emulate a real authentic piano.
The weighted hammer keys will surprise you in the performance comfort.

The amazing Yamaha PSR-S950 has the most amazing touch-reponse controller that allows you to control the responsiveness of the digital piano.

coupled with the color LCD screen and the Multi Pads. This state-of-art arranger workstation will be your dream come true.

Functions

Yamaha PSR-S950 has many functions which can include…

Super Articulation (SA) | Super Articulation function adds extra sound details and nuances that reproduces the characteristics of an authentic acoustic instruments.

Mega Voice Style Technology| This unique function can cancel vocals on any MP3 or Wav files. You can then sing-a-long to the instrumentals you just created.

Vocal Cancel| this amazing function can cancel out the vocals on any sound files. This will allow you to create an instrumentals out of any songs. You can then edit, compose, sample and even sing-along to the instrumental.

Score, Lyrics and Text Display| On the large LCD Screen, you will be able to see lyrics, music notations, texts, and lyrics to help your performance and vocals.  

MP3 Playback| If you would like to play, compose, edit, arrange and sample your own authentic MP3 and Wav files. This is the way to go.

Layer (Dual layer) | With this technique, you can play two different sounds simultaneously on one key. You will be able to play ‘piano and string’ sound or ‘piano and organ’ sound simultaneously on one key. You will be able to make the performance more beautiful and will give you more enjoyment.layered_final

Split | You can play two different instrument sounds on each hand within a keyboard. For example, left hand can play vibratone, right hand can play piano; it gives effect of one person playing two different instrument sound.split_final

Transpose Function | You can easily harmonize with different instruments.

Voice and Style Expansion (VSE) | Yamaha’s new Voice and Style Expansion pack takes your Yamaha PSR-S950 into a full selection list of voice and style varieties of your choice.

APP’s | The Yamaha PSR-S950 can be used with apps that are downloadable on gadgets such as iPhones, iPads, and iPods.

LIST OF APP’s

MusicSoft Manager

MusicSoft Manager

Works with: iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5, iPod touch (4th/5th Generation), iPad (3rd/4th generation), iPad2 (2nd generation), iPad mini
Requirements: Requires iOS 6.0 or later
Languages: English and Japanese
Compatible instruments: Please refer to “Related Products” below.
* You can connect your instrument using Yamaha’s i-MX1 interface. In case of iPhone5, iPod touch(5th generation), iPad(4th generation) and iPad mini, you can use i-MX1 with Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter. For instruments that have an USB to Host terminal, you will need an iPad(3rd/4th generation), iPad2 or iPad mini(& Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter) with the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit.***requires optional IMX1 MIDI to iPhone/iPad/iPod touch connector or IUX1 USB to iPhone/iPad/iPod touch connector

Download on the App Store

Download from the App Store

NoteStar

NoteStar

Works with: iPad / iPad 2
Requirements: iOS 4.2 or later
Languages: English

Download on the App Store

Download from the App Store

Piano Diary

Song Beats

Works with: iPad 2 / iPad / iPhone 4 / iPhone 3GS / iPod touch (4th generation, 3rd generation)
Requirements: iOS 4.2 or later
Languages: English
Supported instruments: You can use Piano Diary with any MIDI- or USB-equipped piano, digital piano or keyboard. For instruments that have USB, you will need an iPad or iPad 2 with the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit.
***requires optional IMX1 MIDI to iPhone/iPad/iPod touch connector or IUX1 USB to iPhone/iPad/iPod touch connector

Download from the App Store

Download on the App Store

Repertoire Finder

Song Chords

Works with: iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5, iPod touch (4th/5th Generation), iPad (3rd/4th generation), iPad 2 (2nd generation), iPad mini
Requirements: Requires iOS 6.0 or later
Languages: English
Compatible instruments: Please refer to “Related Products” below.
* You can connect your instrument using Yamaha’s i-MX1 interface or Wi-Fi (CVP-605/609 only). In case of iPhone 5, iPod touch(5th generation), iPad(4th generation) and iPad mini, you can use i-MX1 with Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter. For instruments that have an USB to Host terminal, you will need an iPad(3rd/4th generation), iPad2 or iPad mini(& Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter) with the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit.***requires optional IMX1 MIDI to iPhone/iPad/iPod touch connector or IUX1 USB to iPhone/iPad/iPod touch connector

Download on the App Store

Download from the App Store

Visual Performer

Song Chords

Works with: iPhone 3GS/4/4S & later, iPod touch (3rd/4th Generation & later), iPad (1st/3rd generation), iPad2 (2nd generation)
Requirements: Requires iOS 5.1 or later
Languages: English and Japanese
Supported instruments: ***requires optional IMX1 MIDI to iPhone/iPad/iPod touch connector or IUX1 USB to iPhone/iPad/iPod touch connector

Download on the App Store

Download from the App Store

 Other functions include recording, metronome, USB function and it has an Aux & Mic connection, OUT IN plug that can connect to another speaker, Audio Link Multi Pads that lets your own audio files from the pads, and Audio Recording function that allows you to record songs. Yamaha PSR-S950 also has USB function that connects to computers, iPhones, iPads, iPods and enjoy composition and computer music.

Options

The options for Yamaha PSR-S950 comes with adapter, pedal, and power outlet. X-Stand and x-bench can be ordered separately.

Warranty

The Yamaha warranty is three years parts and labor.

Color

This piano is available in black color


Specs

****Trouble seeing the specification table on your gadget? Here is the original specifications pagehttp://usa.yamaha.com/products/musical-instruments/keyboards/arranger_workstations/psr-s950/

Size/Weight

Dimensions Width 1,002 mm (39 7/16″)
Height 148 mm (5 13/16″)
Depth 437 mm (17 3/16″)
Weight Weight 11.5 kg (25 lbs., 6 oz.)

Control Interface

Keyboard Number of Keys 61
Type Organ
Touch Response Hard 2, Hard 1, Medium, Soft 1, Soft 2
Other Controllers Pitch Bend Yes
Modulation Yes
Multi Pads 126 banks x 4 Pads
Display Type Color LCD
Size 5.7 inch (320 x 240 dots TFT QVGA )
Color Color
Contrast
Language English, German, French, Spanish, Italian
Panel Language English

Voices

Tone Generation Tone Generating Technology AWM Stereo Sampling
Polyphony Number of Polyphony (Max.) 128
Preset Number of Voices 786 Voices + 33 Drum/SFX Kits + 480 XG Voices + GM2 + GS (for song playback)
Featured Voices 62 Super Articulation Voices, 23 Mega Voices, 27 Sweet! Voices, 64 Cool! Voices, 39 Live! Voices, 20 Organ Flutes!
Expandability Expansion Voice Yes (approx. 64 MB max.)
Editing Voice Set
Part Right 1, Right 2, Left
Compatibility XG, XF, GS, GM, GM2

Effects

Types Reverb 44 Presets + 3 User
Chorus 106 Presets + 3 User
DSP DSP 1: 295 Presets + 3 User, DSP 2-4: 295 Presets + 10 User
Master EQ 5 Presets + 2 User
Part EQ 28 Parts (Right 1, Right 2, Left, Multi Pad, Style x 8, Song x 16)
Mic Effects Noise Gate x 1, Compressor x 1, 3Band EQ x 1
Vocal Harmony Number of Presets 44
Number of User Settings 10
Vocal Effect 23

Accompaniment Styles

Preset Number of Preset Styles 408
Featured Styles 25 +Audio, 1 FreePlay, 350 Pro, 32 Session
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
File Format Style File Format, Style File Format GE
Expandability Expansion Style Yes
Expansion Audio Style Yes (approx. 64 MB max.)

Songs

Preset Number of Preset Songs 5
Recording Number of Songs Unlimited (depending on USB flash memory 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)

Functions

Registration Number of Buttons 8 presets/bank (unlimited number of banks, depending on USB flash memory capacity)
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
USB Audio Recorder Playback .wav, .mp3
Recording .wav
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 Presets
Miscellaneous Direct Access Yes
Text Display Function Yes
Wallpaper Customization Main, Lyrics
Voices Voice Creator Yes
Harmony/Echo Yes
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
USB Audio Time Stretch Yes
Pitch Shift Yes
Vocal Cancel Yes

Storage and Connectivity

Storage Internal Memory approx. 6.7 MB
External Drives USB Flash Memory, etc. (via USB to DEVICE)
Internal Memory (for Expansion Pack) approx. 64 MB
Connectivity DC IN 16V
Headphones Yes
FOOT PEDAL (optional) Switch or Volume x 2
Microphone Yes
MIDI In/Out
AUX IN Yes
OUT PUT (R, L/L+R)
VIDEO OUT Yes
USB TO DEVICE Yes
USB TO HOST Yes

Amplifiers and Speakers

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

Power Supply

Power Supply PA-300C or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha
Power Consumption 16 W
Auto Power Off Function Yes

Accessories

Included Accessories AC Adaptor PA-300C

Multi Pads

Preset Number of Multi Pad Banks 126 banks x 4 Pads
Audio Audio Link Yes

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