Yamaha PSR-S970 Arranger Workstation Keyboard

 
4.8

(17 reviews)

SKU: YPSRS970X-P

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The flagship Yamaha PSR-S970 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 and a programmable vocal harmony function!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Features:
  • 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
  • Real Distortion and Real Reverb, with an intuitive effects interface
  • External display capability

Get your Yamaha PSR-S970 Arranger Workstation today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

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Yamaha Psr-S970 Arranger Workstation
 
4.8

(based on 17 reviews)

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5.0

The Big brother of the Yamaha PSR arrangers

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from store 54

Staff Reviewer

Pros

  • New Synth Vocoder
  • Two Assignable Live Contr
  • Vocal Harmony

Cons

    Best Uses

    • High Quality Percussion
    • Real Distortion
    • Real Reverb

    Comments about Yamaha Psr-S970 Arranger Workstation:

    •Mic/Guitar input for use when singing or collaborating with other performers for those solo moments.

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    5.0

    GREAT KEYBOARD

    By 

    from BAFFALO GROVE IL

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Great Sounds
    • Quality Drums

    Cons

    • The Feel Could Be Better

    Best Uses

    • Live Applications
    • Recording

    Comments about Yamaha Psr-S970 Arranger Workstation:

    THIS KEYBOARD CAN BE USED IN A VARIETY OF SITUATIONS. I USED IT TO DO SOME STUDIO RECORDING. THIS ALSO SHINES DOING LIVE SHOWS ALSO.

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    5.0

    Incredible Workstation!

    By 

    from Buffalo Grove, IL

    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

    • Brand
    • Portable
    • Sounds

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Live
      • Studio

      Comments about Yamaha Psr-S970 Arranger Workstation:

      Yamaha does it again with this incredible workstation. The next version of the PSR 950's. With just under 1000 voices to choose from, the choices for tones and sounds are amazing, including DJ and Audio styles. This is a favorite unit amongst producers, players and engineers.

      This is a real hands on product from Chris @ Sam Ash Music Buffalo Grove, IL

       
      5.0

      The best synth for any job

      By 

      from Cincinnati,Oh

      Staff Reviewer

      Pros

      • Features

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Live gigs
        • Recording

        Comments about Yamaha Psr-S970 Arranger Workstation:

        I really enjoy all the sounds and useable effects/sounds. over 900 sounds to choose from it is truly an inspiring tool in composing any style of music. Like with any Yamaha keyboard quality and reliability is ever present. Great for recording or composing at home.

         
        5.0

        Amazing Arranger!

        By 

        from Torrance, CA

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Lots of options
        • Realistic Sounds
        • Sounds Great

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Live
          • Studio

          Comments about Yamaha Psr-S970 Arranger Workstation:

          Over 989 Voices, including Super Articulation Voices, Organ Flutes and 41 Drum/SFX kits, and 480 XG voices.
          Along with 450 Styles, including all-new DJ styles, and 40 Audio Styles.

          This is a real hands on product review from Andrew @ Sam Ash Torrance

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Get arranging!

          By 

          from Canoga Park, CA

          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

          • Professional
          • Reliable
          • Studio

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Live
            • Practice
            • Rehearsal
            • Studio

            Comments about Yamaha Psr-S970 Arranger Workstation:

            I loved my Tyros 5, and was looking for something comparable to get the same sounds in a modern keyboard. The PSRS970 answered my prayers! I absolutely love the sounds and feel of this keyboard, has everything I'm looking for and I've gotten so many more compliments on my live sound. I'm getting paid more for my gigs now! Highly recommended, grab this keyboard now and be as happy as I am!

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            5.0

            Yamaha 990 Arranger Keyboard

            By 

            from Westminster, CA

            Staff Reviewer

            Pros

            • Playback Features
            • Realistic Sounds

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Composing
              • Performance

              Comments about Yamaha Psr-S970 Arranger Workstation:

              The Yamaha 990 Arranger Keyboard is the pinnacle of arranger keyboards. It includes all of the same features as the introductory and intermediate models but it improves upon them in a massive way. The sound options are almost limitless and make you feel as if you're listening to the real instrument. I particularly like the harmony features. If you're a traveling musician or performer you should definitely consider this.

              This is a real hands on product review from Sean @ Sam Ash Westminster.

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              5.0

              Great Arranger Keyboard by Yamaha!!

              By 

              from Orlando,fl

              Staff Reviewer

              Comments about Yamaha Psr-S970 Arranger Workstation:

              Great sounding keyboard by Yamaha!!
              Great performing arrangement keyboard for the on the go musician or pro player.
              Over 989 Voices, including Super Articulation Voices, Organ Flutes and 41 Drum/SFX kits, and 480 XG voices.
              Along with 450 Styles, including all-new DJ styles, and 40 Audio Styles.
              "This is a real hands on product review from Billy@ Sam Ash Orlando"

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              5.0

              Excellent!!

              By 

              from Paramus, NJ

              Verified Reviewer

              Comments about Yamaha Psr-S970 Arranger Workstation:

              This is a great pro quality keyboard. Comes loaded with tons of options and amazing sounds to keep you entertained, and its sure to have whatever sound you're looking for. Really cool keyboard. This is a real hands on product review from Zach@ Sam Ash Paramus.

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              5.0

              Lets Make Music

              By 

              from Lombard, IL

              Staff Reviewer

              Pros

              • Sounds Great

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Yamaha Psr-S970 Arranger Workstation:

                  When I get an idea for a song or music for a commercial or film I can quickly lay it down and hear it back on this workstation. Or if I'm searching for inspiration this workstation is just the ticket. "This is a real hands on product review fromDominic@Sam Ash Music Lombard, IL

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                  Number of Presets 989 Voices + 41 Drum/SFX Kits + 480 XG Voices
                  Series PSR
                  Polyphony 128 voices
                  Other Features Number of Multi Pad Banks: 188 banks x 4 Pads
                  Model S970
                  MIDI I/O IN, OUT
                  Number of Keys 61
                  USB Yes
                  Digital Inputs 2
                  Weight 11.6 kg
                  Dimensions 1002W x 148H x 437D mm
                  Synthesizer Format Keyboard
                  Sound Engine Type AWM Stereo Sampling
                  Type of Action Organ
                  Wave Memory Internal: approx. 13 MB; External: USB Flash Memory (via USB to DEVICE)
                  Digital Outputs 2
                  Number of Effects Reverb, Chorus, Master Compressor, DSP, Master EQ, Part EQ, Vocal Harmony
                  Arpeggiator Yes
                  Sampling No
                  Audio Playback Yes
                  Digital Output Type USB TO DEVICE; USB TO HOST
                  Audio Outputs N/A
                  Controller Types Pitch Wheel, Modulation Wheel
                  CV Jacks (Control Voltage) No
                  MIDI Sequencer Yes
                  Audio Inputs 2
                  Audio Input Types Microphone/Guitar x 1; AUX IN: Stereo mini jack
                  Audio Output Types LINE OUT: L/L+R, R; Headphones
                  Digital Input Type USB
                  Warranty Info:

                  The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for 90 days from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.