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.

 

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.

Color/Finish

Body Color Metallic Dark Grey

Size/Weight

Dimensions Width 1002 mm
Height 148 mm
Depth 437 mm
Weight Weight 11.6 kg

Control Interface

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

Voices

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 S.Art!, 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.)
Editing Voice Set
Part Right 1, Right 2, Left

Effects

Types Reverb 52 Presets + 3 User
Chorus 106 Presets + 3 User
DSP 322 Presets(with VCM) + 10 User
Master Compressor 5 Presets + 5 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

Accompaniment Styles

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

Songs

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)

Multi Pads

Preset Number of Multi Pad Banks 188 banks x 4 Pads
Audio Audio Link Yes

Functions

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

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

Accessories

Included
Accessories
Owner’s Manual, Online Member Product Registration,
Music Rest, AC Adaptor(may not be include depending on your
area. Check with your Yamaha dealer.)