Arranger Workstation features include USB, extensive accompaniment control, powerful sound
Sound Quality: large selection of realistic Voices
The PSR-S550B gives you the realistic voices you need to sound your best, drawing on some of the recent technologies of other Yamaha Arranger Workstation keyboards. You'll find a vast selection of 294 realistic instrument voices, 480 GM/XG Voices and 22 drum/SFX kits. Included is a selection of Regional Voices and Drum Kits (Chinese, Indian and Middle Eastern) and special piano, guitar, brass and flute Voices from Tyros, PSR-S900 and PSR-S700.
Just below the Voice category buttons are buttons that allow you to Split and Layer Voices, turn the Harmony, Touch and Sustain on and off, dedicated DSP button and Upper Octave transpose buttons.
LCD displays lyrics, chords, notation
Have you ever played a song and wondered what it would look like as sheet music? The PSR-S550B can display the score to a song whether it comes from the Internet, the internal selections or ones that you record yourself, and the pages scroll automatically when a song is played back. No more page turning! This is a great way to learn how to read music. And for singers, the screen also displays chords and lyrics to XF compatible songs.
Ease of Operation: Mixer Function, Music Database, One Touch Settings, Registration buttons
There are many tools in the keyboard that make it easy to be a power user from the first day.
Mixer function allows you to change track volume, panning, reverb and chorus during song playback
Music Database (MDB): 600 complete keyboard setups by song title
One Touch Settings: four factory recommended setups for each Style in the keyboard
Registration Memory: digital snapshots of all of your keyboard settings (8 memory buttons x 8 banks)
Transpose: easily transpose the keyboard and songs to the best key for you
Metronome: useful for practice and for recording tracks to the built-in sequencer
Tap Tempo: set the tempo for the next song exactly where you want it by tapping this button
16-track sequencer and 64-note polyphony
With the PSR-S550B, you have the equivalent of a built-in multi-track recorder to record one or multiple instrument parts at a time and assign each part to a different track. Sixteen tracks are provided to accommodate sophisticated melodies, chord accompaniment and rhythm parts. During playback, use the Mixer function to change track volumes and balance. And to keep you from running out of notes with all that great music playing, the PSR-S550B features 64-note polyphony.
Three effects blocks: tailor your sound
Whether it's a rotary speaker effect you're after or flange or overdrive guitar or just simple compression, the PSR-S550B offers the utmost in control over your sound. You'll find 35 Reverb, 44 Chorus and 237 DSP effects plus 26 Harmony and 5 preset types of Master EQ. The 237 DSP effects can be added to the Main, Dual and Left Voices.
Other Great Features
Style Creator Function
Supports original Style production and editing of internal Styles, including using Regional Voices.
2-Way Speaker System
Separate woofers and tweeters deliver sounds with clarity and precision for more lifelike instrument voices.
Bass Boost System
A special port on each speaker adds a powerful impact to bass sound reproduction.
51 Functions provide a wide range of both detailed and overall instrument parameters, such as adjusting the tuning, setting the split point, and editing the voices and effects.
LCD Contrast Control
Adjust the LCD Contrast control on the rear panel of the instrument for optimum display legibility.
Mute Independent Song Parts
You can mute individual tracks of songs using the Registration Buttons during song playback
Play Songs Saved to USB Flash Memory
When you press the dedicated USB button on the panel, you can dial up the song you want and simply press the PLAY button, allowing for quick changes in live environments.
Digital Music Notebook: Flash Demo Included
Digital Music Notebook is a multimedia Internet service that enables you to preview, purchase, download and print learn-to-play music books and chart-topping sheet music. From scales to chords to your favorite riffs, Digital Music Notebook is jam-packed with all the secrets you need to master your instrument. Add accompaniments, record and mix yourself, sing karaoke with friends, learn new techniques while having a blast – Digital Music Notebook delivers everything you need to bring music alive! Check out the Flash Demo on the included CD-ROM.
Free Yamaha original power adapter PA300 (MRP Rs. 3430/-)
Buy with 3 Years warranty From Raj Musicals, Delhi (Authorised dealer of Yamaha musical instruments)