The heart of the PSR-S500 is in total of 283 realistic instrument voices, 361 XGlite voices and 15 Drum/SFX kits. Yamaha's highly acclaimed Sweet! Cool! and Live! Voices let you play with all the expressive nuances of the original instruments, and make your performances come alive!
PSR-S500 Main Features
PSR-S500 Main Features
Step-up features on PSR-S700 (next model up)
PSR-S500 Main Features
Step-up features on PSR-S700
(next model up)
Arranger Workstation Features: USB, extensive accompaniment control, powerful sound
Yamaha has squeezed a lot of technology into this reasonably priced keyboard, opening the door to an Arranger Workstation level of product for musicians on a limited budget. It has tremendous sound quality and state of the art features like USB MIDI and USB Storage capability. Like other Arranger Workstation keyboards, there are dedicated Registration, One Touch Setting and Octave buttons on the panel and Style and Voice category buttons to get you where you want to go quickly. In addition, the musical Styles in the PSR-S500 have 3 Intros, 4 Variations and 3 Endings – unprecedented in this price range.
Sound Quality: large selection of realistic Voices
The PSR-S500 gives you the realistic voices you need to sound your best, drawing on some of the recent technologies of other Arranger Workstation keyboards. You'll find a vast selection of 283 realistic instrument voices, 361 GM/XGlite voices and 15 drum/SFX kits. Highlights include Live! Grand Piano; a number of Cool! Electric Piano and Organ Voices; Live! Pop Brass, Strings and Orchestra; Sweet! Trumpet, Trombone, Tenor Sax, Alto Sax, Soprano Sax, Flute, Clarinet and Pan Flute; a large compliment of Cool! Electric Guitars plus recent Yamaha favorites – Dynamic Nylon and Dyno Steel guitars. Just below the Voice category buttons, you'll find buttons that allow you to Split and Layer Voices, turn the Harmony, Touch and Sustain on and off and a dedicated DSP button.
9-Track Sequencer: record your own music
With the PSR-S500, 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. Nine tracks (eight melody plus one chord track) are provided to accommodate sophisticated melodies, chord accompaniment and rhythm parts.
LCD: displays lyrics, chords, notation
Have you ever played a song and wondered what it would look like as sheet music? The PSR-S500 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: 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.
- Music Database (MDB): 500 complete keyboard setups by song title
- One Touch Settings: factory recommended setups for each Style in the keyboard
- Registration Memory: digital snapshots of all of your keyboard settings
- 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
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-S500 offers the utmost in control over your sound. You'll find 25 Reverb, 30 Chorus and 178 DSP effects plus 26 Harmony and 5 preset types of Master EQ. The 178 DSP effects can be added to the Main, Dual and Left Voices.
Other Great Features:
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.
49 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 real 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.
|CD-ROM: Musicsoft Downloader and USB Drivers|
|SURVIVAL KIT 3||Includes keyboard bag, sturdy X-style stand, padded shoulder strap, and limited lifetime warranty.|
|YPK5000||Professional X-style keyboard bench|
Audio & Video
|Weight||Weight||7.5kg (16lbs., 9oz.)|
|Keyboard||Number of Keys||61|
|Other Controllers||Pitch Bend||Yes|
|Display||Type||Full Dot LCD|
|Size||320 x 240 dots|
|Score Display Function||Yes|
|Lyrics Display Function||Yes|
|Tone Generation||Tone Generating Technology||AWM Stereo Sampling|
|Polyphony||Number of Polyphony (Max.)||32|
|Preset||Number of Voices||283 + 361 XGlite + 15 Drum/SFX Kits|
|Featured Voices||10 Sweet! Voices, 16 Cool! Voices, 6 Live! Voices|
|Master EQ||5 Preset|
|Split||Separate split points for Chord and Voice (LEFT)|
|Preset||Number of Preset Styles||150|
|Fingering||Multi / Full Keyboard|
|Style Control||INTRO x 3, MAIN VARIATION x 4, FILL x 4, ENDING x 3|
|Other Features||Music Database||500|
|One Touch Setting (OTS)||4 for each style|
|Preset||Number of Preset Songs||5|
|Recording||Number of Songs||5|
|Number of Tracks||9 (8 Melody + 1 Chord)|
|Data Capacity||Approx. 10,000 notes (when only "melody" tracks are recorded) Approx. 5,400 chords (when only "chord" tracks are recorded)|
|Compatible Data Format||Playback||SMF|
|Recording||Original File Format (Convertible into SMF)|
|Registration||Number of Buttons||8 (x 8 Banks)|
|Tempo Range||11 - 280|
Storage and Connectivity
|External Drives||Optional USB Flash Memory (via USB TO DEVICE)|
|Connectivity||DC IN||DC IN 16V|
|AUX Pedal||1Footswitch (optional)|
|LINE OUT||Shared with Phones|
|USB TO DEVICE||x 1|
|USB TO HOST||Yes|
Amplifiers and Speakers
|Amplifiers||12W + 12W|
|Speakers||12cm x 2 + 3cm x 2|
|Power Supply||Adaptor (PA-301/PA-300)|
|Included Accessories||Music Rest||Yes|
- USB-MIDI Driver V1.3.2 for Mac （10.5.8 / 10.6.8 / 10.7.5 / 10.8.x / 10.9.x / 10.10.x)
- USB-MIDI Driver V3.1.3 for Win 32-bit (XP SP3 / Vista SP2 / Win7 SP1 / Win8 / Win8.1) | V2.3.3 for Win 32-bit (Win2000 SP4)
- USB-MIDI Driver V3.1.3 for Win 64-bit (XP SP3 / Vista SP2 / Win7 SP1 / Win8 / Win8.1)
- USB-MIDI Driver V1.3.1 for Mac (10.4.11)
- USB-MIDI Driver V1.0.7 for Mac (8.6 - 9.2.2)
- USB-MIDI Driver V1.0.4 for Mac (10.1.5 - 10.4.0)
- Musicsoft Downloader V5.7.2 for Win (XP 32-bit / Vista 32-bit / Win7 32-bit, 64-bit / Win8 32-bit, 64-bit)
- Music Soft Downloader V5.7.0 for Win 2000
- PSR-S500 Owner's Manual [English / 2.6MB]
- Compatible USB Device List for PSR-S500 [English / 33KB]
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