Yamaha have just launched their latest digital workstation keyboards: The Yamaha PSR SX700 and SX900. It looks like Yamaha have taken the hugely successful Yamaha Genos touch-screen operating system and have integrated it onto this new system.
From the early demonstrations we have seen (and ones on Yamaha’s YouTube channel) the sound has progressed and is pro quality as you’d expect. But the big changes appear to be in the operating system itself, which appears to be similar if not identical to the one used on Genos, and the inclusion of a Chord Looper feature which songwriters have been waiting for. The reason is that it becomes so easy to play a sequence of chords and have them play back on a loop and then change to a different set of chords etc. This opens up a new raft of creative possibilities and will make live performances much easier to control.
Of course being only 61 notes means that these keyboards will be like having a compact, more portable version of the Genos, which is 76 notes long. No need to have external speakers on the Yamaha PSR SX700/900, but there are all the usual outputs for connecting to speakers and computers.
We really can’t wait to get hold of these keyboards and give them the full ePianos treatment on our review videos. You can watch our excellent keyboard and digital piano videos on our YouTube channel by clicking here.
If the new Yamaha PSR SX700 and SX900 interest you, you might like to see what we’ve been able to do with the Genos on our “Keyboard Creative” videos. Below is a sample where Chris plays the Game Of Thrones theme.
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