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YAMAHA TYROS 4

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Now in its fourth generation, the Tyros4 retains its ease of use, ergonomic panel layout and playability, and augments it with an even greater and wider variety of Voices, Styles, and sophisticated features.

Extraordinarily expressive and realistic Voices

The Tyros4 has an expanded and enhanced set of exceptionally authentic Voices, and gives you the means to play these Voices more naturally and with greater expressiveness. In particular, the instrument has many new Super Articulation Choir Voices, with amazingly realistic and natural human voice sounds—giving you even more expressive capability.

Powerful, professional Auto Accompaniment Styles

The Styles of the Tyros4 have been vastly enhanced with the expert use of new Super Articulation and Super Articulation 2 Voices. Greater and more expressive variations in the MegaVoices have been employed as well, particularly in the Scat and Gospel Voices.

Dynamic and Versatile Vocal Harmony feature—with Synth Vocoder

The newly enhanced Vocal Harmony 2 (VH2) processing engine delivers superior sound, lightning-fast processing, and comprehensive, flexible control of the harmonies applied to your singing voice. It also has a Synth Vocoder feature, providing the dynamic, popular vocoder effect for a variety of luscious and even other-worldly sounds. Moreover, the rear-panel combo jack lets you easily connect either XLR mic cables or 1/4" phone plug.

Voice expandability

Tyros4 is an open-ended instrument that lets you continually expand the available content for your creative explorations. Yamaha has an online service website (http://service.music.yamaha.com) featuring Premium Voices, Waves, Songs and Styles, etc. (called Premium Pack data) that can be purchased and loaded to the Tyros4. (In order to use the additional Waves and Voices you purchased, you’ll need to install the optional Flash Memory Expansion Module.)

Audio recording and playback

Tyros4 lets you record your performances as audio data, with two different methods, Simple (quick and easy recording to a single audio track) and Multi Track (overdub recording for complex songs). Since the created audio data is saved in WAV file format, you can edit your recordings on computer and share it over the Internet or burn your own original CD. The instrument also allows you to play back MP3 data.

Convenient, easy-to-use Music Finder function

With the enormous wealth of data available on the instrument (including your own Song and Audio data), the Music Finder function lets you instantly find and call up what you need. Not only can you get ideal setups (Voice, Style, etc.) for each song—searching by song title/genre—you can also easily retrieve your original Song and Audio data (registered beforehand). Additional new panel settings for the Tyros4 can be directly downloaded from the Internet.

Enhanced features for directly connecting to the Internet

The Tyros4 can also be directly connected to the Internet with the Internet Direct Connection function, allowing you to download special content without the need for a computer. Enhancements include a convenient, easy-to-use IDC Setup Wizard, as well as new security options, with WPA2 and WPA.

Audio Recording

No need for separate recording hardware—you can record your keyboard performance as well as your own singing or the sound of other instruments directly to the Tyros4! The audio is captured to the built-in hard disk drive as digital audio data—with absolutely noise-free audio quality. With computer and audio editing software, you can also edit the sound file as needed, and then re-import it to the Tyros4. Since the created audio data is saved in WAV file format, you can easily share your performances over the Internet or burn your own original CD. The instrument also supports MP3 data, allowing you to play back files in that popular format.

Features

Size/Weight

  • Width 1,140mm
  • Height 143mm
  • Depth 450mm
  • Weight 14.5kg

Control Interface

  • Keyboard Number of Keys 61
  • Type FSX
  • Aftertouch Yes
  • Touch Response Yes
  • Other Controllers Pitch Bend Yes
  • Modulation Yes
  • Multi Pads Yes
  • Display Type Full Dot TFT LCD
  • Size 640 x 480 dots
  • Color Color
  • Score Display Function Yes
  • Lyrics Display Function Yes
  • Wallpaper Customization Main/Lyrics
  • 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 993 Voices + 30 Organ Flutes + 480 XG Voices + 256 GM2 Voices + 44 Drum/SFX Kits (And GS Voices for GS Song playback)
  • Featured Voices 15 S.Articulation2! Voices (AEM technology), 164 S.Articulation Voices, 43 MegaVoices, 30 Sweet! Voices, 101 Live! Voices, 44Drums (including SFX Kits), 71 Cool! Voices, 30 Presets Organ Flutes!
  • Compatibility XG XF GS GM GM2
  • Custom Optional Wave Capacity 4MB (Pre-installed) / MAX 1,024MB (Optional)
  • Sampling Custom Voice
  • Voice Edit Yes
  • Sound Creator/Voice Set Yes

Effects

  • Types Reverb 44 + 3 User
  • Chorus 106 + 3 User
  • DSP DSP1–7 : 285 Presets, DSP8–9 : 285 Presets (for Style)
  • Master Compressor 5 Presets + 5 User
  • Master EQ 5 Bands : 5 Preset + 2 User
  • Others Mic effects: Noise Gate x 1, Compressor x 1, 3Band EQ x 1
  • Part EQ 2 Bands: 29 Parts (R1, R2, R3, Left, MultiPad, Style x 8, Song x 16)
  • Functions Dual/Layers Voice layer (RIGHT 1-3)
  • Split Separete split points for Chord and Voice (LEFT)
  • Panel Sustain Yes
  • Mono/Poly Yes
  • Accompany Style Related Vocal Harmony VH2: 44Preset + 10 User

Accompaniment Styles

  • Preset Number of Preset Styles 500
  • Featured Styles 403 Pro Styles, 47 Session Styles with MegaVoices (used by preset styles)
  • 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
  • Custom User Styles Yes
  • Style Creator Yes
  • Other Features Music Finder Yes
  • One Touch Setting (OTS) 4 for each style

Songs

  • Recording Number of Songs Unlimited (depending on the storage media’s capacity)
  • Number of Tracks 16
  • Data Capacity approx. 300KB
  • Recording Function Quick Recording, Multi Recording, Step Recording, Song Editing
  • Compatible Data Format Playback SMF (Format 0 & 1), ESEQ, XF, Style File
  • Recording SMF (Format 0)
  • Other Features Hard Disk Recording Yes (Play: 2 stereo tracks, Rec: 1 stereo track)

Functions

  • Registration Number of Buttons 8 x unlimited banks (depending on the storage media’s capacity)
  • Control Bank +/-, Regist Sequence, Freeze
  • Lesson/Guide Lesson/Guide Follow Lights, Any Key, Karao-Key, Vocal CueTIME
  • Performance Assistant Technology (PAT) Yes
  • Demo/Help Demonstration Yes
  • Overall Controls Metronome Yes
  • Tempo Range 5 - 500, Tap Tempo
  • Transpose Yes
  • Tuning Yes
  • Octave Button Yes
  • Scale Type 9 presets
  • Direct Access Yes

Storage and Connectivity

  • Storage Internal Memory 6MB
  • Hard Disk Drive 250GB or more
  • External Drives Optional USB Flash Memory, USB Hard Disk Drive, etc. (via USB to DEVICE)
  • Optional Memory Flash Memory Expansion Module FL1024M/FL512M x 1 (MAX1024M)
  • Connectivity Headphones x 1
  • Microphone Mic./Line in Stereo
  • MIDI MIDI A (IN/OUT), MIDI B (IN/OUT)
  • AUX IN L/L+R, R(LEVEL FIXED) or LOOP RETURN L/L+R, R
  • AUX OUT L/L+R, R(LEVEL FIXED) or LOOP SEND L/L+R, R (Selectable)
  • AUX Pedal (optional) Switch or Volume x 3
  • LINE OUT MAIN OUT (L/L+R, R), Sub Output 1, 2
  • VIDEO OUT RGB Out, NTSC / PAL
  • Loop Return Yes
  • USB TO DEVICE USB 2.0 HighSpeed x 2 (Front /Back)
  • USB TO HOST USB 2.0 HighSpeed x 1
  • External Speaker To Satellite Speaker (L/R), To Sub Woofer (L/R)
  • Power Supply AC Inlet
  • Included Accessories Music Rest, CD-ROM, Power Cable, Manuals
  • Internet Direct Connection ( IDC ) Yes
  • Connectivity RGB OUT Yes
  • Other Controllers Sliders 9 (including 1 assignable)
  • Art. Switches 2
  • Display OTS Viewer Yes
  • Voice Information Yes
  • USB Audio Recorder Playback .wav, .mp3

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