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Digital Workstation
Reference Manual
This Reference Manual explains advanced features of the PSR-S950/S750 that are not explained in
the Owner's Manual. Please read the Owner's Manual first, before reading this Reference Manual.
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  • Page 1 Digital Workstation Reference Manual This Reference Manual explains advanced features of the PSR-S950/S750 that are not explained in the Owner’s Manual. Please read the Owner’s Manual first, before reading this Reference Manual.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Each chapter in this Reference Manual corresponds to the relevant chapters in the Owner’s Manual. Panel Button Chart 7 Registration Memory Editing the Registration Memory........76 1 Voices Disabling Recall of Specific Items (Freeze) ..... 77 Calling Up Registration Memory Numbers in Order Voice Types (Characteristics) ..........
  • Page 3: Panel Button Chart

    — — MODULATION wheel — — PHONES jack — — Panel Controls Terminals [LCD CONTRAST] knob — — Starting (PSR-S750) (LCD related TAB [E][F] — — Basic Operations controls) [A] – [J] — — [DIRECT ACCESS] (message) — [EXIT] —...
  • Page 4 Owner’s Button/Control Display Page Manual [CHANNEL ON/OFF] CHANNEL ON/OFF display SONG — STYLE 1/2 or 2/2 (PSR-S950) — STYLE (PSR-S750) [FUNCTION] MASTER TUNE/SCALE TUNE MASTER TUNE — SCALE TUNE SONG SETTING STYLE SETTING/SPLIT POINT/CHORD STYLE SETTING FINGERING SPLIT POINT CHORD FINGERING...
  • Page 5: Voices

    These Voices capture the dynamic textures and subtle nuances of electric instruments—thanks to a huge amount of memory and some very sophisticated programming. Sweet! These acoustic instrument sounds also benefit from Yamaha’s sophisticated technology—and feature a finely detailed and natural sound. PSR-S950/S750 Reference Manual...
  • Page 6 Voice Set parameters, unexpected or undesired sounds may result. For a list of preset Voices of this instrument, refer to the “Voice List” in the Data List. The Data List is available at the online Yamaha Library. Using MEGAEnhancer MEGAEnhancer is a software program that converts XG/GM song data (Standard MIDI File) to song data specially enhanced to be played back using an instrument or tone generator containing MegaVoices.
  • Page 7: Selecting Gm&Xg Or Other Voices

    Press the desired [A]–[J] button to call up the Voice Selection display of GM&XG Voices, GM2 Voices, etc. You can find the “Legacy” folder in this display. This folder contains previous Yamaha keyboards’ Voices (such as PSR-S910, PSR-S710, etc.) for data NOTE compatibility with other models.
  • Page 8: Effect-Related Settings

    Effect-Related Settings Setting the Touch Sensitivity of the Keyboard Touch Sensitivity determines how the sound responds to your playing strength. The touch sensitivity type becomes the common setting for all Voices. NOTE Some Voices are purposely designed without touch sensitivity, in order to emulate the true characteristics of the actual instrument (for example, conventional organs, which have no touch response).
  • Page 9 Selecting the Harmony/Echo type You can select the desired Harmony/Echo effect from a variety of types. When the [MONO] button is turned to on or you use the Super Articulation Voices, the Harmony/Echo effect may not work properly. NOTE Turn the [HARMONY/ECHO] button on. Call up the operation display.
  • Page 10 Echo Types The Echo, Tremolo or Trill effect is applied to the note played in the right-hand section of the keyboard in time with the currently set tempo, regardless of the [ACMP] and the LEFT part on/off status. Keep in mind that Trill works when you hold down two notes on the keyboard simultaneously (or the last two notes, if more than two notes are held), and it plays those notes alternately.
  • Page 11: Pitch-Related Settings

    Pitch-Related Settings Fine-tuning the Pitch of the Entire Instrument You can fine-tune the pitch of the entire instrument such as keyboard, Style and Song parts (except the keyboard part played by the Drum Kit or SFX Kit Voices, and audio playback)—a useful feature when playing the PSR-S950/S750 along with other instruments or CD music.
  • Page 12: Changing The Part Assignment Of The Transpose Buttons

    Change the following settings as necessary. BASE NOTE Determines the base note for each scale. When the base note is changed, the pitch of the keyboard is transposed, yet maintains the original pitch relationship between the notes. ]– TUNE Select the desired note to be tuned by using the [3 ] buttons and tune it in cents by using the [4 ]/[5...
  • Page 13: Editing Voices (Voice Set)

    Editing Voices (Voice Set) The Voice Set function allows you to create your own Voices by editing some parameters of the existing Voices. Once you’ve created a Voice, you can save it as a file to internal memory (User drive) or a USB flash memory for future recall.
  • Page 14: Editable Parameters In The Voice Set Displays

    Editable Parameters in the VOICE SET Displays The Voice Set parameters are organized into five different pages. The parameters in each page are described separately, below. The available parameters differ depending on the Voice. NOTE COMMON Page VOLUME Adjusts the volume of the current edited Voice. TOUCH SENSE Adjusts the touch sensitivity (velocity sensitivity), or how greatly the vol- ume responds to your playing strength.
  • Page 15 CONTROLLER Page MODULATION The MODULATION wheel can be used to modulate the parameters below as well as the pitch (vibrato). Here, you can set the degree to which the MODULATION wheel modulates each of the following parameters. FILTER Determines the degree to which the MODULATION wheel modulates the Filter Cutoff Frequency.
  • Page 16 Level The EG (Envelope Generator) settings determine how the level of the sound changes in time. This lets you reproduce many sound characteristics of natural acoustic instruments—such as the quick Sustain Level attack and decay of percussion sounds, or the long release of a sustained piano tone.
  • Page 17 2 DSP ]– DSP TYPE Selects the DSP effect category and type. Select a type after selecting a category. ]– VARIATION Two variations are provided for each DSP type. Here, you can edit the VARIATION on/off status and the variation’s parameter value setting. ] ON/OFF Turns the DSP Variation on or off for the selected Voice.
  • Page 18: Editing Organ Flutes Voices

    VOICE Corresponds to the parameter settings of the COMMON, CONTROL- LER, and SOUND pages. EFFECT Corresponds to the parameter settings of 1 and 2 in the EFFECT/EQ page. Corresponds to the parameter settings of 3 in the EFFECT/EQ page. HARMONY/ Corresponds to the HARMONY page.
  • Page 19 VOLUME/ATTACK Page Same as the FOOTAGE Page. VOL (Volume) Adjusts the overall volume of the Organ Flutes. The longer the graphic bar, the greater the volume. RESP (Response) Affects both the attack and release (page 16) portion of the sound, increas- ing or decreasing the response time of the initial swell and release, based on the FOOTAGE controls.
  • Page 20: Styles

    +Audio (PSR-S950): Indicates the Audio Style. For more information on Audio Styles, refer to the Owner’s Manual. For the Preset Style List, refer to the Data List downloadable from Yamaha Manual Library. Style file compatibility This instrument uses the SFF GE file format. This instrument can play back existing SFF files, however they will be saved in the SFF GE format when the file is saved (or pasted) in this instrument.
  • Page 21: Selecting The Chord Fingering Type

    Selecting the Chord Fingering Type The Chord Fingering type determines how chords are specified for Style playback. You can select desired one from the seven types. Call up the operation display. [FUNCTION] [C] STYLE SETTING/SPLIT POINT/CHORD FINGERING TAB [E][F] CHORD FINGERING Press the [1 ]–[3...
  • Page 22 For information on which notes to press for each chord, refer to the Data List (Chord Types Recognized in the Fingered Mode) downloadable from Yamaha Manual Library, or use the Chord Tutor function on the right-half of this display.
  • Page 23: Style Playback Related Settings

    Style Playback Related Settings The instrument has a variety of settings for Style playback which can be accessed in the display below. Call up the operation display. [FUNCTION] [C] STYLE SETTING/SPLIT POINT/CHORD FINGERING TAB [E][F] STYLE SETTING Use the [1 ]–[8 ] buttons for each setting.
  • Page 24 OTS LINK TIM- This applies to the OTS Link function. This parameter determines the tim- ing in which the One Touch Settings change with the MAIN VARIATION [A]–[D] change. (The [OTS LINK] button must be on.) REAL TIME One Touch Setting is immediately called up when you press a MAIN VARIATION button.
  • Page 25: Split Point Settings

    Split Point Settings The key which divides the keyboard into two or three sections is referred to as “Split Point.” There are two types of Split Point: “Split Point (L)” and “Split Point (S).” The “Split Point (L)” divides the keyboard into the left-hand and right-hand sections while the “Split Point (S)”...
  • Page 26: Memorizing Original Settings To One Touch Setting

    Memorizing Original Settings to One Touch Setting You can memorize your original panel settings to the One Touch Setting. The newly created One Touch Setting will be saved in the User drive as a Style, and you can call up the One Touch Setting as a part of the Style.
  • Page 27: Creating/Editing Styles (Style Creator)

    Creating/Editing Styles (Style Creator) The Style Creator function lets you create your original Style by recording the rhythm pattern via the keyboard performance and using the already-recorded Style data. Basically, select a preset Style that is closest to the type you want to create, then record the rhythm pattern, bass line, chord backing, or phrase (referred to as “Source Pattern”...
  • Page 28 Basic Procedure for creating a Style Select the desired Style as starting data. Press the [FUNCTION] button, [F] (DIGITAL REC MENU) button, then [B] (STYLE CREATOR) button to call up the Style Creator display. From the BASIC page, select a Section then make the other settings as necessary. •...
  • Page 29: Realtime Recording

    Realtime Recording In the BASIC page, you can record your original rhythm pattern from the keyboard. Realtime Recording Characteristics in the Style Creator • Loop Recording Style playback repeats the rhythm patterns of several measures in a “loop,” and Style recording is also done using loops.
  • Page 30 If necessary, select a Voice then practice the rhythm pattern to be recorded. Press the [1 ] or [2 ] button (selected channel) to call up the Voice Selection display then select the desired Voice such as Drum Kit. After selecting, press the [EXIT] button to return to the original display. With the selected Voice, practice the rhythm pattern to be recorded.
  • Page 31 Recording Bass, Chord 1–2, Pad and Phrase 1–2 The procedure below applies to Step 4 in the Basic Procedure on page From the BASIC page, while holding down the [F] (REC CH) button, press one of the ]–[8 ] buttons to select the desired channel as Record target. A confirmation message appears, prompting you whether or not to delete the already recorded data of the selected channel.
  • Page 32 • Setting the Source Root/Chord if necessary Although the Source Root/Chord is set to CMaj7 as described above, you can change this to any desired key or chord. Use the TAB [E][F] buttons to call up the PARAMETER page, and set the SOURCE ROOT and CHORD to the favorite or desired Root and Chord type.
  • Page 33: Step Recording

    Step Recording This section applies to Step 4 of the Basic Procedure on page 28. After selecting a Section and make other settings on the BASIC page, call up the STEP RECORD display via the instructions below, then execute Step Recording.
  • Page 34 Intro 4 and Ending 4 can be selected on the display then created as your original Style although they are not available on the panel. NOTE Replace the Source Pattern of the specific channel with that of another Style. Select the desired channel to be replaced via the [A]–[D] and [F]–[I] buttons. Press the same button of the selected channel to call up the Style Selection display.
  • Page 35: Editing The Rhythmic Feel (Groove)

    Editing the Rhythmic Feel (GROOVE) By changing the timing of all the notes and velocities, you can edit the rhythmic feel for each channel of the current Section selected on the BASIC page or the panel button. The instructions below apply to Step 5 of the Basic Procedure on page In the GROOVE Page, use the [A]/[B] buttons to select the edit menu, then edit the...
  • Page 36 2 DYNAMICS This changes the velocity/volume (or accent) of certain notes in the Style playback. The Dynamics settings are applied to each channel or all channels of the Section selected on the BASIC page. CHANNEL Selects the desired channel (part) to which Dynamics is to be applied. The selected channel is shown at the upper left of the display.
  • Page 37: Editing Data For Each Channel (Channel)

    Editing Data for Each Channel (CHANNEL) You can edit recorded data for each channel of the current Section selected on the BASIC page or via the panel buttons. The instructions below apply to Step 5 of the Basic Procedure on page In the CHANNEL Page, use the [A]/[B] buttons to select the edit menu.
  • Page 38: Making Style File Format Settings (Parameter)

    Making Style File Format Settings (PARAMETER) The Style File Format (SFF) combines all of Yamaha’s auto accompaniment (Style playback) know-how into a single unified format. Setting the SFF related parameters determines how the original notes are converted to the actual sounded notes based on the chord you specify in the Chord area of the keyboard. The conversion flow is shown below.
  • Page 39 Use the [1 ]/[2 ] (CHANNEL) buttons to select the channel to be edited. The selected channel is shown at the upper left of the display. Use the [3 ]–[8 ] buttons to edit the data. For details on editable parameters, see pages 39–42.
  • Page 40 2 NTR/NTT The settings here determine how the original notes of the Source Pattern are converted in response to the Chord change during normal performance. NTR (Note Determines the relative position of the root note in the chord, when con- Transposition verted from the Source Pattern in response to chord changes.
  • Page 41 HARMONIC MINOR In addition to the Harmonic Minor transposition above, augmented and diminished chords affect the 5th note of the Source pattern. NATURAL MINOR When the played chord changes from a major to a minor chord, this table lowers the third, sixth and seventh intervals in the scale by a semitone. When the chord changes from a minor to a major chord, the minor third, flatted sixth and flatted seventh intervals are raised by a semitone.
  • Page 42 4 RTR (Retrigger Rule) These settings determine whether notes stop sounding or not and how they change pitch in response to chord changes. STOP The notes stop sounding. PITCH SHIFT The pitch of the note will bend without a new attack to match the type of the new chord.
  • Page 43: Songs

    USB flash memory and a computer. Prot.2 Orig: Indicates Yamaha-protection-formatted Songs (commercially available Songs). This type of Song (which cannot be copied) can be only moved and saved to the User drive or USB storage device with Prot.2 Edit: Indicates the edited “Prot.2”...
  • Page 44: Editing Music Notation Settings

    Editing Music Notation Settings To view the music notation of the selected Song, press the [SCORE] button. You can change the Score display as desired to suit your personal preferences. The settings here are maintained even when the power is turned off.
  • Page 45 Pressing the [8 ] (SET UP) button calls up the detailed setting display. You can set the view type by using the [1 ]–[6 ] buttons, then press the [8 ] (OK) button. LEFT CH Determines which MIDI channel in the Song data is used for the left-hand/right- hand part.
  • Page 46: Editing Lyrics/Text Display Settings

    Editing Lyrics/Text Display Settings To view the lyrics of the selected Song, press the [LYRICS/TEXT] button. If the selected Song contains lyric data, you can have the lyrics shown in the display. Even if the Song does not contain lyrics data, you can show the lyrics and other text by using a text file (.txt file less than 60KB) created on a computer.
  • Page 47: Using The Auto Accompaniment Features With Song Playback

    Using the Auto Accompaniment Features with Song Playback When playing back a Song and a Style at the same time, channels 9-16 in the Song data are replaced with Style channels—allowing you to play the accompaniment parts of the Song yourself. Try playing chords along with the Song playback as shown in the instructions below.
  • Page 48: Song Playback Related Parameters (Repeat Settings, Channel Settings, Guide Function)

    Song Playback Related Parameters (Repeat settings, Channel settings, Guide Function) The instrument has a variety of Song playback functions—repeat playback, various guide settings, etc.— which can be accessed in the display below. Call up the operation display. [FUNCTION] [B] SONG SETTING [A]/[B] GUIDE MODE page...
  • Page 49: Keyboard And Vocal Practice Using The Guide Function

    LYRICS LAN- Determines the language displayed in the Lyrics display. GUAGE AUTO When the language is specified in the Song data, the lyrics are displayed accordingly. When the language is not specified in the Song data, the lyr- ics language is regarded as INTERNATIONAL below. INTERNATIONAL Handles the displayed lyrics as a western language.
  • Page 50 When this is selected, Song playback pauses, waiting for you to play the notes correctly. When you play the correct notes, Song playback continues. Follow Lights was developed for the Yamaha Clavinova series. This function is used for practicing purposes, with built-in lamps on the keyboard indicating the notes to be played.
  • Page 51: Playing Backing Parts With The Performance Assistant Technology

    Playing Backing Parts with the Performance Assistant Technology This feature lets you play your own backing parts on the keyboard along with Song playback, and have them sound perfectly appropriate (even though you might be playing wrong notes). Select a Song containing chord data. The Performance Assistant Technology is applied only to a Song containing chord data.
  • Page 52: Creating/Editing Songs (Song Creator)

    Creating/Editing Songs (Song Creator) To create a Song, you can compose your performance by entering it one event at a time (called “Step Recording”), as well as recording your performance in real time (described in the Owner’s Manual). This section explains operations of Step Recording and re-recording (Punch In/Out) or editing existing Song data. Call up the operation display.
  • Page 53 Press the [F] button to select the channel for recording. Press the [G] (STEP REC) button to call up the STEP RECORD display. Start Step Recording by using the [A]–[J] buttons and [1 ]–[8 ] buttons. Refer to the example on page 54 for specific instructions.
  • Page 54 Press the SONG [J] (STOP) button (or press the [C] button) to return to the top of the Song, then hear the newly entered Song by pressing the [F/ K] (PLAY/PAUSE) button. Press the [EXIT] button to exit from the Step Recording display. Press the [I] (SAVE) button to execute the Save operation.
  • Page 55 Enter the next notes and apply staccato. 2-1 Press the [H] button to select “Staccato.” 2-2 Press the [6 ] button to select the quarter-note length. 2-3 Play the keys E3 and F3 in order. The first measure has been completed. To enter a quarter-note rest, press the [6 ] button again.
  • Page 56: Recording Chords (Step Recording)

    Recording Chords (Step Recording) In Step Recording, you can record the precise change timing of chords and Sections (such as Intro, Main and Ending) of the current Style on the single display. After the operations are finished, the recorded informations or events will be converted to the actual MIDI notes or Song data.
  • Page 57 Press the [EXIT] button to exit from the Step Recording display. Press the [F] (EXPAND) button to convert the recorded data to the actual MIDI notes (Song data). Press the [I] (SAVE) button to execute the Save operation. NOTICE The recorded Song data will be lost if you select another Song or turn the power to the instrument off without executing the Save opera- tion.
  • Page 58 Enter the chords for the Break section. 2-1 Press the STYLE CONTROL [BREAK] button. 2-2 Press the [6 ] button to select the quarter-note length. 2-3 Play the chords F and G7 in the chord section of the keyboard. If you want to record the Fill In Section, turn on the [AUTO FILL IN] button, then press one of the MAIN VARIATION [A]–[D] buttons. NOTE Enter the chords for the Main B section.
  • Page 59: Re-Recording A Specific Section-Punch In/Out

    Re-Recording a Specific Section—Punch In/Out When re-recording a specific section of an already-recorded Song, use the Punch IN/OUT function. In this method, only the data between the Punch In point and the Punch Out point is overwritten with the newly recorded data.
  • Page 60 PEDAL PUNCH When this is set to ON, you can use Foot Pedal 2 to control the Punch In IN/OUT and Punch Out points. While a Song is playing back, pressing (and hold- ing) Foot Pedal 2 instantly enables Punch In recording, while releasing the pedal stops recording (Punch Out).
  • Page 61: Editing Channel Events Of Existing Song Data

    Editing Channel Events of Existing Song Data You can apply various useful functions to already recorded data, such as Quantize and Transpose, on the CHANNEL page. Select a Song to be edited. Call up the operation display. [FUNCTION] [F] DIGITAL REC MENU [A] SONG CREATOR TAB [E][F] CHANNEL Use the [A]/[B] buttons to select the edit menu, then edit the data by using the...
  • Page 62 1 QUANTIZE The Quantize function allows you to align the timing of all the notes in a channel. For example, if you record the musical phrase shown at right, you may not play it with absolute precision, and your performance may have been slightly ahead of or behind the precise timing. Quantize is a convenient way of correcting for this.
  • Page 63 2 DELETE You can delete the data of the specified channel in the Song. Select the channel whose data to be deleted by using the [1 ]–[8 ] buttons, then press the [D] (EXECUTE) button to execute the operation. 3 MIX This function lets you mix the data of two channels and place the results in a different channel.
  • Page 64 5 SETUP The current settings of the Mixing Console display and other panel settings can be recorded to the top position of the Song as the Setup data. The Mixing Console and panel settings recorded here are automatically recalled when the Song starts. Before executing the Setup operation, move the Song position to the top of the Song by pressing the SONG [ ] (STOP) button.
  • Page 65: Editing Chord Events, Notes, System Exclusive Events And Lyrics

    Editing Chord Events, Notes, System Exclusive Events and Lyrics You can edit chord events, note events, System Exclusive events and lyrics in the same manner on the corresponding displays: CHORD, 1-16, SYS/EX and LYRICS. These are called “Event List” displays because some events are shown in a list view.
  • Page 66 Allows you to make various detailed changes to the XG parameters. Refer to ters) the “MIDI Data Format” in the Data List for details. The Data List is available at the Yamaha website. SYS/EX. (System Displays the System Exclusive data in the Song. Keep in mind that you cannot Exclusive) create new data or change the contents of the data here;...
  • Page 67 Displaying Specific Types of Events In the Event List displays, various types of events are shown. It may sometimes be difficult to pinpoint the ones you want to edit. This is where the Filter function comes in handy. It lets you determine which event types will be shown in the Event List displays.
  • Page 68: Usb Audio

    USB Audio This function is fully explained in the Owner’s Manual. Refer to the corresponding chapter in the Owner’s Man- ual. Multi Pads Contents Multi Pad Creating (Multi Pad Creator)..........68 •...
  • Page 69 Call up the operation display. [FUNCTION] [F] DIGITAL REC MENU [C] MULTI PAD CREATOR If necessary, select the desired Voice with the VOICE category selection buttons. After selecting the Voice, press the [EXIT] button to return to the previous display. If you want to create a new Multi Pad in an empty new Bank, press the [C] (NEW BANK) button.
  • Page 70: Multi Pad Editing

    Turn Chord Match of each pad On or Off by using the [5 ]–[8 ] buttons. If the Chord Match parameter is on for the selected pad, the corresponding pad is played back according to the chord specified in the chord section of the keyboard generated by turning [ACMP] on, or specified in the LEFT Voice section of the keyboard generated by turning [LEFT] on (when turning the [ACMP] off).
  • Page 71 Edit the selected Pad. NAME Changes the name of each Multi Pad. COPY Copies the Multi Pad(s). See below. PASTE Pastes the Multi Pad(s) copied by the [3 ] button. DELETE Deletes the selected Multi Pads. Copying the Multi Pad Press the [3 ] button in step 4 above.
  • Page 72: Music Finder

    Music Finder Contents Creating a Set of Favorite Records..........72 Editing Records .
  • Page 73: Editing Records

    Editing Records You can create your original Record by editing an existing Record. Your edits can be replaced with those of the current Record, or can be saved as a new separate Record. Select the desired Record to be edited in the MUSIC FINDER display. Press the [8 ] (RECORD EDIT) button to call up the EDIT display.
  • Page 74: Saving The Records As A Single File

    Save the edited Record. When creating a new Record Press the [J] (NEW RECORD) button. The Record is added to the ALL page. When overwriting an existing Record Press the [8 ] (OK) button. Deleting the Record By executing the Delete operation, the Record is deleted from all pages (ALL, FAVORITE and SEARCH 1/ Select the Record to be deleted from the MUSIC FINDER display.
  • Page 75 Selecting a Music Finder file and calling up the Records By selecting a Music Finder file, you can recall the Records saved to the User or USB drive as a file. Press the [7 ] (FILES) button in the MUSIC FINDER display to call up the File Selection display.
  • Page 76: Registration Memory

    Registration Memory Contents Editing the Registration Memory ..........76 Disabling Recall of Specific Items (Freeze) .
  • Page 77: Disabling Recall Of Specific Items (Freeze)

    Disabling Recall of Specific Items (Freeze) Registration Memory lets you recall all the panel setups you made with a single button press. However, there may be times that you want certain items to remain the same, even when switching Registration Memory setups.
  • Page 78: Calling Up Registration Memory Numbers In Order (Registration Sequence)

    Calling Up Registration Memory Numbers in Order (Registration Sequence) As convenient as the Registration Memory buttons are, there may be times during a performance when you want to quickly switch between settings. The convenient Registration Sequence function lets you call up the eight setups in any order you specify, by simply using the TAB [E][F] buttons (in the Main display) or the pedal as you play.
  • Page 79 ]– CURSOR Moves the cursor. REPLACE Replaces the number at the cursor position with the currently selected Registra- tion Memory number. INSERT Inserts the number of the currently selected Registration Memory number to the cursor position. DELETE Deletes the number at the cursor position. CLEAR Deletes all numbers in the sequence.
  • Page 80 Using the Registration Sequence Select the desired Registration Bank. At the right top of the Main display, confirm the Registration Sequence. The Registration Sequence is indicated at the top right of the Main display, letting you confirm the currently selected number. Press the TAB [E] or [F] button, or press the Foot Pedal to select the first Registration Memory number.
  • Page 81: Microphone

    Microphone Contents Vocal Harmony and Talk Setting ..........81 Microphone (Vocal/Talk) Settings .
  • Page 82: Microphone (Vocal/Talk) Settings

    Microphone (Vocal/Talk) Settings This section explains how to make and save the detailed settings for the microphone. Connect the microphone, press the [MIC SETTING/VOCAL HARMONY] button to call up the operation display, then press the [F] button to set the MIC to ON. This lets you talk into the microphone and hear the changes made while setting the parameters.
  • Page 83 VOCAL Page 3BAND EQ (selected by [A] or [B] button) EQ (Equalizer) is a processor that divides the frequency spectrum into multiple bands which can be boosted or cut as required to tailor the overall frequency response. This instrument features a high-grade three-band (LOW, MID and HIGH) digital equalizer function for the microphone sound.
  • Page 84 TALK Page The settings here are for your speech or announcements (NOT your singing performance), and are active when the TALK (page 81) is set to ON. All indications and parameters (with the exception of TALK MIXING below) are the same as in the VOCAL page. However, the settings are independent from those in the VOCAL page.
  • Page 85: Setting Up The Vocal Harmony Control Parameters

    Setting up the Vocal Harmony Control Parameters You can set which part controls the Vocal Harmony regardless of the current Vocal Harmony Type. Call up the Vocal Harmony Type Selection display. [MIC SETTING/VOCAL HARMONY] [D]/[E] TYPE SELECT Check that the microphone is properly connected (Owner’s Manual, chapter 8) and the settings (Reference Manual, page 82) are adjusted correctly before NOTE...
  • Page 86 Setup Parameters ]– VOCODER The Vocal Harmony effect in the Vocoder and Vocoder-Mono modes is CONTROL controlled by the notes you play on the keyboard and/or Song data. ] SONG When set to “MUTE,” the channel selected below (to control Harmony) CHANNEL is muted (turned off) during Song playback.
  • Page 87: Editing The Vocal Harmony Types

    Editing the Vocal Harmony Types This section explains briefly how to create your own Vocal Harmony types, and lists the detailed parameters for editing. A sum total of sixty types can be created and saved. Call up the Vocal Harmony Type Selection display. [MIC SETTING/VOCAL HARMONY] [D]/[E] TYPE SELECT Select a Vocal Harmony type to be edited by using the [A]–[J] buttons.
  • Page 88 Editing the Overview Tab Parameters Set the value by using the [A]–[C] buttons, [1 ] and [3 ]–[8 ] buttons. For information on each parameter, see page Press the [F] (HARMONY ASSIGN) button to set how the Vocal Harmony is applied to your singing voice.
  • Page 89 Overview Tab Parameters MODE Determines the mode of the Vocal Harmony effect: Chordal, Vocoder or Vocoder-Mono. Chordal is for conventional vocal harmonies, while Vocoder and Vocoder-Mono are for Vocoder effects. (Vocoder-Mono is for single-note melodies.) When Vocoder or Vocoder-Mono is selected, the Chordal Type parameter below is not available.
  • Page 90 KEY TYPE Determines the scale type for the transposition. Use this in combination with Key Root above to enable modal scale harmony transposition. When the Chordal Type parameter is set to ScaleDiatonic, this parame- ter is available. Settings: Maj, Min (Natural), Min (Harmonic) Editing the Part Tab Parameters The parameters are arranged in a matrix.
  • Page 91 PAN (selected by [D] button) Determines the pan position setting for each part. Setting each vocal part to a different pan position, with the lead vocal at center, for example, results in a naturally wide stereo sound. Settings: L63 (Left) – C (Center) – R63 (Right) VOLUME (selected by [E] button) Determines the volume setting for each part.
  • Page 92: Mixing Console

    Mixing Console Contents Editing VOL/VOICE Parameters ...........92 Editing FILTER Parameters .
  • Page 93: Editing Filter Parameters

    Editing FILTER Parameters [D]/[I] HARMONIC Allows you to adjust the Resonance (page 15) for each part. CONTENT [E]/[J] BRIGHTNESS Determines the brightness of the sound for each part by adjusting the Cut- off Frequency (page 15). PSR-S950/S750 Reference Manual...
  • Page 94: Editing Tune Parameters

    Editing TUNE Parameters [A]/[B]/ PORTAMENTO Portamento is a function that creates a smooth transition in pitch from the [F]/[G] TIME first note played on the keyboard to the next. The Portamento Time deter- mines the pitch transition time. Higher values result in a longer pitch change time.
  • Page 95: Editing Effect Parameters

    Editing EFFECT Parameters This instrument features six Effect Blocks, giving you powerful tools to richly enhance the sounds of the instrument or completely transform them. The Effects are divided into the following groups: Reverb, Chorus: The Effects of these Blocks are applied to the overall sound or all Parts. In each of these Effect Blocks, you can select only one Effect Type at a time and adjust the Send Level (Depth) for each Part as well as the Return Level for all Parts.
  • Page 96: Block

    In the EFFECT page, press the [F] (TYPE) button to call up the Effect Type Selection display. Use the [1 ]/[2 ] buttons to select the Effect Block. Effect Effect-applicable Effect characteristics Block parts REVERB All parts Recreates the warm ambience of playing in a concert hall or jazz club.
  • Page 97: Type

    Editing and Saving Your Original Effect Type You can edit detailed parameters of the selected Effect Type. The parameter settings can be saved as your original Effect Type as well as to a Registration Memory, Style or Song as described in the previous section. This section covers how to save the settings as an original Effect Type.
  • Page 98 Press the [I] (SAVE) button to call up the User Effect display. Use the [3 ]–[6 ] buttons to select the destination for saving the settings as a User Effect. The available amount of User Effect Types differs depending on the Effect Block. Press the [I] (SAVE) button again to execute the Save operation.
  • Page 99: Editing Eq Parameters

    Editing EQ Parameters Equalizer (also called “EQ”) is a sound processor that divides the frequency spectrum into multiple bands that can be boosted or cut as required to tailor the overall frequency response. Usually an equalizer is used to correct the sound from speakers to match the special character of the room. For example, you can cut some of the low range frequencies when playing in large spaces where the sound is too “boomy,”...
  • Page 100 Editing and Saving Your Original Master EQ Type Press the [F] (EDIT) button in the EQ Page. The MASTER EQ EDIT display is called up. Use the [B]/[C] buttons to select a preset EQ type. The set parameters of the selected EQ type are automatically shown at the bottom of the display. Use the [3 ]–[7 ] buttons to boost or cut each of the five bands.
  • Page 101: Connections

    Connections Contents Footswitch/Foot Controller Settings ..........101 •...
  • Page 102 If necessary, set the polarity of the pedal by using the [I] button. Pedal on/off operation may differ depending on the particular pedal you’ve connected to the instrument. For example, pressing down on one pedal may turn the selected function on, while pressing a different make/brand of pedal may turn the function off.
  • Page 103 DSP VARIATION Same as the [DSP VARI.] button on the panel. HARMONY/ECHO Same as the [HARMONY/ECHO] button. VOCAL HARMONY Same as the [I] (VOCAL HARMONY) button in the MIC SETTING/VOCAL (PSR-S950) HARMONY display. VOCAL EFFECT Same as the [J] (EFFECT) button in the MIC SETTING/VOCAL HARMONY display.
  • Page 104: Midi Settings

    MIDI Settings In this section, you can make MIDI-related settings for the instrument. The PSR-S950/S750 gives you a set of ten pre-programmed templates that let you instantly and easily reconfigure the instrument to match your particular MIDI application or external device. Also, you can edit the pre-programmed templates and save up to ten of your original templates to USER memory.
  • Page 105 Pre-programmed MIDI Templates All Parts Transmits all parts including the keyboard parts (RIGHT 1, 2, and LEFT), with the exception of Song parts. KBD & STYLE Basically the same as “All Parts” with the exception of how keyboard parts are managed.
  • Page 106: Midi System Settings

    MIDI System Settings The explanations here apply to the SYSTEM page in step 4 on page 104. Use the [A]/[B] buttons to select the parameters (below), then set the ON/OFF status by using the [1 ]– ] buttons. 1 Local Control Turns the Local Control for each part on or off.
  • Page 107: Midi Transmit Settings

    MIDI Transmit Settings The explanations here apply to the TRANSMIT page in step 4 on page 104. This determines which parts will be sent as MIDI data and over which MIDI channel the data will be sent. The dots corresponding to each channel (1–16) flash briefly whenever any data is transmitted on the channel(s).
  • Page 108: Midi Receive Settings

    MIDI Receive Settings The explanations here apply to the RECEIVE page in step 4 on page 104. This determines which parts will receive MIDI data and over which MIDI channels the data will be received. The dots corresponding to each channel (1–16) flash briefly whenever any data is received on the channel(s).
  • Page 109: Bass Note Settings For Style Playback Via Midi Receive

    Bass Note Settings for Style Playback via MIDI Receive The explanations here apply to the BASS page in step 4 on page 104. These settings let you determine the bass note for Style playback, based on the note messages received via MIDI. The note on/off messages received at the channel(s) set to “ON”...
  • Page 110: Utility

    Utility Contents CONFIG 1 ..............110 CONFIG 2 .
  • Page 111 2 Metronome VOLUME Determines the volume of the metronome sound. ]– SOUND Determines whether a bell accent is sounded or not at the first beat of each measure. TIME SIGNA- Determines the time signature of the metronome sound. TURE 3 Parameter Lock This lets you lock or maintain the settings of specific parameters (such as Effect and Split Point), even when the panel setups are changed by Registration Memory, One Touch Setting, etc.
  • Page 112: Config 2

    CONFIG 2 VOICE CATE- Determines which Voice is selected when you press one of the VOICE but- GORY BUTTON tons. OPTIONS OPEN & SELECT Pressing one of the VOICE buttons will open the Voice Selection display then automatically call up the last selected Voice when the display was opened previously.
  • Page 113: Media

    MEDIA You can set or execute important media-related operations for the instrument. The word “media” refers to the connected USB flash memory device. Before using a USB flash memory, be sure to read “Connecting a USB Flash Memory” in the Owner’s Manual. [A]/[B] DEVICE LIST Selects the desired device to be formatted or to be checked for remaining...
  • Page 114: Owner

    OWNER BACKUP Lets you backup all data on the instrument to a USB flash memory. For instructions, refer to the Basic Operation in the Owner’s Manual. RESTORE Loads the backup file from the USB flash memory. For instructions, refer to the Basic Operation in the Owner’s Manual. OWNER NAME Lets you enter your name as the owner.
  • Page 115: System Reset

    SYSTEM RESET In this display, you can execute one of two reset methods: Factory Reset and Custom Reset. Factory Reset lets you call up the default initial settings for each item while Custom Reset lets you call up your original settings with a single touch.
  • Page 116 Custom Reset—Saving and Recalling Your Original Settings as a Single File For the items below, you can save your original settings to USER or USB drive as a single file for future recall. Make all desired settings on the instrument. Call up the operation display.
  • Page 117: Index

    Index Symbols FORMANT (Vocal Harmony) .... 90 Freeze (Registration Memory) ..77 +Audio (Style Types) ......20 DELETE (Song Creator) ....63 DELETE RECORD (Music Finder) ...74 Detail (Vocal Harmony) .....91 Numerics DETUNE (Vocal Harmony) ....90 GM&XG ..........7 1-16 (Song Creator) ....
  • Page 118 Style Creator ........27 PURE/PURE MINOR ......11 ....... 20 Style file compatibility PYTHAGOREAN .......11 ......38 Style File Format ......23 STYLE SETTING U.R.G., Digital Musical Instruments Division © 2012 Yamaha Corporation Style Types ........20 209PO-A0 PSR-S950/S750 Reference Manual...

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