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Digital Workstation
Clavier Arrangeur Professionnel
Owner's Manual
Mode d'emploi
Thank you for purchasing this Yamaha Digital Workstation!
This electric keyboard for professional entertainers not only has a wide selection of Voices and versatile functions
but also gives you the potential of expanding content for the instrument.
We recommend that you read this manual carefully so that you can fully take advantage of the advanced and
convenient functions of the instrument. We also recommend that you keep this manual in a safe and handy place
for future reference.
Before using the instrument, be sure to read "PRECAUTIONS" on pages 5–6.
Merci d'avoir choisi ce Clavier Arrangeur Professionnel Yamaha !
Ce clavier électrique destiné aux professionnels dispose d'une large sélection de sonorités et de fonctions
polyvalentes et offre un potentiel considérable pour l'élargissement des contenus de l'instrument.
Nous vous conseillons de lire attentivement ce mode d'emploi afin de tirer pleinement profit des fonctions
avancées et très utiles de votre instrument. Nous vous recommandons également de garder ce manuel à portée
de main pour toute référence ultérieure.
Avant d'utiliser l'instrument, lisez attentivement la section « PRÉCAUTIONS D'USAGE » aux pages 5 et 6.
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  • Page 1 Before using the instrument, be sure to read “PRECAUTIONS” on pages 5–6. Merci d'avoir choisi ce Clavier Arrangeur Professionnel Yamaha ! Ce clavier électrique destiné aux professionnels dispose d’une large sélection de sonorités et de fonctions polyvalentes et offre un potentiel considérable pour l’élargissement des contenus de l'instrument.
  • Page 2 This product should be used only with the components supplied never mix different types of batteries. Batteries MUST be installed or; a cart, rack, or stand that is recommended by Yamaha. If a correctly. Mismatches or incorrect installation may result in over- cart, etc., is used, please observe all safety markings and instruc-...
  • Page 3 Yamaha Corporation of America or its subsidiaries. devices. Compliance with FCC regulations does not guarantee * This applies only to products distributed by YAMAHA CORPORATION OF AMERICA. (class B) PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 4 You should note this serial number in the space provided below and retain this manual as a permanent record of your purchase to aid Serial No. identification in the event of theft. (bottom_en_01) PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 5: Precautions

    For the AC adaptor WARNING CAUTION • This AC adaptor is designed for use with only Yamaha electronic • When setting up, make sure that the AC outlet is easily accessible. If instruments. Do not use for any other purpose.
  • Page 6 AC outlet. Yamaha cannot be held responsible for damage caused by improper use or modifications to the instrument, or data that is lost or destroyed. Always turn the power off when the instrument is not in use.
  • Page 7: Main Features

    GS was developed by the Roland Corporation. In the same way as Yamaha XG, GS is a major enhancement of the GM specifically to provide more Voices and Drum kits and their variations, as well as greater expressive control over Voices and effects.
  • Page 8: Included Accessories

    • Copying of the commercially available musical data including but not limited to MIDI data and/or audio data is strictly prohibited except for your personal use. • This product incorporates and bundles contents in which Yamaha owns copyrights or with respect to which Yamaha has license to use others’ copyrights. Due to copyright laws and other relevant laws, you are NOT allowed to distribute media in which these contents are saved or recorded and remain virtually the same or very similar to those in the product.
  • Page 9: About The Manuals

    • The illustrations and LCD screens as shown in this manual are for instructional purposes only, and may appear somewhat different from those on your instrument. • Even though the example screens and illustrations pertain to the PSR-SX900, the usage is the same for the PSR-SX700. • The displays are taken from the PSR-SX900, and are in English.
  • Page 10: Using The Psr-Sx900/Sx700-A Broad Overview

    : PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual (this book). The relevant chapter names are shown after this symbol. For detailed information on each chapter, see “Contents” (page 12).
  • Page 11 Playing back Songs on a computer via the instrument Computer-related Operations (*) sounds Recording your keyboard performance to a computer Yamaha MusicSoft website Obtaining the Expansion Packs made by Yamaha (also https://www.yamahamusicsoft.com/sound- called “Premium Packs”) and-expansion-libraries/ Managing Expansion Pack data Installing Expansion Pack data to the instrument Yamaha Expansion Manager (*) Owner’s...
  • Page 12: Table Of Contents

    Guide Playing with Styles—Operations While Performing...58 Operating Style Playback ........................58 Recording and Playing Back a Chord Sequence—Chord Looper (PSR-SX900) ........60 Expressively Controlling Your Performance ................... 62 Playing and Controlling Super Articulation Voices.................. 63 Controlling Multi Pad Playback ....................... 64...
  • Page 13 Connecting USB Devices ([USB TO DEVICE] terminal) ..............107 Connecting to an iPhone/iPad ([USB TO DEVICE], [USB TO HOST], or MIDI terminals) ....108 Viewing the Instrument’s Display on an External Monitor (PSR-SX900)..........109 Connecting to a Computer ([USB TO HOST] terminal) ................ 110 Connecting External MIDI Devices (MIDI terminals) ................
  • Page 14: Key Functions And Terms

    Both the PSR-SX900 and PSR-SX700 let you connect an electric guitar, and you can even use powerful DSP effects to pro- cess the guitar sound instead, and play that along with the keyboard sounds.
  • Page 15 This instrument allows you to record your performance and save it as a MIDI file in SMF format. The instrument also lets you record your performances as audio data (WAV) to internal User drive. In addition, MIDI recording also features two convenient recording methods, Quick Recording and Multi Recording. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 16: Panel Controls And Terminals

    Calls up the Song Player display. of each part, such as volume, pan, and EQ. t SONG [RECORDING] button ....Pages 24, 84 !2 CHORD LOOPER buttons (PSR-SX900) Calls up the Song Recording display................Page 60 y SONG playback control buttons..... Page 72 Controls recording and loop playback of the Chord Controls MIDI and Audio Song playback.
  • Page 17 [MIC SETTING] button (PSR-SX700)...Pages 70, 101 Calls up the display from which you can make settings @7 PART ON/OFF buttons ........Page 44 for the microphone/guitar and (on the PSR-SX900) Turns each of the keyboard parts on or off. Vocal Harmony settings.
  • Page 18 [MIC/GUITAR INPUT] jack ......Page 100 e MAIN OUTPUT [L/L+R], [R] jacks.... Page 102 For connecting a microphone or guitar. For connecting external audio devices. Attaching the Music Rest Insert the music rest into the slots as shown. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 19 For connecting USB devices, such as a USB flash drive, INPUT] jack. or an optional wireless LAN adaptor, etc. The PSR-SX900 has two terminals, and the PSR-SX700 i FOOT PEDAL [1], [2] jacks......Page 106 has one terminal. For connecting footswitches and/or foot controllers.
  • Page 20: Starting Up

    After you finish using the instrument, turn off the power by (Standby/On) switch for longer pressing and holding the [ ] (Standby/On) switch for about a than three seconds. Note that the second. force-quit operation might cause data loss and damage to the instrument. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 21: Making Basic Settings

    To disable Auto Power Off, select “Disabled” here. For information on the other items in this display, refer to the Reference Manual on the website (page 9). PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 22: Changing The Brightness Of The Main Display And Button Lamps

    Use the slider to adjust the brightness of the main display. Button Lamps Touch []/[] to adjust the brightness of the button lamps. For information on the other items in this display, refer to the Reference Manual on the website (page 9). PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 23: Display Structure

    Menu display. Also, depending on the particular function, you can call up the File Selection display to select desired files. On the next page, you can see an overview of how to call up each key function display. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 24 One of the File Selection displays (page 28) for selecting Styles. Mixer display For adjusting the parameters of each part, such as volume, pan, and EQ (page 80). It also allows you to adjust overall sound controls, by Master Compressor and Master EQ (page 96). PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 25 (page 48). Multi Pad Selection display One of the File Selection displays for selecting a Multi Pad Bank (page 53). Registration Memory Bank Selection display One of the File Selection displays for selecting Registration Bank (page 88). PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 26: Basic Operations

    When the [ACMP] button is set to on, the chord specified in the chord section of the keyboard will be displayed. r Multi Pad area Indicates the current Multi Pad Bank. Touching a Multi Pad Bank name calls up the Multi Pad Bank Selection display. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 27 Appears when the Registration Sequence is active. For instructions on programming the sequence, refer to the Reference Manual on the website. y Vocal Harmony Type (PSR-SX900) Indicates the current Vocal Harmony Type (page 70). Touching a Vocal Harmony Type name calls up the Vocal Harmony Type Selection display.
  • Page 28 The functions (save, copy, delete, etc.) which can be operated via the File Selection display are shown. The icons shown here differ depending on which File Selection display is selected. For detailed instruc- tions, refer to “File Management” (page 33), or the instructions for each function’s File Selection dis- play. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 29: Closing The Current Display

    When a message (information or confirmation dialog) appears, touching the appropriate item such as “Yes” or “No” closes the message. If you want to instantly return to the Home display, press the [DIRECT ACCESS] and [EXIT] buttons simultaneously. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 30: Display-Based Controls

    This instruction means to touch the object in the display and hold it for a while. When setting values by using the []/[] buttons, a slider or a knob, you can restore the default value by touching and holding the value on the display. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 31 When a list such as File Selection displays or pop-up windows for setting parameters, use the Data dial and the [DEC]/ [INC] buttons to select an item. Rotate the dial or press the [DEC]/[INC] buttons to actually select the item. The selected item is highlighted. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 32: Calling Up The Desired Display Instantly-Direct Access

    Call up the Demo display via [MENU]  [Demo]. Touch the display to show and play the desired Demo. NOTE To return to the higher level menu, touch [Menu] on the display. Press the [EXIT] button to exit from the Demo display. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 33: File Management

    Touch [Save here] to call up the Character Entry window. NOTE To cancel this operation, touch [Can- cel]. Enter the file name (page 36). Even if you skip this step, you can rename the file at any time (page 34) after sav- ing. NEXT PAGE PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 34 (page 97) in the User tab cannot be desired files/folders are shown. copied/moved. Touch (File Edit) to call up the File Edit pop-up window. Touch [Copy] or [Move] in the File Management menu, to call up the display for selecting the desired files/folders. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 35 You can search for desired files by name, on the display called up via touching (File Search). In the case of Registra- tion Memory Bank files, you can also search for them by specifying other detailed properties. For details, refer to the Ref- erence Manual on the website (page 9). PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 36: Entering Characters

    To select custom icons for files (shown at left of file name): You can select custom icons for the file. Touch [Icon] to call up the pop-up window, then select the desired icon. Touch [OK] to finalize the characters (name, keywords, etc.) you have input. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 37: Locking The Panel Settings (Panel Lock)

    For information on the other items on the display, refer to “Metronome Settings” of The Metronome can also be turned on/ off by touching the Metronome On/Off the Reference Manual on the website. button on each recording display. (page 84) PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 38: Workflow Guide-For Performing On The Psr-Sx900/Sx700

    Calling up the desired song’s panel settings from the Playlist in a single step Selecting the desired Playlist Record for calling up the corresponding linked Registration Memory. (p. 92)  Recording your keyboard performance Recording setup: Calling up a Registration Memory from the Playlist, etc. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 39 Calling up the desired panel settings by pressing the Registration Memory 1–10. (p. 88) Playing with Styles or singing with Song playback Recording your Further recording setup performance MIDI Quick Recording ... p. 84 Recording your playing Audio Quick Recording ... p. 85 and/or singing. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 40: Operation Guide

    At the same time, the specific left-hand section of the keyboard can be used as the Chord section, and chords played in this section are automatically detected and used as a basis for fully automatic accompaniment with the selected Style. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 41 SFF GE format when the file is saved (or loaded) in this instrument. Keep in mind that the saved file can only be played back on instruments that are compatible with the SFF GE format. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 42 In the case of a specific fingering type (Fingered, Fingered on base, AI Fingered), you can create a state in which no chord is input by entering a special chord named “Cancel.” This is called as “Chord Cancel.” For more information on entering chords including “Cancel,” refer to the “Chord Types Recognized in the Fingered Mode” in the Reference Manual on the website. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 43: Optimum Panel Settings For The Current Style (One Touch Setting)

    Each Style has four One Touch Setting setups. Press any other of the ONE TOUCH a Main section (A–D) of the selected SETTING [1]–[4] buttons to try out other setups. Style. For details, refer to “OTS LINK” (page 59). PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 44: Setting Up Keyboard Parts

    Turning each keyboard part on/off from the display You can also turn parts on/off via the Home display, or the Voice Part Setup display. For details, see “Home Display” (page 26), or “Voice Part Setup Display” (Reference Manual on the web site). PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 45 • Split Point (Right 3):..Divides the right-hand (UPPER) section into the RIGHT 1, 2 parts section and the RIGHT 3 part section. Call up the Split Point/Fingering window. [MENU]  [Split & Fingering] Set the Split Point. NEXT PAGE PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 46 Once you have touched []/[], the Split Point type you are controlling is focused (corresponding indicator is colored). In this condition, you can change the value of the focused Split Point type by rotating the Data dial. NOTE Split Point (Left) cannot be set lower than Split Point (Style), and Split Point (Right 3) cannot be set lower than Split Point (Left). PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 47 • Manual Bass is set to “On” automatically by the default settings when you select “Upper” in the Chord Detection Area above. • This parameter is available only when the “Chord Detection Area” is set to “Upper.” PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 48: Selecting A Voice For Each Keyboard Part

    These let you play various drums and percussion instruments or SFX (sound effects) sounds on the keyboard, col- lected together in what are called Drum/SFX kits. For details, see the “Drum/SFX Kit List” of the Data List on the website. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 49: Creating Original Organ Flutes Voices

    (Save) and save the created Organ Voice. NOTICE For instructions on saving, refer to “File Management” (page 33). The settings will be lost if you select another Voice or turn the power to the instrument off with- out executing the Save operation. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 50: Setting Up Keyboard Harmony/Arpeggio

    (Note that the “1+5” and “Octave” settings are not affected by the chord.) • When the [ACMP] button is on and the LEFT part is off: Split Point (Style) Chord section for Style playback and Harmony effect PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 51 Touch to select a category other than “Harmony” or “Echo.” Touch the desired Arpeggio type. Touching (detailed settings) calls up the detailed settings popup window. For more information, refer to reference manual on the web site. NEXT PAGE PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 52 This can be set in the display: [MENU]  [Voice Setting]  [Arpeggio]. • Arpeggio playback can be continued even after the note has been released, by assigning the Arpeggio Hold function to the footswitch. For instructions, refer to page 57. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 53: Setting Up Multi Pads

    • Editing existing Multi Pad phrases • Linking with audio files (Audio Link Multi Pad) Also, you can make your original Multi Pad Bank by managing each Multi Pad. For details, refer to the Reference Manual on the web site (page 9). PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 54: Memorizing Original Panel Settings To One Touch Setting

    User Style. The memorized One Touch Set- ting will be lost if you change the For instructions on saving, refer to “File Management” (page 33). Style or turn the power off without carrying out the Save operation. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 55: Changing The Pitch Of The Keyboard

    The UPPER OCTAVE [-]/[+] buttons allow you to shift the pitch of the Right 1–3 parts up or down by one octave. To instantly reset the octave value to 0, press the [-] and [+] buttons simultaneously. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 56: Setting Up Assignable Controllers

    Editing the Assign Type of the knobs Knob Assign Types 1–3 can be edited in the Edit display which is called up as follows: [MENU]  [Live Control]. For details of editable items, refer to the Reference Manual on the website. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 57 The function selection pop-up window appears. Touch the desired function. NOTE • For details on assignable parame- ters and functions, refer to the Refer- ence Manual on the website. • For connecting footswitches/foot controllers, refer to “Connecting Footswitches/Foot Controllers” (page 106). PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 58: Operation Guide

    Style playback. When you press one of the ENDING [I]–[III] buttons while Style is playing back, the Style will automatically stop after the ending is played. You can have the ending gradually slow down (ritardando) by pressing the same ENDING button once again, while the ending is playing. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 59  [BREAK] button This lets you add dynamic breaks in the rhythm of the accompaniment. Press the [BREAK] button during Style playback. When the one-measure Break pattern finishes playing, Style playback automatically shifts to the Main section. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 60: Recording And Playing Back A Chord Sequence-Chord Looper (Psr-Sx900)

    Press the CHORD LOOPER [ON/OFF] button to stop recording NOTE and start loop playback of the chord sequence. While the chord sequence is played back, the [ACMP] button flashes, chord input from the keyboard is disabled, and the whole keyboard is only used for performance. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 61 Also, you can save recorded chord sequences from the display called up via [MENU]  [Chord Looper]. • Up to eight chord sequences can be memorized. • You can save each chord sequence as a file individually for future recall. For details, refer to the Reference Manual on the website. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 62: Expressively Controlling Your Performance

    Applying sustain to the RIGHT 1–3 Voices The [SUSTAIN] button turns the Sustain function on and off. When on, all notes played on the keyboard with the right-hand parts (RIGHT 1, 2, 3) have a longer sustain. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 63: Playing And Controlling Super Articulation Voices

    You can also add articulation sounds manually by using the functions “Articulation 1–2” when the Voice has the correspond- ing sounds. These functions can be assigned to the ASSIGNABLE buttons, the [ROTARY SP/ASSIGNABLE] button, or the foot pedals. (pages 57, 94) PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 64: Controlling Multi Pad Playback

    When the [ACMP] or LEFT part is on, Multi Pad phrases automatically change the pitch to match the chord you play in the chord section. Play the chord in the chord section before/after pressing any of the Multi Pads. Chord Section NOTE Some Multi Pads are not affected by Chord Match. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 65 If you enable standby for a Multi Pad during Style or Song playback, pressing any note (when [ACMP] is off) or playing a chord in the chord section (when [ACMP] is on) will start Multi Pad playback at the top of the next measure. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 66: Operation Guide

    If you want to play back a Song in a USB flash drive, connect the USB flash drive contain- NOTE ing Song data to the [USB TO DEVICE] terminal beforehand. Before using a USB flash drive, be sure to read “Connecting USB Devices” on page 107. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 67 Touch the display or press the [PLAYER] button to switch the Song playback mode. Press the [PLAYER] button, or tap [List] on the display. Press the [PLAYER] button, or tap [Player] on the display. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 68 Audio Song playback, using the LIVE control knob assigned “MIDI/Audio For detailed playback operations, refer to page 72. Song Balance” function. For details in assigning the LIVE CONTROL knob function, refer to the Reference Manual on the website. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 69 Touch the desired Song from the selected Song List. The selected Song is highlighted. For detailed playback controls, refer to page 72. For information on controlling continuous playback of the Songs on the list, refer to the Reference Manual on the website. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 70: Applying Effects To The Microphone Sound (Vocal Harmony) (Psr-Sx900)

    Applying Effects to the Microphone Sound (Vocal Harmony) (PSR-SX900) You can automatically apply various Vocal Harmony effects to your voice as you sing, or NOTE you can use Synth Vocoder to graft the unique characteristics of your voice onto synthe-...
  • Page 71 (Off/Upper/Lower), determining which Also, try changing notes as you say/sing different words, hitting a separate note for part of the keyboard (or Song) controls each word. the effect. For details, refer to the Refer- ence manual on the website. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 72: Operation Guide

    In the Song List mode, this operation selects the previous/next Song on the Song List.  Rewind/Fast Forward ([ ] (PREV) or [ ] (NEXT) button) Hold the [ ] (PREV) or [ ] (NEXT) button ( ) to move backward/forward continuously through the current file. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 73 Using Song Position markers, you can not only navigate quickly and easily through the MIDI Song data, but also set up convenient playback loops, for ease in song arranging. For details, refer to “Using Song Position Markers” (page 75). PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 74 The time of point A and B are cleared, and Repeat Playback is canceled. Specifying the repeat range while Song playback is stopped 1. Fast-forward the Song to Point A then turn on (A-B Repeat). 2. Fast-forward the Song to Point B then touch (A-B Repeat) again. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 75: Using Song Position Markers (Midi Song Only)

    Song Position again before the actual jump. Starting playback from a specific Marker First, touch one of Song Position [1]–[4] while Song playback is stopped, and then start playback (page 72). PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 76 The Song plays back up to the [2] point, then goes back to [1] and loops between the two points. Song Positions Top of End of the song the song To stop the loop and continue normal playback, touch (Loop) again. When this is turned off, playback continues past the [2] point. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 77: Displaying Score, Lyrics, And Text Files During Playback

    For details on the Score display, refer to the Reference Manual on the website. NOTE Lyrics can be shown only when the Song contains lyric data. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 78 (Text) on the Song Playback display. This feature enables various useful possibilities, such as the showing of lyrics, chord charts and performance notes. For details on the Text display, refer to the Reference Manual on the website. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 79: Using The Talk Function

    The Talk function lets you instantly change the microphone settings for speaking to your NOTE audience. This is useful when you want to make announcements between song perfor- • (PSR-SX900) Vocal Harmony is not available when the Talk function is mances without distracting reverb effects, etc.
  • Page 80: Operation Guide

    MIDI Song. Master Unlike the other displays, use this display when you want to adjust the tonal characteristics of the entire sound (except for Audio Songs) of this instrument. For details on this display, refer to page 96. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 81 Touch [Setup] to call up the Setup display. Touch [Execute] to register the edited settings as part of the MIDI Song data. Touch [Save] to call up the Song Selection display, and then save as a Song file (page 33). PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 82: Turning Each Channel Of The Style Or Midi Song On/Off

    To cancel solo, simply touch the (purple) channel number again. As necessary, make other settings then save them as a Style file or Song file (step 5 on page 81). PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 83: Changing The Voice For Each Channel Of The Style Or Midi Song

    Touch the instrument icon below the channel name to call up the Voice Selection display, then select the desired Voice. Voice As necessary, make other settings then save them as a Style file or Song file (step 5 on page 81). PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 84: Operation Guide

    MIDI [Quick Recording]. To cancel the recording, touch [Stop] on the display, and then press the The display appears and a new blank Song is automatically set to record standby [EXIT] button, before going on to step status. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 85: Audio Quick Recording

    Recorded data is automatically saved to the destination as a file with the name ting via (Menu) on the display. automatically set. The recorded Audio Song appears in the User category on the • You can also change the recording Song Selection display. format via (Menu) on the display. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 86: Operation Guide

    Bank file. You can collectively store the Playlist Records as a single Playlist file. Registration Memory Bank files Playlist file 01 Bank 01 Playlist Record 01 Playlist Record 02 Bank 02 Playlist Record 03 : Link to call up PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 87: Saving And Recalling Custom Panel Setups With Registration Memory

    The registered panel setup can be recalled by simply pressing the desired number when you turn off the power. If you want button. to delete all eight current panel setups, turn the power on while holding the B5 key (second right-most key) on the key- board. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 88 You can also call up the eight setups by using pedals or Assignable buttons in The selected button lights in orange. any order you specify via [MENU]  [Regist Sequence]. For details, refer to the Reference Manual on the website. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 89 • To change the name of the selected Registration, touch [Rename]. • To delete the selected Registration, touch [Delete]. Touch (Save) to save the edited Registration Memory Bank file. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 90: Managing A Large Repertoire By Using The Playlist

    Registration Bank file. For details on searching for files, refer to the Reference Manual on the website. From the search result, select the desired file and then touch [Add to Playlist] to close the display, and the new Playlist Record is added. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 91 • View: Displays the selected view. When no item is selected, no view is displayed. Close the display. Touch (Save) to save the added Record to the current Play- list file. To recall the registered Record, touch the desired Record on the Playlist display. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 92 The Playlist File Selection display appears. Touch the desired Playlist file to append. All Records in the selected Playlist file are added at the bottom of the current Play- list. Touch (Save) to save the appended Records to the current Playlist file. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 93 On the Playlist display, touch the desired Record to select it. Touch [Delete] on the display. A confirmation message appears here. To cancel the deletion, touch [No]. Touch [Yes]. Touch (Save) to save the edited Playlist file. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 94: Operation Guide

    The function selection pop-up window appears. Touch the desired function. NOTE The function will be registered to the location selected in step 2. For details on assignable parameters and functions, refer to the Reference Manual on the website. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 95: Making Global Settings (Utility)

    Speaker/Connectivity Determines how the sound is output from the speaker. On (PSR-SX900), the PSR-SX900, it also determines the display out setting Speaker (PSR-SX700) when a USB display adaptor is connected. Touch Screen/Display Contains display-related settings such as brightness, display speed, and touch sound On/Off settings.
  • Page 96: Adjusting The Sound At The Final Output (Master Compressor, Master Eq)

    (Save) in the “Compressor” display or “EQ” display. Select one of USER1–USER30, then touch [Save] to call up the Character Entry window. In the Character Entry window, change the name as necessary, then touch [OK] to save the data. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 97: Adding New Contents-Expansion Packs

    For more information about Expansion Packs, access the Sound & Expansion Libraries page at the Yamaha MusicSoft website: https://www.yamahamusicsoft.com/sound-and-expansion-libraries/ To obtain the Yamaha Expansion Manager software and its manuals, access the following website, and search by the model name of your instrument, “PSR-SX900” or “PSR-SX700.” https://download.yamaha.com/...
  • Page 98: Operation Guide

    “Utility” of the Reference Manual on the website. • If you simply want to restore the default value of any parameter you’ve changed, touch and hold the value on the display (page 30). PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 99: Data Backup And Restore

    Completing the backup/restore operation may take a few min- utes. Do not turn off the power during backup or restoring. If you turn off the power during backup or restoring, data may be lost or damaged. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 100: Connections-Using Your Instrument With Other Devices

    When connecting a microphone, set it to “MIC.” When connecting a guitar, set it to When you use a guitar with active pick- ups, set the [MIC GUITAR] switch to “GUITAR.” “MIC,” since doing so can reduce noise. (standard 1/4” phone plug) PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 101 Mixer display (page 80). Disconnecting the microphone or guitar Set the [GAIN] knob on the rear panel to the minimum position. Disconnect the microphone or guitar from the [MIC/GUITAR INPUT] jack. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 102: Using An External Speaker System For Playback (Main Output Jacks, Sub (Aux) Output Jacks (Psr-Sx900))

    You can use the instrument’s [MASTER VOLUME] dial to adjust the volume of the sound output to the external device. Using the SUB (AUX) OUTPUT jacks (PSR-SX900) You can use the SUB (AUX) OUTPUT jacks as SUB OUTPUT jacks, sending a specific part to any desired SUB (AUX) OUTPUT jack.
  • Page 103: Listening To Audio Playback By The External Device Through The Instrument's Speaker

    • Connecting to the [AUX IN] jack by using an audio cable • You can adjust the volume balance • Connecting by Bluetooth (Bluetooth Audio function) (PSR-SX900) among the sounds of the instrument and the audio input in the Mixer dis- play.
  • Page 104 To confirm Bluetooth capability of your instrument The PSR-SX900 is equipped with Bluetooth functionality; however, even that model may not support Bluetooth, depending on the country in which you purchased the product. If the “Bluetooth” icon is shown in the Menu 2 display, this means that the product is equipped with Bluetooth functionality.
  • Page 105 • The speed of signal transfer and the distance at which communication is possible differs according to the distance between the communicating devices, the presence of obstacles, radio wave conditions and the type of equipment. • Yamaha does not guarantee all wireless connections between this unit and devices compatible with Bluetooth func- tion.
  • Page 106: Connecting Footswitches/Foot Controllers (Foot Pedal Jacks)

    Manual on the website. Connect a footswitch (FC4A or FC5) to one of the FOOT PEDAL jacks. To assign the function to the connected pedal, select “Song MIDI Play/Pause” in the opera- tion display: [MENU]  [Assignable]. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 107: Connecting Usb Devices ([Usb To Device] Terminal)

    If you intend to connect two or more devices at the same time to a terminal, you cially available USB devices. Yamaha cannot guarantee should use a bus-powered USB hub. Only one USB hub can be used. If an error operation of USB devices that you purchase.
  • Page 108: Connecting To An Iphone/Ipad ([Usb To Device], [Usb To Host], Or Midi Terminals)

    For details on connections, refer to the “Smart Device Connection Manual for iOS” and the Reference Manual on the website. For information about the compatible smart devices and application tools, access the fol- lowing page: https://www.yamaha.com/kbdapps/ PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 109: Viewing The Instrument's Display On An External Monitor (Psr-Sx900)

    Viewing the Instrument’s Display on an External Monitor (PSR-SX900) By connecting with an external monitor such as a television, you can separately show the NOTICE lyrics/text or duplicate the instrument display (mirroring) on an external monitor. Use a When connecting the USB display...
  • Page 110: Connecting To A Computer ([Usb To Host] Terminal)

    NOTE [MENU]  [MIDI]. For details, refer to the Reference Manual on the website. For a general overview of MIDI and how you can effectively use it, refer to “MIDI Basics,” which is downloadable from the website. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 111: Function List

    For making detailed settings such as Voice Edit and Effect settings of the keyboard  Voice Part Setup parts. Determines which jack is used to output each part and each drum & percussion  Line Out (PSR-SX900) instrument.  Score For displaying the music notation (score) of the current MIDI Song. ...
  • Page 112 Determines the Touch Response of the keyboard and Joystick-related settings. For installing Expansion Packs for adding extra contents downloaded from the  Expansion website or created on your own by using the Yamaha Expansion Manager.  MIDI For making MIDI-related settings.
  • Page 113: Appendix

    Menu Chord Looper (PSR-SX900) ON/OFF DIRECT ACCESS ASSIGNABLE A–F Menu Assignable FOOT PEDAL 1, 2 Menu Assignable MIC SETTING/VOCAL HARMONY (PSR-SX900) Mic Setting Selection MIC SETTING (PSR-SX700) MENU Menu Utility PLAYLIST Playlist Selection DIAL EXIT Home ENTER Menu Scale Tune...
  • Page 114 5–8 Style ONE TOUCH SETTING 1–4 (Style Selection) Style Information MULTI PAD SELECT Multi Pad Edit MULTI PAD 1–4 (Multi Pad Selection) STOP Audio Link Multi Pad UPPER OCTAVE UPPER OCTAVE -, + Menu Voice Setting Tune PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 115: Troubleshooting

    The file extension (.MID, etc.) may have been changed or deleted. Manually rename the file, adding the appropriate extension, on a computer. Data files with names of more than 50 characters cannot be handled by the instrument. Rename the file, reducing the number of characters to 50 or less. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 116 To do this, first back up the data by using the data backup function (page 99), then format the drive, and finally restore the backup data. Performing this backup/restore operation effectively defragments the drive, allowing you to use it again. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 117 The microphone or guitar input signal cannot be recorded by MIDI recording. Record by be recorded. using Audio recording (page 85). (PSR-SX900) Harmony can be heard in Vocal Harmony is set to on. Turn Vocal Harmony off (page 50). addition to the microphone sound.
  • Page 118: Specifications

    MP3 (44.1 kHz, 128/256/320 kbps, stereo) MP3 (44.1 kHz, 128/256/320 kbps, stereo) Time Stretch Pitch Shift Vocal Cancel Multi Pads Number of Multi Pad Banks 329 banks x 4 Pads 226 banks x 4 Pads Audio Link PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 119 * The contents of this manual apply to the latest specifications as of the publishing date. To obtain the latest manual, access the Yamaha website then download the manual file. Since specifications, equipment or separately sold accessories may not be the same in every locale, please check with your Yamaha dealer.
  • Page 120: Index

    Effect..........81 Playback (Style)....... 58 Language ........21 Ending (Style) ........58 Playlist ......... 15, 86, 90 Layer ..........44 EQ (for each part) ......81 Playlist Record......86, 91 LEFT ..........44 EQ (Master EQ) .......96 Power ..........20 PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 121 SFF (Style File Format)....7, 41 Shortcut ........27, 94 Smart Device Connection Manual for iOS ........9, 11 Yamaha Expansion Manager..11, 97 Song ........14, 66, 72 Song File Compatibility ....67 Song List ......14, 67, 69, 72 Song Player ....14, 67, 68, 72 Song Position........73...
  • Page 122 You may charge a fee for the physical act of transferring a copy, and you source code, even though third parties are not compelled to copy the may at your option offer warranty protection in exchange for a fee. source along with the object code. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
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  • Page 125 You may not impose any further restrictions not they are linked directly with the Library itself. on the recipients’ exercise of the rights granted herein. You are not responsible for enforcing compliance by third parties with this License. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 126 GNU General Public License or GNU Lesser General Public If you wish to incorporate parts of the Library into other free programs License by writing to one of the Yamaha office addresses listed at the end of whose distribution conditions are incompatible with these, write to the this Owner’s Manual.
  • Page 127 1. The origin of this source code must not be misrepresented. 2. Altered versions must be plainly marked as such and must not be misrepresented as being the original source. 3. This Copyright notice may not be removed or altered from any source or altered source distribution. PSR-SX900/SX700 Owner’s Manual...
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  • Page 131 Yamaha at the address, telephone number or website shown below. Yamaha may request that you send the defective product to a local authorized Yamaha Servicer or authorize return of the defective product to Yamaha for repair. If you are uncertain as to whether a dealer has been authorized by Yamaha, please contact Yamaha’s Service Department at the number shown below, or...
  • Page 132 Information for users on collection and disposal of old equipment: This symbol on the products, packaging, and/or accompanying documents means that used electrical and electronic products should not be mixed with general household waste. For proper treatment, recovery and recycling of old products, please take them to applicable collection points, in accordance with your national legislation.
  • Page 133 DECLARACIÓN UE DE CONFORMIDAD SIMPLIFICADA Yamaha Music Europe GmbH igazolja, hogy a [PSR-SX900, PSR- Por la presente, Yamaha Music Europe GmbH declara que el tipo de SX700] típusú rádióberendezés megfelel a 2014/53/EU irányelvnek. Az equipo radioeléctrico [PSR-SX900, PSR-SX700] es conforme con la EU-megfelelőségi nyilatkozat teljes szövege elérhető...
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  • Page 136 Yamaha Global Site https://www.yamaha.com/ Yamaha Downloads https://download.yamaha.com/ Manual Development Group © 2019 Yamaha Corporation Published 03/2019 POMA*.*- **A0 VAZ2410...

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