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DIGITAL WORKSTATION
Reference Manual
Explains advanced features of the PSR-S650. After reading the Owner's Manual and
you want more detailed information about PSR-S650 features, refer to the Reference Manual.
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  • Page 1 DIGITAL WORKSTATION Reference Manual Explains advanced features of the PSR-S650. After reading the Owner’s Manual and you want more detailed information about PSR-S650 features, refer to the Reference Manual.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Voice-Related Settings and Functions Calling up the Style Creator ........... 32 Beat settings ..............33 Adjusting volume balance and timbre of the sounds for Section Settings ............. 34 each Voice..............3 Copying a Section..........34 Voice Types..............4 Selecting a Section to be recorded...... 36 Voice Characteristics ..........
  • Page 3: Voice-Related Settings And Functions

    Voice-Related Settings and Functions When a Main, Dual or Left Voice is selected, suitable Voice parameters—such as Voice Volume or effect send level—for each Voice are automatically recalled. However, you can change these parameters as desired. This chapter explains how to set the Voice parameters for each Voice and how to make other settings related to the keyboard per- formance.
  • Page 4: Voice Types

    • Cool!.....These Voices capture the dynamic textures and subtle nuances of electric instruments—thanks to a huge amount of memory and some very sophis- ticated programming. • Sweet!...These acoustic instrument sounds also benefit from Yamaha’s sophisti- cated technology, and feature extremely detailed, natural and authentic sound.
  • Page 5: Metronome Setting

    Voice-Related Settings and Functions Metronome Setting Muting the Bell You can mute the Metronome bell which sounds at the first beat of each measure. Press the [FUNCTION] button. Press the CATEGORY [<] and [>] buttons repeatedly to call up Metronome category function “Bell.” You can also call up Metronome category function display easily by holding the [METRONOME] button for longer than a second.
  • Page 6: Adjusting The Metronome Volume

    Voice-Related Settings and Functions Adjusting the Metronome Volume Press the [FUNCTION] button. Press the CATEGORY [<] and [>] buttons repeatedly to call up “Metronome Volume.” Metronome Volume Use the dial to set the Metronome Volume. Reference Manual...
  • Page 7: Setting The Touch Sensitivity Of The Keyboard

    Voice-Related Settings and Functions Setting the touch sensitivity of the keyboard You can adjust the touch response of the instrument (how the sound responds to the way you play the keys). Confirm that Touch Response is on. You can see the on/off status for Touch Response in the Main display. The [TOUCH] button alternately turns Touch Response on and off.
  • Page 8: Eq Settings

    Voice-Related Settings and Functions EQ settings You can select one of five Master equalizer (EQ) settings which are provided to give you the best possible sound when listening through different reproduction systems: the instrument’s built-in speakers, headphones and exter- nal speakers. Press the [FUNCTION] button.
  • Page 9: Harmony/Effect-Related Settings

    Harmony/Effect-Related Settings Harmony and Effect (Reverb, Chorus and DSP) have their own suitable preset types which are automatically recalled when a Main Voice or Style/Song is selected. However, you can change the effect type as desired. This chapter explains how to set the effect type.
  • Page 10: Selecting A Reverb Type

    Harmony/Effect-Related Settings Selecting a Reverb type Reverb enhances the sound of the Voices with the rich ambience of a concert hall. When you select a Style or Song the optimum reverb type for the Voice used is automatically selected. If you want to select a different reverb type, use the operation described below.
  • Page 11: Selecting A Chorus Type

    Harmony/Effect-Related Settings Selecting a Chorus type The Chorus effect creates a thick, textured sound that is similar to many of the same Voices being played in uni- son. When you select a Style or Song the optimum Chorus Type for the Voice used is automatically selected. If you want to select a different Chorus Type, use the procedure described below.
  • Page 12: Selecting A Dsp Type

    Harmony/Effect-Related Settings Selecting a DSP type NOTE In addition to the Reverb and Chorus effects, a wide variety of DSP (Digital Signal • DSP is an acronym for Digi- Processor) effects let you enhance the sound, or completely transform it. Some DSP tal Signal Processor and it types can be applied only to notes you play on the keyboard while the Reverb and uses a micro processor to...
  • Page 13 Harmony/Effect-Related Settings Voice Sound and Effect Type You can select one type from each effect (Reverb, Chorus and DSP) then individually adjust the amount of effect that is applied to the Main, Dual, and Left Voices. How- ever, the effect type cannot be applied independently to each Main, Dual or Left Voice.
  • Page 14: Style-Related Settings

    Style-Related Settings This section gives detailed information on the Style playback functions not covered in the Owner’s Manual. Adjusting the Style Volume This lets you adjust the volume balance between Style playback and the sound you play on the keyboard. Press the [FUNCTION] button.
  • Page 15: Muting Independent Style Parts

    Style-Related Settings Muting Independent Style Parts Each “track” of a Style plays a different part of the Style—chord, bass, etc. You can mute individual tracks and play the muted part on the keyboard yourself, or simply mute tracks other than the ones you want to listen to. Use the [REGIST/PART [MIXER]] button to select the ACMP TR and use the STYLE PART [RHY 1]–[PHR 2] buttons to mute or un-mute the corresponding tracks.
  • Page 16: Selecting Chord Fingering Type

    Style-Related Settings Selecting Chord Fingering Type When the Auto Accompaniment is turned on, you can select one of three Chord Fingering types which detect chords played with your left hand (in the auto accompaniment section of the keyboard). Press and hold the [ACMP] button for longer than a second to call up the Chord Fingering type select display.
  • Page 17 Style-Related Settings  Chord Types Recognized in the Multi Finger add9 sus4 M7aug m add9 dim7 7aug 7sus4 sus2 * Notes enclosed in parentheses ( ) are optional; the chords will be recognized without them. Chord Name/[Abbreviation] Normal Voicing Display Major [M] 1 - 3 - 5 Add ninth [(9)]...
  • Page 18: Pattern Variation (Sections)

    Style-Related Settings Pattern Variation (Sections) The instrument features a wide variety of Style “sections” that allow you to vary the arrangement of the accompa- niment to match the Song you are playing. Play the Intro Play the Ending Press one of the INTRO [I]–[III] but- Press one of the ENDING/rit.
  • Page 19: Setting The Split Point

    Style-Related Settings Setting the Split Point Set the point on the keyboard that separates the right and left-hand sections (Split Point). When Auto Accompani- ment is off, keys played in the left-hand section are used for playing the Left Voice. When Auto Accompaniment is on, the left-hand section becomes the Chord section (Auto Accompaniment range) and the chords played in the Chord section produce an appropriate Auto Accompaniment playback, and add the Harmony effect to the notes played in the right-hand section.
  • Page 20: Stop Accompaniment Function

    Style-Related Settings Stop Accompaniment function When the Auto Accompaniment is turned on and Synchro Start is off, you can play chords in the Auto Accompa- niment range of the keyboard with the style stopped, and still hear the accompaniment chord. In this condition — called “Stop Accompaniment”...
  • Page 21: Creating Your Own One Touch Setting Setups

    Style-Related Settings Creating Your Own One Touch Setting Setups NOTICE You can create your own One Touch Setting setups and save the setups to the User • When the specified Style Styles and USB Styles. Preset Styles and Expansion Styles cannot be used for the contains One Touch Setting, save destination.
  • Page 22: Song-Related Settings

    Song-Related Settings This section gives detailed information on the Song playback functions not covered in the Owner’s Manual. Adjusting the Song Volume This lets you adjust the volume balance between Song playback and the sound you play on the keyboard. Press the [FUNCTION] button.
  • Page 23: Muting Independent Song Parts

    Song-Related Settings Muting Independent Song Parts A Song consists of 16 tracks. Each “track” of a Song plays a different part of the Song—melody, percussion, accompaniment, etc. You can mute individual tracks and play the muted part on the keyboard yourself, or simply mute tracks other than the ones you want to listen to.
  • Page 24: Random Song Playback

    Song-Related Settings Random Song Playback This function lets you randomly play the Songs via the [DEMO] button—in other words, the Songs specified in the Demo Group (page 47). The explanations here do not applied when the Demo Group is set to “Demo.” Press the [FUNCTION] button.
  • Page 25: Song Types

    Song-Related Settings Song Types The following three types of Songs can be used by this instrument. Preset Song Preset Songs Songs built into the instrument numbers 001–009 User Song Songs you record yourself numbers 001–005 User Song Songs transferred from a computer User Song Songs loaded from the USB flash memory numbers 006–...
  • Page 26: Editing Songs

    Editing Songs As desired, edit the User Song and the USB Song for each track in the Song Edit func- tion to finalize the Song data. Adjustable items (parameters) in the Song Edit function are Voice, Pitch and Quantize. In addition to these parameters, you can use the Mixer function to adjust individual track parameters and save the settings while the Song Edit function is engaged.
  • Page 27 Editing Songs  Voice Change the Voice for the selected track. When a Voice is selected, the suitable Voice parameters (page 3) such as Voice Volume or effect send level for each Voice is automat- ically recalled. However, the DSP level is set to 0. ...
  • Page 28 Editing Songs Edit the parameters in the Mixer display, and adjust the Tempo. Press and hold the [REGIST/PART[MIXER]] button for longer than a second to call up the Mixer display. For details on operation in the Mixer display, refer to Chapter 6 in the Owner’s Manual.
  • Page 29 Editing Songs Press the [EXECUTE] button to confirm the save destination. Change the file name as necessary. A cursor will appear below the first character in the file name. • The Registration Memory [1] button moves the cursor to the left, and the [2] button moves it to the right.
  • Page 30: Creating Original Styles (Style Creator)

    Creating Original Styles (Style Creator) This instrument has a Style Creator feature that lets you record and save your own original Styles. Recorded Styles can be played in the same manner as the preset Styles. Style Structure Style data consists of 14 sections, each of which has eight separate Parts. FILL IN A–D INTRO 1–3 MAIN A–D...
  • Page 31: Using The Style Creator

    Creating Original Styles (Style Creator) Using the Style Creator  Select a preset Style which is most similar to the Style you want to record. page 32 * If you are creating a Style from scratch, this step is not necessary. ...
  • Page 32: Calling Up The Style Creator

    Creating Original Styles (Style Creator) Calling up the Style Creator Select a preset Style which is most similar to the Style you want to record. You can also select a Style from the User Styles or Styles on a USB flash mem- (page 20).
  • Page 33: Beat Settings

    Creating Original Styles (Style Creator) Beat settings If you create a new Style from scratch, you need to set the Beat. If you use an existing Style with its original Beat, no Beat setting is necessary; go on to “Section Setting.” Press the CATEGORY [<]/[>] buttons repeatedly until “Beat”...
  • Page 34: Section Settings

    Creating Original Styles (Style Creator) Section Settings The Style Creator provides following two basic ways: • Record parts from the keyboard (using Realtime Recording)  Perform “Select a section” and “Beat settings,” then go on to “Part Settings.” • Assemble various sections from existing Styles ...
  • Page 35 Creating Original Styles (Style Creator) Rotate the dial or directly press one the STYLE category buttons NOTE • If the measure length differs to select a source Style. between the copy source You can select the currently edited Style. Use the dial to select [Current] in the and copy destination sec- tions, the copy source mea- display.
  • Page 36: Selecting A Section To Be Recorded

    Creating Original Styles (Style Creator) Selecting a Section to be recorded Press the CATEGORY [<]/[>] buttons repeatedly until “Section” appears in the display. Rotate the dial or directly press the SECTION button in the STYLE NOTE • You can also select the CONTROL area to select a section to be recorded.
  • Page 37: Part Settings

    Creating Original Styles (Style Creator) Part Settings Selecting a Recording Part Press the CATEGORY [<]/[>] buttons repeatedly until “Part” appears in the display. Rotate the dial and select a recording Part. NOTE • You can also select a part by Range: RHYTHM 1–2, BASS, CHORD 1–2, PAD, PHRASE 1–2 pressing the Part button ([RHY 1]–[PHR 2]) while...
  • Page 38: Recording Part

    Creating Original Styles (Style Creator) Recording part Part buttons indications Unlit, does not contain data or is a non-playing Part (muted) Lit in green, contains data and selected as playing Part Lit in red, recorded Part Rhythm Part recording If you select a rhythm Part for recording on page 37, follow the instructions below.
  • Page 39: Bass, Chord, Pad And Phrase Part Recording

    Creating Original Styles (Style Creator) Play the keyboard and record the drum Voices. Since the entire Style plays repeatedly, you can record at any point you like. Press the [START/STOP] button to stop recording.  Clear the recorded drum Voices NOTE To clear the recorded drum Voices, after starting recording (refer to step 2 of the •...
  • Page 40: Editing (Quantize And Part Clear)

    Creating Original Styles (Style Creator) Editing (Quantize and part clear) Quantize This function allows you to automatically align the timing of all recorded notes. 1 measure Actual recorded note When Quantize is set to 1/8 When Quantize is set to 1/4 Press the CATEGORY [<]/[>] buttons repeatedly until “Quan- tize”...
  • Page 41: Clearing A Recorded Part

    Creating Original Styles (Style Creator) Clearing a recorded Part Select a desired section for clearing, and then follow the instructions below. Press the CATEGORY [<]/[>] buttons repeatedly until “Part Clear” appears in the display. To select a Part for clearing, press and hold the desired part but- NOTE •...
  • Page 42: Saving The Data

    Creating Original Styles (Style Creator) Saving the data Save the recorded data. You can select either USB flash memory or internal memory as the save destination. If you want to save to USB flash memory, connect an appropriate USB flash memory to the USB TO DEVICE ter- minal.
  • Page 43: Exit From The Style Creator

    Creating Original Styles (Style Creator) Press the [EXECUTE] button to set the save destination. A confirmation message appears. Press the [+/YES] button to execute the save operation. NOTE • If you select a User Style The following display appears when saving is complete. Number that already con- The Style is automatically saved in SFF GE format.
  • Page 44: The Functions

    The Functions The Function display lets you set the detailed settings for the instrument, such as fine tuning the pitch, adjusting the volume balance between playback and your perfor- mance, effect related settings, and more. A total of 60 items are available. Basic Operation Press the [FUNCTION] button to call up the Function display.
  • Page 45 The Functions Function List Item (Display) Range/Settings Default setting Description VOLUME Style Volume 000–127 Determines the volume of the Style. Song Volume 000–127 Determines the volume of the Song. OVERALL Tuning 415.3–466.2Hz 440.0Hz Sets the pitch of the instrument’s sound. Pitch Bend Range 01–12 Sets the pitch bend range in semitone increments.
  • Page 46 The Functions Item (Display) Range/Settings Default setting Description Determines how much of the Main Voice’s signal is sent to the Reverb Main Reverb Level 000–127 effect. Determines how much of the Main Voice’s signal is sent to the Chorus Main Chorus Level 000–127 effect.
  • Page 47 The Functions Item (Display) Range/Settings Default setting Description Determines whether keyboard performance data of the instrument is Keyboard Out ON/OFF transmitted (ON) or not (OFF). Determines whether Style data is transmitted (ON) via USB TO Style Out ON/OFF HOST or not (OFF) during Style playback. Determines whether Song data is transmitted (ON) via USB TO Song Out ON/OFF...
  • Page 48: Connecting To A Computer

    Connecting to a Computer This section gives detailed information on the MIDI settings necessary for transferring performance data (MIDI) between the instrument and a computer, and how to transfer a file. For details about connection with a computer and driver installation, refer to the chapter “Connecting to a Computer”...
  • Page 49: Midi Settings

    Connecting to a Computer MIDI Settings NOTE These settings pertain to performance data transmission and reception. • If Local is set to OFF, the Range/ instrument will not produce Item Description any sound when the key- Settings board is played. Local control determines whether or not notes played on the instru- •...
  • Page 50: Initial Setup

    Connecting to a Computer Initial Setup NOTE This function lets you send the panel setup data to an external sequencer or a com- • The playback sound of the puter. Before you record performance data to an external sequencer or a sequencer Drum Kit Voice may differ application running on your computer, it is a good idea to first send and record the from recording sound.
  • Page 51: Transferring Data Between The Computer And Instrument

    “Musicsoft Downloader” application (free of charge) and install it on your computer. Installing Musicsoft Downloader NOTE • Visit the Yamaha website for more information on the latest You can download the “Musicsoft Downloader” application from the following web- version of Musicsoft Down- site and install it on your computer.
  • Page 52 To recall the settings, move the “PSR-S650.BUP” file from a computer to “System every time you transmit or Drive” under “Electronic Musical Instruments.” receive. Keep this in mind when transferring data.
  • Page 53: Index

    ........26 Song Out ........49 Initial Setup ........50 Song Parts ........23 Song Volume ........22 Split Point ........19 Style Creator .........30 U.R.G., Digital Musical Instruments Division Keyboard Out ....... 49 Style Out ........49 © 2011 Yamaha Corporation 109PO A0 Reference Manual...