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Thank you for purchasing this Yamaha Digital Workstation!
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 4 – 5.
Merci d'avoir choisi ce Clavier Arrangeur Professionnel Yamaha !
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 4 et 5.
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  • Page 1 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 4 – 5. Merci d'avoir choisi ce Clavier Arrangeur Professionnel Yamaha ! Nous vous conseillons de lire attentivement ce mode d'emploi afin de tirer pleinement profit des fonctions avancées et très utiles de votre instrument.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    – Making Global Settings – Playback of Songs ............54 Basic Procedure ............95 Displaying Music Notation (Score).........56 Displaying Lyrics (Text)..........57 Troubleshooting Turning Song Channels On/Off ........57 Practicing the Right-hand Part with Guide Functions ..58 Specifications Repeat Playback ............59 Recording Your Performance.........60 Index PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 3: Special Message Section

    This product should be used only with the components supplied and never mix different types of batteries. Batteries MUST be or; a cart, rack, or stand that is recommended by Yamaha. If a installed correctly. Mismatches or incorrect installation may result in cart, etc., is used, please observe all safety markings and instruc-...
  • Page 4 • When one of the following problems occur, immediately turn off the power switch inspected by qualified Yamaha service personnel. and disconnect the electric plug from the outlet. Then have the device inspected by Yamaha service personnel.
  • Page 5: Saving Data

    • 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 computer programs and contents in which Yamaha owns copyrights or with respect to which it has license to use others’ copyrights.
  • Page 6: Included Accessories

    GS was developed by the Roland Corporation. In the same way as Yamaha XG, GS is a major enhancement of the GM spe- cifically to provide more Voices and Drum kits and their variations, as well as greater expressive control over Voices and effects.
  • Page 7: About The Manuals

    If you want to know more about MIDI and how to use it, refer to this introductory book. To obtain these materials, access the Yamaha Manual Library, enter “PSR-S950,” “PSR-S750” or “MIDI Basics” to the Model Name box, then click [SEARCH].
  • Page 8: Welcome To Digital Workstation

    The instrument lets you easily record your own performance and save it to internal memory or a USB flash memory. The instrument also lets you listen back to your performance, and further edit it or utilize it for your music production. PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 9 Moreover, you can record your performance as audio file (WAVE) to a USB flash memory device. On the PSR-S950, you can connect a microphone to the instrument and enjoy recording your singing along with the keyboard performance.
  • Page 10: Panel Controls And Terminals

    Controls Style playback. [MIC SETTING/VOCAL HARMONY] button [PITCH BEND] wheel........Page 39 (PSR-S950) ............Page 83 Bends the pitch of the keyboard played sound up or down. Calls up the display for adding various effects to the Micro- [MODULATION] wheel ........Page 39 phone input.
  • Page 11 Calls up the appropriate panel settings for the Style. [USB] button ...........page 24 UPPER OCTAVE buttons ....... Page 38 Calls up the display for selecting a file in the USB flash Shifts the pitch of the keyboard in octave steps. memory. PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 12: Rear Panel

    For connecting an external audio device, such as a portable audio player. [FOOT PEDAL] jacks ........Page 91 For connecting Footswitches and/or Foot controllers. [MIC/LINE IN] jack (PSR-S950)...... Page 88 For connecting a microphone or guitar. OUTPUT [L/L+R]/[R] jacks ......Page 89 [INPUT VOLUME] knob (PSR-S950)....page 83 For connecting external audio devices.
  • Page 13: Using The Headphones

    For switching between “MIC” and “LINE” for proper use of For connecting a USB flash memory. the [MIC/LINE IN] jack. [VIDEO OUT] jack (PSR-S950) ...... Page 90 MIDI [IN]/[OUT] terminals.......Page 94 For connecting to a television or video monitor. For connecting external MIDI devices.
  • Page 14: Starting Up

    WARNING Use the specified adaptor (page 100) only. The use of an incompatible adaptor may cause irreparable damage to the PSR-S950/S750, and may even pose a serious shock hazard! ALWAYS UNPLUG THE AC POWER ADAPTOR FROM THE AC OUTLET WHEN THE PSR-S950/S750 IS NOT IN USE.
  • Page 15 Use the [A]/[B] buttons to select “5. AUTO POWER OFF.” Press the [4 ]/[5 ] buttons to set the value. NOTE The setting time is approximate. If you do not want to turn the power off automatically (disable the Auto Power Off), select OFF. PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 16: Adjusting The Contrast Of The Display (Psr-S750 Only)

    Changing the Display Language This determines the language used in the display for messages. Call up the operation display. [FUNCTION]  [I] UTILITY  TAB [E][F] OWNER Use the [4 ]/[5 ] buttons to select the desired language. PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 17: Displaying The Version Number

    [EXIT] button. The sub menus are shown at the bottom of the display. Press one of the [A] – [J] buttons corresponding to the sub menu. Press the [EXIT] button several times to exit from the Demo display. PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 18: Basic Operations

    (Voices). • Example 2 The [A] and [B] buttons are used to The [H] and [I] buttons are used to select the move the cursor up or down. corresponding parameter. PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 19 For menus that appear in this section of the For parameters that appear in slider (or knob) display, use the [1 ] – [8 ] buttons. form, use the [1 ] – [8 ] buttons to adjust the value. PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 20 This convenient technique also works well with pop-up parameters such as Tempo and Transpose. Simply press the appropriate button (ex., TEMPO [+]), then rotate the [DATA ENTRY] dial to set the value, then press [ENTER] to close the window. PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 21: Messages Shown In The Display

    Guide mode can be set. Refer to the Data List for a list of the displays that can be called up with the Direct Access function. The Data List is available at the Yamaha website. (See page 7.) PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 22: Main Display Configuration

    (page 35). Pressing one of the [F] – [H] buttons calls up the Voice the part name. Selection display for each part. Multi Pad Bank name Displays the names of the selected Multi Pad Bank. Pressing the [I] button calls up the Multi Pad Bank Selection display (page 69). PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 23 Split Point Displays the Split Point positions (page 35). MIC Input level indicator (PSR-S950) When a microphone is connected, this indicates the input level. Adjust the level with the [INPUT VOLUME] knob so that the indicator lights in green or yellow (but not in red).
  • Page 24: File Selection Display Configuration

    [USB]  [A] SONG/[B] AUDIO/[C] sion folder. STYLE/[F] VOICE(RIGHT1)/[G] MULTI PAD/[H] REGIST. Location where data on USB flash memory is saved. This appears only when USB flash memory is connected to the [USB TO DEVICE] terminal (page 92). PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 25 The PRESET Voice files are categorized and contained in appropriate folders. The next highest level — in this case, folder — is shown. Each folder shown in this display contains appro- priately categorized Voices. This display shows the Voice files in a folder. PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 26: File Management

    Even if you skip this step, you can rename the file at any time after saving it (page 28). Press the [8 ] (OK) button to save the file. The saved file will be automatically located at the appropriate position among the files in alphabetical order. PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 27: Creating A New Folder

    NOTICE Name the folder to something other than “Expansion.” Other- wise, all data contained in the Input the name of the new folder (see page 30). “Expansion” folder will be lost when an Expansion Pack is installed. PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 28 Press the [3 ] (COPY) button to copy or [2 ] (CUT) to move. ries. The pop-up window for the Copy/Cut operation appears at the bottom of the • Commercially available song data may be copy protected to prevent display. illegal copying. NEXT PAGE PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 29: Deleting Files/Folders

    To cancel the Delete operation, press the [8 ] (CANCEL) button. Follow the on-display instructions. • YES Delete the file/folder • YES ALL Delete all selected files/folders • NO Leave the file/folder as is without deleting • CANCEL Cancel the Delete operation PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 30: Entering Characters

    [DATA ENTRY] dial. The ICON display includes several pages. Press the TAB NOTE [E][F] buttons to select different pages. To cancel the operation, press the 3. Press the [8 ] (OK) button to apply the selected icon. [8 ] (CANCEL) button. PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 31: Resetting To The Factory-Programmed Settings

    Expansion Voices/Styles) and all settings of the instrument to a USB flash memory. Move the Protected Songs which Yamaha recommends that you back up important data to a USB flash memory since are saved to the USER display before restoring. If the Songs are...
  • Page 32: Voices

    The preset Voices are categorized and contained in appropriate folders. Voice category selection buttons on the panel correspond to the categories of the preset Voices. For example, press the [STRINGS] button to display various strings Voices. NEXT PAGE PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 33: Playing Two Voices Simultaneously

    Playing Two Voices Simultaneously Select a Voice for the Right 1 part (page 32). Press the PART SELECT [RIGHT 2] button. Press the PART ON/OFF [RIGHT 2] button to turn on the Right 2 part. NEXT PAGE PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 34 Voice or You can save the settings to Registra- tion Memory. See page 79. Voices (RIGHT 1 and/or 2 Voices). RIGHT 2 part LEFT part RIGHT 1 part PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 35: Voice Characteristics

    Voices such as piano decay more slowly (as if the sustain pedal has been pressed). Voice Characteristics The Voice type and its defining characteristics are indicated above the Voice name — S.Art!, MegaVoice, Live!, Cool!, Sweet!, etc. For detailed explanation, refer to the Reference Manual. PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 36: Expanding Voices

    Voices and Styles can be selected like Preset Voices and Styles, allowing you to expand your music performance and creation possibilities. For information on obtaining Expansion Packs, refer to the PSR-S950 or PSR-S750 page at the Yamaha website (http://www.yamaha.com/). Depending on your locale, Expansion Packs may be available for expanding Voices and Styles unique or native to your particular area.
  • Page 37 Save all data currently being edited before- Press the [F] (YES) button when the message indicating hand, otherwise the data will be lost. completion of the uninstall operation appears. The instrument will be restarted automatically. PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 38: Transposing The Pitch Of The Keyboard

    Although the scale of this instrument is set to Equal Temperament by default, you can change the scale or fine-tune the pitch for each note from [FUNCTION] [A] MASTER TUNE/SCALE TUNE TAB [E][F] SCALE TUNE. For details, refer to the Reference Manual on the website. PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 39: Using The Wheels

    These three effect systems are applied to the currently selected keyboard part (RIGHT 1, 2, or LEFT). • HARMONY/ECHO The Harmony/Echo effects are applied to the right-hand Voices. Refer to “Applying Harmony to Your Right-hand Melody” on page 40. PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 40 Although many of the Voices have been automatically set to play the certain Harmony/Echo types to match the particular Voice, you can change the type via [FUNCTION]  [G] (HARMONY/ECHO). For details, refer to the Reference Manual on the website. PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 41: Creating Your Original Organ Flutes Voices

    Sets the Vibrato depth to one of three levels: DEPTH 1 (low), 2 (mid), or 3 (high). PRESETS Opens the File Selection display of the Organ Flutes Voices for selecting a preset Organ Flutes Voice. NEXT PAGE PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 42: Advanced Features

    Voice Selection display  [6 ] (VOICE SET) Editing Voices (Voice Set): Disabling automatic selection of Voice Sets [FUNCTION]  [E] REGIST SEQUENCE/FREEZE/VOICE SET  TAB [E][F] VOICE SET (effects, etc.): [ORGAN FLUTES]  TAB [E][F] VOLUME/ATTACK or Editing Organ Flutes parameters: EFFECT/EQ PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 43: Styles

    The specific left-hand section of the keyboard (page 35) becomes 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. NEXT PAGE PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 44 Style, giving your performance greater expressive potential. Specifically, it retains the subtle nuances and grooves that are difficult to reproduce using the preset drum/percussion kit. Yamaha Time Stretch Technology allows the audio to follow your tempo changes without changing pitch, so everything stays in perfect sync.
  • Page 45: Chords

    Playing just about anything, anywhere on the keyboard using both hands – like playing the piano – produces appropriate accompaniment. You don’t have to worry about specifying the chords. (Depending on the song arrangement, AI Full Keyboard may not always produce appropriate accompaniment.) For other types, refer to the Reference Manual on the website. PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 46: Operating Style Playback

    • Red (flashing): The section will be played next, following the currently selected section. * The Main [A] – [D] buttons also flash red during fill-in playback. • Green: The section contains data but is not currently selected. • Off: The section contains no data and cannot be played. PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 47: Adjusting The Tempo

    [FADE IN/OUT] button when playback is stopped and press the [START/STOP] button to start playback with a fade in. To stop playback with a fade out, press the [FADE IN/OUT] button during playback. NOTE This operation also applies to Song playback (page 54). PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 48: Calling Up Appropriate Panel Settings For The Current Style (Repertoire)

    Various appropriate panel settings matching the selected Style will be shown in the display. Use the [2 ] – [3 ] buttons to select the desired panel NOTE setting. Depending on the particular selected Style, there may not be any panel set- tings in the Repertoire function. PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 49: Calling Up Appropriate Panel Settings For The Current Style (One Touch Setting)

    Settings 1, 2, 3 and 4 respectively. To use the OTS Link function, turn the [OTS LINK] button on. NOTE By the OTS LINK TIMING function, you can change the timing in which the One Touch Settings change along with MAIN VARIATION [A] – [D] changes. Refer to the Reference Manual on the website. PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 50: Calling Up Optimum Styles For Your Performance (Style Recommender)

    The keyboard is divided by B1 key into two sections as below. The Drum instruments (Kick, Snare and Hi-Hat) are assigned to the left of the B1 key while the Piano sound is assigned to the right. NEXT PAGE PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 51 The Voices assigned to the keyboard return to the Voices for Right 1, 2 and Left as before. Play the keyboard along with the Style you just found. NOTE The Style is played back at the tempo you set in step 2 (or 3), but it can be adjusted. PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 52: Turning Style Parts On/Off And Changing Voices

    CHANNEL ON/OFF (STYLE) displays. (The PSR-S750 has only one display.) On the PSR-S950, pressing the [CHANNEL ON/OFF] button again calls up the second CHANNEL ON/OFF page (STYLE 2/2). Press the [1 ] – [8 ] buttons to turn the channels on or off.
  • Page 53: Adjusting The Volume Balance Between The Style And Keyboard

    When the Main display is shown, the BALANCE display cannot be closed. Using the [1 ] – [7 ] buttons, you can adjust the volume of Song, Style, Multi Pad, MIC (for the PSR-S950) and keyboard parts. NOTE In the Mixing Console display, you can adjust the volume for each Style part.
  • Page 54: Songs

    Songs – Playing, Practicing and Recording Songs – For the PSR-S950/S750, “Song” refers to the MIDI songs which include preset songs, commercially available MIDI format files, etc. Not only can you play back a Song and listen to it, but you can also play the keyboard along with Song playback and record your own performance as a Song.
  • Page 55 Song playback from the current position. off. See page 57. • Rewind/Fast Forward ........Press the [G] (REW) or [H] (FF) button once to move back/forward one measure. Hold the [G] (REW) or [H] (FF) button to scroll backward/forward continuously. NEXT PAGE PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 56: Displaying Music Notation (Score)

    You can change the displayed notation style by using the [1 ] – [8 ] buttons. For details, refer to the Reference manual on the website. PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 57: Displaying Lyrics (Text)

    Memory (page 79). For more information about the Lyrics display, refer to the Reference manual on the website. NOTE (PSR-S950) The Lyrics (text) can be displayed on an external monitor. See page 90. Turning Song Channels On/Off A Song consists of 16 separate channels. You can independently turn each channel of the selected Song playback on or off.
  • Page 58: Practicing The Right-Hand Part With Guide Functions

    There are additional functions in the Guide features, for practicing the timing of playing the keys (Any Key), for Karaoke or for practicing a song at your own pace (Your Tempo). [FUNCTION]  [B] SONG SETTING  [A]/[B] GUIDE MODE For more information, refer to the Reference Manual on the website. PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 59: Repeat Playback

    1. Press the [H] (FF) button to advance to the Point A location. 2. Press the [REPEAT] button to specify Point A. 3. Press the [H] (FF) button to advance to the Point B location. 4. Press the [REPEAT] button again to specify Point B. PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 60: Recording Your Performance

    In place of step 2, pressing the SONG [TR1] (or [TR2]) button while holding the [REC] button enables you to record only the right-hand (or left-hand) part. Pressing the [EXTRA TR] button while holding the [REC] button enables recording of only Style playback. NEXT PAGE PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 61: Start Recording

    The naming display is called up. NOTE If you want to cancel the Save opera- Enter the file name (page 30). tion, press the [8 ] (CANCEL) but- ton. Press the [8 ] (OK) button to save the file. PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 62: Multi Track Recording

    ] (STOP) button to stop recording. Press the SONG [ F/ K ] (PLAY/PAUSE) button to play back the recorded performance. Re-select other channels and record other parts by repeating the steps 2 to 6. NEXT PAGE PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 63 • Re-recording a specific section — Punch In/  TAB [E][F] REC MODE Out:  TAB [E][F] CHANNEL • Editing channel events: • Editing chord events, notes, System Exclusive  TAB [E][F] CHORD, 1-16, SYS/EX. or LYRICS events and lyrics: PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 64: Usb Audio

    Memory” on page 92. Press the [USB AUDIO PLAYER] button to call up the USB AUDIO PLAYER display. Press the [H] (FILE) button to display the audio files saved to the connected USB flash memory. NEXT PAGE PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 65 The display automatically returns to the USB AUDIO PLAYER display. Never attempt to disconnect the USB flash memory or turn the power off during playback. Doing To stop playback, press the [2 ] (STOP) button. so may corrupt the USB flash memory data. PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 66 Plays through the selected file, then stops. • SINGLE Plays through the selected file repeatedly. • Continues playback through all the files in the current folder repeatedly. • RANDOM Randomly and repeatedly plays back all files in the current folder. NEXT PAGE PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 67: Recording Your Performance As Audio

    Advanced Features only for PSR-S950 TIME STRETCH Adjusts the playback speed by stretching/compressing the audio, compared to an original speed of 100%. Higher values result in a faster tempo. NOTE • The value can be adjusted from 70% to 140%.
  • Page 68 To see the file of the recorded performance in the File Selection display, press the [H] (FILE) button. NOTE Even if you make a mistake in your performance, you cannot overwrite an existing file. Delete the recorded file on the File Selection display, then record your performance again. PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 69: Multi Pads

    About the color of the Multi Pads • Green: Indicates that the corresponding pad contains data (phrase). • Red: Indicates that the corresponding pad is playing back. • Red (flashing): Indicates that the corresponding pad is in standby (Synchro Start). PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 70: Using The Multi Pad Synchro Start Function

    Keep in mind that some Multi Pads are not affected by Chord Match. Chord Section In this example, the phrase for Pad 1 will be transposed into F major before playing back. Try out other various chord types while playing the Multi Pads. PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 71: Using Wave Files For The Multi Pads

    Press the [7 ] (INFO.) button to call up the information window. You can confirm the information (file name, title name, time and sample rate, etc.). Press the [F] (OK) button to close it. Press the [EXIT] button to return to the Multi Pad Audio Link display. NEXT PAGE PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 72 Refer to the Reference Manual on the website, Chapter 5. [FUNCTION]  [F] DIGITAL REC MENU  [C] MULTI PAD Multi Pad creating (Multi Pad Creator): CREATOR Multi Pad Bank Selection display  [8 ] (EDIT) Multi Pad editing: PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 73: Music Finder

    As a factory default, some sample records (panel settings) are provided in the Music sure to read “Connecting a USB Flash Finder. By downloading many panel settings from the Yamaha website and loading them Memory” on page 92. to the instrument, you can use the Music Finder function more conveniently and NOTICE effectively.
  • Page 74 By checking the number of records in the MUSIC FINDER display, you can confirm original factory settings by selecting the record has been replaced. the “MusicFinderPreset” file in PRE- SET display of step 5. The number of records PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 75: Selecting A Record (Your Desired Music Genre)

    Tempo function to LOCK or HOLD by pressing the [I] (STYLE TEMPO) but- ton in the Music Finder display. Set- ting to LOCK can also avoid inadvertent changing of the Tempo while Style playback is stopped and another record is selected. PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 76: Finding Your Desired Record (Panel Settings) Via Search

    If you wish to search another criteria, press the [6 ] (SEARCH 2) button in The Search 1 display appears, showing the results of the search. the Music Finder display. The search result is displayed in the SEARCH 2 display. PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 77: Registering A Song, Audio Or Style File

    Press the [A] – [J] button corresponding to the desired file. Press the [6 ] (ADD TO MF) button to register the selected file to Music Finder. The display automatically changes to the Music Finder Record Edit display. NEXT PAGE PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 78 [MUSIC FINDER]  TAB [E][F] ALL  [H] ADD TO FAVOR- Creating a set of favorite Records: [MUSIC FINDER]  [8 ] (RECORD EDIT) Editing Records: [MUSIC FINDER]  [7 ] (FILES) Saving the Record as a single file: PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 79: Registration Memory

    The display for selecting the items to be registered appears. information on the parameters that are contained in each item. The Data List is available at the Yamaha website (See page 7). Determine the items you want to register. Select the desired item by using the [2 ] – [7 ] buttons, then enter or remove the checkmark by using the [8 ] (MARK ON)/[8 ] (MARK OFF)
  • Page 80: Saving The Registration Memory As A Bank File

    Bank 01 Press the REGIST BANK [+] and [-] buttons simultaneously to call up the Registration Bank Selection Display. Press the [6 ] (SAVE) button to save the Bank file. For instructions on saving, refer to page 26. PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 81: Recalling A Registered Panel Setup

    [A] – [J] buttons to select the desired Bank. NOTE If a certain Voice part is set to off, the Voice name for corresponding part is shown in gray (on the PSR-S950); on the PSR-S750, the Voice part name for the corresponding part is shown in gray.
  • Page 82: Microphone

    Connect the microphone to the [MIC/LINE IN] jack. Set the [LINE MIC] switch to “MIC.” Turn on the power of the instrument. NEXT PAGE PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 83: Applying The Vocal Harmony Effects To Your Voice

    Harmony Selection display. Select a Vocal Harmony type by using the [A] – [J] buttons. To call up the other display pages for further selections, press one of the [1 ] – [5 ] buttons. NEXT PAGE PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 84 Vocal harmonies based on the chords are applied to your singing. effects, but may not have harmonies applied. If you selected the Vocoder or Vocoder Mono Vocal Harmony Type: Call up the SETUP window in the display by pressing the [8 ] button. NEXT PAGE PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 85 • Editing the Detail tab parameters: [MIC SETTING/VOCAL HARMONY]  [A]/[B] (MIC SET- Microphone (Vocal/Talk) settings: TING)  TAB[][] VOCAL/TALK [MIC SETTING/VOCAL HARMONY]  [A]/[B] (MIC SET- Saving the Microphone settings: TING)  [H] (USER MEMORY)  [6 ] (SAVE) PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 86: Mixing Console

    Press the [MIXING CONSOLE] button repeatedly to call up the MIXING CONSOLE display for the relevant parts. The part name is indicated at the top of the display. Song, Style, Multi Pad, MIC (only PSR-S950), Key- PANEL board parts (Left, Right 1, 2)
  • Page 87 [MIXING CONSOLE]  TAB [E][F] FILTER Editing FILTER parameters: [MIXING CONSOLE]  TAB [E][F] TUNE Editing TUNE parameters: [MIXING CONSOLE]  TAB [E][F] EFFECT  [F] TYPE Changing an Effect type: [MIXING CONSOLE]  TAB [E][F] EQ Editing EQ parameters: PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 88: Connections

    (such as a microphone, guitar, bass) is low, set the [MIC LINE] switch to “MIC.” When the output level of the connected equipment (such as a synthesizer, keyboard, CD player) is high, set the [MIC LINE] switch to “LINE.” PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 89: Connecting Audio Devices (Output [L/L+R]/[R] Jacks, [Aux In] Jack)

    You can connect a stereo system to amplify the instrument’s sound by using the NOTE OUTPUT [L/L+R]/[R] jacks. When using the PSR-S950, the microphone or guitar Use only the [L/L+R] jack for connec- sound connected to the instrument’s [MIC/LINE IN] jack is output at the same time.
  • Page 90: Connecting A Separate Tv Monitor ([Video Out] Jack)

    Determines the contents of the Video Out signal. [4 ] TENT LYRICS/TEXT: Only the lyrics of the Song or text files are output, regardless of the display that is called up on the instrument. LCD: The currently selected display is output. PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 91: Connecting A Footswitch/Foot Controller ([Foot Pedal] Jacks)

    Connecting a Footswitch/Foot Controller ([FOOT PEDAL] jacks) Optional footswitches (Yamaha FC4 or FC5) and an optional Foot controller (Yamaha FC7) can be connected to one of the FOOT PEDAL jacks. A footswitch can be used for switching functions on and off, while a foot controller controls continuous parameter such as volume.
  • Page 92: Connecting A Usb Flash Memory ([Usb To Device] Terminal)

    USB hub. • When connecting a USB cable, make sure that the length is less than 3 meters. • (PSR-S950) The instrument supports USB 1.1 and 2.0. • (PSR-S750) Though the instrument supports the USB 1.1 standard, you can connect and use a USB 2.0 storage device with the instrument.
  • Page 93: Formatting Usb Flash Memory

    MIDI. For details on using a computer • The instrument will begin trans- mission a short time after the USB with this instrument, refer to the “Computer-related Operations” on the Yamaha connection is made. website (page 7).
  • Page 94: Connecting External Midi Devices (Midi [In]/[Out] Terminals)

    For a general overview of MIDI and how you can effectively use it, refer to “MIDI Basics” which is downloadable from Yamaha website (page 7). Advanced Features Refer to the Reference Manual on the website, Chapter 10. [FUNCTION]  [I] MIDI  [8 ] (EDIT) MIDI settings: PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 95: Utility

    • CONFIG 2 General settings such as displayed items for Voice/Style selection display, pop- up display time, etc. • SCREEN OUT (PSR-S950) Monitor type and display content settings which are necessary when connecting a TV monitor (page 90). • MEDIA Settings related to a connected USB flash memory, such as formatting (page 93) and confirmation of memory size.
  • Page 96: Troubleshooting

    Voices or Styles contained in the Expansion Pack you need to connect the USB flash memory which was used for installing. Connect the proper USB flash memory to the instrument and turn the power to the instrument on again. PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 97 The tempo, beat, measure and music notation is not displayed Some Song data for the instrument has been recorded with special correctly. “free tempo” settings. For such Song data, the tempo, beat, mea- sure and music notation will not be displayed correctly. PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 98 Audio files cannot be selected. The file format may not be compatible with the instrument. The compatible formats are: MP3 and WAVE (PSR-S950), WAVE (PSR- S750). The DRM protected files cannot be played back. Recorded file is played back at a different volume compared to The audio playback volume has been changed.
  • Page 99: Specifications

    Mono/Poly Voice Information Style Creator Styles Style Recommender Functions OTS Information Song Creator Score Display Function Lyrics Display Function Songs Lesson/Guide Follow Lights, Any Key, Karao-Key, Your Tempo Performance Assistant Technology (P.A.T.) Multi Pads Multi Pad Creator PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 100 * Specifications and descriptions in this owner’s manual are for information purposes only. Yamaha Corp. reserves the right to change or modify products or specifications at any time without prior notice. Since specifications, equipment or options may not be the same in every locale, please check with your Yamaha dealer.
  • Page 101: Index

    MASTER TUNE ......38 CHANNEL ......53 Footswitch ........91 MEDIA..........93 Character entry .......30 Force-quit........15 MegaVoice........35 CHD1/2 (Style Channel) ....52 Format........64 Message ......... 21 CHORD ........45 FREEZE ........... 81 Metronome........61 CHORD FINGERING ....45 PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 102 STEP REC ........53 Portable Audio Player......89 Style ..........43 Power Adaptor ........14 XF............6 Style Creator ........53 PRESET (File Selection Display) ..24 XG..........6 Style File Format (SFF) ...... 6 Protected Song .......67 Style Recommender ....... 50 PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 103 PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 105 OBSERVERA! Apparaten kopplas inte ur växelströmskällan (nätet) så länge som den ar ansluten till vägguttaget, även om själva apparaten har stängts av. ADVARSEL: Netspændingen til dette apparat er IKKE afbrudt, sålænge netledningen sidder i en stikkontakt, som er tændt — også selvom der er slukket på apparatets afbryder. VAROITUS: Laitteen toisiopiiriin kytketty käyttökytkin ei irroita koko laitetta verkosta.
  • Page 106 Yamaha Corporation of America or its subsidiaries. of other electronic devices. Compliance with FCC regulations does * This applies only to products distributed by YAMAHA CORPORATION OF AMERICA. (class B) COMPLIANCE INFORMATION STATEMENT...
  • Page 107 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 108 Niederlassung und bei Yamaha Vertragshändlern in den jeweiligen Bestimmungsländern erhältlich. Pour plus de détails sur les produits, veuillez-vous adresser à Yamaha ou au distributeur le plus proche de vous figurant dans la liste suivante. Para detalles sobre productos, contacte su tienda Yamaha más cercana o el distribuidor autorizado que se lista debajo.
  • Page 109 PSR-S950/S750 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 110 Yamaha Global Site http://www.yamaha.com/ Yamaha Manual Library http://www.yamaha.co.jp/manual/ U.R.G., Digital Musical Instruments Division © 2012 Yamaha Corporation 205POZC*.*-01A0 Printed in Indonesia ZA70190...

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