- 283 realistic instrument voices, 11 Regional voices, 480 XG voices, 14 Drum/SFX kits and 8 Regional Drum/Percussion kits
- 16-track sequencer
- Style Creator
- 176 built-in accompaniment styles including 14 regional styles
- Fully XG-compatible
The PSR-S550 inherits many of the high-quality sound features of the PSR-S700/S900, resulting in improved musical performance through increased polyphony and more voice variations, Using the 16-track sequencer and Style Creator, the ability to produce a wide array of music has greatly increased.
61 full-sized touch sensitive keys and 64-note polyphony.
- 15/4/2015 [Musical Instruments]
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- 20/11/2014 [About Yamaha]
- Yamaha launch new piano iBook range
Yamaha has announced ‘The Key Advantage’, a series of six iBooks providing a new way for piano customers to engage with Yamaha and find out everything there is to know about all aspects of the Yamaha Piano range.
- 31/10/2014 [Musical Instruments]
- YAMAHA Voice & Style Expansion Pack SOUTH EAST EUROPE
This fantastic Pack highlights a wide range of authentic traditional music styles from Romania, which have been created through deep collaboration with experienced Romanian musicians.
61 full-sized touch sensitive keys and 64-note polyphony.
Wide Selection of Voices & Styles
Total of 294 realistic instrument voices (283 panel voices, 11 Regional voices, 480 XG voices, 14 Drum/SFX Kits and 8 Regional Drum/Percussion Kits), and 176 accompaniment styles (including 4 Arabic, 2 Indian, 2 Chinese, 2 Mexican, 3 Latin & 1 Brazilian Style) which allows the enjoyment of regionally unique music, making it possible to have even more fun with music.
Amazingly Realistic Sounds
Yamaha's highly acclaimed Sweet! and Cool! Voices deliver incredibly natural and dynamic sound. Use the Pitch Bend wheel, and hear these Voices - especially the Sax and Trumpet - truly come alive!
Style Creator supports original style production and style editing. The newly added regional voices can also be used, expanding the joy of performing music.
It provides more voices and variations, as well as greater expressive control over voices and effects, and to ensure compatibility of data well into the future.
Music Database plus External Files
You want to play music in your favorite style, but you're not sure how to select the best voice and style for the type of music you want to play ... simply select the appropriate style from the Music Database. The panel settings will automatically be adjusted for the ideal combination of sounds and style! Furthermore, this instrument allows Music Database files transferred from a computer or stored on a USB flash memory device. These files can be used in the same way as the internal Music Database.
Audio & Video
Transport yourself back to ballroom dancing of the 1950s with this up tempo quickstep style.
Typically French in character, this mid tempo style is great for swing standards.
Marches are a staple of both concert and marching bands, with the American marches of John Phillips Sousa perhaps being the most widely heard. With a brass and woodwind heavy arrangement suitable to the sound of either a marching band or concert band, this style will work equally well in accompanying a Sousa march or, for example, a college fight song.
Smooth is definitely the perfect word to describe this style. Whether you use it to play jazz or pop, what you'll get is a laid back sound with sparse, tasteful drumming, bass and guitar over which you're free to play your own solos.
The disco music of the 70s is all about big speakers, big shoes, and living the high life: at heart, disco is all about celebration. And with an unmistakable treble heavy disco guitar, along with funky bass and horn lines this style is perfect for celebrating anything at all.
Some of the biggest ballads of the 60s came out of Detroit and Motown records. Detroit put a distinctive soulful pop spin on ballads in songs like “My Girl”, and “I Second That Emotion” that you can hear in this style. Using lots of backing vocals alongside prominent drums and horns, the Motown sound is unique but sounds great accompanying a wide variety of ballads.
The quality, sound and playability of Yamaha instruments can take your music to new heights. With Yamaha’s Online Services, you’ll go even further. The power of the internet opens up a whole world of new possibilities for Yamaha’s instruments, and your music making. Whether you want to learn to play your favorite songs, explore new ways to enhance your performances, or simply listen to beautiful music on your instrument, you’ll find a way to do it with Yamaha’s Online Services.
Discover new ways to play with Yamaha song downloads
Get your favorite songs on your keyboard then learn, perform, and have more fun!
MIDI songs are infinitely flexible, infinitely fun, and a very powerful musical tool. Plus with Yamaha song files, designed specifically for use on Yamaha keyboards, you can take the possibilities farther than ever before.
Some of our most popular songs:
- Hallelujah - Lenoard Cohen
- Waka Waka (Time For Africa) - Shakira
- Imagine - John Lennon
- What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
- Hotel California - The Eagles
- Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
- Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin
- A Whiter Shade Of Pale - Procol Harum
- Your Song - Elton John
- Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers
Where to find Online Services for Yamaha Instruments
- Internet Direct Connection
All the advantages of the internet, right on your instrument. Internet Direct Connection takes your instrument online to access a huge number of features to improve and expand your musical experience.
- Yamaha MusicSoft
Yamaha MusicSoft is Yamaha's official online shop for new song downloads, expansions voices, music software and more for your Yamaha piano or keyboard.
|Weight||Weight||7.5kg (16lbs., 9oz.)|
|Keyboard||Number of Keys||61|
|Other Controllers||Pitch Bend||Yes|
|Display||Type||Full Dot LCD|
|Size||320 x 240 dots|
|Score Display Function||Yes|
|Lyrics Display Function||Yes|
|Tone Generation||Tone Generating Technology||AWM Stereo Sampling|
|Polyphony||Number of Polyphony (Max.)||64|
|Preset||Number of Voices||294 + 480 XG + 22 Drum/SFX Kits|
|Featured Voices||11 Regional Voices, 8 Regional Drum/Percussion kits, 11 Sweet! Voices, 16 Cool! Voices, 13 Live! Voices|
|Master EQ||5 Preset|
|Functions||Dual/Layers||Voice layer (RIGHT 1, 2)|
|Split||Separate split points for Chord and Voice (LEFT)|
|Preset||Number of Preset Styles||176|
|Featured Styles||4 Arabic Styles, 2 Indian Styles, 2 Chinese Styles, 2 Mexican Styles, 3 Latin Styles and 1 Brazilian Style|
|Fingering||Multi / Full Keyboard|
|Style Control||INTRO x 3, MAIN VARIATION x 4, FILL x 4, ENDING x 3|
|Other Features||Music Database||600 + External Files|
|One Touch Setting (OTS)||4 for each style|
|Recording||Number of Songs||5|
|Number of Tracks||16|
|Data Capacity||Approx. 10,000 notes (when only "melody" tracks are recorded) Approx. 5,400 chords (when only "chord" tracks are recorded)|
|Recording Function||Quick Recording, Multi Recording|
|Compatible Data Format||Playback||SMF (Format 0 & 1), Style File|
|Recording||SMF (Format 0)|
|Registration||Number of Buttons||8 (x 8 Banks)|
|Tempo Range||5 - 280|
Storage and Connectivity
|External Drives||Optional USB Flash Memory (via USB TO DEVICE)|
|Connectivity||DC IN||DC IN 16V|
|AUX Pedal||1Footswitch (optional)|
|LINE OUT||Shared with Phones|
|USB TO DEVICE||x 1|
|USB TO HOST||Yes|
Amplifiers and Speakers
|Amplifiers||12W + 12W|
|Speakers||12cm x 2 + 3cm x 2|
|Included Accessories||Music Rest||Yes|