Yamaha PSR1000 Arranger Workstation Digital Keyboard

YAMAHA Updated: 2007-10-03
Yamaha PSR1000 Arranger Workstation Digital Keyboard

Turn on Your Creative Imagination
With the PSR-1000 you'll feel your musical creativity start to flow the moment you turn on the keyboard. That's because this keyboard contains well over seven hundred song-inspiring sounds that are so full and expressive, you'll swear you're playing the real thing. Beautiful grand pianos, rich acoustic instruments, sparkling synthesizers and more. When a melody comes to mind, the PSR-1000 is ready to follow with a fully arranged accompaniment.

Incredible Music Styles
The PSR-1000 contains a wealth of fully arranged music styles, including specially designed Pianist Styles, to backup your musical performance. Yamaha style makers around the world have been working very hard to create some wonderful new styles for the release of the PSR-1000. Each style has 3 Intros, Main A/B/C/D variations, and 3 Endings, as well as four fill-in patterns for added musical expression. You can change the instrument part settings of any music style, or even create your own custom styles. Do yourself a favor and go to your local Yamaha dealer and try some of these incredible new styles.

Superb Digitally Sampled Voices
The PSR-1000 is loaded with well over 700 high-quality AWM (Advanced Wave Memory) voices including 480 XG voices, a wide variety of drum kits, and more than 200 amazing panel voices. Also featured is an incredible sounding Grand Piano voice. And with the 32-note polyphony for the PSR-1000 you can compose complex arrangements without worrying about voices dropping out of the mix.

Music Finder
Keyboard operation has never been easier! Pressing the Music Finder button calls up an on-screen selection of songs by title. Simply select one of your favorite songs and the keyboard is instantly set up and ready to play. The correct tempo, matching style and appropriate sound(s) for the melody are just waiting for you to start playing. Take your music to new heights by inputting your own Music Finder songs. You could put in your favorite music book so that all you have to do is select the song and the keyboard is ready to play. This is a great tool for professionals as well as home hobbyists.

Built-in Floppy Disk Drive
The PSR-1000 is equipped with a floppy disk drive that allows you to play back MIDI song data in a variety of formats — including SMF 0 and format 1, DOC, XG, and Disklavier formats — and gives you the benefit of unlimited storage for your original musical compositions. The PSR-1000 also features Quickstart On/Off (MIDI files play immediately after touching Start button) and Chain Play On/Off (advances to next song and starts playing).

Simultaneous Style & Song Playback
Imagine being able to play a MIDI file and a Style at the same time. This keyboard has separate controls for song and style playback. The style will automatically sync to the MIDI file. Maybe you'd like to try one of your favorite songs with a different rhythm. If you are a writer, maybe you'd like to try your song with many different styles to see what it sounds like. If the song has chord data in it (many XG files contain the chord data or you can input it using the keyboard or software programs like XGworks), the style will actually follow the chords in the MIDI file and play a complete instrumental background. It's unique and different and just one of the cool new features of this keyboard.

16-Track Sequencer & Lyric Editor
Whether you're an enthusiastic beginner, a serious composer, or anything in-between, the PSR-1000's 16-track sequencer has the power to release your musical talent. Arrange up to 16 different instrument parts to create your own fully orchestrated songs. A variety of recording modes and editing functions are available to suit your playing style.

Editing is easy and intuitive and offers cut, copy and paste features, just like a computer! Once you enter the Song Creator mode, you'll notice that we have a new section that allows you to input lyric data into songs. Very cool. Once you enter the lyrics, they scroll by as the song plays back — you just have to follow the bouncing ball.

MIDI / PC Interface
Expand your musical possibilities by connecting the keyboard to external MIDI devices or even to a personal computer. The PC interface jack on the PSR-1000 can connect directly to a MAC— or PC allowing you to take advantage of the vast amount of music software and MIDI files available on the market and online.

Exceptional Sound
Dynamic two-way stereo speakers effectively reproduce the PSR-1000's high quality voices with rich, full-range sound. The keyboard's built-in ports enhance lower frequencies.

Large Full Dot LCD with Song Lyric Display
Sing along with your favorite songs! The large LCD featured on these keyboards displays song lyric data from Karaoke disks in real-time for endless singing enjoyment. This unique display also makes keyboard operation easier and more convenient by displaying more information at once.

One Touch Setting
The One Touch Setting (OTS) function automatically configures keyboard parameters, such as melody voice selection and digital effects, to optimally match each music style you select. This feature has been improved on the PSR-1000. You can, if you like, have the OTS advance automatically with the 4 Main Sections of a style for ultimate hands-free operation.

Digital Effects Processor
Create rich timbres and professional mixes with the PSR-1000's built-in digital effects processor. A wide variety of effects, from warm sounding reverbs and choruses to extreme delays and distortion are provided for you to add depth to any of the voices.

Direct Access
Direct Access eliminates navigating through multiple menus. Press any function button while holding down the Direct Access button, and the display will instantly jump to the screen associated with that function. Convenient for quickly setting voice, auto accompaniment and sequencer parameters, etc.

User Memory
The PSR-1000 features a new 260KB User Memory that allows you to store songs, registrations, styles and edited voices for instant access. The User Memory works just like a hard disk. You can create directories (for example a Songs directory) for storing and organizing your information. For even more convenience, there are dedicated buttons on the PSR-1000 for User Voices and User Styles so that you can easily access your stored data. Saving, customizing and retrieving your personal data has never been easier!