Yamaha PSR2000 Arranger Workstation Digital Keyboard

YAMAHA Updated: 2007-10-03
Yamaha PSR2000 Arranger Workstation Digital Keyboard

Incredible Sounds Without Compromise
The PSR-2000 is loaded with 16MB of amazing voices. In fact, there are well over seven hundred sounds including beautiful grand pianos, rich acoustic instruments, sparkling synthesizers and a full set of Yamaha XG voices. You can rest assured that XG and General MIDI sequences will sound their best when played back on the PSR-2000.

Large Full Dot LCD with Song Lyric Display & Score 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. On the PSR-2000 you can display the notation for your own recordings as well as commercially available song data and have the notation automatically shown on the display — in whatever size or zoom level you want. You can choose the tracks you wish to display, or let the keyboard automatically select the tracks. The Score display will even show you the names of the notes, if you wish. This powerful feature not only lets you view the entire score, it shows where you are in the piece with the help of a moving cursor that follows along with playback.

Vocal Harmony
The PSR-2000 has the same Vocal Harmony function as the PSR-9000 and 9000 Pro. Hook a microphone up to the PSR-2000, sing into it, and you can sound like a choir. You can assign the Vocal Harmony to create harmony from chords in your left hand, notes you play with your right hand or from MIDI song files that contain harmony information. Yamaha MusicSoft.com has many MIDI song files that contain lyrics and harmony for you to choose from. You can even adjust the balance between your voice and your "harmony" voices — or turn off your voice altogether and sing in perfect pitch! Pressing the "Mic Setting" button allows you to adjust the 3-band sweepable EQ, Noise Gate and Compressor.
To get you started, check out the VOCAL KIT (under accessories) which contains a Professional Mic with case & 12 incredible licensed hits on 3-1/2" Floppy Disk. The vocal harmonizer in the PSR-2000 can harmonize any sound it "hears" so you could, for example, play a live trumpet or sax (or violin, flute etc.) and have the 2000 re-create a complete horn section for you. Think of the possibilities!

Incredible Music Styles
The PSR-2000 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 this release of the PSR- 2000. 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.

Organ Flutes
The organ voice of the PSR-2000 has adjustable flute settings just like a vintage organ. Drawbars are displayed on the LCD panel so you can conveniently see the footage settings of each flute at a glance. Choose from 10 presets or save your own User setups. You control the type (Vintage or Sine), Rotary Speed (slow or fast), Vibrato on/off, depth & speed, attack and DSP effects. The sound can be incredibly warm or have that cutting edge — the choice is up to you.

Superb Digitally Sampled Voices
The PSR-2000 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. "Sweet, Cool & Live" Voices are taken from Yamaha's flagship 9000 Pro. And with an outstanding 64-note polyphony for the PSR-2000, 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-2000 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-2000 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-2000'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. You can even see the notes displayed on the large LCD screen (scoring ability).

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-2000 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-2000's high quality voices with rich, full-range sound. The keyboard's built-in ports enhance lower frequencies.

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-2000. 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-2000s' 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. The PSR-2000 also includes several Multi Effects and Master EQ that lets you precisely shape the sound.

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-2000 features a new 580KB 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-2000 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!