Yamaha Tyros2 Arranger Workstation Digital Keyboard

YAMAHA Updated: 2007-10-03
Yamaha Tyros2 Arranger Workstation Digital Keyboard

Inspired by Nature
The new Yamaha Tyros2 is a never-ending source of inspiration – for playing, recording, learning, creating and performing. The richly expressive, authentic sounds and the powerful, dynamic rhythms get your creative juices flowing like no other instrument. With the intelligent, easy-to-use performance features and the new audio recording functions, Tyros2 is a treasure chest of inspiration for all your musical applications – from songwriting and demo recording to arranging and live performance. Tyros2: inspired by nature, perfected by technology, created for your personal inspiration.

Super Articulation Technology
Yamaha introduces a completely new level of sonic realism and musical expressiveness with a brand new technology: Super Articulation. Just play as normal and Super Articulation delivers MegaVoice authenticity to the melody that you play, adding unique performance characteristics of each instrument - for example, the expressive finger-slides on guitar, or the breathy, legato phrasing of a saxophone. Never before have stringed, wind and brass instruments – played live with a keyboard – sounded so convincing or so real! And these voices can be played right away without any special technique. However, to help you get the most out of them, Tyros2 has an "online" Information window that provides performance details on each voice – that pops up at the touch of a button.

Audio Rendering
One of the most impressive new features of the Tyros2 is the Hard Disk Recorder. It allows you to directly record the sound of the instrument to an optional installed hard disk drive as digital audio data – for pristine, absolutely noise-free audio quality. Naturally, you can record your voice, guitar or other acoustic and electric instruments as well, and mix them with the Tyros2 sound. The recording is a simple stereo file, but you can freely overdub additional parts as desired – with little to no loss of sound quality. Moreover, if you have a computer and audio editing software, you can also edit the sound file as needed, and then re-import it to Tyros2.

FSX Keyboard
Tyros2 has a professional FSX keyboard action that is smooth, fast and responsive and is the only Arranger Workstation from Yamaha that is equipped with both initial touch and after touch, so that you can dynamically and expressively control the level of the voices with your playing strength, just as on an acoustic instrument.

Custom Voice Creating (Sample/Playback)
Tyros2 has two enormously powerful features that let you craft your own Voices: Voice Creator and Voice Set.

Voice Creator allows you to import your own audio samples and waveforms, and assign them to the keys as desired – letting you build completely new Voices with completely new sounds.

Voice Set provides tools for editing a Voice – changing its filter, envelope and vibrato settings, as well as making modulation assignments and adjusting the EQ and effects.

The end result is a Custom Voice that can be selected and played just like all the other Tyros2 Voices. For added convenience, you can auto-load an entire library of voices when you turn the keyboard on. Tyros2 ships with 4 MB of sample RAM which you can easily expand to 1 GB using standard computer RAM, giving you plenty of capacity for samples. You can even store the samples on the optional hard disk. With Voice Creator sample playback capability, you can load sample in WAV and AIFF format, offering an almost unlimited range of sounds that you can buy off the shelf.

Online, on-demand music
Bring your Tyros2 online and tap into the worldwide music network! Yamaha has created two new, essential online services for musicians everywhere: Internet Direct Connection (IDC) and Digital Music Notebook (DMN). IDC lets you connect the Tyros2 directly to the Internet – without a computer – letting you delve into the thousands of MIDI songs on our custom website, and download your favorite music for playback on the Tyros2. DMN, on the other hand, is a combination online music library and special music learning/performance program for your computer. The DMN catalog contains thousands of popular songs for downloading, and each song can be printed, played back with the Tyros2 sounds (with variable tempo), displayed as notation on the LCD, and even used with the accompaniment Styles of the instrument. This last feature is especially cool since it lets you find the right Style to fit the song, or experiment with unusual Style and Song combinations.