Yamaha | S90XS | S90XS Catalog English

Players, take note. You want the ultimate keyboard
instrument for performing and creating? We've put it
all together for you. Exceptional quality instrument
Tone Generator block
sounds. A piano sound to die for. A truly realistic, naturally
expressive keyboard. Convenient, comprehensive control.
Tone Generator
Maximum polyphony
Multi-Timbral Capacity
Real-time controls for tweaking of the sound as you
play. Audio recording to USB memory. Extensive computer
music features. Ease of use, plus compact size and
portability. Introducing the S70 XS and S90 XS Music
Sequencer Section
Designed specifically for players, particularly those
who want the highest quality piano sounds and
Sequence Play
BPM (Tempo)
Number of Chain Steps
S70 XS
S90 XS
76 keys, Balanced Hammer Effect Keyboard 88 keys, Balanced Hammer Effect Keyboard
(Initial Touch/Aftertouch)
(Initial Touch/Aftertouch)
AWM2 with Expanded Articulation
128 notes
16 Internal Parts + Mic Input Part
456 MB (when converted to 16-bit linear format), 2,772 waveforms
Preset: 1,024 normal voices + 64 drum kits
GM: 128 normal voices + 1 drum kits
User: 128 x 4 (Bank 1 – 3: selected and copied from Preset bank)
Normal Voice + 32 drum kits
User: 128 x 4 (up to 4 Parts)
User: 128
18 types
Reverb x 9 types, Chorus x 22 types, Insertion (A, B) x 54 types x 8 blocks,
Vocoder x 1 (uses both Insertion Effect A and B blocks), Master Effect x 9 types,
Master Equalizer (5 bands), Part EQ (3 bands, stereo)
SMF Format 0/1 (playback only)
5 – 300
Preset x 6,779 types
User x 256 types (when loading the User Arpeggio data of MOTIF XS).
Audio Rec/Play Section
Sequence Software
compatible with the
Remote Control function
Jack and Terminals
Power Consumption
Dimensions, Weight
S70 XS
S90 XS
Recording: WAVE (.wav/44.1kHz/16-bit/stereo)
Playback: WAVE (.wav/44.1kHz/16-bit/stereo), AIFF (.aif/44.1kHz/16-bit/stereo)
User: 128
* 4 Zones (Master keyboard settings), Assignable Knob/Slider settings, Program Change Table
For Windows : Cubase 5, Cubase 4.5, SONAR 8
For Macintosh®: Cubase 5, Cubase 4.5, Logic Pro 8, Digital Performer 6
* Functions to be controlled by the S90 XS/S70 XS differ depending on the software you use.
Pitch Bend wheel, Modulation wheel, Sliders (4), Knobs (4), Assignable Function button (2),
Data dial, Input Gain
160 x 64 dot graphic backlit LCD
OUTPUT L/MONO, R (standard phone jack), ASSIGNABLE OUTPUT L, R (standard phone jack),
MIC INPUT (combo jack), PHONES (standard stereo phone jack), FOOT CONTROLLER 1, 2,
25 W
1,320 (W) x 385 (D) x 173 (H) mm
1,472 (W) x 385 (D) x 173 (H) mm
20.4 kg
22.4 kg
AC Power cord, Owner's Manual , Owner's Manual CD-ROM
(containing Reference Manual and Data List), DVD-ROM (containing DAW software)
expression, the S90 XS/S70 XS is a performer's dream.
Yet, casual players and hobby musicians will appreciate
Rear Panel
the exquisite sounds, advanced features and superb
playability just as much as top professional artists.
The Perfect Performance
The S90 XS/S70 XS also has powerful Remote Control
professional music production. Its simple, intuitive operation
also makes it an excellent choice for singer/songwriters
Rear Connectors
and home studio recordists. No matter what kind of music
you play, no matter what your level, no matter whether
you play live or record in the studio—the S90 XS/S70 XS
will soon be your first 'go-to' instrument. This is an
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instrument you can rely on to get your musical message
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The S70 XS has a 76-key keyboard in a compact,
lightweight design. It's easy to use, exceptionally portable,
and absolutely perfect for live performers and gigging
musicians. The S90 XS provides 88 keys for those players
who need a full-range, full-scale keyboard.
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been enhanced to meet the demanding needs of
S 90 X S / S70 XS
functions and the Master Keyboard features that have
Sounds That Satisfy
Streamline Your Performance
Ideal for Live Performers
Computer Control
The best musical instruments start with top-quality sounds, and the S90 XS/S70 XS delivers all
The S90 XS/S70 XS also lets you quickly and conveniently create your
The S90 XS/S70 XS has a host of other features that live performers will appreciate—such as
For example, you can quickly select a Part, turn it on/off, set Arpeggio on/off, switch Arpeggio
The S90 XS/S70 XS is a perfect companion for your computer music production system, too,
that—and more. The S Series features all the Voices, Performances, arps and Virtual Circuit
own custom Performances, with the amazingly fast and easy
the combo input jack that accepts both mic and instrument input. Simply plug in a microphone
Hold—all done easily with the top panel controls—and instantly tweak important sound
serving both as a master keyboard and a full-function, multi-timbral tone generator. With the
Modeling effects found on the flagship MOTIF XS Music Production Synthesizer. In addition,
Performance Creator feature. It's never been easier to select a Voice,
or guitar, tweak the INPUT GAIN knob (while checking the convenient PEAK lamp), and you're
parameters like reverb, filter and sustain via the Knobs and Sliders. And to
DAW Remote function and its 50 different control templates, you get amazingly easy, intuitive
we've added a completely new, luscious piano sound of a whopping 100 megabytes, for an expanded
then quickly program Layers and Splits—even assigning a Drum Voice complete with arps to
all set! Plus, you can use the Control Knobs to finely adjust the volume and even directly apply
prevent that dreaded sound change, there's a convenient Panel Lock button
control over your main DAW software and VST instruments—directly from the panel controls!
total of 456 MB of instrument samples.
create your perfect Performance.
reverb or chorus to the sound.
that instantly disables (or enables) the panel controls.
Special Remote Editor software lets you change and organize these templates.
Foremost among these new piano sounds are the new samples taken from Yamaha's world-
Let's say that you're playing a piano Voice and you want to layer a string sound on top of it.
In the heat of live performance, the last thing you want is to have to search
renowned S6 concert grand piano. These fully capture the richly textured sound of that
Simply press the [LAYER] button, then select the desired Voice category and Voice, and store
for a much-needed panel control—or worse yet press the wrong button
wonderfully expressive instrument, and provide a warm concert grand piano sound unavailable
your new Performance—just a few button presses and you're there!
and get a rude, unexpected sound change. That's why all the panel controls
on any other keyboard. For variation, the MOTIF XS piano based on a Yamaha CFIIIS is also
The S90 XS/S70 XS gives you comprehensive, easy-to-use controls for
your Performances as well—such as Octave and Transpose buttons
of the S90 XS/S70 XS have been designed and positioned for optimum,
intuitive operation, especially for live performance.
Another remarkable performance feature is the Expanded Articulation (XA) tone generation
system. Using the eight available sound Elements in a Voice, XA lets you recreate realistic
sound and natural performance techniques—such as legato, staccato and key release
sounds—often used on acoustic instruments but unavailable or difficult to realize on
electronic keyboards. You can assign Elements to the Assignable Function switches, and
The S90 XS/S70 XS has a wealth of pro-level effects—including a special set of VCM (Virtual
for quickly changing the pitch, and a Tap Tempo button that lets
change sounds within a Voice in real time—for example, playing a classical guitar voice and
Circuitry Modeling) effect programs that authentically emulate analog circuitry, realistically
you easily change the tempo of Arpeggio or MIDI sequence playback on the fly. You can assign
switch between playing normally and playing high harmonics.
recreating the uniquely warm characteristics of vintage processing gear.
virtually any parameter on the instrument to one of the Assignable Function buttons (using the
Conventional keyboards in the past had their sounds designed primarily for the listener. This
time, however, our development team set out to primarily satisfy the player instead. We
reasoned that when the performer hears and experiences the best possible sound, the
performance would be the best possible, too! The result? The S90 XS/S70 XS is a genuine
musician's instrument, one that truly inspires and stimulates the live performer as well as the
music creator and arranger.
S90 XS/S70 XS from your computer, there's the S90 XS/S70 XS Editor. This provides
elements of a Voice on or off. Moreover, the instrument lets
this you could let your drummer hear just the click sound and
Cubase AI—a powerful and versatile audio/MIDI sequencer—is included with the instrument,
giving you complete music production capabilities right out of the box. And for editing the
S90 XS Voice Editor) and switch the parameter as you play—for example, turning specific sound
you route a click sound to one of the assignable outputs. With
Remote Editor
convenient, comprehensive control over absolutely all the sounds, settings and functions of
Recording Direct to USB Memory
the S90 XS/S70 XS.
lock into your Arpeggio or MIDI playback.
If you've got a USB memory stick or thumb drive, you can plug it into the S90 XS/S70 XS and
record your performance as audio data. This remarkable feature lets you instantly capture what
you play on the keyboard—including arpeggio playback—to your USB device. If you'veconnected
a microphone, you can even record your singing or playing as well. You can also record audio
directly to the internal flash memory (192 MB) built into the instrument, without the need of a
memory stick.
And keep in mind that anything you've recorded to the memory stick, even audio files created on
your computer, can be played back on the S90 XS/S70 XS—which means you can create your
own custom audio backing tracks and perform along with them on the S90 XS/S70 XS. For
example, you can create a basic song track beforehand, then sing and solo over it during your
performance. Or add guitar parts and vocal harmonies to be played back with your live
performance. There's also a useful Song Chain function that lets
you string together separate recordings and create a convenient
backing track “set list” for your gigs.
S90 XS/S70 XS Editor VST
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