Yamaha 9000 Pro Specifications

Yamaha 9000 Pro Specifications
Professional Workstation
The Ultimate Arranger Workstation for the Professional Musician
Let the 9000 Pro Put Your Talent in the Spotlight
The 9000 Pro puts total music power at your fingertips, giving you the sound and features
you need to sound your best. Inside you’ll find some of the most expressive and realistic voices
available today — beautiful pianos, lush strings, dynamic drum kits and hundreds more.
Plus it’s equipped with innovative features and functions tailored to the special needs of live
and studio musicians. So give yourself the professional power of the 9000 Pro...and take your
music to new heights of performance and creativity.
Main Line Out R
Aux In/Loop Return R
Footswitch 2
Host Select
Lamp Dimmer
Main Line Out L/L+R
Aux In/Loop Return L
Volume Pedal
To Host Terminal
Lamp Connector
Sub Output 4
Loop Send R
Video Out
SCSI 2 Terminal
Sub Output 3
Loop Send L/L+R
Mic/Line In
Sub Output 2
PC Keyboard
Sub Output 1
Footswitch 1
(XLR/Phone Plug Compatible)
Incredible Sound Quality
A keyboard’s most important feature is its sound. And to satisfy the discriminating ears of professional
musicians, the 9000 Pro is loaded with 48MB of rich and dynamic voices that you absolutely must hear
to believe. Choose from over 800 voices, including powerful stereo-sampled “Live!” Drum Kits and
“Live!” Voices, bright and flashy “Cool!” Voices and beautiful new acoustic Sweet Voices. The Organ
Flutes of the 9000 Pro use Modeling Technology to digitally simulate the original instrument. Also
stored in the 9000 Pro’s wave memory is a full set of Yamaha XG MIDI voices, so you can be assured
that XG and General MIDI sequences will sound their absolute best.
Special Features for Professionals
Designed with the professional musician in mind, the 9000 Pro is packed with powerful features for
the studio and stage. Four fully programmable One Touch Settings, a huge Music Database and a
large Registration Memory allow you to recall your favorite keyboard settings at the touch of a button,
while the Disk Direct function eliminates having to wait for songs and styles to load. A large LCD
screen and a convenient Direct Access button make navigating through functions and menus easier
and quicker than ever. Two Connection Sockets are provided for the attachment of optional
Gooseneck Lamps.
Unprecedented Expansion Capability
The 9000 Pro offers unprecedented expansion capability. Yamaha’s new synthesizer expansion boards let
you add more synthesizer power to your keyboard, giving you new voices, new synthesizer architecture
and extra polyphony. Onboard sampling RAM can be increased up to 65MB, while an internal hard disk of
up to 8GB can be added for storing voices, styles, songs and setups. A SCSI 2 terminal is also provided, to
which you can connect an external storage device, such as a Zip® drive or a Jaz® drive. And to
accommodate a wide range of setup environments, the 9000 Pro is equipped with a multitude of
connection terminals, including video output, dual MIDI In/Out ports, PC keyboard input, four individual
audio output jacks, direct computer connection and more.
76 Keys (E0–G6) Synth-weighted with Touch Response (Initial/After)
126 Notes max.
848 Presets (342 Voices + 480 XG Voices + 24 Drum Kits + 2 SFX Kits)
32 programmable Custom Voices, 10 Preset + 10 User Organ Flutes (9 Footages using Modeling Technology)
Plug-In System
Slots: 2
Edit Control: Plug-in Custom Voice Creator
Supported Boards: PLG100-DX, PLG100-VL, PLG150-AN, PLG150-PF, PLG150-DX, PLG150-VL, PLG100-XG
Quality: 16 bit 44.1kHz Mono
File Import: AIFF, WAV
Edit Control: Resampling, Loop Point, Normalize, Volume, Tune
Memory: 1MB expandable to 65MB (12 min. 52 sec.) (consecutive length: 380 sec.)
Reverb (29 Preset + 3 User), Chorus (25 Preset+3 User), DSP for Style and Song (164 Preset), 4 x DSP for Voices (164
Preset + 10 User), DSP for Mic (84 Preset + 10 User), Vocal Harmony (59 Preset + 10 User, 3 notes polyphony),
Harmony/Echo (17 Preset ), Master EQ (2 Preset + 2 User 5 Band), 29 x Part EQ (2 Band)
Realtime Controllers
Pitch Bend Wheel, Modulation Wheel
Auto Accompaniment
125 Preset Styles + 87 factory-set Flash Styles (max. 1.8MB) + Disk Direct Play (Style Disk bundled with 66 Disk Styles)
14 sections x 8 parts, Sync Start, Sync Stop
Recording: Realtime Rec., Step Rec., Event Edit, Full Parameter Edit, Pattern Assembly, Groove & Dynamics
One Touch Setting
4 per Style (fully programmable)
Music Database
616 (fully programmable)
Registration Memory
512 (8 Switches x 64 Banks), Freeze function
Multi Pad
4 Pads x 60 Banks
Recording: Realtime Rec., Step Rec., Event Edit
Disk Direct Playback with Ultra Quick Start function, Lyrics Display
Recording: Quick Rec., Multi-track Rec., Step Rec., Chord Step Rec., Event Edit
Memory: 16 tracks, approx. 38,000 notes max.
Backlit Graphic LCD 240 x 320 dots with contrast
English, German, French, Spanish, Italian
Floppy Disk Drive
3.5" 2HD/2DD with Disk Cache
SCSI Format
SCSI 2: Hard Disk, CD-ROM*, Zip®, Jaz®, MO (8GB max. per device)
Video Out
PC Keyboard
PC/AT Standard
Gooseneck Lamp Sockets
2 Sockets with Dimmer (4 Pin XLR Connector DC 12V/5W max., 12 inches or shorter in length)
Power Consumption
120V/47W, 220–240V/47W (Voltage differs depending on the country in which it is purchased.)
Dimemsions & Weight
1,269 x 407.5 x 140 mm (without Music Stand), 20.5 kg
Bundled Software
Disk Styles, Factory Data Backup Disk, Plug-in Custom Voice Disk
Optional Accessories
Foot Switch (FC5), MIDI Foot Controller (MFC-10), Foot Volume (FC7), Headphones (HPE-150/160),
Keyboard Stand (LG-100), Internal Hard Disk (2.5-inch IDE, 8GB max.)
Vocal Harmony
The vocalist’s dream—back
up your singing performance
with perfect harmony.
Yamaha XG MIDI allows
greater expression and
control of sound and song
With General MIDI
compatibility, song data
always plays back the correct
An expanded MIDI file format
that includes lyric and chord
DOC Compatibility
Access the vast library of
music available in the Yamaha
Disk Orchestra Collection.
*Supports ISO 9660 Level 1 except Multi Session Disk Format. Audio-CD Format isn’t supported.
PK Club
The PK Club Web site offers users of Yamaha Portable Keyboards a variety of support including a
user’s forum, product information, and downloadable software.
Style File
This versatile accompaniment
format lets you add even
more styles from disk.
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Unparalleled Sounds and Features Make the 9000 P
Live! Voices
Ultra expressive “Live!” Voices use stereo samples to ensure
the most accurate reproduction of each instrument’s natural
presence, resonance and vibrato. New additions to the 9000
Pro include a beautiful Grand Piano, brilliant Brass and rich
Allegro Strings. “Live!” Drum Kits feature dynamic
sampling—up to four layers of samples, each set at a different
velocity—as well as extra-long sampling times to deliver
striking realism. Three new “Live!” kits have been added to the
9000 Pro: Cuban and Pop Latin Percussion kits, which feature
multi-variations of percussive sounds such as tips, heels and
slaps, and a fantastic newly sampled Brush kit.
Cool! Voices
A full-bodied Jazz Guitar, a chunky Vintage Guitar, a lively Jazz
Organ... These and other “Cool!” Voices are the perfect
ingredient to spice up your music. Featuring long samples,
these new voices of electrically amplified instruments capture
all the dynamics, warmth and harmonic content of the original
instrument. As a result, they deliver a rich and expressive
sound that’s sure to inspire your musical creativity.
Sweet Voices
You won’t believe your ears when you hear the remarkably
realistic Muted Trumpet, Fluegelhorn and other voices in the
“Sweet Voice” family. These specially designed voices
reproduce all the natural expression and vibrato of their
respective acoustic instruments. Of course, the standard
voices of the 9000 Pro are just as outstanding, including a
newly added Distorted Latin Guitar and Hawaiian Guitar, as
well as a Steirisch Accordion, Pedal Steel Guitar, Arabic Drum
Kit and dynamic Synthesizers and Electric Pianos.
Digitally Modeled Vintage Organ Voice
The 9000 Pro uses advanced digital modeling technology to recreate the
legendary sounds of vintage jazz and rock organs. Using 91
independently oscillating voices to simulate the rotating tone generation
wheels found in some classic organs, the 9000 Pro delivers one of the
most accurate organ reproductions to date. On-screen virtual tone bars
let you adjust the footage settings in realtime, just as on an original.
A Complete Selection of
Accompaniment Styles
Even if you play a diverse range of musical genres, you’ll find just the
accompaniments you need in the 9000 Pro. Over 100 preset styles,
from basic 8- and 16-beat and standard big band styles to
contemporary hits and hot latin beats, are provided—all of which have
been arranged and programmed by top professional musicians. For
even greater variety, each style has 4 Main Variations, 3 Intros, 3
Endings, 4 Fill-ins and 1 Break Fill. In addition, 4 fully customizable
One-Touch Settings are provided for each style.
Customizable Flash Styles
On top of its wide selection of preset styles, the 9000 Pro provides 1.8MB
of flash memory for you to store your own style sequences as well as
those imported from Yamaha Style File disks. The
Groove and Dynamics function lets you precisely
control subtle aspects of a style’s groove, allowing
you to effortlessly transform a 16-beat ballad into the
latest dance beat.
Top-Quality Onboard Effects
Easy Operation
Yamaha has long been a world leader in digital signal processing
technology. In fact, Yamaha professional audio products are found in most
professional recording studios around the world. The 9000 Pro takes full
advantage of this know-how, giving you an extensive range of top-quality
digital effects, including 29 reverb types, 25 chorus types and five blocks of
164 insertion effects ranging from spacious delays to cutting-edge
distortion. Also provided are combination effects and an amazingly realistic
rotary speaker effect.
Designed with the musician in mind, the 9000 Pro has
several intuitive features that make operation extremely
easy and convenient. An on-screen guidance function leads
you step by step through various setups. A Direct Access
Button allows you to jump instantly to any menu. And to
ensure smooth operation on stage, all switches necessary
for live performance are conveniently located close to the
keyboard, where your hands are.
126 Notes of Polyphony
Polyphony, the number of notes a keyboard is capable of playing
simultaneously, is like the horsepower of a car—the more there is, the
more power you have. And when sequencing complex arrangements with
multi-layered chords, even the conventional 64 notes of polyphony featured
on most other music workstations can run out quickly. The 9000 Pro,
however, features 126 notes of polyphony, so you can freely play sustained
scales over note-intensive rhythms and chords without worrying about note
dropout. Need more polyphony than that? No problem. By simply installing
optional Plug-in Boards, you get extra polyphony AND more superb quality
Disk Direct/Disk Cache
The Disk Direct function makes it quick and easy to load
accompaniment styles from a disk. Simply press the Disk
Direct button and select a style—data from the disk will be
automatically loaded and ready to go. A built-in
Disk Cache greaty boosts the access speed of the
floppy disk drive.
Vocal Harmony
Sampling Capability
Direct Disk Play
The 9000 Pro is equipped with a professional Vocal Harmony
function, which transposes your voice in realtime, allowing
you to back up your singing performance with stunning 4-part
harmony (including your original voice). Have a choir provide
more depth and emotion to your next ballad. Expand your
singing range with the unique Gender function. In addition to
ambient reverbs and lush choruses, a vast selection of
dedicated vocal effects are provided, including 85 types of
insertion effects, noise gate, compressor and 3-band EQ. A
1/4-inch-compatible XLR mic input is provided to
accommodate a professional-grade microphone.
Not only is the 9000 Pro a great-sounding synthesizer, it’s also a highperformance sampler! Featuring 16-bit 44.1kHz mono sampling capability,
the 9000 Pro lets you capture literally any sound via its mic/line input. You
can also import AIFF or WAV files, giving you the support of a large library
of sounds. The keyboard is equipped with 1MB of sampling RAM, which
can be expanded up to 65MB (using two 32MB SIMMs) for an enormous
sampling time of 12 minutes and 52 seconds at the highest quality setting.
The 9000 Pro reads sequencer data directly from its
internal floppy drive or any external storage device as it
plays, so there’s no waiting for songs to load. The unique
Ultra Quick Start function ensures playback will begin
immediately after pressing the start button.
Pro the Tool of Choice for the Professional Musician
76 Synth-Weighted Keys
Talk Button
Ultimate Voice Expansion
Flash ROM Operating System
For most professional keyboard players, the standard five-octave keyboard
found on most arranger workstations is simply not adequate. The 9000 Pro,
however, has 76 keys with synth-weighted action and touch response to
meet the extended note range required by performing keyboardists.
Ergonomically designed pitch bend and modulation wheels enhance the
keyboard’s playability.
The Talk button lets you instantly switch the mic effect from its current setting
to one that’s more suitable for speaking. You can even use it to amuse your
audience by adding pitch shifting and other digital effects to your voice on
demand. Volume levels and effect settings can be easily customized and stored
in memory.
The 9000 Pro presents a new dimension in voice expansion.
Unlike conventional expansion boards, which merely
provide new waveforms, Yamaha’s newly developed
expansion boards offer new synthesis architecture, new
effects and extra polyphony. It’s like getting a brand-new
synthesizer, but at a fraction of the cost! Currently available
expansion boards include an authentic-sounding Acoustic
and Electric Piano expansion board, a fat and powerful
Analog Physical Modeling expansion board, an ultra
expressive Virtual Acoustic expansion board, a legendary
DX-7 FM synthesizer expansion board and more. Expansion
board voices can be edited from the 9000 Pro’s front panel
and stored in a special voice bank. Two expansion slots are
available, allowing you to upgrade your 9000 Pro with the
exact synthesis power you need.
The 9000 Pro’s operating system (built-in
software that gives the keyboard its functions)
is stored completely in flash memory, which
means that updating the keyboard with the
latest OS version is as easy as downloading it
from Yamaha’s Web site.
Gooseneck Lamp Sockets
Operating a keyboard in a dark environment
can be difficult, especially if you need to
push buttons quickly. But with the 9000 Pro,
you’ll never have to be left in the dark again.
Two lamp sockets are provided on the back
panel for optional gooseneck lamps. A
dimmer control lets you adjust
the brightness to your liking.
Registration Memory
Providing powerful support for your projects and live performances,
Registration Memory lets you store entire keyboard settings, including
vocal harmony settings and voice, style and song selection, for instant
recall, in the studio or on stage. How large is your song repertoire? The
9000 Pro has over 500 Registration Memory locations—more than any
other keyboard on the market—to accommodate even the largest song
Music Database
The 9000 Pro’s onboard Music Database provides over 600 keyboard setups
for you to effortlessly improvise just about any style of music. Each database
setting configures the 9000 Pro with the most appropriate instrument
selection, style accompaniment, effect settings and tempo based on a familiar
song, from world-famous pop songs to standard swing and classical pieces.
16-Track Sequencer
The onboard sequencer provides a large recording
capacity of 38,000 notes. Four record modes are
available: Quick Record mode for easy and
convenient recording; Multi-track Record mode for
independent recording and editing of up to 16
tracks; Step Record mode for accurate recording
and event-level editing; and Chord Step Record
mode for precise recording of chord progressions
and pattern variations.
Easy Memory Expansion
The 9000 Pro’s memory can be easily expanded as your needs grow.
A SCSI 2 port lets you connect an external hard drive of up to 8GB or
a removable media device such as a Zip® drive or a Jaz® drive. You
can also install an internal hard drive of up to 8GB. Not only does this
give you a huge storage capacity for voices, samples and setups, but it
also greatly expands the number of styles and songs you can have on
hand for instant playback using the Direct Disk Play function.
Note: D-sub half 50 pin SCSI terminal. Zip and Jaz are registered trademarks of Iomega Corporation
Video Out
The 9000 Pro is equipped with a video out jack that mirrors
the displayed contents of the LCD panel. By placing the
keyboard in Song mode, lyrics from karaoke song files can
be displayed on a large television monitor, allowing your
audience to sing along with your performance.
Both the background and foreground colors of
the output display can be changed to your taste.
NTSC and PAL video formats are supported.
Video Out
PSR-8000/9000 Compatibility
The 9000 Pro is compatible with the large selection of PSR8000/9000 software available on the market. And if you happen to be
upgrading from the PSR-8000 or PSR-9000, you’ll be able to import
most of your old data, including Registration Memory settings,
custom styles, Multi Pad settings and custom voices* made from
sampled waveforms.
*Custom voices that use PSR-9000 ROM waves are compatible with the 9000 Pro.
PC Keyboard Interface/
MIDI Serial Interface
A standard PC keyboard can be connected to the 9000 Pro, allowing
you to easily input text for the names of voices, songs and styles, as well
as recall registration memories by number. A built-in To Host MIDI
serial interface lets you to connect the 9000 Pro directly to a personal
computer. Dual MIDI In/Out ports provide you with 28 MIDI channel
capability—extremely useful when using external MIDI tone
generators together with the 9000 Pro.
Optional MFC10 Foot Controller
Yamaha’s MFC10 Foot Controller is the ideal match for the 9000 Pro.
With the MFC10, you can freely control auto accompaniment styles
and select Registration Memories without ever taking your hands off
the keyboard. Plus you can use the foot pedal for realtime control of
volume, expression, brightness, effects depth and more.
Four Individual Audio Outputs
In addition to the main stereo outputs, four individual audio outputs
are provided for you to make sophisticated mixes by routing voices
or the mic signal separately to an external mixing board or effects
Professional Workstation
The Ultimate Arranger Workstation for the Professional Musician
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