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Yamaha Tyros3 Arranger Workstation Keyboard

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The Yamaha Tyros3 is a music arranger workstation that features many different voice technologies using the most appropriate one to bring out the best in each voice. All new for Yamaha Tyros3 keyboard is Super Articulation 2 which gives you detailed control of the musical expression of each Super Articulation 2 Voice, including two Articulation (AR...  Click To Read More About This Product

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The Yamaha Tyros3 is a music arranger workstation that features many different voice technologies using the most appropriate one to bring out the best in each voice. All new for Yamaha Tyros3 keyboard is Super Articulation 2 which gives you detailed control of the musical expression of each Super Articulation 2 Voice, including two Articulation (ART) buttons and direct control of the real vibrato of the original instrument.

If you're looking for a pro backing band to support your performance, Tyros3 has everything you could ask for”and more. Whether you are a beginner or an accomplished professional, Styles follow your chord progressions smoothly and seamlessly, just like a live backing band.
The Styles themselves are created by reputable programmers and mixed by studio engineers to produce top-quality covering vast musical genres.

One of the best ways to check your musical progress is by recording your performance and listening back to it. With Yamaha Tyros3 this is a simple task thanks to the Easy Record feature! Simply press Record, then perform your song. Press Stop when you've finished. To hear your performance, press Start. Whether it's a piano solo, or a full ensemble using a Style, everything you do will be recorded. It couldn't be easier.

Whether you're new to keyboards or a longtime veteran, you'll find Song Creator a great benefit. There are so many ways to use Song Creator, no matter how you play. Want to concentrate on playing the melody of a song? Create a chord sequence using Chord Step Record. Or why not use Step Record to edit a song? You could correct wrong notes, timing, or even change the voices used. Fancy yourself as a Composer? Use Song Creator to build up a full 16-track sequence to produce a full orchestral score.

The onboard Hard Disk Recorder allows you to record your performance as digital audio for pristine, absolutely noise-free audio quality. With 2 stereo tracks, you can record multi-track and mix using not only the Tyros3's styles and voices, but also your voice, guitar, or other acoustic and electric instruments via the Line or Microphone inputs. If you want some background music you can transfer your favorite CD tracks onto the Hard Disk Drive and create a playlist.

As stated above, Tyros3's content has been mixed by studio engineers, using similar facilities to those found in a professional recording studio. In music production, the key to creating a great sound is how the song is mixed. Mixing doesn't only mean changing volume balances, but also items such as panning and effects settings. Tyros3's Mixing Console allows you to mix your music like a studio engineer, offering you these options and more. It is equipped with many Digital Signal Processors (DSP), each featuring dozens of different types of effects to enhance Styles, Voices, and the overall sound. Of course, Tyros3 allows full adjustment of DSP parameters providing detailed tonal control.

A USB port, conveniently located on the keyboard's front panel, facilitates easy computer connectivity for transferring song data from the Tyros3's 3.2 MB internal flash storage. The LAN port connects to Yamaha's online music portals, Internet Direct Connection, Yamaha MusicSoft, and Digital Music Notebook. Users can download different song styles, instrument voices, and upgrades to the Tyros3, along with sheet music, song books and software.

A vital component for all keyboard instruments is of course, the keyboard itself. Tyros3 has Yamaha's high-quality FSX keyboard action which is smooth, fast, and responsive. Together with the positive feel of the action, the keyboard is also fully touch-sensitive, with easily controllable initial touch, aftertouch and note off, so you can dynamically and expressively control the level of the voices with your playing strength, just as on acoustic instruments. Tyros3's voice parameters have all been individually adjusted in fine detail to match the FSX keyboards touch response, ensuring expression through touch is always smooth and progressive.


61-key touch-sensitive keys with aftertouch
Super Articulation 2 for detailed control of musical expression
128 voice polyphony
450 musical styles
USB port
3.2MB internal flash memory
Song Creator with 16-track sequencer
Hi-res TFT 7.5" VGA color screen
Hard Disk Recorder
Studio-quality DSP effects
Pitch bend wheel
Modulation wheel
9 sliders

Keys: 61 keys (C1”C6) Initial Touch/Aftertouch
Type: Organ (FSX)

Polyphony (max): 128
Layer: R1/R2/R3/L
Split: Style (default point: F 2), Left (default point: F 2), Right 3 (default point: G2)
Voices: 749 Voices + 20 Organ Flutes + 480 XG Voices + 256 GM2 Voice + 35 Drum/SFX kits (And GS Voices for GS Song playback)
Mega Voice: 23
S.Articulation2! (AEM technology): 11 - [TRUMPET] JazzTrumpet / ClassicTrumpet, [SAXOPHONE] JazzSax / BreathySax, [FLUTE/CLARINET] Clarinet / BalladClarinet / RomanceClarinet / IrishPipeAir / IrishPipeDance,[ACCORDION] Harmonica / BluesHarp
S.Articulation!: 53
Sweet!: 26
Cool!: 58
Live!: 70
Live! Drums: 12 (Included Live! SFX)
Organ Flutes!: 20 Preset

Voice Expansion
Custom Voice: Yes (Wave Addition: Normal Voices, Drum Voices)
Premium Voices: Yes (optional DIMM memory is necessary)
Voice Set: Yes

Styles: 450
Format: SFF GE
Section: Intro x 3, Ending x 3, Main x 4, Fill In x 4, Break
Fingering: Single Finger, Fingered, Fingered On Bass, Multi Finger, AI Fingered, Full Keyboard, AI Full Keyboard
Style creator: Yes
RAM Capacity per a Style: approx. 120KB

OTS: 4 for each style

Music Finder
Preset Records: 1850
Music Finder Plus: Yes

Preset Songs: 5 Sample Songs
Recording: Quick Recording, Multi Recording, Step Recording
Tracks: 16
RAM capacity per a song: approx. 300 KB
Lyric Display: Yes
Score Display: Yes
Song Position Jump: 4 point / Loop

Style/Song Control: FADE IN/OUT, TAP TEMPO, TEMPO (5”500)
Data Compatibility: GM, XG, XF, SFF, SFF GE, GM2/GS (for Song Playback)

Hard Disk Recorder
Tracks: Play - 2 Stereo Track, REC - 1 Stereo Track
File Format: Wave (16-bit, 44.1kHz, stereo)

Preset: 123 banks x 4 Pads
Control Pad: 1”4, SELECT, STOP, SYNC START

Vocal Harmony: 60 Preset + 10 User

Reverb: 42
Chorus: 106
DSP1 ” DSP7: 272
DSP8 ” DSP9: 272 (for Style)
Master compressor: 5 presets + 5 user settings
Master equalizer: 5 presets + 2 user settings
Harmony/Echo: Yes
Sustain button: Yes

Registration Memory
Buttons: 1”8
Control: Bank select, Memory, Freeze, Registration Sequence

Pitch Bend Wheel: Yes
Modulation wheel: Yes
Articulation Switch: ART. 1 , ART. 2
Sliders: 9 (including 1 assignable)

Transpose: -12”0”12 (Keyboard/Song/Master)
Tuning: 414.8”440”466.8Hz

640 x 480 dots TFT VGA color 7.5 inch LCD
Language: 5 languages (English, German, French, Spanish, Italian)
Text Viewer: Yes
Wallpaper Customize: Yes

Storage (USB to Device)
Internal Flash: 3.2 MB
Hard disk: Yes

USB to Host: USB 2.0 HighSpeed x 1
USB to Device: USB 2.0 HighSpeed x 2 (Front/Back)
Foot Pedal: 1 (SUSTAIN), 2 (ARTICULATION 1), 3 (VOLUME), Function Assignable
Audio: LINE OUT MAIN (L/L+R, R), LINE OUT SUB (1, 2), LOOP SEND (L/L+R, R) / AUX OUT (Level Fixed): Selectable, LOOP RETURN (L/L+R, R) / AUX IN (with TRIM control), MIC/LINE IN (with TRIM control), PHONES
RGB out: Yes
Video out: NTSC/PAL Composit
LAN: Yes (Internet Direct Connection)
For Option Speaker: To Satellite Speaker (L/R), to Sub Woofer (L/R)
Power supply: AC IN
Dimensions: (without music rest): 1140mm(W) x 143mm(H) x 450mm(D)
Weight (without music rest): 15kg
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YamahaTyros3 Arranger Workstation Keyboard

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By Cheeseitfry

from san diago CA

Comments about Yamaha Tyros3 Arranger Workstation Keyboard:

This Keyboard is one of the best i have played on in 40 years. if your disappointed with this, you have problems!

(25 of 31 customers found this review helpful)


Great Keyboard but flawed

By Charles

from Allentown PA

Comments about Yamaha Tyros3 Arranger Workstation Keyboard:

The flaw with this keyboard is the keys on the end are not protected. I mean the body tapers down and the keys are exposed to possible snapping. These keys are the same keys that are in the lower end keyboard. Why do I bring this up? I use my "arranger" for jobs as a soloist. I worry everytime I pack & move it. Also, for the few upgrades... the price went ridiculously through the roof! Yes, you can go in and play them but WHO is going to by them for $4700 plus tax? $282... that's $5K!!! Like this is some sort of Fairlight. Hey Yamaha, If you are going to have a $5000 keyboard, spend the money and make it a little more road worthy like the XS6... for only $2600. You see, comparing the materials, the Tyros 3 is too high priced.... especially when musicians are trying to get work in this lame economy. So I give it a 2 star rating. 2 Stars for the guts, minus three stars for the design flaw, housing material and the price. peace

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Couldn't ask for a better arranger!

By Jason Lavoie

from Raymond, MS

Comments about Yamaha Tyros3 Arranger Workstation Keyboard:

This is pretty much the perfect keyboard. It has the UI of the high-end Clavinovas, and there is practically no learning curve. The controls are natural and nearly intuitive. Sit down and start jamming, composing or recording immediately. If you've touched a home keyboard in the last 25 years, you know what to do here... yet the results are nothing but professional and superb. I have no complaints with the build quality. Plastic keeps it light, and it is nicely shaped (though a little bigger than most 61-key boards; buy a case for a 76). The sequencer is awesome and features score view with real musical notation. It will load and save standard MIDI files, and there's even an internal hard disk for seemingly limitless storage. For karaoke night, plug in a microphone and large external monitor. The price kept me from buying this for a long time. I tried settling for cheaper machines (including the PSR-S700), but I was not truly happy until I got this. You can't buy better keyboard bliss (unless you NEED 88 keys). Accessories: The Tyros stand is attractive, but it does not fold up. Likewise, the Tyros speakers look nice, but are awkward to transport (keep them at home). The music stand is glass and beautiful, but I'm not taking it anywhere as I'm afraid I might break it. If you've got the money and contemporary music is your passion or livelihood, GET IT! You will not regret it, not for a single second.

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