The Yamaha S Series is the ultimate keyboard instrument for performing and creating! With a Balanced Hammer action, combo input jack for adding vocals and guitars and USB record/playback, the S70XS is perfect for stage or studio. The new S Series combines the sounds of the Motif XS, a handcrafted S6 piano and the ease of use of a stage piano. Features like a Balanced Hammer action, combo input jack for adding vocals and guitars and USB record/playback make it perfect for stage or studio. The compact design of the S70XS is portable and road-ready. The S70XS also lets you quickly create your own Performances, with the amazingly fast Performance Creator feature. With extensive Controller functions, it’s also the perfect companion for your computer music production system.
Yamaha S70XS Features:
The Yamaha S Series
- The sounds of the Motif XS plus a huge new S6 handcrafted grand piano sample
- 76 note Yamaha Balanced Hammer weighted action
- New Performance Creator for instant splits, layers and drum performances
- 4 knobs, 16 backlit LEDs and tons of buttons for direct hands on control
- ¼ inch/XLR Combo jack A/D input (with front panel controls) for adding vocals and guitars
- Direct to USB Stereo Audio record/ playback (plus 18 minutes of internal flash memory)
The S Series features all the Voices, Performances, arps and Virtual Circuit Modeling effects found on the flagship MOTIF XS Music Production Synthesizer. In addition, we've added a completely new, luscious piano sound of a whopping 100 megabytes, for an expanded total of 456 MB of instrument samples.
Foremost among these new piano sounds are the new samples taken from Yamaha's worldrenowned S6 concert grand piano. These fully capture the richly textured sound of that wonderfully expressive instrument, and provide a warm concert grand piano sound unavailable on any other keyboard. For variation, the MOTIF XS piano based on a Yamaha CFIIIS is also available.
The S70XS has a wealth of pro-level effects—including a special set of VCM (Virtual circuitry Modeling) effect programs that authentically emulate analog circuitry, realistically recreating the uniquely warm characteristics of vintage processing gear.
Streamline Your Performance
The S70XS also lets you quickly and conveniently create your own custom Performances, with the amazingly fast and easy Performance Creator feature. It's never been easier to select a Voice, then quickly program Layers and Splits—even assigning a Drum Voice complete with arps to create your perfect Performance.
The S70XS gives you comprehensive, easy-to-use controls for your Performances as well—such as Octave and Transpose buttons for quickly changing the pitch, and a Tap Tempo button that lets you easily change the tempo of Arpeggio or MIDI sequence playback on the fly. You can assign virtually any parameter on the instrument to one of the Assignable Function buttons (using the S70XS Voice Editor) and switch the parameter as you play—for example, turning specific sound elements of a Voice on or off. Moreover, the instrument lets you route a click sound to one of the assignable outputs. With this you could let your drummer hear just the click sound and lock into your Arpeggio or MIDI playback.
Ideal for Live Performers
|The S70XS has a host of other features that live performers will appreciate—such as the combo input jack that accepts both mic and instrument input. Simply plug in a microphone or guitar, tweak the INPUT GAIN knob (while checking the convenient PEAK lamp), and you're all set! Plus, you can use the Control Knobs to finely adjust the volume and even directly apply reverb or chorus to the sound.
Recording Direct to USB Memory
If you've got a USB memory stick or thumb drive, you can plug it into the S70XS 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've connected 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.
The S70XS is a perfect companion for your computer music production system, too, serving both as a master keyboard and a full-function, multi-timbral tone generator. With the DAW Remote function and its 50 different control templates, you get amazingly easy, intuitive control over your main DAW software and VST instruments—directly from the panel controls! Special Remote Editor software lets you change and organize these templates.
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