Yamaha Tyros 4 Digital Workstation With SpeakersStock code: 88562
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- 61 keys FSX keyboard and 128-note polyphony
- Accompaniment styles powered by SA2 and Mega voices (Total 500 accompaniment styles)
- Super Articulation 2 Voices for ultimate realism
- Audio Recorder / Player with MP3 playback integrated with Hard Disk Recorder
- Large TFT Color Display with RGB/Video output
- Includes SFF GE Styles for super realistic Guitar phrases
Now in its fourth generation, the Yamaha Tyros4 retains its ease of use, ergonomic panel layout and playability, and augments it with an even greater and wider variety of Voices, Styles, and sophisticated features.
Yamaha’s Premier Music Workstation – Unsurpassed Quality, Features and Performance
Extraordinarily expressive and realistic Voices
The Tyros4 has an expanded and enhanced set of exceptionally authentic Voices, and gives you the means to play these Voices more naturally and with greater expressiveness. In particular, the instrument has many new Super Articulation Choir Voices, with amazingly realistic and natural human voice sounds—giving you even more expressive capability.
Powerful, professional Auto Accompaniment Styles
The Styles of the Tyros4 have been vastly enhanced with the expert use of new Super Articulation and Super Articulation 2 Voices. Greater and more expressive variations in the MegaVoices have been employed as well, particularly in the Scat and Gospel Voices.
Dynamic and Versatile Vocal Harmony feature—with Synth Vocoder
The newly enhanced Vocal Harmony 2 (VH2) processing engine delivers superior sound, lightning-fast processing, and comprehensive, flexible control of the harmonies applied to your singing voice. It also has a Synth Vocoder feature, providing the dynamic, popular vocoder effect for a variety of luscious and even other-worldly sounds. Moreover, the rear-panel combo jack lets you easily connect either XLR mic cables or 1/4" phone plug.
Tyros4 is an open-ended instrument that lets you continually expand the available content for your creative explorations. Yamaha has an online service website (http://service.music.yamaha.com) featuring Premium Voices, Waves, Songs and Styles, etc. (called Premium Pack data) that can be purchased and loaded to the Tyros4. (In order to use the additional Waves and Voices you purchased, you’ll need to install the optional Flash Memory Expansion Module.)
Audio recording and playback
Tyros4 lets you record your performances as audio data, with two different methods, Simple (quick and easy recording to a single audio track) and Multi Track (overdub recording for complex songs). Since the created audio data is saved in WAV file format, you can edit your recordings on computer and share it over the Internet or burn your own original CD. The instrument also allows you to play back MP3 data.
Convenient, easy-to-use Music Finder function
With the enormous wealth of data available on the instrument (including your own Song and Audio data), the Music Finder function lets you instantly find and call up what you need. Not only can you get ideal setups (Voice, Style, etc.) for each song—searching by song title/genre—you can also easily retrieve your original Song and Audio data (registered beforehand). Additional new panel settings for the Tyros4 can be directly downloaded from the Internet.
Enhanced features for directly connecting to the Internet
The Tyros4 can also be directly connected to the Internet with the Internet Direct Connection function, allowing you to download special content without the need for a computer. Enhancements include a convenient, easy-to-use IDC Setup Wizard, as well as new security options, with WPA2 and WPA.
No need for separate recording hardware—you can record your keyboard performance as well as your own singing or the sound of other instruments directly to the Tyros4! The audio is captured to the built-in hard disk drive as digital audio data—with absolutely noise-free audio quality. With computer and audio editing software, you can also edit the sound file as needed, and then re-import it to the Tyros4. Since the created audio data is saved in WAV file format, you can easily share your performances over the Internet or burn your own original CD. The instrument also supports MP3 data, allowing you to play back files in that popular format.
You’ll hear something different as soon as you play Tyros4’s classical choir Voices: the sound is incredibly natural thanks to Ambient Sampling. For sampling, microphones are normally positioned close to the instrument to capture a direct sound which includes very little of the rooms ambience. For Tyros4’s new classical choirs, the microphone positions were carefully adjusted to capture not only the sound of the choir but also the ambience of the room, resulting in unprecedented clarity and realism of sound.
Together with technologies such as Super Articulation, Tyros4’s pop vocals use Yamaha’s latest voicing technology, Wave Cycling, to bring hugely versatile vocal creativity to your performances. Tyros4 is packed with different vocal articulations such as Aah, Bah, Bee, Doh etc., and Wave Cycling varies the articulation of the Voice as you play. This means that you can now play incredibly realistic “shoo-bee-doo-bah” and scat vocals with remarkable ease!
The Tyros4 features a variety of accompaniment and rhythmic backing patterns (called “Styles”) in a variety of different musical genres including pop, jazz, and many others. The Style features Auto Accompaniment, letting you produce automatic accompaniment playback simply by playing “chords” with your left hand. This lets you automatically recreate the sound of a full band or orchestra?even if you’re playing by yourself!
|Speaker Output||2 x 20 Watts|
|Free Accessories||Music Rest|
|Connectivity Details||Headphones Input, LAN, Microphone Input, MIDI, USB, Video Output|
|Key Stage||Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4|
|Manufacturers Link||Yamaha Tyros 4 Digital Workstation With Speakers|
|Keyboard||Number of Keys||61|
|Other Controllers||Pitch Bend||Yes|
|Sliders||9 (including 1 assignable)|
|Display||Type||Full Dot TFT LCD|
|Size||640 x 480 dots|
|Score Display Function||Yes|
|Lyrics Display Function||Yes|
|Text Viewer Function||Yes|
|Language||English, German, French, Spanish, Italian|
Excellent 61 Key Arranger Keyboard
Posted on 08/08/2012 by Carol
I upgraded from a Yamaha Tyros 2 to a Yamaha Tyros 4 and I am very happy with my purchase. Once you are familiar with the Yamaha operating system it is fairly easy to get used to playing the keyboard. If this is either a first arranger keyboard purchase or you are coming from another brand there will be a learning curve but quite a pleasurable one. My only criticism is that the manufacturer only provides a bare bones manual and expects you to download the full manual from their internet site. If you email those nice people at Yamaha UK they may send you a comprehensive printed manual.
The sounds are impressive, the styles are impressive, and it has a better vocal system than the previous Yamaha keyboards. There are many demo's (both Yamaha and the general public) on You Tube. If you can get to a store go and play one. It is fairly intuitive.
The overall sound has been improved and one of the selling points has been the inclusion of the choir sounds, Be-bop, Latin, Gospel, etc. These have been vastly improved and are a joy to play. They were behind the other manufacturers on this and, in my opinion, they are now ahead of them.
The developers have tried their best to have very realistic instrument sounds and the special effects that go with them. These can be automated effects or called up on demand. Only selected instrument sounds have these effects but there are enough of them to make a difference.
I believe the speakers have been changed but I cannot review them as I have a different speaker set.
Each Style comes with a set of suggested instrument settings, called One Touch Settings. If these are used they can become a starting point for your playing imagination. These can be changed and saved into a new style or a new Registration (a set of parameters that you can recall).
There are also some styles that work well with differing tempo playing as they do not have the drum beat in the backing.
Internet access can be enabled through your home internet service and this can be used to download more Yamaha resources, some free and some paid.
The keyboard also comes with a Music Finder facility. Think of a popular song and see if it is in their system. If it is, the keyboard can be automatically set up for your chosen song, using the most appropriate style and sounds. You can add your own choices to this file. You can also download some additions to the Music Finder via the internet connection.
I am skimming the surface of what this excellent arranger keyboard can do but, although it is a comprehensive product it can also be used in the simplest way. It can easily be used as a piano as the highest soprano notes and the lowest bass notes can be enabled by the touch of a button making the keyboard longer than its 61 notes.
I hope you go and have a play on a Yamaha Tyros 4 as it's so much FUN.
Tyros - how many more?
Posted on 03/08/2012 by ALMAC
I have owned Yamaha keyboards since 1979 and presently have the Tyros3. I progressed every few years from my first tiny keyboard to the PSR8000. I thought by then that they had reached their maximum potential - then out came the Tyros!
I purchased the Tyros1 and was blown away with it. When the T2 came out, I considered it but it didn't seem to have anything significantly different to what I had so I skipped that one. Then the T3 was released and it had a very useful additional facility - the ability to both sing along with a independent backing track and to also record your performance directly onto the Hard Disk.
I have looked at the specs for the T4 but I don't see anything significantly different to what I have on the T3 so I'll stay with what I have for the time being.
The only major criticisms I have of Tyros keyboards are:
1) You cannot save a specific volume for the HDR and have to remember to set it to the required setting when you change to a new backing track.
2) I have been hearing the same styles for many years now, repeated from one keyboard to the next and, for the price paid, I would expect completely new ones as you can also carry forward those you like from your previous keyboard.
3) Ideally, Yamaha should have a facility for those who have purchased a keyboard to be able to access styles from previously purchased keyboards for free.
On the whole, I have been very happy with Yamaha keyboards and, in over 30 years of ownership, involving around 9 different keyboards, I've never had a malfunction. That is quite an accolade!