Piano is one of the most tender musical instruments ever created – the soothing melodies one could play with it know no bounds, and it’s not a coincidence that you want to become a piano player yourself. We’re here to talk about digital pianos in general – what they are, and what you should know before purchasing one, among other things.
More than 300 New Voices including "S.Art2 Voice"
More than 300 new Voices have been added to the Tyros5, including new brass, guitars, synth, electric pianos, and upright pianos. S.Art2 Voices are high-quality sounds that re-create the feeling of an actual instrument when performing.
Authentic Ensemble Performances
Ensemble Voice is an amazing new feature that reproduces true "divisi" playing in a section. In the past, a Voice like Brass Quartet would use a sample of four players, which sounded great. However, if you played two notes you'd get eight players, which could sound great but isn't the most realistic. Tyros5 Ensemble Voices always get the same number of players because Tyros5 has the musical knowledge of a professional music arranger. Play two notes with a Brass Quartet Ensemble Voice, and Tyros5 will send the trumpets to the top notes and the trombones to the lower notes; it's an incredibly realistic sound. Ensemble Voices also utilize parameters which enliven the performance to reproduce the subtle variations in timing heard in a real ensemble. This provides an authentic sound that sounds as if a group of actual performers were playing and allows you to enjoy playing like an instrumental quartet with ease.
Welcome to Organ World
The Tyros5 features Vintage, Home, Euro, Concert, and Theatre organ Voices, all superbly reproduced with stunning samples that allow the Tyros5 to shine in any situation that an organist might encounter. With features such as a comprehensive set of realistic organ-style controls, adjustable effects, and intuitive operation that allows you to alter the sound in real time while you play, Organ World is sure to meet the demands of the most demanding performer.
Add Rhythm to your performances with Audio Styles,
Adding forty new percussion-based Styles to the Tyros5’s impressive backing and accompaniment capabilities, Audio Styles add natural feel, ambience, and warmth to drum and percussion parts, offering greater expressive potential. Audio Styles also benefit from Yamaha's Time Stretch Technology, which allows the audio to follow your tempo changes without changing pitch, so everything stays in perfect sync.
Enhanced DSPs for authentic effects that give you “that” sound
Not only does the Tyros5 have new and high-quality effect types, including Real Distortion and Real Reverb, it provides beautifully designed panel displays, with highly intuitive controls - just like actual effect devices. These also include VCM (Virtual Circuit Modeling) effects that use the same technology as the professional-level processing on Yamaha's high-end mixers.
Real Reverb is an improved version of the Reverb technology found in previous versions of the Tyros. New algorithms take a greater number of factors into account, producing smoother, more natural reverbs.
Real Distortion effects are based on digital models of classic guitar amplifiers from the 1960's and 1970's. There are also digital models of legendary analog guitar effect pedals. The result meticulously reproduces the frequencies and dynamics of real distortion guitar sounds. With the new, intuitive graphical interface, you'll feel like you're controlling the original amplifier!
While digital solutions are increasingly prevalent in music production studios and performance venues, but older analog gear is still used to get the warm sound that digital effects typically cannot provide. VCM Technology provides accurate reproductions of the classic sound of such effects units.
The Tyros5 is capable of playing back and recording audio files (including performances using Audio Styles), and also possesses a range of audio manipulation features you can use to create “karaoke” style “minus one” tracks in the key and tempo of your choice.
Audio Link Multi Pad
Audio Link Multi Pad function lets you link your own audio files (sound effects, vocal phrases, and so on), and trigger them from the Pads as you perform.
A powerful Vocal Cancel function effectively cancels or suppresses signals like vocals and solos that play a central role in an audio file, allowing you to make your own “minus one” track and sing “karaoke” style with just instrumental backing.
Time stretch and pitch shift
Not all people have the same vocal range. The Tyros5 can put your favorite song in the key of your choice with a powerful pitch shift feature that lets you change the key without changing the tempo. If you do want to change the tempo, you can use the time stretch feature to slow down or speed up the tempo without changing the pitch.
Right Hand Style Control
With Tyros5 you can create up to three split points across the keyboard. Offering the flexibility to, for example, assign a different Voice to each zone. Tyros5’s accompaniment styles can now be controlled by chords played in the right hand split zones, allowing you to play bass parts manually with your left hand.
Lock the panel to prevent any settings from being changed when you are away from the instrument—the perfect function for the live performer.
4 Sub out
Tyros5 features four Sub Out line-out connections that you can use to adapt your sound to any performance situation, whether it be sending a specific part to a powered monitor, or sending a different sound to the house PA.
The Tyros5 features a metallic silver body (titanium finish) that looks as if it were chiseled out of metal, giving it an exclusive, high-tech feel. We've also given attention to the button operations and knob positions, so that people who are already familiar with Tyros can operate the new model freely and without worries.
Width 1140mm Height 142mm Depth 450mm Weight 14 kg Number of Keys 61 Type Organ (FSX), Initial Touch/Aftertouch Touch Response Hard1, Hard2, Medium, Soft1, Soft2 Pitch Bend Yes Modulation Yes Sliders 9 (including 1 assignable), Cross Fader Art. Switches 2 Type TFT VGA 7.5 inch LCD Size 640 x 480 dots Color Color Language English, German, French, Spanish, Italian Language English Tone Generating Technology AWM Stereo Sampling Number of Polyphony (Max.) 128 Number of Voices 1279 Voices + 480 XG Voices + 37 Drum/SFX Kits Featured Voices Ensemble 55 S.Art2! 44 / S.Art! 288 MegaVoice 54 / Live! 138 Cool! 81 / Sweet! 37 / Organ World 40 Optional Wave Capacity MAX 1,024MB (Optional) Sampling Custom Voice Voice Edit Yes Sound Creator/Voice Set Yes XG Yes GS Yes GM Yes GM2 Yes Expansion Voice Yes *Wave Capacity: depends on the optional Flash Memory Expansion Module (FL1024M, FL512M) Right 1, Right 2, Right 3, Left Reverb 52 Presets + 3 User Chorus 106 Presets + 3 User DSP DSP1: 322 Presets + 3 User, DSP2-9: 322 Presets + 10 User Master Compressor 5 Presets + 5 User settings Master EQ 5 Presets + 2 User settings Others Mic effects: Noise Gate x 1, Compressor x 1, 3Band EQ x 1 Number of Presets Vocal Harmony: 44, Synth Vocoder: 10 Number of User Settings 60 * The number is the total of Vocal Harmony and Synth Vocoder. Vocal Effect 23 Number of Preset Styles 539 Featured Styles 40 + Audio, 7 FreePlay, 441 Pro, 51 Session Fingering Single Finger, Fingered, Fingered On Bass, Multi Finger, AI Fingered, Full Keyboard, AI Full Keyboard Style Control INTRO x 3, MAIN VARIATION x 4, FILL x 4, BREAK, ENDING x 3 Music Finder 2,500 Records One Touch Setting (OTS) 4 for each Style Expansion Style Yes Expansion Audio Style Yes Audio Capacity: approx. 124MB Style File Format, Style File Format GE Number of Preset Songs 5 Sample Songs Number of Songs Unlimited (depends on the drive capacity) Number of Tracks 16 Data Capacity approx. 300 KB/Song Recording Function Quick Recording, Multi Recording, Step Recording Playback SMF (Format 0 & 1), XF Recording SMF (Format 0) Number of Buttons 8 Control Registration Sequence, Freeze Lesson/Guide Follow Lights, Any Key, Karao-Key, Your Tempo Performance Assistant Technology (PAT) Yes Demonstration Yes Metronome Yes Tempo Range 5 – 500, Tap Tempo Transpose -12 – 0 – +12 Tuning 414.8 – 440 – 466.8 Hz Octave Button Yes Scale Type 9 Presets Direct Access Yes Text Display Function Yes Wallpaper Customization Yes Harmony/Echo Yes Panel Sustain Yes Mono/Poly Yes Voice Information Yes Style Creator Yes Style Recommender Yes OTS Information Yes Song Creator Yes Score Display Function Yes Lyrics Display Function Yes Multi Pad Creator Yes Recording Time (max.) 80 minutes/Song Recording .wav (WAV format: 44.1 kHz sample rate, 16 bit resolution, stereo) Playback .wav (WAV format: 44.1 kHz sample rate, 16 bit resolution, stereo), .mp3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3: 44.1/48.0 kHz sample rate, 64–320 kbps and variable bit rate, mono/stereo) Time Stretch Yes Pitch Shift Yes Vocal Cancel Yes Multi - Recording .aud (Tyros5 original: 44.1 kHz sample rate, 16 bit resolution, stereo) Multi - Playback .aud (Tyros5 original: 44.1 kHz sample rate, 16 bit resolution, stereo) Internal Memory approx. 6.7MB Hard Disk Drive 500GB External Drives USB Flash Memory (via USB to DEVICE) Headphones Yes FOOT PEDAL 1 (SUSTAIN), 2 (ARTICULATION 1), 3 (VOLUME), Function Assignable Microphone Yes (Combo Jack) MIDI MIDI A (IN/OUT), MIDI B (IN/OUT) AUX IN L/L+R, R LINE OUT MAIN (L/L+R, R), SUB OUT (1,2), SUB OUT (3,4 / AUX OUT) RGB OUT Yes USB TO DEVICE USB 2.0 x 2 (Front/Back) USB TO HOST USB 2.0 x 1 Owner’s Manual, Online Member Product Registration, AC Power Cord, Music Rest, two Music Rest Brackets, USB Wireless LAN Adaptor * May not be included depending on your particular area. Please check with your Yamaha dealer. Number of Multi Pad Banks 190 banks x 4 Pads Audio Link Yes
Customer Reviews 1 item(s)
- I am absolutely delighted with this keyboard and I am absolutely delighted with MusikShack
I prefer a brighter sounding piano for live playing as it tends to cut through the mix a bit better. I don't have any real complaints. Sounds are a matter of opinion anyhow. The 61 key has a decent feel for what it is, it's not sloppy, of course if you are wanting weighted or semi-weighted keys you won't find that on this board. I do find myself digging into the keys more often than not to activate the after touch- which is awesome. I wish that Yamaha would built these with a choice of black - it looks so much more professional on stage. There are several buttons; one for acoustic guitar and one for electric guitar as well as separate buttons for Organ World and Ensemble. I think there is promise with the Organ. Yamaha still has it's work to cut out on the Leslie (rotor) effect. Perhaps with a little tweaking I can alter the tone to my liking. By-the-way, there is a lot of tweaking available in this beast.
I only use the built in Styles for goofing around. There are many users however that will find or build a style that is a close approximation to the song they wish to perform. I prefer the MIDI way. Again, both have their merits and not. My biggest complaint is that Yamaha is still extremely weak on American Rock styles. The Blues styles are improving. The general Country styles are fairly decent. There are still far too many polkas and I am like...really??? They are good styles, just not my cup of tea.