450 Preset Styles
The PSR-S970 has 450 Styles, including 10 all-new DJ styles, 366 Pro, 31 Session, 3 Free Play and 40 Audio Styles. The more junior PSR-S770 has 360 styles (320 Pro, 27 Session, 10 DJ, a Free Play and none of the new audio styles).
Here's what Yamaha says about the S970 styles:
DJ Styles are a new live performance concept, featuring a collection of chord progressions that eliminate the need for continuous chord changes with the left hand. Now you've got both hands free to play melody lines, use the Live Controllers, or even trigger additional external audio with the Multi Pads to add a unique flair to your performance.
Bring your performances to life with Audio Styles, featuring high quality percussion ensembles and drums, all recorded by world-class musicians in studios around the globe. Audio Styles add natural feel and warmth to any rhythm track for greater expressive potential than ever before.
Voice & Style Expansion Packs enable you to customize the PSR-S970 with a wide range of additional content from all over the world. When loaded into the keyboard, you can instantly access authentic new sounds, rhythms and backing in the musical style of your choice.
For a description of all the features in the new S970, visit the PSR-S970 page at Yamaha US.
The table below lists all of the styles in the PSR-S970 and PSR-S770. Styles marked with a (C) are available in both the S970 and S770. The 90 styles exclusive to the S970 are marked with an (A) and shown in blue font. Some styles appear only in the S770 and they are marked with a (B) and a red font. The cateogy titles indicate the total number of styles in the S970 (and the S770) for that category.
|BALLAD - 45 (29) Styles|
| 12-8Ballad (C)|
| Acoustic8BtBld (A)|
|IndustrialChill (A) |
|BALLROOM - 18 (18) Styles|
|9-8Waltz (C) |
|OrganQuickstep (C) |
|Rumba (C) |
|COUNTRY - 29 (26) Styles|
|70sChartCntry (C) |
|CountryHits (C) |
|FingerPickin' (C) |
|DANCE - 64 (48) Styles|
|6-8Trance (C) |
|DiscoPhilly (C) |
|MellowHipHop (C) |
|ENTERTAINER - 48 (34) Styles|
|70sFrenchHit (C) |
|MallorcaParty (C) |
|SchlagerFox (C) |
|LATIN - 40 (34) Styles|
|Axe (C) |
|Danzon (C) |
|PopLatin (C) |
|MOVIE&SHOW - 32 (27) Styles|
|70sTVTheme (C) |
|EtherealVoices (A) |
|OnBroadway (A) |
|POP&ROCK - 49 (36) Styles|
|16BeatRock (A) |
|90sSynthRock (A) |
| FunkPopRock (C) |
|R&B - 36 (33) Styles|
|6-8Soul (C) |
|GospelSisters (C) |
|Rock&RollShfl (C) |
|SWING&JAZZ - 37 (30) Styles|
|AcousticJazz (C) |
|DreamyBallad (C) |
|ModBigBandShfl (C) |
|WORLD - 52 (45) Styles|
|6-8March (C) |
|IrishHymn2 (A) |
Jing Ju Jie Zou (C)
|PopFlamenco (C) |
Xi Qing Luo Gu (C)
Onacimus' Styles for the PSR-S970
Christmas Styles Collection
(Dec 10, 2016) I have created Christmas style collection for PSR S970 drawing from the Standard, Super Mega, Super Mega Plus and Special collections for S970, which are available below. These styles may also compatible to T4, T5, C6, & C7 keyboards. In the Christmas Style set there are lot of Christmas Styles. Though there are some other styles from other categories as well: ClassicMoon6-8 & Moonlight6-8 for "O! Holy Night", MOR Swing & TapdanceSwing for Swing type songs ("Rudolph the Red-nosed Raindeer"), MORWaltz for "Silent Night". There are 91 styles available in this Christmas-S970.zip file. The sources for all the files are available in this Microsoft Excel file. Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Standard Styles Collection
(13 February 2016) I have now completed a Standard Styles collection for the new PSR-S970 with a total of 980 styles. The "Standard Styles" collection includes styles from nine keyboards: PSR-9000 and 9000Pro, PSR-740 floppy, PSR-2000, PSR-2100, PSR-1500, PSR-550, and CVP-209 and CVP210. For this Collection, I picked styles from PSR-S910 Standard collection, added some more styles, and did slight voice editing.
I retained the Icons of styles as given in the Original keyboard (styles after 2k models). For unknown icons (9k & S550 styles have no icons), I applied icons similar to other styles of the same type. In Style icons, some icons are in the icon list of S970. Some icons are appearing but not in the list. I changed many style icons. Most of the icons are not in the icon list of the S970. For example, the 'Pro' icon in "8Beat3" of POP&ROCK is not in the icon list. I viewed in Michael's Midi Player where there is a section for icons. For "Pro" icon, we should change the four character code between Style name and extension (8Beat3[Style name], .T108[Icon character] & .prs[Style type extension]). Using this procedure, I changed many icons.
In many styles, I retained "Standard Kit 1 & 2" because these are given as Live! kitsIn some Dance styles, I revoiced some Dance Kit to the House Kit of S970 and remaped the drums according to the sound of Old Dance Kit (9K, 2K, C2 & 15). I changed many Dance styles in the Dance category by changing DanceKit to HouseKit. I remaped the drum notes to hear the original sound of the Old DanceKit (PSR-740, 9000, 9000PRO, 2000, 2100, 1500, CVP-209 & 210). Here only PSR-S550 uses the new DanceKit (TYROS, PSR-3000...)
I updated many styles in each category by changing new voices of S970 in style tracks as well as OTS (Live!ConcertGrand, Sweet!OrchFlute, Cool!VintageFlatBass, etc...) and by replacing the old voices. I did this voice change in new styles of duplication (JazzRock1 and JazzRock2 of Pop&Rock are the same. 1 is from 9k, 2 is from 2k. Here Drum setup is different but the acomp are same. I changed the new voice only in 2k style).
(11 June 2016) I edited many styles that use DanceKit. Using the unique 'Drum Setup' in S970 style creator, I translated to 'AnalogT9Kit' and did Drum remaping, Leveling, Pitch Corase etc to resemble the old DanceKit voice (Before TYROS and PSR 3000). With these changes I updated S970 Standard styles.
(8 August 2016) I have extended the S970 Standard collections by adding Oriental Styles from PSR-A1000. (YAMAHA released this PSR keyboard along with PSR-1000 & PSR-2000 during 2001). I added styles of 'Arabic' and 'Turkish&Greek' in additional "Oriental" folder (this set can be useful only for S-series keyboards). I also added 3 styles in the World category, which has no risk of Oriental voices. These styles are SFF1 styles and have only Standard voices. With these I updated the XL files.
(20 May 2017) I am extending the Standard Style collection by adding more PSR-740 styles. PSR-740 is the first PSR Keyboard to hold styles with 4 variations, 2 Intros (A & B) and 2 Endings (A & B). Most of the styles are unique. I transfered Intro C, and Ending C from the related PSR 8000 styles. I also added a Break from Fill BA of the PSR 8000. In the Excel file, I named these style as PSR-740Plus (7P).
Today, I am adding 15 Pop&Rock styles from PSR-740. I skipped some styles that were the same in 9k and later. In the table below, the whole Pop&Rock category is replaced as is the Excel file.
(Note: the S970, S950, S910, and the PSR-3000 Standard style collections are all being updated with these new PSR-740 styles.)
(25 May 2017) Ballad category updated with 18 new styles from the 740.
(5/20 - 115 styles)
|Microsoft XL File|
This new PSR-S970 keyboard is extremely different from the previous PSR models (including PSR-S950). It has a wide screen, Drum setup in Style creator, more new Audio Styles, new DJ! styles and many more features. There are also a lot of extraordinary voices including Live! Drum and Live! SFX kits. This is almostly a full arranger Keyboard.
Super Mega Styles
(10 March 2016) I have started working on a "Super Mega Styles collection" for the PSR-S970. I picked these from the S910 collection and added few more styles. This collection includes all SFF1 Mega styles from Tyros1, Tyros2, CVP-309, CVP-409, PSR-3000, PSR-S900 and PSR-S700.
For this collection, I picked all Tyros1 styles as basic and added other styles if they were new and slightly different. I also did some slight revoicing. I put different icons for each style, mostly matching the original.
(22 June 2016) In building the SuperMega collection for the S950, I used the S970 collection and found that some styles had to be edited in almost every category and some added to World.
(10 August 2016) Like Standard collection, I have extended the Super Mega collections by adding Oriental Styles from PSR-OR700. (YAMAHA released this PSR keyboard along with PSR-S700 & S900 during 2007). I added all 'Arabic&Maghrebi' and 'Turkish&Greek' and some styles of 'Iranian' together in 'Oriental' folder (these set of styles can be useful only for S-series keyboards). I also transferred some styles in World category, which have no risk of Oriental voices. The Oriental Styles that I included have 'ArabicKit1' and 'ArabicMixKit', those are available in most of the S-series keyboards. These styles are SFF1 styles those have Mega voices. With these, I updated the XL files.
(6/22 - 120 styles)
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(6/22 - 65 styles)
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(6/22 - 70 styles)
(6/22 - 75 styles)
(3/8 - 65 styles)
(8/10 - 114 styles)*
(6/22 - 35 styles)
(8/10 - 75 styles) *
* Updated 8/10/16.
Super Mega Plus Styles
(13 May 2016) I have completed the Super Mega Plus styles collection for the PSR-S970. To review the difference in these S970 collections:
- "Standard" Collection means Styles having Many Extraordinary voices (Sweet, Cool & Live) except Mega voices in Tracks and OTS.
- "Super Mega" means Super Articulation Voices in OTS and Mega Voices in Tracks
- "Super Mega Plus" means all the previous but SFF2 styles.
Source keyboards include 1.S710, 2. S650, 3. S910, 4. TYROS3/CVP-509, 5. S950, 6. TYROS4/CVP-609, 7. TYROS5/CVP-709. Here S910=S750 and S950=S770. But there are some unique styles in new ones. Also some unique styles of S670 are added. S710 has no Mega Strings and Brass. S910 has no Mega SingleCoil, Jazz, Vintage Basses. S950/T3 has no Mega Finger, Vintage, Slap, Amp, Pick Guitars and Real & Classical Strings. S970 has all Mega voices mentioned above and related S.Art! and regular voices of TYROS4. But Mega Choir Voices and S.Art2 voices are not included. I faced some risks to convert some TYROS Styles with DSP effect (Rock type styles). I tried my level best to substitute the effects. I included the S970 Converted Audio styles. Dance styles iinclude new DJ styles. For using DJ styles in T4 and after or C6 and after, the extension (.scp) should be changed as .sty or .prs or .sst. Latin and Ballroom styles include some unique Brazil styles of S670.
Like Standard collection, and Super Mega collection, I have also extended both Super Mega Plus collections by adding Oriental Styles from PSR-A2000. (YAMAHA released this PSR keyboard between PSR-SX10&SX50 during 2011). I added all 'Arabic&Maghrebi' and 'Turkish&Greek' and some styles of 'Iranian' together in 'Oriental' folder (these set of styles can be useful only for S-series keyboards). I also transferred some styles in World category that have no risk of Oriental voices. The Oriental Styles that I included have 'ArabicKit1' and 'ArabicMixKit', those are available in most of the S-series keyboards. These styles are SFF2 styles, which have Mega voices in tracks and S.Art! Voices in OTS.
(26 August 2016) I have added styles from the PSR-A3000. Some of the Oriental Styles are given in World category. I added some in both World categories and others in the Ethnic category. I also updated some styles in the Oriental category. These changes are incorporated in the table below.
(Jan-Feb 2017) I started converting Choir tracks of T4, T5, C6 & C7 styles having Mega Choir voices. Editing Choir tracks are difficult because there are a lot of voice changes (MSB, LSB and Program Changes) and parameter changes (Control changes like Attack, Release, etc) in a single track. There may not be much difference on the edited choir tracks in TYROS models. T4 and T5 have a lot of Mega/SuperArticulation/Regular choir voices. PSR models have only Choir (legacy), GothicVox, UuhChoir, Gospelvoices, etc. But S970 has two new Choir voices (BoysChoirAah and BoysChoirOoh in SuperArticulation! and Live!). These voices cannot be replaced with the Mega Choir voices of the TYROS styles. Lot of note editions, velocity changes and parameter changes have to be done. So these styles will be useful for PSR owners.
I found there are three types of Mega Choir. 1. *aa, 2. *oo and 3. *ee. For *aa I replaced BoysAah, GhoticVox and Choir (Legacy). For *oo ... BoysOoh and UuhChoir. But for *ee, I put Aah and Ooh alternatively in previous updates. Now I changed HaaChoir (000-114-053) for *ee, it sounds different. With these changes I edited the 8 Swing&Jazz styles.
(May 6, 2017) I have made more updates in many styles in each categories, mostly in audio styles and vocal styles. These are final updates in S970 Super Mega Plus.
(May 18, 2017) I viewed all the Tyros5 styles and found some different and new styles that I have now added to the SuperMegaPlus collection. The 20 new additions are in the totals below and in this zip file.
( 82 styles)
( 90 styles)
|Conv Audio |
|Conv Vocal |
Special Style Collection for S970
(25 May 2016) I have changed the name "EX & EX Styles" to "Special Style collection For PSR-S970". I have updated all the styles and added many new styles in 11 categories. I have converted many Expansion styles. The interesting thing is, these styles can be played well without any expansion packs. I have remaped the new kits by using the drumkits available in S970. For example, in Entertainer styles, 'SchlagerKit' is translated to 'HouseKit' of S970 (See 'KaiserSchlager', 'KaiserShuffle, 'ModernSchlager1&2, 'SchlagerDiscoFox' and many others.)
These styles also can be used in TYROS3, 4, 5, CVP-509, 609, 709, S950 and S770. Some styles of Entertainer section need drum remaping in T3, C5 and S950. Because they have no 'HouseKit'. The voice selections are up to the standared of S770. There are more than 100 styles in World category so I used two folders. I added another category (Ethnic), which will sound well only in S-series keyboards. I added a lot of Oriental styles that uses 'TurkishKit' , 'PopLatinKit' and 'ArabicKit2' (Legacy) in World category. And styles having Oriental Voices (Nay, Er Hu, Di Zi,...) and Oriental Kits (Arabic1 and ArabicMix) in Ethnic category.
Indian Style Collection
(22 February 2016) I have assembled a collection of all YAMAHA Indian styles. They are from the Indian2, IndianDevotional, and IndianEntertainer Expansion packs for the PSR-S970. Additional styles are from the S950 Bonus styles of Indian2, S750 Pack and Bonus styles of Indian2, S650 pack and Bonus styles on Indian2 and some preset styles from S710 & S550. I brought together all these styles (95 styles) in one collection by eliminating duplicates. These styles will play well in S970 only if any one of the three Indian packs are installed. A Microsoft XL file is also available.
Onacimus Classic Styles for SFF2 Keyboards
Onacimus has converted styles from a number of "Classic" Yamaha keyboards (PSR-730, PSR-740, PSR-8000, PSR-620 & PSR-510) for use on SFF2 keyboards like the PSR-S910. You can find these conversions on Onacimus' Covnersions page.
You will find many more style conversions by Onacimus for earlier keyboards that will also work very well on the S970. Check out Onacimus' Conversions page.