PSR-S550B Press Release

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New Yamaha PSR-S550B Arranger Workstation Offers Professional Features At a Nice Price

(Feb 6, 2009) BUENA PARK, Calif. — The new Yamaha PSR-S550B Arranger Workstation is packed with professional features like USB MIDI and storage, 16-track sequencing, Ethnic instrument Voices and Drum Kits and full XG compatibility, making it a welcome and versatile addition to any serious musician's keyboard collection.

"With its white cone speakers and professional black finish, the PSR-S550B sounds as good as it looks," says Dane Madsen, Digital Piano marketing manager, Yamaha Keyboard Division. "We've revamped this unit with more robust features. The bottom line—this is a serious keyboard."

Yamaha, the only digital keyboard manufacturer that also makes acoustic pianos, is renowned for great keyboard sounds at all price points. Replacing the PSR-S500, the new PSR-S550B features 774 instrument Voices, 22 drum kits, and 176 song and genre Styles. Styles are expandable with Yamaha's Style Engine and Style Creator function.

In addition to its realistic voices and the ability to display notation and lyrics, the new model also features 64-note polyphony, cool Dance Styles, high-quality sound with DSP effects, a style engine with style creator function, and full style control with four sections and three introductions and endings. It also includes transpose and octave buttons.