Yamaha Tyros 4 Vst
Yamaha Tyros 4 Vst
lastly, i didn’t find the accompanying documentation to be up to the standard of the rest of yamaha’s software. the manual, especially, is pretty shoddy. it’s basic text, with no illustrations at all, and no reference to the styles. in particular, the style list is buried inside a chapter on alternative keyboards. i don’t think it’s a big deal though, since it’s easy to import styles from other yamaha software.
in sum, the tyros is a great instrument. the styles are terrific. the sound quality is excellent. the instrument is sturdy and reliable. the price is outrageous. if you’re looking for a superb keyboard at a bargain price, the tyros is a great choice.
if you want true flexibility and usability, look at the classic jupiter 8. if you want to get into amazing music right away, consider the g3. but if you want absolute uniqueness and high quality, the tyros is your best bet.
it’s expensive. it’s probably the least portable synth ever designed. it’s a lot to ask for. but if you’re the kind of person who likes pushing the limits of technology, the tyros is a dream. you’ll never look at sound again.
yamaha’s new tyros 4 vst is one of the most expensive digital synthesizers i’ve ever seen. it’s a high-end keyboard, a platform for some very realistic sampled instrument sounds, a mic input (with chord-smart vocal harmonization during song playback), and a liquid crystal display.
i’ve played with the tyros for about three hours, and i like it a lot. i’m not sure i’d want to carry the tyros around on a daily basis, but it’s great to have on hand for when inspiration strikes. i’ll be using it to record demo tracks for a few upcoming projects, and i think it would work well as a teaching tool.
the tyros 4’s arranger is loaded with powerful features and options. you can use a real piano, which is the default option, or use a number of pre-programmed voices that yamaha calls the “all-in-one” voices. these include the the new articulations, which are pretty flexible. i thought that the arranger’s keyboard was very easy to navigate, and the new velocity sensitive keys are a welcome addition. the keys have been split in the lower, upper, and middle regions, so it’s easy to quickly switch between high and low settings, or between various types of articulations (for example, pizzicato, legato, and so on).
i was very impressed with the tyros 4’s sound quality. the tyros 4 is loaded with 15 new super articulation 2 voices. the tyros 4’s arranger lets you use your computer’s keyboard, midi controller or on-board sound module, just like a traditional piano, organ or synth. the tyros 4 includes articulations for piano, organ, strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, and more.
yamaha’s arranger lets you record any combination of sounds, up to a maximum of four tracks at a time. the arranger includes two arranger modes: split chords (which allows you to record up to four tracks at once) and all-in-one (which allows you to record up to eight tracks at once).
you might also be asking, “why does the tyros include drawbar sounds at all?” one reason is that if you’re an organist or a pianist, you’ll probably want to do some drawbar work on the hardware organ itself. another is that the drawbar sound (along with the drawbar element, which represents the drawbar itself) is one of the few sounds that can be played simultaneously on both the keyboard and the sound module, as both elements respond to the same velocity controls. a third is that, with the drawbar sounds, you get to choose from a much wider range of options than you do with the factory voices. you can create your own drawbar sounds, some of which may be rather interesting.