We Are The World: PSR-OR700 Arranger Workstation Creates Sounds From Around the Globe

(Press Release | Posted 2007-11-12)

We Are The World: PSR-OR700 Arranger Workstation Creates Sounds From Around the Globe

It's a whole new world for keyboard players as Yamaha introduces the PSR-OR700 Arranger Workstation, giving Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Arabic music lovers the ability to play scales that differ from the Western system of music notation. Never before available in the United States, the PSR-OR700 is designed for professionals and provides the ability to play quarter tone notes, common to Arabic music, for instance, which fall between half steps on the Western keyboard scale.

With 862 Voices, 96 notes of polyphony and 22 drum kits, the new keyboard also features MegaVoice Technology for incredibly realistic sounds and styles, USB storage options, 96-note polyphony and Modeled Organ Flutes with nine virtual drawbars. It also includes ethnic content, including instrument Voices and rhythm sounds, and special panel control buttons for tuning on the fly.

"Yamaha has carried previous versions of the PSR-OR700 in other parts of the world, but never in the United States, so it's wonderful to address this market segment with a professional Arranger Workstation keyboard designed for today's Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Arabic musicians and production specialists who are experimenting with these sounds and tunings," said Mark Anderson, marketing manager, Portable Keyboards, Pro Audio & Combo Division, Yamaha Corporation of America.

Yamaha's entire Arranger Workstation line includes the flagship Tyros2, the PSR-S900, the PSR-S700, the PSR-OR700 and the PSR-S500.

For more information, write Yamaha Corporation of America, Pro Audio & Combo Division, Portable Keyboards, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622-6600; telephone (714) 522-9011; or e-mail infostation@yamaha.com.

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