Two assignable live controllers, a modulation wheel and two assignable foot pedal inputs ensure total control over voices, styles, effects, and other functions during live performance.
A new DJ Styles feature a collection of chord progressions that eliminate the need for continuous chord changes with the left hand. The sampled sounds are complimented by percussion ensembles and drums recorded by world-class musicians in studios around the globe, while a Synth Vocoder function allows for using the user's voice for synthesizing the internal sounds. A Vocal Harmony 2 system adds harmonies with control provided over the pitch, level, and number of harmonies added, ensuring the vocals are always present.
The arranger includes distortion and reverb effects taken from the Tyros 5 synthesizer, delivering an authentic and natural sound with effortless editing of effect parameters via an intuitive interface. The company's Virtual Circuitry Modeling (VCM) technology also simulates phaser, wah, compressor, and phaser effects at the circuit level. Sound expansion is available using the 512 MB of on-board expansion memory. And to enhance practicing and performance, Yamaha Chord Tracker app for iPhone and iPad (sold separately) instantly identifies and extracts any chord sequence from an audio track stored on the keyboard.