Sounds That Satisfy
The best musical instruments start with top-quality sounds, and the S90 XS/S70 XS delivers
all that - and more. The S Series features all the Voices, Performances, arps and Virtual Circuit Modeling effects found on the flagship MOTIF XS Music Production Synthesizer.
Plus we've added a huge 142 megabytes dedicated exclusively to high-quality piano waveforms, for a total of 456 MB of instrument samples.
Foremost among these new piano sounds are the new samples taken from Yamaha's
world-renowned S6 concert grand piano. These fully capture the richly textured sound of
that wonderfully expressive instrument, and provide a warm concert grand piano sound
unavailable on any other keyboard. For variation, the MOTIF XS piano based on a Yamaha
CFIIIS is also available.
Conventional keyboards in the past had their sounds designed primarily for the listener.
This time, however, our development team set out to primarily satisfy the player instead.
We reasoned that when the performer hears and experiences the best possible sound, the
performance would be the best possible, too! The result? The S90 XS/S70 XS is a genuine
musician's instrument, one that truly inspires and stimulates the live performer as well as
the music creator and arranger.
Streamline Your Performance
The S90 XS/S70 XS also lets you quickly and conveniently create your own custom Performances,
with the amazingly fast and easy Performance Creator feature. It's never been easier to
select a Voice, then quickly program Layers and Splits - even assigning a Drum Voice complete with arps to create your perfect Performance.
Let's say that you're playing a piano Voice and you want to layer a string sound on top of it.
Simply press the [LAYER] button, then select the desired Voice category and Voice, and store
your new Performance - just a few button presses and you're there!
Plus the panel controls of the S90 XS/S70 XS have been designed and positioned for optimum, intuitive operation, especially for live performance. For example, you can quickly select a Part, turn it on/off, set Arpeggio on/off, switch Arpeggio Hold - all done easily with the top panel controls - and instantly tweak important synth parameters via the Knobs and Sliders.
The perfect Performance has never been easier to create and control.
Ideal for Live Performers
The S90 XS/S70 XS has a host of other features that live performers
will appreciate - such as the combo input jack that accepts mic
input. Simply plug in a microphone, tweak
the INPUT GAIN knob (while checking the convenient PEAK lamp),
and you're all set! Plus, you can use the Control Knobs to finely adjust
the volume and even directly apply reverb or chorus to the sound.
Recording Direct to USB / Internal Memory
If you've got a USB memory device or thumb drive, you can plug it into the S90 XS/S70 XS
and record your performance as audio data. This remarkable feature lets you instantly
capture what you play on the keyboard - including arpeggio playback - to your USB device.
If you've connected a microphone or guitar, you can even record your singing or playing
as well. You can also record audio directly to the internal flash memory (192 MB) built
into the instrument, without the need of a memory device.
And keep in mind that anything you've recorded to the memory device, even audio files created
on your computer, can be played back on the S90 XS/S70 XS - which means you can create
your own custom audio backing tracks and perform along with them on the S90 XS/S70
XS. For example, you can create a basic song track beforehand, then sing and solo over it
during your performance. Or add guitar parts and vocal harmonies to be played back with
your live performance. There's also a useful Song Chain function that lets you string together
separate recordings and create a convenient backing track "set list" for your gigs.
Dimensions Width 1,472mm (58")
Height 173mm (6-3/4")
Depth 385mm (15-1/4")
Weight Weight 22.4kg (49.6 lbs.)
Keyboard Number of Keys 88
Type Balanced Hammer Effect Keyboard
Initial Touch Yes
Other Controllers Pitch Bend Yes
Control Slider Assignable Control sliders x 4
Control Knobs Assignable Control knobs x 4
Others Assignable Fucntion button x 2, Data Dial, Input Gain
Display Type graphic backlit LCD
Size 160×64 dot
Tone Generation Tone Generating Technology AWM2 with Expanded Articulation
Multi Timbral Capacity 16 Internal Parts + Mic Input Part
Ware ROM Capacity 456 MB (when converted to 16-bit linear format), 2,772 waveforms
Polyphony Number of Polyphony (Max.) 128
Preset Number of Voices Preset: 1,024 normal voices + 64 drum kits, GM: 128 normal voices + 1 drum kits, User: 128 x 4 (Bank 1 - 3: selected and copied from Preset bank) Normal Voice + 32 drum kits
Types Reverb 9 types
Chorus 22 types
Insertion 54 types x 8 blocks
Master Effect 9 types
Master EQ 5 bands
Part EQ 3 bands, stereo
Recording Number of Arpegio Preset x 6,779 types
User x 256 types (when loading the User Arpeggio data of MOTIF XS)
Compatible Data Format Playback SMF Format 0/1 (playback only)
Storage and Connectivity
Storage Internal Memory 192MB
Connectivity AC IN Yes
Headphones PHONES (standard stereo phone jack)
Foot Control FOOT CONTROLLER1, 2
Foot Switch FOOT SWITCH x 2 (SUSTAIN, ASSIGNABLE)
Microphone MIC INPUT (combo jack)
MIDI MIDI IN/OUT/THRU
Assignable OUT ASSIGNABLE OUTPUT L, R (standard phone jack)
LINE OUT OUTPUT L/MONO, R (standard phone jack)
USB TO DEVICE USB (TO DEVICE)
USB TO HOST USB (TO HOST)
Power Consumption 25W
CD-ROM Cubase AI Disc x 1
Included Accessories AC Power cord, Owner's Manual, Owner's Manual CD-ROM (containing Reference Manual and Data List)