YAMAHA Tyros 2
Voice Editor software included

Arranger Workstations

euro 3.300,00


Used primarily in MIDI recording, the MegaVoices provide enhanced realism and expression for your songs. They make special use of velocity switching, with completely different sounds in the various velocity ranges. For example, a guitar MegaVoice has mutes, slides and finger noise assigned to different velocity ranges, making the voice difficult to "play" in real time, but useful when creating realistic MIDI tracks. Special MEGAEnhancer software Tyros2 (free download) automatically converts your conventional song data for MegaVoice use.


The Tyros2 has over 500 dynamic, realistic Voices, covering virtually every instrument category in the real world, as well as other-world-like sounds, The Organ Flutes section has a wealth of organ sounds from Theatre to Jazz and Classical to Rock, while the special Live, Cool ! and Sweet categories give you a huge palette of acoustic and electronic instrument Voices, using stereo and multilayered samples to fully capture the natural presence, expression and vibrato of the real instruments.


Tyros2 has a comprehensive set of Digital Signal Processing (DSP) tools, effects that let you enhance the sound with the recreated ambience of a concert hall or the warmth of chorusing, or even a rotary speaker effect. Versatile EQ processing gives you fine control over the overall tone and timbre. Plus, there are many special effects you can use, such as Distortion, Auto Wah and Pitch Change, to completely transform the sound of each Voice.


The Voices feature the performance characteristics of each instrument, the expressive finger-slides on the guitar, or the breathy, legato phrasing of a saxophone.

Styles and Multi Pads

The 400 built-in accompaniment Styles, each with 15 different sections, and the versatile real-time controls give you the power to perform fully arranged songs, instantly, intuitively and interactively. To spice up your performance, use the Multi Pads to trigger a wide selection of one-shot phrases and special loops while you play.

Music Finder

Music Finder features over 1,800 preset records, each with its own specially selected Style and Voice settings and choice of four registrations.

One Touch Settings

This performance feature provides four specially programmed settings for each Style. Simply select the Style you want, then press one of the One Touch Setting buttons, and the Tyros2 is instantly reconfigured, with the proper Voices and effects, for playing in that style of music.

Registration Memory

Eight Registration Memory presets give you instant, total recall of your favorite panel settings, including which song and Style are selected, and which Voices are assigned to the keyboard.

Vocal Harmony

Connect a microphone, and let the Tyros2 automatically add backup singers to your voice. The added vocal harmony parts instantly follow the chords you play, and you can even select different harmony styles to match the music.

FSX keyboard

Physically, the keys are of high-precision manufacture and offer greater durability than conventional models. Most importantly, however, the keyboard has enhanced touch response, making it the most expressive and musical keyboard in its class.

Song Creating

Built-in 16-track MIDI sequencer: record your keyboard performance in real time or use the Step Record feature to enter each note individually. There's even an Easy Record function that lets you instantly record fully arranged songs, including accompaniment styles, just pres REC and START/STOP. Use the quantize features to automatically clean up the timing of your performance, and replace specific song sections with the easy Punch In/Out recording function.

Style Creating

With the versatile Style Creator feature, you can change the content of existing styles or even create your own new, original styles from scratch. Or combine various parts from different styles and come up with unusual "hybrid" accompaniments.

Voice Creating

Voice Creator and Voice Set are two powerful features that let you craft your own Custom Voices. Voice Creator allows you to import your own audio samples and waveforms, and assign them to the keys as desired, letting you build completely new Voices with completely new sounds. Voice Set gives you tools for editing a Voice, changing its filter, envelope and vibrato settings, as well as making modulation assignments and adjusting the EQ and effects.

Hard Disk Recorder

Directly record the sound of the Tyros2 to an optional installed hard disk drive as digital audio data. Naturally, you can record your voice, guitar or other acoustic and electric instruments as well, and mix them with the Tyros2 sound. Overdub additional parts as desired to the stereo track, too. And if you have a computer and audio editing software, edit the sound file as needed, and then re-import it to the Tyros2.

Connect to computer

The built-in USB connections let you freely exchange and save your important data, and use your computer to take full control over the Tyros2 features. A single USB connection lets you access both MIDI ports, for up to 32 channels of MIDI recording. Two separate USB TO DEVICE terminals are included, one on the front panel, for convenient connection of storage devices such as USB memory sticks.

Extensive software

Included with the instrument is the Tyros2 Voice Editor, which provides comprehensive, eay-to-use control over the voice and effect parameters. Data is transferred between the computer and Tyros2 in real time, so you can play the voice as soon as you've edited it. Another versatile tool is the MEGAEnhancer for Tyros2 (free download), which converts conventional MIDI song data for use with the MegaVoices.


Naturally, the Tyros2 is backwards compatible with the original Tyros and can play all of your existing music software, reading and playing SFF (style), SMF (song) as well as DOC (song) files. Tyros2 also supports the sound standards GM, GM2 and XG. A convenient File Converter application for your PC is also included which allows registration data from the PSR-9000 and 9000Pro models to be converted and played back on the Tyros2.

Online, On-demand Music (IDC)

Yamaha has created a new, essential online service for musicians everywhere: Internet Direct Connection (IDC). IDC lets you connect the Tyros2 directly to the Internet, without a computer, letting you delve into thousands of MIDI songs on our custom website, and download your favorite music for playback on the Tyros2.

Large color display

One of the first things you notice about the Tyros2 is its extra-large, full-color, high-resolution display. The adjustable display tilts up for ease in viewing, and shows all important settings and parameters at a glance. The display signal can also be sent to an external monitor, useful for sing-along events and houses of worship.

Score and Lyrics display

You can display the song notation (score) and lyrics (for songs that have score and lyric data). A special Text display function allows you to show text files you've created on your computer, making it possible to display lyrics for songs that don't have lyric data, or for creating your own onscreen chord charts and song memos.

Music studies

The Tyros2 also has a wealth of features that enhance your music studies. There are keyboard guide functions that pause song playback and wait for you to play the correct notes. There's even a bouncing ball in the display that shows you in real time what melody notes to play. Tyros2 has convenient performance and learning features for singers as well.


As your musical needs grow, the Tyros2 can grow with them. Install a hard disk drive inside the instrument and gain massive storage capability for your Custom Voices, Styles, Registrations and song data, as well as storage for audio created with the Hard Disk Recorder function. For maximum expressive potential and easy program changes the MFC10 MIDI foot controller ia available.

Control Interface


Type FSX
Number of Keys 61 keys (C1 - C6) Initial touch/Aftertouch
Touch Response Yes
After Touch Yes


Type LCD
Color Color
Size 640 x 480 dots VGA Color LCD
Back Light Yes
Score Display Yes
Lyrics Display Yes
Wallpaper Customization Yes

Other Controllers

Pitch Bend Yes
Modulation Yes
Multi Pads 120, Pad 1-4, Stop, Select


Tone Generation

Tone Generating Technology AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling


Number of Polyphony 128


Number of Voices 504 (486 Normal + 18 Mega) + 10 Organ Flute + 480 XG + 256 GM2 + 23 Drum kits + 6 SFX kits (And GS Voices for GS Song playback)
Featured Voices MegaVoices (18 voices) Small Strings, Large Strings, Brass, Tenor Sax, Trumpet, Nylon Guitar, Solid Guitar 1/2, Steel Guitar, Hi String Guitar, 12Strings Guitar, Clean Guitar, Overdrive, Distortion, Acoustic Bass, Finger Bass, Pick Bass, Fretless Bass | Sweet! Voices (23 voices) Jazz/Pop/Ballad TenorSax, Growl Sax, Tenor Sax, Alto Sax, Soprano Sax, Jazz/Silver/Golden Trumpet, Cornet, Trumpet, Mute Trumpet, Flugel Horn, Trombone, Violin, Harmonica, Mandolin, Oboe, Clarinet, Flute, Pan Flute, Classical Flute | Live! Voices (58 voices) Dynamic Strings, Spiccato, Dynamic Brass, Power Brass, French Horn, Sax Section, Dynamic Steel Guitar, Grand Piano, Dynamic Nylon, Guitar, Gospel Choir, etc. | Live! Drums (9 drum kits) Live! PowerKit 1/2, Live! Studio, Live! Standard 1/2, Live! Brush, Live! Symphony, Live! PopLatin, Live! Cuban | Cool! Voices (39 voices) Sparkle Stack, Curved Bars, Slide Solid, Clean Guitar, Jazz Guitar, Power Lead, etc. | Organ Flutes!, 10 Presets | Super Articulation Voices (42 voices) Concert Strings, Tremolo Bowing 1/2, Big Band Brass, Brass Fall f/mf, Trumpet, Trumpet Shake1/2, Saxophone, Concert Guitar, FlamencoGuitar, Steel Guitar, Warm Solid, Guitar Hero, Feedbacker, Magic Bell, etc.


GM Yes (Level 2)
XG Yes
XF Yes


Sound Creator Voice setting Editor / Voice Creator with Wave Assign
Sampling Custom Voice
Optional Wave Capacity 4MB (Pre-installed) / 1024MB (Optional)

Accompaniment Styles


Number of Preset Styles 11 Categories 400 Styles (Pro Styles: 357, Session Styles: 43)
Featured Styles MegaVoice Styles (used by preset styles)
Variations Intro x 3, Fill In x 4, Main x 4, Break x 1, Ending x 3
Fingering Single Finger, Fingered, Fingered On Bass, Multi Finger, AI Fingered,Full Keyboard, AI Full Keyboard


Style Creator Yes
User Styles Yes

Other Features

One Touch Setting (OTS) 4 for Each Style (Programmable), with OTS Link
Music Finder/Music Database Preset: 1,835 records Edit: Programmable. Up to 2,500 records



Playback Function PLAY, PAUSE, STOP, REC, FF, REW
Number of Preset Songs 5
Number of User Songs Unlimited (depending on the storage media's capacity)
Song Position Jump 4 point / Loop


Recording Function Quick Recording, Multi Recording, Step Recording, Song Editing
Number of Songs Unlimited (depending on the storage media's capacity)
Number of Channels 16

Compatible Data Format

Playback SMF (Format 0 & 1), ESEQ, XF, Style File
Recording SMF (Format 0)

Hard Disk Recording

Control Play, Pause, Stop, Rec, Prev, Next
Playlist Repeat, Sort, Shuffle, Marking
File Format Wave (16-bit, 44.1KHz, Stereo)



Blocks Reverb/Chorus/DSPs:6, Microphone:1
Reverb 34 presets + 3 users
Chorus 30 presets + 3 users
DSP DSP Effect For Style: 189 presets + 3 users DSP Effect For R1/R2/R3/Left: 189 presets + 10 users DSP Effect For Mic: 189 presets + 10 users
Equalizer Master EQ x 7, 2-band EQ x 29
Master EQ 5 Bands : 5 presets + 2 users
Part EQ 2 Bands: 29 Parts (R1, R2, R3, Left, MultiPad, Style x 8, Song x 16)
Master Compressor 5 presets + 5 users
Others Mic effects: Noise Gate x 1, Compressor x 1, 3Band EQ x 1


Split Yes. Separete split points for Chord and Voice (LEFT)
Poly/Mono Yes
Panel Sustain Yes

Accompany Style Related

Vocal Harmony 60 presets + 10 users
Auto Harmony Harmony/Echo (17 presets)



Guide Follow Lights, Any Key, Karao-Key, Vocal CueTIME
Guide Lamp No
Performance Assistant Technology (PAT) Yes
Yamaha Education Suite (YES) No


Demonstration Overall Demo, Function Demo

Registration Memory

Control Bank +/-, Regist Sequence, Freeze
Number of Buttons 8 x unlimited banks (depending on the storage media's capacity)

Overall Controls

Metronome Yes
Tempo Range 5 - 500, Tap Tempo
Transpose -12 - 0 - 12 (Assignable Keyboard / Song / Master) Upper Octave (-1, 0, +1) Part Octave (-2, -1, 0, +1, +2)
Tuning 414.8 - 440 - 466.8 Hz
Scale Type 9 presets


Language for Display 5 Languages (English, German, French, Spanish, Italian)
Direct Access Yes

Storage and Connectivity


HDD 2.5 inch IDE (Optional, Internal)
Floppy Disk Optional
Flash Memory (Internal) 3.2MB
External Drives Optional USB Flash Memory, USB Hard Disk Drive, etc. (via USB to DEVICE)
Optional Memory 168 pin DIMM x 2 (1024MB)


Internet Internet Direct Connection : External Adapter (via USB to DEVICE)
USB TO DEVICE 2 terminals (Front/Back) USB Flash Memory, USB Hard Disk Drive, etc.
To Host Yes
Headphones Yes
AUX Pedal Yes (Switch or Volume x 3, optional)
AUX Audio In Yes
AUX Audio Out Main Line Output (L/L+R, R) Sub Output 1, Sub Output 2
Loop Send Loop Send (L/L+R, R) / AUX Out (Level Fixed): Selectable
Loop Return Loop Return (L/L+R, R) / Aux In
Microphone Yes (Mic./Line in Stereo)
Video Out RGB Out, NTSC / PAL Composite
External Speaker To Satellite Speaker (L/R), To Sub Woofer (L/R)

Bundled Software

Other TYROS2 Voice Editor

Amplifiers and Speakers

Amplifiers Optional Speaker (TRS-MS02)

Power Supply

Power Supply AC Inlet



Width 114.0 cm
Depth 45.0 cm (53.6 cm with music rest)
Height 13.7 cm (37.1 cm with music rest)


Weight 14.5 kg (15.5 kg with music rest)

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advanced technologic sound magazine
2005 November issue 143

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