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Yamaha S08 - 88-Key Weighted Action Keyboard/Synthesizer

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The Yamaha S08 is a moderately priced 88-key performance keyboard, featuring the weighted-action, Balanced Hammer Effect mechanism design. The instrument offers 64-voice polyphony, and comes loaded with a versatile and musical collection of over 700 proprietary Yamaha sounds, combining selections from the S-series and XG libraries.

The S08 is equipped with a large, backlit LCD, onboard digital effects processing, the quick-access Category Search function, and provides SmartMedia card storage with a 128MB total capacity, for archiving custom sounds and SMF file storage for sequence playback. A USB port allows for seamless computer connectivity.

88-note keyboard with Balanced Hammer Effect Action with weighted keys, 64-voice polyphony, USB, and full MIDI connectivity
Balanced Hammer Effect allows for both realistic weighted piano touch response and quick initial touch response across entire keyboard range
Large onboard sound library with over 700 S-series and XG sounds and drum kits
Category search function for quick retrieval of sounds from selected instrument groups
CD-ROM with editing and sequencing software, SMF sequence playback function with 16-part multi-timbral capability
Large collection of 24-bit digital reverb, chorus, and multi-effect processors onboard
SmartMedia memory card storage for custom programs, setups and archiving
Direct USB MIDI connection to computer
Keyboard 88 Keys with Balanced Hammer Effect
Polyphony 64 Voices
Multitimbral 16-Part
Synthesis Method AWM2
Presets 128 x Normal
493 x XG Bank Sounds
29 x XG Drum Kits
User Memory 32 x Multi
128 x Normal
2 x Drum Kits
Effects 17 x Reverb
17 x Chorus
54 x Variations
Sequencer SMF Playback Only
Controllers 1 x Pitch Wheel
1 x Modulation Wheel
1 x Master Volume Slider
1 x Rotary Encoder
1 x Foot Switch In
1 x Expression Pedal In
Expansion Slots No
Sample RAM No
Outputs 2 x 1/4" TS Phone, L/Mono, R
1 x 1/4" Stereo Hedphone
1 x MIDI Out
1 x MIDI Thru
1 x USB
Inputs 1 x 1/4" TS Phone Foot Switch
1 x 1/4" TRS Phone Foot Controller
1 x MIDI In
Headphone Output Yes, 1/4" Stereo Phone
SCSI No
Internal Storage No
External Storage SmartMedia Card Slot (3.3V, up to 128MB)
Display Backlit LCD
Dimensions (WxDxH) 52.1 x 15.3 x 6" (1323 x 389 x 152mm)
Weight 44.1 lb (20 kg)
Specialties SMF File Playback
Balanced Hammer Effect Keyboard Mechanism
USB MIDI
SmartMedia Card Storage
Yamaha S08 - 88-Key Weighted Action Keyboard/Synthesizer
  • PA-5C AC Adapter
  • Editor/Sequencer Software CD-ROM
  • Owner's Manual
  • Data List
  • Installation Guide
  • 1 Year Warranty
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