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Yamaha Mexican Banda Expansion Pack Is Now Available Online

Aug 26 2013 12:00AM

Hispanic PR Wire

BUENA PARK, Calif., Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA), today announced that the Mexican Banda Voice and Style Expansion Pack for its PSR-S950 and PSR-S750 arranger keyboards is now available online. The expansion features brand new Voices recorded in a professional studio by the best musicians that play the genre. This new pack adds several features over a similar pack the company introduced in January 2013 for the PSR-S650, including new Voices, gritos, multi pads and remixed Styles, all of which take advantage of the advanced feature sets and sound systems of the PSR-S950 and PSR-S750 keyboards.

The Mexican Banda Pack features Trombon, Trompeta, Clarinete, Charcheta, Tuba and Bateria-Tambora Voices. New "Dinamico" Voice variations switch articulation depending on how hard the keys are hit. "Articulado" Voices add random tuning to the Voice for a more natural sound. Also included are a large number of gritos, the fun, vocal exclamations that accompany the music. Four individual gritos kits include male and female vocalizations, as well as "Gritos de Estados," which call out the names of each of the regions of Mexico.

It additionally includes 20 popular Banda Styles covering Acoustic Banda, Electric Banda and Duranguense. Each Style comes complete with four One Touch Settings that match these new instrument Voices to each of the four Style sections. Panel registrations, with special Banda and Duranguense keyboard splits and layers for playing with a band, are also included.

"By working closely with professional Banda musicians, we were able to capture the sounds, rhythms and feel of Banda," said Nate Tschetter, Yamaha Electronic Keyboard Product Manager. "Utilizing the advanced tone generator of the PSR-S750 and PSR-S950 lets us add even more expressive capabilities to this exciting pack."

This offering also has 96 multi pad banks with different horn phrases, drum accents and gritos that can be triggered as phrases or single notes in real time. New ensemble voices enable different combinations of Banda instruments to be played in unison, either as duets or a full band.

For a limited time – until September 30 – Yamaha will offer those who buy a PSR-S950, PSR-S750, PSR-S650 or Tyros 4 keyboard with a Yamaha Arranger Workstation Survival Kit a free Mexican Banda Expansion Pack or other Voice and Style Expansion Pack (VSE) for PSR models, or Premium Pack for Tyros 4.

Pricing and Availability
The Mexican Banda Expansion Pack for the PSR-S950 and PSR-S750, as well as the version for the PSR-S650 will remain available free of charge at through September 1, 2013. After that, the packs for the PSR-S950 and PSR-S750 will be available via for $99.99 MSRP.

For more information, write Yamaha Corporation of America, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9011; e-mail; or visit

SOURCE Yamaha Corporation of America

Source: Hispanic PR Wire

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