New Yamaha PSR-S550B Arranger Workstation Offers Professional Features At a Nice Price
— Professional, Sleek Black Finish, With Nod to Famous White-Cone Speakers —
BUENA PARK, Calif. — Priced at $999.99, the new Yamaha PSR-S550B Arranger Workstation is packed with professional features like USB MIDI and storage, 16-track sequencing, Ethnic instrument Voices and Drum Kits and full XG compatibility, making it a welcome and versatile addition to any serious musician's keyboard collection.

PSR-S550B Arranger Workstation
PSR-S550B Arranger Workstation
"With its white cone speakers and professional black finish, the PSR-S550B sounds as good as it looks," says Dane Madsen, Digital Piano marketing manager, Yamaha Keyboard Division. "We've revamped this unit with more robust features. The bottom line—this is a serious keyboard."

Yamaha, the only digital keyboard manufacturer that also makes acoustic pianos, is renowned for great keyboard sounds at all price points. Replacing the PSR-S500, the new PSR-S550B features 774 instrument Voices, 22 drum kits, and 176 song and genre Styles. Styles are expandable with Yamaha's Style Engine and Style Creator function.

In addition to its realistic voices and the ability to display notation and lyrics, the new model also features 64-note polyphony, cool Dance Styles, high-quality sound with DSP effects, a style engine with style creator function, and full style control with four sections and three introductions and endings. It also includes transpose and octave buttons.

The PSR-S550B is currently available.

For more information on the PSR-S550B, visit Yamaha Corporation of America at Winter NAMM 2009 in the Marquis Ballroom at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel; write Yamaha Corporation of America, Pro Audio & Combo Division, Portable Keyboards, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9011; e-mail; or visit