PSR-2000 Styles

181 Preset Styles

ntroduced in the summer of 2001, the PSR2000/1000 models represented a new generation of Yamaha keyboards. These replacements for the PSR740/640 included a large LCD display borrowed from the PSR9000 as well as many of the "Sweet", "Live", and "Cool" voices from that keyboard. Other innovations included the Music Finder database and the ability to load styles directly from a floppy disk. This innovation provided PSR users with, in effect, many hundreds of additional styles "floppy"-based styles that could be loaded as quickly as the internal preset styles. There's an enormous amount of information about the PSR2000 available on this site, but if you would like to read the original press release, click the "PRESS RELEASE" link above.

Styles were not hyped in either the press release or the manual. PSR2000 styles included three intros, four main sections, and three endings. There were a number of "Session!" styles included. According to the manual, "These styles provide even greater realism and authentic backing by mixing in original chord types and changes, as well as special riffs with chord changes, with the Main sections. These have been programmed to add 'spice' and a professional touch to your performances of certain songs and in certain genres. As a result, the styles may not necessarily be appropriate - or even harmonically correct - for all songs and for all chord playing." Included on the floppy disk were a number of Piano Combo! styles. "These accompaniment styles feature a basic piano trio (piano, bass, and drums), augmented in some cases with other instruments. Since this is a small combo sound, the accompaniment bacing is appropriately sparse, making it useful and effective for a wide variety of songs."

The original PSR2000 styles are provided in the table below. However, we also have quite a few styles that have been converted and tuned for use on the PSR-2000. You'll find some of them listed on this page. In addition, many of the conversions from other manufacturer keyboards (Other Kbds) were done initially for the PSR2000.