Monday, November 30, 2009

More New Premium Voices For the Tyros3 - Super Articulation 2 Pan Flutes

The pan flutes are a majestic and ancient instrument, with varieties that have been used for centuries throughout Asia, Europe and South America. Now, with the new Pan Flutes Premium Voices we've released today at Yamaha MusicSoft, the Tyros3 can produce the same haunting, beautiful tones that you'd hear from a finely crafted pan flute.

The new Pan Flutes include two Super Articulation 2 voices that bring together all of the details and nuances of the pan flute’s sound and cover the full extent of the instrument’s stylistic range.

The Romanian pan flute sound has been featured in countless romantic ballads and movie themes and, thanks to Super Articulation 2 technology, you can recreate its timeless beauty with the expressive Ballad Pan Flute voice.  The Super Articulation 2 Latin Pan Flute, on the other hand, perfectly recreates the harder attack and dramatic, overblown octave jumps synonymous with Latin American folk music.

To give you a sense of what you can do with the new voices, the wonderfully talented Martin Harris has recorded demonstrations of both the Romanian and Latin Pan Flutes.

Video of the Latin Pan Flute is available here.

The pack also includes 16 new registrations that you can use to set up your keyboard to automatically sound great with the new Pan Flute voices, as well as two demo songs.  One of the demo songs included is a rendition of "Silent Night", which demonstrates how perfectly suited the Pan Flute sounds are to playing holiday music on your Tyros3.

While this demo song gives you some idea of how great the Pan Flutes can sound, it also gives you the chance to create your own performance with the new voices - just mute the melody track and add your own performance with a Pan Flute voice.

Also, the pan flute is a popular voice for melodies in MIDI songs such as this one.  With the new Premium Pan Flutes installed on your Tyros3, you can replace the original pan flute voices assigned to the melodies in MIDI songs with one of the new SA2 Pan Flutes to enhance your listening experience. 

As with all Premium Styles, Packs and Voices, the new Pan Flutes Voices were created by the same Yamaha research and development team responsible for the Tyros3’s built-in sounds and styles. Since the new Voices were held to the same exact standards as those already on the instrument, they will live up to the same high sound quality that Tyros3 users are accustomed to from the built-in voices.  And, with Super Articulation 2 technology, these voices give you total control over every nuance of the sound, such as breath noise and harmonics.

The new Pan Flutes expand on the current lineup of Yamaha Premium Packs and Voices for the Tyros3, which include the Choir and Vocals Pack, the Euro and US Organs Pack and the Super Articulation 2 Trombone Voice.

- Doug