MATRIXSYNTH: Yamaha Portasound PSS-11 - compact keyboard with AWM sounds

Saturday, March 23, 2024

Yamaha Portasound PSS-11 - compact keyboard with AWM sounds

video upload by Alfonse

"The Yamaha PSS-11 is a small keyboard from 1992 with an AWM (Advanced Wave Memory) tone generator, as Yamaha tried to put more realistic sounds based on samples into their home keyboard range, seen as a step up from the FM sound chips that had dominated the PSS range in the second half of the 90s.

The PSS-11 has only 39 basic sounds, including percussion. The rest of the 100 voices on offer are variations of the other 39, including layered dual voice, split keyboard, extra sustain, harmony (changing harmony in step with the auto accompaniment), and echo (a rudimentary delay effect that changes delay time in step with the tempo).

Music: 'Dodgy Apricot' (C) Copyright 2024 Alfonse
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