About the PS30 Pack

The PortaSound PS30 was the top model in the very first range of Yamaha single keyboards, comprised of the PS10, the PS20 and the PS30.


A ground breaking product in the early 1980s, the PS30 is reproduced in detail giving you all of the original ‘Orchestra’ and ‘Solo’ sounds.

The ABC Rhythms have been reproduced as Styles in Tyros, playing exactly as they did on the original PS30.


The pack contents list has full details of how the original ABC Rhythms are recreated in the various Tyros style sections.

To expand the original ABC rhythms, each Style has a matching set of Multi Pads, providing extra rhythmic parts, a pad part and a percussion part. The percussion part is programmed using a special ‘Drum Kit’ made by extracting individual drum instruments from the PS30’s Rhythms.

In addition to the reproduction of the original PS30, there are synthesizer voices which are made using the full power of Yamaha’s voicing system, using the warm analog sounds of the PS30.


These are further expanded by specially programmed Registration Memories, which layer and adjust each voice. 

As you’d expect, there are 4 ‘One Touch Settings’ for each style, and each voice has Voice Info and an Audition demo. In addition to these there are further settings in the Registration Memories, and a special bank called ‘PS30 Impossible’, in which the PS30 sounds acquire touch sensitivity, and are combined in ways which were impossible on the original instrument, as well as the Solo voices becoming polyphonic!


As a finishing touch there is a demo song which recreates the sound of the PS30, as well as demonstrating use of the new Synthesizer voices. Fittingly it is based on the folk song ‘When The Saints Go Marching In’, a simpler version of which was featured in the original owner’s manual for the PS30.

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