Yamaha has introduced the Mariachi and Norteño Voice and Style expansion pack for their PSR-S650 keyboard. The package, which also includes musical tools for playing TexMex style music, is now available, through the end of September, as a free download with the purchase of a Yamaha PSR-S650 arranger workstation keyboard.
The Mariachi and Norteño Voice and Style expansion pack includes signature sounds that, according to Yamaha, “make these genres come alive”:
- Mariachi: Real Vihuela, Guitarron, Mariachi trumpets and more;
- Norteño: Accordions and Bajo Sexto;
- TexMex: ‘Sophisticated’ harmonies and syncopated drums
The new expansion pack follows on the release of Yamaha’s Banda pack for the arranger keyboard. This new Mariachi-Norteno pack adds to these Mexican musical forms with a varied collection of Gritos (vocal exclamations), and Chifidos (or whistles) that add to the music. The new samples featured in this pack can be integrated into a variety of Mega Voices that can be used for programming Styles and creating playable Voices for performers to use in solos.
Here’s a video demo:
Pricing and Availability
The Mariachi and Norteño Voice and Style expansion pack for the Yamaha PSR-S650 arranger workstation keyboard is available now. Through the end of September, the pack is available as a free download with the purchase of the PSR-S650. For additional information and an audio demo, check the Yamaha PSR arranger keyboard webpage.