EVERYTHING WORKS ~ SOUNDS GREAT!Yamaha SHS-10 Digital Keyboard/Keytar w/ FM DIGITAL MIDI CANDY APPLE RED FM DIGITAL WITH LID COVER + YAMAHA SHOULDER STRAP! Serial # 333444 PLAYS GREAT! FUN TO PLAY! Red Yamaha SHS 10 synthesizer keytar/keyboard Midi output to control external synthesizer modules. YAMAHA SHS-10R KEYTAR with: Shoulder Strap plus Battery Lid Cover ! All jacks (MIDI, Power and Headphones/Line Out) are in Excellent Condition ! Few scratches/dings. Mended Strap Pin end. Battery Unit is in Perfect Working Condition! LED screen . Plays Great! Fun to Play! comes with ALL THE FOLLOWING: Yamaha SHS-10 Midi Keyboard Keytar INCLUDED! Matching Battery Lid Cover INCLUDED! Yamaha Shoulder Strap INCLUDED! Yamaha SHS-10 Shoulder Strap Pins ( 2) INCLUDED! MIDI-OUT Connector Port INCLUDED! Power Adapter Connector Port INCLUDED! Headphone Aux Connector Port INCLUDED! The SHS 10 is a small 2+ octave clavitar [keytar] that is worn around the shoulder and played guitar-style. It has it's own sounds plus it can control other sound modules, keyboards, etc, thru MIDI, and produce their own unique sounds as well! The unit is a MIDI controller and does not need to make sounds of its own. As it is lightweight and battery powered, it is incredibly useful (and perhaps cool-looking - especially in cherry red as opposed to the more common silver-grey) as a controller for more powerful synths.The handgrip sports a pitch bender can make you sound like Jan Hammer if you have your MIDI lead connected to (rather more expensive) other synths. SOUNDS The main sounds cover the usual orchestral ranges and are selected by the numeric green 0-4 keys after the light blue voice button is pressed.Given that the two digit LED display goes to 44, you might imagine you get 44 sounds,but no. The digits are entered one at a time TV-channel-style meaning you enter the tens and then the units which chooses block 0-4 and then sound 0-4 within that block giving 25 sounds in all.
Sound 00 is Synth but actually sounds like brass. The sounds are typical of DX-style instruments sounding metallic,but are not classy and do not reflect the prices the SHS fetches. The whole point of the SHS seems to be that it is cool as a cucumber,putting this thing through an effects box or cabling it to a bigger synth allow keyboard players to do the Jan Hammer trip of careering around a stage like a guitar player which is why it has the appelation "keytar" [a term you might try using in the ebay search box].
The 3 effects Vibrato,Sustain and Portamento can be added to the sounds using the green buttons on the SHS "arm". These are only active whilst the button is down and not toggle switches. They are well placed next to the pitch-bender and it is possible to hold down all three whilst still pitch-bending,but it might be questioned whether the effects should have had toggle switches as they are on the PSS-series.
The three effects are actioned via MIDI, so they cause the same effect on any remote keyboard.
The pitch bender is low-resolution but the range can be altered when the pitch bender is up or down by use of the + and - buttons.RHYTHMS
As with the sounds,the rhythms are again accessed using the digits 0-4 after pressing the purple style button ,giving 25 rhythms covering the usual ranges,each having 3 fills and an intro and ending. The rhythms sounds are quite cheesy and are reminiscent of the much cheaper keyboards. There is a synchro facility for auto-starting the rhythm box and a chord sequencer with 3 storage sections for making chord backings. There are 6 modes for the auto-accompaniment section - perhaps a tad more than is useful. Normal mode turns off the auto section. Auto bass & chord turns the entire keboard into the auto accomp controller. Melody on ABC is perhaps the most useful mode.The chord/bass chang...