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Both had mini keys and both had the same number of memory locations (5 in total), the same 100 pre-set voices and the same editing options on the front panel, but the PSS 680 had 32 sampled drum sounds instead of 12(4 sounds per drum pad), 3 fill effects for the drums, programmable rhythm bank, 5 track sequencer, pitch bend wheel and a 5 octave keyboard for the extra £80 over the PSS 480 asking price.

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But in September of that year, Yamaha upped the home keyboard game with some editable Frequency Modulation keyboards with both MIDI and memory storage, these keyboards were the Yamaha PSS 480 and PSS 680 music workstations.

<em>Yamaha</em> Audio <em>PSS</em>-<em>480</em> user <em>manual</em> - Owner's <em>Manual</em> Image


By the beginning of 1988, Yamaha had taken the synth world by storm with the Yamaha DX7 and had launched a number of smaller synthesizers to allow those without £2000 or so to spare to join in with the Frequency Modulation revolution that had been created.

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Having said that though, the rest of the features were identical, with the same synth editing options, the same MIDI specifications and the same number of voices, 12 notes playable at the same time, more than most professional top of the range synthesizers at the time.

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