KEYBOARD 76keys sensitive to velocity and pressure, two wheels for pitch bend and modulation. A pretty large LCD 240 x 64 pixels backlit screen with adjustable contrast with nearby 8 function keys for quick edit. For storage a quite old 3.5 2DD type floppy disks 720 Kb.
NOTE: there is also a 61 keys version, model Yamaha W7
Audio output: Output (L/Mono, R), Phones
Foot pedals: Sustain, Foot Controller, Foot Volume,MIDI: IN, OUT, THRU
SOUND 32-note polyphonic keyboard rompler, one of the first ALL PCM workstation from Yamaha featuring 8MB rom at 16-bit, at maximum (not very clear from manual) 48kHz resolution , with so-called AWM2 technology (second generation Advanced Wave Memory).
NOTE : an EPROM upgrades to V2 adds many new features and sounds.
PERFORMANCE a multi lets you design acomplete music production from start to finish and store it as a song in any ofthe 16 internal song memories. A multi is the configuration of all performanceand voice settings and other data which combine to create a stereo song mix .
Within a multi, you can assign up to 16 on-board Instrument voices to the 16-track sequencer, plus determine all effects and mixer settings as well as MIDIcontrol status and many other parameters
SEQUENCER sequencer with real-time, step and punch-in recording, and extensive song editing jobs. The 16sequences in song memory can be specified to play back one after another. There are also16 banks of 128 Song voice memories and 16 banks of 2 Song drum voice. Song voice bank per each song memory which are handy fororganizing voices and drums for specific songs or live performance setups andstoring them together with song multi data on floppy disks for quick and easyaccess
EXPANSION There were four expansion boards available for the W5 and W7:
-WEMB01 - Concert Grand (4MB)
-WEMB02 - Vintage Sounds (4MB)
-WEMB03 - Rhythm Sounds
-WEMB04 - Dance Massive
Year Released: 1995
Keyboard:76 keys with velocity and aftertouch
Polyphony: 32 notes
Multitimbral: 16 parts
Sequencer: 16 tracks, 16 songs (100,000 note memory)
Preset Patches: 256
User Patches: 128
Preset Performances: 128
Preset Drum Kits: 10
User Drum Kits: 2
ROM: 8MB (384 voices at 16-bit, 48kHz resolution)
Sequencer Resolution: 96 PPQN
Effects: 35 insertion effects, 40 system-wide effects including delay, reverb, and chorus.
Screen: 240 x 64 pixel LCD
Power Consumption: 20 watts
Dimensions: W5: 1288 (W) × 371 (D) × 121 (H) mm (50-3/4 × 14-1/2 × 4-3/4 )
Weight: 18 kg