Yamaha PSS list

Here is a catalog of all synths belonging to the Yamaha PortaSound PSS series.
These datas come from tons of random sources and some might be wrong.

Synthesis types :
By "basic shapes" I mean generic oscillators such as pulses.
By "wavetables" I mean slightly more sophisticated waveforms.
By "samples" I mean AWM synthesis or longer triggered samples.
By "fm" I mean OPL-based digital synths (usually 2 operators).


Name Year Synthesis Cool things MIDI Keys PictureDemoManual
PSS-6 1994 samples NO 32 manual
PSS-7 1997 samples NO 32 manual
PSS-9 1990 wavetables NO 32 demo
PSS-11 1992 samples NO 32 demo
PSS-12 1994 samples NO 32 manual
PSS-14 1997 samples NO 32 manual
PSS-15 1997 samples NO 32 manual
PSS-16 1990 wavetables NO 32 manual
PSS-20 1989 basic shapes NO 32 demo
manual
PSS-21 1992 samples NO 37 demo
circuit bent
PSS-26 1995 fm + drum samples NO 49 circuit bent
manual
PSS-30 1982 wavetables NO 32 demo
manual
PSS-31 1982 samples NO 49 manual
PSS-50 1990 wavetables NO 32 demo
PSS-51 1992 samples joystick YES 61 manual
PSS-80 1989 wavetables easter egg on boot NO 32 circuit bent
manual
PSS-80R 1989 wavetables red NO 32
PSS-100 1989 basic shapes NO 32 demo
manual
PSS-102 1991 samples microphone, cards NO 32 circuit bent
manual
PSS-103 1991 samples microphone, cards NO 49 manual
PSS-104 1991 samples microphone, cards NO 49 manual
PSS-110 1985 basic shapes NO 32 manual
PSS-120 1986 wavetables NO 32 circuit bent
manual
PSS-125 1989 basic shapes NO 32 demo
manual
PSS-130 1987 basic shapes NO 32 demo
manual
PSS-140 1988 fm NO 37 demo
manual
PSS-150 1985 basic shapes NO 37 manual
PSS-160 1986 basic shapes NO 44 demo
manual
PSS-170 1986 fm NO 44 demo
demo
circuit bent
manual
PSS-190 1990 wavetables NO 37 manual
PSS-260 1985 samples NO 49 manual
PSS-270 1986 fm NO 49 demo
circuit bent
manual
PSS-280 1986 fm + drum samples NO 49 demo
manual
PSS-290 1990 samples NO 49 demo
manual
PSS-360 1986 fm + drum samples 5 steps sliders NO 49 manual
PSS-370 1987 fm 5 steps sliders NO 49 manual
PSS-380 1989 fm 8 steps sliders NO 49 demo
demo
manual
PSS-390 1990 fm 8 steps sliders NO 49 demo
manual
PSS-401 1985 fm NO 44 manual
PSS-450 1985 fm NO 49 manual
PSS-460 1986 fm + drum samples 5 steps sliders NO 49 manual
PSS-470 1987 fm + drum samples 5 steps sliders NO 49 demo
manual
PSS-480 1988 fm + drum samples YES 49 demo
manual
PSS-560 1986 fm + drum samples 5 steps sliders NO 49 circuit bent
manual
PSS-570 1987 fm + drum samples 5 steps sliders NO 49 circuit bent
manual
PSS-580 1989 fm + drum samples YES 49 manual
PSS-590 1990 samples YES 49 demo
manual
PSS-595 1990 samples YES 49 circuit bent
manual
manual
PSS-680 1988 fm + drum samples YES 61 demo
manual
PSS-780 1989 fm + drum samples YES 61 demo
manual
PSS-790 1990 samples joystick YES 61 demo
manual
PSS-795 1990 samples joystick YES 61 manual
manual