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Yamaha PSR E-423 61-Key Portable Keyboard
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The Yamaha PSR-E423 portable keyboard offers several innovative features. This includes the basic features for learning to play, such as the Yamaha p...Click To Read More About This Product
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61-key portable keyboard that's fun for both beginners and performers.
The Yamaha PSR-E423 portable keyboard offers several innovative features. This includes the basic features for learning to play, such as the Yamaha portable grand button (which instantly resets the keyboard to the finest onboard piano settings) and the Yamaha Education Suite buttons (which include built-in songs and 7 levels of lessons). In addition, the Yamaha PSR-E423 has features for when it's time to perform, such as synthesizer control knobs for realtime control of the filter, effects, sound envelope, and style tempo. The Yamaha keyboard's arpeggiator provides 150 different patterns and 40 arpeggio voices. Along with its black body, these easy-to-use, professional features set this 61-note keyboard apart from others in its class.
Control knobs, arpeggiator, and pitch bend
Most of the features of the Yamaha PSR-E423 have been enhanced over its predecessor. 2 control knobs provide realtime control for filtering the main melody tone and changing the tempo of the arpeggio, just like an analog synthesizer. The Yamaha keyboard's pitch bend wheel brings voices like the sax and trumpet to life.
Improved arpeggio function
Tap into instant inspiration with the arpeggio function, which has been improved for smoother playability. The Yamaha keyboard's hold mode and allocated key-range will free you up to play with both hands. It provides an expanded 150 patterns that automatically generate even more useful phrases that change depending on the notes and chords you play.
A variety of new dynamic voices
Dynamic voices usually found on high-end workstations are now on the PSR-E423 61-note keyboard. There are 2 different waveforms that change depending on how hard you play the keyboard, allowing for more expression on voices, such as an overdriven or nylon guitar. High-quality voices, from acoustic instruments to electric sounds, have been expanded to 700 varieties. All of these voices sound even better through the bass-enhanced, 2-way speakers.
Wider world content and 174 varieties of styles with auto-backing mode
Arabic, Indian, and Chinese content has been added to styles, rhythms, and voices. With these styles and voices, you'll sound like you've got a professional backing band behind you.
Extended flash memory and connectivity to PC with USB
4 times more flash memory has been added to the Yamaha PSR-E423 keyboard so you can play along with your favorites transferred from a PC.
61 keyboard-style keys
Touch response: yes
Number of voices: 700 (183 panel voices + 462 XGlite voices + 15 drum/SFX kits + 40 arpeggio voices)
Number of polyphony: 32
Featured voices: Sweet! voice x 5; Cool! voice x 3; dynamic voice x 3
Voice edit: 2 control knobs (filter cutoff/resonance, effect reverb/chorus, EG attack/release, style filter cutoff/resonance, style tempo)
Compatibility: XG lite/ XG/ GM: yes/ no/ yes
Reverb/chorus: 9 types/4 types
Preset master EQ: 5 types
Dual/split: yes/ yes
Harmony/echo: 26 types
Arpeggio: 150 types
Sections: intro/ending /main A/main B/fill AB/fill BA
Playback: number of preset songs: 30 (30 onboard, 70 CD-ROM); compatible file format: SMF
Recording: number of songs: 5 (maximum); number of tracks: 6 (5 melody + 1 chord); realtime/step/ edit: yes/ no/ no
User song to SMF converter: no
Score display: no
Easy song arranger: Yes
Music database overall control:
Number of songs: 305
Transpose/tuning: -12 to 0, 0 to +12/ ±100 cents
Pitch bend range: 1 to 12
Type: Yamaha Education Suite (Y.E.S.); waiting, your tempo, minus one
Repeat & learn: yes
Chord dictionary: yes
Performance assistant technology:
One touch setting:
Yes (including voice list)
2 pads x 8 banks
Pitch bend wheel: yes
Control knobs: yes, knobs x 2
Pedal: sustain (optional)
Type: custom LCD/92mm x 42mm
Backlit: yes (blue LED)
Flash memory XG/XF songs: yes (1.8 MB)
Song: style: yes
Key cover style: sliding
Song transfer: yes
Interactive (DMN/Hi-Chao): yes
DC In: DC In, Phones (Output), Pedal (Sustain), USB to host (MIDI)
Amp and speakers:
2.5W+2.5W/12cm & times; 2 + 3cm x2
Hard-copy songbook: no
CD-ROM: yes: menu application, Musicsoft downloader, USB-MIDI driver, song data, style data, MDB data, songbook (in PDF format)
Order this keyboard today and prepare to have some fun.
Power supply: PA-130 adaptor (not included), or six "AA" size, LR6 or equivalent batteries (not included)
Dimensions (without music rest):
37.2"W x 5.4"H x 15.8"D
15 lb., 7oz.
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- Easy to Use
- Great Owner's Manual
- Pre-programmed music
- Realistic Sound
- Touch Sensitive Keys
Comments about Yamaha PSR E-423 61-Key Portable Keyboard:
I am learning keyboard and am mediocre at best. I have experience with a number of keyboards---four old mono synths (Moog Prodigy, Arp Axxe & Odyssey, and a Korg) as well as a Hammond M3 w/ Leslie and a Yamaha PSS-680. My main interest is in transcribing rock songs and classical pieces and arranging them on a keyboard. This unit is well laid out and easy to use, and comes with an excellent owner's manual which makes everything crystal clear. It also comes with some unique learning features that I appreciate in my efforts to improve. The velocity-sensitive keys, MIDI capability, and 6-track sequencer also make it a great value in this price range, and allow the hobbyist keyboard player to get his feet wet without spending a lot of cash. The 700 voices sound good and allow for a wide variety of presets. It also offers some synth-like controls (such as resonance) that allow for real-time sound modification, a nice feature.
The main limitation is the 6-track sequencer, which is insufficient for some rock songs and for a lot of classical pieces. Only one track can contain chords---this means that if your favorite rock song contains both rhythm guitar and keyboard tracks, you're probably going to have to make some serious compromise. It also lacks any edit capability for stored sequencer tracks, so I will have to get into MIDI to do that. But I am happy with my purchase and look forward to mastering all its functions.