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Yamaha PSR-E423 - 61-Key Portable Keyboard  

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A 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.


Get a portable Yamaha keyboard that teaches you to play and includes features for pros when you order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

PSR-E423 - 61-Key Portable Keyboard

  • Yamaha Keyboard:
  • 61 keyboard-style keys
  • Touch response: yes
  • Voice:
  • 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
  • Effect:
  • Reverb/chorus: 9 types/4 types
  • Preset master EQ: 5 types
  • Dual/split: yes/ yes
  • Harmony/echo: 26 types
  • Arpeggio: 150 types
  • Style:
  • Preset/user: 174/yes
  • Sections: intro/ending /main A/main B/fill AB/fill BA
  • Fingering: multi
  • Song:
  • 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
  • Tempo/metronome: yes
  • Transpose/tuning: -12 to 0, 0 to +12/ ±100 cents
  • Pitch bend range: 1 to 12
  • Lesson:
  • Type: Yamaha Education Suite (Y.E.S.); waiting, your tempo, minus one
  • Repeat & learn: yes
  • Chord dictionary: yes
  • Performance assistant technology:
  • Chord
  • One touch setting:
  • Yes (including voice list)
  • Registration memory:
  • 2 pads x 8 banks
  • Controller:
  • Pitch bend wheel: yes
  • Control knobs: yes, knobs x 2
  • Pedal: sustain (optional)
  • Display:
  • Type: custom LCD/92mm x 42mm
  • Backlit: yes (blue LED)
  • Storage:
  • Flash memory XG/XF songs: yes (1.8 MB)
  • Outboard:
  • Song: style: yes
  • Content:
  • Others: yes
  • Cabinet:
  • Key cover style: sliding
  • PC connectivity:
  • Song transfer: yes
  • Interactive (DMN/Hi-Chao): yes
  • Auxiliary jacks:
  • DC In: DC In, Phones (Output), Pedal (Sustain), USB to host (MIDI)
  • Amp and speakers:
  • 2.5W+2.5W/12cm & times; 2 + 3cm x2
  • Sleep mode:
  • No
  • Power:
  • 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
  • Weight:
  • 15 lb., 7 oz.
  • Bundled accessories:
  • Hard-copy songbook: no
  • CD-ROM: yes: menu application, Musicsoft downloader, USB-MIDI driver, song data, style data, MDB data, songbook (in PDF format)
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YamahaPSR-E423 - 61-Key Portable Keyboard
 
4.9

(based on 18 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Good audio (7)
  • Pre-programmed music (7)
  • Responsive / good action (7)
  • Touch sensitive keys (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Learning (6)
    • Accompaniment (4)
    • Electronic music (3)
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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    psr-e423

    By barry dervinis

    from ne pa

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Range Of Sounds

    Cons

    • None For The Price

    Best Uses

      Comments about Yamaha PSR-E423 - 61-Key Portable Keyboard:

      for the price its a lot of value....bought it as gift and it did not disappoint...from beginner to pro, everyone can have fun w this keyboard...you could even gig with it in a pinch.... nice range of sounds and options...

      Comment on this review

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fantastic Keyboard

      By Jaymie138

      from San Diego

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Has Self-program Options
      • Pre-programmed music
      • Realistic Sound
      • Responsive / Good Action
      • Totally Worth The Money
      • Touch Sensitive Keys

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Concerts
      • Electronic Music
      • Learning
      • Travel
      • Use As Piano And Synth

      Comments about Yamaha PSR-E423 - 61-Key Portable Keyboard:

      This keyboard is amazing! Its professional quality for less than half of what you'd normally pay for. Come with huge selection of pre-programmed sounds and allows you add your own. Arpeggio button with multiple types of arpeggios. Equalizer, processor and pitch shifter. This is a great buy for someone learning how to use a synthesizer or learning piano, but also works on a professional level as well.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Worth the Money

      By Rick

      from CT

      About Me Novice

      Ask me a question

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Portable
      • Pre-programmed music
      • Realistic Sound
      • Responsive / Good Action
      • Touch Sensitive Keys

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Learning

        Comments about Yamaha PSR-E423 - 61-Key Portable Keyboard:

        I'm an older guy - playing guitar for a few years and decided to get a keyboard to work out new songs on. Full size solid keys, great quality and sound, more effects than I'll need for a long time. Based on what I looked at nothing comes close in this price range. Don't forget to buy the AC adapter - give me a break!

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent product, excellent service.

        By Deb Papa

        from Jupiter, FL

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Portable
        • Pre-programmed music
        • Realistic Sound
        • Responsive / Good Action
        • Touch Sensitive Keys

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Learning
        • Learning Instrument
        • School Bands

        Comments about Yamaha PSR-E423 - 61-Key Portable Keyboard:

        This product was purchased for my grandson, he had outgrown his old one and specifically requested this product, it is very similar to the one his school band uses. He initially was in the symphonic band, then honors, now jazz so this keyboard is a great learning and growing instrument. I would recommend it to anyone.

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Enjoying it immensely

        By Buyer

        from Sullivan, In

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Love The Sound
        • Portable
        • Pre-programmed music
        • Realistic Sound
        • Responsive / Good Action
        • Touch Sensitive Keys

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

          Comments about Yamaha PSR-E423 - 61-Key Portable Keyboard:

          Enjoying it immensely. I do wish it had been shipped in a box or brown shipping paper, since it was left on my front porch for all to see when delivered. Just an idea -- especially at Christmas. Thanks!

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Fantastic keyboard

          By Alan-Stratocaster

          from GA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Portable
          • Pre-programmed music
          • Realistic Sound
          • Responsive / Good Action
          • Touch Sensitive Keys

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Electronic Music
          • Learning
          • School Bands

          Comments about Yamaha PSR-E423 - 61-Key Portable Keyboard:

          This is a great keyboard for starting out or for someone on a budget that's wants a keyboard that's loaded with features. The rhythm section is loads of fun and sound so good that you could make money as a DJ with just those patterns. The two control knobs that provide real-time control of filter, effects, and sound envelope, are one of the main features that this keyboard offers over other models. The grand piano tones sound beautiful and the sax tones are also very well done. We also have a P105 Yamaha and the PSR-E433 grand piano tones are almost identical and the on-board speakers sound great. We plugged this baby into a custom tube amp with a 12 inch speaker and got a very real sounding B3 tone. There's plenty of creativity that you'll be able to explore on this keyboard and you can't find a better sounding, featured loaded keyboard than the PSR-E433. Just a fantastic keyboard and a real bargain at this price!

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent Sound

          By Fred

          from Alabama

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Love It
          • Portable
          • Pre-programmed music
          • Realistic Sound
          • Responsive / Good Action
          • Touch Sensitive Keys

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Learning

            Comments about Yamaha PSR-E423 - 61-Key Portable Keyboard:

            Love it! Sound, appereance, and all the sound and music that has.

            Comment on this review

            (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great little keyboard

            By Bill

            from Ft Myers, Fl

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Portable
            • Pre-programmed music
            • Realistic Sound
            • Responsive / Good Action
            • Touch Sensitive Keys

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Accompaniment
              • Chamber Music
              • Concerts
              • Electronic Music
              • Learning
              • MIDI

              Comments about Yamaha PSR-E423 - 61-Key Portable Keyboard:

              I ordered this keyboard to use in recording music on my computer. I do not
              play piano, only know a few cords, but I have been very happy with it and it sounds great. For the money you can't beat it. My only complaint is with
              Yamaha being too cheap to supply a power cord. So when you order this
              keyboard, save yourself from running around to different stores and order the cord for with it. Also, a plug for Musicians Friend. I have ordered may things
              from them and have never been disappointed with their service.

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              (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Woah...wow!

              By Daniel Allred

              from FEMA Region VIII

              Comments about Yamaha PSR-E423 - 61-Key Portable Keyboard:

              I can't wait to try out the higher priced model after I give this one away to my sis.
              This keyboard has awesome sounds (around 500 - the possibilities are ridiculous) and very decent key action (velocity sensitivity) for the price.

              This is a large keyboard for those of you that expect a toy when it comes to price - not necessarily a bad thing - you will need to buy the adapter (SKU# 336005000000000) if you don't plan on burning through six AA batteries every few days - depending on use, of course.

              Just the sound quality of the Grand Piano feature alone makes this keyboard quite awesome for the price. The volume doesn't quite go as loud as I would like, but the headphone jack makes up for it quite well. This is certainly a fine keyboard for entry-level students! Unknowing individuals might mistake this for a much more expensive model.

              Audio-freaks: I connected the 1/4" output (headphone jack) to an audio interface with Mogami cables and it was really noisy - so, in my case, I would not consider this model for recording or live performances. I plan on giving this to my sister, that could care less about signal, and buy a more expensive model with better circuitry for pro audio; the sounds on this unit are great! otherwise (Yamaha mentions in the manual that they are somewhat downgraded versions of their pro stuff).

              Again, it does not come with the AC adapter, nor a USB cable. If unfamiliar with various USB cable ends be sure to check the output type on the keyboard. I luckily had one handy. It's not an uncommon USB cable connection. Only worry about getting one if you plan on using this as a MIDI controller for software use (tried it out with Reason 6) and/or downloading extra lessons after registration. Yes, this keyboard includes lessons and more! The screen shows notes in music notation as they are played on the keys. Invaluable!

              AAA outstanding for what 99% buyers searching in this price range might expect.
              At the price it is unbelievable. Yamaha - no surprise.
              This is no toy.

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              (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Pretty Good Lil' Keyboard

              By SnowManSnow

              from Alabama

              Comments about Yamaha PSR-E423 - 61-Key Portable Keyboard:

              Overall this is a great little keyboard. The sounds are good, the build quality is nice, and I think you'll like it There is a 1/4" out on the back, instead of the 1/8" associated with many keyboards in this price range (which is a +). In summary, its a good buy. It isn't ANYTHING like my Motif8, and I would generally say you get what you pay for... but in this case... you get a little more than you'd think. If you need a light, well made instrument for risky venues that you don't wanna risk high end instruments.. this is your buy.
              To be honest, this keyboard is pretty darn good. The voices are nice. The keys aren't awefully flimsy, and the build quality is nice.
              Better build quality than I expected at this price range.
              For this price you can't go wrong with this instrument.

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