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Yamaha PSR-E443 61 Keys Portable Keyboard   

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The PSR-E443 offers many innovative features. The basic features for learning to play--like the Yamaha Portable Grand and Yamaha Education Suite (Y.E...Read More

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OVERVIEW

The PSR-E443 offers many innovative features. The basic features for learning to play--like the Yamaha Portable Grand and Yamaha Education Suite (Y.E.S.) -- and features for when it's time to perform, like synthesizer Control Knobs for real-time control of filter, effects, and sound envelope. Powerful new Styles from different musical genres can be performed with 186 different patterns and 150 arpeggio Voices. The easy-to-use professional features and cool design set this keyboard apart in its class.

The PSR-E443 contains all of the Yamaha 'tried and true' Learn to Play features plus AUX In with advanced vocal/melody suppressor, Pattern Retrigger, Cross Fader, Control Knobs for sculpting the sound of the keyboard with huge sweeping effects, cool synthesizer arpeggiators, and over 700 built-in music sounds giving you professional tools you need to create compelling, professional-sounding music in one compact portable keyboard.

PATTERN Function
The PATTERN function puts a wealth of powerful loops and beats at your fingertips to instantly create dynamically varied music on the fly like a DJ. And, for even more authentic preformance try the new crossfade and retrigger functions.

Real-time Control Knobs and Pitch Bend
Two realtime control knobs let you filter and adjust your sound just like an analog synthesizer. The Pitch Bend wheel adjusts the pitch of the sound bringing Voices like the Sax and Trumpet to life.

755 High Quality Voices Including Super-Realistic Sweet! and Cool! Voices
The PSR-E443 includes 755 high-quality Voices, ranging from acoustic to electric instruments, featuring 5 Sweet! Voices and 3 Cool! Voices which use Yamaha's renowned advanced Voice technologies. The sound is given the final boost by the built-in 2-way speaker system with bass enhancement.

Arpeggio Function
Tap into instant inspiration with the Arpeggio function, which has been improved for smoother playability. Hold Mode and Allocated key-range free your hands, allowing you to improvise over the pattern. The 150 Arpeggio patterns adjust and morph around the notes and chords you play on the keyboard allowing for almost limitless creativity.

AUX IN
Connect an external audio player to the AUX IN jacks and play along with your favorite tunes. Advanced vocal/melody suppressor lowers the volume of vocals and melody lines of the original recordings, leaving that part open for you to play. *Depending on the song, the volume of the melody part may not be affected.

iPhone/iPod touch/iPad connectivity
Connect your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad and experience a new dimension of MIDI control with apps like Yamaha's Scale Tuner, Metronome and Visual Performer. *For iOS device connection, refer to the "iPhone/iPad Connection Manual"

Yamaha Education Suite (Y.E.S.)
Yamaha Education Suite (Y.E.S.) is an advanced set of helpful learning tools built into the instrument, letting you teach yourself how to play and perform regardless of your ability. Choose from nine step-by-step lessons for left, right, or both hands. Y.E.S. helps you master a song with ease.

World Wide Sounds Support Your Music
A rich set of ethnic sounds and scale tuning allow you to enjoy many styles of music around the world, including Latin, Indian, Arabic, African, Chinese, and more.

Music Database
Get off to a flying start - choose a song and the Music Database automatically selects the best accompaniment and Voices for you to start playing immediately.

USB to Device Terminal
USB TO DEVICE terminal on the instrument lets you load and save your settings and songs, as well as transfer data from connected devices such as a USB flash memory.

Note: This keyboard does not ship with batteries or a power supply. We enthusiastically recommend the Yamaha SK-D2 Survival Kit, which contains the appropriate power supply for your keyboard, as well as a footswitch, a set of headphones, a two-year extended warranty, rebate coupons and helpful software. #H65814

For learning, practicing and performing.

FEATURES
  • PATTERN function to create your own grooves
  • Realtime Control knobs for instant effects
  • Realtime pitch control with pitch bend wheel
  • 731 high-quality voices including Super-realistic Sweet! and Cool! Voices
  • 186 Varieties of Styles included World Wide Contents
  • 6-track sequencer for recording 10 songs
  • Music Database: 305 song titles for quick keyboard setups
  • 4 Pads x 8 Banks Registration Memory
  • Sustain pedal sold separately

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SPECIFICATIONS

PSR-E443 61 Keys Portable Keyboard

  • Dimensions
    Width: 37-1/4"
    Height: 5-1/2"
    Depth: 15-13/16"
    Weight: Weight: 15lb.
    Control Interface
    Keyboard: Number of Keys: 61
    Type: Organ Style
    Touch Response: Yes
    Other Controllers: Pitch Bend: Yes
    Control Knobs: Yes
    Display: Type: Custom LCD
    Size: 92mm x 42mm
    Backlight: Yes
    Language: English
    Panel: Language: English
    Voices
    Tone Generation: Tone Generating Technology: AWM Stereo Sampling
    Polyphony: Number of Polyphony (Max.): 32
    Preset: Number of Voices: 206 + 462 XGlite + 23 Drum/SFX Kits + 40 Arpeggio
    Featured Voices: 5 Sweet! Voices, 3 Cool! Voices, 3 Dynamic Voice
    Compatibility: GM: Yes
    XGlite: Yes
    Effects
    Types: Reverb: 9 types
    Chorus: 4 types
    Master EQ: 5 types
    Harmony: 26 types
    Ultra-Wide Stereo: 3 types
    Functions: Dual/Layers: Yes
    Split: Yes
    Arpeggio: 150 types
    Accompaniment Styles
    Preset: Number of Preset Styles: 186
    Fingering: Multi
    Style Control: ACMP ON/OFF, SYNC START, SYNC STOP, START/STOP, INTRO/ENDING/rit., MAIN/AUTO FILL, TRACK ON/OFF
    Custom: User Styles: Style File Format
    Other Features: Easy Song Arranger: No
    Music Database: 305
    One Touch Setting (OTS): Yes
    Songs
    Preset: Number of Preset Songs: 100
    Recording: Number of Songs: 10
    Number of Tracks: 6 (5 Melody + 1 Style/Pattern)
    Data Capacity: Approx. 19,000 notes/10 songs (when only "melody" tracks are recorded)Approx. 5,500 chords/10 songs (when only "chord" tracks are recorded)
    Recording Function: Yes
    Compatible Data Format: Playback: SMF
    Recording: Original File Format (SMF conversion function)
    Functions
    Registration: Number of Buttons: 4 ( x 8 banks )
    Lesson/Guide: Yamaha Education Suite (Y.E.S.): Listening, Timing, Waiting, Repeat & Learn, Chord Dictionary
    Overall Controls: Metronome: Yes
    Tempo Range: 11 - 280
    Transpose: -12 to 0, 0 to +12
    Tuning: 427.0 - 440.0 - 453.0 Hz
    Miscellaneous: PIANO Button: Portable Grand Button
    Sleep Mode: Yes
    Storage and Connectivity
    Storage: Internal Memory: 1.54MB
    External Drives: Optional USB Flash Memory
    Connectivity: DC IN: DC IN 12V
    Headphones: x 1/ OUTPUT
    Sustain Pedal: Yes
    USB TO DEVICE: Yes
    USB TO HOST: Yes
    Amplifiers and Speakers
    Amplifiers: 2.5W + 2.5W
    Speakers: 12cm x 2 + 3cm x 2
    Power Supply
    Power Supply: Optional Adaptor (PA-150/PA-150A/5D), or batteries (Six "AA" size alkaline (LR&), manganes (R6) or Ni-MH rechargable batteries)
    Power Consumption: 16W
    Auto Power Off Function: Yes
    Accessories
    Included Accessories: Music Rest: Yes
    Song Book: Download from PC
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YamahaPSR-E443 61 Keys Portable Keyboard
 
4.0

(based on 9 reviews)

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78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Responsive / good action (6)
  • Good audio (5)
  • Portable (5)
  • Touch sensitive keys (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment (5)
  • Electronic music (4)
  • Learning (4)
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4.0

issuie with flash drives

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from Pennsylvania

About Me Experienced

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Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Responsive / Good Action

Cons

  • Limited Sound Selection

Best Uses

    Comments about Yamaha PSR-E443 61 Keys Portable Keyboard:

    The flash drives purchased from Musician's Friend do not work in this keyboard which created many problems for me. Also, The User Songs are in a different numbering system from the previous 433 and therefore all the songs on the flash drives needed to be re-numbered.

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    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Should have never been sold,

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    from Boiceville, NY

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Portable
    • Realistic Sound
    • Responsive / Good Action
    • Touch Sensitive Keys

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Electronic Music

      Comments about Yamaha PSR-E443 61 Keys Portable Keyboard:

      I had to return keyboard, next to lowest Db key works intermittantly. Missing control knob, missing music stand, missing piece on one key.

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      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      A good instrument

      By 

      from brasil

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Portable
      • Realistic Sound
      • Responsive / Good Action
      • Touch Sensitive Keys

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Electronic Music
        • Learning

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The best value for Price! Great keyboard

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        from Colombo,Sri Lanka

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Electronic Music
          • Learning
          • MIDI
          • Travel

          Comments about Yamaha PSR-E443 61 Keys Portable Keyboard:

          Great work by Yamaha to bring this beauty at an affordable price. I enjoy every moment with this keyboard

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          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good Back Up

          By 

          from Orlando, FL

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Portable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • Electronic Music
            • Travel

            Comments about Yamaha PSR-E443 61 Keys Portable Keyboard:

            I needed an inexpensive keyboard as a back up while my other unit was in for repairs. This fit the bill nicely. Very easy to use and set up in a hurry for customized registration settings and such.

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            (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Very powerful

            By 

            from Flower Town

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            Pros

            • Easy to Use

            Cons

            • Weak Speakers

            Best Uses

              Comments about Yamaha PSR-E443 61 Keys Portable Keyboard:

              First, the cons. 1. The speakers are kind of weak. My 2002 psr292 is the equivalent model and is a little louder. 2. If you are not familiar with these keyboards, there is a lot to them and there are many hidden functions. If you read the manual, it is well explained. 3. Finally, some of the voices, like the sax and the violin, don't sound realistic to me. But that's only a few of the acoustic instruments.

              Otherwise, it is a joy to use, and after trying the competition I am glad I chose this.

              I mostly use it to help write songs, and it is a million times better than the psr292. Pros to me are the styles, many of which I find useful. You can't edit them, but you can delete individual instruments and change your grooves that way. The DJ stuff is very well done and a lot of fun. One of the biggest surprises was the arpeggiator as I am finding it far more versatile than I initially thought. Song functions (for creating your own) are also very useful. And I find most of the sounds to be very well done.

              There are many functions I still haven't used yet. like the voice suppressor and the lessons. But as an arranger it kicks butt (for the money).

              I wouldn't call it a professional piece of equipment (if I had the money I would buy a psr 750 or 950), but it works so well it fools you sometimes!

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent Keyboard

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              from Jackson, TN

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Yamaha PSR-E443 61 Keys Portable Keyboard:

                  Very professional keyboard. Not heavy, excellent for transporting. Contains excellent quality sound. Internal speakers are pretty loud without having to connect to an amp.

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                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  GREAT KEYBOARD NICE DESIGN

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                  from LOS ANGELES, CA

                  About Me Experienced

                  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-E443 61 Keys Portable Keyboard:

                    GREAT KEYBOARD I RECOMMEND IT.

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                    (5 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Good, But

                    By 

                    from Little Egg Harbor Nj

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • I Returned This Product

                    Cons

                    • Difficult to Use

                    Best Uses

                    • Learning

                    Comments about Yamaha PSR-E443 61 Keys Portable Keyboard:

                    I purchased as a "carry to" KB for house parties etc. I have a Tyros4 and it was getting too heavy to set up/take down. I returned the KB.....it's really a beginner KB....and I purchased the PSR S650. So far so good.

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