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Yamaha PSR-E453 61-Key High-Level Portable Keyboard 

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OVERVIEW

61-key touch response keyboard with easy-to-use professional features.

The PSR-E453 is an all-around keyboard that is ideal as a starter instrument but also a robust alternative for experienced players who seek advanced features for their live performance and/or for their composing. Its powerful sound system boasts two 6W amplifiers and its wide range of features, controls, and connectivity make the PSR-E453 a long-lasting musical companion as you grow and hone your skills.

758 High-Quality Voices with 48-Note Polyphony
The PSR-E453 includes 758 high quality voices, ranging from acoustic to electric instruments, featuring 8 Sweet! voices and 3 Cool! voices which use Yamaha's advanced sampling technologies to capture the realism and specific characteristics of each sound. 48-note polyphony allows for the performance of complex passages without dropped notes.

Assignable Real-Time Control Knobs, DSP Effects, and Pitch Bend
Two assignable, real-time control knobs let you filter and adjust your sound just like an analog synthesizer. 10 brand new DSP effects can be assigned and controlled by the knobs for dynamic and expressive live performance. The Pitch Bend wheel adjusts the pitch of the sound bringing voices like the Guitar, Sax and Trumpet to life.

Connectivity with Audio and MIDI Capabilities
The PSR-E453 features audio transfer through the USB TO HOST terminal*. You can record your performance to your computer or smart device. Connecting to your iOS device adds a new dimension of MIDI control with apps. Connect an external audio player to the AUX IN jack and you can play along with your favorite tunes. The built-in, advanced Melody Suppressor lowers the volume of vocals and melody lines of the original recordings, leaving that part open for you to play**. *For iOS device connection, refer to the "iPhone / iPad Connection Manual" **Depending on the song, the volume of the melody part may not be affected.

Create Your Own Grooves
The Pattern function puts a wealth of powerful loops and beats at your fingertips, allowing you to instantly create dynamically varied music on the fly like a DJ. And, for even more authentic performance, try the Crossfade and Retrigger functions.

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.

FEATURES
Keyboard
  • Number of keys:61 Key
  • Action:Touch Response
  • Key size:Full
  • Aftertouch / Velocity:Velocity Sensitive
  • Key Type:Piano-style
  • Sounds
  • Number of voices:237
  • Polyphony (max):48-note
  • Layers:Yes
  • Split:Yes
  • Connectivity
  • AUX input:Yes
  • MIDI Connectivity:USB
  • Line output:No
  • Line input:No
  • USB Connectivity:Yes
  • Headphone jacks:1
  • Pedal inputs:1
  • Storage type:USB
  • Expandability available:No
  • Onboard Features
  • Recording/PlaybackYes
  • Accompaniment styles:220
  • Preset songs:10
  • Display:LCD
  • Effects:Yes
  • Built-in speakers:Yes
  • Pitch bend/Modulation:Pitch bend
  • Other controls:Not applicable
  • Effects
  • Reverb:Yes
  • Chorus:Yes
  • Delay:No
  • Equalizer:Yes
  • Arpeggio:Yes
  • Other:Yes
  • Other
  • Width:37.25"
  • Height:5.5"
  • Depth:15"
  • Weight:14.9 lb.
  • Power adapter:Sold separately
  • Batteries:6 x AA

Make the PSR-E453 your toolbox for making powerful music!

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YamahaPSR-E453 61-Key High-Level Portable Keyboard
 
4.5

(based on 8 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Good audio (5)
  • Portable (4)
  • Responsive / good action (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Learning (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4)

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(7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I love it...

By Roshanda

from Florida

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Concerts
    • Electronic Music
    • Learning
    • Travel

    Comments about Yamaha PSR-E453 61-Key High-Level Portable Keyboard:

    I love this because it very easy to carry for a woman and the sound output is amazing!

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Its got a lot of features that will keep me busy for years.

    By 1

    from 11211

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Yamaha PSR-E453 61-Key High-Level Portable Keyboard:

        Its got a lot of features that will keep me busy for years.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        good keyboard for the value

        By Bob K

        from Rolla, MO

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Portable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Learning

          Comments about Yamaha PSR-E453 61-Key High-Level Portable Keyboard:

          I bought this keyboard as a replacement for an older Yamaha PSR series keyboard. It has a lot of the same sounds that the earlier one but a lot more also. This is a good keyboard for overall general purpose sounds and accompaniment. I am using this so that I can lay down keyboard pads for recordings that I do.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          PSR e 453 review part three.....better news...

          By keyboard dave

          from portland

          About Me Experienced

          Comments about Yamaha PSR-E453 61-Key High-Level Portable Keyboard:

          Removed my boss me 80 and played through a boss odb 3 pedal for eq purposes. With this setup the keyboard sounds fine, no amplified hiss and completely acceptable through my amplifier. Believe the noise level of the me 80 was adding to the noise floor. Effects of the keyboard are alright. The overdrive does not add hiss to the tones, the rotary effect is a little thin. Still recommend this keyboard and I am a long time user of psr boards for home practice. Should be just fine through a pa and amplifier.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Review Part 2

          By keyboard dave

          from portland oregon

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

            Cons

            • Hiss is in the sound samples.

            Best Uses

              Comments about Yamaha PSR-E453 61-Key High-Level Portable Keyboard:

              Part 2. Have played out a few times through a pa and also amplifiers. By itself it is ok but has no eq to adjust the different sounds. Through my processor Boss ME 80 the hiss is amplified and is very noticeable.
              Sounds the same as the old Yamaha MM6 which I returned after one day for the same reason. My MO 6 was perfectly quiet but has been sold for the second time so probably won't be able to get it back now. Also, headphones out only so a stereo to mono adaptor with resistors to eliminate phase cancellation is required to get both sides of any sound to be amplified or recorded. Great by itself for practice and fun. Definitely Not a pure sounding performing board when amplified.

               
              5.0

              Fantastic Keyboard

              By Paul

              from Port St. Lucie, Fl

              About Me Experienced

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              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Realistic Sound
              • Responsive / Good Action

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts

                Comments about Yamaha PSR-E453 61-Key High-Level Portable Keyboard:

                I've only had a little time to try my 453 but the sound is fabulous. The styles and voices so great. Yamaha has hit one out of the ballpark! It is a joy to have this.

                 
                5.0

                I will recommend this keyboard to friends.

                By T_BAR78

                from WINTER PARK ,CO

                About Me Novice

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to add music from a smartphone
                • Easy to Use
                • Realistic Sound
                • Responsive / Good Action

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • AT HOME RECREATION
                  • Learning

                  Comments about Yamaha PSR-E453 61-Key High-Level Portable Keyboard:

                  I bought this keyboard to "Jam" with my new banjo. The deal maker was the free headphones, which silence the keyboard when plugged in, just right for use at our condo. I give it 5 stars for the build quality, multiple good tones and ease of adding music via smartphone or computer. For the Yamaha marketers reading this review; It's time to design a micro USB connection or better yet a wireless smartphone connection. YEEE HA !

                   
                  4.0

                  Very Pleased. Just bought this weekend from GC.

                  By keyboard Dave

                  from Portland Oregon

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Portable
                  • Realistic Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Yamaha PSR-E453 61-Key High-Level Portable Keyboard:

                      Bought this board to replace a psr e403 which had an annoying processing high pitched buzz in the headphone output when plugged into an amplifier or effects module. This board has just a tiny bit of white noise that barely needs a noise gate. It also has the new effects feature which is very nice. The rotary effect is what I really wanted and it is ok but not stellar. Going into my boss me80 it is entirely acceptable and into my combo amp also entirely acceptable. Will gig with it new years eve soon. Great piece.

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