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Yamaha PSRE243 61-Key Entry-Level Portable Keyboard  

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Primarily geared toward learning musicians, the PSR-E243 offers the built-in Yamaha Education Suite, which enables students to teach themselves piano...Read More

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Great-sounding, features-rich beginner's model.

Primarily geared toward learning musicians, the PSR-E243 offers the built-in Yamaha Education Suite, which enables students to teach themselves piano as well as built-in accompaniment styles that make it possible to sound like full bands. USB TO HOST connectivity makes interfacing with personal computers and Apple iPad/iPhone/iPod touch easy.

For more seasoned music makers, the PSR-E243 can also be used as a MIDI controller for computers and high performance sound sources for music software applications.

The PSR-E243 offers built-in speakers featuring the Ultra-Wide Stereo DSP button that creates greater separation and a more spacious sound. It provides players with 385 voices and 100 accompaniment Styles.

Extend and enhance your keyboard by connecting to your iPhone/iPad/iPod. Add virtual pitch bend, mod wheels and an arpeggiator with Yamaha's Sound Controller app. Record your children's music progress as video and MIDI with My Music Recorder. Requires optional accessory i-UX1 (#H99901), sold seperately.

Additional features include a new power-saving mode and 61 full-sized keys. This affordable model also lets users play along with a band or use the dedicated Portable Grand button to instantly call-up a great sounding grand piano.

Optional Adaptor (PA-3C/PA-130) sold separately.

FEATURES
  • 61 keys
  • 385 sounds
  • iOS connectivity
  • Optional Adaptor (PA-3C/PA-130) sold separately
  • Sustain pedal sold separately

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YamahaPSRE243 61-Key Entry-Level Portable Keyboard
 
4.7

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

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    (1)

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (13)
  • Portable (11)
  • Responsive / good action (10)
  • Good audio (9)
  • Touch sensitive keys (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Learning (13)
    • MIDI (4)
    • Electronic music (3)
    • Travel (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Novice (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    BEST PRICE and SERVICE on Yamaha

    After buying and returning a no name brand keyboard, I read up on beginner keyboards. The consensus seemed to point towards Yamaha, so I shopped the brand. Musician's Friend had the best...Read complete review

    After buying and returning a no name brand keyboard, I read up on beginner keyboards. The consensus seemed to point towards Yamaha, so I shopped the brand. Musician's Friend had the best price, and calling them they even beat their own price. They also heavily discounted the stand and power adapter (don't forget to buy!. The phone rep spoke unaccented American English, was friendly and answered the phone right away!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    NO AC adaptor

    I bought this for my daughter for Christmas. Although the manual says an AC adapter is included, there was none in the package. How annoying to have to order it separately. It would...Read complete review

    I bought this for my daughter for Christmas. Although the manual says an AC adapter is included, there was none in the package. How annoying to have to order it separately. It would have been nice to know this ahead of time!

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    5.0

    Awesome!

    By susiebacti

    from Catonsville, MD

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Realistic Sound
    • Responsive / Good Action

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Learning

    Comments about Yamaha PSRE243 61-Key Entry-Level Portable Keyboard:

    This is a great keyboard for the price! Just remember that you have to buy the power plug separately! It was bigger than I expected - harder to transport and store than I planned for. But still great.

    Comment on this review

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great beginners keyboard!

    By ggoldring

    from Tampa, FL

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Electronic Music
    • Learning
    • MIDI

    Comments about Yamaha PSRE243 61-Key Entry-Level Portable Keyboard:

    I decided to buy a beginners keyboard after not practicing the piano for about 9 years in order to get back into it. For about 8 years, I had played on my parents grand piano and wanted a similar experience for a much cheaper price as I am a college student. I loved that this keyboard had the 'portable grand' option and was a great price. Right now, I don't need anything super fancy so this was the perfect combination of sound, ease, and portability. I am currently working on a group of songs to perform for my boyfriend on our anniversary! So glad I ended up buying this keyboard!

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    4.0

    Pretty good deal for the price!

    By LFUser

    from Olde Cape Codde

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Portable
    • Responsive / Good Action

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Learning

      Comments about Yamaha PSRE243 61-Key Entry-Level Portable Keyboard:

      This seems like a good, solid entry level keyboard that will last me for quite a while. I just wish I had gotten a wall wart with it.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Yahama keyboard

      By Davjsaa

      from Orlando, fl

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Realistic Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Learning

        Comments about Yamaha PSRE243 61-Key Entry-Level Portable Keyboard:

        No power cord included.

        Comment on this review

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great entry level keyboard

        By kb

        from Oconomowoc, WI

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Portable
        • Realistic Sound
        • Responsive / Good Action

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Yamaha PSRE243 61-Key Entry-Level Portable Keyboard:

            Excellent service from Musician's Friend and excellent keyboard for the price. The quality, sound and features are very good for an entry level keyboard.

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            overjoyed

            By giftgiver13

            from Altoona PA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Learning

            Comments about Yamaha PSRE243 61-Key Entry-Level Portable Keyboard:

            This was a gift for my wife. I thought she'd tinker with it a little but she absolutely loves it! the sound is very good,weighs next to nothing.

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome

            By Ulyssa38

            from Wilmington, DE

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Learning

              Comments about Yamaha PSRE243 61-Key Entry-Level Portable Keyboard:

              Thanks For The Keyboard , It's Perfect , Everything Works Perfectly Fine !

              Comment on this review

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent Starter Keyboard for 7 Yr old!

              By DLThomas

              from Marysville, MI

              About Me Novice

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Needs Kids Songs
              • Needs Starter Scales
              • Power cord not included

              Best Uses

              • Learning

              Comments about Yamaha PSRE243 61-Key Entry-Level Portable Keyboard:

              I bought as a gift for my 7 Yr old Nephew. He quickly learned how to select the Song, Voice and Style selections to get different sounds from the keyboard. I taught him the C scale, which he put to rhythm. I quickly learned the C Chord progression, but wish there were directions or a built-in sample on the keyboard. The action on the keys seemed good to me for a starter keyboard. The overall instrument impresses me as solid and durable. Jayse played a few notes with his toes - aaugh! kids. I am getting four lessons for him to see if he is ready to learn piano. In the meantime, he has an instrument he can experiment with for many years, and pick it up later when he gets the interest if not now. This is a remarkable product for the money. Since it is a starter keyboard, it would be better if the built-in music was better suited for a young starter, otherwise this gift was a 5-star success story. P.S. the AC power cord is not included and MS does not let you know. Be sure to purchase with the keyboard.

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              NO AC adaptor

              By beth

              from Vermont

              Pros

              • Portable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Yamaha PSRE243 61-Key Entry-Level Portable Keyboard:

                  I bought this for my daughter for Christmas. Although the manual says an AC adapter is included, there was none in the package. How annoying to have to order it separately. It would have been nice to know this ahead of time!

                  Comment on this review

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Keyboard for a computer interface

                  By Rob

                  from McIntosh ,MN

                  About Me Novice

                  Ask me a question

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Portable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Electronic Music
                    • Learning
                    • MIDI

                    Comments about Yamaha PSRE243 61-Key Entry-Level Portable Keyboard:

                    When I became aware of PC programs Like Garage Band and in my case Mixcraft I decided to get a keyboard. The documentation for this particular keyboard doesn't really address whether or not it will work well with PC based computer apps, though it does mentions IOS. Using windows 7 the keyboard is instantly recognized through the USB connection and works well in the few apps that I have tried including Mixcraft and UVI workstation.
                    Since that was the primary use I bought it for I have not really explored the keyboards stand-alone capabilities yet, but may use them in the future. I can say that it seems to perform very well as a computer interface.

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