The Yamaha PSR3000 61-Key Arranger Workstation Keyboard is only limited by your imagination. With over 100MB of ROM, 128-note polyphony, and a huge array of Sweet, Cool, and Mega Voices, this is a cre... Click To Read More About This Product
The Yamaha PSR3000 61-Key Arranger Workstation Keyboard is only limited by your imagination. With over 100MB of ROM, 128-note polyphony, and a huge array of Sweet, Cool, and Mega Voices, this is a creativity tool with practically no limitations. Computer connectivity and voice expansion is easy with USB hosting, a MIDI connector, and SmartMedia slot. The Direct to Internet connection lets you download content easily. The 320x240 color LCD displays all functions as well as scores and lyrics. The video out connector even lets you connect an external monitor or projector. Other features include organ modeling with virtual drawbars plus 240 styles, each with 3 intros, 3 endings, 4 variations, and 4 fill-ins per style. The 16-track sequencer (32 tracks via USB) records your creations. 2MB of Flash ROM user storage gives you room to grow. Pitch bend and mod wheels give you plenty of performance expression.
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I read different reviews about the PSR3000 and most of them were very positive. The features on this keyboard are almost unlimited but maybe it was more then yamaha could handle. The megavoices on my first PSR3000 did not come out the way it was originally presented but the guitarcenter in Fairfax gave me another one. That one had the same problem so I tried a third. Again the same problem so I sadly have to change towards the YPG-525 which is much cheaper but all the features actually work. I heard comments before that the software in the keyboard not always functions as planned and I hope yamaha will fix this in the future. For the people with a working model, they have a fantastic keyboard for a good price.
The Yamaha PSR 3000 Is an excellent keyboard if you play live and or if you record. You can record your beats (midi) and store them on a Smart media memory card and playback. Very crisp audio, Bumpin Bass & smooth treble and the drums sound live! advanced mixing, color LCD is easy on the eyes, score and vocal harmony, internet, and many more other functions Im still learning and I've had it for almost 2 years!
Too bad that nothing else in this price range with same features.Ok!let me start. Keys have been improved from 2100 and previous mid range PSRs,yes I know it's not a Tyros but still keys now have better feel than previous 2000 or 2100. (Pros) 1.SM card input,USB to device (no FDs ,just select and play your styles and SMFs instantly.Even 256mb USB stick will hold thousands of midi files AND styles,no disk swapping,Thank God! 2.OK vocal harmony processor for a KB of this price range(yes no other brand in this price range has VH) 3.Three individual intro/ending buttons(another improvement) 4.NOT new but a great feature of Yammy(not Roland or Korg has it)-SMF drum mix with onboard styles(it will sync automatically and you can mute SMF ch 10 drum track while using the style pattern-meaning your swing SMF can now have 16 beat or bossa drum styles) 4.Mega voices(too bad you can't play them individually) 5.One of the best Saxes and acoustic guitars sounds on the market (including workstations) 5.Light weight (one man band giggers will be happy) 6.Multi pads that can play LOOPS(Pa 50 can't do that and EXRs don't even have it) 7.excellent OS Cons ---- 1.Cheap,toy like hardware for a $ 1500 KB,mod and pitch bend wheels feel not great. I wonder who makes MOTIFs?Durability is in question. 2.No talk button(they had it on previous models) 3.USB(to device) input on rear(they changed on T2) 4.Not enough world styles(asian and especially mid eastern KB players will complain.Well they have KORG and KETRON) 5.Drum sounds not punchy enough(master/ch EQ can't help eathier)compared to KORG or others. 6.So called "song recorder"(not really a sequencer)have serious limitations,but for a arranger user,it's OK. conclusion ---------- MID/SEMI PRO PSR range is YAMAHA's strength.They came out with well thought features for a modern KB,good sounds and good price.NO other arrangers (even the ones with $500 and more)can beat this for price/performance ratio. facts - (Korg PA50 lacks USB,SM card input features ,which made it a primitive KB for year 2006-you have to swap disks).Roland EXR 7-only 2 variations! too bad)and PSR 3000 has Vocal Harmoniser that none of them have(even the new ROLANDS like E50,60 which will be out in 2-3 months),so there is NO competition.Yes it does'nt have same built quality but the features and price are really hard to beat.No wonder MOST pro arranger users are using 3k in US(until T2 came out).So if you are a solo performer with under $ 2000 budget ,who wants to carry light and do everything in one machine,there is no other choice.Big time winner! JAMMAN
It really hurts to read so called "I have used it" reviews. Please place no value as they do not know what they are talking about. If you are looking to buy this keyboard, you will not go wrong. I OWN IT. I am a professional entertainer/soloest and I use mine every single day on the road. I make a living with it. This is my second year with it. I use 2 Roland 150s and two subwoofers. Believe me this combo is kicking. It has the best Hammond B3/ C3 organ sound of any out there. I know because I also own a B3 with two 122 Leslies. The Mega Sounds do work but not as a playable voice. You use them as samples for the arrainging portion of the keyboard. I use the arrainger to build my backing tracks. Read the user guides to see how!! The sweet voices are so real sounding that you hear the sax player taking a breath. That is because they are also samples of instrument voices that you can play. The drums are perfect also. The vocal harmony feature is great and you can punch in/out back ground vocals during the song, just as though you had a band with you. The 16 track recorder is cd quality and professional sounding. The only draw back is that you can not record your vocals. You can hook it directly to the internet without a pc. I use this feature a lot to down load new features, software updates, voices, songs, sheet music. As bonus, you do not need monitors because the keyboard speakers will sound while hooked to amps. Did I tell you that you have absolute control over all the sounds and samples. You have EQ's, enhancments,compressors plus more sound controllers that you can think of. Its all there for you to provide your fans or customers a professional sounding show. As an organist the keyboard is just fine to me. Once again those who don't own one have know idea. If you are a hobbiest the 3000 is one of those machines that you can spend hours with and have a lot of fun. All and much more for only $1400. Go to Yamaha web site and download the user manual before you buy. Those who have only "Used It" you do the same. Just because you thumped on it in the store does not make you an expert.