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 ke... Read More
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.
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This keyboard is very nice. It has a large library of sounds and a few features to manipulate the sounds more to your liking. The effects like the EQ, reverb, and attack are all easily adjustable real-time with the knobs. I like the recording feature as well which helps me save ideas quickly for recall later. This is a good keyboard for starters and will keep you satisfied for a long time...
This keyboard boasts a full range of voices and has playback. Definitely buy an AC adapter or shell out the pocket change for 6 D batteries! The preset feature is quick and easy and lets you switch between styles easily. I've owned it for more than a year and I must say I am in no need of an upgrade. You can't go wrong with this keyboard!
For the money, you just can't beat this one. Lots of neat features, voicings and effects. The keys are nicely balanced and responsive. Sounds great on its own, but really sweet when you run it through an amp. Make sure to order the PA130 power adapter seperately. This baby doesn't last too long on batteries. There is one major disappointment I discovered. The package comes with an installation CD for the midi drivers, which support both 64 and 32-bit operating systems. That's fine, but the Mac is NOT supported at this time. To make matters worse, there's one and only one software program that allows you to interface between your keyboard and your computer. It's called Musicsoft, and it appears to be a pile of rubbish. It does not support a 64-bit OS and if you read through the forums, it would seem that 90% of those that try to use it fail to get it to work at all on 32-bit configurations. Heck, virtually all new computers run on 64 yet it would appear that Yamaha is at best indifferent about the whole mess. If want a nice, full-featured portable keyboard and don't care about all the neat things that you "should" be able to do with it and a computer, the E423 will work out fine for you. Otherwise, I suggest you look elsewhere. Yamaha really dropped the ball on this one, folks!
this is one nice keyboard i use it with my psr-s710 i got both keyboards at my local gc for being a beginer keyboard i cant beleave the sounds.and features one other thing i wish it had is a moduiation wheel or button nice job yamaha and thanks to guitar center for being my only music store
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