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Yamaha intros PSR-E423 home keyboard

February 11, 2010 by  

Note: The Yamaha PSR-E423 has been superseded by the Yamaha PSR-E433. Buy the Yamaha PSR-E433 at zZounds | Amazon.com | Amazon UK

We’re no stranger to Yamaha‘s range of home keyboards, and in fact a couple of years ago recommended a few current PSR series keyboards for anyone looking to choose a child’s first electronic keyboard.

As you’d expect, Yamaha has once again upgraded its PSR series — the PSR-E set in fact — with the PSR-E423.

This 61 key (5 octave) touch sensitive keyboard offers a range of functions that make it ideal for both beginners and improvers, whatever style of music they’d like to get into.

Yamaha PSR-E423 home keyboard

So, while it can’t rival a full-size digital piano, it will give a pretty good introduction to anyone seeking to learn.

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It may not match the most advanced synths around, but it does include features such as an arpeggiator, tonal filtering, and pitch bend.

For music composition and inspiration, the Arpeggio feature has 150 patterns that change dynamically based on what notes and chords are played, while there are 700 dynamic voices to whet your appetite.

Yamaha’s keyboards have always had advanced rhythm and accompaniment sections, and the PSR-E423 expands things yet again with the inclusion of Arabic, Indian and Chinese content. And with 16MB memory, 64 note polyphony plus organ flutes function, It’s definitely no pushover.

Full specifications below. The PSR-E423 retails for around US$230 and is available now.

KeyboardNumber of Keys 61 Keyboard-style keys
 Touch Response Yes
VoiceNumber of Voices 700(183 Panel Voices + 462
XGlite Voices + 15 Drum/SFX
Kits + 40 Arpeggio Voices)
Polyphony 32
 Featured Voices Sweet! Voice x 5
Cool! Voice x 3
Dynamic Voice x 3
Voice Edit 2 Control Knobs
(Filter Cutoff/Resonance,
Effect Reverb/Chorus,
EG Attack/Release,
Style Filter Cutoff/Resonance,
Style Tempo)
CompatibilityXG lite/ XG/ GMYes/ No/ Yes
EffectReverb/ Chorus 9 types/ 4 types
Preset Master EQ 5 types
Dual/ Split Yes/ Yes
Harmony / Echo 26 types
Arpeggio 150 types
StylePreset / User174 / Yes
SectionsIntro / Ending / Main A / Main B / Fill AB / Fill BA
FingeringMulti
SongPlayback#Preset Songs30 (30 onboard, 70 CD-ROM)
  Compatible File FormatSMF
 RecordingNumber of Songs5 (Max)
  Number of Tracks6 (5Melody + 1Chord)
  Realtime/ Step/ EditYes/ No/ No
 User Song to SMF Converter No
 Score Display No
Easy Song Arranger  Yes
Music Database
Overall Control
Number of Songs 305
 Tempo/ Metronome Yes
 Transpose/ Tuning -12 to 0, 0 to +12/ +-100 cents
 Pitch Bend Range± 1 to 12 semitones
LessonTypeYamaha Education Suite (Y.E.S.)
Waiting,Your tempo,Minus one
 Repeat & Learn Yes
 Chord DictionaryYes
Performance assistant technology Chord
One Touch Setting Yes (Incl. Voice List)
Registration Memory 2 Pads x 8 Banks
ControllerPitch Bend WheelYes
 Control Knobs Yes, Knobs x 2
 Pedal Sustain (Option)
DisplayType Custom LCD/92mm x 42mm
 BacklitYes (Blue LED)
StorageFlash Memory XG/XF SongsYes (1.8MB)
OutboardSongStyleYes
ContentOthersYes
CabinetKey Cover StyleSliding
PC ConnectivitySong TransferYes
 Interactive (DMN/Hi-Chao)Yes
Aux. JacksDC INDC IN, Phones (/Output), Pedal(Sutain),
USB TO HOST(MIDI)
Amp & Speakers2.5W+2.5W/12cm×2 + 3cmx2
Sleep ModeNo
PowerPower SupplyAdaptor (PA-130), or batteries
(Six “AA” size, LR6 or equivalent batteries)
DimensionsWidth/Depth/Height (w/o MusicRest)946mm/402mm/136mm
Weight7.0kg (15lbs. 7oz.)
Bundled AccessoriesSong BookNo (CD-ROM including)
 CD-ROMYes/ Menu Application,
Musicsoft Downloader,
USB-MIDI Driver, Song Data, Style Data,
MDB Data, Song Book (PDF)
* All tentative specification.

Note: The Yamaha PSR-E423 has been superseded by the Yamaha PSR-E433. Buy the Yamaha PSR-E433 at zZounds | Amazon.com | Amazon UK

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2 Responses to “Yamaha intros PSR-E423 home keyboard”

  1. Stan Champagne on January 30th, 2011 8:40 pm

    Is there a midi control that I can use that will control the autoaccompaniment on the PSR E423. Something that will change chords real time as a back-up track for a vilin.

  2. Amos on February 6th, 2011 4:44 pm

    its a very good keyboard….really..
    i like it.

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