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Yamaha intros PSR-E423 home keyboard

Note: The Yamaha PSR-E423 has been superseded by the Yamaha PSR-E433. | 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.

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.

Keyboard Number of Keys 61 Keyboard-style keys
Touch Response Yes
Voice Number 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)
Compatibility XG lite/ XG/ GM Yes/ No/ Yes
Effect Reverb/ Chorus 9 types/ 4 types
Preset Master EQ 5 types
Dual/ Split Yes/ Yes
Harmony / Echo 26 types
Arpeggio 150 types
Style Preset / User 174 / Yes
Sections Intro / Ending / Main A / Main B / Fill AB / Fill BA
Fingering Multi
Song Playback #Preset Songs 30 (30 onboard, 70 CD-ROM)
Compatible File Format SMF
Recording Number of Songs 5 (Max)
Number of Tracks 6 (5Melody + 1Chord)
Realtime/ Step/ Edit Yes/ 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
Lesson Type Yamaha Education Suite (Y.E.S.)
Waiting,Your tempo,Minus one
Repeat & Learn Yes
Chord Dictionary Yes
Performance assistant technology Chord
One Touch Setting Yes (Incl. Voice List)
Registration Memory 2 Pads x 8 Banks
Controller Pitch Bend Wheel Yes
Control Knobs Yes, Knobs x 2
Pedal Sustain (Option)
Display Type Custom LCD/92mm x 42mm
Backlit Yes (Blue LED)
Storage Flash Memory XG/XF Songs Yes (1.8MB)
Outboard Song Style Yes
Content Others Yes
Cabinet Key Cover Style Sliding
PC Connectivity Song Transfer Yes
Interactive (DMN/Hi-Chao) Yes
Aux. Jacks DC IN DC IN, Phones (/Output), Pedal(Sutain),
Amp & Speakers 2.5W+2.5W/12cm×2 + 3cmx2
Sleep Mode No
Power Power Supply Adaptor (PA-130), or batteries
(Six “AA” size, LR6 or equivalent batteries)
Dimensions Width/Depth/Height (w/o MusicRest) 946mm/402mm/136mm
Weight 7.0kg (15lbs. 7oz.)
Bundled Accessories Song Book No (CD-ROM including)
CD-ROM Yes/ 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. | Amazon UK

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