A 61-key portable keyboard that's fun for both beginners and performers.
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.
PSR-E423 - 61-Key Portable Keyboard Specifications:
- Yamaha Keyboard:
61 keyboard-style keys
Touch response: yes
Number of voices: 700 (183 panel voices + 462 XGlite voices + 15 drum/SFX kits + 40 arpeggio voices)
Number of 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
Reverb/chorus: 9 types/4 types
Preset master EQ: 5 types
Dual/split: yes/ yes
Harmony/echo: 26 types
Arpeggio: 150 types
Sections: intro/ending /main A/main B/fill AB/fill BA
Playback: number of preset songs: 30 (30 onboard, 70 CD-ROM); compatible file format: SMF
Recording: number of songs: 5 (maximum); number of tracks: 6 (5 melody + 1 chord); realtime/step/ edit: yes/ no/ no
User song to SMF converter: no
Score display: no
Easy song arranger:
Music database overall control:
Number of songs: 305
Transpose/tuning: -12 to 0, 0 to +12/ ±100 cents
Pitch bend range: 1 to 12
Type: Yamaha Education Suite (Y.E.S.); waiting, your tempo, minus one
Repeat & learn: yes
Chord dictionary: yes
Performance assistant technology:
One touch setting:
Yes (including voice list)
2 pads x 8 banks
Pitch bend wheel: yes
Control knobs: yes, knobs x 2
Pedal: sustain (optional)
Type: custom LCD/92mm x 42mm
Backlit: yes (blue LED)
Flash memory XG/XF songs: yes (1.8 MB)
Song: style: yes
Key cover style: sliding
Song transfer: yes
Interactive (DMN/Hi-Chao): yes
DC In: DC In, Phones (Output), Pedal (Sustain), USB to host (MIDI)
Amp and speakers:
2.5W+2.5W/12cm & times; 2 + 3cm x2
Power supply: PA-130 adaptor (not included), or six "AA" size, LR6 or equivalent batteries (not included)
Dimensions (without music rest):
37.2"W x 5.4"H x 15.8"D
15 lb., 7 oz.
Hard-copy songbook: no
CD-ROM: yes: menu application, Musicsoft downloader, USB-MIDI driver, song data, style data, MDB data, songbook (in PDF format)