What we think of the NEW Yamaha PSR-E453 portable keyboard:
The NEW Yamaha PSRE453 is a significant upgrade from the PSRE353. The sound quality is much improved, it has a bigger and clearer screen, and there are a wider range of rhythms and sounds. The PSRE453 also benefits from the advanced synthesizer and DJ programming functions from the previous generation PSRE433 and PSRE443 models, along with a USB to device port so you can save your performances to a memory stick. Highly recommended for the home or classroom, and always on display in our Haslemere showroom, ready to try.
61 touch sensitive keys
Pitch bend wheel
2 x synth and effects control knobs
92mm x 42mm LCD screen with backlight
AWM Stereo Sampling sound engine
32 note polyphony
755 instrument voices including 462 XGlite sounds for recording and 23 drum/SFX kits
9 types of reverb
4 types of chorus
5 types of master EQ
26 types of harmony
3 types of ultra wide stereo
Dual/layer setting to mix 2 sounds together
Split keyboard mode
150 types of arpeggio
200 preset rhythm accompaniment styles
Multifingering chord changing
Custom user styles
Music database with 305 song titles
One touch setting chooses an appropriate instrument voice for each style
30 preset songs with 70 extra to download
10 song, 6 track sequencer (5 melody + 1 style/pattern)
Approx. 19,000 notes/10 songs data capacity when only "melody" tracks are recorded
Approx. 5,500 chords/10 songs data capacity when only "chord" tracks are recorded
4 registration memory buttons with 8 banks
Yamaha Education Suite (Y.E.S.) lesson facility with Listening, Timing, Waiting, Repeat & Learn, Chord Dictionary modes
Metronome with 11-280bpm
Transpose from -12 to 0, 0 to +12
Master tuning adjustment from 427.0 - 440.0 - 453.0 Hz
1 x 6.25mm headphone socket
Aux in port with centre cancel and crossfade functions
Sustain pedal socket
USB to device port
USB to host port
2 x 2.5 watt amplifiers
2 x 12cm and 2 x 3cm speakers
Auto power off
The PATTERN function puts a wealth of powerful loops and beats at your fingertips to instantly create dynamically varied music on the fly like a DJ, adjusting the Live Control Knobs for even more sound variation.
Real-time Control Knobs, Arpeggiator and Pitch Bend
Two real-time control knobs allow you to filter and adjust your sound just like an analog synthesizer while the pitch bend wheel provides instant control of the pitch of the sound.
755 high quality voices including super-realistic Sweet! and Cool! voices
The PSR-E453 has 755 high quality voices ranging from acoustic to electric instruments, featuring 5 Sweet! Voices and 3 Cool! Voices which use Yamaha’s renowned advanced voice technologies. The sound is given the final boost by the built-in 2-way speaker system with bass enhancement.
Wider World Contents and 186 styles
Mexican, Arabic, Indian, Brazilian and Chinese content has been added to styles for performing just about any type of music with an automatic accompaniment. With these high-quality styles, you'll sound like you have a professional backing band behind you.
Tap into instant inspiration with the Arpeggio function which has been improved for smoother playability. Hold Mode and allocated key-range free your hands to add more music. The 150 Arpeggio patterns adjust and morph around the notes and chords you play on the keyboard allowing for almost limitless creativity.
Get off to a flying start – choose a song and the Music Database automatically selects the best accompaniment and voices for you to start playing immediately.
9-step lesson completely supports your practice with Yamaha Education Suite (Y.E.S.)
Yamaha Education Suite (Y.E.S.) is an advanced set of helpful learning tools built into the instrument, letting you teach yourself how to play and perform regardless of your ability. Choose from step-by-step lessons for left, right, or both hands. Y.E.S. helps you master a song with ease.
Portable Grand Button
A great sounding piano is only one button push away. Touch the Portable Grand button and all other features are cancelled, leaving you with a stunningly rich and authentic piano tone.
USB to Device Terminal
Inserting a USB flash memory into the USB TO DEVICE terminal on the instrument lets you save and load your settings and songs. You can also transfer data from connected devices such as a PC.
Manufacturer's warranty: 2 years