What we think of the Yamaha PSR-EW300 portable keyboard:
Based on the all new 61 note PSRE363 model, the new PSREW400 has 76 keys giving it much better piano playability - only the most complex repertoire will cause you to fall off the ends of the keyboard! With the same sound and rhythm set as the PSRE363, along with the 9 registration memories and 2 track, 5 song record facility, the PSREW300 is a very versatile machine and certainly worth considering if you are a pianist wishing to delve into the world of electronic keyboards. Specification:
76 note touch sensitive keyboard
AWM stereo sampling with 48 note polyphony
574 voices including XGLite and Drum/SFX kits
12 reverb settings
5 chorus settings
6 types of master EQ
26 harmony settings
Dual/split keyboard mode
150 preset arpeggio types
Aux in port with melody suppressor
165 preset rhythm accompaniment styles with multi-finger chord mode
Music database with 158 song titles
Memory for 10 external styles
154 built in songs
5 song, 2 track record facility with 10,000 notes memory
9 registration memories
3-step 'Keys To Success' tuition system
Built in metronome
Adjustable tuning 427.0 - 440.0 - 453.0 Hz
Transpose -12, 0, +12
Stereo headphone socket for phones/output
Sustain pedal port
Aux in stereo mini-jack socket
USB to host for two-way MIDI/audio
2 x 2.5 watt amplifiers
2 x 12cm speakers
Runs from included PA-130 power supply or 6 x AA batteries
Touch-sensitive keys allow expressive dynamic control
Play the keys heavily and you'll get louder tones, or play softly to achieve quieter sounds. The touch-sensitive keyboard will accurately reflect every nuance of your playing, making your performances musically expressive.
The better an instrument sounds, the more it inspires us
Yamaha has a proud history of manufacturing just about every kind of musical instrument. When it comes to reproducing the sound of these instruments in a keyboard, the results are detailed and high-quality. The PSR-EW300 features a comprehensive library of 574 instrument Voices that will allow you to enjoy playing any musical genre.
Real-time backing band tracks
165 auto accompaniment Styles provide real-time band backing tracks based on the chords you play.
"Keys to Success" and other on-board lessons support learning to play
"Keys to Success" is based on teaching techniques shared with Yamaha over many years. Through short and easy, step-by-step lessons, players learn how to play entire songs. To help build your skills, the the new "Touch Tutor" takes the mystery out of learning dynamic expression. A downloadable songbook includes not only the musical scores of the built-in songs, but also provides tips for the on-board lessons with images, glossary and more.
Customise your sound using digital effects and Master EQ
12 new Reverb effects add ambience to your playing making it sound like you're in a concert hall, a small club or a cathedral. Chorus adds warmth and makes the sound more spacious. The Master EQ is easily adjusted to get the best sound depending on whether you are listening through headphones, the built-in speakers or connected to an external sound system.
Arpeggios let you perform complex passages with ease
Choose from 150 Arpeggio phrases, and with the press of a single key, you'll be playing rich, musical passages. You'll sound like a pro!
Play with a partner
Duo mode allows two people to play together on the same instrument by creating two middle C notes. Enjoy playing the piano with friends and family!
Play along with your favourite songs
Connect your portable music player to hear your favourite music through the instrument's speakers. Play along and you feel like you've joined the band!
Connect to portable devices or computers for even more fun
The USB TO HOST terminal allows you to connect to a computer or portable device and record high-quality audio without the need for an additional interface.
Manufacturer's warranty: 2 years