Yamaha PSR E423 Portable Keyboard
Piano Lessons Derby review of the Yamaha PSR E423 Portable electronic keyboard. The Yamaha PSR E423 offers several innovative features.
The basic features for learning to play — like the Yamaha Portable Grand and Yamaha Education Suite — and features for when it’s time to perform, like synthesizer Control Knobs for real-time control of filter, effects, sound envelope and Style tempo. The Yamaha PSR E423 Portable Keyboard Arpeggiator provides an expanded 150 different patterns and 40 arpeggio Voices.
These Yamaha PSR E423 Portable Keyboard easy-to-use professional features, along with its new black body, set this keyboard apart from others in its class. The Yamaha PSR E423 is just great for those of you who are looking for a well specified quality keyboard suitable for taking keyboard lesons!
Control Knobs, Arpeggiator and Pitch Bend
Most of the features of the PSR-E423 have been enhanced over its predecessor. Two control knobs provide real-time control for filtering the main melody tone, and changing the tempo of the arpeggio just like an analog synthesizer. The Yamaha PSR E423 Portable Keyboard 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. New hold mode and allocated key-range will free your hands for playing with both hands. It provides an expanded150 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 new Yamaha PSR E423 Portable Keyboard. There are two different waveforms that change depending on how hard you play the keyboard, this allows more expression on Voices such as overdriven or nylon guitar. High quality Voices, from acoustic instruments to electric sounds, have been expanded to 700 varieties. All of these high-quality Voices sound better through 2-way speakers. Wider World Content and 174 Varieties of Styles with Auto-backing Mode.
Yamaha PSR E423 Portable Keyboard features Auto-backing Mode Arabic, Indian and Chinese content has been added to Styles, Rhythm and Voices. With our high-quality Styles and Voices, you’ll sound like you have a professional backing band behind you.
Extended Flash Memory, Connectivity to PC via USB
4 times more flash memory has been added to the PSR-E423 so you can play along with your favorites transferred from a PC.
At time of writing this review the Yamaha PSR E423 costs £291.00 which really isn’t a lot of money to pay for a well spec’d keyboard featuring some really magnificent voices. I know i’ve mentioned this before; but it’s worth remembering ten years ago you would have paid £700+ for a Yamaha keyboard with similar specification.
I think the Yamaha PSR E423 is amazing value for money. If you’re considering learning to play ‘properly’ – I mean, taking keyboard lessons; This is the right keyboard for you!
Visit your local Yamaha keyboard dealer to get a full up-close demonstration.
©2012 – Piano Lessons Derby review of the Yamaha PSR E423 portable electronic Keyboard.