For many years now, Yamaha have been the leading professionals in manufacturing beginner keyboards. All the way through to fully immersive arranger workstations. These amazing machines can replicate an extraordinary amount of different instrument voices and accompaniment styles to the highest possible quality. It’s understandable why they are without doubt the best on the market. Let’s take a look slightly more in-depth, shall we?
If you are a beginner player, looking to gain knowledge and skills on using more advanced arranger workstations – the PSRE410 is a great option. Carrying features found on the higher end models, this is a fantastic introduction without making a major dent in your bank balance.
This is a 76 note keyboard, featuring over 700 voices and 200 accompaniment styles. For a newbie, that’s a pretty good amount of sounds to experiment with. This is why Yamaha keyboards are one of the best for amateur musicians. On top of this (oh yes, there’s more!), you get assignable control knobs, DSP effects, registration banks, USB Audio Recorder. The list is endless, giving you an excellent choice of musical possibilities!
This is the first keyboard in what’s known as the ‘PSRS’ Series. Starting with the PSRS670, this offers a level of professionalism which is sometimes not expected of instruments in this price range. This model, like all the others in the range, are perfect for students, entertainers, songwriters and practically anyone who plays the piano.
The keyboard features 61 touch sensitive key and 2 assignable control knobs. These can be used to give your performances the unique sound you expect from a Yamaha instrument. The PSRS670 is the smaller unit out of the 3. That doesn’t stop it from being an amazing keyboard to play and hear. It introduces multi-pads and registration banks, so you can save all your desired sounds/settings and get them back at the touch of a button.
Upgraded and full of musical possibilities, the PSRS775 is the next step up and one of Yamaha’s flagship arranger workstations. The 7 inch colour display makes selecting your voices and styles a very simple process. You can focus on actually playing music rather than setting it up. This workstation includes 930 high quality instrument voices and 430 accompaniment backing styles. The keyboard allows you to listen to a captivating array of different genres ranging from ‘Swing & Jazz’ to ‘Rock & Roll’.
With the handy ‘One Touch Setting’, the keyboard does all the work for you by selecting the best suiting voices to go along with your chosen backing style. Unlimited song recording means you can save all your music onto the keyboard ready for instant playback. So if you just fancy listening to your favourite pieces, just sit back and relax… PSRS775 has everything you need for an immersive playing experience.
At the very top of the ‘PSRS’ series, we have the PSRS975. Inspired by the infamous ‘Yamaha Tyros’ range, this keyboard is an affordable option which boasts remarkable technology built in. PSRS975 is the first keyboard to offer ‘Vocal Harmony’, a setting which allows you to control the pitch, level and number of harmonies added.
This incredible arranger workstation features ‘Real Distortion’ and ‘Real Reverb’ effects from the renowned Tyros5, which delivers authentic natural sound you won’t find in any other brand. Via the simple interface, effortlessly add and edit parameters in real time. You also have the capability to connect the keyboard to an external display, ideal for fun karaoke nights!