The 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 Arpeggiator provides an expanded 150 different patterns and 40 arpeggio Voices. These easy-to-use professional features, along with its new black body, set this keyboard apart from others in its class.
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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 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 PSR-E423. 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
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.
Now, what would be a review without a comparison to other Yamaha Portable Keyboards. Check out the chart showing the top features of the PSR E423.
Here is a Video Demonstrating the awsomeness of the PSR E423.
My favorite specs on the PSR E423 here they are:
Body Color Black
Dimensions Width 946mm (37-1/4″)
Height 136mm (5-3/8″)
Depth 402mm (15-13/16″)
Weight 7.0kg (15lbs., 7oz.)
Keyboard Number of Keys 61
Type Organ Style
Touch Response Yes
Pitch Bend Yes
Control Knobs Yes
Display Type Custom LCD
Size 92mm x 42mm
Panel Language English
Tone Generating Technology AWM Stereo Sampling
Polyphony Number of Polyphony (Max.) 32
Number of Voices 183 + 462 XGlite + 15 Drum/SFX Kits + 40 Arpeggio
Featured Voices 5 Sweet! Voices, 3 Cool! Voices, 3 Dynamic Voice
Compatibility GM Yes
Types Reverb 9 types
Chorus 4 types
Master EQ 5 types
Functions Dual/Layers Yes
Arpeggio 150 types
Preset Number of Preset Styles 174
Style Control INTRO, MAIN x 2, FILL-IN x 2, ENDING
Easy Song Arranger Yes
Music Database 305 + External Files
One Touch Setting (OTS) Yes
Preset Number of Preset Songs 30
Recording Number of Songs 5
Number of Tracks 6 (5 Melody + 1 Chord)
Data Capacity Approx. 10,000 notes (when only “melody” tracks are recorded)Approx. 5,500 chords (when only “chord” tracks are recorded)
Recording Function Yes
Compatible Data Format Playback SMF
Recording No (Original File Format)
Registration Number of Buttons 2 ( x 8 banks )
Lesson/Guide Performance Assistant Technology (PAT) Chord
Yamaha Education Suite (YES) Waiting, Your tempo, Minus one, Repeat & Learn, Chord Dictionary
Overall Controls Metronome Yes
Tempo Range 11 – 280
Transpose -12 to 0, 0 to +12
Tuning + / – 100 cents
Miscellaneous PIANO Button Portable Grand Button
Sleep Mode No
Storage and Connectivity
Storage Internal Memory 1.8MB
Connectivity DC IN DC IN 12V
Headphones x 1
Sustain Pedal x 1
USB TO HOST Yes
Amplifiers and Speakers
Amplifiers 2.5W + 2.5W
Speakers 12cm x 2 + 3cm x 2
Power Supply Adaptor (PA-3C/PA-130), or batteries (Six “AA” size, LR6 or equivalent batteries)
Power Consumption 10W
Included Accessories Music Rest Yes
Song Book Included in CD-ROM with PDF format
Well as you can see and hear the PSR E423 has a lot to offer in the 200-300 price range.The only thing I can see as a negative is 32 polyphony (meaning you can play 32 notes sounding at once) which for most keyboard players at this level would not need more than that. ALL in ALL I give it 2 thumbs up.
The big positives are the life like sound. Easy to play full size keys. and a plethora of sounds to choose from.
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Yamaha PSR-E423 – 61-Key Portable Keyboard