Yamaha's PSR-E373 is a 61-key portable arranger intended for beginners and hobbyists. It's loaded with everything you need to create great musical pieces, including 622 instrument voices, velocity-sensitive keys, onboard lessons, and USB to Host audio. You also get access to SALite (Super Articulation Lite Voices) that adds extra expression and realism to the sound. Players here at Music Experience adore the string scratches and fretting noise available on the guitar patch. The PSR-E373's USB to Host port enables the arranger to send MIDI and audio signals straight into your DAW. If you're looking for a great arranger keyboard at an even better price, the Yamaha PSR-E373 is an excellent choice.
To keep your creative juices flowing, this arranger comes with powerful features. It's all powered by Yamaha's AWM (Advanced Wave Memory) stereo sampling engine that re-creates the natural dynamics of acoustic instruments by playing back samples of different playing strengths. In total, there are 622 voices for you to explore, play with, and tweak. Once you find a setting that you like, Registration Memories come into play. You can save and recall voice settings and styles with just a few button presses.
And to ensure that anyone can learn to play keys, Yamaha added extra educational features to this arranger. First, Y.E.S (Yamaha Education Suite) will teach your favorite beginner the essentials of the piano and a wide range of piano standards in no time. The Touch Tutor lesson mode teaches you dynamics by tracking the velocity of your keys. And thanks to Duo Mode, you can even practice with a friend or teacher! Once you hit the Duo Mode button, the keys will be split into two separate keyboards with the same octave range.
PSR-E373 is a 61-key, standard model of Portable Keyboard for those who touch keyboard instrument for the first time, or even for players for performance usage. It is loaded with versatile functions, an expressive touch-sensitive keyboard action and many convenient functions so that even beginners can enjoy playing it right away. Equipped with a touch-sensitive keyboard and an all-new tone generator LSI that delivers an amazing array of high-quality Voices, the PSR-E373 is the new standard portable keyboard from Yamaha, perfect for both learning and performing.
The PSR-E373 features a newly developed tone generator LSI that delivers stunning improvements in sound quality as well as high-quality effects. Thanks to this new LSI, you can enjoy a comprehensive library of 622 instrument Voices perfect for playing in any genre you choose, as well as unique Super Articulation Lite Voices that reproduce the trills and string noise of stringed instruments such as the cello and mandolin—previously difficult to emulate—with amazing realism, for superbly authentic performances.
With a range of effects similar to those in top-end models and touch sensitivity that allows you to add delicate nuances to your performance, the PSR-E373 has impressive expressive capabilities. It also comes with an auto accompaniment function that provides backing in a variety of musical genres from around the world, such as jazz, R&B, and Latin.
Use the lesson functions to enjoy playing the built-in Songs with ease. These convenient lesson functions will help you to practice the built-in Songs and improve your playing skills. The lesson functions are arranged for optimum, enjoyable learning, so just select the one that's suitable for you, and take your keyboard skills to the next level.
The PSR-E373 features the latest tone generator LSI from Yamaha, delivering the finest sound quality ever offered in an instrument of this type. Enjoy 622 stunning Voices including guitar, bass, strings, sax, trumpet, drums and percussion, as well as piano, organ, and other classic keyboard instruments, which together comprise a comprehensive library of musical sounds. You can even layer two different Voices across the entire keyboard as a “Dual Voice” to enrich your performances still more!
"Super Articulation Lite" is a feature that reproduces the sounds of playing methods that are unique to specific acoustic instruments, which were previously difficult to emulate. For example, if you select a guitar voice, you can realistically reproduce sounds such guitar distortion and the harmonics of nylon guitar strings.
Enjoy playing a touch-sensitive keyboard that accurately reflects every nuance of your playing, making your performances more musically expressive. Play the keys heavily for louder tones, or softly to achieve quieter sounds, to achieve true dynamic control of your music.
This PSR-E373 comes with a DSP ("Digital Signal Processor") that allows you to apply a variety of on-board effects to the sound and adapt it to your performance. When a Voice that features a recommended DSP setting is selected the DSP effect is applied to the main Voice part.
The PSR-E373 features an auto accompaniment function that automatically plays appropriate backing (rhythm + bass + chord accompaniment), which you can control simply by playing root notes or chords with your left hand.
Choose from two ways to play chords: “Smart Chord,” which lets you play chords with just one finger, or “Multi,” which lets you play chords them normally, with all the constituent notes. Smart Chord allows you to play chords using simple techniques that help your performance sound great.
Play back arpeggios (broken chords) automatically simply by playing the appropriate notes on the keyboard. For example, you could play the notes of a triad—the root, third, and fifth—and the arpeggio function will automatically create a variety of interesting phrases. This feature can be used creatively in music production as well as performance.
"Keys to Success" is based on teaching techniques shared with Yamaha over many years. You can select just the key phrases of the Song—the ones you like most or need to work on—and practice them one by one. This lesson is ideal for beginning players. Each Song consists of several steps. Each time you play all the way through the current step, your performance will be evaluated.
The Song Book includes the musical scores of the built-in Songs, and also provides tips for the on-board lessons with images, glossary and more. You can use the Song Book together with the "Keys to Success" lesson function, or as a chord score when playing with the Smart Chord function.
When the Duo mode is activated, two different players can play the instrument simultaneously, with the same sound, over the same octave range—one person on the left and the other on the right. This is useful for learning applications for example, in which a teacher plays a model performance and a student practices while sitting next to the teacher.
A crystal clear, easy-to read LCD display featuring a velocity meter that provides a visual representation of the strength with which the keyboard is played.
If you want a budget friendly portable 61-keyboard, check out the Yamaha PSR-E373!
|Number of Keys||61|
|Type of Keys||Touch-sensitive|
|Velocity Sensitive||Soft/Medium/Hard/Fixed Touch Response|
|Presets||622 Instrument voices|
|Effects Types||12 x reverb, 5 x chorus|
|Audio Recording||2-track, 5 songs/10,000 notes|
154 preset songs, SMF formats 0/1
|Audio Inputs||1 x 1/8" (aux)|
|Audio Outputs||1 x 1/4" (headphones)|
|USB||1 x Type B|
|Pedal Inputs||1 x 1/4" (sustain)|
|Built-in Speakers||2 x 4.7" (2.5W per side)|
|Power Supply||12V DC power supply (included), 6 x AA batteries|
|Weight||10.1 lbs. (without batteries)|
|Manufacturer Part Number||PSRE373|