The PSRE453 offers a large selection of high quality instruments, 48-note polyphony, internal song recorder, two assignable live control knobs for real-time manipulation of effects, pattern function for powerful loops and beats and the Yamaha Education Suite.
Yamaha PSRE453 61 Key Portable Keyboard Features
- 758 high quality voices including Sweet! and Cool! voices
- 48-note polyphony
- 6W + 6W amplifiers with 12 cm Bass Reflexed speakers
- Assignable real-time control knobs, DSP Effects, and Pitch Bend
- Connectivity with audio and MIDI capabilities
- USB TO DEVICE terminal
- Pattern function to create your own grooves - 25 patterns
- Arpeggio function
- Worldwide sounds support your music
- Yamaha Education Suite (Y.E.S.)
- Music Database
The PSRE453 is an all-round keyboard which is ideal as a starter instrument but also a robust alternative for experienced players who seek advanced features for their live performance and/or for their composing.
The higher the polyphony the more notes, effects, and controls can function simultaneously. With 48-note polyphony players will benefit from fewer dropped notes and more expressive control than they would with a lower note count.
With a larger and higher-quality selection of instrument Voices than the General MIDI (GM) standard Voice library, the XG Lite library makes XG MIDI songs sound just that much better. Yamaha instruments with XG Lite compatibility benefit from this extensive library and a large collection of XG songs (available at www.yamahamusicsoft.com) making MIDI song playback a treat to the ears.
The PSR-E453 features audio transfer through the USB to Host port. You can digitally record your performance to your computer or iOS device. Connecting to your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, adds a new dimension of MIDI control with apps. What makes it so great is that now you can achieve both MIDI and audio transfer functionality with the simplicity of just one cable connection.
Two Assignable Live Control Knobs are designed for real-time manipulation of various effects. Assign one to cutoff frequency and the other to resonance for classic filter effects, or assign them to specific effects designed to work with Styles and DJ Patterns. This professional feature gives the player analog synth-type control and provides a great selection of tools for shaping sounds and performances.
Modern technology devices come with a common set of features and functionality, but allow users to customize their experience in various ways. Style Expansion Memory allows users to choose from a variety of expansion Styles and save them into the instrument's on-board memory for quick and easy recall. You can even change your mind down the road and switch the Style content as your tastes or needs evolve.
Use the speakers of your instrument to listen to the audio playback of your portable music player, iOS device, mixer, or computer via the 1/8" AUX input. Simply connect the output of your device to the AUX line input and turn up the volume. You can use this feature to listen to your favorite tracks, or play along with them since your instrument will still function normally at the same time!
The PATTERN function puts a wealth of powerful loops and beats at your fingertips to instantly create dynamically varied music on the fly, like a DJ, tweaking the Live Control Knobs for even more sound variation.
Yamaha Education Suite teaches you to play by breaking songs down into individual components, like pitch and rhythm, and reconstructing them once mastered. You can practice one hand of a song alone while the instrument plays along with the other. WAITING mode pauses the accompaniment until you play the notes indicated on the display. YOUR TEMPO mode monitors playing and adjusts the tempo according to your accuracy. MINUS ONE mode lets you play the piano part start-to-finish, and gives you a grade at the end.
By connecting an optional USB flash drive, you're able to save and transfer performances you've captured on the internal song recorder. This gives you virtually unlimited storage potential for your masterpieces!
eMedia Piano and Keyboard Method Software
Learn great piano and keyboard skills from Juilliard School of Music instructor, Irma Irene Justicia, M.A. The eMedia Piano and Keyboard Method V3 Teaching Software lets you learn with more than 300 step-by-step full-screen lessons and more than 70 video demonstrations. The software is capable of teaching on an electronic keyboard as well as an acoustic piano! It listens through your computer's microphone or MIDI interface as you play melodies and shows whether you’re playing correctly!
eMedia Piano and Keyboard Method V3 Teaching Software Features
- Features over 100 songs to learn!
- Full-screen lessons and videos
- Works with both electronic keyboards and acoustic pianos
- Instant Feedback to show when you're playing the correct notes on melodies
- Interactive Evaluation Feedback when using a USB or MIDI keyboard
- Progress Tracking provides personalized reports to show your rate of progress
- Built-in recorder for hearing back your performance
- Animated Keyboard that displays correct fingerings as the music plays
With a MIDI keyboard, you also get a detailed evaluation with specific feedback on playing mistakes. Learn to read music and play over 100 popular songs as our Animated Keyboard guides you through the fingerings. Includes hit songs from Billy Joel and Elton John! Also includes our Metronome, Recorder and Progress Tracking. eMedia Piano and Keyboard Method has everything you need to learn to play!
Instant Feedback on Your Playing!
Instant Feedback shows you when you play the correct notes as you progress through a melody. Your computer will listen as you play and highlight correctly played notes in green. As you reach your goal of playing the melody correctly, you’ll discover that reading music notation is easier than you ever thought possible!
Note and Finger Tracker!
The Note Tracker and Finger Tracker tools show you the note you play as music notation and on an animated keyboard. You’ll be able to correct your playing and learn to read music faster!
314 Step-by-Step Lessons
Arranged in twelve chapters, the lessons cover the basics such as hand position, rhythm and playing on black keys, then move on to more advanced concepts such as music notation, sight reading, intervals, chords and scales. On-screen teacher Irma Irene Justicia, M.A., provides clear and friendly instruction.
eMedia Piano and Keyboard Method features over 100 songs ranging from Classical, Pop, Folk, Rock, Blues to Country – making learning fun! Enhanced multi-track audio and colorful MIDI accompaniments enhance the learning experience.
Our Method includes hits popularized by artists such as:
- Billy Joel (Piano Man)
- Elton John (Candle in the Wind)
- Los Lobos (La Bamba)
- Bob Dylan (Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door)
- Scott Joplin (The Entertainer)
- Ludwig van Beethoven (Ode to Joy)
- Spencer Williams (Tishomingo Blues)
- and many others!
Displays color-coded fingerings as the music plays. It allows you to see exactly how to play the song on a keyboard as you hear the music. Music tracking highlights the notes being played on the screen, making it simple to follow along.
Over 70 Large-Format Videos
Professional piano instructor Irma Irene Justicia, M.A., who has taught at the renowned Juilliard School of Music, guides you with over 70 videos with demonstrations of techniques – now larger, with enhanced quality! Many of the videos include split-screen displays with close-ups for a clearer perspective. You can even view them in full-screen mode if you want to.
Interactive Evaluation Feedback
When using an electronic MIDI-compatible keyboard, you can get specific feedback on note and rhythm mistakes made while playing to help you get it right the next time! Clicking on an individual feedback balloon brings up a keyboard showing you exactly what mistake was made and what should have been played. Also, an overall percentage score summarizes how well you did on the song.
Reviews and Ear Training
Interactive review and ear training screens help reinforce new concepts and develop your ear.
Piano Fingering and Guitar Chords
The piano fingerings help teach you the correct fingering for each note. Guitar chords are included so a friend who is learning guitar can play along with you. Piano fingerings and guitar chords can be toggled on or off for any screen.
Live recorded audio
Live recorded audio is included for all songs and exercises. Audio playback options include piano only, voice only, and full audio featuring both piano and vocal performances.
Slows down the audio to any tempo, while the Animated Keyboard shows song fingerings as the music plays. You can play along and learn at the pace best suited to you!
MIDI playback options let you select left or right hand only, or a metronome click track to play along with. Colorful variable-speed MIDI accompaniments are also available and can be fun to play along with!
Personalized reports show your rate of progress, including scores for specific songs (when using a MIDI keyboard). See our Keyboard Pack option.
With the click of a button, you can get suggestions as to which voice to use on your MIDI keyboard to get the best sound for the song!
Allows you to set your own tempo and work on your speed, rhythm and timing. Provides both visual cue and/or audio tick. Full range of tempi, from largo to presto.
Record and play yourself back! This feature allows you to compare your recordings with the instructor’s version, fine tune your skills and share your recordings with friends and family.