Yamaha know a thing or two about producing world-class instruments, including their famed keyboard and piano ranges. With the PSR-E463, they've combined their wealth of experience with an acute awareness of the demands of musicians worldwide. This could be best-described as an entry-level portable keyboard with features that far outperform its price-point!
With a touch-responsive 61-note keyboard, you'll have no problem getting accustomed to the feel of the PSR-E463. Great speakers allow for performance at a variety of volumes; while it's not recommended for gigging, it'll be perfectly at home in rehearsals or solo practice.
But that's where the familiarity ends. Yamaha have gone all-out, including quick sampling from external sources, a groove creator function (essentially a fully functional drum machine), 758 high-quality voices, assignable real-time controls and much more. It may be an entry-level keyboard, but its features are nothing short of inspirational!
Here's what Yamaha have to say about the PSR-E463:
If you thought you needed professional-level skills or abilities to enjoy making music like a pro, think again! With the new PSR-E463, all you need to turn your ideas into music is inspiration.
- Quick Sampling - the easy to operate Quick Sampling feature means you can capture and play back your favourite sounds direct from the keyboard by using the AUX input.
- Groove Creator - you can perform the latest musical styles from the keyboard like a DJ - lay down a beat, tweak the groove, adjust the mix and get the party started!
- Sound - Yamaha has a proud history of manufacturing just about every kind of musical instrument. When it comes to reproducing the sound of these instruments in a keyboard, the results are detailed and high-quality.
- Real-time backing tracks - 235 auto Accompaniment Styles provide real-time backing tracks based on the chords you play.
- Memorizing your favorite settings - the Registration Memory function allows you to save 4 x 8 panel settings for instant recall.
- Intuitive “Live Control Knob” interface - change sounds on-the-fly by switching the effect destination! Two assignable, real-time control knobs let you filter and adjust your sound just like an analog synthesizer. 10 DSP effects can be assigned and controlled by the knobs for dynamic and expressive live performance. The Pitch Bend wheel adjusts the pitch of the sound bringing voices like the Guitar, Sax and Trumpet to life. "Target" button supports quick target change of effect destination.
- USB-to-Device terminal - you can record your performances to a USB flash drive. The USB-to-Device terminal on the instrument lets you load and save your settings and songs to a USB flash drive, as well as transfer data from your PC.
- 758 high quality voices including Sweet! and Cool! voices, with 48-note polyphony
- Quick Sampling function - 5 sample (1 Normal type + 4 One shot/Loop type) Max 9.6 sec/sample
- Groove Creator function - 35 grooves, 5 sections(4 main +1 Musical Climax)
- 235 auto accompaniment Styles
- USB Audio Recorder - 80 minutes. (.wav)
- 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