Yamaha PSR-E233 Portable Keyboard (61-Key)

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Play 385 voices, jam along to 100 auto-accompaniment styles -- then simply press the "Portable Grand" button to return to Yamaha's rich grand piano sound.
For students, beginning players, and musicians on a tight budget, the Yamaha PSR-E233 keyboard is the ultimate in portability and practicality. Despite its modest price, the 61-key PSR-E233 manages to pack in a wealth of voices, accompaniment styles, songs, effects, and other handy features, making it just as much a performance instrument as a practice tool.

Sounds Good

Unless you represent the 1 percent of the population that wants to play only piano sounds on a keyboard, you will appreciate the rather wide range of voices, auto-accompaniment styles, and songs onboard the PSR-E233. The portable keyboard sports 385 instrument voices, such as piano, organ, guitar, and so forth; 100 accompaniment styles, like dance or disco; and 102 songs organized by type, including "Orchestra," "Pianist," and "Duet." When you get tired of noodling around with "wah-wah" alien tones or brass blasts, just hit the Portable Grand button to get back to a sonorous stereo grand piano sound that covers the keyboard's full range.

Built-in Effects, Dual Voices, and More

The PSR-E233's reverb effects add concert-hall ambience to your playing, making it easy to imagine your typical practice session in a more refined venue. In addition to preset digital effects, the portable keyboard features preset dual voices, which lend a richer feel to standard piano tones. To make your music sound even bigger and better, you can select the keyboard's various Ultra-Wide Stereo presets.

Y.E.S. Please

read more During practice or rehearsal sessions, you can utilize the PSR-E233's advanced Yamaha Education Suite (Y.E.S.) lesson functions, which provide an easy way to practice and learn to play at your own pace. For example, the playback of the selected song is adjusted continuously to the tempo of your performance, giving you the chance to play along without feeling rushed. With this keyboard's learning tools, you won't have a critical teacher telling you what you did wrong. Instead, you will have a helpful display showing you what you did right.

When a Turn-Off Is a Turn-On

Auto Power-Off mode turns off the power automatically if the instrument has not been used for a set amount of time. How many times have you forgotten to turn off a keyboard and come back to find a hot power adapter or a set of dead batteries? No worries with this Yamaha keyboard -- its auto-off feature supports both battery life and forgetful musicians.

Features:

- 61 Keys for a nearly full-length range
- 385 Instrument voices, 100 accompaniment styles, and 102 built-in songs keep performances fresh
- Reverb and Ultra-Wide Stereo presets help you hear your music in different spaces
- Portable Grand button delivers a rich stereo grand piano sound
- Advanced Yamaha Education Suite offers helpful lesson functions for novice players
- Auto Power Off mode saves energy
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For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 714-522-9011
Web: https://usa.yamaha.com/support

Yamaha PSR-E233 Portable Keyboard

The Yamaha PSR-E233 features 385 high-quality, natural-sounding voices. It has 100 accompaniment styles and 102 built-in songs. Use the Portable Grand button to instantly call up an authentic stereo grand piano sound. The Yama PSR-E233 has rich Reverb effects, adding concert-hall ambience to your performance. Yamaha's Education Suite makes practicing your favorite songs more easy than ever before.

Ultra-Wide Stereo

Enjoy the experience of an extended, wide, dynamic sound field. Various Ultra-Wide Stereo presets can be selected.

Advanced Education Sweet

Practice at your individual level with the advanced Yamaha Education Suite lesson functions. Now, the playback of the selected song is continuously adjusted to the tempo of the player's performance.

High Quality Sounds

In the Yamaha PSR-E233, You will find 385 high-quality instrument voices and 100 accompaniment styles. It features a wide variety of voices, including preset digital effects. You will also find preset dual voices, like e.g. Piano plus Synth Pad, so you can easily enjoy beautiful rich sounds.

Portable Grand Button

Enjoy Yamaha's world-famous grand piano sound fast. The Portable Grand button instantly recalls a great-sounding piano covering the keyboard's full range.

Auto Power-Off Mode

This makes it an eco-friendly mode. The Yamaha PSR-E333/233 comes with a function that turns off the power automatically if the keyboard has not been used for a set amount of time in order to avoid using power unnecessarily. This supports long battery life.
(3 ratings)
Submitted October 19, 2011 by a customer from sbcglobal.net
"Great product at a greater price"
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This is a great beginner instrument or for those of us who like to "putz" around with playing. I think this will be a part of our family for quite a while. Even other family members who did not have a wish to play do so because it's fun. I did a lot of research before I purchased, and I am very glad to have found this.
Sound
It sounds like a real piano. I owned an electric piano many years ago (probably in the 70s), and it can't hold a candle to this one. It has a teaching mode that is great. Our whole family is enjoying this instrument. For the price, this instrument performs like a pro.
Features
The most enjoyable features are the recording and other instrument sounds. My family got a kick out of being able to DJ.
Ease of Use
It is easy to use but takes some reading because of the many features.
Quality
Yamaha has always been a name that I trust. It is well made, light, and sturdy.
Value
This was an amazing price.
Manufacturer Support
N/A Never had problems.
The Wow Factor
It's rounded edges and visual appeal are like a dashboard-great.
Musical Background:
hobbyist
Musical Style:
all types
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