Yamaha PSR-E243 Portable Keyboard, 61-Key

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The PSR-E243 makes practice fun. Play along with 100 accompaniment styles, try all 385 voices, or press the Portable Grand button for Yamaha piano sound.
Skip the piano lessons and teach yourself how to play on a portable keyboard like the Yamaha PSR-E243. Built-in lessons courtesy of the Yamaha Education Suite (Y.E.S.), along with hundreds of accompaniment styles and voices, 61 full-size keys, and USB and MIDI connectivity, make the entry-level PSR-E243 the beginning player's go-to keyboard -- whether you're buckling down to practice, or just jamming for fun.

Big Sounds from a Little Keyboard

This little keyboard can produce big, inspiring sound. Press the Ultra-Wide Stereo DSP button, and the built-in speakers will deliver a more spacious sound field -- helping your PSR-E243 sound like a more expensive keyboard than it is. Likewise, the dedicated Portable Grand button allows players to call up a realistic-sounding grand piano tone instantly. Plus, the PSR-E243 has plenty of preset dual/layer voices, like piano plus strings, and onboard reverb effects to make your performance larger-than-life.

Your Private Tutor

Y.E.S. -- the Yamaha Education Suite -- provides students with learn-to-play features that are both fun and helpful. In this model, the playback of the selected song is continuously adjusted to the tempo of your performance, ensuring that you don't feel rushed or discouraged while learning a new tune.

A Fun Practice and Performance Instrument

When you are ready to move beyond the basics, you can pretend that you're performing with a full band and play along with the keyboard's 100 auto-accompaniment styles, in 385 read more different voices. You can also use the PSR-E243 as a MIDI controller, or take advantage of its USB to Host connectivity and interface it with computers or iOS devices. Beginning-level pianists and budding producers will find this 61-key piano keyboard to be quite versatile.

If you have an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, you can use Yamaha's available iOS/Apple music apps to expand the keyboard's feature set. Connections to iOS devices require the optional i-UX1 USB MIDI interface cable, sold separately.

Your PSR-E243 is powered by 6 AA batteries or an optional power adapter, and a power-saving auto-off mode extends the keyboard's battery life.

Learn more about the Yamaha PSR-E243 portable keyboard:


- Portable keyboard with 61 full-size keys
- Yamaha Education Suite helps you teach yourself to play the piano
- 100 Accompaniment styles keep practice sessions fun
- 385 Voices provide tonal variety
- Ultra-Wide Stereo DSP button adds dimension to sounds
- Hit the Portable Grand button to return to a realistic piano sound
- Use the keyboard as a MIDI controller
- USB to Host connectivity allows you to interface it with computers or iOS devices

Ideal for beginning piano players, the Yamaha PSR-E243 offers a built-in library of songs, learn-to-play features, connectivity and support for iOS devices and computer-music programs, and a wide range of sounds. It's a bargain at this price point.
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Yamaha PSR-E243 Portable Keyboard

Primarily geared towards learning musicians, the Yamaha PSR-E243 Portable Keyboard offers the built-in Yamaha Education Suite, which enables students to teach themselves piano as well as built-in accompaniment styles that make it possible to sound like full bands. USB TO HOST connectivity makes interfacing with personal computers and Apple iPad/iPhone/iPod touch easy. The PSRE243 keyboard can also be used as a MIDI controller for computers and high performance sound sources.

The Yamaha PSR-E243 keyboard offers built-in speakers featuring the Ultra-Wide Stereo DSP button that creates greater separation and a more spacious sound. 385 voices and 100 Styles are provided for a huge range of sounds to choose from. In addition, Yamaha offers iOS/Apple music apps for iPhone/iPad and iPod Touch that extend and enhance the music-making experience. Connections to iOS devices require the optional i-UX1 USB MIDI interface cable.

Additional features include the Yamaha Education Suite built-in lessons that let users teach themselves to play, a power-saving mode and 61 full-sized keys. The Yamaha PSR-E243 is an affordable model that also lets users play along with a band or use the dedicated Portable Grand button to instantly call-up a great sounding grand piano.

Note: Powered via batteries or optional Yamaha PA130 AC Power Adapter
(2 ratings)
Submitted September 29, 2014 by Rick Riner in Houston, TX
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Great little keyboard, good for beginner, home or small stuff, not a professional board, but great sound, loud enough, better with amp or just external speakers, but not needed, I just like it really loud, has plenty of features that work great, for the price and size this is a excellent buy!
Musical Background:
intermediate, jam at home, with friends, entertainment
Musical Style:
rock, country, blues and whatever I feel like..
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