Yamaha PSS-A50 Mini Keyboard

Make music anywhere with this mini keyboard! Loaded with a built-in arpeggiator and plenty of sounds to choose from, the PSS-A50 will get you inspired.
The Yamaha PSS-A50 keyboard delivers big, pro-level sounds in a small body. Take your music everywhere! It comes packed with a variety of tools that inspire you and let you capture those special musical moments -- everything you need to make your kind of music.

The built-in Arpeggiator inspires new ideas, creates melodies and beats, and to help you make magic, use the Phrase Recorder to loop, record and playback. The high-quality mini-keyboard is inherited from the Yamaha reface series, highly regarded by professionals for its outstanding touch, feel, and expressive power. Connect to a home recording setup or a mobile device and discover even more ways that the PSS-A50 will become your trusted musical companion.

Nothing is holding you back

Yamaha sound quality sets the bar in the industry, and Yamaha technology has innovated the way people make music. The PSS-A50 offers an arpeggio function that creates phrases and rhythms at the touch of a key, Motion Effect for modifying voices, and a Phrase Recorder for looping and playing back recorded phrases. Watch how sound and technology can combine on the PSS-A50 and let them inspire you to find your own musical voice.

Pro-level feel inherited from Yamaha's Reface series

The PSS-A50 high-quality mini-keyboard is inherited from the Yamaha Reface series, highly regarded by professionals for its outstanding touch, feel, and expressive power. Master complex chords, and difficult phrases, and take on the high-speed passages read more and emotional melodies that challenge even professional players; the PSS-A50 is the keyboard you need to maximize your potential.

Anytime, anywhere: Run on batteries or USB power

The PSS-A50 runs on four AA batteries or a USB mobile battery making it easy to take on road trips, to jam sessions, backyard BBQs or even the recording studio. The included USB power cable lets you plug into a computer, or to an AC outlet with a USB power adapter.

Block out the world: Listen with built-in speaker or headphones

When you want to step inside your music and not be distracted by the outside world, simply plug in your favorite pair of headphones, automatically disabling the built-in speaker, giving you the privacy you need.

Computer Connectivity: MIDI over USB

Connect the PSS-A50 to a computer to experiment with virtual instruments and your own music production software -- the possibilities are limitless.

From performing to recording, this mobile keyboard can do it all!

Features:

- High-quality touch-sensitive mini keyboard
- 42 Voices (instrument sounds)
- 138 Arpeggio types
- Phrase recorder
- Motion Effect
- USB-MIDI connection
- Light and compact
- Built-in speaker / Headphones jack
- Battery or USB bus powered, or add a USB power adapter
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Dimensions (WxHxD): 506 x 54 x 201 mm
Weight: 1.2kg / 2 lb 10 oz
Number of Keys: 37
Type: HQ Mini
Touch Response: Soft, Medium, Hard, Fixed
Number of Polyphony (Max): 32
Number of Voices: 40 Voices + 2 Drum Kits
Panel Sustain: Yes
Arpeggio: 138 types
Miscellaneous: Motion Effect (34 types)
Recording: MIDI data, Number of Phrases: 1 (Approx. 700 notes; fewer when recording using effects such as Motion Effect)
Metronome: Yes
Tempo Range: 11 # 280, Tap Tempo (32-280)
Octave Button: -04 to +04
Transpose: -12 to 0, 0 to + 12
Tuning: 427.0 - 440.0 - 453.0 Hz (Approx.0.2Hz Increments)
Headphones: Stereo mini jack (Phones/output)
USB to Host: Yes
Amplifiers: 1.4 W
Speakers: 8 cm x 1
Power Consumption: 1.5 W
Included Accessories: Owner's Manual, USB cable, Online Member Product Registration
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 3.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 22 x 9 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): YAM PSSA50
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 714-522-9011
Web: https://usa.yamaha.com/support
(1 ratings)
Submitted January 15, 2021 by Alan E in New Rochelle, NY
"Lotta Board for Little Money"
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
I’m getting too old to carry heavier keys necessary for my classic rock band. I’m depended on for punchy piano, crisp horns , strings, and a screaming Hammond. This board gives you everything but the Hammond in a 3 pound package. Instead of my Roland VK7 I now use a Yamaha Reface Yc for my organ sounds. The A50 has a bright piano sound, good Rhodes, brass section and strings that are all quality sounds. I would have preferred a clavinet and a sustain pedal jack but the trade off for price and slinging it over my shoulder is more than worth it. Songwriters will appreciate the arpeggiator and loop recorder but I didn’t need those features. Would have loved to buy it from zZounds but they didn’t have it last October when I needed it. Now they do so take advantage of their superior service and speedy shipping. For this price grab this keyboard.
Musical Background:
Rock-Blues-Motown-
Musical Style:
50 years in classic rock, blues, soul, jazz, pop.
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