Yamaha PSR-E453 and PSR-EW400 Portable Keyboards Boast Professional Feature Sets, Enhanced Control, Ease-of-Use

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New Models Help Beginners and Intermediate Musicians Take Live Performance, Composing and Recording to the Next Level.

Yamaha PSR-EW400

“The PSR-E453 and PSR-EW400 are ideal starter instruments, but also are robust alternatives for experienced players who seek advanced capabilities for their live performance and/or their composing,” said Mark Anderson, Yamaha.

Yamaha has added the PSR-E453 and the PSR-EW400 to its popular family of portable keyboards, the best-selling line in the United States.

These new models offer a host of serious, yet easy-to-use professional features to help beginners and intermediate musicians take their live performance, composing and recording to the next level.

The 61-key PSR-E453 provides both audio and MIDI transfer via the USB to HOST port – a first at this price point, and previously available only on professional-level keyboards. This enables easy transmission of data between the keyboard and a connected computer, including keyboard performance information and Song playback data. Additionally, assignable Live Control Knobs on the PSR-E453 allow for on-the-fly manipulation of Voices and Styles, similar to an analog synth.

The instrument includes more than 750 high-resolution instrument Voices, giving players an incredible pallet of sounds to choose from, whether creating or performing live. Moreover, the new keyboard features DJ Pattern Mode, which puts a wealth of powerful loops and beats at the user’s fingertips to instantly and spontaneously create dynamically varied music like a DJ. Rounding out the features is a powerful, 6W on-board speaker system.

Designed with the piano-focused player in mind, the PSR-EW400 is the first keyboard in the PSR-E series to incorporate 76 touch-sensitive keys in a wider design, which provides extra room for Split Keyboard and piano playing. It features a high-resolution Live! Grand Piano Voice, an Arpeggio function, a robust 12W per side sound system, as well as auxiliary line outputs for connecting to external amplification, making it a solid choice for the gigging musician.

Finally, the keyboard has many easy-to-use professional features that allow the user to tailor the sound and effects to their needs, then save it to a Registration button for instant recall. Banks of Registrations can be saved to a USB drive and reloaded at will.

“The PSR-E453 and PSR-EW400 are ideal starter instruments, but also are robust alternatives for experienced players who seek advanced capabilities for their live performance and/or their composing,” said Mark Anderson, director of marketing, Keyboard division, Yamaha Corporation of America. “While both are smart investments, the PSR-E453 is an easy choice for those wanting to add personal control options to their performance, while the PSR-EW400 is the perfect answer for a gigging pianist on a budget.”

Pricing and Availability
Yamaha PSR-E453 (MSRP: $479.00) and PSR-EW400 (MSRP: $599.00) portable keyboards will ship in April 2016.

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About Yamaha
Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA) is one of the largest subsidiaries of Yamaha Corporation, Japan and offers a full line of award-winning musical instruments, sound reinforcement, commercial installation and home entertainment products to the U.S. market. Products include: Yamaha acoustic, digital and hybrid pianos, portable keyboards, guitars, acoustic and electronic drums, band and orchestral instruments, marching percussion products, synthesizers, professional digital and analog audio equipment, Steinberg recording products and NEXO commercial audio products, as well as AV receivers, amplifiers, MusicCast wireless multiroom audio systems, Blu-ray/CD players, earphones, headphones, home-theater-in-a-box systems, sound bars and its exclusive line of Digital Sound Projectors. YCA markets innovative, finely crafted technology and entertainment products and musical instruments targeted to the hobbyist, education, worship, music, professional audio installation and consumer markets.

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