Yamaha PSR-E-363 61-Key full review – 2019
Ease of Use: 4.5
- Touch-sensitive keys
- Built-in USB port
- Yamaha Education Suite (Y.E.S.)
- on-board lessons
- computer\mobile connectivity
- separately sold power adapter
- non-weighted keys
- non-lighted keys
- No availability of pitch-bend controls
Being one of the most trusted brands out there, Yamaha released this entry-level keyboard with an expressive touch-sensitive keyboard. Along with it being fairly priced and the versatile functions, it is very beginner-friendly and is ideal for hobbyists.
An overview of the Yamaha PSR E363 Keyboard:
- 61 full-size touch-sensitive keys.
- A huge library of 574 instrument voices.
- real-time band backing tracks
- 12 Reverb Effects and Master EQ.
- 150 Arpeggio phrases
- 48-note Polyphony
- Duo Mode availability
- Song Book downloading availability.
- AUX IN Terminal and Melody Suppressor.
- USB To Host Allowing Two-Way MIDI and Audio Transfer.
- Touch-sensitive keys: if you want to have the experience of playing a real piano or intend to play a real piano someday, then this feature is important. Play the keys heavily and you’ll get louder tones, or play softly to achieve quieter sounds. The touch-sensitive keyboard will accurately reflect every nuance of your playing, making your performances musically expressive.
- Duo mode: now practicing has been made easier. Duo mode splits the keyboard into two identical halves, for practicing with a partner or your teacher. Enjoy playing the piano with friends and family!
- Sound: Yamaha PSR e363 provides you with a variety of 574 instrument sounds in detail. features a comprehensive song library and also has 48 note polyphony.
- Real-time band backing tracks: this keyboard is preset with 165 backing accompaniment styles, including music genres from all around the world. It provides real-time band backing tracks based on the chords you play.
- Reverb Effects and Master EQ: add an aura to your playing and make it sound like you’re in a concert hall, or a cathedral. Master EQ is easily adjusted to get the best sound depending on whether you are listening through headphones or connected to a sound amplification system.
- Songbook: you can download an easy songbook that includes music scores of the built-in songs and a lot of useful tips and tricks.
- USB To Host connectivity: you can easily connect your computer or phone to the device without any third-party interference and record high-quality audio, play your favorite songs and much more.
- Separately sold accessories: unfortunately, the power adaptor and other accessories such as stand and headphones are sold separately.
- Non-weighted keys: sadly this does not have the feature of weighted keys which replicates the actions of an acoustic piano’s keyboard. However, you can still enjoy responsive sounds with the touch-sensitive keys.
- No pitch-bend controls: the lack of a pitch bender strips the function of varying the pitch in a continuously variable manner.
Frequently asked questions:
- Does it have a headphone jack?
Yes, it comes with a standard 3.5mm jack.
- Does it have microphone connectivity?
Yes, it has a 3.5mm auxiliary port for input.
- Is there a transpose keys function?
yes, you can transpose it in the settings menu.
- Does it have MIDI connectivity?
Yes, it does.
- What are its dimensions?
945 x 118 x 368mm weighing at 10 pounds.
- Batteries or power supply?
Runs on both batteries and AC power supply.
Should you buy the Yamaha PSR-E363?
As we stated above, Yamaha is one of the most trusted brands out there. And an entry-level keyboard from them is definitely worth the money. This keyboard is pretty fairly priced, considering the features it brings to the table. It is without a doubt one of the best keyboards for beginners and can also be used for teaching. For a better experience, you might want to check out the bundle package kit, which is a little pricier but includes accessories such as power adapter, headphones, and a stand.