Yamaha PSR-E-363 61-Key full review – 2019

yamaha psr e363

yamaha psr e363

 

Ease of Use: 4.5

Price: 4.0

Rating: 4.25

Pros:

  • Touch-sensitive keys
  • Built-in USB port
  • Yamaha Education Suite (Y.E.S.)
  • on-board lessons
  • computer\mobile connectivity

Cons:

  • separately sold power adapter
  • non-weighted keys
  • non-lighted keys
  • No availability of pitch-bend controls

Summary:

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.

Advantages:

  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Songbook: you can download an easy songbook that includes music scores of the built-in songs and a lot of useful tips and tricks.
  7. 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.

Disadvantages:

  1. Separately sold accessories: unfortunately, the power adaptor and other accessories such as stand and headphones are sold separately.
  2. 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.
  3. 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:

  1. Does it have a headphone jack?

Yes, it comes with a standard 3.5mm jack.

  1. Does it have microphone connectivity?

Yes, it has a 3.5mm auxiliary port for input.

  1. Is there a transpose keys function?
    yes, you can transpose it in the settings menu.
  2. Does it have MIDI connectivity?

Yes, it does.

  1. What are its dimensions?

945 x 118 x 368mm weighing at 10 pounds.

  1. 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.

 

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