$ 3,999.99 $ 4,499.99
Yamaha Corporation has been breaking boundaries in music technology since it was founded in Japan more than a century ago. Though it originated as a piano and organ maker, in 1887, the company has since branched out into many avenues of manufacturing, developing products as diverse as motorcycles, sporting goods, and industrial robots, to name a few. However, despite its expansion into other markets, Yamaha has always kept its eye on the musical prize, consistently delivering innovative products such as the groundbreaking DX series FM synthesizers, and highly influential Motif workstation keyboards.
Building on the legacy of these two iconic keyboards, Yamaha has just announced its new flagship workstation synthesizer at the 2016 NAMM show: the Montage. Combining elements of the DX and the Motif, the Montage employs the powerful Motion Control Synthesis Engine, which comprises two sound engines in one: the AWM2 (synthesis and sample based sounds) and FM‐X (Frequency Modulation synthesis.)
Powered by proprietary Yamaha technology for data compression and playback, the AWM2 engine provides realistic sound reproduction and features nearly 10 times the waveform capacity of the Motif XF. This means that the Montage allows for far more samples per instrument than the XF, and thus a far more nuanced sound. The FM‐X engine is capable of producing everything from classic ’80s FM-based basses and bells, to harsh, cutting-edge modern EDM type sounds. It features 8‐operator FM architecture and 128‐note polyphony, allowing for a massive array of sound-design options.
Like the Motif, the Montage features 16-part multi-timbral operation, but it comes with a full range of all-new sounds, like the Yamaha CFX Premium Grand Piano, detailed new strings and woodwinds, and select content from the DX and TX family, all modernized to take advantage of the Motion Control Synthesis Engine. Also, Montage is directly compatible with Motif ES/XS/XF Voices, allowing you to transfer your favorite presets and get all of your sounds together in one place.
The Montage comes in three 61-, 76-, and 88-key configurations. The Montage 6and Montage 7 feature premium FSX semi‐weighted synthesizer action with aftertouch, while the Montage 8 features fully weighted keys with balanced hammer action and aftertouch. Other notable features include a large color touch screen, a “Super Knob” control that can control multiple parameters simultaneously, dual insert FX for all 16 parts, powerful pattern sequencer, and an arpeggiator that allows up to 8 arpeggio parts at once.
$ 99.99 $ 169.00The PSR-F51 is the lowest cost, entry-level portable keyboard that Yamaha offers. With 61 keys and basic features it's an easy choice for a first keyboard.61 full-sized keys are great for learning and developing keyboard playing technique. 32-note polyphony allows for the performance of beginner to advanced level pieces, allowing for sustained notes to ring through without being cut off. Auto power off saves energy by shutting down after a period of inactivity.
$ 119.99 $ 199.99
The Yamaha PSRE253 is available with the Yamaha Survival Kit, which contains a power adapter that is perfect for your keyboard, a footswitch and a set of stereo headphones. You also receive a two-year extended warranty and more than $200 in rebate offers on great Yamaha instruments and accessories, along with learning software, additional songs and more. The PSRE253 is also available with all of this and a set of eight AA batteries. Select from the dropdown menu.
New portable with lesson program and great sound
The Yamaha PSR-E253 portable digital keyboard is packed full of great sounds and features, ideal for aspiring musicians who are just starting out. Use the on-board lesson feature, Yamaha Education Suite (Y.E.S.), to learn the 100 built-in songs, or explore the 385 instrument Voices and 100 Styles to create your own music. The Aux line input turns the PSR-E253 into a speaker system for your MP3 player so you can listen to and play along with your music collection.
385 high-quality voices
The PSR-E253 comes with a diverse array of 385 different voices. The grand piano voices in particular utilize stereo-sampled sounds with a superb feeling of presence. Players can enjoy reverb effects for the feeling of playing in a concert hall, and choruses that add extra breadth and resonance to the sound.
Lesson suite details
The lesson function offers a total of nine stages”three for the left hand, three for the right, and three for both hands, helping beginning players to practice the songs stored in the instrument. There's a scoring function that makes it fun to practice and improve, and a "waiting" function that adjusts the tempo to the person playing, pausing the accompaniment until the correct note is played.
Compact, portable design
Weighing in at around nine pounds, the PSR-E253 is light enough to take anywhere with ease. It can even run on batteries for live performances. Connect your audio player to the PSR-E253 and listen to, or play along with, your favorite music through the instrument's speakers.
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Introductory portable keyboard with lesson suite and great sounds.
The Yamaha PSR-E263 61-Key Portable Arranger Keyboard is full of great sounds and features, ideal for aspiring musicians who are just starting out. Use the onboard lesson feature, Yamaha Education Suite (Y.E.S.) to learn the 100 preset songs, or take advantage of 385 instrument Voices and 100 Styles to experiment and create your own music. The Aux Line Input turns the PSR-E263 into a speaker system for your MP3 player so you can play along or just listen, all for a very affordable price.
The PSR-E263 is an entry-level Yamaha Portable Keyboard and features a wide variety of sounds and functions. The Yamaha Education Suite can be used with the more than 100 preset songs, making it the ideal first keyboard for aspiring musicians who are just starting out.