The legendary YPG235 was the perfect instrument for anyone looking for a piano with 76 keys and portability at the same time look.
But, this is a review of Yamaha PSR-EW300 which is the musical evolution of the YPG 235. It is getting loved and appraisals from pianist all over the globe.
The PSR-EW300 is a smart choice for the budding pianists. This awesome piano comes with the wide, 76 keys touch-sensitive keyboard.
What I didn't liked is the overall size. The piano looks quite bulky at first view but is very lightweight (13 pounds) which makes it quite portable and easy to move.
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With my personal experience I can say that Playing this piano is very expressive and feels exactly like acoustic pianos. I am sure you will also feel the same.
Some Notable Features Of Yamaha PSR-EW300
The piano has a touch-responsive keyboard with increased 48- note polyphony which is helpful for performing complex passages.
The touch sensitive keys is one of the most needed feature for any beginner. If you play the keys heavily you’ll get a louder sounds and when you play the keys lightly, you’ll get quieter sounds.
This feature of the PSR-EW300 is my personal favorite and it makes your performances more musically expressive and vibrant.
The PSR-EW300 also features a USB TO HOST terminal and MIDI connectivity.
You can digitally record your performances to your computer or iOS device. You can also play back the recordings and the sound will be reproduced by the instrument’s speakers.
In fact, during special occasions you can use this connection to playback music from your device’s library. Basically, now you have a glorious boom box.
As a pro, the feature I like the most is Duo mode. Duo mode allows dividing the keyboard into two halves so that two people can easily play on the same instrument. This feature allows for duet performance.
In addition to the realistic piano voice, the PSR-EW300 has 574 additional high quality voices. To access them, you just need to simply press the voice button and from the voice list select your voice by typing in the corresponding number.
The PSR-EW300 comes with 12 new Reverb effects. You can adjust the sound using these digital effects and can make the sound more glorious and impressive.
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My another favorite feature is Touch Tutor Lesson mode. This lesson tracks the velocity or the strength of the keys that are played in order to teach you dynamics.
Another notable feature of the PSR-EW300 I have noticed is the piano has 165 accompaniment styles.
By turning on the melody suppressor, you can cancel the vocal tract on songs played back from your player and sing or play the melody yourself.
My Thoughts On Yamaha PSR-EW300
What can be improved is the overall size, don't get me wrong here. The keyboard is extremely lightweight (13 Lb) but I think the size can be reduced a bit.
One more improvement can be done is the auto install of the drivers. No body likes to download and install drivers separately. But it is not a big issue at all. (Note: The drivers get installed automatically on all of the pianos. thanks Yamaha for noticing this)
The combination of high quality voices, accompaniment styles and USB TO HOST and MIDI makes the PSR-EW300 a great songwriting tool.
It can also be powered by batteries too. The sound of the inbuilt speaker is simply awesome.
I think the evolution from the YPG235 to the PSR-EW300 is not just changing the name or the color but actually new and enhanced features have been added.
The piano is ideal for intermediate and piano beginners who are looking for an amazing value and high quality.
As I said earlier the price is also very affordable and I can guarantee that you won't regret your purchase for sure.