The PSR-E353 comes equipped with easy-to-use onboard lesson functions for beginning players, and comes with a touch-responsive keyboard that will satisfy even experienced musicians. In addition to enjoying comprehensive library of 573 instrument voices from around the world, you can also connect an audio player and play along with your favorite songs, or connect to iPhone, iPad, or PC for new musical experiences.
Play keys firmly to increase the volume of the sound, or softly to decrease it; the PSR-E353 will faithfully reflect every nuance of your playing.
The PSR-E353 comes with a diverse array of 573 different voices, including pianos, flutes, and guitars. 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.
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 suit the person playing, pausing the accompaniment until the correct note is played.
Connect your audio player to the PSR-E353 to enjoy music through the instrument speakers, and play along with the music. To add to the enjoyment, the "Melody Suppressor" function lowers the volume of the melody, allowing you to play the melody line of your favorite songs together with the music.
*The volume of the melody line may not lower for some songs.
The PSR-E353 is equipped with a preset Master EQ that allows you to adjust tithe nuances of the keyboard sound with settings such as Bright and Boost, making it easier to get exactly the sound you like.
The PSR-E353 completely eliminates the need for time-consuming configuration. Use the optional cable (refer to iPhone/iPad Connection Manual) to connect your iPad/iPhone/iPod touch to the instrument and start a compatible application to make practicing and performing music a more enjoyable experience. There are many Yamaha applications available for download from the App Store.
*My Music Recorder
An application for recording video and audio of music performances on your iPhone/iPod touch. Audio and video data recorded can be e-mailed or uploaded to YouTube.
Use the wheel or XY controller of this application to control effects such as pitch bending and reverb from your iPhone/iPod touch.
Push the "Arpeggio" button to play a huge range of arpeggios just by pressing a single key. Far more than just simple repetitions of phrases, the arpeggio function allows you to perform elegant ballads and classical phrases with ease. What's more, with 150 different presets available, the PSR-E353 offers an amazing variety of ways to enjoy performing music.
From pop and rock to dance and more, the PSR-E353 offers Styles (auto accompaniment band tracks) in a wide range of genres. The internal music database of 100 different categories make it simple to access Voices and Styles that match the musical genre you want, allowing you to try as many kinds of music as you like.