The PATTERN function puts a wealth of powerful loops and beats at your fingertips to instantly create dynamically varied music on the fly like a DJ. And, for even more authentic preformance try the new crossfade and retrigger functions.
Two real-time control knobs let you filter and adjust your sound just like an analog synthesizer. The Pitch Bend wheel adjusts the pitch of the sound bringing Voices like the Sax and Trumpet to life.
The PSR-E443 includes 755 high quality Voices, ranging from acoustic to electric instruments, featuring 5 Sweet! Voices and 3 Cool! Voices which use Yamaha's renowned advanced Voice technologies. The sound is given the final boost by the built-in 2-way speaker system with bass enhancement.
Tap into instant inspiration with the Arpeggio function, which has been improved for smoother playability. Hold Mode and Allocated key-range free your hands, allowing you to improvise over the pattern. The 150 Arpeggio patterns adjust and morph around the notes and chords you play on the keyboard allowing for almost limitless creativity.
Connect an external audio player to the AUX IN jacks and play along with your favorite tunes. Advanced vocal/melody suppressor lowers the volume of vocals and melody lines of the original recordings, leaving that part open for you to play.
*Depending on the song, the volume of the melody part may not be affected.
Connect your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad and experience a new dimension of MIDI control with apps like Yamaha's Scale Tuner, Metronome and Visual Performer.
*For iOS device connection, refer to the "iPhone / iPad Connection Manual"
Yamaha Education Suite (Y.E.S.) is an advanced set of helpful learning tools built into the instrument, letting you teach yourself how to play and perform regardless of your ability. Choose from nine step-by-step lessons for left, right, or both hands. Y.E.S. helps you master a song with ease.
A rich set of ethnic sounds and scale tuning allow you to enjoy many styles of music around the world, including Latin, Indian, Arabic, African, Chinese, and more.
Get off to a flying start - choose a song and the Music Database automatically selects the best accompaniment and Voices for you to start playing immediately.
USB TO DEVICE terminal on the instrument lets you load and save your settings and songs, as well as transfer data from connected devices such as a USB flash memory.
The model's learning features include the Yamaha Portable Grand function and the built-in Yamaha Education Suite, which enable students to immediately begin teaching themselves piano on a portable instrument that can sound like a full-size grand piano. Those ready to perform for others can use the model's built-in accompaniment styles that will make them sound like full bands, as well as easy-to-use professional features such as AUX In, DJ pattern mode and assignable Live Control knobs that unlock a world of options for musical expression.
"The PSR-E443 is an ideal first keyboard in many ways, but also a robust alternative for more experienced players who are seeking advanced features as they perform or compose their own music," said Mark Anderson, director of marketing, Keyboard Division, Yamaha Corporation of America. "This portable keyboard, with its wide-ranging capabilities, represents a great value as it will grow with players as they build their abilities and confidence."
The PSR-E443 enables players to jam along with their favorite songs stored on devices, such as MP3 players, via its AUX line input and advanced vocal/melody suppressor that lowers the volume of vocals and melody lines of the original recordings. Players are able to filter and adjust sound like they would on an analog synthesizer to create dramatic sweeping effects, using the model's cross-fader, pattern retrigger functions and two real-time control knobs.
More than 750 high quality Voices—ranging from acoustic to electric instruments, to cool synthesizer arpeggiators—provide an exceptional tool set for the creation of professional-sounding music from this compact portable keyboard.
For learning or performance purposes, players can simply press the Portable Grand button to switch off all other effects to enjoy a stunningly rich and authentic piano tone.