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Yamaha Yamaha PSR I500 Indian Keyboard

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Yamaha PSRI500 Indian Keyboard

The PSR-I500 is the ideal portable keyboard for Indian music lovers. A vast collection of onboard Indian instruments (Voices) and auto accompaniment function (Styles) covers a broad spectrum of Indian music genres from every corner of the country. Functions like “Quick Sampling” are designed to assist you to perform in a variety of situations. In addition, the PSR-I500 features a number of lesson functions including a built-in Tabla/Mridangam & Tanpura function called “Riyaz,” to help you learn how to play songs or traditional Indian “Raga” scales.

Indian instruments

Authentic sounding Indian instruments are essential for anyone who wants to play traditional Indian songs or modern Indian movie songs. The PSR-I500 has the Voices of 40 of Indian instruments on board, including newly sampled Voices based on requests from famous Indian music producers. Of course, not limited only to Indian instruments, the PSR-I500 also features a variety of instruments from Pianos to Synthesizers, making it possible to play songs from a variety of genres, from orchestra classics to electronic dance music.

Quick Sampling

In addition to the extensive collection of preset instruments, you can also add your own sampled contents like short vocal phrases, SFX, or looping Chorus with the PSR-I500. The PSR-I500 can even vary the pitch of the sound that you have sampled to match the key you play.

Indian Styles

If you're struggling with finding other band members or simply just want to perform alone, the PSR-I500’s auto accompaniment function “Styles” is invaluable. As you play chords, automatically created basslines, rhythm tracks or other kinds of accompaniment follow along. The PSR-I500 has a variety of accompaniment Styles including 50 different types of Indian Styles from around the country.

Riyaz

The PSR-I500 has a built-in Tabla/Mridangam & Tanpura function called “Riyaz”. You can practice to traditional Indian rhythms for hours, or use it for backing rhythm. What's more the PSR-I500 now features 30 different patterns of Taals.

Song lessons

You can quickly learn how to play your favorite songs step by step with the PSR-I500. Not only the vast library of onboard songs, but all songs you have imported will be supported by the PSR-I500 lesson function. You can also buy songs from the impressive collection at Yamaha MusicSoft or even download practice music or lesson songs your teacher has made for you.

*The map has been kept just for graphical representation to provide easy user navigation and it’s not presenting or associated with any political boundaries of countries.

Style/Arpeggio

The PSR-I500 has an auto-arpeggio function that features Indian style arpeggios.

Also, Yamaha’s auto accompaniment function “Styles” now covers influences from every corner of India. You can even download and add “Styles” from Yamaha MusicSoft.

Registration memory

You may want to change sound settings for different songs or even during a song while you perform. The Registration Memory setting allows you to recall those stored settings (Voices/Styles/Effects etc) with the push of a button.

Transpose

If you want to play a song with your vocal partner or Tabla player, but they do not have the vocal range or prefer a different key for the song, simply use the Transpose function to play in other keys worry free.

Dual voice

Dual voice allows players to play two instruments together, for example using both Piano and Strings together for a dreamy atmosphere, while Bansuri and Xenon pad provides a similar feel. Another example of effective use of the dual voice function is layering Harmonium with String Slap to achieve a more realistic sound.

Split

For players who want to switch back and forth between two instruments or take on two instrumental roles —for example playing bass and pianos together while singing—the PSR-I500 features a Split function that lets you split the keyboard and assign an instrument to the lower and upper halves of the keyboard.

Pitch bend wheel

Much like Guitarists bend notes to raise the pitch of their melodies, pitch bend wheel allows you to use this technique with a number of instruments such as the Sitar, Veena, Violin, Saxophone, Mandolin, Bass, Tabla, Bulbul tarang, Sarod, and others.

Portamento

Portamento is a function that creates a smooth transition in pitch from the first note played on the keyboard to the next.

This makes instruments sound more natural, especially when you play using certain Voices such as Bulbul tarang, Veena, Strings, Synth, Bass, or Sitar.

Master EQ

The newly added “India” master EQ type makes your PSR-I500 sound more punchy and rich for Indian Instruments in particular when you are connected to a PA system.

DSP effects

New DSP effects add more variety and depth to your sound. Reverb presets will make you feel as if you are playing in a world famous concert hall while the Rotary speaker effect will add a professional feel to organ sounds or even the Tanpura. Distortion is obviously important for some electric guitar sounds, but it's also worth giving it a try with the Electric Sitar.

Built-in Speakers

The PSR-I500 is also equipped with two powerful onboard 6-watt speakers delivering punchy bass and drums without the need for setting up an external PA in smaller venues such as a cafe or restaurant.

Battery drive

The PSR-I500 is also driven by batteries. Don't forget the battery pack for street performances, for touring, or camping without a stable electricity supply.

Portable

Light and durable to meet even the needs of traveling musicians, the PSR-I500 is easily transported from stage to stage, and can be used in any playing environment you choose.

Song

You can easily learn how to play your favorite songs step by step with the PSR-I500. You can purchase songs for lessons from the extensive collection of favorites at the Yamaha MusicSoft website and use them with your PSR-I500 for however long you like. Your teacher may also create lesson songs for you, and you can also download Song Book for a total of 60 onboard songs from around the world. 20 of these are practice songs for learning traditional Indian Raga scales.

*Scores for some of the onboard songs may not be provided in Song Book for copyright reasons.

*The map has been kept just for graphical representation to provide easy user navigation and it’s not presenting or associated with any political boundaries of countries.

Touch Response

To truly master playing keyboards, expression is a key factor for major improvement. From a light touch to a firm, more aggressive style, the PSR-I500’s touch responsive keyboard captures your expression perfectly. Our touch-sensitive keyboards have been recognized and certified by world famous Trinity Music College London. You can also configure your PSR-I500 for compatibility with Trinity lessons with the push of a single button when you download Trinity registration files.

Yamaha quality

Yamaha has a long history of strict quality control after decades of dedication to world class quality and durability.

The PSR-I500 is produced in a new Yamaha factory in India that began operations in 2019 using the same quality control guidelines as other Yamaha factories. There, the new PSR has undergone a variety of durability tests ranging from exposure to extreme temperatures and humidity, to dropping the keyboards and pushing the keys aggressively over extended periods of time etc.

Features

  • The ideal keyboard for Indian music lovers, for both performance and learning.
  • 801 instruments, including 40 Indian instruments.
  • 282 types of auto accompaniment Styles, including 50 Indian Styles.
  • Riyaz (Tabla/Mridangam & Tanpura) function with 30 Taals
  • Quick Sampling function (Normal/One shot/Loop)
  • Powerful amplifiers with bass reflex speakers
  • Professional-quality DSP Effects
  • Pitch bend wheel
  • Lesson function

Specs
PSR-I500
Color/Finish
Body     Color     Metallic Dark Gray
Size/Weight
Dimensions     Width     946 mm (37-1/4”)
Height     139 mm (5-1/2”)
Depth     404 mm (15-7/8”)
Weight     Weight     6.6 kg (14 lbs., 9 oz.) not including batteries
Control Interface
Keyboard     Number of Keys     61
Type     Organ Style
Touch Response     Yes (Soft, Medium, Hard, Fixed)
Other Controllers     Pitch Bend     Yes
Control Knobs     Yes (x 2)
Display     Type     Custom LCD
Size     92 mm x 42 mm
Backlight     Yes
Language     English
Panel     Language     English
Voices
Tone Generation     Tone Generating Technology     AWM Stereo Sampling
Polyphony     Number of Polyphony (Max.)     48
Preset     Number of Voices     801 (257 Panel Voices + 32 Drum/SFX Kits + 50 Arpeggio Voices + 462 XGlite Voices)
Featured Voices     Indian Voice x 40, Sweet! Voice x 8, Cool! Voice x 3
Compatibility     GM     Yes
XGlite     Yes
Effects
Types     DSP     10
Reverb     12
Chorus     5
Master EQ     6
Harmony     26
Functions     Dual/Layers     Yes
Split     Yes
Arpeggio     160
Melody Suppressor     Yes
Accompaniment Styles
Preset     Number of Preset Styles     282 (Incl. Indian 50 styles)
Fingering     Multi
Style Control     ACMP ON/OFF, SYNC START, SYNC STOP, START/STOP, INTRO/ENDING/rit., MAIN/AUTO FILL, TRACK ON/OFF
Other Features     One Touch Setting (OTS)     Yes
External Styles     10
Compatibility     Style File Format (SFF)
Songs
Preset     Number of Preset Songs     60
Recording     Number of Songs     10
Number of Tracks     6 (5 Melody + 1 Style/Pattern)
Data Capacity     Approx. 19,000 notes (when only “melody” tracks are recorded)
Compatible Data Format     Playback     SMF (Formats 0 & 1)
Recording     Original File Format (SMF 0 conversion function)
USB Audio Recorder
Recording Time (max.)     80 minutes (approx. 0.9 GB) per Song
Format     Playback     WAV(44.1 kHz, 16 bit, stereo)
Recording     WAV(44.1 kHz, 16 bit, stereo)
Quick Sampling
Sampleing Type     Normal, Oneshot, Loop
Samples (Preset/Usesr)     5
Sampling Time     Approx. 9.6 sec.
Sampling Sources     AUX IN
Sampling Format     Original File Format (16 bit, stereo)
Sampling Rate     44.1 kHz
Functions
USB audio interface     44.1 kHz, 16 bit, stereo
Registration     Number of Buttons     4 ( x 8 banks )
Lesson/Guide     Yamaha Education Suite (Y.E.S.)     Yamaha Education Suite (Y.E.S.6)/ Listening, Timing, Waiting
Overall Controls     Metronome     Yes
Tempo Range     11 - 280
Transpose     -12 to 0, 0 to +12
Tuning     427.0 – 440.0 – 453.0 Hz (approx. 0.2Hz increments)
Riyaz (Tabla/Tanpura Pattern)     Preset     30
Sections     5
Storage and Connectivity
Storage     Internal Memory     Approx. 1.73 MB
External Drives     USB flash drive
Connectivity     DC IN     12 V
Headphones     Headphones/Output
Sustain Pedal     Yes
AUX IN     Yes (Stereo-mini)
USB TO DEVICE     Yes
USB TO HOST     Yes
Amplifiers and Speakers
Amplifiers     6 W + 6 W
Speakers     12 cm x 2
Power Supply
Power Supply     PA-150 or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha, Six “AA” size alkaline (LR6), manganese (R6) or Ni-MH rechargeable (HR6) batteries
Power Consumption     8 W (When using PA-150 AC adaptor)
Auto Power Off Function     Yes
Accessories
Included Accessories     Music Rest     Yes
Song Book     Download from PC
Power Adaptor     Yes

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