Bundle includes PSRE-EW300 keyboard, PKBS1 keyboard stand and PA130 power supply A 76 key portable keyboard with 574 voices, 165 styles and 154 preset songs Yamaha Education Suite (Y.E.S.) allows you to practice using the preset songs (or MIDI files on compatible instruments) at your own pace, one hand at a time, or both together Touch tutor Lesson Mode tracks the velocity or strength the keys are played at in order to teach dynamics USB to host connectivity with MIDI and audio transfer means you only need one Cable to connect to your music making software.Number of Polyphony (Max.):48
Yamaha 76 Key Portable Keyboard Including AC Power Adapter
5.0 out of 5.0 by
M. Hill on November 29, 2017
Several keyboards share this page but this review is for the PSR-EW300 76 key keyboard and includes the AC power adapter. This is a portable keyboard, weighing just under 14 pounds and if desired, it can be powered by six AA batteries. Included is the keyboard with separate music holder (snaps into back of keyboard), power adapter and Owner’s Manual. There is no complicated setup. Connect the AC adapter to the back of the keyboard, plug into a wall outlet, press the power button and it is automatically in grand piano mode ready to play.Before arrival, my main concern was whether the keyboard would have a similar touch and sound like a genuine instrument because although I never became proficient I lived with and tinkered on the full-size piano in my childhood home for at least fifteen years. The answer to that question is surprisingly, yes.The touch is almost indistinguishable from the one I practiced on replicating things such as the instant reaction to various degrees of pressure exerted on the keys to the subtle sound made when my inept fingers slip-off rather than fully strike the key. This is level of response is what I would expect from a professional grade keyboard with a much higher price point.The manual is an excellent resource to use when exploring the keyboard’s impressive array of features. But, nothing is difficult or complicated, it is just a matter of learning the steps. And some choices, such as switching instrument sounds, are printed on the face of the keyboard with confirmation appearing on the display screen, etc. So, much can be done intuitively.Listen through earphones, connect a speaker to improve the small on-board units, connect to a computer, etc. The keyboard has many built-in bells and whistles which are clearly detailed in the product information so I won’t repeat them here.After about a week of use I’ve played with many of the features but continue to gravitate to the grand piano mode. Granted, this reaction is highly variable and completely dependent on individual use but there is no doubt these different voices, instruments, styles, etc. add to the enjoyment and level of creativity that may be incorporated.The only other items needed are seating and something to hold the keyboard. I had a small repurposed piano bench which is now being more properly utilized with the instrument. To support the keyboard I purchased a simple adjustable collapsible metal X style stand here on Amazon and it is working out well. I bought an On Stage basic model but there are many brands available with various price points and features.Lightweight so it is easy to move, store and transport, this keyboard is a good choice for a beginner to learn on or as a way to return to the piano without making the physical space and financial commitment required for a full-size instrument. Excellent.
Sounds very good!
5.0 out of 5.0 by
Sarah W. Holiday on June 12, 2018
This EW300 surprised me -- in a good way -- with its sound quality. I play piano and harpsichord, so buying an electric keyboard seemed an odd choice for me. I tried it because I like to play and practice at all hours, so it's wonderful to wear headphones and know I am disturbing no one. I got this vs. a digital piano because I wanted the harpsichord voice, for sure, and knew I also would enjoy other voices, such as guitar, flute, and chamber. I would happily have spent more, but I did not see a digital piano with all the voices I wanted. I thought I would mostly use this for practice, but the sound is so good that I am enjoying it when I simply want to play for pleasure. The grand piano voice compares with my own grand piano, although the action is lighter. The lighter action is good, in this case, because it is closer to my harpsichord than a weighted key digital piano would have been. The 76-key keyboard has more keys than my harpsichord and only 12 keys fewer than my piano. I find that I am not bothered by not having the 88 piano keys I'm used to.
Great piano for kids, for small spaces, for fun.
5.0 out of 5.0 by
Honest Guy on February 16, 2018
We have kids ages 7, 5, and 2. Bought this piano as a family Christmas present and started piano lessons for the older two. All the kids love playing with it and discovering the different sounds and recordings. It has really inspired their curiosity and creativity. Many dance partys have resulted. Makes learning to play the piano fun for them. It's also been great for me to sit down and play again too.My husband and I spent a long time researching digital pianos. My parents own a really nice digital piano that's in the $1-2,000 range and we were considering something similar at first. We decided to go with a simpler, less expensive, more bells and whistles option. Because our children are so young and energetic we didn't want to worry about them destroying it (they've already tried playing the piano with their feet and by sitting on the keyboard despite our "hands only" rule). If you are a bit more serious about piano you might not be happy with this one. For our purposes it's perfect. My husband and I are not uuge piano players.Pros:-The keys are touch sensitive (when you push soft, plays quiet and when you push hard it plays loud)-space saver-kid friendly-lots of cool features-great value for the priceCons:-The keys don't have the same weight as real piano keys or some of the more expensive digital pianos-no foot pedals (but you can buy an accessory)