The PSR-E353 from Yamaha is 61-touch sensitive key portable keyboard with 550 sounds, 136 accompaniment styles and 102 songs. Lesson guides and Yamaha's Education Suite (Y.E.S.) provide deep resources for practice and education, and with an optional cable, the musical experience can be broadened by connecting to an iPhone, iPad, or iPod.
The Melody Suppressor with pan adjustment function suppresses the melody line in a song, allowing the user to play along with it. Simply connect any device with a line output to the auxiliary input, including a mobile device, computer, mixer, or even another keyboard. The auxiliary input can also be used to just listen to playback from the audio device. An arpeggiator further expands the keyboard's versatility.
Built-in amplifiers and speakers and an Ultra-Wide Stereo processor deliver great stereo sound, while a headphone output provides for private practice or playing. Basic effects enhance the sounds of the instrument, and a dedicated piano button and a damper pedal input (pedal not included) deliver an authentic piano sound. A duo mode can be engaged to split the keyboard in half so there are effectively two middle C's, a great way for one person to teach another how to play.
Practice at individual levels with the Yamaha Education Suite lesson functions
Playback of the selected song is continuously adjusted to the tempo of the player's performance
Two-track recorder with five song slots
Stereo mini auxiliary input for connecting other audio devices for simple playback or for using the Melody Suppressor function
Arpeggiator transforms chords into complex repeating patterns
Melody Suppressor with pan adjustment function suppresses the melody line in a song allowing the performer to play along with it - simply connect an audio device to the auxiliary input
Extend and enhance the keyboard experience by connecting to an iPhone, iPad, or iPod (requires optional i-UX1 cable)
Optimize the overall sound with different EQ settings on the instrument
Tailor the overall output for optimal sound in different listening situations
Ultra-Wide Stereo processor creates a stereo image wider than the speakers
Sustain pedal input (pedal not included)
USB to Host terminal provides connectivity with a Mac- or Windows-based computer
Duo Mode splits the keyboard so there are two middle "C"s, especially useful for teaching applications
Note: To operate the keyboard, the optional power adapter or optional batteries need to be purchased.