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Yamaha PSR-I500 61-Key Portable Keyboard - Joy of Indian Music

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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.

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.

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 favourite 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.

Key Features
• 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
• Portable 14.5 lbs


Colour: Metallic Dark Grey

Number of Keys: 61
Type: Organ style
Touch Response: Yes (soft, mediu, hard, fixed)
Other Controllers: Pitch Bend, Control Knobs (x2)

Type: Custom LCD
Display Size: 3.6" x 1.6" (92 mm x 42 mm)
Backlight: Yes
Display Language: English
Panel Language: English

Tone Generating Technology: AWM Stereo Sampling
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

Types: DSP(10), Reverb(12), Chorus(5), Master EQ(60), Harmony(260)
Functions: Dual/Layers, Split, Arpeggio(160), Melody Suppressor

Accompaniment Styles
Number of Preset Styles: 282 (Incl. Indian 50 styles)
Other Features: One Touch Setting (OTS)

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)
Playback Data Format: SMF (Formats 0 & 1)
Recording Data Format: Original File Format (SMF 0 conversion function)

USB Audio Recorder
Recording Time (max.): 80 minutes (approx. 0.9 GB) per Song
Format: WAV(44.1 kHz, 16 bit, stereo)

Quick Sampling
Sampleing Type: Normal, Oneshot, Loop
Samples (Preset/Usesr): 5
Sampling Time: Approx. 9.6 sec

USB Audio Interface: 44.1 kHz, 16 bit, stereo
Number of Buttons: 4 ( x 8 banks)
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)

Storage and Connectivity
Internal Memory: Approx. 1.73 MB
External Drives: USB flash drive
DC IN: 12V
Headphones: Headphones/Output
Sustain Pedal: Yes
AUX IN: Yes (Stereo-mini)

Amplifiers and Speakers
Amplifiers: 6 W + 6 W
Speakers: 4.7" (12 cm) x 2

Power Supply
Power Supply: PA-150 or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha, Six AA 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

Included Accessories: Music Rest, Song Book (download), Power Adaptor

Dimensions (W x H x D): 946 x 139 x 404mm (37-1/4" x 5-1/2" x 15-7/8")
Weight: 14 lbs., 9 oz. (6.6 kg) not including batteries
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