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The PSR-E223 is a 61-key portable keyboard from Yamaha that offers a step-down from the company's PSR-E323 model.

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Pros

enough options to be interesting but not so many to be confusing, ideal for beginners

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built-in metronome gives sharp, clear ticks that help you keep time

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has a nice tone that's pleasant to listen to even when you're playing badly

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transposing and octave settings are easy to use and versatile

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
Cons

hard to see the black-on-black markings above the keys

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built-in musical styles are old and out-dated

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AC adapter is sold separately, which means going through lots of batteries until you can find one

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not touch sensitive, can't really practice subtleties in your performance

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
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The PSR-E223 is a 61-key portable keyboard from Yamaha that offers a step-down from the company's PSR-E323 model. Featuring a built-in tone bank of 375 high-quality instrument voices with an additional 100 rhythmic backing tracks, this model includes 61 full-sized keys with 32-note polyphonic capabilities. New players can access interactive lessons through the Yamaha Education Suite (Y.E.S.), featuring step-by-step walkthroughs for a variety of popular songs with added left/right hand isolation. While many interesting patches and sound effect banks are included, users seeking a classic piano sound can use the dedicated "Portable Grand" button for a touch-sensitive emulation with customizable reverb effects for the feeling an authentic acoustic experience.

Features
  • Black color
  • 61 full-sized keys
  • 32-note polyphony
  • 375 high-quality instrument voices
  • 100 accompaniment styles
  • 102 built-in interactive songs
  • Yamaha Education Suite lesson mode
  • On-board reverb effect with 9 different modes
  • Portable Grand function
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