In addition to the standard Left and Right hand lessons, Version IV of the "Yamaha Education Suite" (Y.E.S.) includes "Your Tempo" and "Repeat & Learn" modes. The keyboard comes with 30 pre-loaded songs, Flash ROM internal storage for adding more, and 70 additional selections on an included CD-ROM. Simply connect the keyboard to your computer via the USB connector and transfer songs to the keyboard for learning or listening (PC only). The PSR-295 is the first in the line with recording capability and also features new performance assistant technology.
One thing that isn't obvious from the documentation is that although you can download Midi files into the keyboard you can't upload your own performances. It has five memories that allow you to record up to five tracks each. This is great until you try to upload the performance to your computer. It isn't until you check the help file with the Music Download application that it doesn't allow you to upload your performances. Having said that I still think it's a value for money thing and it works with Garage Band (although they work hard to hide any Mac compatibility in the printed manual you can actually download a USB driver from the yamaha site). I think it's amazing what they have packed into this.
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