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Yamaha PSR-E453 61-Key Portable Keyboard


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The Yamaha 6PSR-E453 Portable Keyboard offers a 1-key touch response keyboard with powerful on-board speakers and easy-to-use professional features including assignable Live Controllers, DJ pattern mode, and USB to Device connectivity.

The PSR-E453 features 758 high quality voices including 8 Sweet! voices and 3 Cool! voices which use Yamaha's advanced sampling technologies to capture the realism and specific characteristics of each sound. 48-note polyphony allows for the performance of complex passages without dropped notes.

Assignable real-time controllers, DSP effects, and pitch bend
Two assignable, real-time controllers let you filter and adjust your sound just like an analogue synthesizer. 10 brand new DSP effects can be assigned and controlled in real time for dynamic and expressive live performance. The pitch bend wheel adjusts the pitch of the sound bringing voices like the Guitar, Sax and Trumpet to life.

Connectivity with audio and MIDI capabilities
The PSR-E453 features audio transfer through the USB TO HOST terminal*. You can record your performance to your computer or smart device. Connecting to your iOS device adds a new dimension of MIDI control with apps.

Connect an external audio player to the AUX IN jack and you can play along with your favourite tunes. The built-in, advanced Melody Suppressor lowers the volume of vocals and melody lines of the original recordings, leaving that part open for you to play**.

*For iOS device connection, refer to the "iPhone / iPad Connection Manual"
**Depending on the song, the volume of the melody part may not be affected.

Pattern function to create your own grooves
The Pattern function puts a wealth of powerful loops and beats at your fingertips, allowing you to instantly create dynamically varied music on the fly. And, for even more authentic performance, try the Crossfade and Retrigger functions.

Arpeggio function
Tap into instant inspiration with the Arpeggio function, which has been improved for smoother playability. Hold Mode and Allocated key-range free your hands, allowing you to improvise over the pattern. The 150 Arpeggio patterns adjust and morph around the notes and chords you play on the keyboard allowing for almost limitless creativity.

Worldwide sounds expand your musical horizons
A rich collection of ethnic sounds and scale tunings allow you to enjoy many styles of music from around the world, including Latin, Indian, Arabic, African, Chinese and more.

Yamaha Education Suite (Y.E.S.)
Yamaha Education Suite (Y.E.S.) is an advanced set of helpful learning tools built into the instrument, letting you teach yourself how to play and perform regardless of your ability. Choose from nine step-by-step lessons for left, right, or both hands. Y.E.S. helps you master a song with ease.

Music Database
Get off to a flying start—choose a song and the Music Database automatically selects the best accompaniment and voices for you to start playing immediately.

USB to Device terminal
The USB to Device terminal on the instrument lets you load and save your settings and songs to a USB flash drive and transfer data from your PC.

  • 758 high quality voices including Sweet! and Cool! voices, with 48-note polyphony
  • 6W + 6W amplifiers with 12 cm Bass Reflexed speakers
  • Assignable real-time control knobs, DSP Effects, and Pitch Bend
  • Connectivity with audio and MIDI capabilities
  • USB TO DEVICE terminal
  • Pattern function to create your own grooves - 25 patterns
  • Arpeggio function
  • Worldwide sounds support your music
  • Yamaha Education Suite (Y.E.S.)
  • Music Database
  • Power supply not included (see: YPA150XXX-P)

Get your Yamaha PSR-E453 Portable Keyboard today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • PSR-E453 61-Key Portable Keyboard
  • Music rest
  • Song book via download
  • Owner's Manaul


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Great keyboard for beginners!


from New Brunswick, NJ

Comments about Yamaha Psr-E453 Portable Keyboard:

This is a great keyboard for the home, schools or music production. It doubles as a MIDI controller which is a cool function. The Yamaha Education Suite is a fantastic built in feature which can show you the basics of piano playing. The variety of sounds is cool as well for a budget keyboard. The E453 is a great keyboard for anyone looking to add a little music to their lives.


Great for beginners


from Edison, NJ

Staff Reviewer

Comments about Yamaha Psr-E453 Portable Keyboard:

The PSRE453 is a great entry level keyboard for any beginner. You get over 700 different sounds and styles so besides piano and organ sounds you also can have fun with brass and wind instruments as well as guitar and drums sounds. All around fun and built in speakers makes this very portable.


Portable and Fun!


from Edison, NJ

Staff Reviewer


  • Lightweight
  • Realistic Sounds
  • Smooth Keys
  • Tons of tones


    Best Uses

      Comments about Yamaha Psr-E453 Portable Keyboard:

      With almost 800 individual programmed voices, the possibilities of the Yamaha 453 are endless! This lightweight, ultra portable keyboard can meet and exceed your everyday home-recording needs, and then some! The on board speakers are very clear, even at lower volumes and the catalogue of synthesized sounds is extensive. The audio transfer options that live within this keyboard are surprising for it's size, weight and portability. I think my favorite part of this keyboard is the Yamaha Education Suite that is included that is a 'go at your own pace' method to learn not only how to play keyboard, but how to use all the features included with the 543. The opportunities for creativity are endless here with an internal Music Database to get you started!

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      Great for the money,DSP ROTERY SPEAKER IS NOT THE BEST,


      from MD

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      Amplifier 6 W + 6 W (When using PA-150 AC adaptor)
      Songs Number of Preset Songs: 30
      Presets 237 panel Voices + 24 Drum/SFX kits + 40 Arpeggio + 457 XGlite Voices
      Power Supply AC Adaptor (PA-150 or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha) or batteries (Six“AA”size alkaline (LR6), manganese (R6) or Ni-MH rechargeable batteries)
      Polyphony 48 voice
      Metronome Tempo Range 11–280
      Memory Internal Memory: Approx. 1.29 MB
      Effects Reverb, Chorus, DSP, Master EQ, Harmony
      Dimensions 37-1/4"W x 5-1/2"H x 15-15/16”D
      Controllers Pitch Bend
      Weight 14 lbs 9 oz. (excluding batteries)
      Number of Keys 61
      USB Yes
      Sound Engine Type AWM Stereo Sampling
      Arpeggiator Yes
      Power Supply Type Yamaha PA150 AC Adapter (not included)
      Six“AA”size alkaline (LR6), manganese (R6) or Ni-MH rechargeable batteries (not included)
      Power Supply Included No
      Warranty Info:

      The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for 90 days from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.