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Yamaha PSR-I500 Portable Keyboard for Indian Music

  • $54999


The PSR-I500 is the ideal keyboard for Indian music lovers. It comes equipped with a vast collection of onboard Indian instruments (Voices) and auto accompaniment functions (Styles) covering a broad spectrum of Indian music genres from every corner of the country. This is complemented by incredible 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.

  • The ideal keyboard for Indian music lovers, for both performance and learning.
  • 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

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.

Riyaz

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.

PSR-I500 is the ideal keyboard for playing Indian songs on stage or in a cafe or restaurant.

Song

Importing standard MIDI files to the PSR-I500, you can play any kind of requested Indian song without a band. The Yamaha MusicSoft website has an extensive library of songs you can play.

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Style/Arpeggio

The PSR-I500 has an auto-arpeggio function that features Indian style arpeggios.

Also, Yamaha’s auto accompaniment function “Styles” now covers influences from every corner of India. You can even download and add “Styles” from Yamaha MusicSoft.

Registration memory

Registration memory

You may want to change sound settings for different songs or even during a song while you perform. The Registration Memory setting allows you to recall those stored settings (Voices/Styles/Effects etc) with the push of a button.

Transpose

Transpose

If you want to play a song with your vocal partner or Tabla player, but they do not have the vocal range or prefer a different key for the song, simply use the Transpose function to play in other keys worry free.

Dual voice

Dual voice allows players to play two instruments together, for example using both Piano and Strings together for a dreamy atmosphere, while Bansuri and Xenon pad provides a similar feel. Another example of effective use of the dual voice function is layering Harmonium with String Slap to achieve a more realistic sound.

Split

Split

For players who want to switch back and forth between two instruments or take on two instrumental roles —for example playing bass and pianos together while singing—the PSR-I500 features a Split function that lets you split the keyboard and assign an instrument to the lower and upper halves of the keyboard.

Pitch bend wheel

Pitch bend wheel

Much like Guitarists bend notes to raise the pitch of their melodies, pitch bend wheel allows you to use this technique with a number of instruments such as the Sitar, Veena, Violin, Saxophone, Mandolin, Bass, Tabla, Bulbul tarang, Sarod, and others.

Portamento

Portamento

Portamento is a function that creates a smooth transition in pitch from the first note played on the keyboard to the next.

This makes instruments sound more natural, especially when you play using certain Voices such as Bulbul tarang, Veena, Strings, Synth, Bass, or Sitar.

Master EQ

Master EQ

The newly added “India” master EQ type makes your PSR-I500 sound more punchy and rich for Indian Instruments in particular when you are connected to a PA system.

DSP effects

DSP effects

New DSP effects add more variety and depth to your sound. Reverb presets will make you feel as if you are playing in a world famous concert hall while the Rotary speaker effect will add a professional feel to organ sounds or even the Tanpura. Distortion is obviously important for some electric guitar sounds, but it's also worth giving it a try with the Electric Sitar.

Built-in Speakers

Built-in Speakers

The PSR-I500 is also equipped with two powerful onboard 6-watt speakers delivering punchy bass and drums without the need for setting up an external PA in smaller venues such as a cafe or restaurant.

Battery drive

Battery drive

The PSR-I500 is also driven by batteries. Don't forget the battery pack for street performances, for touring, or camping without a stable electricity supply.

Portable

Portable

Light and durable to meet even the needs of traveling musicians, the PSR-I500 is easily transported from stage to stage, and can be used in any playing environment you choose.

The PSR-I500 is also a great teacher to help master playing your favorite songs.

Song

Song

You can easily learn how to play your favorite songs step by step with the PSR-I500. You can purchase songs for lessons from the extensive collection of favorites at the Yamaha MusicSoft website and use them with your PSR-I500 for however long you like. Your teacher may also create lesson songs for you, and you can also download Song Book for a total of 60 onboard songs from around the world. 20 of these are practice songs for learning traditional Indian Raga scales.

*Scores for some of the onboard songs may not be provided in Song Book for copyright reasons.

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Touch Response

Touch Response

To truly master playing keyboards, expression is a key factor for major improvement. From a light touch to a firm, more aggressive style, the PSR-I500’s touch responsive keyboard captures your expression perfectly. Our touch-sensitive keyboards have been recognized and certified by world famous Trinity Music College London. You can also configure your PSR-I500 for compatibility with Trinity lessons with the push of a single button when you download Trinity registration files.

Yamaha quality

Yamaha quality

Yamaha has a long history of strict quality control after decades of dedication to world class quality and durability.

The PSR-I500 is produced in a new Yamaha factory in India that began operations in 2019 using the same quality control guidelines as other Yamaha factories. There, the new PSR has undergone a variety of durability tests ranging from exposure to extreme temperatures and humidity, to dropping the keyboards and pushing the keys aggressively over extended periods of time etc.

 


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