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Any Yamaha PSR experts here?

Postby Arpangel » Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:28 am

Don't worry, I'm not turning into John Shuttleworth!
But joking aside, I need a cheap mother keyboard for my other studio, rather than get a boring one, I thought it may be better to get something with sounds in it, and I've got a liking for these PSR keyboards, the sounds are quite cheesy, but full of character, and tend to stand out quite well in comparison to "serious" "pro" type synths.
Trouble is I need one that will give me some rudimentary editing, all I need is envelope control, no filters or anything else, also, it needs to have Midi.
There seems to be loads of these things around, and it's very confusing.
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Re: Any Yamaha PSR experts here?

Postby The Elf » Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:47 am

I've always rather favoured Yamaha's DJX Mk1 for this kind of job.

If it would do the job, drop me PM. I know where one is freeing up soon.
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Re: Any Yamaha PSR experts here?

Postby Arpangel » Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:12 am

The Elf wrote:I've always rather favoured Yamaha's DJX Mk1 for this kind of job.

If it would do the job, drop me PM. I know where one is freeing up soon.

Thanks Elf, I'll go and swat up on it now...

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Re: Any Yamaha PSR experts here?

Postby blinddrew » Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:11 pm

I think there's very little chance I'll ever use my DJX so if you do decide to go down that route let me know and it's yours. We'd just need to sort out a handover.
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Re: Any Yamaha PSR experts here?

Postby James Perrett » Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:13 pm

Our lad is turning into a bit of an expert with his PSR's. As I understand it, you'll need a PSR-E4xx as a minimum if you want to be able to change the sound but the changes appear to be global. I picked up an E403 for £50 on Gumtree although people often ask more for them.

The posh ones are the PSR-S series but, although I recorded one recently, I didn't have a chance to explore what it could do. Some form of MIDI seems standard on all but the very cheapest ones. Nowadays they use MIDI over USB rather than DIN connectors.
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Re: Any Yamaha PSR experts here?

Postby The Elf » Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:17 pm

blinddrew wrote:I think there's very little chance I'll ever use my DJX so if you do decide to go down that route let me know and it's yours. We'd just need to sort out a handover.
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My DJX has been a constant companion for those 'turn up and play' moments. I'd recommend one to anybody.
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Re: Any Yamaha PSR experts here?

Postby DGL. » Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:00 pm

Or if you can pick up one of the older GEM/Generalmusic arrangers they had some pretty nice models with all the editability from the S series workstations.

Wouldn't be surprised the later ones with speakers have the same/similar level of editability.
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Re: Any Yamaha PSR experts here?

Postby Arpangel » Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:16 am

blinddrew wrote:I think there's very little chance I'll ever use my DJX so if you do decide to go down that route let me know and it's yours. We'd just need to sort out a handover.

Hi, we'll, many thanks, seems like a good solution, maybe we can sort something out, price etc?

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Re: Any Yamaha PSR experts here?

Postby blinddrew » Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:10 am

Price is free, just geography to deal with!
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Re: Any Yamaha PSR experts here?

Postby Arpangel » Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:40 pm

blinddrew wrote:Price is free, just geography to deal with!

Yes! That could be a problem, I'm in Kent, sometimes in London?
I could arrange for a courier to pick it up, if you have a box.
That's very generous man, I'll ow you a drink at the very least...

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Re: Any Yamaha PSR experts here?

Postby blinddrew » Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:24 pm

I've not got a box I'd trust it in I'm afraid.
Perhaps we need to arrange another midlands SOS meet as a gear exchange! :)
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Re: Any Yamaha PSR experts here?

Postby Sam Spoons » Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:52 pm

Ask your local dealer next time you're in, they usually have more boxes than they can use?
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Re: Any Yamaha PSR experts here?

Postby blinddrew » Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:23 pm

My dealer just has small plastic bags...

Oh, wait, yes, sorry, local music shop... :oops:

Not places I tend to frequent very much but I might need to get something for work at some point.
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