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MUSIKMESSE 2013: Yamaha releases new PSR and Modus models

Jory Mackay
MUSIKMESSE 2013: Yamaha releases new PSR and Modus models

The latest release from Yamaha includes two new budget-minded PSR models and the all-new Modus F02.

The new 61-not PSR-E243 and PSR-E343 are aimed at first time buyers on a budget and offer comprehensive computer capability via the USB TO host port, which allows quick and easy access to the huge range of music software available.

The built-in Yamaha Educational Suite offers tuition options for the beginner while professionally orchestrated accompaniment styles enable players to play a huge variety of music genres at home. As players progress in learning they can utilise features such as the 'Melody Suppressor' on the PSR-E343 which enables performers to reduce the lead line on songs from MP3 players connected via the Aux line input opening up new performance and practice options.

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Both models boast hundreds of professional sounds and backing styles with the PSR-E243 featuring 385 voices and 100 styles, while the PSR-E343 contains 550 voices and 136 styles. The high-quality built-in speaker system featuring Yamaha's 'Ultra-Wide' stereo digital signal processing ensures highly detailed and spacious sounds.

The PSR-E243 has an RRP of £145, while the higher-end PSR-E343 with its touch sensitive keyboard comes with an RRP of £194.

The new Yamaha F02 is the latest model in the popular Modus series of aesthetically pleasing digital pianos and features Yamaha's propriety 'Real Grand Expression' sound engine.

The instrument's 'Linear Graded Hammer' system has been designed to ensure that the lower keys are heavier in touch right through the entire 88-key range to the higher keys which feel lighter, identical to a traditional mechanical action.  

The F02 also features Yamaha's 'Smooth Release' function, which ensures that authentic acoustic string resonance is apparent in performance, further replicating the acoustic characteristic of piano dampers.

Performances can be saved via the USB port and the instrument also boasts a wide range of non-piano sounds and offers spilt and dual keyboard functions enabling two sounds to be played at once.

To check out these products and more from Yamaha, visit the firm in the Forum Hall, A01.



Tags: Yamaha , Musikmesse 2013 , PSR , Yamaha PSR , PSR-E243 , PSR-E343 , Modus F02 , Yamaha Modus

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