New Toys: Yamaha PSR-EW310 and PSR-E373 Portable Keyboards

The 76-key PSR-EW310 and 61-key PSR-E373 are the newest portable keyboards and replace the PSR-EW300 and PSR-E363 respectively. Both of these new instruments have the expressive capabilities derived from the Genos digital workstation and PSR-SX keyboards.

The eleven Super Articulation Lite Voices, in conjunction with the Articulation button, provide greater control and realism for all voices including the string scratches and guitar slide notes sounds. There is an upgraded DSP system for adding distortion to a guitar part, or reverb to a piano recital.

Other improvements include upgraded Wave Samples from the PSR-S670, and regional styles from Vietnam, Indonesia, Africa, America, Europe and Latin America.

We love the Smart Chord feature that controls the style engine with a single finger to generate complex chord harmony for a professional sound. There is both USB audio and MIDI connectivity to iOS devices or your DAW, and the on-board lesson functions, including Touch Tutor, give beginners the opportunity to continue learning in between traditional piano lessons.

The Yamaha PSR-EW310 sells for $519 MSRP, while the PSR-E373 is $299 MSRP.