The PSR-295 is a wonderful keyboard for people that want to learn to play music. We've beefed up the Yamaha Education Suite (Y.E.S.) found on previous models with a new version, Version IV. In addition to the standard Left and Right hand lessons, Version IV includes Your Tempo and Repeat & Learn modes. The keyboard comes with 30 pre-loaded songs, Flash ROM internal storage for adding more, and 70 additional selections on an included CD-ROM. Simply connect the keyboard to your computer via the convenient USB connector and transfer songs to the keyboard for learning or listening (PC only). The PSR-295 is the first in the line with recording capability and also features new performance assistant technology that allows you to play along with songs and not make a mistake even if you're a complete beginner
Product Title: Yamaha PSR-295 Digital Keyboard
Power Score: 3.2 | 4 Reviews
Amplifier: 3W + 3W
Display Features: Large Backlit
Effects: Harmony - 26-types
Product Series: PSR
Demo Songs: 30
Number of Keys: 61 Key - Standard Touch Keys
Tone Generation: 135 Style
URL: Manufacturer Link
Frequency Band: 70 CD-ROM Songs Flash Rom Storage up to 99 Songs 2-Way Speaker System Bass Boost System Digital Signal Processing Advanced Wave Memory (AWM) Sequencer: 6 Tracks 5 Songs Accompaniment: Styles: 135 2 x 8 Banks Registration Memory
Product Reviews (4)
Strengths: The keyboard has a great sound.
Weakness: I have had no success in getting Yamaha's MIDI driver to work.
This keyboard has a great sound. However, I have had no success in getting Yamaha's MIDI driver to work. Even after calling Yamaha and downloading a new driver, I have not succeeded in getting the keyboard to communicate with my computer and the program Finale.
By Bethanyowens - Jun 3, 2008
Strengths: Full sized keys, Midi and sound
Weakness: Display could've been better.
Wonderful instrument. I don't know the basics of PIANO but I play flute and couple of other instruments in eastern music. I am learning this instrument on my own and I enjoy it. It has many instrument voices and I love the saxophone and folk guitar voice.
Overall good for a beginner. I bought it from CC for 60$ including tax after doing a price match which is a great deal
By cd_vevi - Jan 8, 2007
Awesome Keyboard-Great Features!
Strengths: touch sensativity for greater sound quality wide variety of sounds and musical instrument styles five user songs to record your own music on
Weakness: Can't adjust the mentronome volume
I highly recommend this product for good key range. It's silver color makes it look professional and sleek with nice speakers for good sound quality. Lots of extra features make it even better. You also have thirty songs to just listen to and enjoy.
By eaglegfx - Jan 3, 2007
Great Keyboard For The Price
Strengths: Decent Sound Quality, USB instead of Midi Output, recording Features.
Weakness: No Punch In Recording, Small Screen.
I just got this Keyboard 2 days ago and I am still learning how to use its features. Overall, I am very satisfied so far. I have used Yamaha keyboards before and they are great entry level and mid range keyboards. I basically chose this keyboard over a midi controller because it has USB out instead of midi out so that a regular USB cable can be used for connection with computer and it can also be...
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I just got this Keyboard 2 days ago and I am still learning how to use its features. Overall, I am very satisfied so far. I have used Yamaha keyboards before and they are great entry level and mid range keyboards. I basically chose this keyboard over a midi controller because it has USB out instead of midi out so that a regular USB cable can be used for connection with computer and it can also be used as a standalone keyboard. I wish it had weighted keys but looking at its price and features, can't complain. The screen could have been a little bit bigger compared to the information it displays on it. Punch in recording would also have been a plus.
Update : If you are thinking of recording in this keyboard, it may not be a good idea. I was recording a song on it yesterday and had 3+1(for auto accomapanient) tracks in use. Suddenly the notes started dropping and disappearing. The keyboard manual says that this is normal when recording using auto accompanient because it has 32 notes polyphony. My former keyboard was PSR 540 with 32 notes polyphony as well and it had 16 track sequencer. I rarely got dropped notes unless I was using all the tracks. So the bottomline is, if you are planning to use it for recording and are planning to fill all 6 tracks, it may not be a good idea. But of course you can do a little compromise and mute some tracks while recording and playing.
By Gjdude - Apr 2, 2006