The PSR-EW300 reflects the expertise and experience that has made Yamaha a leader in portable keyboards. It retains the features that made its predecessor, the YPG-235, so popular, while adding the latest technological innovations, including an audio and MIDI interface, onboard lessons, 76-keys, and state-of-the-art Yamaha sounds.
The PSR-EW300's powerful audio-and-MIDI interface provides 2-way connectivity using a single USB-to-host cable. Players can use it to expand the capabilities of the instrument by accessing the wide world of educational and creative apps available on their iOS devices or computers.
Like its predecessor, the PSR-EW300 offers both portability and a keyboard large enough for serious practice. Its 48 notes of polyphony — compared to 32 for the YPG-235 — allow complex passages to be played without any drop-outs. Students and their teachers will also appreciate the built-in Yamaha Education Suite (Y.E.S.) lessons, which are designed to supplement a student's regular piano instruction. The innovative Touch Tutor function helps beginning pianists learn to play with better dynamics.
The Aux Line Input allows for connection of a smartphone or other music source, making it possible for users to listen to or play along with their favorite songs. The built-in Melody Suppressor reduces the level of the lead vocal or lead instrument, allowing the player to take center stage while singing or playing along.
Other notable features on the PSR-EW300 include:
- Duo mode, which splits the keyboard into two halves, each with their own "middle C," for practicing with a partner.
- A backlit LCD for better visibility of screen information in all kinds of lighting.
- A choice of AC or battery power so users have the option to plug in when an outlet is available or use batteries (not included) for complete mobility.
- Accompaniment Styles, which creates an automatic "backing band" that responds to chords played on the keyboard.