Synth Site: Yamaha: PSR-220: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 3.9 out of 5
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Sponge a hobbyist user from USA writes:
The PSR-220 wroks well for a personal-use synth. Most of the voices are rendered well. The piano voice is quite acceptable, thanks to Yamaha's sampling technology, though a dedicated electric piano will blow the PSR out of the water. This synth has built-in accompaniments, each with two versions, so you can be a one-man band -- fun for learning a song when there's no band around, and perfect for airport lounges! (ha ha) Mine is several years old but is problem free.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Sunday-Feb-08-2004 at 15:51
Rico a part-time user from Virginia writes:
This was the first keyboard I bought with my own money. I got it in 1997, when I was in 10th grade. I was in love with the PSR-210 but wanted something a little bit more advanced. I bought this one and it really blew my mind...I was rejoiced because it sounded so real. 3 years later, I joined the Army and I gave it to my cousin so she could learn to play but she never got around it. In 2003 I told my mother to pick it up from my aunt's house and send it back to me. I now use it as a controller keyboard for my VST synths in Cubase SX.

I have an E-MU Xtreme Lead-1, a Novation Nova, a Novation Supernova II and a Korg Prophecy also...but this little keyboard still has a lot of sentimental value to me and it still sounds great in my opinion. A lot of voices are very usable for being an old, consumer level keyboard. I had a PSR-270 also and I punched it one day and broke the board in half. It was fun because it had a sequencer and some better sounds, but the PSR-220 in my opinion sounded more natural and realistic. So yes, this might be a consumer level keyboard but it has potential and the key action feels great, compared to other professional level gear I've used. And it's reliability is excellent...7 years and it still looks and sounds like when it was brand new.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Jan-24-2004 at 17:18
Captain McDuff Fan a hobbyist user from U.S.A (Washington, DC) writes:
The PSR-220 is a workhorse. By taking advantage of the dual voice settings (as well as the reverb), one can program some truly lush and sonorous organ voicings which remotely emulate those of the Hammond B-3 with a Leslie system. The polyphony is very confining on organ voicings, though, namely with 7ths, flatted 5th--sus.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Friday-Oct-17-2003 at 22:43
Captain McDuff Fan a hobbyist user from U.S.A (Washington, DC) writes:
The PSR-220 is a workhorse. By taking advantage of the dual voice settings (as well as the reverb), one can program some truly lush and sonorous organ voicings which remotely emulate those of the Hammond B-3 with a Leslie system. The polyphony is very confining on organ voicings, though, namely with 7ths, flatted 5th--sus.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Friday-Oct-17-2003 at 22:43
Francis Yaman from Papua New Guinea writes:
HI Could someone please tell me where I can find a PSR 230 manual. I ve got to help someone get rid of his split points Thanks

posted Monday-May-06-2002 at 01:32
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