Synth Site: Yamaha: PSR-320: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 2.9 out of 5
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Girish Deshmukh a hobbyist user from USA writes:
I think it is a very good keyboard to start with. We can say that it can be a entry level professional keyboard (Can I say that?) Casio's suck!

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Monday-Jan-25-1999 at 19:49
Vance a hobbyist user from USA writes:
When I first bought my Psr 320, I was just recouperating from the horrors of a Casio keyboard. It is much better than almost all of the Casio's that I've pecked around with in music shops, even the more expensive ones... (I.E. PSR<Casio<$1000). Really, if you buy one, you'll eventually regret the fact that you didn't wait two or so months, saved some money, and bought a hmm.. real synth. Eventually the little market gimmicks wear off, and one will realize this isn't much of a music making machine, though I've had my fun with it before. Some of the sounds are nice, but most are no good, especially ones that mimic acoustic instruments. The "Warm Pad" patch is far out, and some of the other pad/synth effect patches. The church organ makes casios whine as well... Overall, a good begining keyboard... Anyone wanna buy mine? Dirt cheap!!

Rating: 1 out of 5 posted Thursday-Sep-24-1998 at 11:27
Michael a hobbyist user from USA writes:
I got Yamaha PSR 420 last year. I really don't think it's a Synthesizer I think this is a plan Keyboard. I have a lots of problem with this Keyboard. I can't program Rhythm, Bass, Chord, Pad, and Phrase. I want a Synthesizer that I can program music and the backaround. I give this Keyboard an F- (1 out of 5 star).

Rating: 1 out of 5 posted Friday-Aug-07-1998 at 12:12
Doug Gilliland a part time user from USA writes:
Some of the sounds on this unit are quite good. Others are decent. When you consider the fact that the selling price on these things was $314 it was an outstanding value. While the piano sounds aren't quite as rich as the PSR 420 - 520 - 620 - 720 - I found many sounds, especially the brass (setting 57 with the dual voice engaged) to be far superior to the more expensive models. Excellent flute, accordion, banjo and sitar. We even program one of the drum kits to play live during a blues tune we jam on. I also tested it directly against Casios and Kawais - the Yamaha won. It definitely is a low frills unit, although still alot of fun. I use two of them live. I have other musicians and even keyboard players compliment me on the sounds the 320 has. I also play bass and guitar in the band, and I didn't want to spend $1,500+ on real synthesizers. Some problems: 1) At times the multi pad buttons can accidentally be pressed in a live application when all you wanted to do was add a dual voice. 2) For the live apps, not having a lit display is awful - just pathetic. Recently replaced by the PSR-330; a superior keyboard, but the brass isn't as good as the 320 Definitely better keyboards around but for my needs and budget; 4 out of 5 stars.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-06-1998 at 00:20
Derek Sophocles a hobbyist user from US writes:
I really wouldn't go as far as to this keyboard a synthesizer.

I bought one in 95 to use for fun because of it's MIDI implementation.

It only has 128 general MIDI voices, however I liked the 8 Drum Kits.

It seems like more of a unit for the novice than

a person who would like to experiment in synthesis.

The ability to combine two different voices is really neat, and you can split the

keyboard into two different parts each playing different voices which proved useful along with the two-track &quot;Song Recorder.&quot;

Price is a little steep for the features. In fact, I sold it

a year after buying it and got the CS1x. Initial price $390, trade in

value $100 at the same music store.

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-06-1998 at 00:20
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