Synth Site: Yamaha: PSR-410: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 3.4 out of 5
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Boone a hobbyist user from USA writes:
I don't have a LOT of synth experience -- I did have an old Prophet 5 that I spent a lot of time with and had fun with -- but I've enjoyed the heck out of this dinky little PSR410. Of course, you can't modify ANYTHING, but I like some of the preset drum/rhythm machine things, each coming with an intro, an ending, 2 "modes", and 2 fills so it doesn't sound so robotic. Yes, many rhythms are useless, but some I like playing along with. Split keyboard is a good feature. Some decent bass sounds (if not real punchy.)

I stopped using that internal record feature which has a slight lag-time problem. And this midi stuff is too obtuse for me. (Or am I the obtuse one?) I just slam the stereo outputs into the back of my Mac, capture the sound with Deck recording software which offers practically unlimited tracks, and develop some fairly decent pieces. Hell, I've got a tune currently in the Top Forty IN THE WORLD in MP3.com's Smooth Jazz genre, so how bad could it be? "Cloud 31", "Along the Corso", and "Dream of You" all use the PSR410 exclusively. You can listen at http://www.mp3.com/donchambersgroup

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Monday-May-08-2000 at 18:31
Jason Vine a part-timer user from UK writes:
Well, I've had my PSR410 from new and to be honest I only really use it as a MIDI Controller now. However, there are a few sounds on it that I still use occasionally ...

The Upright Bass sample is very nice, although it does tend to get a bit lost in the mix.

The Piano's, although lacking in tonal variety, do have a real consistancy across the whole range of the keyboard. (No annoying out of tune notes.)

The String Ensembles are great. In fact, I've made a multi sample of them in my Akai S2000, with the Left and Right channels slightly detuned and it sounds ace.

There are some to avoid though ... the Brass is generally terrible and the Sax samples sound like an asthmatic bumble bee with a chesty cough! And as for the electric pianos, does anyone remember the horrid theme music to Dougie Houser MD ? Well, these sound worse !

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Monday-Jun-21-1999 at 06:35
jack a hobbyist user from new york writes:
I've had the psr-410 for a while and it's difficult to do tracks on it. It is also not very good with memory. It's fine if you don't add a sustain pedal, but if you do, it will not be able to record very long amounts of melody. I wouldn't recommend it.

posted Friday-Oct-16-1998 at 14:15
mischa Levin a hobbyist user from USA writes:
it's a toy. not exactly a profesional peice, not bad for general midi, and has some rich string sounds, but i dont sue it for much more than a midi controller.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-06-1998 at 00:20
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