Synth Site: Yamaha: PSR-520: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 3.9 out of 5
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Robbie a hobbyist user from Scotland ( U.K. ) writes:
Yamaha really cracked it with the sound quality on the PSR 520, exceptional quality sounds on a home keyboard. Best sounds are as already mentioned Piano, & Bright Piano, very good with clarity and movement, extremely realistic, Strings are good, ( although too fast or too slow !! for a really good ensemble ), a couple of great organ sounds ( Jazz Organ ), an excellent Electric Guitar sound to impersonate Garry Moore licks !!( Overdrive Guitar ), especialy if you bend it and use the wheel to simulate " heavy tremelo ",by the way, big mistake Yamaha to leave out a " Mod " wheel. A couple of good " Synth " type sounds ( Xenon-Pad,Sawyooth Lead ), and loads of excellent acoustic copies of intruments, ( Sax, Flutes, Brass, Acc' Guitar, Basses, etc etc. ) A step back from previous models with a downgraded sequencer ( 2 tracks + accompliment !! ), and a bit screwy to use, though the " Multi-Pads " are a quick & easy way to record short sequences to play back. The drum sounds are OK, and rhythms are useable. All in all, a good touch sensitive, 61 note keyboard, great sounds, decent drum section & rhythms, limited sequencer, pitch bend but no Mod wheel,expect to pay about £150-£200, on second hand market.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Mar-29-2002 at 18:31
Gautam Kumar Mandal a hobbyist user from Durgapur, India writes:
I purchased my yamaha psr520in 1998. It's sound quality is amazing. I am having a PC with multimedia with midi input of 15 pin D-connector. Whereas psr 520 has 5 pin DIN connector. How can I interface these two devices and what more facilities shall I get with computer interfacing? I have no Connector. Recently I found when I'm putting my Synthesizer ON, sound is starting at right hand side speaker only keeping LHS speaker silent. But after few minutes of Play sound in left speaker is starting. Why? What should I do? Please help.

posted Thursday-Aug-02-2001 at 17:08
Willer Alves a hobbyist user from Brazil writes:
I've bought my PSR-520 about 4 years ago, and it's still working perfectly. It didn't got in any trouble. Considering its price, it has nice sounds like Sax, Flutes, Strings, Pianos (if you set the Reverb and Chorus properly, you will get very good ones), Bass and Drums. There are some great styles and the bank memory is very functional. The large LCD display gives a perfect interface to it. I think it's not good for compositions, cause it has just 2 recording channels, plus the accompaniment channel. I think it is an excellent keyboard for beginners. And learning music with this stuff is very cool!!!

Now I'm thinking of use it as a MIDI controller to a JV-1010 module. Has anybody tried this?

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Monday-May-28-2001 at 15:39
JONAS ERDTMANN from FLORIANÓPOLIS SANTA CATARINA writes:
OI TURMA DO BRASIL CONHEÇO OS TECLADOS DA YAMAHA EU ADORO OS SONS DE PIANO, ÓRGÃOS BATERIAS A GUITARRA DISTORCIDA ETC OS EFEITOS SÂO LEGAIS E PRECISOS EU ADORO A SIMULAÇÃO DE BATERIA (ROOM DO DSP) ADORO OS PADS E ESTE É O UMNICO TECLADO PSR COM 32 VOZES DE MEMÓRIA O ACESSO MIDI É MUITO BOM OS DEMAIS PSRS SAÂO 16 VOZES JONAS DE FLORIANÓPOLIS

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Sep-12-2000 at 22:47
JONAS ERDTMANN from FLORIANÓPOLIS SANTA CATARINA writes:
OI TURMA DO BRASIL CONHEÇO OS TECLADOS DA YAMAHA EU ADORO OS SONS DE PIANO, ÓRGÃOS BATERIAS A GUITARRA DISTORCIDA ETC OS EFEITOS SÂO LEGAIS E PRECISOS EU ADORO A SIMULAÇÃO DE BATERIA (ROOM DO DSP) ADORO OS PADS E ESTE É O UMNICO TECLADO PSR COM 32 VOZES DE MEMÓRIA O ACESSO MIDI É MUITO BOM OS DEMAIS PSRS SAÂO 16 VOZES JONAS DE FLORIANÓPOLIS

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Sep-12-2000 at 22:44
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