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Average rating: 2.9 out of 5
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coolbreeze a professional user from The United States of America writes:
This is the best so-cheap-its-almost-free keyboard EVER. If you think the sounds on this keyboard suck, you just aren't very creative. Love the 'combo instrument' sounds like Oboe and Vibraphone (62)as well as Crystal (88), Glass Celesta (17)and good ole Sine Wave (68). A great source of spice for recordings that need a layer of "what the heck is that sound?" ear candy. In the category of toy keyboards, the PSR6 is second only to the Casio sk-1 in my book.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Sep-20-2010 at 22:34
Trey a hobbyist user from USA writes:
Great keyboard! Anyone who says otherwise is crazy. These are usually about $7 or so - maybe $10 on Ebay, they have the same soundset (and probably same chipset, which features both a FM and a VSS series chip!) as the PSS-170, in a larger size. The synth-weird sounds are fantastic and bizarre, and thinking that these are similar in chips to the pss-170 since they have the exact smae sounds, a little bit of bending can make these sound like HUGE MODULAR BEASTS..get one, open it up, and glitch it out, they are super cheap and super fun.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Apr-19-2006 at 00:05
Mo-Kay a hobbyist user from Netherlands writes:
This was my first keyboard!

From what I can remember (gave mine away to this kid I know, argh!), the accomps are pretty wacky...

The keyboard isnt velocity sensitive, the thing had no midi...

some of the sounds are pretty cool though...like the jazz organ, nice n mellow...

The overall sound quality is kinda gritty, and I like the crackling noise it makes as the sounds fade away...gotta love that haha

If you can pick one up, do so...it might be something you could use! Nice n cheap :)

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Mar-15-2005 at 19:19
Dcypher a professional user from USA writes:
well, lets just put it this way...overall, the PSR-6 really sux, as far as sound quality. i actually like this keyboard for one reason, and one reason only: if you run it through a more up-to-date synth (i own a korg ms2000 analog), and use the filters and effects, it is actually a kool, cheap, piece of equipment to own. beginners who are just now getting familiar with this keyboard: i suggest running it into another synth, through "audio in", and tweeqin' the sound out w/ your filters etc. but, if you are on a tight budget, which most of us are, try running it through some rack mount FX: compression/EQ/and FX processors turn this is into a TOTALLY different piece of equipment!

Rating: 0 out of 5 posted Thursday-Dec-23-2004 at 18:09
Agent Meow a part-time user from New Mexico writes:
I'm into synth modification, IE hacking, circuit-bending, etc. I think out of al lthe junk synths you can find at goodwill or the flea market, the PSR-6 is the best. It's simple, it's asthetically pleasing (note all the newer "kid model keyboards" have bulboud speakers and weird things sticking out of them- the PSR's were simple blocks of retangular plastic).

The screen is LED, very intuitive, and the board is simple to use. The sounds, un-masted, sound like ass, and the internal speaker is horrific. I removed in internal speaker and added an octaver (a switch that drops or raises the pitch an octave). With the addition of a $30 dollar Zoom 505 pedal (Which I am modding into the old well where the speaker once sat), you get a VERY cool lead synth sound out of this keyboard, very analog.

I know it sounds silly to be singing the priase of a junky olf PortaSound, but trust me here. I own my fill of really nice synthesizers, and I can honestly tell you, that for a trance-dance/EBM/industrial... even Indy/Electro aspect, this little toy produces some cool sounds if run through effects. For the $10-30.00 you'll pay for one, it's worth it because oyu don't have to worry about loosing money if you 1) don't like it 2) decide to rip it open to see how it works, 3) get it puked on by your bassist during a live set.

Oh yeah, and it looks cool painted red.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Nov-12-2003 at 06:07
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