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Average rating: 3.2 out of 5
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L.Houmanidis a part-time user from Hellas(Greece) writes:
In my opinion except the sounds the best point in PSR70 is that PSR can receive on 5 channels via midi, simultanously. I use the PSR70 as sound module with an Atari ST. So we have ORCHESTRA,SOLO,DRUMS,BASS,CHORD. Another point that most people don't know is the ability to choose a different sound for bass or chord. With the PSR, yamaha had a label for putting on the orchestra and solo panel and you can see the sound-names of bass and chord(i will send a photo to Sonic State). Another point is that if you choose from a mother keyboard s programme over the 16 that have the ORCHESTRA section then the PSR makes some strange sounds like Effect!!!!!! (sorry for bad english!!)

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Jun-02-2009 at 21:28
Gideon Kasozi from Uganda writes:
I first used the PSR-70 in 1987 after a regular piano - whew, I cant believe that's 21 yrs ago!. It was really...amazing and I mean it...AMAZING! True, it wasnt touch sensitive but what the heck, the drums and styles were so real I couldn't believe it. The 'tape in' for saving and 'tape out' for playback features worked perfectly. It worked even better than the floppy diskette on later models 'coz it never failed! Thank God for the new 'smart cards'. I actually programmed and subsequently stored up hundreds of songs on several (normal position 46 min tapes) with all my creative work as a 'digital libray' which I still have though I don't have the PSR-70 anymore (does any one still have one out there? - I'd love it & my tapes are getting old - I never managed to transfer my music!!!). One tape could store up to fifty songs! The tones, in comparison to todays cute ones are still, I'd say, quite excellent, especially the sax. One drawback; unlike later keyboards (like its sibling the PSR-90), I always had to set up the various volumes and tempos afresh during playback to get it to sound as I had programmed it...but so what...there was nothing in its class at the time. Congratulations YAMAHA!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Sep-05-2008 at 12:27
Alan Taylor a part-time user from Jerusalem writes:
My first organ some 20 years ago was a PSR 70. Still my favourite. Much later, thought I would replace it with a PSR 500, but although it was good for solo intruments it was not so good for orchestral effects. I have used both of them ever since with midi connection - the PSR 70 being the basic one. I like the expression pedal which I don't find on other instruments.

Rating: 0 out of 5 posted Saturday-Jul-26-2008 at 14:54
adrian a hobbyist user from england/uk writes:
when i wanted a beter keyboard from playing my PSS 790 i decided to by a friends PSR 70 and i must say for what its worth £30 i got it for i want to buy the pedals for it as i love it

yes the piano sounds are a bit old in this day and age but hey they are 20 years old so give it a break you wouldent find any other keyboard that age in good condition most are on landfils or too old to play at all and dissused so give the old girl some credit

but yes i hope to play the piano properly some day with the aid of my beutiefull PSR 70 its so loud my famely can hear it from the top of the house 3 stories i must say as loft convertion

love it

yamaha "simpley the best sounds on earth"

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Thursday-Nov-30-2006 at 15:42
Dwyte a hobbyist user writes:
You'd better know it's somehow awkward how it reacts to humans - but that's what's good about it indeed. I'd say it's not a "bread an butter" typical analog. While it can be fat and everything, it has some sort of amazing ability to do outlandish and lively/evolving textures with scary dark things happening underground. Remember a lot of sounds are programmed to react to key pressure and the like : USE the controllers or you'll miss half of the machine !! Since our hear is so used to processed sound in modern synths, it will sound very dry to most people. But plug in an FX box (need I advertise any ?) and you'll get alien sound unthinkable on a tyical mainstream digital synth of today. Well if you survive the modulation routing complexity you'll find out what hidden goods lie behind the severe 1u front panel. I don't know how obvious it is -or not- to non-musicians but a very typical trademark to my ears is the sheer beauty and liveliness of the high frequencies. Like it fills nicely the spectrum where very few other synths could go with grace. Well, maybe all that discussion is a bit abstract, but nevertheless... So to sum up : it's atypical, capricious, surprising (but certainly not unreliable), irritating at times, breathtaking at others, well, it's kind of a woman, really.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Jul-15-2004 at 14:23
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