Synth Site: Yamaha: PSS-170: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 3.5 out of 5
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Cinder a part-timer user from USA writes:
I got mine as a kid and still have it.Its the first keyboard I ever owned. I remember thinking it was so cool cuz it had 100 sounds. The reviewer is right...I love the funny sounds like leaf spring and comet and babydoll. I also dig #43 Strings. A great cheap cheezy poppy keyboard. I Like the auto-accompianment. I used to make breakbeats by setting a fast samba or disco rhythm and holding down the fill button. I, too wonder if anyones ever modded one.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Friday-Jul-02-1999 at 01:15
Ev a hobbyist user from USA writes:
It's nice to see the Portasound line getting some recognition. The PSS-170 was one of many of these cheap boxes I had on my quest for creating music. It had 100 sounds, my fave being the bass and leaf spring. At the time I got it , I thought it was a great deal , considering that it's bigger brothers and DX-7 cost considerable more. I would still have it if I had not given it to my little brother , who in turn smashed it to pieces. A quick question ? Is anyone out there modding these type of boxes ?

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Sunday-Feb-28-1999 at 10:39
Billy Colbeck a hobbyist user from USA writes:
eh, I don't know. Not great, you probably wouldn't want to do any lead stuff w/it, but I've used it successfully at shows. None of the instruments sound quite like what they're supposed to represent. BUT-- sine wave, leaf spring, and bagpipe voices sound GREAT when run thru a flange pedal. I'm sure that violates some sort of synth protocol, but works for me.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Friday-Aug-14-1998 at 18:02
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