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Average rating: 3.5 out of 5
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Im sorry, I just cant talk bad about this thing. I've had my PSS-270 for as long as i can remeber, I think it was my Great-grandpa's and i got it when he died, but i truely dont know. Sure its a toy and it sounds horrible, but who cares. Ive pushed that little thing as far as it could possibly be pushed, its been to hell and back. Dont buy it, it isnt even worth $10, but I still love it as my first synth.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Oct-03-1999 at 17:33
oded abramovich a part-timer user from israel writes:
my first electronic keyboard ever. i had it from age 12 to 21, and i just did with it every thing from recording (ping pong style),to gigging (at school ceremonies)and even took it with me to the army (just to fool around). today i don't have it anymore because once i got my first synth i've realized that it was way too hissy.i think it would sound quite good through effect processor, and it has some really great sounds like the elec. piano, bass sounds, the strings and the synth fx. today it's just a piece of wonderfull history

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Sunday-Apr-25-1999 at 13:26
Baphomet a part-timer user from Baphomet Land writes:
I had one of those when I was about 10 and I played with it for a surprisingly long time but then my fingers got bigger than the keys!

I used to think the saxophone sounded pretty realistic ( hey, I was 10! )

If you can't afford to buy your kid a real synth, this is a pretty decent choice. But don't pay more than 20$ for it!

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Thursday-Oct-08-1998 at 12:46
Mohorific a hobbyist user from Synthland writes:
Wow! I too cannot believe that there is a review for this here! This was my first keyboard as well. I think my favorite sounds are numbers 086 and 088; I think one of them is called "Comet" and I can't remember what the other is called. The synth ghost is cool too. Pretty good set of vibes too- I think that's number 009. I like the Bossa Nova rhythm. If you set it to the "fingered" (eeeew!) position, and play a mellow chord while Bossa Nova is going, it actually sounds pretty chill.

Rating: 1 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Sep-23-1998 at 00:52
Sutekh writes:
I can't believe there's a review up for this.

This was my first keyboard. And, sadly for about a year and a half it was my only keyboard. But I wrote a lot of songs on it which I later did on professional equipment with great results.

I used to use my brother's 4-track and all of his guitar effects pedals on this to try and sound like my favorite bands (hey, I was like 15). I still have a bunch of cassettes of the old stuff I did and you know, it ain't half bad.

I've heard similar stuff from "industrial experimental" bands, probably because you are forced to be experimental with this little bastard as your only keyboard.

The preset rhythm sounds really cool once it's been thoroughly slaughtered by distortion and other effects.

My favorite sounds on it were the strings (really buzzy sounding), there were some decent bass sounds, and this one sound called "fireworks" sounded a lot like Skinny Puppy. The sounds were so dirty and noisey that they almost sounded analog.

In conclusion, this machine made me what I am today (okay, so that's not saying much since I don't have a record contract). But this little toy just goes to prove the point that if a machine makes sound you can make music with it.

Rating: 1 out of 5 posted Friday-Aug-07-1998 at 03:54
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