Synth Site: Yamaha: PSR-500 Synthesizer: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 3.8 out of 5
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Stephen E Shoesmith a hobbyist user from USA writes:
I had this keyboard recommended and purchased for me by a professional musician in 1994 and I've had no regrets. I even still use it for certain performances that don't require complex sequencing setups.

The durability is amazing. Since 1994, I've only had to replace two contact pads under the keys because of punch-through. The most useful function is the dual voice feature.

The pitch bend wheel is like most keyboards of this era: useless. But the sounds, because they're sampled waveform, are quite amazing for a keyboard of this price range (~$400 in 1994).

The recording ability is quite limited because of the small amount of memory but the MIDI works beautifully.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Monday-May-16-2011 at 06:36
Richie a part-time user from Washington, DC writes:
Excellent keyboard (mine is a PSR-85), still works great after over 10 years. My favorite internal voices have always been the pipe organ combined with the hall reverb. With MIDI and a current netbook it becomes a complete solution. There are DIY line input points on the board inside to add a jack to take advantage of the internal speakers. I'm using it now to control VST plugins like Pianoteq.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Mar-11-2010 at 21:18
juan ocampo from Mexico writes:
i bought it in 1993 and i'm still using it as a second keyboard with korg x5d.The psr500 is quite easy to use and its sounds are very good ,some of them even better than some other in the x5d. psr500:good strings,brass ,horns,synth sounds woodwind instruments,what a shame it didn{t have a 3.5 floppy.Well,after all i´m just talking about a 90´s home keyboard.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Sep-14-2004 at 17:10
Jaime a hobbyist user from USA writes:
I love my Yamaha, I still play it even though I now have a baby grand. I think my little baby son will learn how to play..just like I did :-) PS I recently moved, the adapter and sustain pedal were lost. Where can I get accessories? Jaime

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Nov-06-2003 at 15:57
myamoto a hobbyist user from UK writes:
This was my first keyboard, which my Dad brought for all of us at Christmas years ago, and I'm very fond of it. I still have it, and its held up well to the batering I gave it, transporting it all around Ascot to my friends houses, like you do when you're little. Did have a dodgy key but was easy to fix. Sounds are good for a home keyboard (especially considering its age), and it wanks all over the shitty Casio one of my friend have (although I do love early Casio, their home keyboards were pretty shite). The strings are especially nice. Easy to use, easy to layer patches, and easier to make rough layouts than my Korg, although not as efficient once I learnt how to use the Korg. It's definitely going in my setup again when I get home. For what it is, it's definitely worth a five, but don't expect great things. It's a useful MIDI keyboard and a lot of fun, but it's a home keyboard, not a synth or a workstation.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Feb-20-2002 at 00:46
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