Yamaha PSS-A50

Keyboard

  • Enables mobile creativity with integrated Arpeggiator and Phrase Recorder
  • 37 Velocity sensitive slim keys
  • 32 Voice polyphony
  • 42 Voices (instruments)
  • 138 Arpeggio types
  • Phrase Recorder
  • Motion effect
  • USB-MIDI connection for DAW home recording setup
  • Power supply via battery or USB bus (USB power adapter sold separately)
  • 1.4 W speaker
  • Headphone jack
  • USB to Host connection (MIDI, USB micro B)
  • Dimensions: 506 x 54 x 201 mm
  • Weight: 1.2 kg
  • USB cable included
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Audio Examples

 
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  • Drum Medley
  • E-Piano
  • Organ
  • Phrase Jam
  • Piano
  • Vibraphone

Further Information

Keys 37
Illuminated Push-Button No
Touch-Sensitve Yes
Aftertouch No
Storage Medium None
Lyrics Function No
Score Function No
Vocal Harmony No
USB Audiorecorder No
MIDI interface USB MIDI
Microphone input No
USB Yes

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Here's the problem people have with this keyboard...
Earlier Vinyls, 14.06.2020
You will read it in a lot of reviews: the PSS-A50 is trying so hard to punch above its weight it ends up disappointing.

Granted: Yamaha was full of good intentions with this keyboard but did have to make a few compromises.

Now look at it from the other angle: this is a below 100€ keyboard. For a fraction of the price of a Reface, you notably get:
the same keys than the Reface series with velocity sensors,
a compact but playable format,
tons of voices + some effects (pitch, modulation, etc.),
100+ 'arpeggios' (loops you can play over)
a basic but fun one track recorder
a MIDI connection to use it as a master keyboard,
and a lot more...

So yes, the only speaker doesn't sound great,
yes, the usability of some functions is questionable,
and yes, "overall it could have been better".

However at that level of price, I challenge you to find any competitive keyboard that does better.

Just take the time to learn how to make the most out of it.
Definitely having a ton of fun with mine x Garageband.
Highly recommended as a travelmate or family mini-synth.
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Amazing keyboard for the price
IngvarJackal, 07.10.2020
The sounds are very good, the keybed is also very good and comparable to Reface series.
Arpeggios are very fun and good in this keyboard.
Arpeggio hold button is a little annoying to hold in some playstyles, the looper has no quantization (so it requires a good precision to press), the output and speaker are noisy.
I use this keyboard as a cheap and light supplementary instrument to play basslines and pads, and I'm totally satisfied with it.
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Not perfect, but very handy and fun to use
Cripes, 27.03.2020
Compact and light with 37 keys, runs on 4xAA batteries or USB power. Built-in speaker. Small selection of voices can seem a little bland. Arpeggiator is a great feature which takes time to master.Basic short phrase recorder is also very handy for sketching ideas. Doubles as a MIDI keyboard so great for travellers. No sustain pedal socket and only a combined headphones/output socket, which can be a little hissy. Everything involves compromise but Yamaha have steered a sensible course with this mini keyboard. Recommended.
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Nice instrument, with some drawbacks
Matyas S., 21.04.2020
I got these to test tunes at home. I needed something small, portable, one I can grab fast and easily. Admittedly, the keys feel a little small, but this was somewhat expected. Sound are okay, but would have benefited from a second speaker. Sound itself is clean thou, no cracking or overdriven speaker sounds. Would not use in a band session, but for home use, good enough. Would I recommend it? Depends very much on what you need it for. But for the price, this is not a big hit, if you are not satisfied.
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