Yamaha PSR-I500 Indian Arranger Workstation

SKU: PSRI500

$699 RRP $749.99
  • Best keyboard for Indian music
  • Streamlined lesson & performance features
  • 801 instruments, including 40 Indian instruments.
  • 282 types of auto accompaniment Styles, including 50 Indian Styles.
  • Riyaz (Tabla/Mridangam & Tanpura) function with 30 Taals
  • Quick Sampling function (Normal/One shot/Loop)
  • Powerful amplifiers with bass reflex speakers
  • Professional-quality DSP Effects
  • Pitch bend wheel
  • Lesson function
  • Includes Flowkey Premium Subscription for 3 Months FREE until 31/3

The Joy of Indian Music

The PSR-I500 is the ideal portable keyboard for Indian music lovers. A vast collection of onboard Indian instruments (Voices) and auto accompaniment function (Styles) covers a broad spectrum of Indian music genres from every corner of the country. Functions like “Quick Sampling” are designed to assist you to perform in a variety of situations. In addition, the PSR-I500 features a number of lesson functions including a built-in Tabla/Mridangam & Tanpura function called “Riyaz,” to help you learn how to play songs or traditional Indian “Raga” scales.

Indian instruments

Authentic sounding Indian instruments are essential for anyone who wants to play traditional Indian songs or modern Indian movie songs. The PSR-I500 has the Voices of 40 of Indian instruments on board, including newly sampled Voices based on requests from famous Indian music producers. Of course, not limited only to Indian instruments, the PSR-I500 also features a variety of instruments from Pianos to Synthesizers, making it possible to play songs from a variety of genres, from orchestra classics to electronic dance music.

Hear Samples here

Quick Sampling

In addition to the extensive collection of preset instruments, you can also add your own sampled contents like short vocal phrases, SFX, or looping Chorus with the PSR-I500. The PSR-I500 can even vary the pitch of the sound that you have sampled to match the key you play.

    Indian Styles

    If you're struggling with finding other band members or simply just want to perform alone, the PSR-I500’s auto accompaniment function “Styles” is invaluable. As you play chords, automatically created basslines, rhythm tracks or other kinds of accompaniment follow along. The PSR-I500 has a variety of accompaniment Styles including 50 different types of Indian Styles from around the country.

      Riyaz

      The PSR-I500 has a built-in Tabla/Mridangam & Tanpura function called “Riyaz”. You can practice to traditional Indian rhythms for hours, or use it for backing rhythm. What's more the PSR-I500 now features 30 different patterns of Taals.


        PSR-I500 is the ideal keyboard for playing Indian songs on stage or in a cafe or restaurant.

        Song

        Importing standard MIDI files to the PSR-I500, you can play any kind of requested Indian song without a band. The Yamaha MusicSoft website has an extensive library of songs you can play.

        *The map has been kept just for graphical representation to provide easy user navigation and it’s not presenting or associated with any political boundaries of countries.

        Yamaha MusicSoft 

        Style/Arpeggio

        The PSR-I500 has an auto-arpeggio function that features Indian style arpeggios.

        Also, Yamaha’s auto accompaniment function “Styles” now covers influences from every corner of India. You can even download and add “Styles” from Yamaha MusicSoft.

        Yamaha MusicSoft 

        Registration memory

        Registration memory

        You may want to change sound settings for different songs or even during a song while you perform. The Registration Memory setting allows you to recall those stored settings (Voices/Styles/Effects etc) with the push of a button.

        Transpose

        Transpose

        If you want to play a song with your vocal partner or Tabla player, but they do not have the vocal range or prefer a different key for the song, simply use the Transpose function to play in other keys worry free.

        Dual voice

        Dual voice allows players to play two instruments together, for example using both Piano and Strings together for a dreamy atmosphere, while Bansuri and Xenon pad provides a similar feel. Another example of effective use of the dual voice function is layering Harmonium with String Slap to achieve a more realistic sound.

        Split

        Split

        For players who want to switch back and forth between two instruments or take on two instrumental roles —for example playing bass and pianos together while singing—the PSR-I500 features a Split function that lets you split the keyboard and assign an instrument to the lower and upper halves of the keyboard.

        Pitch bend wheel

        Pitch bend wheel

        Much like Guitarists bend notes to raise the pitch of their melodies, pitch bend wheel allows you to use this technique with a number of instruments such as the Sitar, Veena, Violin, Saxophone, Mandolin, Bass, Tabla, Bulbul tarang, Sarod, and others.

        Portamento

        Portamento

        Portamento is a function that creates a smooth transition in pitch from the first note played on the keyboard to the next.

        This makes instruments sound more natural, especially when you play using certain Voices such as Bulbul tarang, Veena, Strings, Synth, Bass, or Sitar.

        Master EQ

        Master EQ

        The newly added “India” master EQ type makes your PSR-I500 sound more punchy and rich for Indian Instruments in particular when you are connected to a PA system.

        DSP effects

        DSP effects

        New DSP effects add more variety and depth to your sound. Reverb presets will make you feel as if you are playing in a world famous concert hall while the Rotary speaker effect will add a professional feel to organ sounds or even the Tanpura. Distortion is obviously important for some electric guitar sounds, but it's also worth giving it a try with the Electric Sitar.

        Built-in Speakers

        Built-in Speakers

        The PSR-I500 is also equipped with two powerful onboard 6-watt speakers delivering punchy bass and drums without the need for setting up an external PA in smaller venues such as a cafe or restaurant.

        Battery drive

        Battery drive

        The PSR-I500 is also driven by batteries. Don't forget the battery pack for street performances, for touring, or camping without a stable electricity supply.

        Portable

        Portable

        Light and durable to meet even the needs of traveling musicians, the PSR-I500 is easily transported from stage to stage, and can be used in any playing environment you choose.

        The PSR-I500 is also a great teacher to help master playing your favorite songs.

        Song

        Song

        You can easily learn how to play your favorite songs step by step with the PSR-I500. You can purchase songs for lessons from the extensive collection of favorites at the Yamaha MusicSoft website and use them with your PSR-I500 for however long you like. Your teacher may also create lesson songs for you, and you can also download Song Book for a total of 60 onboard songs from around the world. 20 of these are practice songs for learning traditional Indian Raga scales.

        *Scores for some of the onboard songs may not be provided in Song Book for copyright reasons.

        *The map has been kept just for graphical representation to provide easy user navigation and it’s not presenting or associated with any political boundaries of countries.

        Touch Response

        Touch Response

        To truly master playing keyboards, expression is a key factor for major improvement. From a light touch to a firm, more aggressive style, the PSR-I500’s touch responsive keyboard captures your expression perfectly. Our touch-sensitive keyboards have been recognized and certified by world famous Trinity Music College London. You can also configure your PSR-I500 for compatibility with Trinity lessons with the push of a single button when you download Trinity registration files.

        Yamaha quality

        Yamaha quality

        Yamaha has a long history of strict quality control after decades of dedication to world class quality and durability.

        The PSR-I500 is produced in a new Yamaha factory in India that began operations in 2019 using the same quality control guidelines as other Yamaha factories. There, the new PSR has undergone a variety of durability tests ranging from exposure to extreme temperatures and humidity, to dropping the keyboards and pushing the keys aggressively over extended periods of time etc.


        BodyColourMetallic Dark Gray
        Size/Weight
        DimensionsWidth946 mm (37-1/4”)
        Height139 mm (5-1/2”)
        Depth404 mm (15-7/8”)
        WeightWeight6.6 kg (14 lbs., 9 oz.) not including batteries
        Control Interface
        KeyboardNumber of Keys61
        TypeOrgan Style
        Touch ResponseYes (Soft, Medium, Hard, Fixed)
        Other ControllersPitch BendYes
        Control KnobsYes (x 2)
        DisplayTypeCustom LCD
        Size92 mm x 42 mm
        BacklightYes
        LanguageEnglish
        PanelLanguageEnglish
        Voices
        Tone GenerationTone Generating TechnologyAWM Stereo Sampling
        PolyphonyNumber of Polyphony (Max.)48
        PresetNumber of Voices801 (257 Panel Voices + 32 Drum/SFX Kits + 50 Arpeggio Voices + 462 XGlite Voices)
        Featured VoicesIndian Voice x 40, Sweet! Voice x 8, Cool! Voice x 3
        CompatibilityGMYes
        XGliteYes
        Effects
        TypesDSP10
        Reverb12
        Chorus5
        Master EQ6
        Harmony26
        FunctionsDual/LayersYes
        SplitYes
        Arpeggio160
        Melody SuppressorYes
        Accompaniment Styles
        PresetNumber of Preset Styles282 (Incl. Indian 50 styles)
        FingeringMulti
        Style ControlACMP ON/OFF, SYNC START, SYNC STOP, START/STOP, INTRO/ENDING/rit., MAIN/AUTO FILL, TRACK ON/OFF
        Other FeaturesOne Touch Setting (OTS)Yes
        External Styles10
        CompatibilityStyle File Format (SFF)
        Songs
        PresetNumber of Preset Songs60
        RecordingNumber of Songs10
        Number of Tracks6 (5 Melody + 1 Style/Pattern)
        Data CapacityApprox. 19,000 notes (when only “melody” tracks are recorded)
        Compatible Data FormatPlaybackSMF (Formats 0 & 1)
        RecordingOriginal File Format (SMF 0 conversion function)
        USB Audio Recorder
        Recording Time (max.)80 minutes (approx. 0.9 GB) per Song
        FormatPlaybackWAV(44.1 kHz, 16 bit, stereo)
        RecordingWAV(44.1 kHz, 16 bit, stereo)
        Quick Sampling
        Sampleing TypeNormal, Oneshot, Loop
        Samples (Preset/Usesr)5
        Sampling TimeApprox. 9.6 sec.
        Sampling SourcesAUX IN
        Sampling FormatOriginal File Format (16 bit, stereo)
        Sampling Rate44.1 kHz
        Functions
        USB audio interface44.1 kHz, 16 bit, stereo
        RegistrationNumber of Buttons4 ( x 8 banks )
        Lesson/GuideYamaha Education Suite (Y.E.S.)Yamaha Education Suite (Y.E.S.6)/ Listening, Timing, Waiting
        Overall ControlsMetronomeYes
        Tempo Range11 - 280
        Transpose-12 to 0, 0 to +12
        Tuning427.0 – 440.0 – 453.0 Hz (approx. 0.2Hz increments)
        Riyaz (Tabla/Tanpura Pattern)Preset30
        Sections5
        Storage and Connectivity
        StorageInternal MemoryApprox. 1.73 MB
        External DrivesUSB flash drive
        ConnectivityDC IN12 V
        HeadphonesHeadphones/Output
        Sustain PedalYes
        AUX INYes (Stereo-mini)
        USB TO DEVICEYes
        USB TO HOSTYes
        Amplifiers and Speakers
        Amplifiers6 W + 6 W
        Speakers12 cm x 2
        Power Supply
        Power SupplyPA-150 or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha, Six “AA” size alkaline (LR6), manganese (R6) or Ni-MH rechargeable (HR6) batteries
        Power Consumption8 W (When using PA-150 AC adaptor)
        Auto Power Off FunctionYes
        Accessories
        Included AccessoriesMusic RestYes
        Song BookDownload from PC
        Power AdaptorYes

        General

        Here at Logans, we will always do our best to make your order as fast and easy as possible. In most cases, we will process and ship your order next business day. 

        For a variety of reasons, sometimes this is not possible. In these cases, we will always notify of the expected lead time next business day.

        You will always be notified by email or phone once your order has been shipped, and will be able to track it using the provided shipping information here.

        If you are looking for information on piano delivery, please skip to the bottom of the page.

        If you are looking for our returns policy, please click here

        Delivery Options

        Logans are pleased to offer a variety of delivery options to our customers so you can choose the shipping method that best suits your needs.

        In most cases, you will receive your product in 2-5 business days from the time of your order, but we ask that you allow up to 10 business days for delivery, to account for unexpected delays.

        In Store Pickup

        Most products can be picked up from our Burwood store. If you choose this option at checkout, please wait for us to confirm your order has been processed before coming to pick it up. 

        Courier Shipping

        Logans are pleased to offer shipping by the following couriers:

        • Couriers Please
        • Fastway
        • Parcel Point
        • Quantium
        • Seko
        • Sendle
        • TNT
        • Toll
        • UPS
        • Clipper Parcels (Sydney Only)

        In most cases, the fastest, cheapest and best options to your location will appear at checkout, allowing you to choose the courier and rate that best suits your needs. Sometimes rural and remote areas will not calculate shipping. This doesn't mean we can't ship to you, or necessarily that it's going to be particularly expensive. please contact us for an obligation free quote for your area. 


        Flat Rate Shipping

        Logans are pleased to offer flat rate shipping on most products to Eastern States. Please note that for most customers, courier shipping (above) will be cheaper & faster for products over 500g

         Weight  NSW VIC, QLD & ACT

        NT, SA, WA & TAS

        <500g

        Free

        Free

        Free

        0.5 kg – 4.99 kg

        $15

        $25

        $40

        5 kg – 39.99 kg

        $60

        $60

        $80

        40 kg – 60 kg $150* $100 $150

         

        *=valid for heavier goods, including digital pianos.

        For very light products such as books, strings and small accessories, this will be standard Australia Post. We have send tens of thousands of books and accessories in this manner, and very rarely have issues. If your product arrives damaged, please contact us as soon as possible with photos of the product and we will replace it free of charge. 

        Digital Pianos

        Digital Piano delivery and setup is available in the Sydney Metro area only for the cost of $150 +$0.30 per step.

        Additional surcharges apply to deliveries outside of the Sydney Metro area, and will need to be scheduled in advance. Please contact us for an obligation free quote.

        As you will have to be home to show the carriers where to place your piano, we will call to schedule your delivery at a time that is convenient for you. 

        Acoustic Pianos

        Logans only work with the best  speciality carriers in the business - Dragon & Goninans. This ensures that your piano will arrive not only undamaged, but in tune & well regulated. Delivery to Sydney metro area is free to ground level, +$50 for each flight of stairs. 

        Additional surcharges apply to deliveries outside of the Sydney Metro area, and will need to be scheduled in advance. Please contact us for an obligation free quote.

        As you will have to be home to show the carriers where to place your piano, we will call to schedule your delivery at a time that is convenient for you. 

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