The PSR-292 is an affordable 61-key Touch Response keyboard with over 600 voices, including the industry's best Portable Grand™ Piano voice. Flash ROM makes it possible to download songs from the Internet and store them. A large backlit LCD display makes better information exchange possible. Learn to play with the built-in Yamaha Education Suite. Play along with any one of 100 built-in songs. A six-track sequencer makes it possible to create multi-tracked compositions. Built-in speakers make it truly portable. The PSR-292 is designed for anyone looking for a keyboard with an amazing piano sound, along with hundreds of other great sounds.
Value and Performance combine to bring home the Magic of Music
Yamaha Corporation of America continues its leadership position in the portable keyboard market with the introduction of the new Yamaha PSR292 - the affordable choice for song learning, recording and playback. The PSR292 has a built-in 6-track sequencer ...
Value and Performance combine to bring home the Magic of Music
Yamaha Corporation of America continues its leadership position in the portable keyboard market with the introduction of the new Yamaha PSR292 - the affordable choice for song learning, recording and playback. The PSR292 has a built-in 6-track sequencer (recorder), boasts over 600 voices and is fully General MIDI (GM) and XGlite compatible. And because this keyboard has Touch Response, your playing can be as expressive as on an acoustic instrument. Newly designed panel layout includes a blue backlit LCD and panel lights, giving the PSR292 a contemporary look and feel.
Customers have always listed the piano as the most important sound they were looking for in a portable keyboard. In keeping with its piano focus, the Yamaha PSR292 features a stereo-sampled piano voice and dynamic filtering; technology previously reserved for much more expensive, professional keyboards. Playing piano is fast and easy with Yamaha's Portable Grand function. One dedicated button brings up a great sounding piano, stunningly rich and authentic in its sound and exceptionally responsive to your playing touch, as well as setting up the keyboard to play as a piano in full keyboard mode. On top of all this, a wealth of special piano-only "Pianist" styles, like Piano Ballad or Boogie Woogie for example, provide professional-sounding piano accompaniment that changes chords automatically as you do, while you play a piano melody on top!
Yamaha Portable Keyboards put musical creativity at your fingertips
The PSR292 is a musicians dream come true, giving you the power to sound exactly the way you want. It starts with a new level of instrument realism thanks to a larger sample ROM. And what does that mean? Simply put, a more realistic digital sample of an instrument almost always requires a larger digital sample. So by increasing the size of the sample memory, Yamaha is able to give you even more realistic instrument voices. And you get so many of them on the constantly growing extension of General MIDI (GM) called XG.
Not only do you get full compatibility with GM, you get hundreds of extra XGlite Voices as well as full MIDI control of voice and effects parameters like Reverb and Chorus, which add an extra dimension of richness. In an effort to give the player maximum flexibility, the PSR292 is capable of layer and split modes. Split mode allows you to have two different sounds on the keyboard at the same time, like piano on the right and bass on the left. Layer mode allows you to combine two sounds across the keyboard range. For example, you could play piano and strings at the same time. You're only limited by your imagination.
Yamaha Education Suite™: Learning to play songs and chords
The PSR292 offers you state-of-the-art features to help you get started on your musical journey. It comes with 100 built-in songs with Songbook, plus the ability to connect to a computer and download more songs from the Internet into the PSR292 Flash ROM. Once the songs are in Flash ROM, you can use all of the built-in features to help you learn to play them. But if you've never played before, where do you start? Well, if learning to play music is important to you, the Yamaha Education Suite II™, a wonderful set of music training functions, makes learning music incredibly easy. Seven types of lessons are available as well as a convenient chord dictionary.
- Three keyboard lessons for each hand
Timing mode: You can play the melody or chord by pressing any key using the correct timing.
Waiting mode: Playback pauses until you find and play the correct chord or melody note.
Minus One mode: Mute the left-hand, right-hand, or both parts of a song and play along nonstop.
- Lesson Grading – monitors your progress as you practice each lesson.
- Chord Dictionary – shows you how to play chords and tells you which chords you are playing by displaying the notes and chord name on the LCD screen.
Yamaha Portable Keyboards are famous for their ease of use. But, even when the keyboard is easy to operate, how does the novice know which settings to make that are appropriate for the song he wants to play? With Yamaha's remarkable new Music Database, you simply choose from over 200 song titles in the database and the entire keyboard will set itself up for that song. It couldn't be easier.
- 2-Way Speaker System
Separate tweeters deliver high frequency sounds with clarity and precision for more lifelike instrument voices.
- Bass Boost System
A special port on each speaker adds a powerful impact to bass sound reproduction.
- Stereo (Not just 2 Speakers)
We all know that stereo sound adds realistic character and spatial depth. But how can you tell if the portable keyboard you're looking to purchase is stereo or not? With Yamaha, the answer is simple. All Yamaha Portable Keyboards are true stereo.
- Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
Enhances sound quality with sophisticated digital effects like Reverb, Chorus & Echo effects.
- Advanced Wave Memory (AWM)
Yamaha Advanced Wave Memory technology delivers amazingly realistic sound.
Keyboard Styles and the One Touch Setting
The PSR292 comes with 135 built-in styles, waiting for you to play along with. It's just like having a built-in band. Call up your favorite style of music like Rock, Big Band or Country, press a chord or play Single Finger mode, and the 292 will follow you through a piece of music, providing all of the drums, bass, piano, guitar, horn and string parts for you. And to make it easy and fun, when you select one of the styles, the One Touch Setting function will automatically configure keyboard parameters, such as voice selection and digital effects, to match that selected music style.
For a demonstration of "What is a Style", click here (1.3MB download – requires Macromedia Flash).
What's polyphony, you ask? Simply put, polyphony is how many notes a keyboard can reproduce simultaneously. The PSR292 has 32-note Polyphony allowing you to play intricate arrangements and dense musical passages.
Thinking of connecting a PSR292 to a computer? Yamaha makes it easy with the new Computer function button. Now, instead of wading through function menus and fighting through a maze of selections, one button is your expressway to music on the web and your computer. All Yamaha keyboards have a special MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) port on the back that let you connect your keyboard to a computer (requires a MIDI Interface like the Yamaha UX16 and music software ). Once connected, you can play your songs into the computer, edit them if necessary, and e-mail them to your friends and family. And with General MIDI (GM) compatibility, song data always plays back the correct sounds.
Watch & Learn Video Series (Optional)
Watch and Learn Video
The Watch & Learn Video Series is an in-home learning series for portable keyboard enthusiasts, featuring Tom Folenta, one of Yamaha's top product specialists.
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- Easy to Use
- Good audio
- Good Metra
- Pre-programmed music
- Realistic Sound
- Responsive / Good Action
- Touch Sensitive Keys
- School Bands
Comments about Yamaha psr-292:
This has over 600 sounds, 100 songs. And you can be a one person band with 5 recording songs with 6 instruments to play at the same time.