Yamaha PSR-I500 Portable Keyboard for Indian Music

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Yamaha 61-Key Portable Keyboard with Voices and Styles for Indian Music Genres

Yamaha 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, PSR-I500 features a number of lesson functions, including a built-in tabla/mridangam and tanpura function called Riyaz, to help you learn how to play songs or traditional Indian Raga scales.

  • The ideal keyboard for Indian music lovers, for both performance and learning
  • 801 instruments, including 40 Indian instruments
  • 282 types of auto accompaniment Styles, including 50 Indian Styles
  • Riyaz (tabla/mridangam and tanpura) function with 30 taals
  • Quick Sampling function: normal, one shot or loop
  • Powerful amplifiers with bass reflex speakers
  • Professional-quality DSP effects
  • Pitch bend wheel
  • Lesson function
illustrations of Indian instruments including sitar, bansuri, santoor, harmonium and shehnai

Indian instruments
Authentic sounding Indian instruments are essential for anyone who wants to play traditional Indian songs or modern Indian movie songs. PSR-I500 has the Voices of 40 of Indian instruments on board, including newly sampled Voices based on requests from famous Indian music producers. Not limited only to Indian instruments, 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.

logo illustration for Quick Sampling function on Yamaha PSR-I500

Quick Sampling
In addition to the extensive collection of preset instruments, you can also add your own sampled content like short vocal phrases, special effects or looping chorus with PSR-I500. PSR-I500 can even vary the pitch of the sound that you have sampled to match the key you play.

logo illustration for Quick Sampling function on Yamaha PSR-I500
detail image of Yamaha PSR-I500 screen with Harmnum1 Style active

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

detail image of label for Riyaz button on Yamaha PSR-I500

PSR-I500 has a built-in tabla/mridangam and tanpura function called Riyaz. You can practice to traditional Indian rhythms for hours or use it for backing rhythms. What's more, PSR-I500 features 30 different patterns of taals.

detail image of label for Riyaz button on Yamaha PSR-I500
collage image of traditional Indian music performances clustered around outline map of India

Song lessons
You can quickly learn how to play your favorite songs step by step with PSR-I500. Not only the vast library of onboard songs, but all songs you have imported will be supported by the PSR-I500 lesson function. You can also buy songs from the impressive collection at Yamaha MusicSoft or even download practice music or lesson songs your teacher has made for you.

detail image with callouts of Registration Memory control buttons on Yamaha PSR-I500 panel

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.

detail image with callouts of Registration Memory control buttons on Yamaha PSR-I500 panel
diagram illustrating transpose function of Yamaha PSR-I500

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.

illustration of hand with extended index finger pressing DUAL button on Yamaha PSR-I500

Dual voice
Dual voice allows players to play two instruments together, for example using both piano and strings together for a dreamy atmosphere; layering bansuri and a pad sound 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.

illustration of hand with extended index finger pressing DUAL button on Yamaha PSR-I500
diagram illustrating split function on Yamaha PSR-I500

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 – 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.

detail image of Yamaha PSR-I500 pitch bend wheel with embedded callout image of sitar

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 sitar, veena, violin, saxophone, mandolin, bass, tabla, bulbul tarang, sarod and others.

detail image of Yamaha PSR-I500 pitch bend wheel with embedded callout image of sitar
diagram illustrating portamento function on Yamaha PSR-I500

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.

illustration of musician wearing hat on stage playing Yamaha PSR-I500

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.

illustration of musician wearing hat on stage playing Yamaha PSR-I500
Yamaha grand piano on stage in concert hall

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 tanpura. Distortion is obviously important for some electric guitar sounds, but it's also worth giving it a try with electric sitar.

detail image of right-hand built-in speaker on Yamaha PSR-I500

Built-in speakers
PSR-I500 is 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 café or restaurant.

detail image of right-hand built-in speaker on Yamaha PSR-I500
illustration of musician playing Yamaha PSR-I500 in outdoor park using battery power

Battery power
PSR-I500 can be powered by batteries! Just bring six AA batteries for street performances, touring or camping without a stable electricity supply.

illustration of musician carrying Yamaha PSR-I500 with overlaid text indicating 6.6 Kg product weight

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

illustration of musician carrying Yamaha PSR-I500 with overlaid text indicating 6.6 Kg product weight
detail illustration of hand playing Yamaha PSR-I500

Touch response
From a light touch to a firm, more aggressive style, PSR-I500's touch responsive keyboard captures your expression perfectly. Yamaha's 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.

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Yamaha quality
Yamaha has a long history of strict quality control after decades of dedication to world class quality and durability. PSR-I500 is produced in a Yamaha factory in India that began operations in 2019 using the same quality control guidelines as other Yamaha factories. There, PSR-I500 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.

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More Information
Manufacturer Yamaha
Condition New
Included from Manufacturer Music rest
Power supply
Piano Cabinet Style Portable
Number of Keys 61
Key Action Organ style
Weighted Keys No
Speaker Power 6 W + 6 W
Speaker Size 12 cm × 2
Pedals 1/4" sustain pedal input
Number of Sounds 257 Panel Voices including 40 Indian Voices
32 Drum/SFX Kits
50 Arpeggio Voices
462 XGlite Voices
Voices of Polyphony 48
Transpose Yes
Split Yes
Layer Yes
Song Recorder MIDI
Tracks 5 Melody tracks
1 Style/Pattern track
Songs Varies based on numbers of notes in songs
±19,000 notes total
Metronome Yes
Rhythm Patterns 282 Styles including 50 Indian Styles
30 Riyaz tabla/tanpura patterns
Accompaniments Yes
Quarter-Tone Scale Function No
Audio Outputs 1/4" stereo headphone output
Audio Inputs 1/8" stereo aux input
Connectivity USB
Finish Metallic dark gray
Width 37.25"
Depth 15.875"
Height 5.5"
Product Weight 14 lb 9 oz. not including batteries
Unique Features 40 Indian instruments
50 Indian Styles
Riyaz (tabla/mridangam and tanpura) function with 30 taals
44.1 kHz 16-bit audio interface for recording audio to USB flash drive

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Thank you for selecting a Yamaha product. Yamaha products are designed and manufactured to provide a high level of defect-free performance. Yamaha Corporation of America (“Yamaha”) is proud of the experience and craftsmanship that goes into each and every Yamaha product. Yamaha sells its products through a network of reputable, specially authorized dealers and is pleased to offer you, the Original Owner, the following Limited Warranty, which applies only to products that have been (1) directly purchased from Yamaha's authorized dealers in the fifty states of the USA and District of Columbia (the 'Warranted Area') and (2) used exclusively in the Warranted Area. Yamaha suggests that you read the Limited Warranty thoroughly, and invites you to contact your authorized Yamaha dealer or Yamaha Customer Service if you have any questions.

This warranty covers Yamaha Arranger Workstation Keyboards against defects in materials or workmanship for one (1) year.

Yamaha will, at its option, repair or replace the product covered by this warranty if it becomes defective, malfunctions or otherwise fails to conform with this warranty under normal use and service during the term of this warranty, without charge for labor or materials. Repairs may be performed using new or refurbished parts that meet or exceed Yamaha specifications for new parts. If Yamaha elects to replace the product, the replacement may be a reconditioned unit. You will be responsible for any installation or removal charges and for any initial shipping charges if the product(s) must be shipped for warranty service. However, Yamaha will pay the return shipping charges to any destination within the USA if the repairs are covered by the warranty. This warranty does not cover (a) damage, deterioration or malfunction resulting from accident, negligence, misuse, abuse, improper installation or operation or failure to follow instructions according to the Owner's Manual for this product; any shipment of the product (claims must be presented to the carrier); repair or attempted repair by anyone other than Yamaha or an authorized Yamaha Service Center; (b) any unit which has been altered or on which the serial number has been defaced, modified or removed; (c) normal wear and any periodic maintenance; (d) deterioration due to perspiration, corrosive atmosphere or other external causes such as extremes in temperature or humidity; (e) damages attributable to power line surge or related electrical abnormalities, lightning damage or acts of God; or (f) RFI/EMI (Interference/noise) caused by improper grounding or the improper use of either certified or uncertified equipment, if applicable.

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