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.
The PSR-I500 is the ideal keyboard for Indian music lovers. It comes equipped with a vast collection of onboard Indian instruments (Voices) and auto accompaniment functions (Styles) covering a broad spectrum of Indian music genres from every corner of the country. This is complemented by incredible features like “Quick Sampling” and “Riyaz” that help you to perform or learn Indian music.
- 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 & 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
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.
- Bulbul tarang
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.
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.
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.
You can quickly learn how to play your favorite songs step by step with the 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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
|Body||Color : Metallic Dark Gray|
|Dimensions & Weight||
Width : 946 mm (37-1/4”)
Number of Keys : 61
|Other Controllers||Pitch Bend : Yes
Control Knobs : Yes (x 2)
Type : Custom LCD
|Panel||Language : English|
|Tone Generation||Tone Generating Technology : AWM Stereo Sampling|
Number of Polyphony (Max.) : 48
Number of Voices : 801 (257 Panel Voices + 32 Drum/SFX Kits + 50 Arpeggio Voices + 462 XGlite Voices)
|Compatibility||GM : Yes
XGlite : Yes
DSP : 10
|Functions||Dual/Layers : Yes
Split : Yes
Arpeggio : 160
Melody Suppressor : Yes (w/ pan adjustment)
Number of Preset Styles : 282 (Incl. Indian 50 styles)
|Other Features||One Touch Setting (OTS) : Yes
Music Database : 355 (Incl. Indian 50 music)
|Compatibility||Style File Format (SFF)|
|Preset||Number of Preset Songs : 60
|Recording||Number of Songs : 10
Number of Tracks : 6 (5 Melody + 1 Style/Pattern)
Data Capacity : Approx. 19,000 notes (when only “melody” tracks are recorded)
|Compatible Data Format||Playback : SMF Formats 0 & 1
Recording : Original File Format (SMF 0 conversion function)
USB Audio Recorder
|Recording Time (max.)||80 minutes (approx. 0.9 GB) per Song|
Playback : WAV(44.1 kHz, 16 bit, stereo)
|Sampling Type||Normal, Oneshot, Loop|
|Sampling Time||Approx. 9.6 sec.|
|Sampling Sources||AUX IN|
|Sampling Format||Original File Format (16 bit, stereo)|
|Sampling Rate||44.1 kHz|
|USB audio interface||44.1 kHz, 16 bit, stereo|
|Registration||Number of Buttons : 4 ( x 8 banks )|
|Lesson/Guide||Yamaha Education Suite (Y.E.S.) : Yamaha Education Suite (Y.E.S.6)/ Listening, Timing, Waiting
Metronome : Yes
|Riyaz (Tabla/Tanpura Pattern)||Preset : 30
Sections : 5
Storage and Connectivity
|Storage||Internal Memory : Approx. 1.73 MB
External Drives : USB flash drive
DC IN : 12 V
Amplifiers and Speakers
6 W + 6 W
|Speakers||12 cm x 2|
|Power Consumption||8 W (When using PA-150 AC adaptor)|
|Auto Power Off Function||Yes|
|Power Supply||PA-150 or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha, Six “AA” size alkaline (LR6), manganese (R6) or Ni-MH rechargeable (HR6) batteries|
Music Rest : Yes
Song Book : Download from PC
Power Adaptor : Yes