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Yamaha PSR-E463 vs. Korg EK-50

 
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MarekBujko



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Location: Slovakia (Central Europe)

PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:23 pm    Post subject: Yamaha PSR-E463 vs. Korg EK-50 Reply with quote

I was comparing these two keyboards when I was making a decision a month ago.


Yamaha PSR-E463
Price in Europe: 282 € with VAT

+ 2x 6W speakers
+ 61 keys (velocity sensitive)
+ Max. number of Polyphony: 48
+/- Data Capacity (Recording): 10 songs (approx. 19,000 notes), 6 tracks (5 Melody + 1 Style/Groove Creator)
+ 758 sounds with multiple keyboard sets based on GM and XGlite semi-proprietary
+ 35 custom own sound Grooves
+ 40 or 150? Arpeggio (incl. in sounds)
+ 235 style presets
+ 10 custom style presets
+ 32 custom Set Lists
+ 11–280 tempo range
+ Pitch wheel
+ Sustain Pedal input
+ 1/8" AUX IN
+ USB Audio recording (44.1 kHz, 16 bit stereo)
+ WAV/MIDI SMF0/1 player
+ DSP effects with knobs
+ Dual Layer voices
+ Song Book
+ Quick Sampling
+ Mobile apps for Yamaha PSR-E463
+/- USB MIDI (not styles, arpeggio or keyboard sets MSB)
+/- Many sounds do not fit real musical instruments (it haven't changed since first higher version of E-Series Yamaha)

- Badly sorted MIDI Bank Select (0, 64, 104, 126, 127,... MSB for instruments and drums)
- No octave shift buttons (settings only)
- No modulation wheel/joystick
- No firmware update
- Headphones output is same with speaker output
- Button active status few seconds on display only

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Korg EK-50
Price in Europe: 300 € with VAT

+ 2x 10W speakers
+ 61 keys (velocity sensitive)
+ Max. number of Polyphony: 64
+ Data Capacity (Recording): 999 songs (approx. 100,000 notes), 12 tracks (4 keyboard parts + 8 auto accompaniment parts)
+ 743 sounds with 176 multiple keyboard sets based on GM and GM2
+ 128 custom PCG program sounds from Korg PA50/60/80
+ 64 custom drum kits PCG program sounds from Korg PA50/60/80
+ 280 style presets
+ 96 custom style presets from Korg PA50/60/80
+ 40 custom Set Lists
+ 30–240 tempo range
+ Octave shift buttons
+ LED buttons active status
+ Modulation joystick
+ Pitch joystick
+ USB MIDI (with styles MSB 32 and keyboard sets MSB 33)
+ Nicely sorted MIDI Bank Select (MSB 121 for instruments, 120 for drums)
+ Sustain Pedal input
+ Firmware update
+ Stereo 1/4" output and 1/8" headphones output
+ 1/8" AUX IN
+ MP3/WAV/MIDI SMF0/1 player
+ 3 Upper Layers + Lower voice
+ Many sounds do fit real musical instruments
+/- Effects 1/2 Send from settings

- No USB Audio recording (alternative: LINE 2 USB for 20 €)
- No Arpeggio (alternative: modulation joystick)
- Quick Sampling
- Mobile apps for EK-50
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