Author Topic: PSR-E433 Amplified Acoustic Guitar Sound  (Read 97 times)

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Offline SciNote

PSR-E433 Amplified Acoustic Guitar Sound
« on: December 04, 2017, 03:13:37 AM »
It has been said that the guitar sounds on the PSR-E4-series keyboards are, well, less than optimal.  So, I wanted to see if I could come up with something better.  I think this comes pretty close!  The sample I recorded here is actually two separate recordings which I blended together.  The first part has some classic rock inspirations from Yes and Heart, and then I fade in some jazz/blues improv, and have a little fun with the pitch-bend wheel to try to add to the realism.

https://app.box.com/s/mtbrl42vsbnu2fr74kqo71qzo583f0o0

Here are the settings.  They should work on any PSR-E4-series keyboard with the two main sounds, but of course, the actual sound numbers may be different than what they are on the E433.

MAIN VOICE:
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DynNyln (39)
Volume .......... 72
Octave ........... -1
Pan ............... 64
Reverb .......... 64
Chorus .......... 52
Attack ........... 64
Release ......... 64
CutOff ........... 80
Resonance ..... 64

DUAL VOICE
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Jazz Gtr (43)
Volume .......... 80
Octave ........... -1
Pan ................ 64
Reverb ........... 64
Chorus ........... 52
Attack ............ 64
Release .......... 64
CutOff ............ 80
Resonance ...... 64

Reverb Setting: 03 (Hall3)
Chorus Setting: 3 (Flanger1)

In actuality, the CutOff setting was actually 79 when I recorded the samples, but I rounded to 80 here.  I doubt there would be an audible difference in the sound.

I did use a sustain pedal on parts of the classic rock section.
« Last Edit: December 04, 2017, 03:16:56 AM by SciNote »
Bob
Yamaha PSR-E433
Yamaha PSR-520
 
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Offline SeaGtGruff

Re: PSR-E433 Amplified Acoustic Guitar Sound
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2017, 03:23:17 AM »
I enjoyed that very much! The last two-fifths or so, when you started using the Pitch Bend Wheel, was especially guitar-like. :)
Michael Rideout
YPT-400, PSR-E433, PSR-E443
 

Offline SciNote

Re: PSR-E433 Amplified Acoustic Guitar Sound
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2017, 03:27:47 AM »
Thanks!  Yeah, with a sound like a guitar, since a guitarist will often bend the pitch when playing, using the pitch-bend wheel definitely adds to the realism.  Another thing that can make many tones sound more guitar-like is to simply play the notes E, A, D, G, B, and E in a quick, accumulating succession, because those are the notes of the six strings of a guitar.  And, that is what I do at the beginning of the recording!
Bob
Yamaha PSR-E433
Yamaha PSR-520