Keyboard: Yamaha PSS-30

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Yamaha PSS-30

  • Year Produced: 1982
  • Synthesizer Chip: YM2410 (Square-wave)
  • Polyphony: 2 Voices
  • Stereo: No
  • Number of Keys: 32 mini keys
  • Line Out: None
  • MIDI: No
  • Velocity Detection: No
  • Number of built-in instruments: 8
  • Synthesizer Controls: No

David’s Thoughts:

This is about as “toy” as they come.  It sounds pretty bad, but that can be a good thing if you are looking for some low-fi sounds.  Unfortunately it has no headphone jack so it is hard to record clean audio from it.  The volume is controlled by buttons and it resets to maximum volume every time you power on the keyboard.  That’s very annoying.  It’s only redeeming feature is that it does at least have two-voice polyphony, something rare for its time.