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  • Page 1 DIGITAL KEYBOARD Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 2: Special Message Section

    This product should be used only with the components supplied or; a rectly. Mismatches or incorrect installation may result in overheating and cart, rack, or stand that is recommended by Yamaha. If a cart, etc., is battery case rupture. used, please observe all safety markings and instructions that accom- Warning: pany the accessory product.
  • Page 3 You should note this serial number in the space provided below and retain this manual as a permanent record of your purchase to aid Responsible Party : Yamaha Corporation of America identification in the event of theft. Address : 6600 Orangethorpe Ave., Buena Park, Calif.
  • Page 4 Yamaha service personnel. - When using Ni-MH batteries, follow the instructions that came with the batteries. Use only the specified charger device when charging.
  • Page 5: Saving Data

    • Copying of the commercially available musical data including but not limited to MIDI data and/or audio data is strictly prohibited except for your personal use. • This product incorporates and bundles computer programs and contents in which Yamaha owns copyrights or with respect to which it has license to use others' copyrights.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    PSR-E443 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 7 Knobs to create various new Styles to expand your musical sounds. horizons. EuTrance PSR-E443 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 8: Compatible Format And Functions

    Devices. It allows “hot swapping” (connecting peripheral devices while the power to the computer is on). STYLE FILE The Style File Format is Yamaha’s original style file format which uses a unique conversion system to provide high-quality automatic accompaniment based on a wide range of chord types. About audio files This instrument does not feature audio file playback or audio recording.
  • Page 9: About The Manuals

    Connection Manual Explains how to connect the instrument to smart devices, such iPhone, iPad, etc. To obtain these manuals, access the Yamaha Downloads. Select your country, enter “PSR-E443” to the Model Name box, then click [SEARCH]. Yamaha Downloads http://download.yamaha.com/...
  • Page 10: Panel Controls And Terminals

    [METRONOME] button......Page 19 ..........Page 26 o [TEMPO/TAP] button......Page 46 • When the [STYLE] lamp is turned on: !0 [TRANSPOSE] button ......Page 36 ......Pages 23, 44, and 45 !1 [MELODY SUPPRESSOR] button..Page 29 !2 [PORTABLE GRAND] button ....Page 17 PSR-E443 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 11 @3 [FUNCTION] button ......Page 52 * For connecting to a computer. For details, refer to “Computer- related Operations” (page 9). When connecting, use an AB type USB cable of less than 3 meters. USB 3.0 cables cannot be used. PSR-E443 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 12: Setting Up

    Although the instrument will run either from an having a separable plug should be used. In this case, optional AC adaptor or batteries, Yamaha recom- make sure to follow the explanations below for your mends use of an AC adaptor whenever possible. An safety.
  • Page 13: Using Batteries

    When this Indicates that the remaining power is suffi- happens, make sure to replace all batteries with new cient. ones or already-recharged ones. PSR-E443 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 14: Connecting Headphones Or External Audio Equipment

    NOTICE • When the instrument’s sound is output to an external device, first turn on the power to the instrument, then to the external device. Reverse this order when you turn the power off. PSR-E443 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 15: Basic Operations

    Please note however, that most items or values that can be selected using the dial can also be selected using the [+/YES] and [-/NO] buttons. PSR-E443 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 16: Display Items

    Indicates the chord which is being played on the key- Page 45 board (Page 23) or specified via Song playback. Page 38 Track status Page 29 Indicates the on/off status of the current Song, Style or Pattern. (Pages 24, 30, PSR-E443 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 17: Quick Guide

    Drum Kit List of the separate Data List. 259–298 Used for arpeggio performance (page 21). 299–755 XGlite Voices. Selecting this automatically calls up the most suitable Voice for the current Style, Song or Pattern. For details, see page 36. PSR-E443 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 18: Layering A Dual Voice

    “Split Point” which can be changed from the default F#2 key. For details, refer to page 47. Press the [SPLIT] button again to exit from Split. You can easily select a different Split Voice (page 40). PSR-E443 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 19: Using The Metronome

    The number of beats per measure is shown on the MtrVol display. TimeSigN Metronome volume Hold for longer Rotate the dial to set the Metronome Vol- Number of beats than a second. ume. per measure. PSR-E443 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 20: Adding Harmony

    Trio Keep holding down the keys. Current Harmony Type • Harmony type 20 to 26 (Echo) Play the keys. Adjusting the Harmony Volume You can adjust the Harmony Volume in the Function Settings (page 53). PSR-E443 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 21: Creating Arpeggios

    • When an optional Footswitch (page 14) connected to the SUSTAIN jack is pressed, the Arpeggio will continue to play after the note is released (page 43). To turn off the Arpeggio, press the [ARPEGGIO] button again. PSR-E443 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 22: Creating Original Sounds Via The Knobs

    NOTE • Only selecting a Knob effect combination will not affect the sound even if the Knob arrow is not at the initial position. After operating the Knob, the selected effect is applied to the sound. PSR-E443 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 23: Playing Styles

    Data List (page 9). Play a chord in the Auto Accompani- ment range to start playback. Play the keyboard as described in Steps Play a melody with the right hand and chords with 4–5 above. the left hand. PSR-E443 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 24: Playing With Patterns Like A Dj

    Arpeggio is applied only to the Split Voice. Playing a key to the left of the Split Point turns Arpeggio on as [A]–[E] buttons well as specifies the key for Pattern playback. Press the [START/STOP] button to stop playback. SECT B PSR-E443 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 25: Playing Songs

    Song numbers), even if they are saved in the USB flash memory connected to the USB [TO DEVICE] terminal. NOTE • In addition to the 30 Preset Songs in this instrument, you can enjoy Optional Songs downloadable from the Yamaha website. For details, refer to page 9.
  • Page 26: Song Fast Forward, Fast Reverse, And Pause

    Start playback of the Song (page 25). When playback reaches to the point you want to specify as the start point, press the [ ] (A-B REPEAT) button to set the A point. PSR-E443 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 27: Using The Song Lesson Feature

    • The Song Lesson can be applied to Songs downloaded model melody/chords of the part you selected will at the Yamaha website (page 9), Songs transferred from sound. Listen to it carefully and remember it well. a computer, and Songs in USB flash memory (SMF for- mat 0 only).
  • Page 28: Making Practice Perfect-Repeat & Learn

    When the lesson song has played all the way through your performance will be evaluated in 4 levels: OK, Good, Very Good, or Excellent. “Excellent!” is the highest evaluation. After the evaluation display has appeared, the les- son will start again from the beginning. PSR-E443 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 29: Playing An External Audio Device With The Built-In Speakers

    • Depending on the particular music source, the melody sound can become distorted. or vocal sound may not be cancelled as expected even if the Melody Suppressor is turned on. Press the [MELODY SUPPRESSOR] but- ton again to turn it off. PSR-E443 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 30: Recording Your Performance

    • When recording Pattern playback with Retrigger Note that the beat indicator in the display, metronome To exit from this status, press the [REC] button and Arpeggio playback is not synchronized with play- again. back of the recorded Song. PSR-E443 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 31: Recording To A Specified Track

    Style, then simultaneously hold down the • The sound of an external audio device (page 29) [REC] button and press the [6/A] button. cannot be recorded. ACMP is automatically turned on. Press and hold User 1 PSR-E443 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 32: Clearing A User Song

    Press the [+/YES] button to clear the play.To cancel this operation, press the [-] button. Song. Press the [+/YES] button to clear the A clear-in-progress message will appear briefly on track. the display. A clear-in-progress message will appear briefly on the display. PSR-E443 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 33: Memorizing Your Favorite Panel Settings

    Arpeggio on/off and all settings of the related Functions  Harmony settings Harmony on/off and all settings of the related Functions  Other settings Transpose, Pitch Bend Range, Knob Effect Combination number, Split Point, Tempo, Scale Tune PSR-E443 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 34: Using With A Computer Or Ipad/Iphone

    This instrument supports MIDI (Musical Instrument • Style: (.sty) Digital Interface) and can transmit/receive keyboard • Backup File: PSR-E443.BUP * performance information (MIDI messages) or Song/ * Backup parameters can be transferred and saved to a com- Style data (MIDI files) to/from the computer con- puter via Musicsoft Downloader as a single Backup file.
  • Page 35: Handy Performance Features

    Main, Dual, and Split Voices individually via the same operations above. Regarding the the same operations above. Regarding the item in Step 2, refer to the Function List on item in Step 2, refer to the Function List on page 52. page 52. PSR-E443 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 36: Pitch Controls-Transpose

    Voice or Tempo for the current Song, Style or Pattern. Use the CATEGORY [+] and [-] buttons to call up “Tuning” (Function 006). Tuning Use the dial to set the Tuning value. 440.0Hz PSR-E443 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 37: Changing The Touch Response Of The Keyboard

    Lowers the high range for a softer Mild sound. “4” (Fixed) is selected, all notes will be played at the same volume no matter how strongly or softly you play the keys. NOTE • The initial default Touch Response value is “2. ” PSR-E443 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 38: Scale Tuning

    Preset Scale types Equal Rotate the dial to select a Base Note Pure Major from C, C#, D, Eb, E, F, F#, G, Ab, A, Bb Pure Minor and B. Bayat (Arabic) The default setting is “C.” Rast (Arabic) PSR-E443 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 39: Tuning Each Note To Create An Original Scale

    “(Edited)” will be shown in the display. However, the edited scale settings will be erased by calling up another scale. For this reason, the edited settings should be memorized to the Registration Memory. PSR-E443 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 40: Voice Settings

    The Voice-related settings are reset when a differ- ent Voice is selected. If you want to store the cre- Current Split Voice ated sound for future recall, memorize the settings to the Registration Memory. Rotate the dial to select the desired Split Voice. PSR-E443 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 41: Parameters Assigned To The Knobs

    NOTE the volume of this instrument, and vice versa. Even if • These effects are applied only to the Main/Dual Voices played an external audio device is not connected, rotating this on the keyboard. PSR-E443 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 42 Select the Section C of the Pattern “001 FrenchDJ” and start Pattern playback. EFFECT Knob B: RETRIG- Turn this knob to the right while holding down the Section button C, and you GER RATE can shorter the Retrigger rate like a DJ plays. PSR-E443 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 43: Arpeggio Settings

    Rotate the dial to select a value from Arpeggio playback will continue. To stop Arpeg- “OFF,” “1/8” and “1/16.” gio playback, release the footswitch. • 1/8 Synchronizing at the quarter notes • 1/16 Synchronizing at the 8th notes • OFF No synchronization PSR-E443 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 44: Styles (Auto Accompaniment) And Patterns

    Appears when ACMP is turned on. niment range of the keyboard. To turn off the Syn- chro Start, press the [SYNC START] button. Press the [MAIN/AUTO FILL] button to select Main A or Main B. MAIN A Current Section PSR-E443 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 45: Synchro Stop

    (ritardando) by pressing the [INTRO/END- On/off status is shown in the display (page 16) ING/rit.] button again while the Ending is playing back. NOTE • Up to two Track buttons can be pressed simultaneously for turning Tracks on or off. PSR-E443 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 46: Pattern Variations-Sections

    The top portion length (Retrigger rate) can be changed during playback. To do this, use the [ASSIGN] button to select “6 SPECIAL EFFECT,” then rotate Knob B while holding down the button of the currently playing Section. NOTE • Tap tempo setting range: 32–280 PSR-E443 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 47: Adjusting The Volume Of The Style Or Pattern

    “SplitPnt” (Function 008). Appears when auto accompaniment is on You can call up this display also by pressing the [STYLE] then holding the [ACMP] button for lon- ger than a second. Accompani- ment range SplitPnt Split Point PSR-E443 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 48: Chord Types For Style Playback

    (three keys altogether). PSR-E443 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 49: Looking Up Chords Using The Chord Dictionary

    Specifying only the key for Pattern playback Note that you need to specify only the root note for Pattern playback, unlike Style play- back for which you also need to specify the Chord Type. Dict. PSR-E443 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 50: Song Settings

    To stop playback, press the [DEMO] button again. NOTE • When User Songs, Download Songs and USB Songs data do not exist, Demo songs are played back. Press the [DEMO] button to start play- back. To stop playback, press the [DEMO] button again. PSR-E443 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 51: Tempo Setting Of The Song

    000 and 127. NOTE NOTE • Song volume can be adjusted while a Song is selected. • Selecting another Song will cancel the changed Melody Voice. • You cannot change the Melody Voice of a User Song. PSR-E443 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 52: The Functions

    01–12 PITCH BEND wheel (page 36), in semitone increments. SplitPnt Split Point 036–096 (C1–C6) 054 (F#2) Refer to page 47. 1 (Soft), 2 (Medium), Touch Response TouchRes 2 (Medium) Refer to page 37. 3 (Hard), 4 (Fixed) PSR-E443 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 53 Determines the Ultra-Wide Stereo type. Wide Wide Type 1–3 2 (Wide2) Higher values produce a greater Wide effect. Harmony (page 20) Harmony Type HarmType 01–26 Determines the Harmony type. HarmVol Harmony Volume 000–127 Determines the volume of the Harmony effect. PSR-E443 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 54 This parameter is for Lesson 3 “Waiting.” When set to ON, play- back tempo will change to match the speed at which you are play- YourTemp Your Tempo ON/OFF ing. When set to OFF, playback tempo will be maintained regardless of the speed at which you are playing. PSR-E443 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 55 Determines the language for the Song file names. * The appropriate value is automatically set for each Voice. ** The appropriate value is automatically set for each Song, Style or Pattern. *** For details, refer to “Computer-related Operations” (page 9). PSR-E443 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 56: Usb Flash Memory Operations

    • The format operation overwrites any previously existing ment. The instrument does not necessarily support all data. Make sure that the USB flash memory you are format- commercially available USB devices. Yamaha cannot ting does not contain important data. guarantee operation of USB devices that you purchase.
  • Page 57: Connecting A Usb Flash Memory

     If “UnFormat” followed by “Format?” appears: This indicates that the connected USB flash memory has not been formatted, and cannot be mounted or recognized. Execute the Format operation by following the instructions starting with Step 2 on page 58. PSR-E443 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 58: Formatting A Usb Flash Memory

    USB flash memory during the operation. Doing so played in English even if “Japanese” is selected. may result in data loss. The display language can be set via the Language function (page 55). Press the [FUNCTION] button to exit from the File Control display. PSR-E443 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 59: Saving User Data To A Usb Flash Memory

    A confirmation message will appear. To cancel the operation, press the [-/NO] button. Overwriting existing files If a file that already contains data is selected as the target user file, an overwrite confirma- tion message will appear. PSR-E443 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 60: Saving A User Song As Smf To A Usb Flash Memory

    Style numbers 201–205, and all the Registration Memory display. If desired, rotate the dial to select the dif- settings. Save important data you want to keep to a sepa- ferent file. rate USB flash memory before loading a User file. SONG001 PSR-E443 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 61: Loading A Style File

    User Song, one of the Styles 201–205, Press the [0/EXECUTE] button again. and Registration Memory settings. As the Load destination, “Load To? ***” (***: 201–205) appears on the display. If desired, rotate the dial to select a different number. Load To? PSR-E443 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 62: Deleting A User File In The Usb Flash Memory

    As a SMF file name in the USB flash memory, play. As desired, rotate the dial to select a different “SONG***” (***: number) appears on the dis- User file. play. As desired, rotate the dial to select a different SMF file. USER001 SONG001 PSR-E443 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 63: Exiting From A File Control Display

    USB flash memory save, delete, and format operations cannot be performed when the UseAdpt call up “Exit?.” instrument is being powered from battery. Use an AC adaptor. Exit? Press the [0/EXECUTE] button to exit from the File Control display. PSR-E443 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 64: Appendix

    The ACMP indicator does not appear on the display Check the on/off status of the [STYLE] lamp. When using a Style, when the [ACMP ON/OFF] button is pressed. press the [STYLE] button to turn on the [STYLE] lamp. PSR-E443 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 65: Specifications

    • USB MIDI Interface for iPhone/iPod touch/iPad (i-UX1) * Specifications and descriptions in this owner’s manual are for information purposes only. Yamaha Corp. reserves the right to change or modify products or specifications at any time without prior notice. Since specifications, equipment or options may not be the same in every locale, please check with your Yamaha dealer.
  • Page 66: Index

    .......8 Computer-related Operations ..9 Metronome Volume ....19, 54 Good ..........28 CUTOFF ........41 MIDI ..........54 Grade ........28, 54 MIDI Basics ........9 MIDI Reference ......9 Music Database ......23 Music Rest ........8 PSR-E443 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 67 ........41 Release Time ........ 53 Repeat & Learn ......28 RESONANCE ......41 Retrigger ......... 24, 46 RETRIGGER RATE ....42 REVERB ........41 Reverb Depth ....... 53 Reverb Type ......35, 53 Rewind .......... 26 PSR-E443 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 68 MEMO...
  • Page 69 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.
  • Page 71 For details of products, please contact your nearest Yamaha representative or the authorized distributor listed below. NETHERLANDS/BELGIUM/ NORTH AMERICA ASIA LUXEMBOURG CANADA THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA Yamaha Music Europe Branch Benelux Yamaha Canada Music Ltd. Yamaha Music & Electronics (China) Co.,Ltd.
  • Page 72 Yamaha Global Site http://www.yamaha.com/ Yamaha Downloads http://download.yamaha.com/ C.S.G., DMI Development Division ©2014 Yamaha Corporation Published 03/2014 PO##*.*-**B0 Printed in China ZH22090...