Yamaha Digital Piano Reviews
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Yamaha YPG-535 Digital Piano
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The realism and expressiveness of an actual piano with advanced performance and music creation features. 88 Graded Soft Touch keyboard with 500 natural sound voices and styles.
- 88 Graded Soft Touch keyboard
- Acoustic, super-expressive Live!, Cool! and Sweet! Voices
- Easy Song Arranger feature and Performance Assistant Technology
- USB connection for convenient storage and song data playback
- Pitch bend wheel to add smooth pitch variations to notes played
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The Yamaha YPG-535 features an 88 key graded "Soft Touch" keyboard. This means that just as on an actual piano, the lower keys are heavy in touch and the higher keys are light, with soft touch of digital keyboard for beginners. All the best sounds are available at the push of button and recording virtuoso performances is simple with built-in recorder. The Yamaha Education Suite and USB connectivity (USB to Device) add functionality.
The Song Arranger
In addition to each song's default style, you can select any other style to play the song with the Easy Song Arranger feature. This means that you can play a song that is normally a ballad, for example, as a bossa nova, as a hip-hop tune, etc. You can create totally different arrangements by changing the style with which a song is played. You can also change the song's melody voice and the keyboard voice for a complete change of image.
Play along with a song on the instrument's keyboard and produce a perfect performance every time ... even if you play wrong notes! All you have to do is play on the keyboard--alternately on the left- and right-hand ranges of the keyboard, for example--and you'll sound like a pro as long as you play in time with the music. Ah, instant gratification. CleverJoe likes that.
CleverJoe likes the simple stuff
So, obviously there are a lot of bells and whistles with the YPG 535, however there is a 'panic button' of sorts. Yamaha incorporates a dedicated button that instantly brings up a great sounding piano, and you are ready to play.
Music Notation Display
Ok, this feature gets a nod from CleverJoe. When you play back a song, the corresponding score will be shown on the display as the song plays. This is a great way to learn how to read music. If the song contains lyric and chord data, the lyrics and chords will also appear on the score display. No lyrics or chords will appear on the display if the song does not contain the appropriate lyric and chord data.
Built in Lessons
Another cool feature, again making the point that this piano is being geared towards beginners. There is a set of learning tools built into the instrument, letting you teach yourself how to play and perform. Each lesson can be done in isolation with either your left hand or right hand, or both. Don't let this scare you off if you aren't a true beginner. Best bet is to head to your loacl store and try a few pianos before making a final decision.
Features and Specifications
||12.0kg (26 lbs., 7 oz.)
||Number of Keys
||Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) Keyboard
||Tone Generating Technology
||AWM Stereo Sampling
||Number of Polyphony (Max.)
||Number of Voices
||Number of Preset Songs
||Number of Songs
|Number of Tracks
||65KB (ca. 11,000 notes) for User Song
|Compatible Data Format
||32 - 280
||-6 to 0, 0 to +6
Storage and Connectivity
||65KB for User Song
||DC IN 12V
Amplifiers and Speakers
||6W x 2
||(12cm x 6cm) x 2
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