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Yamaha DGX 640 88 Key Digital Piano  

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    Simplified control with built-in recorder and exceptional piano sound.

    Yamaha's DGX-640 was designed to be as close to a piano as a Portable Grand can be with its 88-key weighted Graded Hammer Standard keyboard action and wide selection of piano voices. Selecting a sound is as easy as keying in a number, and recording virtuoso performances is simple with the built-in recorder. The included Yamaha Education Suite and USB connectivity add full functionality.

    Just as on a traditional acoustic piano, the keys of the lower notes have a heavier touch, while the higher ones are more responsive to lighter playing. The keyboard's sensitivity can even be adjusted to match your playing style. This Graded Hammer technology also enables the instrument to provide authentic touch in a lightweight instrument. The matte finish of the black keys enhances the keyboard's luxurious appearance.

    Amazingly Realistic and Dynamic Sounds
    Yamaha's highly acclaimed Sweet! and Cool! Voices deliver incredibly natural and very dynamic sound. Use the Pitch Bend wheel and hear these Voices—especially the Sax and Trumpet—truly come alive.

    Live!, Cool! and Sweet! Voices
    Live!, Cool! and Sweet! Voices gives you a huge palette of acoustic and electronically amplified instrument sounds. A blend of long, stereo and multilayered samples is used to fully capture the natural presence, resonance, expression, and vibrato of the real instrument.

    Digital Signal Processor (DSP)
    237 types of DSP effects can be added to the Main and Dual Voices. These range from reverb-like ambience effects to distortion and other dynamic processing tools that let you enhance the sound or completely transform it.

    Easy 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 piece or hip-hop tune, etc. You can create totally different arrangements by changing the style in which a song is played. You can also change the song's melody Voice and the keyboard Voice for a complete change of image.

    Performance Assistant Technology (P.A.T.)
    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.

    Music Database plus External Files
    You want to play music in your favorite style, but you're not sure how to select the best Voice and style for the type of music you want to play? Simply pick a style from the Music Database. The panel settings will automatically be adjusted for the ideal combination of sounds and style! Furthermore, this instrument works with Music Database files transferred from a computer or stored on a USB flash memory device. These files can be used in the same way as the internal Music Database.

    USB TO DEVICE
    The USB TO DEVICE on the instrument allows you to connect USB memory devices such as flash drives or hard drives, enabling you to save or load registrations and user songs created on the instrument, as well as read data from the connected device such as MIDI files or style files.

    USB TO HOST
    Dive in and take advantage of the wide world of computer music software. Connections and setup are exceptionally easy, and you can play back your computer-recorded parts with different instrument sounds—all from a single instrument.

    Performance with Music Notation Display
    When you play back a song, the corresponding score will be shown on the display. 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.

    Yamaha Education Suite (Y.E.S.)
    Yamaha Education Suite (Y.E.S.) is an advanced set of helpful learning tools built into the instrument, letting you teach yourself how to play and perform. Y.E.S. helps you master a song with easy lesson steps. Each lesson can be done in isolation with either your left hand or right hand, or both.

    Features
    • Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) keyboard with 88 keys
    • Amazingly realistic and dynamic voices
    • Blends together long, stereo and multi-layered samples for a natural sound
    • 237 types of digital signal processes from reverb ambiances to distortion
    • USB connectivity allows you to save and recall registrations and user songs

    Need a portable grand piano with tons of extras? Order the DGX-640 today!

     

    DGX 640 88 Key Digital Piano Specifications:

    • SIZE & WEIGHT
    • Width 1,399mm (55-1/16") with keyboard stand
    • Height 761mm (29-15/16") with keyboard stand
    • Depth 445mm (17-1/2") with keyboard stand
    • Weight 27.7kg (61lbs. 1oz.) with keyboard stand
    • KEYBOARD
    • Number of Keys 88
    • Type Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) Keyboard
    • Touch Response Yes
    • Other Controllers
    • Pitch Bend Yes
    • DISPLAY
    • Type Full Dot LCD
    • Size 320 x 240 dots
    • Color Monochrome
    • Contrast Yes
    • Score Display Function Yes
    • Lyrics Display Function Yes
    • Language English
    • VOICES
    • Tone Generating Technology AWM Stereo Sampling
    • Number of Polyphony (Max.) 64
    • Preset
    • Number of Voices 142 + 381 XGlite + 12 Drum/SFX Kits
    • Featured Voices 3 Live! Voices, 8 Sweet! Voices, 5 Cool! Voices
    • Compatibility
    • GM Yes
    • XGlite Yes
    • XF Yes
    • EFFECTS
    • Reverb 35 types
    • Chorus 44 types
    • DSP 238 types
    • Master EQ 5 types
    • Dual/Layers Yes
    • Split Yes
    • Panel Sustain Yes (in Menu)
    • ACCOMPANIMENT STYLES
    • Preset
    • Number of Preset Styles 165
    • Fingering Multi / Full Keyboard, AI Finger
    • Style Control INTRO, MAIN x 2, FILL-IN, ENDING
    • User Styles Style File Format
    • Other Features
    • Easy Song Arranger Yes
    • Music Database 305 + External Files
    • One Touch Setting (OTS) Yes
    • SONGS
    • Number of Preset Songs 30
    • Recording
    • Number of Songs 5
    • Number of Tracks 6 (5 Melody + 1 Chord)
    • Data Capacity Approx. 30,000 notes for 5 user songs (when only "melody" tracks are recorded)
    • Recording Function Yes
    • Compatible Data Format
    • Playback SMF
    • Recording SMF (Format 0)
    • FUNCTIONS
    • Number of Buttons 4 ( x 8 banks )
    • Lesson/Guide
    • Performance Assistant Technology (PAT) Chord, Melody, Chord/Free, Chord/Melody
    • Yamaha Education Suite (Y.E.S.) Waiting, Your tempo, Minus one, Repeat & Learn, Chord Dictionary
    • Demo/Help
    • Demonstration Yes
    • Overall Controls
    • Metronome Yes
    • Tempo Range 5 - 280
    • Transpose -12 to 0, 0 to +12
    • Tuning Yes
    • Miscellaneous
    • PIANO Button Portable Grand Button
    • STORAGE and CONNECTIVITY
    • Storage
    • Internal Memory 1895KB
    • External Drives Optional USB Flash Memory (via USB To Device)
    • Connectivity
    • DC IN DC IN 12V
    • Headphones x 1
    • Sustain Pedal x 1
    • Pedal Unit x 1
    • USB TO DEVICE Yes
    • USB TO HOST Yes
    • AMPLIFIERS and SPEAKERS
    • Amplifiers 6W + 6W
    • Speakers 12cm x 2 + 3cm x 2
    • POWER SUPPLY
    • Power Supply Adaptor (PA-150 or the equivalent )
    • BUNDLED SOFTWARE
    • CD-ROM Yes
    • INCLUDED ACCESSORIES
    • Music Rest Yes
    • Keyboard Stand Yes
    • Pedal/Footswitch Yes
    • Song Book Included in CD-ROM with PFD format
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    YamahaDGX 640 88 Key Digital Piano
     
    5.0

    (based on 13 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good audio (10)
    • Touch sensitive keys (8)
    • Responsive / good action (7)
    • Easy to use (6)
    • Pre-programmed music (3)

    Cons

    • Heavy (9)

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment (6)
    • Learning (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (6), Novice (3)

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Absolutely Love!

    By K2D

    from Oklahoma City, OK

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Pre-programmed music
    • Realistic Sound
    • Responsive / Good Action
    • Touch Sensitive Keys

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • For Small Spaces
    • Learning

    Comments about Yamaha DGX 640 88 Key Digital Piano:

    This is a great instrument for people who don't have the space for a full size piano. Sounds great, lots of options, easy to use, good action. Its sturdy construction is great, but makes it heavy, which is fine with me because I rarely move it.

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great digital piano for a great price

    By Michael S

    from Rome, GA

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Can Link To Pc Or Mac
    • Easy to Use
    • Pre-programmed music
    • Realistic Sound
    • Responsive / Good Action
    • Touch Sensitive Keys

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Learning
    • MIDI

    Comments about Yamaha DGX 640 88 Key Digital Piano:

    Bought for my daughter to learn the piano on. Very realistic sounds and action. As a novice, I can't tell the difference in feel between it and a real piano.

    This is really overkill for learning the piano, however. It has so many built-in features that a novice many never use, BUT it does have some instruction programs built-in that look promising. I believe you can even upload your own midi files to learn to.

    There are so many features that I suggest you visit the Yamaha web site to get an overview of them all.

    Also, Musician's Friend had the best price and very fast shipping. I highly recommend ordering from them.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    We love it!

    By mbastkv

    from Mississippi

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Realistic Sound
    • Responsive / Good Action
    • Touch Sensitive Keys

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Learning

    Comments about Yamaha DGX 640 88 Key Digital Piano:

    We are enjoying this keyboard! It is not a "toy," but neither is it so complicated that it might run the space station. The sounds are nice and there is a wide selection of them. The unit is well-built and looks like it will last.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    My Little Big Heavy Joy

    By Jaime

    from Bartlett

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Portable
    • Realistic Sound
    • Responsive / Good Action
    • Touch Sensitive Keys

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Fbc Praise Band

    Comments about Yamaha DGX 640 88 Key Digital Piano:

    After I finally pulled it out of the box and placed it on the stand, Oh my back. Found the power supply and the foot pedal. Jacked them into place. I had forgot what nice sounded like. Comparing it to my old digital piano a hugh improvement. I surely hope the FBC Praise Band will enjoy it as much as I am sure I will. A needed rest now. LOL.

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    (1 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Big and Heavy

    By Jaime

    from Bartlett

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Beautiful
    • Big
    • Easy to Use
    • Portable
    • Realistic Sound
    • Touch Sensitive Keys

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Concerts
    • MIDI
    • Praise Band Use

    Comments about Yamaha DGX 640 88 Key Digital Piano:

    I am so excited to open the box. It is setting in my living room at the moment un-opened. However; I do expect to enjoy the instrument, because I have had a Yamaha before, but smaller. I antisipate many hours of enjoyment.

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great value!!

    By queisser

    from corvallis, or

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Good effects
    • Lots of sounds
    • Realistic Sound
    • Really Nice Key Action

    Cons

    • A Bit Big For Gigs
    • A Little Big For Gigs
    • Manual A Bit Terse

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Electronic Music
    • Learning

    Comments about Yamaha DGX 640 88 Key Digital Piano:

    We were looking around for a keyboard so we could add our daughter to our family band. This keyboard has really great key action, better than anything we tried in stores in a similar price range. Only the high end electric pianos had similar or better keys.

    Lots of sounds, rhythms, learning aids, etc. Basic use is super simple but advanced setup takes a lot of learning and the manual could be a little more complete.

    Can highly recommend this keyboard.

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    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Good functions

    By keys2007

    from VA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Pre-programmed music
    • Realistic Sound
    • Responsive / Good Action
    • Touch Sensitive Keys

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

      Comments about Yamaha DGX 640 88 Key Digital Piano:

      Very nice keyboard, everything works great. Exceptional with the LP7 foot pedals. CON: Way to heavy, it took two ups guys to carry in.

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      (12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great keyboard

      By Michelle

      from Chicago

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Realistic Sound
      • Responsive / Good Action
      • Touch Sensitive Keys

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

        Comments about Yamaha DGX 640 88 Key Digital Piano:

        The sound is very realistic and the keys respond well to touch. I couldn't be happier with the customer service I received throughout the ordering process from product selection all the way through delivery and setup.

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        (37 of 37 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great keyboard for the price

        By JimERNC

        from Elkview, WV

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Price
        • Realistic Sound
        • Responsive / Good Action
        • Touch Sensitive Keys

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment

        Comments about Yamaha DGX 640 88 Key Digital Piano:

        I am a trained musician and am not satisfied with most electronic keyboards because of their unrealistic key action and sound. Some of them are simply toys. This keyboard, although not perfect, impressed me immediately with its key response and full sound, especially from its own speakers. As some reviewers have indicated, many of the included voices are simply childish, but the number of great, usable sounds is quite extensive.

        I recommend purchasing the optional stand with three pedals. It's easy to assemble and provides a sturdy base.

        I generally plug my DGX-640 into our church's sound system, but the internal speakers are quite adequate for personal use. The DGX-640 even has internal menu items allowing me to optimize the tone for internal speakers or external amplification. I would like to be able to hear the internal sound even when I run a line to an external amp from the headphone jack. It would be nice to have a separate headphone jack on the front.

        One of the above reviews says that MIDI is not included. Indeed, there are no legacy-style MIDI IN/OUT/THRU ports, but MIDI is enabled through a single USB port. I use my keyboard to record multi-track soundtracks for our church, using the internal 6-track recorder and/or USB MIDI with my computer's Sonar software.

        PRO: Too inexpensive to pass up with the quality of action and sound. Nice MIDI implementation (USB Std to USB D).

        CON: Difficult to electronically transpose on the fly. Internal speakers are bypassed when output port is occupied. Somewhat heavy, if portability is an issue. Headphone jack doubles as line out; need a separate HP jack on front.

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        (13 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        What a great sound

        By Tbone

        from Moline

        About Me Experienced

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        Pros

        • Realistic Sound

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment

        Comments about Yamaha DGX 640 88 Key Digital Piano:

        The Yamaha DGX 640 is a great instrument. I love the selection of sounds and the easy use. It is a great addition to my studio.

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