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Yamaha YPG-225 76-Key Portable Grand Keyboard
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The YPG-225, part of Yamaha's Portable Grand series of keyboards, boasts a total of 489 realistic instrument voices including 12 drum/SFX kits and 15...Click To Read More About This Product
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Brings your music alive with dynamic sounds and comprehensive music-making features.
The YPG-225, part of Yamaha's Portable Grand series of keyboards, boasts a total of 489 realistic instrument voices including 12 drum/SFX kits and 150 accompaniment styles. A music database hold 267 song records for instantly setting the entire instrument to a specific genre. The onboard USB terminal provides simple computer connectivity, while comprehensive recording functions allow you to craft your own songs with ease.
76 standard piano-size keys with touch response
489 realistic instrument voices
Expressive Cool! and Sweet! voices
12 drum/SFX kits
150 accompaniment styles
Music database with 267 song records instantly match the instrument to a specific genre
Comprehensive song recording functions
16-part multitimbral capability for sequencer recording applications
Easy Song Arranger
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I have 5 of these as an extension to my piano lab where I teach. They work fine. There have a ton of features and even come with some software (that won't run on mac). This is a student model instrument and is well suited for that. It is not something that a professional musician is going to have much use for. The only thing that really disappointed me about this keyboard is that you can't use it out of the box unless you happen to have a case of batteries. IT DOESN"T COME WITH A POWER CHORD. Honestly, who else sells you a product that is supposed to plug in with out a plug? Other than that this product delivers what should be expected from a high end STUDENT model keyboard.
- Decent Piano Sound
- Layer Sounds Capability
- Midi Capability
- User-friendly menu
- Not 88 Keys
- Power Duration On Battery
Who am I: Rock keyboardist/piano player
I was gifted this in 8th grade and I still play it as a graduate of Electrical Engineering today. I brought this guy to SO many practices and gigs without a case. Still works great. For any amateur player, I recommend this guy to start with. I didn't really start to outgrow it as a musician until after taking music theory classes and being in my school's jazz band for 4 years. Keep in mind that the semi-weighted keys just mean that this plays with the RESPONSE TO SENSITIVITY like a piano, but does not FEEL like a piano, but a synthesizer. Through an amp with EQ or played through a computer VST, this guy really can sound better. But the piano is totally good for many years and it's a sturdy buy. Also, if you are new, the ability to be played out as a MIDI is really nice-- you'll learn in a year or so. I recommend 10/10 for anyone on a budget or new to keyboards.
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I like the piano. It's very light, and there are a variety of sounds. I run the phones out jack to a PA and it sounds sweet.The drum loops are nice. I am not a genius (just ask my wife) but I have been able to lay down some nice tracks with minimal reference to the manual.Yamaha execs should be spanked repeatedly for not including a power supply. That's just stupid. Charge me the extra 30 bucks and put it in the box. I will gladly pay it. I don't know if this is "pro level" gear or not. I don't even know what pro-level really is. It sounds really good on my 16-track, so it's good enough for me.
I got this keyboard last summer as an upgrade to my PSR-175. It has great sounds and drumkits, with its "Sweet" voices, which sound awesome. Its keys are touch sensative. I'm in a rock band and I use this for my performances, and rehersals as a second keyboard to the better synths and workstations. It works great, and even though they say that it is a beginner keyboard, it is for experienced musicians as well.
A lot of people get caucht up in this "Professional, non-profrssional", I've heard many musician's playing cheap keyboards, and ultimately their performance is what really counts, for the price, this keyboard is one of the best deals you can get, it's easy to use, the sounds are clear, it's a light keyboard, thus great to carry around, it has good looks. As far as creating music on it, 5 tracks is not enough, but nowdays, computer software is very affordable. Buy this keyboard, you won't regret it.
I'm a rapper who produces his own beats, so naturally the ability to make beats on this thing is incredible! It's no workstation, mind you, but I've made some tight beats with this thing. as for performing live, I think it's fine. The synth isn't the best, but it's not bad either. This thing is wonderful for music production and not too shabby for gigs. I recommend it to anyone who isn't trying to play metal. If you're playing prog. metal, go with a korg. it has a HUGE learning curve for getting the most out of it. i've had it for two years and i'm still discovering new things about it. once you know how to set flange, chorus, reverb, etc., you can produce a world of sounds from it. the fact that you can set a tempo for drum kits is incredible (for instance, hold down the high hat and it will keep going at the set tempo). i just wish that there was more variety of effects in the drum kits.overall, this is a great mid level keyboard.
this keyboard gives me a great sound especially through my PA system...gives me everything i need out of a keyboard. as far as recording goes its awesome with all the diferent sounds and beats its also really easy to transport from gig to gig.
I received this keyboard as a gift. It is my first keyboard. I sing and play so it's actually nice. It'll take a little bit to get used to the keys since it's a keyboard and not a piano. But once you get the hang of things, the options(especially drum options) are great to use. You can also hook it up to a laptop and what not. I'd definitely suggest it.