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The realism and expressiveness of an actual piano, with advanced performance and music-creation features.
The YPG-525, part of Yamaha's Portable Grand series of keyboards, boasts a total of 500 realistic instrument voices including 12 drum/SFX kits and 150 accompaniment styles. 88 lightly weighted keys make for natural, expressive playing. A music database holds 267 song records for instantly setting the entire instrument to a specific genre.
The USB to HOST terminal provides simple computer connectivity, while the USB to DEVICE jack provides convenient memory stick storage and supports playing standard MIDI data. 16-part multitimbral capability for sequencer recording applications and comprehensive recording functions that allow you to craft your own songs with ease make the YPG-525 your perfect musical partner.
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I just replaced my 10 year old beginner Yamaha with this beauty a few days ago. I am a novice with limited skills. But a music lover. The tone is fantastic. The voice selection is endless. There are so many features, the possibilites are endless. This keyboard is huge but I don't plan to travel with it. The recorder is so easy. The stand was easy to setup. Saving to flash media is a breeze. Read the manual and you will have no problems. Yhis is a keyboard to grow with. It is well worth it.
I purchased the keyboard for my daughter, I can't say enough about how wonderful it is. The only problem we encountered was there are parts missing in the assembly package for the stand and it is like an act of congress to get them so we can actually set up the "portable" keyboard anywhere but the living room right now. Customer service isn't that accomodating and seem not to have the maturity on handling simple problems.
I've been playing in band's for a while now and recording my own composition and this keyboard satisfies all my needs, it's the best you'll find out there at this price range. the organs sound great,it has a good variety of strings (witch i use a lot) & the piano has a realistic feel & a great sustain.The only thing that it doesn't have is a stereo output but thats about it.
I've had a lot of other keyboads. But with this Yamaha I think I've found the best.I ordered The YPG 525 about 5 months ago, and just love it. I've used it under the most demanding circumstances and not found it wanting in any way.Let me first say that this is not a workstation though it has many, many workstation capabilities. It is an 88 key digital piano. It does not have a fully weighted and graded hammer action. If you need that then buy the YPG 625 which is identical to the YPG 525 other than that. For me, the lightly weighted action keeps me from tiring rapidly in playing a four hour gig. The YPG 525 is a full sized keyboard so if you wish to use it at gigs, you need a van to transport it. It is not something you could strap to your back and take to the park!As to its features, the YPG 525 keyboard has just about any piano you could ask for available, including ultra realistic grand pianos. Add to this that there are no better sound reproduction capabilities to be had at any price. Musicians who get close to my keyboard have to touch it and play with it if they can. They have to convince themselves that they are able to reproduce the sounds they hear from it. Not only are the pianos impressive, but so are the saxes, trumpets, trombones, clarinets, flutes, etc., etc.. They are so real that you have to keep reminding yourself that thes sounds come from a keyboard and not the original instruments. The YPG 525 not only gives you many of Yamaha's finest and latest sounds to take your breath away, but also gives you a complete library of GM, GS, and XM sounds. Further, the YPG 525 has 150 style patterns built in with more than 100,000 others easily available on the internet! The creative capabilities are limitless. It is sturdy, reliable, impressive to look at, to play and to hear. The buttons, dials, and switches are well placed, and the features are easily available and well thought out. This includes recording without struggling. Without performing extreme gymnastics this machine is a friend to any keyboard player. The 88 keys mean that you have a large surface to access the style chording features without sacrificing anything as far as range to play.I only have four negative things to say about it. 1. Yamaha has removed the MIDI ports from it. The reason for this is that MIDI files do not have the ability to do the aftertouches that this keyboard is capable of. The sounds produced by the YPG 525 need to be heard on a newer Yamaha keyboard or be recorded to MP3. 2. The YPG 525 has no separate speaker or monitor outs, only a headphone out. This makes it a little awkward, but not too difficult to hook up to a stage setup. 3. It is a little slow loading external styles. It only holds one external style in memory at one time.4. The keyboard stand that comes with it is great for the home, but not portable enough to take with you to do gigs. These are the reasons I only gave it a 9 on features. I am a Church Pianist, and one man band playing for weddings, groups, and do concerts quite regularly. Frankly I love this thing. This keyboard is addictive and I love it.
I just received my YPG-525 today--4 days after ordering--fantastic!! The accessories included saved me significant $$. Set up is super easy!! It's more versatile than I expected. I am very picky about tone and touch and could not be more pleased.
I am very thrilled over my purchase of this YPG-525Yamaha Keyboard. It's everthing that I dreamed of.I already have a Yamaha grand piano so I already knew I wanted a Yamaha Keyboard. My husband askedme what I wanted for our 50th wedding anniversary and I showed him on this site exactly what I wanted and thanks for shipping it so quickly. I am very pleased.
I am extremely picky about acoustic piano sounds. For the price, this keyboard is way above average. The lightly weighted keys are definitely a better feel than traditional organ feel keys. This also makes the keyboard much lighter to pack around than hammer action models but still allows a person to play in piano style. I will probably end up buying this board or the hammer action YPG-625. I haven't made up my mind yet!!!
I bought this keyboard earlier this summer, and I'm quite pleased with it. I am cellist, not a pianist, but I still have plenty of experience.I picked this keyboard for several reasons: 88 keys, tones, and saving. The biggest bonus for me was that you can record what you play and save it as a MIDI file. This is my favorite feature, because it is great for programs such as Finale and Sibelius that allow you to chang MIDI files to music. Other great features include the voices, which include dual and layering.I have few complaints about the keyboard. The keys are not fully weighted. My budget did not allow me to upgrade to the YPG-625, but I'd recommend it. My only other complaint is the stand, which I haven't used. It appears that it screws into the keyboard itself, making it not-so-portable anymore. I bought a separate stand.Other than this, I'd highly reccomend the Yamaha YPG-525! I hope you enjoy it too!
Excellent Keyboard! The voices (especially the "sweet voices") are extremely realistic. The keyboard is easy to play with a myriad of functions and features that will keep you in an experimentation mode for quite a while. I highly recommend this instrument.