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Yamaha DGX-530 88-Key Keyboard with Matching Stand and Sustain Pedal

4.2 out of 5 stars 59 customer reviews
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  • 88 Piano style keys with Graded Soft Touch
  • 6-track recorder
  • 500 high-quality tones
  • Stereo Speakers, Master EQ
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Product Description

Product Description

With the Yamaha DGX-530, all of the best sounds are available at the push of button and recording virtuoso performances is simple with the built in recorder. The Yamaha DGX-530 features 88 Graded Soft Touch keys and the Yamaha Education Suite and USB connectivity (USB to Device) add functionality. Main features include: Piano Centric Features (i.e. easy to use panel, Graded Soft Touch action with different levels of resistance, etc.), USB connectivity, lyric, chord and notation display, Ease of Operation, Yamaha Education Suite, 6-track recorder, Sound Quality, and Full Keyboard Mode.


Yamaha's DGX530 Portable Grand Piano features 88 piano-style keys with Graded Soft Touch, a matching stand, a sustain pedal, USB storage, backlit LCD displays, notation and lyrics, and plenty more.

An 88-key keyboard with piano-centric features. Click to enlarge.

Matching stand included.

Brilliant, easy-to-navigate LCD.

Built-in stereo two-way speakers with bass ports.

Piano-Centric Features
The Yamaha Portable Grand, DGX530 has an easy to use panel, a wealth of piano-centric features including 88 piano-style keys, Graded Soft Touch (GST) action with different levels of resistance, and high-resolution stereo piano samples. Included are an attractive matching stand and sustain pedal.

USB Connectivity
The DGX530 has 2 USB ports on the back, each with a different use. "USB TO HOST" is plug-and-play connection for recording and playing back MIDI files, as well as transferring data to and from your computer.

"USB TO DEVICE" is for connecting peripheral USB storage devices such as hard drives or portable thumb drives. You can save user songs and settings, or transfer song data downloaded from the Internet to the instrument, where it can be used with the performance assistant and Yamaha Education Suite features.

Lyric, Chord and Notation Display
Have you ever played a song and wondered what it would look like as sheet music? The DGX530 can display the score to a song whether it comes from the Internet, the internal selections those you record yourself. Pages scroll automatically when a song is played back--no more page turning! For singers, the screen also displays chords and lyrics to XF compatible songs.

Easy to Use
The DGX530 is a breeze to use. Dive right in with convenient tools and features:

  • Expandable Music Database: Complete keyboard setups by song title. The keyboard selects an appropriate voice for the right hand melody, the correct musical style and the correct tempo. Simply call up a song title and start playing.
  • One Touch Setting (OTS): Provides you with a recommended voice with effects for each Style. For example, on a jazz style OTS might be piano, for a Latin style it might be acoustic guitar, or for a rock style it might be a guitar with overdrive.
  • Registration Memory: Set the keyboard up just the way you like and take a digital snapshot for instant recall. Load and save up to 16 Registrations to User memory. The Registration buttons are conveniently located just above the keyboard.
  • Performance Assistant Technology: Performance assistant technology is a feature from Yamaha that guarantees that you can't play a wrong melody note or chord. Here's how it works. Select a song, press the Performance Assistant button Chord Mode and play the keyboard--any notes you like. Every note you play will fit the music!

Yamaha Education Suite: Helps you learn to play
The DGX530 has 30 built-in songs (plus 70 more on the included CD-ROM) for you to learn to play using the Yamaha Education Suite. The songs are separated into left and right hand parts, providing 7 levels of lessons plus a convenient chord dictionary.

  • Three keyboard lessons for each hand:

    • Waiting Mode--Stops the playback of a song until you find the correct note and then continues.
    • Your Tempo Mode--Learn to play the correct notes with the correct timing. Song playback tempo will vary to match the speed you are playing at. The song will slow down when you play wrong notes, so you can learn at your own pace.
    • Minus One Mode--Here's where you can perfect your technique. The song will play at the normal tempo, minus the part you have chosen to play. Play along while listening to the song.

  • Lesson Grading--Monitors your progress as you practice each lesson and gives you a grade.
  • Repeat and Learn--The song location will move back four measures from the point at which you pressed the button, and playback will begin after a one measure count-in. This section will repeat allowing you to practice until perfect!
  • Chord Dictionary--Shows you how to play chords and tells you which chords you are playing by displaying the notes and chord names on the LCD screen.

6-Track Sequencer
With the DGX530, you have the equivalent of a built-in multi-track recorder. Record one or multiple instrument parts at a time and assign each part to a different track. Six tracks are provided to accommodate sophisticated melodies, chord accompaniment and rhythm parts.

Quality Sound
The DGX530 sounds as good as it plays. A two-way speaker system with separate woofers and tweeters delivers clear and lifelike instrument voices. Bass Boost ports add deeper low-end impact, and true stereo sound adds spatial depth and realism.

Realistic Sounding Voices
The DGX530 comes equipped with 127 panel voices, 12 drum/SFX kits, plus 361 XGlite voices. Dual and Split modes allow you to combine sounds.

Full Keyboard Mode
The DGX530 delivers on its piano theme with a special mode of fingering called Full Keyboard Mode. This allows the player to play the keyboard like a piano; for example a chord with the right hand and bass notes with the left. When using the accompaniment feature, the virtual band will follow these chords. Traditional portable keyboards normally require you to chord on the left side of the keyboard, in the bass section, which is foreign to most piano players. The DGX530 is also capable of this mode, for those who prefer it.

Digital Music Notebook
Digital Music Notebook is a multimedia Internet service that enables you to preview, purchase, download and print learn-to-play music books and chart-topping sheet music. From scales to chords to your favorite riffs, Digital Music Notebook is jam-packed with all the secrets you need to master your instrument. Add accompaniments, record and mix yourself, sing karaoke with friends, learn new techniques while having a blast--Digital Music Notebook delivers everything you need to bring music alive! And it's included with the DGX530.

What's in the Box
DGX530 Keyboard, Music Rest, Owner's Manual, Accessory CD-ROM, Keyboard Stand, Footswitch FC5, Power Adapter

Product Information

Item Weight 67 pounds
Product Dimensions 58.8 x 12.8 x 22.2 inches
Shipping Weight 59.3 pounds
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
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Shipping Advisory This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
Item model number YAC DGX530
Customer Reviews
4.2 out of 5 stars 59 customer reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #40,251 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
#22 in Musical Instruments > Keyboards > Electronic Keyboards > Digital Pianos > Stage Digital Pianos
Discontinued by manufacturer Yes
Date first available at Amazon.com July 28, 2008

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Tried this instrument out in the store and could not figure out what the difference was between this one and the 520 I previously reviewed on amazon. Sound qualities, voices, layout, display, and software all seemed identical to me to the 520. Finally, after a direct inquiry to Yamaha, I was told that the only difference between this model and the 520 was that the 530 contained 10 more rhythm sequences.

So, if you're one of those who would use this instrument heavily for recording and composition, and just could never find the right rhythmic background, you can try this one and see if one of their ten extra sequences works for you.

If you're like me, however, who use the keyboard mostly for performance purposes and only occasional composition and recording, it really isn't worth upgrading. If you're diligent enough and have the software (pretty much any layered music recording sequence will do; I happen to use Cakewalk 4), you can make and save your own rhythms anyway on either keyboard.

For a more detailed review of other features this keyboard has, check my review out on the DGX-520...aside from the extra rhythms, it's exactly the same.
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This is a great board to play on. It's full sized (all 88 keys), comes with everthing need, stand, book rest, A/C adapter, and even comes with a sustain pedal, which a lot of other boards don't and you have to buy the sustain separate. The sound quality is great and can be very loud when turned up :).

I read a review on here that said something about the keys 'clicking' when they were struck. I haven't had this problem, the keys strike nicely and smoothly. I think this is a great product for anyone who wants a nice keyboard without spending wads of money.
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About 7 years ago I walked into a Sam's Club and saw a Yamaha keyboard that looked exactly like this. I was amazed at how nicely it sounded but I had a piano at home and at $999.95 I didn't really need it. Now I'm in Louisiana and my piano is at my parents house in PA.

I was hard pressed between getting the DGX230 or the DGX530 and after spending a week mulling it over I logged on planning to purchase the 230. But when I got online I saw that the price of the 530 had dropped considerably and before I knew it I clicked on the ADD TO CART button and then sealed the deal.

I was a slightly leery about the few customer reviews stating that the keys clicked but here I am almost 3 months later with no clicking noise at all. I couldn't be happier with this purchase. They keys have a great feel to them and the sound is amazing. I know my piano will find its way back to me but in the mean time this is a perfectly acceptable work around for me. Now I'll admit that I'm far from a professional player but after 10 years of not playing I find myself in front of this keyboard for at least an hour a day if not longer.

Someone said that this keyboard was larger than they expected but I find it to be VERY compact for a full size keyboard. As I said, my keys don't click at all and have a great feel about them. In my opinion if you are considering purchasing this don't waste your time considering it any longer.

Don't waste any time like I did-- even at its list price this keyboard is an amazing value. I have to say that this is one of the best purchases I've made.
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Don't get me wrong, this is a nice piano: full sized and every sound and function you could want... except... fully weighted keys. I've only been a piano student for a little over a year, and bought this one because I wanted to stay under $500 and still have an 88 key. But the longer I played the more it bothered me not to have the fully weighted hammer action. I eventually traded up to a Casio Privia 575 so I am not having to modify my technique between my piano and my teacher's. This one sounds like a piano (and 700 other things), but doesn't feel like one. I thought 'lightly-weighted' would be enough, but really, for me it's not.
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I've had this keyboard for almost six months, and have been very happy with it.

I would however, like to clarify that this keyboard is NOT weighted, and does not feel like an actual piano. I had hoped, even after reading the reviews, that the keys would have some form of weight to them, but this is not the case. The title is deceptive, saying it is "lightly weighted," but do no let it trick you into thinking it feels like a regular piano. Thus the four stars.

That said, I am still very happy with the product, it is a very good buy for the price. If you're looking for a step up in consumer keyboards with a fully weighted keyboard, look at the Yamaha DGX-640W. Unfortunately it was out of my price range.
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the weighted keys give a nice approximation to a real piano, but they make more noise than they should. The sound from the built in speaker is quite nice. I particularly enjoyed the ability to record yourself and then play it back and play along. The included stand is sufficiently sturdy, but I would have liked more than one foot pedal. NOTE: if you turn it on while stepping on the footpedal, the piano will act like the pedal is ALWAYS depressed (just power cycle to fix).
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