Yamaha YPT420 PAK 61-Key Portable Keyboard
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- Number of Voices - 504 (116 Panel Voices + 361 XGlite Voices + 12 Drum/SFX Kits + 15 Arpeggio Voices)
- Up to 32 note polyphony
- Yamaha Education Suite teaches new players with easy, progressive, and intuitive lessons
- MIDI and USB connectivity
- Built-in recording
This packages comes with everything you need to get started right out of the box including a pair of professional closed cup headphones, x-style keyboard stand, and a power supply. whether using it traditionally or through a pc or macintosh, your creative potentials will rise to new heights with the yamaha ypt420! the ypt420 evolves from the common to the rare and combines traditional learning tools with hands-on performance features like pitch bend wheel for authentic playing of guitar and horn sounds, control knobs that allow you to have real time control over filters, effects, eq, tempo and an arpeggio function for techno and synthesizer keyboard playing that can automatically add the playing of notes in rapid succession in ascending and descending fashion. these are easy to use professional features that set this keyboard apart from others in its class. the ypt420 even includes real-time assignable control knobs! two assignable knobs on the panel give you flexible, powerful real-time control of filter (voice or style), effect settings, sound envelope (attack and release) and style tempo. it comes with 30 built-in songs plus 70 more on an included cd-rom and an interactive lesson system, divided into left and right hand parts, for learning them. in addition, you have the ability to connect to a computer via usb, download more songs from the internet into the internal flash rom (pc only), and use all of the yamaha education suite features to help you learn to play them. yamaha makes it easy to get connected with the new pc button. there are many other tools on this ypt-420 keyboard that make it easy to be a power user from the first day you use it. most of all, it's a musical instrument you can grow with.
Top customer reviews
I thought I needed a substantial keyboard with weighted/graded hammer keys to gig with, so I sprung for a Yamaha P-155Yamaha P155S Contemporary Piano with Cherry Top Board, Silver. Now, that's a beautiful instrument, and playing it feels more like a real piano than a real piano. It also cost $999, and weighed 57 lbs, so while I love to play it, it's not practical for unplugging and taking it to small stage shows. And besides, that big beautiful piano only has a handful of sounds. I'd be scared if anything happened to it out in the real world!
I resisted the idea of getting a cheaper, lightweight keyboard for the stage. I thought the sound and feel would be cheap. And don't get me wrong, the YPT-420 is very plastic, and there's no weighting to the keys (although they're touch-sensitive, somewhat, it's not quite the same). However, this instrument actually puts out some pretty decent-quality sounds, AND it's very versatile and customizable.
You can split the keyboard, have dual voices, and then tweak them to your hearts contend-- transpose the octave or key, adjust the brightness or warmth, give it echo, make the notes "attack" and "release" faster or slower. You can really do complicated stuff. Granted, it's not the most intuitive interface-- you'll need to consult your manual a lot. But once you get used to the routines to adjust the functions of your sound, and how to save these special sounds as presets and call them up (it takes three button-presses to call up another preset), you'll be impressed how much sonic ground you can cover from this modest little machine. Not having graded hammer action is a GOOD thing. That makes the keyboard extremely easy to play.
I think it's a fantastic value for the money. Sure, people who expect to see the Roland brand might not flock to your knock-around Yamaha. And on top of that, the price is so low that if someone did steal it when your back was turned, it would be mildly annoying at best.
I did not return the P-155 after I picked up the YPT-420. In fact, I kept the "better" piano in my room because for things like basic songwriting or practicing, the real-feel of it really beckons play. I don't get the same "inviting" feeling from my cheaper keyboard, but I don't need that for stage use. The number of voices, the fun of tweaking the sound to your individual standards, the layering potential, and the ease of use are completely worth while. If you're in a band and you're on a budget, this will probably be the only keyboard you need.
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ahora que quiero aprender a usar teclados me recomendaron este instrumento