If you're looking for a portable electric keyboard with authentic-feeling semi-weighted action, the Yamaha DGX230 should be a serious contender for your attention! With Yamaha's Graded Soft Touch keyboard, which offers more resistance on the lower notes just like a real acoustic piano, you'll be to cultivate a finer technique. The 76-key DGX230 comes with a vast database of different sounds for you to explore, and it's also preloaded with numerous accompaniment tracks, so you can practice your ensemble playing even when you're alone. The DGX230 may be the least expensive model in the Yamaha Portable Grand series, but it sacrifices little by way of functionality compared to instruments costing many times more.
A Weighted Action Cultivates More Subtle Technique
Yamaha's Graded Soft Touch design gives your playing experience depth and subtlety. The action is weighted more heavily on the bass end, just as on a real piano. On the higher end the action is slightly lighter, allowing your fast runs and chording to move effortlessly.
Rich Stereo Sound
The DGX230 offers true 2-way stereo sound with a separate woofer and treble cone in each 6-watt speaker, helping Yamaha's rich grand piano sound to come through. And when you need more low end, the onboard Bass Boost is there for you. The DSP onboard is Yamaha quality through and through, allowing all onboard sounds to be tweaked with the included Master EQ, Reverb, and Chorus functions. Want to practice in silence? Just plug in to the 1/4" headphone jack.
A Feast of Sounds and Backing Tracks
The DGX230 improves upon Yamahya's popular DGX220 with the expansion to 489 sounds and 160 musical accompaniment tracks. And if that's not enough, you can connect it to your computer via the USB port and download new sounds and tracks from Yamaha's internet Music Finder Service. The included software interface makes it easy! Want to get back to Yamaha's rich grand piano sound fast? Just press the Portable Grand button.
It's Also a Recording Device
In addition to the 30 included songs for you to play with or enjoy, the DGX230 also includes a sequencer with enough onboard memory to record 5 songs of your choice with up to six tracks of overdubs! It's not uncommon for musicians new to the keyboard to discover an inner composer they never knew they had -- so it's definitely a good to have a dependable way to record your ideas while you play!
Happy At Home, Happy At The Park
The functionality of this instrument doesn't trade off one bit on its portability. You can either plug in a standard 12V DC 2A wall adapter, or power it on-the-go with six D sized batteries. And with its 76-key size, the DGX230 is Yamaha's most portable Portable Grand keyboard.
Really A Perfect Instrument For the Beginner
All musicians learn differently, but the included Yamaha Education Suite software is a great way for beginners to study at their own pace. The Y.E.S. steps you through songs on the DGX230's big, bright LCD screen, displaying notes and chords to help you learn.
- 76 piano-style keys with Graded Soft Touch action
- 6-track onboard recorder for up to 5 user-created songs
- USB port for computer connectivity
- Master EQ, Reverb, and Chorus
- 489 high-quality tones
- 160 accompaniment tracks
- 2 x 6 watt true 2-way stereo speakers
- Powered via DC adapter (not included) or 6 x D size batteries
- Headphone jack
- Durable silver plastic case
- Yamaha Education Suite v.5 software included
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76 full size piano style keys
489 AWM sounds (including Sweet! & Cool! Voices)
Graded Soft Touch (GST) touch sensitive keyboards
160 Backing Styles
300 song Music Database + download facility
Yamaha Education Suite v.5 (learn to play the built in songs + 70 more in CDROM)
Range of Reverb, Chorus & EQ effects
Harmony/Echo effects (26 types)
Pitch Bend Wheel
Large backlit LCD display
USB to Host socket
6 track 5 song recorder
6W+6W stereo speaker system
Includes CDROM with extra songs, backing style data and internet software
Power Adaptor (optional): PA150
- Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
- Base Item
- Shipping Weight: 28 lbs
- With Keyboard Stand, Power Adapter, and Headphones
- Shipping Weight: 38 lbs
The DGX230 is the most affordable model in the popular Yamaha DGX Digital Piano range. With a superb stereo Grand Piano sound, and 76 box style piano keys, the DGX230 is an ideal introduction to piano playing. Not only is the piano action touch sensitive, but this model features Yamaha's 'Graded Soft Touch' offering an authentic key action -- heavier towards the bass end lighter towards the treble end.
The DGX230 has improved content over the old model (DGX220) with extra new styles, 489 sounds and an increased Music Database. It can be connected via USB to your PC, allowing you to download data from Yamaha's internet Music Finder Service onto your PC then into the DGX230 Music Database (software included). Running off either mains (adapter optional) or batteries, the DGX230 is versatile and portable, making it ideal for performers of all ages and abilities.