Yamaha P70 Digital Piano

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Graded Hammer Standard keyboard. Perfect for practicing or performing.

Real piano sound and feel, anywhere!
Most homes don't have the room for a grand piano. Even if yours does, you can't just throw a grand piano in the trunk and take it to the next gig. The Yamaha P70 piano puts all the sound and feel you'd expect from a real acoustic instrument into a compact and stylish digital device. Practice or perform anywhere with authentic, expressive playability.

Digital piano with AWM samples
Keyboard synthesizers are great for making many different sounds, but digital pianos have a more narrow focus, carefully reproducing the most detailed acoustic-piano characteristics. As one of the few manufacturers of both acoustic and electronic instruments, Yamaha is in a unique position to blend the two elements for the most realistic digital pianos available. They developed a special technique, known as Advanced Wave Memory (AWM) sampling, to capture all of the expressive, dynamic nuances of a true grand piano. AWM samples are recorded in stereo, giving you an accurate representation of every note across the stereo field. More than just tone, AWM samples contain the warmth and character that was only previously available with an acoustic instrument. Your performances will come alive with all the dynamic atmosphere of the finest pianos in the world.

Additional voices
Yamaha uses this same technology to capture other instruments for the P70, as well. With the flick of a switch, you can change from grand piano to electric piano, organ, harpsichord, vibraphone, read more strings, and more, all with AWM stereo quality. You can find the right tone for any song you want to play, adding a new dimension to your set list and creating different moods from song to song. Offset a dark piano sound with some lush strings or a soulful organ to add texture to your music. Your audience may not be able to explain why they're connecting with your performance in a new way, but you'll know. A total of ten individual voices are available from an easy-to-use patch bank, and the onboard reverb effect adds depth and rich ambience to your tone.

GHS keyboard
The sound quality is impressive, but when combined with the P70's detailed acoustic-piano feel, you get a digital piano that's truly amazing. It starts with Yamaha's Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) keyboard. While other digital pianos have the same action on every key, all 88 keys on the P70 are individually weighted with the touch and feel of a real grand piano. Bass keys have heavier action than treble keys, for the most authentic experience ever. Many acoustic players have trouble transitioning to keyboards because of their lack of "feel," but there's no learning curve with the P70. Close your eyes, strike a note, and you'll forget it needs electricity.

Half-damping expression
To further cement the acoustic illusion, the Yamaha P70's damping characteristics are much more realistic than typical keyboards. With the included F5 sustain pedal, you get standard ON/OFF damping. But when combined with a half-damping pedal such as the Yamaha F3 or the M-Audio SP2, you have access to 127 levels of pedal-depth for detailed playing expression. Control your dynamics, letting some notes ring long and clear while clamping down on others. Combined with the GHS keyboard, you can pour your personality into any composition, with nothing to inhibit your creativity.

Onboard amplification
P70 pianos are self-contained units, with their own onboard amplification and speaker systems. Yamaha's extensive electronics background shines again, with a lighter, much less bulky frame than similar digital pianos. Dual six-Watt amplifiers drive the 12 x 6 centimeter stereo speakers for full, clear sound. At about 52 inches wide, 14 inches deep, 5 inches high, and weighing-in at around 28 pounds, you can transport and set up your P70 wherever practice or performance dictates. Set it on a table top, or the optional keyboard stand for comfort and playability. An additional headphone out is perfect for late-night jam sessions or undisturbed practice. MIDI I/O connections are also available for controlling external drum machines, effects processors, or adding tracks to a digital recording environment. As a solo instrument or part of something bigger, you'll really appreciate the pristine sound quality and spot-on acoustic touch.

Onboard preset library
For performance and practice, the P70 comes loaded with a library of 50 preset songs. These presets can be triggered automatically for listening enjoyment, or you can mute left- or right-hand parts to build your chops in steps. Get comfortable with the melody, then work on figured bass and chording when you're ready. Experiment with different melody arrangements and chord rhythms within the presets to put your own stamp on a familiar tune.

The P70 digital piano includes an AC power adapter, music rest, and Yamaha F5 foot pedal. It is available in stylish black or silver to match any decor.
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Keyboard: Graded Hammer Standard keyboard, 88 keys

Tone generator: AWM, Stereo Sampling

Polyphony: max. 32 notes

Voices: 10 voices

Effects: reverb

Performance modes: dual

Pedal: sustain pedal (When an optional FC3 Foot Pedal is connected, the half-damper pedal effect can be used.)

Demo Songs: 10 voice demo songs, 50 preset songs

Connectors: headphones, MIDI-IN/OUT

Amplifiers: 6W x 2

Speakers: 12 x 6 cm x 2

Dimensions (W x D x H): 1,330 x 355 x 133 mm (52-3/8 in. x 14 in. x 5-1/4 in.)

Weight: 13.0 kg (28 lbs. 11 oz.)

Included accessories: music rest, FC5 foot pedal, AC power adapter *

Optional accessory: keyboard stand (L-70 / L-70S)

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 714-522-9011
Web: https://usa.yamaha.com/support

Yamaha P70 Digital Piano

Offering elegant design and exceptional value, the Yamaha P-70 is just right for the home user. You will be impressed not only by its compact size and lightweight body, but also by its superior sound quality.

Yamaha's new Graded Hammer Standard keyboard

Compact, elegant design perfect for practicing or performing

Authentic AWM stereo sampled voices

Built-in library of 50 piano songs

True-To-Life Sound
The P-70 has an amazingly realistic sound quality usually only found in more expensive models. Using Yamaha's own AWM stereo sampling, sounds were recorded directly from a variety of instruments. Each voice is recorded in stereo, and thus faithfully replicates the sound and warmth of the original instrument.

Elegant Design
While the sound quality of the P-70 captivates, it also compels with its impressive visual design. Lightweight construction, curved corners, and built-in speakers make the P-70 look stunning in virtually any setting. Choose from either black or silver to complement your own personal style.

Graded Hammer Standard Keyboard
Responsive piano action is at your fingertips with the new Graded Hammer Standard keyboard. Yamaha's GHS keyboard recreates the feel of a grand piano. This allows you seamless transition from digital practice to acoustic performance. The P-70 not only duplicates the sound of a real piano, it emulates the feel and action as well.

The Sounds You Need
The P-70 features an array of commonly used sounds such as grand pianos, electric pianos, organs, harpsichords, vibraphones, and strings. Each of these sounds has been recorded and recreated with Yamaha's unrivaled attention to detail.

Built-in Stereo Speaker System
Yamaha's integrated speaker system makes bulky powered speakers a thing of the past. The P Series uses highly efficient amplifiers that pack more sound into a lighter digital piano. With 6 watts per channel, these keyboards are ready to go whenever you are.

Half (Continuous) Pedaling Capability
Rather than simply switching sustain on or off, the P-70 responds to 127 levels of pedal depth. This allows for a more authentic piano performance by emulating the fluid control a pianist has over the damper pedal. Half pedaling is just one more example of Yamaha's dedication to its acoustic piano heritage.

Optional Matching Stand
Complement your P-70 with an attractive stand designed to match the look and feel of this fine product. Match your choice of colors with either the L-70 or the L-70S.

50 Preset Piano Songs at Your Fingertips
Play along with or simply relax to the P-70 selection of 50 piano classics. Learn your favorite piano pieces on the P-70 by muting the left or right hand parts of any song for hands-separate practice. You play one hand, while your digital piano accompanies you with the other.

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (81 ratings)
Submitted August 24, 2006 by a customer from xmission.com

"It is exactly what I needed."

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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I plan to keep this piano for a long time. I have had a top of the line Roland and found I just didn't need that much instrument for my purposes. This one is just right.
Sounds like my Yamaha acoustic piano. I am a piano teacher and bought it to use as a second keyboard for duets and teaching. I use them together for piano teaching. The speakers are not a loud as I might like, but the sound is good.
It came with a pedal, but I purchased a better one. The only feature I wish is had is a built in metronome. That comes at a higher price.
Ease of Use
It was very easy to figure out. You have to get used to the keys to press to change voices. I mainly use the grand piano voice and occasionally the harpsicord.
It had a very nice look. I have it right next to my Yahama grand and it looks great. Yamaha products are always reliable.
For the price, it is the best available. If you need more voices, and more bells and whistles, you can get them at a higher price. I am very happy with it.
Manufacturer Support
I have have several Yamaha products and have always been pleased with them. The are consistently good quality.

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