Yamaha YPG-535 88-Key Portable Grand Keyboard

- Keyboard: 88 Keys with Graded Soft Touch
- Display: Large 320 x 240 B/W LCD
- Lyric / Score: Yes / Yes
- Voices: 500 GM and XGlite Compatible
- Dual/Split: Yes/Yes
- Polyphony: 32 Notes
- Featured Voices: 8 Sweet, 3 Live, 5 Cool
- Music Database: 300 Song titles
- Songs: 30 Internal
- Y.E.S. / Lessons: Interactive Lessons
- Styles: 160 + User (SFF)
- Style Sections: Intro/Ending + A/B + Fill x 2
- Sequencer: 6 Track / 5 Songs / 10,000 Notes
- PC Button: Yes
- MIDI: USB Slave
- Storage Device: 1.5MB Flash + USB to Device
- Effects: 9 Reverb / 4 Chorus / 5 EQ
- Harmony: 26 Types
- In/Out Jacks: Headphone / Sustain
- Speakers: 12cm x 2 / 3cm x 2
- Amplifier: 6W + 6W
- Power Supply: PA-150
- Included Accessories: PA-150 power adapter, Music Rest, Pedal, Keyboard Stand
- Dimensions (WxDxH): 53.6 x 16.8 x 5.8 in.

Power Supply: Yamaha PA-150 Power Cord (Included)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 60 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 59 x 22 x 13 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): YPG535
with Yamaha BB1 Bench and Samson HP30 Headphones
Shipping Weight: 75 lbs
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 714-522-9011

Yamaha YPG-535 Portable Grand Keyboard

The Yamaha YPG-535 88 Key Portable Keyboard gives to the sound and feel of a grand piano in a portable package at an affordable price. The YPG-535 offers a graded soft touch action that everyone from the beginner to the professional will love. The YPG-535 also includes a stand along with a sustain pedal and power adapter. For the beginner, the built-in interactive lessons provide a user definable tempo that allow for learning at your pace.

Features:

- 88 piano-style keys with Graded Soft Touch
- 6-track sequencer allows you to record your own music
- USB & Flash ROM to download Songs and Styles for playing
- 5 types preset Master EQ
- Interactive Lessons: Your Tempo mode helps you learn to play
- Backlit LCD, panel lights, pitch bend wheel
- Portable Grand Button: industry's best piano
- Yamaha XGlite/GM voices plus Sweet!, Cool!, Split & Dual voice
- Performance Assistant guarantees a rewarding music experience
- Music Database 267 keyboard setups by song title
- Stand, sustain pedal and power adapter included

Optional Survival Kit Contents

Includes a Yamaha Watch & Learn DVD, 3-Year Extended Warranty, stereo headphones, Grand Piano felt key cover, and Hundreds of dollars of Rebate Coupons.

Power Supply: Yamaha PA-150 Power Cord (Included)
(57 ratings)
Submitted June 14, 2009 by a customer from yahoo.com
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I've been quite thoroughly satisfied with this board. I would be pretty much lost without it. If you've been playing for a while and are looking to step up your game a bit, but you don't have the type of budget that allows you to buy a $1500 keyboard, then this is definitely for you. Intermediate players are probably best fit for this board, though anyone can use it. Wish it had more tracks, and the styles sound kind of outdated (which is to be expected when trying to define a genre in one pattern), but it makes up for those with the number of instruments, sound quality, and sheer beauty.

Sound
The Live! Grand Piano is about as realistic a sound as you can get. The panel sustain and the sustain pedal are two distinct, yet practical effects. Though there are nearly Five hundred other great voices, personally I am in love with the Sweet! Soprano saxophone.. Looks like Kenny G is out of a job. It has instruments that I had never heard of, never thought existed, and never thought that anyone would actually be able to play. Awesome.

Features
So.. I actually have the YPG525.. which is virtually the same thing.. so.. The survival kit is extremely useful. Sustain pedal = rad. There's also a cloth to place over your keys when you're not face-melting (and when you are face-melting, it can be used a cape..(yes, like a super hero)). Pitch Bender with adjustable range for all you techno freaks out there. I would suggest buying read more a USB Flash Drive for it if you intend to record on the User Song feature. Though each song has 5 tracks (and an accompaniment track which is virtually useless because the styles and easy song arranger sound so generic), With only 5 songs, space fills up quickly for the creative soul. The Effect Banks can be invaluable if you are playing a song with multiple instruments involved. Built-in metronome (of course). The only thing I really wish that it could do would be to change time signatures in a recording without having to go to another track. The hammerlock keys provide a good transition for anyone preparing to move from the traditional button-push keyboard to the full on Grand Piano.

Ease of Use
I've had two keyboards before this one, and I must admit that this is definitely the best yet. Although I knew the basic principles of User Song recording before, I'm sure with a little time in the manual, one could easily learn how to successfully use the instrument. I still haven't been able to download music from the net due to the fact that you have to pay for it (of course).

Quality
It looks very state of the art. Dust doesn't even gather well on it. It's quite a large board with 88 keys and due to that, I have banged it on walls and door frames lugging it around, but it just keeps on trucking. I wouldn't be surprised if I dropped it and it still worked.

Value
I'll say that it's definitely worth the buy.

Manufacturer Support
I had no need for support, but Yamaha sent a DVD detailing all of the aspects of the keyboard anyway! How's that for support?

The Wow Factor
It does look pretty awesome. In a dark room with just the blue screen lit up. pretty inspirational. I also like the clicking wheel on the right... I don't know why. I just do.

Musical Background:
Active Musician, Aspiring Recording Engineer

Musical Style:
Metal, Acoustic, Hip Hop, anything that sounds good
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