Yamaha DGX-660 Portable Digital Piano
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Yamaha DGX-660 Portable Digital Piano

With a 6-track recorder, Score Display for on-screen note display, wireless audio streaming, and GHS weighted keys, the Yamaha DGX-660 is ready for action.

Yamaha YPG-635 Grand Keyboard, 88-Key, Portable

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The Yamaha YPG-635 portable grand is an affordable keyboard that boasts an authentic grand piano like touch. The YPG-635 features graded hammer action.
The Yamaha YPG-635 88-Key Portable Grand Piano is an affordably priced 88-key weighted graded hammer action keyboard that boasts an authentic grand piano-like touch. The YPG-635 features many more voices and styles than previous models along with brand new DSP effects for improved rotary organ sounds. The expanded 64-note polyphony adds to the lush sound palette especially when using the on board sequencer.

Lyrics, Chord, and Notation Display

The Yamaha YPG-635 can display the score to a song whether it comes from the Internet, the internal selections or ones that you record yourself, and the pages scroll automatically when a song is played back – no more page turning. And for singers, the screen also displays chords and lyrics to XF compatible songs. For those that want to learn to play using the Yamaha YPG-635, notation adds a new dimension to the Yamaha Education Suite, allowing you to hear a song while you follow the notes in the display.

Record Your Own Music

Imagine capturing your child's first performance or writing and recording your own songs. With the Yamaha YPG-635, you have the equivalent of a built-in multi-track recorder to 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.

Learn How to Play

The YPG-635 has 30 built-in songs plus 70 more on included CD-ROM for you to learn to play using read more the Yamaha Education Suite. The songs are separated into left and right hand parts, providing 7 levels of lessons plus a convenient chord dictionary.

Featuring Extensive Digital Effects

Yamaha has long been a world leader in digital signal processing technology. In fact, Yamaha professional audio products are found in most professional recording studios around the world. The Yamaha YPG-635 takes full advantage of this know-how, giving you an extensive range of twenty-nine, top-quality reverb effects that simulate playing in everything from a small room to a large spacious concert hall and twenty-four chorus effects that add richness to electric pianos and guitars in particular and 182 DSP types for adding everything from distorted guitars to rotary speaker effects. You'll also find 26 types of Harmony effects for your melody part.

Full Keyboard Mode

The YPG-635 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 YPG-635 is also capable of this mode, for those who prefer it.

Yamaha YPG-635 Digital Grand Keyboard Features:
- 88 key Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) weighted action
- Large Wave ROM features extra high quality Live! Grand sample
- USB To Device: connect USB devices (storage device optional)
- 6-track sequencer: record your own music
- 64-note polyphony
- Decorative wooden stand, PA150 adaptor and sustain pedal included
- Backlit LCD displays lyrics, chords and notation
- Performance Assistant: play melody and chords like a pro
- Interactive Lessons: Your Tempo mode helps you learn to play
- Yamaha XGlite/GM, Sweet!, Live!, Cool!, Split & Layer voices

Optional Yamaha YPG-635 Premium Pack Contents

The Premium Pack includes a set of Nady HP03 closed-back stereo headphones, a Yamaha WB2 padded wooden bench, and Yamaha LP7A three-pedal system.

Optional Yamaha YPG-635 Survival Kit Contents
Designed to provide you with everything you need to get started. Survival Kit includes a two-year extended warranty, full length Watch & Learn DVD, Grand Piano cloth key cover, stereo headphones, bonus coupons and a DVD-ROM.
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Keyboard: 88 GHS Weighted action

Display: Large 320 x 240 B/W LCD

Lyric/Score: Yes/Yes

Voices: 503 GM and XGlite Compatible

Dual/Split: Yes/Yes

Polyphony: 64 Notes

Featured Voices: 8 Sweet, 3 Live, 5 Cool

Music Database: 300 Song titles

Songs: 30 Internal/70 CD-ROM + 5 User

Y.E.S. (Yamaha Education Suite)/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/DSP

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, CD, Music Rest, Pedal

Dimensions (WxDxH): 19.40 x 56.20 x 5.48 in.

Power Supply: PA-150 Power Cord (Included)
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 714-522-9011
(64 ratings)
Submitted February 20, 2011 by a customer from aol.com
"Great bang for your buck! BUT a few point you should know and keep in mind before purchasing."
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I expect to have this unit until it gives out on me! And from the reasearch that I've done, other than speaker problems I don't see that happening! I am overall, very satisfied with my purchase and have no buyers remorse. (Other than that dang pedal unit and bench) that money could have been spent elsewhere for my gear budget.

Sound
I did a lot of research before deciding on this unit. WOW! Definitly the most bang for your buck! Granted there are a lot of better pianos on the market right now, but none close to this price range in my opinion. The built in sequencer is a must for songwriters! The piano sounds sound slightly tingy through the built in speakers BUT, plug this baby into a mixer or outboard amp and POW! You have an honest to goodness grand piano under your hands! The feel of the weighted keys mimick some great true-life baby grands I have played in my life. I was blown away by the realism of the touch and hammer action in these keys. If I was forced to come up with some negatives about this model, it would be the onboard speakers- weak volume wise and lacking that "depth" in the low ranges not to mention many reviews have said they have a tendancy to blow at prolonged high volume(I've yet to have a prob. but then again, there's no such thing as "high volume" through the on board speakers!) and the string ensembles don't sustain very long with the sustain pedal. They sustain almost as a plucked string with almost immediate decay. And last, read more it is NOT a portable grand. It may say "Portable Grand Piano" but there's nothing portable about this monster. She's heavy, awkward and I won't be moving it from gig to gig if you know what I mean. But if you're looking for a solid, high-end sounding piano for your home or studio for under $1000, you can't beat this unit.

Features
A brightness adjustment would be GREAT for the display. It get's a little nervy now and then when you're concentrating on a score or a melody. Kind of "always in your face" like that bright stereo face in your car at two in the morning. I bought the bundle with the pedal unit, headphones and bench. I wasn't very happy with this part of my purchase. The pedal unit is very cheaply constructed (All plastic) and I wasn't aware that the piano came with a sustain pedal in the box! (That is constructed of metal I should add) Most units do NOT include a sustain pedal. The bench is just that, a bench- nothing fancy. It doesn't have a flip open top for storage as every other piano bench on earth does. Which, in my opinioni is a waste of space and space is essential in a studio. In all I would say the bundle is only worth about $60. So if you have a chair at your place, keep in mind that it already comes with a sustain pedal, and the headphones are probably the cheapest on the market so I wouldn't bother with buying the package. If I had it to do over, I wouldn't have.

Ease of Use
99% of the features of this unit operate as you would guess they would with common sense! I only opened the manual once because I was curious about a few commands and wouldn't you know it, they worked exactly how I thought they should! Someone actually THOUGHT about how this baby was laid out. We musicians aren't nuclear scientists! (If so we would be making a lot more money!) So the folks at Yamaha did us a favor and kept it simple yet very powerful and user friendly.

Quality
All plastic construction, especially the PLASTIC 3-pedal unit. The stand comes with a "reinforcement steel bar that mounts to the underside of the unit to keep it from sagging! That should have been a hint to the engineers of this baby. The pedal unit is waht most surprised me in means of quality construction. I'm interested to know how long this will last. It even FEELS cheaply made when you step on it. I find myself consiously "taking it easy" on the pedal unit for fears of breaking it with normal use! The speakers, well... they suck to be honest. But when you plug in the sound is there! Not much volume or punch without being plugged in. You can play comfortably with an acoustic set (Couple of acoustic guitars, etc.) but other than that, not enough volume to support itself without amplification.

Value
I am a performing songwriter but I am also a fataher of ten children so budget friendly is everything to me! All in all I am satisfied with my purchase. Sure there are better pianos out there but not near this affordable price tag.

Manufacturer Support
Haven't needed support as of yet. But i did go on the Yamaha site to attempt to register my piano, there is no registration page! And I've yet to find a registration card! How do I activate my warranty?

The Wow Factor
I am confident I will write and master-record many songs with this baby. The looks could be improved a little. I mean, come on, feaux veneer wood around the keys? Really? As for the feel, sound, features, and such; the possibilities for a songwriter are endless! If you're a songwriter, especially a recording songwriter on budget- BUY THIS PIANO AND LOOK NO FURTHER! If you have over a grand or so to spend, invest in a higher end unit.

Musical Background:
Performing Songwriter, studio musician

Musical Style:
country, southern rock, blues, classic rock
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