YPG-235 If you?re looking for a reasonably priced piano replacement, look no further than the YPG-235. It is the music student or professional musicians? answer to "I need more keys!" and many music teachers encourage new students to get a keyboard that will grow with their needs. It features 76 non-weighted keys that not only look like piano keys but have a Graded Soft Touch (GST) action with different levels of resistance, making it easier for a budding musician to move to an acoustic or digital piano.Sound Quality 2-Way Speaker System
- Separate woofers and tweeters deliver sounds with clarity and precision for more lifelike instrument voices.
- A special port on each speaker adds a powerful impact to bass sound reproduction.
- We all know that stereo sound adds realistic character and spatial depth. But how can you tell if the portable keyboard you're looking to purchase is stereo or not? With Yamaha, the answer is simple. All Yamaha Portable Keyboards are true stereo.
- Enhances sound quality with sophisticated digital effects like Harmony, Reverb & Chorus.
- Yamaha Advanced Wave Memory technology delivers amazingly realistic sound.
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 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-235 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-235 is also capable of this mode, for those who prefer it.
Yamaha Education Suite: Helps you learn to play The YPG-235 has 30 built-in songs plus 70 more on included CD-ROM for you to learn to play using the Yamaha Education Suite. The songs are separated into left and right hand parts, providing 7 levels of lessons plus a convenient chord dictionary.Three keyboard lessons for each hand
- Waiting Mode stops the playback of a song until you find the correct note and then continues
- Your Tempo Mode Learn to play the correct notes with the correct timing. Song playback tempo will vary to match the speed you are playing at. The song will slow down when you play wrong notes, so you can learn at your own pace.
- Minus One Mode Here's where you can perfect your technique. The song will play at the normal tempo, minus the part you have chosen to play. Play along while listening to the song.
- monitors your progress as you practice each lesson and gives you a grade
- the song location will move back four measures from the point at which you pressed the button, and playback will begin after a one-measure count-in. This section will repeat allowing you to practice until perfect
- shows you how to play chords and tells you which chords you are playing by displaying the notes and chord names on the LCD screen
Digital Music Notebook Digital Music Notebook is a multimedia Internet service that enables you to preview, purchase, download and print learn-to-play music books and chart-topping sheet music. From scales to chords to your favorite riffs, Digital Music Notebook is jam-packed with all the secrets you need to master your instrument. Add accompaniments, record and mix yourself, sing karaoke with friends, learn new techniques while having a blast Digital Music Notebook delivers everything you need to bring music alive! And it's included with the YPG-635.Easy Song Arranger: You're the conductor
You can change the "feel", or arrangement, of songs by simply pressing the Easy Song Arranger button, allowing you to re-mix any MIDI file. For example, you can try your favorite song with a Rock feel, Hip Hop, then Jazz. It's fast, powerful and one-button simple.Ease of Operation
There are many tools in the keyboard that make it easy to be a power user from the first day you own the keyboard.Expandable Music Database:
- Complete keyboard setups by song title. The keyboard selects an appropriate voice for the right hand melody, the correct musical style and the correct tempo. Simply call up a song title and start playing.
- Provides you with a recommended voice with effects for each Style. For example, on a jazz style OTS might be piano, for a Latin style it might be acoustic guitar and for a rock style it might be a guitar with overdrive etc.
- Set the keyboard up just the way you like and take a digital snapshot by memorizing it to one of the Registration buttons. Load and save up to 16 Registrations to User memory. The Registration buttons are conveniently located just above the keyboard.
- Performance assistant technology is a feature from Yamaha that guarantees that you can't play a wrong melody note or chord. Here's how it works. Select a song, press the Performance
Five different master equalizer (EQ) settings are provided to give you the best possible sound when listening through different reproduction systems the instrument's internal speakers, headphones, or an external speaker system. You're in control.Realistic Sounding Voices
The YPG-635 comes equipped with 130 panel voices, 12 drum/SFX kits plus 361 XGlite voices. Special voices include Sweet! Clarinet, Trumpet, Muted Trumpet, Flute, Pan Flute, Soprano & Tenor Saxes, Trombone, Cool! Voices including Galaxy Electric Piano, Suitcase Electric Piano, Electric Piano, Organ and Rotor Organ and Live! Voices including Grand Piano, Warm Grand Piano and Orchestra.Sweet!
- Voices reproduce all the natural expression and vibrato of their respective acoustic instruments
- Voices feature long samples of electronically amplified instruments.
- Voices use stereo samples to ensure the most accurate reproduction of each instrument's natural presence, resonance and vibrato.
- Allows you to combine two voices across the keyboard at the same time for example piano and string.
- Allows you to select a different voice for each hand for example piano for your right and bass for your left. The combinations are limited only by your imagination.
In electronic keyboards, the more sounds made at the same time polyphony the more memory is needed. Obviously, more is always better, because too little polyphony can cause dropouts in dense passages of music. The YPG-535 has 32 notes of polyphony and will play back 16 different parts or sounds at once (16-part multi timbrel); enough for the most demanding needs.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 YPG-535 takes full advantage of this know-how, giving you an extensive range of nine, top-quality reverb effects that simulate playing in everything from a small room to a large spacious concert hall and four chorus effects that add richness to electric pianos and guitars in particular. You'll also find 26 types of Harmony effects for your melody part.Metronome
Just what the teacher ordered! A fully adjustable metronome is just a button push away.Auto Accompaniment Styles
In addition to the 100 songs mentioned above, the YPG-635 also has auto accompaniment styles that "follow" your playing. Simply select a style of music from the 160 built-in Styles (example Rock), play a chord and the YPG-635 will create a backup band (bass, drums, strings, guitar etc.) and "follow" you through the song. You can play your songs and try different genres of music. And if you can't find the right style for your song, simply go to www.yamahamusicsoft.com, preview from the selection, purchase and load it into the keyboard.
For a demonstration of "What is a Style", click here (1.3MB download - requires Macromedia Flash).Portable Grand: Industry's best piano
You're never more than a button push away from the most realistic piano sound in portable keyboards today. One press of the Portable Grand button resets the entire keyboard to a high resolution stereo-sampled piano perfect for when it's time to practice. Yamaha is known around the world for the quality of our acoustic pianos and this attention to detail is evident as you enjoy the warmth and clarity of the YPG-635 Portable Grand piano. And of course, the keyboard includes a Sustain Pedal jack in the back and Sustain Pedal for practicing and playing piano pieces.Connectivity
The YPG-635 features USB TO HOST, USB TO DEVICE, Sustain Pedal jack and a Headphone jack for private practice.Don't forget your Survival Kit!
Designed to provide you with everything you need to get started. 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. Look for it at a dealer near you.
* Adapter goes into low power mode when instrument is turned off.
The YPG-235 carries Yamaha's Portable Grand legacy with it's expanded features, upgraded action, and easy-to-move form. You get 76 piano-style keys with Graded Soft Touch action, a wide selection of Yamaha voices to play, and a 6-track song recorder. Dedicated portable grand button lets you instantly jump back to the grand piano voice during play. Add additional songs and play along using the built-in USB/MIDI port.Yamaha YPG 235 76-Key Portable Grand Piano Keyboard Features: