Posted on July 29, 2010
Yamaha's YPG-235 adds to their popular Portable Grand Series - and it's packed with a host of great features, especially given its modest price. There's a 6-track sequencer onboard for immediate song-building, as well as a music database of 267 setups, listed by song title to get your creativity flowing - plus it uses Flash ROM memory, so you can easily download more songs to your YPG-235. Its 76-key design gives you enough keys to express yourself, but helps keep it light enough to carry anywhere your music takes you. Plus, it has a USB connection so you can easily use the Yamaha YPG-235 with your computer.
Plenty of great features for songwriting
You'll enjoy the YPG-235's onboard 6-track sequencer - great for capturing moments of inspiration, and building onto them right away. The YPG-235's Easy Song Arranger feature actually allows you to remix MIDI files so you can play them your own way, while the YPG has 489 quality XGlite/GM voices for even more expressive playing. You can use layer and split modes to further enhance your sound - playing bass notes with your left hand, and controlling a string section with your right! Once you've gotten the parts sequenced perfectly, you can easily save the song to your computer via USB (USB cable not included).
Educational tools right onboard
This YPG-235 features the Yamaha Education Suite, which gives you interactive lessons to develop your piano skills and even monitors your progress. It has 30 internal songs, with 70 more on CD, so you can play along with more challenging pieces, while practicing your playing "in time." Its Flash ROM memory also lets you download more songs - and you can even connect a USB thumb drive to the YPG-235 to add your favorite MIDI songs so you can then learn them using the Education Suite!
Easy USB connection for computer recording
You can use the YPG-235 as a portable MIDI controller to create complex songs using your favorite software sequencing program. Also, you can easily load in MIDI songs, or save your own projects via USB.
A great piano for all levels of players
From beginners to the most seasoned players, the YPG-235 is a great go-to portable piano. It has a pitch bend wheel and sustain pedal jack that allow for expressive playing, as well as 5 types of preset Master EQ for sculpting the right tone from its 489 voices. 2-way stereo speakers, complete with bass ports, are right onboard so you can get playing immediately, and it also a headphone jack for times when noise might be an issue.
NOTE: This does not come with a Survival Kit or power adaptor.
Yamaha YPG-235 Features:
76-key box type (E0-G6) with Touch Response, Graded Soft Touch
Large backlit LCD
Yamaha Education Suite
Waiting, Your Tempo, Minus One, Chord Dictionary
30 Preset Songs + 5 User Songs + 70 on CD-ROM, Performance Assistant Technology ON/OFF, Chord, Chord/Free
Total Number 489
Compatibility General MIDI (GM) & XGlite compatible
Piano Voice Quality Stereo
Sweet! Voices Flute, Pan Flute, Trumpet, Soprano & Tenor Sax
Cool! Voices Galaxy Electric Piano, Rotor Organ, Organ
Drum Kits 10 Drum + 2 SFX Kits
Polyphony 32 note max.
Styles 160 + 1 User Style
Variations Intro, Main A/B, Ending, Fill-in x 2
Control Accompaniment on/off, sync-start, start/stop, intro/ending, main A/B (auto fill)
One Touch Settings 1 per style
Registration Memory 2 x 8 Banks
300 + External files
Reverb: 9 types
Chorus: 4 types
Harmony: 26 types
6-tracks to record your own songs
Real Time Control
Pitch Bend Wheel
USB MIDI IN/OUT (PC/Mac), USB Song Transfer (PC only), USB Style Transfer (PC only)
PHONES/OUTPUT, DC IN 12V, USB, SUSTAIN
6W + 6W
12cm x 2 + 3cm x 2
Power Supply Adapter:
Energy saving* PA-150 or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha (optional), Batteries: Six "D" size (optional)
(W x D x H) 46-3/8" x 16-1/4" x 5-3/8" (1,178 x 412 x 137 mm)
18 lbs. 5 oz. (8.3kg)
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