The NPV80 shares the same basic feature set as its little brother, the NPV60, but adds additional tools tho the mix including an Arpeggiator, additional voices and USB to Device functionality. At the crossroads where portability meets functionality, Yamaha's Piaggero NPV80 Digital Piano is here to serve the keyboardist with incredible sounds and a great feel with a much easier more lightweight design for transporting from gig to gig. The word Piaggero itself comes from combining Piano
, the latter being the Italian word for Light
Yamaha Piaggero NPV80 Features
Touch of Class
- 76-Key Graded Soft Touch (GST) keyboard
- True-to-Life grand piano organ, strings and guitar voices
- Samples recorded by Yamaha's AWM stereo sampling technology
- XGlite Voices, Drums and SFX kits
- Compatible with Standard-MIDI and XG song files
- 160 preset Styles from basic rock to electronic rhythms
- Custom intros, variations, and endings for total arrangement control
- Pre-set combinations of Styles, Voices, effects and tempos
- Music Database for quickly setting up to play your favorite songs
- Download additional titles to your PC and transfer to Piaggero via USB
- Includes on-board Arpeggiator and Sustain Pedal
- Weighs less than 16 lbs
To recreate the playability of an acoustic piano, Piaggero features Yamaha's own Graded Soft Touch (GST) keyboard, giving keys in the lower octave a heavier touch than those in the upper octaves. While this scaled level of resistance is graded for a piano-like response, the keys themselves are not weighted for the sake of portability. This brings the NPV80 in at less than 14 pounds but still provides a touch that all pianists can appreciate.
Playing It Smart
Play a chord and the NPV80’s Intelligent Arpeggiator automatically plays the notes with the appropriate feel of the instrument. For example, different types of pianos have different signature grooves
made famous by artists performing and recording with those keyboards. Acoustic pianos, electric pianos, clavinets, synthesizers… a keyboardist comps
differently depending on the instrument they’re sitting at. The Intelligent Arpeggiator matches the appropriate keyboard groove to the current Voice. All you have to do is select a Voice and play a chord… Piaggero does the rest and makes you sound like a pro.
Along with superb grand piano sound, Piaggero features a number of popular instrument Voices, such as organ, strings, and guitar all recorded using Yamaha's AWM (Advanced Wave Memory) stereo sampling technology for amazingly true-to-life sound. And for a complete orchestra of sonic options, Piaggero includes XGlite Voices and drum/SFX kits. This ensures compatibility with the wealth of Standard-MIDI and XG song files available today.
Perform with Style
Piaggero NPV80 boasts 160 preset Styles, from the basic rock and jazz beats to contemporary electronic rhythms, that follow and backup the performer with dynamically responsive accompaniment. Every Style is essentially a backup band of virtual virtuosos ready to follow your lead. Piaggero Styles all feature custom intros, variations, and endings giving you total control over your arrangement. Go ahead and play a couple of extra verses at the end of your performance... Piaggero can handle it.
Piaggero Takes Requests
At the touch of a button, Piaggero's Music Database offers pre-set combinations of Styles, Voices, effects and tempos based on the song you'd like to perform. Music Database is not jukebox or playback device...it's a feature that you use to quickly set up the Piaggero so you can play your favorite songs. As new songs become popular, Piaggero's Music Database stays with the times because additional titles can be downloaded from the internet on your PC and transferred via USB. It's the never-ending set list.