With the YPG235, Yamaha has achieved the perfect balance of piano performance, portability, and entertaining extras. The YPG235 is an attractive, self-contained instrument, complete with a built-in stereo sound system. For the starting student, the accomplished entertainer, and the ambitious hobbyist, the YPG235 is the perfect piano choice. This premium package from American Musical Supply complements the YPG235 with a battery-saving AC adapter, an adjustable keyboard stand, plus a pair of deluxe headphones for private practice and late-night solo sessions.
Yamaha YPG235 Premium Pak Includes:
- Yamaha YPG235 Keyboard
- AC Adapter
- Adjustable Keyboard Stand
Yamaha YPG235 Keyboard Features
Grand Piano and So Much More!
- 76 Graded Soft Touch Keys
- Adjustable touch response
- Pitch bend wheel
- Backlit custom LCD
- Built-in Stereo Sound System
- 4 speakers total
- 12 watts total
- Stereo AWM sampled grand piano sound
- 116 instrument sounds
- 361 GM compatible XGLite sounds
- 12 Drum/SFX kits
- 5 Sweet! Voices; 3 Cool! Voices
- Split & Layer modes
- Reverb, Chorus, and Master EQ effects
- Portable Grand dedicated button
- Six-track recorder/sequencer
- Record your own creations
- Play Standard MIDI Files (SMF)
- Easy Song Arranger
- Arranger/Accompaniment engine
- 160 Musical Styles (expandable)
- Intro, Variation (2), Fill-in, Ending
- Full keyboard or left hand chord reading
- One-touch setups
- Expandable database of popular song settings
- USB Computer Connectivity
- Connect to a computer and the internet via USB
- Download additional Songs and Style data
- Send and receive MIDI via USB
- Yamaha Educational Suite (Y.E.S.) Interactive Lessons
- 30 internal songs + 70 on CD-ROM
- Practice Tempo skills
- Improve Left and Right hand independence
- Y.E.S. can grade your performance
- Performance Assistance Technology
- Tools to help you play perfectly!
Part of the YPG – Yamaha Portable Grand – Series, the YPG235 provides an accurate grand piano sound created using the latest digital sampling technology. And while the piano sound remains of premier importance, it marks just the beginning of what the YPG235 has to offer. Inside are hundreds of captivating keyboard, instrument, and drum sounds. Onboard effects bring the sound to life with added depth and motion. Use the built-in six-track recorder to create a polished performance of your original song. Plus, the YPG235 can accompany any performance, adding a bass line, drum beat, and additional parts to embellish your performance while you play. Switch styles, swap sounds, and download new files to keep the sound up-to-date. The USB-to-computer port opens the door to a world of online extras and computer-aided composition. Improve your skills with the fully-integrated Y.E.S. (Yamaha Educational Suite) and other learning extras. Overwhelmed? No problem – the dedicated Portable Grand button instantly returns the YPG235 to the “Play Piano” mode so you can get back to playing, or so you can begin exploring all over again!
Soft Touch; Light Weight
The space-saving YPG235 keyboard offers 76 Yamaha Soft-Touch keys. This lightweight graded-keyboard action features progressive key weighting, providing a lighter touch in the upper notes, and a heavier touch in the lower ranges – just like an acoustic piano. Adjust the touch response to suit your specific playing style. The Pitch Bend wheel is ideal for adding expression to any performance. Bright, backlit, and easy to read in any environment, the custom LCD panel displays the current status of the YPG235 features and functions. Even with the built-in stereo sound system, your new YPG235 weighs in at less than 19 pounds, making it easy to transport across town – or across the room. The YPG235 can be powered via batteries or an AC adapter for true music mobility!
Yamaha’s AWM (Advanced Wave Memory) technology faithfully captures the vitality of a concert grand piano. This stereo sampling process preserves the natural imaging of the original instrument. In addition to the piano sound, the YPG235 provides 115 additional instrument sounds, 12 drum and sound effect (SFX) kits, plus 361 GM compatible sounds from the Yamaha XGlite library. Included are five “Sweet!” Voices which reproduce the playing style and signature ornamentation of an expressive brass or woodwind solo instrumental performer. The three “Cool!” Voices recreate the classic animation of coveted classic keyboard instruments. In performance, two sounds can be layered together, or split to play side by side on the keyboard. The YPG235 offers a built-in stereo sound system that creates a rich and full-bodied performance. There are four speakers, total. Each stereo channel is built upon a 12cm (4.7") woofer plus a 3cm (1.2") tweeter for improved definition. Every sound can be enhanced using the onboard DSP effects. There are nine types of available Reverb to increase the acoustic depth of anything from a small room to a concert hall. Four types of Chorus create motion and add character to the sound. There are also five Master EQ (Equalizer) types to provide precise control of the overall tone.
Sure, with the YPG235 you can play two sounds at once, either layered or side by side. But that’s just the beginning. Built in is a six-track recorder that transforms the keyboard into a compact recording studio, where you can lay down tracks one at a time to build your own custom composition or to create backing tracks for your solo performance. Drop down some drums, add a bass line, block out some guitar chords – it’s all up to you. Of course, the onboard sequencer can also play Standard MIDI Files (SMF), and the Easy Song Arranger makes it simple to customize and re-arrange MIDI songs. Best of all, the YPG235 can take over and create backing tracks on the fly. The sequencer/recorder can work in conjunction with the Accompaniment section. Begin by selecting from over 150 Preset Styles and the YPG235 will call up sounds appropriate for that Style, generating additional musical parts based on the chords you play, as you play. The YPG235 can even create harmonies around your melody lines. Each Style is a self-contained musical environment created by accomplished musicians, complete with an Intro, Variations, Fill-In, and an Ending that can be triggered in real time, or recorded as part of a sequence. The onboard Musical Database can call up the right settings to play hundreds of popular songs. This database can be expanded with files from yamahamusicsoft.com.
Y.E.S. You Can!
The Yamaha Educational Suite (Y.E.S.) provides the YPG235 with an onboard learning system designed to improve your playing. Practice playing along to 100 songs, of which thirty songs are built-in and another 70 are included on CD-ROM. These play-along lessons allow the performer to learn the piece one hand at a time, as the YPG235 plays the other. After the player masters both hands independently, they can try them together, while still playing along to the internal song. The Y.E.S. will adjust to your playing and can grade your performance. A convenient chord dictionary is also provided. In addition, the Performance Assistant Technology (P.A.T.) ensures a perfect performance every time.
The Computer Connection
USB connectivity allows your YPG235 to connect to your computer, the internet, and the world with one simple plugin cable. The YPG235 can be used as a MIDI master keyboard to control musical software installed on your computer. Standard MIDI file songs (SMF), Arranger styles (.sty) and other types of data can be downloaded via the internet and stored in the flash area of the YPG235 memory banks.