Fun to play for any musician, the Sonogenic keytar is also used by professionals for its versatility and control. The Sonogenic is a small compact keyboard which allows you to rhythmically interact with your favorite music, without knowing how to play. Connect an iOS device and use the new JAM feature with the Yamaha Chord Tracker app. You can play your favorite iTunes songs, while never hitting a wrong key! You can also connect to your favorite music production apps, and use as a wireless MIDI controller with the Bluetooth connection!
Yamaha Sonogenic SHS-500 Keytar Features
Jam Mode - Play with your favorite music on the spot.
- 37 mini keys, that play like a full sized keyboard.
- The modulation wheel lets you control the amount of modulation effect on your sound, and will remain at the desired setting until you increase or decrease it again
- Bluetooth MIDI, wireless iOS connectvity
- The USB TO HOST port allows players to connect to and interact with a wide variety of educational, creative and entertaining musical applications on a computer or mobile device.
- 1/8" AUX input takes output from a portable music player, iOS device, mixer or computer and uses the instrument's speakers to play back the audio.
- 1/4" AUX Line output jacks are professional grade for connecting to an external amplifier or PA system without disabling the built-in speakers.
- JAM mode lets you focus on playing the rhythms while the instrument worries about playing the right notes of songs
- Includes power supply, MIDI breakout cable, neck strap
Thanks to Jam Mode you can instantly enjoy playing along with your favorite songs. Simply connect the instrument with the free app Chord Tracker, and play along with songs stored on your smart device. No matter which keys you press, the notes automatically match the song, so you don’t have to worry about hitting the wrong notes, fingering technique or even knowing the proper scales and chords.
Play any type of music
SHS-500 features 30 different instrument Voices. From synthesizers to drums, SHS-500 has the right sound available for you to play any kind of music. The 37 expressive mini keys provide premium feel and reponse for fast, accurate and natural playing.
Live Control at your fingertips
In addition to Pitch Bend and Modulation wheels, SHS-500 also features an assignable knob that lets you control a wide range of effects, giving you extraordinarily expressive, dynamic performance power. You can also assign effect control to your modulation wheel!
The Chord Chart feature of the Chord Tracker app does a great job analyzing tens of thousands of songs. However some songs, especially those that are more harmonically complex or less harmonically defined, are not as well suited for the Chord Chart analysis. We have analyzed a number of popular song titles to give you an idea of what type of music tends to get the best results so that you can get the best experience with this innovative feature. If you like these songs or artists, then it’s likely that other songs like these, by these or similar artists, will also achieve good results when using Jam Mode with Chord Tracker.
SHS-500 has MIDI (mini-DIN) terminal to allow you to connect with an external digital instrument, such as a synthesizer, and control the other instrument via MIDI. Connect to your smart device using Bluetooth MIDI, or a computer via USB for 2-way audio and MIDI.
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