$ 499.99 $ 799.99
Designed with the live setting in mind, the XW-P1 Performance Synthesizer gives you plenty of opportunity to create ear-pleasing sounds with its plethora of preset tones (like the Solo Synthesizer, Hex Layer, and Drawbar Organ), as well as numerous types of internal PCM and Synth waves. There are also multifunction keys that enable you to easily assign the most-desired DJ functions to the keys for simplified operation. The slim, lightweight XW-P1 can run on traditional batteries allow you the freedom to perform on stage, wherever it is and whenever you need to.
The XW-P1 utilizes Casio's exclusive (HPSS) Hybrid Processing Sound Source, a six oscillator monophonic solo synth that is just one of its amazing sound engines. The solo synth has the power to deliver classic analog sounds and sounds with an aggressive edge unlike anything else. Two virtual analog style oscillators, two PCM based oscillators, a noise oscillator and an external oscillator via mic and line inputs can be combined to make up a single solo synth tone. Each oscillator has an independent filter, envelopes, independent key tracking, portamento, two LFOs and access to master resonant filter. With impressive modulation and control capabilities at your fingertips, the solo synth is capable of a wide range of sounds and expression.
In addition to the solo synth, the XW-P1 also features HexLayer tones. A HexLayer is a single sound comprised of up to 6 components, allowing complex layers, splits and velocity switched sounds. The sliders on the XW-P1 can be used to mix sounds on the fly to create evolving pads and rich synth textures while key velocity can be used to create dynamic velocity switched orchestral sounds and more.
In addition to the solo synth and HexLayers, the XW-P1 performance synthesizer is armed with an arsenal of gig-ready sounds like stereo pianos, vintage electric pianos, strings, brass, guitars, basses, drums and more. It also has a new drawbar organ mode. Utilizing the nine sliders on the XW-P1 you have full range control over each drawbar. The XW-P1 even has dedicated controls for key percussion and rotary speaker while also providing vibrato, distortion and more for the ultimate drawbar organ experience.
Arpeggiator and Phrase Sequencer
In addition to typical arpeggio patterns, the XW-P1's Arpeggiator can create polyphonic synth-gated patterns, acoustic instrument emulations and is even fully programmable, allowing you to create your own unique sounds. An additional phrase sequencer allows you to quickly capture any riff that you play on the keyboard and have it available on a front panel switch or triggered and transposed live from a range of notes on the keyboard. The combination of the Step Sequencer, Arpeggiator and Phrase Sequencer provides an endless array of sound possibilities.
The XW-P1 has 4 realtime controller knobs, pitch bend and modulation wheels, along with 9 sliders to provide control over internal sounds and external devices. Through standard MIDI ports and with a class-compliant USB port, the keyboard can be used as a controller for other instruments, including computer software and iPad-based software applications. It also includes an audio input allowing you to monitor an MP3 player, computer or other device without the need for a mixer.
Providing everything from pulsing dance grooves to animated synth textures and arpeggios, the XW-P1's Step Sequencer is the first of its kind. With nine tracks for drums, basses, synths and chordal parts, four controller tracks for adding panning, filter changes and other animation to existing parts and eight patterns make up each sequence, the user can build and mix their performance on the fly. Sequences can even transpose live from the keyboard, providing a completely interactive experience.
$ 119.99 $ 199.99
The Yamaha PSRE253 is available with the Yamaha Survival Kit, which contains a power adapter that is perfect for your keyboard, a footswitch and a set of stereo headphones. You also receive a two-year extended warranty and more than $200 in rebate offers on great Yamaha instruments and accessories, along with learning software, additional songs and more. The PSRE253 is also available with all of this and a set of eight AA batteries. Select from the dropdown menu.
New portable with lesson program and great sound
The Yamaha PSR-E253 portable digital keyboard is packed full of great sounds and features, ideal for aspiring musicians who are just starting out. Use the on-board lesson feature, Yamaha Education Suite (Y.E.S.), to learn the 100 built-in songs, or explore the 385 instrument Voices and 100 Styles to create your own music. The Aux line input turns the PSR-E253 into a speaker system for your MP3 player so you can listen to and play along with your music collection.
385 high-quality voices
The PSR-E253 comes with a diverse array of 385 different voices. The grand piano voices in particular utilize stereo-sampled sounds with a superb feeling of presence. Players can enjoy reverb effects for the feeling of playing in a concert hall, and choruses that add extra breadth and resonance to the sound.
Lesson suite details
The lesson function offers a total of nine stages”three for the left hand, three for the right, and three for both hands, helping beginning players to practice the songs stored in the instrument. There's a scoring function that makes it fun to practice and improve, and a "waiting" function that adjusts the tempo to the person playing, pausing the accompaniment until the correct note is played.
Compact, portable design
Weighing in at around nine pounds, the PSR-E253 is light enough to take anywhere with ease. It can even run on batteries for live performances. Connect your audio player to the PSR-E253 and listen to, or play along with, your favorite music through the instrument's speakers.
Premium 49-key controller for your iOS Device, Mac and PC.
Line 6's 49-key Mobile Keys controller is one of the world’s first tri-platform premium keyboard controller providing an exceptional playing experience on your iOS device, Mac and PC. Featuring 49 full-sized, velocity-sensitive keys, essential controls, and easy bus-powered operation, the Mobile Keys controller perfectly complements CoreMIDI music apps and digital audio workstations such as GarageBand. Whether you're a beginning musician or an experienced player, this Mobile Key controllers is an ideal way to compose and perform with all your music-making devices.
With Mobile Keys, you can go beyond the touchscreen interface and get more from GarageBand and other CoreMIDI multi-track studios, virtual instruments and drum machines. It's also compatible with your favorite digital audio workstations including the aforementioned GarageBand, Reason, Logic and many more.
Compatible with iOS, Mac and PC
Now there's no more worrying about adapters, drivers, or compatibility issues. Your Mobile Keys controller is designed to integrate with your iOS devices, Mac and PC, so you can use a single, great-feeling keyboard every time you want to create. Thanks to class-complaint operation on each platform, the Mobile Keys controller works the first time you plug it in with no driver downloads required.
Enjoy up to nine hours of creativity on a single iPad charge, thanks to a new technology platform that enables Mobile Keys controllers to run on less power than similar products. You can connect Mobile Keys directly to your computer or iOS device with a single cable and start playing – no adapter, power supply or batteries needed.
Designed to satisfy serious players, the Mobile Keys controller features a premium keybed and full-sized, velocity-sensitive keys to convey every nuance of your performance. For a personalized experience, adapt the keyboard sensitivity to your individual playing style with selectable velocity curves. You can also use Pitch and Mod wheels – or connect sustain and expression pedals – for total control over your performance.
Complete Performance Control
For the most expressive performances, the Mobile Keys controller features essential controls including smooth-action Pitch and Mod wheels, Volume and Pan knobs with full MIDI controller range, and Octave Up and Down buttons for instant access to different registers. You can also use the Shift button to access advanced functions including Transpose, MIDI Channel, Program Change, Velocity Curve and Controller Assign (knobs, pedals and Mod wheel). The Volume and Pan knobs, and Sustain and Expression pedal jacks can be reassigned to any MIDI controller number.
The Mobile Keys controller features all the connections you need to make music with your iOS device, Mac or PC – including a 1/4" TRS Sustain pedal jack, 1/4" TRS Expression pedal jack, USB jack for computer connection, and a special jack that connects to the 30-pin dock connector at the bottom of your iPad or iPhone. (Special three-foot/one-meter iPad/iPhone cable included.)
Class-compliant USB MIDI 49-key keyboard controller for making music on iOS devices, Mac and PC
Premium keybed and full-sized, velocity-sensitive keys for expressive playability
Ideal for GarageBand and other CoreMIDI music apps as well as computer-based digital audio workstations including Reason, Logic, and more
Bus-powered operation — no batteries or power adaptor needed
Pitch and Mod wheels for expressive effects
Volume and Pan knobs
Octave Up and Octave Down buttons
Shift button for accessing advanced functions including Transpose, MIDI Channel, Program Change, Velocity Curve and Controller Assign (knobs, pedals, and Mod wheel)
1/4" TRS Sustain pedal jack
1/4" TRS Expression pedal jack
USB jack for Mac and PC computer connection
Mobile jack for iOS device connection (three-foot locking cable included)
Order this versatile controller today for a more mobile playing experience.
Mobile Keys 49 Premium Keyboard Controller for Mobile Devices
32" (813mm) long
$ 249.99 $ 519.99
If you're looking for a reasonably priced piano replacement, the YPG-235 is an excellent choice. It is the music student or professional musicians' answer to "I need more keys!" and a great solution for a keyboard that will grows with their needs of students. 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.
Full Keyboard Mode
The YPG-235 delivers on its piano theme with a special mode of fingering called Full Keyboard Mode. This allows you 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. However, the YPG-235 is also capable of this mode, for those who prefer or are used to 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.
Imagine capturing your child's first performance or writing and recording your own songs. With the YPG-235, you have the equivalent of a built-in multi-track recorder to record one or multiple instrument parts at a time and assign each part to a different track. Six tracks are provided to accommodate sophisticated melodies, chord accompaniment and rhythm parts.
Computer Connectivity: USB and Flash ROM
Besides the 30 built-in songs and 70 more on the CD, the YPG-235 comes with the ability to connect to a computer via USB, so you can download more songs from the Internet into the internal Flash ROM (PC only), and use all of the Yamaha Education Suite features to help you learn to play them. Yamaha makes it easy to get connected with the new PC button. Now, instead of wading through function menus and fighting through a maze of selections, one button is your expressway to music on the web and your computer. In addition, once connected, you can play your songs into the computer (PC and Mac), edit them if necessary, and email them to your friends and family. And, with General MIDI (GM) and XGlite compatibility, song data always plays back with the correct sounds.
Ease of Operation
There are many tools in this 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.
One Touch Setting (OTS): 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.
Registration Memory: 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: 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 Assistant button Chord Mode, and play the keyboard - any notes you like. Every note you play will fit the music. If you move up the keyboard, the pitch goes up. If you move down, the pitch goes down. Play a perfect arpeggio, or play chords in time with the music, or really "go for it" and play a solo. As long as performance assistant is "on", you're "on".
Imagine being able to give a concert to your friends or relatives the very first day that you bring this keyboard home. Well, with the YPG-235 and performance assistant technology, you can. This keyboard is the first in the line to offer Chord/Free Mode in addition to Chord Mode described above. Chord/Free Mode allows those that have learned a melody with their right hand to have the keyboard correct the notes of their left hand. This allows you to concentrate on one hand at a time while learning. Play the correct notes with the right and any notes with the left and you're making beautiful music. In addition to working with any of the internal songs with chords, this feature also works with XF MIDI files.
32-Note Polyphony and 16-Part Multitimbral
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-235 has 32 notes of polyphony and will play back 16 different parts or sounds at once (16-part multitimbral); enough for the most demanding needs.
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-235 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.
Auto Accompaniment Styles
In addition to the 100 songs mentioned above, the YPG-235 also has auto accompaniment styles that "follow" your playing. Simply select a style of music from the 160 built-in styles (example Rock) and start playing. The YPG-235 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, you can go to the Yamaha musicsoft website, preview from the selection, purchase and transfer it to your keyboard (PC only).
Portable Grand: Industry's Best Piano
You're never more than a button push away from realistic piano sound in your portable keyboards. One press of the Portable Grand button resets the entire keyboard to a 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-235 Portable Grand piano. And, of course, the keyboard includes a Sustain Pedal jack on the back for practicing and playing piano pieces.
Note: This keyboard does not ship with batteries or a power supply. We enthusiastically recommend the Yamaha SK-D2 Survival Kit, which contains the appropriate power supply for your keyboard, as well as a footswitch, a set of headphones, a two-year extended warranty, rebate coupons and helpful software. #H65814