I was recommended to look at the Yamaha P45 digital piano and Wow it certainly is worth a look. With the 88 graded hammer action keys ,it really is lovely to play and the sound is fantastic. I was a bit concerned about the weight as I play for a small choir, and at 11.5kg I was surprised how easy it was to carry.
It has 10 different sounds , all great sounds as the P45 uses awm stereo sampling which is really realistic. The piano has built in reverb, which really does add a lovely ambience to the overall sound of the piano . I was surprised ,you can also play 2 sounds together by pressing the 2 keys related to those sounds at the same time, a really nice feature , the piano and strings are great together.
The P-45 is a fantastic introduction to Yamaha’s range of portable digital pianos, with 88 fully weighted keys and a Graded Hammer Standard Keyboard, Yamaha have succeeded in creating a piano with a good weighted touch which has still retained portability.
The P-45 is a brilliant piano for beginners, featuring many aids for practice. The record function means that the player can record one hand and then play along with the other, or even record both hands to listen back to and improve on, making practice a more engaging experience. The P-45 also includes Duo Mode which splits the keyboard into two identical halves, meaning that the pupil can copy the teacher exactly without the confusion of playing up or down the octave.
The P-45 is incredibly simple to control, with just one button to hold down and use in conjunction with various keys on the keyboard. If the player prefers a more visual way of controlling their piano, the P-45 also connects to the Digital Piano Controller app, and can be controlled via a smart device.
The P-45 is a brilliant piano for every level of player, and would be a great addition to any musical environment.
Yamaha P-45B Digital Piano BundleThe Yamaha P-45 is the most affordable model in the new P-series range with a compact and portable design which makes it perfect for use on the road and in the home.The 88-key Graded Hammer Standard keyboard with matte finish black keys ensures superb playability. There are 10 stereo sampled voices with 64-note polyphony (max) and reverb/preset chorus effects. In Dual mode, two voices can be combined for further versatility. The Duo function enables the keyboard to be split into two identical zones, allowing the student to follow and copy the teacher's hands easily, perfect for tuition sessions. There’s easy tuning and transpose functions, perfect for accompanying singers and other instruments, and a USB-to-host port for connecting to computers and iOS devices. An optional matching L85 stand is also available, giving the instrument a stylish appearance in any room.