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.
Equip yourself with piano skills you can take anywhere. Practising on a P45 digital means you'll never be thrown by the feeling of playing a different instrument. No matter what sort of piano you sit down at you won't have to adjust your approach.
Authentic features like the graded hammer standard keyboard and the sustain pedal give the natural feel of playing on an acoustic. The keys work with a mechanism that replicates the hammer action in an acoustic piano. This gives you authentic-feeling resistance when you press down, in contrast to button-like keys on a non-weighted instrument.
Realistic touches like the heavier grading at the bottom of the keyboard and a lighter feel for the higher keys are true to a piano's nature. Likewise, you'll get used to using a pedal just like one you'd find on an acoustic piano, making this instrument even more worthwhile to play on. It creates a realistic pedal action as it sustains your notes. Authentic features like this make the P45 a favourite amongst teachers to help students build proper technique.
You'll impress with an expressive piano tone. The P45 is great to practise on but it is more than up to the job of performance too. You won't be compromising on sound with this entry-level piano, which is one of the joys of going digital.
As you play on your P45, your music comes out through the piano's powerful, but discreetly placed, speakers, creating an impressive stereo sound. You can practise late into the night without bothering your neighbours by plugging in headphones. Then, you can dazzle with a polished performance by turning up the volume and filling a venue.
Advanced wave memory technology is used to create the P45's authentic tone. This is a sampling system which applies high-quality digital filter technology to recorded pieces of audio to create just the right sound for each key. It is able to realistically create the variations in waveform that come when you play in different dynamics. You are free to play just how you like with this rich sound library.
You can even take your own piano from home to performances. There's nothing holding you back with the lightweight P45, which is easy to transport in its slim, attractive design. You'll know there's a piano you can trust at any venue when you can bring the one you know and love wherever you go. It is only 11.5kg and has a depth of less than 30 cm, which makes it easily portable but also compact when it's at home. It's slim size won't take over your room without compromising on authentic tone.
You're in control with a digital piano. The acoustic piano setting is rich and authentic and you can easily get back to it from a different voice with the Grand Piano/Function button. You can move between the different voices easily with this simple one-button operation. Get inspired by voice demo songs. Switch between the 10 voices depending on the atmosphere you want to create, with a variety from grand piano to funky options like electric piano and vibraphone.
Learning is easy with an inbuilt metronome option and the ability to switch from hard, medium, soft, or fixed touch sensitivity. You and your teacher will also be thankful for the Duo Function which splits the keyboard in half, so they can demonstrate a technique which you can copy on your half of the keys, as well as letting you play duets together.
Have fun with your style by layering, or adding two different voices over one another to create just the sound that suits you. Going digital means that you can have some of these perks of a keyboard as well as getting a true piano sound.
Yamaha and the piano tutorial app flowkey have collaborated for a limited time offer to give you 3 months of premium learning. Simply download the flowkey app on to your smartphone or tablet, register your instrument and begin your subscription.
The user-friendly interface allows you to learn each song in both a sheet music format as well as a play-along video. Thanks to the adjustable difficulty settings, flowkey can be used by complete novices and developed musicians alike. Premium flowkey members have access to over 500 songs covering major hits from pop, classical, rock and more.
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