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Yamaha Yamaha SHS 500 Sonogenic Keytar Black

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Yamaha SHS 500 Sonogenic Keytar Black
The 'Yamaha Sonogenic SHS500 Keytar' is a great fun keyboard. It works from batteries or via the included power supply, has a built is speaker, outputs, inputs and much more! It is simple to use and easy to see how it is set up via the screen and allows you to play along with backtracks or play with friends. Designed for non-players and gigging performers this 'stand-up' keyboard is great. It has 30 quality sounds and a touch sensitive keyboard with features like octave shift, transpose, pitch bend and many more. You can use it as a controller keyboard via USB, or it also has a connector for 5 pin MIDI connection too. The key action is light and easy to play and its light weight so you can stand with your guitar friends and jam along if you want to. It even has a feature whereby you can play a backing track and it can scan the track and tell you the chord its playing and also stop you from playing notes not in the chord structure. This is a great feature that makes a non-player sound amazing straight away. I think this is an excellent value, fun keyboard.
Graham Blackledge - Rimmers Music

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Yamaha SHS 500 Sonogenic Keytar Black
Sonogenic SHS-500 is a new type of instrument from Yamaha that is perfect for music lovers who want to participate in making music, but maybe haven't learned how. This Keytar ("Key"board + Gui"tar") gives you the freedom to dance, jump and move around while you play!

JAM Function - Play with your favorite music on the spot

Thanks to JAM Function 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.

Designed to go with you anywhere

This slim and ultralight instrument weighs less than 1.5kg and can run on batteries, making it extremely portable, and playable anywhere!

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!


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.


  • Color/Finish: Black
  • Size/Weight:
    • Width: 821 mm
    • Height: 65 mm
    • Depth: 121 mm
    • Weight: 1.5 kg (not including batteries)
  • Control Interface:
    • Keyboard: Number of Keys - 37
    • Touch Response: Soft, Medium, Hard, Fixed
    • Other Controllers:
      • Pitch Bend
      • Modulation
      • Control Knobs
    • Display Type: LCD
    • Language: English
    • Panel: English
  • Functions:
    • Voices: Panel Sustain
    • Overall Controls:
      • Transpose: -12 to 0, 0 to +12
      • Tuning: 427.0 – 440.0 – 453.0 Hz (approx. 0.2Hz increments)
    • USB audio interface: 44.1 kHz, 16 bit, stereo
    • JAM Function (5 mode)
  • Voices:
    • Tone Generation: AWM Stereo Sampling
    • Polyphony (Max.): 48
    • Preset Voices: 30
  • Effects:
    • Types: DSP - 9 types (assignable on control knobs)
    • Master EQ: 4 types
  • Songs:
    • Number of Preset Songs: 3
  • Storage and Connectivity:
    • Extensive Connection:
      • DC IN 12V
      • Headphones: Yes (stereo-mini)
      • LINE OUT: Yes (mono)
      • AUX IN: Yes (stereo-mini)
      • USB TO HOST: Yes (MIDI/Audio: 44.1 kHz, 16 bit, stereo)
  • Amplifiers and Speakers:
    • Amplifiers: 0.7W
    • Speakers: 3.6 cm
  • Power Supply:Accessories: Included Accessories AC adaptor*, Strap, MIDI breakout cable, Owner’s Manual (*May not be included depending on your area)
    • Power Supply: AC Adaptors (PA-130 or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha) or batteries (Six “AA” size alkaline (LR6), manganese (R6) or Ni-MH rechargeable (HR6) batteries)
    • Power Consumption 3W (When using PA-130 AC adaptor)
    • Auto Power Off Function: Yes

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