A welcome innovation in Yamaha's distinguished keyboard range, the NP-V60 Piaggero - a name combining "Piano" and "Leggiero" - Italian for "light" - is more than merely a 76-note keyboard with an impressive Graded Soft Touch action. This keyboard incorporates 489 instrument sounds, 160 accompaniment styles, and a great-sounding speaker system - all in a package weighing just 6.3 kilograms.
Graded Soft Touch keyboard
For the aspiring pianist, gigging musician or traveling composer, the Yamaha NP-V60 Piaggero is a natural choice. The most portable high-quality 76-note keyboard ever produced, Yamaha have incorporated an excellent expressive Graded Soft Touch action, where the lower-end keys have a gradually heavier resistance than the higher-end keys. This makes it easier to play like a real piano, allowing your musical expression to shine through.
High quality instruments
Many of the instrument sounds are taken from Yamaha's higher-end keyboards, incorporating Sweet! and Cool! Voices. There's a huge selection of sounds available including piano, brass, woodwind, organ and even synth tones. In short, the Yamaha NP-V60 is the logical choice for high-quality sounds with ultimate portability - at a very reasonable price.
Play along with your own band
The Yamaha NPV-60 features a style section, giving you a backing band to play along with. The range of accompaniments cover every musical style you would wish to play, with the Music Database function making the NP-V60 extremely easy to set-up in order to play the suggested songs with exactly the right accompaniment and instruments.
To help developing players further their skills Yamaha have included a suite of educational features in the NP-V60. This includes a lesson system which helps you to learn a range of songs one hand at a time using the LCD screen, so that you can perfect both parts before bringing them together.
Model Name Yamaha NP-V60 Colour Black SIZE/WEIGHT Dimensions Width 1228mm Height 111mm Depth 312mm Weight 6.3kg CONTROL INTERFACE Keyboard Number of Keys 76 Type Box type keys (E0-G6) : Graded Soft Touch Keyboard Touch Response Yes Other Controllers Pitch Bend Yes Display Type Custom LCD Size 92mm x 42mm Backlight Yes Colour Blue LED VOICES Polyphony Max 32 Preset Number of Voices 489 (116 Panel Voices + 361 XGlite Voices + 12 Drum/SFX Kits) Featured Voices Sweet! Voice x 5 Cool! Voice x 3 EFFECTS Types Reverb 9 types Chorus 4 types Master EQ 5 types Functions Dual/Layers Yes Split Yes Panel Sustain Yes (in menu) ACCOMPANIMENT STYLES Preset Number of Preset Styles 160 Fingering Multi / Full Keyboard Style Control ACMP ON/OFF, SYNC STOP, SYNC START, START/STOP, INTRO/ ENDING/rit., MAIN/AUTO FILL Custom User Styles Yes Other Features Easy Song Arranger Yes Music Database 305 song titles for quick keyboard setups One Touch Setting (OTS) Yes (Incl. Voice List) SONGS Preset Number of Preset Songs 30 Recording Number of Songs 5 Number of Tracks 6 (5 Melody + 1 Chord) Compatible Data Format Playback SMF 0/1 FUNCTIONS Registration Number of Buttons 4 Pads x 8 Banks Lesson/Guide Performance Assistant Technology (PAT) Chord Performance Assistant Technology (PAT) Chord, Chord / Free Overall Controls Metronome Yes Tempo Range 11 - 280 Transpose -12 to 0, 0 to +12 Tuning + - 100 cents STORAGE AND CONNECTIVITY Storage Internal Memory 1.8MB Connectivity DC IN DC IN 12V Headphones Yes MIDI Yes USB TO HOST Yes AMPLIFIERS AND SPEAKERS Amplifiers 6W + 6W Speakers (12cm x 6cm) x 2, 5cm x 2 POWER SUPPLY Power Supply AC Power Adaptor : Yamaha PA-150, or batteries (Six "AA" size, LR6 or equivalent batteries) Power Consumption 10W BUNDLED SOFTWARE CD-ROM Yes ACCESSORIES Included Accessories Music Rest Yes
- Customer Reviews
Limitations: NP-V60 does NOT have MIDI IN/OUT sockets; it does MIDI over USB. It does not have USB for memory sticks, or an arpeggiator, like the V80. Using the supplied power unit there is some buzz/whine on the audio output that you'll only notice when it's seriously amped up. Despite the "graded soft touch", it feels more a keyboard than a Clavinova-style digital piano.
Oddities: Some apparent duplication of voices, e.g. brass and strings, but with the sustain pedal one becomes continuous while the other decays but more slowly.
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