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Yamaha NP-V60 Keyboard

Stock code: 69552
Yamaha NP-V60 Keyboard

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Features

  • Featuring a graded soft touch keyboard
  • 489 instrument sounds
  • 160 accompaniment styles
  • Learning technologies including Performance Assistant
  • Sustain pedal socket
  • Backlit LCD display screen

An ideal introduction into the world of piano

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.

Superb portability

For the aspiring pianist, gigging musician or travelling 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. 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. In short, the Yamaha NP-V60 is the logical choice for high-quality sounds with ultimate portability - at a very reasonable price.

Model NameYamaha NP-V60
ColourBlack
SIZE/WEIGHT
DimensionsWidth1228mm
Height111mm
Depth312mm
Weight6.3kg
CONTROL INTERFACE
KeyboardNumber of Keys 76
TypeBox type keys (E0-G6) : Graded Soft Touch Keyboard
Touch ResponseYes
Other ControllersPitch BendYes
DisplayTypeCustom LCD
Size92mm x 42mm
BacklightYes
ColourBlue LED
VOICES
PolyphonyMax32
PresetNumber of Voices489 (116 Panel Voices + 361 XGlite Voices + 12 Drum/SFX Kits)
Featured VoicesSweet! Voice x 5 Cool! Voice x 3
EFFECTS
TypesReverb9 types
Chorus4 types
Master EQ5 types
FunctionsDual/LayersYes
SplitYes
Panel SustainYes (in menu)
ACCOMPANIMENT STYLES
PresetNumber of Preset Styles 160
FingeringMulti / Full Keyboard
Style ControlACMP ON/OFF, SYNC STOP, SYNC START, START/STOP, INTRO/ ENDING/rit., MAIN/AUTO FILL
CustomUser StylesYes
Other FeaturesEasy Song ArrangerYes
Music Database305 song titles for quick keyboard setups
One Touch Setting (OTS)Yes (Incl. Voice List)
SONGS
PresetNumber of Preset Songs30
RecordingNumber of Songs5
Number of Tracks6 (5 Melody + 1 Chord)
Compatible Data FormatPlaybackSMF 0/1
FUNCTIONS
RegistrationNumber of Buttons 4 Pads x 8 Banks
Lesson/GuidePerformance Assistant Technology (PAT)Chord
Performance Assistant Technology (PAT)Chord, Chord / Free
Overall ControlsMetronomeYes
Tempo Range11 - 280
Transpose-12 to 0, 0 to +12
Tuning+ - 100 cents
STORAGE AND CONNECTIVITY
Storage Internal Memory1.8MB
ConnectivityDC INDC IN 12V
HeadphonesYes
MIDIYes
USB TO HOSTYes
AMPLIFIERS AND SPEAKERS
Amplifiers 6W + 6W
Speakers(12cm x 6cm) x 2, 5cm x 2
POWER SUPPLY
Power SupplyAC Power Adaptor : Yamaha PA-150, or batteries (Six "AA" size, LR6 or equivalent batteries)
Power Consumption 10W
BUNDLED SOFTWARE
CD-ROMYes
ACCESSORIES
Included AccessoriesMusic RestYes

  • Handy

    Overall Rating
    Posted on 13/08/2012 by

    I bought this around a year ago for strings, organ, brass and piano use in a cover band. It does all this pretty well for this price point. I don't yet have a use for helicopter, barking dog, etc. Banks of presets allow you to select a chosen voice fairly rapidly; options let you mix e.g. organ with bass in the left hand (split), or piano and strings (dual). You can change parameters like reverb, relative volume of the split/dual, etc., on each voice I haven't used the record and accompaniment functions so can't comment on those features. Grand piano sounds are good enough for my purposes.

    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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The NP-V60 is great for rehearsals, with enough octaves to accommodate most accompanying needs. The built-in speakers make the NP-V60 both portable and versatile, although it may require additional amplification for large rooms or for accompanying ensembles.