Yamaha NP-V60 KeyboardStock code: 69552
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- Featuring a graded soft touch keyboard
- 489 instrument sounds
- 160 accompaniment styles
- Learning technologies including Performance Assistant
- Sustain pedal socket
- Backlit LCD display screen
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.
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. 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.
Graeme Lindsay-Foot, Dawsons Music Warrington
|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|
Posted on 13/08/2012 by NickS
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.