What we think of the Yamaha EZ-220 portable keyboard:
EZ-220 is a 61 key, touch response keyboard with lighted keys and built-in wireless connectivity to the free Yamaha Page Turner app for iPad which, together with 100 preset songs, make Yamaha's EZ-220 the perfect learn-to-play keyboard. A USB TO HOST port lets you connect the keyboard to your computer for use with a wide range of music programs for both education and entertainment. The wide variety of 392 Voices let you play strings, guitars, brass, synthesizers, drums and more. The built-in Yamaha Education Suite provides even more ways to learn how to play. Finally, 100 preset Styles act as virtual bands that are always ready to jam with you.
LCD display, 92mm x 32mm
61 touch sensitive keys
32 note polyphony
AWM stereo sampling with 783 voices including XGLite, drums and sound effects kits
GM and XGLite compatible sound engine
9 types of built in reverb
Menu based panel sustain
100 preset rhythm accompaniment styles
Multifinger chord progressions
One touch setting selects an appropriate instrument voice for each rhythm style
100 preset songs plus 1 demo track
Yamaha Education Suite (Y.E.S.) lesson system, comprising Listen & Learn, Timing, Waiting, Chord Dictionary
Guide lamps in each key
Master tuning adjustment
Transpose -12 - 0, 0 - +12 range
Metronome with 11-280bpm tempo range
Portable grand button to return to piano mode
Sustain pedal socket
USB to Host socket
1 x headphone socket, 6.25mm
2 x 2.5 watt amplifiers
2 x 12cm speakers
Keyboard with Lighted keys:
61 regular-sized, touch response, lighted keys help you to learn by showing you which keys to play.
Voices & Styles:
392 built-in Voices with XG-Lite compatibility lets you play piano, strings, guitars, brass, saxophones, synthesizers, drums and more. 100 preset Styles act as virtual bands that are always ready to jam with you.
Lesson function - Yamaha Education Suite (Y.E.S.)
This is an advanced set of helpful learning tools built into the instrument, letting you teach yourself how to play and perform. Y.E.S. helps you master a song with easy lesson steps. Each lesson can be done with either your left hand, right hand or both together. Choose any of the 100 songs stored in the keyboard and hit "Start". The keyboard lights the keys as they are supposed to be played. EZ-220 will also pause the song and wait for the correct key to be played before continuing.
Lesson function - Yamaha 'EZ-220 Page Turner' app for iPad
Yamaha's Page Turner application for iPad not only includes the piano score for the 100 preset songs, it turns pages automatically and allows you to focus on the music. It can also record the audio of your playing and/or singing. (iPad not included, access to App Store required)
USB TO HOST:
Connect directly to your computer or Apple iPad with Camera Connection Kit for use with popular music education, notation and creation programs.
Manufacturer warranty: 2 years