What we think of the Yamaha Piaggero NPV60 portable keyboard:
The Yamaha NPV60 portable keyboard is a perfect starter instrument for those with limited space and or budget. The keyboard is touch sensitive just like a piano and has a very good sound quality. There are a host of other features including rhythm accompaniment styles which can be fun for after practice and these can also inspire musical creativity and keep the interest going. All in all, the Yamaha Piaggero NPV60 represents great value for money and is a very worthwhile purchase.
76 piano style keys with touch sensitivity
Graded soft touch keyboard - semi weighted with heavier keys in the bass, just like a real piano
Pitch bend wheel
Custom LCD display with backlight, 92mm x 42mm
32 note polyphony
489 instrument voices plus 361 XGLite voices and 12 drum/SFX kits
Featured voices include Sweet! and Cool! voices for added realism
9 types of reverb
4 types of chorus
5 types of master EQ
Dual/layer keyboard mode
Split keyboard mode
160 preset rhythm accompaniment styles
Multifingering/full keyboard chord modes
Create your own custom rhythm accompaniment styles
Easy song arranger feature
Music database with 305 song titles sets the keyboard up with a rhythm style and sound for the song
One touch setting selects an appropriate sound for each style
30 preset songs
5 song, 6 track sequencer (5 melody lines and 1 chord track
32 registration memory banks, 4 pads x 8 banks
Lesson/guide mode for the built in songs
Metronome with 11-280bpm adjustment
Transpose from -12 to 0, 0 to +12 in semitones
Master tuning adjustment from -100 to +100 cents
1.8MB internal memory
1 x 6.25mm headphone socket
USB to HOST
2 x 6 watt amplifiers
2 x 12cm and 2 x 6cm speakers
Graded Soft Touch keyboard for a more piano-like response
The bass keys are heavier in touch than the treble keys - just as on a traditional piano - but still with the soft touch of a digital keyboard suitable for beginners.
Be your own orchestra!
See the world of music in a whole new light with Piaggero's huge array of high quality orchestral and electronic instrument sounds. Brass ,strings, woodwind, synthesiser, organ, piano - it's all here for you to enjoy.
Play with your own backing band!!
Piaggero's style section provides a complete backing band controlled by your left-hand chords. Bass, drums, guitars, brass, pianos - all automatically orchestrated to enhance your favourite melodies - or to add a glittering touch of polish to your original compositions.
Fun technology helps you learn to play.... in a musical way
A variety of unique Yamaha features enables Piaggero to assist even the novice player. The lesson system will teach left and right hand separately - and even wait for you to play the correct notes as indicated in the LCD - whilst Performance Assistant adds a new dimension of educational fun.
Manufacturer's warranty: 2 years