What we think of the Yamaha Piaggero NPV80 portable keyboard:
The Yamaha NPV80 portable keyboard is a great value instrument that is definitely a worthwhile upgrade from the lesser NPV60. The piano sound is great and the action is similar to that of a real piano with its semi weighted keys. The lightness of the keys makes it perfect for a beginner who is just starting to build up dexterity in their fingers. The additional features of this model are useful too. There are built in lessons, rhythm styles and even an arpeggiator which can inspire musical interest and bring out your creative side.
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
500 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
165 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
USB to device to store your performances to USB memory
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. NP-V80 features even more high quality sounds for a wider musical palette.
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 favorite melodies - or to add a glittering touch of polish to your original compositions. NP-V80 has an extended range of style backings for additional arrangement options!
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.
Simply play some notes - and prepare to be astounded as Piaggero's amazing new Arpeggiator feature automatically animates the notes you play - perfect for dance music, classical music - and for adding a new touch of musical 'spice' to your existing arrangements.
Manufacturer's warranty: 2 years