SHS-500B - Yamaha 'Sonogenic' SHS-500 keytar Black

Yamaha 'Sonogenic' SHS-500 keytar

Stock code: Yamaha SHS-500B new
This product is end of line. It is brand new but will be discontinued once we have sold our remaining stock.
  • Top of the range Yamaha Keytar (KEY-board & gui-TAR)
  • Hold it like a guitar, and play like a keyboard
  • 37 touch sensitive mini-keys
  • 30 high quality instrument sounds built in
  • Wireless Bluetooth MIDI connectivity
  • JAM Function allows you to play along with your favorite music
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Introducing the Yamaha Sonogenic SHS-500 keytar!

Sonogenic SHS-500 is a new type of instrument from Yamaha that is perfect for music lovers who want to participate in making music, but maybe haven't learned how. This Keytar ("Key"board + Gui"tar") gives you the freedom to dance, jump and move around while you play!

JAM Function - Play with your favorite music on the spot.

Thanks to JAM Function you can instantly enjoy playing along with your favorite songs. Simply connect the instrument with the free app “Chord Tracker”, and play along with songs stored on your smart device. No matter which keys you press, the notes automatically match the song, so you don’t have to worry about hitting the wrong notes, fingering technique or even knowing the proper scales and chords.

Designed to go with you anywhere

This slim and ultralight instrument weighs less than 1.5kg and can run on batteries, making it extremely portable, and playable anywhere!

Play any type of music

SHS-500 features 30 different instrument Voices. From synthesizers to drums, SHS-500 has the right sound available for you to play any kind of music. The 37 expressive mini keys provide premium feel and reponse for fast, accurate and natural playing.

Live Control at your fingertips

In addition to Pitch Bend and Modulation wheels, SHS-500 also features an assignable knob that lets you control a wide range of effects, giving you extraordinarily expressive, dynamic performance power. You can also assign effect control to your modulation wheel!


SHS-500 has MIDI (mini-DIN) terminal to allow you to connect with an external digital instrument, such as a synthesizer and control the other instrument via MIDI. Connect to your smart device using Bluetooth MIDI, or a computer via USB for 2-way audio and MIDI.

Turn heads with this stylish, modern and eye-catching instrument!

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Spec Specification
BodyColorBlack / Red
DimensionsWidth821 mm
Height65 mm
Depth121 mm
WeightWeight1.5 kg (not including batteries)
Control Interface
KeyboardNumber of Keys37
Touch ResponseSoft, Medium, Hard, Fixed
Other ControllersPitch BendYes
Control KnobsYes
VoicesPanel SustainYes
Overall ControlsTranspose-12 to 0, 0 to +12
Tuning427.0 – 440.0 – 453.0 Hz (approx. 0.2Hz increments)
USB audio interfaceYes44.1 kHz, 16 bit, stereo
JAMJAM Function5 modes
Tone GenerationTone Generating TechnologyAWM Stereo Sampling
PolyphonyNumber of Polyphony (Max.)48
PresetNumber of Voices30
TypesDSP9 types (assignable on control knobs)
Master EQ4 types
PresetNumber of Preset Songs3
Storage and Connectivity
ConnectivityDC IN12V
HeadphonesYes (stereo-mini)
LINE OUTYes (mono)
AUX INYes (stereo-mini)
USB TO HOSTYes (MIDI/Audio: 44.1 kHz, 16 bit, stereo) *The MIDI control messages that the SHS-500 can send and receive are different from those of the SHS-300. For information on the MIDI control messages that the SHS-500 can send and receive, please refer to the “SHS-500 MIDI Reference”.
Amplifiers and SpeakersAmplifiers0.7W
Speakers3.6 cm
Power SupplyPower SupplyAC Adaptors (PA-130 or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha) or batteries (Six “AA” size alkaline (LR6), manganese (R6) or Ni-MH rechargeable (HR6) batteries)
Power Consumption3W (When using PA-130 AC adaptor)
Auto Power Off FunctionYes
AccessoriesIncluded AccessoriesAC adaptor, Strap, MIDI breakout cable, Owner’s Manual
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