What we think of the Yamaha NP-12 portable keyboard:
The Yamaha NP12 is new for this year and replaces the hugely popular NP11. As the only digital keyboard available that offers simple piano playability in a 61 note format this is ideal for those who don't necessarily want all the extra bells and whistles usually associated with portable keyboard. With a 61 note semi weighted action it is a perfect starter instrument for those with limited space and/or budget and is as such a great half way point between purchasing a keyboard and a piano. More refined than its predecessor with more memory, a one track record facility and a new piano sample we expect this new release to be very popular indeed!Specification:
61 note semi weighted keyboard action with touch sensitivity
AWM stereo sampling with 64 note polyphony
10 instrument voices to choose from
1 track, 1 song recorder with 7,000 note capacity
Layer/dual keyboard mode to put sounds together
Master tuning adjustment
10 demo songs
10 preset piano songs
Sustain pedal jack with half pedalling capability
6.25mm headphone/output jack
USB to host port
2 x 2.5 watt amplifiers
2 x (12cm x 6cm) speakers
Auto power off
Piaggero: Sometimes less really is more
The compact, elegant silhouette of the Piaggero NP Series is certain to catch your eye and make a lasting impression. Featuring a simple, practical design with only a few buttons and your choice of 61 or 76 keys, these space-saving stylish instruments can be played right out of the box. You can even choose from a black or white finish to suit your taste and playing environment.
From the first note, Piaggero will amaze you with its compact size and the high-quality voices it features, from the beautiful, rich tones sampled from one of Yamaha’s finest concert grand pianos, to a sweet electric piano and other great-sounding voices that are fun to play.
The NP-12 features a “Piano-Style keyboard”, it is amazingly natural and expressive, and you can take it anywhere to play.
Goes where you go, plays where you want to play
With Piaggero you can practice and play more—who knows, friends might even start asking you to play at their parties! Because it’s light enough to be carried in one hand and works on battery power, you can take it anywhere you want, and setup is a breeze.
Connect to your iOS device for even more fun
Yamaha offers a range of apps such as Digital Piano Controller, Metronome, and NoteStar for use with the Piaggero series. You can easily connect your iOS device* to the USB TO HOST terminal** on your Piaggero instrument, or wirelessly with the optional UD-BT01***, for easy operation and added performance functions.
*iOS device not included.
**Requires Lightning Camera Adaptor (sold separately)
***Only available in some regions
Record and listen
The Record button offers you easy one-touch recording of your practice sessions, performances, or original compositions so you can listen back yourself or share with friends and family.
Manufacturer's warranty: 2 years