What we think of the Yamaha YPT260 portable keyboard:
A new improved model for 2017 to replace the popular YPT255, the new YPT260 has an increased number of sounds and rhythm accompaniment styles and a record facility for the first time on an entry level YPT series model. Designed with the beginner in mind the keyboard has 112 built in songs and Yamaha's clever Yamaha Education Suite tuition system to help you grasp the basic elements of musicianship. While it doesn't have touch sensitive keys or a USB port the keyboard is wonderful value and worth considering as a starter instrument for the young beginner. Specification:
61 full size keys
Custom LCD display
92mm x 32mm screen
AWM stereo sampling
32 note polyphony
384 XGlite + 16 Drum/SFX/SE Kits
9 reverb settings
5 chorus settings
6 master EQ settings
3 ultra wide stereo settings
130 preset rhythm accompaniment styles
One Touch Setting (OTS)
YES6 Yamaha Education Suite with 112 preset songs
1 song, 1 track record facility with approx. 300 notes capacity
Portable Grand Button
AUX Pedal: 1 Footswitch (optional)
2 x 2.5 watt amplifiers
2 x 12cm speakers
Includes PA-130A power adaptor and music rest
A comprehensive library of 400 high quality voices, including pianos, guitars, drums and orchestral instruments
The YPT-260 comes with a diverse array of 400 different voices, including pianos, flutes, and guitars. The grand piano voices in particular utilise stereo-sampled sounds with a superb feeling of presence. Players can enjoy reverb effects for the feeling of playing in a concert hall, and choruses that add extra breadth and resonance to the sound.
Nine-step lesson function (Yamaha Education Suite) helps beginners learn to play songs
The lesson function offers a total of nine stages—three for the left hand, three for the right, and three for both hands, helping beginning players to practice the songs stored in the instrument. There's a scoring function that makes it fun to practice and improve, and a "Waiting" function that adjusts the tempo to the person playing, pausing the accompaniment until the correct note is played.
Compact, portable design
Weighing in at less than 9 lbs, the YPT-260 is light enough to take anywhere with ease. It can even run on batteries for live performances when you're out and about.
Connect an external audio source to the AUX IN jack to enjoy playing along with your favourite songs
Connect your audio player to the YPT-260 and listen to, or play along with your favourite music through the instrument's speakers.
Use Master EQ to adjust the sound
The YPT-260 is equipped with a preset Master EQ that allows you to adjust tithe nuances of the keyboard sound with settings such as Bright and Boost, making it easier to get exactly the sound you like.
Real-time backing band tracks
130 auto accompaniment Styles provide real-time band backing tracks based on the chords you play
Manufacturer's warranty: 2 years