Introducing the Yamaha YPT260 portable keyboard
The YPT260 shows a considerable advancement on previous models in this range, and offers 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.
Incredible choice of sounds
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.
The YPT-260 is also 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.
The backing track function provides real-time band backing tracks based on the chords
you play, available in over 100 different styles.
Learn to play
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.
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 your audio player to the YPT-260 and listen to, or play along with your favourite music through the instrument's speakers.
Sound examples: Instruments
Sound examples: Backing tracks
More useful informationPSR-E263 YPT-260 Owner's ManualSong Book for PSR-E263/YPT-260