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Yamaha YPG-235 - 76-Key Portable Keyboard

B&H # YAYPG235 Mfr # YPG235
You Pay: $249.99
Product Highlights
  • Ideal for Beginner or Seasoned Players
  • Built-In Music Lessons
  • On-Screen Chord Dictionary
  • USB Connectivity
  • 6-Track Sequencer

The Yamaha YPG-235 is a portable 76-note keyboard with full-sized touch-response keys that operates on D-cell batteries or with an AC adapter (batteries and adapter sold separately). The YPG-235 provides a built-in 12-watt stereo amplifier and a pair of 2-way bass-ported stereo speakers for pristine sound quality.

The YPG-235 is equipped with a large library of high-quality AWM technology sounds, including a realistic stereo-sampled Grand Piano. A built-in digital effects processor provides lush sound enhancement, and a master 5-band EQ allows the user to adjust the sounds to their taste.

The 30-song internal Yamaha Education Suite of the YPG-235 offers the beginning or intermediate student a graded set of tutorials with a featured Chord Dictionary. The built-in 6-track sequencer and 16-part multi-timbral capability of the YPG-235 allow for on-board or external computer sequencer composition. The keyboard's USB interface allows for both Mac and PC connectivity.

76-key portable keyboard with full-sized keys, Touch Response and built-in 12-watt stereo amplifier
Built-in 2-way speakers with separate 4.7" woofers and 1.2" tweeters, bass-reflex ports for improved low end reproduction
489 on-board high-quality AWM sounds, dedicated stereo Grand Piano
Built-in digital effects with reverbs, chorusing and harmony, pitch wheel for real-time control
6-track sequencer for composing, 16-part multi-timbral capability
Yamaha Education Suite tutorials for personal instruction, 30 internal preset songs plus 70 additional songs on supplied CD-ROM
Yamaha Education Suite songs separated into left and right hand parts, with 7 levels of lessons and lesson grading
Chord Dictionary displays the notes and chord names on the LCD screen
USB/MIDI connector for file transfer and external computer sequencer connectivity
Runs on 6 D cell batteries or AC power supply (both sold separately)
Keyboard 76 Standard Keys (E0-G6) with Touch Response
Polyphony 32 Voices
Multitimbral 16-Part
Synthesis Method AWM (Advanced Wave Memory)(General MIDI (GM) & XGlite Compatible)
Presets 489 x Voices
30 x Preset Songs
User Memory 5 x User Songs
Effects Reverb x 9 types
Chorus x 4 types
Harmony x 26 types
Master EQ x 5 Types
Accompaniment Styles Preset
Number of Preset Styles: 160
Fingering: Multi/Full Keyboard
Style Control: Intro, Main x 2, Fill-In, Ending

Custom
User Styles: Style File Format

Other Features
Easy Song Arranger
Music Database: 300 + External Files
One Touch Setting (OTS)
Sequencer 6 x Tracks
5 x Songs
Controllers 1 x Pitch Bend Wheel
26 x Panel Controls
13 x Function Controls
Expansion Slots No
Sample RAM No
Outputs 1 x 1/4 Stereo Headphone/Line
Inputs 1 x USB/MIDI
1 x 1/4" Phone Sustain Pedal In
1 x 12VDC Adapter In
Headphone Output 1 x 1/4" Stereo Phone
SCSI No
Internal Storage Flash ROM
External Storage USB Computer (Song and Style Transfer)
MIDI SysEx
Display Backlit LCD
Dimensions (WxDxH) 46.4 x 16.2 x 5.4" (1178 x 412 x 137mm)
Weight 18.5 lbs (8.3kg)
Specialties Built-In 12-Watt Amplifier
2-Way Stereo Speakers
USB Connectivity
Yamaha Education Suite Tutorials
Yamaha YPG-235 - 76-Key Portable Keyboard
  • Music Rest
  • Owner's Manual
  • CD-ROM with Song Book, USB Drivers and Digital Music Notebook
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    YamahaYPG-235 - 76-Key Portable Keyboard
     
    4.8

    (based on 30 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (25)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good audio (21)
    • Easy to use (18)
    • Touch sensitive keys (18)
    • Portable (14)
    • Responsive / good action (14)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Learning (13)
      • Accompaniment (12)
      • Concerts (7)
      • Travel (7)
      • Electronic music (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Novice (12), Experienced (9), Child (3), Professional musician (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great Value Keyboard

      I'm a Professional Woodwind player that has Studio Upright, but wanted something in practice room for working on changes and demonstrating for students without having to run up to living room. I recommend the...Read complete review

      I'm a Professional Woodwind player that has Studio Upright, but wanted something in practice room for working on changes and demonstrating for students without having to run up to living room. I recommend the YPG-235 for students, amateurs or someone wanting access to a decent sounding keyboard w/ real feel keys.It has lots of sounds and toys built in that will allow you to make recordings that years ago could have only been done in a studio!Have purchased lots of camera stuff over the years [...] from B & H, but was really surprised to get the "Best" pricing on a keyboard from them! Maybe they'll soon have Sax and Clarinet Reeds at great pricing!!!

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Nice Instrument, but not Mac-Friendly

      I'm a hobbyist who does home recording. I'm impressed with its capabilities, sound, and the feel and size of its keys. I would recommend this if you're not using Mac. I'm disappointed...Read complete review

      I'm a hobbyist who does home recording. I'm impressed with its capabilities, sound, and the feel and size of its keys. I would recommend this if you're not using Mac. I'm disappointed it's not at all Mac user friendly.

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      5.0

      Very pleased!

      By Caroline

      from Florida

      Comments about Yamaha YPG-235 - 76-Key Portable Keyboard:

      Great keyboard, good sound, and good feel. I bought the bundle and was very pleased with stand quality and for overall price.

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      5.0

      Love it

      By Rickm546

      from Nashville, TN

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Realistic Sound
      • Responsive / Good Action
      • Touch Sensitive Keys

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Yamaha YPG-235 - 76-Key Portable Keyboard:

          I'm only a few weeks into this thing and have not been able to explore all the features, but I love it. Keys feel good (not cheap), sounds are good, speakers kick out a nice volume for solo play. Buttons are easy to operate and feel "substantial". In fact, the whole thing is surprisingly solid and advanced given the very affordable price.

          I bought this to brush up on my skills and teach my son ear training. I'm not doing advanced recording, MIDI or even using the on board studio functions.

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          5.0

          Great for beginners/intermeds

          By Pam

          from San Francisco, CA

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Portable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • Learning

            Comments about Yamaha YPG-235 - 76-Key Portable Keyboard:

            Straight forward and easy to set up and use. I would highly recommend for beginners and intermediate players as there are a variety of features/sounds you can choose from but is all around a good basic keyboard as well.

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            5.0

            Even Better Than I Expected !!!

            By Master Blaster

            from Sylacauga, AL

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Realistic Sound
            • Touch Sensitive Keys

            Cons

            • Limited Sound Selection

            Best Uses

              Comments about Yamaha YPG-235 - 76-Key Portable Keyboard:

              I took piano lessons for about 10 years when I was younger, and haven't touched a piano in 33 years. I had been wanting to start back playing so I purchased this model because it has the same size keys. To make a long story short, I picked it right back up, and am enjoying playing and the keyboard. I haven't used any of the other instrument sounds because all I wanted it for was the keyboard- which is awesome.

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                5.0

                Great keyboard, awesome customer service

                By SouthernCalDad

                from CA

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Realistic Sound
                • Responsive / Good Action

                Cons

                • Power supply not included

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Yamaha YPG-235 - 76-Key Portable Keyboard:

                  I bought this keyboard for the Grand Piano sound and it does not disappoint. Keys are very responsive, and the integrated speakers are more than adequate for home use.

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                  5.0

                  Great Keyboard for the money

                  By Bill

                  from Glastonbury, CT

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Portable
                  • Realistic Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Yamaha YPG-235 - 76-Key Portable Keyboard:

                      I'm not a musician but this keyboard was recommended by a musician that attended Eastman School of music as a good all round choice. He told me it has good internal sound.
                      I bought it for my two sons to learn on. They like all the different sounds that it comes with.

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                      5.0

                      Christmas Gift for my wife

                      By BadA$$Drummer

                      from Hope Valley, RI

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Midi Usb Port
                      • Portable
                      • Realistic Sound
                      • Responsive / Good Action
                      • Touch Sensitive Keys

                      Cons

                      • No Ac Supply With It

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Recording
                      • Learning
                      • MIDI
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Yamaha YPG-235 - 76-Key Portable Keyboard:

                      We happen to see the same model at GC a few months earlier, and she liked it because she said the keys almost felt like playing a real piano.GC price was a lot more money! Anyway I bought this as a Christmas gift for my wife, and she seems to love it.

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                      5.0

                      Great product for the price point...

                      By B#

                      from Cape Coral, FL

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Portable
                      • Pre-programmed music
                      • Realistic Sound
                      • Responsive / Good Action
                      • Touch Sensitive Keys

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Accompaniment
                        • Chamber Music
                        • Concerts
                        • Electronic Music
                        • Learning
                        • MIDI
                        • School Bands
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Yamaha YPG-235 - 76-Key Portable Keyboard:

                        This keyboard can accommodate all levels of skill from the beginner to the serious musician. The midi patch-through is excellent.

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                        4.0

                        Good value

                        By Larry L

                        from Cleveland, OH

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Portable
                        • Realistic Sound
                        • Responsive / Good Action
                        • Touch Sensitive Keys

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Accompaniment
                          • Concerts
                          • Learning
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Yamaha YPG-235 - 76-Key Portable Keyboard:

                          I purchased this keyboard for my daughter and she loves it. Nice size, can still fit in a small car. The sound is good, not all that loud, but fine for practice. It lacks a separate line out, you have yo use the head phone jack and then adjust the volume. Not the best way of going.

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                          5.0

                          Fun for all

                          By Indigo

                          from Farmington Hills, MI

                          About Me Child

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Realistic Sound
                          • Responsive / Good Action
                          • Touch Sensitive Keys

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Yamaha YPG-235 - 76-Key Portable Keyboard:

                              My three kids are having a blast with this keyboard. They love the different sounds it can make, they like "bending" the notes, and they like the background music it makes. Its a great way to introduce them to music - but they feel like they're gaming!

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                                5.0

                                Amazing product! Was the perfect giftb

                                By Kristen

                                from Massachsetts

                                About Me Child

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use
                                • Portable
                                • Pre-programmed music
                                • Realistic Sound
                                • Responsive / Good Action
                                • Touch Sensitive Keys

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Learning

                                  Comments about Yamaha YPG-235 - 76-Key Portable Keyboard:

                                  Got this as a Christmas gift for my musical daughter and she couldn't be happier! Very large sturdy keyboard, beautiful sounds, easy to use yet has lots of extras. Love the fact that it has headphone jack too.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great gift

                                  By Submariner

                                  from Walla walla, Washington

                                  About Me Novice

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Realistic Sound
                                  • Responsive / Good Action
                                  • Touch Sensitive Keys

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Concerts
                                    • Learning
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Yamaha YPG-235 - 76-Key Portable Keyboard:

                                    Met all of our expectations. Very good quality.

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                                    5.0

                                    LOVE IT!

                                    By Irene Piano Mom

                                    from Montclair NJ

                                    About Me Child

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Portable
                                    • Pre-programmed music
                                    • Realistic Sound
                                    • Responsive / Good Action
                                    • Touch Sensitive Keys

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Learning

                                      Comments about Yamaha YPG-235 - 76-Key Portable Keyboard:

                                      Keyboard is for my 6 1/2 year old son. He LOVES playing the keyboard. It has all the bells and whistles but is still easy enough to use.

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                                      4.0

                                      perfect!

                                      By sparkyaco

                                      from alberta,canada

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy to Use
                                      • Portable
                                      • Pre-programmed music
                                      • Realistic Sound
                                      • Responsive / Good Action
                                      • Touch Sensitive Keys

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Learning

                                        Comments about Yamaha YPG-235 - 76-Key Portable Keyboard:

                                        easy to use and perfect for a beginner like me.i really liked it.

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                                        5.0

                                        Perfect keyboard beautiful sound

                                        By music mom

                                        from Twin Falls, Idaho

                                        About Me Experienced

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy to Use
                                        • Portable
                                        • Realistic Sound
                                        • Responsive / Good Action
                                        • Touch Sensitive Keys

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Accompaniment
                                          • Concerts
                                          • Electronic Music
                                          • Travel

                                          Comments about Yamaha YPG-235 - 76-Key Portable Keyboard:

                                          The sound and is amazing. very easy to use

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                                          5.0

                                          This is so real

                                          By above the clouds

                                          from South Lake Tahoe, California

                                          About Me Experienced

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy to Use
                                          • Portable
                                          • Pre-programmed music
                                          • Realistic Sound
                                          • Responsive / Good Action
                                          • Touch Sensitive Keys

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Accompaniment
                                            • Concerts
                                            • Learning
                                            • Travel

                                            Comments about Yamaha YPG-235 - 76-Key Portable Keyboard:

                                            I plan to take up piano as I once have years ago and this portable is easy to carry but the keys are as one from an original.
                                            I am looking forward to my new projects, new experience with this piano. The piano is awesome.

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                                            5.0

                                            Perfect for music!

                                            By Henry

                                            from Miami, FL

                                            About Me Novice

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy to Use
                                            • Portable
                                            • Realistic Sound

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Accompaniment

                                              Comments about Yamaha YPG-235 - 76-Key Portable Keyboard:

                                              We purchased this equipment for use in events outside of our church. It is ideal for this use and the sound quality is extraordinary. Perfect for our needs.

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                                              5.0

                                              highly recommended

                                              By stan the man

                                              from birmingham, al

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Realistic Sound
                                              • Responsive / Good Action
                                              • Touch Sensitive Keys

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Accompaniment
                                                • Electronic Music
                                                • Learning

                                                Comments about Yamaha YPG-235 - 76-Key Portable Keyboard:

                                                this keyboard will probably suit the needs of nearly anyone for use in a non-professional setting. it has lots of bells and whistles that come with its strong sound and great key feel. as with most keyboards, some of the voices are great, some a little cheesy, but most of the important ones are pretty amazing.[...]

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                                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                top-of-the-line beginners keyboard

                                                By the quiet dude

                                                from arlington, TX

                                                About Me Novice

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about Yamaha YPG-235 - 76-Key Portable Keyboard:

                                                      this keyboard has almost 500 sounds and the last 100 are mainly effect sounds. they all sound terrific and could be used in some situation or another. the main reason i bought this is for the grand piano sound, and it sounds sweet. i played with alot of other keyboards but this is the winner. for the price, it beats alot of the higher end stuff as well.

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                                                      5.0

                                                      We will do business with B&H again

                                                      By The Boot

                                                      from Myakka City, FL

                                                      About Me Novice

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                            Comments about Yamaha YPG-235 - 76-Key Portable Keyboard:

                                                            The product bundle that we purchased was a great buy and they all are wonderful sounding products but the emphasis I would like to make is on the packaging and the price, all 5 star. Thank you Gentlemen

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