Customer Reviews for Yamaha YPT-230 61-key Keyboard Bundle

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Yamaha YPT-230 61-key Keyboard Bundle

The YPT230 Package contains everything you need to get started; including eMedia Instructional Software, a Pair of Closed-Cup Headphones, a Single-Braced X-style Keyboard Stand, and a Power Supply. The YPT230 offers pure playing pleasure for both beginners and experienced players! The YPT-230 features 385 natural sounding voices, including Stereo Grand Piano, 371 XGlite voices, 13 drum kits and a sound effect kit. The YPT-230 also has 100 accompaniment styles and 102 built-in songs. The keyboard also has a rich Reverb effect that adds concert-hall ambience to any performance. Use the Portable Grand button to instantly call up an authentic stereo grand piano sound. One dedicated button brings up a great sounding piano, stunningly rich and authentic in its sound and exceptionally responsive to your playing touch, as well as setting up the keyboard to play as a piano. In addition to the 102 songs mentioned above, the YPT230 also has auto accompaniment styles that follow your playing. Simply select a style of music from the 100 built-in Styles (example Rock), play a single note or chord on the left side of the keyboard and play your melody on the right side. The YPT230 will create a backup band (bass, drums, strings, guitar etc.) and follow you through the song. You can play your songs and try different genres of music. It's both fun and entertaining. The music pathway to your computer and the Internet is MIDI. It's the way that keyboards communicate with computers. And because the YPT230 is both General MIDI (GM) and XGlite compatible, you have access to thousands of MIDI song files on the Internet. Some keyboards have two speakers but aren't stereo. Don't be fooled. Just because a keyboard has two speakers doesn't mean that it's truly stereo with two separate amplifiers. All Yamaha Portable Keyboards feature stereo-sampling technology. The YPT-230 now features a new Ultra Wide stereo sound field that adds an extended, wider, dynamic range. There are various Ultra Wide Stereo presets that can be selected. In electronic keyboards, the more sounds made at the same time polyphony the more memory is needed. Obviously, more is always better, because too little polyphony can cause dropouts in dense passages of music. Some keyboards at this price point have only 12-note polyphony. The YPT230 has 32 notes of polyphony and will play back 16 different parts or sounds at once (16-part multi timbrel); enough for the most demanding needs. The YPT230 has a large selection of professional sounding Voices called XGlite. The result is amazing sound quality and 385 Voices for you to choose from, offering compatibility with both 3rd party and Yamaha XG software. Just some of the great sounds you'll find in this keyboard are trumpets, violins, electric pianos, harpsichord, organ, guitars and bass guitar. This package comes bundled with eMedias Starter Piano and Keyboard Lessons software! With over 50 step-by-step lessons starting from basics such as hand position, note reading, time signatures, playing on black keys, and more; this software will get you started on the right track for success. Piano teacher Irma Irene Justicia, M.A., who has taught at the renowned Julliard School of Music, guides you with video demonstrations of techniques. Songs and exercises are enhanced by live recorded audio, variable-speed MIDI keyboard tracks and colorful MIDI accompaniments. Interactive review and ear training screens help reinforce new concepts and develop your ear. When used with the Yamaha YPT230 and a MIDI interface (sold separately), it provides specific feedback on playing mistakes, including wrong notes and rhythms. Features:   Total of 385 high-quality instrument voices and 100 accompaniment styles   Portable Grand button lets you instantly call up Yamaha's world-famous grand piano sound   New Yamaha Education Suite (Y.E.S.) feature allows playback of songs with continuously modified tempos to follow the players performance   102 built-in songs for easy learning   Reverb effect with 9 different reverb types   Ultra Wide Stereo Model: YPT-230
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Customer Reviews for Yamaha YPT-230 61-key Keyboard Bundle
Review 1 for Yamaha YPT-230 61-key Keyboard Bundle
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Location:San Leandro, CA
Date:March 22, 2013

Lots of features

Pros: ideal for transporting to gigs
Cons: na
Model Number: The YPT230 Package
"The Yamaha keyboard provides incredible options in a compact unit, fun and easy to play"
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Yamaha YPT-230 61-key Keyboard Bundle
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Location:Fairfax, VA
Date:January 16, 2013

Just what we needed

Pros: works perfect.
"This product arrived faster than expected, it's the right keyboard for our biginner. Everything works perfect so far and we have had it for about a week now."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Yamaha YPT-230 61-key Keyboard Bundle
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Location:San Diego, CA
Date:January 24, 2012

Starter keyboard

Pros: easy to set up and be playing in 5 minutes
Model Number: Yamaha YPT30
"I recently purchased a starter keyboard for our 3rd grader. He has shown some interest in playing piano and a few of his teachers have suggested it as well.
I know that I can trust any product that Costco (Price Club) sells.
When I turned it on, the Grand Piano sound was pretty much dead on. A bit too reverby for my taste, but the sound was great. We haven't gotten into all of the functions yet, but I am sure that we will find out a lot of what it can do.
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Yamaha YPT-230 61-key Keyboard Bundle
Rating
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Date:January 20, 2012

stand doesn't fit

Pros: good price
Cons: stand does fit keyboard
"bought this for my daughter for her piano lessons The keyboard is a great price and the headphones are great to have. The main issue we have with this product is that the stand that comes with it does not fit the keyboard. The keyboard just sits on the stand and doesn't have any means to secure it. Costco is attempting to get a new stand from the vendor for me."
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Yamaha YPT-230 61-key Keyboard Bundle
Rating
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Location:Miramar, FL
Date:January 15, 2012

Broken black key

Model Number: YPT 230
"One of the black keys is broken, the headphone wire has a short so that we have to mess with the wire to hear in both ears. The stand isn't a good fit for the keyboard. I'm returning it."
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Yamaha YPT-230 61-key Keyboard Bundle
Rating
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Date:December 28, 2011

decent but dissapointing

"considering returning product. we are pleased with the keyboard but the stand it comes with is not made for the keybord, it doesnt fit into the preset stand grooves and therefore can not be screwed safely into place with predrilled holes. This makes it precariously balanced on the stand and can and already has been knocked off by somewhat excited kids. too bad, since Santa brought it, it is making it a difficult return."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 7 for Yamaha YPT-230 61-key Keyboard Bundle
Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Location:SC
Date:December 25, 2011

Nice piano for a beginner

Cons: ux16 - no usb midi interface cable provided
Model Number: psr-e233
"Nice extras for the price. Has headphones, ac adapter, and stand. But, does not come with UX16 - USB MIDI Interface cable for pc connectivity."
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Review 8 for Yamaha YPT-230 61-key Keyboard Bundle
Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Date:December 13, 2011
Pros: thank you
"The order was sent and traced on time. The only other comment is that the volume seems limited."
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.