Released July, 2010
The Pros:Included "Education Suite" makes it easy for beginners to learn songs. Strong sound quality for an entry-level keyboard. Excellent for beginners in compact spaces (vs. 76-key or 88-key models).
The Cons:Lacks lower notes only available on a 76-key keyboard. Some instrument sound reproductions are not realistic.
The Yamaha YPT 220 is an entry level portable organ-style keyboard that features 61 full sized keys and 375 natural sound voices. It features the Portable Grand button and comes equipped with the Yamaha Education Suite.
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This particular model features a 32 note polyphony, and comes equipped with a sound effect kit.
The Yamaha YPT 220 comes with 375 natural high-quality instrument voices and 100 accompaniment styles, including 12 drum kits, 361 XGlite voices, and a sound effect kit. The Portable Grand button allows users to get their keyboard to sound like a true piano with the touch of a button. The Yamaha Education Suite package lets the user learn how to teach and perform with easy lesson steps for either the right or left hand, or both. The 32 note polyphony allows for more playback than a 16-note polyphony. The sound effect kit features a number of unique sounds, like running water or dog barking.
Feature upgrades from the YPT 210 model include the reverb effect with 9 different reverb types. Feature upgrades to the YPT 310 model would include 482 instrument voices (instead of 375) and a 2-track sequencer and Flash ROM for storage.
- entry level portable keyboard
- 61 full sized keys
- cutsom LCD display
- 375 natural high-quality instrument voices
- Portable Grand button
- Yamaha Education Suite
- 32 note polyphony
- reverb effect with 9 different reverb types
- sound effect kit
- one touch settings
- MIDI In/Out connectivity
- headphone jack
- 2 speakers
- AC adapter
User Reviews (1)
Included "Education Suite" makes it easy for beginners to learn songs
Strong sound quality for an entry-level keyboard
Excellent for beginners in compact spaces (vs. 76-key or 88-key models)
Solid build quality for a beginner keyboard at such a low price point
Extensive array of instruments, sound effects, and options, compared to other beginner keyboards
Lacks lower notes only available on a 76-key keyboard
Some instrument sound reproductions are not realistic
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