The Yamaha YPT-410 is a portable music keyboard that combines traditional learning tools with hands-on performance features. You get a Pitch Bend Wheel for authentic playing of guitar and horn sounds,... Read More
The Yamaha YPT-410 is a portable music keyboard that combines traditional learning tools with hands-on performance features. You get a Pitch Bend Wheel for authentic playing of guitar and horn sounds, control knobs that give you realtime control over filters, effects, EQ, and tempo, and an arpeggio function for techno and synthesizer keyboard playing that can automatically add the playing of notes in rapid succession in ascending and descending fashion. These are easy-to-use professional features that set this Yamaha keyboard apart from others in its class while they help you to sound great.
* Note: Requires the optional Yamaha PA130 (#336005) power supply.
Computer Connectivity: USB and Flash ROM
The Yamaha YPT-410 keyboard comes with 30 built-in songs, plus 70 more on an included CD-ROM, as well as an interactive lesson system, divided into left and right hand parts, for learning them. In addition, you have the ability to connect to a computer via USB, download more songs from the Internet into the internal Flash ROM (PC only), and use all of the Yamaha Education Suite features to master them. Yamaha makes it easy to get connected with the new PC button. Now, instead of wading through function menus and fighting through a maze of selections, one button is your expressway to music on the web and your computer. Once connected, you can play your songs into the computer (PC and Mac), edit them if necessary, and e-mail them to your friends and family. And, with General MIDI (GM) and XGlite compatibility, song data always plays back with the correct sounds.
6-track sequencer: record your own music
Imagine capturing your child's first performance or writing and recording your own songs. With the Yamaha YPT-410, you have the equivalent of a built-in multitrack recorder to record one or multiple instrument parts at a time and assign each part to a different track. Six tracks are provided to accommodate sophisticated melodies, chord accompaniment, and rhythm parts.
Sound QualityThe Yamaha
YPT-410 has separate woofers and tweeters to deliver sounds with clarity and precision for more lifelike instrument voices. A special port on each speaker also adds a powerful impact to bass sound reproduction, and the true stereo adds realistic character and spatial depth. It's Digital Signal Processing (DSP) enhances sound quality with sophisticated digital effects like Harmony, Reverb & Chorus. The YPT-410 includes Yamaha's Advanced Wave Memory (AWM) technology which helps it delivers amazingly realistic sound.
There are many tools in the keyboard that make it easy to be a power user from the first day you own the keyboard, such as:
Complete keyboard setups by song title. The keyboard selects an appropriate voice for the right hand melody, the correct musical style and the correct tempo. Simply call up a song title and start playing.
One Touch Setting (OTS)
This provides you with a recommended voice with effects for each style. For example, on a jazz style OTS might be piano, for a Latin style it might be acoustic guitar and for a rock style it might be a guitar with overdrive etc.
Set the keyboard up just the way you like and take a digital snapshot by memorizing it to one of the Registration buttons. Load and save up to 16 Registrations to User memory. The Registration buttons are conveniently located just above the keyboard.
Performance Assistant Technology
Performance assistant technology is a feature from Yamaha that guarantees that you can't play a wrong note or chord. Here's how it works. Select a song, press the Performance Assistant button, and play the keyboard ” any notes you like. Every note you play will fit the music. If you move up the keyboard, the pitch goes up. If you move down, the pitch goes down. Play a perfect arpeggio, or play chords in time with the music, or really go for it and play a solo. As long as performance assistant is on, you're on. Imagine being able to give a concert to your friends or relatives the very first day that you bring this remarkable keyboard home. With the YPT-410 and performance assistant technology, you can! In addition to working with any of the internal songs with chords, this feature also works with XF MIDI files.
Easy Song Arranger: You're the conductor
You can change the feel or arrangement of songs by simply pressing the Easy Song Arranger button, allowing you to re-mix any MIDI file. For example, you can try your favorite song with a Rock feel, Hip Hop, then Jazz. It's fast, powerful, and one-button simple.
Digital Music Notebook
Digital Music Notebook is a multimedia Internet service that enables you to preview, purchase, download, and print learn-to-play music books and chart-topping sheet music. From scales to chords to your favorite riffs, Digital Music Notebook is jam-packed with all the secrets you need to master your instrument. Add accompaniments, record and mix yourself, sing karaoke with friends, and learn new techniques while having a blast”Digital Music Notebook delivers everything you need to bring music alive.
Master EQ: Tailor your sound
Five different master equalizer (EQ) settings are provided to give you the best possible sound when listening through different reproduction systems”the instrument's internal speakers, headphones, or an external speaker system. Either way, you're in control.
Realistic Sounding Voices
The YPT-410 comes equipped with 116 panel voices, 12 drum/SFX kits, 361 XGlite voices, plus 15 arpeggio voices. Included in this selection is stereo-sampled Piano, a selection of Sweet! Voices including Trumpet, Flute, Pan Flute, Soprano & Tenor Saxes and Cool! Voices ,including Galaxy Electric Piano, Organ and Rotor Organ.
Sweet! Voices reproduce all the natural expression and vibrato of their respective acoustic instruments whereas Cool! Voices feature long samples of electronically amplified instruments. Dual Mode allows you to combine two voices across the keyboard at the same time. Split Mode allows you to select a different voice for each hand. The combinations are limited only by your imagination.
Yamaha Education Suite (Y.E.S.) helps you learn to play
The YPT-410 has 30 built-in songs plus 70 more on the included CD-ROM for you to learn to play using the Yamaha Education Suite. The songs are separated into left and right hand parts, providing 7 levels of lessons plus a convenient chord dictionary.
There are three keyboard lessons for each hand:
¢Waiting Mode - stops the playback of a song until you find the correct note and then continues
¢Your Tempo Mode - Learn to play the correct notes with the correct timing. Song playback tempo will vary to match the speed you are playing at. The song will slow down when you play wrong notes, so you can learn at your own pace
¢Minus One Mode - Here's where you can perfect your technique. The song will play at the normal tempo, minus the part you have chosen to play. Play along while listening to the song.
Other ways (Y.E.S.) helps you:
¢Lesson Grading - monitors your progress as you practice each lesson and gives you a grade
¢Repeat and Learn - The song location will move back four measures from the point at which you pressed the button, and playback will begin after a one measure count-in. This section will repeat allowing you to practice until perfect
¢Chord Dictionary - shows you how to play chords and tells you which chords you are playing by displaying the notes and chord names on the LCD screen
You are also able to create sound mixes of your own using Layer and Split modes. Split mode allows you to have two different sounds on the keyboard at the same time, like piano on the right and bass on the left. Layer mode allows you to combine two sounds across the keyboard range. For example, you could play piano and strings at the same time. You're only limited by your imagination.
32-Note Polyphony and 16-Part Multi-Timbrel
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. The YPT-410 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 YPT-410 takes full advantage of Yamaha's DSP know-how. It gives you an extensive range of 9 top-quality reverb effects that simulate playing in everything from a small room to a large spacious concert hall and 4 chorus effects that add richness to electric pianos and guitars in particular. You'll also find 26 types of Harmony effects for your melody part and 50 different Arpeggio patterns. Similar to the arpeggio functions provided on some synthesizers, this function automatically produces arpeggios (broken chords) when you simply play the appropriate notes on the keyboard. A variety of arpeggios can be produced by changing your fingering or the arpeggio type.
Just what the teacher ordered, a fully adjustable metronome is just a button push away.
Auto Accompaniment Styles
In addition to the 100 songs mentioned above, the YPT-410 also has auto accompaniment styles that follow your playing. Simply select a style of music from the 155 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 YPT-410 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. And if you can't find the right style for your song, simply go to Yamaha's website to preview from the selections, purchase, and transfer one to your keyboard (PC only).
Portable Grand at it's finest
You're never more than a button push away from the most realistic piano sound in portable keyboards today. One press of the Portable Grand button resets the entire keyboard to a stereo-sampled piano”perfect for when it's time to practice. Yamaha is known around the world for the quality of their acoustic pianos and this attention to detail is evident as you enjoy the warmth and clarity of the YPT-410 Portable Grand piano. The keyboard includes a Sustain Pedal jack on the back for practicing and playing piano pieces.
The YPT-410 features USB MIDI, Sustain Pedal jack, and a Headphone jack for private practice.
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What a great keyboard! Although not a groundbreaking keyboard or synth, this is definitely some bang for your buck. The keys aren't weighted, but they don't feel cheap either. There are 504 sounds on board, with the last few being sound effects. The default piano sound is gorgeous, and if you get a sustain pedal, it sounds just about as good as a stage piano. There are also knobs to adjust Chorus, Cutoff, Resonance, and a few other effects. You can also use this as a midi controller through USB, which is very cool. Overall, a great keyboard. If you have a kid that wants to get into piano or synthesizers, but you don't feel like spending gobs of money yet, this is a great start. It has many great synthesizer effects on it too.