Another Beauty from Yamaha!
Man, I feel like I am a Yamaha vendor. This is the second Yamaha product I want to tell you about; unfortunately I am not getting any commissions but man, Yamaha knows what to do when it comes to piano and keyboards.
I wanna tell you about the Yamaha P-155 Digital Stage piano, a keyboard that feels like a real grand piano!
So what are the features of this beautiful machine:
- 88 Graded Hammer-action keys
- 4 level AWM dynamic stereo sampling
- Key off and stereo sustain sampling, damper resonance
- 17 voices
- 4 reverb type, 3 brilliance types, and 4 effect types
- Dual and Split modes
- Built-in metronome
- Tuning and transposition controls
- 2-track recorder
- MIDI in/out, two headphone jacks, sustain and aux pedal inputs, two 1/4″ line outputs
- USB MIDI connectivity
This Yamaha is basically a professional, high quality piano that everyone will want and of course that you can carry around. You can take it to stage with you or leave it at home if you prefer. You could go to a friends place for showing your piano chops of or even take it to a Jam session – just be aware that everyone will want to play it… not sure how would you feel about that!
The Yamaha P-155 sounds were sampled from a top of the line CPIII concert grand and a full 88 key graded hammer action keyboard.
This piano is for you either if you are a musician who wants the best piano sound available in the market or if you want a grand piano but don’t have a big lounge to have it in.
“Never before has a sample instrument of this sophistication been offered at a price so low” – zzounds.com
Yamaha is on top the technology and the P-155 has the incredibly natural 4 level piano sample. This was possible thanks to Yamaha’s Dynamic Stereo Sampling which basically allows you to get 4 different sounds of the same key – this is great to work on your dynamic range and tonal expression. Playing softly won’t only lower the volume but it will produce the quiet sound of a grand piano, which is a win!
With the P-155 you get both sides of the coin, realistic sound and realistic feel. If you get this piano, you will buy it because you are looking for that real grand piano sound, however, it has 16 other voices to play with.
And, if you are into computer software and wondering if you can use this as a MIDI controller, the answer is yes. If you’ve got a bunch of MIDI synth modules or any other software you can use your Yamaha P-155 to control them all with its beautiful and responsive keys. It comes with a MIDI over USB jack, so no further audio interfaces are needed, just plug it into any of your USB ports and crank your Cubase, Ableton, Garageband or any other software you use.
What causes the true piano feel on the P-155? This is Yamaha’s Graded Hammer technology, which basically reproduces the feel of a grand piano keyboard – heavier touch in the lower keys and lighter touch in the higher keys, and subtle gradations of weight and response throughout.
That is not all folks, the P-155 also includes a sustain pedal, music rest and of course a manual + AC power adaptor.
You can get this Yamaha for around $1,000 – totally worth every penny!
I know that the outside doesn’t really matter but the P-155 comes in 3 different flavours: Black with Ebony top-board, black with mahogany top-board and my favorite silver with cherry top-board, which one would you get?