Yamaha P35 digital piano

Very easy to use with superb sound!

This is probably the best option for the piano enthusiast looking into buy a simple, easy to use but powerful digital piano. The Yamaha P35 Digital Piano is the first in Yamaha’s legendary P-series.

The P35 is a very portable, lightweight piano, perfect to have at home, at a recording studio, school or even for playing some local gigs.

Not a lot of builds, buttons and shiny lights.

The P35 was build to be nothing else but a great piano. With the P35 you basically have 10 different voices, nothing more and these include a couple of grand piano sounds and organ sounds. An electric piano and a couple of strings, harpschords and vibes. All of them with an amazing sounding quality!

So how can you set the sounds up without a button? This digital piano comes with a function button which by pressing it down will activate certain keys on the keyboard to switch between sounds and also activate a built in metronome.

Duo function.

The duo function allows you to split the keyboard in two identical sounds, this is a great tool for teachers and students or as it name says, to play as a duo. As well as letting you mix two different sounds; for example, strings and piano, or any other combination you like.

It also comes with reverb and chorus effects and MIDI input and output so you can connect it to any computer application you have.

A sustain pedal and power supply comes as well with the P35.

In a few words, the Yamaha P35 digital piano is a great little keyboard at a very affordable price.

Check it out on your nearest music store.

Luis Tovar

Luis Tovar

Yamaha Avant Grand N1

As seen on Yamaha.com

In pursuit of the Grand Piano in everything – sound, touch and action.

Part of Yamaha’s AvantGrand lineup, the N1 delivers the captivating sound of this hybrid piano series in its simplest form. The N1 easily does justice to the grand piano in terms of playing feel and responsive action, setting a new standard with its perfect integration of acoustic and digital technologies.


Specialized Grand Piano Action

The nuanced touch and response of the grand piano are an essential standard yardstick for piano quality. The AvantGrand offers the player a specially-developed grand piano action that features the same configuration as the action of a real grand. The hammers strike the ‘strings’ from underneath, allowing minute adjustments to the weight distribution of the hammers, and to the movement of the hammers themselves, for a smoother feel when playing. In addition to a hammer sensor, the AvantGrand employs a non-contact key sensor that has no effect on the movement of the keys, affording excellent recognition of the player’s pressure on the keyboard, timing, and the other delicate nuances that affect musical expression. This combination provides an impressive sensitivity for the entire range from pianissimo through to fortissimo, and the ability to translate even the swiftest trills of the pianist with transparency.

Spatial Acoustic Sampling
With the introduction of the AvantGrand, Yamaha ignited a revolution in the approach to sampling, recording and playback of the notes of the actual acoustic piano. Treating the sound-board not simply as a point source of sound but as a plane, they took samples at four positions, adding optimum center and rear locations to the traditional left and right.

Spatial Acoustic Speaker System
As a sound source, we carefully selected the best single instrument from among our CFIIIS full concert grand pianos for sampling. The end result of these efforts is that AvantGrand series instruments recreate the original sound of a superb grand piano almost to perfection. Meanwhile, the AvantGrand’s speaker system has been designed to ensure that this sound is heard best at the playing position. A three-way system featuring woofer, mid-range and tweeter speakers reproduce the rich natural resonance of the soundboard accurately. What’s more, each of the low-, mid-, and high-frequency bands has been given its own amplifier to prevent interference between bands. This innovative configuration allows the instrument’s outstanding sound system to reproduce the nuances of each individual note. For even greater sonic accuracy, feature speaker layouts optimized for the size of the instruments.

More specs
Number of keys: 88
Number of pedals: 3

Number of polyphony: 256
Number of voices: 5
Effects: Reverb

And of course, it comes with all the functions that an electric piano comes with such as Metronome; a tempor range that goes from 5 to 500. It comes with headphones connectivity, MIDI in and out, Aux in and out and USB.

Check it out: