The Yamaha P95 is a TRUE portable digital piano. It weighs a mere 27 lbs, and can be carried by just one person - using only ONE hand. It is easily transported anywhere you want – an auditorium, school, a friend’s house, or just another room of your home, with no hassle.
It takes up less room than most coffee tables. It won’t require a shuffle of furniture in your home in order to use it and you can store it away when not in use.
Yamaha P95 Review
If you want to get the ultimate package, there is a Yamaha P95 bundle available which includes the keyboard, a piano bench, keyboard stand, pedal board, headphones, a dust cover, and a CD songbook.
Sounds Just Like the Real Thing
This Yamaha piano has 64 notes of polyphony and two 6-watt amplified speakers. There are also 2 headphone jacks so that you can practice anytime you want without disturbing anyone.
There are 10 “voices” or instruments built into the piano, such as Grand Piano, Electric Piano, and Strings. You can play the piano as any one of these or you can combine two voices and play in dual mode.
The Yamaha P95, like other Yamaha keyboards, creates realistic sounds of each of these acoustic instruments. Multiple digital samples have been recorded from the actual instruments themselves, at varying degrees of playing strength. These are used together to dynamically reproduce nuances based on your playing strength.
Each voice can have reverb effects, which simulate playing in a different environment, applied to it. There are 4 different effects – small concert hall, large concert hall, stage, and room. Each effect has 20 degrees of depth that can be adjusted. You can, of course, play without an effect as well.
Your performances can also be recorded and played back later, or transferred to a computer using the built-in MIDI jacks. You can even change the voice or tempo of a recording afterwards.
Here’s a video of the P95 in action:
Yamaha P95 Spec Chart:
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Read Review Compare Prices General Weight 26 lbs, 7 oz Height 5-15/16 in Depth 11-5/8 in Width 52-3/16 in Main Features # of Keys 88 Weighted Keys Touch Sensitivity Built-In Speakers 6W x 2 Polyphony 64-notes # of Voices 10 Reverb Effects Built-in Songs Built-in Recorder Metronome Available Colors Black or Silver Connections USB Port MIDI Connector Headphone Jack Line-Out Jack Accessories Footswitch Included Power Supply Included . Yamaha P95
Almost every Yamaha P95 review I came across commented on how well the keys felt. Each are weighted to match the an actual grand piano’s keys. The lower-note keys have a heavier feel, whereas high ones are lighter to the touch.
The keys can be played a long time without finger stress. If you ever switch to a grand piano, you’ll feel right at home.
To compile this Yamaha P95 review, I read a lot of feedback from owners:
“This is as close as I’ve come so far to sound perfection, for the acoustic piano sound…”
“The tone is `nearly` perfect. Still think there must be a better one out there, but i haven`t found it yet…”
“The Yamaha is so user friendly, I loved it immediately…”
“For someone looking for a portable, digital piano that sounds good for the money… I think Yamaha did it right on this one…”
Even though I think this piano is a good choice, there were just a couple issues that owners were bringing up when I was researching, so it’s only fair to list them.
There are no USB ports on the piano and it only has MIDI connections. This isn’t a showstopper however as you can purchase a midi to USB cable to still connect the piano to your computer.
The only other negative was from an owner in Brazil. He was picking up radio stations on the piano However, he lived near two radio antennas, was not using a filtered surge protector, and did not have the issue when taking the piano to a friend’s house. No one else mentioned anything like this.
If you’re looking for a quality digital piano, I think the Yamaha P95 is a good choice, as many a Yamaha P95 review from owners were really positive.
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