When you need a keyboard to be used everywhere from your bedroom to the stage, you don't want to have to worry about breaking your back every time you move it! The Yamaha NPV range solves the problem by providing pro features and comfortable playing action in a slim and light package that will leave you wondering where the electronics that make all the great sounds actually are!
The NPV80 forms part of the Yamaha Piaggero series, that for it's unique name and ethos, combines the "Piano" with "leggero" which is italian for light. The result is a fun piano that suits both the home enthusiast and light entertainment performer with its great sounds, creative feature set and truly portable design.
Soft Touch Keys
As most pianists will agree, one of the most important features of any piano/keyboard is the feel of the keys. Yamaha have created a light and comfortable piano-like "Graded Soft-Touch" response, Giving you total control of the high quality sounds for dynamic and musical performance potential.
If you're just learning the piano, the V80 has a variety of fun learning guides to help you make the most of your practice sessions. The Performance Assistant is great for complete beginners and there's a lesson system that is really useful if you are teaching yourself or are looking for something different to compliment your playing.
Built-in Backing Band
Whether Yamaha meant it or not, a perfect anagram of Piaggero is Arpeggio which just happens to hint at the the Series' powerful trump card, the "Style" section. This versatile arpeggiator feature provides a complete backing band controlled by the chords you play in your left hand, leaving you're right hand to jam out a awesome melodies over the top for a full performance. Whether your're looking to play Jazz, Blues, Disco or Reggae, the NVP80 delivers with bass, drums, guitars, brass, piano; anything that's style appropriate. You can trigger fills, intros, endings and everything to add a little sparkle and polish to your original compositions. What's more, its really easy to get the hang of and find something that sounds great, with plenty of flexibility as you learn.
Here's what Yamaha say about the NPV80
An enhanced Piaggero with extra high quality piano and orchestral voicings, a wider range of styles and new performance features such as Arpeggiator and USB storage. Combine "piano" with "leggero" (Italian - "light") and you have Piaggero - a new era in digital keyboards. NP-V80 offers even more performance potential!
Go-anywhere portability, up to the minute style, Yamaha's legendary sound quality and ease of use, together with a 76-note 'box key' Graded Soft Touch keyboard - the perfect Piaggero for new hobby players or experienced musicians.
- Graded Soft Touch keyboard features graded lightweight keys for a more piano-like response
- Choose from hundreds of instrumental sounds!
- Enjoy playing along with your own personal backing band with 165 styles
- A variety of fun learning technologies including Performance Assistant and lessons
Arpeggiator function provides intriguing new musical potential!
- Keyboard: 76 keys (Graded Touch)
- Voices: 489
- Rhythm Accompaniment Styles: 160
- Polyphony (Max.): 32
- Effect: Reverb, Chorus, EQ
- Volume: Master Volume
- Controls: Dual, Metronome, Transpose, Tuning, Touch(Hard/Medium/Soft/Fixed)
- Preset Songs: 30 Preset Songs
- Recording Facility: 5 x 6 tracks
- Registration Banks: 4 Pads x 8 Banks
- Jacks/Connectors: MIDI (IN/OUT), PHONES/OUTPUT, DC IN 12V, SUSTAIN
- Main Amplifier: 6W + 6W
- Speaker: (12 cm x 6 cm) x 2
- Power Consumption: 20W
- Dimensions: (WxDxH) 1228mm × 111mm × 312mm
- Weight: 6.3kg
- Batteries: Six AA size, LR-6 or equivalent
- Accessories: Owner's Manual, Music Rest
- AC Power Adaptor : Yamaha PA-150 (included)