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Yamaha P45 88 Key Digital Piano with GHS Weighted Keys

Yamaha P45 88 Key Digital Piano with GHS Weighted Keys

Yamaha P45 88 Key Digital Piano with GHS Weighted Keys

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Yamaha's most affordable digital piano. The authentic piano sound and key feel make it easy to play this simple model any way you like. Authentic to the touch. Yamaha's GHS (Graded Hammer Standard) weighted action has heavier touch in the low end and lighter touch in the high end, just like the hammers inside an acoustic piano. Great for the aspiring pianist, practicing on the GHS action builds the proper finger technique for when the time comes to perform on an acoustic piano. Plus the matte finish of the black keys are less slippery when playing for extended periods of time. Tried and true, Yamaha's classic sound engine for realistic tone. AWM (Advanced Wave Memory) sampling uses digital technology to record the sound of an acoustic piano. AWM Stereo Sampling creates a deeper, richer and more spacious sound by using pairs of waveforms (L and R) captured with two microphones. The P-45 uses AWM to play one sample per key at varying levels of volume and timbre.

Yamaha P-45 Keyboard Sounds
The two most important aspects of any electronic keyboard are sound and action. First, the sound. The P-45 features a technology called Advanced Wave Memory. AWM sampling uses waveforms that are recorded using two separate microphones. The result is detailed sound across all of its timbres. Grand pianos ring, jazz organs chirp, and strings caress.

A good source is important to good sound, but so is quality amplification. The Yamaha P-45 has a pair of 4 1/2" full-range speakers and a stereo power amplifier with a six-watt output per side. It fills a bedroom, dorm room or living room with rich, satisfying keyboard sound. For an even more intense playing experience, it also has a 1/4" headphone output. The headphone output can also connect your Yamaha P-45 keyboard to an amplifier or a mixer.

88-Key Weighted Keyboard
The P-45 features Yamaha’s Graded Hammer Standard piano action. The term "graded" refers to the keyboard feeling heavier in its low register and lighter in the upper register.

This technology comes close to the feel of a real acoustic piano, so a student can easily move to an acoustic instrument. GHS technology appears on many of Yamaha’s more expensive electronic keyboards. The keyboard response can be customized to a player’s preference—it can be set to a fixed output level, or any of three other settings: soft, medium and hard. The P-45 even has a matte finish on its black keys that don’t get slippery during long practice sessions. Yamaha has packed a lot of design ideas into this attractively priced keyboard.

The Portable Yamaha P-45 Piano
Weighing only 11.5kg the Yamaha P-45 is great for musicians on the move. It is less than 12 inches deep and barely 52 inches wide. It is about as portable as an instrument with a full-size piano keyboard could possibly be. The P-45 packs up and sets up in minutes.

MIDI and Other Features
The Yamaha P-45 music keyboard is designed for practice, personal enjoyment and performance, but it is equipped with a USB-to-Host output, which allows you use it with a computer. It can transmit on all 16 MIDI channels using the Function Button along with a keystroke.

Built-in reverb and chorus effects enhance the AWM samples. The reverb is perfect for the grand piano sounds, and the chorus gives just the right shimmer to the electric piano. Any of the sounds on the P-45 electric piano can be split into two equal regions of the keyboard, each set to the same pitch range. This is ideal for lessons. You can also layer any two sounds together to produce lush and complex textures. Its 64-note polyphony ensures against dropouts when playing arpeggios.

Practice Makes Perfect with the P-45 Metronome
The time signature, tempo and volume of the metronome are all adjustable. You can transpose the Yamaha P-45 keyboard to any pitch, and you can fine-tune its overall pitch if, for instance, you need to play with a recording that is outside of A=440 tuning. Its Auto Power Off function saves energy by turning the instrument off if it isn’t played for 30 minutes.