88 keys, weighted keyboard. Piano sound and several other basic sounds (electric piano, harpsichord, strings, church organ, vibraphone)
No audio output apart from headphones (stereo minijack). Midi in and out (but no midi through), jack input for sustain pedal.
The keyboard is adapted to the piano sound (for the price, they spared no expense). The rest of the sound are only accessory, and for the price they deserve a very good mark. The few settings available are described on the instrument itself, it's not necessary to read the manual to find them. There are certain "advanced" options (like the reverb adjustment on the piano) that require a more complex manipulation (and therefore are hard to find without the manual), but I have never made use of them.
The piano sound is all in all very good. The electric pianos are OK as well. The rest are only toys. Keyboard dynamics is adapted to the piano sound.
I have used it (on and off) for six years, but most of all as a master keyboard. I looked at other 88-key master keyboards, but its feel convinced me (especially given its price at the time...).
A major disadvantage: very limited connections: it lacks midi through and a real audio output. But hey, it does the job...
midi in out
2 rhodes or dx7
1 violin pad
you can combine two sounds and when you fiddle with the settings, you can really achieve something!
perfect feel for the price
Comprehensive user's manual
Even for this price, selecting of functions deserves dedicated buttons. It isn't that expensive! in this case we need to go through key combinations and........everybody hears it!!!!! especially to transpose "on the fly." my level is not good enough to allow me to play in all keys comfortably. and it's not uncommon to have to adapt to a singer or clarinet or to have to play a song a semitone up! so rehearse, rehearse and rehearse again.....!
the pedal doesn't hold the notes too long.
you need time to master it and play pianissimo really expressive or play "with guts". But it's not that hard anyway. And then again, it all depends on your character.
The amp output is the same as the headphones. So if you want stereo, which is very well accomplished, you need an adapter!
not much too say about the rest.
It is better, but even in 2013 it is much more expensive!
The sound comes into its own only with an external amp.
The integrated amp is enough to amuse yourself in the hallway or to practice without disturbing everybody in the room, if you can't stand using headphones. Or to start warming up before the PA is installed and you are not responsible for it (which can happen sometimes).
7 years secondhand. I would need to win the lottery to change it.
All-around perfect. It can be transported comfortably in a semi-rigid flight case. But......it's 88notes. So if you are on your own, you'll need a trailer
I might tweak it to have two (L+R) output jacks instead of the single headphones one.
It may be a bit fragile to be moving it around frequently. Pay attention to where it is installed or stored.
For the 2 rhodes or dx7, you need to take your time to find a good sound playing with the reverb and other options. but it can be done.
When it comes to the 2 pianos, there is a classic one with very warm lows!!!!!!!!!!
and a very clean jazz piano.
it requires an external amp to get the best out of it.
in short. it's just what a pianist needs and it's not expensive.
But in any case, it only reproduces whatever the pianist in front of it is willing to give it.
The Yamaha P-60 is a keyboard with 88 keys. On the range of keyboards, it definitely attempts to be as piano-like as possible. It doesn't have a bunch of knobs and dials. If you want a piano without having to own a real piano, this keyboard is the best bang for your buck. If you want to learn piano, or your kids to learn piano, I recommend this keyboard starting out. Real pianos go out of tune, they are terrible to move, and to get something that 'feels' good costs a lot of $$$.
This keyboard is pretty simple to use initially. Just plug it in, press the power button, make sure the volume is up, and start pressing the keys. It is pretty simple to switch sounds, too. However, some of the more detailed features like transposition, reverb, etc. require pressing multiple buttons and piano keys in combination. When ever I need to do this, I can never find the manual, so it usually means I have to search for the button combination on the internet. I wish these things were a little bit easier to change. Most people won't have problem with this though.
The quality sounds on this keyboard are decent. If you are serious about sounds, software is the way to go. Even high-end keyboards with internal sample libraries cannot compare to the detail of Ivory or even some of the Native Instruments software. Compared to other keyboards in this price range, the Yamaha P-60 is above average with respect to the sound quality of the piano.
The range of sounds is pretty limited. Just a piano, organ, electric piano, etc. I am not that concerned with having a lot of internal sounds because I just want to use the keyboard for MIDI.
This piano has lasted a long time in the studio and also for some live gigs. It feels great, more like a piano and less like a plastic keyboard. I don't think the Yamaha P-60 feels like a $10,000 piano, but it definitely 'feels' better than the $500 piano that I grew up on learning the piano. Comparing this keyboard to other keyboards, it definitely feels better than any other keyboard in its price range. I typically use the MIDI out from this keyboard to trigger other samples, so I am not really concerned with the internal sounds.
one input jack
one pedal input
88 keys (a bit too heavy)
2 piano sounds, 2 electric pianos, harpsichord, vibraphone
35 lb (16 kg)
perfect, it suits everybody
the p60 has a very heavy feel to it, fans of piano keys will be very happy but it may be a bit too much
I was able to understand everything by myself, without the manual, except how to transpose
as far as I'm concerned, I only use the piano sound and it's sublime
yamaha remains, without a doubt, the brand that makes the best piano sound
because after using korg , roland , casio privia it's easy to see that the piano sound isn't as good
I say: bravo yamaha
using 2 piano sounds in dual mode we get a darn good Cuban piano sound
in terms of sound it's the best
it's an excellent piano to have it fixed in one place
genre master keyboard, or to have it at home
but its defect is that it is too heavy: 35lb (16kg), which makes it not very mobile to take it to rehearsals and events
you've been warned: it's a very good product for a fix installation without intending not move it
on the other hand, if you have to move it around, I recommend the p85 or 95. yamaha is the best in pianos