All user reviews for the Yamaha P-60
Jamian's review" Very good value for money, but ..."
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.
tarrtime's review"Real Piano Feel"
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.
kooco's review" great but hard to carry"
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
thibautchinois's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" So far négalé entry level Yamaha"
He has what it takes.
With that word processors offer computer computer music, except for use on stage, I do not really see the value of it add a whole lot of sound gadgets. Everyone has a computer, simply connect the piano by a sound card, and for 200 € with a good type Ableton Live program, the possibilities are endless! Find a piano like this that has a MIDI output so more than enough in my opinion.
Touch is much higher than the entry-level pianos Yamaha has released thereafter. My girlfriend has recently procured by a P105 example, and there is no comparison. The P105 has hollow touches that make very loud once you start typing a little overboard. Play such as Asturias by Albeniz is a real ordeal.
I have since done my research. Apparently, from P70, Yamaha has moved from technology GH (Graded Hammer) from P60 to technology GHS (Graded Hammer Standard). It's only one letter more, but the difference is immense. This also probably explains the difference in weight. There are mechanical that technological progress can not lighten .. There has to see the benchmark for master at the Kawai piano VPC1, out there a little over a year and weighs nearly 30kg!
With a weight of 16kg, so the P60 has a quality / weight / price ratio for Yamaha since their cheapest piano (+ € 1,200) sold with GH technology is the P155, which weighs more than 18kg.
Amplification 2x8W is pretty good. Sounds sampled are correct. They have improved since, but once we were able to rub shoulders with virtual pianos available on computer (Synthology Ivory, Galxy, Pianoteq, Vienna Imperial ...) you can not go elsewhere.
Therefore, I consider that to buy a digital piano, the fundamental criterion is touch.
I think I can provide an objective opinion on the piano since I use it for 11 years. He never presented the slightest signs of weakness. I am also willing to bet that it will keep me still another 11 years.
Now that I've experienced in the entry level, there is little that the Kawai ES100 that can match it.
Argus 430 € value thus amply justified.
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eponyme9's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
- Touch heavy (correctly reproduced the feel of an acoustic piano)
- Mono + Midi
- About a dozen sounds of average quality. Cons by two piano sounds very good.
Touch is exceptional. After nearly 20 years working on an acoustic piano, I found a really good feeling. It was somewhere on the feeling of playing an acoustic piano would be "perfect" because all keys are equally heavy, the same weight. So it's very enjoyable to play.
The manual is clear enough, for very simple product to use.
It is easy to change the tone, add or change the reverb sounds.
The sound quality when using the speakers of the piano is very good. The sound through headphones is even better.
8 years of use on stage, lots of travel (train, subway, tram, bus etc ...) in a bag on wheels. Concerts in the rain, perspiration, shots, but still in perfect condition. No problem in 8 years.
Only negative point: The output is MONO.
I used the 2% to 98 piano sounds. I do not like the other sounds and that's good because I never wanted to use them in songs.
It's a piano for pianists, not for people who love the diversity of colors. This piano is ideal for reproducing acoustic pianos, not the rest.
If you want a piano that allows you to experience the game on an acoustic piano with a warm and natural sound, go for it.
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Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
This is not a MIDI master keyboard, so MIDI in / out and that's it.
Lacks a stereo line output (only headphone jack).
Integrated speakers without a lot more. The sound is much better with headphones.
Replace the sustain pedal with a real if you do not want to run after while you play.
GENIAL touch. Not know what else to say. Oh yes: fabulous, Dante, uh ... to in drooling over the keyboard!
The piano really excellent. It is clear, balanced, uniformly over the entire range (no significant difference with a note to another).
Although there is not a very thorough sampling based on the velocity is expressive, like the piani fortissimo sound natural.
I have not tried others, but now when I play on an acoustic base, touch and sound seem so different from one note to another, with defects, I play much less than the P60.
In short, this digital piano is excellent.
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Aerodrink's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Pedal in: a single entry for a sustain pedals. Byzantium is not good but the product compensates in other ways
Midi in / out: between 1 and 1 output
TOUCH is monstrous! APRs have spend the day in all stores Entire Pigalle, it became obvious that this keyboard (and the entire SERIES of Yamaha Graded Hammer Manir general) poss a touch of heaviness Ingala! It's almost too heavy to say! But what joy when pilot piano sounds ralistes (Native Instruments Akoustik Piano, Steinberg The Grand II, for example, which of course sounds are incomparable with those included in this keyboard, which dpannent but no more) .
Trs honntement the only game on the keyboard convinced me to buy this MODEL. The touch is simply superb. It particulirement important because it will influence your inspiration and fawn that you "feel" the sounds. If I could I would put 11 (okay, says dbile )
Yesh no more. One of the two plutt Rhodes is nice (not the typical DX but the other), although it lacks bass. Again I did not buy this keyboard for its sounds.
For over a year since I have this keyboard.
What I like most: the touch, will be understood.
The least? I have a well liked and a pitch modulation, but good, okay it's not a synth ...
The price quality ratio is excellent because the sounds do not sound cheap either even if a remains well below the software products (above deficits)
The overall opinion is excellent as a TRS is a beautiful object which by its desire to transform a heavy touch in a virtual instrument ever vcue sensation before (the impression of playing on a real piano / electric piano) .
Moreover, even on synthetic sounds, feel the same: what a luxury!!
Pianists in Search of touch ultimate DARK!
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lukymétal's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
the two p60s possde sounds classic iano, 2 electric pianos, two harpsichords, two organs, one of the vibes and sounds of strings. The effects are not bad especially the reverb is trsraliste and with a piano sound is gnial!
in fact it is the same as p CHARACTERISTICS-60 but it is money.
The touch keyboard is really good, harder and more serious els in soft in the treble, it is trsraliste compared to a regular piano, the feel is even harder than on some piano.
the piano is really easy to utilistation trs, there is nothing complicated and once the manual is really is nothing even if it is clear and comprehensive trs.
The sounds are of good quality should be the same as Yamaha put on its low-end arrageurs ........
only criticism is missing can be a little, because even if it is not the purpose of the piano have plenty of electric sounds, it would have when vachemnt t even better!
TRS is a good electric piano, with a great value qualitprix.
the only default is the lack of sound, finally here I would do the same choice.
arcobaleno_377's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
A great big flat in the connection: one out (headphone / line level), a sustain pedal, MIDI IN / OUT and basta! I think they are abusing a little side. Both outputs L / R and a foot pedal would have been welcome. It's still not a children's piano!
Well, the problem of the audio output is solved with a Y-cable, but because of this connection it is cheap I do that 7
Yamaha Graded Hammer touch: the weight of keys varies octave (+ is up, + it's light, like on a real piano). To my knowledge, the better feel for an internship piano (GH keyboard is identical to the whole series in P Yam). Frankly, if you are a pianist, is happiness! This is the highlight of this keyboard fairly simple: a super hit with a good piano sound. If you want more sounds and functions, but an acoustic piano touch and worse, go to M-Audio. It depends on what you're looking ...
The manual is OK and the configuration is done by setting certain combinations of keys on the keyboard. Everything is well explained and a shortened form is provided.
Its level is the basic, ie a very good acoustic piano, a second not bad either, an electric piano so DX (yeah) and a second crap. Otherwise, two harpsichords and two classic organs (I do nothing), a vibraphone (not bad) and a sheet (any, to mix with the piano ...). Leave to have only 10 sounds, I would have preferred a more jazzy organ, rhodes and clavinet one instead of clavecin2, orgue2 elec2 and piano. Finally, the sounds here, I have my VSTi on the keyboard, but to go play with friends is not very practical ... I do not really understand the choice very classic Yamaha on this one then ... Given the acoustic pianos of quality (combined with the super hit), I am tempted to 10, but the lack of a proper Rhodes or clavinet bother me a bit to play jazz. So 8
Only a few days of use. I complement this notice in time. I like the feel of the keyboard, the sound of acoustic piano and the simple design (but tough!) Of the machine. No frills!
I do not like the cheap connectors and the lack of a good electric piano (there are yet great in all Yamaha synths)
I tried the Korg MS in the home Yam P120 (model above, which did not convince me to drop almost 500 euros +) and M Audio ProKeys. At the same budget, I would do this choice without hesitation.
If I were rich, I would take home a ProMéga3 GEM
The ideal machine would have been touch and GH P60 + piano acoustic sounds of other M-Audio (Rhodes, Hammond, Clavinet ...)
UPDATE: after several days (and nights!) On the piano, I confirm all the good I think (in the price range of 800-1200 euros). I still played on a SP200 ago: Yam is the best (touch acousitique and piano), there's no picture!
About the lack of interesting sounds, I coupled to a small expendeur Alesis NanoPiano and for a few dollars, the problem is solved (I will leave a notice on the NanoPiano soon).
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