All user reviews for the Yamaha P-80
yoTrakkz's review"a fine choice"
If you’re familiar with the general make up found on electric pianos, you’ll definitely feel at home here. Nothing about the P80 is difficult to understand, as everything is pretty straight forward. Choosing the different sounds is as easy as hitting a button, as is the same with the built in reverb and other effects, which include chorus, a phaser, tremolo, and delay. You can also change the sensitively on the touch and transpose. I haven’t had a need to use the demo or the built in recording features, but certainly they are nice to have there just in case. The overall feel of the P80 is definitely realistic and is about as close as you’ll find to a real piano. A manual won’t be necessary to use most of the features, but if you’re looking to learn it inside and out, you might as well have it handy.
As I stated earlier, the grand piano sounds are definitely the most realistic sounding tones on the Yamaha P80, but I can’t complain too much about the way the other sounds come across. Some of them are a bit cheesy sounding, as is the case with the electric piano sounds, but others are pretty realistic like the harpsichord. The effects are nice to have, but I haven’t really used them other than the chorus. While the effects do sound pretty good, you don’t have any parameters for them, so what you hear is what you get…
The Yamaha P80 is a very solid electric piano. While you would think that this would be a bit cheap, I guess the real feel and body of the piano make it a bit more expensive. The price still isn’t too bad when you consider what the price of a real piano costs, but at the same time you could put together a better sounding collection of sounds on your computer with a MIDI controller for the price of the P80. Still, if you’re interested in a portable electric keyboard with a very good feel and sound, the P80 is fine choice.
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abbesses75's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" very good piano, but fragile"
The touch is nice but it is fragile balances that make possible the feeling of an acoustic piano keys often break. the crack is invisible from the outside, but the result is that the button does not go back over and must be replaced. Over time, many of them fall behind. Tip: if you repair, you should also replace the keys are a bit "limited" is the opening of the apparatus which is expensive in manpower in the repair ... absorb as much!
Good piano sounds. for his "Hammond organ": the possibility of starting the Leslie with the "change" ... original. Other sounds are ultra classic, unoriginal.
Too bad there anyway not a small integrated amplifier ... however small, is still useful to have a minimum return in certain conditions a little difficult scene.
I was super satisfied how, especially convenient for transportation. But I discovered the P140/P155 with just a touch gen-ni-al.
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Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
A score of sounds.
64 note polyphony. There's the margin!
It is lighter and it plays.
Speakers and not so much the better. In this range, the amplifications are quite pitiful.
I dj an upright piano in the lounge, which is only part dsaccorder despite its mtallique. I was looking for a digital good prices for my home studio.
APRS moultes research and endless dithering, I could compare with Yamaha Casio: Whether the touch or the sound that is simply not comparable!
J'tais two fingers to a PX100 or PX200 when I came across this ... P80
And for 2 months is that happiness!
Branch on a pair of PRO8, I turn on my fingers and play alone. The sound is trsraliste, well my del expectancy at a piano in 2000 ...
My sound prfre? bah the piano! (The sound is superb 1)
This instrument is an inspiration!
- Compact (I chti a home studio) I have set between two spaces Tagrera 12 cm. (The piano is sliding) as a result, connections latrales are perfect for my use: the rear would have taken the t compltement inaccessible!
- It is rather sober and class.
- The dual outputs + 2RCA 2JACK can connect both the sound card
Live and monitors to play without turning on the computer. Besides the two headphones.
- A catch (only) three digits and a fist sound: in short, the IDAL to devote most: PLAY!
The (LGERS) complaints:
- The Ides registered in the mini squenceur are not sent out in the south.
they must play again for the model: it must be to force the work INTERPRETATION!
- Certain meets harmonic mtaliques sound a bit (but really to quibble!)
The key is Submitted: a great piano sound with a great touch.
I would do so without hsiter this choice and I understand that its rating is so lve the new latest issue MODELS who replaced: he did not envy them.
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elow's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Perfect, a bit heavy, but it must be!
Good, but start to the ge ...
Same as Musiserge, APRS five good years of loyal service, the keys get stuck to each other APRS. They can dplacer, but they recoincent even faster (Do change two for example) ... So we can do so-even, but it's still the tip 12 of molded plastic that serves as a key ... In short, occasion, be careful, otherwise at the touch, it's enjoyable trs.
EDIT 14-06-2007: APRS fifteen keys out of order, I ended up contacting an agr rparateur Yamaha in my region. Fluke, he went to a seminar Yamaha o they just talk about this problem that affects some of the P-80 and other keyboards with the same architecture ... Feedback, I change gratos (except labor, that's normal) ... ALL the keyboard! Yamaha Vive! (I n'tais out of warranty).
phenix!'s review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
There's bought it five years.
In home studio and Live.
Superb piano sound, every time I listen to Live (I lent to pianists, whether for jazz and even classical once), I was surprised every time rendering and sound ( the play of pianists have a lot to of course).
Now I have passed on to my sister who takes piano lessons at the music school of his city, as personal, I have a MIDI master keyboard and a Triton-rack me more than enough for what I do.
5 years, no worries for me, the piano responds and runs like new, I can only congratulate the robustness and the construction of these pianos Yamaha serious, as it often at home.
Let's hope it lasts at least another 5 years ...
musiserge's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Very good touch
Piano superb way the rest ....
Only big problem for this keyboard (I have paid the price ...), after 5 years of good and loyal service, the key one to one break (at least the small room that serves as spring for each key ..) and the cost to repair is rather strong: namely, the cheapest I found in Paris is 50 euros minimum estimate, + 15 euros per key repaired. Do the math, you make qud repair, and a month later another dies ... and you can still add € 50 minimum, and so on ...
It's very expensive to come back after a while, and it is better to change the keyboard rather than repair the 88 keys ... (do the math .. o)
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strobo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
12 sounds (4 acoustic pianos, two electric pianos, a harpsichord, a string ensemble, 3 organ, a bass) with variations.
It has several effects very subtle but very good (reverb, effects).
We can adjust the sensitivity / hardness of the keyboard.
Finally, it has all the connectors needed for professional use. Outputs stereo cinch / jack, headphone (x2), To Host, MIDI IN / OUT ....
It is a mechanical hammer, with Graded Hammer (hardness strikes the strings is attached).
This is probably the best I've ever hit ... I tried many keyboards in recent months to try to find the feel of a real piano, and I think those are the best Yamaha.
It has a small sequencer otherwise, which is handy to re-listen.
The general configuration is childish. It's really very simple. The only problem is the editing which is not very funny with the display 3 characters but it's still easy. The manual is well done, accessible. Really simple, and almost insulting when you come from the world of synths ... : P
I think that's when I really cracked on the P80. In fact, I tried the new Yamaha CP33 that had really stuck with the quality of sound. And there is the same with the P80, which is older.
The sounds are very expressive and touching. And then you feel sympathetic strings, more than a pile of sounds. I do not know how to express it, but that's what a real piano ... The sounds are all in place and it sounds. The bass is beautiful, not acute n'aliasent.
The differences are relatively subtle differences between the two pianos (Grand Piano and Acoustic Piano). The grand piano has an opening and majesty of a typical grand piano where the sound is darker.
Hard to stop playing when you start.
There is also a setting that I find great brilliance, which is more than a filter.
For works such as "Moonlight Sonata" by Beethoven, I choose "Acoustic Piano" I put in "mellow" and the song goes into another world. Soft and darker.
For pieces more brilliant, faster, I prefer the Grand Piano more or less "bright", and it really changes the sound.
For other sounds, like bcp harpsichord, electric pianos are very good but make me think of the demos you hear in showrooms stores (you know the kind jazzy background music a little tartoche). .. In short, I have an expander, and bcp plugin which replaces the sounds ... But certainly not the pianos.
I tried many models, and some are better (RD700SX/RD300SX) but not in my price range.
The P80 is a great digital piano because the key is there: it really gives the impression of playing on a piano. I found the feeling anyway.
garsric's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Touch is gnial, switch between the acoustic piano MODEL dpayse do too much.
The configuration is very simple, the manual is prcis which is not uncommon in yamaha
The trs are are good, just be from the low
As for the touch of Ractive trs I find good, we can make good grades, and the piano sounds are good trs. Similarly for the organ sounds or string ensemble.
This is my girlfriend who uses it for 5 months and really it's magic. She played forward on a yamaha acoustic, which also silent excellent too.
The report quality price seems good compared competition and given the quality of this product irrprochable.
I would do without this choice hsitation no.
keker6166's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
rever, chorus ...
Excellent touch: the best in my opinion (with Kurzweil may be). Pianist if you find a better piano scne, let me know.
trs simple config
Basic MIDI config
manual never used
Piano: EXCELLENT. The best piano sound on a piano scne I think by the sound of the P120 with a good amplifier? Well I like the sound Roland too. (See RD600)
Other sounds? oh yes it's true there are other sounds ... uh ... bof. The bass is good.
expressiveness (dynamics, sustain): TOP
If you are looking for a PIANO scne laptop is the IDAL.
Warning: P80: no amplifibr /> P120: Amplifibr /> The p80 is designed to play the piano, 10/10 for that use, if you want a good keyboard with a good versatile sound library, buy a rather Roland RD700 or 600.
I would do the m choices hsiter
Note to Vince rponse:
Obviously a piano will never be comparable numrique an acoustic.
Obviously a pianist is the diffrence eyes closed.
But this is to compare what is comparable is that the P80 numriques.Et the other pianos, the p80 is undoubtedly of good quality trs.
vince8430's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
12 sounds. (See above for more details).
Simple and easy.
Possibility to superimpose two sounds.
Manuel trs clear.
I'll lay some rave reviews, although it is still a good piano trs numrique in prcisant Difference from a certain sound (many sellers say immediately: " it's the same feel as an acoustic and its the same ").
Dplaise not certain, even when the touch is not the same as that of an acoustic piano. It is a touch heavy, diffrentiel between bass and treble, but the relchement key is not identical to that of an acoustic piano (the CHARACTERISTICS of depression of the key are they, closer to an acoustic piano). It is clear that the diffrence when playing fast squence trs has not Ragit not the same Manir a acoustic piano. (Eyes closed, ind pendently Material-surface touch and sound, I will make the diffrence between 10 out of 10 any acoustic piano and a piano numrique).
Sound: The sounds do not contain all the harmonics and acoustics that this effect is more acute or particulirement the sound loses a lot faster than a harmonic richness of his sound. In addition, more serious than a percussive acoustic piano.
Trs numrique good piano. One of the best on the market. Good qualitprix.
but this is the equivalent of an acoustic piano, both in terms of touch and sound.
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