Yamaha P-85
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Yamaha P-85

P-85, Digital Piano from Yamaha in the P series.

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Average Score:4.0( 4/5 based on 15 reviews )
 3 reviews20 %
 10 reviews67 %
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ecceccecc06/13/2015

ecceccecc's review"If you want a high-quality low-budget piano..."

Yamaha P-85
... this is your instrument. The Yamaha P-85 has one of the best piano sounds that I ever heard. Other sounds are very good too, but the acoustic piano deserves to be highlighted. The P-85 can be used by all kinds of pianists, from beginners to professionals, in nearly all styles, from classical to jazz, also rock and blues. And the best thing is that it's not expensive.
It has a downside, though: no Line Out jacks. You have to use one of the two frontal Phones jacks - I recommend using a Y cable with one stereo banana plug on one side and two mono banana plugs on the other, so you'll not lose the integrity of the sound. But it may be not a problem, actually.
10/17/2014

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)"Pleasantly surprised"

Yamaha P-85
10/17/2014
Specifications are complete, I will not overdo it. 10 sounds not editable, but mixable pairs. The midi in and out, a connection to a single sustain pedal, another to the full three pedals pedals called LP-5 which reproduces the usual three pedals any traditional piano, a real plus in my opinion. Two headphone outputs (one wonders why ... one would have been enough), and alas still no LINE OUT these pianos as those of the NP range (I also NP-30).
7/10

UTILIZATION

10/17/2014
Touch is a treat. Almost a real heavy feel. When I return to my home studio keyboard of a friend died, I thought I had the version 88 keys of the NP-30 and full stop. Nay! 12 keys again, this is true, but a much better feel and expressiveness.
The manual is comprehensive (it seems to be a constant, Yamaha), and indispensable to go pick the necessary key combinations to access all settings of the beast. It is not impossible for me to do with the P-85 that I did with the NP-30, ie publish a tip on AF as a pdf to download and print on transparent glue on the keyboard itself, so as to have everything in view. This lack of original silkscreen is still regrettable from the brand with the tuning forks.
9/10 (largely thanks to heavy touch)

SOUNDS

10/17/2014
Again, surprise. The samples are not the ones I know about the NP-30. In both devices, it has (if only for acoustic and electric pianos) 8 different sounds ... I come to wonder if I will insist on the resale of the NP-30, given the interest of these two machines similar dimensions.
I find the sounds of acoustic piano P-85 richer and denser than those of the NP-30, which provides more open sound, clearer and stopovers.
The sonosrités electric pianos are much better on the P-85: We also assayed expression with greater ease, we get to influence the proportion of saturation of Rhodes when the notes and chords on plate, and this in so much more efficient than the NP-30 seems more on / off.
Harpsichords are funny, but far less successful than those that come out of my expander GEM RP-X (with damper noise and clatter of jacks).
Both organs are less cartoonish than the NP-30, but one must have the utilté (it could be my case).
The web of strings is less sour than the NP-30, more grainy in some way, especially in the lower register (where the sound violncelles and basses, for example).
The xylophone is easy to qualify, where the NP-30 is readily dull rumbles with bass that saturate to crush the mids and highs.
All these sounds in a mix are perfect illusion, and that's what I expected.
The heavy touch brings real added value to the instrument. The interpretation wins; I who started the organ keyboard with a 2 keyboards, and therefore am not a pure pianist, I realize that. That encourages them to calibrate their game, aiming thereby to improve.
The counterpart of this touch here is that it is less usable as master keyboard, for example for use with synth sounds or Hammond. The inertia of the keys is a drag, it's also why I wonder if the NP-30, proportionately lighter in touch, will really leave the home studio.
8/10

OVERALL OPINION

10/17/2014
I've had a month. There is a big choice in this emotional part since it was after the death of a friend that I decided to retrieve the piano. But these feelings do not blind my judgment as a musician, and I maintain that the P-85 is a major choice for those who want good renditions of piano sounds or electric pianos and a really true contact with the instrument departure. I could verify that the course which was the act of placing the NP-30 to a real upright piano was pretty steep, where the P-85 passing in the same upright piano seems a natural progression.
Its overall width is the same as the NP-30 but an octave higher (a real fail, from this point of view, the NP-30, I already wrote in the opinion that I asked on this model).
It has an extension in the form of optional triple pedal crank; I just bought it and it still outperforms more quality games that can be drawn from the piano, where the poor little sustain pedal is no longer illusion.
In stand-alone, without connecting it to an external system, quality amplification is not excellent, but already much better than the NP-30 (another fail Yamaha), so it does not feel like brakes to practice domestic volume.
Because this is an opportunity, I will not comment on the price they were selling the new piano at the time, but let's now around 300 € to 400 € for a model in excellent condition, it's still a great choice. The P-85 was the age, yes, but still a very good reference to which I always will turn if it's for the same budget.
8/10
moforibale09/03/2011

moforibale's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Functional"

Yamaha P-85
88 Keys 8 / 10
Not heavy or too bulky to carry around 10/10
2 stereo audio outputs 6 / 10
Practices integrated speakers for your home or apartment in the intimate celebrations ...
optimized volume from the speaker size, not very strong: 8 / 10

mainly for the acoustic piano 1: 8 / 10

a little electric 2 (pseudo Fender), I not a "PF 15": 6 / 10

some organ and harpsichord 1 & 2 (oops)
vibraphone (gargle) to change ...

Midi basic functional 6 / 10

Pedal Set without special comment: 8 / 10

Cheap (model expo without noticeable wear or failure): 10/10

UTILIZATION

His touch and correct for the range: 8 / 10

Not read the manual (not much interest for use)

However, in a professional context, I see a lot of keyboards like the brand of serious too pronounced compared to this one too few acute and reverbs not exactly "pretty": 7 / 10

SOUNDS

Fazioli factory wonderful grand pianos "Grand Concert" but they are less convenient to carry in car ... and the bill of exchange ... bone

OVERALL OPINION

I have been using ± 1 year, it is tough in terms of hull and keyboard (I send some wood and I carry no flight case for my spine ...): 10/10

the best Q / P at that time: 10/10

I would have preferred an output coupled stereo and mono Left for "special occasions"
that all output has been weakened without the use brutal, just design some "light": 6 / 10

for fun sessions in the absence of acoustic piano and a small on-site equalizer available: 8 / 10

Otherwise I go through sound card and logic-mainstage and everything works out, I use the midi samples and acceptable compatibility between the possibilities and nuances of phrasing and touch samples of the keyboard. Sometimes I bisque the sound engineer, mixing the sound of the Yamaha and those of the mainstage ... but it's fair compared to the number of Feedback I received in silence, despite fleeting urge to murder. ..

Overall 8 / 10 as far as I am
gter4901/26/2011

gter49's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good keyboard"

Yamaha P-85
Digital piano 88 keys. See the different forms of dealers for details.

UTILIZATION

The heavy touch is very nice and very close touch the piano. It may be a little heavy, but as an amateur pianist, I find it very realistic and suits me perfectly.
Usage is a little complex. A few more buttons for all settings (reverb, transpose, metronome, touch ...) would not luxury. But with practice, you learn the keystrokes.

SOUNDS

The 10 sounds available, the 2 piano sounds are very good and respond very well when playing on this keyboard. The 2 electric piano sounds are not too bad and can be used on occasion. The strings are nice to use his double with the piano. Other sounds (organ, harpsichord) will be useless for me.
It lacks some sounds more useful (jazz organ, vocals), present on the p95 elsewhere.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it only for a week, but it is a joy.
I have tried other models of portable digital pianos before (and korg casio mainly), but Yamaha has a touch and a much more accurate.
Its price / quality ratio is excellent.
I would do this choice without a doubt.
kooco10/05/2010

kooco's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha P-85
88 keys
2 headphones
midi output
Release pedal

the sound of a piano is sublime that I use the
his 2 piano
2 e.piano
2 bodies
1 string
2 harpshord
1 viraphone

12 kg

UTILIZATION

touch is the top super is this piano

the manual is very clear


SOUNDS

Yamaha is the best mark in the piano sound corcerne p85
is no exception

that happiness makes me a peuy Cuban music
I put two dual piano and I find the sound

is the top again

OVERALL OPINION

exellent piano sdentaire nomadic as it will be very happy I council everyone is 12 kg and is the icing on the cake &% &%&%&% is the top
shookabah02/18/2010

shookabah's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha P-85
10 tones selectable
2 pianos: the sound is impressive in the first headset, the second is not bad no more.
2 electric pianos: If you enjoy this kind of sound you like! Personally I find the bass on the second are too present
2 organs: nothing to say I do not use it!
Strings: Medium quality
2 harpsichords: a little too metallic for my taste
1 vibraphone: I find cool!
Note that we can add more sounds!

The piano has 7 octaves quarter which is ample

Possibility to connect 2 audio headphones (big jack), a sustain pedal jack, a MIDI input + output.

The main thing that made me choose this model over another: her weight! less than 12kg!

UTILIZATION

I have not tested everything, because what I was looking for a piano and not a gimmick!
What I can say is that touch is super nice, with a slight difference between the treble and bass.
The buttons are perfect for the force.

SOUNDS

As I said above, the sound of a piano is truly amazing!
The rest is a little gadget I found, but hey!
Note nonetheless that the sound through headphones is much better than the sound of loud-speakers.

The expression is good for me, please note that you can adjust ...

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 1 month. I bought it because I needed a portable piano with ease and ability to play through headphones (I often play late at night).

For me the best value for money and I would do is this choice without any hesitation ...
rascar11/18/2009

rascar's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha P-85
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ulys04/21/2009

ulys's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha P-85
Simple and effective reminder to some:
IT'S A PIANO therefore deal only with this

I let the poor and false negative remarks on this superb piano
in the mouths of their authors unfair trs
all octaves are lbr /> Touch: Perfect! not too heavy except for molluscs recess,
trs prs of excellent real piano
I find it unfair criticism because for that price
and have a piano and a keyboard like this is crazy!
Is really a bargain
twelve o'clock controller can very well use it as a master keyboard
used to enter notes and Veloci with a real piano touch

Outputs: 2 Stereo that you need it for?

Midi: in out

Pedal and very well here in China there is an optional pedalboard (3 "real"
piano pedals even finish and I bought it with the foot / disassembled furniture
included

UTILIZATION

Use you say?
Extra simple
especially for a guy like me with nine different keyboards and sampler 4
not counting the five expanders

Registration Memory write direct reading: super

To capture gaming PM: Extra thanks also has a keyboard very very rich in shades of speed, really great!

I love, because for piano sessions ca avoid searching
for hours, good sound, the right button, good config
M. .. there is music or data entry operator!? ha ha

SOUNDS

It's a piano so I note the piano and piano jazz both 10/10
It's true that I have tried other with full sound, much more expensive!
but any means without naming names from Roland who defends a lot recently
the piano sound.

OVERALL OPINION

Frankly Yamaha Bravo!

Ask the question: I do not know the qualitresistance time of the product in time
The Roland FP series suffer from their internal amp down and emit more
a drizzle for a purchase price of 1200 Euros! outchh of the)

I love his piano yamaha clear and very rich in nuances
percussive or while it's great charm is rare to have both
I could not pay me too version of the piano concert: the place and the means to tail version, yamaha makes very very good pianos
Perfect is a really nice Yamaha have given her such a good price is what the
(Which is why I bought it primarily because I live in Asia and a real piano transportation problems ask for the return in France)
How do you console and also amazing pianos and motorcycles too cool!? it must be magic or run by benevolent alien?! ha ha
merdalor02/20/2009

merdalor's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha P-85
7 octaves, notes the most serious and acute unusable (false and rattles)

UTILIZATION

Touching a little harsh, noisy keys

SOUNDS

Sounds great especially piani 1 and organs, harpsichords, nothing to do with a "real"

OVERALL OPINION

2 weeks, good value, question 5: No answer yet
merdalor02/20/2009

merdalor's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha P-85
7 octaves, and the lowest notes and most acute unusable (false and rattles)

USE

Touching a bit harsh, noisy keys

SOUNDS

Great sound especially piani 1 and organs, harpsichords: nothing to do with a "real"

NOTICE GLOBAL

2 weeks; good value; issue 5: No answer yet