76-key Arranger Keyboard (6 octaves) thick but not heavy
-2 Input jack (headphones / output and sustain pedal [/ \ not compatible with volume pedals ]) And a USB terminal (which is mainly used to transfer songs on the keyboard)
-489 Sounds so 360 sounds and 150 XG lite styles with 2 variations
-9 Reverbs, 4 chorus, 25 harmony effects
Touch Sensitivity-adjustable (low, medium, high, none)
-Pitch Bend Wheel
HP-2 x 6W
I put 8 for non-compability with the volume pedal (which would have served) and non-heavy keys, but it is known normally before buying.
Well nothing very complicated since it is an arranger keyboard. It is especially dedicated to the fans because its functions are restricted, but I bought it for that. I play the keyboard since March 2005 and I have not had to approach with the synths and everything to do computer programming, I need a simple equipment but perform. With the DGX 220, Yamaha, no worries! You turn it on, you choose your sound and you play! Obviously, it is more comprehensive than that: for beginner pianists, the DGX 220 has a function Education Suite, which allows you to learn the songs integrated into the keyboard to the left hand and right hand ("For Elise "Bach for example). In addition, there are user profiles that allow you to record songs with 5 tracks and a backing track in agreements. To customize your sound, you can change the reverb, chorus, harmonies add effects, sound kets with another that you can even change it (dual function), Spit 2 Sound (split function) and save it in a preset If you want to keep your changes (there are 2 banks of 8 presets, so 16 presets). This function is very useful since, as keyboardist in a band, I use many different sounds and I have to quickly switch to another sound on most songs (I have yet to 2nd keyboard now if it's an old Casio CTK 611 but the sound is poor ^ ^). Basically, its handling is very simple, it is perfect for the stage and you do not need to be a pro in computer science to use it.
To this I would like to expand on a very important point: the sounds!
As I said, I played on an old Casio model before buying the DGX 220. I found it very useful at first, but hey ... sounds guitar pro ... it was really not! I wanted to buy a keyboard with more keys and property best sounds. I hesitated between 220 and DGX Medeli SP 1 is a 7 octave keyboard (88 keys) and heavy keys. I made my choice by testing the DGX 620 in stores, big brother 220. And I really fell in love with the sounds of Yamaha XG lite! The first piano that is clear and realistic shows that we are not dealing with a toy. The organs are also sublime including church organ (church organ) which sends an eyeful! The accordion is very realistic too, the guitars and bass are by bof cons but I already have two guitarists and a bassist for that so that's what. The violin sounds are great too, with a little reverb was a great result (the sound "Orchestra Hit" is in your face!), Choirs (female) I was a little disappointed, but they are beautiful lack power (hint: split sound with the same chorus, it gives more power and it does not deform). Winds are very successful but my favorite is the orchestra of winds (brass ensemble) that really fishing and big sounding. The drums are nice too, but j'm'en not use (you guessed I have a drummer too). Finally all the synthetic sounds are of good quality and very different (we find all the major sounds more or less remixed leaving a wide choice of sounds). Small BONUS: the sound effects at the end of the list of sounds that are not very useful but quite funny, you can find everything but I still managed to place one in a song: D.
Basically, the grip is on-no-can-plus-simple (the manual is almost nothing) and the sounds are, for the most part, very realistic (I could not test the sound that XG are better than the lite XL but these have nothing to complain about)!
I use this keyboard for 7 months and I'm still happy to ring a c'qu'il in the stomach. The sound is really its strong point but it's still a gaming keyboard, nothing more, and those who are much more focused on the piano will be disappointed by touch. But at least the keys have the advantage of being thick, what is not often found on keyboards (it gives her mouth, that's something!). I dare not play too much play on my Casio Yamaha that crushes it in all areas. I wanted a good keyboard scene at an affordable price, I got to 359 € at Thomann with the power supply 'and the foot, and Santa spoiled me well with the DGX 220! Very good price / quality ratio! I regret my choice at all except that having a bigger wallet would have been a useful aid for the DGX 620 (the 220 but much better!).