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SkullX2 07/16/2013

Yamaha YPT-220 : SkullX2's user review

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Initiation keyboard
Number of Keys: 61
Polyphony: 32 voices
Sound: Stereo Grand Piano + 361 XG sounds Lite + 12 drum kits (one kit + effects)
Effects: Reverb (9 types), Chorus (4 types)
Sequencer: 102 songs, 100 accompaniments.
Function Yamaha Education Suite (YES)
Portable Grand Button
Connection: Plug adapter (12V) output audio, MIDI (In, Out), Pedal Sustain
Power: 2.5 x 2.5 Watts
Speakers: 2 x 12 cm
Dimensions (H x W x D): 118 x 945 x 348 mm
Weight: 4.5 kg

UTILIZATION

The choice of sounds / songs / styles is rather fast, we note the number and roll jeunesse.Mais casually, at least to know exactly that this number goes with such a choice, we rarely fear perdre.Bon, ca not break three legged duck but fortunately, the index can identify more facilement.On we may at any time return to the piano sounds with the Portable Grand button and it is the same for the Sound Effect button.
For the purpose, we have to go through all the options. (Transpose, octave, ect) There would be a button for this type of setting and ca réhauserait some configuration a bit.
The same goes for the Pitch Bend wheel totally absent.
The keyboard keys are deep enough, you feel almost an organ éléctrique.Seulement feedback, they are not sensitive to the touch but nothing serious.
Manual, it is in several languages, as in French, and well detailed, that is not a bad thing.

OVERALL OPINION

I use this keyboard for over a year and this is the only model that I bought today.
The passages between the sounds is crippling because we can not directly note the numbers of instruments that are below 037 which can cause a great jambe.D especially as some sounds have own category while others are in a category or they should not be, which can be a bit weird.
Then, knowing that Yamaha calls these sounds as sounds of high quality;

Pianos: Nothing to say, piano sounds as they like. (Special Mention for "Honky-tonk").
Electric Piano: Pretty good travaillé.Dommage the lack of touch response make them a little empty.
Organ: Satisfactory overall, exept on his "Rock Organ".
Accordion: Disappointment, absolutely not realistic.
Guitar (Acoustic). Fairly good overall it is quite faithful to the instrument.
Guitar (Electric): Here, the ratio of good / bad is taking a garde.Les "Overdrive" and "Distortion" sounds weird.
Bass: What happiness Good good bass profondes.Juste it takes.
Strings: The sound "Strings 1" sounds too "chamber orchestra" unlike "Strings 2" which sounds more symphonique.Les "Tremolo Strings" it pure disappointed.The solo strings
réhausent a little bar.
Choir: The choir "aahs" are too bland, ca sorely lacking in depth but caught by other sounds.
Saxophone: Quite why bon.Seulement have called this Saxophone then that are "Reeds"?
Trumpet: Realistic but no more.
Brass: As the chorus, bland, severe lack of depth but ratrappés by synthetic brass.
Flute: Very good to be utillisés solos
Synth Lead / Pad:. A fall in the ground (especially the "Halo Pad") There's something for every taste and every preference.
Percussion: The "Tubular Bell" médiocres.Sinon are rather good.
Synth Effects: Im-pil-cca-ble.Difficile to find anything negative about that.
World (Ethnic): The sound "Sitar" is purely déçevant.Mais other than that, nothing to say.

I will not dwell on the styles because I prefer you the surprise.

In conclusion, this keyboard could perfectly match the needs of a familliers débutant.Les, however, be a little rebutés.Le quality / price ratio is more than adequate for what offers the synth.
Note however, I wear my choice for a synth more "upscale" because it is not for me.