Yamaha P125 Review

The Yamaha P125 has everything that competing digital pianos have at a lower price point. This consists of the piano sounds as well as the other factory presets. Its weighted action also compares favorably to other pianos that cost the same. 

 

DESIGN

Yamaha P-125 is an 88-key hammer action digital piano with built-in speakers. Portability is one of the things I Enjoy about the P-125.

It will easily fit into smaller spaces and is going to be a wonderful addition to your home interior. The P-125 weighs just 25 pounds and light enough to carry by a single individual.

The piano could be a terrific selection for on-the-go musicians and anybody who appreciate mobility. The tool will fit into most cars, so it is easy to spend the keyboard to gigs or on the street.

Do not forget though that the P125 remains a full-sized, 88-key tool and is not acceptable for extended trips by plane/train.

If you are planning to travel with the piano, then I would recommend purchasing a padded keyboard bag to safeguard the piano throughout long/often transportations.

 

 

Key Action & Playing Feel

I think my favorite thing about the Yamaha P125 is the Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) action. This function makes it feel like a genuine piano.

The weight of the keys gets heavier as you go down the piano. You will find actual mini hammers in the piano.

 The Yamaha P125 is Yamaha’s cheapest model which offers hammer action.

Not merely is the touch sensitivity great, it’s completely adjustable.

FEATURES

Yamaha P125 has a basic set of features that will satisfy most of the beginners and probably intermediate players.

Dual Mode will allow you to layer two instrument sounds so that they sound simultaneously across the entire keyboard range.

Duo Mode splits the keyboard into two equal sections that have the same pitch ranges. It allows two people to sit side by side and play the same notes at the same time.

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The color options available are black and white.

 

 

 

 

SOUND

Yamaha P125 sound

Now why don’t we talk about the next most important aspect of any digital piano – sound. There are many changes that Yamaha has made in this department after the prior model.

It has got exactly the same high quality Pure CF sound engine, which makes use of samples of the world’s acclaimed Yamaha CFIIIS 9′ Concert Grand.

Each note was recorded many times at different velocity levels to recreate the richness and dynamic range of the traditional instrument.

The primary Concert Grand Piano tone on the P 125 uses 4 layer sampling instead of three layers found on the P 115.

The 4th layer has been added to create the sound much more dynamic and allows for a smoother transition between the samples.

Additionally, it includes organic and natural piano elements that enrich the sound and ensure it is much more natural. Several of these elements are damper resonance, key off simulation, and string resonance.

 

 

 

 

SPEAKERS
Another noticeable improvement in the P 125 is its new redesigned speaker system.

It’s got four speakers (two on each side), that isn’t a thing we usually see on a digital piano in this cost range.

You will find 2 twelve cm full range speakers in addition to 2 four cm tweeters that ensure magnificent high frequencies.

Yamaha P125 speakers

Together, the speakers deliver 14W of power, giving you enough volume to fill up a medium size room without using any additional amplification.

The place of the speakers can make the noise to come out in both upward and downward directions, that creates an immersive sound field that envelops the player.

The P 125 also offers a lot of new features designed to improve the quality of sound and adapt it with the environment you are playing in.

Yamaha P125 sound

Table EQ setting can be utilized to optimize the sound coming out of the internal speakers if you position the piano on a table or perhaps a table.

Such location does not allow the good to easily flow from the down facing speakers, so Table EQ adjusts the frequency distribution to obtain the best possible audio quality.

Sound Boost feature was created to create the sound slightly sharper/louder.

So in case you are playing in a band, this particular feature is going to help you cut through the mix, although I cannot say it can make a massive difference.

The P 125 sounds great with or perhaps with no Sound Boost turned on.

Intelligence Acoustic Control (IAC) is Yamaha’s proprietary technology we have previously seen on the P 115.

Yamaha P125 IAC

IAC automatically adjusts the frequency response to achieve a much better balance and make both low and high register notes clearly audible even at lower volume levels.

RECORDING AND PLAYBACK
When you are likely to produce your own personal stuff or simply want to listen/evaluate the performance of yours, the P 125 allows you to record your playing in MIDI format, which you are able to then transfer to the pc of yours.

For each song, you are able to independently record 2 tracks, which you are able to then play together as one song or perhaps mute one of the parts.

For instance, you can record each hand part to another track, or perhaps put several instrument parts on top of each other.

One (User) song are able to be saved in the instrument, and you can load approximately 2 MIDI songs from the pc of yours.

But guys, come on, it has 2018 already, and to me the thought of having memory just for three songs seems a little ridiculous.

Flash memory is getting cheaper each year, so the size of MIDI files is normally only 50 150 KB, which is nothing by today’s standards.

Anyway we’ve what we’ve, and while it is not a big issue in case you use Yamaha’s Smart Pianist app (see’ Connectivity’ section) and play back MIDI/Audio files from your iOS device, it will be great to have enough memory for probably a least several dozens of songs, which means you do not need to load them forth and back all of the time.

RHYTHM SECTION
The Yamaha P 125 has twenty built in rhythm accompaniments that cover a great selection of musical styles.

Each rhythm has a drum along with a bass part that follow your playing in time that is real.

In comparison to traditional Accompaniment function (Pianist Styles on the P 115), you do not have to specify chords with the left hand of yours and play the melody with the right hand of yours.

You are able to simply play across the entire keyboard range, and the rhythmic accompaniment will back up the performance of yours as well as make you seem like a full band.

 

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