Yamaha Reviews

Yamaha P115 Review

Key Action & Playing Feel

I think my favorite thing about the Yamaha P45 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 P115 is Yamaha’s cheapest model which offers hammer action.

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

 

 

FEATURES

Yamaha P115 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.

The mode is often used by piano teachers; sitting next to a student they can play along with the student. 

 

Touch Sensitivity Modes –

Soft – Velocity is affected by touch, although not a lot.
Medium – Near the feel of a piano, but with a little leeway.
Default– This’s probably the closest mode to a real piano
Hard – Great practice mode for advanced players who would like an additional challenge 

 

Speakers

The Yamaha P115 can connect to external speakers or headphones, or you can play as is.

Listen to the demo here:

Polyphony

 

Presets

Yamaha P115’s keyboard makes ten sounds available to you. You will find 2 pianos, two harpsichords, two organs, and 2 electric pianos. There’s additionally a patch for patch and strings for vibraphone.

 

Built-in Metronome

I think just about the most critical elements of being an excellent musician is getting an excellent time. This keyboard features a built in metronome, which you are able to use with the internal speaker to keep your counting in check while you practice arpeggios and scales. The metronome is completely adjustable, meaning you are able to adjust both the rate as well as the volume.

Recording –

I know I said the keyboard does not have internal recording features. This’s exactly where the USB connector comes in handy. It provides you with the ability to shoot into an audio program on your pc using MIDI, which also provides much more options for timbre. It’s suitable for any digital audio workstation that allows MIDI, which is the majority of them. Which causes it to be a terrific addition to any studio as a weighted piano MIDI controller.

 

Layer Sounds

Add to the rich sounds of the piano when performing or perhaps recording using Dual Mode, which enables you to stack 2 presets. The personal favorite of mine is usually to stack the grand piano sound with the strings, providing you with a rich and lush sound ideal for playing ballads. 

 

 

Key Action & Playing Feel

I think my favorite thing about the Yamaha P115 is the Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) action. This function makes it feel like a genuine piano.

Essentially, the mass of the keys gets heavier as you go down the selection of the piano. In case you’re searching for a digital piano with the feel of the actual thing, this’s probably the most reasonably priced solution. You will find actual mini hammers in the piano, that is the reason it’s the real feel.

 

Connectivity

Unlike its younger brother, the P-45, the headphone jacks of the P-115 are on front of the instrument, which is much more convenient.

To connect the piano to the iPhone/iPad you’ll need the Lightning to USB Camera Adapter in addition to the AB type USB cable that I mentioned above.

Exclusively for the P115, Yamaha offers the Digital Piano controller app, which works with Apple devices and in a way compensates for the absence of a display.

 

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