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Yamaha P255 Portable Digital Piano
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Yamaha P255 portable Digital Piano in black or white. Superb quality, built in speakers.The Yamaha P255 is Brand New for 2014
The much-loved Yamaha P-Series is a bestseller in the field of compact, stylish digital pianos. As the latest addition to this series, the P255 offers a more authentic piano sound and feel than ever before. Thanks to its highly portable design, this digital piano can be played in any place or setting you desire.
Yamaha P255 Synthetic ivory keytops let you play in comfort for hours on end
Thanks to the Graded Hammer (GH) keyboard, the lower keys are heavier to the touch and the higher ones are lighter, giving the P255 the feel of an acoustic instrument. What's more, the white keys feature synthetic ivory keytops with excellent moisture absorption properties. This ensures that your fingers wont slip even when playing for extended periods of time. The keytops are also ideal for rapid finger movement, so you can play any type of music with confidence.
The P255 keyboard can also be set to one of four different sensitivity levels. For example, when practicing Hanon exercises, you can configure the keyboard to require a more powerful touch. Alternatively, you can set the instrument to sound louder even when played lightly.
Yamaha P255 256 note polyphony ensures maximum performance capability
The P255 is the first P-Series model to offer a maximum polyphony of 256 notes. This means that there's no need to worry about sounds cutting out when you play complex songs with many notes and intricate pedal work. This is yet another feature that makes playing the P255 a simply superb experience.
Yamaha P255 Impressive piano voices reproduce the sensation of playing a concert grand piano
The P255 uses the Pure CF Sound Engine to produce its piano sounds. This tone generator features the recorded sounds of Yamaha concert grand pianos and can easily replicate the nuances of delicate playing or the power of wide dynamic ranges. In addition, as the only P-Series instrument to feature the following three functions, the P255 can also recreate the characteristic acoustics of the grand piano with even greater realism:
This function reproduces the slight change in sound at the instant you remove your fingers from the keys. What's more, different key-off sounds can be produced for staccato and tenuto playing.
The resonance of the soundboard and strings when the damper pedal is operated has been sampled in order to recreate this acoustic effect on the P255, depending on how much the pedal is depressed.
When the hammer of a grand piano strikes the string, the other strings will also resonate. The P255 can reproduce this effect using its String Resonance function.
Yamaha P255 Meticulous acoustic design for a more exquisite sound
Round speakers vibrate in a highly natural manner to produce well-balanced sounds and it is this type of speaker that has been integrated into the P255. Thanks to this design, lower notes in particular have a much richer tone. The P255 also features built-in tweeters, so that higher notes sound brighter. In addition, we gave careful consideration to sound propagation direction when positioning these speakers. With these advances in the digital piano's acoustic design, we have achieved excellent sound quality over the full length of the keyboard and made the instrument much more expressive. What's more, the pair of 15W amplifiers built into the P255 deliver a very powerful sound.
Yamaha P255 Designed to faithfully emulate an acoustic piano
In addition to its simple yet elegant design, the P255 is available in two colours, black and white. While the overall number of buttons has been reduced for a classic appearance, this digital piano is still very easy to operate.
In terms of sound, Yamaha engineers have taken many steps to make playing a more enjoyable experience, This includes the use of spaces that work as tone escapements, giving the P255 a clean, rich tone. Optional extras such as the L-255 stand and LP255 pedalboard make playing the P255 perfect for use in the home or classroom, as well as on stage.
While the P255 plays and responds in the same manner as an acoustic piano, it also lets you express your creativity in many other ways. As such, it is the perfect choice for those who wish to enjoy a wide range of music and for players who are keen to explore new possibilities.
Yamaha P255 Spice up your performances with built-in rhythm tracks
Boasting new rhythm track functionality, the P255 comes complete with ten different rhythm patterns that are perfectly suited to pop, Jazz, Latin and many other types of music regularly performed on the piano. Using these rhythms, you can easily add spice to your performances and accentuate the mood of individual songs. When you start a rhythm track, the P255 begins with an intro section; and when you stop it, the instrument plays an ending to bring your song to a conclusion. This function is perfect for singers who accompany themselves and for other live performers. Whats more, you can also adjust the tempo of the rhythm tracks to use them in place of a metronome, which makes practice more fun.
Yamaha P255 Vibrant range of voices
In addition to piano voices, you can enjoy playing organs, strings, synth, bass, and a wide variety of other instrument sounds on the P255. This digital piano also lets you change voices to suit individual songs and to layer different sounding voices, allowing you to explore many other interesting sounds in addition to piano.
The P255 also offers functions to conveniently change the voice, volume, and other settings based on where you are performing. All in all, the P255 is a highly adaptable digital piano that can be used in many different ways to suit individual needs.
Yamaha P255 Use the EQ sliders to match the sound to personal taste or the performance environment
The P255 is equipped with three EQ sliders-one each for the low, mid, and high frequency bands. By simply moving these sliders, you can easily adjust the digital piano‘s sound to your liking or to better suit the current song or acoustic environment. For example, with just this one instrument, you can produce bright and shimmering sounds tones that are clear and highly present, or powerful sounds that pack a punch.
Sound Boost instantly provides a louder sound with greater presence
At the touch of a button, you can easily make the sound of the P255 louder and enhance its presence using the built-in Sound Boost function. Rather than simply making the sound more powerful, this function allows for a clear-sounding performance that retains its dynamics without becoming any less expressive. As such, the instrument will beautifully project both loud and soft notes. When playing along with other instruments, Sound Boost makes your performance stand out in the mix with clear tonal delivery.
Yamaha P255 Additional functions
When the P255 is connected to external speakers, its built-in speakers can be conveniently muted; furthermore, the control panel can be temporarily locked to prevent settings being changed by accidentally pressing buttons while playing. Thanks to functionality such as this, the P255 helps to ensure that nothing goes wrong during those all-important performances.
Yamaha P255 Recording and playing back performances using a USB flash drive
The P255 can store your performances on a USB flash drive as audio songs. In the past, you would have had to connect external equipment in order to record in this way, but USB flash drives can now be plugged in directly. What's more, these songs are stored in .wav format, meaning that you can conveniently play them back on a computer or transfer them to a portable music player. This makes it very easy to monitor how you are improving by comparing newer and older recordings, to share your songs with friends, and to enjoy music in countless other ways.
Yamaha P255 Dedicated, intuitive controller app available
By simply downloading the free app P255 Controller to your iPhone or iPad, you can control a wide range of the instrument's functions in a highly intuitive manner. This highly visual approach also makes it easy to try out functions that you have never used before, which is certain to make your playing experience more enjoyable. You can also use the app to store your favourite settings and recall them instantly whenever needed.
*An Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter/iPad Camera Connection Kit or dedicated Yamaha cable such as the i-MX1/i-UX1 is required for connection.
Yamaha P255 Portable Digital Piano Specs
|Weight||Weight||17.3kg (38 lbs., 2 oz)|
|Keyboard||Number of Keys||88|
|Type||Graded Hammer (GH) Keyboard with Synthetic Ivory Keytops|
|Touch Sensitivity||Soft, Medium, Hard, Fixed|
|Tone Generation||Piano Sound||Pure CF Sound Engine|
|Stereo Sustain Samples||Yes|
|Polyphony||Number of Polyphony (Max.)||256|
|Preset||Number of Voices||24 ( Grand Piano: 4, E.Piano: 4, Organ: 4, CLV/VIB: 4, Others: 8 )|
|Types||Reverb||4 types ( Room, Hall1, Hall2, Stage )|
|Tremolo / Auto Pan||Yes|
|SOUND BOOST||3 types|
|Preset||Number of Rhythm||10|
|Preset||Number of Preset Songs||24 Voice Demo Songs, 50 Piano Preset Songs|
|Recording||Number of Songs||10|
|Number of Tracks||2|
|Data Capacity||approx. 1.5 MB (approx. 550KB/Song)|
|Compatible Data Format||Playback||SMF (Format 0, Format 1)|
|Recording||SMF (Format 0)|
|Other Functions||Part Cancel, A-B Repeat, Start/Stop with pedal, Changing Voice & tempo after recording|
|Tempo Range||5 - 500|
|Transpose||-12 to 0, 0 to +12|
|Tuning||414.8 - 440 - 466.8 Hz|
|Scale Type||7 types|
Storage and Connectivity
|Storage||Internal Memory||approx. 1 MB|
|External Drives||USB Flash Memory (optional)|
|Connectivity||DC IN||DC IN 16V|
|USB TO DEVICE||Yes|
|USB TO HOST||Yes|
Amplifiers and Speakers
|Amplifiers||15W x 2|
|Speakers||(10cm + 2.5cm) x 2|
|Power Supply||AC Power Adaptor (PA-300C or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha)|
|Power Consumption||15W (when using the PA-300C)|
|Auto Power Off Function||Yes|