If you’re looking for a good all-purpose keyboard with some weighted action, this Yamaha YPG-535 would be right for you to check.
Are you looking for a pretty standard keyboard, but one that also feels good to the touch and natural? That’s what I was looking for too. It’s a pretty standard keyboard, this Yamaha, but the beauty is in its simplicity I think.
The weighed-feel keys on the Yamaha YPG-535 are good, and what you would expect from any mid-priced keyboard. It is a full 88 keys of course. It has a range of weights on the keys, as what you’d find with a typical grand piano with the lighter keys on the higher pitch end and then the heavier-feel keys on the lower end of the Yamaha YPG-535 keys.
Just in the right size
The height on the Yamaha YPG-535 is good (Product Dimensions: 58.9 x 23.9 x 12.4 inches ; 71.3 pounds), pretty standard overall—nothing to worry about there. Pedals are standard as well, and on the Yamaha YPG-535, they feel as proper as they should. I think there are some options that you can order with additional pedals if you’re into that sort of thing. There’s a really cool digital score display for songs on the Yamaha YPG-535 and it’s quite something. Kind of unnecessary for most people, but the Yamaha YPG-535 over delivers in some areas that are good for the really serious kinds of players.
It seems like the Yamaha YPG-535 would be good for those just learning how to play, and the company’s website offers some material I think, for that very purpose. If you’re one of those that like to hook up to your keyboard with a USB connection, the Yamaha YPG-535 has that too, and it works well, so that you can send data back and forth from your keyboard. It’s easy, just plug your flash USB memory drive into the Yamaha YPG-535 and you can transfer music. It’s pretty advanced actually and most people will probably find it easy to use.
Chord Dictionary Function
I really liked the chord dictionary that the Yamaha YPG-535 came with. I like doing some basic music mixing and running with multiple tracks as I play, and the Yamaha was no disappointment there as well. I genuinely have enjoyed it and would say that it’s a pretty fair price in competing with the other models available. If doing some multi-track recording, the instrument can mix in some rhythm parts as well—that was pretty cool I thought.
- Great sound
- Multiple imputs, including USB connection
- Multi-track recording and playback (great for whose who want to hear a fuller performance when playing solo)
- Reliable (come-on… it’s a Yamaha after all)
- Can be expensive depending on your budget
- Complicated to use all of the multi-track features
- For technophobes, the computer interfacing can be tricky
Since Yamaha is one of the brands that is most found in recording studios all over the world, I was confident in my decision when I purchased the YPG-535, which came with a pretty good discount of the original Yamaha YPG-535 price. I’ve not been disappointed, and would recommend it to others as well. I think the Yamaha YPG-535 is pretty darn adaptable for whatever size of studio or room you have available.
Most of us don’t have that much space so a keyboard like the Yamaha YPG-535 is pretty ideal. I bought this model because I wanted the top-quality of the Yamaha sounds and durability that they are known for. I hope this Yamaha YPG-535 review showed you some tips for you to make a decision. You need to go and check it out yourself if you are a musician who appreciates some of the better equipment out there.