Excerpt: I bought this piano as a means to find out whether I liked piano playing. That meant it had to have a bare minimum of sound and feel resemblance of a real piano. Sound has to inspire, touch has to give you the ability to express yourself.
Excerpt: 76 notes!!! Midi in and out USE I use it as a MIDI keyboard and I'm satisfied with it. It's light and can work with batteries. It's a good Midi keyboard and its price is unbeatable, at least to start playing piano without going broke...
Excerpt: When I bought this from a music store, I had a choice between: the np-30 and another, smaller keyboard. Needless to say that bought it, this was as the np-30, despite having 10 voices, had touch-sensitive keys and a longer keyboard length (76 keys), perfect for learning piano on. The piano weighs about as much as my accordion so it really easy to transport, the body of the instrument is tough too.
Excerpt: For the bowels of the beast, see the previous review (I do not want to make repetition). I would say that THE Yamaha error, it has been to propose two low-quality speakers stuck OF EITHER SIDE of the keyboard. The result: a phenomenal overall width, we would have liked offset by a high-quality audio .... Well Kay-chee! The audio quality of speakers is inboard of its kind to reproduce sound without metallic or low medium low, and it is a pity!
A lot of digital piano for the money with only a handful of compromises - can you handle a handful?
8 October 2010
Excerpt: Perhaps you are familiar with my story: you learned Piano at a young age, then the world became filled with much more exciting things to do. The years go by, and the piano in the corner of a dusty room grows more and more out of tune, until you finally have to say goodbye to it. That aching for a portable piano never seems to go away... Well, the NP30 is your near-perfect solution!
Excerpt: I am an avid collector of all things musical, especially keyboards as I currently own six, yes six of them! My excuse for this is simply as a musician and keyboard player, this is my indulgence. I have this model in it's silver finish, and I bought it from Argos for about £250. The reason I purchased this, is I had gone to uni and stupidly not taken any of my keyboards with me, and I slowly started to get withdrawal symptoms as it had been the longest I had been away...