Modern Blue Argonaut "No I do not have a shoe..., Amazon
12 September 2007
Summary: I looked high and low at every yamaha and casio keyboard I could find that fit my budget of under $200 for my son's birthday present. This one had all the features we were looking for: touch response, ability to record seperate tracks of a melody, usb connection, yes education suite, and a larger lcd display. Most important in our decision was the Yamaha name and the touch response.
Summary: I purchased this keyboard back when it was around $180 - 200, and it was a great value at that price. The touch sensitivity, good tonality, and quality of functionality make this keyboard one that you shouldn't pass up (esp. if you can find it for a cheaper price). I've played on a couple keyboard before, but this is the first one in the sub-$250-price-range that has quality design and durability.
Summary: Generally, I like this keyboard. As a teaching keyboard, it seems to be excellent to that end, but I don't use it for that purpose. I'm an amatuer songwriter with limited space and budget,so I bought myself an 8 track digital recording/mixing unit and I shopped around for an instrument with the most realistic sounds for the money. This keyboard has hundreds of sounds but only a few of them are realistic, but the sounds that are realistic ARE realistic.
Summary: I've had the keyboard about a month now, and I have mostly positive things to say about it. I'm an actual piano player who would rather have just a regular piano (can't afford it) so I haven't even read the manual to find out about the special features, computer compatibility, etc. Mostly I just like to play, and the sound and touch-sensitivity is the most important thing for me.
Summary: Having no practical experience with real pianos, we purchased this keyboard for our young daughter who is just starting piano lessons. So far, we're very pleased with it. The keys are full-sized, touch-sensitive (variable loudness), and polyphonic (simultaneously pressed keys produce multiple notes) -- so it approximates a real piano in a learning situation. It has a fairly nice sound as well -- but don't expect a grand piano sound for $200.
Excerpt: The keyboard has thirty different songs preloaded onto it, as well as room on the hardddrive for you to upoad your own songs onto it as well. youc an connect the computer to your home computer through the USB port and upload songs pretty easily, which can be cool. Musicians will love tha bility to record their music from the keyboard onto the keyboard itself, and them upload it onto their computer.
Simple despite lots of features, good sound, great price. The stand is the right one.
8 January 2006
Summary: I bought this for Christmas (2005). All my family members love it. It has lots and lots of features, many of which I still haven't learnt nor tried yet, but the bottomline is this: Despite all the features, the basic functionality as the keyboard is simple enough even for my kids (younger one still in kinder), and the sound quality is very good for the price. 1: Simple to use Switch it on. Play it. Simple as that.