Never played before? The EZ-200 lighted keyboard from Yamaha will have you playing songs from the very first day. Just call up a song from the 100 songs built-in to the keyboard, select if you’d like to play the left or right hand part and hit “Start”. The keyboard will light up the key that you’re supposed to play, and in fact, the song will actually stop and wait for you to find the correct key! All of the tools you need are found in the keyboard, including how to play chords.
If you’re buying a keyboard having piano in mind, you’ll want Yamaha’s Touch Response feature. On an acoustic piano, striking a key harder will produce a louder sound, striking it softer will produce a softer sound. With Yamaha’s “Touch Response” the EZ-200 keyboard responds like an acoustic piano.You’re never more than a button push away from the most realistic piano sound in portable keyboards today. One press of the Portable Grand button resets the entire keyboard to a stereo-sampled piano – perfect for when it’s time to practice. Yamaha is known around the world for the quality of our acoustic pianos and this attention to detail is evident as you enjoy the warmth and clarity of the EZ-200 Portable Grand piano. And of course, the keyboard includes a Sustain Pedal jack on the back for practicing and playing piano pieces.
The music pathway to your computer and the Internet is MIDI. It’s the way that keyboards communicate with computers. And because the EZ-200 is both General MIDI (GM) and XGlite compatible, you have access to thousands of MIDI song files on the Internet.
The EZ-200 has 367 Voices for you to choose from. For example, there are pianos, electric pianos, harpsichord, guitars, drums, bass, violins, brass and synthesizer voices. Pretty much every instrument in the orchestra is at your fingertips. And if you don’t know which sound goes with what style of music, the keyboard can select an appropriate sound for you using the convenient One-Touch Setting.
Some keyboards have two speakers but aren’t stereo. Don’t be fooled. Just because a keyboard has two speakers doesn’t mean that it’s truly stereo with two separate amplifiers. All Yamaha Portable Keyboards feature stereo-sampling technology.
In electronic keyboards, the more sounds made at the same time – polyphony – the more memory is needed. Obviously, more is always better, because too little polyphony can cause dropouts in dense passages of music. Some keyboards at this price point have only 12-note polyphony. The EZ-200 has 32 notes of polyphony and will play back 16 different parts or sounds at once (16-part multi timbrel); enough for the most demanding needs.
Yamaha has long been a world leader in digital signal processing technology. In fact, Yamaha professional audio products are found in most professional recording studios around the world. The EZ-200 takes full advantage of this know-how, giving you an extensive range of nine, top-quality reverb effects that simulate playing in everything from a small room to a large spacious concert hall; a first in this price range.
In addition to the 100 songs found in the EZ-200, there are 100 Styles that allow you to play any song you like. It’s just like having a built-in band. Call up your favorite style of music like Rock, Big Band or Country, press a chord or play Single Finger mode, and the EZ-200 will follow you through a piece of music, providing all of the drums, bass, piano, guitar, horn and string parts for you.
With this instrument, you can make great sounding music with little more than 2 fingers, however as you learn to play, the EZ-200 will adapt to your new skills and automatically switch between single finger mode and fingered mode where you play all the notes of the chord.
- 61 touch sensitive keys with Guide lights – the EZ way to learn
- GM plus Yamaha XGlite compatible – connect a computer
- Portable Grand: Industry’s Best Piano
- Yamaha Education Suite with music book: helps you learn to play
- Chord Dictionary for learning chords and built-in metronome