Yamaha YPG-535 88-key Portable Grand Graded-Action Review 

 March 3, 2021

By  Zen Chung

The Yamaha YPG-535 features 88 keys and comes with a portable graded-action USB keyboard with a matching stand and a sustain pedal. Thiis piano features a variety of sounds, recording virtuoso performances with a built-in recorder, the Yamaha education suite and the USB connectivity to add functionality of the digital piano. The piano also features Graded Soft Touch (GST) action with different levels of resistance, high resolution stereo piano sample and comes with an Optional PA-150 energy saving power adapter. Other features present in the piano include;

Expandable Music Database

The piano consists of expandable music database that includes complete keyboard setups by song title. The keyboard chooses the right voice for the right hand melody, the correct style and the correct tempo.

One Touch Setting (OTS)

The one touch setting present in the Yamaha YPG-535 digital piano provide you with the recommended voice and effects for each style of song.

Registration Memory

The registration memory saves up to 16 registrations to user memory to one of the registration buttons located above the keyboard.

Performance Assistant Technology

The performance assistant technology is a feature present in most Yamaha digital pianos that ensures that you do not play a wrong melody note or chord. When you select a song then press the performance assistant technology button and play any notes on the keyboard; the notes you play match the music playing with the upper part of the keyboard providing a higher pitch and the lower part of the keyboard providing a lower pitch. This makes it easier for you to concentrate on one hand at a time while learning to play the piano.

6-track sequencer

The YPG-535 digital piano has an equivalent of a built-in multi-track recorder to enable you to record one or multiple instrument parts at a time and assign each part to a different track. Six tracks are provided to give room for sophisticated melodies, chord accompaniment and rhythm parts.

2 Way Speaker System

The speaker system consists of separate woofers and tweeters that provide more lifelike instrument voices. Each speaker has a special port that adds powerful impact to bass sound reproduction. The stereo sound present in all Yamaha digital pianos provide a realistic character and spatial depth to the sound produced by the piano.

Digital Signal Processing (DSP)

The digital signal processing helps to enhance the sound quality that has complicated digital effects such as harmony, reverb and chorus.

Advanced Wave Memory (AWM)

The Yamaha Advanced Wave Memory technology provides realistic sound that is of high quality.

Full Keyboard Mode

The full keyboard mode allows you to play the chords with the right hand and the bass notes with the left hand. Most digital keyboards only allow you to chord on the left side of the keyboard, in the bass section but the YPG-535 digital piano allows you to use both of these methods while playing the piano.

Pros of Yamaha YPG-535 88-key Portable Grand Graded-Action USB Keyboard

  • Easy to operate
  • Quality sound
  • Non-weighted keys
  • 500 sounds including percussion
  • Ability to split keyboard so as to have two different sounds
  • Comes with a sustain pedal that is easy to use and works efficiently

Cons of Yamaha YPG-535 88-key Portable Grand Graded-Action USB Keyboard

  • Not portable
  • Bad screen resolution
  • Speakers don’t handle loud sounds well
  • The non-weighted keys make dynamics a little harder to pull off or go from soft to loud

The Yamaha YPG-535 88-key Portable Grand Graded-Action USB Keyboard is a great piano that makes easier for you to make music on your computer. This piano might not be suitable for beginners due to the numerous features and sounds present in the piano which might be confusing for a beginner pianist.

Zen Chung

I'm Zen Chung, a piano and violin teacher based out of Plano, Texas. I started this blog because my students (and their parents) kept asking about the best musical instruments to buy online. Look no further I'm here to save the day! 

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