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Yamaha P45/P71 – 6 Years Later – Worth Buying in 2022?
The P45 also known as the P71 on Amazon is one of Yamaha’s best selling digital pianos,and that’s no surprise. Many piano teachers around the world recommend it to their beginner,students because the Yamaha brand is more than a century old and it is Yamaha’s cheapest,88-key hammer action keyboard. However, before you rush out and buy one, there are 8 things,you need to know so you won’t get any nasty surprises when you start playing it for the,first time.,Voices If you are looking for a keyboard with hundreds,or even thousands of sounds, the Yamaha P45 isn’t the one for you. This keyboard is,predominantly a digital piano first and most people who buy it are those who don’t really,use the other sounds. The P45 comes with 10 voices and what it lacks in quantity, it makes,up for it in quality. You get 2 grand piano voices, one sampled from Yamaha’s Concert,Grand Piano, which is the default sound [pause], and the other is a brighter piano tone better,suited for use when playing with other instrumentalists [pause]. There are 2 electric piano tones,- one is the iconic Rhodes electric piano sound [pause] and the other is from Yamaha’s,iconic 1980’s DX7 keyboard [pause]. There are also 2 organ tones – an intimate baroque,era organ [pause] and a grand sounding cathedral pipe organ [pause]. 2 harpsichords suitable,for those who enjoy baroque music are also included [pause]. Finally, there is a strings,section [pause] & a vibraphone tone suitable for dual voice layering, which the P45 is,capable of [pause]. For most beginners, these 10 voices are more than sufficient. You would,need to look at the more expensive Yamaha P125 or digital pianos from Casio, Roland,& Korg if you need bass instrument sounds and the ability to split voices across the,keyboard. You can find my recommended keyboards & digital pianos in the description below.,Polyphony Serious classical pianists will find the 64,note polyphony on the Yamaha P45 to be inadequate. Note polyphony is the number of notes that,can sound at once. Advanced pianists will be frustrated with note drop-offs when playing,demanding music. While this will not be an issue for beginners, similarly priced digital,pianos from other brands now have 128 and even 256 note polyphony. Check out the description,if you want to find out what these other digital pianos are.,No Triple Pedal Support An acoustic piano typically has 3 pedals – soft,,sostenuto and damper. The P45 supports only the damper – also known as the sustain function.,This rules out the P45 for more serious pianists playing more demanding music but beginners,will do fine without it. Thankfully, half-pedalling is supported on the P45 if you purchase an,additional sustain pedal. Almost every other digital piano in my recommended list supports,a triple pedal system – check it out if you are interested.,Lack of LCD Screen Without an LCD screen, even a basic one, it,can be frustrating at times, not knowing what voice I have selected and the other parameters,I may have changed – such as transposition, reverb, velocity curve or the metronome tempo.,An absolute beginner will not use these functions and having no LCD screen will not be a deal-breaker.,But there are a number of competing brands, at a similar price, with an LCD screen making,operating the keyboard less challenging. You can find digital pianos with an LCD screen,in the description below.,Power Options The Yamaha P45 can only be powered through,an electrical outlet. That may be a deal breaker for some who may bring their keyboards to,busk, gig or jam with friends and an electrical outlet may not be within reach. The P45 has,a pair of 6 watts amplifiers which can be easily powered with a set of AA batteries,- a welcome feature a few competing brands have. You can find these in the description,below.,Connectivity The Yamaha P45 is a 6 year old model and it,is beginning to show its age where connectivity options are concerned. While there is the,usual USB MIDI connector, for use with music learning apps on your smartphone and tablet,,I am dismayed that Yamaha didn’t include an auxiliary audio input with the P45. Many,beginner music books now come with backing tracks you can download onto your phone. Learning,with an audio backing track on the phone, routed through the keyboard’s on-board speakers,with a simple cable, helps my students keep better time as well as make learning more,interesting. Wireless bluetooth audio – a feature that is pretty standard on many digital,pianos from competing brands is also lacking. And if you want to connect the P45 to more,powerful speakers, the lack of a pair of ¼” stereo outputs can be a deal-breaker.,Should You Still Buy It? With these shortcomings, should one still,buy a Yamaha P45? That depends. If you are an absolute beginner, the Yamaha P45 continues,to be a solid choice. Even with a $50 price increase due to a global chip shortage, the,P45 remains the cheapest digital piano from Yamaha with 88 hammer action keys. The GHS,key action, while not the shiniest, is well established. Coupled with the time-tested,AWM voice samples, it will satisfy most, if not all, beginners. Even though the P45 is,built like a tank with a chunky design, it remains relatively lightweight should you,need to move it around. The well-known Yamaha brand also guarantees a better resale value,versus other brands, should you upgrade in the future. Compared to lesser known brands,,Yamaha spare parts availability as well as customer service is significantly better.,Nonetheless, you can find a list of my recommended digital pianos, keyboards and music learning,apps in the description and comment section below. My name is Jeremy See and I’ll see,you in my next video.
Yamaha P-45 Digital Piano Review[Music],hey this is Erskine Hawkins here at,Sweetwater and today were taking a look,at one of the most affordable best,feeling pianos on the market the Yamaha,p45 so if youre on a budget but still,looking for something thats great,quality has a great feel has 88 weighted,keys this is one you definitely got to,check out so lets dive right in the p45,says GHS waves action keys and GHS just,stands for graded hammer standard which,isnt all that important to know but,what is important to know is that GHS,weighted action has heavier touch in the,lower end and a lighter touch in the,higher end just like the Hammers inside,an acoustic piano so practicing on a,keyboard with GHS action build your,finger strength but when the time comes,to perform on an acoustic piano also the,Black Keys have a matte finish so they,get less slippery when playing for,extended amount of time the p45 is,compact and its lightweight they really,got straight to the point on this model,and its slim to only about a foot deep,and since its only 25 pounds easy to,move around at home or pack in the car,for a gig and the layout on this board,is also pretty simple everything is,controlled from one button that you hold,down and then press the keyboard to,change sounds play demos use the,metronome and a few other things one,really cool feature is the split,function to do this you just press down,and hold the grand piano / function,button and then press the d4 key which,is the white key right after middle C,Ill show you so the grand piano,function button and the d4 key so now,the lower half of the keyboard has,mid-range and higher notes and the upper,half of the keyboard has lower and,mid-range notes sounds like this,you,so if I were a student still taking,piano lessons my piano teacher could sit,next to me and demonstrate different,techniques on the same keyboard and it,would still sound the same as what Im,playing in the upper half of the,keyboard the p45 also has two onboard,speakers which give you a very good,stereo sound in the normal mode but in,the split mode it automatically sends,all the sounds from the lower part of,the keyboard to the left speaker and all,the sounds from the upper part of the,keyboard to the right speaker and to,turn off your split mode you just press,and hold your grand piano function,button and then press the d4 key again,the t45 is ready to play right out of,the box doesnt need any assembly or,anything and actually comes to the,sustain pedal and a sheet music rest but,it doesnt come with the keyboard,standard or piano bench so you will have,to get those I believe Yamaha does make,a stand thats designed to go with the,p45 I think its called the l85 and,sweetwater also offers a bundle that,comes with the keyboard the pedal the,stand and the bench so that may be,something to check out too but if youre,planning to move the board quite a bit,for gigs or performances I may be,looking at some sort of double brace,x-file stance since those are pretty,easy to leave the house with the p45,comes with ten really great sounding,sounds two pianos two electric pianos to,organ strings two harpsichord vibes,lets check out a few of them so Ill,start with the two pianos Im going to,play the same basic idea on both pianos,so you can hear the differences in the,two,you,[Music],so now lets do the electric piano,sounds going to play the same basic idea,on both sound Ill just play through a,few more the sounds,[Music],Oh,you,Oh,[Music],well that was a quick look at the p45,and as you can see this keyboard is,perfect in the home for gigs in the,studio and even in the classroom so if,you have any questions at all about this,board or any other Yamaha products be,sure to speak with your Sweetwater sales,engineer thanks for watching,[Music],you,[Music]
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????Yamaha P45 vs Roland FP10 Digital Piano Review, Comparison, & Demo????[Music],hi everybody and welcome to another,piano comparison video here at Marion,pianos today we are comparing Yamahas,p45 with the Roland FP 10 to absolute,Titans of the entry-level market both,with tons of fans and lots of potential,shoppers all around the world its a,video that has been requested many many,times here on the channel and so were,really glad that we were finally getting,to it today were gonna be covering the,action were gonna be talking but the,sound engine all the features that these,two instruments have so thank you so,much for joining us if it is the first,time of the channel please subscribe,really love to see you back here at the,channel watching more videos,leaving more comments and just enjoying,more content overall so lets get,started on these right away,[Music],so like we said were here with the,Yamaha p45 and the Roland FP 10 these,instruments are very similar in some,respects the most obvious being price,these are both priced in the United,States I believe at $4.99 in Canada,where we are here these are both,available around the $6.99 price point,visibly they appear to be very similar,in terms of their size their stature,their weight is also similar,you know speaker volume is very similar,so at a quick glance you might think to,yourself well the Yamaha p45 and the,rollin FP 10 are essentially equal,offerings from two different companies,and so you know Ive always gone Yamaha,before Im not really missing anything,by not taking a serious look at the,roland or vice-versa Ive always gone,roland the p45 you know its just not of,interest to me well that is where you,would be very very wrong because hiding,under the hood of these two instruments,are some remarkably different specs that,are absolutely worth pointing out,talking about and letting you hear a,little bit more at home if you happen to,be watching this video and so were,gonna start with sound now sound has,several aspects when were in a digital,piano realm one of them is of course the,computer that generates the tone we,often refer to that as the tone,generator and then the second aspect is,is the on-board speakers or how the,sound is delivered to you through a set,of headphones in some cases now just,well mention this at the top of the,video sound is going to be coming to you,from these instruments as a direct line,out so I know we often get questions,whether weve just simply miked the the,piano which really wouldnt result in a,particularly great representation of the,sound so its not what weve done,theres direct line out of the p45,through the headphone jack in stereo and,then weve done the same thing on the,roland going out there mini jack in,stereo and then thats going into an,audio interface now youll also be,hearing the sound a little bit through,my lapel mic we leave that live because,it gives you a bit of a sense of what,the speakers on the piano are actually,adding to the sound as well and so those,two things get mixed together thats,what youre hearing,at home as youre watching this video,well start with the Yamaha first now,this instrument is very affordably,priced as is the Roland and so with that,I guess we always lower our expectations,a little bit as professional piano,players but when you immediately sit,down at the p45 and start to play,[Music],its actually a pretty responsive piano,and I enjoy the way that the action,feels its a the action is called a GHS,action and its one of Yamahas more,basic actions but it really does feel,pretty solid I dont get the sense that,its flimsy the lateral motion on it is,very limited so its it feels like,theres a good substance to it,[Music],so the sound to me feels reasonably full,I mean it is a little bit on the,brighter side but I expect that for me,Im hi Yamaha tends to have both on,their acoustic pianos as well as the,digital pianos a slightly brighter Ill,be a clearer sound and a pleasant sound,to the piano the speakers on this are,six watts apiece so its a total of 12,watts of power and for an instrument of,this price and of this size I think that,is is pretty plenty its hard actually,to get an instrument thats you know,this light I think this is 25 pounds to,have a lot more oomph to it than that,and I find its efficient for personal,playing and even if you were just going,to be jamming or rehearsing with one,other individual and they werent using,an electric guitar or something its,its reasonably sufficient theres no,question that youre going to get a,better tonal experience on the Yamaha,using a decent set of headphones but in,lieu of headphones the speakers I would,describe as pretty adequate,the speakers on the Yamaha are on the,bottom so they are downward-facing,however they do kind of have these sort,of look like vents so I dont think,theres actually tweeters that are,facing up there but I guess there is a,chance that you might be getting a very,small amount of you know sympathetic,resonance or you know something floating,out of those little vents but those,arent tweeters the main speakers are of,course facing down towards the ground,the polyphony on the p45 is 64 thats,starting to feel a little bit old for a,keyboard thats being sold in 2020,thats got to be one of the lowest,polyphony counts of any instrument,available on the market I mean I know,that we are in the lower price range but,when we get to the roll and youre gonna,to see that that polyphony is starting,to push up polyphony of course referring,to the number of sounds that this,instrument can simultaneously produce,before it kind of just runs out of juice,and it starts to shut some of those,sounds down so 64,by the time weve done that the where we,started has completely been terminated,because weve of course with the sustain,pedal managed to press down far more,than sixty four notes at the same time,going up and down in terms of additional,tones it has ten that are on board,accessing them is really easy,I like how user-friendly the overall,interfaces for the Yamaha youve got,grand piano which is sort of maybe a,panic button if you get onto a sound,that youre really not too sure that you,like very much then you can,just press it and youre always back,home if you press and hold it and now,press one of these buttons in the I,guess the lower full octave C – C octave,thats where you can access those 10,sounds and theres nice easy labels,right on the front you can see exactly,what youre selecting so grand piano one,is there,grand piano -,[Music],a piano won a piano too,[Music],and then into the organs its not,expecting that to be pipe organ,actually a pretty good pipe working,kind of like some 4 foot to foot flutes,in there,[Music],and some strings,their keyboard strings,[Music],harpsichord I think thats just octave,doubled and then vibraphone finally,[Music],now can we layer those yes you can,[Music],and that function is available through,the universal unspoken law of try what,you think is going to work button,commands on keyboards which is press two,things down at once chances are you get,two things happening at the same time,press piano and strings down and you get,and you hear piano strings,and that essentially sums up what youre,getting from a tonal standpoint as well,as a sound generation standpoint its a,fairly simple tone generator on the,Yamaha but it feels pretty sensitive to,me it doesnt feel you know it doesnt,sound cheap the the piano renders quite,well is a sample bass and a decent,selection of tones you know ten tones to,suit you know reasonably diverse set of,situations but as a personal practice,keyboard pretty good lets now move over,to the Roland and this is where if,youre a Yamaha person and you really,have never thought of a need to look,outside of the Yamaha Lane for a product,this particular matchup should give you,some pause this is a really well I try,and be as objective in these reviews as,possible to but to be honest the FB 10,kind of just blows the p45 away and,virtually every respect and so lets,start with the tone on the
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Yamaha P-45 (P-71) vs Yamaha P-125 – Owner Review & Performance Demo
I have beside me, two of Yamaha’s most popular and most affordable digital piano keyboards,,the Yamaha P-45, also sold as the P71 in some markets, and the Yamaha P-125. With just a,$150 price difference between these 2 keyboards, which one is a better value and which is a,better choice for you? In this video, I’m going to do the heavy-lifting for you by breaking,down the differences between these 2 immensely popular digital pianos. Make sure you stay,till the end of this video, where I give you my final honest thoughts on who these digital,pianos are best suited for.,#1 – Key Action Both the P-45 and P-125 are 88-keys graded,hammer action digital pianos. This means the keys are progressively weighted, starting,off heavier on the lower register and getting lighter as you reach the higher registers,,just like a traditional acoustic piano. Both these keyboards use Yamaha’s decade old,but tried and tested GHS key action which is definitely one of the better ones in the,industry. While both key actions, with 4 velocity curves, are identical, the keys on the P-125,are noticeably quieter and better dampened, most likely due to the red felt liner near,the pivots of the keys. While the action on both these Yamaha keyboards are above average,,I personally prefer the action on another similarly priced digital piano which you can,learn more about in the description.,#2 – Sound Engine A big difference between the P-45, also known,as the P71, and the P-125 is the sound engine. The P-45 uses a pretty dated Advanced Wave,Modelling sound engine, whereas the P-125 has Yamaha’s more recent and better Pure,CF sound engine. With the upgraded sound engine, the P-125 has string resonance, damper resonance,and key-off samples allowing it to better simulate the harmonics of an acoustic piano.,It is no surprise the tones on the P-125 sound warmer, are more detailed and have more depth,in comparison with the lower priced P-45. The P-125 allows you to sound and sustain,more notes at the same time with 192 notes of polyphony versus just 64 notes of polyphony,on the P-45. The P-125 supports a triple-pedal system, essential for intermediate piano repertoire,requiring the use of soft and sostenuto pedals whereas the P-45 only supports a damper pedal.,#3 – Voices One of the things you get for an extra $150,are more voices. 14 more to be exact. The more affordable P-45 comes with 10 tones while,the P-125 comes with 24 tones. Most of the additional tones on the P-125 are not radically,different from those on the P-45. Many are just variations of the usual acoustic & electric,pianos as well as a couple of organ voices, strings & pads. You can layer two voices on,both these digital pianos but the P-125 gives you the option of splitting voices across,the keyboard. Both these keyboards allow you to fine tune and transpose the pitch, useful,if you are playing with other musicians. From my experience, if you are a beginner or predominantly,a piano player, I doubt you will use any voice other than the default grand piano tone. So,paying for more voices isn’t necessarily better if you don’t use it. But if you want,a digital piano with more than 700 voices for about the same price, check out the description.,#4 – Rhythms & Metronome Practicing with a metronome is essential to,improving your musical timing and both these digital pianos come with a metronome. However,,the P-125 takes it one step higher by including 20 rhythms. These rhythms, encompassing various,genres such as pop, rock, jazz, latin and Christmas beats, help a pop pianist feel the,groove of a tune way better than a boring metronome. I love playing along with rhythm,accompaniments and if that’s what you prefer, I recommend a digital piano with almost 300,groovy rhythms in the description.,#5 – Amplification For ,those times you need to practice quietly, the P-45 has a headphone jack. However, the,P-125 has 2 headphone jacks so not only can you practice quietly, you can also have your,piano lessons with your teacher using headphones. If you want to play to an audience, both keyboards,have in-built monitor speakers. The amplification system on the P-125 is noticeably clearer,and louder as it has a 14 watts amplifier driving 4 speakers versus just a 12 watts,amplifier driving 2 speakers on the P-45. For larger venues, you can hook up a pair,of powerful external loudspeakers to the P-125 using stereo ¼” connectors which are not,on the P-45. You can find out which speakers I recommend and personally use in the description.,#6 – MIDI, Audio Interface & Smart Pianist App,While both the P-45 and P-125 have a USB MIDI port for connecting to music learning apps,,the P-125 truly shines with a USB audio interface and Yamaha’s Smart Pianist App. With the,built-in audio interface, you don’t need an expensive external audio interface to transmit,digital audio to your iPad or laptop. And it is also this audio interface that allows,you to record an unlimited number of digital audio recordings onto your mobile devices,using the free Smart Pianist App. The P-45 does not support connection to the Smart Pianist,App, which is a shame. When connected to the Smart Pianist App, the Yamaha P-125 is transformed,into a supercharged powerhouse. You can easily select, mix, layer and split voices, trigger,rhythms and record both MIDI & audio songs effortlessly. It is a pity that both these,keyboards don’t support wireless bluetooth MIDI or audio. There’s another digital piano,that not only has USB MIDI and an audio interface like the Yamaha P-125 but also has wireless,bluetooth. You can find more information in the description.,#7 – Weight & Portability Unfortunately, both these digital pianos are,chunky, at around 26 lbs, and do not run on batteries which hampers true portability.,You would think the P-125 should be much heavier than the P-45 because it can do so much more,,but that is not the case. The P-125 is more capable but weighs a mere 300 grams more than,the P-45. If you need a truly portable 88-weighted keys digital piano, check out the description,for a significantly more compact and lightweight option.,Conclusion Now that you know the differences between,the Yamaha P-45, also known as P-71, and the Yamaha P-125, which one do I recommend you,to buy? If you are an absolute beginner who has no idea what the black and white keys,of the keyboard are. If you do not know where middle-C is, and you do not know where A,B,C,D,E,F,G,is on the keyboard, the Yamaha P-45 is more than sufficient for you to use for quite a,number of years. Even more so if you are not sure if your enthusiasm to learn to play the,piano will last. Most beginners will not be able to tell the subtleties of damper and,string resonance. For those who know how to play a couple of tunes on the piano, the P-125,will be a better choice. It has the features to be a great practice piano as well as for,those who prefer a better sound. The keybed is also better dampened.,Smash that like button if you found this comprehensive comparison useful. Check out the description,for my recommended keyboards, digital pianos and music learning apps. My name is Jeremy,See and I’ll see you in my next video.
Yamahas ($499.00) Fully Weighted Keyboard – P45B (Full Review)
welcome to Milan recording studios my,name is James pavel chakras and in,todays video I have the Yamaha P 45 B,Ive had a lot of requests to review,instruments like this and in todays,video Im going to be reviewing of,course the p45 B and giving you guys my,thoughts on this instrument this is a,very popular instrument for the,beginning pianists its very affordable,it does have quite a few nice features,of course it has the limitations of a,inexpensive instrument but for the price,its actually pretty decent so in,todays video Im gonna be taking a look,at the p45 and checking out how good it,would be for the beginning pianist but,Im also gonna be taking it a step,further than that and seeing if it can,actually be used in a recording studio,one thing Im currently lacking here at,the recording studio is a simple piano,to have in the control room so when Im,playing back a video I can play along,with it in the control room to memorize,the melody or learn something quickly by,ear a chord progression of a song,somebody sends me,I dont currently have that in the,control room and Id like a small simple,compact instrument for that theres a,few contenders the P 125 the ES 110 and,the p45 also might fit into that niche,so before I even do that though one,thing I will do in this video is compose,a basic song on the p45 B and use it,like it was a real part of the recording,studio and well see if the p45 beat can,actually do that kind of pushing the,limits of what a basic instrument like,this can do but well see what it can do,but first lets open up the box and see,how Yamaha did on the the packaging and,unboxing experience typically Yamaha,xored packaged up quite nicely so we,will see if this one is packed up nicely,to should be able to pop this open nope,I got inside too,there we go all right,this actually is packaged a bit more,secure than I had expected it is a of,course an entry level or maybe little,tiny bit higher than entry level low mid,tier price instruments and theyve put a,lot of protection and packaging inside,of here a lot more than I actually would,have expected first of all not sure,exactly what this cardboard is there for,but it was there and then of course here,is the p45 over here we have the pedal,unit which appears to be the exact same,thing that we had in the p1 25 and we,also have the power adapter here tucked,away inside of the box there the music,desk is probably underneath of the,instrument I think theres its right,under here so lets get the p45 out of,the box and check it out I am happy with,the unboxing experience its well,protected the box is in pretty good,condition but it does have a couple of,little small marks as you can see,theres a dent in that corner theres,also a little groove on the bottom so,protected very well it seems nice and,safe lets open it up and see what it,looks like so here we have the p45 out,of the box and educate see it has a,remarkably simple appearance its very,clean its very smooth theres not,really much ugly about it in fact in my,opinion its quite attractive for such,an inexpensive instrument it has such a,clean user interface because in fact,there are only two physical buttons on,the panel you have the power switch you,have the function button whoops,you have the function button which you,can use to activate the sounds and,activate many of the other features and,of course you have the volume slider so,those are the only three buttons on the,entire instrument and other than that,theres nothing here so in a way it has,a very simple user interface but also,its a little bit complicated Ill talk,about that in a little bit overall,theres not really too much negative,about the p45 there are a couple of,little flaws I will talk about one of,them in my opinion is a bit big but,before I do that I did want to talk,about something else and that is the,fact that a few people have come on to,my channel and insinuated that I am,being paid by Yamaha to say nice things,about them or that I am otherwise,affiliated with Yamaha and that simply,isnt true I am NOT being paid by Yamaha,Yamaha isnt sending me,products I just simply like them and,think that overall Yamahas products are,quite nice and in many cases are,superior to other products on the market,the p45 in my opinion is one of the best,instruments in this price class as is,the P 125 for its respective price class,however because Im not being paid by,anybody I will also tell you guys the,negatives about this instrument as well,and it does have a couple I bought this,one with my own money earned through the,YouTube channel from my friends at Morel,music one nice thing I like about them,is you can actually call them on the,phone and order a product then they will,let you know when its in stock and you,can go show up at the store to pick it,up which is really great and thats what,I did for this bad boy,so the big flaw with the p45 is the fact,that there is no direct output there is,a headphone jack which oddly enough is,in the back even though theres a little,slot up here where it could totally go,there is a headphone jack a singular,quarter-inch headphone jack in the back,and that in my opinion is a flaw because,theres no direct output so if youre,looking for an instrument that you can,buy for cheap and use to gig with and,use on location the p45 unfortunately,will not be that instrument if youre,looking for an affordable gigging,digital piano the p 125 which is about a,hundred dollars more than this and the e,s 110 which i think is in that same,price bracket would be good options,because both of those use a direct line,output theres a left channel and the,right channel output as well as a,headphone jack for both of those,keyboards the p45 only has the headphone,jack so that means recording this was a,little bit tricky because typically I,will record through the two direct line,outputs and get a nice stereo signal Im,not able to do that with the p45 because,the headphone jack is only outputting in,mono and so I was had to do some weird,trickery to even get it to work when you,plugged a headphone jack in it disables,the the internal speakers I believe the,Roland FP 30 has a feature where you can,plug in a headphone jack but have this,external speakers or these speakers,still go this doesnt have that feature,I looked it up so I had to do some magic,to get it to record anyways lets get,started and actually play it the,instrument shall we Im gonna start off,with the typical Bach piece I always,start off with decks right thats sort,of like to start off my videos with and,Im gonna play the first fugue from the,well-tempered clavier as usual to get a,feel for the action,and precision of this instrument,[Music],you,you,you,[Music],you,[Music],as you can hear the p45 was able to play,that piece with absolute ease and didnt,give me any problems whatsoever while,this instrument does lack a few things,that its bigger brother the P 125 has,one thing that it has in common with the,P 125 is the action which is exactly the,same as youd find in the P 125 the,action of the P 125 is one of my,favorite things about it its very,responsive it plays very easily and like,I said this has the same thing so this,will give you no problems whatsoever,playing virtually any piano music that,you can possibly do in the P 125 video I,even played the third movement of,Beethovens moonlight sonata and it was,able to do that alright so this would be,as well so you wont be having any,issues with the action at all its light,its responsive it doesnt feel just like,a real acoustic piano but it feels close,enough that youd be able to easily,adjust from playing this to playing a,real acoustic piano if you wanted to and,overall I think its really great it has,a good dynamic response easy to play,have I said enough I think its good for,this type of price point its vastly,superior to really most anything thats,cheaper below at this price point like,the Williams instruments and stuff like,that those have a 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Yamaha P45 v P115 Comparison – What piano should I buy?
hello I have here two of Yamahas,p-series piano two brand-new ones in the,P series Ive got the p45 on my left and,on my right Ive got the P 1 1 5 now P,series stands for portable which means,you can pick them up move them around,theyre good for gigging good for using,at home if youve got to pack it away,sometimes now I should just say at the,start of this video that Im going to be,talking a great deal about these two,pianists to start with rather than,playing if you want to hear them being,played side by side then skip to near,the end of this video and Ill get on,with the comparing the two sounds but,for now its the talking bit so what I,want to do is show you the differences,between the two and try and help you,decide which one it might be for you,now price-wise p45 at the moment is the,cheaper one 325 pounds and its big,brother here the p1 one five is four,hundred and sixty nine pounds so theres,about 140 pounds difference between the,two and if youre umming and ahhing as,to which one to get hopefully i can help,you decide which ones going to give you,better value for money so Ill get,straight to the plane just to give you,an example of how the piano sounds on,both of these,Ive set the volumes to just below,maximum and were set on the ordinary,piano so P 45 to start with,[Music],you,[Applause],[Music],okay so theyre both actually pretty,good arent they for stage pianos but,lets get into the nitty-gritty and,learn a bit more about them so first,thing is the physical things size-wise,they are nearly identical Im just,talking a few millimeters in height the,p1 1/5 is slightly bigger but with,theyre the same theyve got the same,amount of keys this is 88 keys just like,a real piano,they are both weighted keys so this,means they feel like a real piano to,play as well now that mechanism that,weighted key mechanism is called the g,HS by yamaha and its on both of them,are both exactly the same now on the,keys there is a difference between the,two only a little thing but the p1 1/5,does have matte finish on the Black Keys,on the key tops so its not a huge,difference I have to say but if youre,feeling the key tops on the black note,the p1 one flight here is slightly,smoother to the touch so its a little,touch of authenticity or big thing but,there it is now these being in the same,series there is of course quite a lot,that is similar between them apart from,the size and the amount of keys that,weve already talked about the amount of,sounds that they make or voices as they,call them is almost the same P 45 here,has 10 voices its got piano strings,electric pianos organs etc p1 one five,has four more voices so you get your,standard ones piano strings or gannett,cetera but youve got one extra piano on,there and you also have one extra stage,electric piano as well both of them give,you the ability to play what we call,dual sounds thats two sounds on top of,each other most common one is probably,piano with strings on tops thats quite,handy feature and you can transpose them,both as well being able to transpose the,key of a stage piano it has been a,lifesaver for many jobbing musicians out,there over the years and you can of,course do that on both models so P,one-five its about 140 pounds more now,what are you going to get for your extra,140 pounds Ive highlighted a few things,I think that make the difference the,first thing is the actual sound itself,how its produced what were hearing,when we play the one one five the sound,is sampled from Yamahas greatest current,greatest grand piano their CF 3s its,about 100,000 pounds proper concert,grand piano its using what they call,their pure CF sampling technology so,that for me is a is a big thing now the,p45 doesnt use that it uses their older,version of it called a WN stereo,sampling that its still pretty good,admittedly but p11 v is just the next,level up when it comes to the sampling,what this means in reality is its just,a little bit more sensitive to play and,if youve got a real musicians ear or,youre going to develop one you can tell,the difference between the two the more,time you spend with them now the other,thing for me this is probably the one,thing that lifts the p11 5 we above the,p45 its little brother and that is the,polyphony number okay now just to start,with the p11 5 has apple italy number of,192 but the p45 here has a prolific,number of 64 ok now youre probably,asking what on earth is polyphony okay,now I have explained this in other,videos but in laymans terms what it,means is the amount of notes that you,can play at the same time and the,obvious thing to say here as well Ive,only got 10 fingers how can I possibly,play more than 10 notes this doesnt,quite work like that when youre playing,piano because when your foots on the,sustain pedal you can play some notes,right at the beginning and those notes,will keep on playing they will sustain,as you add other notes and before you,know it you can add loads and loads of,notes and the lower the polyphony number,the faster those notes at the beginning,begin to decay okay,so for a beginner for a total beginner,p45 is great it has this lower polyphony,number and for a beginner that thats,fine you probably wont notice it but as,you get better or if youre already,experienced youre going to appreciate,having a hyper litany number because you,can get more feeling out of the piano,again I say in other videos when Im,explaining this its like a painter,having more shades of a color in their,palette and thats what you get with a,hyper if any number you can just get,more feeling and expression from it,so a quick practical example of how this,worked Ill play and no grind at the,bottom and then add lots of notes with,my foot on the sustain pedal just to,give you an idea of what Im talking,about,[Music],so the thing I notice all the way,through is the base notes that I played,at the beginning they remain there they,dont disappear as Im adding notes on,top so the listening for me that lifts,the p11 five we above his little brother,here the p45 okay next really important,difference between the two is the,ability to record what youre playing,you cannot record on board the p45 piano,theres no way of doing it you have to,do it on your phone or on your iPad or,your computer now p11 five its got the,record button on it and its easy to use,you press record you play something,[Music],press record again when youre finished,and in a few seconds time it saves it,onto the memory even if you turn it off,unplug it turn it back on it saves,itself onto the memory press play and it,plays it back now why is this a good,thing if youre a beginner its a,wonderful feature to be able to play and,then listen to what youve played and,analyze the notes youve played to see,where youre going wrong or your timing,is going out its also nice to be able,to record your left hand and your right,hand separately so I could record myself,playing the left hand something like,this I could record that with one hand,and then play back over the top there,but you get the idea I could have,recorded my left hand first and then,just played with my right hand over the,top so for a beginner being able to,record is a wonderful thing and when,youre at the beginning of your piano,playing journey being able to do that,being able to play a duet with yourself,it just keeps you interested it makes it,interesting it keeps you practicing it,keeps you on the instrument it does a,lot to encourage you in other words so I,say to all my own students get something,that you can record on because youll,just find it more interesting and,keeping a student interested is half the,battle when it comes to getting them to,learn how to play piano now if youre an,experienced player already youll know,why recording is useful you if you,compose music you can just at the touch,of a button put down a quick idea or you,know you can play very very complex,multiple parts as well extremely useful,to have that recording on there okay the,other really 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Why is P-45 (P-71) the Best Beginner 88-Key Keyboard from Yamaha?[Music],this is the cheapest 88 fully weighted,hammer action digital piano,you can buy from yamaha in yamaha sells,loads of this digital piano worldwide,in this video im gonna play through all,the 10 sounds,in this digital piano and you are gonna,find out why this,is one of the best digital pianos for a,beginner,to intermediate level piano player,[Music],if you need more info and the latest,price do check out the links in my video,description,below there are two features that are,most,important on a digital piano everything,else is,really icing on the cake the first thing,is the key,action just like on a traditional,acoustic piano,the 88 keys on this yamaha digital piano,are weighted and have a ghs graded,hammer action,this means the keys on the lower,register of the keyboard,start off with a heavier feel and get,lighter,as you move towards the higher register,a disadvantage of the ghs key action,is the short pivot action you will need,a little more force when playing nearer,the pivot point,the keys have four adjustable levels of,touch sensitivity to suit your skill,and playing style,[Music],the black keys on this digital piano,have a matte,finish to prevent your fingers from,slipping i wish the,white keys had a textured surface like,the competition,in this price range however this is not,a deal breaker for those just starting,out and buying their first digital piano,[Music],the yamaha p45 comes with 10 sounds,these are a selection of bread and,butter sounds,a beginner to intermediate piano player,will find useful,for both practice and casual,performances,youll get two grand pianos two electric,pianos,two pipe organs two harpsichords,a string section and a vibraphone patch,you can layer two of these voices for a,richer sound,and you also get four different reverb,effects you can apply,onto these voices for your personalized,tone,it is a pity though that there is no way,to store your personalized settings for,quick recall,[Music],the yamaha p45 weighs 25 pounds,and is available as a portable keyboard,only package,or with an optional wooden furniture,stand,if you dont need the portability you do,get a music rest,and a headphones port for quiet practice,a basic sustain pedal is included with,the piano but more advanced players who,require the half pedal feature will need,to get,the optional pedal you can easily access,a built-in metronome to help you,practice keeping,time it would be nice if yamaha had,included a couple of rhythms for,students to practice along with,but this is not the case i have a list,of my recommended digital pianos,keyboards,and piano learning apps in the video,description,below so do take a minute to check it,out after this video,for those who want to dabble with midi,music production the yamaha p45,also has a usb midi port that allows you,to connect,with your ipad mobile phones or laptops,it is a pity that the usb port only,transmits,and receives midi data but does not,handle,digital audio a feature even a cheap 200,yamaha keyboard has,[Music],if you intend to play with other,musicians or a singer,the yamaha p45 has a convenient,transpose and tuning feature,a pair of speakers powered via a 12,watts amplification system,is adequate it will not handle the high,and lower frequencies as well as a,higher end model,with more speakers but the sound volume,is more than sufficient for use,in a living room in a cell group meeting,or,for basking,here is a demo of the remaining three,voices found on the yamaha p45 digital,piano,my name is jeremy c and do smash that,like button,if you found my review useful,[Music],do,[Music],you