Yamaha introduced the NP12 and NP32, the next generation of Piaggero portable keyboards that now offer compatibility with educational and creative software programs on a PC or iOS device.
Slim, light and compact, the new portable keyboards build on the success and reputation of the keyboards they replace – the NP11 and NP31 – and deliver high quality piano and keyboard voices. The Piaggero NP12 (61 keys) and NP32 (76 keys) both possess a Graded Soft Touch Action that emulates the graded resistance of an acoustic piano with a heavier touch in the low register and a lighter touch in the high register.
Now available in both black or white finishes, the keyboards feature 64 notes polyphony (vs. 32 on previous models), a built-in song recorder, as well as USB to HOST connectivity to PC, which eliminates the need for a MIDI interface when using PC based software applications.
The new NP12 and NP32 are compatible with the Yamaha Digital Piano Controller App for iOS devices which adds a rich graphic user interface and makes configuration and navigation of the instruments’ features even easier.
An optional wireless UD-BT01 (USB Bluetooth MIDI Adapter) accessory enables wireless connectivity to a computer or iOS device, making it even easier to tap into the wide variety of creative and educational software applications, such as NoteStar and Visual Performer.
“Piaggero keyboards are simple and intuitive, fun to play and sound great – perfect for hobbyists, students and performers looking for an affordable, ultra-portable piano,” said Mark Anderson, director of marketing, Keyboard Division, Yamaha Corporation of America. “New connectivity and song recording options on the Piaggero NP12 and NP32 take things to a new level, providing inspiration whenever creativity strikes.”
Pricing and Availability
Yamaha Piaggero NP12 (MSRP: $269) and NP32 (MSRP: $399) portable keyboards will ship in January 2016.
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