Bestseller Yamaha P-45 review
Yamaha’s P-45 offers superior sound and powerful features in a truly portable instrument. Like other P-Series digital keyboard, the P-45 has a slim, modern, and compact design. The P-45 is easy to operate. Combined with the matte black keys, the P-45 is as enjoyable to play as it sounds.
Yamaha P-Series P-45 is a bestseller.
Overall, this is a simple piano keyboard, but it offers some pretty nice features and good quality.
Let’s take a look at some of the features before moving on to the pros and cons:
- GHS weighted action is heavier in the low end and lighter in the high end, just like an acoustic piano
- Advanced Wave Memory Stereo Sampling recreates natural instrument sound in stereo
- 64-note polyphony allows the player to perform moderately dense piano passages, even using a heavy sustain pedal, with few or no dropped notes being cut off
- Dual Mode lets you combine two Voices together, like piano and strings, for an inspiring new playing experience
- The USB to HOST port allows you to connect and interact with a wide variety of educational, music creation, or music entertainment applications on a computer or mobile device
- Sounds great thanks to Yamaha’s Advanced Wave Memory (AWM) stereo sound and sound sampling technology. It is not as good as the “Pure CF Sound Engine” in the more expensive P-105. However, the sound quality is excellent for its price range. It is difficult to achieve this quality on a digital keyboard of a similar price.
- He has 88 keys! Typically digital keyboard at this price has less than 88 keys.
Even though they only have 32 polyphony, the customizable key action is actually better than most models with 61 or 76 polyphony. Despite being a low budget model, you will still get almost the same acoustic piano feel. We say “almost” because more expensive models like the P-105 feel and perform better.
- The built-in speakers truly produce clear yet powerful sound, making it possible to perform in large rooms.
- It doesn’t have an LCD, LED display, or many buttons that can distract or confuse newbies. Its simple design and functionality make it a great choice for minimalists on a budget.
- Works like a corresponding MIDI controller.
- A total of 10 built-in instrumental voices. However, they are all rich in sound, especially the most important piano sound.
The design may seem too simple for some people. However, most beginners usually don’t care about these kinds of things.
You can’t add an extra 3-pedal set – something that enhances the overall playing experience. However, for beginners, this is not necessary.
As it turns out, the P-45 was introduced as the first model in Yamaha’s well-known “P-Series”. Even for a low price, you still get good sound quality, decent key action, and an 88-key GHS keyboard. It is not only compact and portable but also easy to use. This makes it ideal for beginners. It continues to be one of the top 10 best selling digital keyboards as it offers great quality for the price you pay.
Best for: Newbies looking for a quality tool at an affordable price.
Not Good For: Experienced pianists who require more polyphony notes and overall improvements in quality and function