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Yamaha today showcased the P-121 digital piano, the ideal piano for aspiring pianists, as well as gigging musicians looking for an ultra-compact and affordable instrument to take to their next performance.
The P-121 is the first 73-key, weighted action digital piano from Yamaha, and carries on the tradition of the best-selling P-Series digital pianos, which boast dynamic, high-quality sound along with a premium built-in stereo speaker system. With less keys than most digital pianos, the P-121 never falls short in touch, tone and features. Industry-leading Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) keyboard action and the instrument’s matte black key tops allow beginning players to build the proper finger technique for performing on an acoustic piano. The P-121 also reproduces the magnificent sound of the Yamaha CFIIIS concert grand piano, giving inexperienced pianists the ability to make music with dynamics, expressiveness and power not typically possible with a digital piano of this size or price.
What’s more, weighing in at a mere 22 pounds, the P-121 is the lightest, most affordable weighted key digital piano on the market, and makes for the perfect musical companion to take along with you wherever you make music. Additionally, its compact size makes it the ideal option for music labs, where the space-saving afforded by the P-121 could mean more keyboards and more students in the classroom.
The P-121 is also compatible with the Smart Pianist app for iOS devices, which allows pianists to turn their smart device into an intuitive and rich graphic user interface, making selecting Voices and configuring settings even easier.
The Smart Pianist app also takes advantage of the instrument’s built-in USB audio and MIDI interface and on-board speaker system. This not only enables the user to play along with their favorite artists, but it also allows them to record audio and/or MIDI performances into a computer.
“We recognize that there are a lot of players who want a fully-weighted keyboard action but are concerned with the weight and size of traditional 88-note, portable digital pianos. The P-121 is designed for these musicians,” said Ben Harrison, marketing manager, Digital Pianos, Yamaha Corporation of America. “There is no sacrifice in sound quality or functionality. This is a compact design to provide players with an ultra-portable digital piano option for the home, or to play out.”
Pricing and Availability
The Yamaha P-121 digital piano comes in both black and spotlight white finishes and is currently shipping at $899.99 MSRP.
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