Yamaha NP30 – New Digital Piano

The new Yamaha NP30 Digital Piano, which debuted at Winter NAMM 2007, represents an entirely new class of Yamaha digital pianos. Designed to offer quality, value and portability with a lighter touch, the NP30 includes 76 Graded Soft Touch piano-style keys and stereo-sampled piano voices. Additional features include 10 quality voices like Pianos, Organs, and Strings plus 32 notes of polyphony and ten recordings of standard piano repertoire.

The NP-30 offers Yamaha’s first-ever Graded Soft Touch key action. While the touch is lighter than the Graded Hammer Standard and Graded Hammer Effect actions of the more robust digital piano models, Graded Soft Touch provides medium resistance in the left hand that gets lighter as you move up the keyboard allowing faster passages with your right hand. For lower-impact playing, this action is also ideal for aspiring pianists who suffer from arthritis or repetitive stress disorders. What’s more, the physical aspects of the Graded Soft Touch action help bring the overall weight of the NP30 to 12 pounds, even lower than the P70, previously Yamaha’s lightest digital piano.

“Many entry-level portable keyboard customers are looking for a low-cost alternative to an acoustic piano,” said Dane Madsen, marketing manager, Digital Pianos, Yamaha Pro Audio & Combo Division. “If price or level of ability is keeping them from spending too much on a fully-weighted action instrument, the NP30 is just what the doctor ordered.”

The NP30 can also perform as a basic home-studio MIDI controller with a top-notch piano sound. When capturing note and performance data with a quality tone generator is desired, but bells and whistles don’t fit into the budget, the NP30 provides everything you need and nothing that you don’t.

For more information on the NP30 Digital Piano visit www.AndysMusicOnline.com or call Andy’s Music at 251.633.8944.

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