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Yamaha SHS500 Sonogenic Keytar

SHS-500 features 30 different instrument Voices, from synthesizers to drums, SHS-500 has the right sound available for you to play any kind of music. The 37 expressive mini keys provide premium feel and response for fast, accurate and natural playing, this slim and ultralight instrument weighs less than 1.5kg and can run on batteries, making it extremely portable, and playable anywhere!

Yamaha SHS500 Sonogenic Keytar

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Sonogenic SHS-500 is a new type of instrument from Yamaha that is perfect for music lovers who want to participate in making music, but maybe haven't learned how.

  • JAM Function allows you to play along with your favorite music without special musical skill
  • 30 high quality Voices (instrument sounds) with 48-note polyphony
  • Assignable real-time Control Knob, Pitch Bend and Modulation wheel
  • USB Audio & MIDI interface
  • Wireless Bluetooth MIDI connectivity (This function may not be included depending on the country in which you purchased the product.)

Sonogenic SHS-500 is a new type of instrument from Yamaha that is perfect for music lovers who want to participate in making music, but maybe haven't learned how. This Keytar ("Key"board + Gui"tar") gives you the freedom to dance, jump and move around while you play!

JAM Function - Play with your favorite music on the spot.

Thanks to JAM Function you can instantly enjoy playing along with your favorite songs. Simply connect the instrument with the free app “Chord Tracker”, and play along with songs stored on your smart device. No matter which keys you press, the notes automatically match the song, so you don’t have to worry about hitting the wrong notes, fingering technique or even knowing the proper scales and chords. 

Designed to go with you anywhere

This slim and ultralight instrument weighs less than 1.5kg and can run on batteries, making it extremely portable, and playable anywhere!

Play any type of music

SHS-500 features 30 different instrument Voices. From synthesizers to drums, SHS-500 has the right sound available for you to play any kind of music. The 37 expressive mini keys provide premium feel and reponse for fast, accurate and natural playing.

Live Control at your fingertips

In addition to Pitch Bend and Modulation wheels, SHS-500 also features an assignable knob that lets you control a wide range of effects, giving you extraordinarily expressive, dynamic performance power. You can also assign effect control to your modulation wheel!

Connectivity

SHS-500 has MIDI (mini-DIN) terminal to allow you to connect with an external digital instrument, such as a synthesizer and control the other instrument via MIDI. Connect to your smart device using Bluetooth MIDI*, or a computer via USB for 2-way audio and MIDI.

* This function may not be included depending on the country in which you purchased the product.

Turn heads with this stylish, modern and eye-catching instrument!

 

 
  SHS-500
Color/Finish
Body Color Black / Red
Size/Weight
Dimensions Width 821 mm
Height 65 mm
Depth 121 mm
Weight Weight 1.5 kg (not including batteries)
Control Interface
Keyboard Number of Keys 37
Touch Response Soft, Medium, Hard, Fixed
Other Controllers Pitch Bend Yes
Modulation Yes
Control Knobs Yes
Display Type LCD
Language English
Panel Language English
Functions
Voices Panel Sustain Yes
Overall Controls Transpose -12 to 0, 0 to +12
Tuning 427.0 – 440.0 – 453.0 Hz (approx. 0.2Hz increments)
USB audio interface 44.1 kHz, 16 bit, stereo
JAM JAM Function (5 mode)
Voices
Tone Generation Tone Generating Technology AWM Stereo Sampling
Polyphony Number of Polyphony (Max.) 48
Preset Number of Voices 30
Effects
Types DSP 9 types (assignable on control knobs)
Master EQ 4 types
Songs
Preset Number of Preset Songs 3
Storage and Connectivity
Connectivity DC IN 12V
Headphones Yes (stereo-mini)
LINE OUT Yes (mono)
AUX IN Yes (stereo-mini)
USB TO HOST Yes (MIDI/Audio: 44.1 kHz, 16 bit, stereo) *The MIDI control messages that the SHS-500 can send and receive are different from those of the SHS-300. For information on the MIDI control messages that the SHS-500 can send and receive, please refer to the “SHS-500 MIDI Reference”.
Amplifiers and Speakers
Amplifiers 0.7W
Speakers 3.6 cm
Power Supply
Power Supply AC Adaptors (PA-130 or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha) or batteries (Six “AA” size alkaline (LR6), manganese (R6) or Ni-MH rechargeable (HR6) batteries)
Power Consumption 3W (When using PA-130 AC adaptor)
Auto Power Off Function Yes
Accessories
Included Accessories AC adaptor*, Strap, MIDI breakout cable, Owner’s Manual (*May not be included depending on your area)