Yamaha SHS-500 Sonogenic Keytar


The all-new Yamaha SHS-500 Keytar is fantastic. It’s so easy to use; Super lightweight and sounds great! If you’re a musician and want a new addition to your gigging kit, this is certainly something to consider. Even if you’re a beginner, the Keytar makes playing music accessible, easy and fun.

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The brand new Yamaha SHS-500 Keytar (“key” board + gui “tar”) is perfect for music lovers who want a portable, exciting instrument to help them develop and feel inspired.

Weighing at only 1.5kg it is super lightweight and can run on batteries which makes it the perfect gigging tool for those of you who are on the move with your music.

It has 37 touch responsive high quality ‘mini-keys’ and has 30 voices built in – ranging from synth pads and pianos to saxophone and drums. There’s so much you can do with the SHS-500 and it will no doubt bring out your inner rockstar.

Body Color Black / Red
Dimensions Width 821 mm (32 5/16″)
Height 65 mm (2 9/16″)
Depth 121 mm (4 3/4″)
Weight Weight 1.5 kg (3.3 lbs) (not including batteries)
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
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)
Tone Generation Tone Generating Technology AWM Stereo Sampling
Polyphony Number of Polyphony (Max.) 48
Preset Number of Voices 30
Types DSP 9 types (assignable on control knobs)
Master EQ 4 types
Preset Number of Preset Songs 3
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)
Amplifiers 0.7W
Speakers 3.6 cm
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
Included Accessories Included Accessories – AC adaptor, Strap, MIDI breakout cable, Owner’s Manual


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