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.

BodyColorBlack / Red
DimensionsWidth821 mm (32 5/16″)
Height65 mm (2 9/16″)
Depth121 mm (4 3/4″)
WeightWeight1.5 kg (3.3 lbs) (not including batteries)
KeyboardNumber of Keys37
Touch ResponseSoft, Medium, Hard, Fixed
Other ControllersPitch BendYes
Control KnobsYes
VoicesPanel SustainYes
Overall ControlsTranspose-12 to 0, 0 to +12
Tuning427.0 – 440.0 – 453.0 Hz (approx. 0.2Hz increments)
USB audio interface44.1 kHz, 16 bit, stereo
JAMJAM Function (5 mode)
Tone GenerationTone Generating TechnologyAWM Stereo Sampling
PolyphonyNumber of Polyphony (Max.)48
PresetNumber of Voices30
TypesDSP9 types (assignable on control knobs)
Master EQ4 types
PresetNumber of Preset Songs3
ConnectivityDC IN12V
HeadphonesYes (stereo-mini)
LINE OUTYes (mono)
AUX INYes (stereo-mini)
USB TO HOSTYes (MIDI/Audio: 44.1 kHz, 16 bit, stereo)
Speakers3.6 cm
Power SupplyAC 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 Consumption3W (When using PA-130 AC adaptor)
Auto Power Off FunctionYes
Included AccessoriesIncluded Accessories – AC adaptor, Strap, MIDI breakout cable, Owner’s Manual


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