Yamaha SHS-500B Sonogenic Keytar Instrument And MIDI Controller - Black

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Yamaha SHS-500B Sonogenic Keytar Instrument And MIDI Controller - Black Description



The black Sonogenic SHS-500 Keytar Instrument from Yamaha is an instrument for music lovers who want to participate in making music but are still learning how to play an instrument. The Keytar gives you the freedom to dance, jump, and move around while you play the keyboard. It is built with 30 different instrument voices from synthesizers to drums and is equipped with 37 expressive mini keys, pitch-bend, modulation wheel, and an assignable knob.


Jam Mode

Play with your favourite music on the spot. Connect the instrument with the free app Chord Tracker, and play along with songs stored on your smart device. Whatever keys you press, the notes will match the song. Don't worry about hitting 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 3.5 lb and can run on batteries, making it extremely portable and playable anywhere.

Play Any Type of Music

The 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.

Live Control at Your Fingertips

In addition to pitch-bend and modulation wheels, the SHS-500 is equipped with an assignable knob that lets you control a wide range of effects. You can assign effect control to your modulation wheel too.

Retro Look

The keytar's modern take on retro is eye-catching and sure to grab the attention of your fans and followers.


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

Chord Chart Feature

The Chord Tracker app does a great job analyzing tens of thousands of songs so you can get the best experience with this innovative feature.

Tech Specs
Number of Keys 37
Touch Response Soft, Medium, Hard, and Fixed
Other Controllers Pitch-Bend: Yes
Modulation: Yes
Control Knobs: Yes
Language: English
Panel Language: English
Voices Panel Sustain: Yes
Controls Transpose: -12 to 0, 0 to +12
Tuning: 427 to 440 to 453 Hz (Approximately 0.2 Hz Increments)
USB Interface Audio: 44.1 kHz, 16-Bit Stereo
Jam Function 5 Modes
Tone Generation AWM Stereo Sampling
Maximum Polyphony 48
Preset Number of Voices: 30
Connectivity DC In: 12 VDC
Headphones 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo Mini-Jack
Line Out 1 x Mono
Auxiliary Input 1 x Stereo 1/8" / 3.5 mm
USB to Host MIDI+Audio: 44.1 kHz, 16-Bit Stereo
Power Supply (AC) PA-130 (or Equivalent Recommended)
6 x AA Alkaline (LR6) Manganese (R6) or Ni-MH Rechargeable (HR6) Batteries
Power Consumption 3 W, when Using PA-130 AC Adapter
Auto Power Off Yes