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.
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.
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.
|Number of Keys||37|
|Touch Response||Soft, Medium, Hard, and Fixed|
|Other Controllers Pitch-Bend:||Yes|
|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|
|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|