Is a Yamaha DGX 500 the right choice?
The Yamaha DGX500 is similar to the Yamaha DGX300 except that the DGX500 has more keys. While the DGX300 has 76 keys, the DGX500 has 88, just like a regular acoustic piano. I'll get straight to the point and say that I like this Yamaha keyboard. Next to keyboards like the PSR550, this is one of my favorites.
I particularly like the piano sound of the Yamaha DGX 500. The fact that you can add some nice effects to it only helps to make the sounds more pleasing. Most of the other sounds are also quite good. I'm talking about nice synth sounds, strings, organs and so on.
Among the many features of the Yamaha DGX500 is a 3.5 floppy disk that reads and writes standard MIDI files, Disc Orchestra Collection and Yamaha-style files. Some of the other nice features include 619 voices, stereo sampled piano sounds, 135 accompaniment styles, a six track sequencer, 12 drum kits, a chord dictionary function and so on.
All I can say is that all these features work together to really make the DGX500 stand out. As far as I'm concerned, you do get your money's worth with this Yamaha keyboard. I compared it to other brands that offer portable keyboards within a similar price range and I had to give it the edge. Once again this is just my opinion. You're free to disagree.
If you're looking for a keyboard for the home, worship, practice or even playing with a band, chances are that you will like the Yamaha DGX500. I do. Click here to shop for a new Yamaha keyboard model.
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