Yamaha SHS500 Sonogenic Keytar (Red)

Yamaha SHS500 Sonogenic Keytar (Red)

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Sonogenic SHS-500 is a new type of instrument from Yamaha that is perfect for music lovers who want to participate in making music, but maybe haven't learned how.

- JAM Function allows you to play along with your favourite music without special musical skill
- 30 high quality Voices (instrument sounds) with 48-note polyphony
- Assignable real-time Control Knob, Pitch Bend and Modulation wheel
- USB Audio & MIDI interface
- Wireless Bluetooth MIDI connectivity


JAM Function - Play with your favourite music on the spot
Thanks to JAM Function you can instantly enjoy playing along with your favourite songs. Simply connect the instrument with the free app Chord Tracker, and play along with songs stored on your smart device. No matter which keys you press, the notes automatically match the song, so you don’t have to worry about hitting the 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 1.5kg and can run on batteries, making it extremely portable, and playable anywhere!

Play any type of music
SHS-500 features 30 different instrument Voices. From synthesisers 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, SHS-500 also features an assignable knob that lets you control a wide range of effects, giving you extraordinarily expressive, dynamic performance power. You can also assign effect control to your modulation wheel!

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


Width: 821 mm
Height: 65 mm
Depth: 121 mm
Weight: 1.5 kg (not including batteries)

Control Interface
Keyboard: 37 keys
Touch Response: Soft, Medium, Hard, Fixed
Pitch Bend
Control Knobs
Display Type: LCD
Language: English
Panel: English

Voices: Panel Sustain
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 Function (5 modes)
Tone Generation: AWM Stereo Sampling
Polyphony (Max.): 48
Preset Voices: 30

DSP: 9 types (assignable on control knobs)
Master EQ: 4 types

Number of Preset Songs: 3

Power and Connectivity
Power: DC IN 12V
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
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 and Speakers
Amplifiers: 0.7W
Speakers: 3.6 cm

Included Accessories: AC adaptor, Strap, MIDI breakout cable, Owner’s Manual


2 Year Yamaha Warranty (No Registration Required)