Yamaha P-35 Reviews4.4/5.0 based on 5 customer reviews
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from the Great Plains
December 14, 2012Music Background:
Heaven for an advanced beginner piano playerAfter enduring 6 months of a 61-key USB keyboard, I finally have 88 keys, and speakers, and weighted/graded action. Heaven! While this may not meet the needs of the advanced user, it is wonderful for me and I expect to get several years of enjoyment out of it.
--A compact form factor. Nice and narrow. No LCD screen or anything else I don't need to just take up space. Just a few discrete buttons. And not to heavy for me me to move around/
--A clean, beautiful design--important in a small space.
--Midi in and out and an iOS connection kit is available
--The key action (adjustable) is very good. Almost, but not quite, like playing on my teacher's Steinway. And I do appreciate the ability to switch into harpsichord or organ or other modes.
--Nice robust sound from the internal speakers.
--Terrific value for the price
--The supplied sustain pedal is a joke. I have a nice inexpensive one that looks like a real pedal from M-Audio and when I can afford it I may get the Yamaha F3 one as it has half-sustain.
--Sits a little too high on my On-Stage platform stand. I will probably get the Yamaha 85 stand.
--No dust cover, but I bought the Gator one and can highly recommend that as well. (My teacher advised me to get a dust cover.)
--Love the unobtrusive design of the music rack but it could be higher.
Shipping was ridiculously fast and Sweetwater is, as always, a pleasure to deal with.
My piano study, piano practice and piano playing is about to take a big leap forward with the wonderful instrument.
Alejandro Lobos Kunstmann
from Mexico City, Mexico
December 3, 2012Music Background:
20 years MIDI sequencing. 15 professionally.
Great MIDI ControllerSorry. Not much to compare to but cheap M-Audio Keystations recently (loved 90s synths as controllers). I wanted the best keyboard, not thousands of buttons and functions. Just a great keyboard. Best money spent. For everything else I can now look for ANY cheap plastic MIDI controller that has the thousand buttons and functions. A plus is to have an integrated amplifier and speakers so I can turn it on and just play without having to do the whole OS/sequencer/session/plugin/load instrument thing. Piano sounds are pretty decent. DX7 e-piano obviously comes with it as well as a good-for-the-job Rhodes sound. I like it a lot for composition.
from Gordon, NE
May 8, 2013Music Background:
Hobbyist, church organist/pianist
Like a Grand PianoI really like the feel and sound. I have always wanted a grand piano but don't have room for one so this is the next best thing. Thanks.
from Fort Wayne, Indiana
May 1, 2013Music Background:
Playability for the moneyThis is the best playing keyboard I could find for this price. I played every keyboard on the showroom floor. Plays better than many of the high dollar keyboards. I recommend it. Sounds in it are average but I just use it as a controller. It DOES have speakers built in for playing live. Handy dandy.
My salesman "Jeff" is very knowledgeable and honest with me. x1229
from Victoria, TX
April 5, 2013Music Background:
Church, religious, music director, jazz pianist, drummer
Smart InvestmentFinding an 88 note weighted keyboard that is inexpensive, yet doesn't hold back on quality can be difficult, fortunately, I've found this board to be both high in quality, yet easy on my wallet. I've always loved the piano samples from Yamaha, and the Grand Pianos on here do the job. If you're looking for a piano, this is the board to pick up. Running it into my interface, sound system, or amp has been easy with only one out. I highly recommend this keyboard and I'm happy to say this investment should yield some high returns for me.