HARD TO BEAT FOR THE PRICE
I first tried the YPG-535 and its twin, the DGX-530 just before Christmas, 2009. At that time, I decided that either one of these boards would replace the DGX-505 that I was using at the time. The replacement time finally came on July, 19, 2010 when the pitch bend wheel on the DGX-505 broke down for the fourth (and last) time. Exam of the owner's manual shows that the DGX-530 and YPG-535 are esentially the same instrument,. For purposes of this review, I'll say that the YPG 535 is the best instrument in its size and price range. Its buttons are on the YPG-535 are much larger and easier to operate that the older 88-key Portable Grand-series keyboards. It's a great companion instrument to the Yamaha MM6, the other half of my dual setup. Its voice selection covers virtually every kind of music; I lovethe British-style Auto Accompaniments that are part of the 160 style lineup. As with all multiple-voice instruments, you'll need to invest lots of time in trying out the voices and styles before taking it out on its first gig, but in an emrgencey, the PIANO is ready to play when the instrument is turned on. I prefer the lighter key action of the YPG-535 since most of my experience comes from organs and synths. But for those of you who like the VOICES nad STYLES but prefer the heavier touch of a regular acoustic piano, try out the YPG-635.