With Sonogenic SHS-300, Yamaha keyboards is bringing a Keytar Instrument and Keyboard Controller to the NAMM 2020 that is equipped with mini keys. The Sonogenic SHS-300 keyboard Yamaha is designed to give young musicians the ability to play favorite music regardless of their musical ability.
At the heart of the SHS-300 is the Jam Mode with Chord Tracker App, which analyzes the music library on a smartphone or tablet and then sends the chord data directly to the instrument via wireless MIDI via Bluetooth. If the Jam mode is activated, the buttons of the SHS-300 only trigger the correct chords and all accompanying soli notes, while the song either via a separate speaker system or the speaker system built into the SHS-300 via 3.5 mm Stereo mini-jack input is played. Since the SHS-300 can also be integrated wirelessly into the extensive ecosystem of learning apps and software, the tool is a gateway for music fans who want to learn how to play.
Via Bluetooth MIDI keyboard, the SHS-300 keyboard instrument can control software-based synthesizers and virtual instruments that are hosted on a laptop, computer or a smart mobile device, so that the performer can move freely without a cable connection. USB audio streaming and MIDI makes the SHS-300 a fully equipped keyboard controller and audio interface for on the go.
It features 12 different instrument voices (including Yamaha piano, synthesizer, and drum) that allow you to play independently without an additional device. Wheels and buttons along the neck enable pitch bend, modulation, octave shift, key transposition, playback control for songs on the connected device and much more.
Yamaha SHS-300 Keytar Instrument Keyboard Controller Features
- 37 HQ Mini Keys
- Soft, Medium, Hard, and Fixed touch response
- Pitch-Bend Wheel, Vibrato Button, Sustain Button
- AWM Stereo Sampling
- 32 Notes Polyphony
- 12 Voices
- Transpose: -6 to 0, 0 to +6
- Tuning: 427 to 453 Hz
- Inputs: 1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Aux Input
- Outputs: 1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
- 1 x USB Type-B, Bluetooth 4.0
- 0.7W Amplifier
- 3.1″ / 8 cm Speaker
- Dimensions: 73.3 x 5.6 x 12.5 cm
- Weight: 1.2 kg (excluding batteries)
Price and Availability
Yamaha Sonogenic SHS-300 Mini Keytar Instrument and Keyboard Controller is now available to pre-order through a Bhphotovideo store for $199.99, comes in two Blue and White colors and it will be shipping from February 13, 2020.