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Yamaha SHS-500 Sonogenic 37 Key Keytar - Red

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  • $329.99
  • Regular price MSRP: $499.00

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It's Your Turn to Be the Star

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. This Keytar ("Key"board + Gui"tar") gives you the freedom to dance, jump and move around while you play!

Jam Mode- Play With Your Favorite Music on the Spot

Thanks to Jam Mode you can instantly enjoy playing along with your favorite 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 3.5lbs 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 synthesizers 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 reponse 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!

Turn Heads

This stylish, modern take on retro, is eye-catching and sure to grab the attention of your fans and followers.


SHS-500 has MIDI (mini-DIN) terminal to allow you to connect with an external digital instrument, such as a synthesizer, 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.



  • Dimensions
    • Width: 821mm (32-5/16")
    • Height: 65mm (2-9/16")
    • Depth: 121mm (4-3/4")
  • Weight
    • 1.5kg (3.3lbs)

Control Interface

  • Keyboard
    • Number of Keys: 37
    • Touch Response: Soft, Medium, Hard, Fixed
  • Other Controllers
    • Pitch Bend: Yes
    • Modulation: Yes
    • Control Knobs: Yes
  • Display
    • Type: LCD
    • Language: English


  • Voices
    • Panel Sustain: Yes
  • Overall Controls
    • Transpose: -12 to 0, 0 to +12
    • Tuning: 427.0 - 440.0 - 453.0 Hz (approx. .2 Hz increments)
  • USB Audio Interface
    • 44.1 kHz, 16 bit, stereo
  • JAM
    • JAM Function (5 modes)


  • Tone Generation
    • Technology: AWM Stereo Sampling
  • Polyphony
    • Number of polyphony: 48 max
  • Preset
    • Number of Voices: 30


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


  • Power Supply
    • AC Adaptors (PA-130 or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha)
    • 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

Manufacturer: Yamaha
Model: SHS500RDC
SKU: I619330-N-0-WHXA
UPC: 086792367699

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