Yamaha Design “Synapses” P-S500
A portable smart piano that brings you the joy of playing.
The P-S500 features a format that takes advantage of advanced technologies such as stream lights to assist your playing, while keeping the Yamaha logo prominent and emphasizing its piano-like side arms. We used a flat, smooth display, and even went so far as to create a design that reflects the surroundings beautifully.
The surfaces of the touch panel display featuring the stream lights, and the sheet music stand on which a tablet can be placed are set at the same angle for both visibility and usability. Aligning the angle of reflections with the sheet music stand allows comfortable, stress-free playing.
The “stream lights” that seem to flow as they light up along with the wide display on which they appear are spread out in front of the player together with the keyboard, making performing highly immersive.
The P-S500 features a design that’s both modern and classical but also solid and stately, with a strong horizontal and vertical appearance that blends in well with any space. Whether you place it on your desk or use it with a dedicated stand, this is an instrument that you will be able to use for a long time, and which will match where and how you play.
- Masafumi Futo
- Yamaha Design Laboratory