Yamaha P115 Digital Piano Review – A Look at Some of the Features

This article is centred on reviewing an intermediate level keyboard, being the Yamaha P-115. This is an improvement on the previous model, the Yamaha P-105. The P-105 was one of the best sellers on the market, most especially in the portable digital pianos category.

This is the more reason why Yamaha put in lots of effort in improving on the previous model, just so that the latest model will compete squarely with other portable digital pianos from another brand in the market. It is important you are aware of the fact that the Yamaha P-115 is right between two portable (P) line products, the Yamaha P255 and the Yamaha P45. The Yamaha P115 features 14 instrument sounds, Onboard audio recorded, 14W speaker system, 88-key fully weighted action keyboard and much more. It also introduces new features like Sound Boost function, Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC); Also, the polyphony number has also experienced some increment.

Now let us go into the review and take a deep look at the P-115.

Design

The Yamaha P-115 is one of the best portable digital Piano in the market. The size of the P-115 is similar to that of the Yamaha P-45. The P-115 is 11.6 inches deep. 52.2 inches wide and 6.4 inches high.

It is important you are aware of the fact that this piano is capable of fitting into a small room without occupying lots of space, unlike other brands I the market. For instance, you can have this piano placed on a desk, then connect to your computer. However, there is no doubt that it will be a lot more comfortable when placed on a dedicated stand.

The Yamaha P-115 does not come with any stand, that is something you will have to include in your budget. The stand can either be the L85 furniture stand that is offered by Yamaha of the X-type offered for the P-15 model.  This piano is not just portable, also, it lightweight (about 27 lbs.). Just one person can carry the Yamaha P-115 with no assistance offered from someone else.

When the Yamaha P-115 is not in use, it can easily be put aside, thus making is useful if you have pets or kids in your home. Also, the Yamaha P-115 is a renowned choice for live shows and gigs. It can easily be moved around, and some keyboard bags will suit the Yamaha P-115.

Keyboard

The Yamaha P-115 has 88 fully weighted keys, which is similar in size to that of an acoustic keyboard. The keyboard action being the Graded Hammer Standard, is the most affordable hammer action mechanism offered by Yamaha in recent time.

The touch of the Graded Hammer Standard feels very close to an acoustic piano, and it is quite heavy, thus making it the best option to build proper finger technique and strength if you are determined to play smoothly on a traditional instrument. The keys on the Yamaha P-155 are similarly weighted, the high keys are lighter when compared to the low-end keys that are heavier to touch.

The velocity(touch) of the keyboard is sensitive – meaning that the keys sound a lot hard if you hit them harder. The level of touch sensitivity can be adjusted to suit the style you play the piano.

Essential Guide to Finding the Right Type of Logo

It is important you are aware of the fact that there are about seven types of logos that you can settle for when you are creating a logo for your brand or your business. You can pick a free logo maker and download, then select one that represents what the business stands for or one that suits the name of the company, in some cases combine both to create something special.

Here are the different types of logos

Letter marks (or monogram logos)

Letter mark logos are good for streamlining the logo of the company, most especially if the company has a very long name or a name that is very difficult to remember. Majority of the businesses decide to go with their initials, for instance, brands like CNN, HP and H&M. These monograms are best for minimalist logos, but it is important you remember that they are one of the best means of expressing more of what your business represents.

Wordmarks (or logotypes)

Wordmarks, on the other hand, are a straightforward means of symbolizing a company name. To give them recognition and personality value, it is without a doubt that is mostly about typography – for example, take a look at the wordmark logo representing ONE. If you have an interesting name for a brand, using wordmarks is recommended as the ideal way to go for your logo.

Pictorial marks (or logo symbols)

Logo symbols or pictorial marks are more of what is visualized in our heads when we hear the word LOGO. They are easy to be recognized, and they make use of images to represent your company or brand. You have the choice of selecting something complex or something that is very simple. However, it is important you go with a symbol that has a connection with your brand. In most case, both are paired using wordmarks.

Abstract logo marks

Rather than symbols that can be recognized, abstract logo marks are geometric, and they do not establish any connection to the images, but they formulate something new for the brand in question. An abstract logo mark is capable of condensing your business into a symbol that is very much unique to your brand or business. For instance, the logo for Printy shows how abstract and modern symbols can look, providing more personality. It is advised that your research more of the various geometric logo shapes if you are interested in having an abstract logo that creates a certain feeling or mood.

Mascots

If you are in search of a fun way to give your brand a personality, mascots are highly recommended. They are cartoon characters that represent your business in an informal and approachable manner.

Combination mark

A combination just as its name implies combines a work mark with a symbol for the creation of a recognizable logo. The name of the company is either integrated into the graphic element or placed next to the symbol, for example, the Brite Side logo. Both elements will be associated with your brand, thus lowing you to use them together or alone.

Emblem

Just like the combination marks, emblems combine pictorial elements and typography. They consist of symbols integrated with the text, such as seals, badges or crests. For instance, the Rockwell Lighthouse emblem depicts how traditional shapes can give classic and old school appearance.