Originally Posted By: Baggypants
Originally Posted By: ElmerJFudd
Yamaha Keytar!




Iíve seen that form factor before. http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2017/09/19/yamaha-intros-vocaloid-vkb-100-singing-keytar-thing/


Yep, Yamaha re-purposed the VKB-100 Vocaloid keytar. The VKB-100 has 13 musical instrument patches in addition to the Vocaloid sounds. Yamaha reused the same hardware platform for the SHS-500 Sonogenic. They tossed away the Vocaloid stuff and add more instruments.

Ignoring the play-along aspect, it's like a polyphonic Reface ROMpler with the waveforms and effects taken from entry-level PSRs. Street price is $300 USD.

More thoughts, rambling and a list of instruments/drum kits at:

http://sandsoftwaresound.net/winter-namm-2019-yamaha-sonogenic/
http://sandsoftwaresound.net/yamaha-shs-500-sonogenic-pre-review/

All the best -- pj