2/16/2007 [Music Production Tools ]Music & Sound Retailer Magazine poll of music dealers selects Yamaha's popular Portable Grand.
Music & Sound Retailer editor Brian Berk (l) with Mark Anderson (c), Yamaha's Portable Keyboards marketing manager and Tom Sumner (r), vice president/general manager of Yamaha's Pro Audio & Combo Division.
In addition to the YPG-625, which also won the award for Best Keyboard/Sound Module, other Yamaha products earning a Music & Sound Award include the EMX5016cf (Best Mixer/Console), the Tour Custom Drum Kit (Best Drum Set) and Steinberg Cubase 4 (Best Music Software/Multimedia).
"Yamaha had an excellent year," said Brian Berk, editor of Music & Sound Retailer. "Retail store owners said Yamaha had the Product of the Year, not our editorial staff. Winning that category is an incredible accomplishment."
The computer-compatible YPG-625 is packed with features and functions, including 88 Graded Hammer weighted action keys with Portable Keyboard Styles, high resolution Live! Grand Piano stereo sample, USB storage capability, five types of Master EQ and a large LCD lyric and score display. It also includes a wooden stand and a sustain pedal.
For more information, write Yamaha Corporation of America, Portable Keyboards, Pro Audio & Combo Division, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9011; e-mail email@example.com.