The best-selling Yamaha P-Series set the industry standard for what a compact, stylish digital piano should be. As the latest addition to this series, the P-255 offers a more authentic piano sound and feel than ever before. Thanks to its highly portable design, this digital piano can be played in any place or setting you desire. With Yamaha’s knowledge of digital audio and over 125 years of experience building fine acoustic pianos, you can rest assured that the P-255 will meet and exceed your expectations of a portable digital piano. Optional extras such as the matching L-255 furniture stand and the LP-255 piano-style 3-pedal unit make the P-255 a pleasure to look at and play, even at home.
3 main points of P-255
Digital piano quality suitable for even the most experienced pianists
Sound can be customized for different playing environments
The P-255 Controller App for iOS
P-255 Controller APP for iOS
The Best Portable Digital Piano
The Yamaha P-255 contemporary digital piano is for all musicians looking for an instrument suitable for both serious practice and live performance. Thanks to its portable design and built-in speaker system, the P-255 can be played in any place or setting...
The Best Portable Digital Piano
The Yamaha P-255 contemporary digital piano is for all musicians looking for an instrument suitable for both serious practice and live performance. Thanks to its portable design and built-in speaker system, the P-255 can be played in any place or setting you desire, with or without external amplification. And with the first-of-its-kind Controller App for iOS, you can customize your piano sound or quickly adjust your favorite settings with touch-screen ease-of-use.
Despite its slim, portable design, the P-255 offers an impressive range of performance capabilities. In terms of keyboard, piano Voices and sound reinforcement, this is the very best digital piano in the P-Series. Whether you’re already an expert or new to the piano, you’ll love playing this instrument.
Impressive Piano Voices Reproduce the Sensation of Playing a Concert Grand Piano
The P-255 uses the Pure CF Sound Engine to produce its piano Voices. As the only digital piano in our P-Series to feature the following three functions, the P-255 can also recreate the characteristic acoustics of the grand piano sound in a more realistic fashion.
Key-off Samples- This feature reproduces the slight change in sound at the instant you remove your fingers from the keys. What’s more, different key-off sounds are produced for staccato and legato playing.
Sustain Sampling- The resonance of the soundboard and strings heard when the damper pedal is used has been sampled in order to recreate this acoustic effect. The P-255 responds to how deep you depress the pedal.
String Resonance- When the hammer of a grand piano strikes its string, the other strings will also resonate. The P-255 can reproduce this effect using its String Resonance feature.
Synthetic Ivory Keytops – Built to be Played
With a heavier touch in the low keys and a lighter touch in the high keys, the Graded Hammer (GH) action makes the P-255 feel and respond more like a real grand piano. Additionally, the white keys feature synthetic ivory keytops with excellent moisture absorption properties. This means that your fingers won't slip even when playing for extended periods of time.
Meticulous Acoustic Design
The P-255’s circular speakers vibrate in a highly natural manner to produce a well-balanced tone. Thanks to this design, lower notes in particular have a much richer sound than on pianos with oval speakers. The P-255 also features built-in tweeters aimed directly at the performer, so that higher notes sound brighter. Also, the pair of 15W amps built into each P-255 can deliver a very powerful sound.
The P-255 is the only instrument from our P-Series that offers functions to conveniently customize the Voice, volume and tone settings based on the environment in which you’re playing.
Sound Boost Button Instantly Provides More Volume With Greater Presence
Example of the sound waveform produced when playing a melody
At the touch of a button, you can easily make the sound of the P-255 louder and enhance its presence. Does the audience have difficulty hearing your piano playing over the mix of a band or small combo? No problem. Sound Boost allows for a clear-sounding performance that will cut through any mix. This feature affects both the internal speakers and external amplification.
Use EQ Sliders to Match the Sound to Personal Taste or the Performance Environment
The P-255 is equipped with EQ sliders—one each for the low, mid and high frequency ranges. By simply moving these sliders, you can easily adjust the digital piano‘s sound to your liking or to better suit the current song or acoustic environment. You can produce bright and shimmering tones that are clear and highly present or powerful sounds that pack a punch
Additional Features Make Live Performances More Fun
Rhythm Tracks - The P-255 comes complete with ten different rhythm patterns that are perfectly suited to pop, jazz, bossa nova and many other types of music regularly performed on the piano. This feature is perfect for singers who accompany themselves and for other live performers. Replace old metronomes with your personal, versatile drummer complete with intros and endings.
More than just a piano - In addition to piano Voices, you can enjoy playing organs, a string section, basses and a wide variety of other instrument sounds on the P-255. This digital piano also lets you change Voices to suit individual songs and to layer different sounding Voices, allowing you to explore many other interesting sounds besides the piano.
Speaker Cut-Off - When the P-255 is connected to external speakers, its built-in speakers can be conveniently muted.
Panel Lock button - The control panel can be temporarily locked to prevent settings being changed by accidentally pressing buttons while playing. This helps ensure nothing goes wrong during those important performances.
Adjustable response - The P-255 keyboard can also be set to four different sensitivity levels depending if you have a heavier or lighter playing style.
The free P-255 Controller App for iPhone or iPad can be downloaded from the App Store here. With it, you can control a wide range of the digital piano’s functions with an easy-to-use, touch-screen interface. This visual approach to configuring the P-255 makes it easy to try out functions that you may not have considered using before. Graphically choose which Voices to layer, adjust the split point, manage songs you record to a USB device and more, all with the touch of a finger. You can also use the app to store your favorite settings and recall them instantly whenever needed. Explore the settings and sounds of the P-255 even before yours arrives at home.
*An Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter/iPad Camera Connection Kit or a dedicated Yamaha cable such as the i-MX1/i-UX1 is required for connection.
Built-in Piano Recording Studio
The P-255 can store your performances directly on a USB flash drive as audio songs. These songs are stored in .wav format, so you can conveniently play them back on a computer, transfer them to a portable media device or upload them to share with friends online.
Maximum Polyphony of 256 Notes—Unsurpassed in the World of Digital Pianos
The P-255 is the first P-Series model to offer top-class maximum polyphony of 256 notes. Thanks to this improvement, you’ll find that notes sound more beautiful while sustaining. There’s no need to worry any more about sounds cutting out when you play busy passages with lots of notes and intricate pedal work.
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Yamaha Digital Piano: P-255
The free P-255 Controller App for iPhone or iPad can be downloaded from the App Store here. With it, you can control a wide range of the digital piano's functions with an easy-to-use, touch-screen interface. This visual approach to configuring the P-255 makes it easy to try out functions that you may not have considered using before.
*An Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter/iPad Camera Connection Kit or dedicated Yamaha cable such as the i-MX1/i-UX1 is required for connection.
Works with: Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
Requirements: iOS 7.0 or later
Download from the App Store.
Have you ever wished you could share your best performances with your family and your friends? Have you ever wished you could keep a record of your piano performance improvements? Piano Diary is a free iPhone/iPad application that enables you to easily record and store your performance in the cloud server and playback whenever and wherever you are. Learn more
Works with: iPad 2 / iPad / iPhone 4 / iPhone 3GS / iPod touch (4th generation, 3rd generation)
Requirements: iOS 4.2 or later
Supported instruments: You can use Piano Diary with any MIDI- or USB-equipped piano, digital piano or keyboard. For instruments that have USB, you will need an iPad or iPad 2 with the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit.
Download from the App Store.
We recognized a void in the way sheet music had evolved. The evolution of mobile devices had quickly outgrown organic uses of sheet music, and the advancements of this technology clearly offered more possibilities than any music publisher had delivered. It is out of this environment that the idea for NoteStar was born. Here we had the opportunity to take advantage of the iPad’s dynamic display, touch response, and audio integration, and offer a sheet music experience that moved beyond simple page display.
Works with: iPad / iPad 2
Requirements: iOS 4.2 or later
Download on the App Store.
Visual Performer is a new type of application for graphically visualizing your musical performance from any MIDI device. A variety of built-in animations respond to the pitch and velocity from your instrument. It's a great way to add cool imagery to your performances!
|Works with:||iPhone 3GS/4/4S & later, iPod touch (3rd/4th Generation & later), iPad (1st/3rd generation), iPad2 (2nd generation)|
|Requirements:||Requires iOS 5.1 or later|
|Languages:||English and Japanese|
Download on the App Store
|Weight||Weight||17.3kg (38lbs., 2oz)|
|Keyboard||Number of Keys||88|
|Type||Graded Hammer (GH) Keyboard with Synthetic Ivory Keytops|
|Touch Sensitivity||Soft, Medium, Hard, Fixed|
|Tone Generation||Piano Sound||Pure CF Sound Engine|
|Stereo Sustain Samples||Yes|
|Polyphony||Number of Polyphony (Max.)||256|
|Preset||Number of Voices||24 ( Grand Piano: 4, E.Piano: 4, Organ: 4, CLV/VIB: 4, Others: 8 )|
|Types||Reverb||4 types ( Room, Hall1, Hall2, Stage )|
|Tremolo / Auto Pan||Yes|
|SOUND BOOST||3 types|
|Preset||Number of Rhythm||10|
|Preset||Number of Preset Songs||24 Voice Demo Songs, 50 Piano Preset Songs|
|Recording||Number of Songs||10|
|Number of Tracks||2|
|Data Capacity||approx. 1.5 MB (approx. 550KB/Song)|
|Compatible Data Format||Playback||SMF (Format 0, Format 1)|
|Recording||SMF (Format 0)|
|Other Functions||Part Cancel, A-B Repeat, Start/Stop with pedal, Changin Voice & tempo after recording|
|Recording Time||80 minutes/Song|
|Compatible Data Format||Recording||.wav (44.1 kHz sample rate, 16-bit resolution, stereo)|
|Playback||.wav (44.1 kHz sample rate, 16-bit resolution, stereo)|
|Tempo Range||5 - 500|
|Transpose||-12 to 0, 0 to +12|
|Tuning||414.8 - 440 - 466.8 Hz|
|Scale Type||7 types|
Storage and Connectivity
|Storage||Internal Memory||approx. 1 MB|
|External Drives||USB Flash Memory (optional)|
|Connectivity||DC IN||DC IN 16V|
|USB TO DEVICE||Yes|
|USB TO HOST||Yes|
Amplifiers and Speakers
|Amplifiers||15W x 2|
|Speakers||(10cm + 2.5cm) x 2|
|Power Supply||AC Power Adaptor (PA-300C or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha)|
|Power Consumption||15W (when using the PA-300C)|
|Auto Power Off Function||Yes|
|Included Accessories||Music Rest||Yes|
- USB-MIDI Driver V3.1.3 for Win 32-bit (XP SP3 / Vista SP2 / Win7 SP0, SP1 / Win8 / Win8.1)
- USB-MIDI Driver V3.1.3 for Win 64-bit (XP SP3 / Vista SP2 / Win7 SP1 / Win8 / Win8.1)
- Musicsoft Downloader V5.7.2 for Win (XP 32-bit / Vista 32-bit / Win7 32-bit, 64-bit / Win8 32-bit, 64-bit)
- Computer-related Operations [English / 413KB]
- P-255 Owner's Manual [English / 2.5MB]
- iPhone/iPad Connection Manual [English / 3.3MB]
- MIDI Basics [English / 142KB]
- P-255 MIDI Reference [English / 232KB]
- Compatible USB Device List for P-255 [English / 30KB]
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- Built In Rhythms
- Great Ios Integrated App
- Nice Acoustic Piano Sound
- Nice Smooth Action
- String Resonance
- External power supply
- No Amp Simulations For Ep
- Tremolo For Eps Is Mono
- Practice at home
- Small gigs
Comments about Yamaha p-255:
The Yamaha P-255 is a great little digital piano that has some terrific acoustic piano sounds for the money. It's one of the few Yamaha "portable" digital pianos that have actual adjustable string resonance. My pro CP4 stage piano doesn't even have this feature (scratching my head, Yamaha?). I do wish they included at least one of the tine electric pianos from their CP series including the preamp with proper auto-panning because the tremolo effect that is currently on the P-255 is a form of an amplitude modulation similar to what a vintage Wurlitzer EP had, however not even close to accurate! Other than that I do enjoy using my iPhone to control and adjust settings on the P-255. Overall it's a decent value but Yamaha could have put more features from their pro stage pianos considering that Roland has the FP50 with Supernatural acoustic pianos, electric pianos and virtual toneswheel modeling all from their pro RD series! Plus the FP50 uses a 3 sensor key action with Ivory feel. I know Yamaha could've have stuck a GH3 with ivory feel but Yamaha consistently gives its customers "just enough" while its competitors seem to go above and beyond. This will certainly be my last Yamaha digital keyboard until Yamaha includes some of their pro features in their mid-level instruments.
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- Affordable Price
- Excellent action
- Great Midi Dontroller
- Perfect Onboard Sound
- Professional appearance
- Versatile Midi Contrller
- Midi Controller
- True Piano Feel
Comments about Yamaha p-255:
this is the best p series piano yamaha makes . there is no other piano maker that can match the p-255 for the price .
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