A problem has been reported in version 15 of iOS and iPadOS, in which Apps are sometimes unable to detect a Yamaha musical instrument after making a USB connection.
If you encounter this problem, turning off your iPhone/iPad and then turning it on again will allow the instrument to be detected normally. We have confirmed that this problem only occurs with version 15 of each OS.
As of October 27, 2021, we have reported this to Apple and are considering how to address it.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but would ask for your patience while we resolve this issue.
JAM function story
Sonogenic SHS-500 is a new type of instrument from Yamaha that is perfect for music lovers who want to participate in making music, but maybe haven't learned how. This Keytar ("Key"board + Gui"tar") gives you the freedom to dance, jump and move around while you play!
Designed to play anywhere
This stylish Keytar matches any kind of music you play, and has been designed around an all-in-one concept that combines a high-quality tone generator with powerful built-in speakers in a body weighing just 1.5 kg. It can also run on batteries, making it extremely portable!
Play any type of music
The SHS-500 features 30 instrument Voices that are essential to any kind of music genre, including synthesizers, guitars, basses, pianos, strings, and wind instruments. The expressive 37-key mini keyboard provides a premium feel and response for fast, accurate, and natural playing even when you are standing while performing.
Recommended songs for Jam ModeThe Chord Chart feature of the Chord Tracker app does a great job analyzing tens of thousands of songs. However some songs, especially those that are more harmonically complex or less harmonically defined, are not as well suited for the Chord Chart analysis. We have analyzed a number of popular song titles to give you an idea of what type of music tends to get the best results so that you can get the best experience with this innovative feature. If you like these songs or artists, then it’s likely that other songs like these, by these or similar artists, will also achieve good results when using Jam Mode with Chord Tracker.
Download the free Yamaha song "Sonogenetics" to try it out!
Sonogenic SHS-500 is perfect for music lovers who want to participate in making music with or without musical training. Use the free dedicated "Chord Tracker" app together with the JAM function and play like never before!
- JAM Function allows you to play along with your favorite music without special musical skill
- 30 high-quality Voices (instrument sounds) with 48-note polyphony
- Assignable real-time Control Knob, Pitch Bend and Modulation wheel
- USB Audio & MIDI interface
- Wireless Bluetooth MIDI connectivity
The colors and finishes shown may vary from those on the actual products.