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Yamaha Sonogenic SHS-500 Keytar

The Sonogenic SHS-500 Keytar from Yamaha is perfect for music lovers who want to participate in making music, but maybe haven't learned how.


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Discounted Price $329.99 MSRP: Old Price $499.00 Save : $169.01 (34%)

MSRP: Old Price $499.00 Discounted Price $329.99 Save : $169.01 (34%)
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The Sonogenic SHS-500 Keytar from Yamaha is a small, compact keyboard which allows you to Rhythmically interact with your favorite music, without knowing how to play. Connect an iOS device and use the JAM feature with the Yamaha Chord Tracker app. You can play your favorite iTunes songs, while never hitting a wrong key! You can also connect to your favorite music production apps, and use as a wireless MIDI controller with the Bluetooth connection!

Jam Mode - Play with Your Favorite Music on the Spot
Thanks to Jam Mode you can instantly enjoy playing along with your favorite songs. Simply connect the instrument with the free app Chord Tracker, and play along with songs stored on your smart device. No matter which keys you press, the notes automatically match the song, so you don't have to worry about hitting the wrong notes, fingering technique or even knowing the proper scales and chords.

Designed to go with You Anywhere
This slim and ultra-light instrument weighs less than 3.5 lbs and can run on batteries, making it extremely portable and playable anywhere! This stylish, modern take on retro, is eye-catching and sure to grab the attention of your fans and followers.

Play Any Type of Music
SHS-500 features 30 different instrument Voices. From synthesizers to drums, SHS-500 has the right sound available for you to play any kind of music. The 37 expressive mini keys provide premium feel and reponse for fast, accurate and natural playing.

Live Control at your Fingertips
In addition to Pitch Bend and Modulation wheels, SHS-500 also features an assignable knob that lets you control a wide range of effects, giving you extraordinarily expressive, dynamic performance power. You can also assign effect control to your modulation wheel!

SHS-500 has MIDI (mini-DIN) terminal to allow you to connect with an external digital instrument, such as a synthesizer, and control the other instrument via MIDI. Connect to your smart device using Bluetooth MIDI, or a computer via USB for 2-way audio and MIDI.

  • 37 mini keys, that play like a full-sized keyboard with HQ mini action
  • JAM mode lets you focus on playing the rhythms while the instrument worries about playing the right notes
  • Bluetooth MIDI, wireless iOS connectivity
  • Modulation wheel lets you control the amount of modulation effect on your sound
  • Neck strap, power supply, and MIDI breakout cable included

Get your Yamaha Sonogenic SHS-500 Keytar today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Keytar
  • AC Adapter
  • MIDI Breakout Cable
  • Neck Strap

Great quality, shipping, and price!


I purchased this item to relearn piano keys and at the same time to make music for an up coming project. So far I'm getting the hang of how easy the response and sound quality is. For a used product the shs-500 felt new, clean, and reasonably priced. 10/10 will come back and look into more of Sam Ash's inventory for more instruments even if it's used. Also very impressed with the shipping. Got it in two days instead of the whole week!



Fun wireless keytar!


The Yamaha SHS-500 is a versatile and fun, compact keytar. This instrument has some advanced features like simultaneous USB audio and MIDI transmission, so take a look at the manual and serious YouTube tutorials. Avoid the wacky demos and uneducated reviews as they are very misleading. This has small keys like Reface series. The unit feels comfortable strapped on and the controls are accessible. Limited onboard sounds are good and the unit has a decent filter and effects. One downside is there is no volume control for external devices, just the onboard sounds. I'm using it as a wireless controller for iOS apps and latency is a non-issue. I recommend installing the Yamaha Chord Tracker app and establishing a link before trying to connect Bluetooth with other apps. If you just want to use it as a MIDI controller then don't hit the "Jam button." Jam works with your songs imported to Chord Tracker, but it's not what I am interested in and it's an optional feature. Too bad that it cannot transmit MIDI master volume, but overall it's a fun 4.5 Stars.



Sonogenic SHS-500 Keytar

4.5 2


Number of Keys 37
Type of Action HQ mini
Polyphony 32
Split Functionality No
Digital Display Yes
Preset Types 30 Preset Voices
Effects Type 3
Built-In Speakers Yes
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Input Types 1 x 1/8" AUX Input
Audio Output Types 1 x 1/4" AUX Line Out
Headphone Outputs 1 x 1/8"
Power Supply Included Yes
Power Supply Type PA130 12v Power Supply (Included) or AA Batteries (Not Included)
Stand Not Included
Bench Included No
Dimensions 8.21 x 1.21 x 6.5 inches (WxHxD)
Weight 1.5 lbs
Series Sonogenic Series
Model SHS500
Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers a LIMITED 3 YEAR WARRANTY ON DIGITAL PIANOS (P, CP, YDP, DGX640, DGX650) from date of purchase.  The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.  

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