The flagship of Yamaha's P series portable digital pianos, the P-515 is built around the sound of the world-class Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial concert grand pianos, which will be instantly recognizable to any seasoned pianist. Your fingers will feel right at home on the P-515's NWX (Natural Wood X) action with Escapement, synthetic ebony and ivory keytops, and keys made from specially dried wood that was specifically selected to give you the same playing feel and response as a grand piano keyboard. With its great sound and advanced features, the Yamaha P-515 is an ideal digital piano for players at all levels.
For the ultimate in realism, Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM) re-creates the sympathetic and reverberant sounds inside a grand piano and the string resonance when the dampers are off the strings, while key-off samples deliver the subtle change in sound when the damper falls back on the string. A full set of performance options, USB connectivity, and the Smart Pianist iOS app (which makes selecting voices and changing settings super easy) deliver tons of flexibility at home, in the studio, and onstage. All considered, you'll be hard-pressed to find an affordable digital piano that outperforms the Yamaha P-515.
At Guitar World, music truly is the universal language, and it brings joy into our lives every day. For pianists at every level of accomplishment, the clean, straightforward design of the Yamaha P-515 makes it a wonderfully approachable and user-friendly instrument. The Piano Room feature lets you create your own personal piano environment by selecting from a variety of pianos in stunningly realistic acoustic settings. You can even position the grand piano lid to your personal preference! From beginner to intermediate and beyond, pianists will find the P-515's sound and playing feel ideal, while its portability lets you take it from home to live gigs, the recording studio, or on weekend getaways with ease.
For intimate settings, play right through the P-515's onboard speakers; in larger spaces, take the 1/4" line outputs straight into a mixer, monitors, or an external amp. If you want a console-style look for your home, take advantage of the optional matching furniture stand (the L515) and piano-style triple-pedal (LP1) units (sold separately). Whether at home, on the road, or in the studio, Yamaha's Smart Pianist app for iOS makes selecting voices and changing settings a piece of cake. The app even analyzes songs in the music library on your iOS device and displays a chord chart so you can play along with your favorite artists.