Friday, November 26, 2010

Hardware Reviews Part 4

Yamaha EZ-200 - $180 (5/10)
Now, keep in mind, this is by no means a professional keyboard. It comes with light-up keys, and no customization options. I got it for free because it was purchased for an ungrateful child who never played it. It comes with all of your standard practice-keyboard sounds including XGlite. It uses its light-up keys to teach you how to play songs, but I'm not going to waste my time with that. It seems like the sounds it comes with would be more useful if I was playing jazz or making the soundtrack to an 80's movie.

-Can sound like a piano.
-Stereo Sound
-MIDI out
-Can play songs for you, in case you give up playing.

-Kind of a shitty sound-bank for making rave music.
-All the beats are too damn busy, no simple quarter notes on a kick.
-The "synth leads" selection.


  1. yeah, i'm thinking on buying a midi device, but i'm low on budget. Guess i'll just save some money

  2. nice instrument :)

    visit my place. im back now :)

  3. can it do the barfing sounds like in ferris bueller's day off?

  4. I don't think it has a sampler.

    Swear to gods, my niece had this growing up. I totally remember this thing. Never thought I'd see a hardware review of it.

    I think it's only redeeming value is due to it's educational nature.