The P45 features an 88 note weighted and graded hammer action keyboard, which gradually feels lighter the higher up you play, and it also features adjustable touch sensitivity, either hard, medium, soft or fixed to suit your playing style and preference.
As you’d expect, there’s standard digital piano features such as a metronome, a headphone socket, and a sustain pedal and music rest which do come supplied. The Yamaha also features USB connectivity for use with sequencing or tuition software. There’s also a dual keyboard mode, a really handy feature for piano teachers, as it allows you split the keyboard in half, effectively giving you two separate pianos. This means a teacher and student can sit side by side, the teacher can play a phrase on their half of the keyboard and the student can learn by repeating the phrase on their side, whilst staying in the same tonal register.
In terms of onboard sounds, the P45 offers 10 to choose from, including a lovely sounding selection of pianos, organs, strings, a harpsichord and a vibraphone, and just like the smaller Yamaha that we checked out a moment ago, you can layer 2 of these sounds together to build up texture, and all of these instruments sound really rich and punchy when they’re pumping out through the pianos discreetly hidden speaker system.