Announced at NAMM 2012, this entry level keyboard features iPad integration that comes with illuminated keys to teach families that want to learn how to play the piano/keyboard. The Yamaha EZ-220 keyboard comes with 61 lighted keys, 100 preset songs, 392 built-in Voices lets users play strings, guitars, brass, synthesizers, drums and more.
There’s also a specially designed clip that secures an iPad to the included music rest. It also has built-in wireless connectivity to the Page Turner iPad app that’s available for download from the App Store. Page Turner is an app that allows you to play sheet music in PDF format from beginning to end without having to remove your hands from your instrument. That’s real handy compared with flipping pages and pages of music score and it might even be blown away by wind.
The Yamaha EZ-220 is not out in the market yet but is available for pre-order at musiciansbuy.com for $159.99.