Yamaha - SHS-500RD Sonogenic Keytar (Red)

Rock Sonogenic

How would you like to rhythmically interact with your favorite music — no keyboard skills or music theory required? If so, Sweetwater has your axe! The Yamaha Sonogenic is a compact 37-note keytar that lets you focus on playing the rhythms while the instrument takes care of playing the correct notes of songs. Simply connect your iOS device and use the intuitive JAM feature with the Yamaha Chord Tracker app. Play along with your favorite iTunes songs — without ever hitting a wrong key!

Bluetooth MIDI for wireless iOS connectvity

With its built-in Bluetooth, the Sonogenic is a wireless MIDI controller that makes it easy to connect with your favorite music production apps. With 37 mini keys that play like a full-sized keyboard, the Sonogenic is perfect for younger players with smaller hands. It also has a modulation wheel that lets you control the amount of effect on your sound. Sweetwater's take: the Yamaha Sonogenic is all about creative fun and learning music. You'll love it.


  • 37-note keytar with Bluetooth MIDI for wireless iOS connectvity
  • JAM mode lets you focus on playing rhythms while the Sonogenic takes care of playing the correct notes of songs
  • 37 mini keys that play like a full-sized keyboard
  • Modulation wheel lets you control the amount of modulation effect on your sound
  • The USB-to-Host port connects to a wide variety of educational, creative, and entertaining musical applications on your computer or mobile device
  • 3.5mm AUX input for connecting a portable music player, iOS device, mixer, or computer for audio playback via internal speakers
  • ¼" AUX Line output jacks for connecting to an external amp or PA system without disabling the onboard speakers
  • Included AC adapter, MIDI breakout cable, neck strap


  • Type: Keytar
  • Sound Engine: AWM Stereo Sampling
  • Analog/Digital: Digital
  • Number of Keys: 37
  • Type of Keys: Mini Keys
  • Velocity Sensitive: Soft, Medium, Hard, Fixed
  • Other Controllers: Mod wheel, Pitch Bend
  • Polyphony: 48 Notes
  • Presets: 30 voices, 3 songs
  • Effects Types: DSP effects engine, Reverb, Chorus, 4 x EQ
  • Audio Playback: From USB
  • Audio Inputs: 1 x 1/8"
  • Audio Outputs: 1 x 1/4"
  • Headphones: 1 x 1/8"
  • USB: 1 x Type B
  • MIDI I/O: Out/USB
  • Features: Bluetooth v4.0, 5 modes of JAM Function
  • Power Source: AC Adapter or 6 x AA
  • Height: 2.5"
  • Width: 32.3"
  • Depth: 4.7"
  • Weight: 3.3 lbs. (without batteries)
  • Manufacturer Part Number: SHS500RDC

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