Yamaha Launches VKB-100 Vocaloid Keytar

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Yamaha Launches VKB-100 Vocaloid Keytar

Utilising the voice library of the VY 1 model Vocaloid, the Yamaha VKB-100 Vocaloid Keytar allows you to load different ‘singers’ into the hardware via a mobile or tablet app – the first being free of charge – then play them from the keyboard while making real-time parameter adjustments with your left hand. Yamaha have been working on prototypes and concepts for the keytar variant since 2011.


Though scheduled to ship in Japan this upcoming winter, there is no worldwide release currently expected. The videos below demonstrate the technology in action, both on the keytar itself and utilising the software:





Yamaha are available in Australia through au.yamaha.com.