Yamaha CP40 Review & Comparison & Best Price

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Yamaha CP40 main

Yamaha CP40 is designed by Yamaha for specific purpose, stage piano. It’s light weight, focused function, and simplicity. Unlike other workstations and synthesizers, Yamaha CP40 has intuitive and convenient button layout and LCD indicator. Yamaha CP40 contains sound of vintage electric piano to Yamaha’s current best grand piano CFX, CFIIIS, and S6. Yamaha CP40 Has 88-key Graded Hammer Action, and with the combination of grand piano sampling, players will be able to feel real grand piano.

 

 

Brief introduction video of Yamaha CP40

 

Yamaha CP40 Sound Demo

(based on Yamaha CP4)

 

Layer (Dual layer) | Yamaha CP40 has layer function, with this technique, you can play two different sounds simultaneously on one key. You will be able to play ‘piano and string’ sound or ‘piano and organ’ sound simultaneously on one key. You will be able to make the performance more beautiful and will give you more enjoyment.

Yamaha CP40 layer

Split | Yamaha CP40 has split function that you can play two different instrument sounds on each hand within a keyboard. For example, left hand can play vibratone, right hand can play piano; it gives effect of one person playing two different instrument sound.Yamaha CP40 split

Voices|

Yamaha CP40 has Yamaha MOTIF synthesizer based voice library, it has 297 voices.

Acoustic Piano sound|

Yamaha CP40 CFIIIS voice

Yamaha CFIIIS grand

CFX grand piano sound- Yamaha CP40 has CFX piano sound which is powerful, projects to the end of any concert hall, even over symphony orchestra. Yet, it is delicate and expressive.

CFIIIS grand piano sound – Yamaha CP40 has CFIIIS piano sound which is hand-crafted grand piano. It is resonant, has darker quality in mid range, and fits well with small ensemble.

S6 grand piano sound – Yamaha CP40 has S6 piano sound which has copper-wound strings that make its sound very warm, harmonious,mellow, and resonant. It goes well with quiet vocals and ballads.

Vintage Electric Piano|

Yamaha CP40 contains vintage electric piano sounds of CP80, DX7, RD I, RD II….

Yamaha CP40, CP80

Yamaha CP80

Yamaha CP40, DX7

Yamaha DX7

Virtual Circuit Model (VCM)|

Yamaha CP40 has VCM function, here is an example video of VCM effect from Yamaha.

 

Color| Available in black

Warranty| Yamaha CP40 provides 3 year part and labor warranty.

Portability|

Yamaha CP40 portability

Yamaha CP40 only weighs 36lb (16.3kg), very easy to carry compared to other digital pianos; has light and professional design.

 

 

Specs(Yamaha CP40 official website spec)

Keyboards

CP40 STAGE 88-key Graded Hammer (GH) keyboard

Voices

Tone Generation Tone Generating Technology SCM (Spectral Component Modeling) + AWM2
Polyphony Number of Polyphony (Max.) 128
Preset Number of Voices 297(CF:15, Rd:3, Wr:6, CP80:8, DX:18, Clav, Organ:49, Strings, Choir, PAD:67, Others:117, Others(Drum):14)

Effects

Types Reverb 11 types
Chorus 9 types (46 presets)
Master Compressor 1 type (7 presets)
Master EQ 3 bands
Insertion Effect 62 types (226 presets) × 2 Parts

Performances

Performances User 128 * Performances 65 to 128 are identical copies of Performances 1 to 64.
Parts 2

Connectivity

Connectors Line Out UNBALANCED [L/MONO] and [R] OUTPUT jacks (standard mono-phone)
Headphones [PHONES] jack (stereo-phone)
Foot Switch [SUSTAIN] and [ASSIGNABLE] FOOT SWITCH jacks
Foot Controller 1 jacks
MIDI [IN] and [OUT] MIDI terminals
USB [TO HOST] and [TO DEVICE] USB terminals

Size/Weight

Dimensions Width 1,332mm (52.4″)
Height 163mm (6.4″)
Depth 352mm (13.8″)
Weight Weight 16.3kg (36 lbs.)

Other

Controllers Pitch bend wheel, Modulation wheel, Part slider × 2, [MASTER VOLUME] dial, Data Dial, MASTER EQUALIZER slider × 3
Display 40 characters × 2 lines, Character LCD with back-light
Power Consumption 8W
Additional package contents AC adaptor (PA-150 or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha), FC3 foot pedal, Owner’s Manual, Online Manual CD-ROM (containing Reference Manual, Synthesizer Parameter Manual, and Data List)

 

http://usa.yamaha.com/products/music-production/stagepianos/cp40_stage/?mode=model

 

Yamaha CP4 Review & Comparison & Best Price

 

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Yamaha CP4

Yamaha CP4

Yamaha CP4 is designed by Yamaha for specific purpose, stage piano. It’s light weight, focused function, and simplicity. Unlike other workstations and synthesizers, Yamaha CP4 has intuitive and convenient button layout and LCD indicator. Yamaha CP4 contains sound of vintage electric piano to Yamaha’s current best grand piano CFX, CFIIIS, and S6. Yamaha CP4 Has 88-key Graded Hammer Action, and with the combination of grand piano sampling, players will be able to feel real grand piano.

Yamaha CP4 introduction video by Yamaha

Basic Yamaha CP4 explanation video from Yamaha

Yamaha CP4 Sound Demo

 

Color| Available in black


Warranty|

Yamaha CP4 provides 3 year part and labor warranty.

Wooden Key (naturals)|

Yamaha CP4 wooden keys

Yamaha CP4 has synthetic ivory keytops which can absorb moisture, enabling for better touch. Yamaha CP4 has GH3 sensor, grade hammer action, Yamaha put such keys with best sensor in stage piano for the first time. With GH3 sensor, when players want to play fast, repetitive notes, they do not have to strike keys all the way to produce sound like upright piano. The new GH3 sensor with ivory keytop makes CP4 action like grand piano’s.

Voices|

Yamaha CP4 has Yamaha MOTIF synthesizer based voice library, it has 433 voices.

Acoustic Piano sound|

Yamaha CP4 CFIIIS voice

Yamaha CFIIIS grand

CFX grand piano sound- Yamaha CP4 has CFX piano sound which is powerful, projects to the end of any concert hall, even over symphony orchestra. Yet, it is delicate and expressive.

CFIIIS grand piano sound – Yamaha CP4 has CFIIIS piano sound which is hand-crafted grand piano. It is resonant, has darker quality in mid range, and fits well with small ensemble.

S6 grand piano sound – Yamaha CP4 has S6 piano sound which has copper-wound strings that make its sound very warm, harmonious,mellow, and resonant. It goes well with quiet vocals and ballads.

Vintage Electric Piano|

Yamaha CP4 contains vintage electric piano sounds of CP80, DX7, RD I, RD II….

Yamaha CP4, CP80

Yamaha CP80

Yamaha CP4, DX7

Yamaha DX7

Virtual Circuit Model (VCM)|

Yamaha CP4 has VCM function, here is an example video of VCM effect from Yamaha.

Portability|

Yamaha CP4 portability

Yamaha CP4 only weighs 38.5lb (17.5kg), very easy to carry compared to other digital pianos; has light and professional design.

Yamaha CP4 Control Panel (Yamaha official manual)

Yamaha CP4 left section

  1. Pitch bend wheel
  2. Modulation wheel
  3. Master volume dial
  4. Part buttons
  5. Part select button
  6. Part sliders
  7. Slider function button
  8. Metronome button
  9. Audio play/rec button
  10. Chorus & Reverb buttons
  11. A & B part effect buttons
  12. Master comp button
  13. Transpose (+)(-) buttons
  14. File button
  15. Utility button
  16. Edit button
  17. Stoer button
  18. LCD screenYamaha CP4 right section
  19. Data dial
  20. -1/No & +1/Yes buttons
  21. Performance play/select button
  22. Panel lock button
  23. Shift button
  24. Exit button
  25. Enter button
  26. Cursor buttons
  27. Voice category buttons
  28. Master EQ sliders

 

SPECS (YAMAHA OFFICIAL WEBSITE)

Keyboards

CP4 STAGE 88-key Natural Wood Graded Hammer (NW-GH) keyboard with Synthetic Ivory Keytops (with real-wood white keys)

Voices

Tone Generation Tone Generating Technology SCM (Spectral Component Modeling) + AWM2
Polyphony Number of Polyphony (Max.) 128
Preset Number of Voices 433 (CFX:15, CF:15, S6:15, Rd:15, Wr:6, CP80:8, DX:18, Clav, Organ:67, Strings, Choir, PAD:86, Others:174, Others(Drum):14)

Effects

Types Reverb 11 types
Chorus 9 types (46 presets)
Master Compressor 1 type (7 presets)
Master EQ 5 bands
Insertion Effect 62 types (226 presets) × 2 Parts

Performances

Performances User 128
Parts 3

Connectivity

Connectors Line Out UNBALANCED [L/MONO] and [R] OUTPUT jacks (standard mono-phone), BALANCED [L] and [R] XLR OUTPUT jacks
Headphones [PHONES] jack (stereo-phone)
Foot Switch [SUSTAIN] and [ASSIGNABLE] FOOT SWITCH jacks
Foot Controller 2 jacks
MIDI [IN] and [OUT] MIDI terminals
USB [TO HOST] and [TO DEVICE] USB terminals

Size/Weight

Dimensions Width 1,332mm (52.4″)
Height 161mm (6.3″)
Depth 352mm (13.8″)
Weight Weight 17.5kg (38.5 lbs.)

Other

Controllers Pitch bend wheel, Modulation wheel, Part slider × 3, [MASTER VOLUME] dial, Data Dial, MASTER EQUALIZER slider × 5
Display 40 characters × 2 lines, Character LCD with back-light
Power Consumption 18W
Additional package contents Power cord, FC3 foot pedal, Owner’s Manual, Online Manual CD-ROM (containing Reference Manual, Synthesizer Parameter Manual, and Data List)

 

http://usa.yamaha.com/products/musical-instruments/keyboards/stagepianos/cp4_stage/?mode=model

 

Yamaha Montage Review & Comparison & Best Price

 

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Yamaha Montage 88 picture

Yamaha Montage, the latest synthesizer made by Yamaha will offer a new paradigm of modulating a song in real time, something that players could not achieve with other synthesizers in real time. The combination of 2 sound engines, FM-X (new modern version of synthesis engine) and AWM2 (waveform based subractive synthesis engine) enables players to create variety sounds simultaneously. One component that differentiates Montage with its previous model Motif-XF is motion control feature. Instead of controlling each sound encoders and sliders, with a move of a controller called ‘Super Knob’, players can change maximum of 16 parameters easily (also possible with a foot pedal). The goal of Yamaha Montage is to enable players to achieve new sound and modulation with a simplest conrol move. There are 3 different types of montage, 61 keys, 76 keys, 88 keys.

“Music in Motion… Montage sets the next milestone with sophisticated dynamic control, massive sound creation and streamlined workflow…. While Montage certainly takes some operational design cues from the Motif series, Montage is an exponential improvement over Motif in terms of sound, control and workflow.” – Yamaha

Yamaha Montage‘s motion control with super knob and pedal that control various parameters simultaneously. Like converting sound while synchronizing with beat + multi dimensional sound modulation. Can change (add or remove) section, drop in & out the sound.

-Integrated motion sequencer

Yamaha Montage has programmed controller movements at the matching key press timing, also changes tones rhythmically.

Montage has parameter rotary encoders with position memory

-With Yamaha Montage, players can send out 16 stereo channels to IOS device or computer using DAW and return 3 back for monitoring purpose.

Yamaha Montage back

Yamaha Montage used high quality aluminum (arched design) for light weight and abrasion proof.

Yamaha Montage has analog power supply for the DA converter’s IC. It is the secret of its sound quality.

Yamaha Montage LED.jpg

Yamaha Montage has fancy LED screen and buttons that are cleary visible at anywhere (in dark, under stage light or sun).

-Yamaha Montage has flagship engine that Yamaha developed for 10 years.

Yamaha Montage‘s envelope follower uses audio signal as the source for the dynamic control of parameters.

-Montage 6 and Montage 7 have semi-weighted keyboard

-Montage 8 has weighted balanced hammer action.

For brief pictured description for Motion Control, click here.

 

Yamaha Montage Features (from Yamaha official site)

Motion Control Synthesis Engine

Motion Control Synthesis Engine unifies and controls two iconic Sound Engines: AWM2 (high-quality waveform and subtractive synthesis) and FM-X (modern, pure Frequency Modulation synthesis.) These two engines can be freely zoned or layered across eight parts in a single MONTAGE Performance.

Interact with MONTAGE Performances using Motion Control: a highly programmable control matrix for creating deep, dynamic and incredibly expressive sound. With Motion Control, you can create new sounds that were not possible on previous synthesizers.

Yamaha Montage Motion Control Synthesis Engine

Yamaha Montage Motion Control Synthesis Engine

Here is Yamaha Montage Development Story

1. Sophisticated Dynamic Control

Yamaha Montage Dynamic Control

-Super Knob

Yamaha Montage Super Knob

Super Knob

Create dynamic sound changes from radical to sublime with the Yamaha Montage’s Super Knob. The Super Knob can control multiple parameters simultaneously resulting in anything you can imagine. Yamaha Montage enables players do something they could not do with other synthesizers in live performance.

Yamaha Montage’s Super Knob function can even be assigned to a second FC7 foot controller making it easy to manipulate the sound effect when playing with both hands.

For example, with Yamaha Montage, you can first play with small ensemble orchestra voice, and when you use either super knob or volume pedal, the small ensemble gradually becomes big string orchestra. And you can also add drum beat(+tempo control) using either controller.

– Motion SEQ

Yamaha Montage Motion Sequencer

Motion SEQ

Yamaha Montage has Motion sequences function that can adapt any tempo in real time, providing fully customizable control. And the exported files can be assigned to any synthesizer prarameters. It Can add massive sound effects with 2 dedicated powerful sound engines and Super knob or a pedal.

Simplay saying, you can insert in small editings while playing.

– Envelope Follower

Yamaha Montage Envelope Follwer

Envelope Follower

Yamaha Montage has Envelope follower function which converts audio into control source for parameters. Live audio source through A/D input also can be used.

Music in MotionWhat is motion controlMotion Control conceptual diagram

 

2. Massive Sound Creation

Yamaha Montage has 2 main sound engines for variety of quality playback and sound.

Yamaha Montage Massive Sound Creation

– AWM2

Yamaha Montage AWM2

With Yamaha’s propriety data compression technology, Yamana Montage’s AWM2 sound engine can do huge data compression without any loss in sound quality

・Waveform Capacity
Yamaha MONTAGE has 10 times more waveform capacity than Motif XF. Able to contain more and quality samples.

– FM-X

Yamaha Montage FMX

Yamaha Montage not just have one latest engine, but it also produces classic ’80s and cutting-edge EDM sound with FM-X engine. Allowing numerous sound design options.

– Content

 

Yamaha Montage Bösendorfer

Bösendorfer 290 Imperial

・Bösendorfer Piano
Yamaha Montage includes legendary Bösendorfer 290 Imperial piano sound which produces warm tone know as “Viennese sound”. This piano sound goes well with Brahms and Beethoven.

– Effects

Yamaha Montage Virtual Circuitry Modeling

Yamaha’s VCM technology demonstration with MOTIF XF

 

– Pure Analog Circuit

 Yamaha Montage Pure Analog Circuit

Yamaha Montage uses quality analog outputs “Pure Analog Circuit” (PAC). PAC improves signal quality after digital sound converted to analog sound for clear harmonic reproduction and even frequency response.

3. Streamlined Workflow

 Yamaha Montage Streamlined Workflow

– USB Audio/MIDI Connection

 Yamaha Montage USB/MIDI

You can connect the Yamaha MONTAGE to your computer with a  USB cable and capture every nuance of your creativity into your DAW. MONTAGE’s powerful USB driver can send 16 and receive 3 channels (check purpose) of STEREO 24 bit/44.1 kHz digital audio to/from your computer or iOS device.

The USB connection also features full MIDI support of 16 channels.

* MONTAGE supports the sampling rate up to 192 kHz.

– SSS (Seamless Sound Switching)

 Yamaha Montage Seamless Sound Switching

Yamaha Montage provides smooth transition between envelopes or effects. This is perfect for live performances.

* This function is only available for Performances that have a maximum of 8 parts.

– A/D Input

Yamaha Montag can process any external audio sources through A/D input such as microphone. These outside source sounds can be even used with Envelope follower.

– Physical Control

 Yamaha Montage Touch Screen

Touch Screen

Yamaha Montage Rotaries

Eight Rotary Encoders and Faders with Stepladder LED(position indicator) are in Yamaha Montage. Thus Yamaha Montage is able to feature a comprehensive set of physical controls for intuitive music making and sound creation.

– LIVE SET

 Yamaha Montage Live Set

Yamaha Montage offers users convenient screen settings so you can organize your own performance schemes. It does not change order or name of files when imported and exported.

– Direct Control Assignment

 Yamaha Montage Direct Control Assignment

You can preset Montage’s parameters with Direct Control Assignment, and import the setting with a touch of a screen.

– Cubase AI bundle

Yamaha Montage Cubase AI

Yamaha Montage also comes with Steinberg’s music production application Cubase AI. The application provides integrated recording and editing function.

 

 

Yamaha Montage Version 1.1

– Added 64 new sounds for Montage.

-Montage purchasers can download Bosendorfer piano sounds for free

-Yamaha File Converter Web-app, just drag & drop.

 

Yamaha Montage Version 1.2

Yamaha Connect is a helpful program for transferring data between montage and computer (.X7B & .MID data).

-Montage Live Set – When playing a audio file through Montage, now you can see all the appropriate screens.

-Montage Connect Plugin – Connect the Montage to a computer that has Montage Connect Plugin, and you will be able to import and export MIDI or arp or audio file in real time.

-Montage Compatibility – Connect a normal digital piano to Montage with MIDI, and you can use that digital piano like Montage.

Yamaha Montage vs Motif XF Comparison

Specification Feature Motif XF Montage
AWM2 Waveform ROM size 741Mb+128Mb 5.67Gb+1.75Gb
Synthesis Type AWM2 AWM2 + FM-X
Polyphony 128 AWM2: 128/FM-X:128
User Flash Optional Integrated 1.75Gb
Total Waveforms 3,977 6,347
Multichannel Digital Audio Output Optional Integrated: USB to host
Physical Outputs Unbalanced L+R¹ Balanced L+R¹
# of Dual Insert Effect Blocks 8 16+A/D = 17
# of Playable Parts in a Performance 4 8
Arpeggio Content 7,881 10,000
# of Performances 512 user 1,920 pre/640 u/5,120 lib²

1. Unbalanced Stereo L+R, Unbalanced Assignable L+R

1. 1/4″ Balanced Stereo L+R, 1/4″ Balanced Assignable L+R

2. 1,920 Preset Performances, 640 User Performances, 5,120 Library Performances

 

 

4. Yamaha Montage Compatibility (Yamaha Official Website)

Yamaha Montage compatibility

Yamaha Montage compatibility with FM Sythesizers

MOTIF XF file type MOTIF XF filename extension Description
All .X3A User voices, user arpeggios, user waveforms
All Voice .X3V User voices
All Arp .X3G User arpeggios
All Waveform .X3W User waveforms

Yamaha Montage is fully compatible with Motif XF. And it is partially compatible with DX7, DX7II, TX802, TX816, Motif XS, S90 XS, S70 XS, Motif ES.

 

Color| Yamaha Montage is available in black color


Warranty|

Yamaha Montage comes with  1 year parts and labor warranty

 

Specs (based on Montage 8)(Yamaha Official website)

Size/Weight

Dimensions Width 1,450 mm (57-1/16″)
Height 160 mm (6-5/16″)
Depth 470 mm (18-1/2″)
Weight Weight 29 kg (63 lbs., 15 oz.)

Control Interface

Keyboard Number of Keys 88
Type Balanced Hammer Effect Keyboard
Initial Touch Yes
Aftertouch Yes

Tone generator

Tone Generator Motion Control Synthesis Engine AMW2: 8 Elements FM-X: 8 Operators, 88 Algorithms
Maximum Polyphony AWM2: 128 (max.; stereo/mono waveforms) FM-X: 128 (max.)
Multi Timbral Capacity 16 Parts (internal), Audio Input Parts (A/D*, USB*) *stereo Part
Wave Preset: 5.67 GB (when converted to 16 bit linear format), User: 1.75 GB
Performance Approx. 1,900
Filter 18 types
Effects Reverb x 12 types, Variation x 76 types, Insertion (A, B) x 76 types*, Master Effect x 15 types *A/D part insertion x 71 types (Preset settings for parameters of each effect type are provided as templates) Master EQ (5 bands), 1st part EQ (3 bands), 2nd part EQ (2 bands)

Other

Controllers Master Volume, AD Input Gain knob, Pitch Bend wheel, Modulation wheel, Ribbon Controller, Control Sliders x 8, Knobs x 8, Super Knob, Data dial
Display 7″ TFT Color Wide VGA LCD touch screen
Connectors [USB TO DEVICE], [USB TO HOST], MIDI [IN]/[OUT]/[THRU], FOOT CONTROLLER [1]/[2], FOOT SWITCH [ASSIGNABLE]/[SUSTAIN], OUTPUT (BALANCED) [L/MONO]/[R] (6.3 mm, Balanced TRS jacks), ASSIGNABLE OUTPUT (BALANCED) [L]/[R] (6.3 mm, Balanced TRS jacks), [PHONES] (6.3 mm, standard stereo phone jack), A/D INPUT [L/MONO]/[R] (6.3 mm, standard phone jacks)
Power Consumption 27 W
Accessories AC Power cord, Owner’s Manual, Cubase AI Download Information
Live Sets Preset: 128 and more, User: 2,048

Performance Recorder

Tracks 16 Sequence tracks, Tempo track, Scene track
Recording type Real time replace, Real time overdub, Real time punch in/out
Note Capacity Approx. 130,000 notes
Note Resolution 480 ppq (parts per quarter note)
Tempo (BPM) 5 – 300
Songs 64 songs
Arpeggio Parts: 8 Parts simultaneous (max.), Preset: Approx. 10,000 types User: 256 types
Sequence formats MONTAGE original format, SMF formats 0, 1

http://usa.yamaha.com/products/music-production/synthesizers/montage/?mode=series

For Montage 6 specification, click here

For Montage 7 specification, click here

 

 

Yamaha YDP 163 Review & Comparison & Best Price

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Yamaha YDP163 Black

Yamaha YDP 163 Black

Yamaha YDP163 rosewood with bench

Yamaha YDP 163 Rosewood with bench

Yamaha released the newest YDP 163 and YDP 143 series with better GH3 graded hammer key action with ivory touch feeling compare to its’ predecessor YDP 142 and YDP 162. Yamaha YDP 163 contains pure CF sound engine that simulates Yamaha CFIIIS grand piano sound along with 9 other sounds. YDP 163 came out with more polyphony, key sensitivity, and other small features than 162, but it needs less power. Along with existing usb midi function, there is now bluetooth function (requires wireless adaptor) available that user can now connect Yamaha YDP 163 to an ios device or computer wirelessly. Though it has powerful speakers, players can enjoy the sound of Yamaha CFIIIS though headphones with Yamaha YDP 163’s stereophonic optimizer. Yamaha YDP 163 comes with high-quality factory matching bench that adds sophistication of this Yamaha YDP 163. YDP 163 is perfect for both pro-pianists, and novice players at home or stage. Yamaha YDP 163 is available in black and rosewood in America.

 


Yamaha CF3S

Yamaha YDP 163 has sampling of Yamaha’s legendary stage 9′ grand piano CF3S (CFIIIS) which has warm and rich tones.

Apps | Apps can be used on your smartphones and pads which connects to the Yamaha YDP 163. You can enhance your enjoyment through variety of apps and functions through this technology.

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chord tracker

Yamaha digital piano controller

Even though Yamaha YDP 163 does not have screen (still, intuitive controls) but Yamaha provides an app called Digital Piano Controller, which allows users for easier and more precise control like diving exact point of split function.

Yamaha YDP 163 Pedals

Yamaha YDP 3 pedals

Grand pianos have 3 pedals:

-Damper (sustain) – located on the right, takes damper off the keys to make sound to resonate.

-Una Corda (soft) – located on the left, changes the volume of tone and timbre of sound.

-Sostenuto – located on the middle, sustain selected note(s) while other notes are not sustained.

And most upright pianos do not have Una Corda and Sostenuto pedals, they have half blow pedal and practice pedal instead:

-Half blow – This pedal is similar function as Una Corda but it is mechanically different because instead of hammers move aside to hit less string, hammers go closer to the strings.

-practice (muffler, mute) – This is completely different than Sostenuto pedal because this pedal just places a felt-fabric curtain between the hammers and string to make smaller sound.

Yamaha YDP 163’s all 3 pedals are grand piano’s pedals.

Sound | with Pure CF engine sound, Yamaha YDP 163 can simulate 3 grand piano sounds including CFIIIS, 2 E-pianos, harpsichord, vibraphone, pipe organ, jazz organ, and strings. 192 polyphony of YDP 163 enables players to experience dynamic and responsive sound. The synthesis of Yamaha YDP 163’s powerful dual speakers and meticulous sound sampling will give the best playing experience to players.

Touch | Yamaha YDP 163 has 88-key weighted hammer action. It has similar system as an acoustic piano in that higher pitched keys are lighter than lower pitched keys. YDP 163 has new GH3 key sensor, which is more sensitive and acoustic-like than its’ before model YDP 162.

Layer (Dual layer) | With this technique, you can play two different sounds simultaneously on one key. You will be able to play ‘piano and string’ sound or ‘piano and organ’ sound simultaneously on one key. You will be able to make the performance more beautiful and will give you more enjoyment.

Yamaha YDP163 layer


Duet Mode | You can divide the keyboard into two separate keyboards with the same chromatic scale. This is will become similar to playing two different pianos; it is fit for performance or a lesson between a student and a teacher.Yamaha YDP163 duetmode


Split | You can play two different instrument sounds on each hand within a keyboard. For example, left hand can play vibratone, right hand can play piano; it gives effect of one person playing two different instrument sound.Yamaha YDP163 split

Transpose Function | You can easily harmonize with different instruments.

Yamaha EcoConserve Energy| In standby mode, the product consumes less power. Instrument turns off automatically after certain time when it was turned on by mistake or left on.

Other| Yamaha YDP 163 includes recording, metronome, USB function, 50 Greats for the piano music book, optional wireless adapter(can connect to smart devices to use app), and it has an OUT IN plug that can connect to another speaker. Yamaha YDP 163 also has USB function that connects to computer to do composition.


Option| Yamaha YDP 163 comes with piano, cabinet stand, A/C adapter, 3 pedal and 4-legged bench


Color| black and rosewood  are available in America, but no satin white


Warranty| Yamaha YDP 163 provides 3 year part and labor warranty.

Yamaha YDP 163 and YDP 162 Comparison

YDP 163 YDP 162
Polyphony 192 128
Key sensor GH3 (3 sensors) GH (2 sensors)
Power Consumption 12W 13W
Bluetooth using adapter  Yes  N

Yamaha YDP 163 and YDP 181 and YDP V240 Comparison

YDP 163 YDP 181 YDP V240
 # of voices 10 14 504
Polyphony 192 128 64
Action GH3 GH GHS
Sound Engine Pure CF Sound Engine AWM Dynamic Stereo sampling AWM Dynamic Stereo sampling
# of songs 60 64 30

The most important things that people should consider when buying a digital piano are Polyphony, Action, Sound Engine, and tone. Even though YDP 163 has less # of voices and preset songs, it has best and latest polyphony, action, and sound engine compare to the other 2.

Specs (Yamaha official website Specification)

Size/Weight

Dimensions Width 53 7/16″ (1357 mm)
Height 33 27/64″ (849 mm)
Depth 16 5/8″ (422 mm)
Weight Weight 9 lbs., 10 oz (42.0 kg)

Control Interface

Keyboard Number of Keys 88
Type GH3 keyboard with synthetic ivory key tops
Touch Response Hard/Medium/Soft/Fixed
Pedal Number of Pedals 3
Half Pedal Yes
Functions Damper, Sostenuto, Soft
Panel Language English

Cabinet

Key Cover Key Cover Style Sliding
Music Rest Yes

Voices

Tone Generation Piano Sound Pure CF Sound Engine
Damper Resonance Yes
Polyphony Number of Polyphony (Max.) 192
Preset Number of Voices 10

Effects

Types Reverb 4 types
Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC) Yes

Songs

Preset Number of Preset Songs 10 Demo Songs, 50 Piano Preset Songs
Recording Number of Songs 1
Number of Tracks 2
Data Capacity 100 KB/Song (Approx. 11,000 notes)
Compatible Data Format Playback Standard MIDI File (SMF) Format 0 & 1
Recording Standard MIDI File (SMF) Format 0

Functions

Miscellaneous Dual/Layers Yes
Duo Yes
Metronome Yes
Tempo Range 5 – 280
Transpose -6 – 0 – +6
Tuning 414.8 – 440.0 – 466.8 Hz

Storage and Connectivity

Storage Internal Memory Total maximum size approx. 900 KB (User song : One song approx. 100 KB Loading song data from a computer : Up to 10 songs)
Connectivity Headphones Standard stereo phone jack (x 2)
USB TO HOST Yes

Amplifiers and Speakers

Amplifiers 20W x 2
Speakers Oval (4.72″ x 2.36″) x 2

Power Supply

Power Supply PA-300C or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha
Power Consumption 12W (When using PA-300C AC adaptor)
Auto Power Off Yes

Accessories

Included Accessories Bench Yes (Optional depending on locale)
Song Book 50 Greats for the Piano
Others Owner’s Manual, Quick Operation Guide

Yamaha YDP 163 official website: http://usa.yamaha.com/products/musical-instruments/keyboards/digitalpianos/arius_series/ydp-143/?mode=model

 

 

Yamaha YDP 143 Review & Comparison & Best Price

Yamaha YDP 143 / Yamaha YDP 143 Review / Yamaha YDP 143 Price / Yamaha YDP 143 Comparison & Function – Digital Piano Best Review

Yamaha YDP143 rosewood

Yamaha YDP 143 Rosewood

Yamaha YDP143 black with bench

Yamaha YDP 143 Black walnut with bench

Yamaha released the newest YDP 143. Yamaha YDP 143 contains pure CF sound engine that simulates Yamaha CFIIIS grand piano sound along with 9 other sounds. YDP 143 came out with more polyphony, and other small features than 142, but it needs less power. Along with existing usb midi function, there is now bluetooth function (requires wireless adaptor) available that user can now connect Yamaha YDP 143 to an ios device or computer wirelessly. Yamaha YDP 143 consumes less power than 142. Though it has powerful speakers, players can enjoy the sound of Yamaha CFIIIS though headphones with Yamaha YDP 143’s stereophonic optimizer. Yamaha YDP 143 comes with high-quality factory matching bench that adds sophistication to this piano. YDP 143 is perfect for both pro-pianists, and novice players at home or stage. Yamaha YDP 143 is available in black walnut and rosewood in America.

Yamaha YDP 143 is the best furniture style digital piano that people searched in 2016!

 

Yamaha CF3S

Yamaha YDP 143 has sampling of Yamaha’s legendary stage 9′ grand piano CF3S (CFIIIS) which has warm and rich tones.

 

Apps | Apps can be used on your smartphones and pads which connects to the Yamaha YDP 143. You can enhance your enjoyment through variety of apps and functions through this technology.

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chord tracker

Yamaha digital piano controller

Even though Yamaha YDP 143 does not have screen (still, intuitive controls) but Yamaha provides an app called Digital Piano Controller, which allows users for easier and more precise control like diving exact point of split function.

Yamaha YDP 143 Pedals

Yamaha YDP 3 pedals

Grand pianos have 3 pedals:                                                                                                    -Damper (sustain) – located on the right, takes damper off the keys to make sound to resonate.

-Una Corda (soft) – located on the left, changes the volume of tone and timbre of sound.

-Sostenuto – located on the middle, sustain selected note(s) while other notes are not sustained.

And most upright pianos do not have Una Corda and Sostenuto pedals, they have half blow pedal and practice pedal instead:

-Half blow – This pedal is similar function as Una Corda but it is mechanically different because instead of hammers move aside to hit less string, hammers go closer to the strings.

-practice (muffler, mute) – This is completely different than Sostenuto pedal because this pedal just places a felt-fabric curtain between the hammers and string to make smaller sound.

Yamaha YDP 143’s all 3 pedals are grand piano’s pedals.

 

Sound | with Pure CF engine sound, Yamaha YDP 143 can simulate 3 grand piano sounds including CFIIIS, 2 E-pianos, harpsichord, vibraphone, pipe organ, jazz organ, and strings. 192 polyphony of YDP 143 enables players to experience dynamic and responsive sound. The synthesis of Yamaha YDP 143’s powerful dual speakers and meticulous sound sampling will give the best playing experience to players.

Touch | Yamaha YDP 143 has 88-key weighted hammer action. It has similar system as an acoustic piano in that higher pitched keys are lighter than lower pitched keys.

Layer (Dual layer) | With this technique, you can play two different sounds simultaneously on one key. You will be able to play ‘piano and string’ sound or ‘piano and organ’ sound simultaneously on one key. You will be able to make the performance more beautiful and will give you more enjoyment.

Yamaha YDP143 layer


Duet Mode | You can divide the keyboard into two separate keyboards with the same chromatic scale. This is will become similar to playing two different pianos; it is fit for performance or a lesson between a student and a teacher.Yamaha YDP143 duetmode


Split | You can play two different instrument sounds on each hand within a keyboard. For example, left hand can play vibratone, right hand can play piano; it gives effect of one person playing two different instrument sound.Yamaha YDP143 split

Transpose Function | You can easily harmonize with different instruments.

Yamaha EcoConserve Energy| In stanby mode, the product consumes less power. Instrument turns off automatically after certain time when it was turned on by mistake or left on.

Other| Yamaha YDP 143 includes recording, metronome, USB function, 50 Greats for the piano music book, optional wireless adapter(can connect to smart devices to use app), and it has an OUT IN plug that can connect to another speaker. Yamaha YDP 143 also has USB function that connects to computer to do composition.


Option| Yamaha YDP 143 comes with piano, cabinet stand, A/C adapter, 3 pedal and 4-legged bench


Color| Available in black walnut and rosewood


Warranty|Yamaha YDP 143 provides 3 year part and labor warranty.

Yamaha YDP 143 and YDP 142 Comparison

YDP 143 YDP 142
Polyphony 192 128
Power Consumption 8W 9W
Bluetooth  Yes  No

 

Specs (Yamaha official website Specification)

Size/Weight

Dimensions Width 53 7/16″ (1357 mm)
Height 32 1/16″ (815 mm)
Depth 16 5/8″ (422 mm)
Weight Weight 83 lbs., 12 oz (38.0 kg)

Control Interface

Keyboard Number of Keys 88
Type GHS keyboard with matte black key tops
Touch Response Hard/Medium/Soft/Fixed
Pedal Number of Pedals 3
Half Pedal Yes
Functions Damper, Sostenuto, Soft
Panel Language English

Cabinet

Key Cover Key Cover Style Sliding
Music Rest Yes

Voices

Tone Generation Piano Sound Pure CF Sound Engine
Damper Resonance Yes
Polyphony Number of Polyphony (Max.) 192
Preset Number of Voices 10

Effects

Types Reverb 4 types
Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC) Yes

Songs

Preset Number of Preset Songs 10 Demo Songs, 50 Piano Preset Songs
Recording Number of Songs 1
Number of Tracks 2
Data Capacity 100 KB/Song (Approx. 11,000 notes)
Compatible Data Format Playback Standard MIDI File (SMF) Format 0 & 1
Recording Standard MIDI File (SMF) Format 0

Functions

Miscellaneous Dual/Layers Yes
Duo Yes
Metronome Yes
Tempo Range 5 – 280
Transpose -6 – 0 – +6
Tuning 414.8 – 440.0 – 466.8 Hz

Storage and Connectivity

Storage Internal Memory Total maximum size approx. 900 KB (User song : One song approx. 100 KB Loading song data from a computer : Up to 10 songs)
Connectivity Headphones Standard stereo phone jack (x 2)
USB TO HOST Yes

Amplifiers and Speakers

Amplifiers 6W x 2
Speakers Oval (4.72″ x 2.36″) x 2

Power Supply

Power Supply PA-150 or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha
Power Consumption 8W (When using PA-150 AC adaptor)
Auto Power Off Yes

Accessories

Included Accessories Bench Yes (Optional depending on locale)
Song Book 50 Greats for the Piano
Others Owner’s Manual, Quick Operation Guide

Yamaha YDP143 official website: http://usa.yamaha.com/products/musical-instruments/keyboards/digitalpianos/arius_series/ydp-143/?mode=model

 

Yamaha DGX 660 Review & Comparison & Best Price

Yamaha DGX 660 / Yamaha DGX 660 Review / Yamaha DGX 660 Best Price / Yamaha DGX 660 vs DGX 650 Comparison & Function -Digital Piano Best Review..

 

Yamaha DGX-660 Black

Yamaha DGX 660 Black

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Yamaha DGX 660 White

 


Yamaha DGX 660, is a compact grand digital piano that can express high quality and detailed sounds. It’s excellent for solo practice because it has numerous features such as accompaniment, chord helper, and mic support. Since it has a lot of value compared to its price (for just under $800), it’s a good piano that buyers can keep for years. Yamaha DGX 660 sampled the Yamaha’s best grand piano CFIIIS 9’ which has clear and grandeur sound. With installed speaker, sub-woofer, and twitter, Yamaha DGX 660 can effectively play bass stronger and play treble sharper. Yamaha DGX 660 has 192 polyphony that allows players to play any genre of songs with dynamic sound and ability to control strength of responsiveness. Yamaha DGX 660 has 554 voices of piano, brass, woodwind, and others. Yamaha DGX 660 is a great aid to musical studies as it was sampled from Yamaha instruments. Yamaha DGX 660 has more than 165 rhythms and it can give amusement to your performance. Yamaha DGX 660 also brought amazing features such as wireless adapter, dedicated microphone, piano room, style-recommender, chord helper, and music sheet viewer.

We strongly recommend Yamaha DGX 660 to players who want a digital piano that is compact, has many functions; and for the students of variety of music genre. It is adequate to be used in home, church, auditorium, stage, dormitory and basically any places. Cabinet stand is included with the price of $799.99 which is a great price. 3 pedals (LP7) and bench can be purchased additionally with the shopper’s choice.

 

 

 

Apps| Apps can be used on your IOS device which can connect to the Yamaha DGX 660 by a cable or wireless adapter. You can enhance your enjoyment through variety of Yamaha apps (Yamaha Official Website).

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chord tracker

 

 


 

 

Sound| Yamaha DGX 660 has more than 554 voices in brass, woodwind, and others.


Touch| Yamaha DGX 660 has 88-key weighted hammer action. It has same feeling of action like an acoustic piano. Keys are lighter in high notes, and get heavier as it progressively move downward. Yamaha DGX 660 has GHS (Grade hammer standard), so it is able to control touch and responsiveness. Light touch, easy control, good responsiveness and velocity make Yamaha DGX 660 as the perfect piano for the use of both performance and practice.


 

Layer (Dual layer)| With this technique, you can play two different sounds simultaneously on one key. You will be able to play ‘piano and string’ sound or ‘piano and organ’ sound simultaneously on one key. You will be able to make the performance more beautiful and will give you more enjoyment.

Yamaha DGX 660 layer


Split | You can play two different instrument sounds on each hand within a keyboard. For example, left hand can play vibratone, right hand can play piano; it gives effect of one person playing two different instrument sound.Yamaha DGX 660 split


Transpose Function| You can easily harmonize Yamaha DGX 660 with different instruments using transpose function.


LED Screen| Yamaha DGX 660 has LED Screen that allows convenient use of different functions and even states description of function details.


Other| Yamaha DGX 660 includes recording, metronome, USB function, Mic recorder, optional wireless adapter(can connect to smart devices to use app), and it has an OUT/IN plug that can connect to another speaker. Yamaha DGX 660 also has USB function that connects to computer and enjoy composition and computer music. Now can use switch foot pedal in addition to 3 pedals for ‘start and stop’, ‘microphone recording’, and ‘tap tempo’.


Option| Yamaha DGX 660 comes with keyboard, cabinet stand, switch damper pedal and adapter. 3 pedal(LP7) and bench can be purchases additionally.


Color| Available in black or white


Warranty| Yamaha DGX 660 provides 3 year part and labor warranty.

Yamaha DGX 660 features

Yamaha DGX 660 Dedicated Microphone Input

Yamaha DGX 660 can adjust the volume of microphone with a dedicated knob, and it also has mic setting that you can change the environment and customize by yourself.

Yamaha DGX 660 Piano Room

Yamaha DGX 660 Piano Room

–  You can play sound of variety of instruments with Yamaha DGX 660 in different environments preset(like equalizer). Players can change piano environments to concert hall, recital hall, stage, or room, close or open the lid of the 9′ grand piano, change instruments, and also change touch sensitivity, tuning, damper resonance. Yamaha DGX 660 will provide you such meticulous option to choose.


Yamaha DGX 660 Style Recommender

– Yamaha DGX 600 can helps you to find the style that you’re looking for. After you press the ‘style recommender button’, just play a rhythmic style that you’re thinking of for few seconds, and Yamaha DGX 660 will pick up that rhythm and will play the back-up band that fits. And also, when you change chord, the backup-band will follow the new chord right away.

Yamaha DGX 660 Interface:

Yamaha DGX 660 left side

Yamaha DGX 660 right side

Yamaha DGX 660 Auto Accompaniment buttons are:

-Press ‘Intro/Ending’ to start the performance, after the introduction, it will shift to the main section.

-A little section is added when ‘Auto Fill’ is pressed, you can use this function when changing style. (style changes when you change chord style)

-Press ‘ACMP On/Off’ for little improvisation!

-If you want to end your play, press ‘Intro/Ending’ button to close down the band.

With Yamaha DGX 660, you can literally play with a perfect backup band if you properly utilizes these buttons.

During the performance, you can change tempo, voice, split, and etc.

 

Yamaha DGX 660 has a feature called ‘Smart chording’ for beginners or players who want to play complex chords with just a press of a finger


Yamaha DGX 660 You Are The Artist

 You can download digital file of hit songs to piano, see the music score through the screen of Yamaha DGX 660. You can also use lyrics feature and lesson feature.


Comparison of Yamaha DGX 660 and DGX 650

  DGX 650 DGX 660
Polyphony 128 192
Wireless adaptor compatible No Yes
Dedicated Microphone Jack No Yes
Piano Room feature No Yes
# of voice 543 554
# of reverb 35 41
# of preset style 195 205
# of music database 305 320

Specs(Yamaha DGX 660 Specification)

Size/Weight

Dimensions Width 1,397mm (55”) /with keyboard stand 1,399mm (55-1/16”)
Height 146mm (5-3/4”) /with keyboard stand  761mm (29-15/16”)
Depth 445mm (17-1/2”) /with keyboard stand  445mm (17-1/2”)
Weight Weight 21kg (46 lbs. 5 oz.)/with keyboard stand:28kg (61 lbs. 12 oz.)

Control Interface

Keyboard Number of Keys 88
Type Graded Hammer Standard(GHS) keyboard
Touch Response Soft, Medium, Hard, Fixed
Other Controllers Pitch Bend Yes
Display Type Full Dot LCD
Size 320×240 dots
Color Monochrome
Contrast Yes
Score Display Function Yes
Lyrics Display Function Yes
Language English
Panel Language English

Voices

Tone Generation Piano Sound Pure CF Sound Engine
Damper Resonance Yes
Polyphony Number of Polyphony (Max.) 192
Preset Number of Voices 151 + 15 Drum/SFX Kits + 388 XGlite
Featured Voices 1 Natural! Voice, 10 Live! Voices, 11 Sweet! Voices, 7 Cool! Voices
Compatibility GM Yes
XGlite Yes

Effects

Types Reverb 41 types
Chorus 44 types
DSP 237 types
Master EQ 5 types
Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC) Yes
Functions Dual Yes
Split Yes
Panel Sustain Yes (Function Menu)

Accompaniment Styles

Preset Number of Preset Styles 205
Fingering Multi Finger, Full Keybord, AI Fingered
Style Control INTRO, MAIN x 2, FILL-IN x 2, ENDING
Other Features Music Database 320
One Touch Setting (OTS) Yes
Style Recommender Yes
Smart Chord Yes
Compatibility Style File Format (SFF),Style File Format GE (SFF GE)

Songs

Preset Number of Preset Songs 100
Recording Number of Songs 5
Number of Tracks 6
Data Capacity Approx. 30,000 notes for 1 user song
Compatible Data Format Playback SMF (Format 0, Format 1), XF
Recording SMF (Format 0)

Functions

Registration Number of Buttons 4 ( x 8 banks )
Lesson/Guide Yamaha Education Suite (Y.E.S.) Waiting, Your tempo, Minus one, Repeat & Learn, Chord Dictionary
Demo/Help Demonstration Yes
Overall Controls Metronome Yes
Tempo Range 5 – 280
Transpose -12 – 0 – +12
Tuning 415.3 – 440.0 – 466.2 Hz
Miscellaneous Piano Room Yes
Audio Recorder/Player Recording Time (max.) 80 minutes/Song
Recording WAV (44.1kHz, 16bit, stereo)
Playback WAV (44.1kHz, 16bit, stereo)

Storage and Connectivity

Storage Internal Memory Approx. 1.7 MB
External Drives USB Flash Memory
Connectivity DC IN 12V
Headphones x 1 (Standard stereo phone jack)
Sustain Pedal Yes
Pedal Unit Yes
Microphone Yes (Standard phone jack)
AUX IN Yes (Stereo mini jack)
USB TO DEVICE Yes
USB TO HOST Yes

Amplifiers and Speakers

Amplifiers 6W x 2
Speakers 12cm x 2 + 5cm x 2

Power Supply

Power Supply Adapter (PA-150 or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha)
Power Consumption 13 W
Auto Power Off Yes

Accessories

Accessories • Owner’s Manual • Data List • Keyboard Stand • Footswitch • Music Rest • AC Power Adapter (PA-150 or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha) *1 • Warranty *1 • Online Member Product Registration *2 *1: May not be included depending on your area. Check with your Yamaha dealer. *2: The PRODUCT ID on the sheet will be needed when you fill out the User Registration form.

Yamaha DGX 660 official website: http://usa.yamaha.com/products/musical-instruments/keyboards/digitalkeyboards/dgx_series/dgx-660/

 

Yamaha PSR-S770 Review & Best Price

The Yamaha PSR-S770 is one of the bestselling Yamaha arranger workstations.
There are different Yamaha PSR versions, which are PSR-S770, PSR-S670, PSR-A2000 and PSR-S970.

This upgrade comes with huge benefits that will make you mind blown. Hear me out.
I would highly recommend Yamaha PSR-S770 as the best performing arranger workstation digital piano of Yamaha.


The Yamaha PSR-S770 is crowned as
This ultimate cutting edge technology contains Vocoder functions, Vocal Cancel, and Mic/Guitar input that let’s users experience “instant Karaoke.”
This feature is usually not conveniently featured on any other arranger workstation platforms except the Yamaha PSR-S770.

PSRS770

Yamaha PSR-S770 has most amount of tones, voices, and styles than any other PSR Serieses.
In addition, this state-of-art keyboard comes with flexible features of audio editing tools that let’s users tweak audio sounds to create a unique voices and styles.
This unique feature puts the Yamaha PSR-S770 on the top of ultimate throne of arranger workstations.

Considering some of the unique features of Yamaha PSR-S770 (MIC/Line Input, Audio Styles, Audio Manipulations, Bring-Party-to-Life) The Yamaha  PSR-S770, the arrange workstation of cutting-edge technology, is a digital piano to be aware of. Let me explain now in details about the Yamaha PSR-S770.

Sound

The sound of Yamaha PSR-S770 is known to be pristine and clear.
With speaker power of 15Wx2, get ready for grandeur surround sound!

Along with the 128 Polyphony, you will feel sufficiency in Yamaha PSR-S770’s sound.
The Yamaha uses the samples from the Authentic Yamaha Grand Pianos. Yamaha Acoustic Grand Pianos are known to be worlds best.

Added with thousands of voices and sounds installed on Yamaha PSR-S770, this instrument is a walking, breathing, metalic database of sounds.

You will have total of 830 Voices + 36 Drum/SFX Kits + 480 XG Voices + GM2 + GS (for song playback) PLUS you will get featured voices of 67 Super Articulation Voices, 23 Mega Voices, 27 Sweet! Voices, 64 Cool! Voices, 71 Live! Voices, 20 Organ Flutes!

You’ve never had this much database packed into one machine before…

Action

The Yamaha PSR-S770 61keys that are designed to emulate a real authentic piano.
The keys will surprise you in the performance comfort.

The amazing Yamaha PSR-S770 has the most amazing touch-response controller that allows you to control the responsiveness of the digital piano.

coupled with the color LCD screen and the Multi Pads. This state-of-art arranger workstation will be your dream come true.

Functions

Yamaha PSR-S770 has many functions which can include…

Two Live Controllers | Two assignable foot pedal input to control styles, effects and other various functions

Multi Pad Controllers | To add a unique, one-of-a-kind flair, trigger additional external audio through the Multi-Pad controls. The Audio-Link Multi Pads lets your own audio files from the pads,

Super Articulation (SA) | Super Articulation function adds extra sound details and nuances that reproduces the characteristics of an authentic acoustic instruments.

Mega Voice Style Technology| This unique function can cancel vocals on any MP3 or Wav files. You can then sing-a-long to the instrumentals you just created.

Vocal Cancel| this amazing function can cancel out the vocals on any sound files. This will allow you to create an instrumentals out of any songs. You can then edit, compose, sample and even sing-along to the instrumental.

Score, Lyrics and Text Display| 

On the large LCD Screen, you will be able to see lyrics, music notations, texts, and lyrics to help your performance and vocals.  

MP3 Playback| If you would like to play, compose, edit, arrange and sample your own authentic MP3 and Wav files. This is the way to go.

Real Effects |  real effects include the Real Distortion and Real Reverb effects from the renowned Tyros 5, delivering authentic, natural sound unparalleled in its class. Effortlessly add and edit effects parameters via an attractive, intuitive interface that gives you the feeling of controlling conventional effects and amplifiers in real time.

Transpose Function | You can easily harmonize with different instruments.

Virtual Circuitry Modeling Effects | Also known as the VCM effects. This technology simulates the effects of phaser, wah, compressors and phasers at circuit level.

Expansion Manager | Yamaha Expansion Manager version 2.3 will be compatible with PSR-S series (Plan to be release on August 2015). Yamaha Expansion Manager will expand thing you can do with your instrument by using computer.

Data Management

Have you ever wanted to install more than one Expansion Pack to your instrument at the same time? Now you can install contents from various packs to the PSR-S simultaneously using Yamaha Expansion Manager.
With Yamaha Expansion Manager, you can manage Voice, Style, Registration, and other contents, select your favorites and create a Personal Pack, efficiently using the instrument’s on-board memory.

Arrange the Voice and Expansion packs for your instrument

  • Firstly, import your favorite Pack Project files (.ppf file)
  • Select Voice, Style and related data
  • Combine data from various packs and create an original Pack Installation file (.ppi file)
  • Using the Pack Installation file you made, Install it to your instrument via USB flash drive.

*You need to save the Instrument Info file of your PSR-S and import the file to Yamaha Expansion Manager in advance

Not only Data Management, but more!

In addition, you can create your own original voices and drum kits from your recorded sample data.

Voice and Drum kit creation

Import your own recorded sample data (.wav, .aif, .aiff) or SoundFont (.sf2).
Build your own voices by adjusting various detailed parameters of the sound.
Create your unique Voice and Drum kit!

*You cannot combine onboard + external voice elements, nor edit the onboard Voice.
**Release date, specification and appearance are subject to change without notice.
***Technical data may vary from country to country.

Voice and Style Expansion (VSE) | Yamaha’s new Voice and Style Expansion pack takes your Yamaha PSR-S770 into a full selection list of voice and style varieties of your choice. This will include 360 styles, which comes with all-new DJ Styles, and 427 Session Styles.

World Music Expansion Packs

Thanks to Yamaha’s new Voice & Style Expansion Packs for the PSR, players can take advantage of a wide selection of regional, ethnic and traditional Voices and Styles. Load them to your PSR and instantly play authentic sounds, rhythm and backing in the musical style of your choice!

Expansion Packs for PSR-S970/770

World Music Expansion Pack – Indonesian 2Limited Time offer

The Indonesia Pack 2 features performances from Indonesia’s top musicians, utilizing sound sources created through cooperation between Yamaha and local sound engineers to produce authentic sounds finished with the same quality as instrument presets.

This new instrument pack does more than just provide realistic reproductions of traditional Indonesian instruments; it also offers users the opportunity to better experience the breadth of variety present in Indonesian music. The voice section features the exquisite sound of renowned bamboo instruments and the Style section is sure to enrich your creative endeavors with Indonesian music, and allow you to create highly original material.

for PSR-S970 click here!
for PSR-S770 click here!

World Music Expansion Pack – Europe (“Best Of” Collection)

Essentials from the 4 Packs Celtic, Latin, Balkan & Oriental: Celtic Folkband incl. Whistles, Accordion and others; Spanish Flamenco Perc incl. Cajon; Ital. Ballroom Sounds incl. AltoSax; Balkan Tambura Ensemble, Greek Buzuki; Turkish traditional instruments incl. full Percussion Set

for PSR-S970 click here!
for PSR-S770 click here!

World Music Expansion Pack – Mexican

Mexican Pack 2 includes a variety of special Styles that compliment the original Mexican Pack and brings the most diverse range of real mexican music to your instrument. You will enjoy playing traditional rhythms like Mariachi, Norteno or Corrido, in addition to Latin rhythms as Mambo, Son Cubano, Merengue and Bachata. The compilation also offers the best or Northern and Southern Mexico, like Zapateado, Quebradita, Cumbia Sureste and Charanga.

for PSR-S970 click here!
for PSR-S770 click here!

World Music Expansion Pack – Brazilian Music StylesLimited Time offer

The Styles cover all the major genres in Brazilian music, from Samba, Pagode, Samba Enredo to Sertanejo, Axé, Forró, Xote, Vanera. You can play music from anywhere in Brazil—from the southern tip right up to the northeast!

for PSR-S970 click here!
for PSR-S770 click here!

Other Packs download schedule

More Voice and Style Expansion Packs will be available soon!
These packs will be available at schedule shown below, and available at Yamaha MusicSoft website.
http://www.yamahamusicsoft.com/en/category/VSE/catalog?currency=USD&nav=3
*All schedules are subject to change

August

Below packs will be available on August.

  • Norteno & Mariach
  • Western Europe
  • South East Europe
  • Indian 2
  • Indian Entertainer
  • Devotional Pack 1

October

Below packs will be available on October.

  • Mexican Banda
  • Celtic
  • Latin
  • Balkan
  • Oriental
  • Eastern Europe
  • Euro Dance
  • Church Organ
  • Church & Christmas
  • Entertainer
  • China

APP’s | The Yamaha PSR-S770 can be used with apps that are downloadable on gadgets such as iPhones, iPads, and iPods.

LIST OF APP’s

MusicSoft Manager

MusicSoft Manager

Works with: iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5, iPod touch (4th/5th Generation), iPad (3rd/4th generation), iPad2 (2nd generation), iPad mini
Requirements: Requires iOS 6.0 or later
Languages: English and Japanese
Compatible instruments: Please refer to “Related Products” below.
* You can connect your instrument using Yamaha’s i-MX1 interface. In case of iPhone5, iPod touch(5th generation), iPad(4th generation) and iPad mini, you can use i-MX1 with Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter. For instruments that have an USB to Host terminal, you will need an iPad(3rd/4th generation), iPad2 or iPad mini(& Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter) with the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit.***requires optional IMX1 MIDI to iPhone/iPad/iPod touch connector or IUX1 USB to iPhone/iPad/iPod touch connector

Download on the App Store

Download from the App Store

NoteStar

NoteStar

Works with: iPad / iPad 2
Requirements: iOS 4.2 or later
Languages: English

Download on the App Store

Download from the App Store

Piano Diary

Song Beats

Works with: iPad 2 / iPad / iPhone 4 / iPhone 3GS / iPod touch (4th generation, 3rd generation)
Requirements: iOS 4.2 or later
Languages: English
Supported instruments: You can use Piano Diary with any MIDI- or USB-equipped piano, digital piano or keyboard. For instruments that have USB, you will need an iPad or iPad 2 with the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit.
***requires optional IMX1 MIDI to iPhone/iPad/iPod touch connector or IUX1 USB to iPhone/iPad/iPod touch connector

Download from the App Store

Download on the App Store

Repertoire Finder

Song Chords

Works with: iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5, iPod touch (4th/5th Generation), iPad (3rd/4th generation), iPad 2 (2nd generation), iPad mini
Requirements: Requires iOS 6.0 or later
Languages: English
Compatible instruments: Please refer to “Related Products” below.
* You can connect your instrument using Yamaha’s i-MX1 interface or Wi-Fi (CVP-605/609 only). In case of iPhone 5, iPod touch(5th generation), iPad(4th generation) and iPad mini, you can use i-MX1 with Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter. For instruments that have an USB to Host terminal, you will need an iPad(3rd/4th generation), iPad2 or iPad mini(& Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter) with the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit.***requires optional IMX1 MIDI to iPhone/iPad/iPod touch connector or IUX1 USB to iPhone/iPad/iPod touch connector

Download on the App Store

Download from the App Store

Visual Performer

Song Chords

Works with: iPhone 3GS/4/4S & later, iPod touch (3rd/4th Generation & later), iPad (1st/3rd generation), iPad2 (2nd generation)
Requirements: Requires iOS 5.1 or later
Languages: English and Japanese
Supported instruments: ***requires optional IMX1 MIDI to iPhone/iPad/iPod touch connector or IUX1 USB to iPhone/iPad/iPod touch connector

Download on the App Store

Download from the App Store

Chord Tracker

NEW

ChordTracker

Note Compatible Instruments with Connection: Please refer to “Related Products” in the Overview. *For connecting your iPhone/iPod touch/iPad to a compatible Yamaha digital instrument, please refer to “iPhone/iPad Connection Manual” in the Support.
Compatible Devices iPhone 4s or later, iPod touch 5th Generation or later, all iPads excluding the 1st generation
Comaptible OS iOS 8.1 or later
Language English and Japanese

Easy chord chart display of your favorite songs

Play the chords of the audio songs stored on your iOS device by simply reading the chord sequence extracted by Chord Tracker and shown on the iOS device display. You can enjoy playing the melody part with right hand and the chord with left or playing the chord with right hand and the bass with left hand. Furthermore, by using a melody suppressor function that reduces the volume of melody part, you can enjoy playing the melody part only.

[Note]
1. The chords displayed by this application will match the mood of the original song very closely, but may not be an exact match for the original chords used.
2. Songs protected by DRM (Digital Rights Management) can not be used in this application.

Customize a song tempo/key and edit chords

The tempo and key can be changed if desired for your practice or performance. You can even edit the chords to make your own arrangement of the song by choosing from two recommended chords or selecting the chord root and chord type. Use the peview button to audition your new chord arrangements!

Scale tuner

NEW
Scale Tuner Icon

Variety of preset scales

You can choose your preferable scale from equal, pure (major and minor), plus 8 typical Arabic scales.

Flexible scale editing

You can tune the individual key and save settings to 5 memory locations.

Note

*You need the MIDI interface when you connect your instruments.
– Connection with MIDI terminal: YAMAHA i-MX1
– Connection with USB TO HOST terminal: Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit and USB cable (AB type)

* USB TO HOST connection is only compatible with iPad.

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Other functions include recording, metronome, USB function and it has an Aux & Mic connection, OUT IN plug that can connect to another speaker, and Audio Recording function that allows you to record songs. Yamaha PSR-S770 also has USB function that connects to computers, iPhones, iPads, iPods and enjoy composition and computer music.

Options

The options for Yamaha PSR-S770 comes with adapter, pedal, and power outlet. X-Stand and x-bench can be ordered separately.

Warranty

The Yamaha warranty is one year parts and labor.

Color

This piano is available in black color


Specifications

****Trouble seeing the specification table on your gadget? Here is the original specifications page: http://uk.yamaha.com/en/products/musical-instruments/keyboards/digitalkeyboards/arranger_workstations/psr-s770/?mode=model

Color / Finish

Body Color Dark Grey Metallic

Size / Weight

Dimensions Width 1,002 mm
Height 148 mm
Depth 437 mm
Weight Weight 11.1 kg

Control Interface

Keyboard Number of Keys 61
Type The authority, Initial Touch
Touch Response Hard1, Hard2, Medium, Soft1, Soft2
Other Controllers Pitch Bend Yes
Modulation Yes
Control Knobs 2 (assignable)
Display Type Wide VGA TFT Color LCD
Size 7 inch
Color Color
Language Angielski, German, French, Spanish, Italian
Panel Language Angielski

Voices

Tone Generation Tone Generating Technology AWM Stereo Sampling
Polyphony Number of Polyphony (Max.) 128
Preset Number of Voices 830 Voices + 36 Drum / SFX Kits + 480 XG Voices
Featured Voices 67 S.Art !, 23 Mega Voices, 27 Sweet! Voices, 64 Cool!Voices 71 Live! Voices 20 Organ Flutes!
Compatibility XG Yes
GS Yes (for Song Playback)
GM Yes
GM2 Yes
Expandability Expansion Voice Yes (approx. 160MB max.)
Part Right 1, Right 2, Left

Effects

Types Reverb 52 + 3 User Presets
Chorus 106 presets + 3 User
DSP 295 + 10 User Presets
Master Compressor 5 + 5 User Presets
Master EQ 5 + 2 User Presets
Part EQ 27 parts
Others Mic / Guitar effects: Noise Gate x 1, Compressor x 1, 3BAND EQ x 1
Arpeggio Yes

Accompaniment Styles

Preset Number of Preset Styles 360
Featured Styles 322 Pro Styles, 27 Session Styles, 10 DJ Styles, 1 Free Play
Fingering Single Finger, Fingered, Fingered On Bass, Multi Finger, AI Fingered, Full Keyboard, AI Full Keyboard
Style Control INTRO x 3, MAIN VARIATION x 4, FILL x 4, BREAK, ENDING x 3
Other Features Music Finder 1,200 Records
One Touch Setting (OTS) 4 for each Style
Expandability Style Expansion Yes
Compatibility Style File Format Style File Format GE

Songs

Preset Number of Preset Songs 5 Sample Songs
Recording Number of Songs Unlimited (depends on the drive capacity)
Number of Tracks 16
Data Capacity approx. 300 KB / Song
Recording Function Quick Recording, Multi Recording, Step Recording
Compatible Data Format Playback SMF (Format 0 & 1), XF
Recording SMF (Format 0)

Functions

Registration Number of Buttons 8
Control Registration Sequence, Freeze
Lesson / Guide Lesson / Guide Follow Lights, Any Key, Karao-Key, Your Tempo
Performance Assistant Technology (PAT) Yes
Demo / Help Demonstration Yes
Overall Controls Metronome Yes
Tempo Range 5 – 500, Tap Tempo
Transpose -12 – 0 – +12
Tuning 414.8 – 440 – 466.8 Hz
Octave Button Yes
Scale Type 9 types
Miscellaneous Direct Access Yes
Text Display Function Yes
Wallpaper Customization Yes
Voices Harmony / Echo Yes (with Arpeggio)
Panel Sustain Yes
Mono / Poly Yes
Voice Information Yes
Styles Style Creator Yes
Style Recommender Yes
OTS Information Yes
Songs Song Creator Yes
Score Display Function Yes
Lyrics Display Function Yes
Multi Pads Multi Pad Creator Yes
Audio Recorder / Player Recording Time (max.) 80 minutes / Song
Recording .wav (WAV format: 44.1 kHz sample rate, 16 bit resolution, stereo)
Playback .wav (WAV format: 44.1 kHz sample rate, 16 bit resolution, stereo), .mp3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3: 44.1 / 48.0 kHz sample rate, 64-320 kbps and variable bit rate, mono / Streo)
Time Stretch Yes
Pitch Shift Yes
Vocal Cancel Yes

Storage and Connectivity

Storage Internal Memory approx. 13 MB
External Drives USB Flash Memory (via USB to DEVICE)
Connectivity Headphones Yes
FOOT PEDAL 1 (SUSTAIN), 2 (Articulation), Function Assignable
Microphone Microphone / Guitar x 1
MIDI IN, OUT
AUX IN Stereo mini jack
LINE OUT L / L + R,
USB TO DEVICE Yes
USB TO HOST Yes

Amplifiers and Speakers

Amplifiers 15 x 2
Speakers 13 cm x 2 + 5 x 2

Power Supply

Power Supply PA-300C or an equibalent recommended by Yamaha
Power Consumption 19
Auto Power Off Function Yes

Accessories

Included Accessories Owner’s Manual, Online Member Product Registration, Music Rest, AC Adaptor (May not be include depending on your area. Check with your Yamaha dealer.)

Multi Pads

Preset Number of Multi Pad Banks 188 banks x 4 Pads
Audio Audio Link Yes