Yamaha YDP 163 Review & Comparison & Best Price

Yamaha YDP 163 / Yamaha YDP 163 Review/ Yamaha YDP 163 Price / Yamaha YDP 163 Compare Sound & Function -Digital Piano Best Review..

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 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

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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

Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series Review & Best Price

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Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series

yamaha arius ydp142Out of the entire Yamaha home digital piano Arius Series, Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series is the most characteristic model with the best price.
USB-TO-HOST function is upgraded from the previous model YDP141 as one of the best-selling Yamaha digital pianos.
The Yamaha Piano’s CFIII9’ grand sound has been sampled to sound in Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series .
The best quality of Yamaha digital pianos is the detailed accurate sound that provides comfort to the listeners.

Yamaha fans will praise the strength of Yamaha: rich and pure sound of Yamaha.
Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series  is particularly very well-mixed in low and high-pitched sounds.
People will especially acknowledge the high-pitched sound of Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series  especially. (this video is Yamaha YDP142 in action. Playing the song ‘George Winston – Joy’ on the Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series)

Most piano sounds can be divided in low, mid and high-pitch.
The prominent mid-pitched sounds are very hard to distinguish.
Most will distinguish only the low and the high-pitched sounds. This requires technique.
Preferences will differ among different individuals but the standard of quality matters on the quality felt from low and high-pitched sounds. In this subject, I strongly encourage the Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series .
Once you year the clear vibrant sound of Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series , you will become a fan of Yamaha Digital Pianos.

Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series has 88 weighted hammer action.
Although, Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series uses 88-weighted hammer action system but the keys are lighter.
However, keys are possible to control responsiveness and some weights can still be felt.
Thus, Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series  is highly recommended for student children and novice leisure players.

Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series  is a home-style digital piano.
The colors are black and dark rosewood and the bench is included.
The Body finish is also detailed and tidy therefore you can sense neatness.
Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series  is priced at $1099.99 includes the bench.
If purchased from an authorized Yamaha dealer, Yamaha will provide 3 year part and labor warranty.

Sound — As stated above, Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series  is a digital piano that uses sound samples from the Yamaha 9’ Concert Grand Piano CFIII’.

Low-pitched sounds are thick and grandeur and high-pitched sounds are pure, lively and clear-cut.
As a whole, the mixing of the sound is very well harmonized therefore the sound can be clear and beautiful during performance.

There are 3 different piano sounds: concert, upright, bright.
Also includes 7 different sounds: Organ, string, electric piano, harpsichord, vibraphone and more.
128 Polyphony gives sufficient comfort in the performance and has sound power of 12 X 12=24.

Yamaha Arius YDP 142 is a home-style digital piano.
We recommend for homes and churches.
If you love the ample, rich, vibrant sound of Yamaha, I would strongly endorse the Yamaha Arius YDP 142 – the digital piano for any users.


Touch — Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series  uses the 88-weighted Grade hammer action system.
Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series  uses the popular GHS action which is widely used in Yamaha digital pianos.
Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series  is made to match the acoustic piano: Keys of higher pitches are lighter and keys get heavier as pitches decrease.

Weight of the keys will feel lighter but responsiveness control is possible with the use of 3 sensor. Yamaha Arius YDP142 can be a sufficiently used as a digital piano for educational purposes.yamaha ydp 142 bk

Function— Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series  is designed to have concise hotkeys to make control convenient but Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series does not include screen which can be uncomfortable.
Most will have felt this during their first use.

Yamaha Arius YDP 142 has functions such as

  1. Sound | 3 different piano sound plus 7 more sounds such as organ and string. With Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series , you can play different genre with different sounds.
  2. 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.layered_final
  3. 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.duetmode
  4. Split | You can play two different instrument sound 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.split_final
  5. It also has record function, metronome function, and USB-TO-HOST. With USB-TO-HOST, you can use apps on ipads, iphones and connect to computer to use even more variety of functions.
  6. APP| You can connect your digital piano to a smarphone(i.e. iPhone) or a smartpad(i.e. iPad)

    List of APPS

  • 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 IUX1 USB to iPhone/iPad/iPod touch connector

    Download from the App Store

    Download on 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 IUX1 USB to iPhone/iPad/iPod touch connector

Download on the App Store

Download from the App Store

Option — Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series is a homestyle digital piano.
Bench is included and there aren’t many accessories necessary.
However, headphones are optional.

Warranty— If Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series  is bought from a Yamaha authorized dealer, you will receive 3 year parts &labor warranty.

Color—- Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series  has two colors: black and dark rosewood.

 


Specs

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Size/Weight

Dimensions Width 1,357mm (53-7/16″)
Height 815mm (32-1/16″)
Depth 422 mm (16-5/8″)
Weight Weight 38kg (83 lbs., 12 oz)

Control Interface

Keyboard Number of Keys 88
Type Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) Keyboard with Matte Black Keytops
Touch Sensitivity 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
Polyphony Number of Polyphony (Max.) 128
Preset Number of Voices 10

Effects

Types Reverb Yes
Damper Resonance Yes
Intelligent Acoustic Control Yes

Songs

Preset Number of Preset Songs 10 Demo Songs, 50 Piano Preset Songs
Recording Number of Songs 1
Number of Tracks 2
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 to 0, 0 to +6
Tuning Yes

Storage and Connectivity

Storage Internal Memory Uer song : One song approx. 100 KB Loading song data from a computer : Up to 10 songs; Total maximum size approx. 900KB
Connectivity Headphones x 2
USB TO HOST Yes

Amplifiers and Speakers

Amplifiers 6W x 2
Speakers Oval (12cm x 6cm) x 2
Acoustic Optimizer Yes

Power Supply

Power Supply AC power adaptor : PA-150 or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha
Power Consumption 9W (when using the PA-150)
Auto Power Off Yes

Accessories

Included Accessories Song Book 50 Greats for the Piano
Others Owner’s Manual, Quick Operation Guide