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 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 Tyros 5 (76Key & 61Key) Review & Best Price

Yamaha Tyros 5 / Yamaha Tyros 5 Price / Yamaha Tyros 5 Comparison & Function —Digital Piano Best Review..

Yamaha officially announced the release of Yamaha Tyros 5, an upgrade from the Yamaha Tyros 4. Since then, Yamaha Tyros 5 has been a popular bestseller among many different Arranger keyboards.
An upgrade from Yamaha Tyros 4, Yamaha Tyros 5 has put in even huge additional benefits to the digital piano.

Tyros 5 comes in two different versions: the Yamaha Tyros 5 76 key and the Yamaha Tyros 5 61 Key.
Yamaha Tyros 5 76 keys come in longer length with 76 key. Yamaha Tyros 5 61 Key come in shorter length with 61 Keys. Apart from the number of Keys, these items are identical in features and benefits.

One of the many improvements is the sound bank!

Yamaha Tyros 5 features even bigger sound bank: over 300 new voices added on top of the previous edition which can be upright piano, new brass, electric piano, synth and guitar.
Besides the sound, there are tons of NEW FEATURES and BENEFITS to this piano that can give you even BETTER play-ability and stability.

Added with the The Yamaha Tyros 5 is very popular among professionals. The Yamaha Tyros 5 has been praised by producers, pianists, and many different professional musicians for the musical supplement and perfection.
This state-of-art technology comes also with a very convenient buttons and paint-by-numbers instruction guide.
Add in your favorite tech-gadgets such as computer, laptop, turntables, softwares, controllers, smartphones (i.e. iPhone), and smartpads (i.e. iPads), This digital piano can be a benefit for hobbyists who would love to play, produce, compose, perform a music at a high-quality professional level.

Your musical CREATION and INNOVATION can be dramatically improved with this profound digital piano system. This is the TRUE BEAUTY of the Yamaha Tyros 5!

Check out just what you can do with Yamaha Tyros 5

(1) Yamaha Tyros 5 is available in two versions: Tyros 5 61 and Tyros 5 76 – we’ve always longed for something more than 61! And now it is here! So for those who craved

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You can compose, arrange and perform on this versatile workstation.

Take a look at this video:

(2) Closer look – what’s new now?

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(3) Price

Currently, Yamaha Tyros 61-key is priced at $5249.99 and Yamaha Tyros 76-key is priced at $5499.99 – only 200 difference –

so you might want to consider to upgrade to 76key. If portability is an issue, stick to 61 keys and it will still give you the same functions.

(4) Voices & Effects

It features 1279 Voices + 480 XG Voices + 37 Drum/SFX Kits and also you can play with Featured Voices Ensemble 55 S.Art2! 44 / S.Art! 288 MegaVoice 54 / Live! 138 Cool! 81 / Sweet! 37 / Organ World 40!

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When we google Yamaha Tyros 5, there are hundreds of raves from forums, blogs, and social media from all over the world. I could even find a blog post about http://www.dawsons.co.uk/blog/yamaha-tyros-5 On this blog, he predicted that tyros 5 will be improved like this: (1) Super Articulation Sound Technology Extended (2) Vocal Sounds Expanded (3) Arranger Functionality Improved (4) Keyboard Sizes 61-keys, 76-keys, 88-keys (5) Available in Black.

Sound

Here is a sample of an audio sound you can do with Yamaha Tyros 5. There is truly a about million possibilities with the Yamaha Tyros 5

Yamaha Tyros 5 Sound power output is depended on the speaker it is connected to. This is an Arranger keyboard, thus Yamaha Tyros is made to be connected to an outside speaker.

What we can talk about is the Sound-chip. This is what differentiates the sound system of Yamaha from it’s rivals.

Yamaha Tyros 5 has a vast amount of sound samples and voices including the S.Art2. the S.Art2 Voices are high-quality sounds that re-create the feeling of an actual instrument when performing.

On top of these sound samples, you can obtain lot more variety premium sound and voice packs.
You can achieve true diversity through this sound system.


Touch & Action

The true beauty of the touch action of Yamaha Tyros 5 is that this arranger keyboard is very flexible in controlling the touch action.

You can adjust the Touch-Response Hard1, Hard2, Medium, Soft1, Soft2.

This will allow you to make different action that you can perform for your composing.

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Yamaha Workstation Tyros 4

Now that it is official in Canada, Tyros 5-61 and Tyros 5-76 are registered! Read it here: http://www.synthzone.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/372529/5/Tyros_5_61_5_76_Registered_in_

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Although many things about Tyros 5 are still under veil, there are some known facts about this amazing keyboard. First, we can tell Yamaha tyros 5 will be available in two types! We are finally going to have Tyros in 76!

Functions

Authentic Ensemble Performances| Ensemble Voice is an amazing function that utilizes parameters which “humanize” the performance to reproduce the subtle variations in timing heard in a real ensemble. This provides an authentic sound that sounds as if a group of actual performers were playing, and allows you to enjoy playing like an instrumental quartet with ease.

Welcome to Organ World| The Yamaha Tyros5 features Vintage, Home, Euro, Concert, and Theatre organ Voices, all superbly reproduced with stunning samples that allow the Tyros5 to shine in any situation that an organist might encounter. With features such as a comprehensive set of realistic organ-style controls, adjustable effects, and intuitive operation that allows you to alter the sound in real time while you play, Organ World is sure to meet the demands of the most demanding performer.

Add Rhythm to your performances with Audio Styles|  Adding forty new percussion-based Styles to the Tyros5’s impressive backing and accompaniment capabilities, Audio Styles add natural feel, ambience, and warmth to drum and percussion parts, offering greater expressive potential. Audio Styles also benefit from Yamaha’s Time Stretch Technology, which allows the audio to follow your tempo changes without changing pitch, so everything stays in perfect sync.

Enhanced DSPs for authentic effects that give you “that” sound|  Not only does the Tyros5 have new and high-quality effect types, including Real Distortion and Real Reverb, it provides beautifully designed panel displays, with highly intuitive controls – just like actual effect devices. These also include VCM effects that use the same technology as the professional-level processing on Yamaha’s high-end mixers.

Real Reverb|  Real Reverb is an improved version of the Reverb technology found in previous versions of the Tyros. New algorithms take a greater number of factors into account, producing smoother, more natural reverbs.

Real Distortion|  Real Distortion effects are based on digital models of classic guitar amplifiers from the 1960’s and 1970’s. There are also digital models of legendary analog guitar effect pedals. The result meticulously reproduces the frequencies and dynamics of real distortion guitar sounds.

VCM|  While digital solutions are increasingly prevalent in music production studios and performance venues, but older analog gear is still used to get the warm sound that digital effects typically cannot provide. Virtual Circuitry Modeling (VCM) technology provides accurate reproductions of the classic sound of such effects units. A versatile high performance audio engine that gives you total control over your sound.
The Tyros5 is capable of playing back and recording audio files, and also possesses a range of audio manipulation features you can use to create “karaoke” style “minus one” tracks in the key and tempo of your choice.

Audio Link Multi Pad|  Audio Link Multi Pad function lets you link your own audio files (sound effects, vocal phrases, and so on), and trigger them from the Pads as you perform.

Vocal cancel|  A powerful Vocal Cancel function effectively cancels or suppresses signals like vocals and solos that play a central role in an audio file, allowing you to make your own “minus one” track and sing “karaoke” style with just instrumental backing.

Time stretch and pitch shift|  Not all singing voices have the same range. The Yamaha Tyros 5 can put your favorite song in the key of your choice with a powerful pitch shift feature that lets you change the key without changing the tempo. If you do want to change the tempo, you can use the time stretch feature to slow down or speed up the tempo without changing the pitch.

Record styles|  In another first, the Tyros5 allows you to record Audio Styles to hard disk as audio files, which you can also use in performances.

Powerful functions that bring new elements to your on-stage performances

Cross fader|  Cross fader lets you adjust the volume balance between MIDI Song playback and Audio file playback, allowing you to give DJ-like performances while playing. Moving the fader to the left increases the volume of MIDI Song playback, while moving it to the right increases the volume of Audio playback.

Panel Lock|  Lock the panel to prevent any settings from being changed when you are away from the instrument—the perfect function for the live performer.

4 Sub Out|  Tyros 5 features four Sub Out line-out connections that you can use to adapt your sound to any performance situation, whether it be sending a specific part to a powered monitor, or sending a different sound to the house PA.

Vocal Harmony2| With Vocal Harmony you can sing along with three of your own virtual background vocalists. Vocal Harmony2 takes that a step further with pitch recognition and stability controls. A convenient real-time Mic Level indicator is included in the main display, and a intuitive graphic user interface makes it easy to experiment with your own mic settings, effects and harmony types.

I will comb back with more pictures and information, but don’t forget to reserve yours today and get it before anyone else!

Options

The options for Tyros 5 can include speaker and stand that can be ordered separately.

Warranty

The Yamaha warranty is three years for parts and labor.

Specification

Control Interface
Keyboard Number of Keys 61
Type Organ (FSX), Initial Touch/Aftertouch
Touch Response Hard1, Hard2, Medium, Soft1, Soft2
Other Controllers Pitch Bend Yes
Modulation Yes
Sliders 9 (including 1 assignable), Cross Fader
Art. Switches 2
Display Type TFT VGA 7.5 inch LCD
Size 640 x 480 dots
Color Color
Language English, German, French, Spanish, Italian
Panel Language English

Voices
Tone Generation Tone Generating Technology AWM Stereo Sampling
Polyphony Number of Polyphony (Max.) 128
Preset Number of Voices 1279 Voices 480 XG Voices 37 Drum/SFX Kits
Featured Voices Ensemble 55 S.Art2! 44 / S.Art! 288 MegaVoice 54 / Live! 138 Cool! 81 / Sweet! 37 / Organ World 40
Custom Optional Wave Capacity MAX 1,024MB (Optional)
Sampling Custom Voice
Voice Edit Yes
Sound Creator/Voice Set Yes
Compatibility XG Yes
GS Yes
GM Yes
GM2 Yes
Expandability Expansion Voice Yes *Wave Capacity: depends on the optional Flash Memory Expansion Module (FL1024M, FL512M)

Effects
Types Reverb 52 Presets 3 User
Chorus 106 Presets 3 User
DSP DSP1: 322 Presets 3 User, DSP2-9: 322 Presets 10 User
Master Compressor 5 Presets 5 User settings
Master EQ 5 Presets 2 User settings
Others Mic effects: Noise Gate x 1, Compressor x 1, 3Band EQ x 1
Vocal Harmony Number of Presets Vocal Harmony: 44, Synth Vocoder: 10
Number of User Settings 60 * The number is the total of Vocal Harmony and Synth Vocoder.
Vocal Effect 23

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Accompaniment Styles
Preset Number of Preset Styles 539
Featured Styles 40 Audio, 7 FreePlay, 441 Pro, 51 Session
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 2,500 Records
One Touch Setting (OTS) 4 for each Style
Expandability Expansion Style Yes
Expansion Audio Style Yes Audio Capacity: approx. 124MB

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 Presets
Miscellaneous Direct Access Yes
Text Display Function Yes
Wallpaper Customization Yes
Voices Harmony/Echo Yes
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

Storage and Connectivity
Storage Internal Memory approx. 6.7MB
Hard Disk Drive 500GB
External Drives USB Flash Memory (via USB to DEVICE)
Connectivity Headphones Yes
FOOT PEDAL 1 (SUSTAIN), 2 (ARTICULATION 1), 3 (VOLUME), Function Assignable
Microphone Yes (Combo Jack)
MIDI MIDI A (IN/OUT), MIDI B (IN/OUT)
AUX IN L/L R, R
LINE OUT MAIN (L/L R, R), SUB OUT (1,2), SUB OUT (3,4 / AUX OUT)
RGB OUT Yes
USB TO DEVICE USB 2.0 x 2 (Front/Back)
USB TO HOST USB 2.0 x 1

Accessories
Included Accessories Owner’s Manual, Online Member Product Registration, AC Power Cord, Music Rest, two Music Rest Brackets, USB Wireless LAN Adaptor * May not be included depending on your particular area. Please check with your Yamaha dealer.

Multi Pads

Preset Number of Multi Pad Banks 190 banks x 4 Pads
Audio Audio Link Yes

Size/Weight
Dimensions Width 1140mm
Height 142mm
Depth 450mm
Weight Weight 14.0Kg

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Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series Review & Best Price

YAMAHA S52 / YAMAHA S52 PRICE / YAMAHA S52 COMPARISON & FUNCTION —DIGITAL PIANO BEST REVIEW..

Regardless of price, the single most recommendable item from the Yamaha Arius Series is the Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series.
Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series has neat design, heavy dynamic touch, and superb speaker power.
This compact digital piano is the most stylish digital piano.
Yamaha YDP S52 is a slim modern style digital piano built to fit homes, schools, and compact spaces.

We believe that bestselling digital piano when it comes to play-ability is also the Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series.
Reason being, Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series does not go above the average price and has sufficient function and technology compared to other digital pianos within the price range.
This cutting edge technology brings in so much values and benefits per dollar.
Yamaha is known for the state-of-art technology and this is a popular reputation among pianists.

As a shopper, we all know that all pianos have pros and cons.
In other words, shopping takes up time due to importance of buying pianos with many pros and small amount of cons at a incredibly good price.
Yamaha Arius YDP S52 is the most efficient Piano per dollar value when measured on all the pros and cons by value ratio.
This is the perfect fit for most of the pianists, professionals, and hobbyists.

Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series is highly recommendable within the price range.

Sound lovers, touch lovers, and even acoustic lovers recognize the excellence of Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series and make purchase.
Honestly, we believe this is the epitome of a Signature Yamaha digital piano.

Most people look for price range of 1000-1500 at online and offline store.
Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series is at $1349.
Home-style digital pianos like this include cabinet stand and 3-pedals.
Most digital piano don’t have a lifetime length but with great management, you can use more than 10 years. Think about that, and Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series comes with great value and benefits.
Thinking of buying a home-style digital piano? Then consider Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series.
Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series is will satisfy your musical needs.


 

 

Sound —  Yamaha developers put in greatest amount of effort into the Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series, making the Yamaha Arius YDP S52 a digital piano that sound mostly similar to an acoustic piano.
Also, people who experience Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series will comment that it is very similar to an acoustic piano.

Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series is sampled from Pure CF Sound Engine.
Pure CF Sound Engine provides cleaner sound of Yamaha acoustic piano and this will give you sufficient lower pitch sound than other digital pianos.
Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series is well balanced as sound moves from low to high pitch.
Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series also has high powered speakers that can greatly express that. You will feel that from recital as you play because the speaker power of Yamaha YDP S52 is 20X20=40Watts that can play clear sound sufficiently.
Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series’ 192 Polyphony makes your performance comfortable and greater.
Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series has 3 piano sounds and 7 various instrument sounds: total of 10 different voices.
As a home-style digital piano, Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series has sufficient enough voices. These voices of Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series are the popular sound of piano, organ, string, vibratone, and E-piano.
Made to emulate the sound of acoustic Yamaha acoustic piano, Yamaha Arius YDP S52 Arius Series is well recommended for use of home education as well as for detailed performance.

Touch —- Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series has the Synthetic Ivory Grade Hammer (GH) Keyboard.
Similar to a grand piano, the unique GH action system makes the keys of lower notes heavier and makes the weight of the keys lighter as the note increases.
Dynamic and heavy, the keyboard is made of ivory-touch that absorbs sweats off the fingers when played for longer duration.
Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series is made to fit both beginners and professionals in the department of touch and weight.
Many digital piano purchasers want similar touch as an acoustic piano. Weight and feel can satisfy that kind of desires.
Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series will have dynamic keyboard feel that other inexpensive digital piano won’t provide you.
You will even be able to change the touch sensitivity of the keyboard from: Hard/Medium/Soft/Fixed.

 

Function — Similar to the other Yamaha YDP Arius Series, Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series can be connected to computer USB HOST, you can add different functions additionally, and connect to smartphones and smartpads such as iPad and iPhones to connect to Yamaha APPs and other APPs for more functions and convenience. We will go into details regarding apps below.

  1. Voice| Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series has 3 different piano sounds such as concert, modern, and bright. Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series also has 7 different sounds such as organ,E-Piano, Vibratone, String, and etc.
  2. Reverb effects| Reverb effects that reproduce the natural reverberation heard in concert halls and other performance venues. Enjoy the ambience of concert hall recitals, live gigs in jazz clubs, and more, all in the comfort of your own home.
    [Recital hall] Clear reverberation, as heard in a medium-size hall used for piano recitals.
    [Concert hall] Bright, the gorgeous reverb sound, as heard in a large concert hall for orchestral performances.
    [Chamber] Suitable for playing chamber music.The intimate reverb sound in a spacious room, such as for classical music recitals.
    [Club] The vivid reverb sound in a live music venue or jazz club.
  3. 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
  4. Transpose| Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series has transpose of -6,+6 which helps harmonize performance with different instruments.
  5. 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
  6. Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC)| The YDP-S52 is equipped with Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC), which adjusts the sound automatically, allowing players to enjoy balanced sound at any volume level. This will allow freedom of tonal range changes for the player’s own preference.

  7. Smartphone and Smartpad connection| You can connect Yamaha YDP S52 smartphone such as an iPhone and smartpads such as an iPad to increase your performance options and enjoyment.
    -Here are some APPs you can use with your Yamaha YDP S52

    • Digital Piano Controller

      Piano Diary Icon

      Compatible Instruments: P-115B/WH *For connecting your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to a compatible Yamaha digital instrument, please refer to “iPhone/iPad Connection Manual” for details. *For the latest compatibility information, please access the App Store Learn more

      Works with: iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

      Requirements: iOS 8.1 or later

      Languages: English and Japanese

      Download from the App Store

      Download from the App Store.

    • My Music Recorder

      NoteStar

      Works with: iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5
      iPod touch (4th/5th Generation)
      iPad2 (2nd generation)
      iPad (3rd/4th generation)
      iPad mini
      Requirements: Requires iOS 6.0 or later
      Languages: English
      Supported instruments: Connection requires Yamaha i-UX1 interface. If using an Apple Lightning-equipped device (iPod touch, 5th generation; iPad, 4th generation or iPad mini) you can use the i-UX1 with Apple’s Lightning to 30-pin adapter.
      **requires optional IUX1 USB to iPhone/iPad/iPod touch connector

      Download on the App Store

      Download from the App Store

    • Note Star

      NoteStar Icon

      We recognized a void in the way sheet music had evolved. The evolution of mobile devices had quickly outgrown organic uses of sheet music, and the advancements of this technology clearly offered more possibilities than any music publisher had delivered. It is out of this environment that the idea for NoteStar was born. Here we had the opportunity to take advantage of the iPad’s dynamic display, touch response, and audio integration, and offer a sheet music experience that moved beyond simple page display.

      Works with: iPad / iPad 2

      Requirements: iOS 4.2 or later

      Languages: English

      Download on the App Store

      Download on the App Store.

    • Visual Performer

      Song Beats

      Visual Performer is a new type of application for graphically visualizing your musical performance from any MIDI device. A variety of built-in animations respond to the pitch and velocity from your instrument. It’s a great way to add cool imagery to your performances!

      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

      Download on the App Store

      Download on 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

  8. Other functions include Recording, Metronome, Touch-Sensitive, USB-TO-HOST and etc. You can use USB to connect to various APPs to increase fascination in various musics.

Option — Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series is a home-style piano which includes cabinet stand and 3-pedal.

ColorYamaha Arius YDP S52B(Black Walnut), Yamaha Arius YDP S52WH(White).

Warranty — Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series provides 3 year parts & labor warranty.

 


Specs

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Size/Weight

Dimensions Width 1353 mm
Height 792mm (Key cover open 976mm)
Depth 309 mm (Key cover open 317 mm) *With snti-fall brackets attached: 404 mm
Weight Weight 37.8 kg

Control Interface

Keyboard Number of Keys 88
Type Graded hammer (GH) keyboard with Synthetic ivory 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 Folding
Music Rest Yes

Voices

Tone Generation Tone Generating Technology PureCF Sound Engine
Polyphony Number of Polyphony (Max.) 192
Preset Number of Voices 10

Effects

Types Reverb Yes (four types)
Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC) Yes
Stereophonic Optimizer Yes
Damper Resonance Yes
Functions Dual/Layers Yes
Duo 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 per song (approx. 11,000 notes)
Compatible Data Format Playback SMF (format 0, format 1)
Recording SMF (format 0)

Functions

Overall Controls Metronome Yes
Tempo Range 5 – 280
Transpose -6 to 0,0 to +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 20 W x 2
Speakers Oval (12 cm x 6 cm) x 2
Acoustic Optimizer Yes

Power Supply

Power Supply PA-300C or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha
Auto Power Off Yes
Power Consumption 14 W (When using PA-300C AC adapter)

Accessories

Included Accessories Song Book 50 Greats for Piano (Music Book)
AC Adaptor PA-300C or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha

Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series Review & Best Price

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yamaha ydp 162Regardless of price, the single most recommendable item from the Yamaha Arius Series is the Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series. Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series has neat design, heavy dynamic touch, and high speaker power.
We believe that bestselling digital piano in offline store that people purchase after experience is the Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series.
Reason being, Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series does not go above the average price and has sufficient function and technology compared to other digital pianos within the price range.
Additionally, many people purchase recognize the excellence of Yamaha.
Shoppers purchase with consideration that all pianos have pros and cons.
In other words, shopping takes up time due to importance of buying pianos with many pros and small amount of cons at a great price.

Customers who want great sound and touch were never disappointed of the Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series.
They usually make Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series as a standard to move their preference to more expensive or cheaper product.
Standards are important. Standards help us guide us to judge whether an item is Good (want) or Not Good (do not want) regarding price and quality.
Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series is highly recommendable within the price range.
Sound lovers, touch lovers, and even acoustic lovers recognize the excellence of Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series and make purchase.
Honestly, we believe this is standard of Yamaha digital piano.

Most people look for price range of 1000-1500 at online and offline store.
Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series is at $1499 (Yamaha Arius YDP162PE is $1699).
Home-style digital pianos like this include bench, cabinet stand and 3-pedals.
Most digital piano don’t have a lifetime length but with great management, you can use more than 10 years. Think about that, and Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series is not really that expensive at all.
Thinking of buying a home-style digital piano? Then consider Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series.
Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series is not going to disappoint you at all.


Sound — Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series is a digital piano that sound similar to an acoustic piano due to the sheer amount of effort inserted by its developers.
Also, people who experience Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series will critique that it is very similar to an acoustic piano.

Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series is sampled from Pure CF Sound Engine.
Pure CF Sound Engine provides cleaner sound of Yamaha piano and sufficient sound in lower pitch. Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series is well balanced as sound moves from low to high pitch.
Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series also has high powered speakers that can greatly express that. You will feel that from recital as you play.
Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series’ 128 Polyphony makes your performance comfortable. Speaker power of 20X20=40Wattscan play clear sound sufficiently.
Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series has 3 piano sounds and 7 various instrument sounds: total of 10 different voices.
As a home-style digital piano, Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series doesn’t have that many sounds but Yamaha Arius YDP162 does have popular sound of piano, organ, string, vibratone, and E-piano.
Made to emulate the sound of acoustic Yamaha acoustic piano, Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series is well recommended for use of home education and detailed performance.

ydp162 keyTouch —- Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series has 88-Weighted grade hammer.
Similar to a grand piano, the unique GH action system makes low-pitched keys heavier and makes the weight of the keys lighter as pitch gets higher.
Dynamic and heavy, the keyboard is made of ivory-touch that absorbs sweats off the fingers when played for longer duration.
Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series is made to fit both beginners and professionals in the department of touch and weight.
Many digital piano purchasers want similar touch as an acoustic piano. Weight and feel can satisfy that kind of desires.
Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series won’t have the click-feel that most detailed players feel. But it does have dynamic keyboard feel that most inexpensive digital piano won’t provide you.

Function — Similar to the Yamaha Arius YDP-142, Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series does not have many functions and it does not have LED screen so controls aren’t as convenient.
However, with computer USB HOST, you can add different functions additionally, and connect to iPad and iPhones to connect to Yamaha APPs and other APPs for more functions and convenience.yamaha ydp162

  1. Voice| Yamaha YDP162 Arius Serieshas 3 different piano sounds such as concert, modern, and bright. Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series also has 7 different sounds such as organ,E-Piano, Vibratone, String, and etc.
  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. Transpose| Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series has transpose of -6,+6 which helps harmonize performance with different instruments.
  4. 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
  5. Other functions include Recording, Metronome, Touch-Sensitive, USB-TO-HOST and etc.
  6. APPS |  You can connect your Yamaha YDP162 with smartphone and smartpads through APPS. You can use USB to connect to various APPs to increase fascination in various musics.

    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 YDP162 Arius Series is a home-style piano which includes cabinet stand and 3-pedal. Also includes bench provided by Yamaha.

ColorYamaha Arius YDP162B(Black), Yamaha Arius YDP162R(Rosewood), Yamaha Arius YDP162PE(Polish ebony).

Warranty — Yamaha YDP162 Arius Series provides 3 year parts & labor warranty.

 


Specs

****Trouble seeing the specification table on your gadget? Here is the original specifications page: http://usa.yamaha.com/products/musical-instruments/keyboards/digitalpianos/arius_series/ydp-162/

Size/Weight

Dimensions Width 1,357mm
Height 845mm
Depth 422m
Weight Weight 42kg

Control Interface

Keyboard Number of Keys 88
Type GH(Graded Hammer) keyboard with Synthetic ivory 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 20W x 2
Speakers Oval (12cm x 6cm) x 2
Acoustic Optimizer Yes

Power Supply

Power Supply AC power adaptor : PA-300 or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha
Power Consumption 13W (when using the PA-300)
Auto Power Off Yes

Accessories

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

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

****Trouble seeing the specification table on your gadget? Here is the original specifications page: http://usa.yamaha.com/products/musical-instruments/keyboards/digitalpianos/arius_series/ydp-142/

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

Yamaha DGX650 Review & Best Price

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Review – Digital piano Yamaha DGX650 / Yamaha DGX650 Price / Yamaha DGX650 Compare Sound & Function —  One of the Best Digital Piano

Yamaha DGX650 is widely used for Educational purposes.07732024DB8644889DAA03CF7C55B9EC_12073 Yamaha DGX-650 has a lot of function and is made portable but  little bit heavy, making it a harder product for users to frequent  transportation. Initially, DGX-640 model was used for educational  purposes popularly but Yamaha DGX-650 can be used for  performance, education, recital, choir and many other purposes.

Compared to other portables it contains a large speaker that  allows grandeur and natural sound. Yamaha DGX-650 has LED  screen to provide convenient function control. Headphone and  external speaker can also be used with cabinet stand to a    comfortable height for educational purposes.

We strongly  recommend this product to users who want a digital  piano that is  portable, many functions, and student of different  genre. It is fit to  be used in home, church, auditorium, stage,  dormitory and other  places. Basically, cabinet stand is included at a price of $799.99  which is a great price. 3 pedal (LP7) and bench can be purchased additionally at the shopper’s choice.


Sound

Yamaha DGX-650is portable with excellent large  speaker with smaller output but can express high quality detailed sounds. Yamaha DGX-650 samples the  grand  piano CFIII 9’ which plays grandeur sound clearly and cleanly. With installed  speaker,   subwoofer, and twitter, it can effectively play bass stronger and play high- pitch  sharper.  Yamaha DGX-650 has 128 Polyphony able to play any genre of any  songs with dynamic sound and ability to control strength of responsiveness more  conveniently. Yamaha DGX-650 has more than 523 amount of voice in brass, woodwind, and others. It can be an aid to musical studies as it is harmonious being sampled from Yamaha instruments. It has more than 165 rhythms and it can give amusement to performance.

Keyboard

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Yamaha DGX650 has also 88-key weighted hammer action. It has similar system as an acoustic piano in that higher pitched keys are lighter than lower pitched keys. Yamaha P115 has GHS (Grade hammer standard), so Yamaha DGX650 is able to control touch and responsiveness. Touch is lighter and allows easier control responsiveness and velocity, making it a good piano for the use of both performance and practice.

Function

Yamaha DGX-650 has many different functions such as :

Rhythm | 165 of different rhythm is included to give users more amusement. It also has smart code function which provides background music as it detects left hand’s performance.

523 of different instrument voices | sampled from Yamaha instruments that allows users to feel the clean expression Yamaha’s clear sound.

LED Screen | Yamaha DGX-650 has LED Screen that allows convenient use of different functions and even states description of function details.

Apps | Apps can be used on your smartphones and pads which connects to the Yamaha DGX650. You can enhance your enjoyment through variety of apps and functions through this technology.

AVAILABLE 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

USB Port (TO HOST and TO DEVICE) |  You can transfer data easily, share recorded music or make-your-own CD and edit data on computer from Yamaha DGX-650. Also USB Flash drives allow data to be saved and be carried to anywhere users want. External devices such as iPod can be connected to the AUX-in Port to enjoy music through the Yamaha DGX-650 speaker to clearly play custom music.

Monitor Speaker Function |  Sound output to Yamaha DGX-650 speakers even when headphone is used which allows dual use during concerts.

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Option

Yamaha DGX-650 comes with keyboard, cabinet stand, switch damper pedal and adapter. 3 pedal(LP7) and bench can be purchases additionally.

Warranty

Yamaha DGX-650 provides 3 year part and labor warranty.

Color

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DGX-650B (Black), DGX-650WH (White)


Specs

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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 22.5kg (49lbs. 10oz.) / with keyboard stand: 29.5kg (65lbs. 1oz.)

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 x 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.) 128
Preset Number of Voices 147 + 15 Drum/SFX Kits + 381 XGlite
Featured Voices 1 Natural! Voice, 9 Live! Voices, 8 Sweet! Voices, 7 Cool! Voices
Compatibility GM Yes
XGlite Yes

Effects

Types Reverb 35 types
Chorus 44 types
DSP 237 types
Master EQ 5 types
Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC) Yes
Functions Dual/Layers Yes
Split Yes
Panel Sustain Yes (Function Menu)

Accompaniment Styles

Preset Number of Preset Styles 195
Fingering Multi Finger, Full Keyboard, AI Fingered
Style Control INTRO, MAIN x 2, FILL-IN, ENDING
Custom User Styles Style File Format
Other Features Music Database 305
One Touch Setting (OTS) Yes
Style Recommender Yes
Smart Chord Yes

Songs

Preset Number of Preset Songs 100
Recording Number of Songs 5
Number of Tracks 6 (5 Melody + 1 Chord)
Data Capacity Approx. 30,000 notes for 1 user songs (when only “melody” tracks are recorded)
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
USB Audio Recorder Playback .wav
Recording .wav
Overall Controls Metronome Yes
Tempo Range 5 – 280
Transpose -12 to 0, 0 to +12
Tuning Yes
Miscellaneous PIANO Button Portable Grand Button

Storage and Connectivity

Storage Internal Memory Approx. 1.7MB
External Drives USB Flash Memory
Connectivity DC IN DC IN 12V
Headphones x 1
Sustain Pedal x 1
Pedal Unit x 1
AUX IN Yes
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 Adaptor (PA-150 or the equivalent )
Power Consumption 13W

Accessories

Accessories Owner’s Manual, Data List,Online Member Product Registration, Keyboard Stand, Footswitch, Music Rest, AC Power Adaptor (May be not included depending on your locale.)