Yamaha MOXF Review & Comparison & Best Price

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Yamaha MOXF

Yamaha MOXF8

**(This review is based on Yamaha MOXF8 and is simplified)

Yamaha MOXF series is affordable synthesizer workstation lineage of Motif XF. It has sound quality and other technologies of MOTIF XF in it. MOXF has sufficient data (740mb of wave ROM, 3977 wave-forms) MIDI keyboard controller, DAW and VST control, internal USB audio and MIDI interfacing, onboard sequencing, and DAW/VST softwares. Sounds are pristine and controls are intuitive. Yamaha MOXF has 2 stereos output so user can export the music data separately (ex. piano & mic). This is the flagship synthesizer + workstation in this price range. Yamaha MOXF has more effects than last series MOX, and it has flash board slot.

Basic Introduction video of Yamaha MOXF

Yamaha MOXF Sound Demo

Yamaha MOXF Features

Yamaha Motif XF Sound Quality

Yamaha MOXF has MOTIF XF sound quality which has basically all the instrument sounds you can think of plus vintage and synthesizer sounds.

Yamaha MOXF has two of Yamaha’s best grand pianos CFIIIS and S6 which can satisfy any player.

– VCM effects

Yamaha MOXF Virtual Circuitry Modeling

Yamaha’s VCM technology demonstration with MOTIF XF

Yamaha physically modelled the analog mixers of 1970s’ and 1980s’, and installed it in MOXF, it can even simulate the physical rotary speaker as well.

Flash memory expandability

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Yamaha MOXF is compatible with the sound content developed for the MOTIF XF and MOX. User can install either 512MB or 1024MB Flash Memorory that can save customized samples, it can approximately add about 2000 more wave-forms.

Performance mode to enhance your creativity

Yamaha MOXF Performance Mode

Yamaha MOXF allows players to combine up to 4 voices or arpeggios into one MIDI channel, so you can use other MIDI channels for extra sounds like drum and bass. Yamaha MOXF has 256 of preset performances that can support variety of music styles. Yamaha MOXF has 2000 drum arpeggios, 1300 for bass, and 1200 for guitar.

– Built-in sequencer to give shape to your inspiration

Yamaha MOXF offers strong built-in sequencer for music production without needing a computer, and real-time record function (step recording + copy function)

 

Advanced computer integration makes the MOXF the center of your music production studio

Yamaha Music Production

01 A complete suite of bundled software

Yamaha MOXF comes with few music production softwares like Editor, Remote Editor, Virtual analog synthesizer, and piano. All these softwares facilitate working with music production.

When MOXF is connected to computer, the piano works as audio interface. So when used with Cubase AI, you don’t need additional tool or software for recording system.

02 A single USB cable for both Audio and MIDI connections

Yamaha MOXF allows players to transmit both audio and MIDI file with 1 usb connection. It has 2 additional audio inputs to record other instruments to your computer as well. Since it is compatible with DAWs, analog input can be transferred to a software directly.

03 Music production with Cubase AI 7

***(descriptions below are directly from Yamaha)

Cubase AI 7

Cubase AI 7 is a version of Steinberg’s DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) software made specifically to integrate with Yamaha music production synthesizers. Because the MOXF features both a MIDI and an audio interface you can record up to 32 audio and 48 MIDI tracks. You can even connect an analog mixer, microphone or guitar to the analog inputs, you can record any instrument to your computer via the MOXF. With built-in effects and the ability to control up to 16 VST instruments, Cubase AI lets you perform the complete computer music production process, including notation, scoring, and automated mixing.

04 Controlling DAW software

Yamaha MOXF has a special remote mode for controlling DAW software that allows you to use the buttons on its panel to open and close software windows, add instrument tracks and select VST instruments. The AI knob can be used as a jog wheel or set so that any parameter you mouse over in Cubase can be controlled automatically. You can also use the MOXF to control other popular DAW packages.

05 Steinberg Prologue VSTi

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Prologue is a wonderfully rich-sounding virtual analog synthesizer that will become an indispensable part of your VSTi arsenal. Prologue’s textural range includes lush, detailed pads and bright, acerbic leads and everything in between. Prologue’ s intuitive user interface provides full editing capabilities with access to its three oscillators, powerful multi-mode filter, four envelopes, two LFOs, a powerful modulation matrix, and onboard effects. And because Prologue is polyphonic with up to 128 voices, you’ll (probably) never run out of creative space.

06 YC-3B Tone Wheel Organ VST

YC-3B is a VST Instrument that reproduces the classic sound of tone wheel organs. It offers 64 different preset sound programs that you can also use to create your own original sounds, which you can then save as VST presets.

Playability and Usability

Yamaha MOXF playability and usability

– Easy operation and comprehensive controls

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Yamaha MOXF has simple and intuitive design for Motif players so they can change settings as quickly as possible.

 

Touch| MOXF6 has semi-weighted action, MOXF8 has GHS

Voice| Yamaha MOXF has 1152 instrument voices, and 72 drum voices.

-9′ Full concert grand piano, s6 natrual grand piano, power grand piano for accompaniment with band, jazz piano, old pianos like S700 XS, and other rodes.

Assignable Functions buttons| In Yamaha MOXF, 8 oscillators can be used to change the behavior of one voice (ex. changing velocity, sliding, and adding octave, harmonics to guitar sound).

String| For strings, with assignable function buttons, players can adjust the frequency of vibrato, long or short bowing, holding the codes, and pizzicato.

Color| Yamaha MOXF is available in only one color

Warranty| Yamaha offers 1 year of parts and labor warranty for MOXF

 

Specs (Yamaha Official Website)(Specs of MOXF6)

Keyboards

MOXF8 88 keys, GHS keyboard (Initial Touch)

Tone generator

Tone Generator AWM2, with Expanded Articulation
Maximum Polyphony 128 notes
Multi Timbral Capacity 16 parts (Internal), A/D input part
Wave 741MB (when converted to 16-bit linear format), 3,977 waveforms
Voices Preset: 1,152 Normal Voices + 72 Drum Kits, GM: 128 Normal Voices + 1 Drum Kit, User: 384 Normal Voices + 32 Drum Kits
Performance User: 256 (up to 4 parts)
Filter 18 types
Effects Reverb x 9 types, Chorus x 22 types, Insertion (A, B) x 54 types x 8 parts, Vocoder x 1 (uses both Insertion Effect A and B blocks), Master Effect x 9 types, Master EQ (5 bands), Part EQ (3 bands, stereo)

Sequencer

Note Capacity Approx. 226,000 notes
Note Resolution 480 ppq (parts per quarter note)
Maximum Polyphony 124 notes
Tempo (BPM) 5 – 300
Song recording type Real time replace, Real time overdub (with the exception of the Pattern Chain), Real time punch in/out (Song only), Step (with the exception of the Pattern Chain)
Song tracks Song: 16 sequence Tracks (Loop on/off can be set for each Track), Tempo Track, Scene Track , Pattern: 16 Phrase Tracks , Pattern Chain: Pattern Track, Tempo Track, Scene Track
Songs 64 Songs, Mixing Voices: 16 Voices per Song/Pattern (up to 256 Voices) , Mixing Templates: 32 for all Songs and Patterns
Patterns 64 Patterns (x 16 sections), Measures: 256 maximum
Phrases User Phrases: 256 per Pattern
Arpeggio Preset: 7,981 types, User: 256 types (MIDI Sync, MIDI transmit/receive channel, Velocity Limit, and Note Limit can be set. 4 Arpeggio parts can be played simultaneously.)
Scene Memory 6 per Song
Sequence formats Original format, SMF format 0, 1 (Format 1 load only)

Size/Weight

Dimensions Width 1,320mm (52″)
Height 168mm (6.6″)
Depth 405mm (16″)
Weight Weight 14.9 kg (32.8 lbs.)

Other

Master User:128 (Each master includes Master keyboard settings with 4 Zones, Assignable Knob settings, Program Change table.)
Sequence Software compatible with the Remote Control function For Windows®: Cubase 7 series, SONAR X2, For Mac®: Cubase 7 series, Logic Pro 9, Digital Performer 7 (Functions to be controlled differ depending on the software.)
Controllers Pitch Bend wheel, Modulation wheel, Assignable Knob x 8, [DATA] dial x 1, Assignable Function buttons x 2
Display 240 x 64 dot, backlit LCD
Connectors OUTPUT [L/MONO]/[R] (standard phone jack), A/D INPUT [L]/[R] (standard phone jack), [PHONES] (standard stereo phone jack), [FOOT CONTROLLER], FOOT SWITCH [ASSIGNABLE]/[SUSTAIN], MIDI [IN]/[OUT]/[THRU], USB [TO HOST]/[TO DEVICE], DC IN
Power Supply 13W
Accessories AC adaptor (PA-150 or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha), USB cable, Owner’s Manual, Online Manual CD-ROM x 1 (containing Reference Manual, Synthesizer Parameter Manual, and Data List), CUBASE AI DOWNLOAD INFORMATION

 

Yamaha CP40 Review & Comparison & Best Price

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Yamaha CP40 main

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

 

 

Brief introduction video of Yamaha CP40

 

Yamaha CP40 Sound Demo

(based on Yamaha CP4)

 

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

Yamaha CP40 layer

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

Voices|

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

Acoustic Piano sound|

Yamaha CP40 CFIIIS voice

Yamaha CFIIIS grand

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

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

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

Vintage Electric Piano|

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

Yamaha CP40, CP80

Yamaha CP80

Yamaha CP40, DX7

Yamaha DX7

Virtual Circuit Model (VCM)|

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

 

Color| Available in black

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

Portability|

Yamaha CP40 portability

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

 

 

Specs(Yamaha CP40 official website spec)

Keyboards

CP40 STAGE 88-key Graded Hammer (GH) keyboard

Voices

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

Effects

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

Performances

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

Connectivity

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

Size/Weight

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

Other

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

 

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

 

Yamaha CP4 Review & Comparison & Best Price

 

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Yamaha CP4

Yamaha CP4

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

Yamaha CP4 introduction video by Yamaha

Basic Yamaha CP4 explanation video from Yamaha

Yamaha CP4 Sound Demo

 

Color| Available in black


Warranty|

Yamaha CP4 provides 3 year part and labor warranty.

Wooden Key (naturals)|

Yamaha CP4 wooden keys

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

Voices|

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

Acoustic Piano sound|

Yamaha CP4 CFIIIS voice

Yamaha CFIIIS grand

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

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

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

Vintage Electric Piano|

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

Yamaha CP4, CP80

Yamaha CP80

Yamaha CP4, DX7

Yamaha DX7

Virtual Circuit Model (VCM)|

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

Portability|

Yamaha CP4 portability

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

Yamaha CP4 Control Panel (Yamaha official manual)

Yamaha CP4 left section

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

 

SPECS (YAMAHA OFFICIAL WEBSITE)

Keyboards

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

Voices

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

Effects

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

Performances

Performances User 128
Parts 3

Connectivity

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

Size/Weight

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

Other

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

 

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

 

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

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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!

yamaha tyros 5

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 P255 Review& Comparison& Best Price

Yamaha P255 / Yamaha P255 Price / Yamaha P255 Compare Sound & Function —Digital Piano Best Review..

Yamaha P255

Yamaha P255 merits

-Yamaha P255 is produced and sold as a successor of the signature portable model of Yamaha P Series, Yamaha P155.
-Yamaha P255 is very popular to pianists for its modern design and various available functions.
-Yamaha P255 has great touch and weighted keys of GH action.
-Yamaha P255 is one of the favorite digital pianos for customers who want similar touch as acoustic piano.
-Yamaha P255 is one of the bestsellers of Yamaha products.
-Yamaha P255 has absolutely amazing polyphony of 256 Polyphony and great sound output of 15 X 15= 30 Watts and has installed speaker.
-With this technology and function, Yamaha P255 has great use without the amp, for home-style and for narrow locations.
-Yamaha P255 can be used for concerts and recitals because it has IN & OUT PUT HOST that connects to amp.
-Yamaha P255 can be used along with various apps provided by Yamaha.
-Yamaha P255 is a popular successor of acknowledged Yamaha P155.
-Yamaha P255 has an upgraded keyboard and function from Yamaha P155.
-Yamaha P255 is made for convenient portability with lighter (38lbs) and smaller size.
-Also Yamaha P255 has EQ function so you can uniquely control bass and pitch of the same voice at convenience.

-Yamaha P255 can be carried as a portable and has convenience and various functions.
Our outlook is that it will become even more popular.
-Yamaha P255 is made in Japan. Yamaha is much invested into Yamaha P255. Yamaha P255 is detailed and durable. Body finish is also prestigious, simple and modern.
Although Yamaha P255 is at $1299 which can sound high, but, if you are considering a digital piano for the purpose of portability, narrow location and similar touch as an acoustic, then Yamaha P255 is highly recommended.


Yamaha P255 sound boostYamaha P255 Sound|

— Yamaha P255 is sampled from Yamaha grand piano 9’ CF Series which has soft, clear sound.
Yamaha P255 has an installed speaker of 30Watts which can be a great use for homes, school, and concerts.
Yamaha P255 has circular speaker that balances sound and plays the unique sound effects of Yamaha.
You can get comfortable with performance as you play the Yamaha P255 because Yamaha P255 has high polyphony of 256.
Yamaha P255 has 4 different piano sounds with the total sound of 24 different sounds.Yamaha P255 types of voice
Yamaha P255 also has 10 different rhythms to play with.
Yamaha P255 has P255 controller to connect to smartphones and pads such as iPhones and iPads; this can aid your performance at churches and concerts. Yamaha P255 has 3 EQ sliders systems to easily harmonize the balance of low and high pitches. Yamaha P255

Yamaha P255 Sliders

Yamaha P255 3-EQ Slideralso has AUX HOST that connects to MP3 which allows you to play along with the songs from the MP3.  Yamaha P255 is portable that can sufficiently express different melody. With great speaker technology, Yamaha P255 is great fit for beginner children at home. IN & OUTPUT HOST is also useful in public places such as churches and schools.

Yamaha P255 Touch|

— Yamaha P255 has 88 weighted grade hammers. Similar to a grand piano, this system makes low-pitched keys heavier and makes the weight of the keys lighter as pitch gets higher.
The GH action of Yamaha P255 is very popular among many pianists. Dynamic and heavy, the keyboard is made of ivory-touch that absorbs sweats off the fingers when played for longer duration.
Pianists who experienced both GHS and GH action are very satisfied with the GH action. GH action of Yamaha is neat and easily controllable.
Yamaha P255 widely acknowledged by many pianists. With portability and great action, Yamaha P255 is the best enjoyable piano ever.
This type of exceptional action is a necessity for playing different genre, especially for classical music.

Yamaha P255 is great for the purpose of education and pianists who desire detailed performance.

Yamaha P255 Function|

— Yamaha P-255 has many different functions.

  1. Sound | Yamaha P-255 has 4 different piano sounds and 20 different sounds such as string, organ and etc. This totals to 24 different various 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 at the same time. You will be able to make the performance more beautiful and will give you more enjoyment.Yamaha P255 layered_final
  3. LED Screen | You can control function conveniently with the LED Screen.
  4. APPS |  You can connect your Yamaha P255 with smartphone and smartpads through APPS

    List of APPs

P-255 Controller

P-255 Controller

The free P-255 Controller App for iPhone or iPad can be downloaded from the App Store here. With it, you can control a wide range of the digital piano’s functions with an easy-to-use, touch-screen interface. This visual approach to configuring the P-255 makes it easy to try out functions that you may not have considered using before.

*An Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter/iPad Camera Connection Kit or dedicated Yamaha cable such as the i-MX1/i-UX1 is required for connection.

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

Requirements: iOS 7.0 or later

Languages: English

Download from the App Store

Download from the App Store.

Piano Diary

Piano Diary Icon

Have you ever wished you could share your best performances with your family and your friends? Have you ever wished you could keep a record of your piano performance improvements? Piano Diary is a free iPhone/iPad application that enables you to easily record and store your performance in the cloud server and playback whenever and wherever you are. Learn more

Works with: iPad 2 / iPad / iPhone 4 / iPhone 3GS / iPod touch (4th generation, 3rd generation)

Requirements: iOS 4.2 or later

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.

Download from 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

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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.)