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 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 Montage Review & Comparison & Best Price

 

Yamaha Montage / Yamaha Monrage Review / Yamaha Montage Price / Yamaha Montage Comparison & Function -Digital Piano Best Review..

 

Yamaha Montage 88 picture

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

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

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

-Integrated motion sequencer

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

Montage has parameter rotary encoders with position memory

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

Yamaha Montage back

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

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

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

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

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

-Montage 6 and Montage 7 have semi-weighted keyboard

-Montage 8 has weighted balanced hammer action.

For brief pictured description for Motion Control, click here.

 

Yamaha Montage Features (from Yamaha official site)

Motion Control Synthesis Engine

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

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

Yamaha Montage Motion Control Synthesis Engine

Yamaha Montage Motion Control Synthesis Engine

Here is Yamaha Montage Development Story

1. Sophisticated Dynamic Control

Yamaha Montage Dynamic Control

-Super Knob

Yamaha Montage Super Knob

Super Knob

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

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

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

– Motion SEQ

Yamaha Montage Motion Sequencer

Motion SEQ

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

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

– Envelope Follower

Yamaha Montage Envelope Follwer

Envelope Follower

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

Music in MotionWhat is motion controlMotion Control conceptual diagram

 

2. Massive Sound Creation

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

Yamaha Montage Massive Sound Creation

– AWM2

Yamaha Montage AWM2

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

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

– FM-X

Yamaha Montage FMX

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

– Content

 

Yamaha Montage Bösendorfer

Bösendorfer 290 Imperial

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

– Effects

Yamaha Montage Virtual Circuitry Modeling

Yamaha’s VCM technology demonstration with MOTIF XF

 

– Pure Analog Circuit

 Yamaha Montage Pure Analog Circuit

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

3. Streamlined Workflow

 Yamaha Montage Streamlined Workflow

– USB Audio/MIDI Connection

 Yamaha Montage USB/MIDI

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

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

* MONTAGE supports the sampling rate up to 192 kHz.

– SSS (Seamless Sound Switching)

 Yamaha Montage Seamless Sound Switching

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

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

– A/D Input

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

– Physical Control

 Yamaha Montage Touch Screen

Touch Screen

Yamaha Montage Rotaries

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

– LIVE SET

 Yamaha Montage Live Set

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

– Direct Control Assignment

 Yamaha Montage Direct Control Assignment

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

– Cubase AI bundle

Yamaha Montage Cubase AI

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

 

 

Yamaha Montage Version 1.1

– Added 64 new sounds for Montage.

-Montage purchasers can download Bosendorfer piano sounds for free

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

 

Yamaha Montage Version 1.2

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

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

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

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

Yamaha Montage vs Motif XF Comparison

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

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

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

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

 

 

4. Yamaha Montage Compatibility (Yamaha Official Website)

Yamaha Montage compatibility

Yamaha Montage compatibility with FM Sythesizers

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

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

 

Color| Yamaha Montage is available in black color


Warranty|

Yamaha Montage comes with  1 year parts and labor warranty

 

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

Size/Weight

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

Control Interface

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

Tone generator

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

Other

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

Performance Recorder

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

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

For Montage 6 specification, click here

For Montage 7 specification, click here

 

 

Yamaha DGX 660 Review & Comparison & Best Price

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Yamaha DGX-660 Black

Yamaha DGX 660 Black

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Yamaha DGX 660 White

 


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

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

 

 

 

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

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chord tracker

 

 


 

 

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


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


 

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

Yamaha DGX 660 layer


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


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


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


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


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


Color| Available in black or white


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

Yamaha DGX 660 features

Yamaha DGX 660 Dedicated Microphone Input

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

Yamaha DGX 660 Piano Room

Yamaha DGX 660 Piano Room

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


Yamaha DGX 660 Style Recommender

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

Yamaha DGX 660 Interface:

Yamaha DGX 660 left side

Yamaha DGX 660 right side

Yamaha DGX 660 Auto Accompaniment buttons are:

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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


Yamaha DGX 660 You Are The Artist

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


Comparison of Yamaha DGX 660 and DGX 650

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

Specs(Yamaha DGX 660 Specification)

Size/Weight

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

Control Interface

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

Voices

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

Effects

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

Accompaniment Styles

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

Songs

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

Functions

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

Storage and Connectivity

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

Amplifiers and Speakers

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

Power Supply

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

Accessories

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

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

 

Yamaha PSR-S970 Review & Best Price

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The Yamaha PSR-S970 is one of the bestselling Yamaha arranger workstations.
There are different Yamaha PSR versions, which are PSR-S770, PSR-S670, PSR-A2000 and PSR-S970.
The Yamaha PSR-S970 is an upgraded version of PSR-S950.
This upgrade comes with huge benefits that will make you mind blown. Hear me out.
I would highly recommend Yamaha PSR-S970 as the best performing arranger workstation digital piano of Yamaha.


The Yamaha PSR-S970 is crowned as the Ultimate PSR.
This ultimate cutting edge technology contains Vocal Harmony 2, Vocoder functions, Vocal Cancel, and Mic/Guitar input that let’s users experience “instant Karaoke.”
This feature is usually not conveniently featured on any other arranger workstation platforms except the Yamaha PSR-S970.

Yamaha PSR-S970 has most amount of tones, voices, and styles than any other PSR Serieses.
In addition, this state-of-art keyboard comes with flexible features of audio editing tools that let’s users tweak audio sounds to create a unique voices and styles.
This unique feature puts the Yamaha PSR-S970 on the top of ultimate throne of arranger workstations.

Considering some of the unique features of Yamaha PSR-S970 (MIC/Line Input, Vocal Harmony, Audio Styles, Audio Manipulations, Bring-Party-to-Life) The Yamaha  PSR-S970, the arrange workstation of cutting-edge technology, is a digital piano to be aware of. Let me explain now in details about the Yamaha PSR-S970

Sound

The sound of Yamaha PSR-S970 is known to be pristine and clear.
With speaker power of 15Wx2, get ready for grandeur surround sound!

Along with the 128 Polyphony, you will feel sufficiency in Yamaha PSR-S970’s sound.
The Yamaha uses the samples from the Authentic Yamaha Grand Pianos. Yamaha Acoustic Grand Pianos are known to be worlds best.

Added with thousands of voices and sounds installed on Yamaha PSR-S970, this instrument is a walking, breathing, metalic database of sounds.
You will have total of 989 Voices + 41 Drum/SFX Kits + 480 XG Voices + GM2 + GS (for song playback) PLUS you will get featured voices of 131 Super Articulation Voices, 30 Mega Voices, 31 Sweet! Voices, 74 Cool! Voices, 89 Live! Voices, 30 Organ Flutes!

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

Action

The Yamaha PSR-S970 61keys that are designed to emulate a real authentic piano.
The keys will surprise you in the performance comfort.

The amazing Yamaha PSR-S970 has the most amazing touch-reponse controller that allows you to control the responsiveness of the digital piano.

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

Functions

Yamaha PSR-S970 has many functions which can include…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Transpose Function | You can easily harmonize with different instruments.

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

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

Data Management

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

Arrange the Voice and Expansion packs for your instrument

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

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

Not only Data Management, but more!

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

Voice and Drum kit creation

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

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

Voice and Style Expansion (VSE) | Yamaha’s new Voice and Style Expansion pack takes your Yamaha PSR-S970 into a full selection list of voice and style varieties of your choice. This will include 450 styles, which comes with all-new DJ Styles, and 40 Audio Styles.

World Music Expansion Packs

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

Expansion Packs for PSR-S970/770

World Music Expansion Pack – Indonesian 2Limited Time offer

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

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

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for PSR-S770 click here!

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

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

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World Music Expansion Pack – Mexican

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

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for PSR-S770 click here!

World Music Expansion Pack – Brazilian Music StylesLimited Time offer

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

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for PSR-S770 click here!

Other Packs download schedule

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

August

Below packs will be available on August.

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

October

Below packs will be available on October.

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

APP’s | The Yamaha PSR-S970 can be used with apps that are downloadable on gadgets such as iPhones, iPads, and iPods.

LIST OF APP’s

MusicSoft Manager

MusicSoft Manager

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

Download on the App Store

Download from the App Store

NoteStar

NoteStar

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

Download on the App Store

Download from the App Store

Piano Diary

Song Beats

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

Download from the App Store

Download on the App Store

Repertoire Finder

Song Chords

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

Download on the App Store

Download from the App Store

Visual Performer

Song Chords

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

Download on the App Store

Download from the App Store

Chord Tracker

NEW

ChordTracker

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

Easy chord chart display of your favorite songs

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

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

Customize a song tempo/key and edit chords

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

Scale tuner

NEW
Scale Tuner Icon

Variety of preset scales

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

Flexible scale editing

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

Note

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

* USB TO HOST connection is only compatible with iPad.

Apple and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.

Other functions include recording, metronome, USB function and it has an Aux & Mic connection, OUT IN plug that can connect to another speaker, and Audio Recording function that allows you to record songs. Yamaha PSR-S970 also has USB function that connects to computers, iPhones, iPads, iPods and enjoy composition and computer music.

Options

The options for Yamaha PSR-S970 comes with adapter, pedal, and power outlet. X-Stand and x-bench can be ordered separately.

Warranty

The Yamaha warranty is one parts and labor.

Color

This piano is available in black color


Specs

****Trouble seeing the specification table on your gadget? Here is the original specifications page

Color/Finish

Body Color Metallic Dark Grey

Size/Weight

Dimensions Width 1002 mm
Height 148 mm
Depth 437 mm
Weight Weight 11.6 kg

Control Interface

Keyboard Number of Keys 61
Type Organ, Initial Touch
Touch Response Hard1, Hard2, Medium, Soft1, Soft2
Other Controllers Pitch Bend Yes
Modulation Yes
Control Knobs 2 (assignable)
Display Type TFT Color Wide VGA LCD
Size 7 inch
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 989 Voices + 41 Drum/SFX Kits + 480 XG Voices
Featured Voices 131 S.Art!, 30 Mega Voices, 31 Sweet! Voices, 74 Cool! Voices, 89 Live! Voices, 30 Organ Flutes!
Compatibility XG Yes
GS Yes (for Song playback)
GM Yes
GM2 Yes
Expandability Expansion Voice Yes (approx. 512MB max.)
Part Right 1, Right 2, Left

Effects

Types Reverb 52 Presets + 3 User
Chorus 106 Presets + 3 User
DSP 322 Presets(with VCM) + 10 User
Master Compressor 5 Presets + 5 User
Master EQ 5 Presets + 2 User
Part EQ 27 parts
Others Mic/Guitar effects: Noise Gate x 1, Compressor x 1, 3Band EQ x 1
Arpeggio Yes
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

Accompaniment Styles

Preset Number of Preset Styles 450
Featured Styles 40 +Audio Styles, 366 Pro Styles, 31 Session Styles, 10 DJ Styles, 3 Free Play
Fingering Single Finger, Fingered, Fingered On Bass, Multi Finger, AI Fingered, Full Keyboard, AI Full Keyboard
Style Control INTRO x 3, MAIN VARIATION x 4, FILL x 4, BREAK, ENDING x 3
Other Features Music Finder 2,500 Records
One Touch Setting (OTS) 4 for each Style
Expandability Expansion Style Yes
Expansion Audio Style Yes (approx. 128MB max.)
Compatibility Style File Format, Style File Format GE

Songs

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

Functions

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

Storage and Connectivity

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

Amplifiers and Speakers

Amplifiers 15 W x 2
Speakers 13 cm x 2 + 2.5 cm (dome) x 2

Power Supply

Power Supply PA-300C or an equibalent recommended by Yamaha
Power Consumption 20 W
Auto Power Off Function Yes

Accessories

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

Multi Pads

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

Yamaha 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!

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.

Tyros-4

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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