Yamaha Montage Review & Comparison & Best Price

 

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Yamaha Montage 88 picture

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

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

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

-Integrated motion sequencer

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

Montage has parameter rotary encoders with position memory

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

Yamaha Montage back

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

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

Yamaha Montage LED.jpg

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

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

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

-Montage 6 and Montage 7 have semi-weighted keyboard

-Montage 8 has weighted balanced hammer action.

For brief pictured description for Motion Control, click here.

 

Yamaha Montage Features (from Yamaha official site)

Motion Control Synthesis Engine

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

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

Yamaha Montage Motion Control Synthesis Engine

Yamaha Montage Motion Control Synthesis Engine

Here is Yamaha Montage Development Story

1. Sophisticated Dynamic Control

Yamaha Montage Dynamic Control

-Super Knob

Yamaha Montage Super Knob

Super Knob

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

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

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

– Motion SEQ

Yamaha Montage Motion Sequencer

Motion SEQ

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

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

– Envelope Follower

Yamaha Montage Envelope Follwer

Envelope Follower

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

Music in MotionWhat is motion controlMotion Control conceptual diagram

 

2. Massive Sound Creation

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

Yamaha Montage Massive Sound Creation

– AWM2

Yamaha Montage AWM2

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

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

– FM-X

Yamaha Montage FMX

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

– Content

 

Yamaha Montage Bösendorfer

Bösendorfer 290 Imperial

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

– Effects

Yamaha Montage Virtual Circuitry Modeling

Yamaha’s VCM technology demonstration with MOTIF XF

 

– Pure Analog Circuit

 Yamaha Montage Pure Analog Circuit

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

3. Streamlined Workflow

 Yamaha Montage Streamlined Workflow

– USB Audio/MIDI Connection

 Yamaha Montage USB/MIDI

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

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

* MONTAGE supports the sampling rate up to 192 kHz.

– SSS (Seamless Sound Switching)

 Yamaha Montage Seamless Sound Switching

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

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

– A/D Input

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

– Physical Control

 Yamaha Montage Touch Screen

Touch Screen

Yamaha Montage Rotaries

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

– LIVE SET

 Yamaha Montage Live Set

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

– Direct Control Assignment

 Yamaha Montage Direct Control Assignment

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

– Cubase AI bundle

Yamaha Montage Cubase AI

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

 

 

Yamaha Montage Version 1.1

– Added 64 new sounds for Montage.

-Montage purchasers can download Bosendorfer piano sounds for free

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

 

Yamaha Montage Version 1.2

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

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

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

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

Yamaha Montage vs Motif XF Comparison

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

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

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

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

 

 

4. Yamaha Montage Compatibility (Yamaha Official Website)

Yamaha Montage compatibility

Yamaha Montage compatibility with FM Sythesizers

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

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

 

Color| Yamaha Montage is available in black color


Warranty|

Yamaha Montage comes with  1 year parts and labor warranty

 

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

Size/Weight

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

Control Interface

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

Tone generator

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

Other

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

Performance Recorder

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

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

For Montage 6 specification, click here

For Montage 7 specification, click here

 

 

Yamaha PSR-S770 Review & Best Price

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

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


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

PSRS770

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

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

Sound

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

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

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

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

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

Action

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

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

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

Functions

Yamaha PSR-S770 has many functions which can include…

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

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

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

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

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

Score, Lyrics and Text Display| 

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

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

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

Transpose Function | You can easily harmonize with different instruments.

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

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

Data Management

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

Arrange the Voice and Expansion packs for your instrument

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

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

Not only Data Management, but more!

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

Voice and Drum kit creation

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

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

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

World Music Expansion Packs

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

Expansion Packs for PSR-S970/770

World Music Expansion Pack – Indonesian 2Limited Time offer

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

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

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

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

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

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

World Music Expansion Pack – Mexican

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

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

World Music Expansion Pack – Brazilian Music StylesLimited Time offer

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

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

Other Packs download schedule

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

August

Below packs will be available on August.

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

October

Below packs will be available on October.

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

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

LIST OF APP’s

MusicSoft Manager

MusicSoft Manager

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

Download on the App Store

Download from the App Store

NoteStar

NoteStar

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

Download on the App Store

Download from the App Store

Piano Diary

Song Beats

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

Download from the App Store

Download on the App Store

Repertoire Finder

Song Chords

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

Download on the App Store

Download from the App Store

Visual Performer

Song Chords

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

Download on the App Store

Download from the App Store

Chord Tracker

NEW

ChordTracker

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

Easy chord chart display of your favorite songs

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

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

Customize a song tempo/key and edit chords

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

Scale tuner

NEW
Scale Tuner Icon

Variety of preset scales

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

Flexible scale editing

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

Note

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

* USB TO HOST connection is only compatible with iPad.

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

Options

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

Warranty

The Yamaha warranty is one year parts and labor.

Color

This piano is available in black color


Specifications

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

Color / Finish

Body Color Dark Grey Metallic

Size / Weight

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

Control Interface

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

Voices

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

Effects

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

Accompaniment Styles

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

Songs

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

Functions

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

Storage and Connectivity

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

Amplifiers and Speakers

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

Power Supply

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

Accessories

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

Multi Pads

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

Yamaha PSR-S950 Review & Best Price

The Yamaha PSR-S950 is one of the bestselling Yamaha arranger workstations.
There are different Yamaha PSR versions, which are PSR-S750, PSR-S650, PSR-A2000 and PSR-S950.
I would highly recommend Yamaha PSR-S950 as the best performing arranger workstation digital piano of Yamaha.
The Yamaha PSR-S950 is crowned as the Ultimate PSR.
This ultimate cutting edge technology contains Vocal Harmony 2 and Vocal Cancel that let’s users experience “instant Karaoke.”
This feature is usually not conveniently featured on any other arranger workstation platforms except the Yamaha PSR-S950.

Yamaha PSR-S950 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-S950 on the top of ultimate throne of arranger workstations.

Considering some of the unique features of Yamaha PSR-S950 (MIC/Line Input, Vocal Harmony, Audio Styles, Audio Manipulations, Bring-Party-to-Life) The Yamaha  PSR-S950, 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-S950

Sound

The sound of Yamaha PSR-S950 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-S950’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-S950, this instrument is a walking, breathing, metalic database of sounds.
You will have total of 786 Voices + 33 Drum/SFX Kits + 480 XG Voices + GM2 + GS (for song playback) PLUS you will get featured voices of 62 Super Articulation Voices, 23 Mega Voices, 27 Sweet! Voices, 64 Cool! Voices, 39 Live! Voices, 20 Organ Flutes!

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


Action

The Yamaha PSR-S950 61keys that are designed to emulate a real authentic piano.
The weighted hammer keys will surprise you in the performance comfort.

The amazing Yamaha PSR-S950 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-S950 has many functions which can include…

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.

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.layered_final

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.split_final

Transpose Function | You can easily harmonize with different instruments.

Voice and Style Expansion (VSE) | Yamaha’s new Voice and Style Expansion pack takes your Yamaha PSR-S950 into a full selection list of voice and style varieties of your choice.

APP’s | The Yamaha PSR-S950 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

 Other functions include recording, metronome, USB function and it has an Aux & Mic connection, OUT IN plug that can connect to another speaker, Audio Link Multi Pads that lets your own audio files from the pads, and Audio Recording function that allows you to record songs. Yamaha PSR-S950 also has USB function that connects to computers, iPhones, iPads, iPods and enjoy composition and computer music.

Options

The options for Yamaha PSR-S950 comes with adapter, pedal, and power outlet. X-Stand and x-bench can be ordered separately.

Warranty

The Yamaha warranty is three years parts and labor.

Color

This piano is available in black color


Specs

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Size/Weight

Dimensions Width 1,002 mm (39 7/16″)
Height 148 mm (5 13/16″)
Depth 437 mm (17 3/16″)
Weight Weight 11.5 kg (25 lbs., 6 oz.)

Control Interface

Keyboard Number of Keys 61
Type Organ
Touch Response Hard 2, Hard 1, Medium, Soft 1, Soft 2
Other Controllers Pitch Bend Yes
Modulation Yes
Multi Pads 126 banks x 4 Pads
Display Type Color LCD
Size 5.7 inch (320 x 240 dots TFT QVGA )
Color Color
Contrast
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 786 Voices + 33 Drum/SFX Kits + 480 XG Voices + GM2 + GS (for song playback)
Featured Voices 62 Super Articulation Voices, 23 Mega Voices, 27 Sweet! Voices, 64 Cool! Voices, 39 Live! Voices, 20 Organ Flutes!
Expandability Expansion Voice Yes (approx. 64 MB max.)
Editing Voice Set
Part Right 1, Right 2, Left
Compatibility XG, XF, GS, GM, GM2

Effects

Types Reverb 44 Presets + 3 User
Chorus 106 Presets + 3 User
DSP DSP 1: 295 Presets + 3 User, DSP 2-4: 295 Presets + 10 User
Master EQ 5 Presets + 2 User
Part EQ 28 Parts (Right 1, Right 2, Left, Multi Pad, Style x 8, Song x 16)
Mic Effects Noise Gate x 1, Compressor x 1, 3Band EQ x 1
Vocal Harmony Number of Presets 44
Number of User Settings 10
Vocal Effect 23

Accompaniment Styles

Preset Number of Preset Styles 408
Featured Styles 25 +Audio, 1 FreePlay, 350 Pro, 32 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
File Format Style File Format, Style File Format GE
Expandability Expansion Style Yes
Expansion Audio Style Yes (approx. 64 MB max.)

Songs

Preset Number of Preset Songs 5
Recording Number of Songs Unlimited (depending on USB flash memory 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 presets/bank (unlimited number of banks, depending on USB flash memory capacity)
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
USB Audio Recorder Playback .wav, .mp3
Recording .wav
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 Main, Lyrics
Voices Voice Creator Yes
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
USB Audio Time Stretch Yes
Pitch Shift Yes
Vocal Cancel Yes

Storage and Connectivity

Storage Internal Memory approx. 6.7 MB
External Drives USB Flash Memory, etc. (via USB to DEVICE)
Internal Memory (for Expansion Pack) approx. 64 MB
Connectivity DC IN 16V
Headphones Yes
FOOT PEDAL (optional) Switch or Volume x 2
Microphone Yes
MIDI In/Out
AUX IN Yes
OUT PUT (R, L/L+R)
VIDEO OUT Yes
USB TO DEVICE Yes
USB TO HOST Yes

Amplifiers and Speakers

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

Power Supply

Power Supply PA-300C or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha
Power Consumption 16 W
Auto Power Off Function Yes

Accessories

Included Accessories AC Adaptor PA-300C

Multi Pads

Preset Number of Multi Pad Banks 126 banks x 4 Pads
Audio Audio Link Yes

Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series Review & Best Price

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 

 

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

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

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

 

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

  1. Voice| Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series has 3 different piano sounds such as concert, modern, and bright. Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series also has 7 different sounds such as organ,E-Piano, Vibratone, String, and etc.
  2. Reverb effects| Reverb effects that reproduce the natural reverberation heard in concert halls and other performance venues. Enjoy the ambience of concert hall recitals, live gigs in jazz clubs, and more, all in the comfort of your own home.
    [Recital hall] Clear reverberation, as heard in a medium-size hall used for piano recitals.
    [Concert hall] Bright, the gorgeous reverb sound, as heard in a large concert hall for orchestral performances.
    [Chamber] Suitable for playing chamber music.The intimate reverb sound in a spacious room, such as for classical music recitals.
    [Club] The vivid reverb sound in a live music venue or jazz club.
  3. Layer| With this technique, you can play two different sounds simultaneously on one key. You will be able to play ‘piano and string’ sound or ‘piano and organ’ sound simultaneously on one key. You will be able to make the performance more beautiful and will give you more enjoyment.layered_final
  4. Transpose| Yamaha YDP S52 Arius Series has transpose of -6,+6 which helps harmonize performance with different instruments.
  5. Duet Mode| you can divide the keyboard into two separate keyboards with the same chromatic scale. This is will become similar to playing two different pianos; it is fit for performance or a lesson between a student and a teacher.duetmode
  6. Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC)| The YDP-S52 is equipped with Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC), which adjusts the sound automatically, allowing players to enjoy balanced sound at any volume level. This will allow freedom of tonal range changes for the player’s own preference.

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

    • Digital Piano Controller

      Piano Diary Icon

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

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

      Requirements: iOS 8.1 or later

      Languages: English and Japanese

      Download from the App Store

      Download from the App Store.

    • My Music Recorder

      NoteStar

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

      Download on the App Store

      Download from the App Store

    • Note Star

      NoteStar Icon

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

      Works with: iPad / iPad 2

      Requirements: iOS 4.2 or later

      Languages: English

      Download on the App Store

      Download on the App Store.

    • Visual Performer

      Song Beats

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

      Works with: iPhone 3GS/4/4S & later, iPod touch (3rd/4th Generation & later), iPad (1st/3rd generation), iPad2 (2nd generation)
      Requirements: Requires iOS 5.1 or later
      Languages: English and Japanese

      Download on the App Store

      Download on the App Store

    • Piano Diary

      Song Beats

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

      Download from the App Store

      Download on the App Store

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

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

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

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

 


Specs

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Size/Weight

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

Control Interface

Keyboard Number of Keys 88
Type Graded hammer (GH) keyboard with Synthetic ivory keytops
Touch Sensitivity Hard/Medium/Soft/Fixed
Pedal Number of Pedals 3
Half Pedal Yes
Functions Damper/Sostenuto/Soft
Panel Language English

Cabinet

Key Cover Key Cover Style Folding
Music Rest Yes

Voices

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

Effects

Types Reverb Yes (four types)
Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC) Yes
Stereophonic Optimizer Yes
Damper Resonance Yes
Functions Dual/Layers Yes
Duo Yes

Songs

Preset Number of Preset Songs 10 Demo Songs, 50 Piano Preset Songs
Recording Number of Songs 1
Number of Tracks 2
Data Capacity 100 KB per song (approx. 11,000 notes)
Compatible Data Format Playback SMF (format 0, format 1)
Recording SMF (format 0)

Functions

Overall Controls Metronome Yes
Tempo Range 5 – 280
Transpose -6 to 0,0 to +6
Tuning 414.8 – 440.0 – 466.8 Hz

Storage and Connectivity

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

Amplifiers and Speakers

Amplifiers 20 W x 2
Speakers Oval (12 cm x 6 cm) x 2
Acoustic Optimizer Yes

Power Supply

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

Accessories

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

Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series Review & Best Price

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Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Yamaha Arius YDP 142 has functions such as

  1. Sound | 3 different piano sound plus 7 more sounds such as organ and string. With Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series , you can play different genre with different sounds.
  2. Layer | With this technique, you can play two different sounds simultaneously on one key. You will be able to play ‘piano and string’ sound or ‘piano and organ’ sound simultaneously on one key. You will be able to make the performance more beautiful and will give you more enjoyment.layered_final
  3. Duet Mode | You can divide the keyboard into two separate keyboards with the same chromatic scale. This is will become similar to playing two different pianos; it is fit for performance or a lesson between a student and a teacher.duetmode
  4. Split | You can play two different instrument sound on each hand within a keyboard. For example, left hand can play vibratone, right hand can play piano; it gives effect of one person playing two different instrument.split_final
  5. It also has record function, metronome function, and USB-TO-HOST. With USB-TO-HOST, you can use apps on ipads, iphones and connect to computer to use even more variety of functions.
  6. APP| You can connect your digital piano to a smarphone(i.e. iPhone) or a smartpad(i.e. iPad)

    List of APPS

  • NoteStar

NoteStar

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

Download on the App Store

Download from the App Store

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

    Download from the App Store

    Download on the App Store

  • Visual Performer

Song Chords

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

Download on the App Store

Download from the App Store

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

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

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

 


Specs

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

Size/Weight

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

Control Interface

Keyboard Number of Keys 88
Type Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) Keyboard with Matte Black Keytops
Touch Sensitivity Hard/Medium/Soft/Fixed
Pedal Number of Pedals 3
Half Pedal Yes
Functions Damper, Sostenuto, Soft
Panel Language English

Cabinet

Key Cover Key Cover Style Sliding
Music Rest Yes

Voices

Tone Generation Piano Sound Pure CF Sound Engine
Polyphony Number of Polyphony (Max.) 128
Preset Number of Voices 10

Effects

Types Reverb Yes
Damper Resonance Yes
Intelligent Acoustic Control Yes

Songs

Preset Number of Preset Songs 10 Demo Songs, 50 Piano Preset Songs
Recording Number of Songs 1
Number of Tracks 2
Compatible Data Format Playback Standard MIDI File (SMF) Format 0&1
Recording Standard MIDI File (SMF) Format 0

Functions

Miscellaneous Dual/Layers Yes
Duo Yes
Metronome Yes
Tempo Range 5 – 280
Transpose -6 to 0, 0 to +6
Tuning Yes

Storage and Connectivity

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

Amplifiers and Speakers

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

Power Supply

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

Accessories

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

Review – Digital Piano Buyer’s Guide: Best Digital Piano between $1000-$1500 (Casio PX860, Yamaha YDP142, Roland F130R, Kawai KDP90)

In this digital piano review, I’d like to introduce some of the bestselling home digital piano models today within the price range $1,000-$1,500. I am not going to tell you whether I like a specific piano or not, because I believe the final decision is always up to you.

You might heard someone saying “this piano has bright sound,” or “this one has warmer sound. The sound of digital piano also varies, and I don’t believe I should say “oh, this is a better sounding digital piano than the other one.” So I want to leave these final decisions for you, and I believe the decision-making factors (such as sound, touches) have a lot to do with personal preference, not with such value-laden words as “good,” “better,” or “worse.” You are the person who is going to play the piano all the time, not the person who talks or about it, and this includes me. I will just tell you about some facts about best selling models, and I want you to be the final judge.

Casio PX860                               Kawai KDP90

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Yamaha Arius YDP142                Roland F130R

ydp142      roland_f120sb

The digital pianos that I am going to introduce today are Casio Privia Digital Piano PX860, Yamaha Arius Digital Piano YDP142, (this is the newer version of YDP141) Roland Slim Digital Piano F130R, and Kawai KDP90. First, let’s have a look at the comparison chart.

Amplifier (Speaker Output) Keyboard Sensitivity Keyboard Touch Price
Casio PX860 20W + 20W 3 Sensitivity Levels Weighted scaled hammer action $1099
Yamaha YDP142 6W + 6W 3 Sensitivity Levels Graded Hammer Standard $1099
Roland F130R 12 W + 12W 5 Sensitivity Levels Escapement $1299
Kawai KDP90 13W + 13W 6 Sensitivity Levels Advanced Hammer Action $1149

These four features (amplifier volume, keyboard sensitivity, keyboard touch, and price) are probably what you have to care when shopping for digital pianos. Speaker output volume level (amplifier) are conducive for better sound; Keyboard sensitivity and keyboard touches are related to “feel” of touches. Casio PX860 and YDP142 have only 3 sensitivty levels, so they might be able to limit the expression of players; this means that even if you want to play your piano at very little volume (like pianissimo level), those two pianos cannot express it because it will just let you play at medium volume(mezzo piano)! Kawai KDP90, however, will enable you to express from very little volume like ppp (pianissimo) to the loudest one like fff (fortissimo) because it has 6 sensitivity levels. Regarding touches of each piano, Roland F130R has the most outstanding touch, because it actually employs “escapement,” which grand acoustic pianos use. Casio PX860, Roland YDP142, and Kawai KDP90 have all similar “weighted” action in different names.

If you care about the realistic touch for education go for Roland F130R. If you want the best piano sound, choose Kawai KDP90. (It uses the renowned synthesizer sound chip from Harmonic Imaging™) If you are the person who believes in brand reliability, buy Yamaha YDP142. Or if you are on a budget, Casio PX860 is a great choice. Like I said, the final decision is always up to you. The following table explains the brand strength of each manufacturers.

Brand Strength

Roland Most Realistic Representation of Acoustic Piano Touch
Kawai Best Sound Technology (The renowned Harmonic Imaging™)
Yamaha Brand Reliability (They also manufacture acoustic pianos)
Casio Affordable Price

The following table is a comparison chart. This is based on our customer’s review.

Bestselling Home Digital Piano Model Comparison Chart [Price Range $1000-$1500]

Pros Cons
Yamaha YDP-142 ($1099) Affordable Price
Brand Reliability;Yamaha also manufactures acoustic pianos and speakers
Bench Included
Weak Control Panel
Casio PX-860($1099) Affordable Price
256 Polyphony
Ivory Key Top
Bench Not Included
No Regular Size Pedals
Roland F-130R($1299) Most Realistic Representation of Acoustic Piano Touch
Best reputation for digital musical instruments
Sleek Design; Modern Looking
Bench Not Included
No Regular Size Pedals
Kawai KDP90($1149) Best Sound System
Bench Included
88 Tones & Versatile Control Panel
Only 1 color available (Rosewood)

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