Archive for September, 2007

October Is Yamaha Music Month

Yamaha has designated October as Yamaha Music Month, and in each product category of music instruments – i.e. digital pianos, synths, guitars, etc. – they are providing Special Offers. For instance, if you buy a Yamaha YDP223 digital piano, you receive a free Home Companion Kit. If you purchase a Yamaha guitar – some models excluded – you get a free Yamaha Axe Pack.

Yamaha YDP213 Digital

The Yamaha YDP213 Digital Piano is designed for the serious hobbyist or aspiring musician. The YDP213 digital piano keyboard provides a realistic acoustic piano playing experience with the convenience of a digital instrument – it never needs tuning!

Besides outstanding sound, the YDP213 offers incredibly natural touch. Applying the know-how gleaned from over 100 years of crafting fine acoustic pianos, Yamaha has designed a remarkably expressive GHS (Graded Hammer Standard effect) keyboard. Unlike conventional digital piano keyboards that use springs or dampers to simulate piano feel, the GHS keyboard uses weights and mechanical linkages to provide a new level of realism. You’ll notice the difference it makes as soon as you start playing.

For a limited time starting October 1, 2007, when you purchase the Yamaha YDP213, you receive a free Yamaha Piano Home Companion Kit.

Yamaha YDP323 Digital Piano

The Yamaha YDP323 digital piano uses Yamaha’s renowned AWM (Advanced Wave Memory) tone generation technology and Stereo Sampling. When you play a key on the YDP323, what you hear is a “sample”, or digital recording, of the same note on a high quality concert grand piano. This exceptionally realistic, natural acoustic sound makes the Yamaha YDP323 ideal for anyone wanting true piano tone.

Besides outstanding sound, the YDP-323 offers incredibly natural touch. Applying the know-how gleaned from over 100 years of crafting fine acoustic pianos, Yamaha created the highly acclaimed GH (Graded Hammer effect) keyboard. Unlike conventional digital piano keyboards that use springs or dampers to simulate piano feel, the GH keyboard uses weights and mechanical linkages to provide a new level of realism. You’ll notice the difference it makes as soon as you start playing.

For a limited time starting October 1, 2007, when you purchase the Yamaha YDP323, you receive a free Yamaha Piano Home Companion Kit.

The Digital Piano – Yamaha, Casio and Roland

The digital piano is a very popular musical instrument; it has its proponents and opponents. On the plus side, it’s very affordable, doesn’t weigh much – compared to an acoustic piano – and it has a good sound and weighted (on most models) keys; some models can connect to a computer. On the con side, the only real argument is that it doesn’t sound EXACTLY like a real piano, and that is true; it doesn’t have a soundboard to amplify the sound into a room, or a large resonant cabinet to aid in that amplification, or all the other parts of an acoustic piano that enhance its acoustic abilities. But overall, the good far out ways the (not so) bad.

The Clavinova digital pianos by Yamaha are some of the best sounding instruments available; they start in price below $2000 and go beyond $10,000! One of our popular models is the CLP230, which is similar to the Yamaha YDP223 digital piano. Both feature a very good weighted action and sound quality, attractive cabinet – would look good in a home, church or business – and can be purchased for under $2000.00. Other popular models include the Yamaha N100, YDP213, YDP323, and the recently introduced YDP-S30.

The digital pianos intended for professional use – on the road every night or in recording studios – are somewhat different. They have professional features, but not a fancy cabinet – it would not stand up to road use.  Popular models include both Yamaha and Roland keyboards -the Yamaha CP300 and CP33, and the Roland RD 700SX, FP7, and FP4 digital pianos.

On the very affordable side are the PX310 and PX110 Casio digital pianos. They also feature a weighted, 88-key action, good sound quality, and are priced at $599.99 and $499.99 respectively. They have been the price and performance leader in this category for a while now, and nothing should change until someone comes out with a “new and improved” version. We’ll just have to wait and see.

This article would not be complete without mention of the Yamaha P70 digital piano, which is available in black (P70) and silver (P70S), and priced at $599.99.  Both models feature an 88-key Graded Hammer Standard keyboard, AWM stereo sampling and 32 note polyphony. The Yamaha P70 series is very popular, and like the Casio mentioned above, is both affordable and practical.

For additional information on digital keyboards, visit the music instrument music store at www.AndysMusicOnline.com.

Yamaha N100 Nocturne Digital Piano

The Yamaha N100 Nocturne Grand combines modern and elegant design with traditional piano-styling. It is a new standard of style and sound. The Graded Hammer Effect (GH) keyboard on the N100 offers an authentic playing experience. The N100 is tastefully high-tech without being cold or uninviting, and the soft-blue glow of its control surface and its slow-close fallboard give the Nocturne a personality that’s elegantly modern.

The N100 digital piano wraps high-quality touch and tone into a package that features breakthrough design. The N100 boasts 88 Graded Hammer Effect, weighted-action keys; 64 notes of polyphony; 10 of Yamaha’s best keyboard voices (including Grand Piano, Electronic Piano, Pipe Organ, and Strings); and 50 built-in songs of standard piano repertoire that can play continuously. It also includes a spacious digital reverb that adds depth to its deceptively slim appearance and dual voice mode for the richer sound of two sounds playing together.

For complete information on the Yamaha N100, visit the music instrument music store at www.AndysMusicOnline.com.

Yamaha YPG625 Electronic Keyboard

It’s been about fifteen months since the first Yamaha YPG625 was shipped to our customers, and it still remains one of our best selling electronic keyboards. It’s something of an anomaly: it has an 88-key weighted keyboard, yet is portable (only 40 pounds) and loaded with features.

The YPG-625 is the top of the line of the Yamaha Portable Grand series and features include a large wave ROM that includes high resolution Live! Grand and Live! Warm grand stereo piano samples, Portable Grand button and a decorative wooden stand that places the instrument at the correct height. All housed in a beautiful cabinet with decorative wood accents on the panel and end blocks. Power adaptor and sustain pedal included.

The YPG625 won Product of the Year plus Keyboard of the Year from the Music & Sound Retailer, a trade magazine for music instrument retailers. One award is very impressive, but two – WOW!  Well the votes are in and it’s a winner, so get onboard and order yours today. The Yamaha YPG 625 is a real crowd pleaser.

Yamaha – More Than Just Guitars

Yamaha makes more than just guitars, they make keyboards too. One of our most popular models is the Yamaha YDP223 digital piano.

There are many useful features built into the YDP223 that apply to musicians at any level of playing ability. In fact, the YDP223 is the digital piano of choice for home hobbyists, professionals, music students and music institutions. For example, the keyboard has MIDI In/Out/Thru plus a To Host jack, which are necessary for connecting to computers. Anything you play on the digital piano can be captured into a music program in your computer and turned into music notation. If you wish, you can send the file to your friends and family or just archive it like you would a photograph.

Another best seller is the Yamaha CP300, the flagship of the stage piano series.  The CP300 features a 40MB 3-Layer stereo piano sample with sustain and key-off, and graded hammer action keys. With XLR outputs and master-keyboard functionality, integrated XG tone-generator, 16 track sequencer and built in loudspeakers the CP 300 is a star of studio, stage, and study.

Drawing on their rich tradition and experience, the Yamaha CP300 gives the live performer all the sound and expressiveness of a superbly mic’d grand piano with the portability and versatility of a modern digital piano. The CP300 remains true to the CP series heritage.

Following in the footsteps of the CP300 is the Yamaha CP33, which is the perfect find for the player who’s looking for first class piano sound and feel in a compact portable keyboard. Three layer stereo samples including sustain and key-off samples provide the scope of expression which is usually only available from acoustic instruments.

Despite its full 88-key keyboard, realistic grand piano sound and extensive features, the CP33 is exceptionally compact, light and portable. It goes wherever you go, sets up anywhere you need, and gives you complete piano performance everywhere you play.

CD Duplicator – Alesis CD Twin

The Alesis CD Twin LE is a portable standalone audio and data CD duplicator that makes one-button CD copies, as well as compilations from several audio CDs. With this CD duplicator, you now have your own CD duplication service.

The Alesis CD Twin LE uses both CD-R and CD-RW blank discs, and supports audio CD, Data CD, VCD, CD-I, CD+G, and Photo-CD. With “One-Touch” CD-to-CD backup, the CD Twin LE makes the previously time-consuming task of using a computer to make CD compilations and backups a thing of the past. Further adding to its ease of use, a 2×16 LCD display provides operational feedback to the user. “Raw copy” mode provides an exact one-to-one copy of your CD media.

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