Archive for March, 2009

Yamaha YDP140 and YDP160 Digital Pianos

Almost everyone is on a budget during these tough economic times, whether it’s groceries, entertainment, or eating out. But when it comes to a major purchase like a piano, the budget gets really tight! That’s were the very popular and well made Yamaha digital pianos come in; you can have your cake and eat it too. Yamaha electronic keyboards are well made, sound very good, and are affordable. Let’s take a look at a two of our best sellers.

In addition to the 88-key weighted keyboard action, the Yamaha YDP140 digital piano features duet-friendly twin headphone jacks, a choice of six voices, and a high-efficiency 6W x 2 stereo amplifier for the two internal speakers, and four types of reverb capable of making a small room sound as big as a concert hall.

The Yamaha Arius YDP140 digital piano features Yamaha’s sophisticated AWM (Advanced Wave Memory) with Dynamic Stereo Sampling for the ultimate in instrument realism. Taken at different 3 levels of soft, medium and loud each key is comprised of multiple stereo recordings of an actual grand piano. This provides subtle differences in volume and timbre depending on how you play the keys, and gives you full expressive control over the sound. In other words, you get a great piano sound! The next step up from the YDP 140, is the Yamaha YDP160. Let’s take a look.

The Yamaha YDP160 digital piano is perfect for students and experienced players alike, and provides true piano sound and feel. The GH keyboard and 3-level AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling voices deliver remarkably authentic sound and natural expressiveness, making it a true joy to play, both in practice and in performance. The damper pedal includes a half-damper effect, giving you nuanced expressive control over the sustained sound. Dual voice capability lets you play two different instrument sounds at the same time, while a 1-track song recorder allows you to capture your original musical ideas and performances.

Both the YDP160 and YDP140 digital pianos are part of the new Yamaha Arius Digital Piano series. These digital pianos provide exceptionally natural, grand piano-like touch, with realistic weight gradations – heavy in the lower end, and light in the upper. The premium Graded Hammer Effect (GHE) action of the YDP160 provides even greater expressive control than GHS. In addition to its quieter mechanism, GHE features an extra key sensor capable of reproducing fast repetitive playing of a single note with perfect articulation. So Graded Hammer Effect keyboards suit skill levels from Chopsticks to Chopin Etudes and everything in between.

Peavey Vypyr Modeling Guitar Amplifiers

The Peavey VYPYR modeling guitar amplifiers – Vypyr 15, Vypyr 30, Vypyr 75 – are some of the most technologically advanced and affordable guitar modeling amplifiers available. The Vypyr guitar amps have double the processing power and effects of competitive modeling amplifiers. These new Peavey modeling guitar amps dramatically redefine the power and scope of modern guitar amplification. VYPYR amplifiers are based on a combination of powerful 32-bit, floating-point SHARC processors and patented TransTube analog circuitry. 

When used with the optional Peavey Sanpera™ II foot controller, the possibilities further expand from 12 in-amp presets to 400 programmable presets, with an on-board looper and more. 

Peavey VYPYR modeling guitar amps also act as their own computer audio interface, with a built-in studio-quality USB 2.0 output on most models. The entire six-model VYPYR Series features the easy-to-use Peavey WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) interface.

For additional information on Peavey Vypyr modeling guitar amps, visit www.AndysMusicOnline.com.