Archive for July, 2010

Yamaha DGX640 Now Shipping

The new Yamaha DGX640 digital piano is now shipping. It replaces the popular YPG635, and comes in two finishes, walnut and cherry.

Updated features on the DGX640 include new piano voices, more voices and styles, expanded DSP effects for more realistic voices, 4 registration pads, and the new walnut finish. The flash drive input is on the front panel now, providing more convenient access to it; and the access button is right next to it, no more delving down into menus.

Yamaha DGX640 Digital Piano

Yamaha DGX640 Digital Piano

Yamaha’s highly acclaimed Sweet! and Cool! Voices deliver incredibly natural and very dynamic sound. Use the Pitch Bend wheel and hear these Voices–especially the Sax and Trumpet–truly come alive!

The Yamaha DGX640 keyboard is Yamaha’s most piano-like Portable Grand ever, with its weighted Graded Hammer Standard keyboard action and wide selection of piano Voices. Selecting a sound is as easy as keying in a number, and recording virtuoso performances is simple with the built-in recorder. The Yamaha Education Suite and USB connectivity add functionality.

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Yamaha Arius YDP181 Digital Piano

Yamaha Arius YDP181

Yamaha YDP181

As the replacement for the Yamaha YDP223, the YDP181 has some big shoes to fill. But, based on its specifications, it should do an admiral job. Updated features include: dynamic stereo sampling, 128 note polyphony, 2-track, 3 song sequencer, damper resonance for richer sustained tones, and USB TO DEVICE port.

The Yamaha Arius YDP181 uses the USB device port for storing songs recorded on the instrument. The damper pedal includes a half-damper effect, giving you nuanced expressive control over the sustained sound, and Dual Voice capability lets you play two different instrument sounds at the same time. An on-board 2-track song recorder allows you to capture your original musical ideas and performances while practicing or performing.

The YDP181 is suited to students and experienced players alike, and provides true piano sound and feel. The Graded Hammer keyboard of the YDP-181 makes it a true joy to play, both in practice and performance, and the 3-level AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling Voices deliver remarkably authentic sound.