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New Yamaha YDP-184 Digital Piano

Yamaha Arius YDP-184 Digital Piano

Yamaha Arius YDP-184 Digital Piano

The Yamaha Arius YDP-184R digital piano is the new flagship of the YDP Digital Piano Series. The Yamaha CFX piano sample, Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM) and the GH3 keyboard action set it apart from its closest kin, the YDP-181.

The GH3 Graded Hammer action uses the same hammering system and springless mechanism of a grand piano. As a result, it reproduces the authentic piano touch, from the heavy feel in the lower register to a lighter touch in the upper keys.

It also features a three-sensor setup which facilitates quick note repetition and authentic expressive control while producing a grand piano style experience. Additionally, synthetic ivory key tops provide a tactile surface to the white keys, absorbing moisture from the fingers and preventing them from slipping.

The keyboard action of a digital piano is very important to most piano teachers, more so than price or tone. Although the sound is a close second to touch, with price being a distant third prerequisite. Let me give you an example.

When one of our piano teacher customers comes looking for a digital piano to recommend to a student, the very first thing the teacher does is touch and play the keys. If it feels authentic, they’ll continue the search process and listen to the instrument. If it doesn’t feel right, they move to another instrument without hesitating.

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New Yamaha Digital Stage Pianos

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Yamaha recently introduced the CP4 and CP40 Stage Pianos. They feature a selection of grand piano sounds based on the Yamaha CFIIIs, one of Yamaha’s Premium Collection grand pianos.

The CP40 also includes a selection of vintage electric pianos with VCM effects and a variety of sounds from Yamaha’s Motif round out the sound set. With this versatile setup,you’re ready for any musical situation. Some of the classic Yamaha sounds on-board are the DX7, CP80 electric grand, DX Rhodes, Wurlitzer, and many, many, more.

One touch is all it takes to layer and split sounds on the CP40. The large lighted buttons make it easy to split and layer sounds even on the darkest stages, allowing you to switch from a full piano, to a piano voice layered with strings, or piano with a split bass sound. The Main Solo function lets you go back to playing piano across the entire keyboard with the touch of a button.

  • 15 CFIII grand piano voices
  • 35 Vintage electric pianos (tine, reed, DX and original CP80)
  • 247 Voices including Basses, Clavs, Organs, Strings and Pads based on our flagship Motif
  • 62 Virtual Circuit Modeling effects, Reverb, Chorus, Master 3 band EQ and Compressor
  • 88 Note Graded Hammer action
  • Slim, elegant lightweight design (36 lbs.) for portability
  • FC3 foot pedal for half damper and sound board resonance included

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Yamaha P105B Digital Piano

Yamaha P105B Digital Piano

Have you ever been jealous of guitar players who tote their axes so easily to parties? How many times have you said to yourself, “Self, if only I could bring my piano along?” Hey! Stop talking to yourself. It’s unattractive at parties. Now, thanks to the  Yamaha P105 digital piano, you can bring your piano with you and make like Rachmaninoff or Tori Amos.

Weighing in at less than 26 pounds, the P105 can be tucked under your arm, or nestled into a nifty, lightweight keyboard case. With its built-in 14-watt stereo system, two-way loudspeakers, and the Intelligent Acoustic Control system, great sound is right at your fingertips without the need for a separate PA system.

Portability is just the tip of the iceberg. The P105 has 88 touch-sensitive keys that feel almost like an acoustic piano. Yamaha calls this the Graded Hammer (GH) touch sensitivity system, and it means lower notes can be pressed hard, while higher notes are more sensitive and responsive. No other instrument in this class offers such fine-tuned touch sensitivity. In fact, there are instruments far more expensive that don’t even come close.

“But how’s the sound?” you ask yourself. There you go, talking to yourself again! The P105 sounds amazing. It comes loaded with Yamaha’s PureCF sound system, giving you the richness and clarity of Yamaha’s CFIIS concert grand piano, a $120,000 instrument that you can’t tuck under your arm and take with you.

There’s even more! At the touch of a button, the P105 plays along with you in 10 different styles, including arpeggio, march, rag, boogie, swing, blues, slow rock, jazz ballad, waltz and jazz waltz. With 10 different drum machine patterns, it’s like bringing your own band to a party or event. How about splitting the keyboard? Play walking bass with your left hand and piano with your right. Or use two sounds at the same time, like piano with strings, for a really rich sound.

There’s even a USB port to hook your P105 directly to your computer or iPad. Yamaha now offers the NoteStar digital sheet music application for iPad, featuring hands-free, smooth-flowing, easy-to-read digital sheet music accompanied by realistic audio backing tracks and vocals.

The Yamaha P105 might just be the most versatile entry-level digital piano on the market. With 14 different “voices” and 128-note polyphony, this instrument is a powerhouse. The back panel sports audio outs, allowing you to hook it up to a mixer, PA system, or high-end sound system for those times you find yourself needing more juice.

So get a move on while parties are in full swing. Order your P105 today and your social calendar might fill up faster than you ever dreamed.

New Yamaha CP4 and CP40 Stage Pianos

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Yamaha has just announced the new CP4 and CP40 digital pianos. They replace the current models CP5 and CP50.

The CP4 features voices from Yamaha’s Premium Collection of hand crafted grand pianos, including the CFX, CFIIIS and the S6. These sounds were hand selected by Yamaha artists for the CP4, and are sure to please even the most critical player. But that’s not all.

To round out the set of professional voices, the CP4 Stage also includes vintage electric pianos with VCM stomp box effects and a variety of bass, clav, organ, strings and pad sounds from the Yamaha Motif synthesizer. A sampling of the sounds included are the classic DX7 Rhodes sound, CP80 electric grand, Wurlitzer electric piano and many others.

The new Yamaha CP40 Stage digital piano also features a selection of grand piano sounds based on the Yamaha CFIII, one of Yamaha’s Premium Collection grand pianos.

The CP40 also includes a selection of vintage electric pianos with VCM effects and a variety of sounds from Yamaha’s Motif round out the sound set. With this versatile setup,you’re ready for any musical situation.

These new models will be available in October 2013. For more information visit www.AndysMusic.com, or call Andy’s Music at 251-633-8944.

Yamaha DGX-650 Portable Grand – New!

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Yamaha DGX-650 Portable Grand

July, 2013 – Yamaha has just announced the addition of the DGX-650 to its line of DGX Portable Grand Digital Pianos. There are two models, DGX-650B in Classic Piano Black, and DGX-650WH in Spotlight White.

The Yamaha DGX-650 gives you the playability of a real acoustic piano with a comprehensive suite of auto-accompaniment and performance functions that let you create your musical inspirations with ease.

PureCF sampling offers the sound of a Yamaha CFIIIS full concert grand piano, meticulously tuned and sampled under carefully controlled conditions, and reproduces the authentic tone and resonance of this superb instrument with amazing fidelity.

Yamaha’s Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) keyboard action was developed to capture the essence of an acoustic piano keyboard, and offers acoustic piano expression, allowing you to play with nuanced tone and subtle dynamics. It even duplicates the graded touch of an acoustic piano with a firm feel in the bass register that transitions to a lighter, delicate feel for the keys in the treble.

Authentic guitars, lush strings, punchy brass… Yamaha’s highly acclaimed Live!, Cool! and Sweet! Voices feature a unique blend of long, stereo and multi-layered samples that capture the essence of each instrument, right down to genuine resonance, expression and vibrato.

Check both models out here: Yamaha DGX650.

Yamaha Announces New YDP142

Yamaha YDP142

This is the time of year when music manufacturers begin making announcements of new products that are “coming soon”. The new Yamaha YDP142 Arius digital piano is one such product.

The YDP142 is replacing the popular YDP141, with new features and finishes. New features include: PureCF Sound Engine, Acoustic Optimizer and 128 note polyphony (the YDP141 had 64 note polyphony). The new finishes include the traditional Rosewood finish YDP142R, and a new Black Walnut finish, YDP142B. Yamaha decided to add a black finish to this series, because black is the most popular color for acoustic pianos.

Yamaha has been producing well-made and affordable electronic pianos since the 1970’s, when they introduced the CP30 and CP70B electric grand. And now, they’re adding the YDP142 to the fold. With its new features and finishes, it’s sure to be a winner!

For more information, visit www.AndysMusic.com, or call 251-633-8944.