Posts Tagged ‘Arius’

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.

New Yamaha Keyboards Announced At Winter NAMM 2012

Yamaha Arius YDPC71PE Digital Piano

Yamaha YDP-C71PE

Yamaha will introduce at least two new keyboard products at this year’s music dealer trade show ( NAMM), the YDP-C71PE Arius Digital Piano and the EZ-220 portable keyboard.

The Yamaha YPD-C71PE features a high gloss polished ebony finish – like Yamaha Grand Pianos – and is very suitable for churches, schools, and of course, home. It has the GH graded hammer action, AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling, and the half-damper effect, which provides different levels of sustain for acoustic piano realism.

Other features include a two track song recorder, dual headphone jacks, and the ability to mute either hand of the 50 preset piano songs, so you can practice each hand independently. For more information on the YDPC71PE or the EZ200, visit www.AndysMusic.com, or call Andy’s Music at 251-633-7495.

Yamaha YDP-135R Digital Piano Announced

YDP-135R

Yamaha just announced the YDP-135R, the latest addition to its Arius digital piano line. It is similar in features to the YDP141, sans bench and a few other features, and will sell for $999; at this price, it is one of the most affordable Yamaha Arius pianos available.

The Yamaha YDP135R is ideal for beginning students and experienced players alike, and provides true piano sound and feel. The Graded Hammer Standard keyboard makes it enjoyable to play, both in practice or performance, and the AWM Stereo Sampling technology delivers authentic voices and clarity. The Dual voice mode lets you play two different instrument sounds at the same time, piano and strings are a popular combo, and the 1-track song recorder captures your original musical ideas and performances.

Attractive wood cabinetry and Yamaha’s legendary heritage in piano craftsmanship make ARIUS/YDP the premier name in entry-level console digital pianos. For information on the complete line of Yamaha keyboards and digital pianos, visit www.AndysMusic.com, or call 251-633-8944.

New Yamaha Keyboards At Winter NAMM 2010

Yamaha will introduce several new keyboards and digital pianos at Winter NAMM in Anaheim, California this January. Scheduled for an April 2010 release are the PSRE423 portable keyboard and the DD45 digital drum.

The Yamaha YDPV240 Arius digital piano is scheduled for a March 2010 release, and the new YDP141YDP161 and P95will ship in June. In July we can expect to see the YDP181DGX640C and DGX640W keyboards.

For additional information about these and other Yamaha keyboards, call Andy’s Music at 251-633-8944, or visit www.AndysMusicOnline.com.

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.

New Yamaha YDP-S31 Digital Piano

Yamaha has introduced a new model in the Arius line of digital pianos, the sleek and slim YDP-S31, at Winter NAMM 2009. Perfect for all skill levels, the YDP-S31 excels as a practice piano. The high-quality sound simulates an acoustic piano, while Graded Hammer Standard keys help build proper finger technique.

When closed, the YDP-S31 takes up a small footprint and the soft-shut key cover creates a flat surface that resembles a desk, making it ideal for school piano labs. Don’t be fooled by the compact design, because there’s plenty of power under the hood. The model comes with three piano-style pedals, a 6W x 2 stereo sound system and Yamaha’s legendary AWM piano samples. 

“The Arius YDP-S31 improves on an already unique product,” says Dane Madsen, Digital Piano marketing manager, Yamaha Keyboard Division. “Aside form the Yamaha piano touch and tone, most people are quick to point out the slim profile and desk-like surface area.”

Yamaha is the only company that manufactures both digital and acoustic pianos. The benefits of digital pianos include permanent tuning stability and the ability to practice privately by plugging in headphones. The unit’s pedals feature the Half Damper Effect, which fluidly captures foot motion while pedaling. The YDP-S31 also includes a built-in metronome, a song recorder and 50 recordings of standard piano repertoire that can be used as a practice tool or played for simple listening enjoyment. 

The Yamaha YDP-S31 digital piano will be available from www.AndysMusicOnline in April 2009.