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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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Yamaha DGX-650 Portable Grand – New!

DGX650

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.

New Yamaha P-105 Digital Piano

Yamaha P-105 Digital Piano

Yamaha P-105 88-Key Weighted Action Digital Piano

The new Yamaha P-105, a new portable digital piano featuring Yamaha piano touch and tone, was introduced at Summer NAMM 2012. The P-105 is for anyone looking for an affordable and great sounding 88-key weighted action keyboard.

The Yamaha P-105 has an 88-note, Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) weighted action keyboard that feels heavier in the low end and lighter in the top, just like the keys of an acoustic piano. It also features the PureCF sound engine that recreates the sound of Yamaha’s famous CFIIIS concert grand piano.

The versatile USB TO HOST port and line-level AUX outputs allow a variety of connectivity options with everything from an amplifier to an iPad. Additionally, with the optional Apple Camera Connection Kit, the world of Yamaha Apps like Piano Diary and NoteStar opens up all sorts of possibilities. With its increased 128-note polyphony, the P-105 ensures the suppression of dropped notes even with simultaneous Dual & Split modes and a drum pattern playing. In the EQ department, Intelligent Acoustic Control provides full, balanced sound that adapts to each user’s volume setting for the best possible tone at any level.

The P-105 also allows for side-by-side piano practice for two people using the new Duo mode, a distinctive benefit that makes it ideal for schools teaching group lessons as it accommodates two students per piano, each with their own middle C.

Additional features include ten pianist styles that essentially give the user a built-in duet partner that plays along in one of ten different playing varieties like boogie woogie, stride piano, or ballad Arpeggios. Furthermore, the built-in Rhythms offer ten versatile patterns as an alternative to the traditional metronome and this virtual drummer is always on time.

Yamaha P105 Features:
New PureCF Sound Engine – CFIIIS samples
88-Key Graded Hammer Standard
USB-to-host Port
Line Outputs with iPad Connection
Dual and Split Modes
Drum Pattern Playing
Intelligent Acoustic Control
Duo Mode for Side-By-Side Practice
10 Pianist Styles
10 Rhythms
Metronome
Also Available in White

For more information on the Yamaha P-105 visit www.AndysMusic.com, or call Andy’s Music at 251-633-8944

New Roland Jupiter 50 Synthesizer

Roland Jupiter 50 Synthesizer

Roland Jupiter 50 Synthesizer

The new Roland JUPITER-50 Synthesizer has just been announced. It has a lightweight, streamlined design that makes it an essential keyboard for keyboard players everywhere.

The sound engine of the JUPITER-50 is the sonic equal of the Jupiter 80. Users can import JUPITER-80 sound data into the JUPITER-50 or utilize powerful onboard multi-effects and reverb for studio-quality sound processing.

The Roland JUPITER-50 brings state-of-the-art technology to a slim, light, and portable synthesizer keyboard designed for live performance. It has a 76-note weighted keyboard, with a well-organized user interface that’s intuitive to navigate while performing. The color-coded front panel and Registration function makes it extremely simple to find, create, and save sounds in the heat of music making.

Features include:
* SuperNATURAL sounds powered by Roland’s most advanced sound engine
* Travel-friendly design; 76-note weighted keyboard
* Fast, friendly user interface with intuitive color-coded buttons and sliders
* Registration function for saving and selecting sounds instantly
* Pro-quality multi-effects and reverb
* Expressive performance controllers, including D BEAM, pitch/mod lever, and control input jacks
* USB Song Player/Recorder
* USB audio/MIDI functionality; bundled with SONAR LE and JUPITER-50 Control Surface plug-in for SONAR

The JUPITER-50 will be ship in the spring of 2012. For more information on Roland keyboards, visit www.AndysMusic.com, or call Andy’s Music at 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.

Casio WK-7500 Electronic Keyboard

Casio WK-7500

Casio is not a new player in the keyboard manufacturing business, they’ve been around at least since the early 1980’s. We sold their early keyboards like the VL-1 and the MT series, which were small and inexpensive, but feature laden.  Now enter the Casio WK7500.

The WK-7500 is a far cry from Casio’s early keyboards, in both price and performance.  This new Casio keyboard offers you exceptional new sounds and functions, and recording and editing capabilities. Amateur and professional players will applaud the sound quality, stylish design and production capabilities that the new WK-7500 portable keyboard offers.

The Casio WK7500, is a 76 key electric keyboard that offers an all-in-one solution to create music and easily share it with an audience. From music composition to stage performance, it is fully equipped for both live and studio performance.

Another great feature of the WK7500 is the 50 organ tones that can be individually adjusted with  nine slide controls – drawbar mode – for mixing capabilities. Change the rotary loudspeaker effects and add percussion at just the touch of a button. Most listeners will never know you’re not playing a B3!

This new Casio WK series digital keyboard also has the ability to record audio. Compositions created on the WK7500 can be recorded as an audio file on a SDHC storage card. Sounds from external instruments can be mixed and recorded. You can plug-in a microphone, guitar, bass or other instrument and play along with instrument tracks from within the keyboard. All of the sounds get mixed and saved as a stereo audio file which can be shared with friends and family via computer or put on an audio CD.

The new Casio WK-7500 electronic keyboard offers an unprecedented level of power and music making capabilities, and provides extensive composition tools in a 76 key keyboard at a previously unheard of price of $499.99!

New Yamaha Tyros 4 Arranger Workstation

Yamaha Tyros4

Yamaha Tyros 4

September 17, 2010 – Yamaha has just announced the new Tyros 4 Arranger Workstation professional keyboard. The Tyros family is in its fourth generation, and the new Tyros 4 retains its ease of use, ergonomic panel layout and playability, and has an even greater variety of Voices, Styles, and sophisticated features.

According to Yamaha, the Tyros 4 sound is better than ever. More natural, more authentic, and exceptionally expressive. It’s a difference you can instantly hear—one that inspires you to new creative heights and lets you play your dream!

Powered by the latest sound technologies, including Super Articulation, the Tyros4 has a wealth of amazingly authentic and naturally expressive Voices. The sound is so real—right down to the performance techniques—it truly makes your playing come alive!

The Tyros4 provides 993 dynamic, realistic Voices, giving you instant access to virtually every instrument in the real world. In addition to the Super Articulation Voices, Live!, Cool! and Sweet! Voice categories feature exceptionally realistic acoustic and electronic instrument sounds. Special Mega Voices deliver enhanced realism and expression in Song data and MIDI recording applications. Moreover, there’s an Organ Flutes section that lets you use the nine panel sliders to instantly adjust the individual flute footages. And for the final touch, a comprehensive set of Digital Signal Processing (DSP) effects let you enhance the sound in a variety of ways (with reverb, chorus or EQ).

For more information on the Yamaha Tyros4 and other Yamaha keyboards, visit www.AndysMusicOnline.com, or call Andy’s Music at 251-633-8944.

New Roland RD-700NX Digital Piano

Roland RD700NX

Roland RD-700NX Digital Piano

Roland marks a new RD series milestone with the introduction of the RD-700NX digital piano, a stage piano that raises the bar for onstage performance with its incredible sound, touch, and control capabilities. This flagship stage piano is packed with professional features for gigging keyboard players, including Roland’s SuperNATURAL® Piano sound engine along with newly developed E. Piano based on SuperNATURAL technology, the finest keyboard action: PHA III Ivory Feel keyboard with Escapement, a unique Sound Focus feature, and a large, high-resolution LCD Screen.

Onboard the RD-700NX are three stunning grand pianos (with 30 variations), all driven by the groundbreaking SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine. SuperNATURAL Piano offers the ultimate playing experience, delivering seamless variations in tone from pianissimo to fortissimo, notes that fade naturally without looping, and three-dimensional sound and response.

The RD-700NX stage piano is also equipped with E. Piano sounds based on SuperNATURAL technology that offer painstakingly accurate models of varied classic electric pianos from the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s. Going far beyond standard sampling of electric pianos, the SuperNATURAL technology enables complete control and expressivity, giving players the ability to customize sounds and create entirely new electric piano voices.

For a true grand piano playing feel, the RD-700NX is outfitted with the PHA III Ivory Feel Keyboard with Escapement. This keyboard offers maximum comfort, playability, and response, and perfectly conveys dynamic, velocity-based tonal changes. This supreme keyboard action draws maximum expressivity out of both SuperNATURAL Piano and E. Piano sounds. Additionally, the keys feature Roland’s acclaimed Ivory Feel, a comfortable and realistic moisture-absorbent material that prevents slipping from perspiration during performance.

For musicians playing in large ensembles, the new Sound Focus feature ensures that the RD-700NX cuts through the densest mix without adding compression or artifacts that color the tone, and is customizable based on the type of musical performance. Combined with SuperNATURAL technology, Sound Focus provides enough presence without sacrificing any essential expressivity. New One Touch Piano feature provides instant access to three acoustic pianos and three E. Pianos with the touch of a button.

In addition to Roland’s finest acoustic and electric piano sounds, the RD-700NX is filled with hundreds of additional quality sounds for performance versatility, including organs, strings, synths, rhythm sets, and more. Navigating the vast library and editing sounds is easy with the new high-resolution display, which provides clear visibility and an intuitive graphical interface.

For more information on the Roland RD700NX and other Roland keyboards, visit www.AndysMusicOnline.com, or call Andy’s Music at 251-633-8944.