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New Yamaha Digital Stage Pianos

Yamaha-CP4-Stage-2

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

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 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.

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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.

Yamaha PSRE323 – Very Popular

Yamaha PSRE-323 Portable Keyboard With Survival Kit

Yamaha PSRE-323

The Yamaha PSRE323 is one of our most popular 61-key musical keyboards, and its touch sensitive keyboard is one reason why. Touch sensitivity is very important in a digital keyboard; when you strike the key softly, the note plays softly, and vice versa. This is one feature you should not overlook.

The sound quality of the PSRE-323 is another reason for its popularity. Yamaha samples (records) their on samples to insure a quality reproduction of the sampled instrument.  The result is amazing sound quality and almost 500 voices for you to choose from, offering even greater compatibility with both 3rd party and Yamaha XG software.

Other features include a backlit LCD screen, and an easy-to-use 2-track recorder. The Portable Grand button resets the keyboard to the incredible piano sound, while Music Database provides complete setups by song title.

Yamaha PSRE-323 Features:

  • Touch Response: expressive touch like a piano
  • Backlit display: better information
  • 2-track sequencer: record your own songs
  • Yamaha Education Suite features “Keys to Success” function
  • Flash ROM: import Standard MIDI Files for listening or learning
  • 12 Drumkits plus 1 Sound Effect kit with dedicated button
  • Split (different voice on L&R) & Layer (2 voices i.e. Piano/Strings)
  • Music Database: automatic keyboard setups by song title
  • DSP effects include 9 Reverb and 4 Chorus
  • Bass ports provide full sound

For additional information on Yamaha keyboards and pianos, contact Andy’s Music at 251-633-8944, or visit www.AndysMusicOnline.com

New Yamaha XF Synthesizer Workstations

Yamaha Motif XF

Yamaha Motif XF Synthesizer

Yamaha has recently announced the new Motif XF synthesizer workstations, Motif XF8, Motif XF7, and Motif XF6. The XF8 features an 88 key, balanced hammer effect keyboard with initial and aftertouch. The XF7 and XF6 have the FSX keyboard with initial and aftertouch.

Other important features include:

  • 128 note polyphony
  • Comprehensive high sound quality, including an enormous 741MB of waveforms
  • An additional 128 Voices and 8 drum kits, for a total of 1,353 high-quality Voices
  • Up to 2GB of additional content available through separately sold flash memory
  • Realization of unique instrument performance methods through the XA (Expanded Articulation) tone generation system
  • Reproduction of the unique, natural, warm sounds of vintage instruments through VCM effects
  • 384 types of performances based on approximately 7800 types of arpeggiators
  • Enhanced sampling through 128MB of onboard SD-RAM
  • The popular FSX keyboard
  • Improvement of usability thanks to the use of a new GUI
  • Category Search feature that provides instant access to the Voices you want
  • Cubase AI — a DAW software application from Steinberg
  • DAW integration through remote control, an editor software
  • Scalability through standard-equipped USB and Ethernet and the FW16E option

    For more information on the new Yamaha Motif XF synthesizers, visit www.AndysMusicOnline.com, or call Andy’s Music at 251-633-8944.

    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.

    Yamaha DGX640 Portable Digital Grand Piano

    Yamaha DGX640W

    Yamaha DGX-640 Portable Grand Digital Piano

    Earlier this winter, the new Yamaha DGX640 contemporary digital piano was introduced at Winter NAMM 2010.  Replacing the best-selling YPG635, the DGX640 is ideal for musical home entertainment,  piano students and keyboard hobbyists of all ages. The DGX640W has a walnut finish, and the DGX640C has a cherry finish.

    The Yamaha DGX640 offers excellent value for a digital piano in this price range. Beyond Yamaha’s unsurpassed acoustic piano heritage and brand, this musical keyboard offers remarkable touch and tone, quality of styles and an industry-leading three-year warranty. Included are such features as an 88-key Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) keyboard,  auto-accompaniment, Style content and a front panel USB device port for storing user songs or importing song files from external sources, to make creating and saving music quicker and easier than ever. A high-quality speaker system is also placed on the front panel, providing optimum tonal positioning for the user.

    The DGX-640 additionally offers interactive features for multi-student music education labs. It can also be used in conjunction with the LP7A 3-pedal unit (for more piano-like performance) and the WB2 bench.

    The DGX640 is expected to ship in July 2010 and comes in two finishes: Walnut and Cherry. For more information, visit www.AndysMusicOnline.com, or call Andy’s Music at 251-633-8944.