Acoustic, super-expressive Natural!,Live!, Cool! and Sweet! Voices and DSP included
Easy Song Arranger feature and Performance Assistant Technology
USB connection for convenient storage and song data playback
Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) Keyboard with Matte Black Keytops
Just as on a traditional acoustic piano, the keys of the lower notes
have a heavier touch, while the higher ones are more responsive to
lighter playing. The matte finish of the black keys enhances keyboard's
Variable Touch Sensitivity
Select the hard, medium or soft setting to match your playing style
or finger strength. Turn off sensitivity for a fixed response setting,
ideal when playing the organ.
The AWM (Advanced Wave Memory) is a sampling system which creates sound
close to that of an acoustic instrument by using digital technology to
record the instrument sound and applying high-quality digital filter
technology to the recorded audio samples. The waveform of the sound
created by playing the key of an acoustic piano differs depending on the
playing strength from pianissimo to fortissimo. The AWM Dynamic Stereo
Sampling can produce such dynamic nuances by recording samples of
various playing strengths. The greater the number of samples used, the
higher the expressive quality and potential becomes.
It allows the sustain length to vary depending on how far the pedal
is pressed. The farther you press the pedal, the more the sound
Live!, Cool! and Sweet! Voices
A huge palette of acoustic and electronically amplified instrument
sounds. A blend of long, stereo and multi-layered samples is used to
fully capture the natural presence, resonance, expression and vibrato of
the real instrument.
The auto accompaniment features let you produce automatic accompaniment
playback simply by playing "chords" with your left hand. This lets you
automatically recreate the sound of a full band or orchestra - even if
you're playing by yourself. The auto accompaniment sound is made up of
the rhythm patterns of the styles. The styles of the instrument cover a
wide range of different musical genres including pop, jazz, and many
others. Using these accompaniment styles lets everybody, even beginners,
give accomplished solo performances.
Easy Song Arranger
In addition to each song's default style, you can select any other
style to play the song with the Easy Song Arranger feature. This means
that you can play a song that is normally a ballad, for example, as a
bossa nova, as a hip-hop tune, etc. You can create totally different
arrangements by changing the style with which a song is played. You can
also change the song's melody voice and the keyboard voice for a
complete change of image.
Performance Assistant Technology (P.A.T.)
Play along with a song on the instrument's keyboard and produce a
perfect performance every time ... even if you play wrong notes! All you
have to do is play on the keyboard--alternately on the left- and
right-hand ranges of the keyboard, for example--and you'll sound like a
pro as long as you play in time with the music.
Music Database plus External Files
You want to play music in your favorite style, but you're not sure how
to select the best voice and style for thtype e of music you want to
play ... simply select the appropriate style from the Music Database.
The panel settings will automatically be adjusted for the ideal
combination of sounds and style! Furthermore, this instrument allows
Music Database files transferred from a computer or stored on a USB
flash memory device. These files can be used in the same way as the
internal Music Database.
USB TO DEVICE Terminal
Insert a USB flash memory in the USB TO DEVICE terminal on the
instrument. It would let you save or load the registered settings and
user songs created on the instrument, as well as read data from the
Digital Signal Processor (DSP)
The DSP effect can be added to the Main and Dual Voices. These range
from reverb-like ambience effects to distortion and other dynamic
processing tools that let you enhance the sound, or completely transform
USB TO HOST Terminal
Dive in and take advantage of the wide world of computer music
software. Connections and setup are exceptionally easy, and you can play
back your computer recorded parts with different instrument sounds -
all from a single instrument.
Easy Performance with Music Notation Display
When you play back a song, the corresponding score will be shown on the
display as the song plays. This is a great way to learn how to read
music. If the song contains lyric and chord data*, the lyrics and chords
will also appear on the score display. * No lyrics or chords will
appear on the display if the song does not contain the appropriate lyric
and chord data.
Yamaha Education Suite (Y.E.S.)
Yamaha Education Suite (Y.E.S.) is an advanced set of helpful learning
tools built into the instrument, letting you teach yourself how to play
and perform. Y.E.S. helps you master a song with easy lesson steps. Each
lesson can be done in isolation with either your left hand or right
hand, or both.
Piano Reset Button
Playing piano is fast and easy with the Piano Reset Button. One
dedicated button brings up a great sounding piano, stunningly rich and
authentic in its sound as well as setting up the keyboard to play as a