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Yamaha launches new Disklavier piano website

then make the acoustic Disklavier piano in another country play at the same time! This is cutting-edge stuff and the Yamaha boffins are working to perfect this. While they’re doing that you can visit

the new Disklavier site for youself – http://yamaha-disklavier.com – and view a wide range of information about these powerful and hi-tech acoustic instruments, along with some entertaining and comprehensive video content which shows what the Disklavier is capable of. Visitors can download brochures and

Yamaha has launched a brand new website for the company’s award-winning range of Disklavier Pianos. The Disklaviers are high quality 21st-

century Yamaha acoustic pianos, with an additional facility that lets you record on it and when it plays back the keys move in a ghostly fashion, rather like the 20th- century player piano. But the enormous educational benefits of the Disklavier are only just being exploited. Early experimental successes in remote Disklavier masterclasses involve a piano artist playing on a Disklavier in one country and transmitting both video and the data generated by the performance, which can

locate their nearest dealers. The site also hosts a huge amount of information on all models, the extensive software library and all available accessories. Yamaha’s piano marketing manager,

Leanne Hassan, commented: ‘We are very excited to launch this online resource for our teachers, parents and students. The site offers everything that prospective customers need to know about Disklavier with videos to help you check them out. The Disklavier pianos are amongst the most creative and flexible musical instruments available to pianists, educators and composers and this new site will provide a real insight into the creative power of Disklavier.

Yamaha unveils flagship DTX 900 drum kits with feel-good factor

Yamaha has just launched the all-new flagship DTX950K and DTX900K electronic drum kits, both featuring for the first time, brimming with the latest Yamaha technology to take feel and functionality to new frontiers, further expanding the award winning and critically acclaimed DTX range. The new DTX900 module, common to both

new kits, combines advanced sound technology and 211 tonal sounds from Yamaha’s top-end Motif XS professional synthesisers, along with 1100 superb samples from many of Yamaha’s acoustic drum models, which can be fully editied and customised with 70 different effects types. To set up and play straight out of the box the DTX 900 comes complete with a selection of over 50 preset kits. Coming complete with Cubase AI5 the new

DTX900 can be linked directly to your computer and via USB can also control Cubase directly from the module. The new DTX900 module is also capable of importing and layering samples using optional memory. Much design time has been spent to ensure

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the playing experience is impeccable, with the newly designed module operating in perfect harmony with the new pad technology. Each pad features a controller knob that can be assigned to control many of the functions in the module including tuning, pitch, voices and filter functions. The level of detail is such that even the snare wiring tension can be adjusted! The pads also offer variable stick response and rebound options from the snare and toms and deliver highly natural hi-hat control to hands and feet along with three-zone choke-able cymbals, again giving acoustic drum kit players the feel that they have complained is missing from digital drum kits in the past. In summary the new DTX900 series offers drummers a new level of expression, feel and control. With the revolutionary new DTX-PAD, combined with Yamaha’s acclaimed digital sound technology, the Yamaha DTX900 series is the one to beat.

More information from: http://uk.yamaha.com/ en/products/link/1048817

Anytime, night or day – new Silent system enhances Yamaha grands

At the Frankfurt Music Messe in March Yamaha announced a newly designed and improved Silent Piano system for the company’s grand piano range. Perfect practice and teaching instruments for busy teaching studios in schools and colleges, the Silent system provides the best of both worlds. By day it’s a traditional Yamaha high-quality grand piano, which you can play, as normal, to the hopeful plaudits of those within earshot. By night (or if you’re in a busy teaching studio or even in your flat, where playing acousticly could provoke a neighbour-propelled ASBO) it goes into its stealthy Silent mode, so you can achieve 24/7 performance and nobody will bat an eyelid!

How does it work? Silent mode dampens the strings and when you plug your headphones into one of the twin headphone sockets the high-quality digitally sampled Yamaha CFIIIS hand- crafted concert grand piano sound takes over. Highly accurate, hammer-mounted optical sensors replicate every nuance of your playing and the resulting data is then transmitted faithfully to the on-board sound module.

All models offer a MIDI interface

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