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Spotlight: Yamaha P140 / P140S

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Yamaha P140


The Yamaha P140 is a stylish, contemporary digital piano available in black or silver with wood finish top panels and subtle orange LED displays.

This 88-note keyboard features Yamaha’s Graded Hammer Effect keyboard for a very realistic emulation of an acoustic piano’s feel.

It comes with a selection of 14 sounds which include three acoustic pianos, three electric pianos, strings, choir, pipe and jazz organs, vibes, and bass. All use Yamaha’s AWM (Advanced Wave Memory) system for added realism.

The acoustic piano sounds are particularly rich, featuring Dynamic Stereo Sampling which features three separate layers of stereo samples, each set at a different velocity, Dynamic Stereo Sampling changes not only the volume, but also the harmonic structure of the notes depending on how hard you play the keyboard. A fourth sample layer recreates a piano’s unique sustain resonance whenever the damper pedal is pressed, while key-off samples add even the subtle sounds of felt dampers coming to rest on piano strings.

There are 50 pieces of piano music already built in ready to play, as well as a memory bank for up to 3 user recordings. Either hand part can be muted for practising.

The P140/P140S feature 64 note polyphony, 14 voices with 3 variations, 5 different reverb effects, Chorus, Phaser, Tremolo, and Rotary Speaker, 2x6W speakers, and comes with Music Rest, FC3 Foot Pedal, and AC Power Adapter. An optional matching slim keyboard stand is available.


Keyboard: Graded Hammer Effect Keyboard, 88 keys
Tone Generator: AWM, 3-layer Dynamic Stereo Sampling, Key-Off Samples, Stereo Sustain Samples (open-string effect with sustain pedal)
Polyphony: Max. 64 notes
Voices: 14 distinct voices each with 3 tonal variations
Effects: 5 Different Reverbs, Chorus, Phaser, Tremolo, and Rotary Speaker
Performance Modes: Dual, Split
Pedal: Sustain Pedal (Can be used with half pedal effect),
AUX Pedal (Assignable to various functions)
Display: 7-segment, 3-digit LED
Recorder: 3 songs, 2 tracks, 11,000 notes with Flash ROM Storage
Demo Songs: 14 voice demo songs, 50 preset songs
Metronome: Tempo: 32-280, Beat: 0-15
Connectors: Dual Headphones, MIDI IN/OUT, AUX OUT, AUX Pedal
Amplifiers: 6W x 2
Speakers: 12 x 6 cm x 2
Dimensions: 1,334 x 351 x 140 mm (52-1/2″ x 13-13/16″ x 5-1/2″)
Weight: 17.8 kg (39.2 lbs)
Included Accessories: Music Rest, FC3 Foot Pedal, AC Power Adapter
Optional Accessory: Keyboard Stand (L-140/L-140S)

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