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Yamaha TransAcousic TA2 pianos
Yamaha has announced its new generation of TransAcoustic pianos, featuring four upright and three grand models. They build on the original TransAcoustic models which gave acoustic pianos volume control, thanks to electro-acoustic transducers located near to each of the instrument’s two soundboard bridges which allow the entire soundboard to act […]

Yamaha TransAcoustic TA2 piano family launched




Yamaha has introduced two new models in its popular PSR-E series. These entry-level models are typically aimed at beginning keyboard players, although they have plenty of features for more advanced players also. The PSR-EW410 is the new flagship model, featuring 76 keys, a Groove Creator function for adding intros, section […]

Yamaha PSR-EW410 and PSR-E463 portable keyboards introduced








Yamaha has added two new models to its range of PSR-S arranger workstation range, showing them off at Winter NAMM 2018. The PSR-S975 supersedes the PSR-970 and is now hailed as the “ultimate PSR”, while the PSR-775 takes over from the PSR-S770. Yamaha PSR-S975 Yamaha’s new flagship PSR arranger workstation […]

Yamaha PSR-S975 and PSR-S775 workstations added to S Series


More detailed comparison of the PSR-S970 and PSR-975 plus a full specification comparison sheet for the newest five PSR-S models and PSR-SX models are further down this article page. Yamaha introduced its first S Series arranger workstation keyboard in July 2006, meaning the range is well on its way to its fifteenth […]

Yamaha PSR-S/PSR-SX Series Comparison: All seventeen models compared









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UPDATE: The Tyros5 was announced on November 11, 2013. Check out the announcement and visit our dedicated Tyros5 microsite. Over a decade has passed since Yamaha launched its first Tyros arranger keyboard. Since then, it has released the Tyros 2, Tyros 3 and Tyros 4. With almost three years having […]

Yamaha Tyros5: Fact and fiction





Yamaha has announced its new summer programme allowing both individual pianists and educational institutions the ability to either part-exchange or restore existing Yamaha acoustic and digital pianos, allowing them to get hold of new models or add value to current ones. The Upgrade Bonus programme runs from August 2013 to […]

Yamaha offers Upgrade Bonus PartEx programme for pianists and institutions


Today we are blessed with a plethora of software, apps and keyboards with built-in music theory/practice features, but back in the 1980s that wasn’t the case. Yamaha decided to build in some basic musical games on its mini HandySound keyboards, which were manufactured in the early ’80s. According to the […]

Yamaha HandySound mini keyboard with built-in games [Vintage]



A major feature at this year’s NAMM show is that of interaction between digital keyboards / pianos and mobile devices, in particular Apple’s line of iPad, iPhone and iPod products. Yamaha is debuting a range of new apps for iOS-based devices, seeking to help musicians get the most from their […]

Yamaha iOS apps for music playing, arranging, organising, recording, editing ...



Yamaha has announced new models in its line of Disklavier E3 and E3PRO Series performance reproducing digital/acoustic grand pianos. These models combine the unrivalled touch, tone, elegance and style of traditional Yamaha acoustic pianos with cutting edge digital piano features that enable the instruments to play themselves – with exact […]

Yamaha expands Disklavier E3 digital acoustic performance reproducing pianos [NAMM13]



Yamaha is showing off its expanded range of SH and SG2 Silent Pianos at this year’s NAMM. Yamaha Silent Pianos are acoustic pianos featuring sound-damping capabilities that allow players to plug in headphones and jam away without disturbing others. They can also be played like any regular piano, combining the […]

Yamaha SH and SG2 Silent Pianos [NAMM13]


Yamaha announces its Mexican Banda Voice and Style Expansion Pack for the PSR-S650, featuring brand new voices recorded by leading musicians in the genre. This package contains seven new authentic Banda Voices recorded in a professional studio with professional Banda musicians. Instruments include Trombon Banda, Trompeta Banda, Clarinete Banda, Charcheta […]

Yamaha PSR-S650 Mexican Banda Expansion Pack [NAMM13]


Yamaha has unveiled the first design of Bösendorfer’s new Marquetry Series of grand pianos, including the 200-SP Hummingbird pictured here. Marquetry is the use of many pieces of different types of wood veneer to create images and has long been viewed a symbol of wealth. Many fine examples of marquetry […]

Bösendorfer Marquetry Series Grand Pianos [NAMM13]



Yamaha has extended its PSR-E line of beginner-friendly keyboards with the introduction of the PSR-E243 and PSR-E343 instruments. (Compare PSR-E243 with PSR-E343.) Aimed at those just starting out on their learning journey, both 61-key instruments feature the Yamaha Education Suite which enables students to teach themselves piano. As you’d expect, […]

Yamaha PSR-E243 and PSR-E343 keyboards [NAMM13]


Cables and connectors aren’t particularly exciting, but they are essential particularly in the evolving world of music making using tablet PCs such as the Apple iPad. To this end, Yamaha has introduced its i-UX1 MIDI interface cable that enables quick, easy, seamless connection between the iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch and MIDI instruments. […]

Yamaha i-UX1 iOS to MIDI instrument connector [NAMM13]


Yamaha has upgraded its range of PSR-S arranger keyboards with the introduction of the PSR-S750 and PSR-S950 models. They feature Super Articulation Voices, more performance styles and a number of advanced connectivity options that offer possibilities previously only found on higher-end Yamaha instruments such as the Tyros4. The PSR-S950 arranger […]

Yamaha PSR-S750 and PSR-S950 Arranger Keyboards [NAMM13]



Yamaha has announced the US availability of its b Series upright pianos, touted to be the most affordable instruments in Yamaha’s acoustic piano line. The Continental style b1 is designed for maximum performance and incorporates exceptional craftsmanship, space-conscious design and high-quality sound at a more sensible price. The b1 Continental […]

Yamaha b Series Acoustic and “Silent” upright pianos [NAMM13]


Yamaha has used this year’s NAMM show to unveil its Disklavier subscription service. The Disklavier Music Network is a multimedia service allowing owners of E3 and Mark IV Disklavier performance reproducing pianos to receive streamed live concerts and musical broadcasts, as well as on-demand entertainment and educational content, directly to […]

Yamaha Disklavier Network unveiled [NAMM13]


Yamaha will use this year’s NAMM show to display the Bösendorfer 200DE3 Performance Reproducing Piano. The 200DE3 is the first non-Yamaha piano to feature the company’s award-winning Disklavier performance reproducing technology, which is integrated inside the new model as part of its meticulous, handcrafted manufacturing process. The Bösendorfer 200DE3 derives […]

Bösendorfer 200DE3 Performance Reproducing Piano [NAMM13]




Yamaha EZ-220 Lighted Keyboard
Yamaha has updated its EZ-200 lighted keyboard with the introduction of the EZ-220. Compare EZ-200 and EZ-220. It includes 100 preset songs designed to help beginners learn to play the keyboard. It features 392 built-in voices including realistic acoustic instruments including drums, plus synths and sound effects. There are 100 […]

Yamaha intros EZ-220 lighted keyboard [NAMM12]


Yamaha Disklavier E3 Classic DGB1KE3Classic
Yamaha has extended its range of Disklavier E3 digital pianos with the DGB1KE3Classic. While it’s zero marks for the appalling product name, we should look beyond to the specs themselves. Yamaha has developed a new “Damper Drive System” which makes the E3 Classic more affordable. Yamaha states that, “During playback, […]

Yamaha intros Disklavier E3 Series DGB1KE3Classic [NAMM12]