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Sound Magic has announced the availability of its Supreme Piano 2 sample pack featuring a rich Bösendorfer, a Fazioli, a Steinway and a Yamaha grand piano. The Ruby Piano captures the mellow sustain and beautiful tones of a Yamaha C7 built in 1972, which has original ivory keys, and represents […]

Sound Magic Supreme Piano 2 includes four stunning grand piano ...


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In crafting his latest release, The Bowie Variations, celebrated composer, pianist and session musician Mike Garson relied on the Yamaha Disklavier performance reproducing piano not only to unleash his creativity, but to singlehandedly compose and create works in ways previously unimaginable. According to Garson, The Bowie Variations was the perfect […]

Yamaha Disklavier used on Mike Garson’s Bowie Variations CD




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Looking for the latest Yamaha digital pianos and music keyboards? Try our Keyboard Finder database. If you’re enamoured by the range and quality of Yamaha keyboards, you’re not alone. Laden with features and available at attractive prices, Yamaha instruments are a great buy whether you’re new to keyboard playing or […]

Yamaha Keyboard Buyers Guide


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I was delving through some old keyboard manuals posted online and came across the Yamaha MP-1 manual from the early ’80s. This is not to be confused with the Yamaha MP1 upright piano. There’s a big difference! Remember electronics manuals from that decade? They weren’t the slick affairs you get […]

Yamaha MP-1 (1982) First and only keyboard with score plotter? ...





Yamaha and Karma-Lab have announced the development and release of KARMA Motif software for the PC and Mac, bringing the award-winning KARMA algorithmic music technology to the Yamaha Motif XS and Yamaha Motif XF platforms. KARMA Motif debuts the new KARMA 3.0 technology with a host of new features including […]

KARMA Motif software for PC and Mac announced [NAMM11]



Yamaha continues to add to its low-end line of PSR series home keyboards with the introduction of the PSR-E233 and PSR-E333 61-key instruments. Thanks to Yamaha’s experience in home theatre audio technology, these new entry-level instruments benefit from an Ultra-Wide Stereo function that allows the built-in speakers to output a […]

Yamaha PSR-E233 and PSR-E333 portable keyboards unveiled [NAMM11]





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Offering a similar function set to the 76-note Piaggero NP-V60 and NP-V80 digital pianos released last year, Yamaha now reveals the ultraportable NP-31 and NP-11 models. The NP-31 features a 76-note full-size keyboard, while the NP-11 offers 61 keys. Designed to be transportable and usable pretty much anywhere, they’ll run […]

Yamaha Piaggero NP-31 and NP-11 ultraportable digital pianos unveiled [NAMM11]


Yamaha has shown off its new Clavinova CLP400 series upright digital piano. Features include completely redesigned cabinetry with front legs and a more powerful sound system, a discreet key cover that hides away the panel buttons, and Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC) which adjusts EQ tone control according to the volume […]

Yamaha Clavinova CLP400 Series unveiled [NAMM11]


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Yamaha has introduced its new Clavinova CLP Slimline Series of digital pianos, combining advanced technology with elegant craftsmanship. New models include the CLP-S406 and CLP-S408, whose slimmer design make them perfect for use in the home, or anywhere that space is at a premium but quality and visual design mustn’t […]

Yamaha Clavinova CLP Slimline series of upright digital pianos unveiled ...




Yamaha has announced the availability of two portable digital pianos in its new Piaggero range. The NP-V60 and NP-V80 are both 76-key instruments with an emphasis on portability and affordability. They feature Yamaha’s Graded Soft Touch keyboard and an entry-level polyphony of 32 notes. That’s not going to satisfy serious […]

Yamaha launches two Piaggero portable digital pianos


Updated February 2019 Yamaha has marked the Tyros 5 as discontinued, meaning it will no longer be manufacturing this model. It now effectively considers the Tyros line of arranger workstations to be at an end, with the likes of the Genos and higher-end PSR-S models stepping in to take their […]

Yamaha Tyros/Genos comparison: Genos v Tyros5 v Tyros4 v Tyros3 ...



Yamaha has introduced another couple of models in its range of contemporary digital piano line. Portable But Smaller The Piaggero series is one we’ve not seen before: its name derives from ‘piano’ and ‘leggero’ — which is Italian for ‘light’. In other words, the new NP-V60 and NP-V80 are portable […]

Yamaha intros two new contemporary digital pianos: Piaggero NP-V60 and ...



Yamaha has announced its new CF Series of handcrafted acoustic grand pianos. The three models, including the full-size (9 foot) CFX concert grand, the CF4 (6’3″) and CF6 (7′), are based on extensive research and development including play testing with some of the world’s top classical performers. The new CF […]

Yamaha CF Series of handcrafted concert grand pianos introduced



Yamaha has announced a redesigned series of CP digital stage pianos, including the CP1, CP5 and CP50. The top-of-line CP1 features the new NW-STAGE weighted wooden keys plus Yamaha’s new Spectral Component Modelling process which is touted to reproduce the sound and expressiveness of acoustic and vintage electronic pianos better […]

Yamaha introduces new CP series of digital stage pianos





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Yamaha recently announced its new arranger workstation keyboard, the 61-key PSR-S710, which offers the following features: 128-note polyphony huge sonic palette with over 850 incredible instrument Voices, including some from the PSR-S900 realistic built-in accompaniment with enhanced guitar styles 16-track sequencer audio recorder large, easy-to-read screen Internet Direct Connect and […]

Yamaha intros PSR-S710 arranger workstation keyboard



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If you want the lowdown on Yamaha’s new portable digital piano, the P155, then look no further. Here are complete specifications, pictures, and comparison with Yamaha’s earlier P series instruments. Overview The Yamaha P155 features samples taken directly from the CFIIIS 9-foot grand piano Uses Yamaha’s Pure CF sampling technology […]

Yamaha P155 digital piano: Complete specifications and gallery



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The gap between acoustic and digital pianos just closed up a little with Yamaha’s latest innovation, the AvantGrand hybrid instrument that combines the best of both worlds. Physically, it replicates a much larger acoustic grand piano in a much smaller (but not insignificant) space. It features highly realistic key and […]

Yamaha shows off its “AvantGrand” hybrid digital/acoustic grand piano



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Yamaha will show off one of its latest arranger workstation keyboards in the PSR range at Winter NAMM, offering a sleek look and advanced features at a decent price point. The 61-key PSR-S550B features 774 instrument voices and 22 drum kits including ethnic instruments, 176 song and genre styles which […]

Yamaha intros PSR-S550B arranger workstation keyboard [NAMM09]



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Yamaha will show off its latest Disklavier E3 series at Winter NAMM. The three “E”s stand for easy, enjoyment, and elegance, and encapsulates what this more entry-level digital piano is all about. Many of the Disklavier functions are present, such as recording and playback and whisper soft playing, 450 built-in […]

Yamaha intros Disklavier E3 entry-level digital piano [NAMM09]


Yamaha’s latest Clavinova, the CVP409GP, will be on show at this year’s Winter NAMM exhibition. Claiming it to be the world’s most innovative and technologically advanced digital piano line, the CVP409GP offers a luxurious mini-grand piano style cabinet option. The ebony polished cabinet, synthetic ivory keytops and natural wood keyboard […]

Yamaha shows off new Clavinova CVP409GP digital piano [NAMM09]


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Despite the advances in digital pianos, not least from Yamaha, there’s still nothing like a real acoustic grand piano. Yamaha will be showing off three of them at Winter NAMM this year, including the new GC2 and updated GB1K and GC1 grand pianos. The new 5’8″ GC2 grand piano has […]

Yamaha debuts new acoustic grand pianos: GC2, GB1K, GC1 [NAMM09]





Since this article was written, these two models have been superseded by later YPT models. Yamaha has introduced two new keyboards aimed at the home user. The YPT-210 and YPT-310 both offer 61 fully touch-sensitive keys, 32 notes of polyphony, Yamaha’s “Portable Grand” feature, Yamaha Education Suite including nine-step piano […]

Yamaha introduces two new home keyboards: YPT-210 and YPT-310



Yamaha’s YPG (Yamaha Portable Grand) digital pianos have been upgraded, to now include the YPG-635, YPG-535 and YPG-235. The YPG-635 includes weighted Graded Hammer action; the YPG-535 and YPG-235 feature a new Graded Soft Touch action and piano-style keys, providing top-quality playing experiences. The 88-key YPG-635 is a weighted graded […]

Yamaha intros upgraded YPG line of digital pianos


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The Yamaha P85 has been superseded by the Yamaha P95. Part of Yamaha’s P Series of digital pianos, the new P85 and P85S (differentiated by their body colour: black or silver) are slim digital pianos featuring high-quality piano sound and feel. With 88 Graded Hammer Standard keys, the digital pianos […]

Yamaha introduces P85 and P85S digital pianos