Perfect for beginning students and experienced players alike, the ARIUS YDP-141 provides true piano sound and feel. The GHS keyboard with matte black keytops and 3-level AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling voices deliver remarkably authentic sound and natural expressiveness, making it a true joy to play, both in practice and in performance. Moreover, the damper pedal includes a half-damper effect, giving you nuanced expressive control over the sustained sound. Dual voice capability lets you play two different instrument sounds at the same time, while a 2-track song recorder allows you to capture your original musical ideas and performances.
The piano sound is a sampling from the Yamaha Full Concert Grand Piano "CFIIIS", which has won high plaudits at the world's most famous concert halls and music competitions. The very top piano was selected, and an experienced tuner adjusted it to top condition. Yamaha emphasizes the natural sounds that should emanate from pianos. Sampling is carefully performed over a long period, from the sound start until fadeout, to reproduce a natural sound and attenuation that feels nothing like an electronic piano. In addition, they also focus on the change in timbre due to the strength or weakness of the key strike that is so characteristic of pianos. Sound sampling covered more than 10 stages of key strike strength for each keyboard. Uses "AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling", sounds that most closely express the piano characteristics, obtained through rigorous recording. The Yamaha development team spent a lot of time together with pianists in thorough pursuit of the optimum touch and timbre combination, resulting in achievement of natural sound changes that sound like a person is actually playing a grand piano, no matter how the keyboard is played.
Maximum simultaneous tones are 64 tones, fully adequate for piano performance. Based on Yamaha's own technology, there is no unnatural sound cut-off even when the pedal is pressed and sounds overlaid, so that a performance with full presence can be achieved, no matter what song is played.
Yamaha also focuses on the expressive power of pedaling. Three stable pedals are mounted, including the damper, the soft pedal, and sostenuto. The damper pedal offers a half-pedal response. The damper can handle micro-adjustments of its strength, depending on how hard the pedal is pressed.
In addition to the electric piano, organ, harpsichord, and other keyboard instruments, it offers a varied sound timbre for string and other instrument performance.
The piano maker that is Yamaha has made use of its grand piano-making know-how to achieve a keyboard that offers a natural playing feel even on an electronic piano. Achieves slight differences in touch, with the low sound regions of the grand piano being heavy to the touch, while the high sound regions become steadily lighter. With stability and endurance in response to any kind of performance, it offers the security and quality expected of Yamaha keyboards. The matte-finish black keys offer a high-quality feel.
Records 50 deeply familiar piano songs, and includes a music book in the package. Enjoy it as background music, or use it in lessons by adjusting to a slower tempo, or erasing one hand in the music to facilitate practice on that hand.
Simple operation enables recording of playing performance. Since it can handle 2-track recording, it can record model performances, or record performances on one-hand at a time, letting you enjoy piano duets all by yourself. Built-in memory can save one song at a time.
The Yamaha volume control knob allows for particularly detailed adjustment at low volume levels. When practicing at home where playing at high volume may not be possible, you can set the optimum sound volume. Naturally, the sound volume can be raised to enjoy impressive piano performance.
Because it is an electronic piano with no need for tuning, it is maintenance-free. Also comes with two headphone terminals to enable practice without worry about sound volume. So parent and child can enjoy lessons or piano duets even with Muting on. One set of headphones included in package (Japan only). It also has a metronome function essential for practicing, and other small conveniences.
Use the Yamaha free software "Music Software Downloader (*1)" to enable transfer of music data on the PC (MIDI data) to the instrument's built-in memory (*2). Use music data to expand music enjoyment. *1: Music Software Downloader is compatible with Windows only. *2: YDP-141 requires the USB-MIDI interface "UX-16" to transfer the files.
The Arius Series concept "Simple & Basic" is also expressed in its design. A life with piano unselfconsciously becomes the daily norm.
The YDP-141 weighs 37kg, for the lightest weight in its class. Easy to move around when making minor alterations to a room. It is also compact, with 422mm in depth, allowing easy placement even in small spaces.
Available colors are the subdued New Dark Rosewood color tone and the brightly cheerful Northern European Light Cherry color tone. Enables choice suited to the emplacement location.
|Weight||Weight||37kg (79 lbs., 6oz)|
|Keyboard||Number of Keys||88|
|Type||Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) Keyboard with Matte Black Keytops|
|Pedal||Number of Pedals||3|
|Functions||Damper, Sostenuto, Soft|
|Key Cover||Key Cover Style||Sliding|
|Tone Generation||Tone Generating Technology||AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling|
|Number of Dynamic Levels||3|
|Polyphony||Number of Polyphony (Max.)||64|
|Preset||Number of Voices||6|
|Preset||Number of Preset Songs||6 Demo Songs, 50 Piano Prest Songs|
|Recording||Number of Songs||1|
|Number of Tracks||2|
|Data Capacity||100KB (ca. 11,000 notes) for User Song|
|Compatible Data Format||Playback||SMF (Format 0)|
|Recording||SMF (Format 0)|
|Tempo Range||32- 280|
|Transpose||-6 to 0, 0 to +6|
Storage and Connectivity
Amplifiers and Speakers
|Amplifiers||6W x 2|
|Speakers||Oval (12cm x 6cm) x 2|
|Power Supply||Adaptor (PA-150 or an equivalent )|
|Included Accessories||Song Book||"50 greats for the Piano"|
Nippon Enterprises South
‘Sterling Silver’ No. 24 & 25, Siva Ganga Road,
Off Sterling Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai - 600 034.
Tel: +91-44 4290 9800
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