With a rich heritage in the music industry, Yamaha have an incredible back-catalogue of classic instruments, with some reaching legendary status due to their contribution to music history. The reface series concentrates on these select few instruments, recreating their coveted sounds and making them even more usable and relevant to today’s music-creating professionals. With their compact, lightweight forms making them extremely portable, high quality audio, and four unique models, everyone will find one to love.
A Lightweight Way to Carry 5 Organs
Perfect for the studio, performance, or when you’re on the go, the Yamaha reface YC Electric Combo Organ is the perfect travel companion. The unit can be powered by an AC adapter, though you can unplug and enjoy 5 hours of life from it with six AA or Ni-MH rechargeable batteries.
For such a small instrument the amount of punch and the richness of sound, along with the capacity for expressiveness and creativity that the Yamaha reface YC is capable of, is unreal. This is thanks to its use of additive synthesis and virtual rotary speakers giving incredible sound from each of the five available vintage organ sounds, which are created by the Organ Flutes Tone Generator. These are comprised of: American tonewheel organ, British transistor organ, Italian transistor organ, Japanese transistor organ, and the Yamaha YC-45D.
With nine drawbars and the HQ Mini Keys, which offer action based on Yamaha’s flagship Motif XF model, the reface YC offers a professional feel and response, with a natural playing feel.
Share or Don’t, with Soundmondo
More than the sum of its parts, the Yamaha reface YC Electric Combo Organ goes even further with Yamaha’s online community, Soundmondo. With direct synchronisation with the unit and connection with Soundmondo it’s easy to share your sounds, download sounds other users have created, and to collaborate. If you want to keep your work private, you can use the service to store your voices and playlists without sharing them with the community.
The Free iPhone/iPad reface App
Another extremely useful feature of the Yamaha reface YC Electric Combo Organ is its connectivity with iPhone/iPad and the free-to-download, reface iOS app. This extra allows you to store and recall your voices, and create playlists, where you can arrange and use voices in sequence for a set. Each voice and playlist can be given a name, picture, and multiple tags, all of which are useful when navigating or searching through your library.
You can even turn your voices into QR codes, which can then be sent to others via email or print, and then scanned into the reface app on other iOS devices by scanning the code/s with the camera.
Manufacturer Yamaha Model reface YC Amplifiers and Speakers Amplifiers 2 W x 2 Speakers 3 cm x 2 Power Supply Power Consumption 6 W (When using PA-130 power adaptor) Battery Life Approximately 5 hours Auto Power Off Yes Power Supply Adaptors PA-130 or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha Batteries Six AA size batteries or Ni-MH rechargeable batteries Accessories Included AC adaptor*, MIDI breakout cable, Owner's Manual, Warranty* *May be included depending on your locale Voices Number of types 5 Organ types Effects Rotary Speaker, Distortion, Reverb Size/Weight Dimensions Width 530 mm (20 7/8") Height 60 mm (2 3/8") Depth 175 mm (6 7/8") Weight 1.9 kg (4 lbs, 3 oz) (not including batteries) Keyboard Number of Keys 37 keys Type HQ mini (High-Quality mini) Initial Touch Yes Tone generation Maximum Polyphony 128 Engine AWM (Organ Flutes) Connectivity DC IN DC IN (12 V) jack Headphones PHONES (6.3 mm, stereo phone jack) MIDI MIDI (mini-DIN IN/OUT) AUX IN AUX IN (3.5 mm, mini stereo phone jack) OUTPUT L/MONO, R (6.3 mm, TS phone jack, unbalanced) USB TO HOST USB (TO HOST) Pedal Type FOOT CONTROLLER: FC7 (optional) (to adjust the volume)
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