Yamaha YDP181 Digital Piano - RosewoodStock code: 69558
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- Free Headphones with this Piano!
- Graded Hammer (GH) keyboard
- 3-level Advanced Wave Memory (AWM) Dynamic Stereo Sampling
- New acoustic system offers clearer sound with more presence.
- "2 Track / 3 Song Recording" - Record your performances to listen to yourself play. Convenient for piano lessons.
- "128- Polyphonic" - Rich expressive power, free from sound cutoff even when the sustain pedal is used to layer notes.
- "USB TO DEVICE Terminal" - Use USB flash memory to record songs or save song data you have purchased.
- A simple and easy to understand LED LCD operations panel.
The Yamaha YDP-181 delivers a rich sound thanks to the combined power of 3-Level AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling. What's more, delicate expression is possible using the GH keyboard, offering a touch that is remarkably similar to that of a grand piano. It is a true joy to play. It also features a 2-track song recorder to create your own music and record your performances.
A piano sound sampling taken from one Yamaha Full Concert Grand Piano "CFIIIS". "AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling"
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.
Ample expression without unnatural sound cut-off even when pedals overlay the sound "Maximum Simultaneous Tones 128"
Maximum simultaneous tones are an ample 128 tones. Enables enjoyment of rich sounds. 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.
Half-pedal response that increases expressive capabilities
Yamaha also focuses on the expressive power of pedalling. 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 piano, many other rich sounds are available
In addition to the electric piano, organ, harpsichord, and other keyboard instruments, it offers a varied sound timbre for string and other instrument performance.
Natural playing feel based on Yamaha piano-making know-how "Grade Hammer Standard (GHS) Keyboard Black Keys Matte Finish"
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.
With 50 famous piano songs built in, and a music book also included in package.
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.
Record your own performances for checks. Convenient for piano lessons "2-track/1-song recording"
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.
Volume control allows micro adjustment when practicing at low volume levels
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.
All the convenient features you would expect from an electronic piano
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. It also has a metronome function essential for practicing, and more.
Transfer music data purchased in music data shop onto the keyboard "Music Software Downloader"
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.
|Speaker Output||2 x 20 Watts|
|Free Accessories||Headphones Hanger | Songbook|
|Connectivity Details||Headphones Input, MIDI, USB|
|Key Stage||Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4|
|Manufacturers Link||Yamaha YDP181 Digital Piano - Rosewood|
|Model Name||Yamaha Arius YDP-181||Colour||Dark Rosewood||SIZE/WEIGHT||Dimensions||Width||1,364 mm (53-11/16")||Height||853 mm (33-9/16")||Depth||515 mm (20-1/4")||Weight||50 kg (110lbs., 4 oz.)||CONTROL INTERFACE||Keyboard||Number of Keys||88||Type||Graded Hammer (GH) Keyboard||Touch Sensitivity||Yes||Pedal||Number of Pedals||3||Half Pedal||Yes||Functions||Damper (with half-pedal effect), Sostenuto, Soft||Display||Types||LED||Size||7-segment, 3-digit||Panel||Language||English||CABINET||Key Cover||Key Cover Style||Sliding||Music Rest||Yes||VOICES||Tone Generation||Tone Generating Technology||AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling||Number of Dynamic Levels||3||Polyphony||Max Polyphony||128||Preset||Number of Voices||14||EFFECTS||Types||Reverb||4 Types||Chorus||Yes||Brilliance||Yes||Functions||Dual/Layers||Yes||SONGS||Preset||Number of Preset Songs||14 Demo Songs, 50 Piano Preset Songs||Recording||Number of Songs||3||Number of Tracks||2||Data Capacity||User songs (100KB x 3), External songs (639KB)||Recording Function||Yes||Compatible Data Format||Playback||SMF (Format 0&1)||Recording||SMF (Format 0)||FUNCTIONS||Overall Controls||Metronome||Yes||Tempo Range||32-280||Transpose||-12 to 0, 0 to +12||Tuning||Yes||Scale Type||7 Types||STORAGE AND CONNECTIVITY||Storage||Internal Memory||100KB x 3 (ca. 11,000 notes x 3)||External Drives||Optional||Connectivity||Headphones||x 2||MIDI||In/Out||USB TO DEVICE||x 1||AMPLIFIERS AND SPEAKERS||Amplifiers||20W x 2||Speakers||16cm x 2||ACCESSORIES||Included Accessories||Headphones Hanger||Yes||Song Book||"50 greats for the Piano"|
I would definitely recommend
Posted on 16/08/2012 by Peter
I have nothing but positive things to say about piano. It's fun to play, it sounds good and it's definitely versatile. What really sold it to me was it's very dynamic touch sensitive keys. Probably the best I have ever used.