Yamaha Celebrates '125 Years of Passion & Performance' and Presents New Products and Services at Musikmesse 2013

4/9/2013 [Corporate]

Apr 10th 2013

Yamaha Celebrates '125 Years of Passion & Performance' and Presents New Products and Services at Musikmesse 2013

Frankfurt, Germany - As Yamaha celebrates its 125th year, the company is rolling out exciting new products at Musikmesse 2013 that build on a long tradition of delivering performance, value, and technological innovation. Yamaha showcases new products, services, and technologies at the leading trade fair for the world of music from April 10th to 13th, 2013. Yamaha's main display for Musical Instruments can be found in the hall "Forum". All the latest Yamaha innovations in the field of Commercial Audio are being presented in the Hall 8.0 at the Prolight + Sound 2013 exhibition.

Yamaha is offering high-definition videos directly from our booth throughout the show at http://europe.yamaha.com/messe/ (English site) and http://de.yamaha.com/messe/ (German site). We will provide all details of our latest models, product interview videos, and digital catalogues as well as a series of interactive booth panoramas. Further, all our friends can follow us on our English YouTube and Facebook profiles.

"Musikmesse 2013 will be very different to previous years - it is the 125th Anniversary of Yamaha and we take great pride in this jubilee. We will unveil many new products and technologies and we will chronicle Yamaha's 125 year history where you will see our DNA as a manufacturer from the first instruments to what you see today, and much more." says Hiroshi Sasaki, President of Yamaha Music Europe.


TransAcoustic Concept (TA). At the Musikmesse, Yamaha will launch a product that combines the most traditional of instruments, the acoustic piano, with the latest technology to create a new instrument that will revolutionize the future of pianos. It is a prime example of Yamaha's core strengths: 125 years of craftsmanship combined with leading edge innovations in one instrument. The new technology is called "TransAcoustic Concept (TA)" and will be demonstrated on a C3X concept model at the Yamaha booth. Visitors will be given a first look at a revolution likely to rewrite the history of piano manufacturing. The TransAcoustic Concept technology truly bridges the gap between acoustic and digital pianos, and it illustrates Yamaha's unique ability to create stunning innovations.

New Silent Piano™ Systems. Yamaha is proud to present two new Silent Piano™ Systems that are now offered on all models from entry level uprights to full sized concert grand's.

New CX Series. Yamaha also presents the new CX Series Grand Pianos - the birth of a new series of grand pianos that builds on the legacy of Yamaha's CFX concert grand piano. The CX Series pianos represent progress that is commensurate with Yamaha's 125th anniversary year.

Digital Pianos and Keyboards

CVP-609/609GP, CVP-605, CVP-601. The Clavinova CVP 600 Series will expand the range of your musical enjoyment. Getting to grips with the most powerful Clavinova couldn't ever be easier. The New CVP-605 and 609 feature intuitive colored touch screens that take you right to the heart of the instrument. So whether you're lifting the lid of a concert grand piano, placing it in a different room, adjusting organ drawbars or mixing your backing band, it's all there in an instant. Thanks to 'Real Grand Expression' you can achieve a performance feeling just like that of a grand piano: perfect sound, touch, and pedals.

MODUS F02. The MODUS F02 combines true piano sound in a modern, attractive cabinet that evokes the beauty of a real acoustic grand piano, adding sophistication and musical expressiveness to your living space. Benefiting from the very latest technology, the MODUS F02 includes "Real Grand Expression". This new RGE sound engine gives you the full playing response and expressive capability of a concert grand piano.

ARIUS YDP-142, YDP-162. Perfect for beginners and experienced players alike, the ARIUS YDP-142 and YDP-162 provide true piano tone and touch. While the Graded Hammer Standard keyboard on the YDP-142 makes it a true joy to play, the YDP-162 features the GH keyboard with synthetic ivory key tops, perfect for both practice and performance. Both models come with the Pure CF Sound Engine.

DGX-650. Discover the new DGX-650 with versatile features and function in two attractive colour variations. Just as on a traditional acoustic piano, the keys of the Graded Hammer Standard keyboard of the lowest notes have a heavier touch, while the higher ones are more responsive to lighter playing. The DGX-650 also features versatile voices and styles inside to play with backing-band.

PSR-E343, PSR-E243. The new E-Series keyboards PSR-E343 and PSR-E243 offer everything you need to make high-quality music, including Yamaha Education Suite learn-to-play functions, in an affordable package. Both models have a totally new design and provide players with more sounds and styles to explore than ever before. And some brand new apps will ensure even more joy and fun.

Band & Orchestra

5, 6, and 7 Series Professional Flutes. Yamaha's new 5, 6, and 7 series flutes set new standards for musicality, craftsmanship, and expression. Inspired by Yamaha's handmade gold and silver flutes, this new series of flutes benefits from the technical knowledge of some of the most gifted artisans in the world, whose understanding of the flute comes from working closely with the world's finest flutists.

62 and 82Z Series Saxophones. After rigorous testing with artists from around the world, Yamaha has managed to implement a number of significant new specifications that enhance the sound and feel for players. Both the new 62 and new 82Z have had some great new features added to improve these already well received instruments.

Custom Handmade Saxophone neck range. Making it easier for players to select the best neck for their playing, the new range offers a wide selection of playing possibilities with different finishes presenting further variety of sounds. Also for the first time, Yamaha is offering solid silver necks.

YCL-450M. The most notable news on the YCL-450M is the introduction of the Duet+ technology from our oboes. This innovative bore treatment protects and stabilizes the inner surface of the upper joint and means that this clarinet has a lighter resistance, an open sound with a mild timbre.

Neo YCR-8335/8620, YEB-632 True to its meaning "Modern Form", Neo brass instruments are based upon knowledge accumulated through developmental research at the molecular level. The new Neo Bb cornet is a much anticipated addition to the Neo range and was developed with 3 of brass banding's most well known cornet players. We are also delighted to be adding the Neo Eb soprano cornet to the range. The new Neo Eb bass with its heavier sound, more projection, and power completes the Neo bass line up.

Xeno Artist YTR-9445CHS. Refined and renewed, the new Chicago C Xeno Artist model has a number of fantastic new features. The new bell taper, MC1 leadpipe, a lightweight valve casing concept, and the refined knuckle bend angle give this trumpet a quick response, optimized resistance, and easy upper register.

Carbon bow YBN-100. The YBN-100 range of carbon bows offers players the choice of 5 different weights and balances. With a luxurious wood appearance, these performance orientated bows incorporate newly developed bow making technologies in combination with highly-skilled craftsmanship in order to provide a wide range of bows from which players can choose.


New TRBX Bass Series. Yamaha is an undisputed world leader in technology, and combining that know-how with 125 years of instrument manufacturing experience allow us to offer you something very special. Yamaha is pleased to release the all new TRBX Electric Bass Series. Nothing has been left to chance, from the feel, the looks, the materials, and the all-in important tone control.

Pacifica611VFM. In Summer of 2012, Pacifica611 arrived on the market to much acclaim, a genuine players instrument, with a blend of highly desirable features at an incredible price.

Drums and Electronic Drums

Live Custom Drum Series. For 35 years we have inspired professional drummers with our legendary Recording Custom drums, making it the most recorded drum set in history. Now we have combined feedback from our enviable list of Yamaha Drum artists, professional sound engineers, and the knowledge of our craftsmen in order to produce the all new Live Custom series drums.

Yamaha acoustic drums and professional electronic drums are the choice of pro drummers and studios the world over. The all-new, redesigned, re-engineered, and re-voiced new DTX502 Series combine high-level professional and performance features, bringing together Yamaha's world-class acoustic drum heritage with state-of-the-art music and sampling technology.

Pro Audio

New HS Series. As for new speakers, the second generation of the HS Series Powered Studio Monitors wait to be discovered for their great sound. The new HS Series reference monitors have been designed to deliver exceptionally flat, accurate response that users can trust.

MGP Series. In 2012, Yamaha has launched a new series of professional mixing consoles, the MGP Series, a ground-breaking new product that represents a new paradigm for compact professional mixing consoles. In 2013, we are extending the available range with a 24- and 32-channel model.

POCKETRAK PR7. Looking for the best way to record your music lessons, practices, or band rehearsals? Yamaha launches a new portable Linear PCM Recorder, the POCKETRAK PR7. Ideal for musicians, PR7 provides users with an extremely easy-to-use tool for capturing high-quality audio.

Commercial Audio

At the Prolight + Sound show in Hall 8.0 stand F50, Yamaha Commercial Audio will once again be exhibiting a range of live sound, installation and post production audio solutions with the emphasis this year on system integration using Audinate's Dante™ networking technology as the link between products and application zones.

Live Sound. Digital mixing consoles on show include the new CL Series along with M7CL and LS9 as well as the ever-expanding range of I/O options, including Rio3224-D, Rio1608-D, Ri8-D, and Ro8-D.
Other live sound products include Yamaha's industry-leading range of power amplifiers and the DSR, DXR, and DXS series loudspeakers.

Installed Sound. Yamaha's new Commercial Installation Solutions range of matrix processors, multi-channel power amplifiers, and wall and ceiling speakers will be on show.

Audio Post Production. Making its European trade show debut at Prolight + Sound 2013 is Yamaha and Steinberg's flagship Nuage audio post-production system. A truly integrated post solution, Nuage seamlessly marries dedicated Yamaha control and interface hardware with Steinberg's Nuendo 6 DAW software, radically re-defining what is possible in audio post-production.

AFC3. Although not available for demonstration at the booth, product specialists will be on hand at the show to discuss Yamaha's revolutionary Active Field Control system, AFC3, which transparently adjusts and enhances the acoustic characteristics of a space while preserving its natural features.

For more information, please visit: http://www.yamahaproaudio.com/

  • Product names and company names in this press release are the trademarks of their respective owners.
  • Rollouts of the products and services mentioned above will differ depending on country and region.
  • For details of Steinberg's products and services, please visit: http://www.steinberg.net/
  • For details of Nexo's products and services, please visit: http://www.nexo-sa.com/
Related Links

Additional information on Yamaha's presence at Musikmesse 2013 can be found at the following sites.

About Yamaha Corporation

Since its founding in 1887, the Yamaha Group has developed its business activities focusing on musical instruments, audio products, Yamaha music schools, and other products and services related to sound and music. We are pleased, indeed, that Yamaha touches on the lives of and brings joy to so many people around the world.

For more information, please visit: http://www.yamaha.com/about_yamaha/corporate/

* Information on the products and services in this release was prepared based on the information available at the time of the announcement. Please note that this information may be changed after the date of announcement.

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