Yamaha presents with 'Passion and Performance' at Musikmesse 2014

3/11/2014 [Corporate]

Mar 12th 2014

Yamaha presents with 'Passion and Performance' at Musikmesse 2014

Frankfurt, Germany - At the 2014 Frankfurt Messe, Yamaha is introducing a various line up of new products under the new slogan "Passion and Performance", which delivers Yamaha's uncompromising desire to meet customers' expectations and aspiration to be truly welcomed in the market.

Hiroshi Sasaki, President of Yamaha Music Europe: "Yamaha's new slogan, 'Passion and Performance' represents the philosophy behind all aspects of the company. Now, more than ever, this has become an integral part of what we do, especially considering the current market situation in Europe."
"At Frankfurt Musikmesse 2014, Yamaha will introduce a number of exciting new instruments and services. These are aimed at invigorating the musical instrument industry in Europe by inspiring customers everywhere."

Yamaha's main display for Musical Instruments is in the hall "Forum". All the latest Yamaha innovations in the field of Commercial Audio are showcased in the Hall 8.0 at the Prolight + Sound 2014 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, background info from our product specialists and artists as well as digital catalogues for download. Further, a new social media "hub" page built into the Musikmesse special page will offer direct info from various facebook profile pages from across the EU curated on a single page.


U1 TransAcoustic™ Piano. Yamaha introduces the U1TA Upright Piano, the first instrument of its kind to reproduce all sounds (in addition to the acoustic piano) from the soundboard, rather than from a traditional speaker. This is made possible by Yamaha's proprietary TransAcoustic™ technology, which turns the entire soundboard of the piano into one big "loudspeaker" that can deliver any sound through this naturally resonant component.

The renewed b-Series. The b-Series, like all Yamaha pianos, are instruments of extraordinary, natural beauty, combining art, craftsmanship and technology; a pleasure to play and to own. The line up has been renewed with new designed casters and solid spruce soundboard on b2 and b3 for a richer sound quality. Visit us at our piano booth in the Forum to experience the renewed b-Series models - or try the fantastic Yamaha Silent Piano SG2 technology.

Grand Piano GB1 now available in polished white. Incorporating the exceptional design concept of Yamaha's coveted C Series, the beautiful GB1 produces a broad dynamic range with superb sound. In addition to the GB1 acoustic version, Yamaha offers the GB1 SG2 Silent version available at a price suitable for smaller budgets and the GB1 E3 Disklavier version. All GB1 models are now available in white colour.

Bösendorfer is proud to present with Opus a very special piano, celebrating 185 years of Bösendorfer history and reaching the milestone of 50.000 pianos being handcrafted by Bösendorfer in Austria. Further, Bösendorfer expands the range of Grand pianos with the SH silent system from Yamaha build into the 170 SH model. This time, Bösendorfer will be exhibiting on a separate and exclusive booth found in the hall of European piano makers in FOR.1, C07.

Digital Pianos and Keyboards

New CLP-Series.
Two of the world's finest grands in one piano

The true grand piano experience has never been more accessible than with our new Clavinova CLP Series. Complex sample sets, painstakingly borrowed from Yamaha's flagship CFX concert grand, plus the magnificent Bösendorfer Imperial, offer a unique choice of sound. And with Virtual Resonance Modeling, as well as string and damper resonance, the subtle nuances of a grand performance are at your fingertips. Meanwhile, realistic touch, synthetic ivory keytops and an escapement mechanism, make the new Clavinova CLP Series feel just like its acoustic counterpart.

P-255 and P-255 Controller App. The much-loved Yamaha P-Series is a bestseller in the field of compact, stylish digital pianos. As the latest addition to this series, the new P-255 offers a more authentic piano sound and feel than ever before. "App" users will be delighted to check out the new P-255 Controller App that allows to adjust a wide range of functions in a highly intuitive manner. Store your favorite settings and recall them instantly whenever needed.

Tyros 5-76, Tyros 5-61. Yamaha recently introduced the Tyros5 Arranger Workstation keyboard, the most powerful keyboard on the market today, is the ultimate instrument for composing, arranging and performing music. It is available for the first time in 76-note or 61-note models.

PSR-E443. Following the success of its predecessor, the PSR-E443 is equipped with even more voices, styles and patterns plus some exciting new features. With the PSR-E443, you'll get more than you ever imagined from a portable keyboard in this range.

USB-Device. The UD-WL01 will make you discover new ways to enjoy music using iOS Applications and web services.

Guitars & Amps

L Series. The new L Series acoustic guitars, a revered line of handcrafted models known for their tonal quality, offer fine tone woods and impeccable workmanship, as well as several new innovations that deliver classic Yamaha quality and value.

NTX. Both new Guitars, the all-new NTX700C and NCX700C easily accommodate a wide range of musical and playing styles and offer the perfect place to start exploring your music and nylon string sound. NTX700C and NCX700C feature solid Cedar on the top board and deliver a rich sound with powerful response.

THR. THR5 (V.2) and THR10 (V.2). THR is designed to fit where, when, and how you play when you are not on stage. Now the THR5 as well as the THR10 have been upgraded version 2, with an even better sound.


Absolute Hybrid Maple Color Variation. The Absolute Hybrid Maple drum set integrates a core ply of harder wenge wood with outer plies of North American maple that produces a drum with an unusually expressive tone and a wide dynamic range.

Stage Custom Birch Color Variation. As with the introduction of Stage Custom in 1995 Yamaha once again sets the standards of value and sound. The new Stage Custom inherits 100% birch wood, with upgraded metal parts.

Band & Orchestra

XENO Series. The new Xeno Bb trumpets benefit from a number of innovative features representing a new approch to trumpet design. With 10 combinations available, each representing the iconic Xeno sound, these new instruments promise to inspire trumpet players from all musical genres.

Neo Baritone. Developed in collaboration with world renowned baritone horn player, Katrina Marzella, the Neo Baritone has been completely re-designed, giving the instrument's sound a balance of warmth, breadth, and projection. The Neo Baritone will blend perfectly in any section, yet has the resonance and projection to sing over the band as a majestic solo instrument.

SILENT Brass™. Experience the evolution of the award winning SILENT Brass™. Completely re-designed, the new SILENT Brass™ is now powered by Brass Resonance Modeling™ giving brass players a natural playing experience.

Timpani. Yamaha's symphonic timpani range has had a complete make-over benefitting from a number of new features such as improved maneuverability, optimized rim-height, a range of bowl types and on the 7300 Series, an easy to use pedal adjustment clutch (PAC) system.

Concert Percussion. Improved designs have taken the legendary Yamaha concert drum sound to a new level. With the most trusted brand in the percussion section, Yamaha has built upon the success of previous models to introduce a variety of background concert percussion instruments that fit the needs of any musical genre.
Particularly exciting is the new CSM Series Concert Snare Drums which features a new 8-ply maple shell and a new Q-Type 'quiet' strainer.
All of the new series of Yamaha concert drums have a number of refinements that will inspire the youngest of students and keep pace with the most advanced of professionals.

Pro Audio

MG Series Mixers. We are launching a brand new series of MG compact mixing consoles, which include ten flexible models - from six to twenty channels in size - that are suitable for a wide range of both portable and installation applications. Separated into two lines of models - XU models and standard models - we are sure that there is at least one matching model for every possible scenario.

HS Series Speakers in White. The brand new white versions of the 5" HS5 W, 6.5" HS7 W and 8" HS8 W provide users with a broad range of monitors that can adapt to a wider variety of music production environments and aesthetics.

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 under the slogan "Connect with Experience".

The Quintessential Compact digital mixing consoles QL5, QL1.

The acclaimed CL series raised live digital mixing console performance to an unprecedented level of refinement with evolved sound quality, operability, and functionality, while maintaining the traditional values that have made Yamaha digital mixers industry standards. Core features and performance inherited directly from the CL series, including natural sound supported by sonically superb internal processing capabilities, operation that easily adapts to the demands of just about any working environment, and built-in Dante networking that facilitates flexible system configuration, have now been condensed and concentrated into the compact QL series digital mixing consoles.

QL series consoles offer all-in-one mixing, processing, and routing capability for small to medium scale live sound, corporate speech events, installations, and much more.

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


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Related Links

Additional information about Yamaha at the Musikmesse 2014 such as videos, picture galleries and a social media hub page to various European facebook profile pages 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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