Expanded Yamaha MODUS Line Featured at The 2013 Show

1/24/2013 [Pianos & Keyboards]

New F02 Digital Piano Offers Enhanced Features and Functionality

Yamaha Modus F02 Digital Piano


ANAHEIM, Calif. — Yamaha Corporation of America, Keyboard Division, continues to expand its striking MODUS line of digital pianos. The MODUS F02, which will be unveiled at the 2013 NAMM Show, 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 any living space.

A Real Grand Expression (RGE) sound engine is incorporated into the new F02, giving performers the full playing response and expressive capability of a concert grand piano. In addition to providing smooth tonal changes that respond to touch, it also features a Smooth Release function, which clearly articulates staccato notes and produces the sound of lingering resonance when gently lifting your fingers from the keys, just like the soft damping action of real dampers.

The instrument's keyboard has the luxurious feel of real ivory. The keys are soft and slightly porous, giving them added grip with natural friction that enables users to play easily. The special Natural Wood keyboard uses white real-wood keys, just like an actual grand piano. Moreover, the Linear Graded Hammer provides an authentic action in which the lower keys are heavy in touch and the higher keys are light, with all the natural gradations in between. All in all, this gives you the performance functions and expressive power found only in grand pianos, including having repeated plays of the same note perfectly articulated, even when playing at high speed or with partial key release.

"With the introduction of the F02, Yamaha’s designers continue to astonish us," states Jim Levesque, MODUS marketing manager, Yamaha Keyboard Division. "With its modern feel, the F02's clean, simple design makes for a refreshing aesthetic. In addition, the updated functionality complements the line’s striking beauty."

Additionally, the instrument features 50 built-in piano preset songs, including both classic pieces and jazz standards. The preset songs satisfy a variety of listening preferences. For an even wider song selection, simply connect a USB flash memory device to the instrument and your favorite MIDI formatted songs are ready to be played at random or in sequence. Audio files (.wav) saved to a USB flash memory can also be played back on the instrument or on portable music players, enabling the musician to record the MIDI file, easily convert it to Audio, and listen to their performance nearly everywhere.

To learn more about the MODUS line, visit http://4wrd.it/MODUS2013.

For more information on the Yamaha CX Series of Grand Pianos, visit Yamaha Corporation of America, Keyboard Division, at Winter NAMM 2013 in the Marquis Ballroom in the Anaheim Marriott Hotel; write Yamaha Corporation of America, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622-6600; call (714) 522-9011; or email infostation@yamaha.com; visit http://4wrd.it/YAMAHAUSA.

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