Yamaha Disklavier Piano App Now Available For Apple iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

9/22/2010 [Pianos & Keyboards]

Entire Consumer Line of Award Winning Reproducing Instruments Now Compatible With Company's Updated Disklavier App (Version 1.1.1)

BUENA PARK, Calif. — With this month's release of a new Operating System for its E3 series Disklavier pianos, Yamaha today affirmed that its entire consumer line of award winning reproducing instruments is now compatible with the company's updated Disklavier app (version 1.1.1), available for download in the Apple iTunes store.

The free App, introduced last June for Mark IV model Disklavier pianos, enables WiFi remote control of the instrument using an Apple iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad. At the touch of a button on any of these devices, the user can control many Disklavier performance functions, including selection and playback of sources, albums and individual songs; volume, basic record and song titling, balance, transpose and part cancel.

In addition, the App can be used to control playback of DisklavierRadio, an unlimited, subscription-based service that lets users listen to hundreds of fully orchestrated songs 24/7 over the Internet, which are then performed "live" on the Disklavier.

"Yamaha's goal is to make it as convenient as possible for Disklavier users to control and enjoy their instrument," said Jim Levesque, Disklavier Marketing Manager, Yamaha Corporation of America. "Since many of our users already own an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, now they can simply reach into their pocket, open our app and immediately enjoy any performance from anywhere in their home."

To take advantage of the iTunes App, Disklavier owners must upgrade their pianos to the most current operating system. Version 3.0 for Disklavier E3 models can be downloaded to a USB thumb drive/flash memory from the following site; version 4.0 for Mark IV models is available through a local Disklavier dealer or by calling Yamaha Piano Service at (800) 854-1569 (ext. 22).

For more information about Yamaha Corporation of America, write Yamaha Corporation of America, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622; call (714) 522-9011; e-mail infostation@yamaha.com; or visit http://www.yamaha.com/press.

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