1/25/2008 [Pianos & Keyboards]Upgrade captures performances as audio, offers search and graphic features.
The Yamaha Disklavier Mark IV
The groundbreaking audio recording capabilities offer exciting possibilities for sharing music with friends and family across town or around the world. Audio files created by Disklavier 3.0 can be easily transferred from the piano's hard drive to a PC via USB. And because Disklavier 3.0 creates WAV audio files, recordings can be readily burned to CDs or converted into Mp3 format.
In another notable advancement, Disklavier v3.0 can be controlled not only by the Pocket Remote Controller, but also by PCs and Macintosh computers. As a result, users can effortlessly integrate the instrument into their daily lives.
The new Disklavier 3.0 offers five additional Piano Soft Plus Graphics files, expanding on a signature Disklavier 2.0 feature. Piano Soft Plus Graphic files combine MIDI, audio, text and graphics to offer true multimedia experiences. Children will delight at hearing Disklavier 3.0 perform "Old MacDonald," complete with sound effects, while the lyrics and accompanying graphics are displayed on a connected TV monitor.
Disklavier 3.0 offers several other new and compelling features including a search function that makes it easier than ever before to quickly find songs. The device is further highlighted by improved timer play control functions including a feature that enables switching between the pianos' playlist and DisklavierRadio. A new a random repeat mode is also onboard.
Like Disklavier 2.0, the new Disklavier supports Yamaha's groundbreaking DisklavierRadio and DisklavierMusicStore, giving users diverse entertainment options. DisklavierRadio is an innovative subscription service that elevates streaming radio to the level of a live performance. Each channel includes a MIDI feed, enabling the Yamaha acoustic piano to play live, accompanied by specially recorded ensemble parts, for remarkable realism and accuracy. DisklavierMusicStore also offers songs with both piano and MIDI accompaniment tracks, which users may purchase and download music on demand.
The Disklavier Mark IV features open-ended software-based architecture built on a rock-solid Linux operating system to facilitate future upgrades and expansions, thus offering outstanding investment protection. For exceptional simplicity, updates are downloaded directly to the Disklavier over the Internet. A built-in, 80-gigabyte hard drive enables easy, high-volume storage of MIDI, audio and graphic data.
"For more than two decades, the Yamaha Disklavier line of performance reproducing pianos has defined the leading-edge of music technology, and with these upgrades, Disklavier 3.0 is poised to make history once again. Never before has it been possible to enjoy real, live music with so little effort," adds Brandom.
For more information on the new Disklavier Mark IV version 3.0, write Yamaha Corporation of America, Piano Division, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9011; or e-mail email@example.com.