Built-in Silent System™ Offers Privacy and Aids Multi-Track Recording
The proprietary Yamaha Grand Silent System adds a versatile new dimension to the DC3S. With the touch of a button, you can prevent the hammers from striking the strings, while generating real-time digital piano reproduction through headphones. Using 30 m...
Built-in Silent System™ Offers Privacy and Aids Multi-Track Recording
The proprietary Yamaha Grand Silent System adds a versatile new dimension to the DC3S. With the touch of a button, you can prevent the hammers from striking the strings, while generating real-time digital piano reproduction through headphones. Using 30 megabytes of memory, the digital piano even recreates the harmonic resonance that results from incremental use of the sustain pedal.
The Silent System also offers the perfect solution to multi-track recording, allowing you to record orchestral tracks from the DC3S keyboard, via the internal XG tone generator, without hearing the sound of the piano.
Quick Escape™ Action Mechanism
An exclusive Quick Escape action mechanism automatically compensates for hammer stroke variations, maintaining a natural touch and response in both Silent and conventional modes. In playing and recording a special dual-position shutter allows hammer sensors to deliver optimal performance in either normal or Silent modes.
Unparalleled Triumph of Technology and Tradition
The new DC3S offers more capabilities than ever before — from built-in digital accompaniment to computer connectivity — in addition to the uncompromising quality and world-standard performance of a Yamaha acoustic piano.
XG Internal Tone Generator
The sophisticated new tone generation module gives you instant access to a full spectrum of instrumental accompaniment. It's built right into the new Disklavier control unit, so you can easily record the sounds of other instruments or play back fully orchestrated piano/ensemble concerts through the Disklavier and your own amplified speakers. You can even adjust the balance between piano and ensemble volume to get exactly the mix you want.
A Major Advance in Digital Music Technology
Yamaha's new XG format extends General MIDI standards to include nearly 700 instrumental and percussion voices, with enhanced control and CD-quality sound. It's also designed to take advantage of future Yamaha advances, so your state-of-the-art Disklavier today will still be state-of-the-art tomorrow.
Versatile Playback Functions
Search and select functions make it easy to find the music you want to hear. You can control the volume to suit the occasion, adjust the tempo without affecting the pitch, change the key to play or sing along, and repeat any song or passage. With L/R recorded disks, you can even listen to the left or right hand part alone, or play one hand while the piano plays the other!
Using an advanced system of fiber-optic sensors, Disklavier pianos can capture any player's performance right from the keyboard itself. The internal Memory Disk lets you record and playback compositions using record and playback compositions using the instrument's own flash memory, or record onto standard 3.5" 2DD or 2HD floppy disks for unlimited capacity and easy portability. L/R dual recording lets you record left and right parts independently or simultaneously.
NEW! Personal Computer Interface
With a simple cable connection, now you can link the magic of your Disklavier piano to the power of your personal computer. You can store and edit performances on your computer's hard drive or other media, play the Disklavier XG from your PC, download music files from the Internet, or take advantage of today's advanced software for 'desktop music' and computer-aided composition.
Comprehensive Utility Functions
A wide variety of supporting features — including formatting, copying, titling and conversion functions — are built into the Disklavier DC3S, providing exceptional flexibility, convenience and control. A proprietary Self-Maintenance system provides automatic calibration, keeping your instrument in factory-fresh adjustment for maximum playback sensitivity.
Easy Operational Control
Despite its technological sophistication, Disklavier operation is simple and intuitive. A large, multi-function LCD panel displays settings, menus and operational guidance. And the majority of functions can be accessed both at the control unit and via remote control.
Treat Your Ears to the Ultimate in Musical Fidelity
The vast library of Yamaha PianoSoft™ disks offers prerecorded concerts by many of the world's most popular and respected pianists, performed with truly remarkable precision — complete with exact key and pedal movement — right on the piano itself. PianoSoft Plus™ ensemble disks augment this acoustic performance with the rich realism of digital orchestration, through the internal tone generator and simple connection to your own amplified speakers.
Explore New Creative Horizons
Students, teachers and developing artists have rapidly come to appreciate the advantages of Disklavier 'piano plus' versatility. Its direct recording and playback capabilities, along with features like dual left and right-hand recording and playback, help make learning more effective...and more fun! There's even a built-in metronome to help you keep the beat.
Yamaha Servicebond™ Assurance Program
The Yamaha Servicebond Assurance Program is provided to the customer, without additional charge, 3-8 months after delivery of their piano. This service is a thorough check up and adjustment procedure to "rejuvenate" a piano after play-in and acclimation to its new environment. After 3-8 months or so of settling and becoming acclimatized, the piano will receive the benefit of a service visit to return it to the conditions specified by the manufacturer.
|Remote Control||Wireless remote control unit with batteries|
|Sample Disk||PianoSoft sample disk, Blank 3.5" 2DD floppy disk|
|Owners Manual||3 owners manuals|
|Bracket||Bracket for Control Unit suspension||Optional Accessories|
|PianoSoft Collection||An extensive collection of pre-recorded music (3 1/2" diskette) featuring a wide variety of music categories and well-known performers are now available for the Disklavier. Visit Yamaha MusicSoft.com This is a unique new website where you can purchase and/or download software for the Yamaha Disklavier or call Music Dispatch (800) 637-2852|
Audio & Video
|Action||Speed-sensing, single-beam optical sensors; dual key/hammer locations; 16-note polyphonic|
|Pedals||Sustain and Shift (Soft) has Incremental, position-sensing optical sensors; Sostenuto has On/Off sensor|
|Keys||Self-calibrating, long-stroke, key-end solenoids 16-note polyphonic|
|Pedlas||Sustain and Shift (Soft) has Trapwork-integrated solenoids; incremental response|
|Media||3.5" 2DD (720KB) or 2HD (1.44MD) floppy disk|
|Memory Disk||Flash memory (approximately equal to the memory capacity of a 2HD floppy disk)|
|Main Display||24-character X 2-line LCD; Song # Indicator: 7-segment, 2-digit LED|
|Function Indicators||LEDs; Switches: Power, Host Select (MIDI, PC1, PC2, Mac)|
|Connectors||MIDI (In/Out), Audio Output (R, L/Mono), To Host (Serial Port), To Piano|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||316 x 60 x 209 mm (12 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 8 1/4")|
|Weight||2.0 kg (4.4 lbs.)|
|Type||Advanced Wave Memory 2 (AWM2)|
|Voice Module Modes||16|
|Drum Voices||21 kits|
|Pitch||Set at A=440, tunable +/-50 cents in 1-cent steps, with power-off mem|
|Range||30-400 beats per minute|
|Time Signatures||1/4, 2/4. 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 7/4, 8/4, 9/4|
|Functions||Audible (tick, on/off), visual (LEDs)|
|Other Equipment||Main switch, foot controller connector|
|Power Source||Local AC current|
|Volume||11 levels (0 to -10) with power-off memory|
|Tempo||-50% to +20% in 1% steps|
|Transposition||+/-24 semitones (2 octaves) in 1-semitone steps|
|Balance||Balancing volume of ensemble voices and piano|
|Repeat(Functions only with remote control)||Disk, song, random, segment A to B, segment A to|
|Song Select||Rev/Fwd, song by song; numerical selection|
|Music Search||Rev/Fwd, with or without sound; direct by time or measure|
|Others||L/R Part Select, Pedal Cancel, Pedal Count-In|
|Tracks||16 (including 2 for piano)|
|L/R Dual Recording||Separate L/R or assignable split point|
|Quantize||1/4, 1/6, 1/8, 1/12, 1/16 of a quarter note (rhythm track only)|
|Song||Copy, sort, delete, type convert (SMF, E-SEQ, earlier Disklavier), time format convert|
|Disk||Format, copy, type convert|
|Title Entry||64 characters maximum on disk; 32 characters maximum on song|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||186 x 149 x 101 cm (6'1" x 59" x 40")|