The Disklavier Turns Pro!
Integrating state-of-the-art technology into top-of-the-line Yamaha grands, Disklavier Pro™ Series grand pianos provide a uniquely effective, high-performance solution for studios, institutions and today's most discerning musicians. Their servo-controlle...
The Disklavier Turns Pro!
Integrating state-of-the-art technology into top-of-the-line Yamaha grands, Disklavier Pro™ Series grand pianos provide a uniquely effective, high-performance solution for studios, institutions and today's most discerning musicians. Their servo-controlled drive system, along with other newly developed components, records and reproduces acoustic piano performance with unprecedented power, precision and control.
New Power for a New Era of Musical Creativity and Production
A host of new additional features, including Silent functions, XG instrumental tone generation, and MIDI and PC connections, extend their range to take advantage of a new era of musical opportunities. Engineered to the sophisticated standards of professional music production, Disklavier Pro Series grand pianos offer incomparable versatility and superior performance for applications from recording, collaboration and performance broadcasting to multimedia and Internet music production.
Servo Control Delivers Unprecedented Playback Precision
DC5PRO sets the highest standards of accuracy in acoustic reproduction. Using feedback between sensor and drive system components under the command of newly developed LSI microprocessors, the servo control system continuously monitors the movement of each key, precisely recreating every detail of the original performance. High-speed processing and an internal compensation system virtually eliminate any speed or timing deviations, while built-in calibration ensures consistently perfect playback.
Key-Release Sensing Delivers Superior Damper Control
Sensors on the DC5PRO register not only the downstroke but the release speed of the keys, a major advance in Disklavier technology. This generates the data required for accurate damper control, reproducing the delicate nuances of stacato and legato phrasing. Even conventional software, recorded without this additional key-release data, sounds better on the DC5PRO, as this instrument determines and recreates the natural release speed for each keystroke.
Advanced Drive Components Extend the Range of Performance
Newly developed high-powered solenoids respond instantly and accurately to playback signals generated by the new high-sensitivity recording sensors, reproducing a wider range of dynamic control than has ever been possible before. From the most delicate pianissimo to thundering fortissimo, the Disklavier Pro accurately records and recreates the full spectrum of musical expression.
Dual Optical Key and Hammer Sensors Capture Every Nuance
Sophisticated system of optical sensors records every key motion with meticulous precision, even keys touched for only harmonic value or to ease a fingering transition, without sounding the strings. Continuous-position key motion sensors register key speed, depth and release speed, while hammer sensors register the speed of each hammer blow. Forming the most accurate system available for reproducing keyboard performance, all without any mechanical interference with keyboard touch or response.
Servo Controlled Pedaling Provides Exceptional Accuracy
Sustain and shift pedals are equipped with continuous-position digital optical sensors and servo-controlled drive units, controlled by their own dedicated processor. These support precise levels of incremental movement to faithfully reproduce every pedaling action of the recording or performing artist.
Powerful Pro MIDI Data Format Holds Expanded Performance Information
To achieve its superior standards of recording and playback performance, the DC5PRO generates extra MIDI data to accommodate precision parameters. All essential data such as hammer speed, key release speed and pedaling is recorded and reproduced within the standard MIDI format, enabling full compatibility with other MIDI devices. For recording piano performances with even further subtlety and detail, the DC5PRO also lets you select the new Yamaha XP MIDI data format. This expanded format utilizes general-purpose controller numbers in the MIDI specification to record additional performance data including key speed and stroke depth, delivering enhanced levels of recording sensitivity and precision. This multi-mode flexibility allows interaction smoothly with existing MIDI configurations and reproduces data generated in either XP or standard mode, with automatic selection of the appropriate playback format.
Built-in Silent System Offers Privacy and Aids Multi-Track Recording
The proprietary Yamaha Grand Silent System adds a versatile new dimension to the DC5PRO. 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 usej of the sustain pedal. The Silent System also offers the perfect solution to multi-track recording, allowing you to record orchestral tracks from the DC5PRO keyboard, via the internal XG tone generator, without hearing the sound of the piano. 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.
XG 'Ensemble' Tone Generator Produces Hundreds of Instrumental Voices
A Yamaha XG tone module is built into the DC5PRO, providing nearly 700 digital voices. This makes it easy to record other instrumental sounds in addition to the piano, or reproduce fully orchestrated piano/ensemble concerts through your own amplified speakers or headphones.
Yamaha Grand Piano Action Provides Consistantly Superior Control
The responsive sensitivity of the grand piano action makes this an incomparable MIDI controller – far superior to any digital keyboard – as well as a superb acoustic instrument. You can even cancel the movement of keys or pedals during playback, to facilitate overdubbing or collaborative performance.
MIDI and Computer Interfaces add Power and Versatility
The DC5PRO includes a full complement of terminals for connecting external devices. These include MIDI In/Out, AUX In/Out and a pair of headphone jacks. There's even a built-in computer interface, with easy access to the limitless potential of software, peripherals and the Internet.
'Standard' Disklavier Functions Offer Uncommon Flexibility
In describing the new features of the DC5PRO, it's easy to overlook the remarkable capabilities of 'standard' Disklavier pianos. Keyboard-direct recording onto standard floppy disks or an internal memory disk, such as: 'Live' acoustic playback complete with lifelike key and pedal movement, plus tempo, volume and transposition controls; Separate left/right recording and independent playback; Repeat, search, utility functions and more.
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.
|Wireless Remote Control|
|PianoSoft™ sample disk|
|Blank floppy disk|
|Control unit suspension bracket|
|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
|Sensor System – Keys||Continuous-position optical sensors (key speed, depth and release speed sensing), 16-note polyphonic|
|Sensor System – Hammers||High-precision optical speed sensors with dual position (normal/Silent) shutter|
|Sensor System – Pedals||High-precision digital optical position sensors|
|Drive System – Keys||Servo drive system with dedicated Yamaha LSI and high-power servo solenoids, 16-note polyphonic|
|Drive System – Pedals||Servo-controlled solenoids with dedicated CPU|
|Record/Playback Modes||Standard, XP|
|File Format||E-SEQ, SMF (format 0,1)|
|Data Storage||3.5" 2HD/2DD floppy disks, Internal Memory Disk (1 MB)|
|Main Control Unit||Detachable, with suspension bracket, 2-line LCD control/display panel, LED song number and function indicators; 316 x 60 x 209mm, 2.0 kg (12 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 8 1/4", 4.4 lbs.)|
|Connectors||MIDI In, MIDI Out, To Host, with selector (MIDI, PC1, PC2, Mac) AUX In, AUX Out, Headphones x 2|
|Ensemble Tone||Advanced Wave Memory 2 (AWM2), 32-note polyphonic, 16-part timbral, XG/GM modes, 676 normal voices, 21 drum kits, Tunable +and/or - 50 cents in 1-cent steps (in unison with digital piano tone)|
|Grand Silent System||Activation: Motor-driven hammer shank stopper; Piano Tone: Digital stereo sampling (CFSIII concert grand), 30 MB wave memory, 32-note stereo polyphonic, sustain pedal resonance effects|
|Power Source||Local AC current|
|Playback Functions||L/R part select, Song select (Rev/Fwd, song by song; numerical selection), Music Search (Rev/Fwd, with or without sound; direct by time or measure), Repeat (disk, song, segment, random), Auto start, space playback|
|Playback Controls||Volume (0 ~ -10), Tempo (-50% ~ +20%), Transposition (+ and/or - 24 semitones), Piano/ensemble master balance, Keyboard, pedal action cancel, Pedal count-in|
|Recording Functions||16 tracks, L/R (split or full keyboard), Quantize, re-record, Track edit (mix, move, copy, delete, transpose)|
|Silent Controls||Silent on/off button with pilot lamp, Piano tone volume, Reverb (3 modes, depth control)|
|Metronome||Visual and/or audible (with volume control), 30 ~ 400 bpm, 1/4 ~ 9/4 time|
|Utility Functions||Song copy, sort, delete, XP strip, type convert (SMF, E-SEQ), time format convert, Disk format, copy, type convert, title entry|
|Dimensions||Length: 200 cm (6' 7")|
|Weight||384 kg (845 lbs.)|