- Recording and auto-playback functions
- Space-saving control unit with floppy drive
- Interference-free optical key and pedal sensors
- XG instrumental tone generator
- Direct computer interface
- MIDI and AUX connections
- Yamaha acoustic piano quality and performance
- Self-calibration system
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 ...
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.
Renowned Acoustic Excellence – Plus
Disklavier uprights offer the touch and tone that have made this model one of the world's favorite pianos. They also provide a wide array of Disklavier capabilities, recording, playback, digital instrumentation and more for an extended range of educational, creative and entertainment advantages.
World-class Concerts on Demand
Disklavier upright pianos can reproduce live piano performance on their own keyboards, strings and pedals. Simply choose from the huge selection of Yamaha PianoSoft™ disks, including recordings by top classical, jazz and popular artists, to enjoy a stunning 'command performance.'
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.
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, and 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 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.
XG Internal Tone Generator
The sophisticated 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 XG format extends General MIDI standards to include nearly 700 instrumental and percussion voices (480 selectable), with enhanced control and CD-quality sound.
Personal Computer Interface
With a simple cable connection, 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 MX500 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 MX500, 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.
Yamaha Servicebond™ Assurance
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.
Audio & Video
|Sensor System||Action||Speed sensing, single-beam optical sensor 16-note polyphonic|
|Pedal Sensors||Sustain and Shift (Soft) has incremental, position-sensing, optical sensors|
|Drive System||Keys||Self-calibrating, long-stroke, key-end solenoids, 16-note polyphonic|
|Pedals||Sustain and Shift (Soft) Trapwork-integrated solenoids, incremental response|
|Data Storage||Media||3.5" 2DD (720KB) or 2HD (1.44 MB) floppy disk|
|Memory Disk||Flash memory (approximately equal to the memory capacity of a 2HD floppy disk)|
|Control Unit||Main Display||Song numbers, 24-character x 2-line LCD|
|Switches||POWER, HOST SELECT (MIDI, PC1, PC2, Mac)|
|Connectors||MIDI (In/Out), Audio Output (R, L/Mono), To Host (Serial Port), To Piano|
|Dimension (W x D x H)||9" x 2-1/2" x 7" (227 x 64 x 180 mm )|
|Weight||3.5 lbs. (1.6 kg)|
|Tone Generator||Type||Advanced Wave Memory 2 (AWM2)|
|Voice Module Modes||XG, GM|
|Normal Voices||676 (480 selectable)|
|Drum Voices||21 kits (11 selectable)|
|Pitch||Set at A=440, tunable +/-50 cents in 1-cent steps, with power-off memory|
|Metronome||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|
|Function||Audible (tick, on/off), visual (LEDs)|
|Other Equipment||Main switch, foot controller connector|
|Power Source||Local AC current|
|Playback Functions||Volume Adjustment||11 levels (0 to -10) with power-off memory|
|Tempo Adjustment||-50% to +20% in 1% steps|
|Transposition||+/-24 semitones (2 octaves) in 1-semitone steps|
|Balance||Ensemble voices and piano|
|Repeat||Disk, song, random segment, A-B segment, segment A|
|Song Select||Rev/Fwd, song by song|
|Numerical Selection||Rev/Fwd, with or without sound Direct by time or measure|
|Musical Search||L/R Part Select, Pedal Cancel, Pedal Count-in|
|Recording Functions||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)|
|Utility Functions||Song||Copy, sort, delete, type convert (SMF, E-SEQ, earlier Disklavier), time format convert|
|Disk||Format, copy, type convert|
|Title Entry||Disk, 64 characters maximum on disk|
|Song Title Entry||32 characters maximum|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||44" x 58" x 21" (112 x 148 x 53 cm)|
|Weight||499 lbs. (227 kg.)|