- Graded Hammer (GH) keyboard
- 3-level Advanced Wave Memory (AWM) Dynamic Stereo Sampling
- New acoustic system offers clearer sound with more presence
- "128-note polyphony" - Rich expressive power, free from sound cutoff even when the sustain pedal is used
- "2 Track Recording" - Record and play back your performances. Convenient for piano lessons
Perfect for beginning students and experienced players alike, the ARIUS YDP-161 provides true piano tone and touch. The GH keyboard and 3-level AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling voices deliver remarkably authentic sound and natural expressiveness, making it a true joy to play both in practice and in performance. Additionally, the damper pedal includes a half-damper effect, giving you nuanced expressive control over sustained notes. Dual voice capability lets you play two different instrument sounds at the same time, while a 2-track song recorder allows you to capture your original musical ideas and performances
Advanced Wave Memory (AWM) Dynamic Stereo Sampling
The piano sound is a sampling from one Yamaha Full Concert Grand Piano "CFIIIS", which has won high acclaim at the world's most famous concert halls and music competitions. The best piano was selected, and an experienced tuner adjusted it to ensure it wa...
Advanced Wave Memory (AWM) Dynamic Stereo Sampling
The piano sound is a sampling from one Yamaha Full Concert Grand Piano "CFIIIS", which has won high acclaim at the world's most famous concert halls and music competitions. The best piano was selected, and an experienced tuner adjusted it to ensure it was in top condition. Sampling is carefully performed over a long period, from when the sound starts until it fades out, to reproduce a natural sound and attenuation not commonly seen in digital pianos. In addition, they also focus on the change in timbre due to the strength or weakness of the key strike that is unique to acoustic pianos. Sound sampling covered more than 10 stages of key strike strength for each keyboard.
The Yamaha development team spent a lot of time together with pianists in thorough pursuit of the optimum touch and timbre combination, resulting in the achievement of natural sound changes that sound like a person is actually playing a grand piano, no matter how the keyboard is played.
New acoustic system reproduces clearer, more voluminous sound
Using a new amp, the "Tone Escape" outlet for sound coming from the back of the keyboard has been widened, creating a clearer piano sound with increased volume, supported by a stereo amplifier with 20 watts of power per side.
Featuring 128-note polyphony, the YDP-161 allows the performance of dense passages even when layering sounds via the Dual Voice feature. Yamaha's technology ensures there is no unnatural sound cut-off even during heavy sustain pedal usage so no notes are lost during performance.
Half-pedal response widens the range of expression
Yamaha focuses on the expressive power of pedaling. Three pedals are attached to the cabinet: damper, soft, and sostenuto. The damper pedal offers a half-pedal response that can handle micro-adjustments of its strength, depending on how hard the pedal is pressed.
Graded Hammer (GH) Keyboard offers quality and a natural playing feel
Yamaha, using its century-old grand piano-making expertise, created a keyboard that offers a natural playing feel. Just as on a traditional acoustic piano, lower notes on a GH keyboard have a heavier touch, while the higher ones are more responsive to lighter playing. With stability and endurance in response to any kind of performance, it offers the reliability and quality expected of Yamaha keyboards.
50 preset piano songs and a music book
50 classic piano songs are provided in the song player and as a music book, "50 Greats for the Piano." These songs can be used for background music or as learning reference.
In addition to the realistic Grand Piano Voice, you can play other instruments like Vibraphone, Electric Pianos, Harpsichords and Church Organs. There’s also a rich Strings Voice that sounds great when used in Dual Voice mode with the Acoustic Piano.
Filled with convenient functions expected of a digital piano
The YDP-161 never requires tuning or any other service required by an acoustic piano. It also comes with two headphone jacks so you can play any time of day or night. There’s also a built-in metronome essential for practicing, a headphone hanger, and many more convenient features.
Music Software Downloader lets you transfer purchased music data to the instrument
Use the Yamaha free software Music Software Downloader1 to transfer music data on the PC (MIDI) to the instrument's built-in memory2... 1Music Software Downloader is compatible with Windows only. 2Requires the USB-MIDI interface "UX-16" to transfer the files.
Black Walnut finish variation gives you two attractive colors to choose from
Two color options, black walnut and dark rosewood, are available to easily match your home décor.
Variable touch sensitivity
Select the hard, medium or soft setting to match your playing style or finger strength. Turn off sensitivity for a fixed response setting, ideal when playing the organ.
Damper Resonance samples provide rich and evolving tones produced by pedaling. Using these comprehensive gradations, YDP-161 can realistically reproduce the complex sounds of a grand piano.
The easy to use, built-in 2-track recorder lets you capture your music and plays it back. Play both hands together and use the second track to add a different part. Or play one part at a time and rehearse complicated pieces. You can also transfer recorded songs to your computer using Yamaha’s free Music Downloader software [http://www.yamahamusicsoft.com/en/msd_download /intro] for storage, further editing or displaying your performance as music notation.
Audio & Video
|Weight||Weight||42kg (92 lbs., 10oz)|
|Keyboard||Number of Keys||88|
|Type||Graded Hammer (GH) Keyboard|
|Pedal||Number of Pedals||3|
|Functions||Damper, Sostenuto, Soft|
|Key Cover||Key Cover Style||Sliding|
|Tone Generation||Tone Generating Technology||AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling|
|Number of Dynamic Levels||3|
|Polyphony||Number of Polyphony (Max.)||128|
|Preset||Number of Voices||10|
|Preset||Number of Preset Songs||10 Demo Songs, 50 Preset Piano Songs|
|Recording||Number of Songs||1|
|Number of Tracks||2|
|Data Capacity||100KB (ca. 11,000 notes) for User Song|
|Compatible Data Format||Playback||SMF (Format 0)|
|Recording||SMF (Format 0)|
|Transpose||-6 to 0, 0 to +6|
Storage and Connectivity
Amplifiers and Speakers
|Amplifiers||20W x 2|
|Speakers||Oval (12cm x 6cm) x 2|
|Power Supply||AC Inlet|
|Included Accessories||Headphones Hanger||Yes|
|Song Book||"50 greats for the Piano"|