Built to Perform
The Ultimate in Personal Music Entertainment
Ever since the original Yamaha Disklavier introduced the marvels of hybrid acoustic/digital pianos back in 1986, these computer-age 'player' pianos have evolved into instruments that can reproduce 'live' acou...
Built to Perform
The Ultimate in Personal Music Entertainment
Ever since the original Yamaha Disklavier introduced the marvels of hybrid acoustic/digital pianos back in 1986, these computer-age 'player' pianos have evolved into instruments that can reproduce 'live' acoustic piano concerts and ensemble music with instrumental backings and vocal tracks. The Disklavier Mark IV takes this all a step further. Yamaha's unique combination of both acoustic and digital superiority has made it the obvious choice of music-lovers, pianists, and educators worldwide. Its easy-to-operate user functions make the Disklavier a breeze to customize and automate, always giving you the right music at the right time. Combining the tone and touch of world-class Yamaha grand pianos with an astonishing range of interactive capabilities, the Mark IV is the ultimate piano for home entertainment systems, business establishments, or educational and creative environments.
An Easy-to-Use, Yet Advanced Music Entertainment System
Pocket Remote Control (PRC-100)
The sleek, compact design of the PRC-100 literally packs all of the Disklavier Mark IV's features and functions into a single hand-held device. Its intuitive full-color touch screen (320 x 240 pixels) is as easy to read as it is to use. You can browse your entire library with the handy stylus, or create custom playlists using the built-in QWERTY keypad.
Music So Inspiring You'll Want to Sing Along
Just connect a microphone to the Disklavier Mark IV piano and sing along through its built-in speakers. To fine-tune your experience, the Mark IV offers performance-enhancing vocal effects including room, stage, hall, and reverb. You can choose to display song lyrics externally on any TV monitor or on internally via the Tablet Remote Control. To browse the vast library of song disks available, visit www.yamahamusicsoft.com.
A Built-In Amplified Speaker System Only Possible From Yamaha
The Disklavier Mark IV performs as a stand-alone unit or as part of the ultimate home audio/video system. With genuine Yamaha speakers, each powered monitor is discretely mounted at an outward angle sending music away from the piano for a more spacious overall sound. For larger audio systems and installations, flexible output routings are provided to send music to any part of the house your system allows. Outputs assigned to areas far from the Disklavier can have a digital piano sound inserted into the audio stream, while keeping a background only mix sounding in areas near the acoustic piano.
Low-Profile Hardware Provides the Gateway for All of Your Music Software
Using the Media Center, software can be played directly from the built-in floppy disk and CD drives, and removable USB storage devices*, or loaded to internal memory for easy access. Convenient connections include headphone outputs, microphone input, and USB ports. The retractable glossy, black cover conceals the Media Center and matches the finish of the piano's cabinetry.
* Certain USB storage devices may not function properly with the Disklavier Mark IV Series.
For a list of compatible products, please visit www.yamaha.com/disklavier.
Music on Command with IDC and Disklavier™ Mark IV
From the latest tunes to the most cherished classics, Internet Direct Connection (IDC) puts all the songs you want to listen to right at your fingertips. IDC allows you to connect your Disklavier directly to the Internet, giving you access to special Disklavier network services. You can select DisklavierRadio to stream broadcasts, DisklavierMusicStore to preview, purchase, and download songs, or Network Update to receive product updates. With IDC and the Disklavier Mark IV, you'll always be just a stream or a download away from your very own command performance!
DisklavierRadio: The Power of Streaming
With IDC, the Disklavier Mark IV functions as a radio by streaming songs. DisklavierRadio subscribers can choose from among more than 10 music channels. And piano selections played on the Disklavier truly resonate when instrumental accompaniment is streamed through Disklavier speakers.
DisklavierMusicStore: A Multitude of Tunes
The DisklavierMusicStore has something for everyone. IDC delivers a comprehensive collection of song titles, conveniently organized by genre, to the Disklavier pocket remote control for downloading without using a PC*! Thousands of titles to choose from make the search for a tune as much fun as the find. Thirty-second previews let you audition songs before making your selection. And purchasing and downloading can be done by individual song or by album to suit your needs. Search, preview, purchase, and download – it's just that easy!
* A PC is required for initial registration only.
The Sounds and Sights of Music
While the Disklavier Mark IV is known for appeasing the ears, with PianoSoft•Plus Graphics, it can also appeal to the eyes. Images corresponding to tunes being played on the Disklavier piano can be displayed on any available monitor, providing visual accompaniment to your musical moments.
Quality Meets Quantity, Performances by world-class artists on PianoSoft™
PianoSoft Solo™ Series
World-class solo pianists perform piano-only music upon your request. Available in many genres, these selections are for the piano purist in all of us. With everything from country to contemporary, and from ragtime to Rachmaninoff, PianoSoft Solo makes the legendary Yamaha acoustic piano the featured soloist.
PianoSoft Plus Audio™ Series
Introduced with the revolutionary Disklavier Mark III, this CD-based software line takes advantage of everything digital audio has to offer. Specially recorded vocal and ensemble parts accompany the Yamaha acoustic piano for the ultimate in realism and accuracy.
PianoSoft Plus™ Series
The 'Plus' adds digital instruments to the solo piano appropriate for the style of music selected. You may hear full orchestras including strings, horns, and percussion, or a Country band, a Rock band, and much more.
Smart PianoSoft™ Series
Cutting-edge PianoSmart technology is at the heart of Smart PianoSoft, the Mark IV's fastest growing line of software. Traditional store-bought audio CDs (that you may very well already own) can accompany the Disklavier's professionally arranged piano performance. Recordings don't get any more authentic than the original artists, and that's exactly what Smart PianoSoft delivers…by the hundreds.
Built-In PianoSoft Sampler – The Disklavier Mark IV is Ready to Play
Every Mark IV Disklavier comes pre-installed with hours of music right from the factory featuring selections from PianoSoft Solo, PianoSoft Plus, and even PianoSoft Plus Audio! This means that the moment your Mark IV is delivered and powered-up, you'll be listening to music right away.
You can purchase and, in many cases, download titles from the PianoSoft catalog, or view the entire catalog at www.yamahamusicsoft.com.
Practice Makes Perfect
More Than a Piano – the Yamaha XG Tone Generator
Many educational software titles are available with ensemble backgrounds to accompany practice. The Yamaha XG tone generator has hundreds of high-quality instrumental voices to get the most out of your accompaniment.
The New AEM Tone Generator
Taking digital instruments to new levels of realism, the new AEM (Articulation Element Modeling) tone generator breathes new life into orchestrated backgrounds. This next-generation sound source produces the subtle nuances heard in brass, saxophone, and string sections. Regular software, including educational and even karaoke titles, will spring to life with Yamaha's latest sound technology.
Practice One Hand While the Disklavier Plays the Other
Every teacher knows that practicing hands separately improves speed, accuracy, and memorization. With the ability to play the right and left hands independent of one another on selected software titles, as well as vary the tempo, practicing piano on the Disklavier has become a truly interactive experience. Add to this the fact that many popular method and lesson books are being offered with hands-separate recordings on disk, and you've got the ultimate music practice partner.
Digital Quiet Mode/Headphone Mode Flexibility
Yamaha Sound Muting System allows you to instantly switch off the sound of the acoustic piano, enabling the digital piano to be played at ultra-quiet volumes. With this feature, you can play and listen in Quiet Mode with the built-in speakers or in Headphone Mode via the privacy of dual headphones. Enjoy the Disklavier anytime at a sound level best suited for you and those around you.
The Ideal Synergy of Audio, Video, and One Beautiful Acoustic Piano PianoSmart™
PianoSmart™ Audio Synchronization
You won't need to look too hard to find audio CDs that are compatible with your Mark IV Disklavier – you probably already own them. Thanks to PianoSmart, any one of hundreds of standard store-bought audio CDs are ready to play along with the Mark IV. All that's required is the corresponding Smart PianoSoft title for the CD of your choice. So choose a CD of a world-class Yamaha artist playing the piano and watch the Mark IV match the piano recording with the CD. After you load titles into the Mark IV's internal memory, PianoSmart automatically and seamlessly synchronizes your audio each time.
PianoSmart™ Video Synchronization
Yamaha didn't stop at just playing audio CDs along with your Disklavier. PianoSmart also provides you with the ability to synchronize videotaped performances with the Mark IV. By simply connecting the audio jacks of a standard video camcorder to the SYNC jacks of the I/O Center, your performance can be immortalized for playback on the Mark IV and a standard TV monitor at the same time!
Classic Form Contemporary Function
SmartKey™ – Now Anyone Can Play Right Away
Have you ever dreamed of playing the piano but thought you didn't have time to learn? With SmartKey technology, the new Disklaviers can make your dream come true. Even if you've never touched a keyboard or read a note of music in your life, the new SmartKey feature makes it easy to learn without a single lesson. Just follow along as SmartKey shows you which notes to play by partially depressing the next key in the melody. SmartKey prompts the Disklavier to wait for you and play at a speed within your comfort zone. Within minutes, you'll be playing entire songs while the Disklavier follows your lead with virtuoso harmonies and arpeggios.
CueTIME™, another exciting development in music software, offers sophisticated auto-accompaniment where you don't play along with recordings – the recordings play along with you! Simply play the printed piano part and the digital orchestra follows your cue, matching your pace and enhancing your performance with professional arrangements.
* Note: SmartKey software may not be available in some countries.
The International Piano-e-Competition
Truly the First of its Kind
Imagine a top-level classical piano competition where the performers, the judges, the audience, the pianos played, and the pianos heard are all in different cities at separate corners of the globe. This happens every other year at the International Piano-e-Competition, and it wouldn't be possible without the technology found only on Yamaha Disklavier pianos. This unprecedented event, first held in June 2002, uses state-of-the-art technology to expand the arena of virtuoso competition.
Contestants gather in selected cities to perform on Yamaha CFIIIS concert grands equipped as Disklavier Pros. Performance data is then transmitted over the Internet, allowing judges and audiences to listen on actual acoustic pianos on stage – not through audio recordings subject to the quality of speakers and microphones. This method is so ground-breaking that it has been noted by Gustav Alink, who rated the International Piano-e-Competition among the top 30 in the world (from over 400) in his book Piano Competitions Worldwide. Disklavier owners around the world watched the competition's Web site (www.ecompetition.org) waiting for the latest performances to be posted. Once pieces were downloaded, enthusiasts enjoyed world-class musicians giving private performances on a live acoustic piano – all in the comfort of their own homes.
Unparalleled Experience Means Unrivaled Recording and Playback
There's a reason why the Yamaha Disklavier has become the symbol of excellence in reproducing pianos.
Disklavier technology is factory-built into the piano from the beginning of its construction.
Superior Yamaha development and design
The Disklavier Mark IV's advanced intricate internal construction:
1. Power supply unit
2. I/O center
3. Powered speaker
4. Powered speaker
5. Solenoid unit
6. Media center
Ultra-Large Internal Music Storage Capacity
Floppy disks, CDs, and other removable media are fine for carrying music from one place to another. But once the music makes it to the Disklavier Mark IV, it can be loaded onto the vast internal memory capable of holding hundreds of hours of music. Virtually every MIDI song file ever created for the Disklavier could be loaded and stored inside the Mark IV. If that seems a little excessive, the extra storage comes in handy for loading CD audio tracks.
Yamaha's Exclusive High-Performance Grayscale Hammer Sensor
The world's first continual-detection optical hammer sensor continuously traces the hammer position from the time a key is pressed until it's released. This outperforms the previous two-point detection sensors of earlier Disklaviers and the simpler "Key ON/OFF" sensors used on many other systems. With the grayscale key sensor, the Mark IV monitors every motion of the key and hammer – even rapidly repeated notes – with meticulous precision and the softest touch.
Servo Control for Precision Playback Performance
Under the command of specially developed LSI microprocessors, the servo control system continuously monitors the movement of each key, precisely recreating every detail of the original performance. This allows for a slow return of the keys and delicate pianissimo, things that were previously unattainable.
Get Connected with the I/O Center
The Disklavier Mark IV has the ability to connect to a wide range of external equipment. Essentially, any device that connects to the Mark IV will be plugged into this "Input/Output" center. You can connect TVs, cameras, computers, home networks, and various other audio and music equipment to the I/O Center. No matter what your particular needs are, the Mark IV is ready to play…
Audio & Video
|Keyboard||Number of Keys||88|
|Key Surfaces - White||Ivorite|
|Key Surfaces - Black||Wood composite|
|Pedal||Type||Soft pedal, bass sostenuto pedal, damper pedal|
|Sensor/Driver||Hammer Sensors||Non-contact optical fiber/grayscale shutter sensing system1|
|Key Sensors||Non-contact optical fiber/grayscale shutter sensing system for 88 keys(senses the key position, keying velocity, and key releasing velocity)|
|Pedal Sensors||Non-contact digital optical sensing system(senses the pedal position2)|
|Key Drivers||DSP servo drive system (high-power servo controlled solenoids)|
|Pedal Drivers||DSP servo drive system (servo controlled solenoids)|
|Prop Safety Stop||Yes|
|Key Cover||Lid/Fallboard Locks||Yes|
|Piano Silencing Mechanism||Motor-driven hammer shank stopper|
|Tone Generation||Tone Generating Technology||Advanced Wave Memory 2 (AWM2)|
|Polyphony||Number of Polyphony (Max.)||32|
|Preset||Featured Voices||Normal Voices: 676Drum Voices: 21 kits total|
|Overall Controls||Tuning||Set at A=440, tunable ±50 cents in 1-cent steps|
Storage and Connectivity
|Storage||Floppy Disk Drive||3.5" 2DD (720 KB) or 2HD (1.44 MB) floppy disk|
|CD||Audio CDs, PianoSoft PlusAudio, Data CD|
|Power Requirements||Local AC current, 100~240V, 50/60Hz|
|Included Accessories||Others||Media Center, installation kit for the Media Center, monitor speaker,installation kit for the monitor speaker, speaker cord, PRC-100 PocketRemote Control, CF wireless LAN card, EA-BL08 rechargeable battery,cradle, EA-70 AC adapter, AC power cord, advanced operating manual,Quick Guide, stereo headphones|