SILENT Piano™

SILENT Piano

Silence without sacrifice.


By day it’s a world-renowned acoustic piano. By night, the neighbors won’t hear a thing. SILENT Piano™ puts the sound and presence of the world’s finest concert grands in your headphones. Simply switch your Yamaha acoustic piano into SILENT mode and our digital technology reproduces the acoustic tones, nuanced colors and resonance so faithfully you’ll almost forget you’re wearing headphones.


  • Our patented non-contact Optical Sensor System continuously measures the movement, timing, depth and force of every key attack and release to faithfully capture and reproduce the subtle nuances of your performance.
  • Three proprietary technologies work together to emulate the natural feeling and sound of an acoustic piano in your headphones. Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM) recreates the resonance of the strings, soundboard and case. Our advanced binaural sampling method simulates the sound you hear when sitting at the piano. Smooth Release Technology models the subtle interactions of the piano strings with the damper.
  • The world-renowned Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial concert grands are two of many digital voices available in your headphones including electric pianos, harpsichords, organs, strings, choir and synth pad.
  • Choose voices, record your performances, display a score and more. The Yamaha Smart Pianist App works intuitively with your smartphone or tablet.
  • It’s easy to connect SILENT Piano with your audio and MIDI devices for recording, live sound or broadcast and it works seamlessly with computers, mixing boards and Bluetooth®-enabled devices.
  • SC2

    Fully integrated SILENT Piano system Non-contact optical sensor system Key Sensor type: Continuous grayscale Damper Pedal Sensor type: Continuous grayscale Shift/Soft Sensor type: On/Off detection system 10 playable digital voices Binaural CFX Concert Grand voice for headphones 480 ensemble voices with 12 Drum Kits 256-note polyphony Recording formats: Standard MIDI, Audio WAV Supported file formats: Standard MIDI, WAV Compatible storage media: USB Flash Memory (up to 64GB) MIDI connectivity: USB TO HOST Audio connectivity: Stereo audio IN x1 (mini stereo) Headphone connectivity: 1/8” mini stereo x 2 Data connectivity: USB TO DEVICE x 1, UD-WL01 (WiFi) Smart Pianist app compatibility Available models: b1, b2, b3, GB1K Download specs here. Specifications as of 01/2019. Specifications subject to change without notice.

  • SH2

    Fully integrated SILENT Piano system Non-contact optical sensor system Key Sensor type: Continuous grayscale Hammer Sensor type: Shutter type Damper Pedal Sensor type: Continuous grayscale Shift/Soft Sensor type: On/Off detection system Sostenuto Sensor type: On/Off detection system (for models with sostenuto) Motorized muting system with Quick Escape mechanism (grands only) 20 playable digital voices Binaural CFX Concert Grand voice for headphones 480 ensemble voices with 12 Drum Kits 256-note polyphony Recording formats: Standard MIDI, Audio WAV Supported file formats: Standard MIDI, WAV Compatible storage media: USB Flash Memory (up to 64GB) MIDI connectivity: 5-pin MIDI IN/OUT, USB TO HOST Audio connectivity: Stereo audio IN x1 (mini stereo), analog audio OUT x 2 (TS), Bluetooth Headphone connectivity: 1/8” mini stereo x 2 Data connectivity: USB TO DEVICE x 1, UD-WL01 (WiFi) Smart Pianist app compatibility Available models: U1, U3, YUS1, YUS3, YUS5, GC1, GC2, C1X, C2X, C3X, C5X, C6X, C7X Download specs here. Specifications as of 01/2019. Specifications subject to change without notice.

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