The Yamaha U1TAPE is truly an unbelievable instrument. Firstly you have the world renowned Yamaha U1 upright piano at your fingertips to enjoy and experience the fantastic capabilities of a real acoustic instrument. Then secondly combining incredible digital and electronic sophistication that will honestly take your breath away. Yamaha have created the ultimate in acoustic and digital craftsmanship.
What is TransAcoustic?
An acoustic piano with volume control, or a digital piano with strings? Yamaha's latest development stretches the imagination and opens up a whole new world of possibilities. TransAcoustic‚Ñ¢ is the name given to a new breed of piano. At its most basic level, it turns the soundboard into a ‚Äúloudspeaker‚Äù. This means that any sound can be delivered through this naturally resonant piano component.
Play piano at any volume
There are times when the full sound of an acoustic piano can annoy your family or neighbours. Hence, for these situations, simply activate the TransAcoustic‚Ñ¢ function and the hammers will no longer strike the strings. Non-contact sensors under each individual key detect your keystroke depth, velocity and timing and sends this information to the tone generator. Just adjust the volume and hear the digital sound of your piano performance coming from the entire instrument.
Silent Piano SH included
The TransAcoustic‚Ñ¢ Piano features the Yamaha renowned SILENT Piano‚Ñ¢ SH technology. Therefore you can do all your practice sessions through headphones. The binaural sampled CFX concert grand piano sample uses a dummy head recording technique to capture the sound from the player's natural listening position. This offers the perfect environment to play for everybody, you can concentrate without distraction and everybody else has peace and quiet. For all SILENT Piano benefits check our SILENT Piano‚Ñ¢ web page.
Play-along to music
Another way to enjoy TransAcoustic‚Ñ¢ technology is to play the piano accompanied by pre-recorded tracks played through the soundboard. Because the instrument is a real, fully strung and resonant piano, the natural sympathetic vibrations of the soundboard, case and more significantly strings add a completely new dimension to performance. The sampled sounds come to life with a brilliant realism no other instrument can match. You can use the USB port to play back .wav-files or use the AUX-IN jack to connect an external music player.
A broad sonic palette
The U1TAPE TransAcoustic‚Ñ¢ piano offers 19 pre-installed sounds, allowing you to select the ideal voice to match your preferred musical genre. Ranging from electric pianos, harpsichord, vibraphone, pipe organs, jazz organ, strings, choir, and synth pad. It is easy to see why TransAcoustic‚Ñ¢ pianos are perfect for performing in jazz bars, hotels, restaurants, churches, almost any venue you can imagine. Because all voices are output through the soundboard, it gives these instruments a distinctly natural, resonant sound, as a result it makes playing a TransAcoustic‚Ñ¢ piano a truly memorable experience.
Combine acoustic and digital sound
Perhaps the most scintillating sounds you can create is by combining the acoustic and digital properties of the instrument. Therefore with the U1TAPE it is possible to combine gentle orchestral strings under a natural piano. In addition you can also combine the CFX concert grand piano sample with the piano's own acoustic sound to give it more power and depth.
The sound of Yamaha's acclaimed CFX concert grand
Played by the winner of the 2010 International Piano Competition, the CFX is Yamaha's flagship concert grand piano. TransAcoustic‚Ñ¢ pianos feature a superbly detailed binaural sample of the CFX. This consequently lets you to enjoy the rich, resonant sound of the CFX in a more compact instrument.
Supplied in Polished Ebony finish as standard. Also available in the following colours: Polished White, Polished Mahogany, Satin American Walnut & Satin Ebony. Stool supplied has black satin legs, black vinyl top and opens for some storage.
What we say about the U1TAPE:
Above all, the piano world knows how good the Yamaha U1 is as a normal acoustic piano. With its depth of tone and power, along with a tremendously responsive action, it has therefore been one of the most popular pianos for colleges, universities and conservatories for decades. Yamaha have just taken it to an incredible level of sophistication. As a result of adding TransAcoustic the U1 has become an incredible instrument for having fun at home. Furthermore, it is ideal for using in recording studios, hotels, restaurants and so much more.
We offer a FREE Ground Floor UK Mainland installation service for all Acoustic Upright & Grand Pianos. This also includes: Silent & Trans-Acoustic models.
We fully install the piano inside the ground floor of your property, make sure the instrument is working and remove any packaging for recycling. All this is FREE, allowing you to relax while we do the hard work.
If you would like the piano delivered to an upstairs location (externally or internally) or are living on an island, please phone: 0141-572 6979 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org, where we will be happy to offer you a quote for this service. We may ask you for some photographs of the location to provide a more accurate costing.