The Yamaha Disklavier
Disklavier is a modern interpretation of the player piano, but it’s so much more. Unlike traditional player pianos, the Yamaha Disklavier doesn’t rely on pneumatics, paper rolls, or metal drums. It is much more advanced than any player piano. It’s a reproducing piano, recreating every subtlety of the original performance.
Yamaha’s journey to Disklavier started in 1982 with the Piano Player; the first mass-produced and commercially available reproducing piano capable of playing performances read from portable and interchangeable media – at the time, floppy disk. Within 5 years, Yamaha had made great technological strides and, in 1987, they introduced the Disklavier. By 1998 Disklavier was reproducing piano performances up to 1024 velocity levels and 256 positioning pedal increments with their proprietary Extended Precision (XP) MIDI system.
The modern Disklavier system is made up of a true acoustic piano which incorporates fiber optic sensing systems, advanced solenoid controls, and state-of-the-art computing technology. Play the Disklavier like a standard piano or utilize the reproducing system and choose from thousands of songs available from Yamaha’s extensive library (and controlled via smartphone or tablet app), or just pick a station from Yamaha Piano Radio and listen.
With Disklavier TV, you have access to a variety of streaming performances 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. These performances combine synchronized video, audio, and all of the data required for your piano to play along, exactly matching each note and tone of the original performance.
Yes, Disklavier TV plays your piano.
Imagine Sarah McLachlan or Elton John playing LIVE in your home. That’s just one of the great features you can get with Disklavier TV. Yamaha broadcasts selected LIVE performances done by Yamaha artists. While the concert is happening across the country, or on the other side of the world, you can have a front-row seat to the performance, right in your living room.
The pinnacle of reproducing technologies, the ENSPIRE PRO offers the highest resolution recording and playback paired with the highest quality acoustic pianos for those who want nothing but the best.
Available models: C7X, C6X, C5X, C3X, CF4, CF6 and CFX
A piano of unlimited potential, the ENSPIRE ST provides full recording and playback functionality, the patented Yamaha SILENT Piano™ System and DSP Servo Drive System for users who want more from their acoustic piano.
Available models: C2X, C1X, GC2, GC1, GB1K, YUS1, U1
The ENSPIRE CL is the perfect experiential centerpiece for any environment. Add a sophisticated, fun or soulful musical ambiance to entertain and enjoy.
Available models: GB1K
The Yamaha Disklavier E3 combines technology with tradition to open up a whole new world of musical possibilities to explore. The E3’s innovative features help you find your own customized way to relax. When you pick up the remote control, you are instantly ready to enjoy new music over the Internet or listen to an old favorite from your personal CD collection. The E3 also comes with built-in speakers as well as exclusive Yamaha CD’s, allowing you to start listening right away without a complicated set-up process. And no matter where you live, when you connect the E3 to the Internet, you gain access to a treasure trove of musical performances from the finest musicians in the world.