Digital Pianos with 'To Host' jack for connecting to computers.
Anything you play on the YDP223 can be captured into a music program in your computer and turned into music notation.
(for home hobbyists, music students and music institutions)
The new YDP-223 features a total of 14 voices, complete with the dual voice function, which allows any two voices to be mixed together. The built-in metronome and two track sequencer allows you to record your own songs at the correct tempo. The sequencer can be used to great effect as a teaching aid to encourage musical development. You can ecord one half of a piano duet and play the other..
Classic Look and Feel
The YDP223 features an 88-Key Graded Hammer Action. Graded Hammer Action emulates the action of a grand piano , heavier in the bass and lighter in the treble areas of the keyboard. It comes with a selection of 14 voices and features a Stereo Sampled AWM (Advanced Wave Memory) piano sound that feels, reacts and sounds much as an acoustic. When you play harder, the sound is louder and brighter. And when you play softly, the sound is quiet and warm. And of course, it never needs tuning.
The YDP223 is the tool of choice for home hobbyists, music students and music institutions. There are many useful features built into the keyboard that apply to musicians at any level of playing ability. For example, the keyboard has MIDI In/Out/Thru plus a To Host jack, which are necessary for connecting to computers. Anything you play on the YDP223 can be captured into a music program in your computer and turned into music notation.
In addition, there is a 2-track recorder built into the instrument that is intuitive and easy to operate. You can record a performance and analyzing it from an audience perspective. But it's not just for practicing .... for example, you could record an Electric Piano part, then overdub a String track and finally, play a Piano part live while the other 2 tracks are playing back.
Practice Makes Perfect
If you are looking to purchase a digital piano for a child that is going to, or is presently taking lessons, you'll be happy to know that the weighted action makes sure that all those hours of practicing are well spent, building strength in the fingers so that a progression to an acoustic piano at a concert or performance is all taken in stride. The 88 keys is an investment in the future so that as the level of playing ability progresses, they won't run out of keys.
The YDP223 has 64 notes of polyphony (polyphony is how many notes that can sound simultaneously, including sustained notes). 64 notes of polyphony will insure that you don't run out of notes, even in the most dense of musical passages. In addition to playing through the built-in speaker system, all Yamaha digital pianos have 2 headphone jacks so that you can perform to your heart's content without disturbing other family members or the neighbors and still share your music with that someone special. There is also a convenient headphone clip under the keyboard for storing them when not in use.
Playing In Tune
Most of us know it's a good idea to have an acoustic piano tuned and regulated at least once a year, preferably more. It's part of the regular maintenance of the instrument and insures that whoever is playing on it is playing their piece of music in pitch -- something that is very important for ear development. But how many people do you know that actually get their acoustic piano tuned as often as they should? Digital pianos never need tuning or regulating. Once you purchase the piano, you can forget about that "maintenance stuff" .
The YDP223 features a dark rosewood finish Woodgrain cabinet with sliding key cover. You'll notice from the picture that this keyboard has 3 pedals (just like it's acoustic counterparts). Also included is an LED on the panel (provides visual feedback), a built-in Metronome, Digital Reverb (simulates playing in a church or concert hall), Chorus and Brilliance controls, and Transpose which allows you to play in any key you like. The instrument comes with 14 different voices for you to choose from. These include 2 Grand Pianos, 2 Electric Pianos, 2 Church Organs, 2 Harpsichords, Vibraphone, 2 Strings, Jazz Organ, Choir and Guitar. And you can combine two sounds at once, like Piano and Strings. For your learning and listening pleasure, you'll find 50 built-in songs with Songbook.
Keyboard: GH (Graded Hammer Effect) Weighted Action, 88 keys
Tone Generator: Stereo Sampling AWM
Polyphony: 64 notes max.
Voice Selector: Grand Piano 1, Grand Piano 2, Electric Piano 1, Electric Piano 2, Harpsichord 1, Harpsichord 2, Vibraphone, Church Organ 1, Church Organ 2, Jazz Organ, Strings1, Strings2, Choir, Guitar plus Dual Voice (combine two voices at once)
Effect: Reverb, Effect, Brilliance
Volume: Master Volume Control
Controls: Dual, Metronome, Transpose, Touch (Hard/Medium/Soft/Fixed), Functions, Speaker ON/OFF
Recording/Playback: 2-Track recording/playback; 1 User Song, Tempo Adjustment, Synchro Start
Pedal: Sustain (Damper), Sostenuto, Soft
Metronome Tempo: 32-280 bpm
Pitch Control: 427.0 Hz ‰ 453.0 Hz (Standard Pitch 440.0 Hz) in about 0.2 Hz steps
Demo Songs: 14 Voice Demo Songs, 50 Preset Songs with Song Book
Jacks/Connectors: MIDI (In/Out/Thru), To Host, Headphones X 2, Aux In, Aux Out (L/L+R, R), Aux Out (Level Fixed) (L,R)
Main Amplifiers: 20W x 2
Speakers: 16cm x 2
Dimensions (W x D x H): 53 15/16 x 20 3/8 x 33 7/16 in.
Weight: Kg. 50.802 (112 lbs 7 oz.)