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Yamaha ARIUS YDP-141 Digital Piano with Bench
 
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Yamaha ARIUS YDP-141 Digital Piano with Bench

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Product Features

  • 88-key GHS (Graded Hammer Standard) weighted action keyboard
  • New Dynamic Stereo Sampling AWM piano with 64-note polyphony
  • 2-track recorder with Flash-ROM song storage
  • Polished silver-colored Damper, Soft and Sostenuto pedals


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 55.9 x 22.4 x 16.7 inches ; 90 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 123 pounds
  • Shipping: This item can only be shipped to the 48 contiguous states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B003KVKSZS
  • Item model number: ARIUS YDP-141
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #31,459 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 1, 2010

Product Description

Yamaha ARIUS YDP-141 Digital Piano with Bench

Yamaha ARIUS YDP-141 Digital Piano with Bench

    Key Features

  • 88 Key Graded Hammer (GH) keyboard offers quality and a natural playing feel
  • 3-level Advanced Wave Memory (AWM) Dynamic Stereo Sampling
  • Damper pedal with half-damper effect, giving nuanced expressive control
  • "64-note polyphony" - Rich expressive power, free from sound cutoff even when the sutain pedal is used
  • "2 Track Recording" - Record and play back your performances. Convenient for piano lessons
  • 50 Preset piano songs and a music book

Perfect for beginning students and experienced players alike, the ARIUS Series provides true piano sound and feel.

Perfect for beginning students and experienced players alike, the ARIUS Series provides true piano sound and feel. the Graded Hammer Standard keyboard of the YDP-141 make it a true joy to play, both in practice and in performance. The 3-level AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling Voices deliver remarkably authentic sound. Moreover, the damper pedal includes a half-damper effect, giving you nuanced expressive control over the sustained sound. Dual Voice capability lets you play two different instrument sounds at the same time, while a 2-track song recorder allows you to capture your original musical ideas and performances.

Yamaha ARIUS YDP-141 Digital Piano with Bench

Advanced Wave Memory (AWM) Dynamic Stereo Sampling

The AWM (Advanced Wave Memory) is a sampling system which creates the realism of an acoustic instrument by using digital technology to record the instrument sound and applying high-quality digital filter technology to the recorded audio samples. The waveform of the sound created by playing the key of an acoustic piano differs depending on the playing strength from pianissimo to fortissimo. The AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling can produce such dynamic nuances by recording samples of various playing strengths. The greater the number of samples used, the higher the expression.

The piano sound is a sampling from one Yamaha Full Concert Grand Piano "CFIIIS", which has won high acclaim at the world's most famous concert halls and music competitions. The best piano was selected, and an experienced tuner adjusted it to ensure it was in top condition. Sampling is carefully performed over a long period, from when the sound starts until it fades out, to reproduce a natural sound and attenuation not commonly seen in digital pianos. In addition, they also focus on the change in timbre due to the strength or weakness of the key strike that is unique to acoustic pianos. Sound sampling covered more than 10 stages of key strike strength for each keyboard.

The Yamaha development team spent a lot of time together with pianists in thorough pursuit of the optimum touch and timbre combination, resulting in the achievement of natural sound changes that sound like a person is actually playing a grand piano, no matter how the keyboard is played.

64-note Polyphony

Conventional digital pianos quickly run out of notes during fast, dense legato passages: sustained notes are cut off as the instrument "steals" notes to make room for new notes. A maximum of 64 notes can be played at once. Featuring 64-note polyphony, the YDP-161 allows the performance of dense passages even when layering sounds via the Dual Voice feature. Yamaha's technology ensures there is no unnatural sound cut-off even during heavy sustain pedal usage so no notes are lost during performance.

Half-Pedal Control Widens the Range of Expression

Sustain length can vary "step-by-step" depending on how far the pedal is pressed. The further you press the pedal, the more the sound sustains. Yamaha focuses on the expressive power of pedaling. Three pedals are attached to the cabinet: damper, soft, and sostenuto. The damper pedal offers a half-pedal response that can handle micro-adjustments of its strength.

Graded Hammer (GH) Keyboard offers quality and a natural playing feel

Yamaha, using its century-old grand piano-making expertise, created a keyboard that offers a natural playing feel. Just as on a traditional acoustic piano, lower notes on a GH keyboard have a heavier touch, while the higher ones are more responsive to lighter playing. With stability and endurance in response to any kind of performance, it offers the reliability and quality expected of Yamaha keyboards.

50 Preset Piano Songs and Song Book Included

A selection of 50 different piano songs is provided for your listening pleasure. These recordings were chosen for their beauty as well as their functionality. Since many of the songs are classic piano pieces, anyone taking lessons can listen to them for reference.

6 Voices

In addition to the realistic Grand Piano Voice, you can play other instruments like Vibraphone, Electric Piano, Harpsichord and Church Organ. There’s also a rich Strings Voice that sounds great when used in Dual Voice mode with the Acoustic Piano.

Filled with Convenient Functions

The YDP-141 never requires tuning or any other service required by an acoustic piano. It also comes with two headphone jacks so you can play any time of day or night. There’s also a built-in metronome essential for practicing, a headphone hanger, and many more convenient features.

Music Software Downloader lets you transfer purchased music data to the instrument

Use the Yamaha free software Music Software Downloader1 to transfer music data on the PC (MIDI) to the instrument's built-in memory. (Music Software Downloader is compatible with Windows only.) Requires the USB-MIDI interface "UX-16" to transfer the files.

Variable touch sensitivity

Select the hard, medium or soft setting to match your playing style or finger strength. Turn off sensitivity for a fixed response setting, ideal when playing the organ.

Yamaha ARIUS YDP-141 Digital Piano with Bench

Damper Resonance

Damper Resonance samples provide rich and evolving tones produced by pedaling. Using these comprehensive gradations, YDP-141 can realistically reproduce the complex sounds of a grand piano.

2-Track/1-Song Recorder

The easy to use, built-in 2-track recorder lets you capture your music and plays it back. Play both hands together and use the second track to add a different part. Or play one part at a time and rehearse complicated pieces. There's also a built-in metronome to help you stay in perfect time. You can also transfer recorded songs to your computer using Yamaha’s free Music Downloader software [http://www.yamahamusicsoft.com/en/msd_download /intro] for storage, further editing or displaying your performance as music notation.

Product Specifications
Keyboard: 88 Graded Hammer (GH) Keyboard
Touch Sensitivity: Hard/Medium/Soft/Fixed
Dimensions (W x H x D): 53-7/16" x 32-1/16" x 16-5/8"
Weight: 79 lbs. 6 oz.
Number of Pedals: 3
Half Pedal: Yes
Pedal Functions: Damper, Sostenuto, Soft
Key Cover Style: Sliding
Internal Memory: 845KB
Speakers: 2 Oval (12 cm x 6 cm)
Amplifiers: 2 x 6W
Metronome: Yes (32-280 Tempo)
Transpose: -6 to 0, 0 to +6
Preset Songs: 6 Demo Songs, 50 Preset Piano Songs
Number of Polyphony (Max.): 64
Yamaha ARIUS YDP-141 Digital Piano with Bench

Similar Yamaha Products to Consider

Yamaha ARIUS YDP-161 Digital Piano with Bench
Yamaha ARIUS YDP-161 Digital Piano with Bench -- Perfect for beginning students and experienced players alike, the ARIUS YDP-161 provides true piano tone and touch. The GH keyboard and 3-level AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling voices deliver remarkably authentic sound and natural expressiveness. The damper pedal includes a half-damper effect, giving you nuanced expressive control over sustained notes. Dual voice capability lets you play two different instrument sounds at the same time, and a 2-track song recorder allows you to capture your original musical ideas and performances.Stepping up to the YDP-161 provides true piano sound and feel. The 128-note polyphony responds to the beginner and experienced player, both in practice and in performance.
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Yamaha ARIUS YDP-V240 Digital Piano With Bench -- Yamaha's YDP-V240 is an ensemble console digital piano with an 88-note keyboard, 4.6 inch LCD display, and graded hammer-standard weighted action. Three-level stereo sampled voices deliver remarkably authentic sound, and a wide selection of realistic accompaniment is also on-board. 238 types of DSP (Digital Signal Processor) effects can be added to the Main and Dual Voices. These range from reverb-like ambience effects to distortion and other dynamic processing tools. Enhance your sound, or completely transform it. A real joy to play, whether you're practicing or performing.
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Yamaha ARIUS YDP-181 Electronic Piano with Bench, Rosewood -- Perfect for beginning students and experienced players alike, the ARIUS / YDP series provides true piano sound and feel. The Graded Hammer keyboard makes it a true joy to play, both in practice and in performance. The 3-level AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling Voices deliver remarkably authentic sound, and YDP-181 incorporates a USB device port for storing songs recorded on the instrument. Moreover, the damper pedal includes a half-damper effect, giving you nuanced expressive control over the sustained sound. Dual Voice capability lets you play two different instrument sounds at the same time, while a 2-track song recorder allows you to capture your original musical ideas and performances.


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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful
By Kat
I will be the first to admit, this is not the top of the line piano- that being said, this is still a pretty substantial digital piano. Basically, this has everything that the mid-level piano player needs and even some things that are nice to have.

Out of the box, it took me about 30 minutes to assemble everything (they keyboard, stand, and bench). Assembly was simple, and didn't really require the instructions. The only tool needed was a philips screwdriver. Also, the high notes don't sound great with the default voice.

I have to agree with everyone else- the hammer action is not 100% realistic, but I find it adequate for my use and it is definitely something that you get used to. The key weight is decent, and this is definitely a step up from most portable keyboards.

A feature that is really nice to have on this is the MIDI in and out. May use it in the near future!

Overall, this digital piano is great- it is light enough to move around the house when you need to, but small enough to take up a minimal amount of space. The playing is nice and comfortable, but you will probably have to get used to the hammer action- I found that once I did, I didn't really have any problems.

Given the price difference to the next model up, this is a great value, and I would totally buy it again. If you are a serious pianist, I would have to recommend throwing in the extra couple hundred dollars for the next model- but if you are a mid-level player who only plays for fun, this is a decent digital piano!
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a decent digital piano February 6, 2011
I was lingering between Casio 420 and this model when I planned to buy a digital piano, then I bought this one because yamaha is a better brand.

I got this digital piano from Kraft music. I was really excited as I received it and put it up all together. The piano is very nicely crafted and everything is very sturdy when I put it together with my friend's help. However, when I turned on the power and started to play with it, it is not very impressive as I wished it to be, maybe I shouldn't have expected that much from a $1000 worth digital piano. I played real piano before, which is what I wished the digital piano to at least sound like. I guess it default piano voice is not very good, and when I played the upper half of the keyboard, it sounds like it is from the speaker. The problem is quite obvious. Then I tried the second piano voice, it is not bad. It does not easily make you feel it is from the speaker.

The hammer action, I would say, is still different from the real piano, even though there is some hammer action effect. There is a key (the 5th C) makes a little weird sound when I played it. It is pretty obvious when I listen to it in the headphone, it is not that obvious when I play out loud with speaker. I guess maybe I am just very sensitive to sound.

Overall, this is a playable and piano-like digital piano. I would say this is for a entry level piano learner rather than a medium to higher level player.

I definitely will buy a real piano in the future when I have my own house.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really well done August 22, 2011
By Bman
We paid just at 1145 with tax. Included a nice looking bench also.

What I really like:

1. Easy to assemble and looks great
2. Simple design without tons of buttons but still has plenty of functionality if you read the instructions.
3. Lower key range has slightly heavier key action than the upper register. Very cool and very much like a real piano.
4. Sounds are great and not too many.
5. Double headphone jacks and even the sustenuto pedal works just like the real deal.
6. Midi in/out and memory space available to import songs from my computer and store them.
7. Recording mode for a main and secondary part (like record your right hand part and then your left hand part separately if you wish)
8. You can quickly and easily transpose the keys (if jamming with someone who tunes down to Eb or something)
9. Metronome is built in and quickly adjustable to the exact setting you want without an obnoxious LED screen.
10. Built in dust cover just like a real piano.
11. My six year old figured out 70% of the functions within 30 minutes so it is very easy to operate.
12. 50 nice demo songs, a book that has those 50 so you can play along and it even allows you to play each hand separately in demo mode while you play the other. Very cool.

Cons:

1. Heavy to get in the door alone but managed it with a dolly.
2. The sustain pedal works pretty well on the default setting but you can adjust the reverb setting to make it sound a little more realistic.

Bought ours at Sam-Ash and they were super helpful. Only real difference between this one and the 161 was the amount of sounds and we won't be taking this baby out to the gig so didn't need to pay $500 more for a few more sounds. I would suggest taking that $500 and buying a smaller keyboard to play out with.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great piano and a good price April 20, 2011
By JohnL
this is my first digital piano, having grown up playing only "real" pianos for decades. Decided to get back into it and this piano has a nice keyboard and pedal action and pretty good build quality.

It has a number of online youtube reviews which prompted me to give it a try and these will be more comprehensive that what i'll say-

For around a thousand bucks, this makes a great home companion that does not require much space and has enough features to satisfy both amateur players like myself and expandability for those that might be interested in something more. assembly and setup instructions could have been a little better, but they are not insurmountable with patience. I've had the piano for about 2.5 months now and feel quite happy with the purchase.
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