YC Series - YC61, YC73 and YC88
Yamaha premium acoustic grand pianos
YC Series features two premium concert grand pianos: the Yamaha CFX and Yamaha S700. These pianos provide full dynamic expression and nuance through meticulous recording and voicing.
With over 17 years of development, the Yamaha CFX is our flagship 9’ concert grand piano. The CFX offers sparkling highs, powerful bass with incredible dynamic range and the strength to project over a full symphony orchestra.
Built by Yamaha master artisans, the S700 is a handcrafted acoustic grand piano with the power to cut through dense arrangements and the control to remain expressive in solo and sparse settings. A staple from the S90 ES stage synthesizer and MOTIF ES music production synthesizer, the S700 remains one of the most popular grand piano Voices available today.
The Yamaha C7 holds the honor of being the most recorded piano in music history. Not only does its signature sound cut through dense mixes to work well with any kind of music requiring a bright piano, the C7 features an exceptionally expressive soft layer as well.
NASHVILLE C3 [OS v1.1]
The Nashville C3 is a small but character-rich grand piano engineered in conjunction with our Sound Design and Artist Relations teams. The piano was recorded in our Yamaha Entertainment Group Studios and processed with real analog tape for a distinctive vibe and character.
LIVE CF3 [OS v1.1]
The classic CF3 sound from the Yamaha CP300 stage piano is well-known among professional musicians. A great fit for both pop and gospel music, players will find that the CF3 offers the powerful sound they’re looking for.
Electric pianos & keyboards
REAL FM ELECTRIC PIANOS
Powered by the same technology that made the DX7 famous, YC Series features real 8-operator FM synthesis for full dynamic and expression that can’t be reproduced with samples.
Yamaha introduced the CP80 and CP70 electric grand pianos in 1978 to give musicians “portable” (It weighed over 300 pounds/130 kg!) grand piano sound that could cut through a live band. Now, the strength of the CP80 lives on in the CP73 and CP88 with a powerful sound that does for the piano what amplification did for guitar.
Suitable for all music genres, the 78 Rd tine electric piano boasts a high quality, smooth sound—great for pairing with effects like chorus, delay and reverb.
If you’re after a distinctive vibe with plenty of character, look no further than the 75 Rd. Its dirty, funkier sound with a nice low end “bark” works great for playing leads and parts requiring a more rhythmic approach.
The 73 Rd is a warm tine electric piano Voice with vintage vibe. This piano works nicely with ballads, early 70s fusion, Neo Soul or any time you need to support a singer or lead instrument.
73 RD STUDIO [OS v1.1]
This 1973 studio tine electric piano features smooth, warm tones, perfect for laying down chord beds in ballads, jazz and R&B.
74 RD STAGE [OS v1.1]
Another option when looking for something more aggressive, this bright electric stage piano works well for soloing or more syncopated rhythm parts.
With vintage and modern versions, the Wr reed electric piano voice is a staple of multiple genres from rock to soul. The YC Wr electric piano Voice provides three options (“Warm”, “Bright” and “Wide”) so you can match the sound to the musical setting.
Yamaha puts your favorite classic organ sounds in one powerful, compact stage keyboard. YC models three organ vintages - just out of the box, well-traveled and character-rich vintage. Need more? Go under the hood to adjust key click, leakage, rotary speaker speed and more to get the one-of-a-kind organ tone you’ve been searching for.
In 1983, Yamaha introduced the iconic sounds of FM (Frequency Modulation) synthesis to the world with the launch of the synthesizer DX7. Now YC Series brings FM synthesis to the organ for a new generation of players. Simply switch to FM Organ and your drawbars control 8 FM operators that send a pure sound with massive low end. Add rotary speaker or amp sim effects for character and vibe. Intuitive controls make it easy to discover new sounds. Or recreate classic transistor organ tones from warm to reedy to buzzy by choosing one of three popular FM Organ modes.
[New to OS v1.2]
Helping to broaden your creativity are three new FM organ types – titled F4, F5, and F6. These delve deeper into FM synthesis by adding modulators – or operators – that add upper harmonics to carriers, yet do not sound. The user interface of drawbars, coupled with modulators, create vastly new approaches to the traditional drawbar organ experience, bringing the traditional drawbar concept into the 21st century.
Synths, strings and more
YC Series features synth sounds for covering any gig or session. Split, layer or solo warm pads, lush strings, deep synth basses, synth leads, brass and more. The one to one YC control interface allows real-time interaction for instant sound creation.