Slim Line models bring a new dimension to the Clavinova range

The recently introduced CLP300 series Clavinovas have been very well received by pianists across the world. In addition to the current range, Yamaha is proud to present two new members of the CLP family, the CLP-S306 and S308. These elegant new models introduce a new design concept to traditional digital pianos – the new CLP Slimline series.

New Clavinova

This new concept has been specifically designed in response to market demand for an overall smaller cabinet whilst maintaining a full size, 88 note piano keyboard. These new models feature a reduced depth dimension all contained within a very stylish design. The new slim-line cabinet evokes the traditional elegance and atmospheric appeal of an upright piano but occupy a smaller footprint in the home. These instruments will appeal to traditionalists and modernists alike, thanks to the classic Polished Ebony finish and detail finishes such as chromed fittings. The same “Pure CF Sampling” technology featured in the CLP300 series has been included, ensuring the best possible piano sound reproduction – whilst Yamaha’s premium GH3 and Natural Wood keyboard action (S308 only) provide the ultimate in keyboard response and sensitivity.

The new models roster of features is completed with the inclusion of Yamaha’s unique Internet Direct Connection service, allowing access to hours of streaming background music and online practice aids.

Key Features

Unique new slimline console piano design in Polished Ebony
Pure CF Sampling technology with 3-level Dynamic Stereo Sample
GH3 keyboard with synthetic ivory keytops (CLP-S306)
Natural Wood keyboard (white keys only) with synthetic ivory keytops (CLP-S308)
Internet Direct Connection, Clavinova Radio and Exercise-On-Demand features
USB To Device

For more information contact your local Yamaha Clavinova dealer or visit http://www.yamahaclavinova.co.uk

Tip For 2009: The New Roland V-Piano

Roland proudly announces the next chapter in the V legacy … the V-Piano. Throw away all preconceived notions of what a digital piano was and is. This instrument changes everything.

New for 2009

The new Roland V-Piano: a revolutionary digital piano

The V-Piano has already been chosen one of the “Best in Show” products at NAMM 2009. One panelist said: “This is an unbelievable sound. The first time I heard it, I said it’s like sticking your head inside a Steinway D. If you thought the V-Drums revolutionized electronic drums or the V-Guitar [revolutionized guitars], this is beyond.”

Breaking Barriers

The V-Piano soars above the limitations of past technologies with its revolutionary “living” piano core, allowing every note to respond and evolve naturally, seamlessly, and perfectly without requiring samples. With the V-Piano, there is no velocity switching, and it provides a smooth, natural decay that must be heard to be believed.

Create Your Dream Collection

With the V-Piano you can choose from beautifully crafted vintage grand-piano presets or you can create your own custom dream collection. Vary the hardness of the virtual hammer felts. Experiment with exotic string configurations and tunings. Put a world-famous grand under your fingertips or play a futuristic piano that has never been heard before.

New PHA-III Ivory Feel keyboard

Even the most demanding pianist will appreciate the V-Piano’s new PHA-III Ivory Feel keyboard with Escapement This advanced keyboard technology reproduces the real feel of ivory for the natural keys and ebony for the sharps, and provides a true grand-piano touch and response. Even the subtle click feel when the “hammer” is released from the key (escapement) is reproduced.

Friendly Complexity

High technology doesn’t have to equate to high complexity for the pianist. With its clean control panel and logically designed user interface, the V-Piano is amazingly fast and friendly to navigate. Even deep-level editing is easy to access and understand. You’ll be customizing and creating new sounds within minutes of first touching the instrument.

For more info: visit the V-piano product page

New Release! KORG LP-350 Digital Piano

Announcing the LP-350 digital piano. Rich, expressive sound combined with a sleek and modern body. The modern slim-line, flat-top design will enhance your home – not only with its deeply expressive sound, but also with its beautiful appearance. Slim-line digital piano is a mere 27.7 cm deep!

AVAILABLE EARLY 2009!

Available in your choice of chic black or elegant white. Unique, flat-top design with no center hinge ensures a clean and functional appearance.

Piano sounds sampled directly from a concert grand piano at multiple velocity levels,  allowing you to enjoy richly musical and dynamically expressive performances.

For complete Korg LP-350 information, click here

Main features

  • Slim-line digital piano is a mere 27.7 cm deep. Available in your choice of chic black or elegant white.
  • Unique, flat-top design with no center hinge ensures a clean and functional appearance.
  • Piano sounds sampled directly from a concert grand piano – at multiple velocity levels – allowing you to enjoy richly musical and dynamically expressive performances.
  • Korg’s finest RH3 (Real Weighted Hammer Action 3) keybed provides an accurate grand piano touch.
  • Internal sound system utilizes bass reflex cabinet design for robust, powerful sound.
  • Authentic grand piano three pedal action – damper (half-pedaling), soft (half-pedaling), and sostenuto.
  • In addition to twelve piano sounds, a variety of organs, strings, vibes, guitar, clavs, choirs and harpsichord provide a total of thirty on-demand sounds.
  • Reverb offers ambience and depth; chorus effect adds motion and richness to the sound.
  • Touch Control provides three levels of touch sensitivity to accommodate any playing style
  • Convenient built-in metronome offers variable tempo, meter, and accent.
  • Dual headphone jacks are ideal for parent & child; student & teacher, or for sharing private practice.

Great Offer on Yamaha P-85 Contemporary Digital Piano

Dolphin Music is offering a pretty good deal on the new Yamaha P85! Play with authentic sound and remarkable expressiveness on a compact, sleek piano you can afford – under £500!

        

The Yamaha P85S Contemporary Digital Piano features 88 keys with improved graded hammer action, and improved multistrike piano sample recordings.

The P85S gives you realistic, acoustic-like touch response with Advanced Wave Memory (AWM) stereo-sampled piano voices in a compact digital piano with the high quality you expect from Yamaha. 64-note polyphony, a built-in song recorder and metronome, and stereo speaker system make the P85S is the perfect portable piano.

The headphone jack lets you practice in peace while the sleek, contemporary design fits in any room d‚cor.P85S  feature meticulous digital sampling of a full concert grand piano—that change in tone and volume depending on how you play—thanks to Yamaha’s sophisticated AWM stereo sampling.Realistic, acoustic-like touch response
Enjoy authentic, naturally expressive key touch—modeled after an actual acoustic piano, from the low notes to the high—with the Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) keyboard.Ultra-compact, stylish design
The attractive, slim, lightweight design of the instrument—less than 25 lbs.—suits virtually any room decor, while the built-in speaker system fills your room with luscious sound.Extensive voice selection and dual-voice function

The versatile P85S also gives you a variety of other high-quality instrument voices, including electric pianos, organs, strings, and harpsichord—plus a Dual Voice feature for playing two voices at once.

Exceptionally high-quality sound
The gorgeous piano sounds of the

Record your performance
You can capture your own playing with the song recording feature, then play it back for studying or accompaniment. There’s even a built-in metronome for practicing and recording in perfect time.

Expressive half-pedal control
Features a half-pedal effect that gives you greater acoustic-like expressive control over the sound (with optional FC3 Foot Controller or LP-5 Pedal Unit).

View Yamaha P-85 (Silver) page