Rich resonance and subtle accurate reproduction
CFX Binaural Sampling
Yamaha’s advanced binaural sampling technology uses samples from the CFX, Yamaha’s acclaimed concert grand piano, recorded with specialized microphones that capture locational information and other nuances discerned by the human ear. The resulting sound is so natural, so enveloping, that you’ll soon forget you’re even wearing headphones at all.
VRM physical modeling—the distinctive reverberation generated by the entire body of a concert grand piano
In a grand piano, sound resonates throughout the body of the instrument, producing a rich reverberation that envelops the listener in sound. This phenomena is reproduced perfectly through enhanced Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM). The original VRM calculates the various states of the strings for each of the 88 notes on the keyboard, from one instant to the next, and timing and depth of damper pedals pressed. The enhanced VRM now also calculates aliquot resonance in the upper octaves, and the full resonance of the soundboard, rim, and frame. This technology allows for vivid, bright, richly-varied expression that reflects the limitless number of factors inherent in piano performance.
By day the SILENT Piano™ is a world-renowned Yamaha acoustic piano. By night, the neighbors won’t hear a thing. SILENT Piano™ puts the sound and presence of the world’s finest 9ft concert grands in your headphones. Simply switch your Yamaha acoustic piano into SILENT mode and Yamaha’s digital technology reproduces the acoustic tones, nuanced colors, and resonance so faithfully you’ll almost forget you’re wearing headphones.
What is a SILENT Piano™?
While the sounds of piano practice generally fill a home with joy, there are times when a quiet atmosphere is necessary. That’s where the technology of Yamaha’s silent piano can add harmony to a home. When the SILENT Piano™ function is activated, the hammers will no longer hit the strings and instead, a highly sophisticated sensor-technology captures all movements of the keys and sends them to the digital tone module. Play a real acoustic piano with headphones at any time, day or night without being disturbed or disturbing others. The Yamaha Silencing System is unsurpassed. It allows for 24-hour practice and includes a variety of features, such as a range of pre-installed sounds, being able to record your own performances or connecting mobile devices to use the latest Apps.