Yamaha U1TA PE Upright Piano Features Transacoustic Technology
An acoustic piano with a volume control, or a digital piano with strings? Yamaha today introduced its U1TA PE Professional Upright Piano at the 2014 NAMM Show, the first instrument of its kind to reproduce ALL sounds (in addition to the acoustic piano) from the soundboard rather than from a traditional speaker.
This product breakthrough is made possible through TransAcoustic technology, the name Yamaha has bestowed upon its proprietary innovation that will power a new breed of piano. At its most basic level, TransAcoustic technology turns the entire soundboard of the piano into one big “loudspeaker,” which means that ANY sound can be delivered through this naturally resonant piano component.
Yamaha U1TA PE
The U1TA has 19 additional instrument sounds onboard—various pianos, electric pianos, pipe organs, harpsichords and others—to vastly expand the creative possibilities in a variety of musical applications. But, unlike other digital instruments where sound emanates from fixed points (directional speakers), this piano’s novel use of the entire soundboard makes the resultant sound envelop the user as never before.
The new U1TA PE hybrid instrument is first and foremost a fine acoustic upright piano, with real strings. Its superb upright action, featured in Yamaha’s higher-end upright pianos, is inspired by the legacy of the immensely popular U1 acoustic upright piano, which has maintained its reputation for being a durable, reliable and professional upright for half a century. Yamaha has built more U1 pianos than the combined models produced by most piano manufacturers.
Yamaha today introduced its U1TA PE Professional Upright Piano at the 2014 NAMM Show, the first instrument of its kind to reproduce ALL sounds (in addition to the acoustic piano) from the soundboard rather than from a traditional speaker.
The new technology adds a unique method of playback and performance, enabling users to perform with a digital sound generated through the piano's soundboard with full volume control. They can also combine the acoustic piano sound with any number of digital sounds to create a lush multi-sound layer.
“The U1TA is an entirely new product concept,” said Jim Levesque, marketing manager, Hybrid Pianos, Yamaha. “There is nothing else like it on the market, and it’s amazing to hear the sound of our world-renowned nine-foot concert grand—the CFX—coming from this 48” upright instrument.”
Yamaha's latest development stretches the imagination and opens up a whole new world of possibilities for piano performance, including:
- Digital sounds with real acoustic string resonance and harmonics;
- Variable sound volume control to play digital sounds at low or high volumes;
- Yamaha Silent System integrated to keep the hammers from striking the strings, so that the instrument can be enjoyed silently through headphones;
- Headphone connectivity with CFX Binaural sampling;
- Ability to layer digital sounds with acoustic piano sound.
The Yamaha U1TA PE Professional Upright Piano will ship in April.
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