Yamaha Reveals Dynamic New Apps, Multi-Tasking Keyboards and New Guitar Models at Summer NAMM 2012

World’s Largest Music Manufacturer Maintains Significant Presence at Nashville Music Industry Event

Nashville, Tennessee (PRWEB) July 12, 2012

At one of Summer NAMM 2012’s largest exhibits, Yamaha Corporation of America will introduce several new products, including the PSR-E433 keyboard, the P-105 portable digital piano, A Series Guitars in Vintage Sunburst finish and the FS700S and FSX700SCA guitars, as well as two new music apps, NoteStar and Synth Arp & Drum Pad. Yamaha Guitars will once again sponsor the perennial NAMM favorite, Muriel Anderson’s All Star Guitar Night, to be held Friday, July 13, at 8:30 pm in the Nashville Renaissance Hotel and featuring Yamaha Guitar Artists Don Alder and Ladd Smith.

At Booth 718 at the Nashville Convention Center, Yamaha will unveil updates to its recently launched NoteStar app for iPad, designed to give all piano and keyboard players the experience of playing with a real band. Summer NAMM 2012 attendees are invited to stop by the Yamaha booth to explore the media-rich digital sheet music program that motivates keyboard players by providing a dynamic, fun performance experience. Called “well-designed and versatile” by The New York Times, the app now features a convenient vocal muting option, which enables the performer (or performers) to sing along – Karaoke style. Since its release, NoteStar has been consistently adding 20 new song titles per month.

Yamaha will also debut the PSR-E433, a powerful new keyboard with all the tools needed to create compelling, professional-sounding music. Geared towards families looking for a versatile first keyboard, the PSR-E433 makes learning and experimenting fun. Experience DJ-style music-making with the PSR-E433's new DJ Pattern mode. In DJ Pattern mode, players can Mute tracks, change sections and transpose in real time. Assignable Live Control Knobs put users in the driver’s seat, empowering them to sculpt their sounds on the fly by adding effects, changing filter settings or modifying the stereo image from pinpoint thin to wider-than-the-speakers via the Ultra-Wide Stereo effect.

Players can also take 731 detailed instrument sounds for a spin, while USB connectivity lets users save and load settings directly to and from a USB flash drive and connect directly to a computer or iPad (Camera Connection Kit is required.)

Yamaha will celebrate the debut of the instrument with The PSR-E433 Facebook Sweepstakes. Learn more at http://www.4wrd.it/psre433promo.

On the digital piano front, Yamaha launches the P-105, a new compact, portable instrument, featuring the legendary Yamaha piano touch and tone. With core piano features for virtually any level of musician, the P-105 is an ideal practice instrument for the beginner-to-intermediate pianist, as well as the price-conscious semi-professional.

The Yamaha P-105 features an 88-note Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) weighted action keyboard, as well as the PureCF sound engine that recreates the sound of Yamaha's famous CFIIIS concert grand piano.

The versatile USB TO HOST port and line-level AUX outputs allow a variety of connectivity options with everything from an amplifier to an iPad. Additionally, with the optional Apple Camera Connection Kit, the world of Yamaha Apps like Piano Diary and NoteStar opens up all sorts of possibilities.

Yamaha Strings, part of the company’s Band & Orchestral Division, will highlight newer Silent Strings models at the show, including the SLB-200LTD Silent Bass, a performance-oriented upright bass designed with a compact body that makes transport a breeze, along with the SV-250 4-string and SV-255 5-string Acoustic-body Silent Violins.

Yamaha Guitars will be showcasing three new models, the critically acclaimed A Series guitars, now available in a gorgeous vintage burst finish, along with the FS700S and FSX700SCA, small body versions of the top-selling FG700S and FGX700SCA, respectively.

Yamaha also releases new Music Production apps for iPad, including the Synth Arp & Drum Pad, which turns an iPad into a powerful synthesizer and lets users play and produce phrases from a variety of musical genres, including dance music, hip-hop, rock and pop. The app features an arpeggiator with recorded patterns from 342 different types of instruments, which lets users play a variety of phrases with ease, drum pads that allow for the playing of multiple chords and percussion sounds with just one finger and 61 different software synthesizer timbres.

         This and other Yamaha Apps are also available from the App Store at half price through July 31. MIDI compatible apps include Faders & XY Pad, Keyboard Arp & Drum Pad and Set List Organizer. The MIDI-compatible TNR-i and Synth Arp & Drum Pad apps come with built-in sounds. Apps compatible with Yamaha synthesizers include Performance Editor Essential, Multi Editor Essential and Voice Editor Essential. The Cloud Audio Recorder for Motif XF only works with that keyboard, but the Cloud Audio Recorder is compatible with any instrument or accessory, as is the Metronome App.

         For detailed product information, please visit Yamaha's Summer NAMM 2012 web page.

         For more information, visit Yamaha at Booth 718 at Summer NAMM 2012 in the Nashville Convention Center or write Yamaha Corporation of America, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9011; e-mail infostation@yamaha.com; visit http://4wrd.it/USAYAMAHA.


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