Yamaha YC88 88 Key Stage Keyboard with Drawbar Organ & Natural Wood Graded Hammer Action
Designed for performance, YC Stage Keyboards feature Virtual Circuitry Modeling (VCM) Organ technology with physical Drawbars, extensive real-time control, and authentic acoustic / electric piano and FM synth sound.
A musician with a strong affinity for the piano and/or even an appropriate education will appreciate the YC88’s “Natural Wood Graded Hammer” keyboard. In addition, the excellent tuning of the keyboard to the sound generation enables a dynamic that comes very close to playing on an acoustic piano. Nevertheless, the YC88 offers all the important sounds from the immense range of the YC Series beyond the excellent classical pianos and e.pianos. For example, when playing an organ, a second keyboard can be integrated via MIDI - all other sounds can be controlled, too. Individual assignments for external keyboards can be saved for each individual Live Set.
SOUND When it comes to versatility, YC is a virtuoso. Featuring premium keyboard sound with more possibilities than ever. Choose from authentic Yamaha grand/upright pianos, electric pianos and keyboard to a tonewheel organ with rotary speaker, synths, acoustic sounds, and more. Our proprietary Virtual Circuitry Modeling (VCM) recreates the circuits of vintage analog EQs, compressors and phasers right down to the transistors and resistors to capture the subtleties other digital simulations can’t. It’s like having an incredible sounding keyboard with everything, to go. In addition to the three FM organ models, the 8-Operator FM engine in YC shines with various FM e-piano classics as well as other FM sounds from the categories lead, bass, brass, pads, and more. These FM Voices offer real added value beyond VCM and sample-based sound generation.
The development of electronic or electro-mechanical organs began about 100 years ago. Although the pipe organ initially served as a model, electronic organs were used relatively quickly and increasingly in blues, rock, jazz, and pop music, simply because of their portability. Even today, the typical sound has lost none of its charm. The sound of the historical instruments was subject to technical limitations such as limited capacity of the tone generators, “leakage” (crosstalk of the pickups) or “key click”. With the development of the fully electronic organ (transistor organ), the challenge began to recreate exactly these sound limitations to come as close as possible to the original sound. As of today, this is of course no longer a problem at all with sample-based sound generation. However, a Sample is static and produces the same basic sound with every keystroke. This is where VCM (Virtual Circuitry Modeling) comes into play. With VCM technology, electronic circuits can be virtually “recreated” and then behave as “non-static” as the original. This allows maximum authenticity in the organ sound.
TOUCH At Yamaha, we put everything we’ve learned over the last 100 years into everything you touch. Whether you prefer the natural feel of a graded acoustic piano, the balanced touch of an electric piano or a waterfall keyboard with authentic organ action, there’s a YC that’s right for you. It’s no wonder more players reach for Yamaha keyboards than any other.
YC88 NATURAL WOOD WITH TRIPLE SENSOR ACTION The natural wood keys and graded action of the YC88 reproduce the weight and response of a grand piano right down to the feel of the heavy or light hammers in the low and high ends. YC88 also features a triple sensor action for pianists accustomed to the response and speed of grand pianos. You get the touch of a Yamaha acoustic piano with the unmatched versatility of the YC.
- Sound Engine: VCM Organ, AWM2, and FM
- NW-GH3 (Natural Wood Graded Hammer) keyboard: synthetic ebony and ivory keytops, 88 keys
- 9 Drawbar Controllers
- Integrated Effects
- Rotary Speaker simulation
- Master EQ
- 160 Live Sets
- Split/Layer functionality
- Pitch and Modulation Lever
- OUTPUT [L]/[R] (XLR jacks, BALANCED)
- 2 Line Outputs: 6.3 mm jack
- 2 Line Inputs: 6.3 mm jack
- Stereo Headphones Output: 6.3 mm jack
- MIDI (DIN) [IN]/[OUT]
- USB [TO HOST]/[TO DEVICE]
- 2 Inputs for Foot Switches
- 2 Inputs for Foot Controllers
- Dimensions (W x D x H): 1,298 mm × 364 mm × 142 mm
- Weight: 18.5 kg
- USB Audio Interface (Stereo In/Out)
Whats In The Box
- Owner’s Manual
- Power cord
- Foot pedal (FC3A)
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