Yamaha YDPS34 – read our review here
Modern Style, Compact Design
In response to changes to the design of the modern home, the Yamaha YDPs34 is purposefully compact and minimalist in style, and yet still retains a sleek, modernistic look, suitable for any decor.
The YDPS34 is particularly-suited to students living in halls or shared accommodation, where space is at a premium, as the key cover folds down to form a flat surface, ideal for doubling as a desk or laptop stand.
Yamaha believes in a piano design to suit all circumstances; every pianist should be able to enjoy a great instrument, whatever space they have available.
An Authentic Experience
In spite of it’s minimalism, the Yamaha YDPS34 is packed with technology designed to offer the most realistic grand piano-playing experience possible in this price range.
The Yamaha CFXIII 9′ concert grand is sampled beautifully over a full 88-key range here, all facilitated by Yamaha’s GHS (Graded Hammer Standard) key mechanism, complete with a fully-mechanical key action.
Yamaha are piano makers first and foremost – and the Yamaha YDPS34 certainly benefits from this expertise.
YDPS34 | Features
Yamaha’s Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC) is a technology which allows for the YDPS34 to be played at low volumes, with no loss in high or low frequency fidelity. This means practice at a considerate volume without sacrificing the richness of the sound of the instrument – a crucial aspect.
The Yamaha YDPS34 features Stereophonic Optimiser technology, a Yamaha concept, which allows for less fatigue whilst playing through headphones via the introduction of ‘space’ between the player and the earpiece. This also provides the added benefit of a more naturalistic sound for the player, as opposed to the synthetic and harsh sound traditionally experienced through direct to headphone playing.
Sound & Versatility
The Yamaha YDPS34 features 2 8 watt amplifiers, powering 2 x 12 speakers, and a sampling polyphony of 192, delivering a rich and balanced sound across a huge range of available tones.
The YDPS34 can be connected to a DAW via USB to host, allowing you to control your VST/AU instruments with the instrument’s keys, blending authenticity and versatility with ease.
Connect and control the features of the YDPS34 with your smart device using Yamaha’s Smart Pianist app, which is even capable of showing you the chords for songs in your iOS music library so you can accompany your favourite artists.