Perfect for beginning students and experienced players alike, the ARIUS Series provides true piano sound and feel. the Graded Hammer Standard keyboard of the YDP-140 make it a true joy to play, both in practice and in performance. The 3-level AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling Voices deliver remarkably authentic sound. Moreover, the damper pedal includes a half-damper effect, giving you nuanced expressive control over the sustained sound. Dual Voice capability lets you play two different instrument sounds at the same time, while a song recorder allows you to capture your original musical ideas and performances.
Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) Keyboard
Just as on a traditional acoustic piano, lower notes on a GHS keyboard have a heavier touch, while the higher ones are more responsive to lighter playing. The matte finish of the black keys enhances the keyboard's luxurious appearance.
Variable Touch Sensitivity
Select the hard, medium or soft setting to match your playing style or finger strength. Turn off sensitivity for a fixed response setting, ideal when playing the organ Voice.
Advanced Wave Memory (AWM) Dynamic Stereo Sampling
The AWM (Advanced Wave Memory) is a sampling system that creates the realism of an acoustic instrument by using digital technology to record the instrument sound and applying high-quality digital filter technology to the recorded audio samples. The waveform of the sound created by playing the key of an acoustic piano differs depending on the playing strength from pianissimo to fortissimo. The AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling can produce such dynamic nuances by recording samples of various playing strengths. The greater the number of samples used, the higher the expression.
Conventional digital pianos quickly run out of notes during fast, dense, legato passages - sustained notes are cut off as the instrument "steals" notes to make room for new notes. A maximum of 64 notes can be played at once.
The built-in continuous or "half-damper" pedal allows for increased nuance and subtlety during sustained passages. This is done by allowing continuously increasing amounts of note sustain from slight to full, just like an acoustic piano.
The built-in, 2-track song recorder allows you to record 2 independent parts. For example, you could record yourself playing the left-hand part on one track and the right-hand part on another. This is a great way to learn how to play a difficult piece, one hand at a time. You could also record a string part on one track and a piano part on the other, an easy way to hear song and arrangement ideas.
Best of all, you can change tempo or Voices even after you've recorded your performance. Using MusicSoft Downloader and a compatible USB MIDI interface like the Yamaha UX16, you can transfer your user song to a personal computer for backup, printing with a scoring program or further editing using a MIDI sequencing program.
There's also a built-in metronome to help you stay in perfect time.
Dimensions Width 1,357mm (53-7/16")
Height 815mm (32-1/16")
Depth 422mm (16-5/8")
Weight Weight 37kg (79 lbs., 6oz)
Keyboard Number of Keys 88
Type Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) Keyboard with Matte Black Keytops
Touch Sensitivity Hard/Medium/Soft/Fixed
Pedal Number of Pedals 3
Half Pedal Yes
Functions Damper, Sostenuto, Soft
Panel Language English
Key Cover Key Cover Style Sliding
Music Rest Yes
Tone Generation Tone Generating Technology AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling
Number of Dynamic Levels 3
Polyphony Number of Polyphony (Max.) 64
Preset Number of Voices 6
Types Reverb 4 types
Functions Dual/Layers Yes
Preset Number of Preset Songs 6 Demo Songs, 50 Piano Preset Songs
Recording Number of Songs 1
Number of Tracks 2
Data Capacity 100KB (ca. 11,000 notes) for User Song
Recording Function Yes
Compatible Data Format Playback SMF (Format 0)
Recording SMF (Format 0)
Overall Controls Metronome Yes
Tempo Range 32-280
Transpose -6 to 0, 0 to +6
Storage and Connectivity
Storage Internal Memory 845KB
Connectivity Headphones x 2
Amplifiers and Speakers
Amplifiers 6W x 2
Speakers Oval (12cm x 6cm) x 2
Power Supply Adaptor (PA-150 or equivalent)