Yamaha B2E SC3 Silent Piano Polished Ebony Chrome Fittings
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The Yamaha B2SC3 Silent piano is an amazing acoustic piano with the benefit of having 12 digital sounds that you can access via headphones. The key action is nice and responsive, the acoustic sound is great and it has a lovely rich tone. When you press the middle pedal and move it to the left it locks a bar across inside the piano preventing the hammers from hitting the strings, and therefore other than a bit of key noise its silent. Through the headphones you can then play silently with the 12 onboard sounds it has. By connecting the piano via a cable, Bluetooth or wirelessly to a tablet or smartphone you can access other features using the 'Yamaha Smart Pianist' app. This allows you to change the sounds, effects, play songs, transpose and more. This piano is ideal if you want to play later at night or whilst other people are in the same room and it has MIDI too so you can connect it to our devices via USB. It also has a metronome and 20 Rhythms you can use on headphones too! This one has a beautiful polished ebony cabinet and chrome fittings, rather than the traditional brass finishes found on most pianos. I think this piano is excellent value, looks fantastic and has some extremely useful features.
Graham Blackledge - Rimmers Music
More About The Yamaha B2E SC3 Silent Piano
What is Silent Piano?
When the SILENT Piano™ function is activated, the hammers will no longer hit the strings and instead, a highly sophisticated sensor-technology captures all movements of the keys and sends them to the digital tone module. Play a real acoustic piano with headphones at any time, day or night without being disturbed or disturbing others. The Yamaha Silencing System is unsurpassed, allowing 24hr practice as well as possessing many other features including a range of pre-installed sounds, being able to record your own performances or connecting mobile devices to use the latest Apps.
Two World-Renowned Piano Sounds
You can play SILENT Piano™ SC3 type with the voices of CFX, Yamaha’s finest concert grand piano, and Bösendorfer’s legendary Imperial. All 88 keys are sampled individually. As Yamaha’s flagship grand piano, the majestic CFX boasts a wide palette of tonal colors, from sparkling high notes to powerful bass tones. The legendary Bösendorfer, meanwhile, is renowned for its sonorous and rich Viennese sound.
12 Various Voices
SILENT Piano™ SC3 type offers total 12 pre-installed sounds such as electric pianos, harpsichord, organs, strings, choir, and synth pad, allowing you to select the ideal voice to match your preferred musical genre.
CFX Binaural Sampling
Yamaha’s advanced binaural sampling technology uses samples from the CFX, Yamaha’s acclaimed concert grand piano, recorded with specialized microphones that capture locational information and other nuances discerned by the human ear. The resulting sound is so natural, so enveloping, that you’ll soon forget you’re even wearing headphones at all.
VRM physical modeling—the distinctive reverberation generated by the entire body of a concert grand piano
In a grand piano, sound resonates throughout the body of the instrument, producing a rich reverberation that envelops the listener in sound. This phenomena is reproduced perfectly through enhanced Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM). The original VRM calculates the various states of the strings for each of the 88 notes on the keyboard, from one instant to the next, and timing and depth of damper pedals pressed. The enhanced VRM now also calculates aliquot resonance in the upper octaves, and the full resonance of the soundboard, rim, and frame. This technology allows for vivid, bright, richly-varied expression that reflects the limitless number of factors inherent in piano performance.
Stereophonic Optimizer (Piano Voices other than CFX Grand)
Stereophonic Optimizer is an effect which reproduces the natural sound distance, like with the sound of Binaural Sampling, even though you are listening to it on headphones. When one of the Piano Voices other than CFX Grand is selected, the Stereophonic Optimizer is enabled.
From staccato to legato, superbly expressive sound that responds to the player’s touch
Featuring Yamaha Smooth Release technology, SILENT Piano™ SC3 type offers the crisp tone heard when playing staccato as well as the lingering sound produced by releasing the keys more. This provides finely-nuanced response to the pianist’s playing.
The moment a pianist’s fingers are lifted from the keys of a grand piano, subtle changes occur in the instrument’s tone as the damper is lowered onto the strings to mute its sound. Key-Off samples features actual recordings of these changes, offering a faithful reproduction of the most subtle changes in the piano’s sound, allowing for a more realistic performance.
Under each of the 88 keys is a Yamaha-unique continuous-detection grey-scale shutter key sensor. These sensors detect the movement of the keys continually, allowing natural musical expression even when the piano is in SILENT Piano™ function. Since they do not come into contact with the keys, these sensors do not affect the feel of the keyboard in any way.
Quick escape system
Grand piano with SILENT Piano™ SC3 type features a quick escape system that allows the sound muting mechanism to be fitted to a grand piano without sacrificing any of the playability or musical expression demanded of such instruments in an acoustic performance. This system allows optimal separation to be obtained between the hammers and strings by adjusting the distance between the hammers and strings, ensuring that the feel of the keyboard stays in the best possible condition whether playing acoustically or with the sound muted.
Smart Pianist App
The smart device app “Smart Pianist” (available as a free download) enables you to use the functions such as selecting Voices, controlling the metronome intuitively with the visualized interface, or display the score on your smart device.
The UD-WL01 USB Wireless LAN Adaptor (sold separately) is required to use Smart Pianist over a wireless connection.
Sophisticated & simple design of the control panel
The control unit has been given a sophisticated design that unobtrusively blends with the piano itself. Moreover, the simple controllers allow you to operate the instrument easily.
The USB TO HOST terminal allows you to connect to a computer or portable device and record high-quality audio without the need for an additional interface. AUX IN allows listening the sound from the external devices (sound source modules and music players).
Built-in recording and play back functions
SILENT Piano™ SC3 type can record one song in the internal memory. Additionally, connecting commercially available USB memory to the unit allows you save recording data, and play back songs.
Simple and compact headphones that come with SILENT Piano™ SC3 type let you enjoy professional-grade sound quality.
SILENT Piano™ SC3 type has a built-in metronome that can be used in SILENT Piano™ function so that players can listen to precise rhythm while they play.
This is a remarkable acoustic piano that can be played silently while letting you adjust the volume, retaining the rich and complex sound that’s unique to an acoustic instrument. Switch to Quiet mode and the hammers are stopped just before hitting the strings, while keystroke movements are read by optical sensors. These trigger the internal tone generator which reproduces a digitally sampled piano sound in your headphones. The result is an exceptionally natural acoustic piano sound that you can enjoy playing at any time, without worrying about your surroundings.
Wonderfully rich listening on headphones and no outside sound.
In Quiet mode, you can immerse yourself in the luxuriant, natural sound of Binaural Sampling and Grand Expression Modeling, while completely forgetting that you’re wearing headphones.
Intuitive operation and full functionality using the dedicated app.
The Smart Pianist app connects you with an exciting new world of ways to enjoy piano playing. You can use it to analyse songs on your smart device and automatically generate piano scores (chord charts), or take advantage of the intuitive, at-a-glance functions to control the volume, instrument sound selection and other features.
Record and review your performances.
Record your performance with a single button press and listen back right away. Or use the USB recording feature to store your performances in WAV format to USB flash memory, so you can keep them on your computer as a record of your progress.
Add Rhythm For A Dynamic Performance.
There are 20 different rhythms built into the SILENT Piano™ comprising percussion, drums and bass. Select the desired accompaniment pattern and enjoy playing with your own personal backing band.
Expand your horizons with new instrument sounds.
More than just a piano, this remarkable instrument also has different instrument sounds, including electric piano, harpsichord, organ, strings, and choir. Select your favourite sound to match the style of music you want to play and prepare to be inspired.
Improved Features Of the Yamaha 'SC3' Silent System Over The 'SC2' Silent System
Dimensions: Height: 113cm (44 1/2') | Width 150cm (59') | Depth 54cm (21 1/4')
Weight: 207 kg (467 lb)
Keyboard Key Surfaces
White: Acrylic resin, Key Surfaces | Black: Phenolic rersin
Hammer Type: B Series Special
Pedal Type: Damper/Silencing Pedal/Soft
Caster Type: Single Caster
Key Sensors: Non-contact continuous detection electromagnetic inductive sensor
Damper Pedal: Continuous detection sensor
Soft/Shift Pedal: On/Off detection sensor
Mechanism: Hammer shank stopper operated by centre pedal
Piano sound: Yamaha CFX | Bösendorfer Imperial
Binaural Sampling - Yes (CFX Grand & Bösendorfer Imperial Grand)
Grand Expression Modelling: Yes
Key-off Samples: Yes
Smooth Release: Yes
Polyphony (max.): 256
Preset Number of Voices: 12
Stereophonic Optimizer: Yes (Piano Voices other than CFX & Borsendorfer Grands)
Number of Preset Songs: 12 Voice Demo Songs, 50 Classics
Recording: Number of songs - 1
Data Capacity: Approx. 550KB
Playback - SMF (Format 0, Format 1)
Recording - SMF (Format 0)
Recording Time (max.) : 80 Minutes/Song
Playback: WAV (44.1 kHz, 16 bit, stereo)
Recording: WAV (44.1 kHz, 16 bit stereo)
Rhythm Patterns: 20
Tempo Range: 5 - 500
Transpose: - 6 - 0 - +6
Tuning: 414 - 440.0 - 466.8 Hz (approx. 0.2 Hz increments)
Internal Memory : approx. 550 KB
External Drives : USB flash Drive
DC IN : 16 V
Headphones : Stereo mini jack (x2)
AUX IN : Stereo mini jack
USB To Device: Yes
USB To Host: Yes
AC Adaptor : PA-300C (or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha)
Power Consumption : 11 W (When using PA-300C AC adaptor)
Auto Power Off : Yes
Attachment screws for headphone hanger
Separately Sold Accessories
USB wireless LAN adaptor (UD - WL01)
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