Silent functionality has been added to the GC1, a piano with the full resonant tone only a grand piano can possess, offering superior performance at an affordable price. This is an SH-type piano featuring a CFX sound source.
Unique Yamaha technology retains the all-important touch of the grand piano
Yamaha Silent Piano features a range of unique technologies that allow them to offer a touch that is astonishingly close to that of an acoustic grand piano even when in "Silent" mode.
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" mode. Since they do not come into contact with the keys, these sensors do not affect the feel of the keyboard in any way.
Yamaha Silent Piano are fitted with hammer sensors that allow even slow keystrokes or rapid trills that would be difficult for key sensors to detect to be read accurately. To ensure that they do not affect the feel of the keyboard in any way, Yamaha uses non-contact sensors.
Quick escape system
Silent Piano 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.
Realistic tonal colour for faithful reproduction
CFX Binaural Sampling
Maximum simultaneous polyphony of 256 notes
The maximum simultaneous polyphony on the SH type is 256 notes. With the increase in maximum simultaneous polyphony CFX sampling and piano effects can be utilized more effectively for enhanced precision in sound reproduction.
Large capacity (256MB) of wave memory
This increase in memory capacity enables the SH type to reproduce even the subtle difference in nuances brought by key touch and thus significantly increases the expressivity of performance.
Four types of piano effects for reproducing sounds that are characteristic of acoustic performance
Exclusive functions and superb operability of the SH type
The SH type has a built-in metronome that can be used in "Silent" mode so that players can listen to precise rhythm through headphones while they play.
19 tonal colours
19 voices, including harpsichord, pipe organ strings, celesta and jazz organ provide a wide range of musical expression.
Two recording systems (Built-in recorder and USB audio recorder)
User-friendly control panel
Blue-lit control buttons on the front panel are easy to identify and provide superb operability.
Open headphones and a variety of connection terminals
Equipped with AUX and MIDI terminals
Newly fitted with speaker output function
|Keyboard||Number of Keys||88|
|Key Surfaces - White||Acrylic resin|
|Key Surfaces - Black||Phenolic resin|
|Keyboard Action||Made by Yamaha|
|Hammer||GC Series Special|
|Pedal||Damper / Sostenuto / Shift|
|Caster||Type||Solid brass single casters|
|Lid||Prop Safety Stop||Yes|
|Key Cover||Lid/Fallboard Locks||No|
|Sensor System||Key Sensor||Noncontact continuous detection optical sensor|
|Hammer Sensor||Noncontact 2-point optical fiber sensor|
|Pedal Sensors||Damper pedal: continuous detection sensor, Sostenuto pedal: ON/OFF detection sensor, Shift pedal: ON/OFF detection sensor|
|Mechanism||Hammer shank stopper operated by motor drive|
|Action||Quick Escape mechanism|
|Digital Tone||Type||AWM Stereo Sampling|
|Sound Engine (Piano)||CFX Binaural Sampling|
|Piano Effects||Key-off Samples, String Resonance, Sustain Samples, Damper Resonance|
|Internal Tone||Polyphony (max)||256|
|Number of Voices||19 (dual 3)|
|Voice Selection (Playback)||480 XG Voices + 12 Drum / SFX kits|
|Functions||Reverb||Room / Hall 1 / Hall 2 / Stage|
|Pitch Control||414.8Hz to 468.8Hz|
|Preset Songs||53 (50 greats for the Piano + 3 piano demo)|
|USB Audio Recorder||Yes (WAV)|
|Connectors||Headphones||Mini Stereo Jack x 2|
|AUX IN/OUT||Mini Stereo Jack|
|Speaker Output||phone jack x 2|
|USB TO DEVICE||Yes|
|Power Supply||Power Consumption||17W (DC12V)|
|Auto Power Off||Yes|
|Accessories||AC adapter, Headphones, Headphones holder, Owner's manual, Music book "50 greats for the Piano"|