Real piano sound and feel, anywhere!
Most homes don't have the room for a grand piano. Even if yours does, you can't just throw a grand piano in the trunk and take it to the next gig. The Yamaha P70 piano puts all the sound and feel you'd expect from a real acoustic instrument into a compact and stylish digital device. Practice or perform anywhere with authentic, expressive playability.
Digital piano with AWM samples
Keyboard synthesizers are great for making many different sounds, but digital pianos have a more narrow focus, carefully reproducing the most detailed acoustic-piano characteristics. As one of the few manufacturers of both acoustic and electronic instruments, Yamaha is in a unique position to blend the two elements for the most realistic digital pianos available. They developed a special technique, known as Advanced Wave Memory (AWM) sampling, to capture all of the expressive, dynamic nuances of a true grand piano. AWM samples are recorded in stereo, giving you an accurate representation of every note across the stereo field. More than just tone, AWM samples contain the warmth and character that was only previously available with an acoustic instrument. Your performances will come alive with all the dynamic atmosphere of the finest pianos in the world.
Yamaha uses this same technology to capture other instruments for the P70, as well. With the flick of a switch, you can change from grand piano to electric piano, organ, harpsichord, vibraphone,…
strings, and more, all with AWM stereo quality. You can find the right tone for any song you want to play, adding a new dimension to your set list and creating different moods from song to song. Offset a dark piano sound with some lush strings or a soulful organ to add texture to your music. Your audience may not be able to explain why they're connecting with your performance in a new way, but you'll know. A total of ten individual voices are available from an easy-to-use patch bank, and the onboard reverb effect adds depth and rich ambience to your tone.
The sound quality is impressive, but when combined with the P70's detailed acoustic-piano feel, you get a digital piano that's truly amazing. It starts with Yamaha's Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) keyboard. While other digital pianos have the same action on every key, all 88 keys on the P70 are individually weighted with the touch and feel of a real grand piano. Bass keys have heavier action than treble keys, for the most authentic experience ever. Many acoustic players have trouble transitioning to keyboards because of their lack of "feel," but there's no learning curve with the P70. Close your eyes, strike a note, and you'll forget it needs electricity.
To further cement the acoustic illusion, the Yamaha P70's damping characteristics are much more realistic than typical keyboards. With the included F5 sustain pedal, you get standard ON/OFF damping. But when combined with a half-damping pedal such as the Yamaha F3 or the M-Audio SP2, you have access to 127 levels of pedal-depth for detailed playing expression. Control your dynamics, letting some notes ring long and clear while clamping down on others. Combined with the GHS keyboard, you can pour your personality into any composition, with nothing to inhibit your creativity.
P70 pianos are self-contained units, with their own onboard amplification and speaker systems. Yamaha's extensive electronics background shines again, with a lighter, much less bulky frame than similar digital pianos. Dual six-Watt amplifiers drive the 12 x 6 centimeter stereo speakers for full, clear sound. At about 52 inches wide, 14 inches deep, 5 inches high, and weighing-in at around 28 pounds, you can transport and set up your P70 wherever practice or performance dictates. Set it on a table top, or the optional keyboard stand for comfort and playability. An additional headphone out is perfect for late-night jam sessions or undisturbed practice. MIDI I/O connections are also available for controlling external drum machines, effects processors, or adding tracks to a digital recording environment. As a solo instrument or part of something bigger, you'll really appreciate the pristine sound quality and spot-on acoustic touch.
Onboard preset library
For performance and practice, the P70 comes loaded with a library of 50 preset songs. These presets can be triggered automatically for listening enjoyment, or you can mute left- or right-hand parts to build your chops in steps. Get comfortable with the melody, then work on figured bass and chording when you're ready. Experiment with different melody arrangements and chord rhythms within the presets to put your own stamp on a familiar tune.
The P70 digital piano includes an AC power adapter, music rest, and Yamaha F5 foot pedal. It is available in stylish black or silver to match any decor.