Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series
Out of the entire Yamaha home digital piano Arius Series, Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series is the most characteristic model with the best price.
USB-TO-HOST function is upgraded from the previous model YDP141 as one of the best-selling Yamaha digital pianos.
The Yamaha Piano’s CFIII9’ grand sound has been sampled to sound in Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series .
The best quality of Yamaha digital pianos is the detailed accurate sound that provides comfort to the listeners.
Yamaha fans will praise the strength of Yamaha: rich and pure sound of Yamaha.
Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series is particularly very well-mixed in low and high-pitched sounds.
People will especially acknowledge the high-pitched sound of Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series especially. (this video is Yamaha YDP142 in action. Playing the song ‘George Winston – Joy’ on the Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series)
Most piano sounds can be divided in low, mid and high-pitch.
The prominent mid-pitched sounds are very hard to distinguish.
Most will distinguish only the low and the high-pitched sounds. This requires technique.
Preferences will differ among different individuals but the standard of quality matters on the quality felt from low and high-pitched sounds. In this subject, I strongly encourage the Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series .
Once you year the clear vibrant sound of Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series , you will become a fan of Yamaha Digital Pianos.
Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series has 88 weighted hammer action.
Although, Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series uses 88-weighted hammer action system but the keys are lighter.
However, keys are possible to control responsiveness and some weights can still be felt.
Thus, Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series is highly recommended for student children and novice leisure players.
Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series is a home-style digital piano.
The colors are black and dark rosewood and the bench is included.
The Body finish is also detailed and tidy therefore you can sense neatness.
Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series is priced at $1099.99 includes the bench.
If purchased from an authorized Yamaha dealer, Yamaha will provide 3 year part and labor warranty.
Sound — As stated above, Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series is a digital piano that uses sound samples from the Yamaha 9’ Concert Grand Piano CFIII’.
Low-pitched sounds are thick and grandeur and high-pitched sounds are pure, lively and clear-cut.
As a whole, the mixing of the sound is very well harmonized therefore the sound can be clear and beautiful during performance.
There are 3 different piano sounds: concert, upright, bright.
Also includes 7 different sounds: Organ, string, electric piano, harpsichord, vibraphone and more.
128 Polyphony gives sufficient comfort in the performance and has sound power of 12 X 12=24.
Yamaha Arius YDP 142 is a home-style digital piano.
We recommend for homes and churches.
If you love the ample, rich, vibrant sound of Yamaha, I would strongly endorse the Yamaha Arius YDP 142 – the digital piano for any users.
Touch — Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series uses the 88-weighted Grade hammer action system.
Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series uses the popular GHS action which is widely used in Yamaha digital pianos.
Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series is made to match the acoustic piano: Keys of higher pitches are lighter and keys get heavier as pitches decrease.
Function— Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series is designed to have concise hotkeys to make control convenient but Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series does not include screen which can be uncomfortable.
Most will have felt this during their first use.
Yamaha Arius YDP 142 has functions such as
- Sound | 3 different piano sound plus 7 more sounds such as organ and string. With Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series , you can play different genre with different sounds.
- Layer | With this technique, you can play two different sounds simultaneously on one key. You will be able to play ‘piano and string’ sound or ‘piano and organ’ sound simultaneously on one key. You will be able to make the performance more beautiful and will give you more enjoyment.
- Duet Mode | You can divide the keyboard into two separate keyboards with the same chromatic scale. This is will become similar to playing two different pianos; it is fit for performance or a lesson between a student and a teacher.
- Split | You can play two different instrument sound on each hand within a keyboard. For example, left hand can play vibratone, right hand can play piano; it gives effect of one person playing two different instrument.
- It also has record function, metronome function, and USB-TO-HOST. With USB-TO-HOST, you can use apps on ipads, iphones and connect to computer to use even more variety of functions.
- APP| You can connect your digital piano to a smarphone(i.e. iPhone) or a smartpad(i.e. iPad)
List of APPS
|Works with:||iPad / iPad 2|
|Requirements:||iOS 4.2 or later|
Download from the App Store
- Piano Diary
Works with: iPad 2 / iPad / iPhone 4 / iPhone 3GS / iPod touch (4th generation, 3rd generation) Requirements: iOS 4.2 or later Languages: English Supported instruments: You can use Piano Diary with any MIDI- or USB-equipped piano, digital piano or keyboard. For instruments that have USB, you will need an iPad or iPad 2 with the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit.
**requires optional IUX1 USB to iPhone/iPad/iPod touch connector
Download on the App Store
- Visual Performer
|Works with:||iPhone 3GS/4/4S & later, iPod touch (3rd/4th Generation & later), iPad (1st/3rd generation), iPad2 (2nd generation)|
|Requirements:||Requires iOS 5.1 or later|
|Languages:||English and Japanese|
|Supported instruments:||**requires optional IUX1 USB to iPhone/iPad/iPod touch connector|
Download from the App Store
Option — Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series is a homestyle digital piano.
Bench is included and there aren’t many accessories necessary.
However, headphones are optional.
Warranty— If Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series is bought from a Yamaha authorized dealer, you will receive 3 year parts &labor warranty.
Color—- Yamaha YDP142 Arius Series has two colors: black and dark rosewood.
****Trouble seeing the specification table on your gadget? Here is the original specifications page: http://usa.yamaha.com/products/musical-instruments/keyboards/digitalpianos/arius_series/ydp-142/
|Depth||422 mm (16-5/8″)|
|Weight||Weight||38kg (83 lbs., 12 oz)|
|Keyboard||Number of Keys||88|
|Type||Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) Keyboard with Matte Black Keytops|
|Pedal||Number of Pedals||3|
|Functions||Damper, Sostenuto, Soft|
|Key Cover||Key Cover Style||Sliding|
|Tone Generation||Piano Sound||Pure CF Sound Engine|
|Polyphony||Number of Polyphony (Max.)||128|
|Preset||Number of Voices||10|
|Intelligent Acoustic Control||Yes|
|Preset||Number of Preset Songs||10 Demo Songs, 50 Piano Preset Songs|
|Recording||Number of Songs||1|
|Number of Tracks||2|
|Compatible Data Format||Playback||Standard MIDI File (SMF) Format 0&1|
|Recording||Standard MIDI File (SMF) Format 0|
|Tempo Range||5 – 280|
|Transpose||-6 to 0, 0 to +6|
Storage and Connectivity
|Storage||Internal Memory||Uer song : One song approx. 100 KB Loading song data from a computer : Up to 10 songs; Total maximum size approx. 900KB|
|USB TO HOST||Yes|
Amplifiers and Speakers
|Amplifiers||6W x 2|
|Speakers||Oval (12cm x 6cm) x 2|
|Power Supply||AC power adaptor : PA-150 or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha|
|Power Consumption||9W (when using the PA-150)|
|Auto Power Off||Yes|
|Included Accessories||Song Book||50 Greats for the Piano|
|Others||Owner’s Manual, Quick Operation Guide|