The GrandTouch keyboard was developed with a clear awareness of
the need to recreate the responsive feel of a grand piano.
For instance, one of the major characteristics of a grand piano
is the wide change in key touch, from playing soft to striking the
keys hard. Grand pianos respond to different ways of playing with
different key touches-the keys move lightly when played softly, and
the keys respond firmly when played strongly.
With the GrandTouch keyboard, Yamaha has considered the key
mechanism and weight, as well as the key shape and friction that
occurs during key travel. In doing so, we have widened the range of
differences in key touch between lighter and harder playing. This
lets you naturally sense the difference between louder and quieter
sounds while playing.
Further, we have designed the GrandTouch keyboard to allow you
to play with an expressiveness that rivals that of a grand piano,
as the GrandTouch keyboard gives you tactile feedback from the time
you touch the keys until they reach the keybed.
What's more, we have included a mechanism that simulates the
lifting of hammers on a grand piano, recreating the feeling of
escapement at the end of the key stroke. With this, the GrandTouch
emulates both the release feeling that is unique to an actual
escapement mechanism, and the feeling of stopping that comes
We definitely encourage you to experience the GrandTouch's
highly realistic feeling of a responsive grand piano mechanism that
keeps moving from the outset until escapement and then stops... and
with this, the sense of control brought to your performance
throughout the entire keystroke range.