Yamaha - YC Series - Overview - Stage Keyboard
YC Series - YC61, YC73 and YC88
Designed for gigging keyboardists, the YC Series features a newly designed Virtual Circuitry Modeling (VCM) Organ engine with physical drawbars, extensive real-time control and authentic Acoustic/Electric Piano and FM synth sound. With three models to choose from, there's a YC stage keyboard for every stage and every player.
When it comes to versatility, YC is a virtuoso. Featuring premium keyboard sound with more possibilities than ever. Choose from authentic Yamaha grand/upright pianos, electric pianos and keyboards to a tonewheel organ with rotary speaker, synths, acoustic sounds and more. Our proprietary VCM recreates the circuits of vintage analog EQs, compressors and phasers right down to the transistors and resistors to capture the subtleties other digital simulations can't. It's like having an incredible sounding keyboard with everything, to go.
How do you reproduce the warm, authentic sound of an organ in a stage keyboard? You build an organ engine the Yamaha way, from the ground up. Yamaha puts your favorite classic organ sounds in one powerful, stage keyboard. YC models three organ vintages - just out of the box, well-traveled and character-rich vintage. Need more? Go under the hood to adjust key click, leakage, rotary speaker speed and more to get the one-of-a-kind organ tone you've been searching for.
VCM ROTARY SPEAKER
YC brings you the authentic sounds of classic rotary speakers with no maintenance required. Choose from two faithfully modeled rotary speaker profiles - warm and full or dirty and aggressive - and adjust top or bottom rotor speed for total control.
VCM re-creates the sound and behavior of vintage effects and high-end studio signal processors by modeling the circuits down to the original analog component level.
At Yamaha, we put everything we've learned over the last 100 years into everything you touch. Whether you prefer the natural feel of a graded acoustic piano, the balanced touch of an electric piano or a waterfall keyboard with authentic organ action, there's a YC that's right for you. It's no wonder more players reach for Yamaha keyboards than any other.
YC61 WATERFALL KEYBOARD
The authentic Waterfall keyboard action of the YC61 was created by painstaking research into traditional organ keyboards and constant feedback from top keyboard artists. The result is a keyboard that not only provides the distinctive touch of an organ, it gives artists new ways to express themselves on acoustic and electric pianos, synth leads, brass sections and more.
YC73 BALANCED ELECTRIC PIANO ACTION
YC73 has a weighted and balanced action that models the unmistakable feel of an electric piano. With an E-to-E keyboard and a touch that falls between graded acoustic piano and authentic organ action, it's quite possibly the most versatile YC of all.
YC88 NATURAL WOOD WITH TRIPLE SENSOR ACTION
The natural wood keys and graded action of the YC88 reproduce the weight and response of a grand piano right down to the feel of the heavy or light hammers in the low and high ends. YC88 also features a triple sensor action for pianists accustomed to the response and speed of grand pianos. You get the touch of a Yamaha acoustic pano with the unmatched versatility of the YC.
Yamaha PREMIUM ACOUSTIC PIANOS
YC Series features two premium concert grand pianos: the Yamaha CFX and Yamaha S700. These pianos provide full dynamic expression and nuance through meticulous recording and voicing.
[ CFX ]
With over 17 years of development, the Yamaha CFX is our flagship 9' concert grand piano. The CFX offers sparkling highs, powerful bass with incredible dynamic range and the strength to project over a full symphony orchestra.
[ S700 ]
The S700 is a handcrafted acoustic grand piano built by Yamaha master artisans. It has the power to cut through dense arrangements while remaining delicate and expressive in solo and sparse settings. The S700 was one of the most popular grand piano Voices from the S90ES stage synthesizer and MOTIF ES music production synthesizer.
[ C7 ]
The Yamaha C7 is one of the most-recorded pianos in the world and known for being able to cut through a mix with power and clarity.
[ U1 ]
The U1 is the most popular upright piano in the world. The YC61 U1 Voice features a vintage, well-used character. This makes it perfect for any music needing the vibe and sound of an authentic upright piano.
[ Real FM Electric Pianos ]
Powered by the same technology that made the DX7 famous Real 8-operator FM synthesis for full dynamic and expression that can't be reproduced with samples.
[ Yamaha CP80 ]
Yamaha introduced the CP80 and CP70 electric grand pianos in 1978 to give musicians great grand piano sound that could cut through a live band. The CP80 sound on the YC61 is powerful and fat with wide, dynamic range.
[ 78 Rd ]
The 78 Rd tine electric piano has wide dynamic range, high quality and is great for FX. Suitable for all genres of music.
[ 75 Rd Funky ]
75 Rd has a dirtier,"funkier" tine electric piano sound, great for music requiring vibe and character.
[ 73 Rd ]
73 Rd has a vintage, fat and warm tine electric piano sound perfect for ballads and accompanying singers.
[ Wr ]
The Wr reed electric piano Voice offers vintage and modern versions with wide dynamic range.
YC Keyboards aren't just designed to be played. They're made to be bumped, jostled, scratched, crammed in a van, stuffed in an overhead bin and adored by players and fans, gig after gig. In short, they're built to last, like the company that stands behind them.
The nine drawbars on the YC have the footages and ratcheting you expect in an organ. But there's more to our drawbars than meets the eye. See-through drawbar stops with customizable LED light color make it easy to see differences between simulated upper and lower configurations and play in split mode. It's like having a virtual set of drawbars to give you more sounds, more flexibility and more choices than you ever thought possible in a stage keyboard.
Before you rock, roll. Every YC is available with a premium soft case featuring zippered compartments for storing pedals and other accessories.