Yamaha NU1X AVANT Hybrid Piano includes bench.
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Yamaha Hybrid Pianos combine the actual physical characteristics and mechanics of acoustic pianos with state of the art digital technologies, to create a playing experience virtually indistinguishable from that of an acoustic instrument. By employing actual hammer to string action, along with samples impeccably captured from legendary acoustic pianos, the NU1X offers the sound, feel, and elegant look of a world-class upright piano, all while providing the benefit of playing silently and relieving the cost of acoustic piano tuning and maintenance.
The Hybrid Sound
The NU1X offers 15 different voices, from pianos to organs, and harpsichord to piano/string combinations. While all of the sounds housed in NU1X have been created with the greatest attention to detail, nothing can compare to the its samples of two legendary concert grands: the Yamaha CFX and the Bösendorfer Imperial.
The nine-foot CFX is a full sized concert grand piano characterized by a wide palette of tonal colors and the ability to create the subtlest expressive nuances. The CFX was one of the Yamaha's most ambitious projects and greatest achievements, and no expense was spared to confirm that what you hear in the CLP lives up to the reputation of the original.
Bösendorfer has been perfecting the craft of piano creation for over 185 years. The legendary 97-key Imperial Grand has been serving artists from Franz Liszt to Tori Amos since 1909, offering the largest soundboard of all concert grands and a characteristic warm tone known as the "Viennese Sound." From dramatic presence and power to tender passion, every subtlety of this $300,000 masterpiece is at your fingertips with Clavinova.
The Hybrid Touch
When considering the experience of playing an acoustic piano, the touch is every bit as important as the sound. Yamaha uses the same style of hammer system and natural wood keys found in their upright pianos, making the NU1X nearly identical to the feel of their U1 upright. Rather than trying to mimic the response of an upright piano, the NU1X feels real, because it is real.
GP Response Damper Pedal
The damper pedal on an acoustic piano functions like a lever system to raise the damper off the strings. Yamaha’s GP Response Damper Pedal feels heavier as you push it further down, just like the damper pedal on an acoustic piano. This allows a player to have a more consistent experience between playing the NU1X and a grand piano.
The Digital Advantage
While every effort has been made to offer an acoustic piano experience, saving money on piano tuning is hardly the greatest advantage to owning a digital piano. Yamaha offers state-of-the-art technologies in NU1X, allowing you a greater opportunity to explore your creativity. Advanced connectivity options include USB for storage and MIDI, Bluetooth for audio streaming, and WiFi iOS App integration.
Smart Pianist for the AvantGrand NU1X
Have you ever tried to figure out what the chords are to your favorite songs? With the Smart Pianist app for iOS, you can analyze and display the chords of the songs in your Music library, giving you the ability to learn, practice and perform with your favorite artists. Smart Pianist also allows you to control many of the functions included in the piano with your iOS device, for intuitive and easy operation (requires Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter and USB cable or Yamaha UD-WL01 Wi-Fi adapter).
In addition to selecting piano Voices, you can use Smart Pianist to adjust parameters such as the angle of the piano lid, environment ambiance, and other characteristics of the piano sound.
You can use the Layer function to overlay voices, or the Split function to play different voices with the left and right hands, playing multiple Voices simultaneously to create lush and unique performances. Additional functions such as Transpose, Tuning and acoustic settings can be configured directly from the app (Voice selection and configurable functions may differ depending on the model).
Play along with your favorite songs by following the chords – Smart Pianist analyzes the songs in your music library and displays the chord symbols so that you can play along with your favorite tunes.
Reverb effects can simulate characteristics of an acoustic space, and offer more creative ways to play. NU1X allows you to customize your reverb by increasingly adding depth, creating soundscapes from small studios to grand concert halls.
USB Audio Recorder
Recording and listening to your practice performances can be an invaluable tool for players of all levels to grow as musicians. The NU1X allows you to record your performances to USB memory drive to review your practice sessions or share your compositions.