Friday, October 29, 2010

Bring the Latest Technology to Your Floppy Disk Powered Disklavier

When the first Disklavier pianos were built in the late 1980s, floppy disks were a state of the art medium for storing and transferring data. These days, though, floppy disks are quickly becoming a thing of the past, replaced not only by CDs, but by USB and wireless technology as well. Luckily, the floppy disk powered Disklaviers of yester-year can now be easily upgraded: along with a little tune up, the new DKC-850 upgrade unit can easily make even a 15 year old Disklavier new again.

Thanks to the DKC-850, users of Mark II and Mark III Disklaviers can easily add all of the features of the latest E3 Disklaviers to your existing pianos with a simple control unit upgrade. By just replacing the control box with a new DKC-850, you'll catch your piano up on a decade's worth of technological advances. Plus, with November quickly approaching, it's the perfect time for those of you who plan to use the Disklavier to soundtrack your holidays to think about upgrading with the DKC-850. By upgrading now, you'll be able to take advantage of:
  • Endless streaming music!
    Experience your own private concerts whenever you want, or enjoy hours of continuous music without swapping disks or even setting up a playlist! Over a dozen channels of piano music are available around the clock through Piano Radio.

  • Permanent music storage!
    Floppy disks are a thing of the past - with an optional USB floppy disk drive, you can load your entire library of PianoSoft albums onto the DKC-850. That means no more breaks in playback while you change albums, and no more messing around with disks.

  • Customizable playlists!
    Don't be constrained by albums any longer - use the songs from your library to make your own playlists.

  • Built in CD drive!
    With CD support, you can take full advantage of PianoSoft Plus Audio, which adds real audio accompaniment to PianoSoft performances, and Smart PianoSoft, which lets you enjoy original piano accompaniments to your favorite audio CDs.

  • Easier access to new music!
    Download new music to a USB flash drive and easily add it to the permanent library on the piano.

  • Video synchronization!
    Record piano performances along with a video recording, and sync them up to completely recreate the moment.

  • Cheaper PianoSoft!
    Get new music faster, and cheaper with discounted instant downloads.

  • And more!
    New features let you wake up the sound of your Disklavier, record more easily, and more!
The DKC-850 is available now from Yamaha piano dealers across the US. To find a dealer in your area, use Yamaha's dealer locater. After purchasing a DKC-850, you can attach it to either to your piano's existing unit or use it to replace the unit you currently use. Installation is simple, and while the strings, hammers and keys on the piano will be the same, you'll be hooked into a new generation of technology in no time.

For more information on the DKC-850, visit Yamaha's official site.

- Doug