Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Yamaha Disklavier Celebrates 30 Years

Thirty years ago, Yamaha Corporation of America first introduced the MX-100A, a 48-inch Yamaha Disklavier upright reproducing piano in the United States, powered by a PianoSoft music library that consisted of a mere eleven 3.5” magnetic floppy disks.

Today, the Yamaha Disklavier has earned a stellar reputation for being the most popular, most reliable and most award-winning reproducing piano in the world. It is now available in a full line of instruments that comprise Disklavier ENSPIRE™, the eighth generation of Disklavier pianos. Long gone are floppies, replaced by an easy-to-use and intuitive controller app that provides direct access to over 500 built-in songs and over 6,000 performances that can be downloaded directly to the instrument from the Yamaha MusicSoft online store

Exclusive high-quality streaming radio and video services are also available — past events have included the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Newport Music Festival, even an Elton John concert displayed on a big screen TV—with the piano performance received “live” (or on-demand) on the Disklavier ENSPIRE, all in the comfort of the home.

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