DIGITAL SAXOPHONE YDS-150
Blowing into the mouthpiece resonates through the entire instrument—a vibration you can feel in your lips, fingertips, and even your heart. Integrated Bell Acoustic System, created by the fusion of acoustic and digital technologies, delivers an incredibly authentic, gorgeous sound that even feels and responds as if you were playing an acoustic instrument.
This digital saxophone is a fusion of two technologies—acoustic and digital—and modeling. It is an amazing new saxophone that has the technological advances of digital, yet gives you the seamless sense of expressive unity as with an acoustic instrument.
The mouthpiece has a design just like that of an acoustic saxophone for optimum blowing comfort, and the key layout ensures natural playability and smooth operation.
The whole instrument resonates along with your blowing, for naturally creating the delicate, breathy wind feel unique to the saxophone.
THIS COMPLETELY NEW DIGITAL SAXOPHONE USES ACOUSTIC RESONANCE - MAKING IT A SEAMLESS EXTENSION OF YOUR MUSICAL INSPIRATION
AUDIO & VIDEO
Tamp down your volume while retaining the tonal colors of a saxophone. Fifteen volume levels and a headphone jack allow you to enjoy playing, without worrying about being too loud.
Yamaha's unique Integrated Bell Acoustic System gives you the best of both worlds—high-quality digital sound with the full expressiveness of an acoustic wind instrument. This new, advanced system, consists of speaker unit, enclosure, acoustic pipe and a real brass bell, responds to your breath from the mouthpiece, and digitally creates sound that drives the speaker, causing the brass bell to resonate and vibrate. In fact, the entire instrument resonates with the sound, and that vibration comes back to you—to your mouth from the mouthpiece and to your fingertips from the keys. The result is an instrument that breathes, moves and vibrates along with your playing, giving you all the expressive feeling of an acoustic saxophone with the comprehensive capabilities of a digital instrument.
In order to enable the most naturally expressive and comfortable playability, the YDS-150 features a mouthpiece designed the same as that of an acoustic saxophone. It can also be conveniently removed for easy maintenance.
The key layout is based on Yamaha’s acoustic saxophones, providing seamless usability. You can also change fingering using a dedicated app.
The high-quality brass bell is made of the same material as used on Yamaha's acoustic saxophone. Drawing on our extensive know-how and experience of making acoustic instruments, we designed this bell to gorgeously reproduce the long reverberation peculiar to wind instruments as well as the delicate sonic nuances sounds when playing pianissimo. Moreover, the authentic resonance causes the entire instrument to vibrate, and lets you truly feel the music as you play it.
The breath sensor detects the strength (pressure) of your breath, allowing you to control not only the strength, but also the tone of your sound as you play.
We teamed up with professional performers to sample the sounds of Yamaha acoustic saxophones—soprano, alto, tenor and baritone—meticulously recorded in whole tones, so that you can enjoy a natural sound without any hint of incongruity.
Includes 56 different voices for the soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones, to handle a variety of genres and styles. You can also play with the voices of other instruments, like the shakuhachi, flute, electronic instruments, and more, giving you a total of 73 voices to work with.
*The voice list is also available on the owner’s manual.
The YDS-150 comes equipped with an auxiliary input terminal for connecting devices such as smartphones, allowing you to connect to an external audio source* to feel like you’re playing in an ensemble.
*Sound must be output from the headphone jack.
Comes with a soft case that lets you easily carry the instrument over your shoulder.
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