When the silencing function is activated and the keys are struck, hammer shank stoppers move into place to prevent the hammers from striking the strings. While the piano is outwardly silenced, the movement of the keys and other performance information are picked up by optical sensors and converted to digital data by a tone generator. The digitally sampled acoustic sound is then sent to the stereo headphones for the player to enjoy in complete privacy.
Enjoy the stunning sound of the Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial concert grands.
The Yamaha GB1K SC2 Silent Piano System features the voices of both Yamaha CFX and Bosendorfer Imperial Concert Grand pianos. Each of the 88 keys of these two distinctly different instruments has been recorded (sampled) individually. When using headphones, the player will experience playing each of these grand pianos with the very best clarity and response possible. The CFX is a bold, bright piano, ideal for popular, jazz and light classics, whilst the Bosendorfer Imperial has a more 'European' rounded, mellow voice and is ideal for delicate classics or a full blown concert performance.
Improved headphone experience with Binaural sampling (only CFX sample)
The technology uses samples from the CFX, Yamaha’s acclaimed concert grand piano, recorded with specialized microphones that capture locational information and other nuances discerned by the human ear. The resulting sound is so natural, so enveloping, that you’ll soon forget you’re even wearing headphones at all. Once you choose the Yamaha CFX Grand Voice and put headphones on, the binaural sampled sound is automatically ready and no additional settings are required.
Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM)
In a grand piano, sound resonates throughout the body of the instrument, producing a rich reverberation that envelops the listener in sound. This phenomena is reproduced perfectly in the SC2 system through enhanced Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM). The original VRM calculates the various states of the strings for each of the 88 notes on the keyboard, from one instant to the next, and timing and depth of damper pedals pressed. This technology allows for vivid, bright, richly-varied expression that reflects the limitless number of factors inherent in piano performance.
Smart Pianist app
Have you ever tried to figure out what the chords are to your favorite songs? Smart Pianist app for iPhone/iPod touch/iPad helps you practice and perform songs by analyzing the audio song stored in your iOS device and then displays the chord symbols for you. And also Smart Pianist allows you to control the many functions included in the piano with your iOS device, for even easier operation. To make connection with the wireless network, the UD-WL01 wireless adapter is used (sold separately).