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As a result of over a century of acoustic piano craftsmanship combined with state-of-the-art technology, Yamaha has been able to produce their bespoke Pure CF Sound Engine. Allowing for incredible dynamics and expressiveness, the P121 includes sounds from the famous Yamaha CFIIIs 9' concert grand piano.
For enhanced realism, the P121 can recreate damper resonance. When the sustain pedal of an acoustic piano is pressed, every damper is lifted at the same time. This enables every string to resonate with the other notes
Graded Hammer Action
To ensure the best possible piano experience, the P121 includes Yamaha's Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) action. The GHS action provides a lighter touch in the high end and a heavier touch in the low end to replicate the feel of an acoustic piano. This is especially useful for aspiring pianists as it can help to build proper finger technique. All black keys feature a matte finish to help absorb any moisture from your hands making less slippery. This is especially useful for long practice sessions or hot stage performances.
Special attention has been given to the design of the Yamaha P121 to ensure the best possible sound is always produced. The newly designed "table EQ" enables the player to maintain optimal clarity, even when the acoustics aren't favourable. So even if you have the P121 on a hard and flat surface, you will always get the best possible sound.
Unlike like similar pianos from Yamaha, the P121 features a 73-key keyboard. This smaller keyboard is ideal for touring musicians who require the small footprint that the P121 offers. Musicians who need to use the extreme upper and lower octave can easily use the octave shift key.
External device connection
Who said pianos had to be traditional? The Smart Pianist app offers a range of features that places you in control. The app enables you to select instrument voices, adjust various settings, record your performance, and much more! You will find yourself making music faster with this app as it gives you the freedom to do it via your smart device.
Want to play along with your favourite songs? Now you can! Smart Pianist scans the audio songs loaded in your music library, analyses the chord progressions, and then displays them for you on the screen of your smart device. It's that simple. Play along as the chords scroll by, all the while hearing the song playback through your piano's speaker system. Loading MIDI songs into the app will also allow you to follow along with digital sheet music while you play. Please note: Smart Pianist functionality may vary dependent on the model of Yamaha piano used.
Three months of Flowkey Premium
Yamaha and the piano tutorial app flowkey are working in collaboration for a limited time offer - enjoy three months of premium learning when you purchase select Yamaha keyboards and digital pianos. flowkey is an interactive learning aid, suited to beginners and advanced players alike thanks to its wide range of step-by-step courses and enormous library of learnable songs. With sheet music and accompanying video content for over 1,500 pieces, as well as interactive practice functions with instant feedback, flowkey is regarded as one of the best piano learning apps currently on the market.
All you need to do is register your instrument purchase with Yamaha, and they'll provide you with your flowkey Premium voucher code. flowkey is available on both Apple and Android devices. Find out more about this promotion here.
- Number of Keys: 73
- Type: Graded Hammer Standard (GHS), matte finish on black keys
- Touch Sensitivity: Hard/Medium/Soft/Fixed
- Colour: Black
- Piano Sound: Pure CF Sound Engine
- Maximum Polyphony: 192
- Number of Voices: 24
- Reverb: Yes - 4 types
- Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC): Yes
- Damper Resonance: Yes
- Sound Boost: Yes
- Dual/Layers: Yes
- Split: Yes
- Duo: Yes
- Number of Preset Songs: 24 Demo songs and 50 Piano Songs
- Recording - Number of Songs: 1
- Recording - Number of Tracks: 2
- Recording - Data Capacity: 100KB per song (approx. 11,000 notes)
- Compatible Data Format - Playback: SMF (format 0, format 1)
- Compatible Data Format - Recording: SMF (format 0)
- Metronome: Yes
- Tempo Range: 5-280
- Transpose: -6 to 0, 0 to +6
- Tuning: 414.8 - 440.0 - 446.8Hz
- Rhythm: 20
- DC In: DC In 12V
- Headphones: Standard x2
- Sustain Pedal: Yes (Half Pedal Available with Optional FC3A)
- Pedal Unit: Yes (Optional)
- MIDI: No
- Aux Out: [L/L+R][R]
- USB to Host: Yes
Amplifiers and Speakers
- Amplifiers: 7W x2
- Speakers: 12cm x2, 4cm x2
- Power Supply: PA-150B (or other Yamaha-preferred parts)
- Power Consumption: 9W (using PA-150 power adapter)
- Auto Power Off Function: Yes
Dimensions and Weight
- Width: 1114mm
- Height: 166mm
- Depth:295 mm
- Weight: 10kg
- Music Rest
- AC Adaptor (PA-150B or other Yamaha preferred parts)