Music Gear News

At we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

NAMM 2019 | The Yamaha AvantGrand N1X Digital Piano Offers a "Real Grand Piano Experience"

Yamaha AvantGrand Digital Hybrid Digital Piano
Yamaha AvantGrand Digital Hybrid Digital Piano

The new Yamaha N1X is here to join the NU1X (upright) and N3X in the updated range of "X"-model AvantGrand digital hybrid pianos. The new N1X takes the already-premium N1 to the next level with even more immersive audio, a super-realistic playing response, and enhanced connectivity.

Yamaha AvantGrand Digital Hybrid Piano

The AvantGrand N1X is the latest premium digital hybrid piano to join the AvantGrand family by Yamaha. With a real grand piano action and the pristine, digitally-captured sounds of Yamaha and Bösendorfer Concert grand pianos, the N1X provides the best of acoustic and digital technologies for a truly immersive experience.

New for NAMM 2019, the N1X builds on its predecessor - the AvantGrand N1 - with a new damper pedal, enhanced digital sampling technologies, and greatly expanded connectivity. This set of updates adds to the plethora of technology which is inherent in the AvantGrand family, including the real keyboard mechanism from a grand piano and the superior sound of two world-class acoustic grand pianos.

Yamaha AvantGrand Digital Hybrid Piano

New Damper Pedal

The N1X features a damper pedal which authentically replicates the pedal response of an acoustic grand piano. Players can now perform expressive half-pedal techniques for precise control over sustain and reverberation.

Enhanced Sampling Technology

Yamaha has also included its latest Virtual Resonance Modelling (VRM) technology in the N1X, reproducing the complex ways in which piano strings interact with one another. This technology replicates the enhanced subtleties of a real acoustic grand piano, giving a complex sound and even more immersive playing experience.

Yamaha's VRM technology is used in combination with Spatial Acoustic Sampling - a process that captures the sound of an acoustic piano from four different positions for a hyper-realistic sound. The N1X projects these tones with a Spatial Acoustic Speaker System - a 3-way setup which also conveys the natural resonance of a soundboard.

Binaural Sound

Yamaha AvantGrand Digital Hybrid Piano

While the Spatial Acoustic Speaker System creates a natural tone in the room, users wearing headphones will now benefit from Binaural Sampling Technology (CFX Grand Voice only). This technology captures the sound of a piano from the natural position of the listener's ears, meaning you can put your headphones on and be fully immersed in a realistic acoustic environment. As Yamaha says, " The resulting sound is so natural, so enveloping, that you’ll soon forget you’re even wearing headphones at all."

Yamaha AvantGrand Digital Hybrid Piano

Cutting-Edge Connectivity

The N1X features enhanced connectivity options. It can be connected directly to computers and mobile devices via USB, sound and recording systems via audio cables, act as a Bluetooth receiver, and integrate with iOS apps via WiFi.

As well as the aforementioned technologies, the N1X features an improved cabinet design compared to its predecessor. New svelte contours mimic the way a grand piano is constructed, giving even more of a premium feel to whatever room you situate this instrument.

Grand by Name - Grand by Nature

The result of these updates is an affordable (comparatively-speaking) digital hybrid piano in the AvantGrand series with even more grand piano-realism. New connectivity options and hyper-realistic sounds provide the power and convenience of cutting-edge digital technologies, while the expert Yamaha know-how in acoustic piano design gives the N1X the real feel and response of a grand piano. If you're looking for the best of both digital and acoustic worlds, the N1X is the perfect place to look.

Check out our demo of this incredible piano below!

Shop Now | Yamaha N1X AvantGrand Hybrid Digital Piano, Polished Ebony

Find Out More | Yamaha AvantGrand Hybrid Pianos

See More | Yamaha Hybrid Pianos

Yamaha AvantGrand Digital Hybrid Piano

Read More | See the latest Music Gear News at Gear4music

By Matt Wilkinson

Posted on 25 Jan 2019 14:15 to category : Instruments News

Related Music News


Buy any Studio Series III Digital Mixer from Presonus before 29.02.19 and you can claim a free EarMix mixer! Find out more here...

29 Jan 2019 12:28

Just as The NAMM Show 2019 was beginning to unwind, Behringer surprised us with a new product! The Behringer Crave is a new semi-modular analog synthesizer with a highly accessible price-tag.

28 Jan 2019 10:09

The new Yamaha N1X is here to join the NU1X (upright) and N3X in the updated range of "X"-model AvantGrand digital hybrid pianos. The N1X takes the already-premium N1 to the next level with even more immersive audio, a super-realistic playing response, and enhanced connectivity.

25 Jan 2019 14:15

The Sonogenic SHS 500 is a new keytar from Yamaha. With a super easy-to-use design and app connectivity, the SHS 500 is the perfect instrument for "music lovers who want to participate in making music, but haven't yet learned how."

25 Jan 2019 10:44

The brand-new Casio PX-S range of digital pianos is now the world's slimmest with 88 weighted keys. With Bluetooth and a touch interface panel, these new instruments see "beauty and substance combine".

24 Jan 2019 18:09

British audio company Audient partners with cab simulation experts Two notes Audio Engineering to create the perfect audio interface for guitarists.

14 Jan 2019 16:12

Recent Music News


Here at Gear4music we have a great relationship with Zildjian Cymbals and this year we were lucky enough to be invited to the factory and headquarters over in Norwell, Massachusetts, USA.

1 Jan 2020 15:09

Happy Valentine's Day! But firstly, we're very sorry...

14 Feb 2019 09:17

The best starter guitar? The one that makes you want to play it. The one that sounds like the music you love, that lets you create exactly what you want. And this article is going to help you find that guitar.

11 Feb 2019 09:51

The new Mackie DRM Series offers best-in-class power, fidelity, and control. Incorporating Advanced Impulse DSP and the DRM Control Dashboard, the new DRM Series is the new flagship line from Mackie.

5 Feb 2019 10:15

Warm Audio's latest small diaphragm microphone is here to bring a touch of vintage class to your recordings.

1 Feb 2019 09:48

Buy a Softube Console 1 between 01.01.19 - 29.04.19 and claim a FREE British Class A plugin. Now you can get instant access to the warm analog sound of the '60s/'70s, as well as the included SSL 4000 E console plugin. Find out more here...

31 Jan 2019 12:29