New to the ARIUS line, Yamaha's YDP-V240 is an ensemble console digital piano with an 88-note keyboard and graded hammer-standard weighted action. Three-level stereo sampled voices deliver remarkably authentic sound, and a wide selection of realistic accompaniment is also on-board. A real joy to play, whether you're practicing or performing.

An ensemble console digital piano with an 88-note keyboard and graded hammer-standard weighted action. Click here for a larger image

Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) Keyboard with Matte Black Key Finish

Just as on a traditional acoustic piano, the keys of the lower notes have a heavier touch, while the higher ones are more responsive to lighter playing. The keyboard's sensitivity can be further adjusted to match your playing style, allowing an authentic--and personalized--touch in a lightweight instrument. The black keys boast a matte finish, just to add to the keyboard's luxurious looks.

Advanced Wave Memory (AWM) Dynamic Stereo Sampling

AWM (Advanced Wave Memory) is a sampling system that efectively captures the realism of an acoustic instrument through digital recording and high-quality filter technology. An acoustic piano's sound differs greatly depending on the playing strength - from pianissimo to fortissimo. AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling helps mimic that dynamic nuance--the greater the number of samples used, the higher the expression.

Realistic and Dynamic Sounds

Yamaha's highly acclaimed "Sweet" and "Cool" Voices deliver natural and very dynamic sound, with a wealth of voices to choose from--brass, strings, organs, synths, and more.

This instrument is set up with 131 voices (plus 361 XGlite voices) and 12 percussion kits, complete with 64-note polyphony.

DSP Effects

238 types of DSP (Digital Signal Processor) effects can be added to the Main and Dual Voices. These range from reverb-like ambience effects to distortion and other dynamic processing tools. Enhance your sound, or completely transform it.

Intuitive key controls with a 4.6-inch LCD display.

Bench is included.

Easy Song Arranger

Each song has a default style, but the Easy Song Arranger feature lets you turn that on its head. This means that you can play a song that is normally a ballad as a swing jazz song, as a hip-hop tune, etc. Create totally different arrangements by changing the style of a song (you can also change the song's melody voice and keyboard voice for a complete makeover).160 different styles are on-board, along with 30 preset songs.

Performance Assistant Technology (P.A.T.)

Play along with a song on the instrument's keyboard and produce a perfect performance every time... even if you play the wrong notes! Just keep in time with the music, and you'll sound like a pro. It's nice to take a break from learning every so often.

Music Database plus External Files

You want to play music in your favorite genre, but you're not sure how to select the best Voice and Style for the type of music you want to play... simply select the desired title from the Music Database and the panel settings will automaticExpires Dec 31, 2010