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  • Yamaha Intros P140 Series Digital Pianos

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    Yamaha is making two new additions to their P Series of digital pianos: the P140 and P140S (MSRP $1,499 each). These new models feature Flash-ROM user song memory and more portable designs.

    The P140 Series features 88 weighted piano-sized keys, 64 notes of polyphony and 14 of Yamaha's best keyboard voices, each with three tonal variations. With the Yamaha Stereo Grand Piano voice, three separate layers of stereo samples provide accurate reproduction of tone, harmonics and subtle details, including key-off and stereo sustain samples. Graded Hammer (GH) keyboard action is also included.

    With the two-track adjustable tempo sequencer, you can record your original music, play along for practice, or even overdub a second part--Flash-ROM recording memory means songs don't disappear upon shut-down. Play different voices for left- and right-hand parts in "Split" mode, or layer piano and string voices in "Dual" mode. Onboard effects include multiple reverbs, chorus, phaser, tremolo and an adjustable rotary speaker.

    Enjoy the P140 through the privacy of headphones--there are even dual front-mounted jacks so that two people can play or listen without disturbing the rest of the household--or through the discrete, integrated speaker system powered by one of the most efficient amplifiers found in digital pianos today.

    Yamaha's PC Music Studio Kit (sold separately) will connect the instrument directly to any Windows compatible computer with a USB port for such activities as printing music, recording performances, and even virtual piano lessons.

    The low-profile, lightweight models are available in Black with Dark Oak (P140) or Silver with Light Maple (P140S) finishes, and an optional matching-finish stand is available for an additional $150 MSRP. Bundled accessories include a music rest, AC adapter and model FC3 continuous sustain pedal.

    The P140 and P140S will be available October 2005, and will replace models P120 and P120S.

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