The Yamaha Arius YDP144 is a good choice for beginners looking for a quality instrument. The improved sample and an increased polyphony opens up more possibilities for expression. Furthermore, the Stereophonic Optimiser creates a great sound even when playing with headphones whilst the newly improved reverb brings depth to your playing. Above all this piano is also now compatible with a host of apps including the Digital Piano Controller for easy and intuitive control.
New Piano Sample
Newly sampled for the YDP-144, the Yamaha's flagship 9' CFX concert grand piano, offers sparkling highs and a powerful resonant bass combined in a sound that projects to the furthest reaches of any concert hall. The CFX was played by the winner of the prestigious International Chopin Competition in 2010, and has since gained recognition as one of the greatest concert grands of modern times.
Graded Hammer Action
With an 88-key piano action, the Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) reproduces the touch of an acoustic piano, from the heavy feel in the lower register to a lighter touch in the upper octaves.
The YDP-144 offers convenient functions for when you cannot always play the piano at high volume. Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC) adjusts the sound automatically to allow players to enjoy balanced sound at any volume level.
Stereophonic Optimizer lets players enjoy the natural, spacious sound experienced when sitting in front of an acoustic piano, even when wearing headphones. When using this function, voices sampled from acoustic pianos are perceived to come from the body of the instrument itself, not your headphones, providing a comfortable, natural experience.
Record your performances
The YDP144 has a built-in recording function that captures your performance with a touch of a button, as a result, you can record up to 2 tracks for simultaneous playback. Furthermore giving you the ability to record both hands separately, or overlay parts with different voices. These tracks can be downloaded to your computer using a USB cable.
Connect with the Yamaha Smart Pianist App
Yamaha's digital controller app is a free piano app that allows you to controls many functions included in the piano. With your iPhone or iPad, you can now control the piano from your device. Allowing access to adjust settings, select voices and even record your performances. The YDP144 has USB connectivity making it easier to connect the piano to your computer or phone.
The Arius Yamaha YDP144 Design
The YDP144 has a traditional piano design housed in an elegant, wooden cabinet. The cabinet features a sliding keyboard cover and raised music stand. The smaller speakers allow for a shorter height cabinet at 815 mm tall suitable for smaller modern homes. The color variations available are black, rosewood and white in a satin finish.
Yamaha YDP144 Features and Upgrades to the Previous Model Yamaha YDP143
- Improve piano sample from Yamaha CFX concert instrument
Yamaha YDP 144 Dimensions and Specifications
- Width: 1393mm
- Height: 801mm
- Depth: 299mm
- Weight: 34.6KG