The Silent Piano is the perfect blend of a true acoustic piano with the features every musician desires from a Digital Piano. The Silent Piano allows the Pianist to play a fully acoustic piano, or a fully digital piano or both at the same time! Would you like to have a digital recording of your Performance? No Problem the Silent Piano records in .wav or midi! Do you like to play at night and Don’t Want to wake up the whole house? Just Put on the Head Phones! Do you want to Amplify your piano? The Silent Piano has you Covered. Finally would you love to have a real piano as a controller for PC or Midi applications? Then you have found the right piano!
The Technology Behind the Silent Piano
Yamaha’s Patented Gray Scale Sensor
Yamaha’s Patented Gray Scale Sensor
The secret to a great piano is in the nuances. All Yamaha Silent Series pianos utilize a non-contact optical sensor system that conttinuously measure the nimble movements if you fingers and the detailed nuances of your pedaling. This in house Patented technology delivers unrivaled accuracy and performance with out ever changing the feel of a traditional acoustic piano.
Patented Quick Escape System
Grand piano with SILENT Piano SC2 and SH2type features a quick escape system that allows the sound muting mechanism to be fitted to a grand piano without sacrificing any of the playability or musical expression demanded of such instruments in an acoustic performance. This system allows optimal separation to be obtained between the hammers and strings by adjusting the distance between the hammers and strings, ensuring that the feel of the keyboard stays in the best possible condition whether playing acoustically or with the sound muted.
Grand piano with SILENT Piano SH2 type are fitted with hammer sensors that allow even slow keystrokes or rapid trills. To ensure that they do not affect the feel of the keyboard in any way, Yamaha uses non-contact sensors. -Only available on the Cx Series of silent Pianos –
When Playing the Yamaha CFX Concert Grand Piano with headphones the piano player is hearing a Binaural Sample. Which is an exacting sampling technique that mimics the interaural characteristics of the human ear, This unique approach allows SILENT pianos to recreate the natural, all encompassing sound only experienced when seated in front of a concert grand piano.
User Friendly Interface
The control unit has been given a sophisticated design that unobtrusively blends with the piano itself. Moreover, the simple controllers allow you to operate the instrument easily.
Microphone Free Recording
SILENT Piano SH2 type can record one song in the internal memory. Additionally, connecting commercially available USB memory to the unit allows you save recording data, and play back songs. You can Record in .MIDI or .WAV Formats. Recording will be a digital Recording.
Connectivity To External Devices
The USB TO HOST terminal allows you to connect to a computer or portable device and record high-quality audio without the need for an additional interface, while AUX OUT allows sound to be output to a variety of external devices (e.g. stereo components, IC recorders, speakers with built-in amplifiers, stereo systems), and AUX IN allows listening to sound from external devices (sound source modules and music players). MIDI OUTPUT transmits performance information to external devices such as synthesizers. MIDI IN allows the instrument to receive and playback performance information from sequencers using the tone generator of the SILENT Piano SH2 type.
Smart Pianist App Integration
The smart device app “Smart Pianist” (available as a free download) enables you to use the functions such as selecting Voices, controlling the metronome intuitively with the visualized interface, or display the score on your smart device.
The UD-WL01 USB Wireless LAN Adaptor (sold separately) is required to use Smart Pianist over a wireless connection.
A Broad Sonic Palette
SILENT Piano SH2 type offers total 20 pre-installed Instruments
Binaural CFX – Yamaha 9 foot Concert Grand
CFX Grand – Yamaha 9 foot Concert Grand
Bosendorfer – Vienna-made Concert Grand
Pop Grand – Yamaha C7
Ballad Grand – For the love of the 80’s
Stage E. Piano – “Fender Rhodes”
DX E. Piano – Classic Yamaha Electric Piano
Vintage E. Piano – Widely Used in Rock and Pop
Harpsichord 8′ – Just like the real Baroque version
Harpsichord 8′ + 4′ – a harpsichord with an added octave
Celesta – A instrument were deer horn hammers strike metal bars
Organ Principal – (8′ + 4″ + 2′) Used for Baroque church music
Jazz Organ – Famous Tone Wheel Hammond Organ Sound
Organ Tutti – Made Famous by Bach
Strings – Stereo Sampled, Large Scale String ensemble
Choir – Large Spacious Choir Voice
Synth Pad – Warm, mellow, spacious Synth sound
Piano + Strings – Combination of Piano and Strings
Piano + Pad – Combination of Piano and Synth Pad Voices
Piano + DX E. Piano – Combination of Piano and DX E. Piano
480 XG Voices + 12 Drum/SFX Kits
Bluetooth® Audio Connectivity
You can stream audio files through SILENT Piano SH2 type with headphones by using a Bluetooth-enabled smart device. You can enjoy playing along with any songs on your smart device.
Stereophonic Optimizer is an effect which reproduces the natural sound distance, like with the sound of Binaural Sampling, even though you are listening to it on headphones. When one of the Piano Voices other than CFX Grand is selected, the Stereophonic Optimizer is enabled.
The moment a pianist’s fingers are lifted from the keys of a grand piano, subtle changes occur in the instrument’s tone as the damper is lowered onto the strings to mute its sound. Key-Off samples features actual recordings of these changes, offering a faithful reproduction of the most subtle changes in the piano’s sound, allowing for a more realistic performance.
Comes in 5 Different Finishes
Factory Installed for a Reason.
Yamaha Silent Pianos are available for sale as a new piano only. This system cannot be retrofitted to a piano for a number of painstaking reasons. When you purchase a Yamaha SILENT Piano you can be reassured that you own one of the very best Acouctic/Digital Pianos on the Market.