Hybrid upright digital piano – Yamaha P-515
£120.00 plus VAT per day
We have installed a Yamaha P-515 digital piano into the shell of an acoustic upright piano to create an authentic-looking upright piano for stage or theatre without the downsides of weight, tuning and feedback associated with acoustic pianos.
The Yamaha P-515 offers 88 hammer-weighted keys for an authentic feel, and a selection of high-quality piano sounds including Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial concert grand pianos. Up to 256 notes of polyphony mean that even Rachmaninoff is a possibility. The internal speakers can produce enough sound for personal monitoring, and the supplied cables can be connected to a sound system to amplify the piano.
With the Yamaha P-515, you can enjoy the exquisite beauty and sought-after tone of both the Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial concert grand pianos.
With over 500 Voices, P-515 gives you a wide selection of sounds to choose from, making it the perfect tool to create and perform in any musical genre.
P-515 has a Natural Wood X(NWX) keyboard – created using the unrivalled expertise Yamaha has acquired through more than a century of crafting some of the world’s finest acoustic pianos. This, combined with cutting-edge digital technology, makes for an authentic piano playing experience that only Yamaha can provide.
Pure Piano Experience
P-515 provides you with your own personal Piano Room where you can choose the type of piano you play, what kind of room you’re playing in, and adjust a variety of settings to shape your sound.
The clear, easy to use display is very intuitive to understand putting features and settings at your fingertips.
Download the Smart Pianist app for iOS, connect your device , and enjoy a rich and detailed touch screen interface that makes navigating the sounds and settings of your instrument even easier. Smart Pianist can even access your iOS device’s music library and create a chord chart for you in real time!
Two of the world’s finest grand pianos
P-515 features piano sounds captured from Yamaha’s flagship CFX concert grand and the famed Viennese Bösendorfer Imperial grand. These piano samples put two of the world’s finest and most prominent concert grand pianos at your fingertips.
Completely natural sound
P-515 features two advanced technologies that allow you to enjoy exceptionally realistic, natural sound, even when listening through headphones:
Binaural Sampling and Stereophonic Optimiser
Natural Wood X (NWX) keyboard – the feel of an acoustic grand piano
The NWX keyboard found in P-515 features white keys made from only the best quality wood and topped with synthetic ivory. The black keys are finished in textured synthetic ebony. Furthermore, this keyboard features the true feel of the escapement mechanism found in a grand piano which the hammers away from the strings quickly after they strike them, in order to prevent any interference with string vibration.
Enhanced Virtual Resonance Modelling (VRM)
P-515 is able to calculate the various states of the strings for each of the 88 notes of concert grand from one instant to the next. Enhanced VRM also calculates aliquot resonance in the upper octaves, and the full resonance of the soundboard, rim, and frame. This technology allows for vivid, bright, richly – varied expression that reflects the limitless number of factors inherent in piano performance.
Aliquot is a stringing method for pianos that uses extra, un-struck strings in the upper octaves to enhance the tone. These strings sympathetically vibrate with other strings in an acoustic piano, resonating with overtones, and adding richness, brilliance and complex colour to the sound. Since they do not have a damper, they will continue sounding even after you release your hands from the keyboard.
Powerful onboard speaker system
The Yamaha P-515 features 15w + 5w amplifiers along with 2 way speaker system which provides an immersive, authentic piano experience with astonishing clarity.
P-515 also features a Twisted Flare Bass Port, Yamaha’s technology that offers a clear and precise bass sound. The flared and gently twisted shape evenly diffuses the air flow through the port. Compared to a conventional port, the Twisted Flare Port reduces air turbulence noise, resulting in clear and accurate low frequency reproduction.
Customising the Sound and the Touch Response of Piano Voices (Piano Room)
The Piano Room function is for those who want to simply, conveniently, and fully enjoy playing the instrument as a piano. No matter what settings for Voice etc. you’ve made, you can instantly call up the optimum settings for piano performance with a single button press. Try creating a custom piano sound by adjusting the various parameters such as lid position, string resonance, damper resonance, touch response and so on.
In addition to Piano Room, applying on board effects such as reverb, chorus and various effects gives you greater and richer expressive capability.
Playing the piano along with Rhythm Playback
The P-515 comes complete with forty different and simple rhythm patterns (drums and bass accompaniment) that are perfectly suited to many types of music , letting you spice up your performance with some backing musicians, make practice more interesting, or open up your creative flow with inspiring new ideas.
Simple operation using the Smart Pianist app!
Our “Smart Pianist”app allows you to control the many functions included in Yamaha digital pianos with your iOS device. Voices, rhythms and other settings can be selected right from the touch screen, making it even easier to get what you want from your P-515. You can also save your favourite settings for quick recall at any time. Smart Pianist can even access the songs in your iOS device’s music library and create a chord chart for you, so you can play along with recordings of your personal favourite songs.
Bluetooth audio for wireless listening
Connect your music player via Bluetooth and instantly turn your P-515 into a high-quality speaker system to listen to your favourite songs through.