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Yamaha YC88 88-Key Stage Keyboard

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Pianists will appreciate the YC88’s “Natural Wood Graded Hammer” keyboard which features  an 88-key weighted triple-sensor action with synthetic ebony and ivory keytops. In addition, the excellent tuning of the keyboard to the sound generation enables a dynamic that comes very close to playing on an acoustic piano. Nevertheless, the YC88 offers all the important sounds from the immense range of the YC Series beyond the excellent classical pianos and E.Pianos. For example, when playing an organ, a second keyboard can be integrated via MIDI - all other sounds can be controlled, too. Individual assignments for external keyboards can be saved for each individual Live Set.

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When it comes to versatility, YC is a virtuoso. Featuring premium keyboard sound with more possibilities than ever. Choose from authentic Yamaha grand/upright pianos, electric pianos and keyboard to a tonewheel organ with rotary speaker, synths, acoustic sounds, and more. Our proprietary Virtual Circuitry Modeling (VCM) recreates the circuits of vintage analog EQs, compressors and phasers right down to the transistors and resistors to capture the subtleties other digital simulations can’t. It’s like having an incredible sounding keyboard with everything, to go. In addition to the three FM organ models, the 8-Operator FM engine in YC shines with various FM e-piano classics as well as other FM sounds from the categories lead, bass, brass, pads, and more. These FM Voices offer real added value beyond VCM and sample-based sound generation.

VCM Organ
The letters “YC” stand for Yamaha Combo Organ and refer to a tradition that began with the YC-10 in 1969. Under the generic term “Stage Keyboard”, it combines what a keyboard player needs on stage today. The YC Series offers exactly this combination.

The development of electronic or electro-mechanical organs began about 100 years ago. Although the pipe organ initially served as a model, electronic organs were used relatively quickly and increasingly in blues, rock, jazz, and pop music, simply because of their portability. Even today, the typical sound has lost none of its charm. The sound of the historical instruments was subject to technical limitations such as limited capacity of the tone generators, “leakage” (crosstalk of the pickups) or “key click”. With the development of the fully electronic organ (transistor organ), the challenge began to recreate exactly these sound limitations to come as close as possible to the original sound. As of today, this is of course no longer a problem at all with sample-based sound generation. However, a Sample is static and produces the same basic sound with every keystroke.

This is where VCM (Virtual Circuitry Modeling) comes into play. With VCM technology, electronic circuits can be virtually “recreated” and then behave as “non-static” as the original. This allows maximum authenticity in the organ sound.

All YC models have the same level of sound generation: a VCM, an 8-Operator FM Sound Engine, an AWM2 Tone Generator, and a VCM Rotary Speaker simulation plus a selection of over 35 Effects that can be used in a wide range of applications. Distinctive features such as the type of keyboard, size, and weight of the instruments nevertheless allow for clear positioning.
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