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
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.
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
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.