How do you reproduce the warm, authentic sound of an organ in a compact stage keyboard? You build an organ engine the Yamaha way, from the ground up. Yamaha's 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. Whether you're playing grand piano, upright piano, electric piano or more, YC61 gives you authentic keyboard sounds for any genre of music.
- Compact and portable
- Intuitive controls with no menu diving
- Semi-weighted waterfall keyboard
- 32 types of effects including authentic rotary speaker simulation
- Nine drawbars
- Includes classic organs, pianos, electric pianos and FM sounds
Yamaha puts your favorite classic organ sounds in one powerful, compact stage keyboard. YC61 models three organ vintages: just out of the box, well-traveled and character-rich vintage. Need more? Go under the hood to adjust key click, leakage, rotary speaker speed and more to get the one-of-a-kind organ tone you've been searching for.
VCM rotary speaker
YC61 brings you the authentic sounds of classic rotary speakers with no maintenance required. Choose from two faithfully modeled rotary speaker profiles – clean and full or dirty and aggressive – and adjust top or bottom rotor speed for total control.
VCM recreates the sound and behavior of vintage effects and high-end studio signal processors by modeling the circuits down to the original analog component level.
In 1983, Yamaha introduced the iconic sounds of FM synthesis to the world with the launch of DX7. Now YC61 brings FM synthesis to the organ for a new generation of players. Simply switch to FM organ and your drawbars control 8 FM operators that send a pure sound with massive low end. Add rotary speaker or amp simulation effects for character and vibe. Intuitive controls make it easy to discover new sounds or to recreate classic transistor organ tones from warm to reedy to buzzy.
Yamaha premium acoustic pianos
YC61 features two premium concert grand pianos: Yamaha CFX and Yamaha S700. These pianos provide full dynamic expression and nuance through meticulous recording and voicing. Also included are Yamaha C7, one of the most-recorded pianos in the world and known for being able to cut through a mix with power and clarity, and Yamaha U1, the most popular upright piano in the world.
Real FM electric pianos
Powered by the same technology that made DX7 famous, YC61 features real 8-operator FM synthesis for full dynamic and expression that can’t be reproduced with samples.
The waterfall keyboard on YC61 is the result of painstaking research into traditional organ keyboards refined with feedback from top keyboard artists. The result is an authentic keyboard action designed to accommodate organ technique and expressive acoustic and electric pianos, synth leads, brass sections and more.
The nine drawbars on YC61 have the footages and ratcheting you expect in an organ, but there's more than meets the eye. See-through drawbar stops with customizable LED light color make it easy to see differences between simulated upper and lower configurations and to play in split mode. It's like having a virtual set of drawbars to give you more sounds, more flexibility and more choices than you ever thought possible in a compact stage keyboard.
|Number of Keys||61|
|Key Action||Organ / Waterfall|
|Voices of Polyphony||128|
|MIDI Control Zones||4|
|Effects||9 FX processors|
|Onboard Controllers||1 set of Physical Drawbars|
|Control Connections||Footswitch 1, 2
Foot Controller 1, 2
|Audio Outputs||Stereo 1/4"
Stereo 1/4" Headphones
|Audio Inputs||Stereo 1/4"|
|USB Port (to Host)||MIDI, Audio, System Updates|
|Drawbar Sets||1 Set|
|Reverse Key Presets||No|
|Half Moon Switch Input||No|
|Pedal Board Input||5-Pin MIDI In|
|Product Weight||15 lb, 10 oz|
Yamaha Digital Piano Limited Warranty
Thank you for selecting a Yamaha product. Yamaha products are designed and manufactured to provide a high level of defect-free performance. Yamaha Corporation of America ('Yamaha') is proud of the experience and craftsmanship that goes into each and every Yamaha product. Yamaha sells its products through a network of reputable, specially authorized dealers and is pleased to offer you, the Original Owner, the following Limited Warranty, which applies only to products that have been (1) directly purchased from Yamaha's authorized dealers in the fifty states of the USA and District of Columbia (the 'Warranted Area') and (2) used exclusively in the Warranted Area. Yamaha suggests that you read the Limited Warranty thoroughly, and invites you to contact your authorized Yamaha dealer or Yamaha Customer Service if you have any questions.
This warranty covers Yamaha Digital Pianos against defects in materials or workmanship for three (3) years.
Yamaha will, at its option, repair or replace the product covered by this warranty if it becomes defective, malfunctions or otherwise fails to conform with this warranty under normal use and service during the term of this warranty, without charge for labor or materials. Repairs may be performed using new or refurbished parts that meet or exceed Yamaha specifications for new parts. If Yamaha elects to replace the product, the replacement may be a reconditioned unit.
You will be responsible for any installation or removal charges and for any initial shipping charges if the product(s) must be shipped for warranty service. However, Yamaha will pay the return shipping charges to any destination within the USA if the repairs are covered by the warranty.
This warranty does not cover (a) damage, deterioration or malfunction resulting from accident, negligence, misuse, abuse, improper installation or operation or failure to follow instructions according to the Owner's Manual for this product; any shipment of the product (claims must be presented to the carrier); repair or attempted repair by anyone other than Yamaha or an authorized Yamaha Service Center; (b) any unit which has been altered or on which the serial number has been defaced, modified or removed; (c) normal wear and any periodic maintenance; (d) deterioration due to perspiration, corrosive atmosphere or other external causes such as extremes in temperature or humidity; (e) damages attributable to power line surge or related electrical abnormalities, lightning damage or acts of God; or (f) RFI/EMI (Interference/noise) caused by improper grounding or the improper use of either certified or uncertified equipment, if applicable.
Any evidence of alteration, erasing or forgery of proof-of-purchase documents will cause this warranty to be void. This warranty covers only the Original Owner and is not transferable.
Warranty service will only be provided for defective products within the Warranted Area. Contact your local authorized Yamaha dealer who will advise you of the procedures to be followed. If this is not successful, contact Yamaha directly. Yamaha may request that you send the defective product to a local authorized Yamaha Servicer or authorize return of the defective product to Yamaha for repair. If you are uncertain as to whether a dealer has been authorized by Yamaha, please contact Yamaha's Service Department or check Yamaha's website.
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