Yamaha Avant Hybrid Pianos Learning Hub
Before we dive into watching videos and learning more about hybrid pianos, let's go over a few things. Yamaha's hybrid models come in a few categories - Avant Hybrid - Silent Piano - TransAcoustic - Disklavier, which you can see in the image below. This page is dedicated to giving you all of the information you need to understand about the Avant category. Have fun!
Avant Hybrid Pianos
NU1X | OVERVIEW
NU1X | Overview
NU1X | OVERVIEW
n1x | OVERVIEW
N3X | ARTIST INTERVIEW
N3X | Artist Interview
N3X | Artist Interview
N3X | Piano Lesson
IT STARTS WITH A TRUE ACOUSTIC ACTION, WITH MORE THAN 5,000 GENUINE PARTS, AND METICULOUSLY CRAFTED TO DELIVER THE UNMISTAKABLE TOUCH OF A YAMAHA ACOUSTIC PIANO. YAMAHA'S GROUNDBREAKING INNOVATIONS RECREATE THE SOUND AND FEEL OF TWO LEGENDARY CONCERT GRAND PIANOS, FROM THE NATURAL VIBRATIONS OF THE STRINGS TO THE SUBTLE HARMONICS AND RICH OVERTONES. ALL WITH THE POWER, COLORS AND SHADINGS FOR THE MOST DEMANDING REPERTOIRE. THE MORE YOU PLAY THE AVANT HYBRIDS, THE MORE YOU REALIZE IT’S NOT JUST A REVOLUTION IN DIGITAL PIANOS. IT’S A REVOLUTION IN THE PIANO.
True Acoustic Action
AvantGrand doesn’t just replicate the experience of playing a Yamaha acoustic piano. It uses the same mechanism and parts to deliver the action, weight and responsiveness the most demanding players crave.
Every Nuance, Every Note
Yamaha's patented non-contact Optical Sensor System continuously measures the movement, timing, depth and force of every key attack and release to faithfully capture and reproduce the subtle nuances of your performance.
Rich, Authentic Sound
The remarkable sound of the AvantGrand is sampled from four different positions on a piano soundboard using our proprietary Spatial Acoustic Sampling process. Four beautifully sculpted speakers shape the natural tones, colors and harmonics to deliver the true sound of the original acoustic instruments.
Natural Feel, No Strings Attached
Yamaha's innovative Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM) simulates the way the strings, soundboard and body resonate to reproduce the presence of an acoustic piano. Yamaha's Tactile Response System (TRS) recreates the subtle sensation you feel in your hands and feet while pressing the keys and pedals, even when playing with headphones.
Turn Off The Sound, Turn Up The Headphones
By day, it’s a world-renowned digital piano. By night, the neighbors won’t hear a thing. Our advanced binaural recording process recreates the tone, nuanced colors and resonance of our flagship Yamaha CFX or Bösendorfer Imperial in your headphones.
Always In Tune
Humidity? Temperature? Who cares? AvantGrand never goes out of tune, making it the perfect piano for every season.
Plays Well With Others
Avant Hybrids connect effortlessly with your audio and MIDI devices for recording, live sound or broadcast and works with computers, mixing boards and Bluetooth®-enabled devices.
Josh Gratton | Piano Department Manager & Piano Instructor
I personally purchased an NU1X for my apartment and I have enjoyed many hours of good practice and playing on my NU1X! The action is better and more responsive than that of a purely digital piano and the speakers and piano sample are outstanding. As someone who has studied piano at the University level, I have been very happy with the NU1X!
Mia Schmidt | Piano Teacher
I love the NU1X! First and foremost as a teacher I need a quality sound and action. I really like the main grand piano sounds, especially the Bösendorfer. The fact that the action is from an acoustic piano makes the feel of the piano great.
I teach in person and online, and I really like that I have the flexibility to plug the piano into my computer when I'm teaching online. I use the recording feature to play duets with myself and when teaching in person I can record duets ahead of time for my students. This allows me to instruct when I would otherwise be playing. All in all, the NU1X gives me a bit more versatility when I'm teaching.
I like that I do not have to tune the piano and I also utilize the Bluetooth feature often! The speakers are high quality so when I play music through the piano it sounds amazing!
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