Introducing the Yamaha P-515 portable digital piano
Yamaha's latest addition to the portable P Series is the P515. With the Natural Wood NWX keyboard action from the mid-range Clavinova models and Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial concert grand pianos it offers an authentic piano experience while remaining easy to transport from home to rehearsal or gig to gig. With wooden accents and built in speakers it is an ideal home instrument too for those who have limited space yet require the functionality of a high performance instrument.
The piano offers a host of refinements, including binaural sampling which when playing through headphones gives a truly directional performance, giving the impression that the sound is coming from in front of you instead of straight into your ears. This also minimises ear fatigue, allowing to you practice for longer.
Yamaha's unique twisted flare bass port enhances the bass response from the built in speaker system, an impressive two-way 15w + 5w setup which reproduces the sound exceptional clarity. And with 40 rhythm styles (bass and drums), Bluetooth audio streaming and compatibility with Yamaha's amazing Smart Pianist app the P515 offers something for everyone and is an ideal choice for both the aspiring and performing musician.
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 Optimizer
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 Modeling (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.
Powerful onboard speaker system
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
The "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 favorite songs.
Elegant and Dynamic Design
Modern, stylish and elegant, the P-515 will be a focal point in your den, living room, or home studio. With wooden accents and polished details, the P-515 looks as good as it sounds. When you sit down at this beautiful instrument, you will experience the touch of class that it has added to your space and your musical life.
More useful information
Manufacturer warranty: 2 yearsOwner's ManualMIDI ReferenceClick here to request a brochure or further information.