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Yamaha GC1TA TransAcoustic Grand Piano

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Yamaha GC1TA TransAcoustic Grand Piano

Yamaha GC1TA TransAcoustic Grand Piano is an acoustic piano with a volume control, or a digital piano with strings? Yamaha’s latest development stretches the imagination and opens up a whole new world of possibilities.

TransAcoustic™ is the name we have given to a new breed of piano. At its most basic level, it turns the soundboard into a “loudspeaker”. This means that any sound can be delivered through this naturally resonant piano component.

 

 

Real acoustic piano

Most importantly, a TransAcoustic™ model is an acoustic piano with all the benefits you would expect from a Yamaha piano. Nearly all components are produced inhouse and therefore we guarantee high-level playability, long lasting durability and a beautiful sound when the hammers strike the strings. The string vibrations are transmitted via the bridges to the solid-wood soundboard which then resonates to produce the sound.

Play the Yamaha GC1TA TransAcoustic Grand Piano at any volume

There are times when the full sound of an acoustic piano may not be appreciated by your family or neighbours. For these situations, simply activate the TransAcoustic™ function and the hammers will no longer strike the strings. Non-contact sensors under each individual key detect your keystroke depth, velocity and timing and sends this information to the tone generator. Just adjust the volume and hear the digital sound of your piano performance coming from the entire instrument.

Enjoy different sounds

The TransAcoustic™ piano offers 19 pre-installed sounds, allowing you to select a voice to perfectly match the music genre of your performance. Select from a sampled CFX concert grand, or a choice of electric pianos and organs to a marimba and harpsichord. Additionally, you can connect any external sound source to be played back through the soundboard.

No external speakers needed

With Yamaha´s TransAcoustic™ technology there´s no need to connect external loudspeakers. At its most basic level, TransAcoustic technology turns the piano into a ‘loudspeaker’ and the soundboard is working as the membrane for that loudspeaker. There’s no need to purchase extra speakers and leads. The piano is ready for you to play as soon as it’s delivered into your home.

3D Sound Projection

Sounds played through speakers can often sound one directional as they are coming from a single source point. In contrast, the Yamaha TransAcoustic™ system uses the piano’s soundboard to generate a larger and more natural sound. This technology makes the entire instrument a resonator, producing a rich and complex tone.

Natural string resonances

The TransAcoustic™ technology transmits the digital sound directly to the piano soundboard and makes the piano itself behave like a loudspeaker. The sound you hear has the natural tonal characteristics of the soundboard.The vibration of the soundboard is also transmitted to the piano strings and creates the same natural string resonance as when you play an acoustic piano. With the soundboard producing a rich tone and the strings a natural resonance effect, instrument voices sound better than ever. Digital was never more natural.

Combine acoustic and digital sound

Perhaps the most scintillating sounds are generated when you combine the acoustic and digital properties of the instrument – gentle orchestral strings under a natural piano, for example. You can also combine the CFX concert grand piano sample with the piano’s own acoustic sound to give it more power and depth.

Play-along to music

Another way to enjoy TransAcoustic™ technology is to play the piano accompanied by pre-recorded tracks played through the soundboard. Because the instrument is a real, fully strung and resonant piano, the natural sympathetic vibrations of the soundboard, case and more significantly strings add a completely new dimension to performance. The sampled sounds come to life with a brilliant realism no other instrument can match. You can use the USB port to play back .wav-files or use the AUX-IN jack to connect an external music player.

Silent Piano SH included in the Yamaha GC1TA TransAcoustic Grand Piano

The TransAcoustic™ Piano features Yamaha’s renowned SILENT Piano™ SH technology, so practice sessions can also be conducted with headphones. The binaural sampled CFX concert grand piano sample uses a dummy head recording technique to capture the sound from the player’s natural listening position. This offers the perfect environment to play without being disturbed or disturbing others. For all SILENT Piano benefits check our SILENT Piano™ web page.

 

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Yamaha GC1TA TransAcoustic Grand Piano

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Cabinet Finish Polished Ebony
Width 149 cm (59′)
Height 101 cm (40′)
Depth 161 cm (5’3′)
Weight Weight 311 kg (686 lb)
Number of Keys 88
Key Surfaces – White Acrylic resin
Key Surfaces – Black Phenolic resin
Keyboard Action Made by Yamaha
Soundboard Drive System Mechanism: TransAcoustic™ technology
Hammer Type GC Series Special
Pedal Type Damper / Sostenuto / Shift
Frame Type V-pro made by Yamaha
Caster Type Single
Key Cover Lid/Fallboard Locks No
Soft-Close Fallboard Yes

Type SH
Sensor System Key Sensor Non-contact continuous detection optical sensor
Hammer Sensor Non-contact 2-point optical fiber sensor
Pedal Sensors Damper Pedal: Continuous detection sensor, Sostenuto Pedal: ON/OFF detection sensor, Shift Pedal: ON/OFF detection sensor
Mechanism Hammer shank stopper operated by motor drive
Action Quick Escape mechanism
Digital Tone Type AWM Stereo Sampling
Sound Engine (Piano) SILENT Piano™ mode: CFX Binaural Sampling TransAcoustic™ mode: CFX Stereo Sampling
Piano Effects Damper Resonance, String Resonance, Sustain Sample, Key-Off Sample
Internal Tone Polyphony (max) 256
Number of Voices 19 (16 voices + 3 dual voices)
Voice Selection (Playback) 480 XG voices + 12 Drum / SFX kits
Wave Memory 256MB
Functions Reverb Room / Hall 1 / Hall 2 / Stage
Pitch Control 414.8Hz to 466.8Hz
Metronome Yes
Preset Songs 53 (50 Greats for the Piano + 3 piano demonstrations)
MIDI Recording/Playback Yes
USB Audio Recorder Yes
Connectors Headphones Mini Stereo Jack x 2
MIDI IN/OUT Yes
AUX IN/OUT Mini Stereo Jack
Speaker Output Phone Jack x 2
USB TO DEVICE Yes
Power Supply Power Consumption 44 W
Auto Power Off Yes
Accessories Headphones, Headphone hanger, Owner’s manual, Music book ’50 Greats for the Piano’