Yamaha TransAcoustic upright piano – Model U1-TA2

The Yamaha TransAcoustic model U1-TA2 is an amazing concept piano that combines the historic nature of a fine acoustic piano with amazing technologies of the 21st century. This wonderful piano is now on display at our Menchey Music Service piano gallery location in Timonium, Maryland.

The Yamaha TransAcousticTM is unlike any piano you’ve ever heard. A true acoustic piano that uses its soundboard to naturally amplify digital sounds, turning your instrument into the world’s most incredible acoustic speaker. Transform your acoustic piano into a Yamaha or Bösendorfer concert grand, an electric piano, harpsichord, organ and more. Then record a track and play along on your acoustic piano. TransAcoustic stretches the imagination and opens up a new world of possibilities.

When a hammer strikes a string, all elements of the acoustic piano resonate together to amplify the unique sound of the instrument. TransAcoustic Technology uses these acoustic elements to bring digital sounds to life, allowing you to adjust the volume and experience the piano in a whole new way. Yamaha has created a state-of-the-art, ultra-light transducer that can turn digital sounds into vibrations and apply them directly to the soundboard. All without sacrificing the remarkable acoustic tone you’ve come to expect from a Yamaha piano.

The 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. Digital technology reproduces the acoustic tones, nuanced colors and resonance so faithfully you’ll almost forget you’re wearing headphones. It’s easy to connect TransAcoustic with your audio and MIDI devices for recording, live sound or broadcast and it works seamlessly with computers, mixing boards and Bluetooth®-enabled devices.
In summary, this Yamaha U1-TA2 is a 48″ tall professional upright Yamaha acoustic piano with added technology allowing you to play as a standard acoustic, play silently with headphones, play digitally sampled voices through the acoustic piano keyboard system and combine digital voices with the acoustic piano sound. You’ve got to see it to believe it!
For a demonstration and to play this amazing instrument, please contact our Menchey Music Timonium piano gallery specialist, Tom Mathis. Tom can be reached at (410) 453-6635 or by email at TMathis@Menchey.com.

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