Yamaha Reface lineup revealed
Yamaha Reface: bringing back sound of the 80’s
Finally the mistery around the new Yamaha Reface lineup has been revelad, Yamaha intruduced a new line of mini keyboards, a set of four poweful and portable devices.
These keyboards are easy to understand and fun to play because they haven’t too much complicated control panels to learn, just turn knobs and slide faders to bring instant changes in the sound player to create unique sounds, that’s why these keyboards are a good choice for begginers too.
Yamaha today introduced the new reface Mobile Mini Keyboards, portable yet powerful sounding keyboards that descend from a distinguished pedigree.
Yamaha Reface reimagines the interface of four classic and well known Yamaha instruments, the new series offers thick, inc4eedible sound, built-in speakers and 37 keys with professional-grade HQ-Mini action (derived from the flagship Motif XF), these keyboards can be battery-powered for portability to allow people to make music on the go. These versatile keyboards are also great for use on stage or in studio thanks to the connectivity offered with external speakers, smartphones, tablets, MIDI devices and computers.
Yamaha Reface DX
Yamaha Reface DX draws its inspiration from the mighty DX7, which debuted in 1983 and became the first commercially successful electronic keyboard used extensively by a multitude of bands throughout the decade and beyond, including Toto (“Africa”), the Doobie Brothers (“What a Fool Believes”) and the theme from “Beverly Hills Cop” (Axel F”).
A new Multi-Touch Control interface makes it easy to customize your sound with the powerful FM synthesis engine. The instrument includes 8-note polyphony, 32 Voice Memories and a backlit display.
Yamaha Reface YC
Yamaha Reface YC reimagines the YC Yamaha Combo organs, introduced in the late 1960s and used by Pink Floyd, Tangerine Dream and others.
The YC offers all the expression of drawbars, rotary speaker, percussion and effects. It includes five retro organ sounds—ranging from tonewheel to transistor to the original Yamaha Combo organ—and 128-note polyphony.
Yamaha Reface CP
Yamaha Reface CP redefines the Combo Piano, launched in 1975 and ubiquitous on stages during that era. The sound enhanced the work of Keane, U2, Genesis, Billy Joel and more.
The CP model features six electric piano sounds including tine, reed, clav, toy and CP80 plus direct control of six different 1970s-style effects built into its retro-chic design. It also includes a sustain pedal input with a half-damper response and 128-note polyphony.
Yamaha Reface CS
Yamaha Reface CS rekindles the legacy of the CS-series Control Synthesizers, introduced in 1976 and played by Vangelis, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson, among others. Offering 8-note polyphony, reface CS uses virtual analog synth technology and five flexible oscillator modules to create a wide variety of complex sounds from analog to digital.
Here is a nice live action video
The reface YC, CP, CS and DX mobile mini keyboards (MSRP: $799, Street Price is expected to be around $500) will ship in September 2015.