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The Yamaha P515 Digital Piano in Black is a compact piano with a range of modern features for the advanced musician.
The Yamaha P515 Digital Piano in Black is a compact piano with a range of modern features for the advanced musician. The P515 is the first portable piano from Yamaha with sampled sounds from both the world-famous Yamaha CFX and Bosendorfer Imperial grand pianos. Similar to premium Yamaha pianos, the P515 NWX keyboard uses wooden keys and a graded hammer action for a comfortable and authentic piano experience. The inbuilt Bluetooth enables you to stream music directly through the P515's powerful two-way speaker system, while Yamaha's Smart Pianist app will help to develop your ability in a fun and user-friendly environment.
The Yamaha P515 uses samples from two bespoke acoustic pianos for the most authentic tone possible. The CFX is Yamaha's flagship concert grand piano and represents 19 years of research and development. Yamaha has combined traditional craftsmanship and modern day engineering to examine every element of the piano, discovering how each detail can impact the sound. Bosendorfer have been crafting pianos since 1828 and are one of the oldest piano manufacturers in the world. Bosendorfer pianos are filled with warmth and richness of tone which has inspired composers such as Bartok and Debussy. When using headphones with the P515, the binaural sampled sounds are automatically ready with no additional settings required. These samples were recorded using special microphones to pick up the sound from the musicians position when performing. When using these samples you will soon forget that you are playing with headphones.
In an acoustic piano, sound resonates throughout the body of the instrument, producing a rich and warm sound. The enhanced Virtual Resonance Modelling (VRM) found on the P515 optimises the resonances and allows every note to be unique to faithfully emulate every nuance of your technique, similar to an acoustic piano. The VRM can also calculate the intensity of your performance and add appropriate decay of each note.
The P515 features a Natural Wood X (NWX) keyboard and is regarded as both comfortable and sensitive for all styles of music. Each key has a core made from specially dried wood for a classic response. The hammers feature a weighted feel with each register having a progressively lighter response, which is similar to an acoustic piano. The NWX keyboard features an escapement mechanism that copies a grand piano’s ‘click’ at the lower third of each key. This allows you to become familiar with the exact response of each key, leading to a more involved performance.
The powerful 15w + 5w amplifiers combined with the 2-way speaker system found on the P515 provides an immersive and authentic piano experience. The P515 also features a Twisted Flare Bass Port which is Yamaha's technology that offers clear and precise bass reproduction. This specialist flare gently diffuses the air flow through the port for a smoother sound. Unlike conventional bass ports, the Twisted Flare Port reduces air turbulence noises which results in clear and accurate low-frequency reproduction.
The Yamaha P515 benefits from Bluetooth technology, creating a wireless solution for music playback in the home. The Bluetooth compatibility enables the use of bespoke apps such as Chord Tracker, which analyses your favourite songs before displaying the chords directly for you. The Sound Controller offers parameter editing functions to tweak your piano’s playability and response to your exact preference. You can also record songs, track your progress and access sheet music all from your phone. This feature is ideal for developing musicians wanting to stay inspired, and advanced musicians needing to tweak their performance.
Yamaha and the piano tutorial app flowkey have collaborated for a limited time offer to give you 3 months of premium learning. Simply download the flowkey app on to your smartphone or tablet, register your instrument and begin your subscription. The user-friendly interface allows you to learn each song in both a sheet music format as well as a play-along video. Thanks to the adjustable difficulty settings, flowkey can be used by complete novices and developed musicians alike. Premium flowkey members have access to over 500 songs covering major hits from pop, classical, rock and more. This intuitive app can even track your playing and offer instant feedback to help improve your skills. Any Yamaha digital piano purchased between 15th July 2016 and 31st March 2021 is now eligible for three months of premium flowkey access.