Yamaha YDS-150 Digital Saxophone

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YDS-150 Digital Saxophone

Physical Feedback to Stimulate Your Senses
Play the saxophone anytime, anywhere. Featuring the Integrated Bell Acoustic System, this is a unique digital saxophone that lets you control the volume and still maintain a seamless sense of expressive unity with the instrument.

Blowing into the mouthpiece resonates throughout the entire instrument - a sensation you can feel in your lips, fingertips, and even your heart. The Integrated Bell Acoustic System, created by the fusion of acoustic and digital technologies, delivers an incredibly authentic, gorgeous sound that feels and responds as if you were playing an acoustic instrument.

Integrated Acoustic Bell
The Yamaha unique Integrated Bell Acoustic System gives you the best of both worlds - high-quality digital sound with the tactile feeling of an acoustic wind instrument. This new, advanced system consists of a speaker unit and enclosure, acoustic pipe, and a real brass bell. The YDS-150 responds to your breath from the mouthpiece, and digitally creates sound that drives the speaker, causing the brass bell to resonate. In fact, the entire instrument resonates with the sound, and that vibration comes back to you. The result is an instrument that breathes, moves and vibrates along with your playing, giving you the realistic feeling of an acoustic saxophone with the comprehensive capabilities of a digital instrument.

Volume Control
The rich sound of the saxophone is captured in all its beauty for you to play, yet the instrument can be as quiet as you want. You can adjust the volume and enjoy playing without worrying about your sound - day or night. If you want to focus completely on your performance, simply connect a set of headphones.

In order to enable the most natural and comfortable playing experience, the YDS-150 features a mouthpiece designed from an acoustic saxophone. It can also be conveniently removed for easy maintenance.

Key Layout
The YDS-150 key layout has been designed based on Yamaha acoustic saxophones for the most natural playability and smoothest feel. In addition, you can use the dedicated app to change the fingering and customize it to your own needs.

Breath Sensor
The YDS-150 has a breath sensor that detects the intensity of your breath, letting you minutely control not only the volume of the sound but also the tone.

YDS Controller App
This dedicated app enhances the performance of the YDS-150 and further expands the range of sound creation - and includes instrument settings and sound editing. You can make detailed changes intuitively and visually from the app, that cannot be done on the instrument itself.

Included Accessories
• Mouthpiece set (Mouthpiece for YDS, Synthetic Reed, Ligature, Mouthpiece cap)
• Soft case
• Strap

Control Interface
Key systems: Fingering same as Saxophone, High-F#, Front-F, Low-A
Other Controllers: Analog controller
Tone Generating Technology: AWM Sampling
Preset Number of Voices: 73 voices (incl. 56 sax voices)
Key: Eb, Bb, C (Sync with voice)
Tuning: 427.0Hz ~ 440.0Hz ~ 453.0Hz (approx. 0.5Hz increments)
Effect Types: 5 types(for Headphones)
Storage and Connectivity
Headphones: Stereo-mini
AUX IN: Stereo-mini
USB TO HOST: micro USB Type-B
Power Supply
USB Power Adaptors: 5V/1A (micro USB Type-B)
Batteries: four "AAA" size alkaline [LR3] or Ni-MH rechargeable [HR3] batteries
Power Consumption: 4.5W (When using USB Power adaptor)
Auto Power Off Function: YES
Bell Material: Yellow Brass/Gold lacquer finish
Dimensions: 70 x 11 x 10.3 cm / 27.6" x 4.3" x 4.1"
Weight: 1 kg / 2.2 lb (not including batteries)

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Closest StoreCourtenay, British Columbia
Waited 5 months to receive this high quality made instrument and was worth the wait. Key action is very smooth and responsive. The placement of the octave key takes some getting used to. Tenor sax sounds (T03, T04) and baritone (B02) are my favourites. The Aux input slot is a great addition. It lets you stream back tracks to your headphones when you want to practice without disturbing anyone. On board speaker is so-so. The instrument needs to be paired with the right amplifier to capture the high quality sounds. In closing, great support from L&M staff with this purchase..
Posted by RE Dowe on May 26, 2021
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