More than just a player piano, the Yamaha DGC1 Enspire Grand Piano was built with the listener and the player in mind. Fully integrated record and playback functionality, as well as Yamaha’s patented SILENT Piano technology make this instrument the perfect space-saving choice for the growing family, the established hobbyist or the avid listener. Cutting-edge DSP Servo Drive System technology ensures accurate performance reproduction by automatically monitoring and calibrating the movement of the keys and pedals in real-time during playback.
THE DGC1 DISKLAVIER IS, FIRST AND FOREMOST, A GRAND PIANO.
When played by a pianist, the instrument behaves in the same way as any other piano with its 88 keys, strings, hammers, iron frame and everything else that is in a piano.
On the outside the Yamaha DGC1 Enspire Grand Piano looks identical to a Yamaha GC1MPE piano with the visual differences primarily being a control unit, and the electrical cable that plugs into the wall. Hidden inside the piano is an impressive collection of sensors & solenoids, and a few circuit boards. All electronics and mechanics have zero affect on the feel of the action. The tone of the piano is the same as any normal Yamaha piano. There is also a Silent feature that prevents the hammers from hitting the strings, thus making it possible to play the piano and listen using headphones.
THE DISKLAVIER CAN DO THINGS A NORMAL PIANO CANNOT.
One can record and play back performances, complete with moving keys and pedals. The Yamaha DGC1 Enspire Grand Piano can stream performances from Disklavier Radio, 24 hours a day. MIDI (musical instrument digital interface) data can be sent to, and received by a PC. Hence, notation can be recorded, edited, printed and displayed on your computer – and then played back through the keys of the piano.
The ‘self playing’ piano has many applications and offers many benefits for schools, restaurants, piano teachers, recording studios to large concert halls.