Yamaha GC1 SH2 Silent Piano

GC1 SH2 Silent Piano by Yamaha

Depth 5’3″

Width 59″

Height 40″

Weight 658 lbs

Yamaha GC1M SH2 Silent Piano MSRP Prices
GC1M SH2 PE Polished Ebony $29,099
GC1M SH2 SE Satin Ebony $29,099
GC1M SH2 PM Polished Mahogany $35,799
GC1M SH2 WH Polished White $35,799
GC1M SH2 AW Satin Walnut $35,799
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The Silent Piano is the perfect blend of a true acoustic piano with the features every musician desires from a Digital Piano. The Silent Piano allows the Pianist to play a fully acoustic piano, or a fully digital piano or both at the same time! Would you like to have a digital recording of your Performance? No Problem the Silent Piano records in .wav or midi! Do you like to play at night and Don’t Want to wake up the whole house? Just Put on the Head Phones! Do you want to Amplify your piano? The Silent Piano has you Covered. Finally would you love to have a real piano as a controller for PC or Midi applications? Then you have found the right piano!

The Technology Behind the Silent Piano

Yamaha’s Patented Gray Scale Sensor

The secret to a great piano is in the nuances. All Yamaha Silent Series pianos utilize a non-contact optical sensor system that conttinuously measure the nimble movements if you fingers and the detailed nuances of your pedaling. This in house Patented technology delivers unrivaled accuracy and performance with out ever changing the feel of a traditional acoustic piano.

Binaural Sampling

When Playing the Yamaha CFX Concert Grand Piano with headphones the piano player is hearing a Binaural Sample. Which is an exacting sampling technique that mimics the interaural characteristics of the human ear, This unique approach allows SILENT pianos to recreate the natural, all encompassing sound only experienced when seated in front of a concert grand piano.

Patented Quick Escape System

Grand piano with SILENT Piano SC2 and SH2type features a quick escape system that allows the sound muting mechanism to be fitted to a grand piano without sacrificing any of the playability or musical expression demanded of such instruments in an acoustic performance. This system allows optimal separation to be obtained between the hammers and strings by adjusting the distance between the hammers and strings, ensuring that the feel of the keyboard stays in the best possible condition whether playing acoustically or with the sound muted.

Hammer Sensors

Grand piano with SILENT Piano SH2 type are fitted with hammer sensors that allow even slow keystrokes or rapid trills. To ensure that they do not affect the feel of the keyboard in any way, Yamaha uses non-contact sensors. -Only available on the Cx Series of silent Pianos –

Smart Pianist App Integration

The smart device app “Smart Pianist” (available as a free download) enables you to use the functions such as selecting Voices, controlling the metronome intuitively with the visualized interface, or display the score on your smart device.

The UD-WL01 USB Wireless LAN Adaptor (sold separately) is required to use Smart Pianist over a wireless connection.

Elegant User Interface

Yamaha SH2 Silent Pianos UI
Yamaha SH2 Piano User Interface

The control unit has been given a sophisticated design that unobtrusively blends with the piano itself. Moreover, the simple controllers allow you to operate the instrument easily.

“Microphone-Free” Recording

Yamaha SH2 Thumb Drive
Yamaha SH2 Thumb Drive For Recording

The performance can be recorded in two different ways. It can be recorded either directly to the built-in recorder of a piano, or to a USB audio recorder, in which case the data stored in USB flash memory in WAV format can be played on a PC as well. Using a built-in recorder is more convenient if the players wish to listen to the recorded piece right away. It allows them to listen to the entire performance of a music piece or to go back and listen to a particular section of the piece. Since performances are saved in WAV format with a USB audio recorder, they can be recorded onto CDs or played on portable music players.

Connectivity To External Devices

UI for SH2 Silent Piano
UI for Yamaha SH2 Silent Piano System

The USB TO HOST terminal allows you to connect to a computer or portable device and record high-quality audio without the need for an additional interface, while AUX OUT allows sound to be output to a variety of external devices (e.g. stereo components, IC recorders, speakers with built-in amplifiers, stereo systems), and AUX IN allows listening to sound from external devices (sound source modules and music players). MIDI OUTPUT transmits performance information to external devices such as synthesizers. MIDI IN allows the instrument to receive and playback performance information from sequencers using the tone generator of the SILENT Piano SH2 type.

Bluetooth® Audio Connectivity

You can stream audio files through SILENT Piano SH2 type with headphones by using a Bluetooth-enabled smart device. You can enjoy playing along with any songs on your smart device.

A Broad Sonic Palette

SILENT Piano SH2 type offers 20 pre-installed sounds:

On Board Sounds
Binaural CFX – Yamaha 9 foot Concert Grand
CFX Grand – Yamaha 9 foot Concert Grand
Bosendorfer – Vienna-made Concert Grand
Pop Grand – Yamaha C7
Ballad Grand – For the love of the 80’s

Electric Piano
Stage E. Piano – “Fender Rhodes”
DX E. Piano – Classic Yamaha Electric Piano
Vintage E. Piano – Widely Used in Rock and Pop

Harpsichord 8′ – Just like the real Baroque version
Harpsichord 8′ + 4′ – a harpsichord with an added octave
Celesta – A instrument were deer horn hammers strike metal bars

Organ Principal – (8′ + 4″ + 2′) Used for Baroque church music
Jazz Organ – Famous Tone Wheel Hammond Organ Sound
Organ Tutti – Made Famous by Bach

Layer Sounds
Strings – Stereo Sampled, Large Scale String ensemble
Choir – Large Spacious Choir Voice
Synth Pad – Warm, mellow, spacious Synth sound
Piano + Strings – Combination of Piano and Strings
Piano + Pad – Combination of Piano and Synth Pad Voices
Piano + DX E. Piano – Combination of Piano and DX E. Piano
Midi Voices
480 XG Voices + 12 Drum/SFX Kits

Factory Installed for a Reason.

Yamaha Silent Pianos are available for sale as a new piano only. This system cannot be retrofitted to a piano for a number of painstaking reasons. When you purchase a Yamaha SILENT Piano you can be reassured that you own one of the very best Acouctic/Digital Pianos on the Market.

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Factory Installed for a Reason

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