DIGITAL SAXOPHONE YDS-150
PHYSICAL FEEDBACK FROM THE INSTRUMENT STIMULATES YOUR SENSES
Blowing into the mouthpiece resonates through the entire instrument—a vibration you can feel in your lips, fingertips, and even your heart. Integrated Bell Acoustic System, created by the fusion of acoustic and digital technologies, delivers an incredibly authentic, gorgeous sound that even feels and responds as if you were playing an acoustic instrument.
GREATER JOY IN PERFORMING SEAMLESS UNITY IN PLAYING
This digital saxophone is a fusion of two technologies—acoustic and digital—and modeling. It is an amazing new saxophone that has the technological advances of digital, yet gives you the seamless sense of expressive unity as with an acoustic instrument.
LUXURIOUS TEXTURE, RELIABLE RESPONSE IN YOUR MOUTH AND ON YOUR FINGERTIPSThe mouthpiece has a design just like that of an acoustic saxophone for optimum blowing comfort, and the key layout ensures natural playability and smooth operation.
LUXURIOUS TONE AND RESONANCE YOU CAN FEEL THROUGHOUT YOUR BODYThe whole instrument resonates along with your blowing, for naturally creating the delicate, breathy wind feel unique to the saxophone.
Yamaha YDS-150 Digital Saxophone
INTEGRATED BELL ACOUSTIC SYSTEM
Yamaha's unique Integrated Bell Acoustic System gives you the best of both worlds—high-quality digital sound with the full expressiveness of an acoustic wind instrument. This new, advanced system, consists of speaker unit, enclosure, acoustic pipe and a real brass bell, responds to your breath from the mouthpiece, and digitally creates sound that drives the speaker, causing the brass bell to resonate and vibrate. In fact, the entire instrument resonates with the sound, and that vibration comes back to you—to your mouth from the mouthpiece and to your fingertips from the keys. The result is an instrument that breathes, moves and vibrates along with your playing, giving you all the expressive feeling of an acoustic saxophone with the comprehensive capabilities of a digital instrument.
In order to enable the most naturally expressive and comfortable playability, the YDS-150 features a mouthpiece designed the same as that of an acoustic saxophone. It can also be conveniently removed for easy maintenance.
The key layout of the saxophone is essential for playability and feel, and the YDS-150 has been designed based on Yamaha’s flagship model of acoustic saxophone 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.
The high-quality brass bell is made of the same material as used on Yamaha's acoustic saxophone. Drawing on our extensive know-how and experience of making acoustic instruments, we designed this bell to gorgeously reproduce the long reverberation peculiar to wind instruments as well as the delicate sonic nuances sounds when playing pianissimo. Moreover, the authentic resonance causes the entire instrument to vibrate, and lets you truly feel the music as you play it.
Simply by blowing into the mouthpiece and playing the keys with correct fingering, you can produce a perfect acoustic saxophone sound—like a professional player—without having a perfect embouchure (mouth shape). The YDS-150 has a breath sensor that detects the intensity or pressure of your blowing, letting you minutely control not only the volume of the sound but also the tone.
WHOLE-TONE SAMPLING OF PROFESSIONAL PLAYERS
The YDS-150 uses sampled sounds of Yamaha's acoustic saxophones—soprano, alto, tenor and baritone—meticulously recorded in whole tones with professional players, letting you fully enjoy performing without any unnatural sound.
AUTHENTIC SAXOPHONE TONE IN 4 TYPES, 56 PRESETS—COVERING ALL MUSICAL GENRES
The YDS-150 lets you instantly change the tonality, range, and timbre of each of the saxophone types—soprano, alto, tenor or baritone. Moreover, each of these saxophone types have different saxophone Voices that correspond to various playing techniques and musical genres, from vibrato playing and jazz to classical music. In total, the YDS-150 has 73 instrument sounds, with 56 saxophone Voices, and many other instrument sounds—including electronic instruments, as well as acoustic wind instruments such as shakuhachi, Irish pipe, and more—letting you perform authentically in virtually any music genre.
Comes with a soft case that lets you easily carry the instrument over your shoulder.