Yamaha today released a teaser video for Reface – what appears to be a new line of synth keyboards, inspired by some of their classic synths:
In the teaser video, several musicians share their impressions of the Yamaha Reface. Here’s what they reveal:
- It’s reminiscent of ‘one of the main synthesizers in techno’;
- It’s a keyboard synth that feels ‘like a piano player made the keys’;
- The Yamaha Reface is ‘a new take on a classic concept’; and
- It has some connection with the classic Yamaha CS synths of the 70s.
The soundtrack to the teaser video may reveal some additional clues, with some sounds that are definitely reminiscent of the Yamaha CS series.
In addition, the YamahaSynth.com site includes the Reface tagline, ‘Get ready to create your sound any place, any time.’ This suggests that Reface won’t be a monster synth like the CS-80, but something a lot more portable.
Yamaha filed a trademark application for ‘Reface’ earlier this year, for ‘Musical instruments, namely, music synthesizers and electronic keyboard instruments; structural parts and structural fittings for all the aforesaid goods.’
Yamaha promises another video on 6/24. For now – check out the video and share your thoughts in the comments!