Yamaha Reface YC A Mobile Combo Organ

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2015 Summer NAMM Show: Yamaha today officially introduced its new Reface Mobile Mini Keyboards line, with sound engines based on four of the company’s classic keyboard lines.

The Reface keyboard form factor was inspired by the Yamaha CS-01, a mini synth that featured a built-in speaker. The new keyboards use a updated form factor, but have sound engines designed to recall Yamaha’s YC, CP, CS and DX keyboards.

Key features of all the keyboards in the Reface line include:

  • built-in speakers
  • 37 keys with HQ-Mini action, derived from Yamaha’s flagship Motif XF
  • battery-powered portability
  • USB & MIDI connectivity
  • Yamaha Reface Capture – an iOS patch librarian app
  • SoundMondo – a web MIDI patch librarian and social patch sharing site

The Reface YC synth engine recalls Yamaha’s classic combo organs: Continue reading

Yamaha Reface DX Puts User-Friendly FM Synthesis In A Mobile Keyboard

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2015 Summer NAMM Show: Yamaha has officially introduced its new Reface Mobile Mini Keyboards line, inspired by four of the company’s classic keyboard lines.

The Reface keyboard line was inspired by the form factor of the Yamaha CS-01, a mini synth that featured a built-in speaker. The new keyboards use a similar form factor, but have sound engines designed to recall four different Yamaha keyboard lines.

The Reface DX synth engine recalls Yamaha’s classic 80’s DX FM synths: Continue reading

Yamaha Reface CS A Mini-Synth, Inspired By Classic 70’s Synths

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2015 Summer NAMM Show: Yamaha today officially introduced its Reface line of mini keyboards, including the Yamaha Reface CS.

The Reface keyboard line was inspired by the form factor of the Yamaha CS-01, a mini synth that featured a built-in speaker. The new keyboards use a similar form factor, but have sound engines designed to recall four different Yamaha keyboard lines.

The Reface CS synth engine recalls Yamaha’s classic CS-series ‘Control Synthesizers’.
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Yamaha Debuts Four Reface Mobile Mini Keyboards

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2015 Summer NAMM Show: Yamaha today officially introduced its new reface Mobile Mini Keyboards line, inspired by four of the company’s classic keyboard lines.

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Here’s what Yamaha has to say about the new keyboards:

The series offers great sound, built-in speakers, 37 keys with professional-grade HQ-Mini action (derived from the flagship Motif XF) and battery-powered portability for making music on the go. But more than mere travel companions, these versatile keyboards connect with external speakers, smartphones, tablets, MIDI devices and computers for use on stage and in the studio.

According to the company,  the reface line ‘reimagines the interface of four classic Yamaha instruments’. Continue reading