■ AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling
The Yamaha YDP-161/141 digital piano offers a rich and versatile range of sounds, which are created using
Yamaha's proprietary sampling tone-generation system, "AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling."
The AWM (Advanced Wave Memory) is a sampling system which creates sound close to that of an acoustic
instrument by using digital technology to record the instrument sound and applying high-quality digital filter
technology to the recorded audio samples.
The waveform of the sound created by playing the key of an acoustic piano differs depending on the playing
strength from pianissimo to fortissimo. The AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling can produce such dynamic nuances
by recording samples of various playing strengths. The greater the number of samples used, the higher the
expressive quality and potential becomes.
■ GH (Graded Hammer) keyboard and GHS (Graded Hammer Standard) keyboard
A special Graded Hammer keyboard on the YDP-161, and Graded Hammer Standard keyboard on the YDP-
141, feature graded key weight and response throughout the keyboard range. They respond to a heavier touch
in the low range of the keyboard and a lighter touch in the higher range of the keyboard, thus providing natural
grand-piano type playability.
The Graded Hammer keyboard also offers superb playability for tremolo and other repetitive-striking
■ Useful function for practicing
Your digital piano features a Part Cancel Function. You can record your left-hand and right-hand parts, and then
play them separately; left- and right-hand part. You can also practice a one-hand part while playing the other-
hand part from one of the 50 preset songs.
A built-in metronome is a convenient practice tool to help you develop accurate timing.
❏ Owner's Manual (this book)
❏ Quick Operation Guide (separate sheet)
❏ "50 Greats for the Piano" (music book)
My Yamaha Product User Registration
*1 The PRODUCT ID on the sheet will be needed when you fill out the User Registration form.
*2 Included or optional depending on locale.
Unlike an acoustic piano, this instrument does not need to be tuned. It always stays perfectly in tune.
If you move to another location, you can transport this instrument along with your other belongings. You can move the
unit as it is (assembled) or you can disassemble the unit before moving.
Transport the keyboard horizontally. Do not lean it up against a wall or stand it up on its side. Do not subject the
instrument to excessive vibration or shock.
YDP-161/141 Owner's Manual
❏ AC Power cord (YDP-161)
❏ AC Power adaptor (YDP-141)*