GC Silent Series
With the full resonant tone only a grand piano can possess, the GC1 series provides superior performance at an affordable price. Silencing system has been added to the GC1, a piano with the full resonant tone only a grand piano can possess, offering superior performance at an affordable price. This is an SH3 type SILENT Piano™.
SILENT pianos™ are genuine acoustic pianos equipped with Yamaha’s advanced silencing technology. When the keys are played in SILENT Mode, the hammers are stopped immediately before striking the strings so that the piano itself generates no sound. Sensors installed below the keys decipher how the keys are played and relay the data to the digital tone generator, which generates sampled sounds that can be heard through a pair of headphones. By allowing players to play a true acoustic piano sound under normal circumstances, or to put on headphones and play in SILENT Mode to avoid disturbing others, SILENT Piano™ makes any time a good time to sit down at the piano.
WHAT IS THE SILENT Piano™?
This is a remarkable acoustic piano that can be played silently while letting you adjust the volume, retaining the rich and complex sound that’s unique to an acoustic instrument. Switch to Quiet mode and the hammers are stopped just before hitting the strings, while keystroke movements are read by optical sensors. These trigger the internal tone generator which reproduces a digitally sampled piano sound in your headphones. The result is an exceptionally natural acoustic piano sound that you can enjoy playing at any time, without worrying about your surroundings.
Simply play your acoustic piano
At its heart, the SILENT Piano™ is a genuine acoustic instrument. For more than a century, Yamaha has crafted pianos that inspire players to develop and express themselves, mirroring their thoughts and feelings with rich sound and reliable quality.
Play silently with headphones
SILENT pianos are also equipped with SILENT Mode, where you can plug in headphones to enjoy realistic sounds any time without disturbing others—or others disturbing you.
Download the Smart Pianist app
SILENT pianos are equipped with Bluetooth® MIDI. Download the Smart Pianist app on your smart device and connect wirelessly to your SILENT Piano™ to enjoy simple, intuitive control of your instrument’s features.
Record and review your performances
Record your performance with a single button press and listen back right away. Or use the USB recording feature to store your performances in WAV format to USB flash memory, so you can keep them on your computer as a record of your progress.
Add rhythm for a dynamic performance.
There are 20 different rhythms built into the SILENT Piano™ comprising drums and bass. Select the desired accompaniment pattern and enjoy playing with your own personal backing band.
Expand your horizons with new instrument sounds
More than just a piano, this remarkable instrument also has different instrument sounds, including electric piano, harpsichord, organ, strings, and choir. Select your favourite sound to match the style of music you want to play and prepare to be inspired.
- Solid spruce soundboards and ribs
- Soft-Close fallboard
- Prop Safety Stop Lid
- Single Casters
- Damper/Sostenuto/Shift Pedals
- Duplex Scaling for richer harmonics
- Acrylic resin white key tops
- Phenolic resin black key tops
- GC Series Special Hammers
- Solid maple bridge and caps
- Solid copper wound bass strings
- Aluminum alloy action rails
- Spruce keys with hardwood buttons
- Advanced scale design
- 10 Year Yamaha Warranty on piano
- Key Sensors: Non-contact continuous detection electromagnetic inductive sensor
- Hammer Sensors: Non-contact 2-point optical fiber sensor
- Damper Pedal: Continuous detection sensor
- Sostenuto Pedal: On/Off detection sensor
- Soft/Shift Pedal: On/Off detection sensor
- Silencing Mechanism: Hammer shank stopper operated by motor drive
- Action: Quick Escape mechanism
- Piano Sound: Yamaha CFX, Bösendorfer Imperial
- Includes Forte Piano voices
- Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial Binaural Sampling
- Virtual Resonance Modeling
- Grand Expression Modeling
- Key-Off Samples
- Smooth Release
- 256 Max. Polyphony
- 25 Preset Voices
- 480 XG Voices + 12 Drum/SFX Kits
- Reverb/Brilliance Effects
- Stereophonic Optimizer
- 25 Preset Voice Demo Songs, 50 Classics
- Other Functions: Recording, Metronome, Transpose, Tuning
- Bluetooth Audio & MIDI
- MIDI In/Out, AUX In/Out, USB to Device/Host, 2x Headphones Jack
- 5 Year Yamaha Warranty on SH3 System