How do you reproduce the warm, authentic sound of an organ in a compact stage piano? You build an organ engine the Yamaha
way, from the ground up.Our proprietary Virtual Circuitry Modeling (VCM) recreates the circuits of vintage analog EQs,
compressors and phasers right down to the transistors and resistors to capture the subtleties other digital simulations
can’t. Whether you’re playing grand piano, upright piano, electric piano or more, YC61 gives you authentic keyboard sounds
for any genre ofmusic.
Yamaha puts the sound of your favorite tonewheel organ in one powerful, compact stage piano. YC61 models three flavors
of tonewheel – just out of the box, well-traveled and character-rich vintage. Need more? Go under the hood to adjust key
click, leakage, rotary speaker speed and more to get the one-of-a-kind organ tone you’ve been searching for.
VCM ROTARY SPEAKER
YC61 brings you the authentic sounds of classic rotary speakers with no maintenance required. Choose from two faithfully
modeled rotary speaker profiles – clean and full or dirty and aggressive – and adjust top or bottom rotor speed for total
control over all of it.
VCM re-creates the sound and behavior of vintage effects and high-end studio signal processors by modeling the circuits
down to the original analog component level.
In 1983, Yamaha introduced the iconic sounds of FM (Frequency Modulation) synthesis to the world with the launch of the
DX7. Now YC61 brings FM synthesis to the organ for a new generation of players. Simply switch to FM Organ and your drawbars
control 8 FM operators that send a pure sound with massive low end. Add rotary speaker or amp sim effects for character and
vibe. Intuitive controls make it easy to discover new sounds. Or recreate classic transistor organ tones from warm to reedy
to buzzy by choosing one of three popular FM Organ modes.
Yamaha PREMIUM ACOUSTIC PIANOS
YC61 features two premium concert grand pianos: the Yamaha CFX and Yamaha S700. These pianos provide full dynamic
expression and nuance through meticulous recording and voicing. In addition, enjoy the powerful Yamaha C7 and the popular vintage-voiced U1, plus six electric piano voices.
At Yamaha, we put everything we’ve learned over the last 100 years into everything you touch. With a totally redesigned
waterfall keyboard and the perfect action, the YC61 feels the way an authentic organ was meant to feel. It’s no wonder
more players reach for Yamaha keyboards than any other.
YC61 isn’t just designed to be played. It’s made to be bumped, jostled, scratched, crammed in a van, stuffed in an
overhead bin and adored by players and fans, gig after gig. In short, it’s built to last, like the company that stands
The nine drawbars on the YC61 have the footages and ratcheting you expect in an organ. But there’s more to our drawbars
than meets the eye. See-through drawbar stops with customizable LED light color make it easy to see differences between
simulated upper and lower configurations and play in split mode. It’s like having a virtual set of drawbars to give you
more sounds, more flexibility and more choices than you ever thought possible in a compact stage keyboard.
DIRECT, IMMEDIATE AND TOTAL SOUND CONTROL
YC61 is made for long jams, not long menus. The intuitive interface gives you fast and easy splits, layers and
sound-shaping directly from the front panel. Proving that compact doesn’t have to mean complex.
YC61 weighs an amazing 15 pounds, 10 oz. (7.1 kg). Which means it’s compact and light enough for you to be your own roadie.
But with a sound that players who can afford roadies will appreciate.
YC61 feature a built-in USB stereo audio and MIDI interface for Mac, PC and iOS. With a single USB cable, you can
record the YC61 audio and MIDI to a DAW and play and monitor virtual instruments.