The NU1X is Yamaha’s newest version of their popular hybrid upright piano from their AvantGrand series. The NU1X features real wooden keys, action and vertical hammers, providing the most realistic touch and responsiveness of an acoustic upright piano. The NU1X features the sounds of Yamaha’s CFX 9′ concert grand and Bösendorfer Imperial Grand pianos.
One of my favorite new features of this instrument is the binaural CFX audio, which makes listening to the NU1X through headphones sound like you’re in the 3D space where the Yamaha CFX was actually recorded. You have to experience it for yourself to believe the effect! The low footprint of the NU1X makes it easy to look overhead to work with students, choirs, and ensembles, and will fit comfortably in small spaces. The NU1X is a terrific practice piano, with the quality and durability that Yamaha is legendary for, and it never needs to be tuned!
The NU1X represents the next evolution in hybrid piano technology melding the Yamaha pedigree of unparalled piano craft with progressive digital innovation. Employing a real acoustic upright piano action that intuitively connects player and piano, the NU1X offers a gratifying dynamic experience. The result is an instrument that not only pays tribute to its acoustic counterpart but exceeds all expectations.
Legendary Piano Samples
To play an AvantGrand means access to the actual sound profile of two legendary concert grands: the Yamaha CFX and the Bösendorfer Imperial. Whether you prefer the bold, expansive palette of the CFX, or the warm, rich Vienna tones of the Imperial, switching between the two is simple.
The authentic feel of a grand piano pedal
The NU1X features a damper pedal that recreates the subtle changes in resistance experienced when using a grand piano pedal. What’s more, the NU1X’s damper pedal allows you to use the same half-pedal techniques that you would with a grand piano, offering detailed control over sustain and reverberation.
A fully immersive headphone experience
Headphone connectivity wasn’t just an added formality for the NU1X. Thanks to our advanced binaural sampling technology, the sound you hear through your headphones is remarkably lifelike. This technology uses piano samples recorded by specialized microphones that capture locational information and other nuances discerned by the human ear. The resulting sound is so natural, so enveloping, that you’ll soon forget you’re even wearing headphones at all. (CFX Grand Voice only)
An elegant complement to any room
The elegant simplicity of the NU1X blends effortlessly into any setting, adding an air of distinction without being imposing. Inheriting the superb sound and playability of the AvantGrand series of pianos, the NU1X offers the warmth and natural presence of an acoustic instrument in a stylish, compact form.
Intelligent UX and Integration
Behind its simple control panel, the NU1X hosts an abundance of connectivity options for maximum functionality and integration with external devices. It can be connected directly to computers and mobile devices via USB, sound and recording systems via audio cables, act as a Bluetooth receiver, and integrate with iOS apps via WiFi.
USB Audio/MIDI Connectivity
USB Audio/MIDI connectivity allows you to connect the piano directly to your Mac or PC for easy audio and MIDI integration.
This feature allows you to record audio and MIDI directly into your favorite DAW software, such as Steinberg Cubase, without the need for a separate computer interface.
*Cubase series software is not bundled with this product, and must be purchased separately.