A Yamaha YDP 144 Review

May 22, 2023
David Sunnyside

144 review

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Unlike the Pure CF engine of its predecessor, the new YDP 144 uses Yamaha's flagship 9 foot concert grand CFX sound engine. This new engine adds damper resonance, string resonance and key-off samples, all important nuances that help give the piano its authentic voice.

The YDP 144 also comes with a 2-track MIDI recorder, which is great for recording a song in one take and then playing it back to see how well the left and right hands match up. Lastly, the instrument features 88 keys and Graded Hammer Standard key action.

This is a great choice for beginners and casual pianists who want a digital piano that doesn't require too much maintenance. It has a simple setup and an intuitive user interface, but it lacks some of the extras that other competitors offer.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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