The brand new Yamaha YDS-150 was designed to be a Saxophone that would allow anyone to experience the joy of performing, anytime, anywhere. This ground-breaking new wind instrument retains the full expressiveness of the Saxophone and adds convenience and ease due to the design.
Yamaha's patented Integrated Bell Acoustic System is a fusion of traditional Saxophone design and advanced digital technologies that offers the uniquely rich sound of an acoustic Saxophone while also allowing you to enjoy playing at a range of easily controllable volumes, and with a set of headphones to play in total silence around you.
The YDS-150 digital Saxophone comes with a traditional looking mouthpiece and synthetic reed, however it plays with much more immediate ease and simply requires blowing into to produce a beautiful Saxophone sound. The volume and tone can be adjusted by changing the intensity of your blowing.
The instrument uses sampled sounds of Yamaha's soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones. There are 56 meticulously recorded saxophone voices including variations, plus there are an additional set of synthesised sounds to make a total of 73 instrument sounds overall.
The Yamaha YDS-150 uses the same key layout, mouthpiece and thumb rest as an acoustic Saxophone to help deliver a natural and comfortable playing experience to new or experienced Saxophonists. It also features a real brass bell and is the same length as an acoustic Soprano Saxophone in order to offer exceptional balance and a lightweight feel.
The Development Process
The development of this revolutionary product has been years in the making. The goal was to produce a Saxophone that could be played more easily and more accessibly by players of any age and experience. The new YDS-150 digital Saxophone offers this to new players, and for the experienced player it can be an excellent addition to your kit for silent practice, electronic/synthesised music uses and much more.
We have a variety of testing environments instore for customers to experience and enjoy. Our range of testing rooms are available to pre-book and we can even reserve stock in advance so if you're making a jouney to see us we can be prepared to make it a special experience for you.
Our specialist trained staff are able to help you. Please contact us or call us on 01628 630800
Excellent instrument. This will be used as a practice/silent saxophone option and the Yamaha YDS-150 fits this requirement brilliantly Currently being played using a USB power line from my PC, the YDS-150 app on an iPad (via Bluetooth) for settings tweaks, and an old 15w guitar amp I have (via a 3.5 Aux In/Phones cable) for when I need volume. Easy to set up and play. Buy one!
It\'s not a saxophone - it might take a bit of getting used to - but a good instrument none the less; good range of \'voices\' to suit all types of sax.
Excellent practice tool.Ergonomics very similar to regular saxophone.
Early to say, bitty first impressions good.
I’d recommend the Yamaha YDS 150 to anyone who wants to practice without annoying other housemates or neighbours. I’ve previously owned EWI and Roland digital instrument and this is far superior for those who want a true saxophone feel. The sax sounds are particularly impressive. All top notch!!
Brilliant communication skills and a quick service. Brilliant.
Will be great for practise and without disturbing anyone…..internal speaker not great but much better with headphones or external speaker.
Best digital San I\'ve owned.
Brilliant sounds fantastic
Great for anytime saxophone experience.
Dawkes Music & Windcraft Ltd are a globally recognised UK based Music Industry company that have expert staff who specialise in products, performance, teaching and repairing in the brass and woodwind sector.
Purchasing a first Instrument outright need not be an expensive risk with our buy-back scheme. Return your Instrument in good condition within 6 months and we will refund 90% of the purchase price less the original VAT paid.
|Your original purchase price:||£680.00|
|We deduct the original VAT paid||£-113.33|
|We make a charge of 10%||£-56.67|
|Total Amount Refunded||£510.00|
|Total Cost for 6 Months use||£170.00|
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