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OS v1.1 for YC Series Stage Keyboards
The latest version of the YC OS has some new Voices and Live Set Sounds.
OS v1.1 for the YC Series adds two new pianos, two new electric pianos and new workflow improvements. Get the free update here
- Nashville C3: Recording studios often use analog tape to process digital recordings for added warmth, depth and character. This idea was incorporated into the sampling sessions for the new Nashville C3 added in YC OS v1.1. With a 6’1” (186 cm) soundboard, this smaller grand piano adds a new unique piano color to the YC Series. The Nashville C3 was a collaboration with Yamaha Artist Relations in Nashville and the Yamaha USA sound design team. All of the samples were processed using analog tape at the Yamaha Entertainment Group studios, adding a vintage texture. If you are a fan of the U1 already in the YC Series, you’ll love the Nashville C3. It sounds great on its own, and blends great when layered with E.Piano and Sub Section Voices.
- Live CF3: The CF3 Grand from the CP300 is known for its ability to cut through dense arrangements and is a favorite choice for worship, pop and rock pianists. OS v1.1 adds the second CF3 Grand from the CP300, “CF3 Live”. This brighter piano has been optimized for even better presence in a mix.
- 73Rd Studio: This tine piano has a warm quality with a present bell simulating a mint-condition instrument with all original parts. A "classic" sound great for recordings.
- 74Rd Stage: For a modern tine piano sound, the 74Rd Stage delivers. This Voice simulates a tine piano with boutique upgrades. A modern sound that cuts through a mix makes it perfect for the stage.
- Live Set Sounds: 8 new Live Set Sounds using these voices have also been added.
- New workflow improvements.
Check the supplementary manual included with the download for more details.
About the author
Yamaha Synthesizer Product Specialist Blake Angelos has over thirty years of experience with music hardware and software. An expert in music technology, Blake has conducted numerous clinics, master classes and presentations throughout the United States, Europe and Canada. In his role as Product Specialist for the Synthesizer Department Blake appears in many product videos and artist interviews, writes many articles for YamahaSynth.com and co-hosts a regular Podcast called “Behind the Synth”.
Before his work with Yamaha, he taught music theory and jazz studies courses at Arizona State University; managed a technology-focused music store in Seattle and was a production supervisor at Microsoft, where he led a team that developed groundbreaking interactive music content for the Microsoft Network. Blake holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Northern Colorado and a Master of Music degree from Arizona State University. Blake currently resides in Bellingham, Washington with his family, and between his travels around the world for Yamaha, he performs as much as possible with several jazz and creative music groups in Bellingham, Seattle and other places in the Pacific Northwest.