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Latest news, tips and musings from Disklavier professionals.

Introduction to the Mark IV and Mark IV PRO Disklavier

Introduction to the Mark IV and Mark IV PRO Disklavier
(video coming soon) In this video, Peter Baartmans explains the features of the Mark IV and Mark IV PRO Disklavier. The Mark IV is widely used in institutional settings and is recognized by it's PDA-style controller and sleek DMC-100 media center with sliding cover.

Getting Wired for Long Distance Teaching Part 1: Internet Connectivity

Setting up a long distance teaching environment can be intimidating to even the most veteran technology users. Here are some setup tips we have discovered along our way! 

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How to Care for Your Disklavier Piano

Keyboard side smallA Yamaha Disklavier Piano is an important investment that can provide you and your students with years of reliable performance. Since many schools and independent teachers may be new to Disklavier technology, we have assembled this short guide to make sure its benefits continue for years to come. 

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Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Using MIDI with a Disklavier

The Disklavier is an amazing instrument with a sophisticated record-and-playback system. When used as a standalone device, it is a simple matter to initiate recording and playback. Little instruction is required.

The instrument also has MIDI connectivity features that make it a compelling instrument for use in varied contexts, including music composition, interactive performance using computer software, and recording studio applications.

When one uses the instrument as a MIDI device, it is important to have a deeper understanding of the ways in which MIDI is implemented in this acoustic piano.
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How to Determine Your Disklavier Model

DS6E3PRO thumbnailThe model number of a Disklavier is normally not printed anywhere on the instrument itself. In most cases, you can determine the model number by the physical characteristics of the instrument and by looking for the DKC number on the control unit.
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