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Yamaha YDP142 Digital Portable Piano - Rosewood

by Yamaha
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  • 88-note keyboard with graded hammer standard action
  • 10 voices
  • Pure cf sound engine with 128-note polyphony
  • 2 track song recorder
  • Sliding key cover
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight57 Kg
Product Dimensions142 x 56 x 43 cm
Item model numberYDP142R
Scale Lengthinches
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 5,778 in Musical Instruments (See top 100)
Shipping Weight57 Kg
Date First Available17 Feb 2013
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Product Description

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Yamaha Arius YDP-142 Digital Piano YDP-142

For complete beginners and more advanced players, the Yamaha YDP-142 digital piano is a superb choice thanks to its excellent sound quality and realistic piano feel and response. It is extremely compact but the keyboard has a full 88 notes and is exactly the same size as a traditional piano. It has the standard 3 pedals (Damper, Sostenuto and Soft) and a sliding key cover for when the instrument is not in use.

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The sound and touch of a Yamaha piano...

The sound you hear when you play the YDP-142 is actually that of a real Yamaha concert grand piano just like those seen on stage in concert halls around the world. The sound of the piano has been digitally sampled and stored so that, for example, when you play a C on your YDP-142, you hear the C played on the grand piano. But there's much more to it than that. The sound of a piano changes depending on how hard you play the keys; the YDP-142 perfectly recreates this effect as you play thanks to its touch-sensitive keyboard. Furthermore, the half-pedal function allows you to vary the sustain depending on how far the pedal is pressed just like an acoustic instrument. These technologies, working in harmony, mean that the quality and realism of the piano sound has to be heard to be believed.

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Why is the feel of the keyboard so important?

A piano must sound good but experienced pianists will tell you that how it feels and responds as you play is equally important. Some digital pianos may sound good but they do not feel like a real piano. This means that it becomes difficult to control the expression of the music and makes the instrument unpleasant to play. For the beginner this is a major problem because the correct physical keyboard control skills are not being developed during the learning process.

A piano's keyboard is heavier to the touch than a small electronic keyboard or organ. That's because when you play a key you are making a hammer hit a string to play the note. Learning on an instrument with a weighted keyboard is essential if you want to play the piano; otherwise you will become used to a lighter action which will make playing an acoustic piano much more challenging. Yamaha's knowledge of many years of acoustic piano manufacture has gone into developing a digital instrument which feels just like a traditional piano with hammers and strings. This even ensures that lower notes are slightly heavier to the touch than higher ones - exactly as you would find on an acoustic instrument - so you can learn to play with confidence knowing that you can move to another piano without it feeling totally different.

Furthermore, if the player is unable to strike the keys with enough pressure because, for example, they are very young or have an injury, the touch sensitivity of the piano can be adjusted or even turned off completely, something that is not possible on a traditional piano!

Much more than a piano

YDP-142 has a total of 10 different sounds:

Grand Piano 1 This sound was sampled from a full concert grand piano. It uses different samples depending on the strength of your playing and produces smoother tonal changes. Suitable not only for classical compositions but also for piano pieces of any style.
Grand Piano 2 Warm and soft piano sound. Good for playing ballads.
Grand Piano 3 Spacious and clear piano with bright reverb. Good for popular music.
E.Piano 1 An electronic piano sound created using FM synthesis. Good for popular music
E.Piano 2 The sound of an electric piano with using hammer-struck 'tines'. Soft tone when played lightly and a much more aggressive tone when played hard.
Harpsichord The definitive instrument for baroque music. Since the strings of a harpsichord and plucked, there is no touch response. There is, however, a characteristic additional sound when the keys are released.
Vibraphone The sound of a vibraphone played with soft mallets. The tone becomes more metallic the harder your play.
Pipe Organ This is a typical pipe organ sound (8ft + 4ft + 2ft). Ideal for sacred music from the Baroque period.
Jazz Organ The sound of a "tonewheel" type electric organ. Often heard in jazz and rock music. The speed of the rotary speaker effect can be switched by using the left pedal.
Strings A spacious and warm string ensemble. Try combining this voice with a piano in Dual mode.

In addition to its superb sound and realistic piano response the YDP-142 has a wide range of other features which will enhance your playing enjoyment:

  • Digital Reverb is an effect which can be added to create the ambience of a stage or concert hall. This effect is fully controllable and can also be used when playing with headphones.

  • Dual is a feature which allows the player to combine any two voices together so that, for example, you can play piano with rich strings to create a great orchestral effect.

  • Digital Recording and Playback is a great way to analyse and track your development when learning a new song. The YDP-142 has a built-in two track digital recorder which can record two separate tracks which can then be played back together. Voice selection, tempo and other settings can be changed after recording which makes this a very versatile feature. The instrument can record up to approximately 11,000 notes and recorded songs can be transferred and saved to a computer in SMF (Standard MIDI file) format.

    There are also 50 built-in classical pieces of music stored in the instrument and a music book containing the full score of each song is included. You can even listen to left and right hand parts separately to gain a better understanding of how the piece is written and performed.

  • Duo Mode splits the keyboard into two parts and gives each player the same range of notes. This is a very useful tuition feature which enables the student to copy the teacher as if two pianos were being used.

  • Twin headphone sockets allow two pairs of headphones to be connected simultaneously for silent practice.

  • USB connectivity enables the YDP-142 to be linked up to a suitably equipped computer for use with a variety of commercially available music software (software & connecting leads not supplied).

  • Transpose can be used to play in any key which is perfect for accompanying singers or other instruments. The piano also has a fine tuning facility.

  • The built-in Metronome provides a click in perfect time to help when learning a new song. And, unlike the old-fashioned ticking metronome, you can use it with headphones while practising without disturbing others.

  • Auto Power Off automatically turns the instrument off after 30 minutes of inactivity. This feature can be disabled if required.

The YDP-142 is available in Light Cherry, Rosewood or Black Walnut finishes and is completely self-contained with a built-in 6W+6W amplifier and speaker system. The piano weighs just 38kg (83lbs 12oz) and is supplied flat-packed which means that it can be assembled and located in areas inaccessible to an acoustic piano.

Compare the range...
NP-11 NP-31 P-35 P-105 YDP-142 YDP-S51
Model NP-11 NP-31 P-35 P-105 YDP-142 YDP-S51
Number of keys 61 76 88 88 88 88
Weighted action no no yes yes yes yes
Key action keyboard Graded Soft Touch Graded Hammer Standard Graded Hammer Standard Graded Hammer Standard Graded Hammer
Touch Sensivity Hard
Polyphony 32 32 32 128 128 128
Sustain pedal included no no yes yes sustain (with half pedal)
sustain (with half pedal)
Optional pedals FC5, FC4 or FC3 (adds half pedal functionality) FC5, FC4 or FC3 (adds half pedal functionality) FC3 (adds half pedal functionality) FC3 or
optional 3 pedal unit - LP-5A (adds half pedal functionality)
- -
Number of voices 10 10 10 14 10 10
Tone Generation System AWM Stereo Sampling AWM Stereo Sampling AWM Stereo Sampling Pure CF Sound Engine Pure CF Sound Engine Pure CF Sound Engine
Amplifier / Speakers 2.5W x 2
(12cm x 6cm) x 2
6W x 2
(12cm x 6cm) x 2
6W x 2
12cm x 2
7W x 2
12cm x 2
5cm x 2
6W x 2
(12cm x 6cm) x 2
with Acoustic Optimizer
20W x 2
(12cm x 6cm) x 2
with Acoustic Optimizer
Recording - - - 2 track 2 track 2 track
Connectivity MIDI IN/OUT
headphone/audio out
sustain pedal
headphone/audio out
sustain pedal
headphone/audio out
sustain pedal
USB to host
2 x headphone
audio line out
sustain pedal
USB to host
2 x headphone/audio out
USB to host
2 x headphone/audio out
Style portable portable portable portable cabinet slimline cabinet
Colour finish options black black
black black

Box Contains

1 x YDP-142 digital piano
50 Greats for Piano music book
Mains power supply
Owner's manual & product documentation

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
46 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Digital Piano For The Price 15 April 2013
By hbwold
Colour Name:Rosewood
Now I am no expert when it comes to piano's. I have been playing upright pianos on and off for a few years, but never really got into it as much as I would have liked.

The reason for buying the YDP 142 is that I really wanted to get into piano, and spend a lot more time playing.

This YDP 142 actually feels much better to play than my upright! The sound quality is fantastic, I especially like the Grand Piano 3 voice. It is simple to set up, comes with all instructions and a song book. I also went for the Black colour which I think looks great.

It is one of those things that if I play for half an hour or so, I find that after another half an hour of doing something else, I always want to come back to the piano!

It is a very high quality product, looks and feels the real deal. I did consider saving a bit and getting the YDP 141, but I am very happy with choosing the 142 for the extra money.

I do not play a great deal of different digital pianos, but I must say that I highly recommend this model, mainly due to its value for money, realistic feel, sound and its high build quality.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Piano 6 Jan 2014
Colour Name:Black|Verified Purchase
Very happy with the purchase. I bought it for my kids to have lessons on. The piano teacher rated it so highly that she plans to buy one for herself.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lightning deal gave me a cracking piano 31 Dec 2013
By sammoj
Colour Name:Rosewood|Verified Purchase
I have wanted to learn to play the Piano for a number of years and as a long time Flute player it always seemed to be a natural thing to do. I saw this in Amazon's lightning boxing day sale and was fortunate to get a really good price in a 20 minute window. I was a bit worried at first I had made an impulse bargain purchased but 5 days later a text message confirmed delivery and 30 mins before it arrived a friendly driver called me to tell me they were on the way. Very helpful delivery company who carried the somewhat heavy box into the lounge wished us a Happy New Year and off they went.

About 30 mins later it was set up and playing a demo song all by itself sounding great. I am not a Piano player, as I previously said the Flute is my 1st instrument, but this feels right. Lovely weighted keys feel like wood keys even thought they are plastic and need a fair amount of pressure to make a sound which must be right. I can bash out a top line from my flute books and it sounds lovely, particularly with headphones on. I do think that the amplifier and speakers could be a bit better but with headphones on it is spectacular. The pedals do exactly what they should and are graduated like the keys so its not just an on/off damper for example.

The build quality is excellent. I would have liked a stool but managed to find one locally which matched the rosewood of the piano and was adjustable. You will need a stool if you don't have one.

Have not yet connected it to the computer but full USB host functionality is supplied.

A lovely piece of furniture and I hope to get many years of pleasure playing it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great First Piano 7 May 2014
By Ruttle
Colour Name:Rosewood|Verified Purchase
Having researched the acoustic and digital piano options suitable for a beginner, I purchased this one after Christmas 2013, and have been delighted with it.

I know you can spend many thousands on the right instrument, however this one plays like a piano and sounds like a piano, and has so far provided me and my kids with lots of fun. It was easy to put together, and has that added family benefit of a volume switch, and headphone socket – which means others don’t have to put up with my (not quite yet) melodic sounds as I practice. I can however record what I have played, so once I have managed to hit all the right notes, in the right order, I can play them back over and over again.

I know this piano has many other features, yet untried by me, but for simply playing and practicing at my beginner level – its brilliant
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very nice digital piano 31 Dec 2013
Colour Name:Rosewood|Verified Purchase
Just took delivery of this Yamaha YDP142 digital piano. I opted for the Rosewood finish which looks really nice in amongst our other furniture. The box was mahooosive weighing nearly 60Kg. It took about 20 minutes to assemble the stand and foot pedals. I think this is a great instrument for the money. The grand piano sound (I doubt I'll really use the other sounds to be honest) sounds very realistic and pleasing to the ear. The weighting of the keys and the adjustable sensitivity is also very realistic and makes this a fun piano to play. It came with a power supply and a book of 50 classic piano tunes. One of the things I really like about this piano is the key cover which slides out and down over the keys in a very smooth action. I have 3 small daughters and don't imagine that I will be able to preserve the immaculate Rosewood finish for long but part of the reason I got it was for all family members to have fun bashing away on it over the years. The speakers seem to give out ample volume but again, I'll probably be using this with headphones mainly. All in all, I'm very pleased with this item and the service from amazon was impressive - they called to let me know when it would be delivered with a 3 hour slot to make sure I'd be in (as it happens it was 2 days earlier than they said it would be delivered which was a bonus). Also, the drivers rang 10 minutes before dropping off. All very painless really!
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5.0 out of 5 stars outstanding
We bought this piano to upgrade from a Casio digital piano, you can definitely see where the extra money went, the sound is incredible and the closest piano feel and sound to the... Read more
Published 18 days ago by Amazing
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So, I got this piano now for 2 weeks (roughly) and so far I have been enjoying playing and everything is fine. However, I found few issues that could be improved. Read more
Published 1 month ago by kassper
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sounds good and sleek!
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Published 2 months ago by Janice S
5.0 out of 5 stars Elton John in my own living room
big instrument great sound kids love it I love it good buy if you need a piano I didn't I was just impulsive still happy with it
Published 3 months ago by Anonymous
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value for money.
The Yamaha YDP 142 is all I expected. It has a lovely tone and the range of instrument sounds that I need. There is still quite a lot that I have to explore.
Published 5 months ago by Mrs Jackie Lake
5.0 out of 5 stars Looks Good, Sounds Great, Wife happy !
My wife has always wanted a piano and we have never had the space (or money).
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