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Yamaha C6x with Disklavier Enspire #2573814
09/25/16 02:45 PM
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Got mine setup and it is a marvel. Posted my setup/experience here:

www.keare.com

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Re: Yamaha C6x with Disklavier Enspire [Re: BK0001] #2573844
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Wow, I was thinking about buying one and was just waiting for a random spammer on an anonymous online piano discussion forum to confirm my inclination!

Thanks!

Re: Yamaha C6x with Disklavier Enspire [Re: BK0001] #2573847
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Congratulation.

Simply fantastic!


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Re: Yamaha C6x with Disklavier Enspire [Re: BK0001] #2573911
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Wow, that website really does seem to be nothing but a blatant advertising ploy. I would have thought it beneath Yamaha's dignity to engage in that sort of thing.

Re: Yamaha C6x with Disklavier Enspire [Re: Corvus] #2573917
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Nope... just an end-user who loves technology. I found my way to this piano - and in the process very much appreciated this forum and reading comments by folks who care deeply about pianos. I learned much. This piano intrigued me and challenged/stretched my thinking of what a piano is and can be - kind of in a similar way to how I felt when Steve Jobs introduced the first iPhone.

I was unable to find anything on these forums or on the web that gave decent instructions for how to connect this Yamaha piano to non-Yamaha equipment (the Yamaha marketing stuff all focuses on Yamaha and MusicCast equipment). So I figured it out, took pics, and posted it on my personal website in case it might be helpful to the next person.

Didn't mean to offend anyone's sensibilities...

Re: Yamaha C6x with Disklavier Enspire [Re: BK0001] #2574006
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Well, that explanation makes sense. Your slick/professional looking web design, combined with the concert hall publicity photo that is the home image of the website, really gives an initial impression that this is a corporate website rather than a family website. And your rather terse initial post, without the (often extensive) personal details of how/why you chose your piano that we are much more used to hearing from new members here, easily reinforced that impression.

Anyhow, congratulations on your new piano! Maybe I will have occasion to use the information you're sharing myself, as my sister is ordering a DU1 Enspire next month.

Re: Yamaha C6x with Disklavier Enspire [Re: BK0001] #2574028
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I am disturbed that the software that runs the piano is not on the piano, and sure, I can buy some other system, or piano with some other system. But this appears to be the sign of the times, and maybe all automation systems will be requiring access to the internet. I sort of live on the edge of a mountain city, and my fiber optics connection goes down often enough to be annoying, and on rare occasion it has been down for a couple of days or more.

Call me old fashioned, but I ALWAYS want my software and files on MY machine.

Can you just plug a USB stick into the piano somewhere and play a standard MIDI file like I can do on my DP?


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Re: Yamaha C6x with Disklavier Enspire [Re: BK0001] #2574065
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The Enspire electronics on the piano runs a web server. You have several options on how to use a web browser to connect to the piano's web server so you can control it (have the Enspire create its own wireless network, or have it join your home wireless network). The multiple USB ports appear to be the preferred way to add storage to the device, and although I haven't tried it yet it's clear that plugging in a USB stick with your MIDI files to one of the USB ports will make them accessible.

So in fact, the software and files are on the piano. The controls and display, however, are not (again, the control interface is a web browser). I like this solution, because it means less clutter on the piano itself, and it also means that your control interface can be virtually anything (iPhone, iPad, any other wireless device or computer that has wifi).


Re: Yamaha C6x with Disklavier Enspire [Re: Tuneless] #2574105
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Originally Posted by Tuneless


Call me old fashioned, but I ALWAYS want my software and files on MY machine.

Can you just plug a USB stick into the piano somewhere and play a standard MIDI file like I can do on my DP?


I was at CEDIA a couple of weeks ago and they showed the Enspire there. I was told the 500 songs that the piano comes with are in the piano, not the iPad. All additional content that can be purchased can be downloaded directly to a connected storage device like a USB drive. Unlike previous generations, the piano has no internal memory for user content, so some sort of USB storage device is required for recording, downloading songs, etc. the internal memory is specifically allocated for running the firmware and the built-in songs.

Re: Yamaha C6x with Disklavier Enspire [Re: BK0001] #2574108
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BTW, while I was at CEDIA Yamaha showed the Enspire integration with their MusicCast app and products. Pretty nifty being able to send the music wirelessly to other places of the house. they use the piano's second output and send the CFX sample along with the backing to other devices. I guess to do it all you need is the WXC50 and any MusicCast compatible speaker or receiver. Here's an article i found:

http://www.avsforum.com/yamaha-disklavier-enspire-reproducing-piano-with-musiccast-at-cedia-2016/




Re: Yamaha C6x with Disklavier Enspire [Re: BK0001] #2574120
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Wow! This is great technology. Thank you for sharing.


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