• 15-step volume adjustment
• Headphone Terminal , Aux in jack
• 73 voices, including 56 for saxophone
• The same key layout as an acoustic saxophone
• Specially designed mouthpiece
• Breath sensor that detects the pressure of your breath
• Dedicated YDS Controller app
• Use with a USB power source or with batteries (4×AAA batteries)
Saxophones have a reputation for being loud, and deservedly so. While this is perfect for a live performance, it can be problematic at home in a flat or shared accommodation. Yamaha have designed the YDS 120 with a 15-step volume control. You can still enjoy the sounds of your saxophone, but at your desired volume. Alternatively, you can plug in headphones and practice silently!
To ensure that playing an instrument in the Yamaha YDS series is as intuitive as possible, Yamaha placed all of the settings into a dedicated app. With the YDS Controller app, you can enhance and fine-tune every element of your performance. Once you download the app, you can easily change between the many available tones. You can even adjust the effects for a truly personalised experience.
Although the YDS 120 is configured with standard saxophone fingering, with the app you can amend the settings. This is particularly useful for customised altissimo fingering. You are also able to add nuance to your performance as the YDP Controller app enables you to adjust the breath resistance, response, and tuning.
Sound your best
To ensure you have the best possible tone, Yamaha have sampled their premium saxophones. Soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone models have all been meticulously recorded with professional players to make sure you can perform freely, and with 56 various voices you can select a style to suit you. There are also an additional 17 non-saxophone voices, meaning your performance options aren't limited!
In addition to the app and headphones, you can also use the YDS-120 with other devices! An auxiliary input terminal allows you to easily connect to an external audio source, such as a smartphone. There's also a USB to Host option for recording! Whether you're playing alone or in a group, the YDS-120 Digital Saxophone will make it feel like you’re always part of an ensemble.
Weight: 810g not including batteries
Key systems: Fingering same as Saxophone, High-F#, Front-F, LowA
Other Controllers: Analog controller
Tone Generating Technology: AWM Sampling
Number of Voices: 73 voices (incl. 56 sax voices)
Tuning and effects
Key: Eb, Bb, C (Sync with voice)
Tuning: 427.0 - 440.0 - 453.0Hz, approx. 0.5Hz increments
Effects Types: 5 types (for Headphones)
Storage and Connectivity
AUX IN: Stereo-mini
USB TO HOST: micro USB Type-B
Power and accessories
Power Supply: USB Power Adaptors:5V/1A (micro USB Type-B), batteries (four “AAA” size alkaline [LR3]) or Ni-MH rechargeable [HR3] batteries)
Power Consumption: 4.5W (When using USB Power adaptor)
Auto Power Off Function: Yes
Included Accessories: Mouthpiece