This piano is one of the most advanced pianos ever built. It starts by taking a Yamaha GC1 5'3" Grand Piano and adding multimedia capabilities. This piano can do so much:
* First and foremost, it's a real grand piano. It sounds amazing and is in truly excellent condition!
* It has the ability to record and play back performances with an amazing level of detail!
* It has built-in speakers and a synthesis sound engine to be able to play 676 different instruments PLUS 21 drum kits.
* With those sounds at your disposal, you can compose very complex and amazing music!
* It also has MIDI (Music Instrument Digital Interface) capabilities so you can connect it to computers or other musical instruments so that they can all work together.
* It can connect to your television to display and synchronize with video performances
* Oh, and did I mention that it is Internet connected? It IS! You can connect it to the Internet to stream music to be played live on your piano!
* It has two drives (one optical and one floppy) to be able to transfer more music to and from your piano's internal drive.
* It has USB ports to be able to connect to external drives and direct connection to computers.
* Probably my favorite feature is the ability to play back audio CDs WITH a live accompaniment. For example, you can listen to Norah Jones play through the speakers and the piano will play along.
The piano comes with a PDA-style remote control, but also has been upgraded to work with many phones using an app from the app store. I have an extra battery for the PDA as well.
I have all the original manuals to include with the purchase. Also, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of songs loaded on the piano already for nearly-never-ending music!
Why am I selling? Well, I am moving to a new place and don't have room for it. This piano is truly amazing and at just under ten thousand dollars, it is a bargain considering that similar non-player pianos sell used for that price.