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Upgraded Yamaha LC2 Plus Music Lab Offers Enhancements

Jun 6, 2007 4:40 PM

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Yamaha’s new ready-made LC2 Plus Music Lab represents a breakthrough in educational and digital technology by offering several premium enhancements and by making previously optional items standard. New features on the model, which debuted at Winter NAMM, include Yamaha CM500 headset microphones, MIDI Illustrator software and intuitive installation and operation guides.

The expandable LC2 Plus Music Lab system can be used to hold group lessons for anywhere from eight to forty-eight students with any instrument that has a headphone jack, including Yamaha digital pianos, portable keyboards, silent guitars, digital drums, silent brass, and silent strings. Built-in Ethernet ports and bundled software enable point-and-click ease of use for interacting with students. The MIDI Illustrator software displays notes played by the teacher on a jumbo-sized grand-staff, while the CM500 headphones ensure comfort, isolation from distracting noises and excellent sound quality.

“The LC2 Plus offers music educators an intuitive, flexible way to teach a group of students in a variety of configurations at an economical cost,” says Dane Madsen, marketing manager, digital pianos, Yamaha Pro Audio & Combo Division. “This product is a significant enhancement over previous models and has exclusive features that are not found on competitive systems.” Using the LC2 Control Unit, instructors can place students in virtual practice rooms and use isolating headset microphones to address them individually, in pairs, in other custom-sized groups or all at once without requiring the instructor to leave his or her instrument or the front of the classroom. The useful “mute” button instantly disables student instruments when it’s time for them to pay attention. Easing the life of teachers, the unit also comes with Music Lab Management software, which memorizes class configurations, stores student names and other information and allows for point-and-click control of the entire class all on one simple screen.

The LC2 Plus Music Lab (MSRP: $3,299) is currently available. Also available, the P70S Piano Lab Bundle (MSRP: $12,929) includes the LC2 Plus Music Lab, nine P70S digital pianos, nine L70S matching stands, and nine WB2 benches.

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