YAMAHA YC61 61-Key Organ-Focused Stage Keyboard


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YAMAHA YC61 61-Key Organ-Focused Stage Keyboard

  • YAMAHA YC61 61-Key Organ-Focused Stage Keyboard
  • Owner’s Manual
  • Power Cord
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

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YAMAHA YC61 61-Key Organ-Focused Stage Keyboard

The YAMAHA YC61 61-Key Organ-Focused Stage Keyboard is designed for gigging keyboardists, the YC Series features a newly designed Virtual Circuitry Modeling (VCM) Organ engine with physical drawbars, extensive real-time control, and authentic Acoustic/Electric Piano and FM synth sound. This keyboard is for every stage and every player. It is ideal for organ-focused keyboardists needing great organ sound and control plus a variety of keyboard sounds in an extremely compact package.


When it comes to versatility, YC is a virtuoso. Featuring premium keyboard sound with more possibilities than ever. The proprietary VCM recreates the circuits of vintage analog EQs, compressors, and phasers right down to the transistors and resistors to capture the subtleties other digital simulations can’t. It’s like having an incredible sounding keyboard with everything, to go.

VCM Organ

How do you reproduce the warm, authentic sound of an organ in a stage keyboard? You build an organ engine the Yamaha way, from the ground up. Yamaha puts your favorite classic organ sounds in one powerful, stage keyboard. YC models three organ vintages - just out of the box, well-traveled and character-rich vintage. Need more? Go under the hood to adjust key click, leakage, rotary speaker speed, and more to get the one-of-a-kind organ tone you've been searching for.

YC Rotary Speaker

YC brings you the authentic sounds of classic rotary speakers with no maintenance required. Choose from two faithfully modeled rotary speaker profiles, warm and full or dirty and aggressive, and adjust top or bottom rotor speed for total control.

VCM Effects

The VCM re-creates the sound and behavior of vintage effects and high-end studio signal processors by modeling the circuits down to the original analog component level.

FM Organ

In 1983, YAMAHA introduced the iconic sounds of FM (Frequency Modulation) synthesis to the world with the launch of the synthesizer DX7. Now YC brings FM synthesis to the organ for a new generation of players. Simply switch to FM Organ and your drawbars control 8 FM Operators that send a pure sound with massive low end. Add rotary speaker or amp sim effects for character and vibe. Intuitive controls make it easy to discover new sounds. Or recreate classic transistor organ tones from warm to reedy to buzzy by choosing one of three popular FM Organ modes.

YC61 Waterfall Keyboard

The authentic waterfall keyboard action of the YC61 was created by painstaking research into traditional organ keyboards and constant feedback from top keyboard artists. The result is a keyboard that not only provides the distinctive touch of an organ, but also gives artists new ways to express themselves on acoustic and electric pianos, synth leads, brass sections, and more.


This keyboard is just designed to be played. It is made to be bumped, jostled, scratched, crammed in a van, stuffed in an overhead bin, and adored by players and fans, gig after gig. In short, it is built to last, like the company that stands behind them.


The nine drawbars on the YC have the footage and ratcheting you expect in an organ. But there’s more to our drawbars than meets the eye. See-through drawbar stops with customizable LED light color make it easy to see differences between simulated upper and lower configurations and play in split mode. It’s like having a virtual set of drawbars to give you more sounds, more flexibility, and more choices than you ever thought possible in a stage keyboard.

Direct, Immediate, and Total Sound Control

YC is made for long jams, not long menus. The intuitive interface gives you fast and easy splits, layers, and sound-shaping directly from the front panel. Proving that versatility doesn’t have to be complex.


YC61 comes in at an incredible 15 pounds, 10 oz. (7.1 kg) which makes it compact and light enough for you to be your own roadie. 

Soft Case

Before you rock, roll. The optional YC soft case features a premium design and zippered compartments for storing pedals and other accessories.


The YC features a built-in USB stereo audio and MIDI interface for Mac, PC, and iOS devices. With a single USB cable, you can record the YC audio and MIDI to a DAW and play and monitor virtual instruments.


Types (Keyboards)Multi-Finger


Weight7.1 kg (15 lb, 10 oz)

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