Yamaha YC88 88-Note Stage Keyboard


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Yamaha YC88 88-Note Stage Keyboard

  • Yamaha YC88 88-Note Stage Keyboard
  • Owner’s Manual
  • Power Cord
  • Foot Pedal (FC3A)

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Yamaha YC88 88-Note Stage Keyboard

Designed for gigging keyboardists, the YC 88 keyboard 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. With three models to choose from, there’s a YC stage keyboard for every stage and every player.


When it comes to versatility, this keyboard is a virtuoso. Featuring premium keyboard sound with more possibilities than ever. Choose from authentic Yamaha grand/upright pianos, electric pianos, and keyboards to a tonewheel organ with the rotary speaker, synths, acoustic sounds, and more. Our 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. It has 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.

YC88 Natural Wood With Triple Sensor Action

The natural wood keys and graded action of the YC88 reproduce the weight and response of a grand piano right down to the feel of the heavy or light hammers in the low and high ends. YC88 also features a triple sensor action for pianists accustomed to the response and speed of grand pianos. You get the touch of a Yamaha acoustic piano with the unmatched versatility of the YC.


This keyboard isn’t just designed to be played. They’re 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, they’re 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

It 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.


It weighs 41 lb making it compact and light enough for you to be your own roadie. But with a sound that players who can afford roadies will appreciate.


It 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.

Sounds and Songs

Number of Sound Presets160 (Preset Live Set Sounds:80)


Types (Keyboards)Multi-Finger


Weight18.6 kg (41 lb, 0 oz)

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