Yamaha Design “Synapses” ELS-02
Offers all of the basic performance of the STAGEA.
The new ELS-02 model has been designed with a monochromatic color scheme to reflect the interior design trends that have changed over the 10 years since the first model was produced. It is also possible to upgrade the ELS-01 so that it has the same functionality as the ELS-02 by replacing sound sources and the LCD control unit.
The large control panel surface and variety of controls show the wealth of features of the STAGEA series. To enable the player to concentrate on performance, visibility has been improved by grouping and sorting buttons into black areas that have clearly printed text and contrast with the bright panel.
The first-generation ELS-01 demonstrated the new concept of modular design to enable disassembly/re-assembly, a feature that was made more obvious by increasing the contrast of each part. The concept has continued to develop through the adoption of expansion units.
The structural design of the four-legged frame stands up to dynamic performances and allows the audience to see the use of both hands and both feet in the player’s performance.
- Kunihiro Takei
- Yamaha Design Laboratory