An affordable modular system for educational musical instrument labs.
The Yamaha LC3 Music Lab offers music educators an intuitive, flexible way to teach a group of students all at once, one-on-one, or split the class into smaller groups all without ever leaving their own instrument. The basic Yamaha LC3 BASE comes with everything an 8-student lab needs to add to virtually any set of electronic instruments with an audio or headphone output.
Lab-Based Music Education
The Yamaha LC3 music lab system effectively allows an instructor ubiquitous control over classes expandable to as many as 48 students. Using a system of headphones/mics, it's as if each student is isolated in their own virtual practice room ” ideal for private practice or one-on-one instruction with a teacher. With the touch of a button, the practice room walls are instantly removed for group study, teacher-only broadcasts, or "all-together-now" ensemble performances. Instructors even have a powerful MUTE button disabling the students' instruments when it's time to pay attention. Any instrument with a stereo headphone output can be taught using the LC3, including Yamaha keyboards, digital pianos, Silent Series brass, and string instruments, or electronic percussion. Exclusive features like the heavy-duty Yamaha CM500 headset-microphones and the Mega Group quick configuration button set the LC3 apart from its contemporaries.
Combining closed-ear, noise-reducing headphones with a sensitive electric microphone, CM500 creates the ideal choice for or school music labs. Crafted with high-impact materials and an ultra flexible headband, its solid construction withstands repetitive twisting and hard use found in many music labs.
It's All In One Box
The Yamaha LC3 BASE comes with everything needed (except musical instruments to be added) for 8 students and 1 teacher (9 stations). That's all the headsets, cabling, I/O boxes, Hub, and Control Unit to get a lab up and running fast.
Music Lab Software You Can Use
The LC3 Educator Utilities CD-ROM comes packed with practical tools for the music classroom, including Finale Notepad and Digital Music Notebook.
Finale Notepad is among the gold standard in music notation software. When connected to a USB or MIDI keyboard, a music instructor can play notes into Finale Notepad as a visual aid, or Finale Notepad can play notes directly to the keyboard as an aural example. A Mac or PC can connect to a large class monitor or projector to have music seen and heard by the entire class.
Finale Notepad files are well-known piano classics. Simply open the desired file in Finale Notepad and press PLAY (spacebar) to start and stop playback of the piece. Students can follow the cursor, watch the notes, and listen to Finale Notepad play the instructor's connected USB or MIDI keyboard as an aural and visual example of what certain pieces are supposed to sound like.
Digital Music Notebook
DMN is essentially a digital sheet music viewer for downloading, playing, and printing music straight off the Internet. Literally thousands of titles are available. Files including lessons, guitar tablature, karaoke lyric files, and more are there for your perusal and normally offered as a pay-per-song service. But as a Yamaha LC3 lab owner you are given a coupon code for 2 free titles of your choice. With a projector or large LCD, use DMN as a visual aid for reviewing sheet music. You can even print a title for a student in your class.
- Heavy-duty Yamaha CM500 headset microphones for listening and class
- Store and Recall Memories customize 6 classroom configurations via the control unit
- Convenient Mega Group feature connects up to 48 students with the single press of a button
- Enhanced grounded power supply and circuitry tremendously reduces noise floor in labs with less-than-perfect electrical grounding
- Intuitive installation and operation guides
- Industrial Velcro strips easily attach student I/O boxes to instruments
- Educator Utilities CD-ROM
- LC3 base controller
- 8 CM500 headsets microphones
- 8 Instrument cables
- 8 lab connector cables
- 8 instrument boxes
- 1 Classroom Hub
- LC3 Educator Utilities CD-ROM (with Finale Notepad and Digitatal Music Notebook
- CM500 headphones
Basic 8-Student LC3 Lab Complete Hardware Specifications:
- CM500 microphones
Frequency response 20Hz - 20kHz
Mic range: 100Hz - 20kHz
Mic impedence: 600Ohms
Jacks: 1/8" plug and 1/4" adaptor
Cord: 9' cord
Weight: 10.6 oz. without cord