The RGE Sound Engine delivers the ultimate expressive capability.
The Clavinova uses the RGE (Real Grand Expression) Sound Engine,the next-generation piano sound source. This lets you enjoy the playing response and expressive capability of a concert grand piano. It features a new Smooth Release function which can express sound with great clarity, and clearly enunciate staccato notes with the sound of lingering resonance heard when gently lifting your fingers from the keys. It succeeds in capturing the essence of a piano performance to create grand piano-like, richly expressive experiences.
Subtly reproduces resonance with the depth you hear from an acoustic piano.
Clavinova subtly reproduces even the unique resonances of an acoustic piano. It features String Resonance that expresses the mellow sounds of the other strings resonating, and Key-Off samples that actually deliver the delicate change in sound the instant the damper touches the string, just before you raise your finger from the key. The addition of these sounds results in tonal resonances that are not only beautiful, but also deep and rich.
Experience real piano touch with Yamaha’s Natural Wood keyboard.
The Clavinova NW (Natural Wood) keyboard could only be made by Yamaha, with woodworking techniques perfected from over a century of building fine acoustic pianos. Like a grand piano, the keys are made of solid wood that has undergone the long drying process required for use in a musical instrument. By selecting only the highest quality sections of each piece of wood, keys that are more resistant to warping and deforming than those of laminated wooden keyboards are created. The keys have three sensors, like the GH3 keyboard, that amplify sensitivity to the pianist playing them. Combined with the solid texture of wood, this provides an outstanding playing experience and performance.
Synthetic ivory keytops remain tactile during long performances.
Pianists enjoy a touch that clings firmly to their fingers, just like the ivory keyboards historically used in top-class pianos. Synthetic ivory keytops feature a soft, slightly porous surface that gives all keys added grip and natural friction for improved ease in playing, especially during long performances or practice sessions. The keys’ smooth, refined texture imparts a feeling of luxury and is easy to clean.
88-key Linear Graded Hammers reproduce a unique weight for each key, a first for digital pianos.
Each key in the Clavinova keyboard has a unique weight. On a traditional acoustic piano, the strings are short and narrow in the treble section and get progressively thicker and longer in the bass section. To produce an even sound, the hammers hitting the keys become larger from low to high. Thanks to the 88-key Linear Graded Hammers, this is the first digital piano to precisely recreate the keyboard touch of a grand piano where the weight, touch and return of every key is different. Since the experience is extremely close to that of a grand piano, you can achieve better playing technique.
The GP Response Damper Pedal provides an authentic grand piano pedal feel.
The damper pedal is an important piano-playing element because it continuously varies the sound as you press it down. The Clavinova provides acoustic piano behavior by constantly detecting the amount of pedal travel and finely adjusting the amount of note elongation and reverberation. Additionally, the GP Response Damper Pedal reproduces the typical grand piano feeling, for example less resistance when starting to press and a heavy feeling when the pedal begins to take effect. As a result, players achieve greater control when operating the damper pedal.
Piano Room: your choice of piano and location.
The CVP-709 offers a great new feature called Piano Room that you can use when you really want to concentrate on piano performance and savour the piano sound. You can select from among four types of pianos – grand, pop grand, upright and honky-tonk – and also a playing location, such as concert hall, cathedral or stage. Instantly, the tone quality changes to match that piano and place, giving your performance a totally different feel. When you’re playing the grand piano or pop grand, you can even choose to have the “virtual” piano lid open or closed.
Super Articulation 2 Voices reproduce true effects, as if you are playing that actual musical instrument.
Yamaha’s Super Articulation Voices that provide genuine performance attributes of non-keyboard instruments are now supplemented by an even more extensive set of enhanced Super Articulation 2 Voices. SA2 Voices automatically add the nuances unique to each instrument. For example, legato, glissando and vibrato in wind instruments and the new SA2 Violin. Moving smoothly from Voice to Voice, you’ll achieve performances that sound like they’re naturally performed by a virtuoso of that instrument, instead of from the keys of a piano.
Accompaniment Styles let you play along with virtual bands in numerous genres including rock and jazz. Change the Style and you can perform the same piece with a completely different mood.
Music Finder is useful when you can’t decide on the right Style or a Voice for ensemble performance. All you have to do is choose the name of the song you want to play and the CVP will call up the proper settings so you can get playing right away.
Style Recommender allows you to quickly find a Style that suits the way you want to play. Just play a bar or two of a simple rhythm, and a list of Styles that match it will be displayed.
On-Screen score display shows you what to play and when.
Follow along with the bouncing ball shown on the score as you play, to be sure of never losing your place.
Enjoy performing − even if you’re just starting out.
The guide lamps wait until you play the correct note, so you can practice at your own pace.
Plug in a microphone for vocal performances.
Plug in a microphone, and you can sing along with your playing. Play accompaniment to your own composition, or play along with a talented friend. Singing will add more fun to your home parties.
Throw a karaoke party.
You can enjoy karaoke backed up by songs stored in your Clavinova or downloaded from the internet. The lyrics are shown on the display*, and the letters change colour as the song advances, so it’s perfect for bursting into song. Display the lyrics on a big TV screen so everyone can join in and the party will pick up steam. * Only if the song data includes lyrics.
Enrich your vocals with harmony.
Vocal Harmony 2 (VH2) offers advanced sounding harmonies. It lets your vocals enrich with the lush harmonies of a chorus, applied to your singing voice. Also VH2 provides matching effects like Delay or EQ on your songs easily, so you can enjoy your vocal performance much more.
If you use an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, Yamaha apps will make playing more convenient and enjoyable. Play a song and easily set the ideal Voice and accompaniment Style. Record your own performance and share it with a friend. Check out the apps and find the ones that meet your needs. Note: Some apps require a connection to your instrument. To use apps connectivity, a wireless* or wired connection (with Yamaha i-MX1) are necessary. *Wireless connection requires a wireless router and the bundled USB wireless LAN adapter. The USB wireless LAN adapter may not be included depending on locale due to local regulations.