The CLP Series was created expressly to achieve a playing sensation you would get when playing a grand piano. Its RGE Sound Engine recorded all sounds from one carefully selected piano and refines them with careful attention to playing response and expressive capability. Additionally, keyboard touch is precisely calibrated and pedals are linked directly to changes of pressure and resonance. Integrating all these elements that make up a piano result in a superb playing experience.
- GH3 action
- 14 voices
- Yamaha "Real Grand Expression" sound engine
- Smooth release and damper resonance features
- USB audio recording and playback
- Panel reveal key cover
"Real Grand Expression" Sound, touch, pedals–perfectly integrated to give you the sensation of playing a grand piano.
Real Grand Expression. This phrase defines the expressive capability of Clavinova. It is not only the full realization of the sound, the touch and the pedals, but the application of technologies nurtured by crafting acoustic pianos to perfectly integrate...
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"Real Grand Expression" Sound, touch, pedals–perfectly integrated to give you the sensation of playing a grand piano.
Real Grand Expression. This phrase defines the expressive capability of Clavinova. It is not only the full realization of the sound, the touch and the pedals, but the application of technologies nurtured by crafting acoustic pianos to perfectly integrate these three elements into a single piano. This piano produces that exact sound you want through the touch of the keys and the feel of the pedals. As you play, you will truly feel as though you are playing a grand piano.
The sound is heard just as it was played. "RGE Sound Engine" provides playing response and expressive capability.
The RGE Sound Engine delivers the ultimate expressive capability for the CLP Series.
The new CLP Series uses the RGE (Real Grand Expression) Sound Engine, the next-generation piano sound source. It improves upon the Pure CF Sound Engine, which earned high praise in the CVP Series, and 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.
Dynamic change of sound is dependent on touch.
An acoustic piano is a musical instrument whose sounds linger for a long period. The strength of touch varies not only the volume, but also the sound from bright to dark, creating rich expressiveness. Clavinova produces deep resonances by using piano sounds that have been accurately sampling for their entire length. Proprietary technology creates smooth and dynamic changes according to the strength of the touch. Additionally, to achieve a performance feel rivaling that of a grand piano, the touch was carefully refined by many pianists who played it and gave their feedback for Yamaha’s research and development.
Piano Voices embody the careful attention only a piano manufacturer can give.
The grand piano Voices of a Clavinova were obtained by recording the sounds of a Yamaha concert grand piano that led to the creation of the CFX, the piano selected for a performance by the 2010 winner of the famed International Frederick Chopin Piano Competition. A single piano best suited for recording was selected and then tuned to the finest possible condition by a veteran piano tuner. All the sounds were recorded resulting in a sound that displays not only the beauty of each note, but the harmonized sound of a single piano.
128-note polyphony lets you play without notes dropping-out, especially in dense passages of music.
When you play fast phrases or superimpose chords while pressing the damper pedal, you want to be able to perform without notes dropping out. The Clavinova provides 128-note polyphony so you can enjoy complex works such as those by Liszt or Ravel, which feature numerous pedal presses, with no limitations. As your playing improves over the years, your Clavinova will continue to let you make the most of your abilities.
Diverse piano voices that you can choose to match the piece you want to play
Clavinovas are provided with distinctive piano voices in addition to the piano voices that offer playing response like that of a concert grand piano. These include a piano for ballads that gently resonates the start-up sound, a piano for jazz that adds depth to the sound, and a piano for popular music with bright, rich sound. To ensure that the sound conforms closely to the genre, adjustment of each piano voice focuses on the resonance, or the sound produced when you lift your finger, and other delicate nuances. Each time you play, you can immediately enjoy the perfect piano sound without having to make any adjustments.
The "GH3 (Graded Hammer 3) keyboard" faithfully reproduces the touch of a grand piano.
The touch of the Clavinova keyboard has been praised by pianists for a performance feel that makes you forget it's a digital piano. The secret behind this superior touch is the same hammering system and spring-less mechanism as a grand piano. Depending on the weight of the hammer, the force of your touch and the natural key return when you release it, the Clavinova faithfully reproduces the keyboard touch of an acoustic piano from the heavy feel in the lower range to the light feel in the higher range. Also important is Yamaha's unique three-sensor system, which accurately senses and interprets the behavior of the keyboard, just like a grand piano. When playing continuously or with a light trill, techniques used in many pieces such as Für Elise, you can play with a bright, vivid feel.
"Keyboard Stabilizers" enhance the keyboard's durability.
The keyboard must respond perfectly to the touch of your fingers so the notes sound just as you intend. Because the keyboard plays such a critical role, it must allow you to play smoothly and maintain good touch for long periods of time. That's why all 88 keys are equipped with Keyboard Stabilizers. This not only lets you play with a natural touch, it greatly improves the stability and durability of the keys.
Keys have a long distance to the fulcrum offering easy-to-play touch, even to the base of each key.
The keys provide a pleasing touch down to the base, because the distance from the tip of the key to the fulcrum is extremely long. When playing a piece that uses many black keys, even when you press a white key near its base, the key sinks softly, maintaining the delicate nuances of soft and hard key strokes.
The acoustic system produces acoustic piano sound as if the instrument itself is resonating.
Because Yamaha places so much importance on the joy of playing, the speakers, amps and other acoustic systems have been optimized so the player hears nothing but stunning sound during a performance. These musical instrument-like resonances give the impression that the Clavinova is more acoustic than it is digital.
Pedals that can fully express the emotion contained in a single note.
Damper Resonance similarly produces broad and deep resonances when the pedal is used. The result is realistic sound, just as if you were playing an acoustic piano. You will even hear the subtle changes that occur according to whether the player begins to press the pedal before or after striking a key. You can enjoy playing impressionistic pieces, such as those by Debussy or Ravel, where half-pedal expression is important.
"Intelligent Acoustic Control" provides a full, balanced sound with rich lows and clear highs even at low volumes.
Volume adjustment is convenient for playing at home, where sometimes others may prefer you play softly. You've probably experienced the fact that when the volume is low, it is difficult to hear treble and bass. On a Clavinova, however, the Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC) function automatically adjusts the sound, so you enjoy proper sound balance even at low volumes. Additionally, the volume dial automatically makes fine adjustments to overall sound of the speaker system (EQ) at low volume. This ability to adjust volume without losing the rich and balanced sound is an exclusive Yamaha benefit, ensuring you always play with the utmost sound quality.
A full selection of basic functions unique to a digital piano such as sound volume adjustment and metronome are provided.
In addition to being compact and not requiring tuning, Clavinova models provide volume adjustment and two headphone jacks so you can listen to your children practice or enjoy playing duets in private. A metronome and other features help you improve your piano skills.
Two recording functions can be used selectively according to your purpose.
[Recording on a Clavinova is simple and speedy].
Recording is a useful way to evaluate your performances. You can record with the touch of a button and even do two-track recording, which lets you record the parts for your two hands separately, then play them simultaneously. You can also store performances on a USB memory device. *
* Storage format is SMF. To play the files on a computer, compatible software (such as QuickTime or Windows Media Player) and sound source are required.
[Record performances onto USB flash memory so that you can share]
By using the USB Audio Recorder, you can record your own performances on to USB flash memory as an audio file. * Because it can be played back without a Clavinova, you can store it on a PC to track and compare your progress or put the recordings on a CD so your family and friends can enjoy them. You can also listen to the files on-the-go by loading them on to portable media players.
* Uses WAV storage format.
Wide selection of realistic musical instrument Voices adds variety to your performances.
Along with the piano voices, Clavinova also offers a wide selection of musical instrument voices, including electric piano as Yamaha's CP1, harpsichord, guitar and strings, which you will find many opportunities to use. Dual, which means playing two voices simultaneously, provides a rich sound by overlapping the piano sound with strings. By combining the voices in various ways, you can enjoy many different styles of play.
USB ports allow easy data storage and transfer.
Clavinovas have a USB TO DEVICE port for plugging-in USB memory devices and a USB TO HOST port for connecting to a computer via a single USB cable. They provide a way to conveniently store performance data, and transfer other data between your Clavinova and computer or other Clavinovas.
You can also use it for lessons. Includes 50 famous piano pieces.
The stored pieces are a selection of popular piano pieces. These emotion-filled performances are not only perfect for BGM, they can also be used for lessons. You can listen to them as models, reduce their tempo and play along, or play back only the right hand part so you can practice the left hand part. The inclusion of 50 stored pieces is a nice Clavinova benefit.
Panel Reveal Key Cover hides the operating panel for a more natural acoustic piano look.
The Panel Reveal Key Cover lets you perform with all signs of technology on the control panel discreetly hidden. This adds to the traditional piano-like cabinet design of the CLP-400 Series.
Design captures the essential beauty of a piano. Color variations are available.
Clavinovas are designed to offer the appearance and presence of an acoustic piano. The luxurious polished finish offers a piano-like texture while other color variations complement any room's decor. The CLP Series includes slimline models that fit neatly almost anywhere, and a grand piano-like model with its graceful silhouette.
Environmentally friendly design reduces power consumption by as much as 50%.
The new Clavinovas reduce power consumption as much as 50% from previous models by using high efficiency amplifiers. Not only do these amplifiers save energy, they also improve sound quality. The more you play, the more you will appreciate this energy-saving performance.
Audio & Video
Clavinova CLP-430 Introduction
Clavinova CLP-430 Introduction Video
Point.1Providing a piano-like playing feel via the RGE Sound Engine.
Royal Academy of Music
Expressive capability is recognized by famed music schools worldwide.
The Royal Academy of Music and more than 700 other music institutions use Clavinova. The reasons why they choose Clavinova are, above all, the sound and touch. Clavinova models are excellent for students aiming to become top pianists, who must be able to practice without losing the sensation of a grand piano. Their natural resonances, performance feel and expressive capability are recognized by professionals around the world.
Some of the institutions that use Clavinova
UK : Royal Academy of Music / The Guildhall School of Music and Drama / The Royal Northern College of Music / Birmingham Conservatoire / Chethams School of Music / Manchester / USA : Oberlin Conservatory / Eastman School of Music / University of Southern California / University of Arizona / Boston University / University of Alaska / Georgia State University / Canada : Royal Conservatory of Music / Schulich School of Music of McGill University / Montreal Faculty of Music / University of Toronto School of Creative and Performing Arts / Humber College / Toronto Department of Music / Grant McEwan College / Edmonton Department of Music / University of Calgary
Point.2A performance piano developed with the player in mind.
The goal is a sound that is pleasant to play.
Yamaha does everything possible to create the optimum sound at the playing position. This requires precise attention to detail, extending from the selection of the piano to be sampled to the tuning of the recorded sound and the position of the speakers.
Playing loudly is not always preferred.
For those times when family members are studying, sleeping and so on, the Clavinova not only offers headphone jacks, but also an Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC) function that lets you play with proper sound balance at low volumes.
Point.3Various features help you improve your playing.
Master popular songs with lesson features.
Stored inside your Clavinova are 50 well-known pieces of standard piano repertoire, including some often performed at recitals. You can listen to them as background music or take advantage of this collection of piano music to practice using lesson features.
1. Practice each hand independently
You can practice each hand separately while the Clavinova accompanies you to build proficiency.
2. Play at a reduced tempo
You can easily vary the tempo while maintaining the same pitch. Practicing difficult passages at a reduced tempo is a great way to build confidence.
3. Play a phrase repeatedly
You can play a difficult phrase over and over with the assistance of the built-in recordings. This is a great help in mastering the entire piece.
Practice using the recording function.
There are two recording methods: Recording to Internal Flash Memory records directly to the Clavinova and USB Audio Recording records to a USB memory device where the file can be transferred to a PC, then used in various ways.
When you want to play back the recording immediately: Recording to Internal Flash Memory
- Check your entire performance or skip to difficult phrases.
- Record one hand at a time, then play them back together.
When you want to save a performance: USB Audio Recording Memory
- Store your own performances on a PC.
- Email it to a friend.
- Listen to it on a portable media player.
- Burn your recordings to an audio CD.
ARTISTS ON CLAVINOVA
We asked a number of popular pianists to give us their impressions of the Clavinova, and also to play a short selection. Please enjoy their wonderful performances that demonstrate the versatility of the Clavinova.
ARTISTS ON CLAVINOVA
This piano arouses one’s motivation to play music.
Makoto Kuriya, a jazz pianist and composer, talks about the feeling of playing a Clavinova. Please enjoy it along with a performance overflowing with expressiveness. [Model used: CLP-380PE]
PROFILE : Makoto Kuriya [Jazz pianist / Composer]
Born in Kobe, Japan, graduated from West Virginia University with a linguistics major, and later studied and performed with Nathan Davis at the University of Pittsburgh. He spent most of 80’s in the States and toured with Grammy winning Chuck Mangione in the late 80’s. Back to Japan in 1990, he produced a series of CD’s resulting in many awards, and was also much in demand for commercial recording work. In the mid 90’, he performed the soundtrack for the platinum winning “Neo Genesis Evangelion” which became a global success. Since 2001, Kuriya has been writing and producing songs for best selling pop artist, Ken Hirai. In 2002, he completed the movie soundtrack for “Nitaboh” performed by the Warsaw Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2004, Kuriya performed with his own group and with Herbie Hancock at “Tokyo Jazz”, the largest jazz festival in Japan, and in Paris for the “International Music Day” organised by UNESCO, with such greats as Billy Cobham, John Faddis, and Jonny Griffin. In 2005, the first European tour ended in great success. The year 2006 went with the second European tour including performances at “the City of London Festival”. In 2006, Kuriya also produced a Japan-Australia joint project and toured with the mixture unit in both countries. The year 2007 went with the third European tour including performances at “TanJazz” in Morocco.
ARTISTS ON CLAVINOVA
A piano that expands your enjoyment of music.
We asked the internationally famous pianist Yuko Mifune to play a Clavinova and give us her impressions. Listen to her playing, and to her thoughts about music and the Clavinova. [Model used: CLP-380PE]
PROFILE : Yuko Mifune [Pianist]
In 1988, she took first place in the prestigious Japan Music Competition. In 1990-91, she attended The Julliard School. She made her U.S. debut in 1991, and that same year won the Frinna Awerbach International Piano Competition.
Her beautiful sound and dynamic performances have always inspired audiences, and she has garnered critical acclaim for her broad repertoire ranging from baroque to contemporary music. She served as the emcee of NHK-BS2’s Weekly Book Review before.
ARTISTS ON CLAVINOVA
Up to now and from now on, it’s Clavinova.
Bill Sharpe, a member of the popular British band Shakatak, plays a Clavinova. He gives us a performance which fully drew out the expressive power of the Clavinova. [Model used: CLP-380PM]
PROFILE : Bill Sharpe [Pianist / Composer]
Bill Sharpe is pianist, composer and founder member of the pop / funk super group Shakatak. The band scored many chart hits which introduced their unique instrumental-unison vocal sound to a global audience. The band are a major international act, have released a number of high profile albums including a number one jazz album slot in Japan, and have performed many concerts across Europe, America and the Far East.
The outstanding piano / keyboard playing of Bill Sharpe, whos melodic and clean solos are full of energy, has become a unique signature’ of the band. His solos have become iconic lines for other keyboard players to study and emulate. Bill has also written, along with other members of the group, many of Shakatak’s most popular songs. He has also enjoyed solo success, composing and recording with many high profile musicians, including Gary Numan and Don Grusin. In addition Bill has composed for TV shows and released several successful solo albums.
ARTISTS ON CLAVINOVA
Its resonance reminds me of a grand piano.
Paul Harry Harris is often described as being able to do anything with a piano. He treats us to a splendid performance showing the mastery of his technique with a Clavinova. [Model used: CLP-380PM]
PROFILE : Paul 'Harry' Harris [Pianist / Entertainer]
Since starting to play at the age of four pianist Paul 'Harry' Harris has set about proving that he can do 'absolutely anything on piano'. Quite simply, he does things with the instrument that you've never heard before, moving seamlessly between jazz, cabaret and classical in a manner that hasn't been seen in the UK for many years.
Very few artists can command respect in such differing fields, but Harry has such an extraordinary talent that as well as running a 20 piece dance band by the age of nineteen and appearing with a host of British jazz musicians culminating with a night at Ronnie Scotts last year, he has also accompanied just about everybody in the business from Charlotte Church to David Bowie and James Belushi via Elvis Costello and opera star Sir Willard White.
ARTISTS ON CLAVINOVA
My piano always plays precisely and beautifully.
Multi-talented musician Laurie Holloway has composed the theme music of many TV shows. He conveys the appeal of the Clavinova through his words and performance. [Model used: CLP-380PM]
PROFILE : Laurie Holloway [Pianist / Conductor / Arranger / Composer]
Laurie is one of the most respected and talented pianists / musicians in the UK, with a career spanning more than 50 years. He has played with many greats from the world of music including such names as the celebrated jazz violinist Stefan Grapelli, John Dankworth, Cleo Laine and a 5 year world tour with Engelbert Humperdinck.
Laurie has written many TV and film themes and worked extensively on TV as a Musical Director, most recently on the 'Parkinson' chat show, where he accompanied many famous musicians, and the BBC's 'Strictly Come Dancing'. Laurie is still a regular Musical Director on various TV shows, performing with both his trio and big band, but still finds time to practice his favorite past time — trying to reduce his golf handicap!
ARTISTS ON CLAVINOVA
It captures the essential qualities of a grand piano.
A unique piano duo, The Cann Twins inspire us with a classical duet. Enjoy the mutual resonance and beautiful harmony of two Clavinovas. [Model used: CLP-295GP]
PROFILE : The Cann Twins [Classical Duo Pianists]
The Cann Twins’ career on the recital and concerto platform has taken them to prestigious venues across the world. They have performed in Europe, the Middle East, the U.S.A., Canada, New Zealand and Japan, including many TV and radio broadcasts. They have performed with many high profile orchestras, including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Concert Orchestra and the Mozart Players. The Cann Twins have also performed many times on Yamaha instruments including a tour of Japan launching a new grand piano model.
ARTISTS ON CLAVINOVA
The enjoyment comes from the sound responding as I intend it to.
Yuko Nakamichi is a pianist who gives solo performances and also plays with orchestras and chamber music groups. This performance directly communicates her enjoyment of playing the Clavinova. [Model used: CLP-480PE]
PROFILE : Yuko Nakamichi [Pianist]
A pianist known for her richly emotional music and fresh musicality. After graduating from the Toho Gakuen School of Music, she went to Germany to study under Klaus Schilde. She graduated from the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München (University of Music and Performing Arts Munich) and from the piano and chamber music courses of its graduate school. She has won awards in many music competitions: first among middle schools nationwide in the Piano Division of the 36th Japan Student Music Concours and second overall in the Adolfo L. Apreda International Piano Competition. She has released six CDs from Victor Entertainment, including Semplice and Mozart's Turkish March, all of which received good reviews.
Clavinova, which means "new keyboard instrument" in Latin, is introduced as a genuine electronic piano that anyone can enjoy with ease.
The first generation Clavinova, a Yamaha electronic piano created by striving for the sound and touch of a grand piano, was introduced.
The first Clavinova was created in 1983 to allow people to more conveniently enjoy the pleasure of playing a piano. From the first stages of development, Yamaha exercised its ingenuity to reproduce the sound and touch of a grand piano by developing a proprietary FM (Frequency Modulation) Sound Source, new keyboard mechanisms and other innovations. The YP-40 featured not only piano sound, but also the tone colors of 16 instruments including harpsichord, clavichord and guitar. It also provided the Stereo Symphonic Effect, allowing it to offer the power and feeling of depth of a performance in a concert hall or music club.
The first generation of the CVP Series, it combined a piano with performance features in order to expand the enjoyment of making music.
The CVP-7 was equipped with the piano Auto Bass Chord (ABC) function, the archetype of the highly regarded automatic accompaniment functions of today’s CVP Series. At the time, it was a revolutionary function that allowed a player to add an accompaniment simply by holding down chords with the left hand. It also had a ROM Music function that let players call up songs that they liked and play them like an orchestra or ensemble, expanding the fun of playing music. The Guide function, which uses guide lamps to indicate the next key to be struck, also made its debut in this model.
Thanks to masterful use of the most advanced sampling technology available at that time, it faithfully reproduced the sound of a grand piano.
This model marked the first use of the Advanced Wave Memory (AWM) sampling method, which used data obtained by digitally recording the sound of actual musical instruments and processing them with proprietary technologies. This new sound source technology permitted the faithful reproduction of rich textures and beautiful lingering tones, beginning with the delicate sound startup at the moment the key of a grand piano is struck until the sound naturally attenuates.
The wide range of Clavinova models, featuring refined sound, touch and functions, become popular not only for children’s music lessons, but as pianos that adults can enjoy playing.
In addition to upgrading the sampling method and key mechanisms, this model improved the presence of the sound and the feeling of touch on the keys.
Its sound source was the AWM Stereo Sampling method based on stereo recording. Creating sound based on data recorded from the left and from the right, it achieved the wide, deep, elegant and realistic tones of a grand piano. The CLP-760 brought further improvements to the AE (Action Effect) keyboard that had first appeared in 1986, which applied the principle of the hammer action of an acoustic piano. As a result, its touch was even closer to that of a grand piano.
A Clavinova equipped with diverse functions that nevertheless made operation even easier to become accustomed to.
The CVP-79A offered 192 different voices (including GM sounds), exceeding the basic assumptions regarding the capabilities of digital pianos. It also came with 100 accompaniment Styles, greatly expanding its breadth of performance expressiveness, and provided an even easier to use Guide function, an LCD display that helped players to make skillful use of its many functions, and an on-board Help function. Great care was taken not only with its functionality, but with its ease of operation.
With a new keyboard and technology, the CLP-811 achieved the sound and touch of a grand piano.
The feel of grand piano keys when they are struck differs slightly between the bass keys and the treble keys. By introducing the GH (Graded Hammer) keyboard, the CLP-811 was able to reproduce this subtle difference. It also featured AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling, which employs multi-sampling of the grand piano sound as it changes according to the force with which the keys are struck. This technology is also used by current Clavinova models. With enhanced sound and touch, the expressive force of the Clavinova advanced to a new level.
This model offered 613 voices and could simultaneously produce a maximum of 128 notes. It also featured a larger display.
The CVP-98 was equipped with a large 320 by 240 dot LCD able to display voice, accompaniment Style and song names in a single convenient location. Since all of the important functions could be seen at a glance, the ease with which the instrument could be operated was significantly improved. It was also compatible with the XG format, a sound source standard advocated by Yamaha, and offered a richer choice of sounds, wider interchangeability and future expandability. It made truly dynamic play of music data possible.
Introduced the mini-grand piano cabinet to the CLP Series, further enhancing Clavinova sound and elegance.
As the first model in the CLP Series with a mini-grand piano cabinet, the CLP-555 gave Clavinova fans the authentic sound and touch of a grand piano, as well as a beautifully elegant shape. It also featured a craftsman-built cabinet with deluxe black lacquer finish. Along with the features and convenience of a digital piano, it brought the sound and elegance of the concert hall into owners' homes.
Brought Clavinova fans even closer to the experience of playing a grand piano.
The CVP-600 built upon the success of the CLP-555 by also using a mini-grand piano cabinet. It gave players the genuine sound, touch and look of a grand piano, with a vast array of features that only a digital piano can offer. Proud owners appreciated the gleaming beauty of a traditional grand combined with the versatility of a leading-edge digital piano.
Clavinova expands the possibilities of piano enjoyment by constantly adopting the most advanced technologies. This evolution can be seen in the current models, and will continue well into the future.
With new sampling techniques to produce more piano-like sounds, this was the first model to offer a color LCD and Premium Voices.
By combining sound sources such as Key-Off Sampling and String Resonance, which record changes in grand piano sound with the movement of the keys, the CVP-209 achieved the delicate change of sounds and sympathetic string resonances at the moment when a finger leaves the key. It also featured 870 sounds, including Premium Voices, which realistically reproduce the sounds of a variety of instruments. In addition, it was the first Clavinova to have a large color LCD with color icons and letters to clearly show notes, song names and accompaniment Styles.
Introduced the GH3 keyboard and iAFC acoustic technology, for reproducing grand piano tonality and playing characteristics.
The CLP-170 introduced the GH3 (Graded Hammer 3) keyboard, which was based on the GH keyboard but had three sensors, including Yamaha’s proprietary Damper Sensor. This enabled the player to use advanced grand piano techniques such as playing the same note repeatedly with perfect articulation. It was the first Clavinova with iAFC (instrumental Active Field Control), an advanced acoustic technology for reproducing sounds with breadth and depth, just like a stage performance, as well as the sympathetic string resonances that occur when the damper pedal is pressed.
The world’s first electronic piano capable of being directly linked to the Internet.
The CVP-309 opened up new ways to enjoy an electronic piano by introducing Internet Direct Connection, for connecting the Clavinova directly to the Internet. This feature lets you select the piece you want to play from among the more than 4,000 pieces that are available, download the registration (sound, style, and effect settings) best suited to the piece, then listen to a sample performance or show the melody, chords or lyrics on the Clavinova display to enjoy playing or listening to the piece. This was also the first model to use the solid wood NW (Natural Wood) keyboard.
Clavinova entered a new phase of its history with the introduction of a slim model.
As the first Clavinova with a slim body, the CLP-F01 marked a new page in the history of the digital piano. It was not only a pleasure to play and look at, it was also easier to position in a room. With this emphasis on design, it was popular not only with individuals, but found widespread use in public facilities such as hotel lobbies.
The appearance and expressive power of a grand piano. Ready to bring you unlimited enjoyment: the CGP Series.
In a cabinet finished so it appears to be a grand piano, you have all the diverse functions of the CVP Series. When you close the key cover, it encloses not only the keyboard, but the operating panel as well, providing the appearance of an acoustic piano. It also offers an actual piano soundboard along with state-of-the-art vibro-acoustic technology. Adding Yamaha’s highly effective iAFC technology, which delivers sound with the depth of a grand piano, the CGP-1000 achieves extremely realistic and richly resonant sound.
Piano sound that faithful reproduces the original acoustic source. Connects directly to the internet. A model that comprehensively integrates the 25 years since the birth of Clavinova.
One of Yamaha’s finest CFIIIS full concert grand pianos was selected and tuned to the optimum condition. Pure CF Sampling uses all the sounds sampled from this single piano for the piano sound. The CLP-380 therefore produces sound with playing response highly faithful to the sound source. In addition, it is the first model in the CLP Series equipped with Internet Direct Connection, which lets you directly access a special website to select from a huge musical library. The CLP-380 was designed to combine the finest sound, touch and functions developed during the 25 years since the birth of the Clavinova.
|Dimensions||Width||1,420mm (55 7/16")|
|Height||907mm (35 11/16"]|
|Depth||513mm (20 3/16")|
|Weight||Weight||60.5kg (133 lbs., 6 oz)|
|Keyboard||Number of Keys||88|
|Type||GH3 (Graded Hammer 3) Keyboard|
|Touch Sensitivity||Hard, Medium, Soft, Fixed|
|Pedal||Number of Pedals||3|
|Functions||Damper with half pedal effect, Sostenuto, Soft|
|Key Cover||Key Cover Style||Sliding, Panel Reveal Key Cover|
|Tone Generation||Tone Generating Technology||RGE (Real Grand Expression) Sound Engine|
|Polyphony||Number of Polyphony (Max.)||128|
|Preset||Number of Voices||14 (Voice Demo), 50 (Piano)|
|Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC)||Yes|
|Preset||Number of Preset Songs||14 (Voice Demo), 50 (Piano)|
|Recording||Number of Songs||10|
|Number of Tracks||2|
|USB Audio Recorder||Playback||WAV|
|Other Control||Tuning, Scale Type, etc.|
Storage and Connectivity
|Storage||Internal Memory||about 1.5MB (Flash Memory)|
|External Drives||USB Flash Memory, Memory Card (SmartMedia, etc.) with External Adapter|
|MIDI||IN, OUT, THRU|
|AUX IN||L / L+R, R|
|AUX OUT||L / L+R, R|
|USB TO DEVICE||Yes (1)|
|USB TO HOST||Yes (1)|
Amplifiers and Speakers
|Amplifiers||30W x 2|
|Speakers||16cm x 2 [6 5/16" x 2]|
|Included Accessories||Headphones Hanger||Yes|
- USB-MIDI Driver V3.1.3 for Win 32-bit (XP SP3 / Vista SP2 / Win7 SP0, SP1 / Win8 / Win8.1)
- USB-MIDI Driver V3.1.3 for Win 64-bit (XP SP3 / Vista SP2 / Win7 SP1 / Win8 / Win8.1)
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