Two of the world’s finest concert grand pianos are at your fingertips. The Yamaha CFX is the finest 9-foot concert grand piano, selected and played by the winner of the 2010 International Chopin Piano Competition. The Imperial from Bösendorfer has been held in high esteem by pianists throughout the brand’s long history. These renowned pianos are characterized by their distinctive power, versatility, and subtlety.
NWX (Natural Wood X) keyboard with Synthetic Ivory Key Tops and escapement
Yamaha Natural Wood X (NWX) keyboards are created using our unrivaled woodworking expertise, acquired through more than a century of crafting fine acoustic pianos. The material used for NWX keyboards is cut from wood that has been carefully dried, and chosen specifically for use in making musical instruments. Only the best wood from the finest part of the tree is selected, resulting in a keyboard that is more resistant to buckling and warping than common laminated wood keyboards.
The NWX keyboard also features an escapement mechanism that reproduces the feel of an acoustic piano as it goes through the let-off and drop of the hammer when a key is played very softly. The action has been designed in such a way that the escapement is discernible only on the lightest keystrokes, similar to the keyboard of a grand piano.
Color Touch Panel
This easy-to-understand touch screen makes your instrument simple to operate: you can touch, slide, swipe or rotate contents in the screen to access different functions make adjustments. Adjustable brightness ensures an easy-to-read screen in all situations. Other buttons on the panel are laid out in easy-to-see and reach locations.
Piano Room with Session Mode
The Piano Room has been expanded to include the world-class CFX and Bösendorfer Grand Pianos, as well as vintage Electric Pianos. In Session Mode, you can invite three additional session musicians into the room to accompany you as you practice and perform in 40 different musical styles. These session musicians will automatically follow your harmonies in either full-keyboard mode or split mode, and will also follow your volume expression. These session musicians can selectively be activated and deactivated depending upon your musical needs at the time. Within this special room, you can even record your sessions with the touch of a single button.
Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM)
In a grand piano, strings and sounds resonate throughout the entire body of the instrument to produce a rich reverberation that envelops the listener in sound. Not only are the strings vibrating as you play, but other strings ring as well, in reaction to ones you play. Some keys strike a different number of strings depending on their position on the keyboard; this explains why the sound of an acoustic piano is so complex and rich.
This experience is reproduced perfectly on select Clavinova models through Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM) which calculates the various states of the strings for each of the 88 notes on the keyboard, from one instant to the next. As a result, the Clavinova sound features a seemingly limitless number of elements in common with an acoustic piano.
USB audio (MP3/WAV) recording/playback
With this method, recorded performances are saved to the instrument as an Audio file. Recording is done without designating the recorded part. Since it is saved in stereo WAV format of normal CD quality resolution (44.1kHz/16-bit) by default, it can be transmitted to and played on portable music players by using a computer. It can also be recorded in MP3 format (44.1 kHz sample rate, 128/256/320 kbps bit rate, stereo). This instrument allows you to record up to 80 minutes per single recording.
You Are the Artist series (CVP)
Yamaha has partnered with music publishing giant Hal Leonard to prepare professionally arranged backing tracks to best-selling songbooks. Learn to play songs made popular by artists like Elton John, Taylor Swift, Adele and more. Simply purchase “You Are the Artist” series books wherever quality print music is sold, then download the song files at www.yamahamusicsoft.com/xg. Play with the pros – play Yamaha!
Super Articulation (SA) Voices
Super Articulation Voices reproduce the performance characteristics of acoustic instruments so authentically, you’ll feel as if you’re playing the real thing. Best of all, SA Voices intelligently add just the right expressive nuances to your performance without having to learn a bunch of tricks – just play!
One of the defining features of a Clavinova are the hundreds of different Styles that can be controlled in real-time chords on the keyboard. Accompaniment Styles introduce ensembles of virtual musicians to your performances in a variety of musical genres. From small jazz ensembles to full orchestras, you control what chords or harmony they play based on what YOU play. Plus, you control the dynamic of the ensemble. Developed by professional session musicians from around the world, Styles let you recreate sound ranging from a small band to a full orchestra – even if you’re playing by yourself. You can use Styles to add embellishing Intros, Endings & Fill-Ins, and even arrange songs in real-time.
USA Edition v7.0
With content created exclusively for American Clavinova users, USA Edition turbo charges your CVP-700 series Clavinova with extra Voices, Styles, and over 1,000 Music Finder setups for specific songs so you can get playing quickly. New to USA Edition 7.0, are Style Guides which use the Score Display feature to show you when to press Intro and Variation buttons to get the most out of recreating some classic songs. There’s even a talking panel tour that tells you the function of each button on the panel!
Follow Lights with Guide Mode
The CVP is very patient: if you don’t play the right notes, it waits until you do! This is made possible with the CVP’s unique Guide feature. As the easiest way to play a song, the Follow Lights library teaches you popular melodies in a way only possible on a CVP Clavinova. Just follow the lights one note at a time, and fully-arranged orchestrations and arpeggios embellish your playing. Here, you don’t play along with a recording, the recording literally plays along with YOU. Visit www.yamahamusicsoft.com/followlights to browse the entire library today.
The Style Recommender is an intelligent function that allows you to find a Style that suits the type of music you feel like playing. You don’t even need to know the name of the song; the rythmic feel alone will do. Just play a bar or two of a simple rhythm or piano tune and a list of Styles that match your playing will instantly be displayed.
When Voice Guide is active, the Clavinova speaks information from the current display or operation being executed. This allows those who have visual impairments to enjoy playing and using the instrument.
*When using Voice Guide, make sure that the USB flash memory containing the Voice Guide files is connected to the instrument.
*The audible information of the functions/screen supported by the Voice Guide is limited.
Performance Assistant Technology (P.A.T.)
Performance Assistant Technology (P.A.T.) lets you focus on playing the rhythms while the instrument worries about playing the right notes of MIDI songs. Simply enable P.A.T., press play, and play along with the MIDI song and any note you hit will fit right in. Even a first time player will sound great. You can use this feature to practice rhythms without being distracted by bad sounding notes.
Vocal Harmony 2
You can enjoy karaoke backing with songs stored in your Clavinova or downloaded from YamahaMusicsoft.com. The lyrics are shown on the display* and the words change color as the song advances, so you know exactly when to come in. You can even display the lyrics on a big TV screen so everyone can join in!
*Only if the song data includes lyrics.
Plug in a microphone, and you can sing along with your playing.
The Vocal Harmony 2 (VH2) engine creates advanced sounding harmonies, enriching your voice and is even capable of correcting your pitch!
Clavinova 5-year, in-home warranty
The Clavinova 5-year, in-home warranty means that if your instrument has a defect or malfunction, Yamaha will send a technician to your home to assess and repair your instrument. It’s rare that this is necessary due to the high-quality standards of Yamaha! To learn more about this, and other Yamaha warranties, please visit our website at: https://usa.yamaha.com/support/warranty/index.html