Real Grand Expression 2 (RGE2)
Real Grand Expression 2 converts all the levels and variations of your touch, translating them into the limitless dynamic range of your musicianship.
Grandtouch-S™ Keyboard with Synthetic ebony and ivory tops
GrandTouch-S™ keyboard with synthetic ebony and ivory key tops. With grand piano-like consistency and a broad dynamic range of touch from pianissimo to fortissimo, GrandTouch-S keyboard offers precise tone control. The synthetic ivory white keys and synthetic ebony black keys make it easy to play for long periods.
Binaural sampling allows for an incredible sound to be heard through headphones. This is a highly sophisticated recording technique, in which a special combination of microphones are used: two microphones are actually installed into the ears of a model of a human head, so that the sound reproduced is from the pianist’s perspective.
Painstakingly sampled from Walter, Pleyel, Cristofori and Broadwood fortepianos built in the 18th and 19th centuries. Leather hammers and unique string design gave this 18th century instrument a sound characteristically different from what would become known as the modern piano.
Grand Expression Modeling
Grand Expression Modeling reproduces the diverse tone variation created by the complex structure (hammers, dampers and strings) of the grand piano. The faithful simulation of the tone variation created by differences in the force and speed with which the keys are pressed and released enables a fuller experience of playing more than ever before, helping pianists develop genuine expressive abilities.
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.
Bluetooth Audio and MIDI
Bluetooth Audio and MIDI allows you to use music apps on your Bluetooth device to play songs through the Clavinova’s speakers, play along with those songs, or control the instrument wirelessly, using Yamaha’s Smart Pianist app.