Yamaha CVP709B Clavinova Digital Piano
The Piano Room feature has been expanded to include more pianos and a new Session Mode with a built-in recording studio for capturing and sharing your music. In addition to the NWX (Natural Wood X) keyboard with synthetic ivory keytops, the 88-key Linear Graded Hammer action dedicates a unique weight for each key over the entire keyboard. Each key also features carefully-adjusted counterweights for improved playability when playing pianissimo and better key return in rapid passages.
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. Beyond the CVP-709's piano performance is a wealth of interactive musical features capable of making music fun for anyone regardless of skill level or experience. Over a century of piano building experience culminates in a truly modern instrument. Experience a purely digital piano with the heart of a true grand. You'll feel the difference from the very first notes you play. Realistic touch and response, paired with the unmistakeable tone of the finest concert grand pianos ever made, the Clavinova delivers expressive capabilities and a dynamic range that redefines the standard for digital pianos today.
The enhanced Piano Room now includes the world-class Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial grand pianos, plus vintage electric pianos. In Session Mode, you can invite three virtual musicians into the room to "jam" with you as you practice and perform in one of 40 different musical styles. These session musicians will automatically follow your harmonies and your volume expression using the new Dynamics Control feature. You can selectively activate and deactivate each one depending on your musical needs at the time. Within this special room, you can even record your sessions with the touch of a single button.
Yamaha is the World's largest manufacturer of musical instruments, and CVP609 Clavinovas contain high-resolution, high-definition recordings only possible from a company with this rich herritage. Super Articulation (SA) and Super Articulation 2 (SA2) Voices are both highly advanced and easy to use, making you sound like a pro. With them you'll hear the most realistic reproductions of legato and staccato performance techniques that are so essential to playing bowed and wind instruments. By simply varying your touch and playing techniques or using the pedals, SA and SA2 Voices will add significant authenticity to your sound. When you want to play more than just piano. One of the defining features of a CVP Clavinova is the multitude of different Styles that can be controlled in real-time by playing 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 by what YOU play, plus you control the dynamic of the ensemble. Developed by professional session musicians from around the world, Styles add authentic, studio-quality backing players to your performances - even when you play by yourself. You can use Styles to add embellishing Intros, Endings & Fill-Ins and even arrange songs in real-time. Now anyone can play a hit song, one light at a time. CVP Clavinovas are very patient: if you don't play the right notes, they wait 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. Get connected and start singing. You can connect a microphone to enjoy singing along with your keyboard performance or using Karaoke song files from YamahaMusicSoft.com. All input jacks are conveniently located at the front of the instrument, under the keybed for easy access.
Only Yamaha could build an instrument with studio-quality effects like reverb, echo and even Vocal Harmony. Alternatively, you can connect a portable music device such as an MP3 player or smart phone to enjoy listening through the Clavinova's high-definition speaker system.
Width 1,426 mm (Polished finish: 1,429 mm )
Height 868 mm (Polished finish: 872 mm )
Depth 612 mm (Polished finish: 612 mm )
Weight Weight 79.0 kg (Polished finish: 82.0 kg )
Keyboard Number of Keys 88
Type NWX (Natural Wood X) keyboard with synthetic ivory keytops (wood is used for the white keys), escapement Touch Sensitivity Hard2, Hard1, Medium, Soft1, Soft2, Fixed 88-key Linear Graded Hammers Yes Counterweight Yes Pedal Number of Pedals 3 Half Pedal Yes Functions Sustain, Sostenuto, Soft, Glide, Song Play / Pause, Style Start / Stop, Volume, etc. GP Response Damper Pedal Yes Display Type TFT Color LCD Size 8.5 inch (800 x 480 dots WVGA ) LCD Brightness Yes Touch Screen Yes Color Yes Score Display Function Yes Lyrics Display Function Yes Text Viewer Function Yes Language English, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Italian Panel Language English only Cabinet Key Cover Key Cover Style Folding Music Rest Yes Music Clips Yes Voices Tone Generation Piano Sound Yamaha CFX, Bösendorfer Imperial Key-off Samples Yes Smooth Release Yes VRM Yes
Polyphony Number of Polyphony (Max.) 256 Preset Number of Voices 1,270 Voices + 37 Drum / SFX Kits + 480 XG Voices Featured Voices 13 VRM Voices, 22 Super Articulation2 Voices, 225 Super Articulation Voices, 54 Mega Voices, 67 Natural! Voices, 31 Sweet! Voices, 87 Cool! Voices, 131 Live! Voices, 30 Organ Flutes! Voices Custom Voice Edit Yes Compatibility XG, GS (for Song playback), GM, GM2 Effects Types Reverb 58 Preset + 3 User Chorus 106 Preset + 3 User Master Compressor 5 Preset + 5 User Master EQ 5 Preset + 2 User Part EQ 27 Parts Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC) Yes Stereophonic Optimizer Yes Insertion Effect 322 Preset + 10 User Variation Effect 322 Preset + 3 User Vocal Harmony VH2: 44 Preset + 60 User Functions Dual/Layers Yes Split Yes
Accompaniment Styles Preset Number ofPreset Styles 600 Featured Styles 30 Audio Styles, 473 Pro Styles, 52 Session Styles, 9 Free Play Styles, 36 Pianist Styles Fingering Single Finger, Fingered, Fingered On Bass, Multi Finger, AI Fingered, Full Keyboard, AI Full Keyboard Style Control INTRO x 3, MAIN VARIATION x 4, FILL x 4, BREAK, ENDING x 3 Custom Style Creator Yes Other Features Music Finder 2,500 Records One Touch Setting (OTS) 4 for each Style
Style Recommender Yes File Format Style File Format GE (Guitar Edition) Songs Preset Number of Preset Songs 124 Recording Number of Tracks 16 Data Capacity approx. 300 KB / Song Recording Function Yes Compatible Data Format Playback SMF (Format 0 & 1), XF Recording SMF (Format 0) Functions Demo Yes Registration Number of Buttons 8 Control Registration Sequence, Freeze Lesson/Guide Lesson/Guide Follow Lights, Any Key, Karao-Key, Your Tempo Guide Lamp Yes
Performance Assistant Technology (PAT) Yes Piano Room Yes USB Audio
Recorder Playback WAV, MP3 Recording WAV, MP3 USB Audio Time Stretch Yes Pitch Shift Yes Vocal Cancel Yes Miscellaneous Metronome Yes Tempo Range Yes Transpose Yes Tuning Yes Scale Type 9 Storage and Connectivity Storage Internal Memory approx. 6.3 MB External Drives USB Flash Drive Connectivity Headphones x 2 Microphone Input Volume, Mic / Line In MIDI IN / OUT / THRU AUX IN Stereo mini AUX OUT L / L + R, R AUX Pedal Yes RGB OUT Yes USB TO DEVICE Yes (x 2) USB TO HOST Yes
Amplifiers and SpeakersAmplifiers (30 W + 30 W + 20 ) x 2 + 40 W Speakers (16 cm + 5 cm + 3 cm (dome)) x 2 + 20 cm [(6 - 5/16" + 1 - 15/16" + 1 - 3/16") x 2 + 7 - 7/8"] Spruce Cone Speaker, Twisted Flare Port Acoustic Optimizer Yes
Two world class concert grands in one digital piano. Two world class pianos are contained within the CVP Clavinova. The CFX, Yamaha's finest concert grand, selected and played by the winner of the 2010 International Chopin Piano Competition, and the Imperial from Bösendorfer, one of the oldest piano manufacturers in the world and a brand held in high esteem by pianists throughout its long history. These renowned pianos are characterized by distinctive traits such as power, versatility, subtlety, lightness and mellowness. Both of these superb pianos' Voices are featured by name in the Clavinova. Tuned to perfection by a highly experienced piano technician and having the sound from each key recorded individually, Clavinova truly captures the unique tonal character of each of these outstanding instruments.
With Clavinova, you can choose from and enjoy the amazing digital reproductions of the exquisite beauty tone that only the Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial can deliver. Superb playability and feel.
NWX (Natural Wood X) keyboards are created using Yamaha's unrivaled 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 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. Synthetic ivory keytops reproduce the tactile surface of the ivory keyboards once used in acoustic pianos. It features highly absorbent material that prevents fingers from slipping even after hours of performing, while retaining the ideal texture and feel. No two keys are alike.
On an acoustic grand piano, each and every key is weighted differently. This is because the strings for each note are slightly thinner and shorter in the treble register, becoming gradually thicker and longer towards the bass register. The Clavinova action faithfully reproduces the subtle differences that this graded touch offers with differing weights and key returns for each one of its 88 keys. When it comes time to take your playing to an acoustic grand piano, the transition will be seemless to the performer. An unrivaled grand piano pedal feel.
The CVP709 features a damper pedal that continually detects depression depth and allows half-pedaling. The GP Response Damper Pedal offers variable resistance, starting out light to the touch and growing heavier as the pedal is depressed further. This allows players to become accustomed to the nuances of delicate pedaling on an acoustic grand piano. For a sound that truly resonates with the listener. In a grand piano, strings and sounds resonate throughout the entire body of the instrument producing a rich reverberation that envelops the listener in sound. Not only are the strings you are playing vibrating, but other strings ring as a reaction to ones you play. This is one reason the piano's sound is so complex and rich. This phenomena is reproduced perfectly in the Clavinova 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 reflects the limitless number of factors inherent in playing an acoustic piano such as which keys are pressed, the strength with which the keys are played and pedal timing. All you need to know is the song. The Clavinova does the rest.
Music Finder is great when you are looking for just the right Style or Voice combinations so YOU can perform a particular song. Simply choose the name of the song you want to play from the Music Finder list and the CVP will call up the proper settings so you can get playing right away. These settings were created by professional musicians from around the world specializing in particular genres of music. Can't remember the name of a song? No problem. Just play!
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. Sing in perfect Harmony… with yourself! 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! Visit YamahaMusicsoft.com New Speaker innovations by Yamaha include Spruce Cones and Twisted Flare Ports. Drawing from its experience in building both acoustic pianos and high-end speakers,
Yamaha CVP709 speaker cones use pulp from the same spruce wood used to make acoustic piano sound boards.The result is a more natural, piano-like attack to the sound that is more piano-like when you play the keys. The Twisted Flare Port, a new Yamaha technology, offers a clearer bass sound. The flared and gently twisted shape evenly diffuses the air flow through the port. Compared to a conventional port, the Twisted Flare Port reduces air turbulence noise, contributing to clear and accurate low frequency reproduction.
Teach your iPad to play by ear. Enlarge With this exciting Yamaha app, your iOS devices will listen to recordings of virtually any song* and tell you the chords required for playing it. Bring the song file into the CVP where guide lamps can show you how to play those chords, and also teach your virtual backing band to play along with you using Styles. Yamaha's exclusive Chord Tracker app is optimized to work with CVP Clavinovas for unlimited self-taught musical possibilities. *Recordings must be in MP3 or WAV formats on your iOS device. For more information, please refer to Chord Tracker
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