Along with the top-shelf sound and playability Clavinovas are known for, the Yamaha CSP-150 is loaded with features that make learning the piano fun and easy. Master your favorite songs by importing them from your smart device, while the Stream Lights feature shows you which notes to play and when. These advanced features don't detract from the Clavinova CSP-150's striking appearance — everything is controlled via your iPad, so the furniture-grade cabinet maintains the look of a traditional piano in any setting. Playing the CSP-150 feels incredibly natural, thanks to a Graded Hammer 3X keybed, synthetic ivory/ebony keytops, and escapement. And when it comes to the way it sounds, the CSP-150's piano voices are sourced from premium Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial concert grands, offering first-rate quality.
The Clavinova CSP-150 delivers the authentic feel and response of a real acoustic piano. Yamaha calls it Real Grand Expression — and they should know. They've been perfecting their piano-making craft for over a century, and their grand pianos are standard equipment in top studios and on premier concert stages worldwide. Packed with unique, expertly integrated Yamaha technologies, the Clavinova CSP-150 delivers renowned expressive capability as it precisely executes your nuanced musical intent through the responsive touch of its keys and the feel of its pedals. As you play, you'll revel in the experience of playing an acoustic grand piano.
Yamaha's Graded Hammer 3X key action gives you incredibly realistic grand piano touch and response. Fitted with the same hammer system and springless mechanism as a grand piano, GH3X keyboard action gives all keys an authentic resistance that increases from the top register to the lower — just as on an actual acoustic piano. This means you can pound out thunderous low notes with your left hand and let the fingers on your right dance on the high notes. It also features Yamaha's 3-sensor technology, which accurately senses and interprets the behavior of the keyboard for superbly realistic feel and response. Yamaha has fitted Keyboard Stabilizers to all 88 keys, for a natural touch and improved keyboard stability and durability. The keys are constructed so that the support point is as far from the key tip as possible, improving your playability and comfort, even deep on the back of the key. Add to that the inimitable feel of Yamaha's synthetic ebony and ivory keytops, which mimic the tactile surface of keyboards once used in only the finest pianos. Yamaha utilizes a highly absorbent material that gives you the ideal texture and feel while preventing your fingers from slipping even after hours of performing. Take it from Music Experience; the Clavinova CSP-150 is a keyboard that begs to be played.
In a grand piano, sound resonates throughout the body of the instrument, producing distinctively rich, room-filling reverberation. Yamaha uses their Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM) to re-create this acoustical phenomenon in the Clavinova CSP-150. VRM calculates the various states of the strings from one instant to the next for each of the instrument's 88 notes. This enables vivid, richly varied expression that reflects the infinite number of factors involved in a live performance, including the velocity with which you strike the keys, which keys are pressed, and your pedal timing.
The Clavinova CSP-150 grand piano voices are sourced from premium, hand-selected Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial concert grand pianos tuned to perfection by top professional piano tuners. Only then were the sounds meticulously sampled in varying velocities, for a stunningly realistic grand piano sound with smooth tonal transformations perfectly matched to key pressure. From staccato to legato, you get a superbly expressive sound that responds beautifully to your touch. Featuring Yamaha Smooth Release technology, as well as Key-Off and String Resonance samples, the CSP-150 gives you realistic crisp staccatos and luxurious legatos, for a nuanced response just like a real grand piano.
In a process analogous to that of an acoustic piano, the Clavinova's body materials and speaker positioning are meticulously calibrated to ensure that the instrument resonates optimally. To achieve a sonic image uncannily close to a grand piano's, the CSP-150 employs tone escape ports in multiple locations throughout the cabinet; this allows the sound from the speakers to be projected naturally to the listener's ears without getting trapped inside the instrument. The body of the CSP-150 has Acoustic Optimizers that control tone and regulate the flow of sound, for natural, smooth sonic richness across the entire keyboard range.
The Yamaha CSP-150 has a 16-track recorder to capture your creativity. When it's time to share your music, simply record your performances to a USB flash memory device such as a WAV audio file. With 16 tracks and the CSP-150's 692 high-quality instrument Voices and 29 Drum/SFX Kits, you can build up complex arrangements for compelling demos or flesh out new song ideas.
You can't always rock out at home without disturbing your family or roommates. As expected, the Yamaha CSP-150 sports dual headphone outputs, but for those occasions when you prefer not to use headphones, the CSP-150 lets you adjust your speaker volume while compensating for the loss of bass and treble you get at lower levels. Yamaha calls it Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC); we call it brilliant. IAC acts like the "Loudness" contour on vintage hi-fi receivers, boosting highs and lows at lower volumes so you enjoy balanced sound at any setting.
Tucked under the Clavinova CSP-150's traditional-looking facade is a boatload of advanced features. Audio To Score makes learning your favorite songs simple, by scanning the music on your smart device, analyzing it, then generating a piano score. And playing new songs is a piece of cake, thanks to the Stream Lights feature, which uses four LED lights above each key to show you which notes to play and when. Vocal Harmony 2 (VH2) enhances your vocal performance with up to three virtual background singers and provides pitch correction, vocoder, and effects. You can also use Melody Suppressor to attenuate the melody of songs on devices connected to the Clavinova CSP-150's Aux Line Input jack, adding new dimensions to sing-alongs. And everything is accessed via the touchscreen on your iPad — and all the Clavinova CSP-150's internal features are hidden underneath, yielding the appearance of a classic piano.
The CSP-150 will teach those who have always wanted to play piano how to play their favorite songs, right out of their own music library. The Smart Pianist app analyzes any song within seconds, and produces a piano score that they can read, all while Stream Lights above each key show them which notes to play and when!
You have always dreamed of learning to play your favorite songs. The Clavinova CSP will make this dream come true. By scanning the songs in your smart device’s music library, the CSP will produce a chord chart, a piano score, and will show you what keys to play and when with the intuitive Stream Lights feature. Never before has technology been able to make this dream a reality!
The CSP will dispel any preconceptions you might have about playing the piano being a difficult, frustrating experience. The dedicated CSP app analyzes the music you want to play and then creates a piano accompaniment score for you. All you have to do is follow the Stream Lights!
When you’re ready to take on the challenge of solo performance, the CSP offers built-in songs for immediate enjoyment, or additional songs for purchase from Yamaha MusicSoft. And even if you’re not confident in your own playing abilities, you can trust the Stream Lights to show you the way.
CSP Clavinova offer unrivaled capacity for musical expression, with a huge variety of instrument voices that bely their simple, elegant exteriors. You can also enjoy ensemble sessions with rock or jazz bands, and even bossa nova orchestras, simply by assigning Styles. Want to sing as well? The CSP comes equipped with a mic input, and will even harmonize with you as you sing!
Smart Pianist features an "Audio To Score" function that automatically creates a piano accompaniment score from songs on your smart device, allowing you to enjoy playing along with your favorite tunes. Audio to Score uses songs saved on your smart device. Music accessed via subscription services is not compatible with this feature.
The Audio to Score feature of the Smart Pianist app does a great job analyzing tens of thousands of songs. However some songs, especially those that are more harmonically complex or less harmonically defined, are not as well suited for the Audio to Score analysis. We have analyzed a number of popular song titles to give you an idea of what type of music tends to get the best results so that you can get the best experience with this innovative feature. If you like these songs or artists, then it’s likely that other songs like these, by these or similar artists, will also achieve good results with Audio to Score.
Enjoy accompaniment from a dynamic backing band, even when you’re playing by yourself. The accompaniment provides a wide variety of patterns across a range of genres to match your performance. You can also connect a microphone and sing along with harmony functions that allow you to automatically create a chorus backup for your performances, even when you’re singing alone.
Clavinova is an innovative lineup of digital pianos that have continued to evolve while seeking to provide the touch and tone of a concert grand piano—the ultimate symbol of piano excellence. This authentic grand piano experience is the product of the knowledge and expertise that Yamaha has accumulated over more than 100 years of crafting acoustic pianos. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology to achieve grand piano quality, Clavinova digital pianos offer an inviting playing experience that is perfect for players of all levels. They emulate the touch and tone of a grand piano to make the transition from digital to acoustic piano a seamless and enjoyable one.
With two world-renowned concert grand pianos available at the touch of a button, the CSP Series lets you choose the perfect piano tone for the music you want to play. Offering far more than just sampled sounds, the CSP Series reproduces the Yamaha CFX concert grand and the legendary Bӧsendorfer Imperial in meticulous detail.
Yamaha’s advanced binaural sampling technology is now available on the Clavinova. The technology uses samples from the CFX, Yamaha’s acclaimed concert grand piano, recorded with specialized microphones that capture locational information and other nuances discerned by the human ear. The resulting sound is so natural, so enveloping, that you’ll soon forget you’re even wearing headphones at all.
The CSP-150 features hundreds of high-quality instrument Voices including "Natural!", "Sweet!" and "Cool!" Voices sampled specially to compliment the instrument types. Yamaha's Super Articulation Voices (SA) add genuine performance attributes of the real musical instruments as though they were being naturally performed by a virtuoso of that instrument instead of from the keys of a piano keyboard. Examples include "fret noise" or "body knocks" from a guitar or the "inhales", "exhales" and glissandos from wind instruments. By simply varying your touch and playing techniques or using the pedals, SA voices will add significant authenticity to your sound.
One of the defining features of a CSP 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.
The touch of the CSP-150 keyboard has been praised by pianists for a performance feel that makes you forget you’re playing a digital piano, offering authentic response to the force of your touch and a natural key return. Utilizing the same hammering system and spring-less mechanism as a grand piano, GH3X actions accurately reproduce the touch of an acoustic piano from the heavy feel in the lower register to the lighter touch in the upper octaves.
The escapement mechanism in a grand piano moves the hammers away from the strings quickly after they strike them, in order to prevent any interference with string vibration. This mechanism produces a slight clicking sensation when the keys are pressed gently. Since Real Grand Expression offers players superb sound, touch and pedaling, we decided to create an escapement that delivers outstanding playability, repetition, and response without impeding performance. The Clavinova keyboards feature an escapement mechanism that reproduces this sensation near the bottom of the key dip. They have been designed in such a way that the click is discernible only on the lightest keystrokes, similar to the keyboard of a grand piano. These keyboards have been adjusted to provide additional friction that balances key repetition and response without impeding performance.
Our fingers are more sensitive than we think, and for pianists, the texture of the piano keys is extremely important. The NWX keyboard features white keys made from the highest quality synthetic ivory, developed independently by Yamaha. The black keys are finished in synthetic ebony. Synthetic ivory keytops reproduce the tactile surface of the real ivory keyboards once used in older acoustic pianos. It features highly absorbent material that prevents fingers from slipping even after hours of practice, while retaining the ideal texture and feel. Resulting from well over a century of experience in making acoustic pianos, this exclusive Yamaha technology achieves a finish that feels natural and comfortable. In addition to the feel, the appearance and fine texture of these keys is unmatched by any other digital piano, and is sure to inspire pianists from the moment they experience it.
Keyboards fulfill the vital role of transforming emotion from your fingertips into sound and therefore, must be smooth to play in order to maintain superb touch for prolonged performances. That is why Yamaha has fitted Keyboard Stabilizers to all 88 keys, offering players a natural touch and improving the stability and durability of the keyboard.
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 phenomenon 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.
The speakers attached to the body exhibit a phenomenon in which, if nothing is done, the volume of the sound will increase due to the resonant frequency of the body. Conversely, installing pipes with the same resonant frequency within the body suppresses this resonance. Acoustic optimizers utilize this phenomenon. This improvement of the sound is something that has only been possible thanks to Yamaha‘s thorough knowledge of the internal acoustic characteristics of musical instruments.
You can enjoy karaoke backing with songs stored in your Clavinova or downloaded from YamahaMusicsoft.com. The lyrics are shown on the Smart Pianist app and the words change color as the song advances, so you know exactly when to come in. Plug in a microphone, and you can sing along with your playing. The Vocal Harmony engine creates advanced sounding harmonies, enriching your voice and is even capable of correcting your pitch!
The recording function featured in Clavinova digital pianos allows you to record your performances* with a single touch, which is useful when you want to review your playing objectively. Additionally, you can record up to 16 tracks for simultaneous playback, so different hands can be recorded separately or overdub parts with different Voices. *Recordings are made in MIDI format, and can also be recorded to Smart Pianist App
Record performances to Smart Pianist App and create audio files* you can save and play back on a Smart device.
Smart Pianist App supports not only wired connection but also wireless connection via UD-WL01, Wi-Fi USB wireless LAN adaptor.
|Number of Keys||88|
|Type of Keys||GH3X keyboard with synthetic ebony and ivory keytops, escapement|
|Touch Sensitivity||5 levels, fixed|
|Presets||692 voices, 29 drums/sfx|
|Effects Types||Reverb, Master EQ, Vocal Harmony, Intelligent Acoustic Control, Stereophonic Optimizer|
|Recording||16-track SMF, WAV/AAC to USB|
|Song Playback||403 preset songs, SMF|
|Audio Inputs||1 x 1/4" (mic/line), 1 x 1/8" (aux in)|
|Audio Outputs||2 x 1/4" (aux out)|
|USB||1 x USB Type B, 1 x USB Type A|
|Headphones||2 x 1/4"|
|Pedal Inputs||1 x 1/4" Aux pedal|
|Number of Pedals||3 x foot pedals (damper, sostenuto, soft)|
|Built-in Speakers||2 x 6.3"|
|Amplifier||2 x 30W|
|Weight||127 lbs. 14 oz.|
|Manufacturer Part Number||CSP150B|