The Clavinova CVP-701 digital piano nurtures your inner musician. Feast your fingers on the delectable grand piano touch of Yamaha's Graded Hammer 3X keyboard with escapement and synthetic ivory keytops. Your Clavinova is first and foremost a piano, with Yamaha's Real Grand Expression technology delivering the sumptuous sounds of two legendary concert grands: Yamaha's own flagship CFX and the inimitable Bosendorfer Imperial, as well as a selection of vintage electric pianos. Also on the menu is an irresistible cornucopia of interactive music entertainment, education, and performance features that make your Yamaha CVP-701 Clavinova supremely enjoyable, whether you're a beginner or an advanced pianist.
Yamaha's CVP Clavinova has two world-class concert grands onboard: Yamaha's own flagship CFX, selected and played by the winner of the 2010 International Chopin Piano Competition, and the inimitable Bosendorfer Imperial - the eight-octave beast from one of the world's oldest and most esteemed piano makers. Characterized by distinctive traits, including power, versatility, subtlety, and mellowness, both of these superb pianos are featured (by name) in the Clavinova. Tuned to perfection by experienced technicians and with each key recorded individually, Clavinova truly captures the unique tonal character of each of these peerless instruments.
The enhanced Piano Room onboard the Yamaha CVP-701 Clavinova not only includes the world-class Yamaha CFX and Bosendorfer Imperial grand pianos; you also get a tasty selection of vintage electric pianos. Enter Session Mode, and you can invite three virtual musicians into the room to jam as you practice and perform in one of 40 available musical styles. These session cats automatically follow your harmonies and your volume expression using Clavinova's new Dynamics Control. You can activate and deactivate each one depending on your accompaniment requirements. In the Piano Room, you can even record your sessions with a single button press!
One of the key features of a CVP Clavinova is the multitude of different Styles that you can control in real time just by playing chords. Accompaniment Styles enhance your performances with ensembles of virtual musicians in a variety of musical genres. From small jazz groupings to full symphony orchestra, what you play determines what chords or harmony they play, along with their dynamics. Yamaha developed these Styles with professional session musicians from around the world to give you authentic, studio-grade backing for your performances. You can also use Styles to arrange your compositions in real time and easily embellish them with Intros, Endings, and Fill-Ins.
CVP Clavinovas are like a patient music teacher: if you're not playing the right notes, they simply wait until you do. It's Yamaha's unique Guide feature that makes this possible, with a Follow Lights library that teaches you popular melodies in an intuitive way only possible with a CVP Clavinova. Follow the lights, one note at a time, and fully arranged orchestrations and arpeggios materialize to embellish your playing. In CVP Clavinova land, you don't play along with a recording; the recording plays along with you.
Connect a microphone to your Yamaha CVP-701 Clavinova and sing along with your keyboard performance or Karaoke song files from YamahaMusicSoft.com. With all its input jacks conveniently located on the front of the instrument, the CVP Clavinova even lets you plug in a portable music device like your MP3 player or smartphone and enjoy listening through the Clavinova's high-resolution stereo speaker system. Clavinovas are big sellers at Music Experience - and for good reason. The latest generation incorporates not only everything Yamaha has learned in over three decades of Clavinova development; these fine digital pianos embody the collective wisdom of Yamaha's century-plus of fine acoustic piano making.
From the outstanding grand piano touch of the GH3X (Graded Hammer 3X) keyboard with escapement and synthetic ivory keytops to the intuitive design and integration with iPad, the Clavinova CVP-701 digital piano puts you in touch with your inner musician. At their heart, all Clavinovas are first and foremost a piano, and this has never been more true now that the CVP-701 includes Yamaha's Real Grand Expression technology. A variety of interactive music entertainment, education and performance features make these digital pianos just as enjoyable for beginners as they are for advanced pianists. A color screen makes operation easy and intuitive. Guide Lamps show which keys to play for the novice, while on-screen notation puts music in front of more experienced players. 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.
The CVP-701 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.
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.
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 https://www.yamahamusicsoft.com/songs/follow-lights to browse the entire library today.
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.
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.
By using a similar hammer mechanism (with no springs) as is found in a grand piano, the GH3X keyboard action reproduces the touch of an acoustic instrument, from the heavier feel in the lower register to the lighter touch in the upper octaves. It also features a three-sensor configuration which accurately senses and interprets the behavior of the keyboard to create a response and feel very much like that of a grand piano. The newly developed GH3X keyboard features an escapement mechanism that reproduces the feel of an acoustic piano as it goes through the let-off of the jack and the fall of the hammer when a key is played very softly. 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.
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.
The Stereophonic Optimizer is unique to Yamaha. When playing and listening to the instrument using headphones, the Stereophonic Optimizer adjusts the spacing of the sound and the separation from the piano, resulting in a spacious, surround sound quality that will inspire you to play for hours at a time. Within this private listening environment, the sound of the piano can be perceived to come from the body of the instrument rather than from the headphones, providing a more realistic and natural experience.
The Piano Room features the world-class Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial concert grand pianos and has been expanded to include additional keyboard instruments including 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 using Dynamics Control. 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 one button.
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.
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.
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.
Follow along with the bouncing ball shown on the score as you play to be sure of never losing your place. Pages turn automatically or you can flip through pages by swiping the screen horizontally. If reading music isn't your forté, you can follow the guide lamps above the keyboard that will show you the correct keys. With guide activated, CVP will wait until you play the correct note so you can practice at your own pace.
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. Plug in a microphone, and you can sing along with your playing.
The USB Audio Recorder allows you to record your performances on a USB flash drive for emailing, uploading to the internet or sending to your MP3 player. This lets you compare two different performances to gauge your progress or allows you to share your music with friends and family.
When playing in a home environment, people often enjoy the Clavinova at much less than full volume. However, the physics of sound at low volumes results in a loss of treble and bass. On a Clavinova, however, the Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC) automatically adjusts the sound so you enjoy proper excellent bass and treble sound balance even at low volumes. Additionally, the volume dial automatically makes fine adjustments to the 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.
If you use an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, Yamaha apps will make playing more convenient and enjoyable. Quickly set the ideal Voice and accompaniment Style for the song you'd like to play. Record your own performance and share it with a friend. Add to visual effects to your performance with computer animation that repsonds to what you play. Check out the apps and find the ones that meet your needs. Several Yamaha apps are designed to work only with Clavinova digital pianos.
Grace your home with the superb Yamaha CVP-701 Clavinova!
|Number of Keys||88|
|Number of Effects||6|
|Effects Types||Reverb, Chorus, DSP, Compression, Sterephonic, Acoustic control|
|Song Playback||65 preset songs|
|Audio Inputs||1 x 1/8" TRS (Aux), 1 x 1/4" (Mic/Line)|
|Audio Outputs||2 x 1/4" (L,R), 2 x 1/4" (headphone)|
|USB||1 x USB Type B, 1 x USB Type A|
|Pedal Inputs||1 x 1/4" Aux pedal|
|Number of Pedals||3 - Sostenuto, Soft, Damper and Play/Stop functions|
|Amplifier||25W x 2|
|Manufacturer Part Number||CVP701B|