What we think of our second hand Yamaha Clavinova CVP405 digital piano:
The CVP-400 series was where things started to get seriously good. It's the first range to feature SuperArticulation voices for incredibly realistic guitar, string and brass sounds and also for the first time included a USB Audio record facility so you can easily produce CD ready performances. The piano sound was greatly improved too, with 4-level sampling, key-off sounds, stereo sustain, string resonance and more to create a much more natural sound than ever before. As a second hand purchase this is wonderful value and offers many of the features of the current range but at a fraction of the cost.
88 note graded hammer action, GH3 keyboard with lighter notes in the treble and heavier ones in the bass just like an acoustic piano
5 levels of touch sensitivity from hard to light to off
3 pedals with half pedalling capability, which can also be used to switch sounds and start/stop the rhythm accompaniments and pitch bend
AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampled grand piano, sampled on 4 levels
Piano sound from Yamaha CFIII concert grand with sustain, string and key-off resonances
128 note polyphony for more natural sounding legato passages
414 superb quality instrument voices, plus 480 XG sounds for recording and playback, plus 19 drum/SFX kits and GM/GM2 sounds for GS song playback
Ultra high quality 'featured' voices, including:
21 Natural! Voices
22 Sweet! Voices
26 Cool! Voices
20 Live! Voices
10 Organ Flutes
15 Mega Voices
24 SuperArticulation Voices
Sound editor/creator function - you can also save the sounds you create to the user memory
XG, GS, GM, GM2 and XF compatible - can play MIDI files from other sources
34 reverb presets, plus 3 user settings
29 chorus presets, plus 3 user settings
Digital Signal Processor with:
191 DSP 1 presets + 3 user settings
106 DSP2-4 presets + 10 user settings
5 master EQ settings plus 2 user settings
Layer sounds together for an added dimension to your performance
Split the keyboard into different instrument zones - play for example, an acoustic bass with your left hand and a piano with the right
Vocal harmoniser feature - plug in a microphone and the instrument will sing along with you, there are 60 presets + 10 user settings
344 preset rhythm accompaniment styles
3 x introductions, 4 x main variations and 3 x endings for each rhythm accompaniment style
Style creator with extensive user memory so you can import/create your own rhythm styles
120 preset songs built in, you can even bring up the score and the lyrics on the screen
16 track sequencer so you can record your own songs and save them in the 300KB internal memory or to USB memory stick
8 registration memory banks so you can recall your favourite styles and sounds at the touch of a button
Built in lesson functions with guide lamps above the keyboard to show you which notes to play
Transpose the keyboard and adjust the tuning for accompanying other instruments that may not be at concert pitch
1.4MB internal memory for all user data, including songs, styles and sounds
2 x headphone sockets for silent practice
MIDI In/Out/Thru and USB to HOST ports for easy connection to a PC or Mac, as well as adding a module
Aux IN/OUT ports for connecting other instruments and connecting to a PA system or amplifier
Microphone In socket with its own volume control
USB to device port so you can save your user data to USB memory stick
LAN port for connection to the internet to download additional user data
2 x 40 watt amplifiers
(16cm + 5cm) x 2 speakers
Graded Hammer 3 (GH3) keyboard for true grand piano feel
4-level Advanced Wave Memory (AWM) Dynamic Stereo Sampling
Super Articulation Voice and MegaVoice
USB Audio Recorder
Large color LCD with Score/Lyrics display function
Graded Hammer 3 (GH3) Keyboard
Just as on an actual grand piano, the lower keys are heavy in touch and the higher keys are light, with all the natural gradations in between. This technology also provides performance functions and expressive power found only on grand pianos, such as having repeated plays of the same note perfectly articulated, even when playing at high speed or with partial key release.
Advanced Wave Memory (AWM) Dynamic Stereo Sampling
The AWM (Advanced Wave Memory) is a sampling system which creates sound close to that of an acoustic instrument by using digital technology to record the instrument sound and applying high-quality digital filter technology to the recorded audio samples. The waveform of the sound created by playing the key of an acoustic piano differs depending on the playing strength from pianissimo to fortissimo. The AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling can produce such dynamic nuances by recording samples of various playing strengths. The greater the number of samples used, the higher the expressive quality and potential becomes.
Introducing a completely fine level of sonic realism and musical expressiveness. The remarkably authentic Voices feature the unique performance characteristics of each instrument, the expressive finger-slides on the guitar, or the breathy, legato phrasing of a saxophone. Never before have such string, wind and brass instruments, played live with a keyboard, sounded so convincing or so real!
It features multiple samples across the keyboard with sophisticated velocity switching - for incredibly authentic instrument sounds. It contains not only the basic samples of the instrument but also the performance techniques used with it. On a guitar for instance, players will hear open and mute string sounds, dead notes, hammering effects, slide effects, harmonics and a wide range of strum and body noises. In technical terms, MegaVoice duplicates an instrument's behavior. In sonic terms, this gives the keyboard stunningly realistic sounds.
These rich and luscious Voices are comprised mostly of keyboard instrument sounds and are especially intended for playing piano and other keyboard parts.
Live!, Cool! and Sweet! Voices
A huge palette of acoustic and electronically amplified instrument sounds. A blend of long, stereo and multi-layered samples is used to fully capture the natural presence, resonance, expression and vibrato of the real instrument.
USB Audio Recorder
You can record your performance as audio data to a USB storage device. Connect a microphone or guitar to the instrument and enjoy recording a guitar and keyboard performance together, or record your singing along with song playback.
16-track song recorder
Use the built-in song recorder with up to 16 tracks to create complex, multi-part arrangements one instrument at a time. After recording, save to the internal memory, which retains data even when the power is switched off, on a storage device, or to a PC.
The key guide lamps indicate the notes you should play, when you should play them, and how long you should hold them down. You can also practice at your own pace - since the accompaniment waits for you to play the notes correctly. Here, mute the right- or heft-hand part and try practicing the part using the guide lamps.
Piano Reset Button
This convenient, easy-to-use feature completely and automatically reconfigures the entire CVP for optimum piano performance. No matter what settings you've made from the panel, you can instantly call up the piano settings by a single button press.
LAN Port is for a wired internet connection the same as a LAN terminal you see on a computer. Stay connected and directly access to the Yamaha's special service ""Internet Direct Connection (IDC)"" without a computer. Once you're online with IDC, you can download your favorite contents straight to your instrument. And that's just the beginning - the fun and excitements start from there!
USB TO DEVICE Terminal
Insert a USB flash memory in the USB TO DEVICE terminal on the instrument. It would let you save or load the registered settings and user songs created on the instrument, as well as read data from the connected device.
USB TO HOST Terminal
Dive in and take advantage of the wide world of computer music software. Connections and setup are exceptionally easy, and you can play back your computer recorded parts with different instrument sounds - all from a single instrument.
Online, On-demand Music (IDC)
Bring your instrument online and tap into the worldwide music network! Yamaha has created a new, essential online service for musicians everywhere: Internet Direct Connection (IDC). IDC lets you connect the instrument directly to the Internet, without a computer, letting you delve into thousands of MIDI songs on our custom website, and download your favorite music for playback on the instrument.
Large LCD display
A large LCD display provides attractive graphics and helpful messages for quick access and error-free operation. It provides comprehensive and easy-to-understand control of its operation. The display indicates chords, scores, lyrics, voice and style information, and more.
All used digital pianos from Chamberlain Music are delivered by our specialist delivery team. This ensures that they are handled carefully, set up and adjusted correctly. This is FREE to all ground floor, mainland UK addresses.
Chamberlain Music warranty: 1 year
W: 1,430mm (56-1/2")
H: 890mm (35-1/8")
D: 609mm (24")
Weight: 79kg (174lbs., 2 5/8oz.)