What we think of the new Yamaha Clavinova CVP701
The all new Yamaha Clavinova CVP701 digital piano is simply superb. It offers a wonderful tonal quality and a responsive touch which makes for a very realistic piano indeed. Added to the selection of high quality sampled instrument voices and rhythm styles this digital piano is a very versatile instrument producing professional standard performance possibilities. The lesson facilities that are built in offer an intuitive introduction to playing the piano or keyboard and the piano itself is of a high enough quality to satisfy the demands of even the most advanced pianist.
88 note graded hammer action (GH3X) keyboard, with lighter notes in the treble and heavier ones in the bass just like an acoustic piano
Ivory feel keytops and escapement for a realistic touch
5 levels of touch sensitivity from hard to light to off
3 pedals with half pedaling capability, which can also be used to switch sounds and start/stop the rhythm accompaniments and pitch bend
Stunning RGE real grand expression samples piano sounds with stereo sustain samples, key-off samples, string resonance, smooth release and damper resonance
4.3 inch colour TFT LCD screen with score and lyrics display
256 note polyphony for more natural sounding legato passages
777 superb quality instrument voices, plus 480 XG sounds for recording and playback, plus 29 drum/SFX kits and GM/GM2 sounds for GS song playback
Virtual Resonance Modelling for ultra realistic instrument sounds
'Piano Room' feature allowing you to choose from a selection of stunning quality 'acoustic' instruments including Yamaha CFX and Bosendorfer Imperial concert grands
Ultra high quality 'featured' voices including:
10 VRM Voices
49 Super Articulation voices
23 Mega voices
13 Natural voices
26 Sweet voices
58 Cool voices
70 Live voices
20 Organ Flutes 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
58 reverb presets, plus 3 user settings
106 chorus presets, plus 3 user settings
Digital Signal Processor 295 presets + 3 user settings
5 master EQ settings plus 2 user settings
5 master compressor settings plus 5 user settings
27 parts part EQ
Stereophonic optimiser and Intelligent Acoustic Control for improved sound at low volume
310 preset rhythm accompaniment styles
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
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
Music finder with 1200 song titles to set up the instrument with the correct rhythm style and one touch preset
65 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
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
USB audio recording facility for recording audio in a .wav format
2 x 25 watt amplifiers, coupled with 2 x 16cm speakers
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.
Your dream piano studio awaits
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.
Variety is the spice of life
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.
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.
Delivery is fast and free to all UK mainland addresses. Depending on your location we will select a courier - normally TNT, UPS or a Pallet service. At Chamberlain Music we aim to deliver as quickly and safely as possible and do our best to keep you informed all the way. Delivery of digital pianos is to doorsteps however many drivers are happy to assist further although they are not contracted to do so. Your piano will be delivered boxed and will require self-assembly.
*Registration required, Terms and conditions apply, please visit uk.yamaha.com for further information.
W: 1,355 mm (53-3/8")
H: 921 mm (36-1/4")
D: 596 mm (23-7/16")
Weight: 61.5 kg (135 lbs., 9 oz))