What we think of the new Yamaha Clavinova CVP705 digital piano:
The new Yamaha Clavinova CVP705 digital piano offers a refined playing experience and shares much of its features and functionality with both the fantastic CLP range and the flagship new CVP709. Its natural wood NWX key action with escapement and synthetic keytops give a comfortable and realistic touch and the piano samples from Yamaha's CFX and Bosendorfer Imperial concert grands are sublime. This model has an intuitive touch screen user interface concealed in a soft closing lid, a nice aesthetic touch! With rhythm accompaniment styles, built in lessons, and hundreds of instruments sounds, the CVP705 is a great value instrument that can be enjoyed by the whole family.
The primary differences between this model and the CVP601 are as follows:
Video out connection
Vocal harmony feature
MP3 recording and playback
Enhanced audio features
1497 instrument voices (211 more than the CVP701)
470 accompaniment styles (160 more than the CVP701)
7 inch colour touch screen user interface
Natural Wood NWX keyboard action
88 note wooden graded hammer action keyboard (NWX) with ivory feel keytops and escapement
5 levels of touch sensitivity
3 pedals with half pedalling capability, assignable to different functions
Stunning RGE real grand expression samples piano sounds with:
Stereo sustain samples
256 note polyphony for more natural sounding legato passages
984 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
Ultra high quality 'featured' voices including:
13 VRM voices
114 Super Articulation voices
30 Mega voices
46 Natural! voices
74 Cool! voices
86 Live! voices
30 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
5 master EQ settings plus 2 user settings
Vocal Harmony function with 44 preset and 60 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
470 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
Music finder with 2500 song titles to set up the instrument with the correct rhythm style and one touch preset
124 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 or MP3 format
(50 W + 20 W) x 2 amplification system
Large (16 cm + 5 cm) x 2 [(6 - 5/16" + 1 - 15/16") x 2] speaker system
Acoustic optimiser for enhanced tonal quality at low volume
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-705 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.
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: 1,420 mm (55-15/16")
H: 868 mm (34-3/16")
D: 606 mm (23-7/8")
Weight: 79.0 kg (174 lbs., 3 oz)