Introducing the Yamaha CLP785 digital upright piano
The CLP785 is the flagship upright piano style model of the Clavinova CLP Series, featuring a counterweighted GrandTouch keyboard and the finest sound system in the series.
This model benefits from wooden keys delivering a more natural touch, while the sound of the Yamaha CFX and Bosendorfer Imperial concert grand pianos is delivered through a larger (50 W + 50 W + 50 W) x 2 amplifiers amplification system.
Bluetooth MIDI and audio streaming enables easier integration with apps including Yamaha Smart Pianist and also to play along with your favourite artists.
Available in a selection of attractive finishes the CLP785 digital piano is an elegant addition to any home.
Please note: This product is sold in the name and on behalf of Yamaha Music Europe. The Yamaha General Terms and Yamaha Data Protection Information will be applicable
GrandTouch™ keyboardUsing Yamahas latest technology, this keyboard allows the pianist more varied expression than ever before. Each of the 88 keys features full realistic weighting in the form of Liner Graded Hammers (a first of its kind), the CLP785 will respond to every nuance of touch making this not only a great piano for expressive performance, but also such a joy to play.
For an even more accurate piano feel, Yamaha have recreated the sensation of the escapement mechanism near the bottom of the key dip. The click that is synonymous with this mechanism is only discernible with the lightest of keystrokes, much like that
of a grand piano.
88-key Linear Graded HammersThe 88-key Linear Graded Hammers of the Clavinova is the first-of-its-kind to faithfully duplicate this graded touch with differing weights and key return on each one of its keys. This results in a feel and response that is astonishingly like that of a grand piano, and allows players to gain an appreciation of a more authentic touch.
The GP Response Damper PedalClavinova digital pianos feature a damper pedal that continually detects depression depth and allows halfpedaling, which lets players make minute adjustments to pedal depression and return, changing the depth and character of their piano sound.
The GP Response Damper Pedal offers a grand piano-style resistance curve, starting out light to the touch and growing heavier as the pedal is depressed further. This allows players to become accustomed to the nuances of delicate pedalling.
Touch sensor control panelThe touch panel only displays text when it is on—when the panel is off, it has the smooth finish of a keyblock.
Design philosophyAt the heart of the Clavinova design concept is the way the player feels when they take their seat in front of a Clavinova piano. Unnecessary elements are removed from the player’s field of vision to create a convincingly natural space that feels just like sitting at an acoustic piano. This represents Yamaha’s consideration to players who practice on Clavinova and perform on grand pianos—they are able to take the stage free of tension or worry because everything feels normal, as it should. A Clavinova piano is a part of the player’s everyday life—contemporary accents and color variation are available to mesh with any interior design or lifestyle.
Grand Expression ModellingThe Grand Expression Modelling introduced in the CLP-700 Series translates the widely varied input from the pianist’s fingers into the same limitless tonal variation of a grand piano. This makes it possible to vary the output by playing the keys to different depths and with different speeds, even when using techniques such as trills or legato or emphasizing the melody over the accompaniment.
Newly sampled Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial voicesYamaha have taken piano samples from several world-renowned concert grands. The first is their top-flight grand piano, the CFX - used and loved in concert halls around the world. The second is the Imperial from Bösendorfer, a time-honored Viennese piano brand with an ardent following.
Yamaha faithfully reproduces the idiosyncrasies of these concert grand pianos by carefully recording the entire tonal range of each of the 88 keys, making minute adjustments
to capture the most harmonious tones each piano has to offer.
Virtual Resonance ModellingClavinova pianos elaborately reproduce the rich sympathetic resonance of a grand through a groundbreaking technology called Virtual Resonance Modelling (VRM). VRM creates a richly varied sound by simulating the complex sympathetic tones created when the vibrations of the strings are propagated to the soundboard and other strings, corresponding to the timing and intensity of key playing and pedalling. CLP-700 Series pianos even replicate the sounds the dampers make when they are raised off the strings, in addition to the resonance of the duplex scaling, strings, soundboard, and case.
Period instrument voices open the door to the world of classical musicThe CLP-785/795GP are Yamaha’s first instruments to be equipped with the voices of the fortepiano, the predecessor to the modern piano. The sounds emitted by a fortepiano are simpler than those of a modern piano, and decay much more rapidly.
Hearing the sounds of the instruments played when the likes of Mozart, Beethoven, and Chopin were composing their songs should illuminate the original intent behind the notes on the page.
Powerful tools for educationUse time tested practice aids, such as the widely accepted and proven methods from Hanon, Bayer, Czerny and Burgmüller to practice your right and left hands separately, or just enjoy listening to them.
Alternatively, connect your smart device wirelessly with Bluetooth and have fun playing along and learning any songs on your device. You can also connect wirelessly to the Smart Pianist app, allowing you to add a beautiful graphic interface and a variety of incredible features to your compatible Yamaha digital piano.
Connect wirelessly for Bluetooth® audioYou can play music through the audio system on the Clavinova* by using a Bluetooth-enabled smart device. Stream audio data such as mp3 files and enjoy playing along with any songs on your smart device.
*Availability of Bluetooth audio varies by country.
Get more with the Smart Pianist appEnjoy the piano more with Smart Pianist, a dedicated app that adds a beautiful graphic interface and a variety of incredible features to your compatible Yamaha digital piano. The Bluetooth® MIDI function* lets you conncect to Smart Pianist wirelessly.
*Featured on the CLP-785/775/745/795GP/765GP. Availability of Bluetooth MIDI varies by country.
Please note, this product features Yamaha's 5 year extended warranty, subject to registration.
Available with 3 months free Flowkey
Flowkey is one of the world’s most popular apps for learning to play the piano. Even beginners can learn to play a wide array of songs on their acoustic piano, digital piano or keyboard in next to no time. Choose your favourites from a wide range of songs and start playing right away or learn in the traditional way with one of the many tutorials available.
All you need to do is:
- register your new acoustic piano, digital piano or keyboard on the Yamaha Music Member Europe (YMME) portal
- obtain your individual code from the members’ portal
- enter your code when registering on the flowkey website
You will then have premium access to the app free of charge for three months.