Turn your living room into a performance venue for a top-flight grand pianos
Grand Expression Modeling
The CLP-735 reproduces the diverse tonal variations created by the behavior of the hammers, strings, and of a grand piano. The faithful simulation of the tone variation created by differences in the force and speed with which the keys are pressed and released enables a fuller experience of playing than ever before, helping pianists develop genuine expressive abilities.
Improved VRM physical modeling—the distinctive reverberation generated by the entire body of a concert grand piano
One of the allures of the grand piano is the sympathetic resonance created by the vibration of the entire instrument. Clavinova pianos elaborately reproduce this rich sympathetic resonance through a groundbreaking technology called Virtual Resonance Modeling (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 pedaling. 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. Clavinova pianos allow you to enjoy the same momentary dynamics and deep sympathetic sounds that are produced by the entire body of a grand piano.
With grand piano-like consistency and a broad dynamic range of touch from pianissimo to fortissimo, GrandTouch-S keyboard offers precise tone control. The synthetic ivory white keys and synthetic ebony black keys make it easy to play for long periods.The different sensations you feel in your fingertips when you play softly, vigorously, or anywhere in between are the product of responsiveness just like actual grand piano hammers striking strings. The greater dynamic range of the GrandTouch-S keyboards create a feel very close to that of a grand piano.
The sound of some of the finest concert grand pianos in the world
Yamaha used all-new samples for the voices of two world-class concert grand pianos—the bright, brilliant voice of the Yamaha CFX, and the warm, deep resonance of the Bosendorfer Imperial. The highly distinctive sounds of these pianos feature lush harmonics and vivid resonance created from the sympathetic vibrations of the strings and soundboard, faithfully delivered in response to your articulation and pedaling. Richer tonal gradations than ever before give you an even greater range of dynamic expression. Additionally, binaural sampling was used to create the voices of the two famed pianos. Even through headphones, the voices are natural and full, preserving the acoustic sound to such a degree that you forget that you’re not hearing the sound straight from the instrument itself. Experience the ability to play an even broader range of songs the way they were meant to be played.
CLP-700 Series is 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. Here is a novel opportunity to communicate with historical composers by playing these period instruments.
Fortepiano voices in the hope that playing a period instrument would allow pianists to feel the composers’ intent more intuitively by following the notation on the sheet music of centuries-old songs more faithfully. The sounds of fortepianos decay much more quickly than modern pianos, and the composers’ intent in terms of timing and length becomes clearer when pedaling a fortepiano according to the sheet music. Moreover, when pianists return to playing with modern piano voices, the Clavinova offers new insights into how to express things on a modern piano. It is our hope that providing classical piano students with the opportunity to play fortepianos deepens their understanding of the musicality and historical background of the all-time great composers.