Turn your living room into a performance venue for a top-flight grand pianos
Grand Expression Modeling
The CLP-745 reproduces the diverse tonal variations created by the behaviour 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.
GrandTouch-S™ keyboard with wooden keys
Yamaha’s latest keyboard action features a broad dynamic range and faithful response to every nuance of touch that puts a wide expanse of tone—from delicate to bold—at the pianist’s fingertips. The highly consistent grand piano hammers replicate the pleasing response felt when the hammers strike the strings, enabling precise control of the tone. Highly absorbent synthetic-ivory white keys and synthetic-ebony black keys prevent slipping even during extended play and feel just like those of a grand piano.
GrandTouch-S keyboard of the CLP-745 features wooden keys that showcase Yamaha’s expertise with wood for pianos. Just as with grand piano keyboards, the solid wood is cut from the very best parts of well-dried lumber, making the keys more resistant to warping than keyboards made of laminated wood. The wooden texture and structure of the keys create a more grand piano-like feel.
Escapement mechanism of Clavinova keyboards
The escapement mechanism in a grand piano moves the hammers away from the strings quickly after they strike them, in order to prevent any interference with string vibration. This mechanism produces a slight clicking sensation when the keys are pressed gently.
The Clavinova keyboards feature an escapement mechanism that reproduces this sensation near the bottom of the key dip. They have been designed in such a way that the click is discernible only on the lightest keystrokes, similar to the keyboard of a grand piano. These keyboards have been adjusted to provide additional friction that balances key repetition and response without impeding performance.
Clavinova pianos boast excellent playability and versatile functions, along with a refined, authentic design that blends a compact form with modern aesthetics in a manner befitting the instrument that sets the contemporary standard for pianos. At 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.
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.
Time-tested practice aids
Train your hands with some of the most widely accepted exercises in the world using proven practice methods from Hanon, Bayer, Czerny and Burgmüller. You can use these built-in songs for practicing with your right and left hands separately, or simply enjoy listening to them.
Playing the piano along with rhythm playback
The CLP-700 Series comes complete with 20 different and simple rhythm patterns (drums and bass accompaniment) that are perfectly suited to many types of music, letting you spice up your performance with some backing musicians, make practice more interesting, or open up your creative flow with inspiring new ideas.
Connect wirelessly for Bluetooth® audio
You can play music through the audio system on the Clavinova* by using a Bluetooth-enabled smart device. You can stream audio data such as mp3 files. You can enjoy playing along with any songs on your smart device.
*Availability of Bluetooth audio varies by country.
Get more with the Smart Pianist app
Enjoy 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.
Multi-track Song Recorder
The recording function featured in Clavinova digital pianos allows you to record your performances* with a single touch, which is useful when you want to review your playing objectively. Additionally, you can record up to 16 tracks for simultaneous playback, so different hands can be recorded separately or overdub parts with different voices.
*Recordings are made in MIDI format, and can also be recorded to USB flash memory. Compatible software is required for playback of recorded data on a computer.
USB Audio Recorder
Record performances to USB flash memory and create audio files* you can save and play back on a computer, share with friends or create a CD.
*Data is saved in WAV format.