Yamaha Clavinova CLP-735
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Yamaha CLP-735 Clavinova Digital Piano
Clavinova Console Digital Piano with Bench
The Yamaha Clavinova CLP-735 sets the bar for what is required for an instrument to be called a Clavinova. Its unobtrusive display lets you browse the 53 high-quality instrument Voices with ease. Choose from two world-class concert grand pianos, the Yamaha CFX and the Bösendorfer Imperial. Plus new fortepiano Voices allow you to hear the music of Bach and Mozart exactly as the composers would have heard it in their day. New to the CLP-700 series, you'll now experience the sound of the binaurally-sampled CFX and Bosendorfer Imperial grand pianos through your headphones.
You can enjoy the realism of Virtual Resonance Modeling and high-quality digital effects through the on-board stereo speaker system. Play along with built-in rhythm patterns and record your performances using the built-in USB audio recorder. And with over a century of acoustic piano manufacturing heritage, it only makes sense that the best digital pianos come from Yamaha.
The Yamaha CLP-735 Includes:
Piano Bench (BC108), 50 Classical Music Masterpieces Book, Owner’s Manual, Power Adapter (PA-300C)
Yamaha Clavinova CLP-735 Features:
Real Grand Expression 2 allows you to use the slightest variations of touch to create a limitless range of sound that captures your musical individuality.
GrandTouch-S™ keyboard with synthetic ebony and ivory key tops gives you the feeling of an acoustic grand’s light to heavy weighted keys, allowing for more precise playability.
Binaural Sampling technology delivers a three-dimensional sound, which recreates the perspective of the player position through headphones.
Fortepiano Voices allow you to hear classical compositions the way the original composers would have heard them.
Grand Expression Modeling simulates the mechanics of the hammers, strings, and all the internal components of the piano. This transfers them into the control of your fingertips and produces the ultimate feeling of articulation and expression.
Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM) allows for vivid and richly-varied expression to reflect the limitless number of factors that create the sound of a concert grand piano.
Dual, Duo, and Split keyboard modes for instrument splits and layers, duets, and teacher-student interaction.
Newly sampled voices of the CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial grand pianos, featuring binaural sound from these two world renowned pianos. Also enjoy playing along with a variety of rhythms, as well as two new fortepiano voices.
- New Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial piano samples, new Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer binaural sampling
- 38 voices, including 2 fortepiano voices (Mozart Piano/Chopin Piano)
- Improved VRM (Virtual Resonance Modeling)
- Grand Expression Modeling
- GrandTouch-S™ keyboard with synthetic ebony and ivory keytops
- 30 W x 2 amplifiers
- 16 cm x 2 speaker system
- USB Audio Recorder (Playback/Recording: WAV)
- 20 rhythms
Grand Expression Modeling
Grand Expression Modeling is a groundbreaking new technology that enables the pianist to use their techniques to produce the limitless tonal variation unique to grand pianos. The ability to vary the intensity and speed of touch to produce different tones adds another dimension to the joy of musical expression.
The interaction and interplay of the hammers, dampers, and strings inside a grand piano respond to the subtlest nuances of the pianist’s touch, creating a limitless range of tonal expression.
Touch refers to the pianist’s control, not only of intensity (softness/loudness) in playing and releasing the keys, but also of the speed and depth with which the keys are pressed. The Grand Expression Modeling 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.
Grand Expression Modeling excels at faithfully reproducing the output expected of these techniques in many well-known songs. In Debussy’s “Clair de Lune,” a loose touch creates the faint tone that makes the melody stand out more crisply.
For Liszt’s “Un Sospiro,” the accompanying arpeggios accent the melody without overwhelming it, and varied expression of the melody gives it the same quality as vocals. In the last of the Chopin nocturnes, trills, legato, and other delicate techniques where fingers seem to float over the keys deliver the airy, smooth tonal expression required.
Playing such pieces on a highly expressive piano helps the pianist learn various techniques and experience the same joy of expression as a painter, but through sound.
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, it is all 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.
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. For example, 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 will adjust to provide additional friction that balances key repetition and response without impeding performance.
Period instrument voices open the door to the world of classical music
The *CLP-700 Series 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. Here is a novel opportunity to communicate with historical composers by playing these period instruments.
*775/745/735/765GP These models are equipped with the voices of two fortepianos beloved by Mozart and Chopin. The 785/795gp are equipped with the voices of FOUR fortepianos beloved by Beethoven, Scarlatti, Mozart and Chopin.
The fortepianos shown in the picture are from the collections of at the Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments.
A fully immersive concert grand experience—even with headphones
Binaural sampling is a method of sampling in which special microphones are placed on a mannequin’s head in the same positions as the pianist’s ears to capture piano sounds the way that they sound in reality.
We chose this method to create the ambience and full, natural resonance of acoustic pianos in Clavinova pianos. This makes pianists feel as though they are sitting at a grand piano even when they play with headphones on. The experience is so pleasant that they forget they are wearing headphones, no matter how long they continue to play.
On CLP-700 Series pianos, binaural sampling is used for the Bösendorfer Imperial as well as the Yamaha CFX. Yamaha achieves higher-definition binaural sound with a specially developed mannequin head and model ears used for the recording.
We also developed the Stereophonic Optimizer function to achieve the same effect for the piano effects. The Stereophonic Optimizer technology replicates the natural diffusion of sound in headphones nearly as closely as binaural sampling for the piano voices other than the CFX and Imperial.
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.
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.
Yamaha Clavinova CLP-735 Specifications
- Number of Keys: 88
- Type of Keys: GrandTouch-S™ keyboard: synthetic ebony and ivory keytops, escapement
- Touch Sensitivity: Fixed, Soft 1/2, Medium, Hard 1/2
- Presets: 38 Voices
- Polyphony: 256 Notes
- Effects Types: 6 x Reverb, 3 x Chorus, 7 x Brilliance
- Sequencer: 16-track (MIDI sequencing info)
- Song Playback: 21 Demo, 50 Classics, 303 Lesson Songs
- Recording: SMF, WAV 16-bit/44.1kHz
- Storage: 1.4MB internal memory, USB Flash Drive
- Metronome: Yes
- Audio Inputs: 1 x 1/8" (aux in)
- Audio Outputs: 2 x 1/4" (main out)
- USB: 1 x Type B, 2 x Type A
- MIDI I/O: In/Out/Thru
- Headphones: Standard stereo phone jack (x 2)
- Number of Pedals: 3-pedal unit (damper, sostenuto, soft)
- Built-in Speakers: 2 x 6.29"
- Amplifier: 2 x 30W
- Display: LCD
- Power Source: 16V DC power supply (included)
- Height: 36.5"
- Width: 57.5"
- Depth: 18"
- Weight: 125.6 lbs.
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