Yamaha Clavinova CLP-745
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Yamaha CLP-745 Clavinova Digital Piano
Yamaha Clavinova CLP-745 Digital Piano
Clavinova Console Digital Piano with Bench
The Yamaha Clavinova CLP-745 is the mid-range Clavinova CLP offering powerful sound and a superb Natural Wood (NWX) keyboard action. It features the sounds of the flagship Yamaha CFX concert grand piano and the Bösendorfer Imperial that sound pristine through its bi-amplified internal sound system. Plus, new fortepiano Voices that allow you to hear the music of Bach and Mozart exactly as the composers would have heard it in their day. The Clavinova Virtual Resonance Modeling emulates the more complex elements of playing these acoustic instruments. Bluetooth audio lets you stream music from your portable smart devices wirelessly! Record your own performances and compositions using the built-in USB audio recorder to archive your musical achievements or share them with friends and family. Traditional on the outside but modern inside, the CLP-745 is a great instrument for pianists of all skill levels.
The Yamaha Clavinova CLP-745 Includes:
Piano Bench (BC108), 50 Classical Music Masterpieces Book, Owner’s Manual, Power Adapter (PA-500)
Yamaha CLP-745 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 and transfers them into the control of your fingertips, to give 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.
Bluetooth Audio and MIDI is built in allowing you to connect your Bluetooth enabled devices to play music or use Yamaha’s Smart Pianist app.
Dual, Duo, and Split keyboard modes for instrument splits and layers, duets, and teacher-student interaction.
Powerful 2-way speakers, Bluetooth® Audio functionality, and a superb GrandTouch-S keyboard with wooden keys offer unprecedented performance capability to pianists of all abilities.
- 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 wooden keys
- (50 W + 50 W) x 2 amplifiers
- (16 cm + 8 cm) x 2 speaker system
- USB Audio Recorder (Playback/Recording: WAV)
- 20 rhythms
- Built-in Bluetooth® audio
- Wireless connection to the Smart Pianist app via Bluetooth® MIDI
Grand Expression Modeling
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.
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 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. This makes 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 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.
Connect wirelessly for Bluetooth® audio
You can play music through the audio system on the Clavinova* by using a Bluetooth-enabled smart device. Additionally, you can stream audio data such as mp3 files. You can enjoy playing along with any songs on your smart device.
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 connect to Smart Pianist wirelessly.
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 was 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. Most importantly, 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-745 Specifications:
- Number of Keys: 88
- Type of Keys: GrandTouch-S™ keyboard: wooden keys (white only), 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/Bluetooth/USB
- Bluetooth: Yes, v4.2
- 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 50W+50W
- Display: LCD
- Power Source: 24V DC power supply (included)
- Height: 36.5"
- Width: 57.5"
- Depth: 18"
- Weight: 125.6 lbs.
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