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The Yamaha CVP-701 Clavinova Digital Piano
Same features are available on the CVP-701
Explore the Yamaha CVP701 Clavinova
From the outstanding grand piano touch of the GH3X (Graded Hammer 3X) keyboard with escapement and synthetic ivory keytops to the intuitive design and integration with iPad, the Clavinova CVP-701 digital piano puts you in touch with your inner musician. At their heart, all Clavinovas are first and foremost a piano, and this has never been more true now that the CVP-701 includes Yamaha's Real Grand Expression technology. A variety of interactive music entertainment, education and performance features make these digital pianos just as enjoyable for beginners as they are for advanced pianists. A color screen makes operation easy and intuitive. Guide Lamps show which keys to play for the novice, while on-screen notation puts music in front of more experienced players.
Smart Pianist for Yamaha CVP701
Anyone can enjoy the piano more with Smart Pianist, a dedicated app for smart devices that provides various music-related functions when connected to a compatible Yamaha digital piano.
*Depending on which Yamaha digital piano you use Smart Pianist with, specific features are available. Please refer to the web page of your digital piano at usa.yamaha.com for details.
Over a century of piano building experience culminates in a truly modern instrument.
Experience a purely digital piano with the heart of a true grand. You’ll feel the difference from the very first notes you play. Realistic touch and response, paired with the unmistakeable tone of the finest concert grand pianos ever made. The Clavinova CVP701 delivers expressive capabilities and a dynamic range that redefines the standard for digital pianos today.
Your dream piano studio awaits.
The enhanced Piano Room now includes the world-class Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial grand pianos, plus vintage electric pianos. In Session Mode, you can invite three virtual musicians into the room to “jam” with you as you practice and perform in one of 40 different musical styles. These session musicians will automatically follow your harmonies and your volume expression using the new Dynamics Control feature. You can selectively activate and deactivate each one depending on your musical needs at the time. Within this special room, you can even record your sessions with the touch of a single button.
Variety is the spice of life.
The Yamaha CVP701 features hundreds of high-quality instrument Voices including “Natural!”, “Sweet!” and “Cool!” Voices sampled specially to compliment the instrument types. Yamaha’s Super Articulation Voices (SA) add genuine performance attributes of the real musical instruments as though they were being naturally performed by a virtuoso of that instrument instead of from the keys of a piano keyboard.
When you want to play more than just piano.
One of the defining features of a CVP Clavinova is the multitude of different Styles that can be controlled in real-time by playing chords on the keyboard. Accompaniment Styles introduce ensembles of virtual musicians to your performances in a variety of musical genres. From small jazz ensembles to full orchestras, you control what chords or harmony they play by what YOU play. Additionally, you control the dynamic of the ensemble. Developed by professional session musicians from around the world, Styles add authentic, studio-quality backing players to your performances – even when you play by yourself. You can use Styles to add embellishing Intros, Endings & Fill-Ins and even arrange songs in real-time.
Now anyone can play a hit song, one light at a time.
CVP Clavinovas are very patient: if you don’t play the right notes, they wait until you do! This is made possible with the CVP’s unique Guide feature. As the easiest way to play a song, the Follow Lights library teaches you popular melodies in a way only possible on a CVP Clavinova. Just follow the lights one note at a time, and fully-arranged orchestrations and arpeggios embellish your playing. Here, you don’t play along with a recording, the recording literally plays along with YOU. You will have access to browse the entire Yamaha library.
Get connected and start singing.
You can connect a microphone to enjoy singing along with your keyboard performance or using Karaoke song files from Yamaha Music Soft! All input jacks are conveniently located at the front of the instrument, under the keybed for easy access. Alternatively, you can connect a portable music device such as an MP3 player or smart phone to enjoy listening through the Clavinova’s high-definition speaker system.
*Vocal Harmony is only available on the CVP709GP/709/705.
The CVP Tone
The CVP Advantage
CVP Additional Features
Two world class concert grands in one digital piano.
Two world class pianos are contained within the CVP Clavinova. The CFX, Yamaha’s finest concert grand, selected and played by the winner of the 2010 International Chopin Piano Competition, and the Imperial from Bösendorfer, one of the oldest piano manufacturers in the world and a brand held in high esteem by pianists throughout its long history. These renowned pianos are characterized by distinctive traits such as power, versatility, subtlety, lightness and mellowness.
Both of these superb pianos’ Voices are featured by name in the Clavinova. Tuned to perfection by a highly experienced piano technician and having the sound from each key recorded individually, Clavinova truly captures the unique tonal character of each of these outstanding instruments.
With Clavinova, you can choose from and enjoy the amazing digital reproductions of the exquisite beauty tone that only the Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial can deliver.
True piano tone deserves true piano touch.
By using a similar hammer mechanism (with no springs) as is found in a grand piano, the GH3X keyboard action reproduces the touch of an acoustic instrument, from the heavier feel in the lower register to the lighter touch in the upper octaves. It also features a three-sensor configuration which accurately senses and interprets the behavior of the keyboard to create a response and feel very much like that of a grand piano. The newly developed GH3X keyboard features an escapement mechanism that reproduces the feel of an acoustic piano as it goes through the let-off of the jack and the fall of the hammer when a key is played very softly.
Synthetic ivory keytops reproduce the tactile surface of the ivory keyboards once used in acoustic pianos. It features highly absorbent material that prevents fingers from slipping even after hours of performing, while retaining the ideal texture and feel.
For a sound that truly resonates with the listener.
In a grand piano, strings and sounds resonate throughout the entire body of the instrument producing a rich reverberation that envelops the listener in sound. Not only are the strings you are playing vibrating, but other strings ring as a reaction to ones you play. This is one reason the piano’s sound is so complex and rich.
This phenomena is reproduced perfectly in the Clavinova through Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM) which calculates the various states of the strings for each of the 88 notes on the keyboard from one instant to the next. As a result, the Clavinova reflects the limitless number of factors inherent in playing an acoustic piano such as which keys are pressed, the strength with which the keys are played and pedal timing.
A new kind of headphone experience.
Unique to Yamaha, the Stereophonic Optimizer adjusts the spacing of the sound and the separation from the piano when listening via the headphones, resulting in a spacious sound image that will inspire you to play for hours at a time. Using this private listening environment, the sound of the Clavinova appears to come from the body of the instrument rather than from the headphones, providing a more realistic and naturally comfortable experience.
The Clavinova is ready for your Session.
The Piano Room features the world-class Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial concert grand pianos and has been expanded to include additional keyboard instruments including vintage electric pianos. In Session Mode, you can invite three additional session musicians into the room to accompany you as you practice and perform in 40 different musical styles. These session musicians will automatically follow your harmonies in either full-keyboard mode or split mode, and will also follow your volume expression using Dynamics Control. These session musicians can selectively be activated and deactivated depending upon your musical needs at the time. Within this special room you can even record your sessions with the touch of one button.
So realistic, you won’t believe the sound is coming from a keyboard.
Yamaha’s Super Articulation Voices (SA) add genuine performance attributes of the real musical instruments as though they were being naturally performed by a virtuoso of that instrument instead of from the keys of a piano keyboard. Examples include “fret noise” or “body knocks” from a guitar or the “inhales”, “exhales” and glissandos from wind instruments. By simply varying your touch and playing techniques or using the pedals, SA Voices will add significant authenticity to your sound.
All you need to know is the song. The Clavinova does the rest.
Music Finder is great when you are looking for just the right Style or Voice combinations so YOU can perform a particular song. Simply choose the name of the song you want to play from the Music Finder list and the CVP will call up the proper settings so you can get playing right away. These settings were created by professional musicians from around the world specializing in particular genres of music.
Can’t remember the name of a song? No problem. Just play!
The Style Recommender is an intelligent function that allows you to find a Style that suits the type of music you feel like playing. You don’t even need to know the name of the song; the rhythmic feel alone will do. Just play a bar or two of a simple rhythm or piano tune and a list of Styles that match your playing will instantly be displayed.
An automatic page turner with Guide Lamps to light the way.
Follow along with the bouncing ball shown on the score as you play to be sure of never losing your place. Pages turn automatically or you can flip through pages by swiping the screen horizontally. If reading music isn’t your forté, you can follow the guide lamps above the keyboard that will show you the correct keys. With guide activated, CVP will wait until you play the correct note so you can practice at your own pace.
Sound great when you sing with onboard digital effects.
You can enjoy karaoke backing with songs stored in your Clavinova or downloaded from YamahaMusicsoft.com.The lyrics are shown on the display* and the words change color as the song advances, so you know exactly when to come in.
*Only if the song data includes lyrics.
Plug in a microphone, and you can sing along with your playing.
Turn a USB device into an portable recording studio.
The USB Audio Recorder* allows you to record your performances on a USB flash drive for emailing, uploading to the internet or sending to your MP3 player. This lets you compare two different performances to gauge your progress or allows you to share your music with friends and family.
*Stored as WAV.
– Pitch Shift: Change the key without changing the tempo
– Time Stretch: Slow down or speed up the tempo without changing the pitch
– Vocal Cancel: Cancel or suppress signals like vocals and solos that exist in the center of an audio file
Optimal tone at any volume level.
When playing in a home environment, people often enjoy the Clavinova at much less than full volume. However, the physics of sound at low volumes results in a loss of treble and bass. On a Clavinova, however, the Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC) automatically adjusts the sound so you enjoy proper excellent bass and treble sound balance even at low volumes. Additionally, the volume dial automatically makes fine adjustments to the overall sound of the speaker system (EQ) at low volume. This ability to adjust volume without losing the rich and balanced sound is an exclusive Yamaha benefit, ensuring you always play with the utmost sound quality.
Wireless audio and wireless MIDI with iOS devices.
If you use an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, Yamaha apps will make playing more convenient and enjoyable. Quickly set the ideal Voice and accompaniment Style for the song you’d like to play. Record your own performance and share it with a friend. Add to visual effects to your performance with computer animation that repsonds to what you play. Check out the apps and find the ones that meet your needs. Several Yamaha apps are designed to work only with Clavinova digital pianos.
Note: Some apps require a connection to your instrument. Wired connections are possible with devices such as the Yamaha i-MX1, i-UX1 or Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter. Wireless connection may require a wireless router. Wireless audio connection requires bundled USB wireless LAN device.
Teach your iPad to play by ear.
With this exciting Yamaha app, your iOS devices will listen to recordings of virtually any song* and tell you the chords required for playing it. Bring the song file into the CVP where guide lamps can show you how to play those chords, and also teach your virtual backing band to play along with you using Styles. Yamaha’s exclusive Chord Tracker app is optimized to work with CVP Clavinovas for unlimited self-taught musical possibilities.
*Recordings must be in MP3 or WAV formats on your iOS device. For more information, please refer to Chord Tracker
Vivid, easy to read color LCD.
For the first time in the entry-level CVP Clavinova, a full color LCD makes interacting with your instrument a visual treat. This new larger display has a brightness adjustment so it’s perfect in any light condition. The Score display and Lyric dislay features have never looked so good!
Conserve energy with convenient auto power off feature
Auto power off shuts down the instrument after a period of inactivity. You can customize how long it will wait before shutting down, or disable it if you prefer. To learn more about other ways that Yamaha conserves energy, visit our Corporate Social Responsibility page.
USA Edition for CVP Clavinovas
With content created exclusively for American Clavinova users, USA Edition turbo charges your CVP Clavinova with extra Voices, Styles, and over 1,000 Music Finder setups for specific songs so you can get playing quickly. There’s even a talking panel tour that tells you the function of each button on the panel!
Yamaha CVP701 Size/Weight
Width 1,352 mm (53-1/4″) (Polished finish: 1,355 mm (53-3/8″))
Height 918 mm (36-1/8″) (Polished finish: 921 mm (36-1/4″))
Depth 595 mm (23-7/16″) (Polished finish: 596 mm (23-7/16″))
Weight 59.0 kg (130 lbs., 1 oz) (Polished finish: 61.5 kg (135 lbs., 9 oz))
Number of Keys: 88
Type: GH3X (Graded Hammer 3X) keyboard with synthetic ivory keytops, escapement
Touch Sensitivity: Hard2, Hard1, Medium, Soft1, Soft2, Fixed
Number of Pedals: 3
Half Pedal: Yes
Functions: Sustain, Sostenuto, Soft, Glide, Song Play / Pause, Style Start / Stop, Volume, etc.
Display Type: TFT Color LCD
Size: 4.3 inch (480 x 272 dots)
LCD Brightness: Yes
Piano Sound: Yamaha CFX, Bösendorfer Imperial
Key-off Samples: Yes
Smooth Release: Yes
Maximum Polyphony: 256
Number of Voices: 777 Voices + 29 Drum / SFX Kits + 480 XG Voices
Multiple Effect Types: Yes
Split Keyboard Layers: Yes
USB Recording: WAV File
Audio Features: Time Stretch, Pitch Shift, Vocal Cancel
Misc Features: Metronome, Tempo Range, Transpose, Tuning, Scale Type
Internal Memory: approx. 2.8 MB
Exernal Drive: USB Flash Drive
Microphone: Input Volume, Mic / Line In
MIDI: In, Out, Thru
Aux In: Stereo Mini
Aux Out: L /L + R, R
Amplifiers: 25 W x 2
Speakers: 16 cm x 2
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