Yamaha Launches Clavinova CVP500 Series, The World's Most Advanced Digital Piano

11/13/2009 [Pianos & Keyboards]

With Industry-Leading Piano/Instrument Emulation Technologies, New Model 'Brings the Joy of Piano Playing to Everyone'

Clavinova CVP-509
BUENA PARK, Calif.— Yamaha Corporation of America, Keyboard Division, introduces the Clavinova CVP500 Series digital pianos. On display at Winter NAMM 2010, the Series offers Yamaha Pure CF sampling technology for unprecedented piano realism and Super Articulation 2 Voices that allow pianists to play non-keyboard instrument sounds with a new level of natural realism.

Replacing the Clavinova CVP400 Series, the CVP500 Series is ideally suited to both beginner and advanced musicians, combining the elegance and performance of a fine piano, with a host of exciting ensemble features.

"Pure CF Sampling offers the most realistic piano sound ever heard in the award-winning CVP series," says Dane Madsen, Yamaha electronic keyboard marketing manager. "Increased 128-note polyphony, half damper pedaling on all models and Super Articulation 2 Voices improve the CVP500 Series' playability to a level that surpasses anything previously found in digital pianos. SA2, for example, monitors your playing technique and automatically decides whether to slide notes across the frets of a guitar or even switch between legato and staccato note transitions of a saxophone… this is based entirely on how you play the Voice."

Ideal for home entertainment, hobbyist musicians or piano students, the CVP500 offers authentic piano touch and tone, courtesy of Yamaha's century-old heritage in manufacturing acoustic pianos, along with Guide Lamps for a truly interactive educational experience. Yamaha's exclusive Internet Direct Connect feature instantly downloads the latest new content directly into the instrument via an Ethernet/LAN connection.

Beyond Clavinova's established brand value and market leadership in the high-end digital piano category, the instrument offers interactive Style content that makes any player the virtual leader of a band or conductor of his or her own private orchestra.

The instrument is expected to appeal to musical families, educators, and an entire generation of American musicians uninitiated to auto-accompaniment based playing techniques. "So much high-quality Style content is just waiting to be discovered by anyone who tries them," notes Madsen.

Yamaha's goal to "bring the joy of playing piano to everyone" led to the creation of the Clavinova digital piano in 1983. Over the last quarter century, the Clavinova has evolved into the world's most popular and musically empowering digital piano. It offers everything needed to play a simple piano piece or compose a complete orchestral score, thus encouraging the beginner and supporting the professional. As Yamaha continues to develop new functions, technologies and Styles, more people can enjoy the experience of making music.

The line's meticulous craftsmanship has earned Clavinova digital pianos consistent acclaim from Musical Merchandise Review magazine and many other respected music industry leaders. Cutting edge CVP500 series features like MP3 audio file playback with the ability to incorporate MP3s into user panel settings and performance show that Yamaha is in tune with what consumers are doing with their music in today's digital world.

Ensuring the Clavinova's spot at the top of the digital piano marketplace, the CVP500 series started shipping in limited quantities in November 2009. Learn more at www.clavinova.com.

For more information on the Yamaha Clavinova CVP500 Series Digital Pianos, write Yamaha Corporation of America, Keyboard Division, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9011; e-mail infostation@yamaha.com; or visit www.yamaha.com.

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