With over a century's worth of experience manufacturing world-class acoustic pianos and over a half-century in Hi-Fi audio and electronic instruments, the range of Yamaha home and professional digital pianos are second to none. From the portable P-Series to the amazingly versatile CVP-609 Clavinova grand, Yamaha has a piano for musicians at every level.
Yamaha Digital Piano Line
What Technologies Does Yamaha Use In Its Digital Pianos?
Real Grand Expression:
By harmonizing the three key elements of tone, touch and pedals in a single piano, Clavinova digital pianos give you the feeling that you are playing an acoustic instrument. The RGE Sound Engine lets you enjoy the playing response and expressive capability of a concert grand piano. It features Smooth Release, which measures the speed of your key release. This clearly enunciates legato notes from staccato with the sound of lingering resonance when you gently lift your fingers from the keys.
The tone created by an acoustic instrument or by electronic amplification or processing devices is complex and changes based on a wide variety of variables. Variables such as the way the instrument body vibrates when a string is struck in a particular way or how different resistors affect voltage levels within a circuit present an almost limitless number of scenarios affecting tone. Yamaha's modeling technologies look at all of these parameters and calculates their effect on the tone at any given time in a performance, delivering ultimate realism. Yamaha utilizes Spectral Component Modeling (SCM) to virtually recreate the physical components of a piano in the CP series of stage pianos. Virtual Circuit Modeling (VCM) replicates circuitry in preamps, effect processors and speaker systems and is used in a wide range of Yamaha digital instruments. Yamaha Clavinova digital pianos feature Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM) to calculate the various states of the strings for each of the 88 notes on the keyboard from one instant to the next.
CFX & Bösendorfer Piano Samples
The CFX, Yamaha's finest 9-foot concert grand, was selected and played by the winner of the 2010 International Chopin Piano Competition. The Imperial from Bösendorfer is 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.
88-key Natural Wood keyboard with Synthetic Ivory Keytops
Featured in select Clavinova and CP models, Natural Wood keys offer the weight and response that piano players expect. Adding different weight or "grading" the keyboard reproduces the feel of a piano's hammers: heavy in the low end and light in the high end. The surface of the key is lightly porous thanks to Synthetic Ivory keytops that add grip to the keys. This maintains accuracy during long performances or practice sessions. Finally, a third sensor allows grand piano-like key repetition where notes can be re-articulated without a complete release. This makes it easier to play fast, repeated notes and is one of the main reasons pianists choose grand pianos over uprights.
Whether it’s for learning, performing or simply for listening enjoyment, adding your favorite songs and other content to your Yamaha instrument has never been easier. Browse the MusicSoft libraries by instrument, or even by artist, and start downloading your content today.
Clavinova Follow Lights songs teach beginners to play popular melodies one note at a time. As the player progresses, the orchestra speeds up and slows down to match their playing tempo. FollowLights utilizes Guide Mode found exclusively on CVP Clavinova digital pianos.
The You Are the Artist series pairs best-selling books from Hal Leonard with play-along song recordings from Yamaha MusicSoft. Learn hit songs from artists like Coldplay, The Beatles, Adele, Johnny Cash and more. These easy piano arrangements allow you to play along with bands and orchestras, conveniently from Yamaha digital pianos like CVP Clavinovas, featuring the XG sound chip.
With exclusive Yamaha Apps, you can learn, play and share your music in ways that were not possible a few years ago. MusicSoft Manager, when used with a Clavinova, is a great way to add new song content from the Yamaha MusicSoft in-app store and also capture audio recordings to share with your friends via "the cloud". The P-255 Controller app adds a color touch screen interface with any iOS device.
- Clavinova Grands
The Ultimate Luxury in Piano Performance. Clavinova Grands recreate the formal elegance and high-class appearance. Enjoy the best of music worlds.
- Clavinova Ensembles
With a wide range of interactive musical features, CVP Clavinovas make any musician the conductor of their own virtual orchestra or band. Practicing piano has never been this much fun.
- Clavinova Traditionals
Piano sound, keyboard touch and pedal feel; the goal is to achieve the true expressive capability of a grand piano, which can happen only when these three factors are in harmony. The Clavinova CLP Series have essential features for practicing and pla...
Attractive wood cabinetry and Yamaha's legendary heritage in piano craftsmanship make ARIUS/YDP the premier name in entry-level console digital pianos.
- Contemporary Digital Pianos
Compact and stylish digital pianos for a wide range of piano playing abilities. Choose from simple models like the Music Industry's best-selling P-105 or entertainingly versatile DGX-650.
- MODUS Series Designer Pianos
Yamaha's finest digital pianos offer both form and function with cutting edge digital piano technologies. All from the world's leading acoustic piano manufacturer.