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.
Yamaha exclusive Spectral Component Modeling technology (SCM) found in the CP1, CP4 Stage and CP40 Stage uses modeling technology to virtually recreate the physical components of the piano, i.e., hardness of the hammers, resonance of the soundboard, strike position of the of the hammers, that adds a new level of realism and believability to the sound. SCM also virtually eliminates the breaks between velocity layers of both acoustic and electronic pianos further enhancing the realism. When combined with the Virtual Circuit Modeling (VCM) technology that realistically replicates not only the preamp circuits but also the vintage effects processors and speaker systems, the CP Stage series responds to the players touch with extremely faithful reproductions of both acoustic and vintage electric pianos.
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 FollowLights 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.
Yamaha Stage Piano Features
CFX Premium Grand Piano Voice
The latest flagship of the CF series, the CFX full concert grand piano represents the pinnacle of Yamaha tradition of piano crafting. Beautifully made with an exquisite tone and an amazing dynamic range, the CFX sample set is now available in an extremely expressive and portable stage piano.
88-key Natural Wood Graded Hammer (NW-GH) keyboard with Synthetic Ivory Keytops
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.
Spectral Component Modeling (SCM) Tone Generation System
Spectral Component Modeling re-creates the physical mechanisms of the instrument like hammer hardness and strike position, soundboard resonance, etc. This provides adjustment of tone and transition between velocity layers, effectively eliminating abrupt breaks and jumps. With SCM, tone adjustments -- that previously required a skilled technician, tools and time -- can be made from the front panel. Additionally, smooth and seamless transitions between velocity layers provide an expressive and dynamic playing experience.
VCM (Virtual Circuit Modeling) Effects
Virtual Circuit Modeling re-creates the sound and behavior of vintage effects and high-end studio signal processors by modeling the circuits down to the original analog component level.