The CVP-409 has all the luscious, expressive sound of a real acoustic grand piano — with 4-level sampling, key-off sounds, stereo sustain, string resonance and more. The NW keyboard with wooden white keys effectively reproduces the authentic touch, weight and feel of a real grand piano — and even provides Synthetic Ivory keytops, for natural friction and improved playing ease. The amazing iAFC effect recreates the richly textured resonance of a piano soundboard for even greater realism. The CVP-409 is packed with hundreds of dynamic voices, including the ultra-realistic, expressive Super Articulation Voices and Mega Voices, as well as 408 accompaniment styles. It also has a USB Audio Recorder that lets you capture your entire performance — including style and song playback, as well as your singing — and easily bring it to your computer for CD burning or uploading to websites.
A Grand Inspiration
The world's most innovative and technologically advanced digital piano line now offers a luxurious, mini-grand piano style cabinet option. The cabinet's gorgeous, polished ebony finish is complemented by the CVP409GP's Synthetic Ivory key tops, which cre...
A Grand Inspiration
The world's most innovative and technologically advanced digital piano line now offers a luxurious, mini-grand piano style cabinet option. The cabinet's gorgeous, polished ebony finish is complemented by the CVP409GP's Synthetic Ivory key tops, which create a more authentic feel to the keys. Every bit as beautiful as it sounds, the Clavinova radiates the dignified, commanding presence of a grand piano with its solid, finely finished cabinetry. The Polished Ebony finish recreates the formal elegance and high-class appearance of a concert grand.
Rich sound with a depth only possible from a grand piano. Speakers under the soundboard provide realistic, deeply resonant sound. Like a grand piano, the CVP409GP is designed so that if it is played with lid up, the reverberating echoes produce a richer sound texture.
The Ultimate in Piano Enjoyment
Authentic sound, elegant expressiveness
Unmistakably grand, the new CVP400 Series Clavinova puts the luscious, expressive sound of a real acoustic grand piano at your fingertips. The amazingly authentic piano sounds at the heart of this instrument were sampled from a full concert grand piano smoothly blended for the most natural dynamic changes. Special care was also taken to accurately reproduce the complex sound nuances when the dampers fall back onto the strings strings (Key Off), the rich sound when the damper pedal is pressed (Sustain), and even the special phenomenon when the hammer hitting the strings of one key causes the strings of other keys to vibrate (String Resonance).
Real grand piano key touch and response
The Natural Wood (NW) keyboard on the CVP409GP uses real-wood white keys to reproduce as closely as possible the experience of playing an actual grand piano-including the authentic touch and feel of the keys, the weight balance between key and hammer, and the weight gradation between low and high keys. This specially crafted keyboard lets you use techniques possible only on real grand pianos, such as having successive notes blend smoothly even without pressing the damper pedal, or playing the same key repeatedly and quickly with perfectly natural articulation. The CVP409GP also has Synthetic Ivory key tops that feature a soft and slightly porous surface, giving the keys added grip and a natural friction for improved ease in playing.
Resonant, Richly Textured Piano Sound
The sound of a grand piano is one of the most complex in the world of acoustic instruments. Each key has its own string or strings, and when the damper pedal is pressed, the vibrations of just one of the strings cause all other strings to resonate as well. The large soundboard of the piano also resonates, amplifying and spreading these rich harmonic textures in the performance space. The sound is gorgeous, but nearly impossible to recreate on a digital instrument.
Enter Yamaha's Instrumental Field Control (iAFC) technology. The iAFC is an elegant and effective solution that uses built-in microphones and speakers, and makes acoustic adjustments to the sound to create a virtual soundboard and resonant cabinet in the Clavinova. The iAFC actually takes the sound "feels" the room the piano is in, and then sends the sound out of the speakers to effectively reproduce the complex sonic textures of a real acoustic grand piano.
Record your performance – and singing!
The USB Audio Recorder features of the CVP409GP let you record your performance as audio data directly to a USB storage device (such as a thumb drive or memory stick). In addition to your keyboard playing, you can connect a microphone or guitar to record your singing voice or another instrument. Naturally, you can use the Style parts of the instrument or even songs you've recorded with the built-in 16-track MIDI recorder to accompany your performance. Bring the USB storage device to your computer and share your recordings with your friends via e-mail, record your own CDs, or upload the audio to websites for many others to enjoy.
Your Inner Musician
Musical talent is within you – it merely needs the right instrument to bring it out and let it flow. The new CVP400 Series Clavinova is just that instrument. With its exceptionally realistic Voices, dynamic backing Styles, wonderful expressiveness, comprehensive features and stunning sound – the Clavinova helps you tap into your inner musician, and fully develop the musical talent you know is deep inside.
Authentic accompaniment for your performance – Styles
The newly improved auto accompaniment Styles of the CVP make music so much more enjoyable and open up a whole new world of performance possibilities. The wide range of Styles include dynamic backing band parts for pop, R&B, rock, Latin, jazz, movie music and classical – letting you play like a pro, in absolutely every genre. The authentic accompaniment of these Styles has been meticulously crafted by top musicians worldwide and refined by pro studio engineers for the best possible quality. Moreover, these Styles utilize the ultra-realistic Super Articulation Voices and Mega Voices to create the most authentic and dynamic accompaniment you've ever heard.
Super Articulation Voices
This innovative Voice technology from Yamaha takes your keyboard playing to a completely new level of sonic realism and expressiveness. Featuring a variety of realistic acoustic instruments and incorporating the unique performance characteristics of each instrument, these Super Articulation Voices are perfect for playing solo passages and melodies. When you play, the Super Articulation technology monitors your playing and changes the sound accordingly – for amazingly natural and expressive sound. For example, when you play the Tenor Sax Voice in legato, the melody sounds smoothly with faint key noises. Or when you play the Acoustic Guitar Voice, realistic guitar playing techniques such as hammer-ons, pull-offs and slides are blended into your performance– not at random, but based intelligently on the pitch intervals of your playing.
The Mega Voices feature various playing techniques and performance sounds that are designed specifically to enhance the playback of your recorded Songs and the built-in accompaniment Styles. These include, for example, the sounds of finger slides and fret noise on Guitar Voices, making your music sound astonishingly realistic and expressive. Special MEGAEnhancer software is available for automatically converting conventional MIDI song data to most effectively take advantage of the Mega Voice capabilities.
Discover a new world of music online!
Connect to the Internet – right from your Clavinova
Use your Clavinova to log onto Yamaha's special IDC website – without a computer! With the Internet Direct Connection (IDC) service, you can access the Internet right from the LCD display of the instrument and directly download styles or song files from our site. Once they're downloaded, you can immediately play these style and song files on your Clavinova! All you need is an appropriate high-speed Internet connection (not dial-up) and you will have full access to the convenient Internet Direct Connection services.
Putting it all together with Music Finder+
You want to play a certain song, but you might wonder: What Style should I use? What Voices should I select?
The Music Finder+ feature puts it all together for you. It's like having a professional music producer on hand, one who knows just what instruments to use for every kind of music, one who knows just how to arrange parts for the kind of music you want to play. Music Finder+ features literally thousands of preset records – each with its own specially selected Style, Voice and effect settings.
What's new in Music Finder+?
Music Finder+ takes the original Music Finder feature and expands it with the power of the Internet. Music Finder+ provides access to a huge online library of song setups that you can download directly to your Clavinova (using the Internet Direct Connection service). The setups are free and available individually as "Records" or conveniently grouped into "Collections." Musical styles grow and change constantly, and the extensive Music Finder+ library – with 5,000 Records and growing – is an ideal way to keep pace with those changes. The Music Finder+ also has useful "Performance Guides" that contain digital sheet music to help you learn how to play and get the most out of your Music Finder Records.
Advanced features and technology – for your enjoyment
The Demos on the instrument are more than just example pieces of music – they also provide helpful, easy-to-understand introductions to the features and operations of the instrument. In that sense, the Demos are a handy, interactive 'mini-manual' to the CVP – complete with sound demonstrations and text showing what it can do for you.
The extra-large LCD gives you complete, at-a-glance view of all main settings, and make operation wonderfully easy. These Clavinovas have also been designed with one-function/one-button convenience, so that you can easily call up the feature or operation you want without having to wade through multiple menus!
The Auto Accompaniment and Style playback features of the Clavinova automatically produce full backing parts that you can play along with and perform over. It's like having an expert band behind you, following your every move and every chord change. The enormous range of Styles encompass virtually every musical genre and are newly improved as well, utilizing realistic Voices to create the most authentic and dynamic accompaniment to make you sound like a pro!
If you want to play a certain type of music or a specific song and don't know which Style to choose, the powerful Music Finder feature can help. Simply select a song title or keyword, all appropriate panel setting are reconfigured to match the genre, including the appropriate Voices, Style and effects. Music Finder+ also works with the IDC feature, giving you instant access to additional free Music Finder records and collections to help when your favorite song or music isn't on the instrument.
The Clavinova features an input jack that lets you connect a microphone to sing along with your keyboard performance. Better yet, there's a Vocal Harmony effect (with 60 presets) that creates automatic vocal harmony backing parts for your singing – perfectly pitched, matching the type of music, and based on the chords you play!
Internet Direct Connection (IDC)
With the IDC service, you can access Yamaha's special IDC website directly from the instrument and download styles or your favorite song files from our site – without a computer! Once downloaded, these song and style files can be immediately be played on the CVP! All you need is an appropriate high-speed Internet connection (not dial-up) and you have full access to the convenient Internet Direct Connection services.
The Clavinova comes with an extensive variety of pre-programmed Songs with complete rhythmic backing and accompaniment – a total of 120 preset Songs. Notation for each Song appears in the display and special Guide Lamps light to show you which keys to play. The instrument also features comprehensive recording features, allowing you to craft complex, multi-instrument compositions and arrangements.
Whatever type of music you play, the Clavinova series ensures you'll always have the right Voice to perform with. Hundreds upon hundreds of authentic, powerful and dynamic Voices built into the instrument that cover virtually every instrument category. Additional Super Articulation Voices and Mega Voices incorporate unique performance characteristics of each instrument for maximum realism.
Organ Flutes Voices
These special Voices give you that vintage organ sound heard in Gospel, Blues, Jazz and Rock music. Onscreen virtual tone bars let you adjust the individual footages and percussive sound, just as on an actual organ, while a realistic rotary speaker effect gives you the richly textured, animated effect of a rotating speaker.
- Polished Ebony
- 88-key NW (Natural Wood) with Synthetic Ivory key tops (wood is used for the white keys)
- 640 x 480 dots VGA color 7.8 inch LCD
- Music Score, Lyrics, and text display function
- 6 Languages (English, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Italian)
- Customizable wallpaper (display background)
- 4-step Dynamic Stereo Sampling AWM (Advanced Wave Memory) tone generation with Stereo Sustain samples, Key-Off samples, and String Resonance
- 50 Sampling Banks
- 128 + 128-note polyphony
- 368 Regular Voices
- 18 Mega Voices
- 38 Natural! Voices
- 38 S. Articulation! Voices
- 23 Sweet! Voices
- 39 Cool! Voices
- 56 Live! Voices
- 10 Organ Flutes! Voices
- Sound Creator
- GM2 / GS (Playback)
- Disk Orchestra
- Digital Effects (Reverb / Chorus / DSP 1-6)
- Master EQ + Part EQ
- Master Compressor
- Vocal Harmony
- 408 Accompaniment Styles
- 334 Pro Styles
- 38 Session Styles
- 36 Pianist Styles
- Style Creator
- OTS (One Touch Setting)
- Music Finder (Max. 2500 records)
- 120 preset songs (Song Book)
- Guide Function
- Guide Lamps
- Performance assistant technology
- 16-track recording
- USB Audio Recorder
- PIANO RESET button for instant piano set-up
- Direct Access Button
- Registration Memory
- Internet Direct Connection
- 60W x 2 + 20W x 2 amplifier / (16 cm + 5 cm + 3 cm (dome)) x 2 + 10 cm x 2 speaker system
- USB to HOST & USB to Device (2)
- RGB OUT jack
- Video out jack
- Dual headphone jacks
- Mic jack
- LAN port
- MIDI (THRU, OUT IN), AUX IN, AUX OUT
- Three foot pedals
- Music clips
- Headphone Hanger
Audio & Video
|Weight||Weight||108kg (238lbs., 1 1/2oz.)|
|Keyboard||Number of Keys||88|
|Type||Natural Wood (NW) Keyboard with Synthetic Ivory Keytops|
|Pedal||Number of Pedals||3|
|Functions||Volume, Sustain, Sostenuto, Soft, Glide, Song Play/Pause, Style Start/Stop, etc.|
|Display||Type||Full Dot LCD|
|Size||640 x 480 dots|
|Score Display Function||Yes|
|Lyrics Display Function||Yes|
|Text Viewer Function||Yes|
|Language||English, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Italian|
|Key Cover||Key Cover Style||Folding|
|Tone Generation||Tone Generating Technology||AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling|
|Number of Dynamic Levels||4|
|Stereo Sustain Samples||Yes|
|Polyphony||Number of Polyphony (Max.)||128 + 128|
|Preset||Number of Voices||590 + 480 XG + 19 Drum/SFX Kits + GM2 (+ GS Voices for GS Song playback)|
|Featured Voices||38 S. Articulation Voices, 38 Natural! Voices, 23 Sweet! Voices, 39 Cool! Voices, 56 Live! Voices, 10 Organ Flutes!, 18 Mega Voices|
|Custom||Sound Creator/Voice Set||Yes|
|Types||Reverb||34 Preset + 3 User|
|Chorus||30 Preset + 3 User|
|DSP||DSP 1: 191 Preset + 3 User, DSP2-6: 191 Preset + 10 User|
|Master Compressor||5 Preset + 5 User|
|Master EQ||5 Preset + 2 User|
|Part EQ||27 Parts|
|Accompany Style Related||Vocal Harmony||60 Preset + 10 User|
|Preset||Number of Preset Styles||408|
|Featured Styles||316 Pro Styles, 34 Session Styles, 36 Pianist Styles, + MegaVoice Styles, S.Articulation Styles (used by preset styles)|
|Fingering||Single Finger, Fingered, Fingered On Bass, Multi Finger, AI Fingered, Full Keyboard, AI Full Keyboard|
|Style Control||INTRO x 3, MAIN VARIATION x 4, FILL x 4, BREAK, ENDING x 3|
|Other Features||Music Finder||Yes|
|One Touch Setting (OTS)||4 for each Style|
|Preset||Number of Preset Songs||120|
|Recording||Number of Songs||Unlimited (depending on the storage media's capacity)|
|Number of Tracks||16|
|Data Capacity||3.2MB (for all User Data (Song, Voice, Style, Registration))|
|Compatible Data Format||Playback||SMF (Format 0 & 1), ESEQ, XF, Style File|
|Recording||SMF (Format 0)|
|Registration||Number of Buttons||8|
|Lesson/Guide||Lesson/Guide||Follow Lights, Any Key, Karao-Key, Vocal CueTIME|
|Performance Assistant Technology (PAT)||Yes|
|Demo/Help||Demonstration||Function, Voice, Style|
|Tempo Range||5 - 500, Tap Tempo|
|Scale Type||9 types|
|USB Audio Recorder||Yes|
Storage and Connectivity
|External Drives||Optional USB Flash Memory, USB Hard Disk Drive, etc. (via USB to DEVICE)|
|Microphone||Input Volume, Mic./Line In|
|AUX IN||L/L+R, R|
|AUX OUT||(L/L+R, R), LEVEL FIXED (L, R)|
|USB TO DEVICE||x 2|
|USB TO HOST||Yes|
Amplifiers and Speakers
|Amplifiers||60W x 2 + 20W x 2|
|Speakers||(16cm + 5cm + 3cm (dome)) x 2 + 10cm x 2|
|Included Accessories||Headphones Hanger||Yes|
|Song Book||"50 greats for the Piano"|
|Internet Direct Connection ( IDC )||Yes|