Enjoy the best of worlds - the stunning sound, advanced functions and affordability of a state-of-the-art digital piano, with the classic features and luscious resonance of a concert grand piano. The CLP-295GP is a true luxury in both sight and sound. Styled in the shape of a real grand piano, the gorgeous polished ebony cabinet is finished with an attractive back frame, rim, and suspended pedal assembly. A hinged adjustable lid completes the grand piano look - and allows the rich soundboard resonance to fill the room. The CLP-295GP uses real-wood white keys that recreate the balanced weight and feel of a grand piano keyboard, with unmatched expressiveness and response - featuring weight gradations and natural sound variance throughout the keyboard.
The Beauty of the Grand
The sound is unmistakable. At the same time both beautifully simple and gorgeously complex, the sound of an acoustic grand piano is immediately recognizable. The new CLP-295GP Clavinovas elegantly capture the sound of the piano in all of its natural gran...
The Beauty of the Grand
The sound is unmistakable. At the same time both beautifully simple and gorgeously complex, the sound of an acoustic grand piano is immediately recognizable. The new CLP-295GP Clavinovas elegantly capture the sound of the piano in all of its natural grandeur and beauty. Featuring both improved piano voices and newly revamped built-in speaker systems for authentic reproduction, these new instruments deliver the rich grand piano sound everyone knows and loves. Natural Wood keyboard technology gives these instruments exceptional playability and expressiveness, while the stylish Grand Piano design and attractive Polished Ebony exterior reflect the true sonic beauty within.
Highest Level of Performance and Expressiveness
- Grand Piano Style
- Polished Ebony finish
- Natural Wood Keyboard (NW)
- New 4-level Dynamic Stereo Sampling
- Stereo Sustain Samples, Key-Off Samples and String Resonance
- 50 Sampling Banks
- iAFC (Instrumental Active Field Control) System
- Voices: 38 (Panel) + 480 (XG)
- 128-note polyphony (Max.)
- PC interface (USB To Host)
- Split, Dual
- Reverb, Chorus/Effect, Brilliance
- 16-track song recorder
- Capacity: 1.5M (150,000 Notes)-RAM
- Internal Flash ROM for song memory
- USB TO DEVICE for data storage
- Backlit LCD display (24 characters x 2)
- Amplifiers: 60W x 2 + 20W x 2
- Metronome counts in 5 languages
- 3 foot pedals – Half pedal (Sw-Sw-Vol)
- MIDI IN/OUT/THRU
- Sliding key cover
- Music rest with music clips
- Dual headphone jacks and headphone hanger
- 50 Preset songs
Natural Wood Keyboard for an authentic grand piano feel
The new CLP-295GP utilizes the exclusive Natural Wood Keyboard feature, with real-wood white keys and sophisticated technology that faithfully reproduces the experience of playing an actual acoustic grand piano. From the natural, balanced weight and key mass to the authentic wood touch and feel – including rounded key tips and other genuine key shape features – this new keyboard has a playability and expressiveness that goes beyond anything ever available in an electronic instrument. The sound response varies according to velocity, and the characteristic weight gradations of the keys – heavy in the lower end, light in the upper keys – make you feel as if you're playing a real grand piano.
Spatial Effect (SE)
Spatial Effect creates a sense of spaciousness and enhances the acoustic realism by picking up the external sound using built-in microphones and outputting the sound from the rear speaker of the instrument.
Inner Beauty that Shines Through
The beauty is in the performance. Significant enhancements such as the advanced Natural Wood Keyboard technology and the new built-in three-way speaker system for rich, authentic sound reproduction make this an instrument you'll be proud to own – and even prouder to play. Experience the true elegance and sonic beauty of a wonderfully expressive musical instrument – the CLP-295GP.
iAFC (Instrumental Active Field Control)
Yamaha developed this advanced technology to bring you even more performance enjoyment. It outputs sound picked up by built-in microphones together with the Clavinova's internal sound through rear speakers, making automatic adjustments to create a richer sound that best matches the acoustic characteristics of the room you're playing in. It also uses signal processing to reproduce an authentic damper effect.
Dynamic Damper Effect (DDE)
DDE recreates the subtle resonances that occur when you press the damper pedal down on a grand piano. Instead of using the microphone, it does this by sending a discrete set of samples out the rear speakers to create a clear sense of depth.
AWM Tone Generation and New 4 Level Dynamic Stereo Piano Samples
Like previous models, these new Yamaha Clavinovas boast AWM (Advanced Wave Memory) tone generation for the ultimate in instrument realism. And to assure a warmer, more natural, even more captivating sound, the CLP-295GP also features new 4 Level Dynamic Stereo piano samples. Taken at different levels from loud to soft, these new samples provide subtle differences in volume and timbre depending on how you play the keys
resulting in the ultimate in responsiveness. In addition, the CLP-295GP offers Stereo Sustain and Key-Off samples. Stereo Sustain samples recreate the resonances of the strings and soundboard when the damper pedal is pressed that contribute to the unique sound of a grand piano. Key-Off samples provide the delicate sound keys make when they are released for another touch of realism.
To take you even closer to authentic grand piano performance pleasure, the CLP-295GP comes with String Resonance samples to provide the complex resonances that make an acoustic grand piano sound so rich and full.
Newly Designed Built-in Speaker Systems
The true sound of the Clavinova is only as good as the sound that reaches your ears. That's why we've invested an extra amount of time and effort into enhancing the speaker systems of these instruments. The CLP-295GP features a new three-way system for a richer, better-defined midrange – so important in the reproduction of the acoustic grand piano.
Selection of Voices
Besides new piano samples, you get a choice of other stereo-sampled musical instrument sounds to perform with. And thanks to enlarged memory, these sounds are better than ever, providing added realism for more music playing enjoyment.
Stay connected! The CLP-295GP features both USB TO HOST and USB TO DEVICE terminals, conveniently located on the front panel for easy access. This means that you can connect to a computer (TO HOST), and take advantage of the vast possibilities in computer music, and hook up to your favorite USB storage device (TO DEVICE) for storing your valuable song data – all at the same time.
Handy Music Rest
All the new Clavinovas come with a folding music rest and a headphone hanger. For extra convenience, some Clavinovas also feature music clips for securing music books and scores (Music Clips available on CLP-295GP/265GP/280/270/240).
Get online and tap into a new universe of music!
Visit the Yamaha MusicSoft website (www.yamahamusicsoft.com) and discover just how many ways you can enhance your musical experience. Whether you want to play along, sing along, or just listen – we've got a huge and growing variety of special software and tools that help you get the most out of your Clavinova. Download your favorite songs to your computer and save them to a USB storage device for uploading to the Clavinova. Or, use the included MusicSoft Downloader software to directly transfer data from your computer to the Clavinova via a simple USB connection.
Audio & Video
The first Clavinova was created in 1983 to allow people to more conveniently enjoy the pleasure of playing a piano. From the first stages of development, Yamaha exercised its ingenuity to reproduce the sound and touch of a grand piano by developing a proprietary FM (Frequency Modulation) Sound Source, new keyboard mechanisms and other innovations. The YP-40 featured not only piano sound, but also the tone colors of 16 instruments including harpsichord, clavichord and guitar. It also provided the Stereo Symphonic Effect, allowing it to offer the power and feeling of depth of a performance in a concert hall or music club.
The CVP-7 was equipped with the piano Auto Bass Chord (ABC) function, the archetype of the highly regarded automatic accompaniment functions of today’s CVP Series. At the time, it was a revolutionary function that allowed a player to add an accompaniment simply by holding down chords with the left hand. It also had a ROM Music function that let players call up songs that they liked and play them like an orchestra or ensemble, expanding the fun of playing music. The Guide function, which uses guide lamps to indicate the next key to be struck, also made its debut in this model.
This model marked the first use of the Advanced Wave Memory (AWM) sampling method, which used data obtained by digitally recording the sound of actual musical instruments and processing them with proprietary technologies. This new sound source technology permitted the faithful reproduction of rich textures and beautiful lingering tones, beginning with the delicate sound startup at the moment the key of a grand piano is struck until the sound naturally attenuates.
Its sound source was the AWM Stereo Sampling method based on stereo recording. Creating sound based on data recorded from the left and from the right, it achieved the wide, deep, elegant and realistic tones of a grand piano. The CLP-760 brought further improvements to the AE (Action Effect) keyboard that had first appeared in 1986, which applied the principle of the hammer action of an acoustic piano. As a result, its touch was even closer to that of a grand piano.
The CVP-79A offered 192 different voices (including GM sounds), exceeding the basic assumptions regarding the capabilities of digital pianos. It also came with 100 accompaniment Styles, greatly expanding its breadth of performance expressiveness, and provided an even easier to use Guide function, an LCD display that helped players to make skillful use of its many functions, and an on-board Help function. Great care was taken not only with its functionality, but with its ease of operation.
The feel of grand piano keys when they are struck differs slightly between the bass keys and the treble keys. By introducing the GH (Graded Hammer) keyboard, the CLP-811 was able to reproduce this subtle difference. It also featured AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling, which employs multi-sampling of the grand piano sound as it changes according to the force with which the keys are struck. This technology is also used by current Clavinova models. With enhanced sound and touch, the expressive force of the Clavinova advanced to a new level.
The CVP-98 was equipped with a large 320 by 240 dot LCD able to display voice, accompaniment Style and song names in a single convenient location. Since all of the important functions could be seen at a glance, the ease with which the instrument could be operated was significantly improved. It was also compatible with the XG format, a sound source standard advocated by Yamaha, and offered a richer choice of sounds, wider interchangeability and future expandability. It made truly dynamic play of music data possible.
As the first model in the CLP Series with a mini-grand piano cabinet, the CLP-555 gave Clavinova fans the authentic sound and touch of a grand piano, as well as a beautifully elegant shape. It also featured a craftsman-built cabinet with deluxe black lacquer finish. Along with the features and convenience of a digital piano, it brought the sound and elegance of the concert hall into owners' homes.
The CVP-600 built upon the success of the CLP-555 by also using a mini-grand piano cabinet. It gave players the genuine sound, touch and look of a grand piano, with a vast array of features that only a digital piano can offer. Proud owners appreciated the gleaming beauty of a traditional grand combined with the versatility of a leading-edge digital piano.
By combining sound sources such as Key-Off Sampling and String Resonance, which record changes in grand piano sound with the movement of the keys, the CVP-209 achieved the delicate change of sounds and sympathetic string resonances at the moment when a finger leaves the key. It also featured 870 sounds, including Premium Voices, which realistically reproduce the sounds of a variety of instruments. In addition, it was the first Clavinova to have a large color LCD with color icons and letters to clearly show notes, song names and accompaniment Styles.
The CLP-170 introduced the GH3 (Graded Hammer 3) keyboard, which was based on the GH keyboard but had three sensors, including Yamaha’s proprietary Damper Sensor. This enabled the player to use advanced grand piano techniques such as playing the same note repeatedly with perfect articulation. It was the first Clavinova with iAFC (instrumental Active Field Control), an advanced acoustic technology for reproducing sounds with breadth and depth, just like a stage performance, as well as the sympathetic string resonances that occur when the damper pedal is pressed.
The CVP-309 opened up new ways to enjoy an electronic piano by introducing Internet Direct Connection, for connecting the Clavinova directly to the Internet. This feature lets you select the piece you want to play from among the more than 4,000 pieces that are available, download the registration (sound, style, and effect settings) best suited to the piece, then listen to a sample performance or show the melody, chords or lyrics on the Clavinova display to enjoy playing or listening to the piece. This was also the first model to use the solid wood NW (Natural Wood) keyboard.
As the first Clavinova with a slim body, the CLP-F01 marked a new page in the history of the digital piano. It was not only a pleasure to play and look at, it was also easier to position in a room. With this emphasis on design, it was popular not only with individuals, but found widespread use in public facilities such as hotel lobbies.
In a cabinet finished so it appears to be a grand piano, you have all the diverse functions of the CVP Series. When you close the key cover, it encloses not only the keyboard, but the operating panel as well, providing the appearance of an acoustic piano. It also offers an actual piano soundboard along with state-of-the-art vibro-acoustic technology. Adding Yamaha’s highly effective iAFC technology, which delivers sound with the depth of a grand piano, the CGP-1000 achieves extremely realistic and richly resonant sound.
One of Yamaha’s finest CFIIIS full concert grand pianos was selected and tuned to the optimum condition. Pure CF Sampling uses all the sounds sampled from this single piano for the piano sound. The CLP-380 therefore produces sound with playing response highly faithful to the sound source. In addition, it is the first model in the CLP Series equipped with Internet Direct Connection, which lets you directly access a special website to select from a huge musical library. The CLP-380 was designed to combine the finest sound, touch and functions developed during the 25 years since the birth of the Clavinova.
|Height||931mm (36-2/3") / Lid up 1,581mm (62-1/4")|
|Weight||Weight||108kg (238lbs., 2oz.)|
|Keyboard||Number of Keys||88|
|Type||Natural Wood (NW) Keyboard|
|Pedal||Number of Pedals||3|
|Functions||Damper, Sostenuto, Soft|
|Display||Type||Full Dot LCD|
|Size||24-character x 2-line|
|Key Cover||Key Cover Style||Sliding|
|Tone Generation||Tone Generating Technology||AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling|
|Number of Dynamic Levels||4|
|Stereo Sustain Samples||Yes|
|Polyphony||Number of Polyphony (Max.)||128|
|Preset||Number of Voices||38 + 480 XG + 12 Drum Kits (+ GM2/GS Voices for GM2/GS Song playback)|
|Preset||Number of Preset Songs||50|
|Recording||Number of Songs||250|
|Number of Tracks||16|
|Data Capacity||1.7MB (ca. 170,000 notes)|
|Compatible Data Format||Playback||SMF (Format 0 & 1), ESEQ|
|Recording||SMF (Format 0)|
|Tempo Range||5 - 500|
|Transpose||-12 to 0, 0 to +12|
|Scale Type||7 types|
Storage and Connectivity
|Storage||Floppy Disk Drive||Option|
|Internal Memory||1.7MB (ca. 170,000 notes)|
|USB TO DEVICE||x 2 (selectable)|
|USB TO HOST||Yes|
Amplifiers and Speakers
|Amplifiers||60W x 2 + 20W x 2|
|Speakers||16cm x 2, 5cm x 2, 3cm (DOME) x 2, 10cm x 2|
|Included Accessories||Headphones Hanger||Yes|
|Song Book||"50 greats for the Piano"|