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Yamaha CLP785 Clavinova

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CLP785PE Available March 2022 - Display Model in Store
CLP785B Available February 2022
CLP785 Polished White Available April 2022

£4,579.00

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Information

Colour: Polished Ebony

Sound Quality

Yamaha Clavinova CLP

Newly sampled Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial voices

Clavinova grand piano sounds are recorded from several world-renowned concert grand pianos. One of them is the CFX, Yamaha’s top-flight concert grand piano. Pianists around the world are enamored with the impressive, dazzling, richly expressive sound of the CFX in concert halls. Another sampled concert grand is the Imperial, the flagship model of Bösendorfer, a time-honored Viennese piano brand with an ardent following. The Imperial is known for its abundance of color and natural, warm feeling. Yamaha faithfully reproduces the idiosyncrasies of these concert grand pianos by carefully recording the entire tonal range of each of the 88 keys, making minute adjustments to capture the most harmonious tones each piano has to offer.

    Yamaha Clavinova CLP

    Virtual Resonance Modeling

    One of the allures of the grand piano is the sympathetic resonance created by the vibration of the entire instrument. Clavinova pianos elaborately reproduce this rich sympathetic resonance through a groundbreaking technology called Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM). VRM creates a richly varied sound by simulating the complex sympathetic tones created when the vibrations of the strings are propagated to the soundboard and other strings, corresponding to the timing and intensity of key playing and pedaling. CLP-700 Series pianos even replicate the sounds the dampers make when they are raised off the strings, in addition to the resonance of the duplex scaling, strings, soundboard, and case. Clavinova pianos allow you to enjoy the same momentary dynamics and deep sympathetic sounds that are produced by the entire body of a grand piano.

      Yamaha Clavinova CLP

      A fully immersive concert grand experience—even with headphones

      Binaural sampling is a method of sampling in which special microphones are placed on a mannequin’s head in the same positions as the pianist’s ears to capture piano sounds the way that they sound in reality.

      We chose this method to create the ambience and full, natural resonance of acoustic pianos in Clavinova pianos. This makes pianists feel as though they are sitting at a grand piano even when they play with headphones on. The experience is so pleasant that they forget they are wearing headphones, no matter how long they continue to play.

      On CLP-700 Series pianos, binaural sampling was used for the Bösendorfer Imperial as well as the Yamaha CFX. Yamaha achieves higher-definition binaural sound with a specially developed mannequin head and model ears used for the recording.

      We also developed the Stereophonic Optimizer function to achieve the same effect for the piano effects. Stereophonic Optimizer technology replicates the natural diffusion of sound in headphones nearly as closely as binaural sampling for the piano voices other than the CFX and Imperial.

        Yamaha Clavinova CLP

        Period instrument voices open the door to the world of classical music

        The CLP-785/795GP* are Yamaha’s first instruments to be equipped with the voices of the fortepiano, the predecessor to the modern piano. The sounds emitted by a fortepiano are simpler than those of a modern piano, and decay much more rapidly. Hearing the sounds of the instruments played when the likes of Mozart, Beethoven, and Chopin were composing their songs should illuminate the original intent behind the notes on the page. Here is a novel opportunity to communicate with historical composers by playing these period instruments.

        *These models are equipped with the voices of four fortepianos beloved by Mozart, Chopin, Beethoven, and Scarlatti.

        The fortepianos shown in the picture are from the collections of at the Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments.

          Yamaha Clavinova CLP

          Grand Acoustic Imaging

          When a pianist plays a grand piano, they cause the entire body of the instrument to reverberate, and become enveloped in the colorful tones created from the combination of various acoustic elements in the air around them. The pianist becomes immersed in the diffusing sound and reverberation. The CLP-785/775 deliver this pleasant feeling through Grand Acoustic Imaging. The latest acoustic design and measuring technology create the same sound image and sound field of a grand piano despite the compact size of the digital piano. We optimally balanced and placed the bass, mid, and treble speakers to achieve the sound radiation and centroid characteristic of grand pianos so that each and every tone played through the speakers sounds like it was emitted from the proper place on an actual grand piano. The speaker placement and balancing replicates the sensation of the hammers striking the strings in front of the pianist, and the reverberations from the strings dissipating away from them. We also used a transducer to achieve the full reverberation of sounds emitted by the entire grand piano soundboard, replicating the sense of depth experienced when playing an acoustic grand piano.

            Yamaha Clavinova CLP

            Speaker innovations by Yamaha include Spruce Cones

            Drawing from our experience in building both acoustic pianos and high-end speakers, Yamaha CLP-785/795GP speaker cones use pulp from the same spruce wood used to make acoustic piano sound boards. The result is a more natural, piano-like attack to the sound that is more piano-like when you play the keys.

                Playability

                Yamaha Clavinova CLP

                GrandTouch™ keyboard

                Yamaha’s latest keyboard action features a broad dynamic range and faithful response to every nuance of touch that puts a wide expanse of tone—from delicate to bold—at the pianist’s fingertips. The highly consistent grand piano hammers replicate the pleasing response felt when the hammers strike the strings, enabling precise control of the tone. Highly absorbent synthetic-ivory white keys and synthetic-ebony black keys prevent slipping even during extended play and feel just like those of a grand piano.

                GrandTouch keyboard features wooden keys that showcase Yamaha’s expertise with wood for pianos. Just as with grand piano keyboards, the solid wood is cut from the very best parts of well-dried lumber, making the keys more resistant to warping than keyboards made of laminated wood. The wooden texture and structure of the keys create a more grand piano-like feel.

                  Yamaha Clavinova CLP

                  Leverage your artistic expression

                  When playing a digital piano, the back area of the keys may prove to be a challenge to full musical expression. This is because the back of the key is closest to the fulcrum of the action. The closer to this pivot point that you strike the key, the less leverage you have and the more strength you need to apply. The greater length of GrandTouch keys give the player MORE leverage, allowing for better expressive control, even at the backs of the keys. This is the same support length found on the Yamaha S3X premium grand piano (as of July 2020), and is the longest support length used on any digital piano.

                    Yamaha Clavinova CLP

                    88-key Linear Graded Hammers—the first digital piano keyboard ever to feature realistic weighting on every key

                    Every single key on a grand piano keyboard is weighted differently. This is because the strings for each note are slightly thinner and shorter in the treble register, becoming thicker and longer towards the bass register. The 88-key Linear Graded Hammers of the Clavinova is the first-of-its-kind to faithfully duplicate this graded touch with differing weights and key return on each one of its keys. This results in a feel and response that is astonishingly like that of a grand piano, and allows players to gain an appreciation of a more authentic touch.

                      Key counterweights

                      Counterweights are embedded in the keys of a grand piano to balance the weight of the hammers and offer more precise control when playing delicately at low volumes. The Clavinova features carefully adjusted counterweights for improved playability when playing pianissimo with a light touch, and better key return in rapid passages. The keyboard of the Clavinova has been fine-tuned to offer optimal balance, emphasizing its superb playability and grand piano response.

                        Escapement mechanism of Clavinova keyboards

                        The escapement mechanism in a grand piano moves the hammers away from the strings quickly after they strike them, in order to prevent any interference with string vibration. This mechanism produces a slight clicking sensation when the keys are pressed gently.

                        The Clavinova keyboards feature an escapement mechanism that reproduces this sensation near the bottom of the key dip. They have been designed in such a way that the click is discernible only on the lightest keystrokes, similar to the keyboard of a grand piano. These keyboards have been adjusted to provide additional friction that balances key repetition and response without impeding performance.

                          Yamaha Clavinova CLP

                          The GP Response Damper Pedal

                          Using the damper pedal subtly alters the nature of a piano’s sound and is essential to providing the pianist with all the necessary expressive tools to convey their musical vision.

                          Clavinova digital pianos feature a damper pedal that continually detects depression depth and allows halfpedaling, which lets players make minute adjustments to pedal depression and return, changing the depth and character of their piano sound.

                          The GP Response Damper Pedal offers a grand piano-style resistance curve, starting out light to the touch and growing heavier as the pedal is depressed further. This allows players to become accustomed to the nuances of delicate pedaling.

                            Yamaha Clavinova CLP

                            Design philosophy

                            Clavinova pianos boast excellent playability and versatile functions, along with a refined, authentic design that blends a compact form with modern aesthetics in a manner befitting the instrument that sets the contemporary standard for pianos. At the heart of the Clavinova design concept is the way the player feels when they take their seat in front of a Clavinova piano. Unnecessary elements are removed from the player’s field of vision to create a convincingly natural space that feels just like sitting at an acoustic piano. This represents Yamaha’s consideration to players who practice on Clavinova and perform on grand pianos—they are able to take the stage free of tension or worry because everything feels normal, as it should. A Clavinova piano is a part of the player’s everyday life—contemporary accents and color variation are available to mesh with any interior design or lifestyle.

                              Yamaha Clavinova CLP

                              Sensitivity

                              Yamaha Clavinova CLP

                              Grand Expression Modeling

                              The interaction and interplay of the hammers, dampers, and strings inside a grand piano respond to the subtlest nuances of the pianist’s touch, creating a limitless range of tonal expression. Touch refers to the pianist’s control, not only of intensity (softness/loudness) in playing and releasing the keys, but also of the speed and depth with which the keys are pressed. The Grand Expression Modeling introduced in the CLP-700 Series translates the widely varied input from the pianist’s fingers into the same limitless tonal variation of a grand piano.

                              This makes it possible to vary the output by playing the keys to different depths and with different speeds, even when using techniques such as trills or legato or emphasizing the melody over the accompaniment. Grand Expression Modeling excels at faithfully reproducing the output expected of these techniques in many well-known songs. In Debussy’s “Clair de Lune,” a loose touch creates the faint tone that makes the melody stand out more crisply. In Liszt’s “Un Sospiro,” the accompanying arpeggios accent the melody without overwhelming it, and varied expression of the melody gives it the same quality as vocals. In the last of the Chopin nocturnes, trills, legato, and other delicate techniques where fingers seem to float over the keys deliver the airy, smooth tonal expression required. Playing such pieces on a highly expressive piano helps the pianist learn various techniques and experience the same joy of expression as a painter, but through sound.

                              General Features

                              Yamaha Clavinova CLP

                              Time-tested practice aids

                              Train your hands with some of the most widely accepted exercises in the world using proven practice methods from Hanon, Bayer, Czerny and Burgmüller. You can use these built-in songs for practicing with your right and left hands separately, or simply enjoy listening to them.

                                Playing the piano along with rhythm playback

                                The CLP-700 Series comes complete with 20 different and simple rhythm patterns (drums and bass accompaniment) that are perfectly suited to many types of music, letting you spice up your performance with some backing musicians, make practice more interesting, or open up your creative flow with inspiring new ideas.

                                  Yamaha Clavinova CLP

                                  Connect wirelessly for Bluetooth® audio

                                  You can play music through the audio system on the Clavinova* by using a Bluetooth-enabled smart device. You can stream audio data such as mp3 files. You can enjoy playing along with any songs on your smart device.

                                  *Availability of Bluetooth audio varies by country.

                                    Yamaha Clavinova CLP

                                    Get more with the Smart Pianist app

                                    Enjoy the piano more with Smart Pianist, a dedicated app that adds a beautiful graphic interface and a variety of incredible features to your compatible Yamaha digital piano.

                                    The Bluetooth® MIDI function* lets you conncect to Smart Pianist wirelessly.

                                    *Featured on the CLP-785/775/745/795GP/765GP. Availability of Bluetooth MIDI varies by country.

                                    Multi-track Song Recorder

                                    The recording function featured in Clavinova digital pianos allows you to record your performances* with a single touch, which is useful when you want to review your playing objectively. Additionally, you can record up to 16 tracks for simultaneous playback, so different hands can be recorded separately or overdub parts with different voices.

                                    *Recordings are made in MIDI format, and can also be recorded to USB flash memory. Compatible software is required for playback of recorded data on a computer.

                                      USB Audio Recorder

                                      Record performances to USB flash memory and create audio files* you can save and play back on a computer, share with friends or create a CD.

                                      *Data is saved in WAV format.

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                                      LEARN PIANO BY YOURSELF – THE PIANO APP FOR BEGINNERS AND ADVANCED PLAYERS

                                      Have you always dreamt of playing piano or keyboard? Alongside online courses, private lessons with a piano teacher or classes in a music school, there are also other options: Start learning how to play your favourite songs on your Yamaha piano or keyboard right now, at your own pace and whenever you have time – with Yamaha and flowkey.

                                      flowkey is one of the world’s most popular apps for learning to play the piano. Even beginners can learn to play a wide array of songs on their acoustic piano, digital piano or keyboard in next to no time. The flowkey piano app is the ideal companion for those starting to learn the piano. Choose your favourites from a wide range of songs and start playing right away or learn in the traditional way with one of the many tutorials available.

                                      All you need to do is:

                                      • register your new acoustic piano, digital piano or keyboard on the Yamaha Music Member Europe (YMME) portal

                                      • obtain your individual code from the members’ portal

                                      • enter your code when registering on the flowkey website.

                                      You will then have premium access to the app free of charge for three months.

                                      Free 5 year guarantee* on AvantGrand and Clavinova (CSP/CLP/CVP) pianos

                                      *Please register your instrument within 6 months of date of purchase in order to extend your guarantee from two years to five years. This extended guarantee is available on all new pianos in the AvantGrand range ( NU1X, N1, N1X, N2, N3X) and all Digital Pianos in the Clavinova range (CSP-150/CSP-170/CLP-625/CLP-635/CLP-645/CLP-665GP/CLP-675/CLP-685/CLP-695GP/CLP-785/CLP-775/CLP-745/CLP-735/CLP-795GP/CLP-765GP/CVP-701/CVP-705/CVP-709/CVP-709GP, CVP-805/CVP-809/CVP-809GP) with a date of purchase between 1st April 2020 and 31st March 2021.

                                      The guarantee extension is only valid if the original purchase receipt is submitted together with the guarantee extension certificate at the time of any claim.

                                      This extended guarantee is only valid in the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, United Kingdom

                                      CLP-785
                                      Size/Weight
                                      DimensionsWidth1,461 mm (57-1/2") [Polished finish: 1,467 mm (57-3/4")]
                                      Height1,027 mm (40-7/16") [Polished finish: 1,029 mm (40-1/2")]
                                      Depth476 mm (18-3/4") [Polished finish: 477 mm (18-3/4")]
                                      WeightWeight84 kg (185 lb, 3 oz) [Polished finish: 87 kg (191 lb, 13 oz)]
                                      Control Interface
                                      KeyboardNumber of Keys88
                                      TypeGrandTouch keyboard: wooden keys (white only), synthetic ebony and ivory key tops, escapement
                                      Touch SensitivityHard2/Hard1/Medium/Soft1/Soft2/Fixed
                                      88-key Linear Graded HammersYes
                                      CounterweightYes
                                      PedalNumber of Pedals3: Damper (with half-pedal function), Sostenuto, Soft
                                      FunctionsSustain (Switch), Sustain Continuously, Sostenuto, Soft, Pitch Bend Up, Pitch Bend Down, Rotary Speed, Vibe Rotor, Song Play/Pause
                                      GP Response Damper PedalYes
                                      DisplayTypeFull Dots LCD
                                      Size128 x 64 dots
                                      LanguageEnglish, Japanese
                                      PanelTypeTouch sensors
                                      LanguageEnglish
                                      Cabinet
                                      Key CoverKey Cover StyleFolding
                                      Music RestYes
                                      Music BracesYes
                                      Voices
                                      Tone GenerationPiano SoundYamaha CFX, Bsendorfer Imperial
                                      Binaural SamplingYes (CFX Grand and Bsendorfer voices only)
                                      Key-off SamplesYes
                                      Smooth ReleaseYes
                                      VRMYes
                                      Grand Expression ModelingYes
                                      PolyphonyNumber of Polyphony (Max.)256
                                      PresetNumber of Voices53 voices + 14 Drum/SFX Kits + 480 XG voices
                                      CompatibilityXG (GM), GS (for Song playback), GM2 (for Song playback)
                                      Effects
                                      TypesReverb6
                                      Chorus3
                                      Brilliance7+ User
                                      Master Effect12
                                      Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC)Yes
                                      Stereophonic OptimizerYes
                                      FunctionsDual/LayersYes
                                      SplitYes
                                      DuoYes
                                      Songs
                                      PresetNumber of Preset Songs25 voice demo songs + 50 classics + 303 lesson songs
                                      RecordingNumber of Songs250
                                      Number of Tracks16
                                      Data Capacityapprox. 500 KB/Song
                                      Compatible Data FormatPlaybackSMF (Format 0, Format 1)
                                      RecordingSMF (Format 0)
                                      Functions
                                      Piano RoomYes
                                      USB Audio RecorderPlayback.wav (44.1 kHz sample rate, 16-bit resolution, stereo)
                                      Recording.wav (44.1 kHz sample rate, 16-bit resolution, stereo)
                                      Overall ControlsMetronomeYes
                                      Tempo Range5 - 500
                                      Transpose-12 - 0 - +12
                                      Tuning414.8 - 440.0 - 466.8 Hz (approx. 0.2 Hz increments)
                                      Scale Type7 types
                                      Rhythm20
                                      BluetoothAudio/MIDI (varies by country)
                                      Storage and Connectivity
                                      StorageInternal MemoryTotal maximum size approx. 1.4 MB
                                      External DrivesUSB flash drive
                                      ConnectivityHeadphonesStandard stereo phone jack (x 2)
                                      MIDI[IN] [OUT] [THRU]
                                      AUX INStereo Mini
                                      AUX OUT[L/L+R] [R]
                                      AUX PedalYes
                                      USB TO DEVICEYes
                                      USB TO HOSTYes
                                      DC IN24 V
                                      Amplifiers and Speakers
                                      Amplifiers(50 W + 50 W + 50 W) x 2
                                      Speakers(16 cm + 8 cm + 2.5 cm (dome) + transducer) x 2, Spruce Cone Speaker
                                      Power Supply
                                      Power Consumption60 W (When using PA-500 AC adaptor)
                                      Auto Power OffYes
                                      Power SupplyAdaptorsPA-500
                                      Accessories
                                      AccessoriesOwner's Manual, "50 Classical Music Masterpieces" Music Book, Online Member Product Registration, Warranty*, Bench*, Power cord*/AC adaptor* PA-500 *varies by area