Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial samples
The Yamaha Clavinova CLP-785 features samples from the world-famous Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial concert grand pianos. Bösendorfer is a famous Viennese piano manufacturer, founded in 1828, which has become owned by Yamaha. The Yamaha CFX is characterized by a clear and expressive sound, while the Bösendorfer Imperial has a more charming and warm timbre. All 88 keys have been very accurately sampled so that the harmonious nuances of the instruments are very much in evidence.
Virtual Resonance Modelling (VRM)
Thanks to Yamaha's groundbreaking Virtual Resonance Modelling technology, the sound and resonance of a real grand piano is uniquely recreated. This takes into account all the interactions that take place within the instrument such as the vibration of the strings, the sound box the soundboard, sounds from dampers and pedals.
Grand Expression Modelling
Thanks to this new technology of the Clavinova CLP-700 series, the impact of the pianist's playing technique on the sound reproduction is mimicked. Just as with an acoustic piano, the intensity and speed of the touch creates limitless sound variation, adding an extra dimension to the musical experience.
Grand Acoustic Imaging
Thanks to Grand Acoustic Imaging technology, when you play the CLP-785 as a pianist, you are immersed in the same sound experience as when you play a grand piano. The bass, center and upper speakers are optimally balanced and positioned so that each sound reproduced by the speakers sounds as if it came from the right place on a real grand piano. The hammers striking the strings, the vibrations and reflections of the strings are uniquely mimicked.
GrandTouch keyboard with linearly graduated weighted keys
Thanks to the Grand Touch keyboard with wooden keys, you can enjoy a very authentic and realistic playing feel. The white and black keys feature synthetic ivory and ebony and therefore have a strong absorbing effect, reducing the chance of playing mistakes. The keyboard is equipped with an escapement (let-off) mechanism, as in a real acoustic piano. The GrandTouch keyboard also has longer keys and gives the pianist more leverage, for better dynamic control. Each individual key of the CLP-785's keyboard is linearly graduated weighting, which amazingly mimics the playing feel of a real grand piano. The CLP-785 also features key counterweights (not available in the lower models), which allow the keys to return to their positions more quickly.
This allows for better control and playability, including when playing pianissimo with a light touch.
Damper pedal with grand piano response
The CLP-785 features a damper pedal that continuously detects the depth of compression and allows for semi-pedal function. The damper pedal with wing response offers the resistance curve of a wing: light at the beginning and heavier as the pedal is pressed further. This allows you to put the same nuances into your piano playing as with a real grand piano.
Smart Pianist app
The Smart Pianist app can be downloaded for free for use on tables and smartphones. The app offers a user-friendly, graphical interface and many additional features for smooth use of your Yamaha Clavinova.
Bluetooth Audio and MIDI
Use music apps on your Bluetooth device to play songs through the Clavinova's speakers, or even play along. You can even connect to the instrument wirelessly using Yamaha's Smart Pianist app.