Rich, Realistic Yamaha Acoustic Tones
The Yamaha Clavinovas boast huge expressive capability due to Real Grand Expression (RGE), the next-generation piano sound source. The CLP-470 features a new smooth release function which can express sound with great clarity, and clearly enunciate staccato notes with the sound of lingering resonance heard when gently lifting your fingers from the keys, letting you experience the sound of a Grand Piano.
To read more about Real Grand Expression please take a look at the PDF below.
The grand piano voices of the CLP-470 were obtained by recording the sounds of a Yamaha concert grand. A single piano best suited for recording was selected and then tuned to the finest possible condition by an expert piano technician. This attention to detail resulted in a sound that displayed not only the beauty of each note, but the harmonized sound of a single piano.
Diverse, Dense Piano Voices
This Clavinova has many additional distinctive piano voices including a piano for ballads that gently resonates the start-up sound, a piano for jazz that adds depth to the sound, and a piano for popular music with bright, rich sound. To ensure that the sound conforms closely to the genre, adjustment of each piano voice focuses on the resonance, or the sound produced when you lift your finger, and other delicate nuances. Each time you play the CLP-470, you can immediately enjoy the perfect piano sound without having to make any adjustments.
Along with the piano voices, the CLP-470 also offers a wide selection of musical instrument voices, including electric piano, harpsichord, guitar and strings. By combining the voices in various ways, you can enjoy many different styles of play.
Natural, Expressive Touch
The CLP-470 produces the exact sound you want through the touch of the keys and the feel of the pedals. As you play, you will truly feel as though you are playing a grand piano.
The touch of the CLP-470 keyboard has been praised by pianists for a performance feel that makes you forget it's a digital piano. The secret behind this superior touch is the same hammering system and spring-less mechanism as a grand piano. Depending on the weight of the hammer, the force of your touch and the natural key return when you release it, the CLP-470 faithfully reproduces the keyboard touch of an acoustic piano from the heavy feel in the lower range to the light feel in the higher range. Thanks to the 88-key linear graded hammers, the CLP-470 is the first digital piano to precisely recreate the keyboard touch of a grand piano where the weight, touch and return of every key is different. Since the experience is extremely close to that of a grand piano, it allows you to achieve better playing technique.
It's important that a keyboard responds perfectly to the touch of your fingers so the notes sound just as you intend. That's why all 88 keys on the CLP-470 are equipped with keyboard stabilizers. This not only lets you play with a natural touch, it greatly improves the stability and durability of the keys.
The CLP-470 has a natural wood keyboard so just like a grand piano, the keys are made of solid wood that has undergone the long drying process required for use in a musical instrument. By selecting only the highest quality sections of each piece of wood, keys that are more resistant to warping and deforming than those of laminated wooden keyboards are created. The keys have three sensors that amplify sensitivity to the pianist playing them. Combined with the solid texture of wood, this provides an outstanding playing experience and performance.
The Clavinova CLP-470's GP response damper pedal reproduces the typical grand piano feeling, for example less resistance when starting to press and a heavy feeling when the pedal begins to take effect. As a result you can achieve greater control when operating the damper pedal and an operating feel just like that of a grand piano, including half-pedal expression.
Core Digital Piano Functions
Volume adjustment is convenient for playing at home, where sometimes others may prefer you play softly. On the CLP-470, the Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC) function automatically adjusts the sound, so you enjoy proper sound balance even at low volumes. Additionally, the volume dial automatically makes fine adjustments to overall sound of the speaker system (EQ) at low volume. In addition to volume adjustment, a compact shape and not requiring tuning, the CLP-470 also has two headphone jacks so you can listen to your children practice or enjoy playing duets in private. A metronome and other features can be used to help you improve your piano skills.
Recording on a CLP-470 is simple and speedy and a useful way to evaluate your performances. You can record with the touch of a button and even do two-track recording, which lets you record the parts for your two hands separately, then play them simultaneously. You can also store performances on a USB memory device. The recordings can be played back without a Clavinova, you can store it on a PC to track and compare your progress or put the recordings on a CD so your family and friends can enjoy them, or listen to them on the go.
The CLP-470 has 50 famous piano pieces stored on it. These pieces are perfect to be used for lessons. You can listen to them as models, reduce their tempo and play along, or play back only the right hand part so you can practice the left hand part.
The Yamaha Clavinovas also reduce power consumption as much as 10 from previous models by using high efficiency amplifiers. Not only do these amplifiers save energy, they also improve sound quality. The more you play, the more you will appreciate this energy-saving performance.
Stylish, Classical Design
The panel reveal key cover lets you perform with all signs of technology on the control panel discreetly hidden, adding to the traditional piano-like cabinet design of the CLP-470.
The CLP-470 is designed to offer the appearance and presence of an acoustic piano. The luxurious polished finish offers a piano-like texture while the series comes in a choice of two colours to complement any room's decor.
To view the full specifications for the Yamaha Clavinova CLP-470 please view the PDF below.
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