Yamaha Clavinova CLP440, Polished Ebony, Includes Yamaha Bench
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Yamaha Clavinova CLP440, Polished Ebony, Includes Yamaha BenchDetails
Clavinova reaches new levels of expression and design with the new CLP-440. Perfect integration of new Yamaha technologies in three key elements - sound, touch and pedals make the CLP-440 a truly outstanding digital piano designed to emulate the look and feel of an authentic grand piano.
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Rich, Realistic Yamaha Acoustic Tones
The Yamaha Clavinovas boast huge expressive capability due to Real Grand Expression (RGE), the next-generation piano sound source, letting you enjoy the playing response of a concert grand piano. The grand piano voice was obtained by recording the sounds of a Yamaha concert grand. A piano best suited for recording was selected and 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.
The smooth release function of the CLP-440 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.
The speakers, amps and other acoustic systems on the CLP-440 have been optimized so the player hears nothing but stunning sound during a performance, giving the impression that the piano is more acoustic than digital.
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-440, you can immediately enjoy the perfect piano sound without having to make any adjustments.
Along with the piano voices, the CLP-440 also offers a wide selection of musical instrument voices, including electric piano, harpsichord, guitar and strings. The dual function lets you play two voices simultaneously, for example providing a rich sound by overlapping the piano voice with strings. The split function lets you play different voices with your right hand and left hand, so you can play jazz style by adding a piano melody to a bass sound. By combining the voices in various ways, you can enjoy many different styles of play.
Natural, Expressive Touch
The CLP-440 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-440 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-440 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.
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-440 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-440's keys have a touch that clings firmly to your fingers, just like the ivory keyboards historically used in top-class pianos. Synthetic ivory keytops feature a soft, slightly porous surface that gives added grip and natural friction for improved ease in playing, especially during long performances or practice sessions.
The keys of the CLP-440 also provide a pleasing touch down to the base, because the distance from the tip of the key to the fulcrum is extremely long. When playing a piano piece that uses many black keys, even when you press a white key near its base, the key sinks softly, maintaining the delicate nuances of soft and hard key strokes.
Core Digital Piano Functions
Volume adjustment is convenient for playing at home, where sometimes others may prefer you play softly. On the CLP-440, 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. The Yamaha Clavinovas also reduce power consumption as much as 10 from previous models by using high efficiency amplifiers.
In addition to volume adjustment, a compact shape and not requiring tuning, the CLP-440 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-440 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. Because 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. You can also listen to the files on-the-go by loading them on to portable media players.
The CLP-440 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.
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-400 Series.
The CLP-440 is designed to offer the appearance and presence of an acoustic piano. The luxurious polished finish offers a piano-like texture while the Clavinova series is available in a rage of colours, so you can find the right one for your environment.
To view the full specifications for the Yamaha Clavinova CLP-440 please view the PDF below.
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