The Yamaha CVP709 is a musical entertainment centre for the whole family. This innovative instrument features not one, but two world-class grand Pianos (Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial) inside the stylish, contemporary body of one Digital Piano. Perfect for professional players, as well as beginners, the Piano Room feature on the Yamaha CVP709 has been expanded to include more Pianos and a new Session mode with a built-in recording studio for capturing and sharing your music. This model boasts an NWX (Natural Wood) keyboard with synthetic ivory keytops and an 88-key Linear Graded Hammer action that dedicates a unique weight for each key over the entire keyboard.
Each key also features carefully-adjusted counterweights for improved playability when playing pianissimo and improved key return in rapid passages. The NWX keyboard features an escapement mechanism that recreates the feel of an acoustic Piano as it goes through the let-off and drop of the hammer when a key is played very softly. Beyond the CVP709's Piano performance is a wealth of interactive musical features that will make music fun for all the family, regardless of skill level or experience.
The authentic tone of a grand Piano with the latest innovative features:
The Yamaha CVP709 is a Digital Piano with the heart of a true grand. You'll feel the difference from the first notes you play. This instrument produces the unmistakable tone of the finest concert grand Pianos with realistic touch and response for an authentic playing experience. The Yamaha CVP709 delivers expressive capabilities and a dynamic range that raises the bar for digital Pianos today.
Your dream Piano studio:
The Yamaha CVP709 features an enhanced version of Piano Room, which now includes the world-class Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial grand Pianos, plus vintage electric Pianos. In Session Mode, you can invite three virtual musicians into the room to "jam" with you as you perform or practice in one of 40 different musical styles. These session musicians will automatically follow your harmonies and your volume expression using the new Dynamics Control feature. You can selectively activate and deactivate each one depending on your musical needs at the time. Within Session Mode, you can even record your sessions with the touch of a single button.
All of Yamaha’s instruments in one:
Yamaha is the World's largest manufacturer of musical instruments, and the CVP709 contains nearly all of them! This Digital Piano contains high-resolution, high-definition recordings only possible from a company with a heritage this rich. The Super Articulation (SA) and Super Articulation 2 (SA2) Voices are both highly advanced and easy to use, making you sound like a pro. With them you'll hear the most realistic reproductions of legato and staccato performance techniques that are so essential to playing bowed and wind instruments. By simply varying your touch and playing techniques or using the pedals, SA and SA2 Voices will add significant authenticity to your sound.
More than just a Piano:
One of the CVP709’s defining features is the multitude of different Styles that can be controlled in real-time by playing chords on the keyboard. Accompaniment Styles introduce ensembles of virtual musicians to your performances in a variety of musical genres. From small jazz groups to full orchestras, you control what chords or harmony they play by what you play, plus you control the dynamic of the ensemble. The Styles have been developed by professional session musicians from around the world to add authentic, studio-quality backing players to your performances - even when you’re playing by yourself. Styles can be used to add embellishing Intros, Endings & Fill-Ins and even arrange songs in real-time.
Learn popular melodies one light at a time:
Yamaha CVP Clavinovas feature a unique (and easy!) way of learning your favourite tunes. The Follow Lights library contains many popular melodies from several genres. Just follow the lights one note at a time to learn the piece. The CVP709 is very patient - if you don't play the right notes, the Guide feature will ensure that it waits until you do. Fully-arranged orchestrations and arpeggios are included to embellish your playing. Here, you don't play along with a recording, the recording plays along with you. Visit www.yamahamusicsoft.com/followlights to browse the entire library today.
The Yamaha CVP709 allows you to connect a microphone, so you can enjoy singing along with your Keyboard performance. Access is also included to Karaoke song files from YamahaMusicSoft.com so you can find and sing along to your favourite songs. All input jacks are conveniently located at the front of the instrument, under the keybed for easy access. Alternatively, this Digital Piano allows you to connect a portable music device such as an MP3 player or smartphone to enjoy listening through the high-definition speaker system.