CHOOSE FROM TWO, WORLD-RENOWNED CONCERT GRAND PIANOS. ENJOY PLAYING ALONG WITH A VARIETY OF RHYTHMS.
VRM physical modeling—the distinctive reverberation generated by the entire body of a concert grand piano
In a grand piano, sound resonates throughout the body of the instrument, producing a rich reverberation that envelops the listener in sound. This phenomena is reproduced perfectly in the Clavinova through enhanced Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM). The original VRM calculates the various states of the strings for each of the 88 notes on the keyboard, from one instant to the next, and timing and depth of damper pedals pressed. The enhanced VRM now also calculates aliquot resonance in the upper octaves, and the full resonance of the soundboard, rim, and frame. This technology allows for vivid, bright, richly-varied expression that reflects the limitless number of factors inherent in piano performance.
The Graded Hammer 3X Keyboard (GH3X)
The touch of the Clavinova keyboard has been praised by pianists for a performance feel that makes you forget you’re playing a digital piano, offering authentic response to the force of your touch and a natural key return. Utilizing the same hammering system and spring-less mechanism as a grand piano, GH3X actions accurately reproduce the touch of an acoustic piano from the heavy feel in the lower register to the lighter touch in the upper octaves.
Synthetic ivory and ebony keytops—a pleasure to play even after hours of performance
Our fingers are more sensitive than we think, and for pianists, the texture of the piano keys is extremely important. The GH3X keyboard features white keys made from the highest quality synthetic ivory, developed independently by Yamaha. The black keys are finished in synthetic ebony. Synthetic ivory keytops reproduce the tactile surface of the real ivory keyboards once used in older acoustic pianos. It features highly absorbent material that prevents fingers from slipping even after hours of practice, while retaining the ideal texture and feel.
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.
Keyboard Stabilizers—unique Yamaha mechanisms for improved keyboard stability and durability
Keyboards fulfill the vital role of transforming emotion from your fingertips into sound and therefore, must be smooth to play in order to maintain superb touch for prolonged performances. That is why Yamaha has fitted Keyboard Stabilizers to all 88 keys, offering players a natural touch and improving the stability and durability of the keyboard.
Full-body resonance, just like an acoustic piano
Similar to an acoustic piano, the Clavinova is calibrated carefully, with speaker positioning and body materials checked to ensure that the entire instrument resonates optimally. For a sound image that is very close to the grand piano, these instruments feature Tone Escapement in several locations throughout the body that allow the sound from the speakers to be projected to the listener’s ears without being trapped inside the instrument.
A fully immersive concert grand experience—even with headphones
Yamaha’s advanced binaural sampling technology is now available on the Clavinova for the first time. The technology uses samples from the CFX, Yamaha’s acclaimed concert grand piano, recorded with specialized microphones that capture locational information and other nuances discerned by the human ear. The resulting sound is so natural, so enveloping, that you’ll soon forget you’re even wearing headphones at all.
Simple operation using the Smart Pianist app!
Have you ever tried to figure out what the chords are to your favorite songs?
Smart Pianist app for iPhone/iPod touch/iPad helps you practice and perform songs by analyzing the audio song stored in your iOS device and then displays the chord symbols for you.
And also Smart Pianist allows you to control the many functions included in the piano with your iOS device, for even easier operation.
CLP635 FEATURES & SPECS
- 88 keys with GH3X (Graded Hammer 3X) weighted action
- Synthetic ebony and ivory keytops, escapement
- Touch sensitivity: Hard 2 / Hard 1 / Medium / Soft 1 / Soft 2 / Fixed
- 256-note polyphony (max.)
- Piano sound: Yamaha CFX, Bösendorfer Imperial, CFX Binaural Sampling
- Tone generation: Key-off samples, Smooth release, VRM
- 36 voices
- 19 voice demo songs + 50 classics + 303 lesson songs
- Pedal Functions: Sustain (Switch), Sustain Contin uously, Sostenuto, Soft, Expression, Pitch Bend Up, Pitch Bend Down, Rotary Speed, Vibe Rotor, Song Play/Pause
- Effects: Reverb, Chorus, Brilliance, Master Effect, Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC), Stereophonic Optimizer
- Functions: Dual/Layers, Split, Duo, Recording
- Overall controls: Metronome, Transpose, Tuning, 7 Scale types
- Connectivity: USB to DEVICE/HOST, AUX IN/OUT, MIDI IN/OUT/THRU, 2x Headphones port
- Amplifiers: 30W x 2 / Speakers: 16cm x 2
- Auto power off function
- Included: Matching bench, music rest, AC adaptor, Song book (50 Classical Music Masterpieces)
- Optional: UD-BT01 (RRP $74.99) Bluetooth wireless MIDI adaptor for connecting instruments with a USB to HOST terminal to your iOS devices (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch) or Mac
- 5 Year Yamaha Warranty
The colours and finishes shown may vary from those on the actual products. All prices listed in Australian dollars. Prices include GST and are recommended retail prices only. Delivery and set-up are additional. Please talk with your closest dealer for a full package quotation and availability.