Yamaha CVP-609GP delivers the ultimate Clavinova experience and takes on the Mantle as the Flagship CVP-600 series digital piano, heading up this range for 2013. Yamaha CVP-609GP Clavinova comes loaded with the RGE (Real Grand Expression) sound engine, which produced an incredibly realistic recreation of an acoustic piano. Clavinova CVP609GP also features the superb NW keyboard action complete with synthetic ivory keys for maximum playing comfort and powerful expression, in addition its exclusive acoustic design achieves grand piano like tonal resonance producing incredible sound.
The RGE Sound Engine technology gives Clavinova CVP609GP an expressive capability similar to that of a concert grand piano and incorporates a new Smooth Release function, which can enunciate staccato notes with the sound of lingering resonance heard when gently lifting your fingers from the keys. It reproduces the unique resonances of an acoustic piano via the String Resonance feature, which expresses the mellow sounds of the other strings resonating. Key-Off samples are also featured, delivering the delicate change in sound the instant the damper touches the string, just before you raise your finger from the key.
Clavinova CVP-609GP comes loaded with the NW (Natural Wood) keyboard that has been developed from techniques perfected from years of building fine acoustic pianos, giving this instrument a touch that makes you forget it's actually a digital piano. Just like a grand piano, the keys are made of wood that has undergone a long drying process required for use in a musical instrument. Only the highest quality sections of each piece of wood, meaning that the keys are more resistant to warping and deforming.
With its 88-key Linear Graded Hammer action, CVP-609-GP precisely recreates the keyboard feel 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 this enables you to achieve a better playing technique. Finished with synthetic ivory key tops this soft, slightly porous surface gives all keys added grip with natural friction so that CVP609GP simply offers unrivalled feel.
Yamaha CVP-609GP offers a fantastic new feature called Piano Room that you can use when you really want to focus on piano performance and savour the piano sound. You can select from three types of pianos, grand, pop grand and honky-tonk and also a playing location, such as concert hall, cathedral or stage. Instantly the tone and ambience effects change, giving your performance a totally different feel.
To ensure easy and intuitive to operation, so the instruments' features do not get in the way of an incredible playing experience, CVP-609GP comes with a control panel that has a touch screen. Other buttons are laid out in easy to see locations and users can customize the control panel as they like it, create bookmarks for favourite voices and styles, make shortcuts on the home display and assign favourite functions to the assignable buttons.
CVP-609GP enables users to record their performances with the USB Audio Recorder, so you can you review and gauge your progress, or you can listen to them on a portable music player. All in all Yamaha CVP-609GP Clavinova delivers an exceptional digital piano packed with features and tones that deliver the experience of playing an acoustic piano, but with the benefits that only digital technology can deliver.