Yamaha CVP605 - Real Grand Expression - Sound, touch, pedals–perfectly integrated to give you the sensation of playing a grand piano.
By harmonizing the three key elements of sound, touch and pedals in a single piano, the CVP Series gives you the feeling that you are playing a grand piano
Yamaha CVP605 - USB Audio for recording your own performance.
The USB Audio Recorder* to record your performances on a USB flash memory for storage on your PC. This lets you compare two different performances to gauge your progress, or listen to them on a portable music player.
* Stored in WAV, MP3 format.
Yamaha CVP605 - Piano Room: your choice of piano and location.
The cvp605 offers a great new feature called Piano Room that you can use when you really want to concentrate on piano performance and savor the piano sound. You can select from among four types of pianos - grand, pop grand, upright and honky-tonk - and also a playing location, such as concert hall, cathedral or stage. Instantly, the tone quality changes to match that piano and place, giving your performance a totally different feel. When you’re playing the grand piano or pop grand, you can even choose to have the “virtual” piano lid open or closed.
Yamaha CVP605 - The RGE Sound Engine delivers the ultimate expressive capability.
The Clavinova uses the RGE (Real Grand Expression) Sound Engine,the next-generation piano sound source. This lets you enjoy the playing response and expressive capability of a concert grand piano.
It 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. It succeeds in capturing the essence of a piano performance to create grand piano-like, richly expressive experiences.
Yamaha CVP605 - Plug in a microphone for vocal performances.
Plug in a microphone, and you can sing along with your playing.
Play accompaniment to your own composition, or play along with a talented friend. Singing will add more fun to your home parties.
Yamaha CVP605 - Subtly reproduces resonance with the depth you hear from an acoustic piano.
Clavinova subtly reproduces even the unique resonances of an acoustic piano. It features String Resonance that expresses the mellow sounds of the other strings resonating, and Key-Off samples that actually deliver the delicate change in sound the instant the damper touches the string, just before you raise your finger from the key. The addition of these sounds results in tonal resonances that are not only beautiful, but also deep and rich.
Yamaha CVP605 - The GH3 (Graded Hammer 3) keyboard faithfully reproduces the touch of a grand piano.
The touch of the Clavinova 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 Clavinova 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. Also important is Yamaha’s unique three-sensor system, which accurately senses and interprets the behavior of the keyboard, just like a grand piano.
When playing continuously or with a light trill, techniques used in many pieces such as Für Elise, you can play with a bright, vivid feel.
Yamaha CVP605 - Synthetic ivory keytops remain tactile during long performances.
Pianists enjoy a touch that clings firmly to their fingers, just like the ivory keyboards historically used in top-class pianos. Synthetic ivory keytops feature a soft, slightly porous surface that gives all keys added grip and natural friction for improved ease in playing, especially during long performances or practice sessions. The keys’ smooth, refined texture imparts a feeling of luxury and is easy to clean.
Wide variety of Voices for amazingly realistic instrumental sounds.
The CVP Series provides many instrument Voices, in addition to piano.
Have fun playing different sounds, and producing the expressiveness unique to each instrument.
Yamaha CVP605 - Super Articulation Voices reproduce true effects, as if you are playing that actual musical instrument.
This amazing technology intelligently recreates the authentic performance characteristics of acoustic instruments, such as guitar fret noises and slides or the breathing of a sax player. They are then blended perfectly into your performance. Select any of the many Voices and enjoy an enhanced feeling of realism, as if that instrument was actually being played. These automatically enhance your lead lines with the characteristic articulations of the original instruments, with no special playing techniques required.
When comparing the CVP605 to the previous top of the range model the CVP509 there are several benefits to the CVP605, even though it is a lower model in the range.
Piano room as described in all the descriptions is of course a big improvement but one of the best benefits, in my view as an owner of an older CVP407 model, is the way the sounds are laid out in a much more logical and easier to navigate way. For example If you choose the organ family , rather than having page after page after page of organ sounds its much more logically laid out so that you can choose between pipe organ , tonewheel organs and so on , so that in each sub category you haven't got a ridiculous amount to choose from , a lot easier to get to the sound you want .
The next thing is the favourite method . On previous models if after hours of playing you come across the perfect sound you either have to hope you're memory is good or store it in a registration memory , which involves creating a registration , giving it a name and storing it, which is fine for some, but others find this too labourious, whereas the favourite button is dead simple, you come across a sound you like then just hit the star button next to the sound. To retrieve that sound just hit the star button to see all your favourite sounds together , your favourite sax or piano or violin can all be on the same page , which is great if you're in the middle of a piece and you want to switch between these sounds, it makes it possible to change sounds realistically while you are playing .
Another benefit is the vocal remover function, great if you want to play along to your favourite Sinatra track, you're playing with the real band which is great fun of course , its not an exact science as it does depend on how the track was originally recorded but its great fun and generally works fine.