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Yamaha CLP950 Mahogany


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Hear the ultimate

How do you improve the finest? This is always the challenge facing the engineers at Yamaha. So for these new Clavinovas, they set out to create the ultimate in instrument realism, far surpassing CD-quality sound. Of course, they started from an industry-leading position, with AWM (Advanced Wave Memory) tone generation, the system that actually varies the volume and timbre of sound according to your touch on the keyboard. Then they employed new technology to take entirely new stereo samples of a specially selected Yamaha full concert grand piano to deliver even more of the life and realism musicians demand.

Dynamic Stereo Sampling

AWM with Dynamic Stereo Sampling (DSS) is the ultimate. With DSS, each key includes multiple samples from loud to soft, for selection according to your touch on the keyboard. Since the original is closer to what you play, AWM has less filtering to do, so the sound is even more lifelike. In addition, "Stereo Sustain Samples" recreate the unique resonance of a grand piano's soundboard and strings when the damper pedal are pressed, and "Key-off Samples" add the subtle sound when the keys are released. The finishing touch is "Soundboard Reverb" that recreates the delicate vibrations remaining in the soundboard and cabinet even after the keys and damper pedal are released. No other digital piano in the world comes close to this stunning level of realism. And it's a difference you'll notice every time you sit down to play.

Touch the ultimate

The sound is unmatched, and so is the touch, thanks to the GH (Graded Hammer Effect) keyboard. Offering the ultimate in grand piano realism, the GH keyboard is the fruit of Yamaha's century-plus of crafting the finest acoustic pianos. Unlike conventional digital piano keyboards that use springs or oil dampers to simulate a piano feel, the GH keyboard uses weights and mechanical linkages to achieve an entirely new level of realism. And to go even further, the key weight is graded from heavier in the lower registers to lighter in the higher, exactly the same as a grand piano's. It is as close as you can get to the real thing.

Broad selection of voices

The Clavinova is, first and foremost, a piano, definitely the most versatile of instruments, but it's nice to have more. So the new Clavinovas are equipped with a wide range of new and dramatically improved instrument voices, including harpsichord, vibraphone, choir and bass, to meet the demands of all your favorite music.

New speaker system

To deliver the newly-sampled instrument voices with all the power and authority they deserve, the CLP950 features a new speaker system and high power stereo amplifier. With 60W per channel, the amplifier easily delivers the dynamic range of a grand piano. The two 14-cm woofers employ laminated polypropylene cones and are mounted in wood enclosures, while the two 5-cm tweeters are mounted above the keyboard. The result is astonishingly lifelike power.

A choice of finishes

Superb quality demands a superb, woodgrain finish cabinet, and that's what the new CLP Clavinovas offer with their glowing Dark Rosewood finish (CLP950 shown). And there's more, because the CLP950 is also available with Mahogany ( 2149 LNK CLP-950M ) or Cherry ( 2150 LNK CLP-950C ) cabinet, so you can choose the look that matches your decor.

PC interface

A single cable is all it takes to connect the CLP Clavinova to your Windows?? or Macintosh?? personal computer via the built-in TO HOST PC interface: there's no need for costly additional hardware or software. Then you are ready to enter a new and limitless world of music. You can use PC-based sequencing software to record and play back your performances. The wide range of playback software now available offers you a new style of background music. And if you wish, you can use an instructional software package to learn music theory or improve your playing.

Extended polyphony

When you play music that calls for a lot of sustained notes, a conventional digital piano quickly runs out of polyphony. You can actually hear existing notes being cut off as the instrument has to "steal" them to play the new notes you finger. But thanks to the CLP950's astonishing maximum 64-note polyphony, in combination with Yamaha's new "intelligent" key assigner software, note cutoffs are greatly reduced and virtually unnoticeable.

Digital reverb and digital effects

The built-in digital reverb allows you to add room ambience and bring more life and depth to your music. A selection of room sizes, including stage ambience, lets you get exactly the effect you want. Yet another way to bring the CLP's stunningly lifelike voices even closer to your creative vision is the use of digital effects (CLP950/950M/950C/930). Chorus and delay let you thicken or add depth to any voice you choose, and the CLP950/950M/950C even offer a brilliance setting to let you continuously vary the timbre of a voice from a mellow laid-back tone to a bright tone that cuts through dense arrangements.

Dual mode and split mode

Use dual mode to stack two different instrument voices together and play them simultaneously. A good example of the extra dynamic richness you can achieve is choir and piano. Play staccato and you hear just the piano. Play legato, and the choir adds a beautiful extra dimension. Split mode lets you play duet with yourself. Simply set the split point, choose the two instruments you wish to play (for example you could have an upright bass in your left hand and a vibraphone in your right) and you are an instant duo.

Song recorder

Think of the built-in 2-track recorder as your personal digital recording studio. With 2 tracks, you can first record the backing parts, and then solo to your heart's content. When you are finished you can save your performance on your PC via the PC interface or on an external MIDI recorder via MIDI. It's a great way to build up a collection of your favorite performances or keep a log of your progress as your skill improves.
Yamaha CLP950 Mahogany

Yamaha CLP950 Mahogany. Hear the ultimate How do you improve the finest? This is always the challenge facing the engineers at Yamaha. So for these new Clavinovas, they set out to create the ultimate in instrument realism, far surpassing CD-quality sound. Of course, they started from an industry-leading position, with...

  • Price: £999.00
  • Brand: Yamaha
  • Model: Yamaha CLP950 Mahogany
  • Product ID: YAM CLP950 M

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