How could Yamaha improve the design of the ultimate Clavinova CVP-709 digital piano? Put it in a polished ebony grand piano cabinet.

 

Over a century of piano building experience culminates in a truly modern instrument.

Experience a purely digital piano with the heart of a true grand. You’ll feel the difference from the very first notes you play. Realistic touch and response, paired with the unmistakeable tone of the finest concert grand pianos ever made, the Clavinova delivers expressive capabilities and a dynamic range that redefines the standard for digital pianos today.

 

Your dream piano studio awaits.

The enhanced Piano Room 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 practice and perform 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 this special room, you can even record your sessions with the touch of a single button.

 

Variety is the spice of life.

The CVP-701 features hundreds of high-quality instrument Voices including “Natural!”, “Sweet!” and “Cool!” Voices sampled specially to compliment the instrument types. Yamaha’s Super Articulation Voices (SA) add genuine performance attributes of the real musical instruments as though they were being naturally performed by a virtuoso of that instrument instead of from the keys of a piano keyboard.

 

When you want to play more than just piano.

One of the defining features of a CVP Clavinova 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 ensembles to full orchestras, you control what chords or harmony they play by what YOU play, plus you control the dynamic of the ensemble. Developed by professional session musicians from around the world, Styles add authentic, studio-quality backing players to your performances – even when you play by yourself. You can use Styles to add embellishing Intros, Endings & Fill-Ins and even arrange songs in real-time.

 

Now anyone can play a hit song, one light at a time.

CVP Clavinovas are very patient: if you don’t play the right notes, they wait until you do! This is made possible with the CVP’s unique Guide feature. As the easiest way to play a song, the Follow Lights library teaches you popular melodies in a way only possible on a CVP Clavinova. Just follow the lights one note at a time, and fully-arranged orchestrations and arpeggios embellish your playing. Here, you don’t play along with a recording, the recording literally plays along with YOU. Visit www.yamahamusicsoft.com/followlights to browse the entire library today.

 

Get connected and start singing.

You can connect a microphone to enjoy singing along with your keyboard performance or using Karaoke song files from YamahaMusicSoft.com. All input jacks are conveniently located at the front of the instrument, under the keybed for easy access. Only Yamaha could build an instrument with studio-quality effects like reverb, echo and even Vocal Harmony. Alternatively, you can connect a portable music device such as an MP3 player or smart phone to enjoy listening through the Clavinova’s high-definition speaker system.

Size/Weight

Dimensions Width 1,435 mm (56-1/2")
Height 913 mm (35-15/16")
Depth 1,150 mm (45-1/4")
Weight Weight 110 kg (242 lbs., 8 oz)

Control Interface

Keyboard Number of Keys 88
Type NWX (Natural Wood X) keyboard with synthetic ivory keytops (wood
is used for the white keys), escapement
Touch Sensitivity Hard2, Hard1, Medium, Soft1, Soft2, Fixed
88-key Linear Graded Hammers Yes
Counterweight Yes
Pedal Number of Pedals 3
Half Pedal Yes
Functions Sustain, Sostenuto, Soft, Glide, Song Play / Pause, Style Start
/ Stop, Volume, etc.
GP Response Damper Pedal Yes
Display Type TFT Color LCD
Size 8.5 inch (800 x 480 dots WVGA )
LCD Brightness Yes
Touch Screen Yes
Color Yes
Score Display Function Yes
Lyrics Display Function Yes
Text Viewer Function Yes
Language English, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Italian
Panel Language English only

Cabinet

Key Cover Key Cover Style Folding
Music Rest Yes
Music Clips Yes

Voices

Tone Generation Piano Sound Yamaha CFX, Bösendorfer Imperial
Key-off Samples Yes
Smooth Release Yes
VRM Yes
Polyphony Number of Polyphony (Max.) 256
Preset Number of Voices 1,270 Voices + 37 Drum / SFX Kits + 480 XG Voices
Featured Voices 13 VRM Voices, 22 Super Articulation2 Voices, 225 Super
Articulation Voices, 54 Mega Voices, 67 Natural! Voices, 31 Sweet!
Voices, 87 Cool! Voices, 131 Live! Voices, 30 Organ Flutes! Voices
Custom Voice Edit Yes
Compatibility XG, GS (for Song playback), GM, GM2

Effects

Types Reverb 58 Preset + 3 User
Chorus 106 Preset + 3 User
Master Compressor 5 Preset + 5 User
Master EQ 5 Preset + 2 User
Part EQ 27 Parts
Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC) Yes
Stereophonic Optimizer Yes
Insertion Effect 322 Preset + 10 User
Variation Effect 322 Preset + 3 User
Vocal Harmony VH2: 44 Preset + 60 User
Functions Dual/Layers Yes
Split Yes

Accompaniment Styles

Preset Number of Preset Styles 600
Featured Styles 30 Audio Styles, 473 Pro Styles, 52 Session Styles, 9 Free Play
Styles, 36 Pianist Styles
Fingering Single Finger, Fingered, Fingered On Bass, Multi Finger, AI
Fingered, Full Keyboard, AI Full Keyboard
Style Control INTRO x 3, MAIN VARIATION x 4, FILL x 4, BREAK, ENDING x 3
Custom Style Creator Yes
Other Features Music Finder 2,500 Records
One Touch Setting (OTS) 4 for each Style
Style Recommender Yes
File Format Style File Format GE (Guitar Edition)

Songs

Preset Number of Preset Songs 124
Recording Number of Tracks 16
Data Capacity approx. 300 KB / Song
Recording Function Yes
Compatible Data Format Playback SMF (Format 0 & 1), XF
Recording SMF (Format 0)

Functions

Demo Yes
Registration Number of Buttons 8
Control Registration Sequence, Freeze
Lesson/Guide Lesson/Guide Follow Lights, Any Key, Karao-Key, Your Tempo
Guide Lamp Yes
Performance Assistant Technology
(PAT)
Yes
Piano Room Yes
USB Audio Recorder Playback WAV, MP3
Recording WAV, MP3
USB Audio Time Stretch Yes
Pitch Shift Yes
Vocal Cancel Yes
Miscellaneous Metronome Yes
Tempo Range 5 – 500, Tap Tempo
Transpose Yes
Tuning Yes
Scale Type 9

Storage and Connectivity

Storage Internal Memory approx. 6.3 MB
External Drives USB Flash Drive
Connectivity Headphones x 2
Microphone Input Volume, Mic / Line In
MIDI IN / OUT / THRU
AUX IN Stereo mini
AUX OUT L / L + R, R
AUX Pedal Yes
RGB OUT Yes
USB TO DEVICE Yes (x 2)
USB TO HOST Yes

Amplifiers and Speakers

Amplifiers (30 W + 30 W + 20 W) x 2 + 40 W
Speakers (16 cm + 5 cm + 3 cm (dome)) x 2 + 20 cm [(6 – 5/16" + 1 –
15/16" + 1 – 3/16") x 2 + 7 – 7/8"] Spruce Cone Speaker, Twisted
Flare Port
Acoustic Optimizer Yes

Power Supply

Power Consumption 55 W

Accessories

Accessories Owner’s Manual, Data List, "50 Greats for the Piano" Music Book,
My Yamaha Product User Registration, AC Power Cord, Bench (included
or optional), USB Wireless LAN Adapter (may be included depending on
your locale.)