Yamaha Clavinova CLP-685B Digital Piano, Black
The Yamaha CLP-685's GrandTouch keyboard and sound system combine to give you the ultimate grand piano experience.
- 88 note GrandTouch keyboard with synthetic ebony and ivory keytops
- Two world-renowned concert grand pianos in one: CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial
- Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM) for a rich and bright sound
- 49 + 480 XG Voices and 256 note polyphony
- Built-in digital effects processor
- USB Audio Recorder
- Colour: Black
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Real Grand Piano Tone
Two world-renowned concert grand pianos in one. The powerful tone of the flagship Yamaha concert grand, the CFX, and the unmistakable sound of a Bösendorfer Imperial are available at the touch of a button.
The GrandTouch keyboard was developed with a clear awareness of the need to recreate the responsive feel of a grand piano.
For instance, one of the major characteristics of a grand piano is the wide change in key touch, from playing soft to striking the keys hard. Grand pianos respond to different ways of playing with different key touches—the keys move lightly when played softly, and the keys respond firmly when played strongly.
With the GrandTouch keyboard, Yamaha has considered the key mechanism and weight, as well as the key shape and friction that occurs during key travel. In doing so, they have widened the range of differences in key touch between lighter and harder playing. This lets you naturally sense the difference between louder and quieter sounds while playing.
Yamaha have included a mechanism that simulates the lifting of hammers on a grand piano, recreating the feeling of escapement at the end of the key stroke. With this, the GrandTouch emulates both the release feeling that is unique to an actual escapement mechanism, and the feeling of stopping that comes afterwards.
Synthetic Ivory And Ebony Keytops
Our fingers are more sensitive than we think, and for pianists, the texture of the piano keys is extremely important. The GrandTouch 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. Resulting from well over a century of experience in making acoustic pianos, this exclusive Yamaha technology achieves a finish that feels natural and comfortable. In addition to the feel, the appearance and fine texture of these keys is unmatched by any other digital piano, and is sure to inspire pianists from the moment they experience it.
The GP Response Damper Pedal
Using the damper pedal subtly alters the nature of a piano's sound and is essential to providing the pianist with all the necessary expressive tools to convey their musical vision. Clavinova digital pianos feature a damper pedal that continually detects depression depth and allows half-pedalling, which lets players make minute adjustments to pedal depression and return, changing the depth and character of their piano sound.
The CLP-685 features the GP Response Damper Pedal, which offers a grand piano-style resistance curve, starting out light to the touch and growing heavier as the pedal is depressed further. This allows players to become accustomed to the nuances of delicate pedalling.
VRM Physical Modelling
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.
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. The higher-end models in the CLP-600 Series feature dedicated DSPs, amplifiers and speakers. This vastly improves sound production, ensuring that the volume and quality of sound heard by the performer is flawless, with the output from each speaker arriving at the performer's ears in perfect synchrony.
The speakers attached to the body exhibit a phenomenon in which, if nothing is done, the volume of the sound will increase due to the resonant frequency of the body. Conversely, installing pipes with the same resonant frequency within the body suppresses this resonance. Acoustic optimizers utilise this phenomenon. This improvement of the sound is something that has only been possible thanks to Yamaha's thorough knowledge of the internal acoustic characteristics of musical instruments.
Drawing from its experience in building both acoustic pianos and high-end speakers, the CLP-685 speaker cones use pulp from the same spruce wood used to make acoustic piano soundboards. This results in a more natural, piano-like attack to the sound.
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 specialised 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.
Once you choose the Yamaha CFX Grand Voice and put headphones on, the binaural sampled sound is automatically ready and no additional settings are required. Now with or without headphones, you can fully enjoy the concert grand experience at home.
The Stereophonic Optimizer—A New Kind Of Headphone Experience
When using headphones, the Stereophonic Optimizer lets players enjoy the dispersed sound heard when sitting in front of an acoustic piano. With the Stereophonic Optimizer, Voices sampled from acoustic pianos appear to come from the body of the instrument. This provides a comfortable, natural experience that removes the drawbacks of performing with headphones.
Connect Wirelessly For Bluetooth® Audio
You can play music through the audio system on the Clavinova by using a Bluetooth-enabled smart device. You can stream audio data such as mp3 files. You can enjoy playing along with any songs on your smart device, and you can even share your Clavinova performances.
Multi-track Song Recorder
The recording function featured in Clavinova digital pianos allows you to record your performances with a single touch, which is useful when you want to review your playing objectively. Additionally, you can record up to 16 tracks for simultaneous playback, so different hands can be recorded separately or overdub parts with different Voices.
Recordings are made in MIDI format, and can also be recorded to USB flash memory. Compatible software is required for playback of recorded data on a computer
USB Audio Recorder
Record performances to USB flash memory and create audio files* you can save and play back on a computer, share with friends or create a CD.
Connect the Clavinova to a computer or a USB memory device to manage your library.
CFX and BÖsendorfer Imperial piano samples
CFX Binaural sampling
Improved VRM (Virtual Resonance Modeling)
49 + 480 XG Voices + GM2/GS (Song file playback)
GrandTouch keyboard with synthetic ebony and ivory keytops (wood is used for the white keys)
88-key Linear Graded Hammers
GP Response Damper Pedal
128 x 64 full dot LCD
Dual / Split / Duo
Digital effects (Reverb/Chorus/Brilliance/Effect)
19 Voice Demo Songs + 50 Piano Songs* + 303 Lesson Songs (*The Clavinova comes with a book of music scores)
USB Audio Recorder (Playback/Recording: WAV)
USB TO HOST and USB TO DEVICE
Dual headphone jacks
(50 W + 50 W + 50 W) x 2 amplifiers
(16 cm + 8 cm + 2.5 cm (dome)) x 2 speaker system
Spruce Cone speaker
Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC)
Folding key cover
Built-in Bluetooth for wireless connection to iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or Android
Dimensions (W x H x D): 1461 x 1027 x 477 mm / 57-1/2 x 40-7/16 x 18-3/4 inches
Weight: 83 kg / 183 lbs
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Condition New On demo in store No Brand Yamaha Keyboard Type Digital Piano Number of keys 88 Keyboard Action Hammer Action