Yamaha CLP-295GP Clavinova Digital Piano

YAMAHA Updated: 2007-10-03
Yamaha CLP-295GP Clavinova Digital Piano

The Beauty of the Grand
The sound is unmistakable. At the same time both beautifully simple and gorgeously complex, the sound of an acoustic grand piano is immediately recognizable. The new CLP-295GP Clavinovas elegantly capture the sound of the piano in all of its natural grandeur and beauty. Featuring both improved piano voices and newly revamped built-in speaker systems for authentic reproduction, these new instruments deliver the rich grand piano sound everyone knows and loves. Natural Wood keyboard technology gives these instruments exceptional playability and expressiveness, while the stylish Grand Piano design and attractive Polished Ebony exterior reflect the true sonic beauty within.

Highest Level of Performance and Expressiveness
• Grand Piano Style
• Polished Ebony finish
• Natural Wood Keyboard (NW)
• New 4-level Dynamic Stereo Sampling
• Stereo Sustain Samples, Key-Off Samples and String Resonance
• 50 Sampling Banks
• iAFC (Instrumental Active Field Control) System
• Voices: 38 (Panel) + 480 (XG)
• 128-note polyphony (Max.)
• PC interface (USB To Host)
• Split, Dual
• Reverb, Chorus/Effect, Brilliance
• 16-track song recorder
• Capacity: 1.5M (150,000 Notes)-RAM
• Internal Flash ROM for song memory
• USB TO DEVICE for data storage
• Backlit LCD display (24 characters x 2)
• Amplifiers: 60W x 2 + 20W x 2
• Metronome counts in 5 languages
• 3 foot pedals – Half pedal (Sw-Sw-Vol)
• Sliding key cover
• Music rest with music clips
• Dual headphone jacks and headphone hanger
• 50 Preset songs

Truly Grand

Natural Wood Keyboard for an authentic grand piano feel
The new CLP-295GP utilizes the exclusive Natural Wood Keyboard feature, with real-wood white keys and sophisticated technology that faithfully reproduces the experience of playing an actual acoustic grand piano. From the natural, balanced weight and key mass to the authentic wood touch and feel – including rounded key tips and other genuine key shape features – this new keyboard has a playability and expressiveness that goes beyond anything ever available in an electronic instrument. The sound response varies according to velocity, and the characteristic weight gradations of the keys – heavy in the lower end, light in the upper keys – make you feel as if youre playing a real grand piano.

Spatial Effect (SE)
Spatial Effect creates a sense of spaciousness and enhances the acoustic realism by picking up the external sound using built-in microphones and outputting the sound from the rear speaker of the instrument.

Inner Beauty that Shines Through
The beauty is in the performance. Significant enhancements such as the advanced Natural Wood Keyboard technology and the new built-in three-way speaker system for rich, authentic sound reproduction make this an instrument you'll be proud to own – and even prouder to play. Experience the true elegance and sonic beauty of a wonderfully expressive musical instrument – the CLP-295GP.

iAFC (Instrumental Active Field Control)
Yamaha developed this advanced technology to bring you even more performance enjoyment. It outputs sound picked up by built-in microphones together with the Clavinova's internal sound through rear speakers, making automatic adjustments to create a richer sound that best matches the acoustic characteristics of the room youre playing in. It also uses signal processing to reproduce an authentic damper effect.

Dynamic Damper Effect (DDE)
DDE recreates the subtle resonances that occur when you press the damper pedal down on a grand piano. Instead of using the microphone, it does this by sending a discrete set of samples out the rear speakers to create a clear sense of depth.

AWM Tone Generation and New 4 Level Dynamic Stereo Piano Samples
Like previous models, these new Yamaha Clavinovas boast AWM (Advanced Wave Memory) tone generation for the ultimate in instrument realism. And to assure a warmer, more natural, even more captivating sound, the CLP-295GP also features new 4 Level Dynamic Stereo piano samples. Taken at different levels from loud to soft, these new samples provide subtle differences in volume and timbre depending on how you play the keys … resulting in the ultimate in responsiveness. In addition, the CLP-295GP offers Stereo Sustain and Key-Off samples. Stereo Sustain samples recreate the resonances of the strings and soundboard when the damper pedal is pressed that contribute to the unique sound of a grand piano. Key-Off samples provide the delicate sound keys make when they are released for another touch of realism.

To take you even closer to authentic grand piano performance pleasure, the CLP-295GP comes with String Resonance samples to provide the complex resonances that make an acoustic grand piano sound so rich and full.

Newly Designed Built-in Speaker Systems
The true sound of the Clavinova is only as good as the sound that reaches your ears. That's why we've invested an extra amount of time and effort into enhancing the speaker systems of these instruments. The CLP-295GP features a new three-way system for a richer, better-defined midrange – so important in the reproduction of the acoustic grand piano.

Selection of Voices
Besides new piano samples, you get a choice of other stereo-sampled musical instrument sounds to perform with. And thanks to enlarged memory, these sounds are better than ever, providing added realism for more music playing enjoyment.

USB Connectivity
Stay connected! The CLP-295GP features both USB TO HOST and USB TO DEVICE terminals, conveniently located on the front panel for easy access. This means that you can connect to a computer (TO HOST), and take advantage of the vast possibilities in computer music, and hook up to your favorite USB storage device (TO DEVICE) for storing your valuable song data – all at the same time.

Handy Music Rest
All the new Clavinovas come with a folding music rest and a headphone hanger. For extra convenience, some Clavinovas also feature music clips for securing music books and scores (Music Clips available on CLP-295GP/265GP/280/270/240).