Yamaha CVP-309 Clavinova Digital Piano

YAMAHA Updated: 2007-10-03
Yamaha CVP-309 Clavinova Digital Piano

Gorgeous in sound, elegant in appearance, the new CVP series Clavinovas feature a stunning new design that draws on the best of past CVP models. The amazingly authentic voices and dynamic styles deliver truly professional quality sound, while the sophisticated yet easy-to-use features (including Internet connectivity) make the instrument an endless source of musical enjoyment – for young and old alike. Just one touch and you'll understand … why it's truly grand!

Traditional craftsmanship and state-of-the-art technology

Unsurpassed beauty and elegance
Every bit as beautiful as it sounds, the Clavinova radiates the dignified, commanding presence of a grand piano with its solid, finely finished cabinetry. The Polished Ebony finish (309PE only) recreates the formal elegance and high-class appearance of a concert grand, while the Polished Mahogany models (309PM only) have warm, natural wood grain to complement and attractively furnish any interior. The CVP Series sports several beautiful finishes: Polished Ebony (309PE), Polished Mahogany (309PM), Mahogany (307M, 305M, 303M), Cherry (307C, 305C, 303C, 301C), and Dark Rosewood (307, 305, 303, 301).

Natural Wood Keyboard for an authentic grand piano feel (CVP-309)
The new CVP-309 utilizes the exclusive Natural Wood Keyboard feature, with real wood 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 key position (low notes having a slightly delayed response), and the characteristic weight gradations of the keys – make you feel as if you're playing a real grand piano.

A wealth of features and
expressive power – for more musical fun

Seeing is believing
Here's a piano with a view. The extra-large LCDs – including full color displays on the CVP-309/307/305 – give you an at-a-glance view of all main settings, and make operation easier than ever before. The Score display conveniently shows the notation in the LCD, while the Lyrics display lets you see and sing along with the words onscreen. And you can customize the display to your liking – using your own digital photos for the background. Enjoy the convenience, enjoy the control, and, most of all, enjoy the view.

State-of-the-art technology delivers authentic sound

iAFC (Instrumental Active Field Control)
This sophisticated technology puts you and your performance center stage – creating a richer, warmer and more spacious sonic environment. Using built-in microphones, iAFC picks up the sound and combines it with the Clavinova's internal sound through the rear speakers, making automatic adjustments in real time to enhance the sound and match the acoustic characteristics of the room you're playing in.

Three advanced iAFC technologies
# Dynamic Damper Effect (DDE)
DDE outputs discrete sampled overtones, harmonics and resonance from the rear speakers to recreate the warm spacious sound that occurs when holding down the damper pedal on a grand piano
# Spatial Ensemble Effect (SEE)
This uses advanced signal processing to recreate the natural reverberation and resonance you would hear if playing a grand piano on a real stage. When playing with another musician or singer, the effect utilizes the built-in microphone to enhance the atmosphere and ambience of your duet performance.
# Natural Soundboard (NSB)
The physical soundboard of a grand piano is one of its largest and most important sonic parts. This effect uses the built-in microphone to create a virtual soundboard producing a rich, expansive, and more natural sound.

Exceptionally realistic AWM tone generation
The heart of the Clavinova's voices is in the AWM (Advanced Wave Memory) tone generation technology – providing instrumental sounds of amazing realism and depth. The piano voices in particular benefit from the new Dynamic Stereo Sampling (DSS) system, which features recordings of differently played dynamics – from loud to soft – in order to fully capture the varying nuances in timbre and tone of a grand piano. Stereo Sustain Samples recreate the unique resonance of the strings and soundboard of a real grand piano when the damper pedal is pressed, while Key-off samples include the characteristic sound that occurs when a key is released and the dampers fall back onto the strings.

Making it real

Extraordinarily realistic, expressive voices
No matter what style of music you play, the Clavinova ensures you'll never be at a loss for voices. Hundreds upon hundreds of rich, realistic, dynamic voices are built into the instrument – with a selection of over 900 on the CVP-309 and CVP-307. These include the specially sampled and programmed Sweet!, Live!, Cool!, and Natural! voices. The stunningly authentic instrument sounds make the Clavinova a treasure-trove of musical inspiration – providing a virtually endless palette for creative exploration and performance possibilities.

The wide world of music at your fingertips

Play like a pro
Unleash the performer in you
Performance assistant technology makes playing like a pro easy for absolutely anyone! Whatever your level, you can make great sounding music the moment you first touch the keyboard. It's musical magic – everything you play is beautifully and professionally embellished based on the chords being played, and the accompaniment of the Clavinova follows your every move, playing in perfect rhythm and musical harmony. With Performance assistant technology turned ON, every note you play essentially becomes the "right" note!

Karaoke fun The Clavinova is perfect for sing-along fun with your family and friends. Simply connect an optional microphone, play back your favorite song data, and start the show! You can have the song lyrics shown in the display – or even output them to a separate TV monitor (CVP-309 / 307 / 305).

Automatic professional backing for your performance
The Auto Accompaniment features of the Clavinova open up a new world of performance possibilities. The dynamic accompaniment styles encompass virtually every musical genre, and give you several different intros, variations, fill-ins, and endings to make you sound like a pro. If you don't know which style to choose, let the powerful Music Finder feature help. Simply select a song title or keyword, and it reconfigures the entire instrument, including the proper voices, style and effects.

Song playback and recording
When it comes to playing back popular songs with complete rhythmic backing and accompaniment, the Clavinova has you covered – with a total of 120 songs in the built-in Song Book (56 songs on the CVP-301). You can call up the music notation for each song, and even the lyrics for certain songs. For the creative musician, the Clavinova contains a virtual 16-track recording studio, letting you craft complex songs and arrangements one track at a time, using the realistic voices built into the instrument.

Luxurious sound and true grand piano feel – plus comprehensive music-making features

# Polished Ebony / Polished Mahogany
# 88-keys Natural wood Keyboard
# 640 x 480 dot VGA color LCD with Grand piano-style fallboard
# Score / Lyrics display function
# Six display languages
# Customizable wallpaper (display background)
# 3-step Dynamic Stereo Sampling AWM (Advanced Wave Memory) tone generation with Stereo Sustain samples, Key-Off samples, Soundboard Reverb, and String Resonance
# 128 + 128-note polyphony
# 338 Regular Voices
# 38 Natural! Voices
# 14 Sweet! Voices
# 19 Cool! Voices
# 22 Live! Voices
# 10 Organ Flutes! Voices (9 footages)
# Sound Creator
# XG
# GM2/GS
# Disk Orchestra
# Digital Effects (Reverb / Chorus / DSP)
# EQ
# Vocal Harmony
# 386 Accompaniment Styles
# Mega Voice Styles
# 34 Session! Styles
# 36 Pianist Styles
# Style Creator
# OTS (One Touch Setting)
# Music Finder (Max. 2,500 records)
# 120 preset songs (Song Book)
# Guide Function
# 16-track recording
# Karaoke function
# Performance assistant technology
# PIANO button for instant piano set-up
# Direct Access Button
# Registration Memory
# Internet Direct Connection
# Metronome
# iAFC
# 60W x 2 + 20W x 2 amplifier / speaker system
# SmartMedia Slot
# USB to HOST & USB to Device (2)
# Video out jack
# Dual headphone jacks
# Three foot pedals
# Music clips
# Headphone Hanger