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CVP 601

Bring out your inner musician with the new Clavinova CVP-601 digital piano.

 

  • Overview
  • Features
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From the outstanding grand piano touch of the Graded Hammer 3 keyboard to the intuitive design and integration with iPad, the Clavinova CVP-601 digital piano puts you in touch with your inner musician. At their heart, all Clavinovas are first and foremost a piano and this has never been more true now that the CVP-601 includes Yamaha's Real Grand Expression technology. A variety of interactive music entertainment, education and performance features make these digital pianos just as enjoyable for beginners as they are for advanced pianists. Guide lamps show which keys to play for the novice, while on-screen notation puts music in front of more experienced players.

 

"Real Grand Expression" Sound, touch, pedals–perfectly integrated to give you the sensation of playing a grand piano.

By harmonizing the three key elements of sound, touch and pedals in a single piano, the CVP Series gives you the feeling that you are playing a grand piano.

The RGE Sound Engine delivers the ultimate expressive capability.

The Clavinova uses the RGE (Real Grand Expression) Sound Engine,the next-generation piano sound source. This lets you enjoy the playing response and expressive capability of a concert grand piano. It features a new Smooth Release function which can express sound with great clarity, and clearly enunciate staccato notes with the sound of lingering resonance heard when gently lifting your fingers from the keys. It succeeds in capturing the essence of a piano performance to create grand piano-like, richly expressive experiences.

Subtly reproduces resonance with the depth you hear from an acoustic piano.

Clavinova subtly reproduces even the unique resonances of an acoustic piano. It features String Resonance that expresses the mellow sounds of the other strings resonating, and Key-Off samples that actually deliver the delicate change in sound the instant the damper touches the string, just before you raise your finger from the key. The addition of these sounds results in tonal resonances that are not only beautiful, but also deep and rich.

The GH3 (Graded Hammer 3) keyboard faithfully reproduces the touch of a grand piano.

The touch of the Clavinova keyboard has been praised by pianists for a performance feel that makes you forget it’s a digital piano. The secret behind this superior touch is the same hammering system and spring-less mechanism as a grand piano. Depending on the weight of the hammer, the force of your touch and the natural key return when you release it, the Clavinova faithfully reproduces the keyboard touch of an acoustic piano from the heavy feel in the lower range to the light feel in the higher range. Also important is Yamaha’s unique three-sensor system, which accurately senses and interprets the behavior of the keyboard, just like a grand piano. When playing continuously or with a light trill, techniques used in many pieces such as Für Elise, you can play with a bright, vivid feel.

Piano Room: your choice of piano and location.

The CVP-601 offers a great new feature called Piano Room that you can use when you really want to concentrate on piano performance and savor the piano sound. You can select from among three types of pianos - grand, pop grand and honky-tonk - and also a playing location, such as concert hall, cathedral or stage. Instantly, the tone quality changes to match that piano and place, giving your performance a totally different feel. When you’re playing the grand piano or pop grand, you can even choose to have the “virtual” piano lid open or closed.

Super Articulation Voices reproduce true effects, as if you are playing that actual musical instrument.

This amazing technology intelligently recreates the authentic performance characteristics of acoustic instruments, such as guitar fret noises and slides or the breathing of a sax player. They are then blended perfectly into your performance. Select any of the many Voices and enjoy an enhanced feeling of realism, as if that instrument was actually being played. These automatically enhance your lead lines with the characteristic articulations of the original instruments, with no special playing techniques required.

Styles

Accompaniment Styles let you play along with virtual bands in numerous genres including rock and jazz. Change the Style and you can perform the same piece with a completely different mood.

 

Music Finder

Music Finder is useful when you can’t decide on the right Style or a Voice for ensemble performance. All you have to do is choose the name of the song you want to play and the CVP will call up the proper settings so you can get playing right away.

Style Recommender

Style Recommender allows you to quickly find a Style that suits the way you want to play. Just play a bar or two of a simple rhythm, and a list of Styles that match it will be displayed.

On-Screen score display shows you what to play and when.

Follow along with the bouncing ball shown on the score as you play, to be sure of never losing your place.

Enjoy performing − even if you’re just starting out.

The guide lamps wait until you play the correct note, so you can practice at your own pace.

 

Size/Weight

DimensionsWidth 1352 mm (53-1/4") | polished finish: 1355 mm (53-3/8")
Height 918 mm (36-1/8") | polished finish: 921 mm (36-1/4")
Depth 595 mm (23-7/16") | polished finish: 596 mm (23-7/16")
WeightWeight 58 kg (127 lbs., 14 oz.) | polished finish: 61 kg (134 lbs., 8 oz.)

 

Control Interface

KeyboardNumber of Keys 88
Type Graded Hammer 3 (GH3) Keyboard
Touch Sensitivity Hard2/Hard1/Medium/Soft1/Soft2
PedalNumber of Pedals 3
Half Pedal Yes
Functions Sustain, Sostenuto, Soft, Glide, Song Play/Pause, Style Start/Stop, Volume, etc.
DisplayType Monochrome LCD
Size 4.6 inch (320 x 240 dots QVGA )
Color Monochrome
Score Display Function Yes
Lyrics Display Function Yes
Language English, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Italian
PanelLanguage English

 

Cabinet

Key CoverKey Cover Style Sliding
Music Rest Yes

 

Voices

Tone GenerationPiano Sound RGE (Real Grand Expression)
Stereo Sustain Samples Yes
Key-off Samples Yes
String Resonance Yes
Smooth Release Yes
Damper Resonance Yes
PolyphonyNumber of Polyphony (Max.) 128
PresetNumber of Voices 387 Voices + 22 Drum/SFX Kits + 480 XG Voices + GM2 + GS (for GS Song Playback)
Featured Voices 12 Super Articulation Voices, 9 Mega Voices, 6 Natural! Voices, 12 Sweet! Voices, 24 Cool! Voices, 25 Live! Voices, 10 Organ Flutes! Voices
CustomVoice Edit Yes
Compatibility XG, XF, GS(for Song Playback), GM, GM2

 

Effects

TypesReverb 44 Preset + 3 User
Chorus 71 Preset + 3User
DSP DSP 1: 295 Preset + 3 User DSP 2-4: 130 Preset + 10 User
Master EQ 5 Preset + 2 User
Part EQ 27 Parts

 

Accompaniment Styles

PresetNumber of Preset Styles 257
Featured Styles 204 Pro Styles, 17 Session 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
CustomStyle Creator Yes
Other FeaturesMusic Finder 1,200 Records
One Touch Setting (OTS) 4 for each Style
Style Recommender Yes
File Format Style File Format GE (Guitar Edition)

 

Songs

PresetNumber of Preset Songs 65
RecordingNumber of Tracks 16
Data Capacity approx. 300KB/Song
Recording Function Yes
Compatible Data FormatPlayback SMF (Format 0 & 1), ESEQ, XF
Recording SMF (Format 0)

 

Functions

Demo Yes
RegistrationNumber of Buttons 8
Control Registration Sequence, Freeze
Lesson/GuideLesson/Guide Follow Lights, Any Key, Karao-Key, Your Tempo
Guide Lamp Yes
Performance Assistant Technology (PAT) Yes
Piano Room Yes
USB Audio RecorderPlayback .wav
Recording .wav
MiscellaneousDual/Layers Yes
Split Yes
Metronome Yes
Tempo Range 5 - 500, Tap Tempo
Transpose -12 – 0 – +12
Tuning 414.8 – 440 – 466.8 Hz
Scale Type 9
Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC) Yes

 

Storage and Connectivity

StorageInternal Memory approx. 2.8 MB
Amplifiers 25 W x 2
Speakers 16 cm x 2
Acoustic Optimizer Yes
External Drives Optional USB Flash Memory (via USB to DEVICE)
ConnectivityHeadphones × 2
MIDI In/Out/Thru
AUX IN Stereo Mini
AUX OUT (R, L/L + R)
AUX Pedal Yes
USB TO DEVICE Yes
USB TO HOST Yes

 

Power Supply

Power Consumption 20 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), Holder Set