The CVP-409 Grand Piano has all the luscious, expressive sound of a real acoustic grand piano – with 4-level sampling, key-off sounds, stereo sustain, string resonance and more. The NW keyboard with wooden white keys effectively reproduces the authentic touch, weight and feel of a real grand piano – and even provides Synthetic Ivory keytops, for natural friction and improved playing ease. The amazing iAFC effect recreates the richly textured resonance of a piano soundboard for even greater realism. The CVP-409 Grand Piano is packed with hundreds of dynamic voices, including the ultra-realistic, expressive Super Articulation Voices and Mega Voices, as well as 408 accompaniment styles. It also has a USB Audio Recorder that lets you capture your entire performance – including style and song playback, as well as your singing – and easily bring it to your computer for CD burning or uploading to websites.
- Natural Wood (NW) keyboard with real-wood white keys, Synthetic Ivory Keytops
- 4-level Advanced Wave Memory (AWM) Dynamic Stereo Sampling
- Super Articulation Voice and MegaVoice
- iAFC (Instrumental Active Field Control)
- USB Audio Recorder
Natural Wood (NW) Keyboard with Synthetic Ivory Keytops
This type of keyboard features the feel of real ivory. The special Natural Wood keyboard also uses real-wood white keys. The key surface is soft and slightly porous, giving the keys added grip and a natural friction that lets you play easily. The authentic touch and feel of the keys goes far beyond existing electronic keyboards, it makes you feel as if you’re playing a real grand piano. This specially crafted keyboard lets you use techniques only possible on grand pianos, such as playing the same note successively and having the sounds blend smoothly even without use of the damper pedal, or playing the same key quickly and having perfect articulation without the sound cutting off unnaturally.
Advanced Wave Memory (AWM) Dynamic Stereo Sampling
The AWM (Advanced Wave Memory) is a sampling system which creates sound close to that of an acoustic instrument by using digital technology to record the instrument sound and applying high-quality digital filter technology to the recorded audio samples. The waveform of the sound created by playing the key of an acoustic piano differs depending on the playing strength from pianissimo to fortissimo. The AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling can produce such dynamic nuances by recording samples of various playing strengths. The greater the number of samples used, the higher the expressive quality and potential becomes.
Introducing a completely new level of sonic realism and musical expressiveness. The remarkably authentic Voices feature the unique performance characteristics of each instrument, the expressive finger-slides on the guitar, or the breathy, legato phrasing of a saxophone. Never before have such string, wind and brass instruments, played live with a keyboard, sounded so convincing or so real!
It features multiple samples across the keyboard with sophisticated velocity switching – for incredibly authentic instrument sounds. It contains not only the basic samples of the instrument but also the performance techniques used with it. On a guitar for instance, players will hear open and mute string sounds, dead notes, hammering effects, slide effects, harmonics and a wide range of strum and body noises. In technical terms, MegaVoice duplicates an instrument’s behavior. In sonic terms, this gives the keyboard stunningly realistic sounds.
These rich and luscious Voices are comprised mostly of keyboard instrument sounds and are especially intended for playing piano and other keyboard parts.
Live!, Cool! and Sweet! Voices
A huge palette of acoustic and electronically amplified instrument sounds. A blend of long, stereo and multi-layered samples is used to fully capture the natural presence, resonance, expression and vibrato of the real instrument.
Instrumental Active Field Control (iAFC)
This sophisticated technology 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 you’re playing in. It also uses signal processing to reproduce an authentic damper effect. When the damper pedal is pressed, it delivers discretely sampled overtones, harmonics and resonance to recreate the warm and spacious sound.
USB Audio Recorder
You can record your performance as audio data to a USB storage device. Connect a microphone or guitar to the instrument and enjoy recording a guitar and keyboard performance together, or record your singing along with song playback.
16-track song recorder
Use the built-in song recorder with up to 16 tracks to create complex, multi-part arrangements one instrument at a time. After recording, save to the internal memory, which retains data even when the power is switched off, on a storage device, or to a PC.
The key guide lamps indicate the notes you should play, when you should play them, and how long you should hold them down. You can also practice at your own pace – since the accompaniment waits for you to play the notes correctly. Here, mute the right- or heft-hand part and try practicing the part using the guide lamps.
Piano Reset Button
This convenient, easy-to-use feature completely and automatically reconfigures the entire CVP for optimum piano performance. No matter what settings you’ve made from the panel, you can instantly call up the piano settings by a single button press.
LAN Port is for a wired internet connection the same as a LAN terminal you see on a computer. Stay connected and directly access to the Yamaha’s special service “Internet Direct Connection (IDC)” without a computer. Once you’re online with IDC, you can download your favorite contents straight to your instrument. And that’s just the beginning – the fun and excitements start from there!
USB TO DEVICE Terminal
The USB TO DEVICE terminal on the instrument allows you to connect USB memory devices such as flash drives or hard drives, enabling you to save or load registrations and user songs created on the instrument, as well as read data from the connected device such as MIDI files or style files.
USB TO HOST Terminal
Dive in and take advantage of the wide world of computer music software. Connections and setup are exceptionally easy, and you can play back your computer recorded parts with different instrument sounds – all from a single instrument.
Online, On-demand Music (IDC)
Bring your instrument online and tap into the worldwide music network! Yamaha has created a new, essential online service for musicians everywhere: Internet Direct Connection (IDC). IDC lets you connect the instrument directly to the Internet, without a computer, letting you delve into thousands of MIDI songs on our custom website, and download your favorite music for playback on the instrument.
Large LCD Display
A large LCD display provides attractive graphics and helpful messages for quick access and error-free operation. It provides comprehensive and easy-to-understand control of its operation. The display indicates chords, scores, lyrics, voice and style information, and more.