The Yamaha’s CVP405 Digital 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 superb Graded Hammer Mk3 (GH3) keyboard gives you the same kind of touch, weight and feel of a real grand piano. The CVP-405 is packed with hundreds of dynamic voices, including the ultra-realistic, expressive Super Articulation Voices and Mega Voices, as well as 344 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.
Highlights of the Yamaha CVP405 Digital Piano
– Graded Hammer 3 (GH3) keyboard for true grand piano feel
– 4-level Advanced Wave Memory (AWM) Dynamic Stereo Sampling
– Super Articulation Voice and MegaVoice
– USB Audio Recorder
– Large colour LCD with Score/Lyrics display function
Features of the Yamaha CVP405 Digital Piano
Graded Hammer 3 (GH3) Keyboard
Just as on an actual grand piano, the lower keys are heavy in touch and the higher keys are light, with all the natural gradations in between. This technology also provides performance functions and expressive power found only on grand pianos, such as having repeated plays of the same note perfectly articulated, even when playing at high speed or with partial key release.
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 fine 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 behaviour. 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.
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 left 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.
Ethernet LAN Connection
The ethernet 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 favourite content straight to your instrument. And that’s just the beginning – the fun and excitements start from there!
USB TO DEVICE Terminal
Insert a USB flash memory in the USB TO DEVICE terminal on the instrument. It would let you save or load the registered settings and user songs created on the instrument, as well as read data from the connected device.
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 favourite 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.