When you bring a Clavinova into your home, you bring so much more than an acoustic piano has to offer. Of course, Yamahas Clavinovas offer all the touch response and beautifully rich, detailed piano sound you want. Plus a great deal more, including a full orchestra of superb quality digitally sampled instruments, and a whole host of advanced auto accompaniment features. Whats more, you get all the convenience of a digital instrument: no need for costly tuning, greater portability, and you can use headphones, so you can play any time you like without disturbing the family or your neighbours.
The Clavinova features a truly extensive learning support Mk system including guide lamps over the keyboard. Right from day one, the kids-or even grandad can learn by playing real music instead of practice pieces, making it fun and enjoyable to study. Theres even a built-in recorder so you can record your performance an see how youre doing, and save it to floppy disk to build up a continuing progress report.
Yamaha offers an enormous library of music software for study, karaoke, playalong or just playback enjoyment. Pick up a song file data disk and enjoy minus-one playback that lets you step into the spotlight and solo in front of a full orchestra. Or load a style data disk, and add more auto accompaniment styles. No matter what kind of music you like, or at what level you play, theres sure to be just the title for you. From classical to rock, pop to ethnic, the list is almost endless.
Connect a Clavinova to your TV,pop a karaoke floppy disk into the drive and youve got your own home karaoke center. Song lyrics are displayed on-screen, so the entire family can get together for real singalong entertainment. Whats more, you can even get some other instruments out (maybe dads old guitar!) and play along with the songs for a whole new style of karaoke experience.
XG is Yamahas revolutionary extension of the General MIDI format. Naturally, it contains all of the GM standard, so you have complete compatibility with commercially available GM software. And it goes a lot further, to include a huge set of additional voices -a minimum of three effects processors with many effects types -MIDI control of analog inputs allowing processing of, for example, microphone inputs to create vocal harmonies -extensive control of other parameters for real-time sound shaping Whats more, theres also a vast selection of XG song software available.
I bought this keyboard with the intention of being able to experiment with composition. Although highly priced I have found it to be ideal for this and the instrument sounds it produces are increadible. However when playing it as a piano, the touch is poor and unrealistic, and if this is your intention it would be much more advisable to stick to a real piano. However with it being fairly lightweight it is an ideal keyboard for performance with a variety of functions.