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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.


Features Real Grand Expression - sound, touch and pedalsperfectly 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-600 Series gives you the feeling that you are playing a grand piano.

Achieves grand piano performanceand more.

The RGE Sound Engine delivers the ultimate expressive digital piano.

The Clavinova uses the Real Grand Expression (RGE) Sound Engine,Yamaha's next-generation digital 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 uses a key-off velocity sensor to express note decay with great clarity, and clearly enunciates staccato notes with the resonance heard when lifting your fingers from the keys. RGE 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 grand piano.

The Clavinova subtly reproduces even the unique elements of an acoustic piano. The String Resonance feature expresses the overtone series of strings above and beyond the actual notes you're playing. Key-Off samples actually deliver the delicate change in sound acoustic pianos make the instant the damper falls back to the string. The addition of these sounds results in a tonal experience that is not only beautiful, but also natural and rich.

The Graded Hammer 3 (GH3) keyboard action takes piano performance to the next level.

The touch of the Clavinova keyboard has been praised by pianists for a performance feel that makes you forget its a digital piano. The secret behind this superior touch is the same hammer scale 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, the Clavinova faithfully reproduces the keyboard touch of an acoustic piano on every key, from top to bottom.
Also important is Yamahas unique three-sensor system, which monitors each key strike at a higher resolution. When playing continuously or with a light trill, like the techniques used in pieces like Fr Elise, you can feel and hear a bright, vivid performance.

Personal Piano Room: your choice of piano and venue.

The CVP-600 Series offers a great new feature called Piano Room that you can use when you really want to concentrate on piano performance and savor your piano sound. You can select from four styles of acoustic pianos - Grand, Pop-Grand, Upright and Honky-Tonk - then you can select a performance location, such as concert hall, cathedral or stage. Instantly, the tone quality and acoustics change to match that piano and venue, giving your performance a totally different experience. When youre playing the Grand or Pop-Grand pianos, the tone changes even as you adjust the height of the virtual piano lid between fully opened or closed.

The color touch panel: getting to the features you want is easier than ever.

The easy-to-understand user interface has a touch panel that makes it simple to operate.
Other buttons are laid out in easy-to-see and -reach locations on the control panel. The CVP-605 is simply unrivaled for ease of use.

Customize the panel for a more personal touch.

- Bookmarks give quick access to your favorite Voices and Styles
- Shortcuts bring your favorite features to the Home display and hide the features you use least
- Regardless of what screen is called up, save your favorite features to the ASSIGNABLE panel buttons

A wide variety of Voices for amazingly realistic instrumental sounds.

The CVP-600 Series provides many instrument Voices that go far beyond the traditional piano. Give songs you've played the same way for years a completely different character with the touch of a button.

Super Articulation Voices reproduce the natural nuanced effects unique to non-keyboard instruments.

This amazing technology intelligently recreates the authentic performance characteristics of acoustic instruments, such as the fret noises and slides of a guitar or the breathing and pad noise of a sax player. They are then blended seamlessly into your performance. Select any of the Super Articulation Voices to enjoy an enhanced feeling of realism as if that instrument was actually being played in front of you. These automatically enhance your lead lines with the characteristic articulations of the original instruments, all with no adjustments in technique that might seem foreign to a pianist.

Let your CVP Clavinova help you learn to play hit songs.

Yamaha has partnered with music publishing giant Hal Leonard to prepare professionally-arranged backing tracks to best-selling songbooks. Learn to play songs made popular by artists like Elton John, Taylor Swift, Adele and more. Simply purchase "You Are the Artist" series books wherever quality print music is sold, then download the MusicSoft song files at Play with the pros - go Yamaha!

Guide mode lets recordings play along with YOU.

Quickly enjoy playing the piano− even if you've never had a lesson.

Guide lamps above each key show you the correct notes to play and waits until you play them, so you can learn and practice at your own pace.

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

* Screen is of CVP-609.

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

Sophisticated Karaoke Accompaniment

For the up-and-coming star in your home.

Plug in an optional microphone and you can sing along while you play, while someone else plays, or while the Clavinova plays itself. You'll be the life of the party with karaoke-style vocal effects like reverb, chorus and echo.

Make any party a karaoke party.

Sing along with the karaoke song file library stored inside your Clavinova or download more from the internet. Song lyrics are shown on the display* and the words are highlighted to the beat so you know exactly when to come in. Connect the CVP to your TV screen for lyric display at your party and everyone can sing along!

* Lyric data must be included within the song file.

Your personal built-in backup singers.

Yamaha's Vocal Harmony (VH) engine takes the words you sing and chord voicings from the Clavinova to create lush harmonies to embellish your singing. You can even assign a foot pedal to bring your backup singers in or out of your performance.

Play along with any number of virtual backing bands where youre the band leader.

Accompaniment Styles let you play along with virtual bands in numerous genres ranging from rock to country, pop and jazz. Change from hundreds of Styles and you can perform the same piece with a completely different feel.

All you need to know is the song. The Clavinova does the rest.

Given the vast palette of Voices and Styles to choose from in a CVP, Music Finder is useful when you just can't seem to find the right ones for a particular song you'd like to perform. Simply choose from a list of song titles, and Music Finder calls up a virtual backing band, sets the tempo and gives you four ideal right-hand Voices called One Touch Settings. Play the first Chord with your left hand and the Style automatically starts. Music Finder lets you spend more time playing keys and less time pushing buttons.

Don't have a particular song in mind? Just play the rhythm!

Style Recommender quickly finds suitable accompaniments based on what you play on the keyboard. You can play the piano, pound out a drum beat or just tap a simple rhythm pattern on one key. The Clavinova narrows hundreds of Styles down to the 8 best matches so you can start making music fast.

Discover new ways to enjoy music.


If you use an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, Yamaha apps will make playing more convenient and enjoyable. Play a song and easily set the ideal Voice and accompaniment Style. Record your own performance and share it with a friend. Check out the apps and find the ones that meet your needs. Note: - Some apps require a connection to your instrument. To use apps connectivity, a wired connection (such as Yamaha i-MX1) is necessary. - The CVP-601 does not offer wireless connectivity.

Keyboard Apps

Online Services

Visit our Yamaha MusicSoft online store to browse thousands of play-along songs designed to help you play your favorite songs by your favorite artists, following the notes and chords you play on your keyboard. A diverse collection of accompaniment Styles put a professional band at your fingertips. Styles are great for practice or performances, and are a handy songwriting tool as well!

Yamaha Music Soft

Other Features

The LCD is easy to see and understand.

Musical notation and text are clearly displayed on a large screen, making the many functions easier to use. The screen not only shows the musical notation, it can display lyrics and chords.

USB Audio for recording your own performance.

Use the USB Audio Recorder* to record your performances on a USB flash drive for storage on your computer. This lets you compare two different performances to gauge your progress, or listen to them on a portable media player. * Stored in WAV format.

Intelligent Acoustic Control provides a full, balanced sound with rich lows and clear highs, even at low volumes.

Volume adjustment is convenient for playing at home, where sometimes others may prefer you to play softly. Youve probably experienced the fact that when the volume is low, it is difficult to hear treble and bass. On a Clavinova, however, the Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC) automatically adjusts the sound, so you enjoy proper sound balance even at low volumes. Additionally, the volume dial automatically makes fine adjustments to the overall sound of the speaker system (EQ) at low volumes. This ability to adjust volume without losing the rich and balanced sound is an exclusive Yamaha benefit, ensuring you always play with the utmost sound quality.

Yamaha's latest sound engineering technology, Acoustic Optimizer.

The Acoustic Optimizer system has been created to enrich and control resonance by physically adjusting the flow of sound waves, thanks to its design and positioning within the instrument. The combination of Acoustic Optimizer and digital technologies gives the CVP-600 Series an incredible expressive capability.

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