Yamaha CLP-685PE Overview
The Yamaha Clavinova CLP-685 PE is an 88-note digital piano featuring a touch-sensitive keyboard and a polished ebony finish. The Clavinova lineup contains some of the most innovative digital pianos that Yamaha have ever created, with the touch and tone of a concert grand piano and plenty of unique modern characteristics. Utilising state-of-the-art technology, the Clavinova pianos offer an inviting playing experience to any pianist, so they can make the transition from digital to acoustic piano seamlessly and enjoyably.
Utilising Virtual Resonance Modeling, this digital piano offers distinctive reverberation generated by the entire body of a concert grand piano. The enhanced VRM now also calculates aliquot resonance in the upper octaves, and the full resonance of the soundboard, rim, and frame. This technology helps the piano produce a vivid, bright, richly-varied expression that reflects the limitless number of factors inherent in piano performance.
Regardless of style, the sound of this piano responds to touch. With Yamaha Smooth Release technology, the Clavinova offers the crisp tone heard when playing staccato as well as the lingering sound produced by releasing the keys more. Smooth tonal transformations perfectly matched to key pressure allow the user to change the volume and dynamics of the sound, creating mellow and bright tones by simply changing the pressure.
Featuring carefully-sampled recordings of notes on a piano, the Clavinovas have been tested and adjusted by numerous pianists to attain a grand piano performance feel. Key-Off samples offer a faithful reproduction of the subtle changes in a piano’s sound, allowing for a realistic performance. Real Grand Expression offers pianists a superb sound, touch and pedalling with an escapement that delivers improved playability and response without inhibition. Linear Graded Hammers on this Clavinova duplicate the graded grand piano touch with differing weights and key return on each key. Carefully adjusted counterweights offer improved playability for pianissimo with a light touch, and better key return during rapid passages.
Yamaha have fitted Keyboard Stabilisers to all 88 keys, offering players a natural touch and improving the stability and durability of the keyboard. These instruments feature Tone Escapement in several locations throughout the body that allow the sound from the speakers to be projected to the listener’s ears without being trapped inside the instrument. Yamaha’s advanced binaural sampling technology is available on the Clavinova, which uses samples from the CFX, recorded with specialised microphones that capture locational information and other nuances discerned by the human ear.
The built-in USB audio recorder allows you to record performances to USB flash memory and create audio files to save and play back on a computer. The recording function featured in Clavinova digital pianos allows you to record your performances with just a single touch and the pianist is able to record up to two tracks for simultaneous playback. Therefore different hands can be recorded separately or overdub parts with different Voices. Connect the Clavinova to a computer or a USB memory device to manage your library. You can play music through the audio system on the Clavinova by using a Bluetooth-enabled smart device and stream audio data such as mp3 files.
- Manufacturer: Yamaha
- Surface: High-gloss
- Construction / Number of Keys: 88
- Hammer Action: Yes
- Velocity sensitive: Yes
- Sound Generation: Digital
- Adjustable Velocity Curve: Yes
- Display: Yes
- USB MIDI Interface: Yes
- Headphone Connection: Yes
- Mounting Options: MIDI and Audio Recorder
- Storage Media: USB Stick
- Speakers: Yes
- LINE IN: Yes
- LINE OUT: Yes
- Weight (kg): 89
- Integrated Effects Processor: Yes
- Number of Sounds: 543
- Polyphony: 256
- Keyboard Split: Yes
- Version: Triple Pedal
- Height (cm): 102.9
- Width (cm): 146.7
- Depth (cm): 47.7
- Amplifier Output (Watt): 50 + 50 + 50 x 2