Yamaha Clavinova CLP-535R Piano
Readers of Pianist will know by now what a popular instrument the Yamaha Clavinova is. It’s great for all levels of piano players – from the beginner student to the more seriously advanced pianist. The CLP-535 features sound samples taken from both the Yamaha concert grand CFX and Bösendorfer Grand Imperial pianos. In total, there are 8 piano voices and 26 other instrument voices, all of which have been greatly improved compared to previous models.
Together with 256-note polyphony, the (25W + 25W) x 2 amplifier and speaker system has also been upgraded to deliver the dynamic sounds of the instrument in superb quality. The piano also sounds superb when using headphones, thanks to Yamaha’s Stereophonic Optimiser system.
Touch and response are, of course, extremely important in a piano and on the CLP-535 they are outstanding thanks to the revolutionary NWX action with escapement feel and synthetic Ivory key tops. The user interface has been completely redesigned and is now both easier to use and less intrusive. By placing all controls to the left of the keyboard and incorporating a new back-lit LCD screen, the whole instrument has been given a more sophisticated appearance.
There’s a 16-track MIDI sequencer, rhythms, audio recording and a built-in lesson repertoire with over 300 songs. The instrument can also interface with Yamaha’s popular NoteStar App for iPad, with optional wireless connectivity. the styling is designed to create the image of a traditional upright piano and comes in an attractive dark rosewood finish which will compliment any home.https://www.pianistmagazine.com/competitions/win-a-yamaha-clavinova-piano