Introducing the Yamaha Clavinova CLP745 Digital Piano
The CLP745 is the second model in the latest generation of CLP Clavinova digital pianos, offering an enhanced specification over the entry level CLP735 and is a worthwhile upgrade if you a looking for a longer term instrument.
This model benefits from wooden keys delivering a more natural touch, while the sound of the Yamaha CFX and Bosendorfer Imperial concert grand pianos is delivered through a larger 2 x (50W + 50W) amplification system with four speakers.
Bluetooth MIDI and audio streaming enables easier integration with apps including Yamaha Smart Pianist and also to play along with your favourite artists.
Available in a selection of attractive finishes the new CLP745 digital piano is an elegant addition to any home.
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Yamaha’s latest keyboard action features a broad dynamic range and faithful response to every nuance of touch that puts a wide expanse of tone at the pianist’s fingertips. The grand piano hammers replicate the pleasing response felt when the hammers strike the strings, enabling precise control of the tone. Highly absorbent synthetic-ivory white keys and synthetic-ebony black keys prevent slipping even during extended play and feel just like those of a grand piano.
At the heart of the Clavinova design concept is the way the player feels when they take their seat in front of a Clavinova piano. Unnecessary elements are removed from the player’s field of vision to create a convincingly natural space that feels just like sitting at an acoustic piano. This represents Yamaha’s consideration to players who practice on Clavinova and perform on grand pianos—they are able to take the stage free of tension or worry because everything feels normal, as it should. A Clavinova piano is a part of the player’s everyday life—contemporary accents and color variation are available to mesh with any interior design or lifestyle.
Grand Expression Modelling
The Grand Expression Modelling introduced in the CLP-700 Series translates the widely varied input from the pianist’s fingers into the same limitless tonal variation of a grand piano. This makes it possible to vary the output by playing the keys to different depths and with different speeds, even when using techniques such as trills or legato or emphasizing the melody over the accompaniment.
Newly sampled Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial voices
Yamaha have taken piano samples from several world-renowned concert grands. The first is their top-flight grand piano, the CFX - used and loved in concert halls around the world. The second is the Imperial from Bösendorfer, a time-honored Viennese piano brand with an ardent following.
Yamaha faithfully reproduces the idiosyncrasies of these concert grand pianos by carefully recording the entire tonal range of each of the 88 keys, making minute adjustments to capture the most harmonious tones each piano has to offer.
Virtual Resonance Modelling
Clavinova pianos elaborately reproduce the rich sympathetic resonance of a grand through a groundbreaking technology called Virtual Resonance Modelling (VRM). VRM creates a richly varied sound by simulating the complex sympathetic tones created when the vibrations of the strings are propagated to the soundboard and other strings, corresponding to the timing and intensity of key playing and pedalling. CLP-700 Series pianos even replicate the sounds the dampers make when they are raised off the strings, in addition to the resonance of the duplex scaling, strings, soundboard, and case.
Period instrument voices open the door to the world of classical music
The CLP-775/745/735/765GP* are Yamaha’s first instruments to be equipped with the voices of the fortepiano, the predecessor to the modern piano. The sounds emitted by a fortepiano are simpler than those of a modern piano, and decay much more rapidly. Hearing the sounds of the instruments played when the likes of Mozart, Beethoven, and Chopin were composing their songs should illuminate the original intent behind the notes on the page. Here is a novel opportunity to communicate with historical composers by playing these period instruments.
Time-tested practice aids
Train your hands with some of the most widely accepted exercises in the world using proven practice methods from Hanon, Bayer, Czerny and Burgmüller. You can use these built-in songs for practicing with your right and left hands separately, or simply enjoy listening to them.
Connect wirelessly for Bluetooth® audio
You can play music through the audio system on the Clavinova* by using a Bluetooth-enabled smart device. Stream audio data such as mp3 files and enjoy playing along with any songs on your smart device.
*Availability of Bluetooth audio varies by country.
Get more with the Smart Pianist app
Enjoy the piano more with Smart Pianist, a dedicated app that adds a beautiful graphic interface and a variety of incredible features to your compatible Yamaha digital piano. The Bluetooth® MIDI function* lets you conncect to Smart Pianist wirelessly.
*Featured on the CLP-785/775/745/795GP/765GP. Availability of Bluetooth MIDI varies by country.
More useful information
Smart Device Connection Manual