Over a century of piano building experience culminates in a truly modern instrument.
Experience a purely digital piano with the heart of a true grand. You’ll feel the difference from the very first notes you play. Realistic touch and response, paired with the unmistakeable tone of the finest concert grand pianos ever made, the Clavinova delivers expressive capabilities and a dynamic range that redefines the standard for digital pianos today.
Your dream piano studio awaits.
The enhanced Piano Room now includes the world-class Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial grand pianos, plus vintage electric pianos. In Session Mode, you can invite three virtual musicians into the room to “jam” with you as you practice and perform in one of 40 different musical styles. These session musicians will automatically follow your harmonies and your volume expression using the new Dynamics Control feature. You can selectively activate and deactivate each one depending on your musical needs at the time. Within this special room, you can even record your sessions with the touch of a single button.
Variety is the spice of life.
The CVP-705 features hundreds of high-quality instrument Voices including “Natural!”, “Sweet!” and “Cool!” Voices sampled specially to compliment the instrument types. Yamaha’s Super Articulation Voices (SA) add genuine performance attributes of the real musical instruments as though they were being naturally performed by a virtuoso of that instrument instead of from the keys of a piano keyboard. Examples include “fret noise” or “body knocks” from a guitar or the “inhales”, “exhales” and glissandos from wind instruments. By simply varying your touch and playing techniques or using the pedals, SA voices will add significant authenticity to your sound.
When you want to play more than just piano.
One of the defining features of a CVP Clavinova is the multitude of different Styles that can be controlled in real-time by playing chords on the keyboard. Accompaniment Styles introduce ensembles of virtual musicians to your performances in a variety of musical genres. From small jazz ensembles to full orchestras, you control what chords or harmony they play by what YOU play, plus you control the dynamic of the ensemble. Developed by professional session musicians from around the world, Styles add authentic, studio-quality backing players to your performances – even when you play by yourself. You can use Styles to add embellishing Intros, Endings & Fill-Ins and even arrange songs in real-time.
Now anyone can play a hit song, one light at a time.
CVP Clavinovas are very patient: if you don’t play the right notes, they wait until you do! This is made possible with the CVP’s unique Guide feature. As the easiest way to play a song, the Follow Lights library teaches you popular melodies in a way only possible on a CVP Clavinova. Just follow the lights one note at a time, and fully-arranged orchestrations and arpeggios embellish your playing. Here, you don’t play along with a recording, the recording literally plays along with YOU. Visit www.yamahamusicsoft.com/followlights to browse the entire library today.
You can connect a microphone to enjoy singing along with your keyboard performance or using Karaoke song files from YamahaMusicSoft.com. All input jacks are conveniently located at the front of the instrument, under the keybed for easy access. Only Yamaha could build an instrument with studio-quality effects like reverb, echo and even Vocal Harmony. Alternatively, you can connect a portable music device such as an MP3 player or smart phone to enjoy listening through the Clavinova’s high-definition speaker system.
Download custom content for your CVP.
With content created just for U.S. Clavinova users, USA Edition turbo-charges your CVP with extra Voices, Styles and over 2,000 Music Finder setups for specific songs—so you can get playing quickly.
CVP USA Edition Overview
1,420 mm (55-15/16″) (Polished finish: 1,422 mm (56″))
868 mm (34-3/16″) (Polished finish: 872 mm (34-5/16″))
606 mm (23-7/8″) (Polished finish: 607 mm (23-7/8″))
77.4 kg (170 lbs., 10 oz) (Polished finish: 80.1 kg (176 lbs., 9 oz))
Number of Keys
NWX (Natural Wood X) keyboard with synthetic ivory keytops (wood is used for the white keys), escapement
Hard2, Hard1, Medium, Soft1, Soft2, Fixed
Number of Pedals
Sustain, Sostenuto, Soft, Glide, Song Play / Pause, Style Start / Stop, Volume, etc.
TFT Color LCD
7 inch (800 x 480 dots WVGA )
Score Display Function
Lyrics Display Function
Text Viewer Function
English, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Italian
Key Cover Style
Yamaha CFX, Bösendorfer Imperial
Number of Polyphony (Max.)
Number of Voices
984 Voices + 33 Drum / SFX Kits + 480 XG Voices
13 VRM Voices, 114 Super Articulation Voices, 30 Mega Voices, 46 Natural! Voices, 31 Sweet! Voices, 74 Cool! Voices, 86 Live! Voices, 30 Organ Flutes! Voices
XG, GS (for Song playback), GM, GM2
58 Preset + 3 User
106 Preset + 3 User
5 Preset + 5 User
5 Preset + 2 User
Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC)
322 Preset + 10 User
322 Preset + 3 User
VH2: 44 Preset + 60 User
Number of Preset Styles
396 Pro Styles, 34 Session Styles, 4 Free Play Styles, 36 Pianist Styles
Single Finger, Fingered, Fingered On Bass, Multi Finger, AI Fingered, Full Keyboard, AI Full Keyboard
INTRO x 3, MAIN VARIATION x 4, FILL x 4, BREAK, ENDING x 3
One Touch Setting (OTS)
4 for each Style
Style File Format GE (Guitar Edition)
Number of Preset Songs
Number of Tracks
approx. 300 KB / Song
Compatible Data Format
SMF (Format 0 & 1), XF
SMF (Format 0)
Number of Buttons
Registration Sequence, Freeze
Follow Lights, Any Key, Karao-Key, Your Tempo
Performance Assistant Technology (PAT)
USB Audio Recorder
Storage and Connectivity
approx. 2.4 MB
USB Flash Drive
Input Volume, Mic / Line In
IN / OUT / THRU
L / L + R, R
USB TO DEVICE
Yes (x 2)
USB TO HOST
Amplifiers and Speakers
(50 W + 20 W) x 2
(16 cm + 5 cm) x 2 [(6 – 5/16″ + 1 – 15/16″) x 2]
Owner’s Manual, Data List, “50 Greats for the Piano” Music Book, My Yamaha Product User Registration, AC Power Cord, Bench (included or optional), USB Wireless LAN Adapter (may be included depending on your locale.)