Yamaha Clavinova CSP-170

Rebate of $250 on CSP170!  Must purchase by February 29, 2020 and submit claim online by March 31, 2020.

 

Available in Ebony Polish (pictured) or matte black.  Call or visit in-store for more information and pricing! 

 

The Clavinova CSP-170 teaches anyone how to play their favorite songs, right out of their music library. Stream Lights, exclusive to the CSP, move towards each key showing users which notes to play and when to play them. Users can adjust the speed at which they're learning, as well as the difficulty of the piano arrangement as they improve.

 

 

Enjoy simple, intuitive operation from smart devices with the dedicated app, “Smart Pianist”.

No more frustrations!

The CSP will dispel any preconceptions you might have about playing the piano being a difficult, frustrating experience. The dedicated CSP app analyzes the music you want to play and then creates a piano accompaniment score for you. All you have to do is follow the Stream Lights!

STEP 1

Pick a song, any song…

Choose any song you like from your audio/ song library.

STEP 2

Audio to Score

Load the song into the Smart Pianist app, and the “Audio to Score” feature will analyze the chords and create a score instantly.

STEP 3

Stream Lights

Now you’re ready to go! Let the Stream Lights guide your fingers as you play along with the song.

 
 
 

Quick Start Video

When you’re ready to take on the challenge of solo performance, the CSP offers built-in songs for immediate enjoyment, or additional songs for purchase from Yamaha MusicSoft. And even if you’re not confident in your own playing abilities, you can trust the Stream Lights to show you the way.

CSP Clavinova offer unrivaled capacity for musical expression, with a huge variety of instrument voices that bely their simple, elegant exteriors. You can also enjoy ensemble sessions with rock or jazz bands, and even bossa nova orchestras, simply by assigning Styles.

Want to sing as well? The CSP comes equipped with a mic input, and will even harmonize with you as you sing!

 

Clavinova is an innovative lineup of digital pianos that have continued to evolve while seeking to provide the touch and tone of a concert grand piano—the ultimate symbol of piano excellence. This authentic grand piano experience is the product of the knowledge and expertise that Yamaha has accumulated over more than 100 years of crafting acoustic pianos. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology to achieve grand piano quality, Clavinova digital pianos offer an inviting playing experience that is perfect for players of all levels. They emulate the touch and tone of a grand piano to make the transition from digital to acoustic piano a seamless and enjoyable one.

With two world-renowned concert grand pianos available at the touch of a button, the CSP Series lets you choose the perfect piano tone for the music you want to play. Offering far more than just sampled sounds, the CSP Series reproduces the Yamaha CFX concert grand and the legendary Bӧsendorfer Imperial in meticulous detail.

Yamaha’s advanced binaural sampling technology is now available on the Clavinova. The technology uses samples from the CFX, Yamaha’s acclaimed concert grand piano, recorded with specialized microphones that capture locational information and other nuances discerned by the human ear. The resulting sound is so natural, so enveloping, that you’ll soon forget you’re even wearing headphones at all.

The CSP-170 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.

 

One of the defining features of a CSP 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.

Natural Wood X (NWX) keyboards are created using unrivaled expertise that Yamaha has acquired through more than a century of crafting fine pianos.

Just as with grand pianos, the material used for Natural Wood X keyboards is cut from wood that has been carefully dried specifically for use in making musical instruments. Only the best wood from the finest part of each tree is selected, resulting in a keyboard that is more resistant to buckling and warping than common laminated wood keyboards.

The Yamaha Natural Wood X keyboard features the same action and three-sensor configuration as Graded Hammer 3X keyboards, which accurately senses and interprets the behavior of the keyboard for a response that feels very similar to that of a grand piano. This allows you to vividly perform smooth, flowing passages or light trills, techniques used in many pieces such as Für Elise.

 

The escapement mechanism in a grand piano moves the hammers away from the strings quickly after they strike them, in order to prevent any interference with string vibration. This mechanism produces a slight clicking sensation when the keys are pressed gently. Since Real Grand Expression offers players superb sound, touch and pedaling, we decided to create an escapement that delivers outstanding playability, repetition, and response without impeding performance. The Clavinova keyboards feature an escapement mechanism that reproduces this sensation near the bottom of the key dip. They have been designed in such a way that the click is discernible only on the lightest keystrokes, similar to the keyboard of a grand piano. These keyboards have been adjusted to provide additional friction that balances key repetition and response without impeding performance.

Our fingers are more sensitive than we think, and for pianists, the texture of the piano keys is extremely important. The NWX keyboard features white keys made from the highest quality synthetic ivory, developed independently by Yamaha. The black keys are finished in synthetic ebony. Synthetic ivory keytops reproduce the tactile surface of the real ivory keyboards once used in older acoustic pianos. It features highly absorbent material that prevents fingers from slipping even after hours of practice, while retaining the ideal texture and feel. Resulting from well over a century of experience in making acoustic pianos, this exclusive Yamaha technology achieves a finish that feels natural and comfortable. In addition to the feel, the appearance and fine texture of these keys is unmatched by any other digital piano, and is sure to inspire pianists from the moment they experience it.

Keyboards fulfill the vital role of transforming emotion from your fingertips into sound and therefore, must be smooth to play in order to maintain superb touch for prolonged performances. That is why Yamaha has fitted Keyboard Stabilizers to all 88 keys, offering players a natural touch and improving the stability and durability of the keyboard.

In a grand piano, strings and sounds resonate throughout the entire body of the instrument producing a rich reverberation that envelops the listener in sound. Not only are the strings you are playing vibrating, but other strings ring as a reaction to ones you play. This is one reason the piano's sound is so complex and rich.

This phenomenon is reproduced perfectly in the Clavinova through Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM) which calculates the various states of the strings for each of the 88 notes on the keyboard from one instant to the next. As a result, the Clavinova reflects the limitless number of factors inherent in playing an acoustic piano such as which keys are pressed, the strength with which the keys are played and pedal timing.

 

The speakers attached to the body exhibit a phenomenon in which, if nothing is done, the volume of the sound will increase due to the resonant frequency of the body. Conversely, installing pipes with the same resonant frequency within the body suppresses this resonance. Acoustic optimizers utilize this phenomenon.

This improvement of the sound is something that has only been possible thanks to Yamaha‘s thorough knowledge of the internal acoustic characteristics of musical instruments.

You can enjoy karaoke backing with songs stored in your Clavinova or downloaded from YamahaMusicsoft.com. The lyrics are shown on the Smart Pianist app and the words change color as the song advances, so you know exactly when to come in.

Plug in a microphone, and you can sing along with your playing. The Vocal Harmony engine creates advanced sounding harmonies, enriching your voice and is even capable of correcting your pitch!

 

The recording function featured in Clavinova digital pianos allows you to record your performances* with a single touch, which is useful when you want to review your playing objectively. Additionally, you can record up to 16 tracks for simultaneous playback, so different hands can be recorded separately or overdub parts with different Voices.

*Recordings are made in MIDI format, and can also be recorded to Smart Pianist App

 

Record performances to Smart Pianist App and create audio files* you can save and play back on a Smart device.

 

Smart Pianist App supports not only wired connection but also wireless connection via UD-WL01, Wi-Fi USB wireless LAN adaptor.

 

Specifications

Size/Weight
Width
  • 1,412 mm (55 5/8") (Polished finish: 1,418 mm (55-13/16"))
Height
  • 1,040 mm (40-15/16") (Polished finish: 1,040 mm (40-15/16"))
Depth
  • 465 mm (18-5/16") (Polished finish: 466 mm (18-6/16"))
Weight
  • 67.0 kg (147 lb, 12 oz) (Polished finish: 69.0 kg (152 lb, 2 oz))
 
Control Interface
Keyboard Number of Keys
  • 88
Type
  • NWX (Natural Wood X) keyboard with synthetic ebony and ivory keytops, escapement
Touch Sensitivity
  • Hard2
  • Hard1
  • Medium
  • Soft1
  • Soft2
  • Fixed
88-key Linear Graded Hammers
  • No
Counterweight
  • No
 
Pedal
Number of Pedals
  • 3
Half Pedal
  • Yes
Functions
  • Sustain
  • Sostenuto
  • Soft
  • Glide
  • Style Start/Stop
  • Volume
  • etc.
GP Response Damper Pedal
  • No
 
Display
Type
  • depending on the Smart Device
Size
  • depending on the Smart Device
LCD Brightness
  • depending on the Smart Device
Touch Screen
  • depending on the Smart Device
Color
  • depending on the Smart Device
Score Display Function
  • Yes*
Lyrics Display Function
  • Yes*
Text Viewer Function
  • Yes*
Language
  • 26 Languages (English, Japanese, Germany, French, Spanish, etc.)
Panel Language
  • English
 
Cabinet
Key Cover Style
  • Sliding
Music Rest
  • Yes
Music Clips
  • Yes
 
Voices
Tone Generation Piano Sound
  • Yamaha CFX
  • Bösendorfer Imperial
Binaural Sampling
  • Yes (Yamaha CFX Voice only)
Key-off Samples
  • Yes
Smooth Release
  • Yes
Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM)
  • Yes
String Resonance
  • VRM
Damper Resonance
  • VRM
Polyphony Number of Polyphony (Max.)
  • 256
Preset Number of Voices
  • 692 Voices + 29 Drum/SFX Kits
Featured Voices
  • 14 VRM Voices
  • 113 Super Articulation Voices
  • 27 Natural! Voices
  • 27 Sweet! Voices
  • 63 Cool! Voices
  • 69 Live! Voices
  • 30 Organ Flutes! Voices
Compatibility(for song playback)
  • XG, GS , GM, GM2
 
Effects
Reverb
  • 58 Preset
Chorus
  • No
Master Compressor
  • No
Master EQ
  • 5 Preset + User
Part EQ
  • No
Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC)
  • Yes
Stereophonic Optimizer
  • Yes
Insertion Effect
  • No
Variation Effect
  • No
Vocal Harmony
  • VH (44 Preset)
Dual/Layers
  • Yes
Split
  • Yes
 
Accompaniment Styles
Number of Preset Styles
  • 470
Featured Styles
  • 396 Pro Styles
  • 34 Session Styles
  • 4 Free Play Styles
  • 36 Pianist Styles
Fingering
  • Chord Detection Area Full
  • Chord Detection Area Lower
Style Control
  • INTRO x 1
  • ENDING x 1
  • MAIN x 4
  • FILL IN x 4
Other Features Music Finder
  • No
One Touch Setting (OTS)
  • No
File Format
  • No
 
Songs
Number of Preset Songs
  • 403
Recording Number of Tracks
  • 16
Data Capacity
  • depending on the Smart Device
Recording Function
  • Yes
Compatible Data Format
  • Playback
Recording
  • SMF (Format 0)
 
Functions
Lesson/Guide
  • Correct Key
  • Any Key
  • Your Tempo*
Guide Lamp
  • Stream Lights (4 steps)
Piano Room
  • Yes
USB Audio Recorder
  • Playback Supported format by the Smart Device
  • Recording WAV/AAC
USB Audio Time Stretch
  • Yes
Pitch Shift
  • Yes
Vocal Cancel
  • Melody Suppressor
Miscellaneous Metronome
  • Yes
Tempo Range
  • 5 – 500
  • Tap Tempo
Transpose
  • -12 – 0 – +12
Tuning
  • 414.8 – 440.0 – 466.8 Hz
Scale Type
  • 9
Audio Recorder/Player Recording Time (max.)
  • depending on the Smart Device
Audio to Score
  • Yes
Registration Memory
  • Yes
 
Storage and Connectivity
Storage Internal Memory
  • depending on the Smart Device
External Drives
  • depending on the Smart Device
 

Connectivity

Headphones
  • Standard stereo phone jack (x 2)
Microphone
  • Input Volume
  • Mic/Line In
MIDI
  • IN/OUT/THRU
AUX IN
  • Stereo mini
AUX OUT
  • L/L+R, R
AUX Pedal
  • Yes
RGB OUT
  • No
USB TO DEVICE
  • iPad
USB TO HOST
  • Yes
 
Amplifiers and Speakers
Amplifiers
  • (45 W + 45 W) × 2
Speakers
  • (16 cm + 8 cm) ×2
Acoustic Optimizer
  • Yes
 
Accessories
Accessories
  • Owner’s Manual, Warranty*
  • Online Member Product Registration
  • Bench*
  • Power cord
  • USB Wireless LAN adaptor*
  • Owner’s Manual of USB wireless LAN adaptor*
  • USB cable (USB Type A – USB Type B)*
  • USB conversion cable (USB Type B – USB Micro B / USB Type B – USB Type C)*

*May not be included depending on your area. Check with your Yamaha dealer.