22. September 2017.

New Yamaha CSP series, it’s revolutionary

Yamaha CSP-150 and CSP-170 digital pianos, the world’s first instruments that can scan audio songs in the user’s music library on a smart tablet, analyze the chord structure and produce a piano score taught via interactive “Stream Lights” above each key.

With the heart of a CVP and the compact, stylish body of a CLP, the CSP is the first Clavinova where most of the features are accessed through a tablet device, using an exclusive app called “Smart Pianist”. At the center of this remarkable innovation is the app’s unique Audio-to-Score function, which analyzes iTunes music files that already reside on an iPad (Android support coming spring 2018), then generates a piano accompaniment and a chart of chord symbols for those songs.

With conventional lessons, the student practices music that he or she may or may not like, along with tedious scales, and all with limited feedback. This is daunting and uninspiring to many, and the end result is that students quickly lose interest and abandon the instrument. The CSP, on the other hand, appeals to a new generation of casual players who want to learn the songs they already own and love, using the smart device they already own and love. As they become more and more inspired, confident and proficient, they may even take the experience to the ultimate level – formal lessons from a piano teacher.

Clavinova CSP line also offers the experience of playing a great sounding acoustic piano – after all, Yamaha has been manufacturing traditional instruments for more than a century. The company has painstakingly sampled two of its finest concert grand pianos – Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial – and has integrated these sounds into the CSP. Expressiveness and realism are further enhanced by Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM), which meticulously recreates the myriad internal vibrations, as well as key-off samples, which replicate the tone produced when the damper comes to rest on a string in an acoustic piano.

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There are 2 models in the CSP line, the CSP-150 and the CSP-170. Current finish options are Matt Black, White and Polished Ebony. Both models feature 256 number of polyphony, over 690 sounds and nearly 30 sets of drums, keyboard sensitivity selection and much more. The CSP-150 comes with a GH3X (Graded Hammer 3 sensor with escapement) keyboard action with synthetic ebony and ivory keytops. The CSP-170 comes with a NWX (natural wood with escapement) keyboard action also with synthetic ebony and ivory keytops, so it feels just like paying expensive grand piano.

The new CSP series is certainly revolutionary and the future not only of digital pianos, but also the pianos in general.

More about each model from the 150 and 170 series, characteristics and the price, you can find out here: