Yamaha Clavinova CLP-535 - Black Walnut

88-key Digital Piano with Synthetic Ivory Keytops, Graded Hammer Action with Escapement, Real Grand Expression Sound Engine, Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial Samples, Onboard Effects, and Stereo Speaker System - Black Walnut
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A Superb Digital Piano for Your Home

The Yamaha Clavinova CLP-535 is an ideal digital piano for your home, giving you stunningly realistic playing feel and sound in a decor-friendly traditional package. With its Graded Hammer GH3X keybed, synthetic ivory keytops, and escapement, you'll delight to the touch of this superb instrument. The grand piano voices are sourced from premium, hand-selected Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial concert grands, and the cabinet is calibrated for full-bodied resonance in a proprietary process similar to what a Yamaha acoustic piano receives. The result? Gloriously realistic grand piano sound at any volume. There's even an onboard 16-track recorder to capture your inspiration. Grace your home with the superb Yamaha Clavinova CLP-535!

Real Grand Expression gives you the experience of playing an acoustic grand

The authentic feel and response of a real acoustic piano, and the Clavinova CLP-535 delivers it. Yamaha calls it Real Grand Expression - and they should know. They've been perfecting their piano-making craft for over a century, and their grand pianos are standard equipment in top studios and on premier concert stages worldwide. Packed with unique, expertly integrated Yamaha technologies, the Clavinova CLP-535 delivers renowned expressive capability as it precisely executes your nuanced musical intent through the responsive touch of its keys and the feel of its pedals. As you play, you'll revel in the experience of playing an acoustic grand piano.

Graded Hammer GH3X keybed delivers stunningly realistic playing feel

Yamaha's Graded Hammer GH3X key action gives you incredibly realistic grand piano touch and response. Fitted with the same hammer system and springless mechanism as a grand piano, GH3X keyboard action gives all keys an authentic resistance that increases from the top register to the lower - just as on an actual acoustic piano. Which means that you can pound out thunderous low notes with your left hand on the Clavinova CLP-535 and let the fingers on your right dance on the high notes. It also features Yamaha's three-sensor technology, which accurately senses and interprets the behavior of the keyboard for superbly realistic feel and response. The GH3X keyboard features an escapement mechanism that gives you the feel of an acoustic piano as it goes through the let-off of the jack and the fall of the hammer when a key is played very softly. Add to that the superb feel of Yamaha's synthetic ivory keytops which mimic the tactile surface of the ivory keyboards once used in only the finest pianos. Yamaha uses a highly absorbent material that gives you the ideal texture and feel, while preventing your fingers from slipping even after hours of performing. Take it from Sweetwater, the Clavinova CLP-535 is a keyboard that begs to be played.

The superb sound of the world's finest concert grand pianos

The Clavinova CLP-535 grand piano voices are sourced from premium, hand-selected Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial concert grand pianos tuned to perfection by top professional piano tuners. Only then were the sounds meticulously sampled in varying velocities, for a stunningly realistic grand piano sound with smooth tonal transformations perfectly matched to key pressure. From staccato to legato, you get superbly expressive sound that responds beautifully to your touch. Featuring Yamaha's Smooth Release technology, CLP-535 gives you realistic crisp staccatos and luxurious legatos, for nuanced response just like a real grand piano.

Full-bodied resonance, just like an acoustic piano

In a process analogous to that of an acoustic piano, the Clavinova's body materials and speaker positioning are meticulously calibrated to ensure that the instrument resonates optimally. To achieve a sonic image uncannily close to a grand piano's, the CLP-535 employs tone escape ports in multiple locations throughout the cabinet; this allows the sound from the speakers to be projected naturally to the listener's ears without getting trapped inside the instrument. The body of the CLP-535 has Acoustic Optimizers that control tone and regulate the flow of sound, for natural, smooth sonic richness across the entire keyboard range.

Instantly record your ideas with the built-in song recorder

The Yamaha CLP-535 has a 16-track, 250-song recorder to capture your creativity. When it's time to share your music, simply record your performances to a USB flash memory device as a WAV audio file. With 16 tracks and the CLP-535's 34 high-quality instrument Voices you can build up complex arrangements for compelling demos or to flesh out your song ideas.

Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC) is ideal for playing at home

You can't always rock out at home without disturbing your family or flatmates. Of course, the Yamaha CLP-535 sports dual headphone outputs, but for those occasions when you prefer not to use 'phones, the CLP-535 lets you adjust your speaker volume while compensating for the loss of bass and treble you get at lower levels. Yamaha calls it Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC); we call it brilliant. IAC acts like the "Loudness" contour on vintage hi-fi receivers, boosting highs and lows at lower volumes so you enjoy balanced sound at any setting.

Which Clavinova is right for you?

Yamaha's Clavinova line offers a digital piano solution for any budget and situation. If you're having a hard time figuring out which Clavinova is right for you, check out our in-depth buying guide, where we outline the differences between the models. And of course, your Sweetwater Sales Engineer is always happy to help you choose!

Yamaha Clavinova CLP-535 Digital Piano Features:

  • Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial grand piano samples
  • 34 Instrument voices
  • Graded Hammer 3 (GH3X) 88-note keyboard action with escapement
  • Synthetic ivory and matte black key tops
  • Acoustic Optimizer technology
  • Smooth Release, Key Off, and Damper Resonance samples
  • Traditional upright design with front legs and Yamaha logo
  • 5-year parts-and-labor, in-home limited warranty
  • Real Grand Expression (RGE) sound engine; 256-note polyphony; dual-layer capability
  • Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC); DSP Smooth Release
  • Onboard reverb effects (four types)
  • 16-track, 250-song recorder; 303 lesson songs
  • Soft, sostenuto, and damper pedals; half-damper effect
  • USB MIDI for connection to your computer
  • Metronome; dual headphone outs
  • Expand your musical horizons with Yamaha apps for iPad, iPhone or iPod touch
  • Matching bench, music rest, and key cover included

Tech Specs

Number of Keys 88
Presets 34
Polyphony 256 Notes
Number of Effects 29
Effects Types 6 x Reverb, 3 x Chorus, 7 x Brilliance, 12 x Master Effect, 1 x Intelligent Acoustic Control
Sequencer 16-track
Song Playback 371
Number of Speakers 2
Built-in Speakers Yes
Amplifier 30W x 2
MIDI I/O In/Out/Thru
Number of Pedals 3
Bench/Stand Included Both
Height 36.5"
Width 57.5"
Depth 18.0625"
Weight 127.875 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number CLP535B

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