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Yamaha CLP430


With its superb realistic piano feel and expressive sound the Yamaha CLP-430 well suited to both exam preparation and playing for pleasure.

Additionally, the CLP-430 features Yamaha's Real Grand Expression technology - Yamaha's new holistic approach to digital piano technology.

GH3 action

14 authentic sounds

Yamaha Real Grand Expression sound engine

Smooth release and damper resonance recreation

USB audio recording and playback

Control panel cover

A design that captures the presence of an acoustic piano

Real Grand Expression: the sensation of playing a grand piano

Yamaha Real Grand Expression technology creates playing response and expressive capability similar those of a grand piano. RGE combines three key elements: Sound, touch and pedals. The grand piano voices are created by sampling a Yamaha concert grand piano. A single piano was selected and finely tuned by a master piano technician. The result is a sound that captures both the beauty of each note and the harmonised sound of a single piano. The touch of a Clavinova has been meticulously refined using feedback from many pianists. Yamaha technology creates smooth and dynamic changes in tone according the strength of touch, replicating the expressiveness of a grand piano. Finally, the pedals are designed to complete the playing experience that only a Yamaha Clavinova can provide.

Intelligent Acoustic Control

Intelligent Acoustic Control provides a full, balanced sound with rich lows and clear highs even at low volume. One of the joys of the CLP-430 is that the volume can be adjusted to avoid disturbing others. However, playing at low volumes can make it difficult to hear bass and treble. The Intelligent Acoustic Control function automatically adjusts the sound and the volume control makes fine adjustments to the speaker system, ensuring that you can always enjoy the utmost sound quality even at low volumes.

A selection of instrument voices

The CLP-430 has many piano voices so that you can select the type of piano best suited to the musical genre you wish to play. In addition to acoustic pianos, you can enjoy the sound of electric pianos, including a Yamaha CP1 stage piano. Other instrument voices including classical organ, harpsichord and guitar are available while dual voice enables two sounds, for example piano and strings, to be combined giving the opportunity to play a wide variety of music.

A wide range of additional functions

In addition to being compact and requiring no tuning, the CLP-430 has a number of other useful features. Two headphone jacks offer the ability to listen in to a practice session or play duets in silence. A metronome, transpose function, brilliance control and digital effects such as concert-hall reverb and many other versatile features are also incorporated.

Two recording options offer maximum versatility

Recording is a useful way to evaluate your performance and share with others. You can record at the touch of a button, and use two-track recording to record both hands individually, or create a duet. Playback tempo can be adjusted and performances can be stored on a USB memory device. In addition, the CLP-430 has a USB audio recorder, which enables performances to be recorded as an audio track (WAV file format). Recordings can be transferred to a computer and then stored on a portable digital media player or onto a CD, for playback in a CD player. This function also provides the opportunity to play along with an audio track stored on a USB memory device.

Panel Reveal key cover

Hide away the control panel to recreate the classic acoustic piano look.  


Width: 1420mm (55 7/16")

Height: 907mm (35 11/16"]

Depth: 513mm (20 3/16")

Weight: 60.5kg (133 lbs. 6 oz)

Number of Keys: 88

Keyboard Action Class: GH3 (Graded Hammer 3)

Touch Sensitivity Options: Hard, Medium, Soft, Fixed

Half Pedal Option: Yes

Pedals: Damper (with half pedal effect), Sostenuto, Soft

Display: 7-segment LED

Music Rest: Yes

Tone Generation Technology: RGE (Real Grand Expression) Sound Engine

Smooth Release: Yes

Damper Resonance: Yes

Maximum Polyphony: 128 Notes

Number of Voices (Sounds): 14

Reverb Types: 4

Brilliance Settings: 5

Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC): Yes

Dual/Layered Voice Option: Yes

Number of User Recorded Songs: 10

Number of Tracks: 2

USB Audio Recorder Playback Format: WAV

Audio Recording Format: WAV

Metronome Function: Yes

Transpose Function: Yes

Other Settings: Tuning, Scale Type

Storage and Connectivity

Internal Memory For MIDI: about 1.5MB (Flash Memory)

External Drives: USB Flash Memory, Memory Card (SmartMedia, etc.) with External Adapter

Headphone Sockets: 2


AUX IN: L / L+R, R


USB TO DEVICE (USB Sticks etc): 1x

USB TO HOST (Mac or Windows PC): 1x

Amplifiers: 30W x 2

Speakers: 16cm x 2 [6 5/16" x 2]

Power Consumption: 25W

Included Accessories: Headphones Hanger  

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