- Graded Hammer 3 (GH3) keyboard with Synthetic Ivory Keytops
- Pure CF Sampling newly introduced
- 4-level Advanced Wave Memory (AWM) Dynamic Stereo Sampling
- USB Audio Recorder playback WAV
- MegaVoice Technology
The CVP-503 has superb tonal response and faithfulness to the original sound created from Pure CF Sampling. The GH3 keyboard gives you the same kind of touch, weight and feel of a real grand piano. The CVP-503 is packed with hundreds of dynamic voices, including the ultra-realistic, and expressive Mega Voices, as well as accompaniment styles. It also has a USB Audio Recorder for recording your own performances, complete with singing into a microphone connected to the Clavinova or even an ensemble with a guitar plugged in. Enjoy in a variety of ways!!
Pure CF Sampling for superb tonality
Yamaha technicians selected a CFIIIS full concert grand with the highest sound quality, and tuned it to the finest possible condition. They then used our unique Pure CF Sampling technique to sample all of its sounds, in order to create the CLP/CVP sound....
Pure CF Sampling for superb tonality
Yamaha technicians selected a CFIIIS full concert grand with the highest sound quality, and tuned it to the finest possible condition. They then used our unique Pure CF Sampling technique to sample all of its sounds, in order to create the CLP/CVP sound. As a result, you enjoy the same natural tonal response as a top-quality piano.
Large LCD Display
A large LCD display provides attractive graphics and helpful messages for quick access and error-free operation. It provides comprehensive and easy-to-understand control of its operation. The display indicates chords, scores, lyrics, voice and style information, and more.
Graded Hammer 3 (GH3) Keyboard with Synthetic Ivory Keytops
Just as on an actual grand piano, the lower keys are heavy in touch and the higher keys are light, with all the natural gradations in between. This technology also provides performance functions and expressive power found only on grand pianos, such as having repeated plays of the same note perfectly articulated, even when playing at high speed or with partial key release.
Advanced Wave Memory (AWM) Dynamic Stereo Sampling
The AWM (Advanced Wave Memory) is a sampling system which creates sound close to that of an acoustic instrument by using digital technology to record the instrument sound and applying high-quality digital filter technology to the recorded audio samples. The waveform of the sound created by playing the key of an acoustic piano differs depending on the playing strength from pianissimo to fortissimo. The AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling can produce such dynamic nuances by recording samples of various playing strengths. The greater the number of samples used, the higher the expressive quality and potential becomes.
It features multiple samples across the keyboard with sophisticated velocity switching - for incredibly authentic instrument sounds. It contains not only the basic samples of the instrument but also the performance techniques used with it. On a guitar for instance, players will hear open and mute string sounds, dead notes, hammering effects, slide effects, harmonics and a wide range of strum and body noises. In technical terms, MegaVoice duplicates an instrument's behavior. In sonic terms, this gives the keyboard stunningly realistic sounds.
USB Audio Recorder
You can record your performance as audio data to a USB storage device. Connect a microphone or guitar to the instrument and enjoy recording a guitar and keyboard performance together, or record your singing along with song playback.
The key guide lamps indicate the notes you should play, when you should play them, and how long you should hold them down. You can also practice at your own pace - since the accompaniment waits for you to play the notes correctly. Here, mute the right- or heft-hand part and try practicing the part using the guide lamps.
The auto accompaniment features let you produce automatic accompaniment playback simply by playing "chords" with your left hand. This lets you automatically recreate the sound of a full band or orchestra - even if you're playing by yourself. The auto accompaniment sound is made up of the rhythm patterns of the styles. The styles of the instrument cover a wide range of different musical genres including pop, jazz, and many others. Using these accompaniment styles lets everybody, even beginners, give accomplished solo performances.
When you want to play in a certain genre of music but don't know which settings to choose, what can you do? Music Finder has the answer. It offers an extensive range of music styles with pre-programmed voices and effects setups. Search for suitable styles. It instantly call up the best-suited voices, tempo and accompaniment style to match the song name or music style you wish to play. Simply call up a song title and start playing.
USB TO DEVICE Terminal
Insert a USB flash memory in the USB TO DEVICE terminal on the instrument. It would let you save or load the registered settings and user songs created on the instrument, as well as read data from the connected device.
USB TO HOST Terminal
Dive in and take advantage of the wide world of computer music software. Connections and setup are exceptionally easy, and you can play back your computer recorded parts with different instrument sounds - all from a single instrument.
LAN Port is for a wired internet connection the same as a LAN terminal you see on a computer. Stay connected and directly access to the Yamaha's special service "Internet Direct Connection (IDC)" without a computer. Once you're online with IDC, you can download your favorite contents straight to your instrument. And that's just the beginning - the fun and excitements start from there!
Online, On-demand Music (IDC)
Bring your instrument online and tap into the worldwide music network! Yamaha has created a new, essential online service for musicians everywhere: Internet Direct Connection (IDC). IDC lets you connect the instrument directly to the Internet, without a computer, letting you delve into thousands of MIDI songs on our custom website, and download your favorite music for playback on the instrument.
This service gives you the capability, by connecting the instrument to the Internet Direct Connection (IDC), of searching for and adding desired panel settings and song data via the IDC to the instrument. For more details about this service, refer to the following website.
Audio & Video
Joachim Wolf presents the CVP 500 Series
The quality, sound and playability of Yamaha instruments can take your music to new heights. With Yamaha’s Online Services, you’ll go even further. The power of the internet opens up a whole world of new possibilities for Yamaha’s instruments, and your music making. Whether you want to learn to play your favorite songs, explore new ways to enhance your performances, or simply listen to beautiful music on your instrument, you’ll find a way to do it with Yamaha’s Online Services.
The sound of a Yamaha piano enhances the ambience of any room, and with Piano Radio you can enjoy the elegant feeling that only a live piano performance can provide, whenever you want.
With moving keys and real acoustic sound, Piano Radio lets you experience the unique sensation of professional pianists playing right in your living room!
Piano Radio features over a dozen stations playing songs from your favorite artists, in addition to 2 free trial channels and seasonal and holiday channels throughout the year.
Complimentary Channel Sampler
30-second samples of the popular hits you’ll hear on the rest of our channels.
Complimentary Music Channel
Full-length versions of some of the great classics you’ll find on subscription channels.
- In addition to the free channels, here are some of our most popular channels for subscribers:
- - Lennon and McCartney
- - Mellow Moods
- - Adult Contemporary
- - Live Piano Concerts
- - Broadway
Discover new ways to play with Yamaha song downloads
Get your favorite songs on your keyboard then learn, perform, and have more fun!
MIDI songs are infinitely flexible, infinitely fun, and a very powerful musical tool. Plus with Yamaha song files, designed specifically for use on Yamaha keyboards, you can take the possibilities farther than ever before.
Some of our most popular songs:
- Hallelujah - Lenoard Cohen
- Waka Waka (Time For Africa) - Shakira
- Imagine - John Lennon
- What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
- Hotel California - The Eagles
- Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
- Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin
- A Whiter Shade Of Pale - Procol Harum
- Your Song - Elton John
- Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers
Where to find Online Services for Yamaha Instruments
- Internet Direct Connection
All the advantages of the internet, right on your instrument. Internet Direct Connection takes your instrument online to access a huge number of features to improve and expand your musical experience.
- Yamaha MusicSoft
Yamaha MusicSoft is Yamaha's official online shop for new song downloads, expansions voices, music software and more for your Yamaha piano or keyboard.
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|Weight||Weight||73kg (160lbs., 15oz.)|
|Keyboard||Number of Keys||88|
|Type||Graded Hammer 3 (GH3) Keyboard with Synthetic Ivory Keytops|
|Pedal||Number of Pedals||3|
|Functions||Volume, Sustain, Sostenuto, Soft, Glide, Song Play/Pause, Style Start/Stop, etc.|
|Display||Type||Full Dot LCD|
|Size||320 x 240 dots|
|Score Display Function||Yes|
|Lyrics Display Function||Yes|
|Text Viewer Function||Yes|
|Language||English, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Italian|
|Key Cover||Key Cover Style||Folding|
|Tone Generation||Tone Generating Technology||AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling|
|Number of Dynamic Levels||4|
|Stereo Sustain Samples||Yes|
|Polyphony||Number of Polyphony (Max.)||128|
|Preset||Number of Voices||398 + 480 XG + 19 Drum/SFX Kits + GM2 (+ GS Voices for GS Song playback)|
|Featured Voices||22 Natural! Voices, 23 Sweet! Voices, 33 Cool! Voices, 19 Live! Voices, 10 Organ Flutes!, 15 Mega Voices|
|Custom||Sound Creator/Voice Set||Yes|
|Types||Reverb||42 Preset + 3 User|
|Chorus||71 Preset + 3 User|
|DSP||DSP 1: 271 Preset + 3 User, DSP2-4: 128 Preset + 10 User|
|Master EQ||5 Preset + 2 User|
|Part EQ||27 Parts|
|Accompany Style Related||Vocal Harmony||60 Preset + 10 User|
|Preset||Number of Preset Styles||272|
|Featured Styles||213 Pro Styles, 23 Session Styles, 36 Pianist Styles|
|Fingering||Single Finger, Fingered, Fingered On Bass, Multi Finger, AI Fingered, Full Keyboard, AI Full Keyboard|
|Style Control||INTRO x 3, MAIN VARIATION x 4, FILL x 4, BREAK, ENDING x 3|
|Other Features||Music Finder||Yes|
|One Touch Setting (OTS)||4 for each Style|
|File Format||Style File Format GE|
|Preset||Number of Preset Songs||120|
|Recording||Number of Songs||Unlimited (depending on the storage media's capacity)|
|Number of Tracks||16|
|Compatible Data Format||Playback||SMF (Format 0 & 1), ESEQ, XF, Style File|
|Recording||SMF (Format 0)|
|Registration||Number of Buttons||8|
|Lesson/Guide||Lesson/Guide||Follow Lights, Any Key, Karao-Key, Vocal CueTIME|
|Performance Assistant Technology (PAT)||Yes|
|USB Audio Recorder||Playback||WAV|
|Tempo Range||5 - 500, Tap Tempo|
|Scale Type||9 types|
Storage and Connectivity
|Storage||Internal Memory||2.4MB (for all User Data (Song, Voice, Style, Registration))|
|External Drives||Optional USB Flash Memory, etc. (via USB to DEVICE)|
|Microphone||Input Volume, Mic./Line In|
|AUX IN||L/L+R, R|
|AUX OUT||(L/L+R, R), LEVEL FIXED (L, R)|
|USB TO DEVICE||x 1|
|USB TO HOST||Yes|
Amplifiers and Speakers
|Amplifiers||40W x 2|
|Speakers||(16cm + 5cm) x 2 [(6 5/16" + 1 15/16") X 2]|
|Included Accessories||Headphones Hanger||Yes|
|Song Book||"50 greats for the Piano"|
|Internet Direct Connection ( IDC )||Yes|