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Give your inner musician more Voices, more Styles, and wireless iPad connectivity for countless hours of digital piano entertainment.


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Featuring the Real Grand Expression (RGE) Sound Engine for outstanding playing response and the Graded Hammer 3 (GH3) keyboard with Synthetic Ivory keytops for vintage piano touch, the CVP-605 offers extremely high quality piano performance. But you’ll also experience a degree of playing satisfaction only found on Yamaha CVP Series Clavinova digital pianos. Choose from hundreds of ultra-realistic instrument Voices. Learn to play hit songs with professionally-arranged accompaniment. Plug in a microphone to sing-along with on-screen lyrics for karaoke fun. Plus, you can add lush harmonies to your singing voice with virtual backup singers. The color touch panel is simple to understand and makes operating a wide selection of functions quick and easy. You can also wirelessly connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to easily share the music you make with friends. With the CVP-605, endless musical fun is always close at hand.


"Real Grand Expression" Sound, touch, pedals–perfectly integrated to give you the sensation of playing a grand piano.

By harmonizing the three key elements of sound, touch and pedals in a single piano, the CVP Series gives you the feeling that you are playing a grand piano.

The RGE Sound Engine delivers the ultimate expressive capability.

The Clavinova uses the RGE (Real Grand Expression) Sound Engine,the next-generation piano sound source. This lets you enjoy the playing response and expressive capability of a concert grand piano. It features a new Smooth Release function which can express sound with great clarity, and clearly enunciate staccato notes with the sound of lingering resonance heard when gently lifting your fingers from the keys. It succeeds in capturing the essence of a piano performance to create grand piano-like, richly expressive experiences.

Subtly reproduces resonance with the depth you hear from an acoustic piano.

Clavinova subtly reproduces even the unique resonances of an acoustic piano. It features String Resonance that expresses the mellow sounds of the other strings resonating, and Key-Off samples that actually deliver the delicate change in sound the instant the damper touches the string, just before you raise your finger from the key. The addition of these sounds results in tonal resonances that are not only beautiful, but also deep and rich.

The GH3 (Graded Hammer 3) keyboard faithfully reproduces the touch of a grand piano.

The touch of the Clavinova keyboard has been praised by pianists for a performance feel that makes you forget it’s a digital piano. The secret behind this superior touch is the same hammering system and spring-less mechanism as a grand piano. Depending on the weight of the hammer, the force of your touch and the natural key return when you release it, the Clavinova faithfully reproduces the keyboard touch of an acoustic piano from the heavy feel in the lower range to the light feel in the higher range. Also important is Yamaha’s unique three-sensor system, which accurately senses and interprets the behavior of the keyboard, just like a grand piano. When playing continuously or with a light trill, techniques used in many pieces such as Für Elise, you can play with a bright, vivid feel.

Synthetic ivory keytops remain tactile during long performances.

Pianists enjoy a touch that clings firmly to their fingers, just like the ivory keyboards historically used in top-class pianos. Synthetic ivory keytops feature a soft, slightly porous surface that gives all keys added grip and natural friction for improved ease in playing, especially during long performances or practice sessions. The keys’ smooth, refined texture imparts a feeling of luxury and is easy to clean.

Piano Room: your choice of piano and location.

The CVP-605 offers a great new feature called Piano Room that you can use when you really want to concentrate on piano performance and savor the piano sound. You can select from among four types of pianos - grand, pop grand, upright and honky-tonk - and also a playing location, such as concert hall, cathedral or stage. Instantly, the tone quality changes to match that piano and place, giving your performance a totally different feel. When you’re playing the grand piano or pop grand, you can even choose to have the “virtual” piano lid open or closed.

Wide variety of Voices for amazingly realistic instrumental sounds.

The CVP Series provides many instrument Voices, in addition to piano. Have fun playing different sounds, and producing the expressiveness unique to each instrument.

Super Articulation Voices reproduce true effects, as if you are playing that actual musical instrument.

This amazing technology intelligently recreates the authentic performance characteristics of acoustic instruments, such as guitar fret noises and slides or the breathing of a sax player. They are then blended perfectly into your performance. Select any of the many Voices and enjoy an enhanced feeling of realism, as if that instrument was actually being played. These automatically enhance your lead lines with the characteristic articulations of the original instruments, with no special playing techniques required.

Play along with any number of virtual bands where you’re the band leader.

Accompaniment Styles let you play along with virtual bands in numerous genres including rock and jazz. Change the Style and you can perform the same piece with a completely different mood.

Music Finder

Music Finder is useful when you can’t decide on the right Style or a Voice for ensemble performance. All you have to do is choose the name of the song you want to play and the CVP will call up the proper settings so you can get playing right away.

Style Recommender

Style Recommender allows you to quickly find a Style that suits the way you want to play. Just play a bar or two of a simple rhythm, and a list of Styles that match it will be displayed.

On-Screen score display shows you what to play and when.

Follow along with the bouncing ball shown on the score as you play, to be sure of never losing your place.

Enjoy performing − even if you’re just starting out.

The guide lamps wait until you play the correct note, so you can practice at your own pace.

Plug in a microphone for vocal performances.

Plug in a microphone, and you can sing along with your playing. Play accompaniment to your own composition, or play along with a talented friend. Singing will add more fun to your home parties.

Throw a karaoke party.

You can enjoy karaoke backed up by songs stored in your Clavinova or downloaded from the internet. The lyrics are shown on the display*, and the letters change color as the song advances, so it’s perfect for bursting into song. Display the lyrics on a big TV screen so everyone can join in and the party will pick up steam. * Only if the song data includes lyrics.

Enrich your vocals with harmony.

Using the Vocal Harmony function will add the lush harmonies of a chorus, even when you’re singing alone. You can also have fun with vocal effects like vocoder, which makes your voice sound robotic.



DimensionsWidth 1,420 mm (55-15/16") | polished finish: 1,422 mm (56")
Height 868 mm (34-3/16") | polished finish: 872 mm (34-5/16")
Depth 606 mm (23-7/8") | 607 mm (23-7/8")
WeightWeight 79 kg (174 lbs., 3 oz.) | polished finish: 81 kg (178 lbs., 9 oz.)


Control Interface

KeyboardNumber of Keys 88
Type Graded Hammer 3 (GH3) Keyboard with Synthetic Ivory Keytops
Touch Sensitivity Hard2/Hard1/Medium/Soft1/Soft2
PedalNumber of Pedals 3
Half Pedal Yes
Functions Sustain, Sostenuto, Soft, Glide, Song Play/Pause, Style Start/Stop, Volume, etc.
DisplayType TFT Color Wide LCD
Size 7 inch (800 x 480 dots WVGA )
Touch Screen Yes
Color Color
Score Display Function Yes
Lyrics Display Function Yes
Text Viewer Function Yes
Language English, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Italian
PanelLanguage English



Key CoverKey Cover Style Folding
Music Rest Yes
Music Clips Yes



Tone GenerationPiano Sound RGE (Real Grand Expression)
Stereo Sustain Samples Yes
Key-off Samples Yes
String Resonance Yes
Smooth Release Yes
Damper Resonance Yes
PolyphonyNumber of Polyphony (Max.) 256
PresetNumber of Voices 847 Voices + 28 Drum/SFX Kits + 480 XG Voices + GM2 + GS (for GS Song Playback)
Featured Voices 62 Super Articulation Voices, 23 MegaVoices, 57 Natural! Voices, 27 Sweet! Voices, 67 Cool! Voices, 76 Live! Voices, 20 Organ Flutes! Voices
CustomVoice Edit Yes
Compatibility XG, XF, GS (for Song Playback), GM, GM2



TypesReverb 44 Preset + 3 User
Chorus 106 Preset + 3User
Master EQ 5 Preset + 2 User
Part EQ 27 Parts
Insertion Effect 297 Preset + 10 User
Variation Effect 295 Preset + 3 User
Vocal Harmony VH1: 60 Preset + 60 User


Accompaniment Styles

PresetNumber of Preset Styles 420
Featured Styles 349 Pro Styles, 33 Session Styles, 2 Free Play 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
CustomStyle Creator Yes
Other FeaturesMusic Finder 2,500 Records
One Touch Setting (OTS) 4 for each Style
Style Recommender Yes
File Format Style File Format GE (Guitar Edition)



PresetNumber of Preset Songs 124
RecordingNumber of Tracks 16
Data Capacity approx. 300KB/Song
Recording Function Yes
Compatible Data FormatPlayback SMF (Format 0 & 1), ESEQ, XF
Recording SMF (Format 0)



Demo Yes
RegistrationNumber of Buttons 8
Control Registration Sequence, Freeze
Lesson/GuideLesson/Guide Follow Lights, Any Key, Karao-Key, Your Tempo
Guide Lamp Yes
Performance Assistant Technology (PAT) Yes
Piano Room Yes
USB Audio RecorderPlayback .wav, .mp3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3)
Recording .wav, .mp3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3)
USB AudioTime Stretch Yes
Pitch Shift Yes
Vocal Cancel Yes
MiscellaneousDual/Layers Yes
Split Yes
Metronome Yes
Tempo Range 5 - 500, Tap Tempo
Transpose -12 – 0 – +12
Tuning 414.8 – 440 – 466.8 Hz
Scale Type 9
Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC) Yes

Storage and Connectivity

StorageInternal Memory approx. 2.5 MB
External Drives Optional USB Flash Memory (via USB to DEVICE)
ConnectivityHeadphones x 2
Microphone Input Volume, Mic./Line In
MIDI In/Out/Thru
AUX IN Stereo Mini
AUX OUT (R, L/L + R)
AUX Pedal Yes


Amplifiers and Speakers

Amplifiers 45 W x 2
Speakers 16 cm x 2 + 5 cm x 2
Acoustic Optimizer Yes


Power Supply

Power Consumption 50 W



Accessories Owner's Manual, Data List, “50 Greats for the Piano” Music Book, My Yamaha Product User Registration, AC Power Cord, Bench (included or optional), USB Wireless LAN Adapter (may be included depending on your locale.)