- 128 notes of polyphony
- Beautiful 3-level grand piano voice
- Damper half pedal effect and reverb
- Recording mode
- Graded Hammer keyboard
- Dual voice mode
The Clavinova CLP 320 is a great improvement over the CLP 220. With 128 notes of polyphony, 3-level AWM dynamic stereo sampling, and damper with half pedal effect, we were quite impressed with this instrument also considering that the CLP 320 is the entry-level model in its class.
One of the most dramatic new features of the CLP 320 is its increase of polyphony—to 128 notes of polyphony (CLP 220 has 64 notes of polyphony). Putting some perspective on this number, the flagship CLP 380 also has 128 notes of polyphony! Now that's really impressive!
Another great new feature is the 3-level AWM dynamic stereo sampling feature to the CLP 320. This was a feature that was only available to higher end CLP 200 series instruments. From the clips we've heard, this piano sounds absolutely fantastic!
And finally, the damper with half pedal effect was again another feature that was found only in higher end CLPs—now available to the CLP 320. (For those who aren't familiar with the half pedal effect, on a real piano the damper pedal controls the amount of sustain in your sound and is varied by how much you press down on the pedal. The half pedal effect mimics this feature.) Again, this is another plus for Yamaha!
The CLP 320 comes with 10 different voices ranging from pianos and organs to harpsichords, and strings. The only new voice we found on the CLP 320 was the new 3-level dynamic piano samples, which, if that was the only voice we ever played again would still make us very happy!
The CLP 320 allows you to record your own compositions and performances. When you're ready to record, simply press the REC button to start recording then when you're finished recording press the REC button to end the recording. To play back the recorded song just press the PLAY button and to stop playback press PLAY again. Now that's simple and straight forward. You can save just one song on the CLP 320 with a maximum performance length of about 11,000 notes; however, you can use its onboard MIDI interface to transmit sequences to a computer for saving and editing.
Just like the Clavinova CLP 220 the CLP 320 also comes with an effects processor that adds realism to your playing. There's a choice of 4 different reverbs—a room, 2 halls, and a stage and you can very the amount of depth (wet/dry mix) too. So, for example, once you record your performance, you realize that the song sounds better with the stage reverb set to a depth of 11. Just dial in your effect settings and press PLAY to hear your recorded song play back with the new settings! You can make these changes at anytime!
The one thing that really impressed us was all the features (128 notes of polyphony, 3-level AWM dynamic stereo sampling, and damper with half pedal effect) made available to the entry-level Clavinova CLP 300 series model. These are features that we have seen in higher end Clavinova CLP models, so, seeing all these great features makes us very excited to what's to come with the other CLP 300 models.
We would highly recommend the CLP 320 to anyone who wants a superb and beautiful digital piano for the home
The CLP-320 combines the pleasant playability of the GH keyboard with the expressive power of Pure CF Sampling and 3-level Dynamic Stereo Sampling. With 128-note polyphony and three foot pedals that include the damper half pedal effect, the instrument delivers the full nuance of an acoustic instrument. The CLP-320 is an introductory model with meticulous attention to piano fundamentals.
NEW! Pure CF Sampling for superb tonality
Yamaha technicians selected a Yamaha CFIIIS full concert grand with the best sound quality and finely tuned it under the best conditions. Then, they used our uniquePure CF Sampling* technique to sample all of its sounds in order to create the new CLP300 Series piano sound. As a result, you enjoy the same natural tonal variety as a Yamaha acoustic concert grand piano.
* CLP380, CLP370, CLP340, CLP330, CLP320, CLPS308, CLPS306.
From pianissimo to fortissimo
The voice of an acoustic grand piano changes according to how it is played. Yamaha's sounds are sampled according to keystroke strength for each key at 10 levels or more. TheAdvanced Wave Memory(AWM)Dynamic Stereo Samplingtechnology analyzes these samples. Then, it selects three to five levels* that best match your subtle touch on the keyboard. This enables you to directly transmit the delicate movements of your fingertips into expressive sound.
All the subtle capabilities of a grand piano
Key-Offsamples provide the delicate sound keys make when they are released.Stereo Sustainsamples recreate the resonances of strings and soundboard when the damper pedal is pressed.String Resonancesamples provided the rich tones produced when one hammered string causes related strings to ring out in harmony. Using these comprehensive gradations, CLP300 Series models can realistically reproduce the complex sounds of a grand piano.
* Key-Off and Stereo Sustain: CLP380, CLP370, CLP340. String Resonance: CLP380.
NEW! Yamaha's unique Tri-Amp System
This proprietaryTri-Amp Systemimproves sound quality by using three separate amplifiers for the high, middle and low frequency ranges. Yamaha audio professionals, with their expertise of Yamaha acoustic equipment in studios and halls, extensively explored the optimal balance of the 3-system amplifier to reproduce the natural tones of the piano. The result is greater amp efficiency, lower distortion and better frequency response across the entire sound spectrum. It also maximizes the benefits ofPure CF Sampling.
* CLP380 only.
NEW! Direct Internet access for CLP models
Experience Yamaha's exclusiveInternet Direct Connection(IDC)* service on the new CLP300 Series for the first time. Tap into the Radio Service for Piano and listen to uninterrupted streaming of music on your instrument. Listen as your instrument performs jazz, classical, pop and more. The CLP300 Series models have aLAN port* for easy access and simple connection to the Internet.
* CLP380, CLP370, CLP340, CLPS308, CLPS306. This is a subscription service.
Headphone jacks let you enjoy your instrument in private
Here's a convenient extra: connectors for optional headphones, so you can practice without worrying about how loud you're playing. The two headphone jacks let you and a friend enjoy private duets.
The music book "50 Greats for the Piano" contains the printed music for the built-in songs and is included with all new CLP300 Series models.
Other Great Features
Dark Rosewood / Cherry / Mahogany / Polished Ebony
88-key GH (Graded Hammer) keyboard
Pure CF Sampling
3-step AWM (Advanced Wave Memory) Dynamic Stereo Sampling tone generation
Digital Effects (Reverb)
Internal Flash ROM for song memory
Amplifier 20W x 2
Speaker System - (Oval (4 3/4" x 2 3/8") x 2
Three foot pedals
MIDI IN / OUT
Sliding key cover
Dual headphone jacks
50 built-in demonstration piano songs with sheet music