Category Archives: Yamaha Clavinova

Yamaha Clavinova Digital Pianos- CLP-600 series – Smart Pianist App update

Yamaha Clavinova CLP-600 series pianos just got a whole lot more flexible! A firmware upgrade to version 2.0 will enable an iphone or ipad to command functions on your piano. The shop display models have been updated with the new firmware to demonstrate the app. Although some of the features are not available on the CLP range , (such as the rhythm function), The CLP-6 series Yamaha Clavinovas can be navigated for sound and functions.

Also impressive is the new audio facility, which can have your music library files on your portable device transmitted down the usb-host cable, (using the camera connector from Apple), along with the tone and note commands for midi and audio based apps like Yamaha Note Star.

While this is all really great, the more complete functionality of the app, for song content, rhythms and wider orchestral sounds can only be achieved by investing in one of the CSP series of pianos such as the Yamaha Clavinova CSP-150 or CSP-170 Digital Pianos. The CSP series can connect in a number of ways to your portable device, multiple cables and wifi dongles all give great results.

Previous playing using Bluetooth for the audio along with Note Star for example did leave open some timing issues between the two sources, so it’s great to be able to have the audio and midi transmitted together thanks to this firmware upgrade.
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New Yamaha Piano and Keyboard instruments arrive

Yamaha CSP-150 Clavinova Digital Piano is arriving in store! It uses the Smart Pianist App from Yamaha and you can create music from audio, follow and play songs with rhythms and recordings.  The CSP-170 is also in the range with  better speakers and NWX Keyboard.
This CSP Piano has many routes to learning and performance and Yamaha have created a great user interface for ipad navigation of the piano. Find out more in store at Mark Ireland Pianos.
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DIGITAL PIANO BRAND CHALLENGE – Can you match clip & brand?

Listen to the audio in this you tube video- Which digital Piano should I buy?

So- you think you might know which digital piano brand you are looking to buy? It’s fair to say that there are many different parameters by which we can assess a digital piano. Here is a little exercise to illustrate just the one parameter: the tone of the default piano sound. Each of the audio clips in the video is a recording of one of the four digital piano brands I sell. The recordings were made directly as a line capture with near enough the same passage of notes.

A good pair of headphones or monitor speakers is more ideal to hear some of the nuances in the recordings.

Even if you can decide which you like best, there are many reasons why you should visit the store and discuss further the possibilities- each digital piano has it’s own speaker system, keyboard quality and other functions. Having illustrated and intrigued you all with this conundrum – perhaps you need to assess the options in person, rather than relying on digital piano reviews.

The quiz just shows how vast the variety of options there are of digital pianos- I can help you decide!

Reduced – Digital Piano Display models for sale- Hot & Sunny Bargain time!

There are a number of display models for sale at Mark Ireland Pianos, a chance to get a bargain price new piano. The White CN25 and Black Kawai CN35 are two examples. The CN25 is further reduced today to £929. The CN35 is now reduced to £1149.  Follow the link to the CN25:  http://www.markirelandpianos.co.uk/digital-pianos-kawai-cn25.

There are also deals to be had on CLP-545 Yamaha Clavinova Pianos. One rosewood model is available at £1499. It may be possible to purchase other CLP-500 series pianos- once they are gone though! Be quick to inquire if you are interested.

In other news: there are reductions in price on the Casio PX160- now only £449 and the PX360- now only £739. (These are good portable pianos !)

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New Yamaha Clavinova CLP

The new Yamaha Clavinova range is now available, come in and hear the CLP-685 and CLP-645 in the showroom at Mark Ireland Pianos.digital-piano-yamaha-CLP-685- black

Yamaha CLavinova CLP-685 – displayed at Mark Ireland Pianos

The latest new arrival in store at my Bristol shop is the top of the range Clavinova. New key action,(with key stopping stability), improved samples, including new upright piano and studio grand sample. Bluetooth Audio connectivity, easy panel layout, new 50 greats book selection.

Various colour finishes available including black, polished ebony and polished white.

Call Mark Ireland for more information or to book a demonstration! 0117 9717116.

Shop address- 10 West Town Lane, Brislington , Bristol, BS4 5BN.

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Yamaha CLP6 series new at Mark Ireland Pianos -Bristol

Having been to the dealer launch of the Yamaha CLP-6 Clavinova pianos I am pleased to say that the CLP-645 and CLP685 are now available to view in store. Fabulous new action and samples along with bluetooth connectivity. Call Mark for more information on 0117 9717116. http://www.markirelandpianos.co.uk/digital-pianos-yamaha-clp-685

http://www.markirelandpianos.co.uk/digital-pianos-yamaha-clp-645

 

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Yamaha Flowkey

This exciting learning aid is free for three months when you purchase and register your new Yamaha Piano-(purchase your instrument before 31st March 2017) –
Further information and terms are available via the link below:
Teach yourself to play using this great facility for ipad, tablet or computer- click on picture

 

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New digital piano- full of inovations- bursting with music!

There are many good reasons to add a digital piano to your equipment. You may be looking for a practice instrument, a portable accompanying piano for a band or choir, a space saving rehearsal instrument, or perhaps you may not yet have imagined that there are many other elements and options available.

Among the facilities now on modern digital instruments there are many tones , or voices , but now also complex rhythms with accompaniments are often part of the specification.

Recording, or using an ipad with various apps for learning and playing along to are also great for beginners and accomplished players alike.

Investing in a modern piano would open possibilities of realism of tone and feel to start with, but beyond that- there is real value in the learning aids and the chance to learn the skills needed to play with a band, in time!

There are pianos to suit all budgets and age ranges! It may be time to revive a skill you have not used for a while!  Pay the shop a visit and see the options.

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Mark Ireland Pianos serves Bristol and the surrounding area with the best display of digital piano instruments in the region. The brands in stock include Casio, Kawai , Roland and Yamaha.

As a piano specialist the showroom environment is a comfortable place to enable you to make the correct choice of piano. Mark is nearly always on hand to assist in this complicated process, there are many factors to consider from the keyboard feel, the sample sound and it’s generation, speaker size, compatibility with technology and apps for performing and playing with and much more.

Take a look at the website or call for more information on 0117 9717116.

www.markirelandpianos.co.uk

Customers visit from a wide area to see the amazing variety of pianos on display.

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