No Longer Available: See the latest range of Yamaha Digital Pianos here; Pre-owned models also available.New levels in piano expression and creativity - plus a wealth of comprehensive, sophisticated music-making features Polished Ebony finish cabinet with true piano sound and expressiveness, plus a huge variety of authentic voices and accompaniment styles. Graded Hammer (GH) keyboard
Advanced Wave Memory (AWM) Stereo Sampling
Monochrome LCD with Sliding Key Cover
Score / Lyrics display function
Connect directly to the Internet content using a broadband connection
The CVP-401PE has all the luscious, expressive sound of a real acoustic grand piano. The GH keyboard gives you the same kind of touch, weight and feel of a real grand piano. The CVP-401PE is packed with hundreds of dynamic, realistic instrument voices, as well as 191 accompaniment styles that give you professional sounding backing tracks for your performance. Other sophisticated features include Internet Direct Connection, comprehensive computer connectivity, 16-track Song recording, and wide variety of effects.
Graded Hammer (GH) Keyboard
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.
Advanced Wave Memory (AWM) 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. AWM Stereo Sampling creates a more spacious, deeper, and richer sound by using a pair of waveforms (L and R), obtained via a stereo recording process.
These rich and luscious Voices are comprised mostly of keyboard instrument sounds and are especially intended for playing piano and other keyboard parts.
Live!, Cool! and Sweet! Voices
A huge palette of acoustic and electronically amplified instrument sounds. A blend of long, stereo and multi-layered samples is used to fully capture the natural presence, resonance, expression and vibrato of the real instrument.
16-track song recorder
Use the built-in song recorder with up to 16 tracks to create complex, multi-part arrangements one instrument at a time. After recording, save to the internal memory, which retains data even when the power is switched off, on a storage device, or to a PC.
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.
Piano Reset Button
This convenient, easy-to-use feature completely and automatically reconfigures the entire CVP for optimum piano performance. No matter what settings you've made from the panel, you can instantly call up the piano settings by a single button press.
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!
USB TO DEVICE Terminal
The USB TO DEVICE terminal on the instrument allows you to connect USB memory devices such as flash drives or hard drives, enabling you to save or load registrations and user songs created on the instrument, as well as read data from the connected device such as MIDI files or style files.
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.
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.
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.
Number of Keys: 88
Type: Graded Hammer (GH) Keyboard
Touch Sensitivity: Hard2/Hard1/Normal/Soft1/Soft2
Number of Pedals: 3
Functions: Volume, Sustain, Sostenuto, Soft, Glide, Song Play/Pause, Style Start/Stop, etc.
Type: Full Dot LCD
Size: 320 x 240 dots
Score Display Function: Yes
Lyrics Display Function: Yes
Language: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian
Key Cover Style: Sliding
Tone Generating Technology: AWM Stereo Sampling
Number of Polyphony (Max.): 96
Number of Voices: 296 + 480 XG + 15 Drum/SFX Kits + GM2 (+ GS Voices for GS Song playback)
Featured Voices: 3 Natural! Voices, 11 Sweet! Voices, 16 Cool! Voices, 10 Live! Voice, 10 Organ Flutes!
Sound Creator/Voice Set: Yes
Reverb: 34 Preset + 3 User
Chorus: 29 Preset + 3 User
DSP: DSP 1: 191 Preset + 3 User, DSP 2-4: 106 Preset + 10 User
Master EQ: 5 Preset + 2 User
Part EQ: 27 Parts
Number of Preset Styles: 191
Featured Styles: 151 Pro Styles, 4 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
User Styles: Yes
Style Creator: Yes
Music Finder: Yes
One Touch Setting (OTS): 4 for each Style
Preset: Number of Preset Songs: 61
Number of Songs: Unlimited (depending on the storage media's capacity)
Number of Tracks: 16
Data Capacity: 560KB (for all User Data (Song, Voice, Style, Registration))
Recording Function: Yes
Compatible Data Format:
Playback: SMF (Format 0 & 1), ESEQ, XF, Style File
Recording: SMF (Format 0)
Number of Buttons: 8
Control: Regist. Sequence/Freeze
Lesson/Guide: Follow Lights, Any Key, Karao-Key
Guide Lamp: Yes
Performance Assistant Technology (PAT): Yes
Demonstration: Function, Voice, Style
Tempo Range: 5 - 500, Tap Tempo
Scale Type: 9 types
PIANO Button: Yes
Direct Access: Yes
Storage and Connectivity
Internal Memory: 560KB
External Drives: Optional USB Flash Memory, USB Hard Disk Drive, etc. (via USB to DEVICE)
Headphones: x 2
AUX IN: L/L+R, R
AUX OUT: (L/L+R, R)
AUX Pedal: Yes
USB TO DEVICE: x 1
USB TO HOST: Yes
Amplifiers and Speakers
20W x 2
16cm x 2
Headphones Hanger: Yes
Song Book: "50 greats for the Piano"
Internet Direct Connection ( IDC ):
Width: 1,372mm (54-1/8")
Height: 896mm (35-1/4")
Depth: 595mm (23-1/2")
Weight: 59kg (130lbs., 1oz.)
Listen to a demo/sample played on this instrument.