(Originally written by dbcocoon/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
Review about the CVP 407
I've owned it for two months and I haven't explored all its possibilities.
However there is something I don't like:
The CVP offers wireless compatibility via a WiFi key.
But it's very disappointing. Yamaha provides a list of compatible keys.
However all the keys listed are obsolete or discontinued (old 802.11b standard). So it's impossible to connect via USB. Yamaha says the firmware will probably be updated.
The CVP 407 is now older than a year. And its price deserves that the unit is kept up to the latest technical developments. Especially considering that the current WiFi format (802.11G) existed already when the CVP 407 was launched.
We expect a better response from Yamaha's engineers!
In spite of this the piano is really amazing!
Great playing feel.
I haven't tested Midi yet.
Comprehensive user's manual regarding the download section of the Yamaha website (styles, songs, etc.).
Great and authentic sound.
Excellent brass and acoustic guitar presets. The piano is also great, obviously.
Two months of use and I haven't had time to test all functions...
Value for money: It depends on the price you pay for it. The suggested retail price is much too high.
Based on my experience, I wouldn't hesitate to buy it again but not at the price suggested by Yamaha.
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danielb's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Keyboard 88 keys natural wood.
7.5 inch color screen glove
Sampling dynamic piano sound (4 levels)
1089 sounds and 408 styles
Internet connection (IDC)
USB Audio Recorder
Amplification: 2x20W + 2x60
Polyphony: 256 channels.
The range consists of five CVP MODELS: 401/403/405/407/409, the high end as the 409.
The Difference between 409 and 407 is only at the keyboard: it is covered with synthetic ivory on the 409 (Difference price: about 1500!)
For a comparison lment: the internal engine is identical to the Tyros 2.
For CHARACTERISTICS compltes, visit YAMAHA.
The touch keyboard is really perfect, everything is comparable a "real" piano 1 / 4 tail. One BMOL: a pitch-bend would be really trs well, but you can even set up when one of the three pedals to fill this office (dlicat assess the toe).
The use is very simple, and even better than my Previous arranger (the ROLAND G1000), it is true that the large color display has much to do.
The user manual is essential to know if the same in all dtails bte ...
Sounds are die for! I advise you to see the CVP409 dmo on YOUTUBE ... (At internal card, CVP407 CVP409 =)
My prfr: piano (Sampling of 4 levels), and then also the guitar, and the organs (with the drawbars notch!), And then also the flute, and, and, and , everything, everything!
This is not a "real synthquot o can CRER its own sound, but I think it's more important to have a wide selection of quality, I am dedicated and Fast Fashion more musical.
Even when there is the option to edit the internal sounds, which will be greatly facilitated by the prsence of 6 DSP effects.
A word about the internal amplification: open your eyes!
I've had three days, and it's glove!
I compared a year for almost all models of the market before choosing the CVP407, which for me is the best, both in Aesthetics and sound.
In 5000 the craft fvrier 2008 (and without the seat, which is essential!) The ratio quality / price even if correct: compare the price of a TYROS 2 (or G70) + keyboard 88-master, not to finish ...
I bazard all my hardware (CME UF8, JV1080, CUBASE, ...) to invest in this keyboard, and I do not regret my choice!
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boutman's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
see leaflet yam ...
level connectivity is very complete!
very good touch!
why not a touch screen my dear engineer yam!
the split keyboard with his assignment is zero, you lose a crazy time! jz do not understand that we can have only 2 sounds superimposed on the right side!
twelve o'clock ok!
learning style very very good!
good sound in general! piano, pad, string and everything just to be super super articulation
use for just 2 years and then resale! Today I have a fantom G8 ki corresponds more to the direction that I give to my music!