I just took delivery of a Yamaha CLP-340.
My mother gave us her CLP-560 about 5 years back and has been a wonderful work horse for our family and has served us well and continues to serve us well for that matter. Unfortunately due to its age (It was purchased 1995'ish) my oldest child is at the point where he is out growing it.
Due to my home, family, and budget ... a digital piano continues to be a good fit. Considering the 560 has served us so well, we naturally researched Clavinovas again.
We liked the CLP-330 ... but the sound between the CLP-340 and CLP-330 was quite significant. The price difference was not that significant so we bite the bullet on the 340.
So ... you have the background.
I was wondering if you could educate me on the "Number of Dynamic Steps" ... in english
I know the 340 has 4, 330 has 3, and the 380 has 5.
From Yamaha's web site it states:
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. The Advanced Wave Memory (AWM) Dynamic Stereo Sampling technology 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.
I get that each note is sampled at different strengths ...
What I am confused about is the "it selects three to five levels" part.
Lets say a note has 10 levels or strengths with 10 samples accordingly. I play the note at level 5. Does the piano then play samples (for example) 4, 5, 6, 7 (in the case of the 340)?
Please educate me ...