What is this VRM? Does it refer to a new sample set?
This appears to be a very good question as it is not clear as to whether samples only are being used with VRM
and if true "88-key sampling" for each key
has been implemented.
Here is the info on the new CLP-585 from the following website:http://europe.yamaha.com/en/product...talpianos/clp_series/clp-585/?mode=model
And, in comparing the "specs" of the new CLP-585 to the CLP-480 (that I own) I only see the escapement simulation
as having been added to the NW action although it has not been clearly spelled out if "88-key sampling"
is being implemented in the "specs"
other than giving the following descriptions:Both of these superb pianos' Voices are featured in the Clavinova. Tuned to perfection by a highly experienced piano technician with the sound from each key sampled individually, Clavinova truly captures the unique tonal character of each of these outstanding instruments.
Another description is given here:This phenomena is reproduced perfectly in the Clavinova through Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM), which calculates the various states of the strings for each of the 88 notes on the keyboard from one instant to the next, allowing vivid, richly-varied expression that reflects the limitless number of factors inherent in playing the piano—such as the register and the number of keys pressed, the strength with which the keys are played and pedaling timing.
From what I read they do not list "88-key sampling" as a new "feature" or list it in the "specifications" but only describe the sound as being a result of the new "VRM" feature.
I will probably keep my CLP-480 without trading up as the the new CLP-585 does not have as many preset sounds
as the CLP-480 (as I want to keep the acoustic guitar sounds) and only boasts a 180 watt system as compared to 200 watts in the CLP-480.
The actions are going to be the same (except for escapement simulation being added) so the question would be if the CLP-585 is going much of an improvement over the CLP-480?