May the funk be with you
Whether you love playing oldies or pioneering new musical territory, there’s nothing like the distinctive sound of the Clavinet’s hammered strings.
The unmistakable bright, punchy sound of this vintage keyboard occupies a unique sonic space somewhere between harpsichord, hammered electric guitar and slapped bass. Top keyboardists of the ‘70s used its signature bark and bite to cut through the mix while delivering some of the most authoritative percussive keyboard lines ever played. Thanks to the ultra-realistic Clavinet V, you can now command the same crisp sound that helped define funk and formed the bedrock of many pop and R&B hits back in the day. If you’re looking to add natural energy and vintage cred to your sound, the Clavinet V is just the ticket.
The Clavinet V inspires with both the sound and feel of the funkiest electric keyboard ever made. Your fingers have never danced like this before.
Ain’t nothing like the real thing, baby
Only modeling technology gives you this faithful reproduction of a vintage Clavinet.
Since the Clavinet is an electro-acoustic instrument, complete with multiple settings and a dynamic action, there are countless subtle variations during performance. By comparison, “Clav” synth patches and samples seem one-dimensional. That’s why we’ve applied our award-winning physical modeling and algorithmic emulation to give you a sound and playing experience indistinguishable from the real thing.
The Clavinet V brings all the inspiring nuances and natural goodness of the original instrument to your keyboard collection.
This sounds great! I love the attack and the overtones. It's like I'm hearing the real thingPaul Frazier
( Arrested Development, St. Vincent, Chaka Khan )
More than a Clavinet
Clavinet V delivers all the original features, plus new additions designed to keep your creative juices flowing.
The original Clavinet controls were simple to use, and we’ve kept them authentic. If you want to go deeper, just click the lid open and you can easily tweak exactly how your instrument sounds and behaves. The built-in collection of effects pedals—chorus, flanger, wah and more—let you easily get the rich signature sounds of the keyboardists who popularized the instrument. You’ll also find an integral vintage guitar amp, so you never have to look elsewhere to get just the sound you’re looking for. Of course, everything can be preset for instant recall.
The Clavinet V isn’t just a Clavinet. It’s a complete rig at your fingertips.
- Advanced Physical modeling engine (no static samples)
- Hohner™ Clavinet
- Mute bar
- Accurate pickups model with generated pickup noise (4 lower and upper pickup combinations)
- Circuit Modeled tone circuit (4 bands, brillant, trebble, medium, soft)
- Volume control
- Fender Twin amp
- Modeled spring reverb
- On and off axis mic placement
- Tone controls
- Mono vibrato
- Effects are post output circuit
- Output effects where you can change the order
- Wah, auto-wah
- Analog Delay
- Vocal Filter
- Advanced mode for editing the model itself
- Harmonic profile selections
- Velocity curve editor
- String resonance
- Release time
- Key release noise
- Hammer hardness
- Hammer noise
- Pickup noise
- 74 factory presets
- Easy to use MIDI mapping