Friday, October 17, 2014

Kooky Karaoke – a fun way to enjoy special voice-changing effects on your Clavinova!

The Yamaha Clavinova CVP and Tyros instruments feature several different voice effects, including ones that drastically change the sound of your voice. Just plug in a microphone to your instrument, locate the voice effects section, and you’ll be enjoying a whole new level of music!

Craig Knudsen, Yamaha Clavinova artist, has taken this technology and merged it with a classic Halloween favorite – Monster Mash! In one song, you’ll experience several different outrageous voice effects. Just sing into the mic in your normal voice, and you’ll be instantly transformed into a ghoulish Boris Karloff, then transformed again to a harmonized group of backup singers! The karaoke lyrics appear right on your screen, in sync with the music. You sing the song, and your Clavinova or Tyros does all the rest.

The technology is truly amazing. You don’t even have to be a great singer. With pitch correction, auto harmony, pitch change, reverb, and other effects, you can sound like just about anyone – or anything!

To see voice effects in action – check out the video on the "Monster Mash" product page.