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Clavinet

The funkiest keyboard ever—at your fingertips
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The Original Funk Keyboard, Meticulously Multi-Sampled

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The D6 clavinet has cast its gritty, twangy spell on musicians as diverse as Steve Wonder, the Rolling Stones, Herbie Hancock, the Band, Funkadelic, Steely Dan, the Wailers, and Fleetwood Mac. And now, Waves has painstakingly captured this instantly recognizable sound, in all its funky glory.

By multi-sampling every texture, articulation, and hammer strike in both muted and unmuted modes, Clavinet nails the classic tone of this keyboard king—but most importantly, it nails the feel.

  • Exceptionally responsive velocity control for stellar dynamics
  • Supplemented with built-in effects often used with the clav
  • Includes EQ, compression, and limiting for a mix-ready sound
  • Envelope-follower autowah tracks your playing’s dynamics
  • Amp simulator with choice of mics gives the authentic on-stage sound
  • Use stand-alone for live performance, or as a plug-in
  • Presets with the classic sounds you’ll recognize from multiple hits
  • Phase, chorus, and reverb add depth and modulation
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What Top Pros Are Saying
  • Dave Darlington
    “Waves Clavinet is unbelievably true to the original. I’m having a ball sculpting everything from classic Stevie sounds to way-out-in-space effects. And the control over the mechanical sounds and the formants takes it even beyond the original. “
    Dave Darlington
    Composer, Recording, Mixing & Mastering Engineer
    Avicii, David Guetta, Sting, Oz
  • Jason Miles
    “The Waves Clavinet is one funky keyboard, great-sounding, with lots of control over the various nuances of the sound. From the wah to the depth of the phase and the chorus, you can really shape the sound to be hard-edged, funky, warm or edgy. “
    Jason Miles
    Keyboardist, Producer, Composer
    Michael Jackson, Miles Davis, Luther Vandross