Yamaha CP Stage Pianos Are Back

30 years since originals - three models announced      17/12/09
Yamaha CP Stage Pianos Are Back
The CP-1 Stage Piano

The classic CP piano sound debuted over 30 years ago and has been part of the musical landscape  - Peter Gabriel's Red Rain anyone?

The orignal CP's were essentially portable mechanical pianos - and were EXTREMELY heavy - I know, I helped someone put one together recently - a hernia inducing experience I assure you...

Today Yamaha announced the reemergence of the CP stage piano in the form of the Flaship CP1, the mid range CP5 and affordable CP50.

They all feature something called Spectral Component Modeling, which is a fundamentally different approach to any other technology previously employed by Yamaha, combining ultra sophisticated sampling and modeling technology. All sounds can be comprehensively and easily edited, then further customized by adjusting the parameters of 'physical’ components including hammer stiffness and striking position. 

Sounds like a cross between physical modelling and sampling...

Pricing and Availability
 The flagship CP1 is available from the end of January 2010 and will have a recommended retail price of £4502 including the new 17.5% VAT rate.

The CP5 and CP50 are expected to be available from March 2010 with prices to be announced at that stage. For further information and product movies

 

 

 

  

  

CP1

CP5

CP50

Keyboard

  

88 keys, NW-STAGE
(Wooden synthetic ivory weighted)

88 keys, NW-STAGE
(Wooden synthetic ivory weighted)

88 keys, GH

Maximum Polyphony

128

128

128

Tone Generator

 

SCM

SCM+AWM2

SCM+AWM2

Performances

Preset

16 x 3 groups

10 x 4 groups x 3 banks

10 x 4 groups x 3 banks

  

User

16 x 3 groups

10 x 4 groups x 3 banks

10 x 4 groups x 3 banks

  

External

16 x 3 groups

10 x 4 groups x 3 banks

10 x 4 groups x 3 banks

  

Parts

2

6

3

  

Voice Block

17 piano types

17 piano types
+ 305 other voices

12 piano types
+ 215 other voices

  

Modulation Effect Block

10 types

10 types + 39 types

10 types + 39 types

  

Power-Amp/Compressor Block

8 types

8 types

  

Reverb

8 types

8 types

8 types

  

Master Compressor

3-band

3-band

  

Master Equalizer

5-band

5-band

3-band

Rhythm

Number of Kits

14

14

  

Number of Patterns

100

100

Display

 

55 character x 2 lines, VFD

24 character x 2 lines, VFD

24 character x 2 lines, VFD

Controllers

 

Pitchbend wheel
Master volume
Knobs 1 - 6

Pitchbend wheel
Master volume
Knobs 1 - 3
Part volume x 6
Master equalizer x 5
Gain

Pitchbend wheel
Master volume
Knobs 1 - 3
Part volume x 3
Master equalizer x 3

Connectors

Output

Phones
L/Mono, R
(unbalanced)
L, R
(balanced)

Phones
L/Mono, R
(unbalanced)
L, R
(balanced)

Phones
L/Mono, R
(unbalanced)

  

Footswitch

Sustain
Sostenuto
Soft
Assignable

Sustain
Assignable

Sustain
Assignable

  

Foot Controller

2x

2x

2x

 

Mic Input

1x

 

MIDI

In, Out, Thru

In, Out, Thru

In, Out, Thru

 

USB

To Host, To Device

To Host, To Device

To Host, To Device

Power consumption

16W

25W

7W

Dimensions  (W x D x H - excluding pedal unit)

1385 x 420 x 173mm

1381 x 405 x 174mm

1381 x 332 x 165mm

Weight  (excluding pedal unit)

27.2kg

25.2kg

20.9kg

Additional package contents

Power cord
Pedal unit
Illustrated Guide to CP1
Owner’s Manual

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