Yamaha introduces new CP series of digital stage pianos


Yamaha has announced a redesigned series of CP digital stage pianos, including the CP1, CP5 and CP50.

The top-of-line CP1 features the new NW-STAGE weighted wooden keys plus Yamaha’s new Spectral Component Modelling process which is touted to reproduce the sound and expressiveness of acoustic and vintage electronic pianos better than any previous audio technology.

It replicates the instrument’s physical components, including the hardness of the hammers, resonance of the sound board and the striking position of the hammers, for an ultra-realistic tone generation.

If that weren’t enough, there’s also Virtual Circuit Modelling which replicates the effect units, amplifiers, compressors, EQ and other equipment that were so essential in creating many of those legendary vintage sounds.

Finally, there’s a huge range of effects including VCM emulations of a number of historic pedals.

With all that on board, it’s good to know there’s 128-note polyphony to play with.

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The CP5 and CP50 offer a slightly cut down range of features.

The CP1 is available now, while the CP5 and CP50 are expected in April.

Check out the full specifications of the keyboards below:

CP1 Specifications

Keyboards 88 keys, NW-STAGE keyboard
(Wooden synthetic ivory weighted keyboard)
Maximum Polyphony 128
Tone Generator SCM
Performances Preset 16 x 3 groups
  User 16 x 3 groups
  External 16 x 3 groups
  Parts 2
  Voice Block 17 piano types
  Modulation Effect Block 10 types
  Power Amplifier / Compressor Block 8 types
  Reverb 8 types
  Master Compressor
  Master Equalizer 5–band
Rhythm Number of Kits
  Number of Patterns
Display 55 character x 2 lines, VFD
Controllers Pitch bend wheel, Master volume, Knobs 1 to 6
Connectors Output PHONES
L/MONO,R (Unbalanced)
L, R (Balanced)
  Foot Switch SUSTAIN, SOSTENUTO, SOFT,
ASSIGNABLE
  Foot Controller x 2
  Mic Input
  MIDI IN, OUT, THRU
  USB TO HOST, TO DEVICE
Power Consumption 16W
Dimensions (W x D x H; not including pedal unit) 1,385 x 420 x 173 mm
Weight (not including pedal unit) 27.2 kg
Additional Package Contents Power cord, Pedal unit, Illustrated Guide to
the CP1 booklet, Owner’s Manual, Data List booklet,
Software DVD-ROM*
* Software DVD-ROM: Steinberg Cubase AI DAW Software.

CP5 Specifications

Keyboards 88 keys, NW-STAGE keyboard
(Wooden synthetic ivory weighted keyboard)
Maximum Polyphony 128
Tone Generator SCM + AWM2
Performances Preset 10 x 4 groups x 3 banks
  User 10 x 4 groups x 3 banks
  External 10 x 4 groups x 3 banks
  Parts 6
  Voice Block 17 piano voices + 305 other voices
  Modulation Effect Block 49 types
  Power Amplifier / Compressor Block 8 types
  Reverb 8 types
  Master Compressor 3-band
  Master Equalizer 5–band
Rhythm Number of Kits 14
  Number of Patterns 100
Display 24 character x 2 lines, VFD
Controllers Pitch bend wheel, Master volume,
Knobs 1 to 3, Part volume x 6, Gain
Master equalizer x 5
Connectors Output PHONES
L/MONO,R (Unbalanced)
L, R (Balanced)
  Foot Switch SUSTAIN, ASSIGNABLE
  Foot Controller x 2
  Mic Input x 1
  MIDI IN, OUT, THRU
  USB TO HOST, TO DEVICE
Power Consumption 25W
Dimensions (W x D x H; not including pedal unit) 1,381 x 405 x 174 mm
Weight (not including pedal unit) 25.2 kg
Additional Package Contents Power cord, Foot pedal FC3,
Owner’s
Manual, Owner’s Manual CD-ROM,
Software DVD-ROM*
* Software DVD-ROM: Steinberg Cubase AI DAW Software.

CP50 Specifications

Keyboards 88 keys, GH keyboard
Maximum Polyphony 128
Tone Generator SCM + AWM2
Performances Preset 10 x 4 groups x 3 banks
  User 10 x 4 groups x 3 banks
  External 10 x 4 groups x 3 banks
  Parts 3
  Voice Block 12 piano voices + 215 other voices
  Modulation Effect Block 49 types
  Power Amplifier / Compressor Block
  Reverb 8 types
  Master Compressor 3-band
  Master Equalizer 3–band
Rhythm Number of Kits 14
  Number of Patterns 100
Display 24 character x 2 lines, VFD
Controllers Pitch bend wheel, Master volume,
Knobs 1 to 3, Part volume x 3, Master equalizer x 5
Connectors Output PHONES
L/MONO,R (Unbalanced)
  Foot Switch SUSTAIN, ASSIGNABLE
  Foot Controller x 1
  Mic Input
  MIDI IN, OUT, THRU
  USB TO HOST, TO DEVICE
Power Consumption 7W
Dimensions (W x D x H; not including pedal unit) 1,381 x 332 x 165 mm
Weight (not including pedal unit) 20.9 kg
Additional Package Contents Power adaptor PA-150 (or an equivalent
recommended by Yamaha), Foot pedal FC3,
Owner’s Manual, Owner’s Manual CD-ROM,
Software DVD-ROM*
* Software DVD-ROM: Steinberg Cubase AI DAW Software.