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

Keyboards88 keys, NW-STAGE keyboard
(Wooden synthetic ivory weighted keyboard)
Maximum Polyphony128
Tone GeneratorSCM
PerformancesPreset16 x 3 groups
 User16 x 3 groups
 External16 x 3 groups
 Parts2
 Voice Block17 piano types
 Modulation Effect Block10 types
 Power Amplifier / Compressor Block8 types
 Reverb8 types
 Master Compressor
 Master Equalizer5–band
RhythmNumber of Kits
 Number of Patterns
Display55 character x 2 lines, VFD
ControllersPitch bend wheel, Master volume, Knobs 1 to 6
ConnectorsOutputPHONES
L/MONO,R (Unbalanced)
L, R (Balanced)
 Foot SwitchSUSTAIN, SOSTENUTO, SOFT,
ASSIGNABLE
 Foot Controllerx 2
 Mic Input
 MIDIIN, OUT, THRU
 USBTO HOST, TO DEVICE
Power Consumption16W
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 ContentsPower 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

Keyboards88 keys, NW-STAGE keyboard
(Wooden synthetic ivory weighted keyboard)
Maximum Polyphony128
Tone GeneratorSCM + AWM2
PerformancesPreset10 x 4 groups x 3 banks
 User10 x 4 groups x 3 banks
 External10 x 4 groups x 3 banks
 Parts6
 Voice Block17 piano voices + 305 other voices
 Modulation Effect Block49 types
 Power Amplifier / Compressor Block8 types
 Reverb8 types
 Master Compressor3-band
 Master Equalizer5–band
RhythmNumber of Kits14
 Number of Patterns100
Display24 character x 2 lines, VFD
ControllersPitch bend wheel, Master volume,
Knobs 1 to 3, Part volume x 6, Gain
Master equalizer x 5
ConnectorsOutputPHONES
L/MONO,R (Unbalanced)
L, R (Balanced)
 Foot SwitchSUSTAIN, ASSIGNABLE
 Foot Controllerx 2
 Mic Inputx 1
 MIDIIN, OUT, THRU
 USBTO HOST, TO DEVICE
Power Consumption25W
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 ContentsPower 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

Keyboards88 keys, GH keyboard
Maximum Polyphony128
Tone GeneratorSCM + AWM2
PerformancesPreset10 x 4 groups x 3 banks
 User10 x 4 groups x 3 banks
 External10 x 4 groups x 3 banks
 Parts3
 Voice Block12 piano voices + 215 other voices
 Modulation Effect Block49 types
 Power Amplifier / Compressor Block
 Reverb8 types
 Master Compressor3-band
 Master Equalizer3–band
RhythmNumber of Kits14
 Number of Patterns100
Display24 character x 2 lines, VFD
ControllersPitch bend wheel, Master volume,
Knobs 1 to 3, Part volume x 3, Master equalizer x 5
ConnectorsOutputPHONES
L/MONO,R (Unbalanced)
 Foot SwitchSUSTAIN, ASSIGNABLE
 Foot Controllerx 1
 Mic Input
 MIDIIN, OUT, THRU
 USBTO HOST, TO DEVICE
Power Consumption7W
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 ContentsPower 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.