The Yamaha CP50 Stage Piano is an instrument that can accurately be described as the ultimate digital piano, the CP50 is also an instrument that Yamaha is uniquely placed to build, thanks to its exceptional acoustic piano heritage.
The Yamaha CP50 is a compact and lightweight professional piano which also features a sound set based on the flagship CP1, thanks to the Spectral Component Modeling System. The CP50 offers over 215 voices and, like its range partners, also offers the ability to customise sounds and effects.
The 88-key Graded Hammer action faithfully reproduces the feel of its traditional counterparts by producing a heavier response in the lower register and a slightly lighter touch in the higher keys, exactly like an acoustic instrument. The CP50 also offers record and playback functions as well as a range of professionally arranged rhythms for added live performance options.
The Yamaha CP50 boasts newly developed technology and functionality. The heart of any piano is its sound, and the CP50 has a completely redesigned core sound technology. Its unique Spectral Component Modelling (SCM) tone generation system recreates the sounds of pure acoustic and classic vintage instruments with a degree of accuracy unmatched by any other digital instrument. There’s even a stunning set of original DX keyboard sounds.
The Spectral Component Modelling concept is a fundamentally different approach to any other technology previously employed by Yamaha, combining ultra sophisticated sampling and modelling 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.
The spirit of the original CP pianos lives on through the design and ergonomics of the CP50 with classic wooden side panels and a vintage textured top panel invoking iconic instruments of the past. These traditional features are also matched by state-of-the-art functions including the brilliant vacuum florescent display, and brushed aluminium knobs and switches. All these elements come together to produce a highly attractive and eye-catching performance instrument.
The Yamaha CP50 offers a huge and varied sound set of over 300 voices which will appeal to discerning users who require a wide range of voices from a single keyboard. Using some of the CP1’s Spectral Component Modelling facilities, the CP50 additionally features many of the sounds from the award-winning Motif XS range of synthesizers. The CP50 is also ideal for education and composing thanks to the onboard record and playback functions. Performances recorded and stored as audio files on USB flash-memory devices may then be perfected with the bundled Cubase A15 DAW software.
The Yamaha CP50 Main Features Include:
- Keyboard: 88 keys, NW-STAGE (Wooden synthetic ivory weighted)
- Polyphony: 128
- Tone Generator: SCM+AWM2
- Presets: 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 types + 215 other voices
- Modulation Effect Block: 10 Types + 39 types
- Reverb: 8 Types
- Master Equalizer: 3-Band
- Display: 24 character x 2 lines, VFD
- Foot Controller: 2 x
- MIDI: In, Out, Thru
- USB: To Host, To Device
- Controllers: Pitchbend wheel, Master volume, Knobs 1-3, Part volume x 3, Master equalizer x 3
- Output: Phones, L/Mono, R (unbalanced)
- Power Consumption: 7W
- Dimensions (WxDxH): 1381 x 332 x 165mm
- Weight: 20.9.2kg