Yamaha CP88 88 Note Stage Piano
- Lightweight and sturdy stage piano
- 88 note Natural Wood Graded Hammer (NW-GH) keys
- Three premium acoustic Grand Pianos: Yamaha CFX, Yamaha S700 and the BÖsendorfer Imperial 290
- Large selection of electric pianos, organs, synths
- Extensive effects per section and Master section
- Add to the sound library with content updates
The Yamaha CP88 offers authentic acoustic and electric pianos along with a wide range of organ and synths in a lightweight cabinet with an intuitive user interface.
Yamaha presents the CP88, a new stage piano for live musicians. This instrument is particularly lightweight but boasts a robust build and a comprehensive set of sounds from traditional grand pianos to electric piano classics to synthesizer sounds. The CP88 features a Natural Wood Graded Hammer (NW-GH) keybed for an authentic grand piano feel, making it the ideal choice for piano purists. The outstandingly direct control concept, smart connection options and Seamless Sound Switching makes the CP88 a perfect stage instrument that can be sonically enhanced with content updates.
Stage Pianos For Modern Musicians
With the CP88 Yamaha offers a new stage piano tailored to the specific needs of live musicians. Discerning pianists find their perfect match with the CP88 with it's Natural Wood Graded Hammer (NW-GH) keybed in a road- ready compact aluminium housing for easy and worry-free transport.
The Perfect Touch
When playing music, the feel of an instrument has a strong bearing on the musician's performance. Yamaha CP series stage pianos feature finely tuned keys for every use. The CP88 articulates the authenticity of a grand piano's touch, treating pianist fingers to Natural Wood as well as synthetic ivory and ebony – piano keys can hardly feel more luxurious.
Natural Wood keys offer the weight and response that piano players expect. Adding different weight or 'grading', the keyboard reproduces the feel of a piano's hammers: heavy in the low end and light in the high end. Synthetic Ebony and Ivory Key Tops are lightly porous which adds grip to the keys. This maintains accuracy during long performances or practice sessions.
Finally, a third sensor allows grand piano-like key repetition where notes can be re-articulated without a complete release. This makes it easier to play fast, repeated notes and is one of the main reasons pianists choose grand pianos over uprights.
Acoustic, Electric, Synthetic: Always The Perfect Sound
Yamaha stage piano CP88 stands out for a comprehensive selection of flexible, high-quality sounds. Classical pianists rejoice in the sampled reproductions of two outstanding, world-renowned grand pianos, among others: Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial. A Yamaha U1 upright piano is part of the library, too. Keyboardists find legendary electric piano sounds, ready to enhance every performance. Digital effects like wah-wah or phaser allow for further customisation the sounds. This extensive library is augmented by synthesizer sounds to achieve even more flexibility for live gigs.
A Piano That Grows
In its factory setting, the CP88 already offers a large variety of sounds for gigging keyboardists and discerning pianists. The CP88 is also one of the first models of the CP series to be enhanced with additional high-quality piano and keyboard sounds through content updates. The first update will feature a 1967 tine piano, an exciting reed piano and a classic Yamaha C7 grand piano – one of the most recorded pianos in the world. With subsequent updates, the sound library will be expanded even further.
Made For Musicians
When developing the CP88 stage piano, Yamaha focussed on perfect stage compatibility. This focus is evident in the control pattern, linking every element on the instrument's surface to exactly one function under the hood. There is no navigating of menus and submenus, every function can be controlled directly – a great advantage when adjustments need to be made quickly, reliably and intuitively in hectic live situations. Seamless Sound Switching allows for changing to a different sound while played notes still fade out. A song's final chord can still slowly ebb away while the sound required for the next song is already loaded up.
Optimised For The Stage
The CP88 offers a perfect set of connectors for stage applications, underlining the focus of its development. Apart from the standard 6.3 mm (1/4 inch) jack outputs, this new Yamaha stage piano also features balanced XLR outputs for directly connecting the instrument to mixing desks or stage boxes. A stereo input via two 6.3 mm jacks enables the connection to additional sound sources like smartphones or another keyboard.
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D): 1298 x 141 x 364mm / 51-1/8 x 5-9/16 x 14-5/16 inches
Weight: 18.6 kg / 41 lb, 0 oz
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