Yamaha CP73 Digital Stage Piano
The Yamaha CP73 is a remarkably expressive piano that offers the performer a diverse assortment of high quality, eclectic piano sounds, ranging from grand and upright through to electric piano and synth sounds.
The 73-note balanced weighted action keyboard has been perfectly designed to accurately convey your expressions and nuances, no matter how subtle. The weight of each key is balanced equally across the board to provide a consistent controlled playing experience, whilst the contact surfaces of the Matte Black key tops supply a realistic feel and grip a pianist expects.
With 128 voices of polyphony to draw upon to eliminate note drop-outs, the awesome Tone Generation Technology of the AWM2 sound engine drives 57 top quality sounds and 160 live-set-sounds, all of which have been carefully sampled from Yamaha’s top of the range stage pianos.
The CP73 features three premium concert grand pianos. The Yamaha CFX, Yamaha S700 and the Bösendorfer Imperial 290 provide a wide range of dynamic expression and nuance.
17 years in the making, the Yamaha CFX is their front-running 9’ concert grand piano, re-designed from the ground up. The CFX offers the highest level of musical expression, producing an incredible dynamic range and the strength to project over a full symphony orchestra.
Handcrafted in the Viennese design tradition, the 9.5’ 8-octave Bosendorfer Imperial 290 is the flagship of the Bösendorfer range, and a perfect showcase of their ‘Viennese Sound’ - warm bass, singing treble and rich tonal colours. The extended bass notes provide a harmonic resonance that enhances the overall richness of sound, and an impressively substantial soundboard supports extensive frequency projection.
The S700 is one of Yamaha’s most prestigious acoustic grand pianos. Handcrafted by master artisans. Delicate and expressive, yet bolstered with an assertiveness and powerful projection, this grand is able to cut through a full orchestra and yet convey intricate sensitivity as required.
YAMAHA ACOUSTIC UPRIGHTS:
The U1 is the world's most popular upright piano with a vintage, well-used character that is often imitated but rarely equalled. Its distinctive voice delivers the epitome of the upright sound, and as such is used in many different genres of music.
Another favourite is the Yamaha SU7 acoustic upright piano. A simple, elegant construction results in a full, open sound, and by utilising the CFX concert grand hammer specification, the SU7 delivers a sophisticated, rich tone.
ELECTRIC PIANOS AND KEYBOARDS
The CP73 also includes the vintage CP80 and CP70 electric grand pianos. Designed primarily for live use and introduced in 1978, these pianos had the raw power and strong front highs which allowed them to punch through and be heard. We also have the versatile 78 Rd tine electric piano, the funky 75 Rd, and the lush vintage tones of the 73 Rd to choose from. The Wr reed electric piano comes in two flavours - choose from a nostalgic vintage 60’s or modern versions depending on your taste - the dynamic range provides a vast number of options.
The Yamaha CP73 also features synths, strings, and a huge range of other keyboard sounds including: high quality, rich strings, deep synth basses, leads, and brass, tonewheel, transistor and pipe organs plus clavi, FM pianos and more, as well as an integrated effects section for creating your own library of unique sounds. Dedicated effects can be added to each of the three sections (Piano, Electric piano and Sub sections), and master effects such as delay, reverb and master EQ can be added. The CP control interface is highly responsive and efficient, allowing for easy real-time interaction and adjustments and providing instant, total control over your sound.
- 73-key Balanced Hammer Standard (BHS)
- Matte black key top
- 128 levels of polyphony
- 57 Voices (Piano: 10 / E. Piano: 14 / Sub: 33)
- Analogue and digital delay
- Hall reverb
- Master EQ - 3 bands (with sweepable MID)
- Insertion Effects -
- Piano: 2 systems (1: Damper Resonance / 2: Compressor, Distortion, Drive, Chorus), E. Piano: 3 systems (1: Drive / 2: Auto Pan, Tremolo, Ring Modulator, Touch Wah, Pedal Wah, Compressor / 3: Chorus1, Chorus2, Flanger, Phaser1, Phaser2, Phaser3), Sub: 1 system (Chorus/Flanger, Rotary Speaker, Tremolo, Distortion)
- Output [L/MONO]/[R] (6.3 mm, standard phone jacks, unbalanced), output [L]/[R] (XLR jacks, balanced)
- Headphones (6.3 mm, standard stereo phone jack)
- Foot controller /, Foot Switch [sustain]/[assignable]
- Midi [IN]/[OUT]
- USB [TO HOST]/[TO DEVICE]
- AUX Input [L/MONO]/[R] (6.3 mm, standard phone jacks)
- [AC IN]
- Full Dot LCD (128 x 64 dots)
- Owner’s Manual x 1, Power cord x 1, Foot pedal (FC3A) x 1