Yamaha CP300Item ID: CP300
88-key Stage Piano with 50 Instrument Sounds, Graded Hammer Effect Keyboard, and Built-in Speaker System
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A Premium-quality Stage Piano from Yamaha's CP SeriesIn 1976,Yamaha released the first CP series stage pianos. These "electric grands" became instant classics with their authentic sound and live performance convenience. Thirty years later, Yamaha celebrates those milestone keyboards by unveiling the latest and greatest in the CP series, the CP300 stage piano. Drawing on Yamaha's rich tradition and experience, the CP300 gives the live performer all the sound and expressiveness of a superbly miked grand piano with the portability and versatility of a modern digital instrument.
Yamaha CP300 Stage Piano at a Glance:
Authentic sound and playability for an inspiring experience
Like all fine instruments, the CP300 stage keyboard simply begs to be played. Sit down with one, and the instrument becomes an extension of your hands and your musical imagination. The authentic piano voices and rich expressiveness come alive at your touch, and the sound is big enough to blast through a full band onstage - yet nuanced enough to work magic in an intimate club.
Graded-Hammer Effect keyboard
Yamaha's extensive experience in crafting fine acoustic pianos helps them create the ultimate digital pianos. The CP300's advanced Graded Hammer Effect (GHE) action gives all keys an authentic resistance that increases from the top register to the lower - just as on an actual acoustic piano. Which means that you can naturally pound out thunderous low notes with your left hand and let the fingers on your right dance and fly with the high notes.
Premium-quality stereo samples including string resonance and key-off
In crafting the authentic sound of the CP300, Yamaha used meticulously recorded stereo samples of top-quality instruments, taken at various playing strengths, and included subtle elements such as String Resonance, Stereo Sustain, and even Key-Off Samples that capture the felt dampers muting the piano strings - providing the most authentic sounding and finely nuanced acoustic piano voices possible. A total of 50 original instrument sounds are included, backed up by another 480 XG sounds and 12 drum kits.
Pro-quality outputs and built-in speaker system
The CP300 features professional quality balanced XLR output connectors. These give you the cleanest, clearest noise-free signal - both for serious recording in the studio, and playing onstage where long unbalanced cables may compromise your sound. A built-in stereo speaker system on the CP300 lets you hear the sound of the keyboard without the need for setting up a separate monitor. Just bring the CP300 onstage and you're ready to perform! A convenient Speaker On/Off panel button lets you disable it and leave the monitoring levels to your sound man.
Control your other gear from the CP300
The CP stage pianos are also master keyboard controllers that give you full command of your gear. Play and control external tone generators (such as the MOTIF-RACK ES). Assign different voices to different keyboard sections and create multi-textured layers of sound. Four instrument Zones on the CP300 (two on the CP300), with panel sliders, let you easily tweak the level of each instrument as you play. You can also freely reassign the sliders and wheels to control other sonic characteristics of your gear, such as sound attack, decay, brightness and filter cutoff.
Special Mono Piano sound ideal for live performance
Step out front and make your presence known. The CP series has a special Mono Piano sound, complete with a compression effect, designed specifically for live performance. It has the punch and power to stand out, even in full band situations.
Panel Lock feature ensures your settings don't get changed
Onstage, you need to make sure everything goes smoothly. Sometimes an errant hand (yours or someone else's) can touch the panel controls and change your special settings, giving you a rude surprise in the middle of your performance. The Panel Lock button lets you prevent that, keeping all settings fixed and secure, until you're ready to change them yourself.
Realistic pedal control
The CP series keyboards give you the same pedal control as an actual grand piano. Sustain, Soft and Sostenuto jacks are available on the CP300 - along with a fourth pedal input for controlling other sound settings.
Yamaha CP300 Stage Piano Features:
The Yamaha CP300 Stage Piano delivers unmatched piano realism!
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Reviewsbased on 8 reviews
Practicing has never been so rewarding.
by Russell Callender from Wheaton, IL USAI have owned the Yamaha CP300 for several years now, and it has transformed my practicing. The "feel" of the keys is so realistic, yet the volume of sound can be set to levels my ears can handle.
February 20, 2013
Music Background: Classical Musician and Teacher
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Everything about this keyboard is first rate - the piano sounds, the action, pedal inputs, and overall durability. If you take your practicing seriously, do yourself a favor and buy one of these. It is worth every penny. close [-]
The Perfect Performing / Touring Piano
by Dave from Bend, OR USAI'll start by saying the one little negative I have about this piano: the sheer weight: to some that's good, to me, it's acceptable, but it is cumbersome: NOW besides that, the feel, sound, usage, vo... read more [+]ice editing, everything is spot on. I've been waiting for mine for a long time, and I finally got to order one and have one all of my very own, well worth the wait!
December 11, 2008
Music Background: Pro Musician
As a pianist, I wanted to feel like I was playing a piano, the onboard speakers gives me that in your face piano sound, so the feel of the piano is really GREATLY affected, even with stage monitors, you get a little fill above the piano, to feel very realistic.
Great sounds, 128 voices. . so the polyphony won't ever die off, plenty of room to play. I cant' say enough about this rig. close [-]
by Dave from N ZHad the CP300 for a while at home and have been very happy. Finally used it for a gig (despite the weight!) and wow - the best keyboard for live work I have used. People came up and said things like ... read more [+]- "you make it sound so like a piano" - weird I thought it was!
December 10, 2008
Music Background: Long time keyboard player
Great to cut through the band (in stereo) and great in solo spots.
That said I tend to like a bright (and sometimes gritty) piano and this does not disappoint. Particularly good for rock and blues. I love it! close [-]
Simply The Best
by Keith McKenzie from Lakeland, FL USAI have played piano with country legends and gospel greats since 1979 and have owned nearly every make and model avaiable. This piano is simply the best I have ever played. I came up through the ranks... read more [+]; from the YAMAHA CP series of the seventies, to the digital pianos of the eighties; even the YAMAHA P200, P250, and now this one! I love this piano. Everywhere I perform people approach me and say, "What is that keyboard you are playing?" If you want your songs to be full of the sweetest acoustic piano sounds ever heard, get this piano! You won't be dissapointed! close [-]
July 31, 2008
Music Background: Professional Musician
This Is The Best Keyboard for Real Piano Players
by Douglas King from Mount Horeb WIYamaha got it right on this one if you want something that actually feels like a real grand piano and sounds like one too. Their keyboard action and piano sound is far superior to the Roland RD serie... read more [+]s. I have both of them. close [-]
June 6, 2008
Music Background: Keyboard performer.
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