Yamaha CP33Item ID: CP33
88-key Stage Piano with 26 Instrument Sounds and Graded Hammer Effect Keyboard
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The Latest in CP Series Piano Realism!In 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 CP33 stage piano. Drawing on Yamaha's rich tradition and experience, these instruments give the live performer all the sound and expressiveness of a superbly miked grand piano with the portability and versatility of a modern digital instrument. Introducing the new standard in stage pianos - the CP33.
Yamaha CP33 Stage Piano at a Glance:
Authentic sound and playability for an inspiring experience
Like all fine instruments, the CP33 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 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 CP33, 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.
Control your other gear from the CP33
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 CP33 (two on the CP33), 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 including "half-damper" effects
The CP series keyboards give you the same pedal control as an actual grand piano. The CP33 has a Sustain and an Aux jack (for Soft, Sostenuto, or even Expression). On certain piano sounds, Sustain can be partially applied - reproducing the "half-damper" effect of slightly muting the resonating strings on a real piano.
Yamaha CP33 Stage Piano Features:
The Yamaha CP33 Stage Piano will Satisfy your search for authentic piano sound!
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Robert, Chester, VA
Reviewsbased on 12 reviews
Don't waste any time looking... This is the one for you
by Bob Meachen from Ontario CanadaI have owned many of the current piano kb,s and without doubt, this one is the best bang for your buck bar none. Beats Roland and Korg for the same type of kb for almost half the price. get one befor... read more [+]e they are all gone.. Or Yamaha increases the price by adding a couple of buttons. close [-]
November 11, 2012
Music Background: Hobby
My Yamaha CP33-Works as Advertised-Love it
by from Provo, UT USAI reciently purchaced the Yamaha CP33 from Sweetwater to replace my older Kurzweil PC 88. I use the CP33 as a controller. My system consists of workstation computer and two slave computers playing ... read more [+]my sample library(s). My main requirement with this controller is for it to feel like a grand piano when I perform/sequence my midi based compositions. I am mainly a film composer and have to work fast. The CP33 does not let me down. It feels even better than the Kurzweil. It comes with a sustain pedal. I added a expression pedal from Sweetwater for greater expression in the performances of the library sounds. When I received the Yamaha CP33 I opened the box, pulled out the keyboard plugged it in and went to work. In the month I've had it I've composed some new works and the CP33 hasn't let me down. I love it! Get one for yourself. close [-]
October 30, 2012
Music Background: Film Composer for 30 years
by Bob Meachen from Burlington, Ontario, CanadaI have owned several Yamaha and Roland stage pianos. Got the CP33 a few eeks back to try out and kept it. Same as other reviews, the keyboard is excellent. Just right and very easy to play for a full ... read more [+]hammer action. The two volume sliders are excellent for blending two tones either split or layered and this really leads to some interesting possibility combining accoustic with EP tones. The piano tones IMHO are amongst the very best I have played. Strings are also very good and combine nicely with layered piano. The layout is so simple and intuitive. I did not need to read the manual until I wanted to change some midi settings. BTW it was easy to sync up with my midi modules and arranger module which I use for solo gigs.
November 30, 2011
Music Background: Hobbyist and ex semi pro.
This is a piano for discerning players. It is not an organ or synth. It does a great job for what it is designed to do and at this price you won't go broke paying for it. I should add, it is not too heavy and is built with good materials. Feels like it will take some abuse if you are a road warrior. If you want a fairly simple KB with top quaility tones, get it! If you want thousands of synthy sounds or organ like sounds, get something else. I have the CP33 as a foundation and my Hammond SK1 on top as my lead instrument. The combination just about covers it all. BTW, I can play this KB for hours without getting tired hands. I just wanna keep playing it!!! close [-]
by MArk from Folsom, CAI have been playing piano and producing for 30 years. This is bar none the best electronic keyboard I have ever owned for two simple reasons:
October 9, 2011
Music Background: Pro, author
1. The key action is unparalleled. If you l... read more [+]ove to play you are never going to want to stop playing these keys.They are to die for. I wish every manufacturer CARED about piano this much to provide such a beautiful set of keys. The first time I played them out of the box was like playing a grand for the first time
2. More importantly:THIS is THE piano sound you have always wanted in your studio.The piano is downright GORGEOUS. Crystal clear. Brilliant tone. Nuanced hammer sound effects. AMAZING dynamics from whisper quiet Chopin to banging , raucous rock and roll. I can just see the best of the best players demanding this and only this keyboard on the stage. It is a PLAYER'S dream. The electronic keys, organs, etc are also off the hook.
Oh, and it has a metronome. Are you kidding me? Simple but a major feature for students and pros alike.
TRUE piano players will appreciate this board like no other. I cannot get enough of it. I play it constantly.My wife says it sounds "gorgeous". The CP is addictive. Once you start playing you won't be able to stop
Best Yamaha product I have ever owned bar none. THANK YOU YAMAHA close [-]
Better than expected
by Charlie Strickland from Bainbridge, GAThe Yamaha CP33 is a great and simple keyboard. I used two Behringer
September 28, 2012
Music Background: Band Director, Choral Director and String Instructor
studio monitors and the piano sound was outstanding. I used this with a
chorus class and needed a weighted key feel w... read more [+]ith a full 88 keys and every
piano player that I've let try it out liked it. close [-]
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