Yamaha CP5Item ID: CP5
88-key Fully Weighted Stage Piano with Spectral Component Modeling Technology
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Amazing Vintage Keys and So Much More!The Yamaha CP5 digital piano takes many of the core sounds and technologies of the CP1 and offers them to you in an instrument that's both flexible and affordable. From the flagship CP1, the CP5 gains its powerful SCM Spectral Component Modeling, which physically models its 17 primary acoustic and vintage electric piano voices down to their very components. You have to hear the SCM technology in action to believe it. When we had a chance to experience these amazing sounds for the first time at Sweetwater, we were simply blown away by the detail and the realistic vintage characteristics. Every nuance of each re-created keyboard brought the performance to life - like no other stage piano we'd heard!
One of the wonderful things about the CP5 is that, in addition to the SCM-based sound it gets from the CP1, it also includes an AWM2 Advanced Wave Memory sound engine borrowed from Yamaha's MOTIF XS workstation. This AWM2 sound engine allows the CP5 to provide you with an extended selection of excellent voices. The list seems endless, with over 300 additional instruments, including clavs, organs, strings, and more. You'll also be hard pressed to find a better-feeling keybed than the CP5's NW-STAGE wooden-action keyboard, which puts the feel of 88 real ivory keys under your fingertips.
In addition to great sounds, the CP5 offers you the large selection of effects and functionality you'd expect from a Yamaha stage piano. You get both MIDI and audio recording capability, and with 14 rhythm kits and 100 rhythm patterns onboard, you're never without a source of backing material. And when it comes to effects, the CP5 delivers! You get 49 modulation effects, eight power amp/compressor types, and eight glorious-sounding reverb types to enhance your tone. Whether you're rocking a nightclub in a band or playing solo in a church, this amazing piano will take you further. And if you're looking for that perfect combination of cutting-edge synthesis, an extremely broad sound set, and a remarkably affordable price, then the Yamaha CP5 is just what you need!
Yamaha CP5 88-key Digital Stage Piano Features at a Glance:
The Yamaha CP5 digital stage piano gives you all of the tones you need onstage!
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Bruce, North Canton, OH
Reviewsbased on 3 reviews
Best Rhodes and acoustic pianos
by Eric from CincinnatiThe best sounding Rhodes I've ever heard, short of real thumb. All the different models are emulated, the 73, 88, stage, suitcase. All the effects, chorus, phase, reverb. Even the Fender amps from eac... read more [+]h era are modeled.
February 27, 2011
Music Background: 8 years of classical training, 20 years of acoustic and electronic keyboards. Vintage 80's synth owner, DX7, DZ-7iiFD, Kurzweil
All that, PLUS Wurlitzer 200, yamaha CP80!, DX7 and hundreds more Moiiteuf patches. close [-]
The Yamaha CP5 has the most unique and playable keybed action I've ever played on an 88-key keyboard. There is a bounce and lightness to the keys on the CP5 that most other boards just don't have - I really like it! Boards in this price range tend to have either the graded hammer action or a somewhat "spongy" or "soft" feel. (Neither of these is bad - it just comes down to preference.) For me, the CP5 has an action that is ideal: it's easy to play, and arpeggios are a breeze! Check out its unique keybed action and see what YOU think!
by Jonathan from Roanoke, VAFantastic Rhodes and Wurlitzer sounds...the piano has taken some adjustment...from playing the P250...you just need the right sound system for the CP5...lows sound great...the highs just were not punc... read more [+]hing through....but with a good sound system, sounds very nice...still learning the navigation on it (ie: where patches are and how to combine sounds and save them), but enjoying it more as time passes. close [-]
March 29, 2012
Music Background: performer
by Bjorn from Boston, MA USAYamaha is a company with plenty of experience and resources to deliver top notch instruments. However, they have been losing ground for a while. These cp pianos is proof of their lack of ability to tr... read more [+]ansfer their resources into really good instruments.
April 15, 2011
Music Background: Semi Pro Musician
Let's get to specifics: The piano sound is perhaps the most important part of this instrument. It is OK, but not as good as a 100 dollar virtual instrument I just bought. It simply lacks the sample length, resonance and warmth necessary to inspire.
The rhodes are very good. This was a very positive surprise. You also make it bite by some tweaking.
The keys are awsome. One of the absolute best actions out there. A true joy to play.
The rest of the sound palette: Very poor quality. Rather have 20 really good sounds than l a lot of below average quality sounds.
One more thing: Operating this is a mess compared to the competition. Not very intuitive.
To conclude: This is by no means a terrible digital piano. The disaster is that the competitors, and Clavia in particular, has become a lot better over the last couple of years, while this sounds like old technology. To be honest, ClavIa NS2 is better in every aspect, except from the action. If Yamaha does not learn the pace of the game, I am afraid they will be obsolete not too many years from now. Sad, but true. close [-]