Yamaha CP50Item ID: CP50
88-key Fully Weighted Stage Piano with Spectral Component Modeling Technology
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Amazing Keys Onstage or in the Studio!The CP50 gives you a collection of the core sounds and technologies of Yamaha's flagship CP1 stage piano and MOTIF XS workstation keyboard, in an affordable instrument that's at home onstage or in the studio. From the flagship CP1, the CP50 gains a selection of voices based on Yamaha's powerful Spectral Component Modeling (SCM). Its 12 primary acoustic and electric piano sounds utilize SCM technology. By virtually re-creating their individual physical components, SCM technology provides you with both the realistic sound and the natural response of these instruments. The result is a level of sound detail that will astonish you, as every nuance of each re-created piano comes to life under your fingertips.
One of the wonderful things about the CP50 is that, in addition to the SCM-based sounds it gets from the CP1, it also includes the Yamaha MOTIF XS workstation's AWM2 Advanced Wave Memory sound engine. This AWM2 sound engine allows the CP50 to provide you with an extended selection of excellent voices. You get over 200 additional instruments, including clavs, organs, strings, and more. The CP50 also gets its incredible 88-key graded hammer-weighted keybed from the MOTIF; it's easily one of the best-feeling and most playable keybeds you'll find on an instrument as affordable as the CP50.
In addition to great sounds, the CP50 offers you the selection of effects and extra functions 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 CP50 delivers! You get 49 modulation effects and eight glorious-sounding reverb types to enhance your tone. With its extended sound set, incredible feel, and useful performance functions, the highly affordable Yamaha CP50 gives you all the tools you need for both recording and playing live.
Yamaha CP50 88-key Digital Stage Piano Features at a Glance:
Jason, San Diego, CA
Reviewsbased on 2 reviews
Great piano with lots of surprise!
by Chris Malik from East Aurora, NYI love a great piano sound and love a great Rhodes sound, and am always looking at and occasionally buying the new one that grabs my attention whether I really need it or not (it's a weakness I have).... read more [+] I have had lots of Yamaha keyboards over the years. Have always felt they had a great feeling action and over time have gotten progressively nicer piano and electric piano sounds. Seems like Yamaha's new CP trio (CP1, CP5, and CP50) is an industry response to Roland's impressive V-Piano, but with some great additives. These new CP pianos use a combination of sampling and modeling technology with very impressive results.
September 3, 2010
Music Background: Piano hobbyist
Having closely compared the three new Yamaha pianos I decided easily on the CP50. It has only one main sampled piano (from the CP1) with several iterations (same sample EQ'd differently with a variety of effects) but it's a great sound, and all that I need. Same thing with the Rhodes sound (a 1975 Rhodes sample). Where the CP1 and CP5 have a variety of Rhodes samples and then numerous iterations on each one, the CP50 uses only one main Rhodes sample (a really nice one) with some different iterations of that. Again, all that I need.
The action on the CP1 and CP5 is a "new wood" action. It's an interesting feel and very responsive but it's not graded and much too light for me. The CP50 uses Yamaha's traditional graded hammer action. It's very substantial feeling, and certainly more of my preference.
The CP50 is lighter weight than it's two sisters, and a fraction of the cost. For me, it takes the best of all the features and does so at a reasonable cost. A very nice piano.
Oh yeah, I mentioned it had some surprises. On first look, it's hard to understand the functioning of all the lights and buttons. A perusal through the manual and a little playing with the thing, and I'm super impressed with the smart functionality and thought behind the architecture of the design. I bought it mainly because it had a few really great piano and Rhodes sounds, and I figured if I use it just for those things it would still be a good value. How surprised I was to see how nicely you can combine and control various sounds, their ranges and effects, and much more. I also never really wanted to get a keyboard with the built in rhythm tracks, but to be honest I've been having a real blast using this feature -- and I've only had the piano for a week now. Really love this instrument. close [-]
Sounds great but...
by Lou Cucunato from Milwaukee, WII found the operating system non-user friendly, having come from years of using the Motif. Too many multiple function buttons. The biggest dissappointment was the removal of the other control wheel mo... read more [+]st commonly used for modulation. I really don't want a dedicated pedal for that function. It is indispensible for all the great sounding organ presets, just for starters. close [-]
August 2, 2011
Music Background: Professional keyboardist
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