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For gigging keyboardists needing a compact, mobile electric piano, CP73 is a stage piano with great sound, touch and design. CP73 is the most compact, mobile stage piano in its class.
- Newly designed 73-key BHS Keyboard (E1-E7) (Balanced Hammer Standard) with matte black keytops.
- Three premium concert grand pianos: the Yamaha CFX and S700 and the Bösendorfer Imperial 290.
- Wide range of authentic Electric Piano and keyboard sounds including: electric grand pianos, tine & reed EPs, tonewheel, transistor and pipe organs plus clavi, FM pianos, synths, strings and more.
- AWM2 tone generator, 128-voice polyphony.
- Intuitive operation with a completely new user interface.
- Seamless Sound Switching.
- USB MIDI/Audio Interface.
- Music rest/Carry Bag options sold seperately
With the CP88 and CP73, Yamaha has created two stage pianos aimed at the live musician – easy to carry, easy to use, and easily an outstanding sound.”CP” is Yamaha’s acronym for Combo Piano. The history of this instrument category began back in 1976 when the focus was on the “electrification” of a classic grand piano. The aim was to make it literally easier to transport than the original, but above all to have permanently installed pickups for easier amplification in live situations. Since sound generation based on samples has become possible, transport and amplification are no longer a real challenge. The new CP series from Yamaha provides an answer to the question of what standards are set for a Stage Piano today!
MAIN FEATURES OF YAMAHA CP88/CP73
• High quality keyboards
CP88: 88-key NW-GH (Natural Wood Graded Hammer) keyboard: synthetic ebony and ivory keytops
CP73: Newly designed 73-key BHS Keyboard (E1-E7) (Balanced Hammer Standard): matte black key tops
• AWM2 tone generator, 128-voice polyphony
160 Live Set sounds (80 User/80 overwritable Presets)
33 Sub Voices from different categories (strings,organs,pads,synths…)
• Graphical LC display (128x64pixels)
• Balanced XLR Outputs
• Audio Input
• USB MIDI/Audio Interface
CP88 and CP73 feature three premium concert grand pianos: the Yamaha CFX and S700 and the Bösendorfer Imperial290. These pianos provide full dynamic expression and nuance through meticulous recording and voicing.
CFX – With over 17 years of development, the Yamaha CFX is flagship 9’ concert grand piano. The CFX offers sparkling highs, powerful bass with incredible dynamic range and the strength to project over a full symphony orchestra.
BÖSENDORFER – Bösendorfer is unique amongst piano makers as the only manufacturer in the world still utilizing the Viennese handcrafted design tradition. This produces warm bass, singing treble and rich tonal colors known as the “Viennese Sound”. The 9.5’ 8-octave Imperial 290 is the flagship of Bösendorfer grand piano. The extended bass notes resonate with every key you strike, and the massive soundboard supports projection at all frequencies.
S700 – The S700 is a handcrafted acoustic grand piano built by Yamaha master artisans. It has the power to cut through dense arrangements while remaining delicate and expressive in solo and sparse settings. The S700 was one of the most popular grand piano Voices from the S90ES Stage Synthesizer and MOTIF ES Music Production Synthesizer.
U1 – The U1 is one of the most popular acoustic pianos in the world. The CP88 and CP73 U1 Voice was produced with a vintage, well-used character. This makes it perfect for any music needing the vibe and sound of an authentic upright piano.
SU7 – The SU7 is the flagship Yamaha acoustic upright piano. The SU7 delivers rich, resonant tone from shared CFX concert grand hammer specification.
Electric Pianos and Keyboards
YAMAHA CP80 – Yamaha introduced the CP80 and CP70 electric grand pianos in 1978 to give musicians great grand piano sound that could cut through a live band. The CP80 sound on the CP88 and CP73 is powerful and fat with wide, dynamic range.
76 RD – The 76 Rd tine electric piano has wide dynamic range, high quality and is great for FX. Suitable for all genres of music.
75 RD – 75 Rd has a dirtier, “funkier” tine electric piano sound, great for music requiring vibe and character.
73 RD73 – Rd has a vintage, fat and warm tine electric piano sound perfect for ballads and accompanying singers.
WR – The Wr reed electric piano Voice offers vintage and modern versions with wide dynamic range.
ORGANS, CLAVI AND KEYBOARDS
CP88 and CP73 also feature a wide range of other keyboard sounds including: tonewheel, transistor and pipe organs plus clavi, FM pianos and more to cover any playing situation.