30 years since originals - three models announced 17/12/09
The CP-1 Stage Piano
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The classic CP piano sound debuted over 30 years ago and has been part of the musical landscape - Peter Gabriel's Red Rain anyone?
The orignal CP's were essentially portable mechanical pianos - and were EXTREMELY heavy - I know, I helped someone put one together recently - a hernia inducing experience I assure you...
Today Yamaha announced the reemergence of the CP stage piano in the form of the Flaship CP1, the mid range CP5 and affordable CP50.
They all feature something called Spectral Component Modeling, which is a fundamentally different approach to any other technology previously employed by Yamaha, combining ultra sophisticated sampling and modeling technology. All sounds can be comprehensively and easily edited, then further customized by adjusting the parameters of 'physical’ components including hammer stiffness and striking position.
Sounds like a cross between physical modelling and sampling...
Pricing and Availability The flagship CP1 is available from the end of January 2010 and will have a recommended retail price of £4502 including the new 17.5% VAT rate.
The CP5 and CP50 are expected to be available from March 2010 with prices to be announced at that stage. For further information and product movies