September 2014 -- Back by popular demand the Yamaha CP300 (UPC 086792839790), is the flagship of the stage piano series. The CP300 features a NEW auto power off advantage as well as a 40MB 3-Layer stereo piano sample with sustain and key-off, and graded hammer action keys. With XLR outputs and master-keyboard functionality, integrated XG tone-generator, 16 track sequencer and built in loudspeakers the CP 300 is a star of studio, stage, and study.
Drawing on their rich tradition and experience, the Yamaha CP300 gives the live performer all the sound and expressiveness of a superbly mic'd grand piano with the portability and versatility of a modern digital instrument. The CP300 remains true to the CP series heritage.
In 1976, Yamaha released the first of the CP series stage pianos, the CP30 and CP70. 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 CP300.
The CP300 features professional quality balanced XLR output connectors. These give you the cleanest, clearest noise-free signal--both for serious recording in the studio, and playing onstage where long unbalanced cables may compromise your sound.
A built-in stereo speaker system on the CP300 lets you hear the sound of the keyboard without the need for setting up a separate monitor. Just bring the CP300 onstage and you're ready to perform! A convenient Speaker On/Off panel button lets you disable it and leave the monitoring levels to your sound man.
Use your feet
The CP300 piano gives you the same pedal control as an actual grand piano. Sustain, Soft and Sostenuto jacks are available on the CP300. On certain piano sounds, Sustain can be partially applied--reproducing the "half-damper" effect of slightly muting the resonating strings on a real piano. The CP300 also has an fourth pedal input that can be used for controlling a variety of sound settings, such as Reverb or Chorus level, or the brightness of the sound.
Made to be played
Like all fine instruments, the CP300 piano 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.
Yamaha's extensive experience in crafting fine acoustic pianos helps them in creating the ultimate digital pianos. Their 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. The Yamaha CP300 brings out the very best in your performance.
Crafting the authentic sound of the CP300 piano involved extraordinary attention to detail. Yamaha used meticulously recorded stereo samples of top-quality instruments, taken at various playing strengths, and included subtle elements such as String Resonance (harmonic overtones), Stereo Sustain (open strings while pedaling), and even Key-Off Samples (recordings of felt dampers coming to rest on vibrating piano strings)--providing the most authentic sounding and finely nuanced acoustic piano voices possible. There's also a wide variety of other dynamic sounds, including vintage electric piano, organ, guitar, strings, and much more.
Stay in control
As master keyboard controllers, the CP 300 stage piano lets you take full command of your gear. Play and control external synthesizers and tone generators (such as the MOTIF-RACK ES) during your performance. Assign different internal voices to different sections of the keyboard or even create complex, multi-textured layers of sound. There are four instrument Zones on the CP300 with dedicated Zone sliders on the panel that 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 the connected gear as desired, such as sound attack, decay, brightness and filter cutoff.
Take center stage
Step out front and make your presence known. The CP 300 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.
Lock it up
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.
Yamaha CP300 88-Key Stage Piano Features:
- Auto Power Off (UPC 086792839790)
- Keyboard GH keyboard 88 keys (A-1 – C7)
- Sound Source AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling
- Polyphony (max.) 128
- Voices Presets: 50 Voices
- XG Voices: 480 Voices + 12 Drum kits
- Performances 64 Performances x 56 files (max.)
- Effects Reverb, Chorus, Master Equalizer, Variation effect, Insertion effect x 3
- Controller Master Volume Dial, Pitch Bend Wheel, Modulation Wheel, Master Equalizer Slider, Zone Control Slider, Song Volume Slider
- Display 24 characters x 2 lines, LCD with back-light
- Recording/Playback 16-track recording/playback, Tempo adjustment
- max. capacity: 1.4 MB, 140,000 notes
- Connectors MIDI (IN/OUT/THRU), PHONES, INPUT (L/MONO, R), OUTPUT (L/MONO, R), OUTPUT (L/R), ASSIGNABLE FOOT PEDAL (SUSTAIN/SOSTENUTO/SOFT/AUX), USB TO HOST, AC INLET
- Main Amplifiers 30 W x 2
- Speakers 13 cm x 2
- Dimensions 54-3/4" x 18-1/8" x 6-15/16" (W x D x H)
- Weight 71 lbs., 10 oz
- Included Accessories: AC Power Cord, Foot Pedal FC3, Owner’s Manual
- Optional Accessories: LP3 stand, FC7 volume pedal
The CP300 gives you the ultimate acoustic grand piano sound—utilizing three-stage dynamic sampling,88-key “Graded Hammer” keyboard with action that is virtually indistinguishable from an actual acoustic
providing the ability to change tone with the sustain pedal, and adding a subtle, authentic release sound when you lift your fingers from the keys. Among the advanced features are:
Sophisticated AWM synthesis engine and tone generation system, with a maximum polyphony of 128 notes.
Using AWM, the CP300 has 50 original Voices—including a variety of ultra-realistic piano and other
keyboard Voices, plus a wealth of authentic sounds of virtually every instrument type.
High-grade five-band Master EQ, which enables you to control the tone intuitively using sliders on the
Luscious reverb and chorus effects, plus an enormous variety of other effects that add extraordinary depth
and expression to your sound.
Comprehensive MIDI functions for use with other devices and in larger music production systems.
Four pedal connectors for maximum expressive capabilities—especially ideal for live performance—and
built-in high-quality stereo speakers.
A powerful, versatile Performance function, which lets you store and instantly recall your custom CP300
settings, including Dual/Split configurations, Voice and effect parameters, MIDI transmit/receive channel
values and Master Edit settings.
Built-in 16-track sequencer for recording and playing back your keyboard performance, as well as for
creating complex multi-instrument arrangements and Songs—up to a maximum 16 parts.
Master mode, which allows you to independently control up to four external tone generators.
Comprehensive selection of inputs/outputs and interfaces—including two separate stereo output pairs,
stereo inputs, MIDI terminals, and a USB connector.
Average customer review, based on 1 reviews:
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Very, very pleased....
The reviewer purchased this product from Andy's Music.
Reviewer: Steve Crabb
from Rio Rancho, NM
The CP300 is the best stage piano available on the market today. I am a previous owner of a P250 stage piano, which I sold to buy a S-90 because of its great piano sound. Well, I loved the S90, however I didn't use many of its functions, mostly acoustic and electric piano. When I demo'd the CP300, I was sold on it right away. Not only does it have a full and rich piano real piano sound, but many improvements have been made on it from the P250. Like triple sampled piano sound, improved speakers (they sound great), and even the keyboard feels better and more like a real piano. The electric piano sounds have been updated and sound just as good as the S90's electric pianos. I am very, very happy with my purchase.
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