What we think of the Yamaha CP4 stage piano
The Yamaha CP4 is a very impressive stage piano. Drawing on the technology pioneered in the outgoing CP5 this model is much lighter and more compact, making it a much more viable choice for the gigging musician. The user interface is much better too, allowing you to pull up your favourite settings at the touch of a button, and to switch back to a superb piano sample at one touch of a button. The instrument sounds come from the flagship MOTIF XF synthesizers, and the pianos include samples of Yamaha's own CFX, CFIII and S6 performance pianos. It's superb value for money too, and is certainly worth comparing against the Roland RD-800.
128 note polyphony
88 note fully weighted NW Stage keyboard action with wooden white keys and synthetic ivory keytops
SCM Spectral Component Modelling sound engine, plus AWM2 samples
433 instrument voices, including 45 acoustic pianos and 47 electric pianos
128 user performances, 3 parts
9 types of chorus (46 presets)
Master compressor (7 presets)
11 types of reverb
62 types of insertion effect (226 presets) × 2 parts
5-band master EQ
Pitch bend wheel
Unbalanced Line out ports with 6.25mm jack sockets, L/MONO & R
Balanced Line out ports, XLR L/R
1 x 6.25mm headphone socket
1 x Sustain pedal socket
1 x assignable pedal socket
2 x foot controller sockets
1 x Mic input, XLR
USB to host
USB to device
"Premium GP" features the authentic sound of Yamaha Premium Grand Pianos. As the largest
acoustic piano manufacturer in the world we were able to hand select from our vast collection of
hand-crafted grand pianos to create the sounds heard in the CP4 STAGE.
The Evolution of Excellence
The new flagship of the CF Series, the CFX full concert grand piano represents the pinnacle of Yamaha's tradition of piano crafting. Beautifully made and with an exquisite tone that extends across the entire dynamic range, the CFX has the power to project its sound to the furthest reaches of any concert hall. The CFIIIS is another superb full concert grand piano hand-crafted by Yamaha, with a full, bright sound and resonant, authoritative bass that make it perfectly suited to ensemble performance.
A Warmer More Delicate Sound
The S6 offers a lush tonal presence with a warm, subtle depth to its sound. Featuring select bridge materials and new refinements in the specifications of its copper-wound springs, the S6 delivers a rich, resonant tone with a perfectly pitched, harmonious bass, making it the idea piano for accompanying vocals or quiet ballads.
The CP STAGE Series features an impressive selection of vintage electric pianos from different eras, enhanced by Yamaha’s renowned Virtual Circuitry Modelling technology, which allows the reproduction of the classic stomp box effects that were such an integral part of their sound.
The Electric Grand
Striking its strings with an authentic grand piano action and using pickups to convert their vibration into an electrical signal, the CP80 is an electric grand piano in the truest sense. The moment this instrument burst onto the scene it won immediate acclaim for its pronounced attack and unique harmonic overtones.
The Historic DX Electric Piano
Operating on the principle of FM tone generation, the Yamaha DX Series debuted at the beginning of the eighties as the world's first digital synthesizers. The impressive variety of sounds that the DX made available left musicians around the world in awe, particularly the electric pianos, which quickly found a home in many different musical scenes.
Synonymous with the Electric Piano
Yamaha's Rd I and Rd II offer the timeless electric piano sound that helped define the music of so many artists in the seventies. The Rd I reproduces the tone achieved using tines and hammers, while the Rd II reflects the remarkable progress in musical instrument technology that occurred in the latter half of the decade. From the mellow modulation of a quiet ballad or jazz standard to the percussive attacking sound heard in countless rock classics, the warm resonance of the Rd I and the clarity and power of the Rd II will take you back to this inspiring musical era the moment you begin to play.
A Pioneering Electric Piano
Perfectly emulating the distinctive hammer-and-resonator sound of another star of the sixties and seventies, the Wr voices in the CP STAGE offer everything from the thick, powerful tone of earlier models of these renowned electric pianos to the brighter clarity that later efforts achieved. These voices accurately reproduce the playing characteristics of the original instruments, so that a light touch will give a delicate tone, while playing with more force will result in a thicker, uniquely distorted sound.
A simple and intuitive interface gives you instant access to all the controls that you need.
Voice Category buttons lets you call up the sounds you need quickly and easily—you can even store your favorite sounds for each category. In addition to all the great piano voices, a variety of bass, clavinet, organ, strings, and pad sounds based on the sounds in our flagship MOTIF synthesizer round out the voice library, so you’re ready for any musical situation.
Layer & Split
One touch is all it takes to layer and split sounds. The large lighted buttons make it easy to split and layer sounds even on the darkest stages, allowing you to switch from a full piano, to a piano voice layered with strings, or piano with a split bass sound. The Main Solo function lets you go back to playing piano across the entire keyboard the touch of a button.
Wooden keys for the perfect piano touch and response
The CP4 STAGE features wooden keys with synthetic ivory keytops and a Grade Hammer action similar to that of a grand piano (the keys in the lower register are heavier and the keys in the upper register are lighter).
Delivery is fast and free to all UK mainland addresses. Depending on your location we will select a courier - normally TNT, UPS or a Pallet service. At Chamberlain Music we aim to deliver as quickly and safely as possible and do our best to keep you informed all the way. Delivery of digital pianos is to doorsteps however many drivers are happy to assist further although they are not contracted to do so.
Manufacturer's warranty: 2 years
W: 1,332 mm
H: 161 mm
D: 352 mm
Weight: 17.5 kg