What we think of the Yamaha CP40 stage piano
The new Yamaha CP40 STAGE is a new model that is due to arrive very soon. At £1299 it represents great value for money and shares a lot with its big brother, the more expensive CP4. There is a wonderful selection of grand and electric pianos, and a whole host of other instrument sounds taken from the flagship MOTIF XF synthesizers, and some built in effects too. Weighing in at only 16.3kg this new model is perfect for the semi pro gigging musician, and we anticipate that it will be very popular indeed. It is worth trying alongside the Roland FP-50 or RD-300NX stage pianos, they make for an interesting comparison.
The new Yamaha CP40 STAGE is due to arrive in November 2013 and will be on display and ready to try in our Haslemere showroom alongside the new Yamaha CP4 STAGE. Specification
128 note polyphony
SCM Spectral Component Modelling sound engine for pianos and electric pianos
AWM2 sound engine for all other instrument voices
297 instrument voices including 15 acoustic pianos and 35 electric pianos
128 user performances
11 types of reverb
9 types of chorus (46 presets)
Master compressor (7 presets)
3 bands master EQ
62 types of insertion effect (226 presets) × 2 parts
88 note graded hammer action (GH) keyboard
Pitch bend wheel
Part volume sliders
Master equalizer sliders
Unbalanced line out jack sockets, L/MONO,R
1 x stereo headphone jack socket
Sustain pedal and assignable switch sockets
Foot controller socket for FC7 expression pedal
MIDI In, Out
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 CP40 STAGE.
The Evolution of Excellence
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.
The CP STAGE Series features an impressive selection of vintage electric pianos from different eras, enhanced by Yamaha’s renowned Virtual Circuitry Modeling 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 offers 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. From a quiet ballad or jazz standard to countless rock classics, the Rd I 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 the 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. Category Select 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 with the touch of a button.
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. Your piano will be delivered boxed and will require self-assembly.
Manufacturer's warranty - 2 years