Yamaha Premium Acoustic Grand Pianos
CP73 and 88 feature three premium concert grand pianos: the Yamaha CFX, Yamaha S700 and the Bösendorfer Imperial 290. These pianos provide full dynamic expression and nuance through meticulous recording and voicing.
[ CFX ] With over 17 years of development, the Yamaha CFX is our 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 and S90 stage synthesizer.
Yamaha Acoustic Upright Piano
[ U1 ] The UI is the most popular upright piano in the world. The CP73 and CP88 U1 Voice features 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 & 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 CP73 and CP88 is powerful and fat with wide, dynamic range.
[ 78 Rd ] The 78 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 Rd ] 73 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:
CP73 and CP88 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.
Synths, Strings and more
CP73 and CP88 feature synth sounds for covering any gig or session. Split, layer or solo warm pads, lush strings, deep synth basses, synth leads, brass and more. The one to one CP control interface allows real-time interaction for instant sound creation.
CP73 and 88 feature an extensive, integrated effects section for creating your own, unique sound. Each of the three sections (Piano section, Electric piano section and Sub section) features dedicated effects.
There are also master effects with delay, reverb and master EQ with dedicated controls for easy, real-time tweaking.
VCM (VIRTUAL CIRCUITRY MODELING) Effects
Virtual Circuitry Modeling re-creates the sound and behavior of vintage effects and high-end studio signal processors by modeling the circuits down to the original analog component level.
Stage pianos for every gig: Yamaha CP88 and CP73 combine a great range of sounds, intuitive controls and smart features in a stage-ready aluminium housing
Rellingen, 15th January 2019 – Yamaha presents CP88 and CP73, two new stage pianos for live musicians. Both instruments are particularly lightweight but boast a robust build and a comprehensive set of sounds from traditional grand pianos to electric piano classics to synthesizer sounds. CP88 features Natural Wood X and hence an authentic grand piano feel, making it the ideal choice for piano purists. CP73 offers 73 equally weighted keys for keyboarders playing with a larger number of different sounds on stage. The outstandingly direct control concept, smart connection options and Seamless Sound Switching makes the CP88 and CP73 perfect stage instruments that can be sonically enhanced with content updates.
Stage pianos for modern musicians With CP88 and CP73 Yamaha offers two new stage pianos tailored to the specific needs of live musicians. Discerning pianists find their perfect match with CP88, while gigging keyboarders fare best with compact CP73. Both instruments boast a road-ready compact aluminium housing for easy and worry-free transport.
The perfect touch When playing music, the feel of an instrument has a strong bearing on the musician’s performance. Yamaha CP series stage pianos feature finely tuned keys for every use. CP88 articulates the authenticity of a grand piano’s touch, treating pianist fingers to Natural Wood as well as synthetic ivory and ebony – piano keys can hardly feel more luxurious. CP73 employs balanced hammer action with an equal key feel across the spectrum, granting keyboardists perfect control over their tone regardless of sound choice.
Acoustic, electric, synthetic: always the perfect sound Yamaha stage pianos CP88 and CP73 stand out for their comprehensive selection of flexible, high-quality sounds. Classical pianists rejoice in the sampled reproductions of two outstanding, world-renowned grand pianos, among others: Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial. A Yamaha U1 upright piano is part of the library, too. Keyboardists find legendary electric piano sounds, ready to enhance every performance. Digital effects like wah-wah or phaser allow for further customisation the sounds. This extensive library is augmented by synthesizer sounds to achieve even more flexibility for live gigs.
A piano that grows In their factory setting, Yamaha stage pianos CP88 and CP73 already offer a large variety of sounds for gigging keyboardists and discerning pianists. CP88 and CP73 are also the first models of the CP series to be enhanced with additional high-quality piano and keyboard sounds through content updates. The first update will feature a 1967 tine piano, an exciting reed piano and a classic Yamaha C7 grand piano – one of the most recorded pianos in the world. With subsequent updates, the sound library will be expanded even further.
Made for musicians … When developing stage pianos CP88 and CP73, Yamaha focussed on perfect stage compatibility. This focus is evident in the control pattern, linking every element on the instrument’s surface to exactly one function under the hood. There is no navigating of menus and submenus, every function can be controlled directly – a great advantage when adjustments need to be made quickly, reliably and intuitively in hectic live situations. Seamless Sound Switching allows for changing to a different sound while played notes still fade out. A song’s final chord can still slowly ebb away while the sound required for the next song is already loaded up.
… optimised for the stage CP88 and CP73 offer a perfect set of connectors for stage applications, underlining the focus of their development. Apart from the standard 6.3 mm (1/4 inch) jack outputs, the new Yamaha stage pianos also feature balanced XLR outputs for directly connecting the instruments to mixing desks or stage boxes. A stereo input via two 6.3 mm jacks enables the connection to additional sound sources like smartphones or another keyboard.
Availability and prices The new Yamaha stage pianos CP88 and CP73 are available immediately.
|Keyboard||Number of Keys||88||73 (E1-E7)|
|Type||NW-GH (Natural Wood Graded Hammer) keyboard: synthetic ebony and ivory keytops||BHS (Balanced Hammer Standard) keyboard: matte black keytops|
|Tone Generation||Tone Generating Technology||AWM2||AWM2|
|Polyphony||Number of Polyphony (Max.)||128||128|
|Preset||Number of Voices||57 (Piano: 10 / E. Piano: 14 / Sub: 33)||57 (Piano: 10 / E. Piano: 14 / Sub: 33)|
|Types||Delay||2 types (Analog, Digital)||2 types (Analog, Digital)|
|Reverb||1 type (Hall)||1 type (Hall)|
|Master EQ||3 bands (with sweepable MID)||3 bands (with sweepable MID)|
|Insertion Effect||Piano: 2 systems (1: Damper Resonance / 2: Compressor, Distortion, Drive, Chorus), E. Piano: 3 systems (1: Drive / 2: Auto Pan, Tremolo, Ring Modulator, Touch Wah, Pedal Wah, Compressor / 3: Chorus1, Chorus2, Flanger, Phaser1, Phaser2, Phaser3), Sub: 1 system (Chorus/Flanger, Rotary Speaker, Tremolo, Distortion)||Piano: 2 systems (1: Damper Resonance / 2: Compressor, Distortion, Drive, Chorus), E. Piano: 3 systems (1: Drive / 2: Auto Pan, Tremolo, Ring Modulator, Touch Wah, Pedal Wah, Compressor / 3: Chorus1, Chorus2, Flanger, Phaser1, Phaser2, Phaser3), Sub: 1 system (Chorus/Flanger, Rotary Speaker, Tremolo, Distortion)|
|Connectors||Linje Ut||OUTPUT [L/MONO]/[R] (6.3 mm, standard phone jacks, UNBALANCED), OUTPUT [L]/[R] (XLR jacks, BALANCED)||OUTPUT [L/MONO]/[R] (6.3 mm, standard phone jacks, UNBALANCED), OUTPUT [L]/[R] (XLR jacks, BALANCED)|
|Headphones||[PHONES] (6.3 mm, standard stereo phone jack)||[PHONES] (6.3 mm, standard stereo phone jack)|
|Foot Controller||FOOT CONTROLLER /, FOOT SWITCH [SUSTAIN]/[ASSIGNABLE]||FOOT CONTROLLER /, FOOT SWITCH [SUSTAIN]/[ASSIGNABLE]|
|MIDI||MIDI [IN]/[OUT]||MIDI [IN]/[OUT]|
|USB||USB [TO HOST]/[TO DEVICE]||USB [TO HOST]/[TO DEVICE]|
|AUX||INPUT [L/MONO]/[R] (6.3 mm, standard phone jacks)||INPUT [L/MONO]/[R] (6.3 mm, standard phone jacks)|
|Connectors||[AC IN]||[AC IN]|
|Display||Full Dot LCD (128 x 64 dots)||Full Dot LCD (128 x 64 dots)|
|Additional package contents||Owner’s Manual x 1, Power cord x 1, Foot pedal (FC3A) x 1||Owner’s Manual x 1, Power cord x 1, Foot pedal (FC3A) x 1|
|Dimensions||Width||1,298 mm (51-1/8")||1,086 mm (42-3/4")|
|Height||141 mm (5-9/16")||144 mm (5-11/16")|
|Depth||364 mm (14-5/16")||355 mm (14")|
|Vekt||Vekt||18.6 kg (41 lb, 0 oz)||13.1 kg (28 lb, 14 oz)|