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The Yamaha CP33 stage piano is the perfect find for the player who's looking for first class piano sound and feel in a compact portable keyboard. Three layer stereo samples including sustain and key-off samples provide the scope of expression which is usually only available from acoustic instruments.
Drawing on their rich tradition and experience, the Yamaha CP33 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 CP 33 remains true to its 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 CP33.
Made to be played
Like all fine instruments, the CP33 piano simply begs to be played. Sit down with it, 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 us 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 CP 33 brings out the very best in your performance.
Crafting the authentic sound of the CP33 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 a master keyboard controller, the CP33 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 two instrument Zones on the CP33 with dedicated Zone sliders on the panel that let you easily tweak the level of each instrument as you play.
Take center stage
Step out front and make your presence known. The CP33 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.
Light and compact
Despite its full 88-key keyboard, realistic grand piano sound and extensive features, the CP33 is exceptionally compact, light and portable. It goes wherever you go, sets up anywhere you need, and gives you complete piano performance everywhere you play.
Use your feet
The CP 33 piano gives you the same pedal control as an actual grand piano. It has a Sustain and an AUX jack (which can be configured as Soft or Sostenuto, or even Expression). On certain piano sounds, Sustain can be partially applied—reproducing the "half-damper" effect of slightly muting the resonating strings on a real piano.