Yamaha's New CP1 Stage Piano Wins MIPA Award at Musikmesse

4/9/2010 [Music Production Tools ]

New Performance-Oriented Keyboard Honored As 'Best Stage Piano' With 'Grammy' of the International Musical Instrument/Pro Audio Industry Press

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Yamaha CP1
FRANKFURT—Yamaha's new CP1 Stage piano claimed top prize as Best Stage Piano 2010 at the recent Musikmesse International Press Award (MIPA) ceremony on March 26, 2010. Chief product engineer Toshi Kunimoto (YCJ) and Product Manager Claus Kruse (YME) were presented with the award at Yamaha's booth at Musikmesse.

For the 11th time, more than 100 magazines from all over the world voted for the best products of 2009/2010 in the more than 40 categories of the mipa Musikmesse International Press Award. The awards were presented to the winners at a special mipa-Party/Awards-Ceremony held during Musikmesse / Prolight + Sound.

More than 300 international representatives of manufacturers and distributors of musical instruments and audio equipment gathered for the 11th mipa Awards Show including guests from the USA, Canada, Japan, Brazil, South Africa, Russia, Poland, Great Britain, Italy, France, Greece, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, Sweden, Denmark, Austria, Switzerland and Germany, cementing the mipa Musikmesse International Press Award as the "Grammy" of the Musical Instrument/Pro Audio industry.

Introduced at Winter NAMM 2010, the CP1 is the flagship of a completely redesigned lineup of CP Series Stage Pianos, which also includes the CP1, CP5 and CP50 slated for shipment in April.

Beneath the hood of the flagship CP1, which features new NW-STAGE weighted wooden keys, Spectral Component Modeling tone generation technology faithfully recreates the sounds and nuances of 17 Yamaha acoustic and vintage electronic pianos, including the CFIIIS, S6B, the CP80, Rd1, Rd II, Wr and the DX7.

This new Spectrum Component Modeling system replicates the instrument's physical components for ultra-realistic tone generation, including the hardness of the hammers, resonance of the soundboard and the striking position of the hammers. It also relies on granular parametric data that translates every nuance of the player's touch into an expressive tone. The new CP models also use Virtual Circuit Modeling to replicate the effect units, amplifiers, compressors, EQ and other equipment that were so essential in creating many of those legendary vintage sounds.

The CP1 also includes enough effects to make a guitarist jealous, including VCM emulations of several historical pedals including phasers, flangers, wah wahs and choruses. All of the CP models feature rugged construction, 88 keys, great retro looks, 128-note polyphony and USB-to-Host and USB-to-Device connectivity.

The CP1 also includes enough effects to make a guitarist jealous, including VCM emulations of several historical pedals including phasers, flangers, wah wahs and choruses. The CP5 and CP50 feature high quality Yamaha reverbs along with many of the effect algorithms from the Motif XS line of workstations for added sound flexibility.

The CP5 includes the core sounds of the Spectral Component Modeling technology, 12 acoustic and vintage electric piano sounds and 305 additional sounds and effects. The model also comes with NW-STAGE weighted keys, a customize function, recording and playback options for MIDI and audio, 100 rhythm patterns and a convenient Master Keyboard function.

The CP50 also offers the core sounds of the Spectrum Component Modeling feature and includes six acoustic and electric piano sounds. It is also equipped with 215 additional sounds and effects and the keyboard consists of Yamaha's Graded Hammer Action keys, along with a customize function, recording and playback options for MIDI and audio, 100 rhythm patterns and a convenient Master Keyboard function.

For more information on the CP1 and other CP Series Stage pianos, write Yamaha Corporation of America, Pro Audio & Combo Division, Music Production, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9011; e-mail infostation@yamaha.com; visit www.yamaha.com/musicproduction.

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