In 1976, Yamaha released the first of the CP series stage pianos. 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. Drawing on our rich tradition and experience, these instruments give 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. Introducing the new standard in stage pianos - the CP series.
Thirty years of technology and experience distilled into two brilliant new instruments. Introducing the CP33 Stage Piano.
In 1976, Yamaha released the first of the CP series stage pianos. 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 new CP300 and CP33. Drawing on our rich tradition and experience, these instruments give 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.
Introducing the CP33 Stage Piano
Unordered List (bulleted list)
- 88-key Graded Hammer keyboard with authentic touch
- State-of-the-art AWM tone generation system
- Maximum polyphony of 64 notes
- Compact, light and protable – easy to carry and easy to set up 28 original voices
- Reverb, and other effects, including Chorus, Phaser, Temolo and Rotary Speaker
- Comprehensive MIDI functions
- Mastermode, for independent control of up to two external tone generators
- Real-time controllers – including sliders and Pitch Bend/Modulation wheels for maximum expression
- USB terminal – letting you connect to a computer for recording of your performances, creating/arranging of songs, and converting to notation mention real-time controllers
Made To Be Played
Like all fine instruments, the CP series keyboards simply beg to be played. Sit down with one, 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. Our 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.
In crafting the authentic sound of the CP series, we used meticulously recorded stereo samples of top-quality instruments, taken at various playing strengths, and included subtle elements such as String Resonance, Stereo Sustain, and even Key-Off Samples that capture the felt dampers muting the piano strings - providing the most authentic sounding and finely nuanced acoustic piano voices possible.
Stay In Control
The CP stage pianos are also master keyboard controllers that give you full command of your gear. Play and control external tone generators (such as the MOTIF-RACK ES). Assign different voices to different keyboard sections and create multi-textured layers of sound. Two instrument Zones on the CP33 (four on the CP300), with panel sliders, let you easily tweak the level of each instrument as you play. You can also freely reassign the sliders and wheels to control other sonic characteristics of your gear, such as sound attack, decay, brightness and filter cutoff.
Take Center Stage
Step out front and make your presence known. The CP series 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.
Pedal to the Metal
The CP series keyboards give you the same pedal control as an actual grand piano. Sustain, Soft and Sostenuto jacks are available on the CP33 - along with a fourth pedal input for controlling other sound settings - while the CP33 has a Sustain and an AUX jack (for Soft, 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.
Audio & Video
|Weight||Weight||18kg (39.7 lbs.)|
|Keyboard||Number of Keys||88|
|Other Controllers||Pitch Bend||Yes|
|Control Slider||Zone Control Sliders|
|Others||Master Volume Dial|
|Tone Generation||Tone Generating Technology||AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling|
|Polyphony||Number of Polyphony (Max.)||64|
|Preset||Number of Voices||14 x 2 variations for each Voice|
Storage and Connectivity
|Expandability||mLAN Expansion Boards||No|
|Headphones||PHONES (standard stereo phone jack),|
|Foot Switch||FOOT PEDAL(SUSTAIN/AUX)|
|LINE OUT||OUTPUT L/MONO, R (standard phone jack)|
|USB TO HOST||Yes|
|Included Accessories||Power Adaptor||Power adaptor|
|Others||Foot Switch FC3, Owner's Manual, Software DVD-ROM (Cubase AI)|
- USB-MIDI Driver V3.1.3 for Win 32-bit (XP SP3 / Vista SP2 / Win7 SP1 / Win8) | V2.3.3 for Win 32-bit (Win2000 SP4)
- USB-MIDI Driver V3.1.3 for Win 64-bit (XP SP3 / Vista SP2 / Win7 SP1 / Win8)
- USB-MIDI Driver V1.3.2 for Mac （10.5.8 / 10.6.8 / 10.7.5 / 10.8.x / 10.9.x)
- USB-MIDI Driver V1.3.1 for Mac (10.4.11)
- USB-MIDI Driver for Windows 7/Vista(V3.0.4), XP/2000(V2.2.4) 32bit
- USB-MIDI Driver for Windows 7/Vista/XP V3.0.4 64bit
- USB-MIDI Driver for Mac OS X (10.2.8 - 10.5.7) V1.2.0
- USB-MIDI Driver Version 1.2.2 for Win (Me / Win98)
- CP33 Owner's Manual [English / 2MB]
- More Downloads
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- Easy to Use
- Realistic Sound
- Responsive / Good Action
- Touch Sensitive Keys
Comments about Yamaha cp33:
I'm using it to learn piano again. I had taken lessons as a child. The CP33's feel and sound are very enjoyable and rewarding.
- Easy to Use
- Responsive / Good Action
- Electronic Music
Comments about Yamaha cp33:
In my opinion, this is still one of the best values in portable digital pianos/controllers. This is my second cp33. I sold my first one thinking I wanted something "lighter." Yes, I got lighter sounds, lighter road worthiness, flimsier materials. Just a less than pro experience than my good old road dog cp33. Now that I'm back, and the novelty of "lighter" has worn off, it feels great to be able to dig into a good, solid, reliable, simple and very, very portable "instrument." Yes, there are newer, flashier, pianos out there that are either too long, too heavy, too flimsy, too gimmicky. If you want that sweet spot of playability, dependability, high quality affordability and portability, this is the sweet spot.