Yamaha’s vast experience in creating fine acoustic pianos has helped them to create the ultimate digital pianos. The CP300’s Graded Hammer Effect (GHE), gives all keys authentic resistance. It increases from the highest register to the lowest – just like an actual acoustic keyboard. This means you can naturally play low notes and let your right hand dance to the high notes.
The CP300 stage keyboard is like any fine instrument. The CP300 stage keyboard is a part of your musical imagination and hands. You can feel the authentic voices of the piano and their rich expressiveness at your fingertips. The sound is powerful enough to blow through a full band, but intimate enough to make magic in a small club.
Yamaha carefully recorded stereo samples of high-quality instruments at different playing strengths. Yamaha also included subtle elements like String Resonance and Stereo Sustain. Key-Off Samples captures the feeling dampers that mute the piano strings. This gives the CP300 the most authentic sounding and nuanced acoustic voices. There are 50 original sounds, plus 480 XG sounds as well as 12 drum kits.
Professional quality balanced XLR output connectors are featured in the CP300. These connectors provide the best quality signal, both for recording in the studio and on stage where unbalanced cables can compromise your sound. The CP300 has a built-in stereo speaker system that lets you hear the sound of your keyboard without having to set up a separate monitor. You can perform by simply bringing the CP300 to the stage. You can disable the speaker by pressing the button on the Speaker On/Off panel.
The CP stage pianos can also be used as master keyboard controllers, giving you complete control over your equipment. You can control external tone generators such as the MOTIF RACK ES. You can assign different voices to different sections of the keyboard and create multi-textured layers. You can adjust the volume of each instrument by using four instrument Zones on CP300 and two on CP300. You can also assign the wheels and sliders to adjust other sonic characteristics such as sound attack and decay, brightness, and filter cutoff.