Yamaha CP300 Stage Piano for Hire
The Yamaha CP300 gives the modern pianist all the sound and expressiveness of a professionally mic'd grand piano with the portability and versatility of a digital instrument. The sound is big enough to permeate a full onstage band yet subtle enough to work in an intimate gig setting.
Yamaha have a wealth of experience in creating digital pianos that sound and feel like premium acoustic models. The CP300 boasts Graded Hammer Effect (GHE) action keys which gives you an authentic resistance when playing. This increases from the top register to the lower just like a natural acoustic. This greatly enhances your playing and builds transferable skills and you become accustomed to the feel of pounding out lower notes and chords whilst your right hand dances across the sparkling highs.
Carefully recorded stereo samples on premium quality instruments are used to craft the sound of the CP300. They will be taken at various playing strengths and include subtle elements like String Resonance, Stereo Sustain and Key-Off. This provides one of the most authentic sounding and expressive piano voices possible. The CP300 also has a special Mono Piano sound bolstered by a compression effect which has been designed especially for live performances. It has the power to stand out even in a full band situation.
The CP300 also features the same pedal controls as an actual grand piano. Sustain, Soft and Sostenuto jacks are all available along with a fourth pedal input for controlling other sound settings. On certain piano effects sustain can be partially applied reproducing the half damper effect achieved on an acoustic instrument.
The CP300 can be used to play and control external tone generators. Assign different voices to different sections and create multi textured layers of sound. The CP300's four instrument zones with panel sliders allow you to easily tweak the level of each instrument. Also freely assign sliders and wheels to control other sonic characteristics of your gear giving you complete control of your individual sound.
Other handy little features like the locking function show the CP300 really has been designed with practical use in mind. Once you have all your settings the last thing you want is for someone to nudge a switch or press a button and give you a surprise in the middle of a performance! The Panel Lock button prevents this from happening. the professional quality balanced XLR outputs give you clean, clear and noise-free signal both for recording and live playing - where long unbalanced cables can compromise your sound. The CP300's built in stereo system on the CP300 means you can hear the sound of the keyboard without the need for a separate monitor. If you're performing on stage with a sound guy a simple Speaker On/Off panel button lets you disable it.
Number of Keys: 88
Type: GH keyboard
Initial Touch: Yes
Pitch Bend: Yes
Control Slider: Master Equalizer Slider, Zone Control Slider, Song Volume Slider
Others: Master Volume Dial
Type: LCD with back-light
Size: 24 characters x 2 lines
Tone Generating Technology: AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling
Number of Polyphony (Max.): 128
Number of Voices: Presets: 50 Voices XG Voices: 480 Voices + 12 Drum kits
Headphones: PHONES (standard stereo phone jack),
Foot Switch: assignable foot pedal (sustain/sostenute/soft/aux)
MIDI: MIDI IN / OUT / THRU
LINE OUT: OUTPUT L/MONO R (standard stereo phone jack),OUTPUT L R (XLR)
USB TO HOST: USB(TOHOST)
Size/Weight (without flightcase)
Width: 1,391mm (54-3/4")
Height: 170mm (6-3/4")
Depth: 460mm (18-1/4")
Weight: 32.5kg (71.7 lbs.)