At the 2019 NAMM Show, Yamaha introduced the CP88 and CP73 stage pianos, which are professional stage keyboards, designed with knob–per-function usability and stomp-box immediacy in mind.
We got an intro from Yamaha keyboard guru Blake Angelos, who gave us a comprehensive overview and demo.
But then – out of nowhere – he showcased the CP88’s stomp-box effects with a looping minimalist jam session.
At about 15:15 into the video, he starts layering looped riffs – pausing momentarily to shake hands with prog-rock keyboard god Jordan Rudess – and then goes straight into ‘Most Mind-Blowing NAMM Demo’ award territory.
Details on the new CP keyboards are available at the Yamaha website.