Yamaha CP73, CP88 Stage Pianos Get New Features With Free Update

Yamaha today introduced CP OS v1.4 for the CP73 and CP88 stage pianos.

The free update adds new Voices, along with improved workflow and additions to the Sub Section.

“The CP73 and CP88 stage keyboards were crafted to deliver the authentic sounds that artists are looking for in an intuitive, modern instrument,” said Yamaha’s Nate Tschetter. “The new CP OS v1.4 update expands upon the instruments’ carefully selected sounds, giving musicians the expressive capabilities that they need to create.”

Here’s what they have to say about CP OS v1.4:

“The new OS v1.4 builds upon the keyboards’ previous update, CP OS v1.3, with two added Voices for greater studio and performance options.

The new Nashville C3 Voice offers players an inspiring vintage grand piano sound with the characteristic sounds of Nashville. The samples were processed using analog tape at Yamaha Entertainment Group studios in order to create its vintage character.

The new CF3 Live Voice was added at players’ request for the second characteristic sound of the Yamaha CP300 stage piano after the addition of the CFIII acoustic grand piano in the previous update. The CP300 is known for being able to cut through dense arrangements, with a bright, powerful sound. The Voice has been optimized for an even better presence in a mix and will be featured prominently in large line-ups.

CP OS v1.4 expands the Sub Section—a popular choice of the keyboards’ three sections—for added flexibility and creativity when it comes to creating sonic spaces. New pads, strings, synths, a powerful Sforzando Brass Section and both a classical and Western guitar have been added to the Sub Section’s current selection of strings, brass and synths.

In response to musicians’ feedback, the update also includes workflow enhancements making it easier to navigate and adjust settings and menus. The Voice selection window now features a list view so players can select sounds with ease.”

Pricing and Availability

CP OS v1.4 is available now as a free update.

4 thoughts on “Yamaha CP73, CP88 Stage Pianos Get New Features With Free Update

  1. I appreciate you posting this here. I have a CP88 which I play every day and I probably wouldn’t have heard about this cool update otherwise.

  2. I would honestly purchase a CP88 right now if Yamaha would add the string resonance that is available in some of their other products. I know it’s not important to everyone, but it is to me. I don’t know if it’s possible within this architecture, but I know I’m not alone in wanting this.

  3. I was involved in buying a Yamaha CP4 for a restaurant a couple years ago and it was touted as being a flagship high end piano. It is ok. Doesn’t blow me away sound-wise or feel-wise but it works. The wooden keys are supposed to be impressive but you really can’t tell. I have 2 Yamaha P90 pianos that I think are far superior instruments and they are 20 years old. I’ve never had key problems ( or any problems) like I do with the CP4 where the sensors rip and the velocity goes to full every time you hit a key. Not in 20 years of hard use. I believe the P90 sound quality is better as well, as is the build quality – metal enclosure vs. plastic, knobs, buttons, and unlike the CP4, no rotary wheel (on the P90s) to break down. I realize I am talking about two different models than this post but I will close with this: Yamaha electric pianos used to be built in Japan but now are built in China. In my opinion the quality has dropped. I’ve made a living playing music for over 35 years and just wanted to offer my thoughts.

  4. I watched / heard the video from Yamaha on the 1.4 update with these two additional sounds/voices. I have a Montage 8…are those sounds available for Montage?

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