The core Spectral Component Modeling technology added with a wide range of sounds
A unique new SCM (Spectral Component Modeling) tone generation system faithfully recreates the 12 selected sounds of acoustic and vintage electronic pianos and responds to the player's touch to provide more creative expression than ever before possible. Moreover, CP5 has a 215 additional sounds and various effect to make them perfect for wide musical applications. *The Spectral Component Modeling system starts with a fundamentally different tone generation system than Yamaha has ever used before. By combining Sampling and Modeling technology, it optimizes tone generation for each instrument so that every nuance of the player's touch is translated into expressive tone.
Customizing totally original piano sounds
Allowing you to freely build your own acoustic and electric pianos by selecting different components of piano types, amplifiers, and effects, the Spectral Component Modeling technology makes easy work of recreating standard vintage sounds or realizing unique, original sonic palettes. With your instruments assembled, you can then adjust various parameters of the physical components like "Stiriking Position" to create an even more diverse range of exciting piano sounds.
88-Key Weighted Graded Hammer Action
The keyboard of the CP50 utilizes Yamaha's GH (Graded Hammer) technology to reproduce the true "feel" of a grand piano keyboard action, with heavier touch in the lower keys, lighter touch in the higher keys, and subtle gradations of weight and response throughout. Thanks to the input of concert-level, professional pianists during its development, the GH keyboard features superb balance and remarkable consistency.
Record and playback functions for MIDI and audio
Your CP50 can record keyboard performances as MIDI data and store them internally for playback whenever required; alternatively, you can also record these performances as audio data on a USB flash-memory device. What's more, these and other Wave files from a USB flash-memory device can also be editted by using the bundled Cubase AI5, which offers more convinience for playing demo tracks in live stage or edit live recording in the studio.
See more about Yamaha's amazing Spectral Component Modelling, albeit on the CP1 piano: