Yamaha CP73 Stage Piano, 73-Key

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With excellent sounds and a simple, direct user interface, the Yamaha CP73 digital stage piano is an indispensable instrument for live performance.

Yamaha's CP73 digital stage piano has been reinvented for working keyboard players with the very best Voices Yamaha has to offer, plus a completely reimagined user interface. And with the Balanced Hammer action of the CP73 this makes it ideal for playing all types of Voices and sound combinations throughout a long gig without fatigue.

Yamaha details the development of the CP88 and CP73:

The CP series features three main sections that can quickly be split or combined as desired: Piano, Electric Piano, and Sub. With Voices sampled from two of the finest concert grand pianos in the world — the Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial — plus a Yamaha U1 upright and the vaunted CP80 electric grand, the Piano section lets the player shine in any musical style. Selectable damper resonance adds even more realism to piano Voices for solo passages.

Japanese musician Akira Onozuka walks you through Yamaha's mobile CP pianos (NOTE: Turn captions on!):

The Electric Piano section is a map of soulful musical roads, rendering three 1970s models of the classic tine piano and ranging from delicate sparkle to barky attitude. Brighter and darker variants on the Wurly, as well as Clav sounds, cover all the vintage-keys bases. Stompbox-style effects such as touch wah, phaser, and more perfectly capture musical memories from Motown to prog to fusion to yacht rock.

The Sub section offers strings, pads, organs, chromatic percussion, and other Voices ideal for layering. Among this section’s effects read more is an excellent rotary speaker simulation that classic organ enthusiasts will surely appreciate. Synth-like attack and release controls provide further sonic sculpting here.


Offers a wide range of grand piano, upright piano, electric piano and keyboard sounds for playing any music genre. Synth sounds for covering any gig or session. Split, layer or solo warm pads, lush strings, deep synth basses, synth leads, brass and more. The one to one CP control interface allows real-time interaction for instant sound creation. Extensive, integrated effects section for creating your own, unique sound. Each of the three sections (Piano section, Electric piano section and Sub section) features dedicated effects. There are also master effects with delay, reverb and master EQ with dedicated controls for easy, real-time tweaking. Virtual Circuitry Modeling re-creates the sound and behavior of vintage effects and high-end studio signal processors by modeling the circuits down to the original analog component level.


Action designed with knowledge informed by over 100 years of acoustic piano-making to provide piano players with the action they need for maximum expression. 88-key Natural Wood, Graded Hammer, triple sensor (NW-GH) keyboard with Synthetic Ebony and Ivory Key Tops – the fastest stage piano action on the market. Natural Wood keys offer the weight and response that piano players expect. A third sensor allows grand piano-like key repetition where notes can be re-articulated without a complete release.


Built to withstand the rigors of the road and are extremely intuitive to use. The intuitive CP interface allows fast and easy splits, layers and sound-shaping directly from the front panel. Connect and integrate into your home studio or live rig with onboard USB MIDI and audio connectivity.


Among the lightest and most compact instruments in their class.


- 73 key keyboard
- Owner’s Manual
- Power cord
- Foot pedal (FC3A)
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- 73-key keyboard
- Owner’s Manual
- Power cord
- Foot pedal (FC3A)

Control Interface:
- Keyboard / Number of Keys: 73 (E1-E7)
- Type: BHS (Balanced Hammer Standard) keyboard: matte black keytops

- Tone Generating Technology: AWM2
- Number of Polyphony (Max.): 128
- Number of Preset Voices: 57 (Piano: 10 / E. Piano: 14 / Sub: 33)

Effects Types:
- Delay: 2 types (Analog, Digital)
- Reverb: 1 type (Hall)
- Master EQ: 3 bands (with sweepable MID)
- Insertion Effect: Piano: 2 systems (1: Damper Resonance / 2: Compressor, Distortion, Drive, Chorus), E. Piano: 3 systems (1: Drive / 2: Auto Pan, Tremolo, Ring Modulator, Touch Wah, Pedal Wah, Compressor / 3: Chorus1, Chorus2, Flanger, Phaser1, Phaser2, Phaser3), Sub: 1 system (Chorus/Flanger, Rotary Speaker, Tremolo, Distortion)

- Line Out: OUTPUT [L/MONO]/[R] (6.3 mm, standard phone jacks, UNBALANCED), OUTPUT [L]/[R] (XLR jacks, BALANCED)
- Headphones: [PHONES] (6.3 mm, standard stereo phone jack)
- AUX: INPUT [L/MONO]/[R] (6.3 mm, standard phone jacks)

- Connectors: [AC IN]
- Display: Full Dot LCD (128 x 64 dots)

- Dimensions (W x H x D): 42-3/4" x 5-11/16" x 14"
- Weight: 28 lb, 14 oz

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 714-522-9011
Web: https://usa.yamaha.com/support

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted April 14, 2021 by a customer from aol.com

"CP73 is a fantastic stage piano..."

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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For reference, I’ve owned Nord stage, korg Triton and Kronos, Yamaha motif xs, Roland vr and Juno Ds series among others as well as software. This keybed feels fantastic and is around 30 lbs. The only things that compete with 73/76 weighted keys are korg sv series, which is much heavier and less features (split layer, usb audio, pitch/ mod wheels), the studiologic sl73 which has no internal sounds. I sent it back because 1 key would not respond on multiple midi sound sources. The Nord electro has better organs, but no pitch or mid wheel and no usb audio interface built in, and the Nord hp keybed is not one to fall in love with. As much as I loved my Nord keyboards, this cp73 keyboard feels better by a noticeable margin. Also the dexibell s3 has decent keys and pitch/mod, but outside of piano, they are nowhere near the beauty of these sounds. The piano, rhodes, wurly, strings and pads on this are great (compared to anything at any price), and picking your split or layer points is very similar to Nord, but superior and actually flexible on this Yamaha. If you need a ton of sounds that will build combis like a korg m50, or a Yamaha modx, or a Roland Juno ds, this is not that. This will however split or layer 3 sounds, so bass/piano/ pad or rhodes/dx7/piano or any gorgeous layers can be created here. Also the built in usb audio interface lets you use mainstage or Logic Pro with a simple usb connection. I recommend using this either stand alone as a great sounding “main keys” read more board or on the bottom of a 2-tier rig with either a little synth or your MacBook. Also the pedal programming is flexible by section (leave it off of piano or bass, but turn synth pad down etc). If you get a chance to play an mx88 or p121 this feels at least as good as those and has higher quality pianos and easier fx sections.The only thing I took a partial star off of was because the organs are kind of your basic motif type sound. It is not a drawbar engine. But for the price difference between this and the red competition, this plays better has a few more features Nord doesn’t offer even in keyboards that cost thousands more. I play in bands, so having 73 weighted keys with killer pianos and easy usb connection is the best thing around. Obviously the yc73 is going to move some people past this keyboard, but for a few hundred dollars less (ie enough to buy an organ module or a Mac or a small synth workstation), the cp73 sounds amazing, feels better than all other 73s, and pairs up to computers. If you don’t think you will like it, I won’t sell it to you, but if you are thinking you MIGHT like it, I’d say “yes; it is among the most satisfying you can get your hands on...”

Musical Background:
Full time musician

Musical Style:
Worship, rnb, country, pop, jazz, gospel, rock, good music
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