Taking selected models from their back catalogue, Yamaha is not just recreating these legendary instruments, but reimaging them for modern players. Each of the models in the reface series has been crafted to create sought-after sounds but are housed in compact and lightweight units that are both seriously portable and great-sounding. With four in the series, you’ll find one that you won’t want to live without, and with their reasonable pricing, you won’t have to.
Creativity – Just Add Batteries
Taking its leave from the unique Stage Keyboards that were around in the 1970s, the Yamaha reface CP Electric Piano brings the same vintage sounds and incredible playability and polyphony, with no scrimping along the way. The beauty of this modern model is in its lightweight and compact size; making it the perfect travel companion or studio extra.
Capable of being used as a studio unit, live, or simply while you’re on the go. The reface CP can be hooked up to a mains power supply with an AC adapter or powered for up to 5 hours with six (readily-available) AA batteries.
Classic Sounds, Modern Twist
The Yamaha reface CP Electric Piano is capable of producing the fantastic sounds of its ‘60s and‘70s predecessors thanks to its engine, which comprised of SCM (Spectral Component Modeling) and AWM2 sound generation, and offers 128-note polyphony.
The unit offers six classic keyboard sounds: RdI (early '70s tine electric piano), RdII (late '70s tine electric piano), Wr (late '60s reed electric piano), Clv (70s struck string Clavinet), Toy (toy piano), and the CP (Yamaha CP80 electric grand piano).
To ensure the authenticity of these models they have been joined by a selection of vintage effects to compliment them, all of which are easily-accessible from the unit’s control panel. These are: Drive, Tremolo/VCM Wah, Chorus/VCM Phaser, Digital Delay/Analog-Type Delay, and Reverb.
To give a better playing feel, the HQ Mini Keys used in the construction of the Yamaha reface CP Electric Piano utilise an action based on the FS action of the flagship Yamaha Motif XF. These keys give a professional feel and response that ensures your playing is natural. You can also use the sustain function of each piano sound by hooking up sustain pedal, via the relevant input.
Connect with Soundmondo
Going beyond its dimensions, the Yamaha reface CP Electric Piano makes it easy to share your music-making with others around the world. With Yamaha’s online community, Soundmondo, and direct synchronisation with the unit, you can connect with other reface CP users and collaborate, share your sounds, and access others’ sounds. If you don’t feel like sharing, you can use this service to privately store your voices and set lists.
iPhone/iPad reface App
The Yamaha reface CP Electric Piano goes beyond even this, with connectivity to your iPhone/iPad, and Yamaha’s free reface iOS app, giving you even more functionality. This major benefit allows you to easily store your library of voices and playlists on your iOS device, ready to transfer them over to the reface CP at any time. You can assign a name, picture, and numerous tags to each voice or playlist, which helps when using the app’s search function or navigating through them.
The app also allows you to share and store your sounds in a unique way, as the app can turn any voice into a QR code, which, when scanned with a device’s camera, loads the sound onto the app of that device.
Manufacturer Yamaha Model reface CP Amplifiers and Speakers Amplifiers 2 W x 2 Speakers 3 cm x 2 Power Supply Power Consumption 6 W (When using PA-130 power adaptor) Battery Life Approximately 5 hours Auto Power Off Yes Power Supply Adaptors PA-130 or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha Batteries Six AA size batteries or Ni-MH rechargeable batteries Accessories Included AC adaptor*, MIDI breakout cable, Owner's Manual, Warranty* *May be included depending on your locale Voices Number of types 6 Keyboard types Effects Drive, Tremolo/VCM Wah, Chorus/VCM Phaser, Digital Delay/Analog-Type Delay, Reverb Size/Weight Dimensions Width 530 mm (20 7/8") Height 60 mm (2 3/8") Depth 175 mm (6 7/8") Weight 1.9 kg (4 lbs, 3 oz) (not including batteries) Keyboard Number of Keys 37 keys Type HQ mini (High-Quality mini) Initial Touch Yes Tone generation Maximum Polyphony 128 Engine SCM + AWM2 Connectivity DC IN DC IN (12 V) jack Headphones PHONES (6.3 mm, stereo phone jack) MIDI MIDI (mini-DIN IN/OUT) AUX IN AUX IN (3.5 mm, mini stereo phone jack) OUTPUT L/MONO, R (6.3 mm, TS phone jack, unbalanced) USB TO HOST USB (TO HOST) Pedal Type SUSTAIN: FC3(A), FC4(A), FC5 (optional) Half Damper Yes (only connceted to FC3(A))
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