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As wonderful as the Yamaha CP73 and CP88 are there is always room for improvement. Never ones to rest on their laurels, Yamaha have been working hard to bring users of these wonderful stage pianos some great new features and sounds.
In response to musicians’ feedback, CP OS v1.3 comprises three new Voices. First, a Yamaha CFIII acoustic grand piano (introduced in the CP300 stage piano) known for being able to cut through dense arrangements with a bright, powerful sound. The addition of the CFIII brings the total number of CP73 and CP88 acoustic pianos to eight including the Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial 290 concert grand pianos along with the character-rich Yamaha U1 upright piano.
CP OS v1.3 adds two new electric pianos: 73Rd Studio and 74Rd. These correspond to classic electro-mechanical tine pianos: a smooth, warm studio model from 1973 and a brighter, more aggressive stage model from 1974. Tine electric pianos are ubiquitous in rock, pop, and jazz and having authentic recreations of them are a must-have staple for any keyboard player.
CP OS v1.3 is available beginning January 16, 2020 as a free download for all users of the Yamaha CP73 and CP88 stage pianos.
For more information, visit the Yamaha Booth at the 2020 NAMM Show in the Anaheim Marriott Hotel, Marquis Ballroom, January 16-19, 2020, or Yamaha.io/CPOS
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