I come from an analog world where, granted, things were much simpler and we had fewer options, but what was pretty consistent was that things reliably worked. Rush into the studio on fire with inspiration, throw a couple of switches, roll tape and capture it. Nowadays, you never know what's waiting for you that you're going to spend an aggravating amount of time trying to figure out, at which point the inspiration is gone.
My latest buzz-kill is a brand new CP40 I spent hours yesterday trying to get a clean, undistorted signal out of. I'm on "01:CF St," (doesn't matter, any instrument setting does it), no effects, flat EQ, going into a PreSonus board with input gain set so the meter peaks halfway up (not even close to clipping), the meter on the track in my DAW showing the same. I've adjusted my gain in the 02:Part/01:Play Mode setting as far down as as 50 after reading the post at https://www.yamahasynth.com/forum/cp4-distortion-on-piano-sounds-with-volume-turned-up, but it still distorts when I get even mildly aggressive. It does this as well on headphones straight out of the piano, and on powered studio monitors straight out of the piano (no board, DAW, etc, in between).
I've got a couple of weeks left before the return window expires and as much as I love the sound of this piano when played softly, it's of no use to me when a forte piece causes break-up. In the afore mentioned post it was suggested that the piano be taken to a technician, so my questions are:
1: Is there something else I can try to get this resolved?
2: Should I order another in the hope that it will be different, or is this a consistent problem?
3: Is this something a technician can actually, reliably correct, or am I going to exceed the return window only to find out I've made a 1500.00 mistake?
I'd like to get busy here.
Thanks for any help.