Hey, I have a great and totally original idea: "How about making it possible for Reface CP users to exchange the Toy piano sound with the Hidden acoustic piano sound?"
Yes, I'm joking. I still think it's a great idea though, but it's not really totally original. Or original at all ...
But, we are now having a one-year anniversary of the discovery of the Reface Hidden Acoustic Piano sound -- discovered by the user "woodshedjones"/"adamandlorraine" on April 19, 2017.
Yamaha Reface CP hidden acoustic piano sound? - Gearslutz Pro Audio Community
Yamaha Reface CP. Hidden Piano sound? Full video unedited. - YouTube
When hearing about this Hidden Acoustic Piano, I had already made up my mind to get a Reface CP, mostly for two of the sounds: "RDI" (Rhodes Mark I) and "CP80" (mostly ...). Mostly because of the following two YouTube postings:
YAMAHA reface CP Demo & Review [English Captions] - YouTube
Yamaha Reface CP | PLAY CP80 Electric Grand Piano - YouTube
Anyway, for new listeners -- here's the way to get to the Hidden Acoustic Piano:
- Turn your Reface CP off.
- Turn the "TYPE" knob between two settings, and make sure that it stays there.
- Turn your Reface CP on.
- The sound you are now hearing and playing is the "Hidden Acoustic Piano" sound (although the light will indicate that you are playing the "RDI" sound).
- If you turn the "TYPE" knob, you will hear (and play) the selected piano sound, and the only way to get back to the "Hidden Acoustic Piano" sound is to follow the steps above.
In a lot of the reviews of the Reface CP, one of the negative things called out frequently was the lack of an acoustic piano. Also, in general, the "Toy Piano" sound has not been received very favorably, neither by reviewers nor by users.
Admittedly, after buying the Reface CP, knowing what sounds it contains, I have absolutely no right to claim that Yamaha should give me the "Hidden Acoustic Piano" sound instead of the "Toy Piano" sound. But if they did, it would be a really, really nice thing to do ...
OK, so that might not happen. So what about paying for it? I'd be willing to pay somewhere between $50 and $100 to get the "Hidden Acoustic Piano" sound installed permanently. Would that be a possible way to deal with this? Paying, and doing an upgrade where you enter your your serial number or something?
Sorry for sounding annoying. We are actually happy customers who would like to be even more happier ...