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Connecting the CP73/88 Stage Piano
Here’s a quick start guide for your new CP73/88 Stage Piano!
Get connected in three easy steps! The CP73/88 Stage Piano’s USB TO HOST port connects MIDI and audio from the CP73/88 Stage Piano to your computer or iOS device down a single USB cable. The advantage is, audio and MIDI travel to and from your CP73/88 Stage Piano to your computer or mobile device. This allows a multitude of recording and performance possibilities with a single cable. For example:
- Record and playback MIDI
- Record CP73/88 Stage Piano digitally to your DAW
- Play and monitor computer/iOS audio through the CP73/88 Stage Piano’s audio outputs
DRIVER DOWNLOAD AND INSTALLATION
CP73/88 Stage Piano isn't just a great stage piano—It’s also a great MIDI controller and audio interface. Connecting CP73/88 Stage Piano to your computer or iOS device gives you knobs and switches for controlling plugins and softsynths as well as a 2x2 audio interface to record audio and MIDI, all in a single USB connection.
The Yamaha-Steinberg USB Driver lets you use audio and MIDI with your computer. Here’s where to get it and how to install:
After downloading the file, follow the included installation instructions.
Connect CP73/88 Stage Piano’s USB TO HOST port to your computer’s USB port using a “type A to type B” cable.
Connect CP73/88 Stage Piano to iOS with the aforementioned USB cable and a lightning to USB
or USB C to USB adapter
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About the author
Yamaha Synthesizer Product Specialist Blake Angelos has over thirty years of experience with music hardware and software. An expert in music technology, Blake has conducted numerous clinics, master classes and presentations throughout the United States, Europe and Canada. In his role as Product Specialist for the Synthesizer Department Blake appears in many product videos and artist interviews, writes many articles for YamahaSynth.com and co-hosts a regular Podcast called “Behind the Synth”.
Before his work with Yamaha, he taught music theory and jazz studies courses at Arizona State University; managed a technology-focused music store in Seattle and was a production supervisor at Microsoft, where he led a team that developed groundbreaking interactive music content for the Microsoft Network. Blake holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Northern Colorado and a Master of Music degree from Arizona State University. Blake currently resides in Bellingham, Washington with his family, and between his travels around the world for Yamaha, he performs as much as possible with several jazz and creative music groups in Bellingham, Seattle and other places in the Pacific Northwest.