New character-rich pianos, pads, strings, synths and more! CP OS v1.4 enhances the Yamaha CP73 and CP88 with new sound options for producers and performers. The new pianos are unique and distinctly different than all the others. New Sub Sounds add cool pads and strings, new guitars and dynamic sforzando brass section. There are also new workflow and navigation improvements. Let’s take a closer look!
Nashville C3: Recording studios often use analog tape to process digital recordings for added warmth, depth and character. This idea was incorporated into the sampling sessions for the new Nashville C3 added in CP OS v1.4. With a 6’1” (186 cm) soundboard, this smaller grand piano adds a new unique piano color to CP73/88. The Nashville C3 was a collaboration with Yamaha Artist Relations in Nashville and the Yamaha USA sound design team. All of the samples were processed using analog tape at the Yamaha Entertainment Group studios, adding a vintage texture. If you are a fan of the U1 already in CP73/88, you’ll love the Nashville C3. It sounds great on its own, and blends great when layered with E.Piano and Sub Section Voices. Check out the audio examples below:
The Nashville C3 is an great choice for all types of country music, but works well in ballads, pop and jazz fusion as well.
CF3 Live: The CF3 Grand from the CP300 was added in OS v1.3 at the request of many keyboardists and producers. It is known for its ability to cut through dense arrangements and is a favorite choice for worship, pop and rock pianists. CP OS v1.4 adds the second CF3 Grand from the CP300, “CF3 Live”. This brighter piano has been optimized for even better presence in a mix, featuring prominently even in large line-ups. Check out the audio examples below:
CP OS v1.4 increases the number of Sub Section sounds. There are new synth pads, strings, classical nylon and steel string acoustic guitars, a sforzando brass section and accordion. All sound great, play great and are useful in many musical situations. Check out the new Sub Voices below:
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.