Yamaha’s CP designation first launched in the ’70s, on electronic stage pianos but more famously on the electro-acoustic CP60, CP70, and CP80, which used real strings and hammers but pickups in place of a soundboard. As with the recently-launched Roland V Piano, the Yamaha CP1 uses modelling technology (combined with sampling) to capture the nuances of a real piano. Looks-wise, the CP1 is utilitarian yet classy. It has a textured metal case with black/brown wooden end panels, a brushed aluminium panel housing the switches and a faux-leatherette top suitable for standing a laptop or small second keyboard on.
According to several user reviews, they have praised a Yamaha CP1 for the quality keyboard action and classy construction; Rhodes and Wurlitzer Performances are musically involving and rewarding; SCM technology overcomes any obvious sample-switching; Multiple assignable pedal inputs. Also, some users have complained it for the acoustic piano decay and sympathetic resonance are unconvincing; Dual-part sound-production architecture seems curiously redundant; MIDI control features are restrictive and buried in the editing system; in a flightcase, you’ll need roadies to help you move it!
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To restoring your Yamaha CP1 to initial settings, first press the [UTILITY] button. Then, navigate to the fifth page using the [PAGE >] button and then press [KNOB 6]. When asked to confirm that you wish to proceed, press [KNOB 4] to start the restoring initial settings operation.
Warning! Whenever the Factory Set function is used to restore initial settings, the current content of the User Performance memory and system settings will be overwritten. Before you perform this operation, check whether there is any data you want to keep. Hopefully the article of “Initialize the Yamaha CP1 to Factory Preset” can help you.
Reference: Yamaha CP1 manual