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Re: Disappointed after buying Yamaha CP4
Dave Ferris #2506943 02/03/16 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Dave Ferris
I'm at just a tad over year here as well with the CP4, and for the most part, I still really like it.

Basically there are pluses and minuses for each model. But I feel the CP4 is the best compromise with regard to the sound while playing in the band, its physical weight and build quality. At least for me and the way I play.


I'm now at 20 months and my feelings haven't changed from above.

If you have to play one of things to make a living and are trying to sound half way decent, when there isn't a real piano - I haven't played anything that would work better for me.

Although I did play the Avant Grand N2 the beginning of last month on a trio gig backing a singer. The hotel had surprisingly sprung for one. That was the best I've ever played, and to my ears, the best I've ever sounded on an electronic keyboard.

I owned the CP300 for a few years. I did like it…until I got the CP5. I was able to get around much better playing jazz lines on it then the CP300. The internal speakers were definitely a plus though.

The CP300 is still available. As well as the CP1. The CP5 is gone from production though. They are hard to find.
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/CP300

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Dave Ferris #2506947 02/03/16 05:03 PM
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Hi Dave, i see the CP300 is actually available! Even here in Norway... I'll definitely to check it out next time im in the capital. Thanks for letting me know!

Re: Disappointed after buying Yamaha CP4
HÃ¥vard #2506991 02/03/16 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by HÃ¥vard
Funny to see my old thread revived!

Originally Posted by Just Alan
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I ended up selling the CP4 with a loss of 10%, which I am honestly very happy with. I'm glad I had half a year experimenting with another piano, just that experience was worth the money i lost.

Later I got the opportunity to try MP11 for a hour, and to be honest I did not like it at all. Keys and touch can feel pretty realistic but still disappoint me when the sound they produce doesn't satisfy my ears. It's strange, but what would seem like high quality specifications can still sound bad to me... For example, I was extremely disappointed after buying the Vienna Imperial VST.

For now, the closest I've come to the depth of a real piano in my headphones is my good old Yamaha P155's build in sound, and also the Pearl Grand Piano VST.

I still dream of finding the perfect Digital Piano sound with all of the realistic features like String Resonance, etc... But I assume thats somewhere in the future. For now, I want to try out the P255, and maybe also purchase Garritan CFX.



This all reminds me of Perri's "Grand Obsession", except with a digital. smile

Re: Disappointed after buying Yamaha CP4
HÃ¥vard #2506994 02/03/16 08:44 PM
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It's surprising to me that you like a lower level Yamaha P155, not because it's a cheaper piano, but because you're still choosing a Yamaha. Don't most people choose all pianos from a manufacturer to either like or not? I tend to generalize that way...


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HÃ¥vard #2506999 02/03/16 08:55 PM
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Hi, are you tried Kawai MP7 and Roland RD800?...

Re: Disappointed after buying Yamaha CP4
HÃ¥vard #2966461 04/13/20 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by HÃ¥vard
Thanks for the quick reply Morodiene =) I've had it for half a year now, and I would say I've played 100+ hours on it now. Yes it's really strange to say - but the newer instrument with a $1000 higher price really disappointed me. I'm testing it with headphones and monitors that I also play on the P-155 with.

Now bear in mind I am only looking for the authentic piano sound, no synths interest me. I see that CP4 does not have Stereo Sustain samples and Key-off Samples, which P-155 actually has.

Well, CP-4 sounds just like my MOTIF XF with SCM technology added on top. That's why I didn't buy it when it was heavily discounted.

What you're describing is originated from the fact that CP-4 is developed by Yamaha's synth department, P-155 is developed by the DP department... Yamaha DPs sound better than its synths and they have better samples in them!

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HÃ¥vard #2966469 04/13/20 10:33 AM
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Originally Posted by HÃ¥vard
Hi Dave, i see the CP300 is actually available! Even here in Norway... I'll definitely to check it out next time im in the capital. Thanks for letting me know!

As the owner of a cp33 i would advise against a dp that has just really aged for such a high price. Do people realize it's actually a really old model, that (if you ask me) is just surpassed by newer models?

What makes a cp300 more attractive than say a p515? What am I missing?

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Why are you replying in a 5 years old thread?


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Originally Posted by CyberGene
Why are you replying in a 5 years old thread?


ah, my bad.

Re: Disappointed after buying Yamaha CP4
HÃ¥vard #2966556 04/13/20 01:58 PM
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Yeah I had one and was very disappointed first thing that turned me off was the clacking noise it makes when you hit the keys too hard, secondly that plastic construction is awful and the sound was a real let down. I'm using a CP33 now for a controller with a much nicer (quieter) keybed and Garritan CFX Grand Vst. Now that's a Yamaha CFX! Yours will be easy to sell as was mine but it was about 4 years ago. MooganDavid


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