Yamaha CP5 Electronic Keyboard User Manual

5 CP5/CP50 Reference Manual
Internal Design of the CP5 & CP50 > Tone Generator
Left & Right Parts
The left and right parts that make up each Performance respond to your playing of the keyboard or to MIDI input and use
the built-in Tone Generator to produce the appropriate sounds in response. The CP5 has four such parts — LEFT1,
LEFT2, RIGHT1, and RIGHT2 — while the CP50 has two — LEFT and RIGHT. Regardless of the number available, you
can freely arrange these parts in a layered configuration or a split configuration for left and right hands to best suit your
playing style. When layering parts, overlapping playing sections are defined by setting note limits for each (page 32).
When splitting parts, meanwhile, a split point is set (page 31) so that notes to the left and right of that point can be played
using the left and right parts, respectively. Layering and splitting can be setup using the Split parameter (page 31) from
the Common Settings area.
Each CP5 part is subdivided into four distinct blocks known as the Voice block, the Pre-Amplifier block, the Modulation
Effect block, and the Power-Amplifier / Compressor block. In the CP50, meanwhile, three blocks are used for each part
— namely, the Voice block, the Pre-Amplifier block, and the Modulation Effect block.
In these blocks, we have recreated the unique sounds not only of acoustic pianos and classic electric pianos, but also of
a wide range of effect units, amplifiers, and other devices commonly used with each in actual performance and record-
ing settings. Using the Piano Customize function to freely assemble blocks, you can both replicate standard vintage set-
tings and also create original hardware combinations that would never be possible in the real world. Furthermore, your
CP5 or CP50 also comes complete with many other voices such as strings and guitars, and these can be combined with
piano voices to produce unique, exciting sounds.
Each Performance allows the sounds produced by its various parts to be sent through the common Reverb block for fin-
ishing. In addition, Performances also contain a Common Settings area that allows a name, a keyboard mode, and con-
troller parameters to be set for each. These common settings can be used to make final adjustments to the individual
Performances that you create.
Meanwhile, your CP5 or CP50 is pre-loaded with an impressive selection of Preset Performances, specially created by
artfully combining the above-described parts and blocks to produce just the right sounds. Finally, the Master Compres-
sor and Master Equalizer blocks, which affect all Performances in the same way, can be used to ensure that the sound of
your stage piano is always perfectly matched to its playing environment.
Layered parts
Split parts
Split point
Parts available on CP5 only.
Effect block
Power-Amplifier /
Compressor block
Only CP5 parts feature a Power-Amplifier / Compressor block.