CP-70 V

Expressive Electric Legend

CP-70 V honors the legendary Yamaha electro-acoustic piano that infused the 70’s and 80’s with a rich, warm and eminent stage sound. Combining detailed sampling with authentic modeling, cut through a dense mix or project your play-style to an audience with this perfectly recreated, iconic instrument.

Awaken
the stage spirit

The apogee of 20 years of emulation expertise, the CP-70 embodies the intimacy and vigor of an electro-acoustic legend. Add piano-punch to your mix with 8 dynamic layers of sampling and advanced features for a personalized stage presence.

Half electric, half legend

Heard on countless hits across the 70’s & 80’s, CP-70 blends the authenticity and expressivity of a Grand Piano with the drive of electric pickups, for a distinctive sound that will effortlessly ascend in your mix.

A gentle giant

While CP-70 can produce an impactful sound, its illustrious finesse comes at a low cost in terms of CPU-efficiency. Play, perform and record with confidence.

Perfectly sampled, precisely modeled

The true sound of the CP-70 V is born out of a combination of exquisitely-detailed, multilayered sampling and expert circuit modeling to capture its intimate and expressive character.

A legacy renewed

The same powerfully expressive piano sound, evolved. With advanced tonality control and a fully-featured pedal rig, the CP-70 has been faithfully recreated, from the past, for the future.

Delicacy
with drive

From keyboardist to producer, from stage to studio, this versatile great brings you a chart-topping 70’s & 80’s aesthetic, wherever you need it.

Fusing an exemplary recreation with advanced FX, announce yourself in every mix with gorgeous, soulful chords, tender keyed solos and charming glissando flows. Add juice to your jam with timbre and bass adjustment, detune effects, envelope parameters, vintage chorus, twin amp fx, and more.

CP Strut

( Jerry Kovarsky)

A joyous old-school, new-age track showcasing the samples and engine of the CP-70 V.

Delay Jam

( Jerry Kovarsky)

A heavily processed and delayed creative piece using the CP-70 V.

CP Funk Town

( Louison Pugin)

A trip back to the '80s with this melodic and high-energy track, showcasing the CP-70 V front and center.

Contemplative CP

( Michael Kim-Sheng)

A classical contemplative piece showcasing the expressivity of the CP-70 V.

Effervescent Notes

( Rob Martland)

Introspective, long envelopes of CP-70 V melt together in this ambient soundscape.

CP Jam

( Matt Paull)

A simple modern funk / fusion track showcasing the CP-70 V's classic sound.

The genesis
of an icon

The CP-70 received wide acclaim after its release in 1976, and the reasons for its success were clear. Portable enough for the live tour and expressively authentic - with hammer-to-string amplification - this electrified piano boasted a form-factor, vivid sound and responsive feel that was incomparable with its predecessors.

The Yamaha CP-70’s proponents are innumerable, from George Duke, Herbie Hancock, Prince and Genesis to the Grateful Dead, Jon & Vangelis, Alicia Keys, Patrice Rushen, the list goes on. The desire for a dynamic, animated piano sound was palpable around the time of its release, and it did not disappoint. Featuring on stages and live recordings everywhere, the sound of CP-70 began to spread across the music scene. Its success was largely driven by a tour-friendly design; with detachable legs and harp, stable tuning, an optional road case and the ability to stack additional keyboards and synths on its flat top - a no-brainer for the concert luminaries.

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Sophisticated pickup system

Often found on amplified acoustic guitars, piezo-electric pickups were the brains behind the brawn of the CP-70. This pick-up system reproduced an audio signal from the string vibrations and was mounted in such a way to avoid feedback, a prominent pitfall of some earlier electric pianos. Being durable, balanced and transparent in its reproduction, the piezo system was able to express subtle timbres at high volumes as well as reducing the reliance on instrument mics for touring bands and studio recordists.

Designed for a life on the road

The CP-70 was no stranger to large crowds, being the centre-piece of many stage performances. It is still relied upon by contemporary artists today such as Alicia Keys, both in the studio and on the move. Now more portable than ever, where will you take CP-70 V?

Tried, tested
& transformed

Beyond the recreation of a modern classic, CP-70 V has been enhanced with tone-bending features and FX. Color your keystrokes with warbling tremolo, pitch-perfect sharpness, atonal age or dampening to suit your style.

Full EQ

With the three-band equalizer, shape your sound to the track, the room, or the desired sound of the moment.

Effects array

16 effects profiles to choose from to enhance and personalize the passion of your keystrokes, from spatial effects, to distortions, dynamics and sound-widening modulations.

Extensive presets

Start playing your favorite stage piano styles out-of-the-box with a curated selection of presets. From iconic and amped sound to a twangy funk attitude.

The advanced panel

Access a range of instrument, envelope and output settings for further refinement, customisation and personalized detail.

A closer
look

Zoom in on the quick-fire workflow of CP-70’s interface, from innovative tonality adjustments to tremolo treatment.

Designed
to be elevated

The sound of CP-70 was carefully captured and modeled with authenticity at its core.

This dedication to reflecting the raw depth of the piano strings and precisely emulating the output stage, allows for the expressivity of the CP-70 to ring through in every note. While precise recreation is core to CP-70 V, the advanced panel and pedal rig allows you to go from raw and unrefined to completely customized at the touch of a button - dive deep into your favorite FX, velocity response, unique tuning options and modulations to create a wholly unique stage sound.

Advanced View
Effects View

Reach under the hood of CP-70 V and make a range of subtle or impactful tweaks; from velocity response, tuning, timbre shift and envelope settings to output stage adjustments and pedal/key noise.

Make use of a wide range of effects, with 4 slots and 16 FX types. Choose your room profile, add some Distortion or Delay or reach newfound levels of vintage charm by combining Chorus and Twin Amp FX.

Preset
library

Enjoy an expertly-crafted selection of 50 presets, and effortlessly move between classic grand, electrified vibes and detuned psych-rock keys, for a piano sound with unmistakable panache.

Classic

Definitive CP

Versatile sound that perfectly represents the CP-70 V.

Boosted Mids

Boosting the mids on the front panel adds power to the sound.

Amped CP

Chorused, compressed and amped - play around with the settings for all of those effects.

Creative

Ambient Ebow

Resonant Ebow CP. Use the envelope to shape the sound in a creative way.

Flanged CP

Effects sound great on the CP - tweak the flanger to taste, and vary the delay settings as well.

Blistering Notes

Distortion and feedback bleed through this creative EP preset. Movement adds fast ripples using the tremolo.

Tribute

Visionary

A tribute to the rich, mellow piano heard in Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes."

Radio Star

CP-70 V preset inspired by The Buggles.

My Way

A tribute to the thickly-flanged midrange piano heard in Billy Joel's "My Life."

Artistscorner

Included in
V collection

Legendary Keyboards Reinvented

This instrument is also part of the V Collection -your complete dream line-up of the legendary synths, organs, pianos and more that made keyboard history. They’re modeled with the most advanced technologies for authentic realism, and enhanced with new creative options. Whether you use it as DAW plugins in the studio or standalone at gigs, V Collection puts the greatest keys of all time at your fingertips for instant inspiration.

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The features
you need

  • In-App Tutorials

    Integrated in-app tutorials guide you through every aspect of the instrument, from individual parameters to tips from our sound designers, so you can focus on the creative stuff. It shouldn't be this easy, but it is!

  • ASC

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  • DAW ready

    Our virtual instruments and plugins are designed to fit right into your setup without hassle. Whatever your style, you can explore sound while enjoying full compatibility with major DAWS, on both Windows and MacOS.

  • Preset browser

    Instantly find the sound that’s in your head with intelligent & streamlined preset browsing. Search with keywords, explore by instrument type, musical style, and more - you can even save your favorites to quickly recall later.

  • Resizable GUI

    Whether you want the full visual immersion of our classic instrument emulations, or to save precious screen real estate, the interfaces for all of your Arturia virtual instruments can be resized to a scale that suits you.

  • Perfect integration

    Instruments come seamlessly mapped for the Arturia KeyLab range - but they’ll place nice with other MIDI controllers too. Instant sound tweaking macros, easy DAW integration, and standalone operation.

TAE® Powered

The exclusive analog modeling technology that makes our emulations indistinguishable from the originals.

By accurately mimicking the characteristics of analog oscillators, filters, and soft clipping, we can provide astonishing component-accurate detail and authentic analog charm in equal measure.

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Main Features

Enhanced model of the classic CP-70 piano combining 8 dynamic layers of sampling with circuit modeling.

Includes additional Pedal and Key noises

Modeled EQ, Tremolo and Output Stage

Variety of presets to choose from reflecting the range of voicing possibilities.

Effects pedal rig with 4 slots and 16 FX profiles, including Twin AMP FX (Fender Twin or Leslie) and room ambiance selection.

Advanced velocity curve editor and instrument, output, acoustics and mechanical tuning options.

  • Age option to apply detune
  • Timbre shift to change the tonality

50 factory presets

Platform specifications

Windows

  • Win 10+ (64bit)
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 4 cores CPU, 3.4 GHz (4.0 GHz Turbo-boost)
  • 3GB free hard disk space
  • OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU
  • ARM processors not supported on Windows

Required configuration

  • Works in Standalone, VST, AAX, Audio Unit, NKS (64-bit DAWs only).

Apple

  • Mac OS 11+
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 4 cores CPU, 3.4 GHz (4.0 GHz Turbo-boost) or M1 CPU
  • 3GB free hard disk space
  • OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU

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