KAWAI DIGITAL

KAWAI DIGITAL

 

KAWAI DIGITAL CP1 SOUND

Overview          Touch          Sound          Features          Design          Specifications
KAWAI The Sound of a Grand Piano: Kawai EX concert grand
The Kawai EX concert grand piano is widely regarded by professional pianists and piano technicians as one of the finest instruments within its class. Hand-built by Master Piano Artisans at the Shigeru Kawai Piano Research Laboratory in Ryuyo, Japan, each EX instrument undergoes a meticulous regulation and refinement process within a specially designed anechoic chamber.

Following this lengthy crafting period, the completed EX concert grand piano receives a final series of rigorous quality inspections, before eventually taking center stage in the world’s most prestigious musical institutions and concert halls.
KAWAI Full 88-key stereo piano sampling
The beautiful sound of the Kawai EX concert grand piano is at the heart of the CP1, with all eighty-eight keys of this world-class instrument painstakingly recorded, meticulously analyzed, and accurately reproduced as high-fidelity digital waveforms.

Recording each key individually in this way, preserves the rich harmonic character of the EX concert grand piano, and guarantees that the sound heard when playing any one of the CP1’s wooden keys is a faithful representation of the original acoustic source.

KAWAI Harmonic Imaging technology
When playing a fine piano, the amount of pressure applied to the keyboard affects not only the volume of the sound produced, but also the unique tonal character of each note.  Therefore, in order to construct a realistic acoustic portrait of the EX concert grand piano, not only is each key recorded individually, but also at various different volumes, ranging from gentle pianissimo to thunderous fortissimo.

The CP1 offers a highly detailed acoustic portrait, employing Kawai’s proprietary Harmonic Imaging XL sampling technology to ensure smooth tonal transitions across the keyboard and throughout the entire dynamic range.
KAWAI Extra Long sampling (HI-XL)
Taking full advantage of its expanded sample memory, the CP1’s Harmonic Imaging XL standard extends the important attack portion of the piano sound by up to 120%, articulating the natural detail and resonance characteristics of each note more clearly, and improving the instrument’s organic tonal quality.
KAWAI Acoustic piano variety
Alongside the classically voiced EX grand piano sound, the CP1 also showcases a selection of Jazz, Pop, and Modern variations suitable for a range of musical genres.  A traditional Kawai upright piano sound is also included, for pieces that suggest a feeling of nostalgia, or call for a slightly more intimate tonal character.

Kawai Digital CP1 Digital Grand Piano
Sounds


Alongside the classically voiced EX grand piano sound, the CP1 also showcases a selection of Jazz, Pop, and Modern variations suitable for a range of musical genres.  A traditional Kawai upright piano sound is also included, for pieces that suggest a feeling of nostalgia, or call for a slightly more intimate tonal character.


A total of 1,000 Sounds with hundreds of studio quality instrumental and vocal sounds, plus dozens of sound effects, offer the player a vast selection of sound choices from virtually every instrument family in the world. In addition to exquisite acoustic  pianos, EX Concert Grand, Concert Grand 2, Studio Grand, Jazz Grand, Pop Piano, Upright Piano, Bright Pop Piano, Studio Grand, Mellow Grand, Modern Piano and Honky Tonk, you’ll  discover  amazing  electric  pianos,  authentic  pipe  and  drawbar  organs,  lush  strings,  thrilling  woodwinds  and  brass,  contemporary guitars and basses, drums and percussion and much more. Hear samples of various other models of Kawai Digital Pianos below:

KAWAI Personalized piano adjustments
The knowledge and skill of an experienced piano technician is essential to bring out the best of a fine acoustic piano. In addition to tuning each note, the technician also performs numerous regulation and voicing adjustments that allow the instrument to truly sing.

The CP1’s powerful Virtual Technician function simulates these refinements digitally, allowing discerning musicians to shape aspects of the selected piano’s character to suit their personal preferences.

Perform touch weight and voicing adjustments, regulate hammer and key release noises, and fine-tune string, damper, and cabinet resonances.  It is even possible to adjust the precise tuning, volume, and character of individual notes – all in real-time.
Kawai Digital CP1 Sound. Beautiful Sound Kawai Ex Concert Grand Piano at Heart of Kawai CP1,
Accurately Reproduced As High-Fidelity Digital Waveforms.
Overview          Touch          Sound          Features          Design          Specifications