Looks like Yamaha is going after Nord's territory with the 1-to-1 UI on the CP88 and CP73.
They listened to me and put the knobs and switches from the Reface CP on their new stage piano. Interesting take on pitch and mod, more Nord like for sure than wheels.
I think Yamaha will sell quite a few of these. And the expanding library concept is a big plus. To an extent they're moving into Nord's territory; however, they're still staying away from a drawbar-style interface for the organ tones. But for a stage piano with world-class pianos, some electro-mechanical keys and supporting synth tones, it looks to a very strong contender. Sounds great so far.
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