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Electric Grand 80 Piano

The electric/acoustic sound that defined 80s production
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Sampled from the Iconic Instrument of Polished 80s Pop and R&B


The CP series of electro-acoustic pianos were integral to the sound of late 70s/early 80s pop giants, from Phil Collins and Elton John to ABBA, U2, Toto, Hall & Oates and Billy Joel. Occupying the space between acoustic and tine-based pianos, the CP series made touring with a piano possible—without needing to haul a grand.

With a more focused sound than acoustic pianos, and a more complex sound than tine-based electric pianos, Electric Grand 80’s reverberant chords and shiny, polished leads slide into mixes with ease.

  • Expertly sampled model of the CP-80, with its extended low end
  • Sustain can simulate sympathetic resonance of unplayed strings
  • Add realistic mechanical sounds from key up and sustain pedal
  • Multi-effect section with tremolo, autopan, chorus, phaser, reverb
  • Tailor tone with bass, mid, and treble controls
  • Fine-tune dynamics with limiting and compression
  • Formant control dials in sounds from mellow to brash
  • Dynamic velocity response, with variable response curve
  • For live performance, use in standalone app mode
  • NKS-ready for NI Komplete Kontrol and Maschine
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What Top Pros Are Saying
  • Kris Menace
    “Pure gold. Most of the sampled Yamaha CP-80 pianos I know don’t even sound close to a real one. With Electric Grand 80 you get what you asked for without any compromises in sound. “
    Kris Menace
    Producer, Remixer
    Depeche Mode, Robbie Williams, Moby, LCD Soundsystem
  • Jason Miles
    “This is such a great version of the Yamaha CP-80. You only have to listen to this next to the real thing to appreciate the effort that Waves put into it. “
    Jason Miles
    Keyboardist, Producer, Composer
    Michael Jackson, Miles Davis, Luther Vandross
  • Mike Stevens
    “This instrument brings the sound of this classic Yamaha piano in a very realistic and playable way. Great for experimenting with new textures in my mixes. “
    Mike Stevens
    Musical Director, Producer, Multi-Instrumentalist
    Annie Lennox, Take That, ELO, Tina Turner