Passion reflected in every detail.
We’ve housed an inspiring Yamaha CFX concert grand piano at Abbey Road Studio One, where award-winning engineers have used the world’s finest microphones and hardware to create an amazing library of virtual instruments. Studios CFX places the user on a stool in front of the incredible Yamaha CFX concert grand piano, featuring a wide palette of tonal colors and the ability to create the most subtle, expressive nuances. This fine instrument is paired with the stunning acoustics of the legendary One Abbey Road Studios and the finest collection of microphones in the world. Every aspect of this project – the instrument, the room, the mics and the recording experience – work together to create the most beautiful sampled piano ever recorded.
The CFX grand piano marks an important milestone in Yamaha’s illustrious 108-year history as the acclaimed builder of world-class pianos. In 1991, Yamaha began its most ambitious piano project yet: to create a new generation of grand pianos for concerts, conservatories and studio performances. The result is the CFX Concert Grand Piano, which embodies the concept of beauty and power. The rich palette of tonal colors and musical voices that the piano can reproduce characterizes its beauty. The power comes from the CFX’s unparalleled tonal projection.