The cells marked by "" indicate the available characteristics (which are explained below) for the Voice.
• Stereo Sampling: Stereo sampling is used for the Voice.
• Touch Sensitivity: The volume responds to your playing strength.
• Key-off Sampling: The key-off sound (the subtle sound that occurs when you release a key) is sampled for
• VRM: Simulated string resonance sound with physical modeling when the damper pedal is pressed or keys
are pressed. This can be turned on or off. For details, refer to page 37.
Reproducing a natural sound distance sensation (even when using
headphones)—Binaural Sampling and Stereophonic Optimizer
This instrument features two advanced technologies that allow you to enjoy exceptionally realistic, natural
sound, even though listening on headphones. These functions can be turned on or off as desired (page 37).
Binaural Sampling (CFX Grand Voice only)
Binaural Sampling is a method that uses two special microphones set at the ear position of a performer and
records the sound from a piano as it would actually be heard. Listening to the sound with this effect through
headphones gives the impression of being immersed in the sound, as if it was actually emanating from the
piano. When the CFX Grand Voice is selected, binaural sampled sound is produced.
Stereophonic Optimizer (Piano Voices other than CFX Grand)
Stereophonic Optimizer is an effect which reproduces the natural sound distance, like with the sound of
Binaural Sampling, even though you are listening to it on headphones. When one of the Piano Voices other
than CFX Grand is selected, the Stereophonic Optimizer is enabled.
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The sound of an instrument frequently used in
baroque music. Variations in playing touch will not
affect the volume, and a characteristic sound will
be heard when you release the key.
The sound of a celesta (a percussion instrument in
which hammers strike tuned metal bars). This
instrument is well-known for its appearance in
"Dance of the Sugarplum Fairies" from
Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker Suite."
This Voice features the combination of pipes
(8'+4'+2') of the principal setting (brass emulation)
on a pipe organ. It is suitable for Baroque church
The sound of a "tonewheel" type electric organ.
Sampled with a Rotary SP effect, its rotation speed
is slow. Often heard in jazz and rock idioms.