MY FAVORITE AXE With The Yamaha Reface CP

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My name is Brian Byrne from The Hand That Wields it, and my favorite keyboard is my 2015 Yamaha Reface CP.

It out-performs any Electric Piano soft-synth I’ve ever heard and retains a “fun factor” being that it’s got onboard effects with knobs and sliders to play with. The size of it really works for me since I record in a pretty small space and can’t afford to have a Wurlitzer, Rhodes, CP-80, and Clav all in one spot.

WHAT THE YAMAHA REFACE CP SOUNDS LIKE

It’s a very faithful representation of all those well-known Electric Piano sounds I’ve heard on records my whole life. The onboard effects are particularly useful when you want to add some cool flourishes to a part but don’t feel like menu-diving through plug-ins.

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SPECIAL FEATURES OF THE YAMAHA REFACE CP

True stereo chorus/tremolo. MIDI in/out. The analog delay’s self-oscillating feature is one of the best digital representations I’ve heard. Very cool.

CAN BE HEARD ON

“Post Party Depression” by The Hand That Wields It (stream it below)

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