Yamaha CP88 Stage Piano and Sonogenic SHS-500 Keytar Selected in the German Design Award 2021
Yamaha Corporation's CP88 stage piano and Sonogenic SHS-500 keytar have been selected for "Special Mention" in the internationally prestigious German Design Award 2021.
The CP88 has now won its fifth design award, following the Good Design Award (2019), Asia Design Prize Silver Award (2019), iF Design Award (2020), and Red Dot Design Award (2020), while the SHS-500 has now won its third design award, following the iF Design Award (2020) and Red Dot Design Award (2020).
CP88 Stage Piano
Powered by over 100 years of piano craftsmanship and 45 years of synthesizer innovation, the CP88 and CP73 stage pianos continue a rich tradition as the newest in the CP Series of keyboards designed for live performances. In addition to the 88-key CP88 stage piano that received this award, we also offer the 73-key CP73. Durable, yet compact and light, the CP88/CP73 stage pianos boast authentic acoustic and electric piano sound, realistic piano touch, and an intuitive one-to-one user interface.
Sonogenic SHS-500 Keytar
The Sonogenic SHS-500 is a "keytar," a digital keyboard that can be held like a guitar, designed to allow anyone to experience the fun of musical performance immediately, even if they've never played a keyboard before. With a JAM function that automatically matches notes played on the instrument to the chord progressions of songs played on connected smart devices, the SHS-500 allows even beginners to enjoy performing along with their favorite songs. Weighing just 1.5 kg with a built-in speaker, this instrument can be operated using batteries only and comes equipped with 30 instrument voices, a knob that lets you control a wide range of effects, and even a MIDI terminal. The Sonogenic SHS-500 features a simple design while still being a great choice for full-fledged performances and musical composition.
German Design Award
The internationally prestigious German Design Award program was first organized by the German Design Council in 2012, and has been held every year since. This award program has earned an excellent public image for identifying and honoring unique designs from communication and product design perspectives. The Award program consists of first-place "Gold" awards, "Winner" awards that go to top-class products, and "Special Mention" awards. This latest win brings Yamaha's total number of German Design Awards to 11 since it began submitting entries in 2016.