CUP-2 OVERVIEW

The Compact Upright, CUP-2, the latest addition to Kurzweil’s growing family of home digital pianos, offers a contradiction that most players will surely welcome; a top of the line, powerful sound system in what seems to be an impossibly small, discreet enclosure.

Using the same chip technology as our acclaimed PC3 Series, the CUP-2 brings professional studio sound quality into your home. The CUP-2’s 88 onboard sounds have been taken directly from the PC3, and represent the best of nearly two decades of Kurzweil sound design and engineering (Sound Program List available for download here).

The famous Kurzweil Triple Strike Grand Piano is front and center (with a dedicated Grand Piano button), but the CUP-2 also provides world-class sounds in every category; rich strings and orchestral sounds, realistic electric pianos, drums, basses, guitars and synthesized sounds.

While the CUP-2 leaves a very small footprint in any room, it can also fill any room, great or small, with spectacular concert hall sound quality with its 140 watt bi-amped speaker system, the same system used in our top of the line X-Pro Upright.

SPECS

All specifications subject to change without notice.

Keyboard: 88-Note, fully weighted, “wood embedded” graded hammer action with adjustable touch sensitive keys (Fatar TP/40W)
Keyboard Sensitivity: 10 selectable response levels
Display: Scrolling alphanumeric LED
Polyphony: 64 voice
Preset Programs: 88 Expressive sounds including award winning Triple Strike Grand Piano, all taken from the PC3

(User Presets:

3, one-touch recallable “favorites”, providing quick access to customized selections
Demo Songs: 51 piano demos
General MIDI: No
Splits/Layers: Quick Split/Layer, easy access with adjustable relative volume
Transpose: Full transposition to any key, +/- two octaves
Tune: Adjust by Cents (+/- 100 cents)
Effects: Dual ambience and effect processors (reverberation and chorus). Rich and complex effects from the PC3 Series.
Drum Patterns: 78 pre-recorded interactive patterns in a variety of styles
Metronome: Yes
Recorder/Sequencer: 1-Track, 9 Song capacity
Sound System: 140 Watt 4-speaker, stereo sound system
Audio Outs: Stereo left/right RCA line outs (for connecting to external amplification)
Audio Ins: Stereo left/right RCA line ins (for connecting external sound sources)
Headphones: (2) 1/4″ stereo headphone outs
MIDI I/O: MIDI In and Out connectors
USB: (1) port; “Plug and Play” USB functionality allows MIDI over USB for connecting to/from an external computer sequencer; no software driver needed
Pedals: (3) built-in switch-type: sustain, sostenuto, soft
Finishes: Ebony, Simulated Rosewood
Bench: Matching bench included
Dimensions: 42.125″(H) x 56″ (W) x 16.5″ (D)

107 cm (H) x 142 cm (W) x 42 cm (D)

Weight: 213.8 lbs. / 97kgs
Power: Built-in, internally switchable AC supply

IMAGES

AUDIO


 Bass



Choir & Vocal



Clav



E. Piano



Guitar



Orchestral



Percussion



Piano



Synth


VIDEOS

CUP2 Compact Digital Piano
An overview of the CUP2 features

FAQS

Basic Concepts & User Interface

Question:
Where can I obtain a list of the factory preset Programs & Setups for the CUP-2?

Answer:

Under the

Question:
How can I adjust the touch sensitivity of my CUP2/MP10/MPS10?

Answer:

To adjust the Touch Sensitivity (how the keyboard responds to your playing):

    1. Press [Layer] + [Split] together to enter the FUNCTION menu.

 

    1. Press either [Layer] -OR- [Split] to move through the Function menu (forwards and backwards) and locate the Touch Sens parameter (6).

 

  1. Press [Next] -OR- [Previous] to scroll through and select from the 10 available touch sensitivity maps.The choices are:
    • Linear (default)
    • Light 1
    • Light 2
    • Light 3
    • Hard 1
    • Hard 2
    • Hard 3
    • Piano Touch
    • Easy
    • GM Receive
  2. Press either [Voices] -OR- [Piano] to Exit the Function menu.

Question:
How do I enable a practice metronome in my CUP2/MP10/MPS10?

Answer:

To enable a metronome click to practice along with:

  1. Press [Rhythm] button.
  2. Using the [Next] and/or [Previous] buttons* to select one of the 5 available on-board metronome patterns (ID #74-78). For ex: #74 is a simple 1/4 note metronome (see “List of Rhythm Patterns” in the manual for details).*Shortcut: Rhythms can also be selected directly by pressing + holding down the [Rhythm] button while striking corresponding piano keys. Piano keys A#6-D7 correspond to the same “metro” Rhythms #74-78.
  3. To set the tempo, press the [Tempo] button, then, using the [Next] and/or [Previous] buttons, select your desired tempo.
  4. Press [Play/Stop] to start the metronome.
  5. Press [Play/Stop] again to stop the metronome.

Usage Details

    • Adjust the Metronome Volume:

      -Press & release [Volume] (aka Favorite 1)

      -Using the [Next] and/or [Previous] buttons to select the volume level (range = 1-9)

 

  • Save Metronome as a Favorite:

    -Press & hold one of the three [Favorite] buttons for 2 sec. to store the current rhythm/metronome pattern and voice selection to that selected location.

    -The selection can be recalled at any time by pressing the same [Favorite] button again.

Product Comparisons

Question:
What are the primary feature comparisons between our current Home Digital Pianos?

 

Answer:

Download the Kurzweil Home Digital Piano Model Comparison Chart here
(.pdf format).

Rhythm Mode

Question:
How do I enable a practice metronome in my CUP2/MP10/MPS10?

Answer:

To enable a metronome click to practice along with:

  1. Press [Rhythm] button.
  2. Using the [Next] and/or [Previous] buttons* to select one of the 5 available on-board metronome patterns (ID #74-78). For ex: #74 is a simple 1/4 note metronome (see “List of Rhythm Patterns” in the manual for details).*Shortcut: Rhythms can also be selected directly by pressing + holding down the [Rhythm] button while striking corresponding piano keys. Piano keys A#6-D7 correspond to the same “metro” Rhythms #74-78.
  3. To set the tempo, press the [Tempo] button, then, using the [Next] and/or [Previous] buttons, select your desired tempo.
  4. Press [Play/Stop] to start the metronome.
  5. Press [Play/Stop] again to stop the metronome.

Usage Details

    • Adjust the Metronome Volume:

      -Press & release [Volume] (aka Favorite 1)

      -Using the [Next] and/or [Previous] buttons to select the volume level (range = 1-9)

 

  • Save Metronome as a Favorite:

    -Press & hold one of the three [Favorite] buttons for 2 sec. to store the current rhythm/metronome pattern and voice selection to that selected location.

    -The selection can be recalled at any time by pressing the same [Favorite] button again.

Function Mode

Question:
How can I restore my CUP2/MP10/MPS10/M-1 to its factory defaults?

Answer:

There are two methods:

Power Up Method:

  1. Hold the C8 key down while switching on the power.
  2. Continue to hold
    C8 down until you see “RESETTING” in the display then release.

Function Menu Method:

  1. Press [Layer] + [Split] together to enter the Function menu.
  2. Press either [Layer] -OR- [Split] to move through the function menu (forwards and backwards) and locate the “Hard Reset” parameter.
    The display will show (scrolling): “Hard Reset?”
  3. Press [Next].
    The display will show (scrolling): “Confirm?”
  4. Press [Next] again to execute (press [Layer] -OR- [Split] to cancel).

Via either method, the unit will then erase its user memory, restore all factory settings and reboot.

Question:
How do I record without having an accompanying rhythm or metronome?

Answer:

Turning off the Metronome:

  1. Press [Layer] + [Split] together to enter the Function menu.
  2. Press either [Layer] -OR- [Split] to move through the function menu (forwards and backwards) and locate the “Metronome” parameter.
  3. Press [Previous] or [Next] to set Metronome to OFF.

Question:
How can I adjust the touch sensitivity of my CUP2/MP10/MPS10?

Answer:

To adjust the Touch Sensitivity (how the keyboard responds to your playing):

    1. Press [Layer] + [Split] together to enter the FUNCTION menu.

 

    1. Press either [Layer] -OR- [Split] to move through the Function menu (forwards and backwards) and locate the Touch Sens parameter (6).

 

  1. Press [Next] -OR- [Previous] to scroll through and select from the 10 available touch sensitivity maps.The choices are:
    • Linear (default)
    • Light 1
    • Light 2
    • Light 3
    • Hard 1
    • Hard 2
    • Hard 3
    • Piano Touch
    • Easy
    • GM Receive
  2. Press either [Voices] -OR- [Piano] to Exit the Function menu.

Record Button

Question:
How do I record without having an accompanying rhythm or metronome?

Answer:

Turning off the Metronome:

  1. Press [Layer] + [Split] together to enter the Function menu.
  2. Press either [Layer] -OR- [Split] to move through the function menu (forwards and backwards) and locate the “Metronome” parameter.
  3. Press [Previous] or [Next] to set Metronome to OFF.

Touch Sensitivity Adjustments

Question:
How can I adjust the touch sensitivity of my CUP2/MP10/MPS10?

Answer:

To adjust the Touch Sensitivity (how the keyboard responds to your playing):

    1. Press [Layer] + [Split] together to enter the FUNCTION menu.
    1. Press either [Layer] -OR- [Split] to move through the Function menu (forwards and backwards) and locate the Touch Sens parameter (6).
  1. Press [Next] -OR- [Previous] to scroll through and select from the 10 available touch sensitivity maps.The choices are:
    • Linear (default)
    • Light 1
    • Light 2
    • Light 3
    • Hard 1
    • Hard 2
    • Hard 3
    • Piano Touch
    • Easy
    • GM Receive
  2. Press either [Voices] -OR- [Piano] to Exit the Function menu.

Troubleshooting

Question:
How can I restore my CUP2/MP10/MPS10/M-1 to its factory defaults?

Answer:

There are two methods:

Power Up Method:

  1. Hold the C8 key down while switching on the power.
  2. Continue to hold
    C8 down until you see “RESETTING” in the display then release.

Function Menu Method:

  1. Press [Layer] + [Split] together to enter the Function menu.
  2. Press either [Layer] -OR- [Split] to move through the function menu (forwards and backwards) and locate the “Hard Reset” parameter.
    The display will show (scrolling): “Hard Reset?”
  3. Press [Next].
    The display will show (scrolling): “Confirm?”
  4. Press [Next] again to execute (press [Layer] -OR- [Split] to cancel).

Via either method, the unit will then erase its user memory, restore all factory settings and reboot.

Question:
I am having difficulties getting my Windows PC running Vista/Win7/8 to output MIDI to my Kurzweil via USB. Do I need to install a driver?

Answer:

No. The current line of Kurzweil products have a standard class-compliant USB-MIDI implementation. They do not require the installation of any additional drivers.

Some background to be aware of:

Microsoft has been steadily REMOVING MIDI FEATURES from Windows since Vista. In Windows XP, Microsoft provided a MIDI Mapper control panel which allowed end users to select a MIDI output device. Since Vista this has not been available. As such, certain apps (like Windows Media Player – WMP) can no longer play MIDI songs triggering external MIDI devices because WMP is only routed to the internal Microsoft GS Synthesizer.

This means the MIDI app you choose to use must natively offer its own built-in MIDI mapping abilities OR you could possibly install a 3rd party MIDI mapper whose purpose is to replace the MIDI routing abilities removed from Windows. Fortunately,
these days, most commercial MIDI software products for PC, such as Cubase or Cakewalk, have a configuration screen which includes the MIDI device mapping necessary to route to an external MIDI device.

DOWNLOADS

User Manuals

CUP-2 User Manual – 13.8 MB
Primary owner’s manual (.pdf)
2011-02-16

CUP-2 User Manual Addendum – 57.5 KB
Addresses feature changes in latest OS update (.pdf)
2011-10-11

CUP2/MP10/MPS10 Program List – 32.2 KB
List of factory presets (.pdf)
2013-04-18

Supplemental Material

CUP2/MP10 Brochure – 549 KB
Product literature
2011-01-05

OS Updates

CUP-2 v2.22 Update – 2.5 MB
.KUF file (O/S 2.20, Objects 2.22.0, Boot Loader 1.48); Read Me (installation instructions and revision history); Manual Addendum
2013-04-18

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