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Compared to its predecessor, Roland FP 90 came up with variety of new things. New modern design with flat-profile buttons, sliders, and EQ, Bluetooth 4.0 for convenient wireless connection, unlimited polyphony for acoustic piano tones, stronger speaker, and Roland’s best key action PHA-50 hybrid. Roland FP 90 is currently the best piano for the money. It can be used at anywhere like home, outside, church and stage.
Let us take a look at this new Roland FP 90 + comparison with previous model FP 80
Listen to beautiful and natural sound of Roland FP 90 along with violin sound.
Roland FP 90 White with matching cabinet stand + 3 pedals
Roland FP 90 PHA-50 Plastic + Wood Hybrid Keys
PHA-50, which is Roland’s best key action yet, is included in FP 90. The combination of plastic and wood makes FP 90 look more natural, and escapement feature integrated in PHA-50 will make players to feel action of actual piano because the wood parts will vibrate. It also feels natural when sliding keys.
*Escapement – the mechanism that allows the hammer to clear the string after striking, so that the string can vibrate (TheFreeDictionary).
Hammers of grand piano positioned horizontally therefore get affected by gravity directly, which enables faster key recovery. Hammers of upright piano are positioned vertically with springs (jack).
(Picture from Piano-tuners)
Roland FP 90 Powerful Onboard Speakers
Even though Roland FP 90 is a portable digital piano, it has powerful speakers and newly developed tweeters that can fill a small venue with rich sound.
Roland FP 90 vs FP 80 Comparison
Roland FP 90
Roland FP 80
Compared to design of Roland FP 80, Roland FP 90 came up with matte color, bigger speaker, wood+plastic hybrid keys, sliders, and flat profile control buttons.
|FP 80||FP 90|
|Max. Polyphony||128||Piano: ∞, Other: 384|
|Key Action||PHA-3 with S||PHA-50|
|# of Voices||372||350|
|Power Output||7W x2, 6W x2||25W x2, 5W x2|
|3D Headphone Ambience||No||Yes|
|Note Memory||30,000 notes||70,000 notes|
|Playable Software||MIDI Format 0||MIDI Format 0,1|
|# of Songs||1||10|
|# of registration||25||30|
|E.Q (Low/Mid/High) Control||No||Yes|
|Song Vol. Slider||No||Yes|
|Part Slider (Lower/Upper)||No||Yes|
|Phone Jack||¼”||¼” + Stereo miniature phone|
|Display Graphic LCD||128x64dots||132×32 dots|
|Size in inch||55”x18-1/16”x36-13/16”||52-13/16”x16-1/2”x36-3/4”|
|Size in mm||1396x48x935mm||1340x418x932mm|
|Weight (w/ stand & rest)||80 lbs. 1oz (36.3kg)||83 lbs. 6oz (37.8kg)|
|Weight (w/ piano only)||52 lbs. 8oz (23.8kg)||52 lbs. 1oz (23.6kg)|
Apps| Roland provides several helpful apps for FP 90 (official website) for both IOS and Android now.
They have very useful apps such as Piano Partner 2, Piano Designer, and Cube Kit
Sound| Roland FP 90 has
-15 piano tones
-16 e-piano tones
-11 Strings tones
-15 organ tones
-15 pad tones
-278 other tones (including 8 drum sets, 1 SFX set)
-GM2 (Roland’s General Midi 2 Sound Library) which supports hundredths of different midi generated instrument sounds (source from SinclairDesign).
Touch| Roland FP 90 has PHA-50 hybrid action
Bluetooth| Roland FP 90 supports bluetooth 4.0. It can be connected to multiple devices (supports Android, Windows, and IOS) for music applications (ex. GarageBand). And it has bluetooth recognition function, which means, you can connect the piano to apple devices, and have the device to turn the sheet music automatically for you. The app gives user easier control for piano setting changes.
Color| Roland FP 90 is available in black and white color.
Warranty| Roland offers 3 years of parts warranty + 2 years of labor warranty for FP 90.
New 1.05 firmware update is available for Roland FP 90.
-Bass+Cymbal tone added
-Support for Piano Partner 2
The update can be downloaded at Roland official website
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Specification (Roland Official Website)
Piano Sound: SuperNATURAL Piano Modeling
Max. Polyphony Piano: Limitless (solo playing using “Concert Piano, Ballad Piano, Mellow Piano, and Bright Piano” tones)
Piano: 15 tones
E.Piano: 16 tones
Strings: 11 tones
Organ: 15 tones
Pad: 15 tones
Other: 278 tones (including 8 drum sets, 1 SFX set)
Keyboard PHA-50 Keyboard: Wood and Plastic Hybrid Structure, with Escapement and Ebony/Ivory Feel (88 keys)
Touch Sensitivity Key Touch: 100 types, fixed touch
Keyboard Modes: Whole, Dual, Split (split point adjustable)
Speakers: 8 x 12 cm (3-3/16 x 4-3/4 inches) x 2 (with speaker box)
Dome Tweeters: 2.5 cm (1 inches) x 2
Headphones capable of Headphones 3D Ambience
Master Tuning: 415.3–466.2 Hz (adjustable in increments of 0.1 Hz)
Temperament10 types (Equal, Just Major, Just Minor, Pythagorean, Kirnberger I, Kirnberger II, Kirnberger III, Meantone, Werckmeister, Arabic), selectable temperament key
Equalizer (3-band digital equalizer)
Only for organ tones:
Rotary Speaker Effect
Only for E.Piano tones:
Piano Designer (Only for “Concert Piano, Ballad Piano, Mellow Piano, and Bright Piano” tones):
Key Off Noise
Full Scale String Resonance
Key Off Resonance
Single Note Tuning
Single Note Volume
Single Note Character
Rated Power Output:
25 W x 2
5 W x 2
Volume Level (SPL):
107 dB (This value was measured according to the method that is based on Roland’s technical standard.)
Bluetooth Audio: Bluetooth Ver. 3.0 (Supports SCMS-T content protection)
MIDI, Turning music sheet: Bluetooth Ver. 4.0
Mic Gain knob
Mic Volume slider
Playable Software Standard MIDI Files (Format 0, 1)
Audio File (WAV, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear format, MP3, 44.1kHz, 64kbps–320kbps, require USB Flash Memory)Internal SongsTotal 10 songs
Recordable Software: Standard MIDI Files (Format 0, Approx. 70,000 notes memory)
Audio File (WAV, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear format, require USB Flash Memory)
Metronome (adjustable Tempo/Beat/Down beat/Pattern/Volume/Tone)
Transpose (Keyboard/Song: in semitones)
Registration (30 registrations, capable of pedal shift)
Display: Graphic LCD 132 x 32 dots
Equalizer sliders (Low/Mid/High)
Part sliders (Lower/Upper)
Song Vol. slider
DC In jack
Pedal (Damper/R, Sostenuto/C *1, Soft/L *1) jacks: TRS 1/4-inch phone type
Input jacks: Stereo miniature phone type
Output (L/Mono, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
Mic Input jack: 1/4-inch phone type
MIDI (Out/In) connectors
USB Computer port: USB B type
USB Memory port: USB A type
Phones jack x 2: Stereo miniature phone type, Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
Power Supply: AC adaptor
Power Consumption: 12 W
Leaflet “USING THE UNIT SAFELY”
Damper pedal (DP-10; capable of continuous detection)Option (sold separately)Dedicated stand: KSC-90
Dedicated pedal board: KPD-90
Keyboard stand: KS-G8B, KS-18Z, KS-12
Pedal unit: RPU-3
Damper pedal: DP series
Pedal switch: DP-2 (*2)
Expression pedal: EV-5
USB Flash Memory
*2 Cannot use for Damper/R.
SIZE (DETACHED MUSIC REST)
Width: 1,340 mm, 52-13/16 inches
Depth: 390 mm, 15-3/8 inches
Height: 136 mm, 5-3/8 inches
SIZE (FP-90 WITH KSC-90 AND MUSIC REST)
Width: 1,340 mm, 52-13/16 inches
Depth: 418 mm, 16-1/2 inches
Height: 932 mm, 36-3/4 inches
WEIGHT (FP-90 WITH MUSIC REST)
Weight: 23.6 kg
52 lbs. 1 oz.
WEIGHT (FP-90 WITH KSC-90, KPD-90, AND MUSIC REST)
Weight: 37.8 kg
83 lbs. 6 oz.