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Kawai MP11SE(Second Edition) is the digital piano for professionals and who want realistic and authentic piano tones in a digital piano. MP11se has variety of concert, jazz, electric, pop grand pianos, upright pianos, and many other original sounds that are needed on stage performance. The keyboard action design is the combination of modern technology and genuine wood craftmanship. With powerful and convenient multiple direct MIDI controllers, and large setup memories, players can perform well without having their hands busy on other devices. The motto of Kawai MP11se is the stage piano for music professionals who do not acept compromise.
Here is the sound demo for representative voices of Kawai MP11se.
Kawai MP11se Shigeru grand piano tones
Kawai MP11se has samplings of all Kawai’s prestigious grand pianos for professional sound experience.
-Shigeru Kawai EX concert grand piano.
-Shigeru Kawai SK5 (mid-sized grand)
-Kawai EX concert grand (previous version of Shigeru Kawai EX)
Kawai MP11SE Grand Feel(GF) action
Unlike other digital pianos, Kawai MP11se is for professional pianists that accept no compromise for digital pianos. When it comes to the pivot length of the digital piano actions, they are mostly shorter than acoustic pianos which can give sense of difference to sensitive professionals (for expression). MP11se has the same length of pivot length like acoustic grand piano’s.
Let off (escapement)
*Escapement –the mechanism that allows the hammer to clear the stringafter striking, so that the stringcan vibrate (TheFreeDictionary). Player can feel tactile feeling of notch when presses a key.
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)
Kawai MP11se control arrangement
Just like the previous model’s, the control arrangement of Kawai MP11se is very intuitive and convenient.
4-band equalizer (Low Gain, Mid1 Gain, Mid1 Q, Mid1 Freq., Mid2 Gain, Mid2 Q, Mid2 Freq., High Gain)
And for E-pianos: Drive, Level, Amp EQ Lo, Amp EQ Mid, Amp EQ Hi, Mid Frequency, Mic Type, Mic Position, Ambience
Kawai MP11se vs MP11 comparison
|Pedals||Optical sensor GFP-3||Contact sensor F-30|
|Weight||34.0 kg / 75 lbs.||32.5 kg / 71 ½ lbs.|
|Dimension||54 1/3” W x 18” D x 7 1/2” H||54 ½” W x 18” D x 7 ½” H|
KAWAI VIRTUAL TECHNICIAN
Kawai’s IOS app “Virtual Technician” allows players to connect their apple device to their piano and control parameters and settings more conveniently.
Setups that can be controlled with Virtual Technician app on Kawai MP11se
Polyphony| Kawai MP11se supports max 256 notes.
Recording| The internal memory of Kawai MP11se supports 90,000 notes.
Sound(Voices)| Kawai MP11se has total of 40 voices (12 pianos, 12 e-pianos, 16 subsidiaries such as strings, pads, and basses)
Modes| Not just spliting the 88 key into 2 pianos, but it can also adjustable the point of split, and also it can be divided into multiple zones.
Pedals| Kawai MP11se comes with 3 pedals (GFP-3), and it’s upgrade from the previous model.
Rhythm| 100 drum patterns for accompaniment
Memories| Kawai MP11se has 40 sound memories, 208 setup memories (8x 26 banks) for convenient invokement and fast interchange
E-piano AMP simulator| 5 types (S. Case, M. Stack, J. Combo, F. Bass, L. Cabi)
MIDI| Kawai MP11se supports 4 independently adjustable zones that can control external midi devices. Each can be turned on/off, adjusted its volume, toggled, parameter and key range adjustment. And the screen facilitates the intuitive control.
Touch(Action)| MP11SE has GF action with 88 wooden keys with Ivory touch and let off (escapement)
Price| Kawai MP11se is $2799.00
Color| Kawai MP11se is only available in polished ebony
Warranty| Kawai offers 3 years of fatctory warranty for MP11se.
SPECIFICATIONS (official website)
|Keyboard||・ Grand Feel action
– 88 wooden keys
– Grade-weighted hammers
– Ivory Touch white key surfaces
– Let-off simulation
– Triple sensor key detection
|Pedal||・ GFP-3 triple pedal unit
– Damper (with half-pedal support)
– Sostenuto* all pedals support progressive pedalling
|Piano Sound||・ Harmonic Imaging XL (HI-XL)
– 88-key stereo sampling
– SK-EX, SK-5, EX recording
– 256 note maximum polyphony
|Piano Resonance||– Damper Resonance
– String Resonance
– Undamped String Resonance
|Piano Adjustment||・Virtual Technician (22 parameters)
– Touch Curve (incl. User Touch Curve)
– Damper Resonance
– Damper Noise
– String Resonance
– Undamped String Resonance
– Key-off Effect
– Fall-back Noise
– Hammer Delay
– Topboard Simulation
– Decay Time
– Minimum Touch
– Stretch Tuning (incl. 88-key User Tuning)
– Temperament (incl. User Temperament)
– Temperament Key
– Key Volume (incl. 88-key User Key Volume)
– Half-Pedal Adjust
– Soft Pedal Depth- Brilliance
– Stereo Width
– Key-off Noise (E.Piano)
– Key-off Delay (E.Piano)
|No. of Sounds||40 voices|
|Other Effects||129 types|
|Display||128 x 64 pixel LCD with backlight|
|Music Rest||Detachable type (included)|
|Height||19 cm (not including music rest)|
|Available Finishes||Gloss Black|
|Internal Songs||Sound Demo||–|
|Internal Recorder||Total Memory||approximately 90,000 notes|
|No. of Songs||10 songs|
|Metronome||Time Signatures||1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 3/8, 6/8, 7/8, 9/8, 12/8|
|Drum Rhythms||100 patterns|
|USB Audio Recorder||Record/Playback||MP3
Line In recording
|Connector Jacks||Headphone||1 x 1/4″ Stereo jack|
|MIDI||MIDI IN, MIDI OUT, MIDI THRU|
|Line Out||1/4″ L/MONO, R [unbalanced]|
|Line In||1/4″ L/MONO, R [unbalanced]|
|USB to Host||✔|
|USB to Device||✔|
|Others||XLR FIXED (L, R) [balanced] + ground lift switch
DAMPER/SOSTENUTO/SOFT (for GFP-3)
EXP + EXP type switch
|Power Consumption||20 W|
|Others||Warranty Card *
GFP-3 triple pedal unit (with half-pedal support)
* Depending on market location.Specifications are subject to change without notice.