Yamaha Montage Review & Comparison & Best Price

 

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Yamaha Montage 88 picture

Yamaha Montage, the latest synthesizer made by Yamaha will offer a new paradigm of modulating a song in real time, something that players could not achieve with other synthesizers in real time. The combination of 2 sound engines, FM-X (new modern version of synthesis engine) and AWM2 (waveform based subractive synthesis engine) enables players to create variety sounds simultaneously. One component that differentiates Montage with its previous model Motif-XF is motion control feature. Instead of controlling each sound encoders and sliders, with a move of a controller called ‘Super Knob’, players can change maximum of 16 parameters easily (also possible with a foot pedal). The goal of Yamaha Montage is to enable players to achieve new sound and modulation with a simplest conrol move. There are 3 different types of montage, 61 keys, 76 keys, 88 keys.

“Music in Motion… Montage sets the next milestone with sophisticated dynamic control, massive sound creation and streamlined workflow…. While Montage certainly takes some operational design cues from the Motif series, Montage is an exponential improvement over Motif in terms of sound, control and workflow.” – Yamaha

Yamaha Montage‘s motion control with super knob and pedal that control various parameters simultaneously. Like converting sound while synchronizing with beat + multi dimensional sound modulation. Can change (add or remove) section, drop in & out the sound.

-Integrated motion sequencer

Yamaha Montage has programmed controller movements at the matching key press timing, also changes tones rhythmically.

Montage has parameter rotary encoders with position memory

-With Yamaha Montage, players can send out 16 stereo channels to IOS device or computer using DAW and return 3 back for monitoring purpose.

Yamaha Montage back

Yamaha Montage used high quality aluminum (arched design) for light weight and abrasion proof.

Yamaha Montage has analog power supply for the DA converter’s IC. It is the secret of its sound quality.

Yamaha Montage LED.jpg

Yamaha Montage has fancy LED screen and buttons that are cleary visible at anywhere (in dark, under stage light or sun).

-Yamaha Montage has flagship engine that Yamaha developed for 10 years.

Yamaha Montage‘s envelope follower uses audio signal as the source for the dynamic control of parameters.

-Montage 6 and Montage 7 have semi-weighted keyboard

-Montage 8 has weighted balanced hammer action.

For brief pictured description for Motion Control, click here.

 

Yamaha Montage Features (from Yamaha official site)

Motion Control Synthesis Engine

Motion Control Synthesis Engine unifies and controls two iconic Sound Engines: AWM2 (high-quality waveform and subtractive synthesis) and FM-X (modern, pure Frequency Modulation synthesis.) These two engines can be freely zoned or layered across eight parts in a single MONTAGE Performance.

Interact with MONTAGE Performances using Motion Control: a highly programmable control matrix for creating deep, dynamic and incredibly expressive sound. With Motion Control, you can create new sounds that were not possible on previous synthesizers.

Yamaha Montage Motion Control Synthesis Engine

Yamaha Montage Motion Control Synthesis Engine

Here is Yamaha Montage Development Story

1. Sophisticated Dynamic Control

Yamaha Montage Dynamic Control

-Super Knob

Yamaha Montage Super Knob

Super Knob

Create dynamic sound changes from radical to sublime with the Yamaha Montage’s Super Knob. The Super Knob can control multiple parameters simultaneously resulting in anything you can imagine. Yamaha Montage enables players do something they could not do with other synthesizers in live performance.

Yamaha Montage’s Super Knob function can even be assigned to a second FC7 foot controller making it easy to manipulate the sound effect when playing with both hands.

For example, with Yamaha Montage, you can first play with small ensemble orchestra voice, and when you use either super knob or volume pedal, the small ensemble gradually becomes big string orchestra. And you can also add drum beat(+tempo control) using either controller.

– Motion SEQ

Yamaha Montage Motion Sequencer

Motion SEQ

Yamaha Montage has Motion sequences function that can adapt any tempo in real time, providing fully customizable control. And the exported files can be assigned to any synthesizer prarameters. It Can add massive sound effects with 2 dedicated powerful sound engines and Super knob or a pedal.

Simplay saying, you can insert in small editings while playing.

– Envelope Follower

Yamaha Montage Envelope Follwer

Envelope Follower

Yamaha Montage has Envelope follower function which converts audio into control source for parameters. Live audio source through A/D input also can be used.

Music in MotionWhat is motion controlMotion Control conceptual diagram

 

2. Massive Sound Creation

Yamaha Montage has 2 main sound engines for variety of quality playback and sound.

Yamaha Montage Massive Sound Creation

– AWM2

Yamaha Montage AWM2

With Yamaha’s propriety data compression technology, Yamana Montage’s AWM2 sound engine can do huge data compression without any loss in sound quality

・Waveform Capacity
Yamaha MONTAGE has 10 times more waveform capacity than Motif XF. Able to contain more and quality samples.

– FM-X

Yamaha Montage FMX

Yamaha Montage not just have one latest engine, but it also produces classic ’80s and cutting-edge EDM sound with FM-X engine. Allowing numerous sound design options.

– Content

 

Yamaha Montage Bösendorfer

Bösendorfer 290 Imperial

・Bösendorfer Piano
Yamaha Montage includes legendary Bösendorfer 290 Imperial piano sound which produces warm tone know as “Viennese sound”. This piano sound goes well with Brahms and Beethoven.

– Effects

Yamaha Montage Virtual Circuitry Modeling

Yamaha’s VCM technology demonstration with MOTIF XF

 

– Pure Analog Circuit

 Yamaha Montage Pure Analog Circuit

Yamaha Montage uses quality analog outputs “Pure Analog Circuit” (PAC). PAC improves signal quality after digital sound converted to analog sound for clear harmonic reproduction and even frequency response.

3. Streamlined Workflow

 Yamaha Montage Streamlined Workflow

– USB Audio/MIDI Connection

 Yamaha Montage USB/MIDI

You can connect the Yamaha MONTAGE to your computer with a  USB cable and capture every nuance of your creativity into your DAW. MONTAGE’s powerful USB driver can send 16 and receive 3 channels (check purpose) of STEREO 24 bit/44.1 kHz digital audio to/from your computer or iOS device.

The USB connection also features full MIDI support of 16 channels.

* MONTAGE supports the sampling rate up to 192 kHz.

– SSS (Seamless Sound Switching)

 Yamaha Montage Seamless Sound Switching

Yamaha Montage provides smooth transition between envelopes or effects. This is perfect for live performances.

* This function is only available for Performances that have a maximum of 8 parts.

– A/D Input

Yamaha Montag can process any external audio sources through A/D input such as microphone. These outside source sounds can be even used with Envelope follower.

– Physical Control

 Yamaha Montage Touch Screen

Touch Screen

Yamaha Montage Rotaries

Eight Rotary Encoders and Faders with Stepladder LED(position indicator) are in Yamaha Montage. Thus Yamaha Montage is able to feature a comprehensive set of physical controls for intuitive music making and sound creation.

– LIVE SET

 Yamaha Montage Live Set

Yamaha Montage offers users convenient screen settings so you can organize your own performance schemes. It does not change order or name of files when imported and exported.

– Direct Control Assignment

 Yamaha Montage Direct Control Assignment

You can preset Montage’s parameters with Direct Control Assignment, and import the setting with a touch of a screen.

– Cubase AI bundle

Yamaha Montage Cubase AI

Yamaha Montage also comes with Steinberg’s music production application Cubase AI. The application provides integrated recording and editing function.

 

 

Yamaha Montage Version 1.1

– Added 64 new sounds for Montage.

-Montage purchasers can download Bosendorfer piano sounds for free

-Yamaha File Converter Web-app, just drag & drop.

 

Yamaha Montage Version 1.2

Yamaha Connect is a helpful program for transferring data between montage and computer (.X7B & .MID data).

-Montage Live Set – When playing a audio file through Montage, now you can see all the appropriate screens.

-Montage Connect Plugin – Connect the Montage to a computer that has Montage Connect Plugin, and you will be able to import and export MIDI or arp or audio file in real time.

-Montage Compatibility – Connect a normal digital piano to Montage with MIDI, and you can use that digital piano like Montage.

Yamaha Montage vs Motif XF Comparison

Specification Feature Motif XF Montage
AWM2 Waveform ROM size 741Mb+128Mb 5.67Gb+1.75Gb
Synthesis Type AWM2 AWM2 + FM-X
Polyphony 128 AWM2: 128/FM-X:128
User Flash Optional Integrated 1.75Gb
Total Waveforms 3,977 6,347
Multichannel Digital Audio Output Optional Integrated: USB to host
Physical Outputs Unbalanced L+R¹ Balanced L+R¹
# of Dual Insert Effect Blocks 8 16+A/D = 17
# of Playable Parts in a Performance 4 8
Arpeggio Content 7,881 10,000
# of Performances 512 user 1,920 pre/640 u/5,120 lib²

1. Unbalanced Stereo L+R, Unbalanced Assignable L+R

1. 1/4″ Balanced Stereo L+R, 1/4″ Balanced Assignable L+R

2. 1,920 Preset Performances, 640 User Performances, 5,120 Library Performances

 

 

4. Yamaha Montage Compatibility (Yamaha Official Website)

Yamaha Montage compatibility

Yamaha Montage compatibility with FM Sythesizers

MOTIF XF file type MOTIF XF filename extension Description
All .X3A User voices, user arpeggios, user waveforms
All Voice .X3V User voices
All Arp .X3G User arpeggios
All Waveform .X3W User waveforms

Yamaha Montage is fully compatible with Motif XF. And it is partially compatible with DX7, DX7II, TX802, TX816, Motif XS, S90 XS, S70 XS, Motif ES.

 

Color| Yamaha Montage is available in black color


Warranty|

Yamaha Montage comes with  1 year parts and labor warranty

 

Specs (based on Montage 8)(Yamaha Official website)

Size/Weight

Dimensions Width 1,450 mm (57-1/16″)
Height 160 mm (6-5/16″)
Depth 470 mm (18-1/2″)
Weight Weight 29 kg (63 lbs., 15 oz.)

Control Interface

Keyboard Number of Keys 88
Type Balanced Hammer Effect Keyboard
Initial Touch Yes
Aftertouch Yes

Tone generator

Tone Generator Motion Control Synthesis Engine AMW2: 8 Elements FM-X: 8 Operators, 88 Algorithms
Maximum Polyphony AWM2: 128 (max.; stereo/mono waveforms) FM-X: 128 (max.)
Multi Timbral Capacity 16 Parts (internal), Audio Input Parts (A/D*, USB*) *stereo Part
Wave Preset: 5.67 GB (when converted to 16 bit linear format), User: 1.75 GB
Performance Approx. 1,900
Filter 18 types
Effects Reverb x 12 types, Variation x 76 types, Insertion (A, B) x 76 types*, Master Effect x 15 types *A/D part insertion x 71 types (Preset settings for parameters of each effect type are provided as templates) Master EQ (5 bands), 1st part EQ (3 bands), 2nd part EQ (2 bands)

Other

Controllers Master Volume, AD Input Gain knob, Pitch Bend wheel, Modulation wheel, Ribbon Controller, Control Sliders x 8, Knobs x 8, Super Knob, Data dial
Display 7″ TFT Color Wide VGA LCD touch screen
Connectors [USB TO DEVICE], [USB TO HOST], MIDI [IN]/[OUT]/[THRU], FOOT CONTROLLER [1]/[2], FOOT SWITCH [ASSIGNABLE]/[SUSTAIN], OUTPUT (BALANCED) [L/MONO]/[R] (6.3 mm, Balanced TRS jacks), ASSIGNABLE OUTPUT (BALANCED) [L]/[R] (6.3 mm, Balanced TRS jacks), [PHONES] (6.3 mm, standard stereo phone jack), A/D INPUT [L/MONO]/[R] (6.3 mm, standard phone jacks)
Power Consumption 27 W
Accessories AC Power cord, Owner’s Manual, Cubase AI Download Information
Live Sets Preset: 128 and more, User: 2,048

Performance Recorder

Tracks 16 Sequence tracks, Tempo track, Scene track
Recording type Real time replace, Real time overdub, Real time punch in/out
Note Capacity Approx. 130,000 notes
Note Resolution 480 ppq (parts per quarter note)
Tempo (BPM) 5 – 300
Songs 64 songs
Arpeggio Parts: 8 Parts simultaneous (max.), Preset: Approx. 10,000 types User: 256 types
Sequence formats MONTAGE original format, SMF formats 0, 1

http://usa.yamaha.com/products/music-production/synthesizers/montage/?mode=series

For Montage 6 specification, click here

For Montage 7 specification, click here

 

 

Roland Juno DS88 Review & Best Price

Roland Juno DS88 / Roland Juno DS88 Price / Roland Juno DS88 Compare Sound & Function —Digital Piano Best Review..

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Roland Juno DS88 is one of the bestselling synthesizer.
Many people are aware of the excellent technology of Roland digital pianos.
They are also aware that, Rolands are way more valuable due to its high quality compared to other brands. (Also Available is JUNO-DS61 for 61 keys)
Roland Juno DS88 is made for musicians who search for synthesizers with brilliant value with exceptionally good prices.

Speaker quality and keyboard quality also became upgraded. If your budget is around the middle range and if you have experienced Rolands, then you would most likely consider actually purchasing this item. Trust me, this is a good buy.
Roland Synthesizers are the best as a digital instrument. Also, Roland Juno DS88 has the best function and technology way more than its price has to offer.
If you have at least used any other synthesizers in the past, you will acknowledge Roland Juno DS88 out of other synthesizers within the same price range.

Roland Juno DS88 is a modern unique synthesizer with prestige and various functions that can provide enjoyment in performance.
Roland Juno DS88 is also recognized because Roland Juno DS88 have escapement technology with in the keyboard all the sounds and functions from the previous Juno-DI and newly updated sound presets.
You will not be able to find other synthesizers at these bargain price that gives you the “click-feel” of Escapement.
Many in-store shoppers acknowledge the weight of the keyboard and as they play the Roland Juno DS88 , they acknowledge it once again.
Nonetheless, Roland Juno DS88 is a modern-style home digital piano. Roland Juno DS88 does not take up that much space.
If you lack space to keep a piano but still want a digital piano that is same size as an acoustic piano with 88-weighted key, then I strongly recommend the Roland Juno DS88.

Sound — Roland Juno DS88 also has over 1200 preset memories with more than 256 user memories.
Roland Juno DS88 will express all your performance realistically and meet your needs.
Roland Juno DS88 will meet the standard and even exceed the satisfaction of the performer but it will realistically express the performance as is.

These numerous sound of Roland is sampled from the very best sources including the sound of Steinway piano.
Thus, Roland Juno DS88 has ample sound of clarity and depth. Honestly, not everyone is satisfied with sound sources of Roland Juno-DS88
Sound is a personal preference and if they want a clear sound then it is understandable.
However, fans of Roland products say that harmonic connection between lower to higher pitched sounds are well balanced.
Most Roland fans in-store are usually music majors and performers of classical music.

Compared to the number of hotkeys, it has vast amount of different sound types. You can play it comfortably with the 128 Polyphony.
Roland Juno DS88 even has a slot for expansion sets.
Roland Juno DS88 has realistic sound with great rhythm pattern grouping as well, meeting your sampling and producing needs.

Touch —— As stated above, Roland Juno DS88 has weighted keys that have ivory feel which is made to prevent slipping of the finger.
Roland Juno DS88 has 88 weighted hammer actions which makes low-pitched keys heavier and makes the weight of the keys lighter as pitch gets higher.
Action of the keys is acknowledged all over the world.
To emulate realistic grand piano it is made with “click-feel” which is called escapement.
Roland Juno DS88 made of 88 Key Ivory Feel-G with Escapement.
You will feel like you are playing an acoustic grand piano.
You can control touch-sensitivity to your own preference for performance.
It’s hard to know the pros of Roland keyboard just by pressing on the keys.
Play the actual Roland Juno DS88 piano when you have a chance; you might even become a fan of Roland afterwards.
Roland’s keyboard is great for multi-purpose use.
If you have not experienced advanced Rolands, then I strongly recommend experiencing it.
Roland Juno DS88 has the best keyboard action compared to other digital pianos within the same price range and I proudly recommend the Roland Juno DS88.

Roland JUNO DS88 Design

Function… Roland Juno DS88 has many different functions.

  1. Wave Expansion Slot|You can add new sounds by using the wave expansion slot and increase your enjoyment by multiples.
  2. Eight-Track Pattern Sequencer| If you have sounds to sequence and build a non-stop creative flow, this is the tool to go to. It will enhance your live recitals into a jukebox-like effects.
  3. Sound|Including 11 grand piano sounds, Roland Juno DS88 has total of 316 different sounds. From woodwind, brass, string, and electronic sounds, Roland Juno DS88 has various sounds that you can enjoy playing.

-GM2 (Roland’s General Midi 2 Sound Library) which supports hundredths of different midi generated instrument sounds (source from SinclairDesign).

Roland GM2

 

  1. Layer|With this technique, you can play two different sounds simultaneously on one key. You will be able to play piano and string sound or piano and organ sound at the same time. You will be able to make the performance more beautiful and will give you more enjoyment.Roland JUNO DS88 Layer Mode
  1. Transpose|Roland Juno DS88 has transpose of -6, +5 which can be useful harmonizing with different instruments.
  2. Rhythm|Accompany function makes the background music match the performance of your hand with over 72 different types of rhythm. Using accompany function, you can let it follow along your performance as a background rhythm in different genres. This will enhance your experience.
  3. Audio|Roland Juno DS88 has Playback function with ability for you to play WAV files inside of USB like an audio. You can also balance the volume to play along your WAV file with the digital piano.
  4. Wireless USB|You can wirelessly connect to smartphones and smartpads such as iphone and ipads and use Roland-provided APP called Piano Partner for free. (However, Wireless USB Adapter is an optional item)
  5. Other functions include computer USB, Recording function, metronome function, and convenient LED screen.

Option — Roland Juno DS88is a home-style digital piano that comes with cabinet stand and 3-pedal (Soft, Sostenuto, and Damper). Yet, bench is optional.

Apps| Roland provides several helpful apps for JUNO DS 88 (official website) for both IOS and Android now.

roland-piano-apps

They have very useful apps such as Piano Partner 2, Piano Designer, and Cube Kit

Color — Roland Juno DS88 comes in black color only.

Warranty — You will receive parts & labor warranty of 2 years and additional 3 years of part warranty.

Here is the quick tutorial videos for Roland JUNO DS series.

 

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SPECS

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Keyboard
Keyboard
88 keys (Ivory Feel-G Keyboard with Escapement)
Sound Generator
Maximum Polyphony
128 voices
Parts
16 parts
Preset Memory
– Patches: Over 1200
– Drum kits: Over 30
– Performances: 64
* GM2 compatible sounds are included.
User Memory
– Patches: 256
– Drum kits: 8
– Performances: 128
– Favorites: 100
Wave Expansion Slots
1 slot
* The wave expansion slot is rewritable internal waveform memory. You can download data from the Axial sound library site and write it via a USB flash drive into the JUNO-DS’s internal wave memory (slot).
Sample Import Function
File Format
Audio file: WAV (44.1 kHz, 16 bits)
Effects
– Multi-effects: 3 systems, 80 types
– Chorus: 3 types
– Reverb: 5 types
– Mic input reverb: 8 types
Audio File Player Section
File Format
Audio file: WAV, AIFF, MP3
Others
Rhythm Pattern
Preset: 30 groups x 8
Arpeggio
Preset: 128
Controllers
Pitch bend/Modulation lever
Control knob x 4
Level slider x 4
Multicolor pad x 8
Display
Graphic LCD 256 x 80 dots
External Storage Device
USB flash drive (supports USB 2.0 Hi-Speed flash memory)
Connectors
PEDAL HOLD jack
PEDALCONTROL jack
MIC INPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type
EXT INPUT jack: stereo miniature phone type
OUTPUT jacks (L/MONO, R): 1/4-inch phone type
PHONES jack: stereo 1/4-inch phone type
MIDI connectors (IN, OUT)
USB MEMORY port
USB COMPUTER port (supports USB MIDI/AUDIO)
DC IN jack
Power Supply
DC 9 V: AC adaptor or rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) (sold separately) x 8

* Battery life for continuous use (differs depending on the conditions of use) Rechargeable nickel metal hydride batteries: approximately 5 hours (when using batteries having a capacity of 1900 mAh) (approximately 4 hours if USB flash drive is connected)
* Carbon-zinc or alkaline batteries cannot be used.

Current Draw
600 mA
Accessories
Owner’s manual
Leaflet “USING THE UNIT SAFELY”
AC adaptor
Power cord
Options (sold separately)
Keyboard stand (*1): KS-18Z, KS-12, KS-G8B
Pedal switch: DP series
Expression pedal: EV-5
USB flash memory (*2)*1 When using the KS-18Z, ensure that the height of the unit is one meter or lower.
*2 Use USB Flash Memory (supports USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Flash Memory) sold by Roland. We cannot guarantee operation if other products are used.
Size and Weight
Width
1,415 mm
55-3/4 inches
Depth
341 mm
13-7/16 inches
Height
144 mm
5-11/16 inches
Weight (excluding AC adaptor)
16.2 kg
35 lbs. 12 oz.

 

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Roland RD800 Review & Best Price

Roland RD800 is one of the bestselling stage piano.
Many people are aware of the excellent technology and function of Roland digital pianos.
They are also aware that, Rolands are more expensive due to its high quality compared to other brands.

Roland RD800 is made for pianists who search for digital pianos with brilliance and quality.

Roland RD800 is the NUMBER 1 Stage Piano you will ever find on the face of the earth!

Roland’s RD series stage piano went from Roland RD700NX then upgraded to RD800.
With this upgrade, the sound chip quality and keyboard quality also became upgraded.
If your budget is around 2000-3000 and the moment you experience Roland RD800, you will most likely consider buying this item.

Roland RD Series were always released with upgrades but price always stayed the same as $2499
. Increase in quality of function and technology did not increase the price of Roland RD800.
Roland is the best as a digital instrument. Also, Roland RD800 has the best function and technology way more that its price has to offer.
If you have at least used acoustic piano in the past, you will acknowledge Roland RD800 out of other digital pianos within the same price range.

Roland RD800 is a sleek-style stage piano with prestige and various functions that can provide enjoyment in performance.
Roland RD800 is also recognized because Roland RD800 have escapement technology with in the keyboard.
You will not be able to find other pianos under $2500 that gives you the “click-feel” of Escapement except that of the ROLANDS!
Many in-store shoppers acknowledge the weight of the keyboard and as they play the Roland RD800, they acknowledge it once again.
Nonetheless, Roland RD800 is the sleekest digital piano equipped with truest performance and versatility.
Roland RD800 can be use on stage, church, schools, gigs, and etc..you name it.. I strongly recommend the Roland RD800…
Roland RD800 is the most impressive stage piano WITH great quality speakers, convenient hotkeys, screen, and convenience.

If you would like to purchase a great stage piano under $2500, then we strongly recommend Roland RD800.

Sound — Roland RD800 also have the technology of “Super Natural Sound” that Roland is very proud of.
Super Natural Sound not only means to have a natural sound but it also means that Roland RD800 will express performance realistically, just like an acoustic piano does.
Roland RD800 won’t fabricate nor devaluate the expression of the performer but it will realistically express the performance as is.

The sound of Roland’s Grandpiano is sampled from the sound of Roland’s flagship V-Piano Grand.
Thus, Roland RD800 has ample sound of clarity and depth.

Sound is a personal preference and if they want a clear sound then it is understandable.
Also, fans of Roland products say that harmonic connection between lower to higher pitched sounds are well balanced.
Most Roland fans in-store are usually music majors and performers of classical music.
Among the professionals, the sound of the Roland digital piano is widely accepted as the most near-perfection

Roland RD800 has 200 different types of live set sounds and has 1113 of other sound tones.
Compared to the number of hotkeys, it has vast amount of different sound types. You can play it comfortably with the 128 Polyphony.
Roland RD800 has greatest sound chips although it is a stage piano with good quality.
Roland RD800 also has 16 sets which 4 of them are used in the live set.
Roland RD800 has realistic sound with great sound functions and options, it can satisfy what customer wants.


Touch
—— As stated above, Roland RD800 has weighted keys that have ivory feel which is made to prevent slipping of the finger.
Roland RD800 has 88 weighted hammer actions which makes low-pitched keys heavier and makes the weight of the keys lighter as pitch gets higher.
Action of the keys is acknowledged all over the world.
To emulate realistic grand piano it is made with “click-feel” which is called escapement.
Roland has action level of Ivory G < PHA4 Standard < PHA4 Premium < PHA4 Concert. Roland RD800 made of PHA-4 Concert Keyboard with Escapement and Ebony/Ivory Feel, equipped with the latest touch-detection technology.
This is the-top-of-the-line digital piano action you will ever find in the universe.
You will feel like you are playing an acoustic grand piano.
You can control touch-sensitivity to your own preference for performance.
It’s hard to know the pros of Roland keyboard just by pressing on the keys.
Play the actual Roland RD800 piano when you have a chance; you might even become a fan of Roland afterwards.
Roland’s keyboard is great for beginner children and also great for practice and performance of experienced pianists.
If you have not experienced advanced Rolands, then I strongly recommend experiencing it.
Roland RD800 has the best keyboard action compared to other digital pianos within the same price range and I proudly recommend the Roland RD800.

Function… Roland RD800 has many different functions.

  1. Sound| With 200 live sets sounds, Roland RD800 has total of 1113 different sounds. From woodwind, brass, string, and electronic sounds, Roland RD800 has various sounds that you can enjoy playing.
  2. Layer| With this technique, you can play two different sounds simultaneously on one key. You will be able to play piano and string sound or piano and organ sound at the same time. You will be able to make the performance more beautiful and will give you more enjoyment.layered_final
  1. Transpose| Roland RD800 has transpose of -6, +5 which can be useful harmonizing with different instruments.
  2. Individual Note Voicing| The Individual Note Voicing function makes the tuning from -50_+50 with level:-50_0. Character can be adjusted from -5_+5.
  3. Audio| Roland RD800 has Playback function with ability for you to play WAV files inside of USB like an audio. You can also balance the volume to play along your WAV file with the digital piano.
  4. Wireless USB| You can wirelessly connect to smartphones and smartpads such as iphone and ipads and use Roland-provided APP called Piano Partner for free. (However, Wireless USB Adapter is an optional item)
  5. Other functions include computer USB, Recording function, metronome function, and convenient LED screen.

Option — Roland RD800 is a stage piano with pedal. bench and stand is optional and widely recommended.

Color — Roland RD800 CB (Black), Roland RD800 WH (white)

Warranty — You will receive parts & labor warranty of 2 years and additional 3 years of part warranty.

 


 SPECS

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KEYBOARD SECTION
Keyboard
88 keys (PHA-4 Concert Keyboard: with Escapement and Ebony/Ivory Feel)
SOUND GENERATOR SECTION
Maximum Polyphony
128 voices
Parts
16 parts (4 parts are used in the live set)
Sound Generator
SuperNATURAL Piano
SuperNATURAL (E.Piano, Clav)
Virtual Tone Wheel Organ
PCM Sound Generator
Tones
1,113 tones
Live Sets
200
Piano Designer (Only for SuperNATURAL Piano)
Tone Color: 0 – 127
Nuance: TYPE1 – TYPE3
Damper Noise: 0 – 127
Duplex Scale: 0 – 127
String Resonance: 0 – 127
Key Off Resonance: 0 – 127
Hammer Noise: -2 – +2
Character: -5 – +5
Sound Lift: 0 – 127
Individual Note Voicing
Tuning: -50.0 – +50.0 cent
Level: -50 – 0
Character: -5 – +5* adjustable in individual notes, Only for SuperNATURAL Piano
Effects
Modulation FX: 4 systems, 56 types
Tremolo/Amp Simulator: 4 systems, 5 types
Reverb: 6 types
Delay: 5 types
Sympathetic Resonance (Only for SuperNATURAL Piano)
3-band Compressor
5-band Digital Equalizer
AUDIO FILE PLAYER
File Format
Audio Files (WAV format, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear)
RECORDER SECTION
File Format
Audio Files (WAV format, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear)
OTHER
Rhythm Pattern
200 patterns
Controllers
LAYER LEVEL slider x 4
EQUALIZER/DELAY/ASSIGNABLE knobs x 4 (with illumination)
REVERB knob (with illumination)
TONE COLOR knob (with illumination)
MODULATION FX DEPTH knob (with illumination)
MODULATION FX RATE knob (with illumination)
TREMOLO DEPTH knob (with illumination)
TREMOLO RATE knob (with illumination)
AMP SIMULATOR DRIVE knob (with illumination)
Pitch Bend/Modulation lever
S1/S2 Buttons (Assignable)
Display Theme
3 themes
Display
Graphic color LCD 320 x 240 dots
Connectors
OUTPUT (L/MONO, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
OUTPUT (L, R) jacks: XLR type
INPUT jack: Stereo miniature phone type
Pedal (DAMPER, FC1, FC2, EXT) jacks: TRS phone type
MIDI (IN, OUT1, THRU/OUT2) connectors
USB (COMPUTER) port: USB type B
USB (MEMORY/WLAN ADAPTOR) port: USB type A
PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4 inch phone type
AC In jack
Power Consumption
12 W
Accessories
Owner’s manual
Power cord
Damper pedal (capable of continuous detection)
Cord clamp
Options
Keyboard stand: KS-G8, KS-G8B
Piano pedal: RPU-3
Damper pedal: DP-10
Pedal switch: DP-2
Expression pedal: EV-5, EV-7
USB Flash Memory *
Wireless USB Adapter: WNA1100-RL or ONKYO UWF-1** Use USB flash memory sold by Roland and Wireless USB Adapter specified above. We cannot guarantee operation if other products are used.
* Please note that you may have difficulty removing the ONKYO UWF-1 because the USB Memory port is narrow.
SIZE AND WEIGHT
Width
1400 mm
55-1/8 inches
Depth
367 mm
14-1/2 inches
Height
138 mm
5-7/16 inches
Weight
21.7 kg
47 lbs. 14 oz.
* Actual weight can vary slightly from that indicated due to the fact that wooden parts are involved.

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Casio PX160 Privia Series Review & Best Price

Casio PX160 Privia Series – Review & Best Price

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Casio PX160 Privia Series has 88 key Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action II with modern and prestigious design and convenient buttons.
Casio PX160 Privia Series, one of the best sold digital pianos online, is conveniently used by many users.
Produced as a portable with smaller speakers, Casio PX160 Privia Series is easily movable and best fit to be used in purpose of small areas, handy uses, dormitories.
Casio PX160 Privia Series is highly recommended for first time users for educational purposes of children. Per price ratio, Casio PX160  Privia Series has the best keyboard action.

New elegant look and redesigned speaker system highly improved from previous models, this state-of-the-art digital piano is available in black or champagne gold colored finish
Casio PX160 Privia Series is highly recommended for users who desire simple and convenient digital piano.

Also, the true beauty of Casio PX160 is the warranty.
This is an essential benefit that most customers overlook. Warranties are very important when it comes maintaining a product.
Warranties of most brands only cover parts and labor.
However, Casio will easily replace your products. Here is how…
The general warranty provided by Casio is 1 year plus 2 years additional after registration, making it 3 years total. The Casio warranty covers replacement of digital pianos when there are defectives…
Casio is betting to replace your CASIO Privia PX160, why? because Casio believe in the it’s indispensable durability.
This is how much Casio is proud of the durability of their digital pianos; actually Casio has the lowest rate of defect products.

Casio PX160  Privia Series is priced at $499.99, with accessories such as stand (CS67), bench, 3-pedal (SP33) purchasable in addition.

Sound

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‘AIR Sound’ is a newly developed sound technology by Casio and it expresses the original sound of piano. (‘AiR’ stands for Acoustic and intelligent Resonator).
Casio PX160 Privia Series has all 88-key Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action II keyboard uses stereo resonance simulator which expresses sufficient details of piano sound.
Casio PX160 Privia Series has variety of sound choices such as Concert, Modern, Classic, Mellow, and Bright.
Casio PX160 Privia Series can also play instrument sounds such as harpsichord, string, Organ, Bass and many other 13 sounds.
Casio PX160 Privia Series also has the layer function which allows users to play with two different sounds at the same time.
Casio PX160 Privia Series also has transpose function that allows strength control of sound strength and allows easier play with another instrument.
With 128 Polyphony it will be able to play most of the songs.
The speakers are 8w x 8w with remarkable sound that attracts recognition.
This redesigned speaker system has improved dramatically.
The speaker system of Casio PX160 Privia Series is open to the front but also projected to the back, which provides grandeur sound when the PX-160 is placed against a wall.
It will create a sound that is multi dimentional sound that can bound off the walls. In a classroom settings or at home, this would be an amazing experience for listeners.

Casio PX160 Privia Series is great for home and educational uses. To have better sound quality, use headphones and/or amps.


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Casio PX160 Privia Series, with 88-key Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action II, has same size and action (Scaled Hammer Action) as an acoustic piano and with lower keys heavier and becomes lighter as keys get higher.
Casio PX160 Privia Series 88-key Weighted Scaled Hammer Action has an ebony and ivory textured keys that prevent fingers from slipping, gives prestigious look, and instills cleaner feeling.
Casio PX160 Privia Series has three sensors on the key that allows users to feel detail when controlling strength and even has an option that allows velocity and responsiveness control.
The Proprietary Hammer Response features provide timing nuance as it is programmed for different Hammer speed depending on the size of the hammer inside of an acoustic piano.
This feature gives the player the most realistic keyboard action experience that player will not get from other pianos.

Casio PX160 Privia Series has the best touch compared to other pianos within the price range.

Functions

Casio PX160 Privia Series has many different functions

Lesson Function | 60 demo songs which you can play divided hands: assisted left and right hand lessons to practice each hand before playing both hands simultaneously.

Split | You can play two different instrument sounds on each hand within a keyboard. For example, left hand can play vibratone, right hand can play piano; it gives effect of one person playing two different instrument sound..split_final

Duet mode | You can divide the keyboard into two separate keyboards with the same chromatic scale. This is will become similar to playing two different pianos; it is fit for performance or a lesson between a student and a teacher.duetmode

Layer | With this technique, you can play two different sounds simultaneously on one key. You will be able to play ‘piano and string’ sound or ‘piano and organ’ sound simultaneously on one key. You will be able to make the performance more beautiful and will give you more enjoyment.layered_final

Touch responsiveness control | You can change the strength of touch responsiveness to fit your style.

Other functions include, metronome function, recording, USB and other varieties of function. Especially, USB function allows connections to smartphones (i.e. iphones) and smartpads (i.e. ipads) which can be enjoyable. Connection to computer can allow composition function and many different useful functions.

Options | Basically, Casio PX160 Privia Series has keyboard, note holder, adapter, manual, demo song book, and switch damper pedal included.

For Casio Privia PX-160’s, fitting cabinet stand (CS-67), x-style stand, bench, 3 pedal (SP-33)), covers, and headphones can be additionally purchased.

 

Company  Warranty

1+2=3 , 3 year full warranty.  In case of defect item claimed in 3 years, Casio will replace your product to a brand new one.

Color

Casio Privia PX-160BK (Black), Casio Privia PX-160GD (Champagne Gold)

 


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

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Keyboard 88 keys
weighted scaled hammer action
3 sensitivity levels, off
Simulated ebony and ivory keys
Sound Source Multi-dimensional Morphing AiR Sound Source
Stereo-sampled Piano Tones
Polyphony (maximum) 128
Tones 18 Built-in tones
Grand Piano (Concert, Modern, Classic, Mellow, Bright), Elec
Piano 1, Elec Piano 2, FM E. Piano, 60’s E. Piano
Harpsichord, Vibraphone, Strings 1, Strings 2, Pipe Organ, Jazz Organ, Elec Organ 1, Elec Organ 2, Bass (Lower)
Simulator Hammer Response*
Damper Noise*
Damper Resonance*
Digital Effects Hall Simulator/Reverb – 4 (Reverb)
Chorus – 4
Brilliance – -3 ~ 0 ~ +3
DPS – Yes (Preset for some tones)
Accompaniment 60 Song Music Library
10 song expansion (max) / Approximately 90 KB/song
MIDI Recorder 2 Tracks / 1 song
MIDI Data Capacity Approximately 5,000 notes total**
Duet Mode Yes (Duet Pan On/Off)
Octave Shift ±2 octaves
Metronome 0, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 beats; tempo range: 20 to 255
Pedals Included : SP-3 (terminal × 1) Optional : SP-33 (damper, soft, sostenuto)
Half-Damper pedal Operation – Yes (with optional SP-33 3-pedal unit)
Key Transpose 2 octaves (-12 semitones ~ 0 ~ +12 semitones)
Tuning Control A4 = 415.5Hz ~ 440.0Hz ~ 465.9Hz
Lesson Function Part ON / OFF
Metronome Yes
Scale-Function 17 Preset Temperaments
Operation Lock Yes
Pedals Included : SP-3
Optional : SP-33
Half-Damper pedal Operation Yes (with optional SP-33)
Auto Power Off After approx. 4 idle hours
MIDI*** Yes
Phones 2 on Front (Stereo Mini)
Pedal 1 (Damper)
Connection for optional 3-Pedal Unit Yes (SP-33)
Line Out 1/4″ L/Mono, R
USB port (to Host) Yes
Speaker Size 4.7″ x 2
Amplifiers 8 W + 8 W
Size Dimensions 52″ × 11.5″ x 5.6″ (w/o music stand)
Size Dimensions with Optional Keyboard Stand 52″ x 11.5″ x 30.2″
Weight 25.5 lbs (w/o music stand)
Weight with Optional Keyboard Stand 46.5 lbs
Included Accessories Pedal (SP-3), AC Adaptor (AD-A12150), Music Stand
Optional Accessories 3 Pedal System (SP-33), Keyboard Stand (CS-67)
PX-160BK UPC 079767362195
PX-160GD UPC 079767362201

* Hammer Response, Damper Resonance are available only for piano tones.
** Capacity values are based on 1 MB = 1,024KB and 1 KB = 1.024Bytes.
*** Not equipped with MIDI terminals. MIDI communication between the product and a computer is performed using the USB port.

Kurzweil MP10 Review & Best Price

Review – Digital piano Kurzweil MP10 / Kurzweil MP10 Price / Kurzweil MP10 Compare Sound & Function — high Recommend


Kurzweil brand has numerous mania fan base. With cutting edge technology, Kurzweil MP10 is one of the bestseller models of Kurzweil.
This amazing digital piano has a high polyphony of 192. Kurzweil MP10 is also offered to public as MP10F which has an even better action system made in Italy.
Kurzweil MP10 is 88 key weighted with LK-40L action system for the Kurzweil MP10 and Fatar TP/40L action system for the Kurzweil MP10.
This piano offers so much value also in its sound system.
Kurzweil MP10 sound power output of 30Watts from 2 way 4-speaker sound system.
The true beauty of this sound system is the use of 4 speakers.
This system will produce a detailed 3 dimensional effect of majestic thematic sound.
The sound sampling of Kurzweil MP10 built with an outstanding effect.
Kurzweil MP10 is great fit for places such as dormitories, homes, and schools.
Kurzweil MP10 is priced at 1499 for Satin Rosewood, 1699 for ebony polished. Bench can be purchased optionally.

Sound — Kurzweil MP10 has output of 30 Watts with a use of 4 speakers that creates detailed 3 dimensional effect of majestic thematic sound.
The sound sampling of Kurzweil MP10 built with an outstanding effect.
There are over 64 voices and 78 pre-recorded drum styles to enhance your performance.

Steve Wonder and Ray Kurzweil

Ray Kurzweil, the renowned founder of Kurzweil Music, is the very person who realized the future of computer music and who actually substantiated the power of computer music technology. Steve Wonder asked for realistic sound electronic  In the 1980s and 1990s he pioneered some of the industry’s most loved synthesizers. Kurzweil incorporated ‘MARA’ sound chip ino home digital piano products, and MP10 is the affordable one. Its sound is fairly similar to “organic” instrument sound compared to any other digital piano brand. See Kurzweil’s MP10 versatility in the video below: MP10 has 88 tones. They are very fun features to play with. I personally like MP10’s orchestra sound .

 

 

In terms of polyphony, (“polyphony” means how many sound it can be played simultaneously.For example, you may drum and strings layered along with piano, so higher number means that it can encompass more sounds at the same time. Nowadays, pretty much all of digital pianos in the market has enough polyphony to be played without loss of any sound) Kurzweil has 64-note polyphony, which sounds a little bit low. 

“Polyphony” technology is important when it comes to electronic instrument. See the picture below. When you add sustain pedals, reverb, a lot of layers at the same time, 128-tone memory will soon be filled creating interruption to your music. 

 

It only has 64 polyphony, but the “number” is not always necessarily important. There are some reviewers on the Internet who think Kurzweil’s 64 polyphony is too low, but the misunderstanding comes from the misunderstanding of Kurzweil’s advanced polyphony technology. To put it simple, there are one OSC (oscillator, sound wave) for each DSP (digital signal processor) in other brand’s technology. In Kurzweil’s polyphony technology, THREE OSCs are assinged for each DSP, so with Kurzweil’s polyphony technology, it can employ 3X more than the number. So technically speaking, Kurzweil’s MP10’s 64 polyphony represents 192-note polyphony. 

 

 

This is Jordan Charles Rudess playing with Kurzweil K2600X. Back then, this Kurzweil model only has 48 polyphony, but we don’t feel any note dropping. It sounds amazing! 

 


Touch —- Kurzweil MP10 is 88 key weighted with LK-40L action system for the Kawai MP10 and Fatar TP/40L action system for the Kawai MP10F. LK-40L action system is
you can even adjust your keyboard sensitivity.
There are 10 selectable response levels to choose from by adjusting responsiveness of the keyboard you can adjust your comfort of performance on Kurzweil MP10.
This is why we highly recommend this product to both beginners and experienced pianists.

1. Appearance & Cabinet  

Let’s have a look. Kurzweil MP10 has a sliding lid to prevent dust to sit on the keys. Kurzweil MP10’s dimension is 56 X 34 X 19 (inch) and it weighs around 115 lbs. 

Kurzweil MP10 has two color options: ebony polish and satin rosewood. Ebony polish is $1799 and you are looking for “polished” finish for your piano, it can be a good buy under $2000 (usually polished finish is more than $2000) Satin Rosewood is $1499.

Also, a nice bench comes with your purchase.

Let’s have a look as a comparison. Here are some pictures of Casio digital piano PX850 and Kurzweil digital piano MP10. They both have sliding lids to prevent dust to sit on the keys. Kurzweil’s MP10 is bigger than Casio’s PX850. Kurzweil’s digital piano MP10’s dimension is 56 X 34 X 19 (inch) and Casio’s digital piano PX850 is slimmer – 59 X 15 X 16 (inch). Kurzweil’s MP10 (115 lbs) is about 8 pounds heavier than Casio’s PX850 (97lbs).

Here are some more pictures to compare the size of these two pianos. Casio digital piano PX850 is slimmer, and Kurzweil digital piano MP10 is bigger.

As Casio digital piano PX850 has pedals, but they are an inch shorter than regular piano’s pedal – it focuses on its “slim” design. Kurzweil digital piano MP10 has a “fancier” cabinet and it comes with regular-sized pedals.

Function—- Kurzweil MP10 has many functions that can satisfy the users.

  1. Sound| Kurzweil MP10 has 88 Expressive sounds including award winning Triple Strike Grand Piano, all taken from the PC3. With 64 selectable voices, players are offered many different choices to play with. 78 pre-recorded interactive patterns in a variety of styles.
  2. Layer| With this technique, you can play two different sounds simultaneously on one key. You will be able to play piano and string sound or piano and organ sound at the same time. You will be able to make the performance more beautiful and will give you more enjoyment. Kurzweil offers a quick layer option with easy access and adjustable relative volume.layered_final
  3. Split| You can play two different instrument sounds on each hand within a keyboard. For example, left hand can play vibratone, right hand can play piano; it gives effect of one person playing two different instrument sound. Kurzweil offers a quick split option with easy access and adjustable relative volume.split_final
  4. Rhythm| Kurzweil MP10 has over 51 piano demo songs to play with.
  5. Other functions include Recorder/sequencer function, metronome function, and “plus and play” USB function.

 

Option —- Kurzweil MP10 comes with Cabinet stand 3 pedals with matching bench included.

Warranty —- Warranty coverage of Kurzweil products are 2 year part and labor warranty plus parts warranty of 1 year. Totaling at 3 years of warranty.

Color —- 3 different colors (Satin Rosewood, Ebony Polish & Simulated Dark Rosewood)

 

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MP-10 Features & Specs

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Keyboard: 88 Note fully weighted action with adjustable touch sensitive keysMP10: LK-40L
MP10F: Fatar TP/40L
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(Sound Program List available for download here)
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: 30-watt 2-way 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: Satin Rosewood / Ebony Polish
Bench: Matching bench included
Dimensions: 34.65″(H) x 56″ (W) x 18.5″ (D)88 cm (H) x 142 cm (W) x 47 cm (D)
Weight: 114.5 lb / 52 Kg
Power: 90-250V free voltage external power supply

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Kawai KDP90 Review & Best Price

Review – Digital piano  / Kawai KDP90 Price / Kawai KDP90  Compare Sound & Function — high Recommend

Out of all the Kawai digital pianos, the best digital piano to be used as a home-style digital piano is Kawai KDP90.
Kawai piano prides on deep sound and even has many acoustic manias and fan base. The excellence of resonance-spread attracts many shoppers to this product.
Sampled from the sound of Kawai piano, Kawai KDP90 has high polyphony of 192.
Kawai Digital Pianos put enormous amount of effort in improving its keyboard action.
Kawai KDP90 is admired by customers who look for heavier keyboard action and similar touch as an acoustic piano.
Kawai KDP90 is equipped with the AHA IV-F (Acoustic Hammer Action) which uses the AR (Acoustic Response) Technology with same keyboard size as an acoustic piano with a weighted 88 keys.
Kawai KDP90 sound power output of 13Wx2 from its installed speakers.
The sound sampling of Kawai KDP90 built with an outstanding focus on resonance.
Kawai KDP90 is best fit for use in small places such as dormitories, homes, and other places of rest.
With the stand and matching bench included, Kawai KDP90 is a great fit for children who are beginners.
Kawai KDP90 is priced at 1149.00 and benches can be purchased optionally.

Sound — Sampled from Kawai acoustic pianos, Kawai KDP90 is built to sound just like an acoustic piano.
Kawai KDP90 uses sound technology called Harmonic Imaging. This cutting edge technology is aimed to create a state-of-the-art sound with dynamic tonality.
The true beauty of this system is that the Harmonic Imaging technology is made to reproduce a rich dynamic range of the original concert grand piano.
Sound of Kawai KDP90 is loved by many pianists and Kawai KDP90 is used even in public places such as schools.


Touch —- The AHA IV-F graded hammer action utilizes hammer action to mimic the responsiveness and nuance of the Kawai acoustic piano.
As you move up the keyboard you will notice the weight of the keys getting lighter. This is a mechanical characteristic of grand piano.
Approved by Kawai’s fan base, this action system is one of the most satisfying keyboard actions ever.

Function—- Kawai KDP90 has many functions that can satisfy the users.

  1. Sound| Including piano sounds, Kawai KDP90 has variety of sounds you can use to enhance your play. This can include organ, piano, drum, electric piano, string, and varieties of other sounds.
  2. Layer (Dual Mode)| With this technique, you can play two different sounds simultaneously on one key. You will be able to play piano and string sound or piano and organ sound at the same time. You will be able to make the performance more beautiful and will give you more enjoyment.layered_final
  3. 4 Hand Mode|You can play two different instrument sounds on each side of the keyboard. For example, left side can play vibratone, right side can play piano; it can be a function to use for duets.
  4. Rhythm| Kawai KDP90 has 15 exceptional instrument sounds to enhance your performance. Also includes Alfred lesson songs that players can use for learning purposes as well as enjoyment.
  5. Sliding Key Cover| Kawai KDP90 has an installed sliding key cover that can protect the keyboard from dusts and other outside substances that can harm a digital piano.
  6. Other functions include computer MIDI Jacks, Recording function, metronome function, registration (memory function), Concert Magic, and many others. With variety of song selections, Concert Magic can allow a player to

    Screen of the Concert Magic function.

    experience thrill of playing a piano, even for beginners who never touched a piano before.

Option —- Kawai KDP90 comes with note stand, adapter, Cabinet stand, 3 pedals and matching bench

Warranty —- Warranty coverage of Kawai products are 3 year part and labor warranty.

Color —- Kawai KDP90 R (Rosewood)


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KDP90 SPECIFICATIONS

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Keyboard > 88 Weighted Keys
Action > Advanced Hammer Action IV-F (AHA IV-F)
Sound Source > Harmonic Imaging™ (HI)
88-Key Piano Sampling
Internal Sounds (15) > Concert Grand, Concert Grand 2, Studio Grand, Modern Piano, Classic E.Piano, Modern E.Piano, Jazz Organ, Church Organ, Harpsichord, Vibraphone, String Ensemble, Slow String, Choir, New Age Pad, Atmosphere
Max. Polyphony > 192
Reverb > Room, Small Hall, Concert Hall
Internal Recorder > 3 Song, 1-Track — 15000 Notes (approx.)
Lesson Function > Alfred Basic 1A and 1B
Metronome > Beat: 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 3/8, 6/8
Tempo: 10-300 bpm
Demo Songs > 15 Songs
Concert Magic > 40 Songs
Keyboard Modes > Dual Mode (with adjustable volume balance), Four -Hands Mode
Other Functions > Damper Resonance, Touch, Tuning, Transpose, Transmit Program Change Number, MIDI Channel, Local Control,
Multi-timbral Mode
Key Cover > Sliding Type
Jacks > MIDI (IN/OUT), Headphones x 2
Pedals > Damper (with Half-Pedal support),
Sostenuto, Soft
Speakers > 12 cm x 2
Output Power > 13 W x 2
Dimensions > 53.5” (W) x 15.8” (D) x 33.5”(H)
Weight > 83.6 lbs.
Cabinet Finish > Rosewood

 

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Kawai ES100 Review & Best Price

Review – Digital piano  / Kawai ES100 Price / Kawai ES100  Compare Sound & Function — high Recommend

Kawai piano prides on deep sound and even has many acoustic manias. The excellence of resonance spread attracts many shoppers to this product.
Kawai has been producing many digital pianos in this era and the best priced portable digital piano is Kawai ES100.   Sampled from the sound of Kawai piano, Kawai ES100 has high polyphony of 192.
Kawai Digital Pianos put huge emphasis on the development of keyboard.
Kawai ES100 is loved by customers who look for heavier keyboard action and similar touch as an acoustic piano.
Kawai ES100 is equipped with the AHA IV-F (Acoustic Hammer Action) which uses the AR (Acoustic Respone) Technology.
Kawai ES100 has same keyboard size as an acoustic piano with a weighted 88 keys.
Kawai ES100 sound power output of 16 Watts from its installed speakers.
The sound sampling of Kawai ES100 built with an outstanding focus on resonance.
Kawai ES100 is best fit for use in small places such as dormitories, homes, and other places of rest.
Accessories such as cabinet stands and 3-pedals can be attached so Kawai ES100 can also be a great fit for children who are beginners.
Kawai ES100 is priced at $799.99 and benches can be purchased optionally.

Sound — Sampled from Kawai acoustic pianos, Kawai ES100 is built to sound just like an acoustic piano.
Kawai ES100 uses sound technology called Harmonic Imaging. This cutting edge technology is aimed to create a state-of-the-art sound with dynamic tonality.
The true beauty of this system is that the Harmonic Imaging technology is made to reproduce a rich dynamic range of the original concert grand piano.
Sound of Kawai ES100 is loved by many pianists and Kawai ES100 is used even in public places such as schools.


Touch —- The AHA IV-F graded hammer action utilizes hammer action to mimic the responsiveness and nuance of the Kawai acoustic piano.
As you move up the keyboard you will notice the weight of the keys getting lighter. This is a mechanical characteristic of grand piano.
Approved by Kawai built fan base, his action system is one of the most satisfying keyboard actions ever.

Function—- Kawai ES100 has many functions that can satisfy the users.

  1. Sound| Including piano sounds, Kawai ES100 has variety of sounds you can use to enhance your play. This can include organ, piano, drum, electric piano, string, and varieties of other sounds.
  2. Layer(Dual Mode)| With this technique, you can play two different sounds simultaneously on one key. You will be able to play piano and string sound or piano and organ sound at the same time. You will be able to make the performance more beautiful and will give you more enjoyment.layered_final
  3. Split| You can play two different instrument sounds on each hand within a keyboard. For example, left hand can play vibratone, right hand can play piano; it gives effect of one person playing two different instrument sound.split_final
  4. Rhythm| Kawai ES100 has over 100 different drum rhythms to enhance your performance. Also includes Alfred lesson songs that players can use for learning purposes as well as enjoyment.
  5. Other functions include computer MIDI Jacks, Recording function, metronome function, registration(memory function), and many others.

 

Option —-  Kawaii ES100 comes with note stand, adapter, and the single pedal. Cabinet stand, x-style stand, 3 pedals can be purchased additionally.

Warranty —-  Warranty coverage of Kawai products are 3 year part and labor warranty.

 


ES100 SPECIFICATIONS

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Keyboard > 88 Weighted Keys
Action > Advanced Hammer Action IV-F (AHA IV-F)
Sound Source > Harmonic Imaging™ (HI),
88-Key Piano Sampling
Internal Sounds (19) > Concert Grand, Concert Grand 2, Studio Grand, Studio Grand 2, Mellow Grand, Mellow Grand 2, Modern Piano, Rock Piano, Classic E.Piano, 60’s E. Piano, Modern E.Piano, Jazz Organ, Church Organ, Harpsichord, Vibraphone, String Ensemble, Slow String, Wood Bass, Electric Bass
Max. Polyphony > 192
Reverb > Room, Small Hall, Concert Hall, Off
Sound Settings > Damper Resonance, Voicing, Fall-back Noise, Damper Noise, Brilliance, Table EQ
Internal Recorder > 3 Song, 1-Track — 15000 Notes (approx.)
Registration > 4 Memories
Lesson Function > Alfred Basic 1A and 1B
Metronome > Beat: 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 3/8, 6/8, 7/8, 9/8, 12/8 (Volume/Tempo Adjustable)
100 Drum Rhythms
Demo Songs > 12 Songs
Keyboard Modes > Dual Mode (with adjustable volume balance), Split Mode (with adjustable volume balance)
Other Functions > Transpose, Tuning, Temperament, Speakers On/Off, User Memory, Factory Reset, Auto Power Off
MIDI Functions > Transmit MIDI Program Change, MIDI Channel, Local Control, Multi-timbral Mode
Jacks > MIDI (IN/OUT), Damper (for F-10H), Headphones x 2
Speakers > 8 cm x 2
Output Power > 7 W x 2
Dimensions > 51.6” (W) x 11.2” (D) x 5.7”(H)
Weight > 33 lbs.
Included Accessories > F-10H Damper Pedal (with half-pedal support), Music Rest, AC Power Adaptor
Options > HML-1 Stand, F-350 Pedal