Roland FP 60 Review & Comparison & Best Price

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Roland FP 60 main

Roland FP 60 is portable piano, yet still has a strong built-in sound system to perform at anywhere. The design of FP 60 is based on the award-winning design of FP 90 which makes the look of FP 60 more sophisticated. FP 60 has 30 user registrations for a quick setting recall, bluetooth for easy connectivity with other devices, and a total of 351 voices to fulfill your need for any kind of music genre.

Jazz pianist Tom O’Grady plays ‘Collidoscope’ with Roland FP 60.

ROLAND FP 60 VS FP 50 COMPARISON

Roland FP 60

Roland FP 60

Roland FP 50

Roland FP 50

FP 60 FP 50
Polyphony 288 128
Bluetooth Yes No
Temperament 10 Types 8 Types
Voices 351 372
Registration 30 20
Power Output 13W x 2 12W x2
Volume Level 103 dB 98 dB
Average Power Consumption 5W 9W
Internal Song 10 songs 30 songs
Note Storage 70,000 notes 30,000 notes
Size 50-7/8 X 15-1/16 X 37-3/16 in 52-7/8 X 16 X 36-1/2 in
Weight 72lbs 2oz (32.7kg) 63lbs 12oz (28.9kg)

Roland FP 60 PHA-4 Action

– Roland FP 60 has impressive 88 keys, PHA-4 graded weight hammer action which has escapement feeling that replicates grand piano touch. Roland FP 60 also has ivory key surface, it absorbs moisture from fingers, thus improves playability. 5 levels of sensors within the action enable players to express subtlety.

*Escapement –the mechanism that allows the hammer to clear the stringafter striking, so that the stringcan 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).

Roland FP 60 Escapement

Roland FP 60 APP

Roland FP 60 piano partner

Roland FP 60 came up with Bluetooth 4.0. When you access digital sheet music using Piano Partner 2 via bluetooth, the device will automatically turn the pages for you. The app gives user easier control for piano setting changes. Also, there are other Android and IOS apps available for FP 60.

Apps| Roland provides several helpful apps for FP 60 (official website) for both IOS and Android now.

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There are other apps that can be used with Roland FP 60 such as Garage Band for IOS.

Roland FP 60 Outputs/Ports

Roland FP 60 back

On the front of Roland FP 60, there is one 1/4″ and one 1/8″ headphones jack port.On the back of the piano, there are 3 ports for pedals, 2 types of USB port, extrea output ports, and speaker on/off switch.

Roland FP 60 portability

 

Roland FP 60 is versatile, it can accommodate both home (cabinet) and portable style depends on your need.

Sound Engine| Roland FP 60 has SuperNATURAL with powerful 288 polyphony which is enough for player to express any kind of music.

Key Action| Roland FP 60 has PHA- has ivory feeling key top and has 5 sensors for precise play.

Voices|

-Piano: 15 tones
-E.Piano: 16 tones
-Strings: 11 tones
-Organ: 15 tones
-Pad: 15 tones
-Other: 279 tones (including 8 drum sets, 1 SFX set)

Bluetooth|Roland FP 60 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.

Speaker| 8 x 12 cm (3-3/16 x 4-3/4 inches) x 2 (with speaker box)

Color| Roland FP 90 is available in black and white color.

Accessories| Roland FP 60 comes with manual, leaflet, ac adaptor, power cord, music rest, and DP-10 damper pedal

Warranty| Roland provides 3 years of Factory Warranty for FP 60

Roland FP-60 White Stage Digital Piano 88 Key Weighted With KSC-72 Stand, KPD-90 3 Pedal, Headphones, Roland Storage Bench

Roland FP-60 White Stage Digital Piano 88 Key Weighted With KSC-72 Stand, KPD-90 3 Pedal, Headphones, Roland Storage Bench

Roland FP-60 White Stage Digital Piano 88 Key Weighted and Carrying Bag With Wheels

Roland FP-60 White Stage Digital Piano 88 Key Weighted and Carrying Bag With Wheels

Roland FP-60 Black Stage Digital Piano 88 Key Weighted with X Stand, X Bench, Headphones, Dust Cover

Roland FP-60 Black Stage Digital Piano 88 Key Weighted with X Stand, X Bench, Headphones, Dust Cover

Roland FP-60 Black Stage Digital Piano 88 Key Weighted With 4-Legged Stand, X Bench, Headphones, Carrying Bag With Wheels

Roland FP-60 Black Stage Digital Piano 88 Key Weighted With 4-Legged Stand, X Bench, Headphones, Carrying Bag With Wheels

Roland FP 60 firmware updates|

New Firmware version 1.01 for Roland FP 60 is avaiable.
-Support for app Piano Partner 2
The update can be downloaded at Roland official website

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Roland FP 60 Owner’s manual

Tech Specs (Roland)

Sound Generator
Piano Sound
Piano Sound: SuperNATURAL Piano
Max. Polyphony
288
Tones
Piano: 15 tones
E.Piano: 16 tones
Strings: 11 tones
Organ: 15 tones
Pad: 15 tones
Other: 279 tones (including 8 drum sets, 1 SFX set)
Keyboard
88 keys (PHA-4 Standard Keyboard: with Escapement and Ivory Feel)
Touch Sensitivity
Key Touch: 100 types, fixed touch
Keyboard Modes
Whole
Dual
Split (split point adjustable)
Speaker System
Speakers
Speakers: 8 x 12 cm (3-3/16 x 4-3/4 inches) x 2 (with speaker box)
Rated Power Output
13 W x 2
Volume Level (SPL)
103 dB (This value was measured according to the method that is based on Roland’s technical standard.)
Headphones
capable of Headphones 3D Ambience
Tuning, Voicing
Master Tuning
415.3 – 466.2 Hz (adjustable in increments of 0.1 Hz)
Temperament
10 types (Equal, Just Major, Just Minor, Pythagorean, Kirnberger I, Kirnberger II, Kirnberger III, Meantone, Werckmeister, Arabic), selectable temperament key
Effects
Ambience
Equalizer (3-band digital equalizer)
Only for organ tones:
Rotary Speaker Effect
Only for E.Piano tones:
Modulation Speed
Piano Designer (Only for “Concert Piano, Ballad Piano, Mellow Piano, and Bright Piano” tones)
Lid
String Resonance
Damper Resonance
Key Off Resonance
Single Note Tuning (Stretch Tuning)
Single Note Volume
Single Note Character
Bluetooth
Audio: Bluetooth Ver. 3.0 (Supports SCMS-T content protection)
MIDI, Turning music sheet: Bluetooth Ver. 4.0
Compatible Android / iOS Apps (Roland)
Piano Partner 2
Piano Designer
Data Playback
Playable Data
SMF (Format 0, 1)
Audio File (WAV, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear format, MP3, 44.1 kHz, 64 kbps – 320 kbps, require USB Flash Memory)
Internal Songs
Total 10 songs
Recorder
Recordable Data
Standard MIDI Files (Format 0, Approx. 70,000 notes memory)
Audio File (WAV, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear format, require USB Flash Memory)
Convenient Functions
Metronome (adjustable Tempo/Beat/Down beat/Pattern/Volume/Tone)
Transpose (Keyboard/Song: in semitones)
Registration (30 registrations, capable of pedal shift)
Registration Set
Tone Demo
Auto Off
Other
Display
Graphic LCD 132 x 32 dots
Connectors
DC In jack
Pedal (Damper/R, Sostenuto/C *1, Soft/L *1) jacks: TRS 1/4-inch phone type
Input Stereo jack: Stereo miniature phone type
Output (L/Mono, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
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
*1: Assignable
Power Supply
AC adaptor
Power Consumption
5W (4W – 22W)
Accessories
Owner’s Manual
Leaflet “USING THE UNIT SAFELY”
AC adaptor
Power cord
Music rest
Damper pedal (DP-10, capable of continuous detection)
Option (sold separately)
Dedicated stand: KSC-72
Dedicated pedal board: KPD-90
Keyboard stand: KS-G8B, KS-12
Pedal unit: RPU-3
Damper pedal: DP series
Pedal switch: DP-2 (*1)
Expression pedal: EV-5
Carrying Bag: CB-88RL
USB Flash Memory (*2)*1 Cannot use for Damper/R.
*2 Use a commercially available USB flash drive or a USB flash drive sold by Roland. However, we cannot guarantee that all commercially available USB flash drives will work with this unit.
Size (Detached music rest)
Width
1,291 mm
50-7/8 inches
Depth
344 mm
13-9/16 inches
Height
125 mm
4-5/16 inches
Size (FP-60 with KSC-72 and music rest)
Width
1,291 mm
50-7/8 inches
Depth
382 mm
15-1/16 inches
Height
944 mm
37-3/16 inches
Weight (FP-60 with music rest)
19.0 kg
41 lbs 15 oz
Weight (FP-60 with KSC-72, KPD-90, and music rest)
32.7 kg
72 lbs 2 oz
bluetooth
The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Roland is under license.
All specificattions and appearance are subject to change without notice.

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Roland RD 2000 Review, Comparison, Best Price, Discount

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Roland RD series came back as new RD 2000 with metal chassis that people favored more than the plastic chassis from the previous model RD 800. With Legendary RD 1000 sound players can travel back in time to feel the best authentic sound of that past time. Compatibilty with RD 800 Live Set, new feature, 2 distinct sound engines for both acoustic and electric piano sounds, new action, and USB Audio support gave more power to Roland RD 2000.

Myron McKinley from Earth, Wind & Fire playing Roland RD 2000

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Roland RD 2000 PHA-50 Plastic + Wood Hybrid Keys

Roland PHA50 action

PHA-50, which is Roland’s best key action yet, is installed in RD 2000. The combination of plastic and wood makes the RD 2000 look more natural, The escapement feature is integrated in the PHA-50, which will make players feel the action of an actual piano, because the wood parts will vibrate. It also feels natural when sliding the keys.

*Escapement –  the mechanism that allows the hammer to clear the string after striking, so that the string can vibrate (TheFreeDictionary).

The hammers of grand piano are positioned horizontally and therefore get affected by gravity directly, which enables faster key recovery. Hammers of upright pianos are positioned vertically with springs (jack).

Roland FP 90 Escapement

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RD2000 used

Roland RD 2000 Sound Engines: V-Piano and SuperNatural Sound

V-Piano engine is the latest piano technology of Roland that simulates natural sound of acoustic piano which has unlimited polyphony.

And at the other hand, SUPER Natural engine is for electric pianos and other sounds which are compatible with RD 800 Live Set.

Roland RD 2000 voices, sounds, and tones

(by Macsaint777 from soundcloud)

History of Roland RD series

Roland rd1000

RD 1000 was made in 1986, it was the digital piano with the latest technology called “Structured Adaptive” that gave users more authentic sound. RD 1000’s COSM (Component Object Sound Modeling) modeling (Or called V-Piano) which was no full modelling back then. Some players still adhere to use RD 1000 sound. And Roland RD 2000 does have & compatible with all the previous RD-series sounds including legendary RD 1000!

Other features of Roland RD 2000

roland rd2000 control

(Roland RD 2000 zone control and sliders)roland rd2000 controls

(Roland RD 2000 tone buttons)

-high velocity

-vintage analog effect

-100 scene memories

-Foot pedal compatibility as mod wheel

-supports USB MIDI/USB Audio

-Roland RD 2000 has function to change option for individual keys (flat, sharp, percussive)

-Roland RD 2000 can split or layer 8 internal or 8 eternal or 8 combined sounds like a MIDI controller

-Roland RD 2000 has rotary speaker simulator for classic organ sounds.

-Roland RD 2000 has audio interface built inside which can send DAW information with internal routing options.

-Roland RD 2000 has Program Write function which by pressing One-Touch button, user-set setting will start instantly. And you can rearrange the program orders with Program Swap function.

The reaction of People on Roland RD 2000

http://forum.pianoworld.com/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/2605769/gonew/1/Roland_RD-2000.html#UNREADPiano World Forums RD 2000 Link

One of the most popular piano forum communities, Piano World Forum, went viral when RD-2000 was introduced. With more functions like internal audio system, better action and design, and sophisticated controls, people say RD 2000 feels very much professional, compact and compact.

Roland RD 800 vs RD 2000 Comparison

RD2000 vs RD800

Apps| Roland provides several helpful apps for RD 2000 (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

Sound| Over 1100 sounds

Touch| Roland’s latest PHA-50 wood&plastic hybrid action

Polyphony| SUPER Natural engine has 128, V-Piano engine has unlimited (full keys)

Color| Available only in Black

Warranty| 3years of parts and 2 years of labor

Owner’s Manual (not currently available)

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Specification (Roland Official Website)

KEYBOARD SECTION

Keyboard PHA-50 Keyboard: Wood and Plastic Hybrid Structure, with Escapement and Ebony/Ivory Feel (88 keys)

SOUND GENERATOR SECTION

Sound Generator 2x Independent Sound Engines
Sound Engine1: V-Piano Technology
Sound Engine2: SuperNATURAL
SuperNATURAL Piano
SuperNATURAL (E.Piano, Clav)
Virtual Tone Wheel Organ
PCM Sound Generator

Max. Polyphony V-Piano Technology Sound Engine: Full Polyphony
SuperNATURAL Sound Engine: 128 voices

Parts 16 parts (Max 8 parts are used in the PROGRAM)

Tones 1,100 tones Over

Program 300

Scene 100

Effects Modulation FX: 4 systems, 62 types
Tremolo/Amp Simulator: 4 systems, 6 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)

External Storage Device USB flash drive (supports USB 2.0 Hi-Speed flash memory)

OTHER

Rhythm Pattern 200 patterns

Controllers Slider x 9 (with illumination)
Knobs x 8 (with illumination)
Pitch Bend/Modulation lever
Modulation Wheel x 2

DisplayGraphic LCD 256 x 80 dots

ConnectorsMAIN OUT (L/MONO, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
MAIN OUT (L, R) jacks: XLR type
SUB OUT (L, R) jacks:1/4-inch phone type
NPUT 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) port: USB type A
PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4 inch phone type
AC In jack

Number of USB Audio Record/Playback Channels Signal Processing: 24-bit
Sampling Rate: 192 kHz, 96 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz
Record: 2 channels
Playback: 2 channels

Power Consumption 23 W

Accessories Owner’s manual
Power cord
Damper pedal (capable of continuous detection)

Options Keyboard stand: KS-G8B
Piano pedal: RPU-3
Damper pedal: DP-10
Pedal switch: DP-2
Expression pedal: EV-5
USB Flash Memory

SIZE AND WEIGHT

Width 1,412 mm 55-5/8 inches

Depth 367 mm 14-1/2 inches

Height 140 mm 5-9/16 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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Roland DP603 Review, Comparison, Best Price, Discount

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Roland DP603 polished ebony

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Looking for a mid-ranged price slim & modern furniture-style piano? Here, we are proud to introduce to you the Roland DP603 with the latest piano technology. This piano is perfect for both beginner and advanced players, and for both home and church. The DP603 has very similar specifications to the Roland HP603, but Roland released it with a much cheaper price. Unlike other companies, Roland has implemented the best and latest features in the mid-price ranged pianos like the DP603. The DP603 has bluetooth 4.0, the latest PHA-50 hybrid action, escapement, strong speakers, 3D ambience, power consumption efficiency, and unlimited polyphony.

Here, listen to the mellow sound of Roland Dp603.

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Roland DP603 PHA-50 Plastic + Wood Hybrid Keys

Roland PHA50 action

 

PHA-50, which is Roland’s best key action yet, is included in DP603. The combination of plastic and wood makes the DP603 look more natural, The escapement feature integrated in the PHA-50 will make players feel the action of an actual piano, because the wood parts will vibrate. It also feels natural when sliding the keys.

*Escapementthe mechanism that allows the hammer to clear the string after striking, so that the string can vibrate (TheFreeDictionary).

The hammers of grand piano are positioned horizontally and therefore get affected by gravity directly, which enables faster key recovery. Hammers of upright pianos are positioned vertically with springs (jack).

Roland DP603 Escapement

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DP603 used

Roland DP603 Home-service Warranty

moving piano

Image from shutter-stock (Volodymyr Tverdokhlib)

Digital pianos are not so big compared to acoustic pianos, but they are still heavy and take some volume. When your digital piano malfunctions, even if you have a warranty, you’ll have to bring your digital piano to the nearest service agency. The service agency could be a few hundred miles away, you could be living alone, or you could not have a big enough car for your piano. Roland provides home service warranty so you don’t have to do any hassle when your DP603 malfunctions. A technician will visit your home and fix the problem. Roland offers 5 years of parts + 2 years of labor warranty for DP603.

Roland DP603 Pedals

Grand pianos have 3 pedals:

-Damper (sustain) – located on the right, takes damper off the keys to make sound to resonate.

-Una Corda (soft) – located on the left, changes the volume of tone and timbre of sound.

-Sostenuto – located on the middle, sustain selected note(s) while other notes are not sustained.

And most upright pianos do not have Una Corda and Sostenuto pedals, they have half blow pedal and practice pedal instead:

-Half blow – This pedal is similar function as Una Corda but it is mechanically different because instead of hammers move aside to hit less string, hammers go closer to the strings.

-practice (muffler, mute) – This is completely different than Sostenuto pedal because this pedal just places a felt-fabric curtain between the hammers and string to make smaller sound.
Roland DP603’s 3 pedals are grand piano’s pedals.

Piano world forum is a website where world-wide piano players share their thoughts about pianos. See how one player’s review on Roland DP-603 and others opinions.

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And if you’re wondering between Roland DP603 and FP90, check this forum out,

http://forum.pianoworld.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/2669084/roland-fp90-vs-dp603.html

Roland DP603 Physical Modeling vs. Ordinary Sampling

Instead of recording each key with different velocity (sampling), Roland came up with a computerized algorithm to produce the natural sound of piano called “physical-modelling”. This means that players are able to express even intricate details with the DP603. It can simulate the different resonances from different piano voices since they all have different materials and design.

Roland DP603 3D Ambience

When playing alone with headphones, the 3D ambience function will make players feel like the sound of the piano is resonating all around them, as if they are playing piano at a studio or concert hall.

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On board lesson function| Roland DP603 has over 300 songs in the system for players to listen, repeat (loop), and master.

Roland DP603 Bluetooth

Roland DP603 supports bluetooth 4.0. It can be connected to multiple devices (supports Android, Windows, and IOS) for music applications (ex. GarageBand). And it has a bluetooth recognition function, which means, you can connect the piano to an apple device, and have the device to turn the sheet music automatically for you. And it will give users easier control for piano option changes.

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

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Apps| Roland provides several helpful apps for the DP603 (official website)

roland-piano-apps

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

Metronome|

Recording| The internal memory of the Roland DP603 can record about 70,000 notes

MIDI| The Roland DP603 can play back MIDI files that have maximum of 16 instruments in 1 song file.

Sound| The Roland DP603 has 307 voices. The main piano sound is a modelling of the Steinway grand piano.

-4 pianos, 10 E-Pianos, 12 organs, 17 Strings, 10 Others (harpsichord)

And players can adjust tone, reverb, transpose, etcetera. Plus, players can save their current custom to one of 1/25 custom setting memories.

Touch| The Roland DP603 has PHA-50 hybrid action. It can control the key touch sensitivity.

Output/Input| The Roland DP603 has strong 30W x 2 speakers + unlimited polyphony for piano sound, and 384 polyphony for others.

Roland DP603 input_output

On the front side of the Roland DP603, there are:

  1. 2 of 1/8″ audio-out jacks
  2. 2 of 1/4″ audio-out jacks
  3. stereo mini input jack for using the piano as speakers for mp3 files
  4. USB output & flash drive input

At the back, there are:

  1. Computer USB, Memory port
  2. 1/8″ input
  3. L/Mono & R outputs
  4. 1/8″ phone, 1/4″ phone port

Price|

  1. satin black: $2399.99
  2. polished black or white: $3199.99

Color| The Roland DP603 is available in black, polished ebony, and polished white.

Warranty| Roland offers 5 years of parts + 2 years of labor warranty for DP603.

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Specifications (Roland Official Website)

SOUND GENERATOR

Piano Sound: SuperNATURAL Piano Modeling

Max. Polyphony Piano: Limitless (solo playing using ‘Piano’ category tones)
Other: 384

Tones 307 Tones

KEYBOARD

Keyboard PHA-50 Keyboard: Wood and Plastic Hybrid Structure, with Escapement and Ebony/Ivory Feel (88 keys)

PEDALS

Pedals:

Damper (capable of continuous detection)
Soft (capable of continuous detection)
Sostenuto (function assignable)

SPEAKER SYSTEM

Speakers 12 cm (4-3/4 inches) x 2

Rated Power Output 30 W x 2

Volume Level (SPL)108 dB (This value was measured according to the method that is based on Roland’s technical standard.)

HEADPHONES

Headphones Effect: Headphones 3D Ambience

TUNING, VOICING
Touch Sensitivity Key Touch: 100 types, fixed touch

Master Tuning 415.3–466.2 Hz (adjustable in increments of 0.1 Hz)

Temperament 10 types (Equal, Just Major, Just Minor, Pythagorean, Kirnberger I, Kirnberger II, Kirnberger III, Meantone, Werckmeister, Arabic), selectable temperament keyEffectsAmbience, BrilliancePiano DesignerLid
Key Off Noise
Hammer Noise
Duplex Scale
Full Scale String Resonance
Damper Resonance
Key Off Resonance
Cabinet Resonance
Soundboard Type
Damper Noise
Single Note Tuning
Single Note Volume
Single Note Character

INTERNAL SONGS

US: Total 363 songs

Other: Total 353 songs

DATA PLAYBACK

Playback Standard MIDI Files (Format 0, 1)
Audio File (WAV, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear format, require USB Flash Memory)

RECORDER

Recording Standard MIDI Files (Format 0, 3 parts, Approx. 70,000 notes memory)
Audio File (WAV, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear format, require USB Flash Memory)

BLUETOOTH

Audio Bluetooth Ver 3.0 (Supports SCMS-T content protection)
MIDI, Turning music sheet: Bluetooth Ver 4.0

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Other Functions:

Metronome (adjustable Tempo/Beat/Down beat/Pattern/Volume/Tone)
Registration
TwinPiano (with Individual Mode)
Transpose (in semitones)
Speaker volume and Headphones volume automatically select function
Volume limit function
Panel Lock
Auto Off

OTHER

Display Graphic LCD 132 x 32 dots

Connectors DC In jack
Input jacks: Stereo miniature phone type
Output (L/Mono, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
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: 9 W

Accessories:

Owner’s Manual
Leaflet “Stand Assembly”
Leaflet “USING THE UNIT SAFELY”
Roland Classical Piano Masterpieces
Roland Piano Arrange Collections “Let’s Enjoy Piano”
AC Adaptor
Power Cord
Stabilizer
Headphone Hook
Cord Clamps

Option (sold separately)Headphones
USB Flash Memory (*1)
*1 Use USB Flash Memory sold by Roland. We cannot guarantee operation if other products are used.

SIZE AND WEIGHT (INCLUDING PIANO STAND, WITH LID CLOSE)

Width 1,398 mm 55-1/16 inches

Depth 311 mm 12-1/4 inches

Height 783 mm 30-13/16 inches

Weight (including Piano stand):

DP603-CB: 45.9 kg, 101 lbs 7 oz
DP603-PE: 47.0 kg, 103 lbs 22 oz
DP603-PW: 47.8 kg, 105 lbs 13 oz

SIZE AND WEIGHT (INCLUDING PIANO STAND, WITH LID OPEN)

Width 1,398 mm 55-1/16 inches

Depth 377 mm 14-13/16 inches

Height 975 mm 38-3/8 inches
* Measurements include stabilizer components attached.Weight (including Piano stand)

DP603-CB: 45.9 kg, 101 lbs 7 oz
DP603-PE: 47.0 kg, 103 lbs 22 oz
DP603-PW: 47.8 kg, 105 lbs 13 oz

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Kawai ES8 Review, Comparison, Best Price, Discount

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Kawai es8

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The Kawai ES8 is a modern, slim, sophisticated, and powerful digital piano. This piano will satisfy players for years and years. It can be used for both home and church use. With Harmonic Imaging XL sampling (HI-XL) that contains handcrafted Kawai EX Concert Grand Piano, RHIII action with escapement (let off) and counter-weight for real grand piano feeling, 256 polyphony for unlimited piano play, and 30W speaker (15W x 2) which can fill up a small room with natural resonance without external speaker system.

 

 

 

 

Kawai ES8 demo video made by Kawai

Kawai ES8 white

Kawai ES8 white with matching cabinet stand + 3 pedals

Kawai ES8 Sound Demo

Kawai ES8 RHIII action

Kawai ES8 RHIII

RHIII is Kawai ES8’s special action that has ‘let off’ feature, also known as ‘escapement’ that enables players to feel real grand piano touch, plus it has counter weight underneath every button which balances the weight of middle and back of the keys. This feature that Kawai ES8 has cannot be found in this price-range easily.

*Escapement –  the mechanism that allows the hammer to clear the string after striking, so that the string can 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).

Roland FP 90 Escapement

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Kawai ES8 used

Kawai Virtual Technician

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.

Lessson Function| Import a song to Kawai ES8, choose a specific measures, and make it loop, play the song until you master it.

Onboard MIDI recorder| Kawai ES8 supports upto 10 songs and 2 tracks. Players can record their song to their flashdrive either in mp3 or waveform format.

Rhythm section| Kawai ES8 supports about 100 different styles of music. Play along the accompaniment (drum, bass, or full band). It also has preset chord patterns for improvisation.

Registration| Players conveniently can save their current setting (split, layer, voice, accompaniment).

Touch| RHIII action with Let-Off (escapement)

Voice| Kawai ES8 has 34 voices: 10 acoustic pianos, 4 E-pianos, 4 organs,                       4 harpsichord/mallets, 8 strings/choir, and 4 basses

Sound Source| HI-XL sampling

Polyphony| 256

Parameters| Kawai ES8 has Reverb depth and time control, Drive, and EQ for low and high. + many effect controls.

Color| Kawai ES8 is available in Gloss Black and Snow White

Warranty| Kawai offers 3 years parts and labor for ES8

 

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Specification (Kawai Official Website)

ES8 Primary Specifications
Keyboard 88 Weighted Keys with Ivory Touch Key Surfaces
Action Responsive Hammer III (RHIII) Action with Let-Off
Sound Source Harmonic Imaging XL™ (HI-XL), 88-key piano sampling
Internal Sounds 34 Voices
Polyphony 256 Notes
Keyboard Modes Dual, Split, Four Hands (Volume / Balance Adjustable)
Internal Recorder 10 Song / 2-Track Recorder, Approximately 90,000 notes memory
USB Digital Audio, USB to DEVICE, USB to HOST
Display 16 x 2 characters LCD
Speaker System (8 x 12 cm) x 2, 15 Watts x 2
Dimensions 54″ (W) x 14 ½” (D) x 6″ (H)
Weight 49 lbs.
ADDITIONAL SPECIFICATIONS

Reverb Room, Lounge, Small Hall, Concert Hall, Live Hall, Cathedral
Parameters — Reverb Depth, Reverb Time
Effects Stereo Delay, Ping Delay, Triple Delay, Chorus, Classic Chorus, Tremolo, Classic Tremolo, Auto Pan, Classic Auto Pan, Phaser, Rotary
Combination effects x 4
Parameters
—Dry / Wet, Time, Speed, Feedback, HighDamp, Depth. Parameters dependent on effect type.
Amp Simulator
(MAIN Zone Only)
S.Case I, S.Case II, L.Cabinet
Parameters — Drive, Level, EQ Low, EQ High
Virtual Technician Touch Curve — Light+, Light, Normal, Heavy, Heavy+, Off (Constant), User 1, User 2
Voicing — Normal, Mellow 1, Mellow 2 , Dynamic, Bright 1, Bright 2, User 1 – 4
Resonance,Noise & Effects:String Resonance, Damper Resonance, Damper Noise, Fall-back Noise, Key-off Effect, Hammer Delay, Topboard,
Decay Time, Soft Pedal Depth
Temperament & Tuning — Equal (Piano), Pure Major, Pure Minor, Pythagorean, Meantone, Werckmeister, Kirnberger,
User Temerament, Key of Temperament
Other — Stretch Tuning, Stretch Curve / User Tuning, User Key Volume, Half-Pedal Adjust, Minimum Touch
USB Functions Playback— MP3, WAV, SMF
Record —MP3, WAV
Other — Over Dubbing, Convert Song to Audio, Load Internal Song, Save Internal Song, Save SMF Song, Load Registration, Save Registration,
Rename File, Delete File, Format USB
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)
Rhythm Section Styles—100 rhythms (x 2 variations), 4-part accompaniment, 100 preset chord sequences
Settings — 100 rhythms (x 2 variations), 4-part accompaniment, 100 preset chord sequences
Demo Songs Main demo song, Rhythm Section demo song, 25 sound demo songs
Other Functions Key/Song Transpose, Tone Control (incl. Brilliance, UserEQ), Wall EQ, Speaker Volume, Phones Volume, Line Out Volume, Audio Recorder Gain, Tuning, Damper Hold, F-20 Mode, Four Hands, Startup Setting, Factory Reset, Lower Octave Shift, Lower Pedal On/Off, Split Balance, Layer Octave Shift, Layer Dynamics, Dual Balance, MIDI Channel, Send PGM#, Local Control, Transmit PGM#, Multi-timbral Mode, Channel Mute, Auto Power Off, Speakers On/Off
Jacks MIDI (IN/OUT), USB to Host, USB to Device, LINE IN STEREO, LINE OUT (L/MONO, R), DAMPER (for F-10H), DAMPER/SOFT (for F-20),
PEDAL (for F-301), Headphones x 2
Included Acc. Music Rack, F-10H Damper Pedal, Power Cable, Owner’s Manual
Options ES Bag (soft case w/casters), F-20 Damper / Soft Pedal, HM-4 Designer Stand with F301 Triple Pedal (sold separately)

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Roland FP 90 Review, Comparison, Best Price, Discount

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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 cabinet stand + 3 pedals

Roland FP 90 White with matching cabinet stand + 3 pedals

Roland FP 90 PHA-50 Plastic + Wood Hybrid Keys

Roland PHA50 action

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.

*Escapementthe 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).

Roland FP 90 Escapement

(Picture from Piano-tuners)

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Roland FP 90 Powerful Onboard Speakers

Roland FP 90 internal speaker

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

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Roland FP 90

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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
Bluetooh No Yes
# of Voices 372 350
Power Output 7W x2, 6W x2 25W x2, 5W x2
3D Headphone Ambience No Yes
Volume Level 101dB 107dB
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
Power Consumption 10W 12W
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)

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Apps| Roland provides several helpful apps for FP 90 (official website) for both IOS and Android now.

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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).

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Touch| Roland FP 90 has PHA-50 hybrid action

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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.

Owner’s Manual

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

Brand New Roland FP 90 Black Portable Stage Piano 88 Weighted Key with Cabinet Stand, 3 Pedal, Adjustable Storage Bench, Dust Cover and Headphones

Brand New Roland FP 90 Black Portable Stage Piano 88 Weighted Key with Cabinet Stand, 3 Pedal, Adjustable Storage Bench, Dust Cover and Headphones

Brand New Roland FP 90 Black Portable Stage Piano 88 Weighted Key with Wheel Keyboard Carrying Bag

Brand New Roland FP 90 Black Portable Stage Piano 88 Weighted Key with Wheel Keyboard Carrying Bag

Brand New Roland FP 90 White Portable Stage Piano 88 Weighted Key with 4 Legged Stand, X Bench, Keyboard Carrying Bag and Headphones

Brand New Roland FP 90 White Portable Stage Piano 88 Weighted Key with 4 Legged Stand, X Bench, Keyboard Carrying Bag and Headphones

Brand New Roland FP 90 White Portable Stage Piano 88 Weighted Key with X Stand, X Bench, Dust Cover and Headphones.

Brand New Roland FP 90 White Portable Stage Piano 88 Weighted Key with X Stand, X Bench, Dust Cover and Headphones.

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Specification (Roland Official Website)

SOUND GENERATOR

Piano Sound: SuperNATURAL Piano Modeling

Max. Polyphony Piano: Limitless (solo playing using “Concert Piano, Ballad Piano, Mellow Piano, and Bright Piano” tones)
Other: 384

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

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
Hammer Response

Keyboard Modes: Whole, Dual, Split (split point adjustable)
SPEAKER SYSTEM

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

Headphones capable of Headphones 3D Ambience

TUNING, VOICING

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

Effects:

Ambience
Equalizer (3-band digital equalizer)
Only for organ tones:
Rotary Speaker Effect
Only for E.Piano tones:
Modulation Speed

Piano Designer (Only for “Concert Piano, Ballad Piano, Mellow Piano, and Bright Piano” tones):

Lid
Key Off Noise
Hammer Noise
Duplex Scale
Full Scale String Resonance
Damper Resonance
Key Off Resonance
Cabinet Resonance
Soundboard Type
Damper Noise
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

Bluetooth Audio: Bluetooth Ver. 3.0 (Supports SCMS-T content protection)
MIDI, Turning music sheet: Bluetooth Ver. 4.0

MIC

Effects:

Compressor
Doubling
Echo

Controls:

Mic Gain knob
Mic Volume slider

DATA PLAYBACK

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

RECORDER

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)

CONVENIENT FUNCTIONS

Convenient Functions:

Metronome (adjustable Tempo/Beat/Down beat/Pattern/Volume/Tone)
Transpose (Keyboard/Song: in semitones)
Registration (30 registrations, capable of pedal shift)
Registration Set
Tone Demo
Auto Off

OTHER

Display: Graphic LCD 132 x 32 dots

Controls:

Volume slider
Equalizer sliders (Low/Mid/High)
Part sliders (Lower/Upper)
Song Vol. slider
Speaker switch

Connectors:

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
*1: Assignable

Power Supply: AC adaptor

Power Consumption: 12 W

Accessories:

Owner’s Manual
Leaflet “USING THE UNIT SAFELY”
AC adaptor
Power cord
Music rest
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.

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Yamaha CP40 Review & Comparison & Best Price

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Yamaha CP40 is designed by Yamaha for specific purpose, stage piano. It’s light weight, focused function, and simplicity. Unlike other workstations and synthesizers, Yamaha CP40 has intuitive and convenient button layout and LCD indicator. Yamaha CP40 contains sound of vintage electric piano to Yamaha’s current best grand piano CFX, CFIIIS, and S6. Yamaha CP40 Has 88-key Graded Hammer Action, and with the combination of grand piano sampling, players will be able to feel real grand piano.

 

 

Brief introduction video of Yamaha CP40

 

Yamaha CP40 Sound Demo

(based on Yamaha CP4)

 

Layer (Dual layer) | Yamaha CP40 has layer function, 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.

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Split | Yamaha CP40 has split function that 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.Yamaha CP40 split

Voices|

Yamaha CP40 has Yamaha MOTIF synthesizer based voice library, it has 297 voices.

Acoustic Piano sound|

Yamaha CP40 CFIIIS voice

Yamaha CFIIIS grand

CFX grand piano sound- Yamaha CP40 has CFX piano sound which is powerful, projects to the end of any concert hall, even over symphony orchestra. Yet, it is delicate and expressive.

CFIIIS grand piano sound – Yamaha CP40 has CFIIIS piano sound which is hand-crafted grand piano. It is resonant, has darker quality in mid range, and fits well with small ensemble.

S6 grand piano sound – Yamaha CP40 has S6 piano sound which has copper-wound strings that make its sound very warm, harmonious,mellow, and resonant. It goes well with quiet vocals and ballads.

Vintage Electric Piano|

Yamaha CP40 contains vintage electric piano sounds of CP80, DX7, RD I, RD II….

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Yamaha CP80

Yamaha CP40, DX7

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Virtual Circuit Model (VCM)|

Yamaha CP40 has VCM function, here is an example video of VCM effect from Yamaha.

 

Color| Available in black

Warranty| Yamaha CP40 provides 3 year part and labor warranty.

Portability|

Yamaha CP40 portability

Yamaha CP40 only weighs 36lb (16.3kg), very easy to carry compared to other digital pianos; has light and professional design.

 

 

Specs(Yamaha CP40 official website spec)

Keyboards

CP40 STAGE 88-key Graded Hammer (GH) keyboard

Voices

Tone Generation Tone Generating Technology SCM (Spectral Component Modeling) + AWM2
Polyphony Number of Polyphony (Max.) 128
Preset Number of Voices 297(CF:15, Rd:3, Wr:6, CP80:8, DX:18, Clav, Organ:49, Strings, Choir, PAD:67, Others:117, Others(Drum):14)

Effects

Types Reverb 11 types
Chorus 9 types (46 presets)
Master Compressor 1 type (7 presets)
Master EQ 3 bands
Insertion Effect 62 types (226 presets) × 2 Parts

Performances

Performances User 128 * Performances 65 to 128 are identical copies of Performances 1 to 64.
Parts 2

Connectivity

Connectors Line Out UNBALANCED [L/MONO] and [R] OUTPUT jacks (standard mono-phone)
Headphones [PHONES] jack (stereo-phone)
Foot Switch [SUSTAIN] and [ASSIGNABLE] FOOT SWITCH jacks
Foot Controller 1 jacks
MIDI [IN] and [OUT] MIDI terminals
USB [TO HOST] and [TO DEVICE] USB terminals

Size/Weight

Dimensions Width 1,332mm (52.4″)
Height 163mm (6.4″)
Depth 352mm (13.8″)
Weight Weight 16.3kg (36 lbs.)

Other

Controllers Pitch bend wheel, Modulation wheel, Part slider × 2, [MASTER VOLUME] dial, Data Dial, MASTER EQUALIZER slider × 3
Display 40 characters × 2 lines, Character LCD with back-light
Power Consumption 8W
Additional package contents AC adaptor (PA-150 or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha), FC3 foot pedal, Owner’s Manual, Online Manual CD-ROM (containing Reference Manual, Synthesizer Parameter Manual, and Data List)

 

http://usa.yamaha.com/products/music-production/stagepianos/cp40_stage/?mode=model

 

Yamaha YDP 163 Review & Comparison & Best Price

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Yamaha YDP163 Black

Yamaha YDP 163 Black

Yamaha YDP163 rosewood with bench

Yamaha YDP 163 Rosewood with bench

Yamaha released the newest YDP 163 and YDP 143 series with better GH3 graded hammer key action with ivory touch feeling compare to its’ predecessor YDP 142 and YDP 162. Yamaha YDP 163 contains pure CF sound engine that simulates Yamaha CFIIIS grand piano sound along with 9 other sounds. YDP 163 came out with more polyphony, key sensitivity, and other small features than 162, but it needs less power. Along with existing usb midi function, there is now bluetooth function (requires wireless adaptor) available that user can now connect Yamaha YDP 163 to an ios device or computer wirelessly. Though it has powerful speakers, players can enjoy the sound of Yamaha CFIIIS though headphones with Yamaha YDP 163’s stereophonic optimizer. Yamaha YDP 163 comes with high-quality factory matching bench that adds sophistication of this Yamaha YDP 163. YDP 163 is perfect for both pro-pianists, and novice players at home or stage. Yamaha YDP 163 is available in black and rosewood in America.

 


Yamaha CF3S

Yamaha YDP 163 has sampling of Yamaha’s legendary stage 9′ grand piano CF3S (CFIIIS) which has warm and rich tones.

Apps | Apps can be used on your smartphones and pads which connects to the Yamaha YDP 163. You can enhance your enjoyment through variety of apps and functions through this technology.

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Yamaha digital piano controller

Even though Yamaha YDP 163 does not have screen (still, intuitive controls) but Yamaha provides an app called Digital Piano Controller, which allows users for easier and more precise control like diving exact point of split function.

Yamaha YDP 163 Pedals

Yamaha YDP 3 pedals

Grand pianos have 3 pedals:

-Damper (sustain) – located on the right, takes damper off the keys to make sound to resonate.

-Una Corda (soft) – located on the left, changes the volume of tone and timbre of sound.

-Sostenuto – located on the middle, sustain selected note(s) while other notes are not sustained.

And most upright pianos do not have Una Corda and Sostenuto pedals, they have half blow pedal and practice pedal instead:

-Half blow – This pedal is similar function as Una Corda but it is mechanically different because instead of hammers move aside to hit less string, hammers go closer to the strings.

-practice (muffler, mute) – This is completely different than Sostenuto pedal because this pedal just places a felt-fabric curtain between the hammers and string to make smaller sound.

Yamaha YDP 163’s all 3 pedals are grand piano’s pedals.

Sound | with Pure CF engine sound, Yamaha YDP 163 can simulate 3 grand piano sounds including CFIIIS, 2 E-pianos, harpsichord, vibraphone, pipe organ, jazz organ, and strings. 192 polyphony of YDP 163 enables players to experience dynamic and responsive sound. The synthesis of Yamaha YDP 163’s powerful dual speakers and meticulous sound sampling will give the best playing experience to players.

Touch | Yamaha YDP 163 has 88-key weighted hammer action. It has similar system as an acoustic piano in that higher pitched keys are lighter than lower pitched keys. YDP 163 has new GH3 key sensor, which is more sensitive and acoustic-like than its’ before model YDP 162.

Layer (Dual 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.

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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.Yamaha YDP163 duetmode


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.Yamaha YDP163 split

Transpose Function | You can easily harmonize with different instruments.

Yamaha EcoConserve Energy| In standby mode, the product consumes less power. Instrument turns off automatically after certain time when it was turned on by mistake or left on.

Other| Yamaha YDP 163 includes recording, metronome, USB function, 50 Greats for the piano music book, optional wireless adapter(can connect to smart devices to use app), and it has an OUT IN plug that can connect to another speaker. Yamaha YDP 163 also has USB function that connects to computer to do composition.


Option| Yamaha YDP 163 comes with piano, cabinet stand, A/C adapter, 3 pedal and 4-legged bench


Color| black and rosewood  are available in America, but no satin white


Warranty| Yamaha YDP 163 provides 3 year part and labor warranty.

Yamaha YDP 163 and YDP 162 Comparison

YDP 163 YDP 162
Polyphony 192 128
Key sensor GH3 (3 sensors) GH (2 sensors)
Power Consumption 12W 13W
Bluetooth using adapter  Yes  N

Yamaha YDP 163 and YDP 181 and YDP V240 Comparison

YDP 163 YDP 181 YDP V240
 # of voices 10 14 504
Polyphony 192 128 64
Action GH3 GH GHS
Sound Engine Pure CF Sound Engine AWM Dynamic Stereo sampling AWM Dynamic Stereo sampling
# of songs 60 64 30

The most important things that people should consider when buying a digital piano are Polyphony, Action, Sound Engine, and tone. Even though YDP 163 has less # of voices and preset songs, it has best and latest polyphony, action, and sound engine compare to the other 2.

Specs (Yamaha official website Specification)

Size/Weight

Dimensions Width 53 7/16″ (1357 mm)
Height 33 27/64″ (849 mm)
Depth 16 5/8″ (422 mm)
Weight Weight 9 lbs., 10 oz (42.0 kg)

Control Interface

Keyboard Number of Keys 88
Type GH3 keyboard with synthetic ivory key tops
Touch Response Hard/Medium/Soft/Fixed
Pedal Number of Pedals 3
Half Pedal Yes
Functions Damper, Sostenuto, Soft
Panel Language English

Cabinet

Key Cover Key Cover Style Sliding
Music Rest Yes

Voices

Tone Generation Piano Sound Pure CF Sound Engine
Damper Resonance Yes
Polyphony Number of Polyphony (Max.) 192
Preset Number of Voices 10

Effects

Types Reverb 4 types
Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC) Yes

Songs

Preset Number of Preset Songs 10 Demo Songs, 50 Piano Preset Songs
Recording Number of Songs 1
Number of Tracks 2
Data Capacity 100 KB/Song (Approx. 11,000 notes)
Compatible Data Format Playback Standard MIDI File (SMF) Format 0 & 1
Recording Standard MIDI File (SMF) Format 0

Functions

Miscellaneous Dual/Layers Yes
Duo Yes
Metronome Yes
Tempo Range 5 – 280
Transpose -6 – 0 – +6
Tuning 414.8 – 440.0 – 466.8 Hz

Storage and Connectivity

Storage Internal Memory Total maximum size approx. 900 KB (User song : One song approx. 100 KB Loading song data from a computer : Up to 10 songs)
Connectivity Headphones Standard stereo phone jack (x 2)
USB TO HOST Yes

Amplifiers and Speakers

Amplifiers 20W x 2
Speakers Oval (4.72″ x 2.36″) x 2

Power Supply

Power Supply PA-300C or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha
Power Consumption 12W (When using PA-300C AC adaptor)
Auto Power Off Yes

Accessories

Included Accessories Bench Yes (Optional depending on locale)
Song Book 50 Greats for the Piano
Others Owner’s Manual, Quick Operation Guide

Yamaha YDP 163 official website: http://usa.yamaha.com/products/musical-instruments/keyboards/digitalpianos/arius_series/ydp-143/?mode=model