The new Roland FP-7F Digital Piano is the latest addition to Roland’s FP series piano and family. Spotting a compact, portable, stylish design and with built-in speakers, the contemporary piano will no doubt continue the legacy of being a top-seller in its range. The new FP-7F incorporates four major new features; SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine, a unique all-new PHA III Ivory Feel-S Keyboard with Escapement, an onboard looper and a vocal mic input with companion Harmony effects.
The Roland FP-7F represents Roland’s ongoing commitment to advanced technology and musical creativity. The FP-7F’s crown jewel is its SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine. This breakthru’ technology addresses previous three major elements ; velocity and key range gaps, and unnatural looping in note decay. The SuperNATURAL Piano technology enhances the gaps and creates the ultimate piano playing experience, delivering seamless variations in tone from pianissimo to fortissimo, notes that fade naturally without looping, and three-dimensional sound and response. The FP-7F’s unique all new PHA III Ivory Feel-S Keyboard with Escapement, delivers the same progressive hammer action and escapement mechanism. Additionally, this new keyboard gives players unmatched expression and performance authenticity, capable of transforming the most subtle finger nuances into sound. And also provides incredibly fast key-repetition action. Keyboard players can also fully optimise on the onboad looper. The looper enables a player record and play back their performance as a continuous audio loop. This is great for creating play-along backing, and unlimited overdubs can be added as well. Players can record the sounds of the FP-7F itself and from a connected vocal microphone. Additionally, loops create can be saved as WAV files to USB flash media and used with the FP-7F’s USB Audio Key playback feature.
In addition, the Roland FP-7F also features a built-in microphone input, for sing-along fun. The powerful onboard Harmony engine derived from BOSS VE-20 Vocal Processor enables users add duet, trio, and quartet harmonies to their own voice with effects. To create the harmony voices, the Harmony engine automatically detects the chords the user plays on the keyboard in real time. The new, affordable and portable keyboard weight merely 24 kg. This compact contemporary piano is available in black and white finishes, and is great for songwriters, professional stage performers, and even home entertainment and enjoyment.
Roland has introduced a new add-on to its RD series, the RD-700NX Digital Piano – Ivory feel, digital flexibility. The Roland RD-700NX brings on-stage performance into a new level of realism with its superb sounds – grand pianos: derived by Roland’s SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine, new E. Piano sounds and Sound Focus: based on SuperNATURAL technology, touch – PHA III Ivory Feel keyboard with Escapement, complete control: One Touch Piano buttons, and a large LCD Display.
The RD-700NX has three grand pianos ( Concert, Studio, and Brilliant ) with 30 variations on-board. Thanks to the new SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine, as the velocity response, note decay, and key-range behavior are well enhanced. It is all in an effort to avoid gaps in velocity and key range, and unnatural looping in note decay. The E. Piano sounds based on SuperNATURAL technology have all being meticulously modelled. Besides offering vintage electric pianos, the technology enables players to create entirely new electric piano voices and customize sounds. The 88-keys PHA III Ivory Feel Keyboard with Escapement should be familiar to anyone who has previously used the top-flight, exquisitely weighted keyboards that Roland has pioneered in the past. Escapement technology means that you can even get the ‘clicking’ response of a real grand-piano keyboard and the faux-ivory keys feel as close to the authentic grand-piano keys, even down to the coloration. New One Touch Piano buttons provide instant access to three types grand pianos, three types E. Pianos, standard piano sounds and setups with the touch of a button. The new and unique Sound Focus ensures that the Roland RD-700NX cuts through the densest mix without adding compression or artifacts that color the tone, and is customizable based on the type of musical performance. Combined with SuperNATURAL technology, Sound Focus provides enough presence without sacrificing any essential expressivity.
Besides the grand pianos and E. Pianos, the Roland RD-700NX stage piano has tons of quality built-in sounds including organs, strings, synths, rhythm sets, and many more, for performance versatility. Regardless, whether your performances focus strictly on piano or a world of sound via master MIDI control, the Roland RD-700NX is a dream instrument for the stage. The portable keyboard weight 25 kg, and is ideal for live performances and gigging keyboardists.