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The piano - Roland

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The piano

In the beginning of the eighteenth century, the

harpsichord was undisputedly the most popular

instrument. However, the mechanism of the harpsichord

(in contrast to the piano, the strings of a harpsichord

are plucked with a plectrum) results in the

rather limited sound level of the instrument: it is impossible

to play both loudly and softly.

In 1695, Bartolomeo Cristofori had a luminous idea:

he designed a piano hammer mechanism with

which the strings could be struck. This invention

made it possible to play the instrument dynamically:

the strength with which the string is struck is translated

into a soft (piano) or a hard (forte) resonance

of the string.

Although the instrument was not met with overwhelming

enthusiasm, it had its definite breakthrough after

1750 (after the Baroque period and at the beginning

of the classical era).

In the course of time, the piano was developed

further, adapted and enhanced. By the end of the

19th century, the piano as we now know it had become

the most popular instrument of its day.

The emergence of blues, jazz and pop music in

the 20th century also facilitated the break-through

of electric and electronic instruments. In particular

with the rise of the digital era, the electronic piano

underwent a remarkable evolution.

For more than three decades, Roland has been at

the forefront of digital piano research and development.

This continual determination to maintain

a spirit of innovation has led to quite a number of

legendary milestones including the EP-30, the RD-

1000, the acclaimed HP Series and of course the revolutionary

V-Piano.

We are proud to be able to present you with our

new and enhanced piano series at the beginning of

this new decade. The V-Piano with its unique technology,

the brand-new HP series and the classical

grand pianos of our RG series: all these instruments

were created by people with a passion for music...

for people with a passion for music.

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Virtual pianos.

Roland’s product range includes different

types of pianos. We don’t mean the

type of instrument (such as grand piano,

home piano and stage piano), but rather

what is underneath the cover...

Our V-Piano and V-Piano Grand are instruments

that make use of the V-Piano technology. This technology

is based on the virtual emulation of all aspects

of a piano’s sound. This is why it is possible to

control and adjust the sound of the piano down to

the most minute of details.

To a large extent, our SuperNATURAL Piano technology

makes use of the V-Piano technology. The most

significant difference between the two technologies

is that the V-Piano technology creates sounds

completely virtually, whereas the SuperNATURAL Piano

technology is based on samples.

We have listed all our models in this catalogue.

Please take your time to read through all this information

in order to be able to make a well-founded

choice. Should you still have questions after having

read this information in its entirety, please don’t hesitate

to contact one of our product specialists on

01792 702701.

But don’t forget to consider rule number one when

purchasing an instrument: play it! Please visit a dealer

in your area (you will find a dealer locator at

www.roland.co.uk), take a seat behind one of our

pianos and... play! We are quite sure that our pianos

will seduce and persuade you right away!

Roland guarantees high-quality samples - top-class

basic material, so to speak. Our SuperNATURAL Piano

technology, in turn, guarantees that we get the

best out of this material, making use of these highquality

samples.

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V-Piano technology

The V-Piano technology was first introduced in 2009

with the launch of the first V-Piano. And right from

the beginning, this unique concept was appreciated

by pianists the world over. The V-Piano is (still)

unique amongst its contemporaries: the sound is

created without the use of one single sample. No

other technology can rival this performance - and

no other technology is consequently able to achieve

such detail when adjusting and creating its own

sounds.

V-Piano VS. SAMPLE TECHNOLOGY

A digital piano that makes use of the standard sample

technology, is actually based on a very simple

mechanism: samples of an acoustic piano are recorded

in a studio; these samples are saved in the

memory of a digital piano and are assigned to a

key. If you strike the key of a digital piano, the corresponding

sample is “played” and you hear the

sound. This is - quite simply - how a sample piano

actually works.

not depend on previously recorded source material,

is able to produce a more nuanced and richer

sound than any other digital piano.

MAKE INDEFINITE SOUNDS

Due to the technology incorporated within the V-

Piano, it is not only possible to simulate an acoustic

piano down to the most minute of details... we can

even go further than that what is even conceivable

on an acoustic instrument. We can play with the

components of the piano by virtually exchanging

the wooden soundboard with a metal soundboard.

We can make the soundboard of the piano out of

glass; we can change the material of the strings; we

can even adjust the number of strings per key. This

means that the V-Piano not only enables us to follow

all avenues known already for the piano, but we are

also able to discover new horizons and go beyond

the boundaries of the acoustic piano.

The V-Piano, however, does not use samples. If you

strike the key of the V-Piano, no previously recorded

sound is played. But how is the sound actually

created?

In the case of the V-Piano, the piano sound is stripped

to the bone. Or should we say: “to the string”?

The sound of an acoustic piano is indeed more

than a hammer that makes the string resonate - the

sound of an acoustic piano is the sum of a number

of parts or aspects, which together give each piano

its unique acoustic colour.

It took Roland more than ten years of research and

development to strip the sound of an acoustic piano

to the very basics and to map it out. All these

facets of the piano sound are digitalised - or better:

mathematised. These uncountable mathematic formulas

form the basis of the V-Piano; formulas that

create a sound wave. It is because we are no longer

dependent on a source, which was recorded

previously (i.e. a sample), that we can go much

further in terms of sound. The V-Piano, which does

EVOLUTION

Yet another invaluable advantage of the V-Piano

technology: expandability! The incredibly strong

technology at the core of this type of instrument

enables us to continuously develop the technology

further and to expand its features.

In 2010, for instance, the V-Piano’s standard sound

range was expanded to include new models and

new possibilities. This upgrade, termed Evolution by

us, is available for each V-Piano and can be downloaded

for free from our website. With the V-Piano

you purchase an instrument for life: an instrument

that is just as up-to-date now as it will remain for the

years to come.

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The piano redefined

The acoustic piano is and remains an impressive

example of musical and optical rationality. Although

the instrument has developed over the centuries to

meet the needs of composers and musicians, the basic

principle has remained unchanged. Roland’s V-Piano

redefines the ‘classical piano’. Owing to the large range

of functions, you may tune the V‐Piano according to

your own requirements and play it as expressively as

an acoustic instrument. But that’s only the beginning.

With the “living” sound engine inside, the V‐Piano soars

above the limits of all physical and technological solutions

of all existing acoustic and digital instruments. This is

a musical instrument - with emphasis on “musical” - with

a great number of expressive possibilities.

ADVANCED SOUND CREATION

BASED ON ACOUSTIC PIANO

COMPONENTS

An acoustic piano produces a sound when a key is

pressed. This causes a small hammer to hit the allocated

metal strings. The resulting sound causes other

strings to resonate as well. The frame, the soundboard

and the cabinet amplify these vibrations. This process

was fundamental in the development of the V‐Piano.

The complex interaction of components was recreated

meticulously, resulting in a rich, realistic and organic

grand piano sound.

THE V‐PIANO OFFERS THE

EXPRESSIVE CAPABILITIES

OF AN ACOUSTIC GRAND PIANO

The notes of the V‐Piano fade out naturally, too. The

fact that no samples are used prevents a sterile end

of the sound made by the note. The V‐Piano is the first

electronic instrument that replicates an acoustic piano

down to even the most minute of details.

NEW PHA III KEYBOARD WITH

“IVORY FEEL” AND PRESSURE POINT

(‘ESCAPEMENT’)

The V‐Piano is equipped with a new keyboard, with

which the numerous nuances of the soundboard can

be fully used. The PHA III ‘‘Ivory Feel’’ keyboard with escapement

performs even better than its predecessor

and responds much more dynamically to your touch.

Moreover, the keyboard of the V‐Piano replicates the

escapement mechanism, i.e. the slight resistance of the

keys when pressed down. This particularly improves expression

when playing pianissimo parts.

The name ‘‘Ivory Feel’’ refers to the material used,

which absorbs the moisture, so that your fingers won’t

slide off - not even in the hottest of locations.

Strrings

Soundboard

Damper

Keyboard/action

Frame

All you need to do is press just one key of the V‐Piano

to realise that this instrument indeed ‘lives’. This is due

to the fact that the V‐Piano replicates every detail of

an acoustic grand piano’s sound-creation process,

starting from when the hammer hits the strings. The timbre

evolves quite naturally and depends on the force

with which you press the keys. Whereas this is realised

in clearly audible steps on a digital piano, the V-Piano

masters it seamlessly.

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Vintage

FOR THE DEMANDING CONCERT

PIANIST. ALMOST PERFECT

CLASSICAL PERFORMANCE.

This efficient approach enables you to draw on the perfect

piano for each piece, even when playing live music.

Finally, one single instrument sounds like all existing

and all those yet to be invented pianos in one!

V‐Piano’s “Vintage” model is based on a meticulous

analysis of the great acoustic concert pianos of the

past. Roland’s master sound designers did a great job:

the realism and the sound quality are stunning. The finetuning

of the strings, the hardness of the hammers, the

complex resonance and many other parameters can

be adjusted. With the V‐Piano, you can even create

instruments that have that little something which some

pianists might miss in modern grand pianos.

THE MOST IMPORTANT VOICING PARAMETERS:

Copper-wrapped strings, Editor: the pitch can be set Silver-wrapped strings,

three strings per key separately for each key zone three strings per key

THE V‐PIANO MAKES SHORT

WORK OF THE LIMITATIONS

OF PAST TECHNOLOGIES

“BUILD” YOUR OWN PIANOS THAT

PERFECTLY MIRROR THE ATMOSPHERE

OF YOUR MUSIC AND REPERTOIRE

The parameters of the V‐Piano are crystal clear, i.e. you

can even tailor the complex interaction between the

strings, the frame, the soundboard and the cabinet to

your personal needs.

Adjusting the hardness of the hammers

Tuning the strings

V‐Piano’s “Vanguard” model provides you with the perfect

“equipment” for creative piano sounds. This gives

you the freedom to decide to use a piano with three

strings for every key, even in the low register, or to use

strings wrapped in copper or made of steel. Sounds

that seemed to be impossible, are not a problem at

all anymore and what’s more, they sound very natural.

And if you want to accentuate your musical statement

even further, you can make use of three (virtual) strings

in the low register.

The V‐Piano contains separate parameters for each register,

enabling you to easily build up your “ideal” piano

- without having to worry about the physical limitations

of an acoustic instrument. At your choice, V‐Piano’s

“Vanguard” comes with silver-wrapped strings and

therefore has a fresh and even “bold” sound. Since

silver strings are a little softer and heavier than copper

strings, the “Vanguard” model provides extra-hard

(virtual) hammers to compensate. The V‐Piano is able

to make your dream of the perfect piano come true.

Choose your sustain and optimal brilliance. If necessary,

you can change the acoustic colour during playing

with a pedal by assigning cross resonance or the hardness

of the strings to it. And of course you can also tune

the piano yourself.

Enrich your vocabulary with

“historical” and “avant-garde” pianos

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V-PIANO GRAND

A grand piano to the core

FEATURES

With its groundbreaking approach to grand piano modelling,

and incredibly realistic sound and response,

Roland’s V-Piano has received practically all prestigious

international awards and accolades since its debut in

2009. And since then, it has become the first choice for

many of the world’s most discerning pianists.

So how does a strong concept like this evolve? The

answer is: V-Piano Grand. Built into an elegant grand

piano cabinet, and with a unique, multi-channel sound

system that reacts naturally to your playing, this exquisite

instrument blurs the line between the digital and

acoustic worlds, leaving room for just one conclusion:

this is a magnificent instrument.

Besides, the V-Piano Grand is more than just another

sound engine in disguise: the technology has been

further refined, and new piano models have been added

to the onboard library. Welcome to a new world of

boundless musical and technical possibilities.

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• Revolutionary V-Piano modelling technology in a

stylish grand piano cabinet • Multi-channel amplifier

system for an “acoustic” grand piano sound •

High-quality PHA III “Ivory Feel” keyboard with escapement

• Progressively adjustable damper pedal

with the same response as an acoustic grand piano

• Splendid, classical and sophisticated grand piano

cabinet • New piano models that are perfectly

tuned to the V-Piano Grand

MORE INFORMATION

AN INSTRUMENT OF

FLESH AND BLOOD

The V-Piano Grand soars above the limitations of

past technologies with its revolutionary “living” piano

engine. Each note played sounds “real” from

beginning to end. With the V-Piano Grand, there is

no velocity switching or looping, resulting in smooth,

natural notes that must be heard to be believed.

Organic, natural, beautiful - the V-Piano Grand is a

dream to play.

SPACE FOR THE SOUND

Unlike any instrument before it, the V-Piano Grand’s

built-in sound system employs intelligent multi-channel

audio technology that fills the room with amazing

spatial sound in which the player and audience

actually forget that the sound is really being produced

by speakers. Each and every component

of the piano sound is allocated to the appropriate

location immediately, changing fluidly and naturally

based on the performance.

This results in a natural 3D sound pattern, so to speak.

From the player’s perspective, hammer clicks sound

closer, for example, and ringing strings are at a distance.

Each element is allocated intelligently in real

time and space to create a perfect acoustic illusion.

And even from a distance (i.e. in the audience) you

really have the impression that this just cannot be a

digital instrument...

Furthermore, sound spaces are uniquely created for

each piano model. This amazing feature is unique to

the V-Piano Grand.

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SOUND DESIGNERS

The V-Piano Grand contains “Vintage” piano models

that come very close to an acoustic, high-class

grand piano with regard to maturity and richness.

In addition, there are futuristic “Vanguard” models

and the possibility to create your own sounds. Vary

the hardness of the hammer felts and experiment

with exotic string configurations, tunings and materials,

such as all-silver triple strings for each key. Play

on a dream grand piano or “build” your own dream

instrument - everything is possible.

INNOVATIVE CABINET

In a Roland first, the V-Piano Grand lets you enjoy

the aesthetic beauty of the mirror-finished fallboard

while also concealing the control panel. In addition,

the fallboard can function as a sliding lid. In the

past, Roland pianos had either a fallboard or slidingtype

lid, but the V-Piano combines both these principles

to ensure a “classical” impression: only when

the lid is fully opened, is the control panel visible.

To conceal the control panel, the opened lid just

needs to be slid a little further. Naturally, the music

rest can be folded down. If you close the lid as well,

the top of the V-Piano Grand is completely flat.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Keyboard: 88 keys (PHA III Ivory Feel keyboard with escapement)

• Sound generator: V-Piano • Maximum

number of sound-producing virtual strings: 264 (varies

depending on the load of the sound generator)

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V-PIANO EVOLUTION

New system version for the V-Piano

FEATURES

FOUR NEW PIANOS!

Roland’s revolutionary V-Piano has been warmly

received by ambitious pianists all over the world.

Thanks to a completely new approach to the term

piano synthesis”, the V-Piano goes well beyond

digital pianos that are based on samples. V-Piano

Evolution, an upgrade to the control system, adds

four new piano models to the original V-Piano range.

All V-Piano owners can download this upgrade from

the Roland website at no charge.

• Four new models for the V-Piano: two “Vintage”

and two “Vanguard” types. • “Vintage” type:

“Vertical” (warm sound of a square piano), V1 “Impactance”

(“Vintage 1” piano with heavier hammers

for more power and energy) • “Vanguard” type:

“Triple Large” (model of a piano with three strings per

note and a larger cabinet), “Metallic SB” (based on

the existing “All Silver” model, but with a new soundboard

based on a sandwich construction with metal

and wooden plates for a high, clear sound)

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MORE INFORMATION

A NEW HIGHLIGHT

With a sound engine of “flesh and blood”, the V-Piano

soars above the limitations of past technologies.

As a result of the fact that samples are not used,

each note played sounds “real” from beginning to

end. With the V‐Piano, there is no velocity switching,

resulting in smooth, natural notes that must be heard

to be believed.

COMPILE YOUR DREAM COLLECTION

The V-Piano contains numerous presets of the

world’s best grand pianos, but you can just as well

model all sound aspects to your individual needs.

Vary the hardness of the hammer felts and experiment

with exotic string configurations and tunings,

play on a dream of a grand piano or “build” your

own dream instrument - everything is possible.

NEW PHA-III “IVORY FEEL” KEYBOARD

The PHA-III keyboard of the V‐Piano contains an escapement

simulation and the “Ivory Feel” function.

Thanks to a revolutionary technology, this keyboard

feels like the (white) ivory and (black) ebony keys of

an acoustic instrument - with the same refined responses.

Even the slight clicking feel when releasing

the (virtual) hammers of the keys is simulated.

INTUITIVE BUT STILL COMPLEX

Despite the many technological innovations, the

V‐Piano contains a logically structured control panel

and a user interface that promptly guides you to the

required sound. Even the most minute of details can

be changed without any great technological capabilities

being necessary, i.e. within a few minutes,

you will hear precisely the sound that you always

wanted to use.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Revolutionary “living” piano soundboard engine,

which eliminates the constraints of a digital piano

Impressive piano sounds, from grand piano to fresh,

futuristic hybrid sounds • All pianos can be edited •

New PHA-III “Ivory Feel” keyboard with escapement

(88 keys) • Analogue (XLR and 1/4”) outlets and

digital coax outlet, USB port for data carrier and MIDI

inlets/outlets • Power consumption: 27 W • Dimensions:

1411 mm (W) x 530 (D) x 166 (H) mm • Weight:

38.2 kg • Accessories: manual, CD‐ROM (“editor”),

piano pedal unit, power cord • Options: keyboard

stand

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Supernatural pianos.

Our SuperNATURAL Piano technology is a sophisticated

combination of the established sample technology

and the innovative V-Piano technology. The

core of the sound production are high-quality samples.

But with the SuperNATURAL Piano technology,

we go beyond the “traditional” sample technology.

Way beyond...

THREE PILLARS

The SuperNATURAL Piano is based on three elementary

pillars: seamless tone variations, smooth and natural

tone decay and expressivity in every single key.

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN PRACTICALLY?

SEAMLESS TONE VARIATIONS

DEPENDING ON TOUCH

Conventional piano sound engines (usually) incorporate

several different tones per key, but the switch between

these different tones depending on touch can

usually be heard. However, acoustic pianos do not

have this characteristic: their acoustic colour varies

continuously (i.e. seamlessly). Our new SuperNATURAL

Piano sound engine eliminates this unnatural phenomenon.

Through our V-Piano technology, we have

been able to achieve natural and seamless variations

in tone, making the difference between virtual

and acoustic instruments just a little bit smaller.

SMOOTH AND NATURAL TONE DECAY

After you strike a key, not only its volume but its tone

changes as it decays. Most digital piano sound engines

are actually able to reduce the volume of the

struck key, but the tone usually remains static. The

SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine changes all this.

With its use of the V-Piano technology, the tones decay

just as they would on an acoustic piano - they not

only become quieter, but also increasingly subdued.

EXPRESSIVITY IN EVERY SINGLE KEY

The strings of an acoustic grand piano have different

lengths and thicknesses. The number of strings

and the size of the hammers differ, too. In addition,

the resonance of the soundboard, the cabinet and

the other strings always depend on the pitch of the

played notes. Therefore, each note sounds slightly

different. Our instruments of the HP series were one of

the first digital pianos to feature 88-key stereo multisampling.

Roland first sampled all 88 keys from a variety

of world-class grand pianos. We then analysed

and synthesized these tones using Roland’s state-ofthe-art

digital technology to develop a high-quality,

very expressive piano sound.

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Acoustic Projection

Multi-dimensional sound field

The unique acoustic projection system from Roland

ensures the utmost realistic multi-dimensional sound

field. This technology is derived from Roland’s acclaimed

V-Piano Grand sound system. The blend

of multiple speakers creates a unique, deep sound

field that dramatically enhances the expressiveness

of the SuperNATURAL Piano.

Spatial speakers:

Projecting upwards from the top of the piano, these

speakers recreate a variety of vibrant and ambient

sounds, including the resonance created by the piano

frame or when the damper pedal is pressed. The

sound is further enhanced when the lid is opened.

Nearfield speakers:

The nearfield speakers are located just above the

keyboard and consist of two tweeters. These produce

direct and dynamic sounds that the player

will hear most directly, including string resonance

and noise elements that are created from keyboard

movements such as the hammers tapping the strings

or the dampers silencing the strings. This gives the

player an immediate, realistic sense of response.

Cabinet speakers

Two large speakers located under the keyboard support

the entire sound with dynamic lows and power

from the soundboard and cabinet resonance.

Using multiple speakers is not a new idea - Acoustic

Projection is. So what is the difference? To put it

simply, traditional digital pianos use a crossover to

split the audio signal into separate frequencies that

can be separately routed to different speakers. The

high frequency signals go to the tweeters, and the

low frequency signals to the bass speakers. It is only

partly true to say that an acoustic piano generates

sound in this way. The unique sound that is created

when you play an acoustic piano – the resonance

between strings and the resonance from the piano’s

frame or body is realised through a complex

yet harmonious combination of elements. The

sound elements from each speaker are intelligently

blended to reproduce true sound field of an acoustic

piano, resulting in a natural, multi-dimensional

listening experience.

Sound board behaviour modelling

The vibration of a piano’s strings alone would be too

quiet to be heard; their sound must be amplified

and that is what a soundboard does. On a conventional

digital piano, samples are typically recorded

one at a time, note by note. So if you play several

notes, you are technically hearing several soundboards

resonating at the same time. The result is a

sound that is sometimes muffled with a loss of clarity.

True to an acoustic grand piano, Soundboard Behaviour

modelling models a single soundboard that

delivers clear and accurate sound regardless of the

number of notes being played. Each note is clear

and distinguishable, even during dense chords or

fast passages.

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Experience the evolution

Piano technology has slowly but steadily progressed

over its long history. In addition to providing a wide

range of contemporary pianos, many Roland pianos

also boast a collection of early piano sounds

such as the forte piano and harpsichord. These are

the instruments that the great masters such as Bach,

Beethoven and Mozart would have used to compose

and perform their music. The appreciation and

understanding of their music is heightened when

using the type of instrument that they themselves

would have used. You can also play these early piano

sounds using the built in historic temperaments.

Progressive damper action pedal

Our new pianos are equipped with “Progressive

Damper Action Pedals,” which have light resistance

at the beginning of the stroke and more resistance

the instant they begin to take effect, just like acoustic

pianos. This makes it easy for the performer to

know when the pedals begin to take effect, and

also allows for half-pedal techniques for subtle control

of after tones and resonance. As for the damper

and soft pedals, the degrees to which they are

pressed are detected in a smooth, step-less fashion.

This lets players create subtle pedal-based playing

expressions.

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RG-3F-PE

A breakthrough instrument with the soul of a classic

T

o an observer, it’s an object of beauty

for the eyes and ears. For an artist it’s

like coming home. Anyway, the intention

during the development of the

RG-3F was clear: Roland wanted to build a mini

grand piano in a classical look, which thanks to the

SuperNATURAL technology also sounded as versatile

as an acoustic instrument.

THIS INSTRUMENT IS JUST SUBLIME

The PHA III “Ivory Feel” keyboard with escapement

provides an authentic feeling and response, while

the four speakers were chosen and placed with a

persuasive sound quality in mind. Perfect for homes,

hotels, restaurants and environments that can benefit

from a great-sounding, great-looking piano, the

RG-3F is compact in its dimensions and attractively

priced.

MORE INFORMATION

• Advanced SuperNATURAL Piano engine provides

a new level of authenticity and sophistication •

“Piano Designer” feature allows customisation of

sounds (resonance, hammer noise, etc.) • PHA III

“Ivory Feel” keyboard with escapement provides

grand-piano feel and response • Beautifully polished

mini grand finish - the fallboard reflects the

performer’s hands while playing • “Progressive

Damper Action” pedals provide accurate response

and resistance of the pedals • Compact instrument

(depth of 95 cm) • Built-in amplifier system with 4

speakers (60 W x 2) • Clear operation panel that’s

easy to use • Lightweight, fall-safe lid with lock

mechanism and two-position height adjustment

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RG-1F-SB

Contemporary mini grand goes SuperNATURAL

Inheriting most of the functions of its RG-1 predecessor,

the RG-1F goes upscale with the new SuperNATU-

RAL Piano engine and PHA III “Ivory Feel” keyboard.

The stylish satin black finish blends elegantly into any

environment, while the built-in speaker system provides

rich, stereo sound. And did we already mention

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the special features of the RG-1F? It is equipped with

a USB port and contains exercises, which makes it a

pleasure to refine your technique.

• Advanced SuperNATURAL Piano engine provides

a new level of authenticity and sophistication •

“Piano Designer” feature allows customisation of

sounds (resonance, hammer noise, etc.) • PHA III

“Ivory Feel” keyboard with escapement • Beautifully

streamlined grand piano with a lid that can be

opened and closed (73 cm depth, 75 kg weight) •

“Progressive Damper Action” pedals provide accurate

response and resistance of the pedals • Stylish

satin black finish with gold-cuffed legs • Internal

stereo speaker system with rich, natural sound •

Clear operation panel that’s easy to use • Lightweight,

fall-safe lid

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LX-15

Design and quality

Just beautiful…

The LX-15’s elegant form incorporates the curves

that are found in the styling of traditional upright pianos.

With its beautiful black mirror finish, and with its

lid closed, the LX-15 is nothing less than a premium

acoustic piano. While it has a space-saving depth

of only 47 cm, this piano is imbued with a sense

of presence. You can see your fingers mirrored on

the keyboard lid, and you can use the top portion

as a sheet-music holder. This is a superb design for

both appearance and functionality. For safety,

the lid closes slowly when you let go of it. In addition

to its beautiful appearance, the movable top

lid also shapes the piano’s overall tonal character.

All cables are discreetly hidden and invisible when

placed against a wall. But even its back is perfectly

finished i.e. it is also possible to place this instrument

in the middle of the room.

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THE RICHNESS OF A CONCERT GRAND

All sounds of the LX-15 are based on samples of the

world’s finest acoustic grand pianos. Roland spared

neither trouble nor expense to collect these beautiful

sounds and accompanying resonances. The

sound will always be impressive. Yet, if you have

other preferences, the ‘Piano Designer’ feature

enables you to change resonance, hammer sound

and other important details. With its 128 voice polyphony,

the LX-15 ensures perfect performance,

even during heavy damper pedal usage or during

fast passages.

NATURAL SOUND DESPITE SPEAKERS

The LX-15 comes with six specially designed speakers.

The speakers are strategically located to project

each element in its natural position, from the resonant

tones emanating from the top that engulf the player

(Spatial speakers) to the direct and dynamic sounds

that the player senses as the hammer hits the strings

(Nearfield speakers), as well as the resonant and dynamic

lows that are produced near the player’s feet

(Cabinet speakers). The sound elements from each

speaker are intelligently blended to reproduce the

true sound field of an acoustic piano, resulting in a

natural, multi-dimensional listening experience.

Pedals that respond accurately

to your technique and emotions

The damper and soft pedals of the LX-15 react to

the slightest push. The Progressive Damper Action

technology ensures an absolutely natural and authentic

response. This makes it easy for the performer

to know when the pedal begins to take effect,

and also allows for half pedalling techniques for subtle

control of after tones and resonance.

RESPONSE OF A CLASSICAL

GRAND PIANO

The LX-15 is equipped with Roland’s flagship PHAIII

(Progressive Hammer Action III) Ivory Feel keyboard

(with escapement). This keyboard faithfully reproduces

the sensation of the keys sinking in naturally when

played gently, and provides a solid response when

hit forcefully. With fast key-repetition and sensitivity,

the keyboard translates into sound the subtle differences

in tone from different playing styles and the

force at which they are played. The keys are finished

with material that provides moisture absorbing properties,

resulting in a keyboard with the natural texture

and tactile sensation of real ivory and ebony. These

keys feel great on the fingers and are very comfortable

to play. The white keys are made of a two-piece

construction consisting of a combination of base and

surface materials, creating an appearance that is

true to the keys of a real acoustic piano.

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LX-15

Classic cabinetry with SuperNatural technology

At first glance, the LX-15 looks exactly like other

traditional upright pianos, but owing to the

sophisticated SuperNATURAL sound engine, the

disadvantages of such traditional instruments have

been eliminated. It is unique in its price range,

since its rich and three-dimensional tone sounds

confoundedly acoustic. Owing to the superior

PHA III “Ivory Feel” keyboard, the LX-15’s action

and response are surprisingly authentic, too - and

the high-quality amplifier system ensures that you

actually can hear all these nuances.

• Advanced SuperNATURAL Piano engine provides a

new level of authenticity and sophistication • “Piano

Designer” feature allows customisation of sounds

(resonance, hammer noise, etc.) • PHA III “Ivory Feel”

keyboard with escapement • Traditionally styled

pedals with “Progressive Damper Action” and halfpedal

recognition • Stylish, space-saving cabinet with

beautifully polished ebony or polished white finishes •

6-speaker Acoustic Projection audio system provides

natural, rich sound • Top lid can be opened/closed

for tonal variation; fallboard can be used as a music

rest when open

LEARNING AND

PLAYING WITH

MUSICAL PLEASURE

USEFUL EDUCATION FUNCTIONS

The LX‐15 contains several useful functions for studying

and learning, such as a metronome to keep the

rhythm and a three-track recorder for the critical and

objective analysis of your interpretations. The “Twin

Piano” feature divides the piano into two separate

instruments, enabling two pianists to play side by side

in the same register. Anyone will progress with this

variety of educative functions!

PLAY YOUR FAVOURITE MUSIC

The LX-15’s built-in song library is stocked with classical

masterpieces (including Czerny and Hanon etudes)

that you can use as learning material as well as practice

pieces. The LX-15 can also play WAV and Standard Midi

files that you have stored on your CD * or USB memory

stick. With built-in songs and MIDI files, you can change

the key and tempo, and even play different parts

individually. Also, you can change the key and tempo

of music CD tracks and WAV files, so you can enjoy

learning or performing along with music files or your

favourite CD recordings.

*Requires an optional USB CD drive

NEVER TUNE AGAIN! JUST ONE OF THE

NUMEROUS ADVANTAGES OF THE LX‐15

Since the LX‐15 is a digital instrument, it does not

contain strings and therefore there’s no need to tune

it. Not even the greatest variations in temperature

and air humidity will have any influence on the tuning

of the instrument. In addition, the LX‐15 is equipped

with a volume control button and a headphone jack,

meaning that you don’t have to disturb anyone.

Compared to an acoustic piano, the LX‐15 is lightweight

and can be placed anywhere quite easily.

This explains why Roland’s pianos are so popular: they

produce a fantastic sound – anytime and anywhere.

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LX-15 in Polished White

LX-15 in Polished Ebony

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HP SERIES

“An unrivalled realism in sound, action and playing sense”

OUR HP SERIES HAS BEEN GAINING

ITSELF A REPUTATION IN THE PIANO

WORLD FOR QUITE A WHILE NOW.

In the beginning of the 1990s, Roland was the first instrument

manufacturer to acquaint the world with

the first completely digital grand piano, the HP-7700.

Our commitment to improve and embellish our instruments

has now resulted in the brand-new HP series:

the HP-503, the HP-505 and its flagship, the HP-507.

And the highlight of the new range is our SuperNA-

TURAL Piano technology. This technology is based on

the powerful V-Piano engine, offering unrivalled realism

in sound, action and playing sense. The HP-507

enables you to adjust practically any aspect of your

sound. This gives you access to an enormous variety

of acoustic colours. And the PHA III keyboard with

escapement and “Ivory Feel” ensures that all nuances

are translated into musical expression.

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Exquisite design

MIRROR-FINISHED BLACK

HP-507 – HP-505

Owing to a slight “mirror effect”, the satin black finish

of the HP-507 and HP-505 will captivate many a pianist.

This is the design of choice for pianists, who appreciate

a modern but at the same time elegant appearance.

STYLISH AND YET COMPACT DESIGN

FOR EVERY INTERIOR

All models of the new HP series are equipped with a

fallboard with a “classical position”, i.e. a position in

which the keyboard is easily accessible, while the control

panel is invisible. This position has the advantage

that the audience is not distracted, giving the instrument

an “acoustic” look. The fallboard’s edges are

now also elaborated with veneer finish, ensuring an

even more authentic appearance of the instrument.

LARGE MUSIC REST WITH

MUSIC SCORE HOLDER FOR

SMOOTH PLAYING ON SIGHT

The HP-507 and HP-505 come with stylish copper music

score holders to prevent your music scores from falling

shut during playing. In addition, the HP-507 and HP-505

have an extra large music rest, enabling you to use

large music books as well. Of course, the music rest can

be folded down to never block your view needlessly.

Sublime technology

THE NEW TWIN PIANO MODE

OFFERS TWO PIANISTS THE

POSSIBILITY TO PLAY SIDE BY SIDE

Our popular Twin Piano mode has now been upgraded.

Using the 2 headphones, two pianists can

practice on the left side and the right side of the keyboard

without hearing or disturbing each other (individual

mode). This feature comes in handy when the

offspring must practice “briefly” right before going to

bed and you only have one HP piano.

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USB PORT FOR EXTERNAL

DATA CARRIER OR CD PLAYER

All HP pianos are equipped with a USB port, enabling

you to play WAV and Standard Midi files stored on a

CD* or USB memory stick. With built-in songs and Midi

files, you can change the key and tempo and even

play the different parts individually. You can also

change the key and tempo of music CD tracks and

WAV files, so you can enjoy learning or performing

with WAV files or your favourite CD recordings.

*Requires an optional USB CD drive

WITH THE 3-TRACK RECORDER,

YOU CAN RECORD AND PLAY THE

LEFT-HAND AND RIGHT-HAND PART

This function enables you to record, save and play

up to 3 tracks of your own performances and compositions.

If you use the built-in pieces to study new

repertoire, you can start with one hand and work on

the other hand later on. This procedure can be applied

to the recording feature, too, if you are afraid

that you won’t be able to play both hands correctly.

Your recordings can be saved to a USB data carrier,

making them available for educative purposes.

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THE HP SERIES IS AVAILABLE IN THE

FOLLOWING Finishes:

HP-503-SB

SATIN BLACK

ROSEWOOD

HP-505-PE

POLISHED EBONY

SATIN BLACK

ROSEWOOD

HP-507-RW

ROSEWOOD

POLISHED EBONY

SATIN BLACK

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HPi-7F / HPi-6F

New active lesson features

With core technology derived from Roland’s award winning

V-Piano, the pianos of the HPi-F series feature amazing

SuperNATURAL Piano sound engines, PHA “Ivory Feel” keyboards

and interactive “DigiScore” training programs. A

large, flat-screen display is built into the music rest of each

piano, providing “digital sheet music” and a variety of skillbuilding

programmes to improve your technique.

“DigiScore” makes learning fun, because you get

instant feedback of your performances and how evenly

your finger strength is distributed. These incredible

sounding educational pianos fully realise the dreams

of piano students, teachers and performers of all ages.

• Acclaimed SuperNATURAL Piano engine • PHA

III “Ivory Feel” keyboard (HPi-7F), PHA II “Ivory Feel”

keyboard (HPi-6F) • “DigiScore” feature via display

in the music rest (10.4” for the HPi-7F, 7” for the HPi-6F)

• Play along with “digital sheet music,” improve your

technique interactively, play skill-building games, and

more • Built-in rhythm and auto-accompaniment

features • Microphone input and vocal harmony

effect (HPi-7F) • Beautiful wood cabinets: satin black

or rosewood finishes

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THE HPi SERIES IS AVAILABLE IN THE

FOLLOWING finishes:

HPi-7F-RW

HPi-7F-SB

HPi-6F-SB

HPi-6F-RW

ROSEWOOD

SATIN BLACK

SATIN BLACK

ROSEWOOD

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DP-90 / DP-90S

The new piano perfection with SuperNATURAL technology

With Roland’s groundbreaking SuperNATURAL Piano

technology onboard, the DP-90 brings a new dimension

of acoustic-piano realism and authenticity to the digital

domain. The magnificent Ivory Feel-S keyboard is built

into a stylish, space-saving cabinet with a flat lid that

can be used as a music rest when opened. It’s a new

breed of musical sophistication and functional style.

DP-90 is available in medium cherry and satin black finishes.

The DP-90S offers additional luxury with a polished ebony finish

and an even more expressive PHA III “Ivory Feel” keyboard.

Except for the PHAIII ‘Ivory Feel’ keyboard and the polished

finish variations, the DP-90S is identical to the DP-90.

• Advanced SuperNATURAL Piano engine provides a

new level of authenticity and sophistication • Contains

an amazing collection of 337 sounds • Ivory Feel-S keyboard

with escapement (DP-90); PHA III Ivory Feel keyboard

with escapement (DP-90S) • 72 built-in play-along

songs and for exercise purposes; additional WAV and MIDI

files can be played from USB memory stick, CD drive (optional)

can be connected • “Twin-Piano” function splits

the keyboard into two zones for side-by-side play; the notes

of each zone can be played via the separate dual

headphone outputs • Stylish and compact cabinet with

lid • Built-in amplifier system with 4 speakers (60 W x 2) •

Medium cherry and satin black finishes (DP-90), polished

ebony and polished white finishes (DP-90S)

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THE DP-90/DP-90S IS AVAILABLE IN THE

FOLLOWING Finishes:

DP-90-SB

DP-90-MC

DP-90S-PE

DP-90S-PW

SATIN BLACK

MEDIUM CHERRY

POLISHED EBONY

POLISHED White

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Shown: FP-7F-WH White

FP-7F

Groundbreaking features, enhanced creativity

The new FP-7F takes Roland’s popular FP-7 piano concept

and injects four major components into the top

selling design: a SuperNATURAL Piano engine, an all

new PHA III “Ivory Feel-S” keyboard with escapement,

an onboard looper for creating overdubbed loops and

a microphone input with automatic vocal harmony effect.

This compact, contemporary piano is available

in black and white finishes, with an optional RPU-3 triple-pedal

unit and matching KSC-44 stand separately

available. From professional stage entertainers and live

musicians to demanding hobby musicians, the FP-7F is

a great leap towards a more creative future.

ALSO AVAILABLE: FP-7F-BK Black

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Shown: FP-4F-BK Black

FP-4F

Superb piano quality that travels light

The new travel-friendly FP-4F is the mobile successor to

the most popular FP-4, adding a number of extra features:

our SuperNATURAL Piano engine and the new

“Ivory Feel-G” keyboard with escapement. Thanks to its

built-in, 12 W x 2 stereo speaker system, the FP-4F can be

used anywhere for “a little music”, with no extra cables

or amplification necessary. This compact, contemporary

piano is available in black and white finishes, with

an optional RPU-3 triple-pedal unit and matching KSC-

44 stand separately available. Both for live and demanding

hobby musicians, the FP-4F is a great leap towards

a more musical future.

Also Available : FP-4F-WH White

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F-120 / F-120R

A compact piano with unique folding lid design

The newest addition to the Roland range is the eye

catching F-120. Compact, stylish and only 30cm

deep, the F-120 fits seamlessly into any space. The

unique folding-lid design covers the keyboard safely

when closed, and serves as a music rest when raised.

With Roland’s acclaimed SuperNatural multi-sampled

piano engine, a unique cabinet with folding lid,

Ivory Feel-G keyboard action and an intuitive user

interface, the F-120 is the best choice for both a limited

space and budget.

• Unique folding lid cabinet design covers the

keyboard when closed and functions as a music

rest when open • Satin Black or Satin White finish

(F-120) Polished Red, Polished Black or Polished White

finish (F-120R) • Three metal pedals • User friendly

control panel with quick access to main functions •

SuperNatural piano engine • 128-voice polyphony

• Ivory Feel-G keyboard action

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The F-120

/ F-120R IS

available

in the

following

finishes

F-120-SB SATIN BLACK

F-120-WH SATIN WHITE

F-120R-PW POLISHED WHITE

F-120R-PE polished Ebony

F-120R-PR POLISHED RED

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RP-301 shown in Satin Black. Also available in Rosewood.

RP-301R shown in Satin White. Also available in Satin Black or Rosewood.

RP-301 / RP-301R

RP-301 • THE SOUND AND TOUCH OF A

FLAGSHIP PIANO – FOR THE PRICE OF

AN ENTRY LEVEL PIANO

The RP-301 is a perfect entry-level piano for students and

hobbyists, with realistic sound and touch, and a small

footprint. Superior sound quality, a keyboard with a sublime

touch and a stylish appearance ensure a grand-piano

experience at a fraction of the size and price.

SUPERNATURAL PIANO

Our SuperNATURAL Piano engine brings a new level of

authentic sound and natural performance to the digital

domain. With SuperNATURAL, three key elements are

dramatically enhanced: velocity response, note decay

and key-range behaviour. The end result is an incredibly

expressive and authentic sound that blurs the line

between digital and acoustic.

IVORY FEEL-G KEYBOARD

The RP-301 is equipped with our Ivory Feel-G keyboard

which inherits the functions, appearance, and texture

of keyboards found on our flagship pianos. Thanks to a

combination of advanced sensor technologies and our

SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine, the RP-301 offers expression

and performance that rivals high-end pianos.

A VARIETY OF EDUCATIONAL FEATURES

The control panel of the RP-301 is simple and easy to

navigate so you can focus on what matters the most –

playing the piano. The RP-301 has a built-in metronome

and recorder, so you can practice with a perfect time

reference, and record and listen back to your performances.

The built-in song library includes the famous

Czerny and Hanon etudes — great for practice sessions.

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RP-301R / F-120R • WE HAVE SOMETHING

SPECIAL FOR THOSE THAT LOVE TO PLAY

The RP-301R/F-120R offer the same comprehensive specification

as the RP-301/F-120 with the addition of no fewer

than 60 backings that have been optimised for piano music

in all its facets: easy listening, jazz, pop, swing, ...Each

backing offers two different variations. Of course this also

means that you have two intros and endings plus two

transitions (fill ins) from one variation to the other.

Using the RP-301R/F-120R’s chord-recognition engine,

any chord you play will be recognised in real time, allowing

the auto-accompaniment to follow what you play.

You can play along with sophisticated rhythm accompaniments

without changing your piano playing style.

Of course you can also choose to use the split-function

which allows you to control the chords with your left

hand leaving your right hand free to play a melody or

improvise. The Split function also allows you to play two

different instruments at once for example a bass tone

in the left hand and a piano or vibraphone in the right

hand. The backing function then provides a matching

rhythm (drums and percussion) underneath. The 60 on

board backings can be further expanded by importing

additional backings from a USB key.

Whatever you play, the RP-301R/F-120R can add beautiful

accompaniment in real time. Whether you are a

beginner or pro, the RP-301R/F-120R lets you enjoy piano

playing to the full.

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Keyboard.

Superior touch

Roland actions translate the

emotions of the player into sound

The flagship PHAIII Ivory Feel keyboard with Escapement

has been developed to achieve maximum comfort,

playability and response. A true hammer action

that uses no springs provides a natural playing feel. The

playing response is the same as that of a grand piano,

with a heavier feel in the lower registers and a lighter,

quicker response in the upper registers. With fast keyrepetition

and sensitivity, the PHAIII Ivory Feel keyboard

faithfully translates into sound the subtle differences in

tones from different playing styles.

The keys are finished with material that provides moisture-absorbing

properties, resulting in a keyboard with

the natural texture and tactile sensation of real ivory

and ebony. The white keys are made of a two-piece

construction consisting of a combination of base and

surface materials, creating an appearance that is true

to the keys of a real acoustic piano.

The Ivory Feel-S action features the same functions as

the PHAIII keyboard with a one-piece construction.

The Ivory Feel-G keyboard is a revolutionary new keyboard

designed for our compact and lightweight

pianos. It inherits the functions, appearance, and texture

of keyboards found on our flagship pianos, and

needless to say, comes with the Progressive Hammer

Action construction and escapement function.

THE ESCAPEMENT MECHANISM TURNS

THE RESISTANCE INTO THE NATURAL

FEEL OF A GRAND PIANO KEYBOARD

Press a key slightly to feel the resistance, which disappears

again after a short while. This unique “click feeling”

is called “escapement” in technical terms and is a

typical characteristic of a grand piano’s keyboard. The

pianos of the HP series are most certainly suitable for any

customer looking for authentic action and response.

THE “IVORY FEEL” KEYBOARD: THE

MORE YOU PLAY IT, THE MORE

FAMILIAR IT WILL BECOME

All Roland pianos are equipped with an “Ivory Feel”

keyboard. This type of keyboard is very much appreciated

among pianists. Owing to the special, moistureabsorbing

material, the keys not only look like, but also

have the texture and simulate the playing feeling of

ivory and ebony keys of exclusive grand pianos. The

white keys are made up of two parts, i.e. a basic layer

and a finish layer, replicating the keys of an acoustic

piano. This structure subdues the clicking sound of your

finger nails on the keys and provides an attractive look.

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Perfectly playable

A CONSIDERATE KEYBOARD OFFERS

THE PIANIST AN EVEN RESPONSE -

BOTH AT THE FRONT AND THE

BACK OF THE KEYS

When playing pieces that require extensive use of the

black keys, your fingers will automatically choose a position

near the back of the key instead of the front. The

resistance of the white keys of an acoustic grand piano

is almost the same at both points, since the tipping

point of the keys is further back.

If, however, the concealed part of the key is quite short,

you must firmly press down the back of the key due to

the leverage effect. Since we strive to provide a response

that feels as natural as possible, all Roland pianos

presented in this catalogue have a longer invisible

end to push the tipping point further back. This results in

a much more natural and most of all more evenly distributed

touch, enabling you to press the keys wherever

you want to.

THE FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF AN

ACOUSTIC PIANO: NOT THE KEY BUT

THE HAMMER MAKES THE SOUND

Acoustic pianos have a hammer that strikes the respective

string after the key has been pressed. Roland follows

this principle in its creation of sounds: keyboard

> hammer > sound. Roland key actions consist of a

unique construction that replicates the initial load (the

weight at which the key starts to sink when touched

softly) and the dynamic load (the weight of the hammer

and its inertia when striking the keys with force) of a

grand piano action. To create a pianissimo sound, one

need only to place a finger on the keyboard and the

note should play (initial load). For fortissimo sounds, one

must concentrate all the weight on the tip of the finger.

The force continuously applied to the hammer (dynamic

load) is what creates a strong sound. The greater the

difference between these levels, the easier it is to create

a natural and extremely wide range of dynamics.

During the development of its pianos, Roland always

keeps in mind that the sound is not created by the

movement of the keys, but rather by the passion of the

pianist and his finger movements.

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Excellent sound.

THE POLYPHONY IS SPACIOUS

ENOUGH FOR EVEN THE MOST

COMPLEX PIECES AND INTENSIVE

USE OF THE PEDALS

The 128-voice polyphony comes in handy when

playing fast pieces, requiring the use of the damper

pedal, but also for the playback of SMF files.

All Roland pianos master every task without any

notes dropping off.

Acoustic Projection

Technology for a unique

acoustic grand piano sound

The HP-507 and the HP-505 feature Acoustic Projection

technology that ensures the utmost realistic

multi-dimensional soundfield. This blend of multiple

speakers creates a unique, deep soundfield that

dramatically enhances the expressiveness of the

SuperNatural piano.

YOU CAN TAILOR THE

SOUND TO YOUR NEEDS

WITH THE “PIANO DESIGNER”

You can tune the resonance simulation of resonating

strings and decide how far the grand piano’s

lid should be opened, coaxing your favourite timbres

from the instrument. Piano Designer even enables

you to adjust the cabinet’s resonance or to

“remove” the virtual lid completely.

SEAMLESS PEDAL ACTION FOR

A PERFECT METERING

All three HP models are equipped with a Progressive

Damper Action pedal which has a light resistance

at the beginning of the stroke and more

resistance the instant it takes effect, allowing for

subtle control of aftertones and resonance. The

degrees to which the damper and soft pedals are

pressed are detected in a smooth stepless fashion.

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Extras

• OVERview of Technical Specifications • OVERview of options

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• OVERVIEW OF TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

F Series

The F series is our entry level range and

is the smart choice for the budget

and space concious musician

RP Se

The RP Series o

specification a

a more traditi

F-120

Pages 34 - 35

F-120R (F-120 plus)

Pages 34-35

RP-301

Pages 36-37

Keyboard Action

Ivory Feel G

Ivory Feel G

Touch

Touch Sensitivity 5 Levels 5 Levels

Pedals Damper, Soft, Sostenuto Damper, Soft, Sostenuto

Piano Sound SuperNATURAL SuperNATURAL

Piano Effects

String, Damper and Key Off

Resonance

String, Damper and Key Off

Resonance

Sound

Tones 30 54 30

Acoustic Projection

Technology

- -

Amplifier 12W x 2 12W x 2

Built in Songs

189 (Including Czerny & Hanon

exercises)

189 (Including Czerny & Hanon

exercises)

Metronome Yes Yes

Learning

Recorder 1 Track 3 Track 1 Track

Twin Piano mode Yes Yes

AB Repeat - -

DigiScore - -

Playback audio files

- WAV file (from USB Key), Audio

CD (from optional CD drive)

-

Minimise melody

(Centre cancel)

- Yes -

Transpose audio files - -

Entertainment

Audio file tempo

change

Record your

performance as audio

- -

- -

Rhythms - 60 -

Session Partner - -

Microphone input

with harmoniser

- -

Looper - -

Audio Key - -

Colour

Satin Black, Satin White

Polished Red, Polished Black,

Polished White

Rosewood, Satin Black

Key Cover Yes Yes

Music Rest Yes Yes

Design

Display 7 segment, 3 characters LED Custom LCD 7 segment, 3 characters LED

Headphones, USB CD Drive

Headphones, USB CD Drive

Options

Dimensions 1361mm x 305mm x 778mm 1361mm x 305mm x 778mm 1378mm x 424mm x 992mm

Weight 34kg 34kg 39kg

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ies

ffers the same

s the F Series in

onal cabinet

FP Series

Stylish and portable, the FP Series is equipped with

great sounds and intelligent features that can make

you sound like a concert pianist or an entire ensemble.

DP Series

The DP Series are stylish and elegant pianos

with amazing sound and touch that also

serve as functional pieces of furniture.

RP-301R (RP-301 plus)

Pages 36-37

FP-4F

Page 33

FP-7F (FP-4F plus)

Page 32

DP-90

Pages 30-31

DP-90S (DP-90 plus)

Pages 30-31

Ivory Feel G with escapement Ivory Feel S with escapement Ivory Feel S Ivory Feel PHAIII

with escapement

5 Levels 100 Levels 5 Levels

Detachable Damper Pedal

SuperNatural

String, Damper and Key Off

Resonance

Piano Designer

Damper, Soft, Sostenuto

SuperNATURAL

String, Damper and Key Off

Resonance

54 345 351 30

- -

12W x 2 13W x 2 12W x 2

73 74 189 (Including Czerny & Hanon

exercises)

Yes

Yes

3 Track 3 Track 1 Track

- Yes

- -

- -

Yes

WAV file (from USB Key), Audio

CD (from optional CD drive)

-

Yes Yes (applied to USB key) -

Yes -

Yes -

- -

60 80 -

Yes -

- Yes -

- Yes -

- Yes -

Black, White Satin Black, Satin White Polished Black, Polished White

- Yes

Detachable

Yes

Custom LCD Custom LCD Graphic LCD 7 segment, 3 characters LED

Dedicated stand, Expression

pedal, Microphone,

Headphones, USB CD Drive

Headphones, USB CD Drive

1378mm x 424mm x 992mm 1342mm x 305mm x 135mm 1346mm x 369mm x 137mm

39kg 16.6kg 24kg 47.8kg 48.9kg

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• OVERVIEW OF TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

HP Series

Featuring the very best piano sounds and expressive touch derived

from our flagship V-Piano Grand, the HP Series offers unsurpassed

performance and realism in an elegant, spinet format.

HP-503

Pages 24-27

HP-505 (HP-503 plus)

Pages 24-27

HP-507 (HP-505 plus)

Pages 24-27

Touch

Keyboard Action

Ivory Feel S with escapement

Ivory Feel PHAIII

with escapement

Touch Sensitivity 5 Levels 100 Levels

Pedals

Piano Sound

Piano Effects

Damper (PDA), Soft, Sostenuto

SuperNatural

Soundboard Behaviour, Cabinet,

Damper, String and Key

Off Resonance

Piano Designer

Sound

Tones

Acoustic Projection

Technology

345 (including 6 dedicated

Early Piano tones)

- Yes (4 Speakers) Yes (6 Speakers)

Amplifier 12W x 2 30W x 2, 5W x 2 60W x 2, 10W x 2

Learning

Built in Songs

Metronome

Recorder

Twin Piano mode

AB Repeat

Over 200 (including Czerny

and Hanon exercises)

Yes

3 Track

Yes

Yes

DigiScore -

Playback audio files

WAV file (from USB Key), Audio

CD (from optional CD drive)

Minimise melody

(Centre cancel)

Yes (applied to USB key)

Yes (can be applied to portable

audio player or USB Key)

Transpose audio files

Yes (applied to USB key)

Yes (can be applied to portable

audio player or USB Key)

Audio file tempo

change

Yes (applied to USB key)

Yes (can be applied to portable

audio player or USB Key)

Entertainment

Record your

performance as audio

Keyboard performance only

Keyboard performance

plus audio from portable

audio player

Rhythms -

Session Partner -

Microphone input

with harmoniser

-

Looper -

Audio Key -

Colour

Rosewood, Satin Black

Rosewood, Satin Black, Polished

Black

Key Cover

Yes

Design

Music Rest

Yes

Premium music rest with brass

clips

Display Custom LCD Graphic LCD

Options

Headphones, USB CD Drive

dimensions 1387mm x 429mm x 1036mm 1387mm x 430mm x 1071mm 1405mm x 498mm x 1129mm

Weight 52.5kg 56kg 80.5kg

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HPi Series

With the fun, friendly DigiScore system built into

the music rest, the HPi Series will encourage and

motivate piano students of all ages and abilities.

LX Series

The LX-15 offers the finest

piano sound and touch in a

gorgeous upright cabinet.

RG Series

The RG Series offers the look, touch and

sound of an acoustic grand piano

in a compact and elegant body.

HP-i6F

Pages 28-29

HP-i7F (HP-i6F plus)

Pages 28-29

LX-15

Pages 20-23

RG-1F

Pages 18-19

RG-3FPE (RG-1F plus)

Pages 16-17

PHAII Ivory Feel

with escapement

Ivory Feel PHAIII

with escapement

Ivory Feel PHAIII with

escapement

Ivory Feel PHAIII with

escapement

5 Levels 100 Levels 100 Levels 100 Levels

Damper, Soft, Sostenuto Damper (PDA), Soft, Sostenuto Damper (PDA), Soft, Sostenuto

SuperNatural SuperNatural SuperNatural

String, Damper and Key

Off Resonance

Piano Designer Piano Designer Piano Designer

337 337 345 (including 6 dedicated

Early Piano tones)

337

- Yes (6 Speakers) -

30W x 2 60W x 2 60W, 20W x 2 40W x 2 60W x 2

Over 200 (including Czerny

and Hanon exercises)

Over 200 (including Czerny

and Hanon exercises)

60

Yes Yes Yes

4 Track 16 Track 3 Track 1 Track

Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes -

Yes - -

WAV file (from USB Key), Audio

CD (from optional CD drive)

Yes (applied to USB key)

Yes (applied to USB key)

Yes (applied to USB key)

WAV file (from USB Key), Audio

CD (from optional CD drive)

Yes (can be applied to portable

audio player or USB Key)

Yes (can be applied to portable

audio player or USB Key)

Yes (can be applied to portable

audio player or USB Key)

WAV file (from USB Key), Audio

CD (from optional CD drive)

Yes (applied to USB key)

Yes (applied to USB key)

Yes (applied to USB key)

- Keyboard performance only Keyboard performance

plus audio from portable

audio player

-

- 43 - -

- - -

- Yes - -

- - -

- - -

Rosewood, Satin Black Polished Black, Polished White Satin Black Polished Black

Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes

7" TFT Colour 10.4" TFT Colour Graphic LCD Custom LCD

Headphones, USB CD Drive Headphones, USB CD Drive Headphones, USB CD Drive

1387mm x 424mm x 1036mm 1417mm x 529mm x 1105mm 1408mm x 472mm x 1070mm 1420mm x 730mm x 1270mm 1490mm x 950mm x 1540mm

58kg 80kg 91kg 75kg 110kg

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• OVERVIEW OF TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

V-Piano

With its ground breaking approach to grand piano modelling and incredibly

realistic sound and response, our unique V Piano technology has become

the first choice for many of the worlds most discerning pianists.

Keyboard Action

V-Piano

Pages 10-11

Ivory Feel PHAIII with escapement

V-Piano Grand

Pages 7-9

Touch

Touch Sensitivity -

Pedals

Piano Sound

Piano Effects

Damper (PDA), Soft, Sostenuto

V-Piano Modelling Technology

Sound Designer

Sound

Tones 24 preset piano tones / 100 user tones 30 preset piano tones / 100 user tones

Acoustic Projection

Technology

- Unique 8 speaker multi channel system

Amplifier N/A 60W x 4

Built in Songs -

Metronome -

Learning

Recorder

Twin Piano mode -

1 Track

AB Repeat -

DigiScore -

Entertainment

Playback audio files

Minimise melody

(Centre cancel)

Transpose audio files

Audio file tempo

change

Record your

performance as audio

WAV file (from USB Key), Audio CD (from

optional CD drive)

Yes (applied to USB key)

Yes (applied to USB key)

Yes (applied to USB key)

-

Rhythms -

Session Partner -

Microphone input

with harmoniser

-

Looper -

Audio Key -

Colour Stage Black Polished Black

Key Cover - Yes

Music Rest - Yes

Design

Display

Graphic LCD

Options Headphones, USB CD Drive Headphones, USB CD Drive

Dimensions

1485mm x 1505mm x 1544mm

Weight 38.2kg 170kg

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OPTIons •

DP-10 DAMPER PEDaL

EV-5 EXPRESSIon PEDAL

RPU-3 PEDal Unit

RH-A30 Headphones

RH-300 STEREO-HEadphones RH-L20 Headphones RH-5 Headphones

FS-5U Footswitch

FS-6 Double Footswitch

KC-880 STEREO-KEYBOARD AMPLIFIER

DH-01 HOLDER For

External CD drive

FD-01A DISK DRIVE

M-UF2G USB FLASH MEMORY

CD-01A USB-CD-DRIVE

KSC-44 PIANO STAND For FP-4F and FP-7F, Also available in white.

KS-V8 KEYBOARD STAND For V-Piano Evolution.

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Roland UK, Atlantic Close, Swansea SA7 9FJ

Telephone: 01792 702701

please visit our website: www.roland.co.uk

Statements are for information purposes only and non-binding. We reserve the right to change the specifications,

the appearance and the availability of the shown products without notification. Translation, typesetting and printing

errors reserved. All trade marks named in this catalogue belong to the owning companies.

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