Exquisite piano sound,
natural keyboard touch,
advanced accompaniment and
other powerful features.
A high quality digital piano that
lets you benefit from the greatest
technological advances to date.
Over the years Roland has gained a reputation as the global
leader in practically every aspect of digital piano technology.
Our many impressive innovations have been refined and
packaged in the KR-277 in a way that truly redefines "high
cost-performance". It's got stereo piano tones of the highest quality anywhere. An amazingly responsive keyboard.
And a full range of accompaniment and other features. The KR-277 provides the means to satisfy even the most
demanding piano enthusiasts, while assuring serious music students they have the best possible instrument to let
them achieve their personal best.
Uncompromising expressive freedom
The KR-277's stereo sampled piano sounds are the
result of meticulous digital analysis of the world's best
sounding concert grands. Together with Roland's
breakthrough Progressive Hammer Action Keyboard,
you're assured of the same playing experience as an
acoustic piano. This instrument accurately conveys
every subtle nuance of your performance.
You can select from some of the purest piano
tones available, including an acoustic grand piano sound with
truly realistic sound spaciousness, depth and localization. The
keyboard's dynamic weight, "touch variation" design has a
heavier touch in the lower range and lighter touch in the
upper just like an acoustic piano. It feels like hammers are
striking real piano strings!
Great sounds from the best Roland sources
The KR-277 features a collection of the most popular
instrument sounds that Roland has ever made. On-board are a
full palette 447 tones in all, with all types of stringed, wind
and synth instruments, including a variety of complete drum
kits. These conform to the latest GM2/GS format to ensure
compatibility with commercially available song files.
There's also the popular "Jazz Voice" that creates a
unique vocal ensemble as you play the keyboard. A maximum
64 notes of polyphony means that even the most complex of
piano passages will be reproduced exactly as you play them,
even long sustaining notes.
Easy to operate and fun to play
With the KR-277's ergonomic controls and easy-view display
with back light, you can quickly and easily select any
sound or function you want. When you select a tone, or
a Music Style, or any other function, it is clearly
displayed on the screen. And that's not all. One Touch
Program buttons let you instantly
switch from accompaniment mode
to piano mode without the need
for stepping through a variety of
menus. The screen is wide enough
to display song lyrics of SMF
music files for those impromptu
karaoke singing sessions! Just follow the bouncing ball or keep
time to a dog, cat or human count metronome.
A host of highly advanced ensemble functions
Sounding polished and professional is easy with the KR-277.
Automatic accompaniment, with numerous
musical styles to choose from, lets you
activate an entire backup band at the press of
a button. A Style Orchestrator function lets
you change the "feel" and other aspects of the
accompaniment throughout the song as you
perform. What's more, you'll like the way
you can mute one of the SMF song files
playback parts so you can play it yourself along with the rest of
the backing. This gives you greatly expanded practicing
A cabinet design that's an integral part of the sound
The KR-277's cabinet design and construction are as important
to the overall sound quality as that of an acoustic piano. As
such, the speakers are mounted in such a way as to work in
combination with natural vibrations and a special port to
deliver an expansive, spatial stereo sound regardless of the
And besides being a magnificent musical instrument in its
own right, the KR-277 is also a beautiful piece of furniture of
the highest quality design and construction not only outside,
but inside as well. The satin mahogany finish will not only stay
beautiful for years and years, but enhance any room decor.
Keyboard: 88 keys (Progressive Hammer Action Keyboard) Max. Polyphony: 64 Voices Sound Source: Conforms to GM2/GS Tones: 8 groups, 447 variations (incl. 12 drum sets, 1 SFX set)
Temperament: 7 types, selectable tonic Stretched Tuning: 2 types Effects: Reverb, Chorus, and 32 other types (incl. Sympathetic Resonance, and Rotary) Arranger: Music Styles: 11 groups,
124 styles x 2 types (Style Orchestrator) incl. 24 Pianist Styles, Music Style Disk (30 styles) Programmable Music Styles: Style Converter Melody Intelligence: 18 types Metronome: Beat (12
time signatures), Volume (10 levels), Metronome Pattern (11 patterns), Sounds (4 types) Composer: Tracks (5/16 tracks), Note Storage (Approx. 30,000 notes) Disk Drive: 3.5" FDD
(2DD/2HD) Display: Custom LCD, Bouncing Ball Lyric: Display, MIDI Out Pedals: Damper, Soft, Sostenuto Other Functions: Panel Lock Connectors: Output (L/Mono, R), Input
(L/Mono, R), Headphone x 2 (stereo), MIDI In /Out, Computer connector, Pedal connector (8-pin DIN type) Rated Power Output: 30 W x 2 Speakers: 20 cm x 2 Cabinet Finish: Satin
Mahogany Dimensions (incl. stand): 1,449 (W) x 524 (D) x 883 (H) mm, 57-1/16 (W) x 20-11/16 (D) x 34-13/16 (H) inches Weight (incl. stand): 62.5kg / 137 lbs., 13 oz. Accessories: Owner's
Manual, Power Cord, Music Style Disk
All specifications and appearence are subject to change.
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Roland Corporation U.S.
5100 S. Eastern Avenue, P.O.Box 910921
Los Angeles, CA 90091-0921
TEL: 323-890-3700 FAX: 323-890-3701
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