Los Angeles, CA, January 19, 2012 — Roland is pleased to announce the RP301 Digital Piano, an affordable home instrument whose rich sound and impressive playability belies its modest Equipped with the acclaimed SuperNATURAL® Piano sound engine and Ivory Feel-G keyboard, the RP301 is the perfect entry-level piano for aspiring piano students and families.
The popular RP-series pianos have long provided respected Roland quality at a great value, and the new RP301 carries this tradition to the highest level. With the inclusion of the SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine, the RP301 allows users to enjoy leading-edge digital technology at the most accessible price ever. First introduced in Roland’s high-end instruments, SuperNATURAL Piano has received accolades all over the world for its incredibly natural tone and superior response.
The RP301 is also outfitted with the Ivory Feel-G keyboard for an authentic grand piano playing touch. This excellent keyboard features a progressive hammer action that reproduces the expressive feel of an authentic acoustic grand.
A user-friendly panel layout with dedicated buttons provides easy access to the RP301’s sounds and functions. Useful education features include a built-in metronome, as well as Twin Piano mode, which splits the keyboard into two identical zones for side-by-side instruction and duet playing. Also onboard is a handy recorder that lets users capture their performances for instant evaluation and enjoyment.
With its low power consumption and auto power-off function, the RP301 is very environmentally friendly. Two handsome finishes are available to suit any home or music school’s decor: Satin black (RP301-SB) and Simulated Rosewood (RP301-RW).
The RP301 will be available in February 2012. For more information, please visit www.RolandConnect.com.
ROLAND ANNOUNCES RP301R DIGITAL PIANO
Fun and Affordable SuperNATURAL Piano with Onboard Rhythm Accompaniments
Los Angeles, CA, January 19, 2012 — Roland is pleased to introduce the RP301R Digital Piano, an attractive, fun, and affordable instrument that will please players of all levels. Featuring the SuperNATURAL® Piano sound engine, Ivory Feel-G keyboard, and built-in rhythm accompaniments, the RP301R is perfect for beginning piano students, families, and anyone that wants to have fun playing the piano.
Onboard are 60 fun, rhythm accompaniments designed for pianists enrich your musical repertoire and enjoyment. Make incredible music with the newly developed full-keyboard chord recognition engine, which reacts to the pressing level of the damper pedal. You can play along with sophisticated rhythm accompaniments without changing your piano playing style. Rhythm accompaniment can be expanded through USB memory.
At the heart of the RP301R is Roland’s acclaimed SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine, which delivers an authentic grand piano playing experience with seamless variations in tone from pianissimo to fortissimo, notes that fade naturally without looping, and three-dimensional sound and response.
The 88-note Ivory Feel-G keyboard provides world-class touch to match the RP-301R’s SuperNATURAL Piano tone. Featuring a progressive hammer action design with escapement, it inherits the functions, appearance, and texture of keyboards found on Roland’s flagship pianos. Thanks to the combination of top-level sound and playing feel, the RP301R offers expressivity and performance that rivals that of high-end instruments.
The RP301R supports USB MIDI, so users can connect to computers and use the instrument with music recording software. With the USB Memory function, users can stream music directly from a convenient USB memory, allowing them to play along with their favorite WAV audio and SMF (Standard MIDI File) songs.
Equipped with a built-in stereo speaker system, the RP301R delivers rich and full sound with an easy-to-adjust volume control. The RP301R is provided with environment-conscious design with Auto Off function and low power consumption. Available in two different finishes (Satin Black or Simulated Rosewood), the compact and beautiful upright cabinet fits in nearly any space and decor. The RP301R is also outfitted with a smooth-sliding keyboard cover, three integrated pedals, and headphone jacks for silent practice.
The RP301 and RP301R will be available in February and April 2012 respectively. For more information, visit www.RolandConnect.com.
ROLAND RELASES NEW F-120 DIGITAL PIANO
SuperNATURAL Piano in a Contemporary Cabinet
Los Angeles, CA, January 19, 2012 — Roland is happy to announce the F-120 Digital Piano, a stylish new member of Roland’s piano line that features SuperNATURAL® sound and an Ivory Feel-G Keyboard. The F-120’s ultimate piano sound and response is combined with a supreme touch that looks and feels like a true grand.
Perfect for budget conscious players looking for an authentic yet space-saving, contemporary package, the F-120 provides expression and performance that rivals high-end pianos, thanks to the combination of the SuperNATURAL Piano engine and an Ivory Feel-G keyboard with the latest sensor technologies.
The F-120’s compact, lightweight cabinet boasts a minimalist aesthetic design that easily blends into any home or dorm interior – in two classy finishes: Satin Black or White. Environmental friendliness is also taken into consideration with low power consumption and an Auto Off function.
Dedicated front panel buttons are great for piano practice, lessons, and performance. Twin Piano, metronome and recorder functions also lend well to lessons or practicing. A stereo miniature phone jack lets you connect a portable audio player (sold separately) and play along with your favorite songs. The built-in song libraries include famous Czerny and Hanon etudes in addition to the collections of masterpieces.
The F-120 Digital Piano is expected to be available in February 2012. For more information, visit www.RolandConnect.com.
ROLAND UNVEILS LX-15 DIGITAL PIANO
Handsome Upright with SuperNATURAL Piano Core and Innovative Acoustic Projection Sound System
Los Angeles, CA, January 19, 2012 — Roland is proud to introduce the LX-15 Digital Piano, an elegant upright-style instrument with grand piano sound and attitude. The LX-15 boasts Roland’s acclaimed SuperNATURAL® Piano sound engine, plus a newly developed Acoustic Projection sound system that delivers an inspiring multi-dimensional sound field never before available in this instrument class and rich, natural piano resonance.
The impressive LX-15 features a more traditional and attractive upright cabinet with a polished black ebony finish. With its SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine, the LX-15 provides the ultimate piano playing experience with seamless tonal transition, notes that fade naturally without looping, and unparalleled sound and response.
To compliment the SuperNATURAL Piano core, Roland has developed an innovative Acoustic Projection sound system for the LX-15. Based on technology inspired by the V-Piano® Grand sound system, the six-speaker system delivers a rich and resonant sound field. Using complex, multi-channel internal processing, the various elements of piano sounds and piano resonance are blended independently and output to the sound system for an incredibly organic and spatial sound.
The built-in piano selection has been expanded in the LX-15. In addition to modern grand-piano sounds, a newly added Early piano category contains four fortepiano variation and two harpsichord variations. You can enjoy a treasured lineup of instruments new and old spanning centuries.
The LX-15 is also equipped with Roland’s PHA III Ivory Feel keyboard with Escapement, giving players the authentic touch and feel of a high-end grand piano in an upright instrument. In addition, the LX-15 is equipped with Progressive Damper Action Pedal with half-pedal recognition, and the top lid of the piano can be opened and closed smoothly for tonal variation.
The LX-15’s built-in recorder lets you capture your performances as audio and/or MIDI data, which is a convenient feature for pianists, as well as students who want to evaluate their playing afterward. Recorded audio data can be saved onto USB memory, and copied to an external computer for making audio CDs or for uploading to the Internet.
The LX-15 was also designed with the environment friendly. Its maximum power consumption is just 85 W, which is approximately 40% less than the previous model, and with enhanced volume and sound pressure. When used under normal conditions in a typical household, power consumption is around 38 W*. The LX-15 also has an Auto Off function that, when activated, can turn power off after certain duration of non-activity.
With its gorgeous looks, grand piano acoustic and expressive authenticity, and marvelous playability, the LX-15 meets the demanding needs of music schools, serious pianists and piano teachers, and is a perfect instrument for home users that desire a true grand piano experience in a space-saving, upright design.
The LX-15 Digital Piano is available now. For more information, please visit www.RolandConnect.com.
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