Roland unveils new digital piano
Raft of new gear announced at NAMM 2016 includes the FP-30 compact 88-key digital piano, available in white and black
Electronic musical instrument manufacturer and distributor, Roland Corporation has used this week’s annual NAMM Show in Anaheim to reveal several new products, including the FP-30 Digital Piano – a compact, 88-key instrument designed for “piano students, urban dwellers, and young families”, as well as performing musicians.
The piano features Roland’s SuperNATURAL Piano technology with an 88-note PHA-4 Standard keyboard, which inherits the progressive hammer action, escapement, and ‘Ivory Feel’ keys found in Roland’s high-end home pianos. The FP-30’s modern digital engine is built to emulate an acoustic piano sound, but additional sounds offered include strings, organs, voices, and electric pianos, as well as onboard drum patterns as an accompaniment.
The FP-30 includes a stereo audio system, dual headphones outputs with 1/8-inch and 1/4-inch jacks – which can also be used to connect to an external speaker system – and USB support for playing along with WAV/SMF audio files and sharing performances captured via the onboard SMF recorder. Built-in Bluetooth wireless connectivity links the piano with smartphone or tablet apps such as GarageBand, piaScore and Sheet Music Direct.
Available in white or black, the FP-30 can take on a more traditional home piano setup with an optional KSC-70 stand and KPD-70 three-pedal unit. For more about the Roland FP-30 Digital Piano, visit roland.co.uk/products/fp-30/