The Roland FP7F Digital Piano delivers cutting edge technology and playability
The Roland FP7F updates the popular FP7 piano with a number of new features, which both greatly enhance playing experience, and add a whole new element of creativity and inspiration. The original FP7 was conceived to be piano providing the most authentic piano sounds and performance, in a slim-line and modern design. The FP7F is physically, very much in the same template. Beneath the surface, things have taken huge steps forward, however.
Ivory Feel Keyboard
Featuring the renowned SuperNATURAL piano engine, the Roland FP7F ’s piano sounds employ technology which ensures they avoid some of the pitfalls of other digital pianos, resulting in a far more natural playing response. For example, the SuperNATURAL sound has a far smoother response across the dynamic range, with none of the ‘stepping’ effect often heard on other pianos (where one piano sample is switched for another, when a key is pressed slightly harder). To match the FP7F ‘s detailed and responsive piano sounds, Roland has equipped it with the PHA (Progressive Hammer Action) III keyboard action. This has ivory feel keys, which reduce finger slippage during long performances, and adds an escapement mechanism. This recreates the clicking sensation as a key lands at the full extent of its travel on an acoustic piano, and is particularly noticeable when playing softly.
Built in Looper and Microphone Input With Harmony FX
Aside from cutting edge piano sounds and superb keyboard action, the Roland FP7F has a few features that set it apart from any other piano of its kind. The first of these is the addition of a looper. Using technology derived from the Boss Loop station pedals, this feature allows the user to overdub loops from the piano’s onboard sounds, or from the microphone input, to create complex patterns, or develop musical ideas. Loops can be exported as WAV audio files to USB memory sticks.
The FP7F is also equipped with a Harmony FX unit, using technology from the Boss VE-20 vocal effects unit. Plugging a microphone into the piano, allows the singer to add harmonies of three types: duet, which adds one other voice, trio, which adds two voices, and quartet, which adds three. A very neat feature of this effect is that it can use the chords played on the keyboard to create appropriate harmonies.
Although the Roland FP7F is a slim-line stage piano design, an optional stand and three pedal unit is available, which turns it into a more traditional upright digital piano, albeit, a slim-line and elegant one, making it ideal for anyone with limited space, or those who may occasionally wish the perform with it.
The FP7F is in stock now, and available in black or white. Call a Dawsons store or our customer service team (01925 582420), or order online today.
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