A powerful home piano that is elegant and compact
The Roland DP-90Se combines many of the greatest features of Roland’s range of pianos, in its most compact and elegant cabinet. In many modern homes, space can be limited, making a large, digital piano impractical. The DP-90Se is equipped with the very best Roland sound technology and piano sounds, along with great practice features, and the next generation of the highly acclaimed PHA ivory feel keyboard action.
Despite its small size, the DP-90Se is among the most aesthetically pleasing pianos you see anywhere.
Authentic, ‘Organic’ piano sounds with Dynamic Harmonic
Roland’s SuperNATURAL technology has amassed huge amounts of critical acclaim since its launch. This clever sound engine employs some very clever techniques to purge its sounds of the annoying audio effects that plague just about every other digital piano. The result is a piano sound that smoothly transitions from pianissimo to fortissimo with no jarring changes, but with all of the expressive timbre changes that you would expect from an acoustic instrument.
The DP-90Se is also Roland’s new Dynamic Harmonic feature. This replicates the power, and rich harmonics that occur when a piano is played hard.
Change the pitch or tone of any (or every) single note
The DP-90 has a completely new feature that allows the user to adjust the piano sound in great detail. Individual Note Voicing provides the means for individual notes to be adjusted in pitch individually, along with volume and tonal character.
Essential, this means that piano sounds can be personalised according to performance or preference.
Expressive PHA-4 Ivory Feel Keyboard with Escapement
The PHA keyboard action is incredibly popular among players who were taught on acoustic instruments. The combination of beautifully weighted and graded action, with synthetic ivory key surfaces provides a superbly authentic experience, whilst minimising slip. This new, fourth generation action retains the escapement action (the soft click felt when acoustic piano keys are fully depressed), but adds new, enhanced key sensing technology. The result is one of the most authentic and accurate keyboard actions available.
Inbuilt practice features
The compact cabinet and elegant design indicate clearly that the DP-90Se is a perfect addition to the home (even when space is limited). There are several additional features that strengthen its position as a home or ‘family’ instrument however.
One of the drawbacks of an acoustic piano is that it generates quite a bit of noise. All digital pianos these days feature a headphone output, but it’s not quite the same. The reason is that the natural reverberation of the room contributes to the richness of its tone. Through headphones, this doesn’t happen. Even reverb effects don’t recreate the spacious effect of a real room.
The DP-90Se is equipped with a new Headphones 3D ambience feature that recreates real ambience, with an authentic sense of ‘space’ through ordinary headphones. Quiet practice has never sounded so good…
For honing playing technique, a library of songs and etudes are loaded to the piano, with examples from Hanon and Czerny providing great exercises to play along with. Reviewing your own performance is key to worthwhile practice. An onboard MIDI recorder provides the means to do this easily, and should you wish to share this with others, performances can be recorded as audio to a connected USB memory stick (not included).
Roland has developed many iOS apps for its products of late, and the DP-90Se is compatible with two that expand on its already impressive functionality. Piano partner is a fun practice tool, with game-like exercises, and also Roland’s DigiScore feature. This can be used wirelessly via the optional USB Wireless key. This is the perfect tool to take advantage of the Air Performer app, too. This allows the player to play along to their favourite songs from an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch.
With its sleek, minimalist design, and classic, polished finish, the Roland DP-90Se is aesthetically, truly stunning. Beneath the surface lies one of the most expressive digital pianos available.
The new piano designer app for iOS and Android
Roland have released Piano Designer for both iOS and Android platforms. This intuitive app gives you the power to tweak your piano sound to your exact specification! Giving you access to control all the elements that naturally shape the piano's sound, this free app also includes many settings that were crafted by world-leading piano technicians!
Manufacturer Roland Model DP-90Se Dimensions(WxDxH) 1398 x 344 x 781 mm Weight 47.4Kg (104lbs) Colour Polished White Keyboard PHA-4 with escapement and ivory feel Keyboard Modes Whole, Dual (volume balance adjustable), Split (split point adjustable), Twin Piano Sound Source SuperNATURAL Internal Sounds Grand Piano: 14 Tones, Upright Piano: 5 Tones, E. Piano: 10 Tones, Strings: 14 Tones, Other: 307 Tones (including 8 drum sets, 1 SFX set) Polyphony 128 Note Effects Ambience (Off, 10 levels), Brilliance Off, 21 levels) Sequencer Max. 99 songs, Approx. 30,000 notes Internal Songs Piano Masterpieces: 77 songs, Selection: EU= 10 songs/ US= 18 songs/ Other= 10 songs, Hanon: 20 songs, Czerny #100: 100 songs Connectivity DC In jack, Input jack: Stereo miniature phone type, Output (L/Mono, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type, USB COMPUTER port: USB Type B, USB MEMORY port: USB Type A, Phones jacks (Stereo, with Twin Piano Individual Mode) x 2: Stereo miniature phone type, Stereo 1/4-inch phone type Other Functions Wireless Connect (when using optional Wireless USB Adapter), Panel Lock, Auto Off, V-LINK, MIDI Visual Control, Demo Speakers 12cm x 2 Output Power 12 Watts x 2
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