Los Angeles, CA, September 4, 2013 — Roland is
pleased to announce the F-20 Digital Piano, an entry-level instrument
that offers the company’s industry leading piano technologies at a
breakthrough price. With sound, features, and performance directly
inherited from Roland’s high-end pianos, the F-20 is ideal for parents
seeking a first instrument to inspire and support their child’s musical
development. The F-20 is also compatible with Roland’s free interactive
apps for Apple iOS devices, which provide a great way to stimulate kids’
interest in playing and learning.
Delivering authentic sound and playing touch that far
exceeds other instruments in its class, the F-20 provides a solid
foundation to carry a child through many years of musical development.
Roland’s trusted piano technologies offer a distinct advantage over
competing instruments, providing quality performance that rivals pianos
costing much more.
With the functions, appearance, and texture of keyboards
found in Roland’s flagship instruments, the Ivory Feel-G Keyboard with
Escapement offers an authentic grand piano touch for building
fundamental playing techniques. The acclaimed SuperNATURAL Piano sound
engine—also derived from Roland’s top-line models—allows young students
to develop their skills with the rich tone and expressiveness of a
world-class acoustic grand.
Roland’s free piano apps for Apple iOS devices offer a
unique approach to motivate a child’s interest in playing and practice.
With the Air Performer app, they can play along with favorite songs in
the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch wirelessly via Roland Connect (optional)
through the F-20’s sound system. The Piano Partner app for iPad
includes Flash Card, an interactive music program that kids will love,
plus an intuitive graphical interface for selecting tones, songs, and
rhythms in the F-20.
The F-20’s onboard Rhythm feature lets young piano
students experience music with a beautiful backing ensemble, so they can
have fun and develop their timing skills at the same time. The
instrument automatically accompanies their playing, intelligently
following with chord backing and rhythms. 32 different accompaniment
styles cover a variety of musical genres, and it’s simple and intuitive
to select rhythms from the F-20’s panel or the Piano Partner app.
As a digital instrument, the F-20 presents many additional
advantages over traditional acoustic pianos to encourage learning and
make playing fun, such as a built-in metronome, a recorder for capturing
performances, easy volume control to suit the room, and the ability to
plug in headphones for quiet practice. The F-20 also includes additional
sounds such as electric piano, harpsichord, organ, guitar, strings, and
more, allowing students to explore a world of instruments beyond the
The compact and stylish F-20 features a wood cabinet and a
built-in stereo speaker system, and comes in Contemporary Black or
Simulated Dark Walnut finishes. Optional matching stands are available
for each finish.
For more information, visit www.RolandConnect.com.
About Roland Corporation
Roland Corporation is a leading manufacturer and
distributor of electronic musical instruments, including keyboards and
synthesizers, guitar products, electronic percussion, digital recording
equipment, amplifiers, audio processors, and multimedia products. With
40 years of musical instrument development, Roland sets the standard in
music technology for the world to follow. For more information, visit www.RolandUS.com.