Roland Ships 4 New Digital Pianos

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Los Angeles, CA, April 30, 2012 — Roland is pleased to announce that the following digital pianos are now shipping:

HP500 Series
Equipped with Roland’s acclaimed SuperNATURAL® Piano sound engine and the all-new Acoustic Projection sound system, the HP500 series offers serious players superior touch and tone in convenient, space-saving instruments for the home.

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SuperNATURAL Piano has received accolades from pianists everywhere for its amazingly realistic grand piano sound, which provides organic variations in tone throughout the entire dynamic range, notes that fade naturally, and three-dimensional sound and response. You can also play classical masterpieces using newly added authentic fortepiano tones they were written for.

To compliment the SuperNATURAL Piano engine in the HP507 and HP505, Roland has recently developed the Acoustic Projection sound system. Derived from the impressive multi-channel sound technology found in the V-Piano® Grand, the Acoustic Projection system delivers a rich, multi-dimensional sound field that recreates the vibrant and enveloping experience of playing an acoustic grand piano.

The HP500 series includes many premium features that further enhance the playing experience, including Roland’s renowned Ivory Feel keyboard and a progressive damper action pedal. All models offer an LCD and intuitive panel layout for user-friendly operation, as well as onboard three-track recording and audio recording/playback with optional USB flash memory. Flexible audio playback controls such as Center Cancel, transpose, and tempo change are perfect for practice and playing along fun.

The top-of-the-line HP507 has a six-channel Acoustic Projection system onboard, and is equipped with PHA III Ivory Feel Keyboard with Escapement for the ultimate grand piano touch and feel. The HP505 comes with a four-channel Acoustic Projection system, as well as the PHA III. Both models are available in Simulated Rosewood, Satin Black, or Polished Ebony finishes.

The entry-level HP503 offers the SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine, along with the Ivory Feel-S keyboard with Escapement, as well as the Progressive Damper Action Pedal. The HP503 is available in Simulated Rosewood or Satin Black finishes.

For more information, visit http://www.rolandconnect.com/product.php?p=hp500.

RP301
The RP301 is an affordable home instrument whose rich sound and impressive playability belies its modest cost. Equipped with the acclaimed SuperNATURAL® Piano sound engine and Ivory Feel-G keyboard, it 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.

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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).

For more information, please visit http://www.rolandus.com/products/productdetails.php?ProductId=1184.

RP301R
This attractive, fun, and affordable instrument pleases players of all levels and features the SuperNATURAL® Piano sound engine. With the 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.

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Onboard are 60 fun, rhythm accompaniments designed for pianists to enrich their 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 RP301R’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.

For more information, visit http://www.rolandus.com/products/productdetails.php?ProductId=1193.

F-120
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.

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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 now shipping to authorized Roland digital piano dealers in the U.S. For more information, visit http://www.rolandus.com/products/productdetails.php?ProductId=1185.