Roland has given four instruments in their new line-up an updated SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine for improved velocity response, note decay and key-range behavior as well as more realistic ivory and ebony keys. These key models are part of Roland’s home digital piano family, and promise to make them sound more authentic, and provide a more natural feel with the keys.
Roland’s new sound engine combines its award-winning V-Piano technology with 88-key stereo multi-sampling wizardry for a more acoustic-sounding digital piano. Note-to-note transitions across the keyboard will have a more authentic piano sound, and the unnatural looping that is sometimes experienced in note decay is replaced with sounds that linger and fade naturally. The new enginea will deliver smooth tonal variations from pianissimo to fortissimo.
As well as receiving a sound engine upgrade, the RG-3F Digital Mini-Grand Piano, RG-1F Digital Mini-Grand Piano and LX-10F Digital Upright Piano are all kitted with PHA III Ivory Feel keyboards. This technology offer players a more authentic “click feel” of a grand-piano, while also taking on the appearance, texture and moisture-absorbing properties of actual ivory and ebony keys.
The DP-990F Designer Piano has Roland’s PHA II Ivory Feel technology which, in addition to the grand piano feel offered by the other models, yields a heavier touch in the lower range and lighter touch in the upper, providing lighter resistance for pianissimo passages and stronger resistance for fortissimo. Roland will offer the new models for $11,999 for the RG-3F, $8,399 for the RG-1F, $5,999 for the LX-10F and $2,699 for the DP-990F.
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