WNAMM09: Roland Introduce The V-Piano

Digital piano like never before?      15/01/09
WNAMM09: Roland Introduce The V-Piano


Roland has announced the next chapter in the V legacy ... the V-Piano. They say that you can throw away all preconceived notions of what a digital piano was and is because this instrument changes everything...
We shot an exclusive preview in the hotel suite of the V-Piano in action here.
    Roland V-Piano Hi-Resolution Audio (44.1/16bit)
  1. Low note decay test
  2. Riffing with standard preset
  3. Tuning and detuning
  4. Sweet-spot tuning
  5. Hammer soft/hardening
  6. Resonance
  7. Silver strings
Here's the details that Roland have revealed...
Features
  • Revolutionary "living" piano core that breaks the digital-sampling barrier in a stand-alone instrument
  • Stunning pianos onboard, from grand-piano classics to never-before-heard futuristic hybrids
  • All pianos are customizable
  • Newly developed 88-note PHA-III Ivory Feel keyboard with Escapement
  • Analog (XLR and 1/4") outputs, digital output (coaxial), USB Memory port and MIDI I/O
Breaking Barriers
The V-Piano soars above the limitations of past technologies with its revolutionary "living" piano core, allowing every note to respond and evolve naturally, seamlessly, and perfectly without requiring samples. With the V-Piano, there is no velocity switching, and it provides a smooth, natural decay that must be heard to be believed.< Create Your Dream Collection
With the V-Piano you can choose from beautifully crafted vintage grand-piano presets or you can create your own custom dream collection. Vary the hardness of the virtual hammer felts. Experiment with exotic string configurations and tunings. Put a world-famous grand under your fingertips or play a futuristic piano that has never been heard before.
New PHA-III Ivory Feel keyboard
Even the most demanding pianist will appreciate the V-Piano's new PHA-III Ivory Feel keyboard with Escapement This advanced keyboard technology reproduces the real feel of ivory for the natural keys and ebony for the sharps, and provides a true grand-piano touch and response. Even the subtle click feel when the "hammer" is released from the key (escapement) is reproduced.
Friendly Complexity
High technology doesn't have to equate to high complexity for the pianist. With its clean control panel and logically designed user interface, the V-Piano is amazingly fast and friendly to navigate. Even deep-level editing is easy to access and understand. You'll be customizing and creating new sounds within minutes of first touching the instrument.
Pricing and Availability:
TBA More information:
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    3 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
    Chris    Said...

    Sounds nice but no Rhodes? Wurly?

    15-Jan-09 12:13 PM


    Vince    Said...

    What's up with the 'living piano' bit? What have they got, a little hamster in a wheel in there? :) I'd be more interested if they used words like 'physical modeling', that actually means something. Is that what this is? Sorry, not ready to throw away my preconceived notions just yet...

    15-Jan-09 02:38 PM


    Peter K.    Said...

    People who are into this might want to check out the Kawai MP8II as well. It's an amazing instrument with real hammers and wooden keys, not just counterweights or anything.

    18-Jan-09 11:11 AM


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