Roland U.S. has introduced the FP-7F Digital Piano, the latest addition to its FP series piano lineup.
The new FP-7F adds four new features:
- Roland’s SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine;
- an all-new PHA III Ivory Feel-S Keyboard with Escapement;
- a vocal mic input with companion Harmony effects; and
- an onboard looper.
The FP-7F is expected to ship in November with an MSRP of $2,199.00 for the black finish, and $2,299.00 for the white finish. The Roland FP-7F Digital Piano
Previously available only in their top-line digital pianos, the new FP-7F now includes Roland’s SuperNATURAL Piano engine.
The FP-7F also features Roland’s newly developed PHA III Ivory Feel-S Keyboard with Escapement. Additionally, every key is constructed of a special material that provides excellent moisture absorbency, with the white keys replicating the unique appearance and comfortable feel of real ivory keys.
For sing-along fun, the FP-7F provides a built-in microphone input, and the onboard Harmony engine lets users add duet, trio, and quartet harmonies to their own voice with effects derived from the BOSS VE-20 Vocal Processor. To create the harmony voices, the Harmony engine automatically detects the chords the user plays on the keyboard in real time.
Also onboard the FP-7F is a looper that lets a player record and play back their performance as a continuous audio loop. This is great for creating play-along backing, and unlimited overdubs can be added as well. Users can record the sounds of the FP-7F itself (including rhythm patterns from its large built-in library) and from a connected vocal microphone. In addition, loops can be saved as WAV files to USB flash media and used with the FP-7F’s USB Audio Key playback feature.
The FP-7F is available in black (FP-7F-BK) or white (FP-7F-WH) finishes, and comes standard with a DP-10 Damper Pedal. Options include the matching KSC-44 stand and the RPU-3 Triple Pedal Unit. The RPU-3 offers a true grand piano playing experience with three foot pedals, as well as advanced control of the FP-7F’s Harmony and Looper features.