What we think of the Roland DP90-E digital piano
The Roland DP90E is the ideal solution for those who want a high specification and high quality digital piano but don't necessarily have enough room. The neat, folding cabinet design means that this could quite easily double up as a desk when closed, but still has the touch and sound of a more traditional, high end digital piano.
88 note PHA-4 ivory feel keyboard
5 levels of touch sensitivity
Whole, dual, split and twin piano keyboard split modes
Sustain, soft and sostenuto pedals.
SuperNATURAL piano sound engine with 128 note polyphony
Extensive sound library, including 14 grand pianos, 5 upright pianos, 10 electric pianos, 14 strings sounds and 307 other instruments including drums and sound effects
8 types of temperament
Selectable stretched tuning
Adjustable master tuning 415.3 Hz to 466.2 Hz (adjustable in increments of 0.1 Hz)
Ambience and brilliance effects
Piano designer menu, allowing adjustment of soundboard behaviour, damper resonance, string resonance, lid position, cabinet resonance and key off resonance
3 track audio recorder
Audio playback transpose (in real time) and tempo controls
Audio playback centre cancel
Backlit LCD screen
100 demonstration songs, with scores viewable on an iPad (with the optional WNA1100-RL wireless adaptor)
MIDI Visual Control
Stereo miniature phone type input jack
6.25mm output jacks, L/Mono, R
USB type B computer port
USB type A port for connecting USB memory or wireless adaptor
MIDI connectors (In, Out)
2 x 6.25mm headphone sockets
2 x 12 watt amplifiers with 2 x 12cm speakers
If you’re after a premium piano that’s also compact and beautifully understated, the DP-90e could be the answer. Since it’s a Roland piano, you’ll appreciate the SuperNATURAL sound engine which accurately recreates the sound of an acoustic grand piano. Your fingers will dance over the PHA-4 Premium Keyboard with the latest touch-sensing technology for enjoying the piano’s rich tonal variations and natural dynamics. And your eyes will definitely be drawn to the minimal elegance and design aesthetics of a high-end piece of furniture. The DP-90e also works with Roland's free piano apps for Apple iOS devices, so you can use your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch to make piano practise fun.
A piano for a modern lifestyle
Why shout when you can whisper? If you prefer things low-key and understated, you’ll love the DP-90e’s low-profile design: close the lid and the piano transforms into a stylish, unobtrusive side table. At just 1.3m wide, it doesn’t hog floorspace either, so even the smallest apartment can benefit from some designer chic.
A digital piano that sounds like an acoustic
We spend a lot of time ensuring that a Roland digital piano sounds just like an acoustic piano. You wouldn’t buy a car with three wheels, so why accept a digital piano that falls short of its acoustic counterpart? A piano should sound like a piano - a wide dynamic range, full of colour and character, a natural, organic decay, and the power to summon an emotional performance from the player. It all sounds obvious, until you realise that most digital pianos fall well short. Roland’s SuperNATURAL Piano technology brings the piano sound to life and it’s what makes our pianos special
A responsive, expressive keyboard with a realistic ivory feel
Whether you’re a beginner or a master pianist, the keyboard is where it all comes together. If you think about how many times you’ll be pressing those keys, you better make sure that the keyboard is comfortable and doesn’t encourage bad habits. When designing our keyboards, our goal is for you to think you’re playing an acoustic piano keyboard. Sure, there’s lots of technology involved underneath, but the end result is refreshingly simple. Play one and you’ll agree.
3D headphone sound brings practice to life
The beauty of digital pianos is that you can practise in silence without disturbing other people. Great for them, but what about you? You’ll probably be using headphones a lot, but many pianos don’t take this into account. With the new Headphones 3D Ambience effect, you’ll enjoy the sound field of an acoustic piano during these private sessions, making it feel as though the sound is emanating from the instrument itself.
Listen, learn and improve!
The onboard recorder lets you listen to what you just played, highlighting areas for improvement. Instant recording is a real time saver, essential for helping students improve. It comes in handy for experienced pianists too as you can share your audio recording (via USB) with family, friends, or your piano teacher.
Free Roland piano apps make piano practice fun
Practise can be boring, but it’s essential if you want to improve. So why not make practise fun by hooking up your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch? With the Piano Partner app you can display the piano’s built-in songs via the iPad’s screen, identify the different notes by ear or wirelessly stream your favourite tunes from your iPhone through the piano’s speaker system.
*Wireless communication requires the Roland WNA1100-RL Wireless USB Adaptor (sold separately) and a wireless LAN access point with an Internet connection.
Explore an expanded range of dynamic expression
The Dynamic Harmonic feature allows you to adjust the unique overtone characteristics created with fortissimo playing. If you’re a student, this gives you a new palette of tonal colors to explore as the strength of your key touch improves. More experienced players will welcome the deep expressive control too.
Convenient features for everyday playing
The DP90e is a digital piano, with many advantages over acoustic pianos. It’ll save you money as it doesn’t need tuning, and you get a metronome, recording features, silent practice with headphones, USB connectivity and the option to use apps to help you improve. But it’s worth remembering that the DP-90e is just like an acoustic piano where it matters: the sound, feel and playing experience. Just the way it should be.
Delivery is fast and free to all UK mainland addresses. Depending on your location we will select a courier - normally TNT, UPS or a Pallet service. At Chamberlain Music we aim to deliver as quickly and safely as possible and do our best to keep you informed all the way. Delivery of digital pianos is to doorsteps however many drivers are happy to assist further although they are not contracted to do so. Your piano will be delivered boxed and will require self-assembly.
Manufacturer's warranty: 5 years
W: 1398 mm
D: 339 mm
H: 974 mm
Weight: 46.1 kg