What we think of the new Roland FP-50 digital piano:
The Roland FP-50 digital piano is a marked improvement over the outgoing FP-4F. Whilst it shares the same keyboard action and piano sound engine, through use of better quality speakers the difference in the sound is quite remarkable - this instrument sounds much more natural and resonant, despite the relatively low powered 2 x 12 watt amplification system. There are some new sounds too, in particular in the EP section which offer superb attack and a really lifelike response. The old session partner accompaniment system has been revamped and is now of much better quality and allows you to add another dimension to your playing through use of auto accompaniment. They have even devised a backing specifically for Jessie J's Price Tag! All in all, the new Roland FP-50 offers great value for an instrument packed with this many features and is a hugely popular choice for both amateur and professional musicians alike.
88 note Ivory Feel-G keyboard action with synthetic ivory keytops and escapement action
5 levels of touch sensitivity
Whole, dual and split keyboard modes
SuperNATURAL piano sound engine for stunning piano realism
Conforms to GM2, GS, XGlite for MIDI recording
128 note polyphony
Grand Piano: 14 tones
E.Piano: 25 tones
Strings: 18 tones
Other: 315 tones (including 8 drum sets, 1 SFX set)
8 temperament types for period music
Master tuning control for accompanying other instruments, 415.3 to 466.2 Hz (adjustable in increments of 0.1 Hz)
Key Transpose: -6 to +5 (in semitones) Playback Transpose: -6 to +5 (in semitones)
Adjustable effects including:
Ambience (Off, 1 to 10)
Equalizer (4-band digital equalizer
Soundboard Behavior (Off, 1 to 10)
Cabinet Resonance (Off, 1 to 10)
Damper Resonance (Off, 1 to 10)
String Resonance (Off, 1 to 10)
Key Off Resonance (Off, 1 to 10)
Modulation Speed (1 to 127)
2 track, 1 song SMF recorder capable of recording 30,000 notes
90 rhythm accompaniment styles with 2 variations
Audio recording and playback through USB
Playback Transpose: -6 to +5 (in semitones)
Audio Playback Speed: 75 to 125 %
30 built in songs
20 registration memory banks
2 x 12 watt amplifiers
Panel lock feature
Auto power off
Stand pictured is an optional accessory
Travel-friendly and affordable, the FP-50 brings you top-class piano performance along with many other great features to enhance your playing enjoyment. At your fingers is the authentic tone and touch of an acoustic grand, plus a large selection of versatile sounds for performing in a variety of situations. The intelligent rhythm feature makes it simple to create incredible music, providing dynamic, sophisticated accompaniments that automatically follow your performances in real time. And with its compact, stylish design and built-in speaker system, the FP-50 is always ready to go wherever you want to play.
Style, feel and authentic sound for playing piano at home
When a piano is made to be played every day, it needs to have a comfortable keyboard. The FP-50’s is called the ‘Ivory Feel-G keyboard with Escapement’, which replicates the appearance, texture, and moisture absorbing properties of real ivory. If you’re an experienced player, you’ll appreciate the authentic feel of the keyboard; if you’re a beginner, you’ll be starting in the right place.
The piano sounds of the FP-50 are among Roland’s finest too, using a unique technology called SuperNATURAL Piano to power the grand piano sounds. The FP-50 reacts quickly to your touch over the entire length of the keyboard and the transition of notes from soft to hard is smooth, responsive and realistic – no matter how quickly you play. The ‘decay’ of each note (how long it takes to fade to silence after being played) is also consistent with that of a real grand piano, so the character of the tone changes authentically, as it decays.
Easy to carry, hard to beat
The FP-50 is easy to carry, but sounds much bigger than it looks; in addition to the premium acoustic pianos, it’s brimming with a large selection of essential stage-ready sounds, including SuperNATURAL-based classic EPs, smoky organ tones, emotive strings, modern synths, and more. Stereo outputs let you connect to an external amplification system, while the built-in speakers help you monitor your performance while on stage. The intelligent rhythm feature gives you control of an entire onboard backing band for solo performing, with automatic accompaniment that follows whatever you play on the keyboard.
Helping you become a better piano player
The FP-50 was designed to be played every day and includes several ways to help you practice. You can turn off the built-in speakers and play privately using headphones, allowing you to practice day or night without disturbing family members or neighbours. The on-board Rhythm accompaniments can help you develop your timing and groove, and the wide selection of on-board music styles help expand your versatility. The optional USB memory also lets you play along with your favourite songs saved as WAV audio files, but here’s the clever bit: you can change the key and adjust the speed of the audio, and even reduce the sound of pre-recorded vocals so you can sing over the top. Best of all, you can record your performances back to USB memory as audio data, useful for composing or self-evaluation. SMF songs can be played from USB memory as well.
Fun Air Performer App for iOS Devices
The FP-50 works with Roland Wireless Connect and the free Air Performer app, and you can play along with your favourite songs in your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch through the FP-50’s sound system. Roland Wireless Connect is simple to set up and use, providing convenient, cable-free communication with Apple iOS devices via Roland’s optional WNA1100-RL Wireless USB Adapter.
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 warranty: 5 years
W: 1343 mm
D: 313 mm
H: 125 mm