What we think of the new Roland FP-30 digital piano:
A superb value new model in the lineup from Roland, replacing the compact F-20 model. With an 88 note graded hammer action keyboard, the PHA-4 with ivory feel the FP-30 offers a better touch than anything else in its class and it also shares the piano sound engine with the top end HP and LX models. A 1 track record facility and Bluetooth connectivity as well as USB to device and host makes the FP-30 a versatile instrument that is a great choice of portable instrument for the home or school use. The one downside is the lack of audio outputs, only the headphone jack serves as an audio output so if this is a consideration it may be worth looking at the next model up in the range, the ever popular FP-50.
88 note PHA-4 keyboard action with synthetic ivory keytops and escapement action
5 levels of touch sensitivity plus fixed touch
Whole, dual, split and Twin Piano keyboard modes
SuperNATURAL piano sound engine for stunning piano realism
Conforms to GM2 and GS for MIDI recording
128 note polyphony
35 instrument voices including:
Grand Piano: 6 tones
E.Piano: 7 tones
Other: 22 tones
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--4)
Brilliance (Mellow, Normal, Bright)
String, damper and key off resonance on piano sounds
1 track, 1 song SMF recorder capable of recording 30,000 notes
8 drum beat backings
Audio file playback from flash memory via USB to device port (WAV 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear format)
Bluetooth Ver 4.0 for sheet music apps
30 built in songs
USB to host type B port
USB to device type A port
2 x headphone jack outputs 3.5mm & 6.25mm (also to be used for audio output)
Supplied with damper pedal and music rest
2 x 11 watt amplifiers power 2 x 12 cm speakers
Superior Sound and Touch That Satisfies the Most Experienced Pianists
Incorporating Roland's acclaimed SuperNATURAL sound engine the FP-30 delivers a natural and expressive sound, what Roland describe as an authentic piano experience allowing the detailed articulation and response required by experienced pianists. The sound is delivered by a powerful onboard speaker system which along with its newly developed key action with ivory feel and escapement makes it truly a class leading instrument.
Highly Portable for Life on the Move
The FP-30 is available in a choice of white or black finishes, and its modern, elegant look makes it a welcome addition to any room. Designed to be ideal for domestic users, teachers and performers alike the FP-30 is compact and light yet without sacrificing playability, the goal being to produce a pro level instrument that is incredibly mobile. For those who don't require immediate portability an optional fixed stand and pedal unit is available, providing a traditional configuration without the large footprint taken up by an acoustic upright piano. This optional pedal unit can be assigned to hands-free turning of digital sheet music when used in conjunction with tablet apps such as piaScore and Sheet Music Direct - Roland has really thought of everything!
Powerful Digital Advantages for Learning, Creativity, and Enjoyment
A modern digital piano has many advantages over an acoustic instrument and the FP-30 is no exception with a range of instrument voices and rhythms to make practice sessions fun. Two sounds can be layered together and the keyboard split too, and even into two 'separate' pianos for duets or side by side teaching. The piano is equipped with Bluetooth enabling you to use MIDI music apps on mobile devices, and USB support enables you to play along with favourite tunes from a memory stick and save recordings captured on in built record facility.
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: 1,300 mm
D: 284 mm
H: 150 mm
Weight: 14.1 kg