Digital Piano

Form Meets Function, Innovation Meets Inspiration

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Form Meets Function, Innovation Meets Inspiration

The DP-990 is an affordable, space-efficient digital piano is not only stylish and practical as a piece of furniture, it also offers superb grand-piano sound, an authentic touch, educational features for students, and more.

Color Variation >> Medium Cherry DP-990-MC

  • - Stylish & Compact designed cabinet; approximately 30cm in depth, with new Satin Black (SB) and Medium Cherry (MC) finish
  • - Authentic grand-piano sound by 88-key stereo multi-sampled waves
  • - The next-generation PHA II (Progressive Hammer Action II) Keyboard with Escapement
  • - Newly designed continuous pedals with gentle silver metal
  • - 65 internal songs including many classic masterpieces and external SMF/audio *1 (wav, audio CD *2) playback capability for play-along fun, self practices.
  • - Twin Piano Mode allows the keyboard to be split into two zones with the same pitch ranges on both, perfect for teacher-student lessons or duets
  • *1 Optional M-UF128 is required

    *2 External USB CD-drive on the market is required

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Stylish Form that Compliments Any Home Decor

The DP-990 is sophisticated, stylish, and compact ― 34.4 cm (13-9/16 inches) in depth. It can fit easily into the tightest of spaces. When the lid is closed, the top becomes a smooth, flat surface. The DP-990 is available in two attractive color choices: Satin Black and Medium Cherry. The lid closes slowly and silently.

Feels Like a Grand, Sounds Like a Grand

Close your eyes and play the DP-990. Your fingers will experience the feel of a real piano, and your ears will hear the authentic sound of a true grand. Roland's mastery of music technology culminates in features such as the DP-990's PHA II(Progressive Hammer Action II) keyboard, which provides a true piano touch that gets gradually lighter as you travel up the keyboard. If even faithfully the "Escapement" click feel of a grand piano key action.

And its authentic grand-piano sound by 88-key stereo multi-sampled waves with 3D Sound Control creates a rich, multi-dimensional sound experience even from headphones. Great piano sound is only the beginning. The DP-990 offers 306 various tones and conforms to GM2/GS/XG Lite. Layer two sounds with Dual mode; assign different sounds to the right- and left-hand zones with Split mode.

Pedals with silver shimmer support complete expressiveness

The damper and soft pedals continually sense every detail of how they are pressed. For delicacy of playing expression, you can enjoy the same pedal effects of an acoustic grand piano, such as changing the sound according to damper contact with the strings and controlling the amount of release vibration by partially pressing the damper pedal.

Audio Song Playback in Any Key for Play-Along Fun

For play-along enjoyment and skill-building experience, the DP-990 let you play back songs on CD*. You can even minimize the pre-recorded vocals with the Center Cancel feature, and transpose the key with a Pitch Change feature. The DP-990 can also playback audio files (WAV format) and Standard MIDI Files via USB memory.
For quick playback, the DP-990 are equipped with a Roland Audio Port, which lets you connect an iPod or any portable music player so you can jam along instantly with your favorite songs.

Onboard and External Songs

Over 60 songs are built into the DP-990, great for play-along, personal enjoyment, and entertainment. A variety of musical styles are presented, including many classic masterpieces. Right- or left-hand parts can be muted for play-along practice. Also SMF/audio (wav, audio CD) playback function via USB is newly equipped.

The Best Lesson Partner

Make practicing fun with the Twin Piano, which allows the keyboard to be split into two zones with the same pitch ranges on both, perfect for side-by-side lessons or duets. The built-in 3-track recorder allows objective evaluation/playback of performances. A metronome function is built into the DP-990 for improving your rhythmic sense.

*External USB CD-drive on the market is required


Keyboard Type
88 keys (PHA II with Escapement)
Touch Sensitivity
Touch: 5 levels, Fixed Touch
Hammer Response: 10 levels
Keyboard Mode
Whole, Dual(volume balance adjustable), Split (split point adjustable), Twin Piano

Sound Source

88-key Stereo Multi-sampled Piano Sound
Conforms to GM2/GS/XGlite
Maximum Polyphony
128 voices
306 tones (including 8 drum sets, SFX set)
8 types, selectable tonic
Stretched Tuning
Master Tuning
415.3 Hz to 466.2 Hz ( adjustable in increments of 0.1 Hz )
Key Transpose: -6 to +5 ( in semitones )
Playback Transpose ( with Audio CD/Audio File ):-6 to +5 ( in semitones )
3D (4 levels )
Dynamics ( 3 types )
Reverb ( 10 levels)
Damper Resonance ( only for piano tones, 10 levels)
Key Off Resonance ( only for piano tones, 10 levels)
String Resonance ( only for piano tones, 10 levels)


Quarter note = 10 to 500
2/2, 0/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 7/4, 3/8, 6/8, 9/8, 12/8
10 levels
Metronome Sound
8 types


3 tracks
1 song
Note Storage
Approx. 30,000 notes
Song Select, Play/Stop, Rec, Previous / Rewinding, Next / Fast-forwarding, Track Mute ( Mute level adjustable ), Tempo, Tempo Mute, All Song Play, Count-in, Count-down, Song Volume, Center Cancel (only for Audio playback )
Quarter note = 10 to 500
120 ticks per quarter note

Internal Memory

Max. 99 songs
Save Song Format
Standard MIDI Files ( Format 0 )

External memory

External Storage
USB Memory, Floppy Disk ( when using optional floppy disc drive )
Playable Contents
Standard MIDI Files ( Format 0/1 ), Roland Original Format ( i-Format ), Audio File ( WAV 44.1 kHz / 16-bit linear format ), Audio CDs ( CD-DA ) ( when using a commercially avairable CD drive )
Save Song
Standard MIDI Files ( Format 0 )

Internal Songs

Number of song
65 songs + 7 Tone Demo Songs


USB connector
A type for Exrternal memory
Other connectors
Output jacks ( L/Mono, R ), Input jacks ( L/Mono, R ), Headphones jack x 2 ( Stereo ), MIDI connectors ( IN, OUT ), DC inlet, Pedal connector


Rated Power Output
12 W x 2
12 cm x 2
7-segments, 3 characters LED with Beat Indicator
Volume (Knob), Brilliance (21 steps)
Damper ( half-pedal recognition )
Soft ( half-pedal recognition, Function assignable )
Sostenuto ( Function assignable )
Other Functions
Panel Lock, V-LINK
Power supply
DC 12 V
Power Consumption
48 W
Color Variation
Satin Black (DP-990-SB), Medium Cherry (DP-990-MC)
Owner's Manual, AC Adaptor, Power Cord (for AC Adaptor), Headphones Hook
USB memory, Floppy Disk Drive, CD Drive Holder

Compatible CD Drives

Regarding the CD Drive compatibility, please click here to see the list titled "Compatible CD Drives".

Size and Weight (lid close)

Width (W)
1,398 mm55-1/16 inches
Depth (D)
344 mm13-9/16 inches
Height (H)
781 mm30-3/4 inches
47 kg103 lbs. 10 oz.

Size and Weight (lid open)

Width (W)
1,398 mm55-1/16 inches
Depth (D)
339 mm13-3/8 inches
Height (H)
974 mm38-3/8 inches
47 kg103 lbs. 10 oz.

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.


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