F-20

Digital Piano

The Perfect Choice for a First Piano

  • Roland Wireless Connect
  • USB Memory
  • USB
  • SMF
  • GS
  • GM2
  • Super NATURAL PIANO

The Perfect Choice for a First Piano

If you're looking for the first piano for your child, the F-20 is the ideal choice. Delivering Roland's acclaimed piano technologies at a breakthrough price, this compact and attractive instrument offers best-in-class performance that provides a solid foundation for learning the instrument the right way. Its rich, authentic tone inspires young players to explore and develop their musical expression, while the fine weighted keyboard action—derived from Roland's flagship models—provides a true acoustic grand touch that's essential for proper piano education. As a digital instrument, the F-20 presents many advantages over traditional acoustic pianos to encourage learning and make playing fun, including recording and metronome functions, onboard rhythm accompaniment, and a wide selection of sounds beyond the piano. In addition, free Roland piano apps allow you to use your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with the F-20, providing a great way to motivate kids with play-along songs and enjoyable interactive features.

  • - Roland's top-level piano technologies deliver best-in-class performance
  • - Ivory Feel-G Keyboard with Escapement for an authentic grand piano touch
  • - Highly acclaimed SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine from top-line Roland models provides the rich, expressive tone of a fine acoustic grand
  • - Play along with favorite songs in your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch using the free Air Performer app
  • - Develop basic music listening and reading skills with the free Piano Partner app for iPad
  • - Built-in Rhythm feature that intelligently follows your playing, plus a wide selection of additional sounds such as organs, strings, guitars, choir, and more
  • - Dual and Split modes allow you to layer tones and play different sounds with the left and right hands
  • - Connect USB memory to save songs you've captured with the onboard recorder and play along with WAV and SMF songs
  • - Compact wood cabinet with your choice of Contemporary Black or Simulated Dark Walnut finishes; optional matching stands available for each finish
  • - Included DP-10 Damper Pedal provides continuous response for half-pedaling and other traditional acoustic piano techniques

Variation

  • Contemporary Black
    <F-20-CB>

  • Simulated Dark Walnut
    <F-20-DW>

Top Roland Quality, Incredible Value

Though it comes at an entry-level price, the F-20 delivers sound, features, and performance directly inherited from Roland's high-end pianos. With its compact size and built-in stereo speaker system, the instrument fits nicely into any home environment and is easy to move from room to room. The stylish wood cabinet comes in your choice of Contemporary Black or Simulated Dark Walnut finishes, so you can select the perfect color to compliment your living space.

Authentic Touch and Tone to Translate Emotion into Sound

Offering quality sound and playing touch that far exceeds other instruments in its class, the F-20 delivers solid performance that will carry your child through many years of musical development. The Ivory Feel-G Keyboard with Escapement inherits the functions, appearance, and texture of keyboards found in our flagship instruments, providing an authentic grand piano touch for building fundamental playing techniques quickly and efficiently. The famous SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine—also derived from Roland's top-line models—allows students to develop their skills with the rich tone and expressiveness of a world-class acoustic grand.

Air Performer and Piano Partner Apps Motivate Your Child to Play

Roland's free apps for Apple iOS devices offer a unique way to motivate your child's interest in playing and practice. With the Air Performer app, they can play along with favorite songs in the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch wirelessly* through the F-20's sound system. The Piano Partner app for iPad includes Flash Card, an interactive music program that kids will love, plus an intuitive graphical interface for selecting tones, songs, and rhythms in the F-20. Flash Card develops listening and reading skills in a fun way by challenging your child to identify notes that are shown on the iPad's display and sounded from the piano, with awards given after five challenges. Available from the Apple App Store, these powerful apps make it easy to use today's mobile technology to enhance your child's piano development.

*Wireless communication requires the Roland WNA1100-RL Wireless USB Adapter (sold separately) and a wireless LAN access point with an Internet connection.

Intelligent Accompaniment Helps Develop a Sense of Rhythm

With its onboard Rhythm feature, the F-20 lets your child experience music with a beautiful backing ensemble, so they can have fun and develop their timing skills at the same time. This amazing piano automatically accompanies their playing, intelligently following with chord backing and rhythms. 32 different accompaniment styles cover a variety of musical genres, and it's simple and intuitive to select rhythms from the F-20's panel or the Piano Partner app. The app also allows young students to play the fundamental elements of the F-20's accompaniment (drums and bass or drums only) without the other backing instruments, a great feature for daily piano practice.

Digital Advantages Enhance Learning and Enjoyment at Home

Unlike acoustic pianos, which require regular tuning and maintenance, the digital F-20 never needs to be tuned, so your child can enjoy perfect piano sounds year round. It also includes a wide range of useful onboard features for practicing and fun, such as a metronome, a recorder for capturing performances, and a Twin Piano mode that splits the keyboard so two people can play side by side in the same octave ranges. You can easily adjust the piano's volume to suit the room, or use headphones for private practice without disturbing others. Additionally, convenient output jacks give you the ability to connect the piano to an external sound system for broader coverage at parties and family gatherings at home. The F-20 also includes electric piano, harpsichord, organ, guitar, strings, and even synthesizer sounds, allowing students to explore a world of instruments beyond the piano.

Keyboard

Keyboard
88 keys (Ivory Feel-G keyboard)
Touch Sensitivity
Key Touch: 3 levels, Fixed Touch
Keyboard Modes
Whole
Dual (volume balance adjustable)
Split (split point, volume balance adjustable)
Twin Piano

Sound Generator

Piano Sound
SuperNATURAL Piano Sound
MIDI Format
Conforms to GM2, GS
Max. Polyphony
128 voices
Tones
Piano: 6 Tones
E.Piano: 7 Tones
Other: 22 Tones
Stretched Tuning (only for piano tones)
Always On
Master Tuning
415.3 Hz to 466.2 Hz (adjustable in increments of 0.1 Hz)
Transpose
-6 to +5 (in semitones)
Effects
Ambience (Off, 1 to 4)
Brilliance (Mellow, Normal, Bright)
Only for Piano Tones:
String Resonance (Always On)
Damper Resonance (Always On)
Key Off Resonance (Always On)

Recorder

Part
1 part
Save Format
Standard MIDI Files (Format 0)
Note Storage
Approx. 30,000 notes
Controls
Song Select
Play/Stop
Rec
Tempo
Count-in
Mix Balance
All Song Play
Tempo
Quarter note = 20 to 250
Resolution
120 ticks per quarter note

Metronome

Tempo
Quarter note = 20 to 250
Beat
0/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4

Audio

Playback
File Format: Audio File (WAV 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear format)
Controls
Song Select
Play/Stop
Playback Speed

Internal Memory

Save Song
Standard MIDI Files (Format 0)
Songs
Max. 1 song

External Memory

External Storage
USB Flash Memory
Songs
Max. 99 songs

Rhythm

Rhythms
32 types
Controls
Rhythm Select
Start/Stop
Tempo
Mix Balance
Tempo
Quarter note = 20 to 250
Playable Song Format
Standard MIDI Files (Format 0, 1)
Roland original format (i-Format)
Audio File (WAV, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear format)
Save Format
Standard MIDI Files (Format 0)

Other

Internal Songs
30 songs
Rated Power Output
6 W x 2
Speakers
8 x 12 cm (3-3/16 x 4-3/4 inches) x 2
Volume Level (SPL)
96 dB (This value was measured according to the method that is based on Roland's technical standard.)
Language
English
Control
Volume
Pedals
Damper (capable of continuous detection)
Other Functions
Panel Lock
V-LINK
MIDI Visual Control
Tone Demo
Auto Off
Roland Wireless Connect (wireless LAN function *2)
*2: Wireless USB Adapter sold by Roland is required.
Connectors
DC in jack
Pedal connector
Output jack: Stereo miniature phone type (usable as Phones jack)
Phones jack: Stereo miniature phone type
USB MEMORY port: USB Type A
USB COMPUTER Port: USB Type B
Power Supply
AC adaptor
Power Consumption
9 W (2 W to 18 W)
9 W: Average power consumption while piano is played with volume at center position
2 W: Power consumption immediately after power-up; nothing being played
18 W: Rated power consumption
Accessories
Owner's Manual
Music Rest
AC Adaptor
Power Cord (for connecting AC Adaptor)
Damper pedal (capable of continuous detection)
Options (sold separately)
Dedicated Stand: KSC-68
Keyboard Stand: KS-18Z, KS-12
Damper Pedal: DP-10
USB Flash Memory *3
Wireless USB Adapter: WNA1100-RL *3

*3: Use USB flash memory and Wireless USB Adapter sold by Roland. We cannot guarantee operation if other products are used.

Size and Weight (With music rest detached:)

Width (W)
1,282 mm50-1/2 inches
Depth (D)
296 mm11-11/16 inches
Height (H)
132 mm5-1/4 inches
Weight
17 kg37 lbs. 8 oz.

Size and Weight (With music rest and dedicated stand KSC-68:)

Width (W)
1,282 mm50-1/2 inches
Depth (D)
415 mm16-3/8 inches
Height (H)
916 mm36-1/16 inches
Weight
26 kg57 lbs. 6 oz.

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.

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