FP-4F

Digital Piano

Superb Piano Quality that Travels Light

  • USB Memory
  • USB
  • SMF
  • XGlite
  • GS
  • GM2
  • Super NATURAL PIANO

Information

(Apr. 5, 2013)
FP-4F System Program Ver 1.02 is available via free download!

(Apr. 4, 2013)
The FP-4F's successor arrived!
Meet the new FP-50 Digital Piano featuring Ivory Feel-G Keyboard with Escapement, Built-in speaker system, Intelligent rhythm feature, and more!

Superb Piano Quality that Travels Light

The new travel-friendly FP-4F takes Roland’s popular FP-4 piano concept and injects exciting new components into the top-selling design, most notably the acclaimed SuperNATURAL Piano engine and a deluxe Ivory Feel-G Keyboard with Escapement. Thanks to its built-in, 12w x 2 stereo speaker system, the FP-4F can be used anywhere, instantly, with no extra cables or amplification necessary. It blends beautifully into any environment and requires minimal floor space, and it’s available in classic black and white finishes, with an optional RPU-3 triple-pedal unit and matching KSC-44 stand. From stage performance to home entertainment and enjoyment, the FP-4F represents Roland’s ongoing commitment to advanced technology and musical creativity.

  • - SuperNATURAL Piano engine onboard
  • - Ivory Feel-G keyboard with Escapement
  • - Built-in stereo speaker system
  • - Session Partner feature provides rhythm and accompaniment patterns
  • - USB storage and audio-file playback capabilities
  • - Available in black (FP-4F-BK) or white (FP-4F-WH) finishes
  • - Compatible with DP-10 pedal (included) or RPU-3 triple pedal (optional)
  • - Ideal for stage use with KS-18Z stand (optional), and home use with KSC-44 stand (optional)

SuperNATURAL Piano

The FP-4F’s SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine combines our award-winning V-Piano technology with an exceptional 88-key stereo multisampling core. By extensively analyzing the characteristics of world-class concert pianos, we have faithfully replicated the unmatched tone color and expressiveness of a fine acoustic grand piano. SuperNATURAL Piano delivers the ultimate playing experience, with seamless tone variation according to touch, smooth and natural tone decay with no “looping,” and maximum expressivity in each individual key.

Compact and Ready to Travel

With a body that’s only 30.5 cm (12-1/16 inches) depth and a weight of only 16.6 kg (36 lbs 10 oz), the FP-4F is very convenient to transport, and it’s available in two classic finishes: white or black. At home or onstage, the FP-4F is friendly to operate with its high-visibility LCD, which provides a clear view of tones, song names, and parameters. You can place the FP-4F on any flat surface, or add a matching KSC-44 stand (optional) for a realistic piano look and feel. For performers who desire the utmost in portability, the collapsible KS-18Z stand is an ideal match.

Ivory Feel-G Keyboard

Featuring Roland’s acclaimed Progressive Hammer Action design with Escapement, the FP-4F’s Ivory Feel-G keyboard inherits the functions, appearance, and texture of keyboards found on our flagship pianos. Thanks to the combination of the latest sensor technologies and the SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine, the FP-4F offers expressivity and performance that rivals that of high-end pianos.

Add the optional RPU-3 for additional control and expression

The included DP-10 Damper Pedal offers continuous-pedaling capability, while the optional RPU-3 Triple-Pedal Unit affords a fully authentic grand piano playing experience.

Virtual Backing Band

The FP-4F’s Session Partner provides rhythm and accompaniment patterns created by professional musicians, letting you play along with an onboard dynamic backing band! You can even have the FP-4F play chord changes and ad-libs, or add complete accompaniment to a sing-along piece during a live performance. You’ll enjoy exploring the diverse range of built-in rhythm patterns, which are great song starters, as well as musical metronomes for improving your sense of timing.

Newly Designed Speaker System

Though the FP-4F’s newly designed speakers are compact in size, they deliver a rich and dynamic sound that’s perfect for intimate performances anywhere. At home and in smaller venues, you can simply plug in and play without having to carry a separate amplifier or set up a PA system.

USB Expansion

With its support for USB flash memory, the FP-4F lets you conveniently store your recorded performances and keyboard settings. You can also download SMF and WAV files from your computer and play them via a USB memory key from the FP-4F, or connect a USB CD drive (Roland’s CD-01A; sold separately) to blend your favorite audio CDs you’re your keyboard performance; both are great ways to add backing tracks to a live performance or to learn to play along with pre-recorded songs. Additionally, you can employ the Center Cancel feature to minimize pre-recorded vocals or lead instruments for play-and sing-along fun, and use the Tempo Change feature to speed up or slow down a song without changing the pitch.

Keyboard

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

Sound Generator (conforms to GM2/GS/XGlite)

Piano Sound
SuperNATURAL Piano Sound
Piano Effects
Damper Resonance (Off, 1—10)
String Resonance (Off, 1—10)
Key Off Resonance (Off, 1—10)
Max. Polyphony
128 voices
Tones
345 tones (including 8 drum sets, 1 SFX set)
Temperaments
8 types, selectable temperament key
Stretched Tuning
Off, Preset
Master Tuning
415.3 Hz to 466.2 Hz (adjustable in increments of 0.1 Hz)
Transpose
-6 to +5 (in semitones)
Effects
Reverb: Off, 1—10
Only for Organ Tones: Rotary Speaker Effect (Slow, Fast)
Equalizer
4-band Digital Equalizer

Metronome

Tempo
Quarter Note = 10 to 500
Beat
2/2, 0/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 7/4, 3/8, 6/8, 9/8, 12/8

Recorder

Song
1 song
Note Storage
Approx. 30,000 notes
Tempo
Quarter Note = 10 to 500
Resolution
120 ticks per quarter note
Playable Song Format
Standard MIDI Files (Format 0/1), Roland Original Format (i-Format)
Transpose
-6 to +5 (in semitones)

Session Partner

Rhythms
80 types x 2 variations
Chord Progression
Automatic or input with keyboard (user programmable)

Audio

Playable Song Format
Audio File (WAV 44.1 kHz / 16-bit Linear Format),
Audio CDs (CD-DA) (when using optional CD drive)
Audio Playback
Center Cancel
Audio Playback Speed: 75 to 125 %
Playback Transpose: -6 to +5 (in semitones)

External Memory

External Storage
USB Flash Memory (sold separately)
Songs
Max. 99 songs
Song Save Format
Standard MIDI Files (Format 0)

Internal Songs

73 songs

Display

Custom LCD (with backlit)

Other

Registrations
To Internal Memory: 20 x max. 25 sets
To External Memory: 20 x max. 99 sets
Other Functions
Panel Lock, V-LINK, Tone Demo
Connectors
EXT MEMORY connector
USB (MIDI) connector
PEDAL jacks (DAMPER/R, SOFT/L (FC1)*, SOSTENUTO/C (FC2)*): 1/4-inch phone type (* Assignable)
OUTPUT jacks (L/MONO, R): 1/4-inch phone type
INPUT jacks (L/MONO, R): RCA phono type
PHONES jack x 2: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
MIDI connectors (IN, OUT)
DC IN jack
Rated Power Output
12 W x 2
Speakers
(8 cm x 12 cm) x 2
Volume Level (SPL)
98 dB
* This value was measured according to the method that is based on Roland's technical standard.
Controls
VOLUME, BALANCE, LCD CONTRAST
Power Supply
DC 12 V (AC Adaptor)
Power Consumption
24 W
Finish
Black, White
Accessories
AC Adaptor, Power Cord (for AC Adaptor), Music Rest, Damper Pedal (capable of continuous detection)
Options (sold separately)
Dedicated Stand: KSC-44, Keyboard Stand: KS-12, KS-18Z, KS-G8, Pedal Unit: RPU-3, Damper Pedal: DP-10, Pedal Switch: DP-2, Expression Pedal: EV-5, EV-7, USB CD Drive: CD-01A, USB Flash Memory

* Use USB Flash memory sold by Roland. We cannot guarantee operation if other products are used.

Size and Weight

Width (W)
1,342 mm52-7/8 inches
Depth (D)
305 mm12-1/16 inches
Height (H)
135 mm5-3/8 inches
Weight
16.6 kg36 lbs. 10 oz.

Size and Weight (With dedicated stand KSC-44 and music rest)

Width (W)
1,342 mm52-7/8 inches
Depth (D)
341 mm13-7/16 inches
Height (H)
940 mm37-1/16 inches
Weight
29.1 kg64 lbs. 3 oz.

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.

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