FP-50

Digital Piano

Authentic Piano Performance to Go

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

Information

(Dec. 9, 2013)
FP-50 System Program Version 1.10 Now Available!

(Nov. 26, 2013)
You can download the Driver Ver.1.0.0 for OS X Mavericks (10.9)
You can download the Driver Ver.1.0.1 for Windows 8.1

(Oct. 24, 2013)
Compatibility information with iOS 7 about Air Performer

(Apr. 4, 2013)
Air Performer Now Available on the App Store!

Authentic Piano Performance to Go

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.

  • - Roland’s acclaimed SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine
  • - Ivory Feel-G Keyboard with Escapement
  • - Built-in speaker system
  • - Intelligent rhythm feature with full-keyboard chord recognition
  • - 90 rhythm types, with two variations for each style
  • - Available in black (FP-50-BK) and white (FP-50-WH) finishes
  • - Compatible with DP-10 Damper Pedal (included) or RPU-3 Triple Pedal (optional)
  • - Optional matching stands: KSC-44 (for home use) and KS-18Z (for stage use)
  • - Optional CB-88RL carrying bag

Variation

  • Black model
    <FP-50-BK>

  • White model
    <FP-50-WH>

A New Level of Piano Performance at Home

The FP-50’s authentic piano sound and touch provides top-level performance for playing all musical genres, from classical and jazz to rock and pop. Roland’s SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine faithfully replicates the unmatched tone color and expressiveness of the finest acoustic grand pianos, delivering seamless velocity response, natural tone decay, and authentic key-range behavior. Supreme playability comes from the Ivory Feel-G Keyboard with Escapement, which inherits the functions, appearance, and texture of keyboards found in our flagship pianos. At an affordable price, the stylish FP-50 offers sound, touch, and expressiveness rivaling that of high-end instruments.

Versatile Features and Easy Mobility for Live Players

Streamlined and compact, the FP-50 is easy to transport anywhere. In addition to premium acoustic pianos, it’s filled with a large selection of stage-ready sounds, including SuperNATURAL-based classic EPs, essential organ tones, 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.

Digital Advantages for Developing Piano Skills

The FP-50’s digital technology offers many great benefits that enhance your piano practice sessions. 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 neighbors. Rhythm accompaniments assist you in developing timing and groove, and the wide selection of music styles help expand your versatility. Via optional USB memory, you can play along with WAV audio files using various playback options such as key transposition, tempo adjustment, and Center Cancel, and record your performances as audio data for composing or self-evaluation. SMF songs can be played from USB memory as well.

Fun Air Performer App and Piano Partner App for iOS Devices

Extend your piano enjoyment with Roland Wireless Connect and the free Air Performer app, which lets you play along with your favorite songs in your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch through the FP-50’s sound system. The Piano Partner app for iPad is available for selecting on-board tones, songs and rhythms. Built-in rhythms can be controlled intuitively with using this app. Piano Partner app also includes Flash Card, an interactive music program to develop your listening and reading skills in a fun way. 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.

Keyboard

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

Sound Generator

Piano Sound
SuperNATURAL Piano Sound
MIDI Format
Conforms to GM2, GS, XGlite
Max. Polyphony
128 voices
Tones
Grand Piano: 14 tones
E.Piano: 25 tones
Strings: 18 tones
Other: 315 tones (including 8 drum sets, 1 SFX set)
Temperaments
8 types, selectable temperament key
Stretched Tuning (only for piano tones)
On
Off
Master Tuning
415.3 to 466.2 Hz (adjustable in increments of 0.1 Hz)
Transpose
Key Transpose: -6 to +5 (in semitones)
Playback Transpose: -6 to +5 (in semitones)
Effects
Ambience (Off, 1 to 10)
Equalizer (4-band digital equalizer)

Only for piano tones:
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)

Only for organ tones:
Rotary (Slow/Fast)

Only for some tones:
Modulation Speed (1 to 127)

Metronome

Tempo
Quarter note = 10 to 500 (When rhythm function turns on: Quarter note = 20 to 250)
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
Volume
11 levels

SMF Recorder

Parts
2 parts (Keyboard, Accompaniment)
Song Save Format
Standard MIDI Files (Format 0)
Songs
1 song
Note Storage
Approx. 30,000 notes
Controls
Song Select
Play/Stop
Rec
Rewinding
Fast-forwarding
Beginning of song/Previous song
Next song
Tempo
All songs play
Count-in
Tempo
Quarter note = 10 to 500 (When rhythm function turns on: Quarter note = 20 to 250)
Resolution
120 ticks per quarter note

Rhythm

Rhythms
90 types x 2 variations
Controls
Start/Stop
Sync Start
Intro/Ending
Fill In
Variation
Chord Hold
Leading Bass
Rhythm Part

Audio

Playable Format
Audio files (WAV format, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear)
Recording (when using sold separately USB Flash Memory)
Keyboard
SMF data
Song
Rhythm
Recording Format (when using sold separately USB Flash Memory)
Audio files (WAV format, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear)
Transpose
Playback Transpose: -6 to +5 (in semitones)
Tempo
Audio Playback Speed: 75 to 125 %
Controls
Song Select
Play/Stop
Rec
Rewinding
Fast-forwarding
Beginning of song/Previous song
Next song
Tempo
All songs play
Center Cancel

External Memory

External Storage
USB Flash Memory
Playable Song Format
Standard MIDI Files (Format 0, 1)
Roland original format (i-Format)
Audio files (WAV format, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear)
Save Format
Standard MIDI Files (Format 0)
Audio files (WAV format, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear)
Registration set files (Roland original format)

Other

Internal Songs
30 songs
Registrations
20 Registrations (capable of pedal shift)
Rated Power Output
12 W x 2
Volume Level (SPL)
98 dB

* This figure was measured according to the method that is based on Roland's technical standard.
Speakers
(8 cm (3-3/16 inches) x 12 cm (4-3/4 inches)) x 2
Display
Custom LCD
Control
Volume (slider)
Other Functions
Panel Lock
V-LINK
MIDI Visual Control
Tone Demo
Roland Wireless Connect (wireless LAN function *1)
*1: Wireless USB Adapter sold by Roland is required.
Connectors
DC IN jack
PEDAL (DAMPER/R, SOFT/L *, SOSTENUTO/C *) jacks : 1/4-inch phone type (* assignable)
INPUT jack: Stereo miniature phone type
OUTPUT (L/Mono, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
USB MEMORY port: USB Type A
MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors
PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
Power Supply
AC Adaptor
Power Consumption
9 W (6 to 31 W)
9 W: Average power consumption while piano is played with volume at center position
6 W: Power consumption immediately after power-up; nothing being played
31 W: Rated power consumption
Accessories
Owner's Manual
AC Adaptor
Power Cord
Music Rest
Damper Pedal (capable of continuous detection)
Options (sold separately)
Dedicated Stand: KSC-44
Keyboard Stand: KS-18Z, KS-G8, KS-12
Carrying Bag: CB-88RL
Pedal Unit: RPU-3
Damper Pedal: DP-10
Pedal Switch: DP-2
Expression Pedal: EV-5, EV-7
USB Flash Memory (*)
* Use USB Flash memory sold by Roland. We cannot guarantee operation if other products are used.

Size and Weight

Width (W)
1,343 mm52-7/8 inches
Depth (D)
313 mm12-3/8 inches
Height (H)
125 mm4-15/16 inches
Weight
16.5 kg36 lbs. 7 oz.

Size and Weight (FP-50 with dedicated stand KSC-44 and music rest)

Width (W)
1,343 mm52-7/8 inches
Depth (D)
405 mm16 inches
Height (H)
927 mm36-1/2 inches
Weight
28.9 kg63 lbs. 12 oz.

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.

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