HP503

Digital Piano

Entry-Class Piano with No Compromising of Standard Piano Features

  • Roland Wireless Connect
  • Progressive Hammer Action Keyboard
  • USB Memory
  • USB
  • SMF
  • XGlite
  • GS
  • GM2
  • PDA PEDAL
  • Super NATURAL PIANO

Information

(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)
App StoreAir Performer Now Available on the App Store!

(Sept. 1, 2012)
App StorePiano Partner Now Available on the App Store!

(Sept. 1, 2012)
HP503 System Program Version 2.00 Now Available!

Entry-Class Piano with No Compromising of Standard Piano Features

The HP503 digital piano brings the SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine, which is the ultimate in piano expressivity, and a Ivory Feel-S keyboard with Escapement, which reproduces the natural playing feel found in grand pianos. The Progressive Damper Action Pedal offers the sensitive and expressive pedaling response required by serious pianists. The HP503 achieves low power consumption while delivering a dynamic piano sound that is above its class.

  • - SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine realizes authentic, expressive piano performance comparable to acoustic grand pianos
  • - Soundboard Behavior provides clarity of each note even when many notes are played simultaneously
  • - Ivory Feel-S Keyboard with Escapement on par with Roland’s high-end piano keyboard mechanism, with the aesthetic and comfortable playability of a grand piano
  • - Progressive Damper Action pedal is responsive to the most delicate playing techniques
  • - Realistic classical fortepiano and harpsichord sounds onboard
  • - Large onboard song library covers piano masterpieces as well as popular etudes such as Czerny 100 and Hannon
  • - Metronome and recorder onboard; recorder lets you capture your performances as audio files
  • - Compact yet noble cabinet with the design elegance of an acoustic piano
  • - Available in two colors: traditional Rosewood finish or cool Satin Black finish

Variation

  • HP503-RW
    <Simulated Rosewood>

  • HP503-SB
    <Satin Black>

SuperNATURAL Piano Engine with Soundboard Behavior

The HP503 incorporates Roland's SuperNATURAL Piano technology for seamless velocity response, natural note decay, and authentic key-range behavior to reproduce perfect piano sound and expression. Tone color changes seamless in response to touch, accurately translating the player's emotions. Tone decay is natural and organic, with the decaying sound not only decreasing in volume, but also gradually changing in color to a softer tone. Each note has its own character, which creates variations in tonal color and resonance of each note.

Newly developed Soundboard Behavior function emulates the natural characteristics of string vibrations on the soundboard, and is not found on conventional sampling pianos. The technology is based on the V-Piano’s soundboard modeling, and can enhance sound clarity even when many notes are played simultaneously.

Authentic Fortepiano Tones Onboard

In addition to the selection of onboard grand-piano sounds, the HP503 features a newly added Early Piano category containing four fortepiano variations and two harpsichord variations. Masterpieces composed by maestros such as Mozart, Beethoven, and Chopin can be played with the original sounds from the period. The appreciation and understanding for the piece is heightened when using the instrument that was actually used by the composers. You can also play these early piano sounds with built-in historic temperaments which are ideal to play with other classical instruments.

Ivory Feel-S Keyboard with Escapement

The HP503 features new Ivory Feel-S Keyboard with Escapement. With the same progressive hammer action and escapement as the top-line PHA III, it offers unmatched expression and performance authenticity, capable of transforming the most subtle finger nuances into sound. It also provides incredibly fast key-repetition action. The surface of each white key replicates the unique appearance and comfortable feel of real ivory keys. The keys are constructed of a one-piece proprietary material that provides excellent moisture absorbency.

Progressive Damper Action Pedal

The HP503 is equipped with “Progressive Damper Action Pedal” that have light resistance at the beginning of the stroke and more resistance the instant they begin to take effect, just like real acoustic pianos. This makes it easy for the performer to know when the pedal begins take effect, and also allows half-pedal techniques for subtle control of aftertones and resonance. This pedal can accurately convey the techniques of serious pianists.

Built-In Audio/MIDI Recorder with Flexible Control

The built-in recorder lets you capture your performances as audio and/or MIDI data — a convenient feature for pianists as well as students who want to evaluate their playing. Transpose, Tempo Change and Center Cancel controls are available for Audio data. Recorded audio data can be saved onto USB Memory, and copied to an external computer for making audio CDs or for uploading to the Internet.

* USB memory is required for audio recording.

Ease of Use

The simple and intuitive control panel affords quick and easy access to the HP503's numerous features and applications. LCD panel provides the ideal visual interface with the instrument.

Environment-Conscious Design

The HP503 achieves low power consumption while still delivering high-impact performance. They also feature an Auto Off function, which, when activated, automatically switches the power off after a specified period of inactivity; inactivity time is selectable from 10 minutes, 30 minutes (default), 240 minutes, and off.

Keyboard

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

Pedals

Damper (Progressive Damper Action Pedal, capable of continuous detection)
Soft (capable of continuous detection)
Sostenuto (function assignable)

Sound Generator

Piano Sound
SuperNATURAL Piano Sound
Sound Generator
Conforms to GM2/GS/XGlite
Max. Polyphony
128 voices
Tones
Grand Piano: 10 tones
Early Piano: 6 tones
E.Piano: 10 tones
Strings: 14 tones
Other: 307 tones (including 8 drum sets, 1 SFX set)
Temperaments
8 types, selectable temperament key
Stretched Tuning
On, Off
Master Tuning
415.3 Hz 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, 10 levels)
Brilliance (Off, -10 — 0 — +10)

Only for Piano Tones:
Soundboard Behavior (Off, 10 levels)
Cabinet Resonance (Off, 10 levels)
Damper Resonance (Off, 10 levels)
String Resonance (Off, 10 levels)
Key Off Resonance (Off, 10 levels)

Only for Organ Tones:
Rotary Speaker Effect (Slow/Fast)

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
Volume
11 levels

SMF Recorder

Tracks
3 tracks
Song Save Format
Standard MIDI Files (Format 0)
Songs
Recorder section: 1 song
Internal Memory: Max. 99 songs
Note Storage
Approx. 30,000 notes
Controls
Song Select, Play/Stop, Rec, Rewinding, Fast-forwarding, Previous song, Next song, Part Mute, Mute Volume, Tempo, Tempo Mute, All Songs Play, Count-in, Song Balance, AB Repeat
Tempo
Quarter note = 10 to 500
Resolution
120 ticks per quarter note

Audio/Audio CDs

Playback
File Format: Audio File (WAV 44.1 kHz/16-bit linear format)
Audio CDs (CD-DA) (when using optional CD drive)
Recording (with Keyboard, SMF data)
File Format: Audio File (WAV 44.1 kHz/16-bit linear format)
Transpose
Playback Transpose: -6 to +5 (in semitones)
Tempo
Audio Playback Speed: 75 to 125 %
Controls
Song Select, Play/Stop, Rec, Rewinding, Fast-forwarding, Previous song, Next song, Tempo, All Songs Play, Song Balance, AB Repeat, Center Cancel

Internal Memory

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

External Memory

External Storage
USB Flash Memory
Playable Song Format
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 optional CD drive)
Song Save Format
Standard MIDI Files (Format 0)
Audio File (WAV 44.1 kHz/16-bit linear format)

Other

Internal Songs
Piano Masterpieces: 75 songs
Selections: over 10 songs
Hanon: 20 songs
Czerny #100: 100 songs
Rated Power Output
12 W x 2
Volume Level (SPL)
105 dB
* This figure was measured according to the method that is based on Roland's technical standard.
Speakers
12 cm x 2
Display
Custom LCD
Language
English
Control
Volume (Slider)
Other Functions
Panel Lock
MIDI Visual Control
Connectors
DC In jack, Pedal connector, Input jack: Stereo miniature phone type, Output jacks (L/Mono, R): 1/4-inch phone type, USB COMPUTER port, USB MEMORY port, MIDI connectors (In, Out), Phones jack x 2: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
Power Consumption
8 W (5 W to 32 W)
8 W: Average power consumption while piano is played with volume at center position
5 W: Power consumption immediately after power-up; nothing being played
32 W: Rated power consumption
Accessories
Owner's Manual, Roland 60 Classical Piano Masterpieces, AC Adaptor, Power Cord (for AC Adaptor), Headphone Hook (Supplied with the stand)
Options (sold separately)
USB Flash Memory
USB CD Drive (CD-01A)

Size and Weight (including piano stand)

Width (W)
1,387 mm54-5/8 inches
Depth (D)
429 mm16-15/16 inches
Height (H)
1,036 mm40-13/16 inches
Weight
52.5 kg115 lbs. 12 oz.

Height without Music Rest ...860 mm, 33-7/8 inches

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.

Support

To the top of page