HPi-50

Digital Piano

Top-Level Features Bring the Joy of Playing Piano to Your Entire Family

  • Roland Wireless Connect
  • Progressive Hammer Action Keyboard
  • USB Memory
  • USB
  • XGlite
  • GS
  • GM2
  • MIDI Visual Control
  • DigiScore
  • 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

(Jun. 24, 2013)
HPi-50 System Program Version 1.07 Now Available!

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

Top-Level Features Bring the Joy of Playing Piano to Your Entire Family

Bringing together the best of Roland’s piano technologies in one attractive, space-saving instrument, the HPi-50 offers premium performance at an incredible value. The acclaimed SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine delivers rich, gorgeous tone, while the PHA III Ivory Feel Keyboard with Escapement provides a true grand piano touch that endlessly inspires. Powerful onboard DigiScore features are displayed in high resolution on the large color LCD built into the music rest, with digital sheet music and a wide range of skill-building exercises and games that make learning and playing fun for all ages, from children to adults. Rounding out the impressive HPi-50 is the advanced Acoustic Projection audio system, which fills your living space with beautiful, natural piano sound.

  • - Roland’s top-level piano features brought together in one instrument
  • - SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine for organic, expressive sound and response
  • - Top-of-the-line PHA III Ivory Feel Keyboard with Escapement
  • - Interactive DigiScore training programs built in, featuring digital sheet music plus entertaining skill-building games and exercises
  • - Large, high-resolution (1280 x 800) color LCD built into the music rest
  • - 50 onboard rhythm accompaniments and nearly 400 internal songs, including popular études such as Czerny 100 and Hanon, plus classical masterpieces and popular songs
  • - 16-part SMF song recorder built in; records and plays WAV audio songs via optional USB flash memory
  • - Innovative Acoustic Projection system for natural, multidimensional sound
  • - Progressive Damper Action pedal
  • - Wood cabinet with beautiful Simulated Rosewood finish

SuperNATURAL Piano Onboard

The HPi-50 features Roland’s SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine for seamless velocity response, natural note decay, and authentic key-range behavior, delivering perfect piano sound and expression. As you play, the tone color changes naturally in response to your touch, from the softest notes to the loudest. Tone decay is also natural and organic, with the sound not only decreasing in volume, but also gradually softening in tone as the notes fade away. With SuperNATURAL Piano technology, every note has its own character, faithful to the performance of a real acoustic grand.

Magnificent Touch with PHA III

Further enhancing the SuperNATURAL Piano experience is the flagship PHA III (Progressive Hammer Action III) Ivory Feel keyboard with Escapement. With its fast key repetition and sensitivity, this keyboard faithfully translates the subtle tonal differences of different playing styles and the force at which the keys are played. Additionally, the keys are finished with a unique material that has moisture-absorbing properties, offering the natural texture and tactile sensation of real ivory and ebony.

High-Resolution DigiScore

Roland’s DigiScore displays digital sheet music on the large, built-in color LCD. The resolution has been greatly enhanced over previous models, with the ability to show 32nd notes and up to 48 measures* of music at one time. In addition, the new Auto Sync feature ensures that the onscreen notation perfectly follows your performance regardless of your tempo, with the digital pages turned in sync as well. Onboard exercises make sharpening your skills challenging and fun, as do numerous features such as the graphical metronome, onscreen keyboard, fingering number display**, and many others.

* 48 measures can be shown when you choose to display notes only and set the notation screen display size to “small.”

** Fingering number display can be viewed when playing internal songs or songs created on the HPi that contain the necessary data.

Notation-Based Programs

A wide variety of interactive practice features offer solid support for developing piano skills. The Finger Training course displays the “finger power” in both hands on screen while playing the built-in Hanon exercises, and the Visual Lesson application identifies areas in the digital sheet music that you need to work on. These and other features provide powerful tools to improve your playing, no matter whether you’re a beginner just starting out or an advanced pianist who has been playing for years.

Skill-Building Games

Students and children will enjoy the HPi-50’s friendly, interactive DigiScore games, which provide a fresh, innovative way to learn at their own pace. For example, the DoReMi Course is a no-pressure review on music reading and fingering techniques, while the Scroll Game lets you play along with a graphical piano roll on the display. Also included is the new Medal Collection application, which awards gold, silver, or bronze medals based on accuracy while playing along with the built-in songs. Challenging and entertaining, the games are great fun for children and adults alike.

Acoustic Projection Sound System

The unique sound space that is created when you play an acoustic piano is realized through a complex yet harmonious combination of elements. The HPi-50 provides an identical multidimensional sound experience through innovative Acoustic Projection technology, which delivers its magic though an advanced multi-channel speaker system. Each speaker is specifically located inside the HPi-50’s cabinet to properly project each sound element in its natural position, with all elements intelligently blended to reproduce the true sound field of an acoustic piano.

Keyboard

Keyboard
88 keys (PHA III Ivory Feel Keyboard with Escapement)
Touch Sensitivity
Key Touch: 100 types, Fixed Touch
Hammer Response: 0 to 10
Keyboard Mode
Whole
Dual (volume balance adjustable)
Split (split point adjustable)
Twin Piano

Pedals

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

Sound Generator

Piano Sound
SuperNATURAL Piano Sound
MIDI Format
Conforms to GM2, GS, XGlite
Max. Polyphony
128 voices
Tones (Total 348 tones)
Piano: 16 tones
E. Piano: 10 tones
Vibraphone: 6 tones
Strings: 11 tones
Organ: 13 tones
Voice: 9 tones
Pad: 5 tones
Guitar/Bass: 6 tones
Winds: 6 tones
Drums: 10 tones (9 drum sets, 1 SFX set)
GM2: 256 tones
Temperament
8 types, selectable temperament key
Stretched Tuning
Preset
User tuning (adjustable in individual notes: -50.0 to +50.0 cent)
Off
Master Tuning
415.3 Hz to 466.2 Hz (adjustable in increments of 0.1 Hz)
Transpose
Key Transpose: -6 to +6 (in semitones)
Playback Transpose (including audio files): -6 to +6 (in semitones)
Effects
Ambience (0 to 10)
Brilliance (0 to 10)

Only for piano tones (Piano Designer):
Open/close lid (0 to 6)
Hammer Noise (1 to 5)
Damper Resonance (0 to 10)
Duplex Scale (0 to 10)
String Resonance (0 to 10)
Key Off Resonance (0 to 10)
Cabinet Resonance (0 to 10)
Soundboard Behavior (0 to 10)
Damper Noise (0 to 10)

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
Off, 10 levels
Pattern
11 patterns
Sound
8 types

SMF Recorder

Tracks
3 tracks
Song Format
Standard MIDI Files (Format 0)
Storage Quantity
Recorder section: 1 song
Internal memory: Max. 200 songs
Note Storage
Approx. 30,000 notes
Recording Method
Replace, Mix
Control
Song Select
Play/Stop
Rec
Rewinding
Fast-forwarding
Reset
Track 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
Edit
Copy
Insert
Delete
Erase
Part Exchange
Quantize
Transpose
Note Edit
PC Edit
Notation Mark
Key Signature
Beat Map

Audio

Playable format
Audio files (WAV format, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear)
Recording (when using sold separately USB Flash Memory)
Keyboard
SMF data
Audio from Input jacks
Recording format (when using sold separately USB Flash Memory)
Audio files (WAV format, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear)
Transpose
Playback Transpose (with Audio from Input jacks): -6 to +6 (in semitones)
Tempo
Audio Playback Speed: 75 to 125 %
Control
Song Select
Play/Stop
Rec
Rewinding
Fast-forwarding
Reset
Tempo
All Songs Play
Song Balance
AB Repeat
Center Cancel (with Audio from Input jacks)

DigiScore

Score Display
Great Staff
G Clef
F Clef
Mark
Notation Mark
Pitch Name
Lyrics
Chord
Finger Number
Size
Small (32 measures *)
Medium (15 measures *)
Large (8 measures *)
With note names (2 measures *)
* Use default setting.
Function
Auto Sync
Keyboard indication

Lesson Application

Music Games
Wonderland
Flash Card
Twin Piano Game
Scroll Game
Music Learning
DoReMi Course
Visual Lesson
Medal Collection
Finger Training
Music Creation
Rhythm
16 Part Recorder
Song Edit
Audio Convert

Rhythm

Rhythm
50 rhythms
Control
Start/Stop
Intro/Ending
Sync Start
Fill-in
Leading Bass
Arranger On/Off
Tempo

User Program

Preset
40 types
Storage Quantity
Internal memory: Max. 99 sets
External memory: Max. 99 sets

Internal Memory

Save Format
Standard MIDI Files (Format 0)
Storage Quantity
Max. 100 songs

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)

Other

Internal Songs (Total US 436 songs, EU 436 songs, Other area 421 songs)
Piano Masterpieces: 80 songs
Selection: US 40 songs, EU 40 songs, Other area 25 songs
Kids: 20 songs
Bayer: 106 songs
Burgmuller: 25 songs
Czerny 100: 100 songs
Czerny 30: 30 songs
Hanon: 20 songs
Invention: 15 songs
Other Functions
Panel Lock
V-LINK
MIDI Visual Control
Classic Position
Tone Demo
Score BMP Export
Auto Off
Roland Wireless Connect
Language
English
French
German
Japanese
Spanish
Italian
Dutch
(French, German, Spanish, Italian and Dutch only apply to some messages in the screen)
Display
Graphic color LCD 1,280 x 800 dots (with a music rest)
Connectors
DC In jack
Pedal connector: 8-pin DIN type
Input (L/Mono, R) jacks: RCA phono type
Output (L/Mono, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
USB Computer port: USB Type B
USB Memory port: USB Type A
MIDI (In, Out) connectors
Phones jacks (Stereo, with Twin Piano Individual Mode) x 2: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
Rated Power Output
30 W x 2
5 W x 2
Volume Level (SPL)
108 dB

* This value was measured according to the method that is based on Roland's technical standard.
Speakers
Cabinet speakers: 12 cm (4-3/4 inches) x 2
Spatial/Nearfield speakers: 5 cm (2 inches) x 2
Control
Volume knob
Power Supply
AC adaptor
Power Consumption
18 W (17 to 39 W)
18 W: Average power consumption while piano is played with volume at center position
17 W: Power consumption immediately after power-up; nothing being played
39 W: Rated power consumption
Accessories
Owner's Manual
AC adaptor
Power cord (for connecting AC adaptor)
Headphone hook (*)
Music rest
Music rest attachment screws
Stand assembly leaflet (*)
Screw set (for assembling piano stand) (*)

* Supplied with the stand.
Options (sold separately)
Headphones
USB Flash Memory (*)
Wireless USB Adapter (*)

* Use USB Flash Memory and Wireless USB Adapter sold by Roland. We cannot guarantee operation if other products are used.

Size and Weight (including piano stand)

Width (W)
1,387 mm54-5/8 inches
Depth (D)
430 mm16-15/16 inches
Height (H)
1,097 mm43-3/16 inches
Weight
58 kg127 lbs. 14 oz.

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.

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