HPi-6S

Digital Piano

Designed to provide comfort and confidence, even first-time piano players

  • Progressive Hammer Action Keyboard
  • USB
  • XGlite
  • GS
  • GM2
  • ism
  • DigiScore

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(Jan. 21, 2013)
Meet the new HPi-50 Digital Piano featuring high-resolution DigiScore, Acoustic Projection sound system, and more!

Designed to provide comfort and confidence, even first-time piano players

Roland's HPi-6S Digital Piano takes the fun and enjoyment of making music at home to new levels. For the most authentic grand-piano sound and feel, the HPi-6S is equipped with Roland's 88-key stereo multi-sampled piano sound under the control of the new PHA II keyboard with Escapement. The compact-yet-classy styling cabinet with front legs looks great in any space, and a 4-speaker sound system that fully delivers a realistic piano experience. With a wide color LCD, Digiscore notation and "Visual Lesson" feature, the HPi-6S makes learning music at home fun and rewarding for all ages.

  • - The next-generation PHA II (Progressive Hammer Action II) Keyboard with Escapement
  • - Authentic grand-piano sound by 88-key stereo multi-sampled waves and a 4-speaker sound system
  • - Newly designed space-saving cabinet with front legs
  • - Wide, easy to read color screen built into the music rest enhances Roland's unique DigiScore notation
  • - A wider variety of educational games including Roland's acclaimed "Wonderland" for fun and interactivity in the learning environment
  • - Twin Piano mode enables teacher and student, parent and child, or a pair of friends to practice and perform together
  • - 50 sampler songs from the internationally acclamed Microjazz catalog
  • - Audio song playback in any key for play-along fun: wav file from a USB memory key or audio CD with optional USB-CD drive
  • - DH-01 Holder for External CD Drive: DH-01 is an optional mounting bracket for attaching a commercial CD Drives sold separately *Regarding the CD Drive compatibility, please click here to see the list titled "Compatible CD Drives".
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Expressive Sound, Natural Feel

The HPi-6S offers an impressive lineup of performance features: Gorgeous 88-key multi-sampled piano sound, 128-voice polyphony, and a PHA II Keyboard that simulates a real piano feel, with a heavier touch in lower octaves and a lighter in upper register. It even faithfully reproduces the "Escapement" click feel of a grand piano action.The Piano Resonance feature causes subtle sound variations when lifting fingers from keys, striking chords, and pressing the damper pedal.

DigiScore notation displayed on the music rest

With a color flat-screen display built into the music rest, players and students can enjoy interactive instruction and notation display onscreen. Roland’s famous DigiScore provides a variety of songs, both pre-installed and loadable from USB memory. (The song that you just played can be shown on the DigiScore display too!) Just touch a button and the internal music starts playing on the screen, which displays the score in an easy-to-follow format — complete with an onscreen bouncing ball that bounces across the notes as they are played. The music comes alive right before your eyes.

Visual Lesson: your own personal tutor

The Visual Lesson feature acts as your personal interactive music tutor. It has three courses. Each of these includes independent exercises, 10 songs with variable levels, and Practice, Check, and Review screens. Visual Lesson also works with all internal songs, as well as Standard MIDI Files ―so there's literally no limit to the number of songs you can use.

Visual Lesson -Three Visual Lesson Courses

Beginner's Course for practicing with right hand only
Repertoir Course for mastering your favorite songs
Challenge Course for checking your playing skills

Visual Lesson -Practice Screen

The Notes you play appear instantly on the onscreen notation.

Visual Lesson -Check Screen

When you finish playing, the HPi-6S grades the accuracy of your pitch and rhythm, and provides simple onscreen advise.

Visual Lesson -Review Screen

Areas of your performance that need extra attention are "marked" right onscreen. Incorrect pitch is marked in red. Incorrect rhythm is marked blue. Extra notes are marked in green. It's truly interactive!

DoReMi Course & Wonderland

Also built into the HPi-6S is the DoReMi Course, which teaches the fundamentals of pitch, rhythm, note reading, fingering, and the "thumb under" technique. Wonderland is included as well — offering a fun, friendly graphical approach to teaching children about sound and rhythm.

Two Pianos in One

With the Twin Piano function you can split the keyboard so two players can play simultaneously in the same register. It’s an innovative, entertaining way for a teacher and student, parent and child, or a pair of friends to practice and perform together.

A new dimension of learning and teaching with the synergy of Microjazz and HPi

For onboard music data, the HPi-6S includes 50 sampler songs from the acclaimed Microjazz catalog, a world-famous series of pieces based on classical technique yet using popular contemporary styles such as jazz, blues, rock, and funk. Combining Microjazz’s music with the visual lesson features of DigiScore, you can add an exciting interactive dimension to practice and performance.

Audio Song Playback in Any Key for Play-Along Fun

For play-along enjoyment and skill-building experience, the HPi-6S lets you play back songs on CD*. You can even minimize the pre-recorded vocals with the Canter Cancel feature, and transpose the key with a Pitch Change feature. The HPi-6S can also playback audio files (WAV format) and Standard MIDI Files via USB memory.
*To play back from a CD, a USB CD drive is required. CD drive and USB memory are not included.

Keyboard

Keyboard Type
88 keys (PHA II with Escapement)
Touch Sensitivity
Touch: 5 levels/Fixed Touch
Hammer Response: Off, 1 to 10
Keyboard Mode
Whole, Dual (volume balance adjustable), Split (split point adjustable), Manual Drums/SFX, Twin Piano

Sound Generator

Piano Sound
88-keys stereo multi-sampled piano sound
Max Polyphony
128 voices
Tones
461 tones (including 15 drum sets, 1 SFX set)
Conforms to GM2 / GS / XGlite
Temperament
8 types (Equal, Just (Major) , Just (Minor) , Arabic, Kirnberger, Meantone, Pythagorean, Werkmeister) , selectable tonic
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: -24 to +24 (in semitones)
Playback Transpose with Audio CD/Audio File: -6 to +5 (in semitones)
Effects
Reverb (10 levels), Chorus (10 levels), 3D (4 Levels), Dynamics (3 types)
Only for Piano Tones:
Open/close lid (7 levels), Damper Resonance (10 levels), String Resonance (10 levels), Key Off Resonance (10 levels)

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: 0 to 10
Metronome Pattern: 11 patterns
Metronome Sound: 8 types

Composer

Tracks
5 Tracks/16 Tracks
Songs
1 song
Note Storage
Approx. 30,000 notes
Control
Reset, Play/Stop, Rec, Bwd, Fwd, Track Select, All Song Play, Random Play, Count-in, Countdown, Marker Set, Repeat, Tempo Mute, Melody Guide (Mute Volume), Volume Balance (Song Volume), Center Cancel (only for audio playback)
Tempo
Quarter note = 10 to 500
Resolution
120 ticks per quarter note
Recording Method
Realtime
Edit
Copy, Quantize, Delete, Insert, Erase, Transpose, Part Exchange, Note Edit, PC Edit

Internal Memory

Songs
Max. 200 songs
Save Song
Standard MIDI Files (Format 0)
Others
User image display: 1

External Memory

External Storage
USB Memory (Sold Separately)
USB CD Drive (Sold Commercially, Read Only)
USB Floppy Disk Drive (Sold Separately)
Playable Software
Standard MIDI Files (Format 0/1)
Roland Original Format (i-Format)
Audio File (WAV 44.1kHz / 16bit Linear Format)
Audio CDs (CD-DA)
Save Song
Standard MIDI Files (Format 0)
Internal Songs
177 songs

Display

LCD
320 x 240 dots graphic color LCD (with backlit)
Display
Notation / User image (Built-in Display)
Notation
Grand staff / G clef staff / F clef staff, with note name / lyrics / chords / fingering
Languages
English/Japanese/German/French/Spanish
Other Functions
Piano Designer, One Touch Piano, Replay, Wonderland/Game, Visual Lesson, DoReMi Course, TwinPiano Game, V-LINK, Tone Demo, Auto Demo, Panel Lock, BMP Export, User Image Display

Connectors

USB Connectors
Ext Memory Connector, USB (MIDI) Connector
Other Connectors
Output Jacks (L/Mono, R), Input Jacks (Front: L/Mono, R Rear: L/Mono, R), Phones Jack (Stereo) x 2, MIDI Connectors (IN, OUT), AC Inlet

Other

Rated Power Output
30 W x 2
Speakers
12 cm x 2, 5 cm x 2
Control
Volume, Brilliance, LCD Contrast
Pedal
Damper (half-pedal recognition), Soft (half-pedal recognition, function assignable), Sostenuto (function assignable)
Power Consumption
85 W
Cabinet Finish
Simulated Mahogany
Accessories
Owner's Manual, Power Cord, Roland 60 Classical Piano Masterpieces, Headphones Hook

Size and Weight (without Music Rest)

Width (W)
1,387 mm54-5/8 inches
Depth (D)
422 mm16-5/8 inches
Height (H)
846 mm33-5/16 inches
Weight
56.5 kg124 lbs. 9 oz.

Size and Weight (With Music Rest)

Width (W)
1,387 mm54-5/8 inches
Depth (D)
422 mm16-5/8 inches
Height (H)
1,036 mm40-13/16 inches
Weight
56.5 kg124 lbs. 9 oz.

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.

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