KR-Intelligent Grand

Exquisite piano expression and digital features

  • Progressive Hammer Action Keyboard
  • External VGA Output
  • XGlite
  • GS
  • GM2
  • ism
  • DigiScore

Exquisite piano expression and digital features

Feel its expressive acoustic piano touch; hear its exquisitely rich grand piano sound; enjoy its myriad of digital piano performance features; you'll see why the KR-15 is among Roland's best digital pianos. It's a contemporary, smart grand-type piano for the modern piano player.

Color Variation >> Polished Mahogany (KR-15-PM) KR-15-PM

  • - Incorporating many intelligent features in an elegant mini-grand type cabinet
  • - Roland's unique "DigiScore" features with full-color touchscreen display for new musical possibilities
  • - Very latest Roland piano sound and the responsive the Progressive Hammer-Action Keyboard with Escapement mechanism
  • - Improved powerful speaker system recreates realistic grand piano presence
  • - Equipped with exclusive output offers Advanced 3D Surround sound
  • - Hi-quality Vocal Effects including improved "Harmonist" for singing enjoyment
  • - Luxurious polished ebony finish and polished mahogany finish for customers' choice
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The most responsive piano touch and perfect acoustic grand piano sound possible in a digital instrument

The keyboard on the KR-15 perfectly simulates the feel of an acoustic grand piano. It's Roland's unique, advanced Progressive Hammer-Action Keyboard with Escapement, which gives you the same natural, responsive touch and playing performance as an acoustic grand. This mechanism faithfully reproduces the escapement characteristics of a grand piano, with the slight “click” feel to the keys. And because it uses hammers rather than springs, the keyboard realistically delivers every quality you'd demand from a world-class acoustic grand piano keyboard: a heavier touch in the lower range and lighter touch in the upper range; a lighter touch resistance on soft pianissimo passages and stronger touch resistance on fortissimo passages; and a vast touch difference between pianissimo and fortissimo, for a greater richness of expression. Its natural feel will let you express every delicate nuance of your fingers. And more, The Intelligent Grand Series incorporates the very latest advances in stereo sampling and digital sound technology that Roland has made through decades of meticulously studying and reproducing every detail and nuance of piano sound.

Advanced 3D Surround: just like on stage

The Advanced 3D Surround sound system delivers dynamic, resonant sound of almost unbelievable presence. When external speakers are connected to this instrument, the sound takes on a three-dimensional quality that envelops the player-and everyone else in the room. The piano sound comes from the piano itself, while the accompanying parts come from the external speakers, making it sound just like you're playing live, surrounded by a band or orchestra. And because the reverb parts are also delivered through the external speakers, you'll feel enveloped in the rich, vibrant sound of a concert hall performance. Your Intelligent Grand will produce the most overwhelming presence and the most astonishing depth of sound you've ever experienced from a digital piano.

Full-color touchscreen display

The full-color, easy-to-read, central touchscreen with six main control buttons gives you immediate command of all major functions, and makes using the KR-15 delightfully simple. Roland's remarkable DigiScore and its one-of-a-kind features bring you exciting, almost endless, new musical possibilities.

Roland's unique “Score Display”

On the KR-15, pushing the “Score Display” button brings up on the DigiScore onscreen display the scores from preset songs, Standard MIDI Files, or songs you record yourself using the onboard recorder. You can choose to display the staff along with the note name, finger number, chord name, or lyrics. Or, you can display the right-hand part or left-hand part only. An even larger score can be shown when the instrument is connected to an external display.

“Touch the Notes”

With the remarkable “Touch the Notes” function, just touch any note on the DigiScore touchscreen, and the instrument will play that note. Drag your finger over a phrase or series of notes to highlight them, and the keyboard plays back the phrase immediately, letting you check the notes both visually and aurally.

“Replay” pedal

Press the left pedal during playback, and the music stops. Release the pedal, and playback resumes from the start of that measure, so you can try that phrase again. Pressing the pedal repeatedly rewinds playback one measure at a time. You never need to take your hands off the keyboard, so you can stay focused on your lessons.
Using “Touch the Notes” and “Replay” together is a great way to practice. With the “Replay” pedal pressed, use the “Touch the Notes” function to listen to and check the sound of the note or phrase you missed. It's an effective way to make practicing more fun-and make your piano playing richer than ever.

Perfect accompaniment with the “Music Assistant”

The Intelligent Grand Series comes with advanced, easy-to-use auto-accompaniment features. You just play simple chords with your left hand, and the accompaniment automatically follows your lead on the melody, in your choice of several music genres. Your performance becomes much more exciting and entertaining. The “Music Assistant” is ideal too. Its intuitive, auto-accompaniment setup feature will choose a music style that best suits the song you want to play. You can change the accompaniment to different musical styles such as Latin or jazz, and add fancy introductions and endings to create a rousing performance.


88 keys (Progressive Hammer-Action Keyboard with Escapement)
Touch Sensitivity
100 levels
Keyboard Modes
Whole, Split (adjustable split point), Layer, Arranger, Piano Style Arranger, Manual, Drums / SFX

Sound Generator (Conforms to GM2 / GS / XGlite)

Max. Polyphony
128 voices
6 groups 691 variations (including 16 drum sets, 2 SFX sets)
8 types, selectable tonic
Key Transposition (-6-+5 semitone steps), Playback Transposition (-24-+24 semitone steps)
Reverb (16 types, 127 levels), Chorus (8 types, 127 levels), Sympathetic Resonance, Rotary and 45 other types, Advanced 3D with Surround, Physical Damper Simulation (Advanced Resonance)
5 bands, Master level


Music Styles
6 groups 228 styles x 4 types (Style Orchestrator)
Music Assistant
Over 140 sets x 4 presets
Programmable Music Styles
Style Converter / Style Composer
Melody Intelligence
24 types
User Programs
Internal: 36
Disk: Max. 99 sets

Rhythm Partner (Metronome, Rhythm)

Quarter note = 20 to 250
2/2, 0/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 7/4, 3/8, 6/8, 9/8, 12/8
10 levels
Metronome Pattern
11 patterns
Metronome Sound
8 types
Rhythm Pattern
59 patterns


5 tracks / 16 tracks
1 song
Recording Method
Realtime (Replace, Mix, Auto Punch In, Manual Punch In, Loop, Tempo), Step (Chord Sequencer), Beat Map
Copy, Quantize, Delete, Insert, Erase, Transpose, Part Exchange, Note Edit, PC Edit

Other Functions

Touch the Notes, Replay, Select Various Tones, Song Stylist, Session Partner, Wonderland/Game, Quick Tour, Audition, Panel Lock

Disk Drive / Disk Storage (3.5 inch Micro Floppy Disk)

Playable Song Format
Song: Standard MIDI Files (Format 0/1), Roland Original Format (i-Format), Music Style: MSA, MSD, MSE
Song: Standard MIDI Files (Format 0), Roland Original Format (i-Format), Music Style: MSE

Internal Memory

Internal Songs
Over 170 songs
User Memory
Max. 200 songs on Favorites, Max. 99 User Styles, Max. 99 User Program Sets


Score Display: Grand Staff / G Clef staff / F claf staff, with note name/ lyrics / chords / fingering
Rated Power Output
70 W x 2
20 cm x 2, 5 cm x 2
Bouncing Beat Indicator, Graphical Color LCD 320 x 240 dot (backlit LCD)
English / Japanese / German / French / Spanish
Yes (built-in/external display, MIDI output)
Volume, Brilliance, Volume Balance, Contrast, Mic Volume
Damper Pedal (half-pedal recognition), Soft Pedal (half-pedal recognition, 36 functions assignable), Sostenuto Pedal (36 functions assignable)
Vocal Effects
Echo, Voice Transformer, Vocal Keyboard, Harmonist
Output jacks (L/Mono, R), AUX Output jacks (L/Mono, R), Input jacks (L/Mono, R), Mic Input jack, Headphones jack (Stereo) x 2, MIDI In connector, MIDI Out connector, Computer connector, Pedal connector (8-pin DIN type), Expression Pedal connector, Ext Display connector (15-pin D-Sub type)
Power Consumption
180 W
Cabinet Finish
Polished Ebony, Polished Mahogany
Quick Start, Owner's Manual, Roland 60 Classical Piano Masterpieces, Sixty Favorite Selections, AC cord, Maintenance Kit, Key Cover

Size and Weight (with lid closed)

Width (W)
1,465 mm57-11/16 inches
Depth (D)
938 mm36-15/16 inches
Height (H)
912 mm35-15/16 inches
110 kg242 lbs. 9 oz.

Size and Weight (with lid open)

Width (W)
1,465 mm57-11/16 inches
Depth (D)
938 mm36-15/16 inches
Height (H)
1,431 mm56-3/8 inches
110 kg242 lbs. 9 oz.

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.


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