Digital Intelligent Piano

Easy piano fun for everyone—touchscreen operation, unique "DigiScore" music score display, and fun new auto-accompaniment features only available in a digital piano

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

Easy piano fun for everyone—touchscreen operation, unique "DigiScore" music score display, and fun new auto-accompaniment features only available in a digital piano

The KR-5 has the feel and sound of a grand piano, and hundreds of instrument tones too. Its user-friendly LCD touchscreen, unique “DigiScore” music score display, and many fun and easy-to-use learning and accompaniment functions guarantee more practice and playing enjoyment for the whole family.

Color Variation >> Polished Ebony (KR-5-PE) KR-5-PE

  • - Incorporates the fine piano sound source as new HP and realistic touch
  • - Fine instrument sounds and richer, lively accompaniment
  • - Super-easy operation with large touchscreen and 4 buttons beside the display
  • - Enhanced "DigiScore" feature helps your playing and practice so much
  • - "Music Assistant" makes it easy to find the most suitable panel setting for auto-accompaniment
  • - "Wonderland" including 6 games to develop children's ear and sense for music
  • - Nice Score Books and additional music files are included in the package
  • - Cabinet variations -beautiful simulated mahogany and elegant polished ebony are also available
Relevant product

The most realistic piano sound and touch available

The KR-5 incorporates the best of Roland’s sound technology, and offers the world’s finest and most realistic piano tones; it sounds just like a full concert acoustic grand. It feels like one too. Its authentic touch comes from Roland’s unique Progressive Hammer Action Keyboard, which employs real hammers rather than springs. The keyboard has a realistic touch resistance, with a lighter response when playing soft pianissimo passages and a stronger response on fortissimo passages. It also provides a lighter touch in the upper range and a heavier touch in the lower range. The KR-5 delivers each delicate nuance of your fingers perfectly and naturally, just like an acoustic grand.

Authentic instrument tones and exciting auto-accompaniment

In addition to its realistic piano tones the KR-5 offers more than 600 other lifelike instrument sounds. Whatever sort of instrument you’d like to play—stringed, wind, synth or percussion from anywhere in the world—you can. Do you need piano accompaniment? A symphony? Or a rock band backing you? It’s simple with the KR-5. Special expressive tones, backing styles and auto-accompaniment features make you feel like you’re playing right in the middle of a real live band. Best of all, you can quickly and easily access all these features through the large LCD touchscreen.

Enhanced, easy-to-use lesson features

The KR-5 comes loaded with fun new features to back up your piano practice sessions. The main attraction is the “DigiScore”function, which displays the score for the song right on its large screen. The KR-5 also offers an improved “Rhythm Partner” metronome function. Displayed with a “Bouncing LED” on the panel, this function lets you choose the KR-5’s percussion and drum backup rhythms, providing the right beat and more realism for the piece you are playing, and helping you develop a natural sense of rhythm and timing.

“Wonderland:” Fun, interactive practice for children

The KR-5 contains an “edu-tainment” feature called “Wonderland” designed specifically for children. With large, animated onscreen graphics—and a variety of instruments and voices such as guitar, trumpet, drums, barking dog and locomotive—children can enjoy fun interactive lessons, and six exciting musical and note-guessing games to help them develop their ear for music and their sense of rhythm.


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

Sound Source(Conforms to GM2/GS/XGlite)

Maximum Polyphony
64 voices
Tones(Tone Search by terms and by letters)
630 tones in 6 groups (including 15 drum sets, 1 SFX set)
8 types, tonic selectable
Stretched Tuning
2 types
Master Tuning
415.3 Hz to 466.2 Hz (0.1 Hz step)
Key Transpose (-6 to +5 semitone steps), Playback Transpose (-24 to +24 semitone steps)
Reverb (8 types, 127 levels), Chorus (8 types, 127 levels), Sympathetic Resonance, Rotary and 32 other types


Music Styles(Style Search by terms and by letters)
6 groups 165 styles x 4 types (Style Orchestrator)
Music Assistant(Search by terms and by letters)
Over 100 sets x 4 presets
Programmable Music Styles
Style Converter
Melody Intelligence
24 types
Start/Stop, Intro/Ending (2 types for each styles), Sync. Start, Fill In (Variation, Original), Arranger Reset, Countdown, Count-In, Melody Intelligence, Break, Leading Bass, No Chord, Fade in/out, Half Fill In (Variation, Original), Chord Intelligence, Style Orchestrator

User Programs

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
Note Storage
Approx. 30,000 notes
120 ticks per quarter note
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
Song Select, Reset, Play/Stop, Rec, Bwd, Fwd, All Song Play, Random Play, Track Select, Count-in, Countdown, Playback Balance, Marker Set, Repeat,Tempo Mute
Other Functions
Touch the Notes, Replay, Select Various Tones, Wonderland/Game, Quick Tour, Audition, Panel Lock

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

Disk Format
720K bytes (2DD), 1.44M bytes (2HD)
Max. 99 songs, Max. 99 User Styles, Max. 99 User Program Sets
Note Storage
Approx. 120,000 notes (2DD), Approx. 240,000 notes (2HD)
Playable Software
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(Song Search by terms and by letters)
Over 170 songs
User Memory
Max. 200 songs on Favorites


Rated Power Output
30 W x 2
16 cm x 2
Bouncing Beat Indicator, Graphical LCD 320 x 240 dot (backlit LCD)
Grand staff / G Clef staff / F Clef staff, with note name / lyrics / chords / fingering
English / Japanese / German / French / Spanish
Yes (built-in, MIDI output)
Volume, Brilliance, Volume Balance, Contrast, Mic Volume, Mic Echo
One Touch Program
One Touch Piano, One Touch Arranger
Damper Pedal (half-pedal recognition), Soft Pedal (half-pedal recognition, 34 functions assignable), Sostenuto Pedal (34 functions assignable)
Output jacks (L/Mono, R), Input jacks (L/Mono, R),
Mic Input jack, Headphones jack (Stereo) x 2,
MIDI In connector x 2, MIDI Out connector,
Computer connector, Pedal connector (8-pin DIN type)
Power Consumption
80 W
Cabinet Finish
Simulated Mahogany, Polished Ebony
Quick Start, Owner's Manual, Roland 60 Classical Piano Masterpieces, Power Cord

Size and Weight

Width (W)
1,445 mm56-15/16 inches
Depth (D)
548 mm21-5/8 inches
Height (H)
1,107 mm43-5/8 inches
70 kg154 lbs. 6 oz.

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.


To the top of page