V-Piano

Featuring V-Piano Evolution System Upgrade

A Roland Revolution … the Piano Redefined!

  • Progressive Hammer Action Keyboard
  • USB Memory
  • USB
  • GM2

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.

A Roland Revolution … the Piano Redefined!

Since 1972, Roland has pioneered many groundbreaking technologies and “world’s first” products. In recent decades, no family of Roland instruments has won more respect and acclaim than the revolutionary “V” series: V-Accordion, V-Bass, V-Drums, V-Guitar, V-Synth, etc. Today, Roland proudly announces the next chapter in the V legacy … the V-Piano. Throw away all preconceived notions of what a digital piano was and is. This instrument changes everything.

Four New Pianos Onboard
The groundbreaking V-Piano has won acclaim from the world’s finest pianists. With its innovative approach to digital-piano synthesis, the V-Piano soars beyond the limits of previous sample-based instruments. Today, the new system upgrade V-Piano Evolution adds four new piano models to the feature set.

  • - Revolutionary “living” piano core that breaks the digital-sampling barrier in a stand-alone instrument
  • - Stunning pianos onboard, from grand-piano classics to never-before-heard futuristic hybrids
  • - All pianos are customizable
  • - Newly developed 88-note PHA-III Ivory Feel keyboard with Escapement
  • - Analog (XLR and 1/4”) outputs, digital output (coaxial), USB Memory port and MIDI I/O
  • - Four new piano models added by the V-Piano Evolution system upgrade(*), two Vintage and two Vanguard piano types
  • * Owners of existing V-Pianos can download the "V-Piano Evolution" update from the Downloads page.



    News!

    The V-Piano received the award of Winner of NAMM 2009 "Best in Show", "Musikmesse International Press Award 2009" at the Musikmesse Frankfurt.

Breaking Barriers

The V-Piano soars above the limitations of past technologies with its revolutionary "living" piano core, allowing every note to respond and evolve naturally, seamlessly, and perfectly without requiring samples. With the V-Piano, there is no velocity switching, and it provides a smooth, natural decay that must be heard to be believed.

Create Your Dream Collection

With the V-Piano you can choose from beautifully crafted vintage grand-piano presets or you can create your own custom dream collection. Vary the hardness of the virtual hammer felts. Experiment with exotic string configurations and tunings. Put a world-famous grand under your fingertips or play a futuristic piano that has never been heard before.

New PHA-III Ivory Feel keyboard

Even the most demanding pianist will appreciate the V-Piano’s new PHA-III Ivory Feel keyboard with Escapement This advanced keyboard technology reproduces the real feel of ivory for the natural keys and ebony for the sharps, and provides a true grand-piano touch and response. Even the subtle click feel when the “hammer” is released from the key (escapement) is reproduced.

Friendly Complexity

High technology doesn’t have to equate to high complexity for the pianist. With its clean control panel and logically designed user interface, the V-Piano is amazingly fast and friendly to navigate. Even deep-level editing is easy to access and understand. You’ll be customizing and creating new sounds within minutes of first touching the instrument.

The V-Piano Evolution system upgrade adds four new piano models

The V-Piano Evolution newly adds two Vintage Type piano models: Vertical (warm upright-piano model), V1 “Impactance” (Vintage 1 piano equipped with heavier hammers for more power and energy), and two Vanguard Type: Triple Large (featuring triple copper-wrapped strings for each key with a newlyextended piano body), and Metallic SB (based on the previous “All Silver” model with a new virtual soundboard made of thin metal boards sandwiched between thin wooden boards for a unique metallic tonal character). For the V-Piano owners, the System updater is downloadable from the Downloads page.

Keyboard Section

Keyboard
88 keys PHA III (Progressive Hammer Action III) Ivory feel Keyboard with Escapement

Sound Generator Section (V-Piano)

Maximum number of tone-producing virtual strings
264-string (varies according to the sound generator load)
Tones
Preset: 28 Tones, User: 100 Tones
(With V-Piano Evolution system upgrade)
Setups
100
V-Piano editing parameters
Unison Tune
Hammer Hardness
Cross Resonance
Tone Color
String Resonance
Damper Resonance
Soundboard Resonance
Key off resonance
Damping Time
Damping Noise Level

...and more
Effects
Ambiance: 12 types, 4-band Digital Equalizer

Sound Generator Section (GM2: playable via SMF and MIDI)

Parts
16 Parts
Maximum Polyphony
128 voices
Tones
256 Tones

Sequencer Section

Playable File Format
Standard MIDI File: format-0/1, Audio File: WAV, MP3
Recording Format
Standard MIDI File: format-0
Number of Recording Tracks
1 track (realtime recording)
Note Capacity
approx. 30,000 notes
Control
Play/Stop
Backward
Forward
Tempo Change
Transpose
Center Cancel (only for audio playback)
Tempo
Quarter note = 10 to 500, Audio Playback Speed: 75 to 125 %
Resolution
120 ticks per quarter note
Metronome
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
Song Length
Max 998 measures

Others

Display
240 x 64 dots graphic LCD (with backlit)
Controllers
Volume knob, Ambience knob
Pedal
Damper (half-pedal recognition)
Soft (half-pedal recognition, function assignable)
Sostenuto (function assignable)
Internal Memory
4M bytes
Other Functions
Panel Lock, V-Link
Connectors
Output A (L/MONO, R standard)
Output A (L, R XLR)
Output B (L/MONO, R standard)
Output B (L, R XLR)
Input(L/MONO, R standard)
Piano Pedal
Damper Pedal
Control Pedal (FC1, FC2)
MIDI (IN, OUT, THRU)
USB (MIDI, Memory, For Update)
Digital Audio Out (Coaxial)
Headphones
AC Inlet
Power Consumption
27 W
Accessories
Owner's manual
CD-ROM (Editor)
Piano Pedal (Three Pedals, half-pedal recognition)
USB Cable
Power Cord
Options
Keyboard Stand: KS-V8
Stereo Keyboard Amplifier: KC-880
Stereo Headphones: RH-300
Monitor Headphones: RH-A30
Damper Pedal: DP-10
Expression Pedal: EV-5, EV-7
Footswitch: BOSS FS-5U
Dual Footswitch: BOSS FS-6

Size and Weight

Width (W)
1,411 mm55-9/16 inches
Depth (D)
530 mm20-7/8 inches
Height (H)
166 mm6-9/16 inches
Weight
38.2 kg84 lbs. 4 oz.

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.

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