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The Piano That Teaches You How to Play It – While Having Fun

A digital piano can help you improve in so many ways. You can plug in headphones for silent practice or record your playing and listen back to evaluate your performance. But how about going further, with a piano specifically designed to help you get better? That’s the HPi-50e. To start with, you get authentic piano sound and touch with the SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine and PHA-4 Concert Keyboard with Escapement and Ebony/Ivory Feel. In addition, there’s a large high-resolution color display built-into the music rest that displays the sheet music or a wide range of skill building exercises and games that make learning and playing fun for all ages. This system is called DigiScore, and it’s why the HPi-50e is different from all other pianos. Now you can develop your sight reading skills with newly added songs from the famous Bastien Slight Reading Level 1 piano library, available with the latest operating system (Version 1.10).

Standard Features

  • Experience the rich, complex tone of an authentic acoustic grand with SuperNATURAL Piano
  • New PHA-4 Concert Keyboard with Escapement and Ebony/Ivory Feel features Roland’s latest high-resolution touch-detection technology
  • Fortissimo playing styles are fully expressed with the new Dynamic Harmonic feature, which provides both a unique tonal character and powerful sound
  • Customize the piano’s tone to your taste with Individual Note Voicing, which lets you adjust the pitch, volume, and character of each note independently
  • Interactive DigiScore training programs include 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 500 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, multi-dimensional sound
  • Headphone 3D Ambience effect provides a rich, immersive sound field while using headphones for private practice
  • Convenient features for daily playing, including independent volume for headphones, Volume Limit function, and adjustable music rest
  • Progressive Damper Action pedal; wood cabinet with beautiful Simulated Rosewood finish

Bring the Authentic Sound of a Grand Piano into Your Home

With the HPi-50e, you’ll enjoy the rich, complex sound of an authentic acoustic grand as you learn and have fun with piano. Roland’s SuperNATURAL Piano technology delivers perfect sound and expression, with tone color that changes naturally in response to your touch, from the softest notes to the loudest. Tone decay is 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, every note has its own character, faithful to the performance of a real acoustic grand. Upright piano tones are now included as well, which provide the unique short decay and up-close sound of a traditional upright instrument.

Explore an Expanded Range of Dynamic Expression

In the HPi-50e, the SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine has been enhanced with the newly developed Dynamic Harmonic feature, which allows you to adjust the unique overtone characteristics created with fortissimo playing. If you’re a student, this provides a new palette of tonal colors to explore as the strength of your key touch improves. This unique feature also offers a deep level of expressive control that will be welcomed by more experienced players.

Customize the Sound to Suit Your Playing Style or Living Space

With the onboard Piano Designer, it’s easy to modify the HPi-50e’s sound for your personal playing style or a specific musical genre. For even more detailed customization, the newly added Individual Note Voicing feature lets you adjust the pitch, level, and tonal character independently for all 88 notes. This unique and powerful voicing option is also useful for balancing the overall piano sound to suit the acoustic properties of any room or the response of a particular set of headphones. Using optional USB memory, you can save and recall your favorite custom settings to instantly change the piano’s sound for any application.

Enhanced Touch to Feed Your Inspiration

As your expressive skills develop, your piano performances will shine on the HPi-50e. Roland’s new flagship PHA-4 Concert Keyboard with Escapement and Ebony/Ivory Feel includes the latest touch-detection technology to derive the full tonal potential of the SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine. With fast key repetition and high-resolution sensing, the PHA-4 faithfully translates into sound the subtlest differences in tone from different playing styles and dynamics. In addition, the keys are finished with specially developed materials that have moisture-absorbing properties, providing the natural texture and tactile sensation of real ivory and ebony keys on a fine acoustic grand. The PHA-4’s authentic hammer-action mechanism also produces less audible noise than previous designs, a welcome feature for not disturbing others when playing with the speakers muted during practice sessions with headphones.

Authentic Damper Pedal Response

Equipped with a Progressive Damper Action pedal, the HPi-50e accurately replicates the true damper pedal behavior of an acoustic piano. The pedal has light resistance when first pressed, and more resistance as the damper function begins to take effect. This continuous tactile response makes it easy for the performer to control the damper function, and also allows for advanced “half-pedal” techniques that provide subtle degrees of control over sustain and resonance.

Experience the True Sound Field of an Acoustic Piano

The unique sound space that is created when you play an acoustic piano is realized through a complex yet harmonious combination of elements, including resonances among the instrument’s strings, soundboard, and frame. The HPi-50e recreates this authentic sound space through Roland’s innovative Acoustic Projection technology, which marries the multi-dimensional audio system found in our flagship V-Piano Grand with the SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine. Acoustic Projection employs multiple speakers that are discretely placed to project the piano’s various sound elements from their natural positions. These elements are naturally blended in the air space surrounding you, reproducing the true sound field of an acoustic piano with stunning accuracy.

3D Sound Space for More Enjoyable Practice with Headphones

If you practice at night or when others are nearby, you’ll likely be listening to the HPi-50e through headphones for long periods of time. With the newly developed Headphones 3D Ambience effect, you can now enjoy the unique sound field of an acoustic piano during these private sessions. This innovative technology greatly enriches the piano experience when playing with headphones, making it feel as though the sound is emanating from the instrument itself.

Convenient Extra Features for Everyday Playing

The HPi-50e includes many great practical features to support and enhance your daily piano activities. A Volume Limit function lets you preset a maximum level for the piano’s volume control, providing a great way to prevent your kids from playing loud sounds unexpectedly. You can also adjust the desired headphones volume separately from the speaker volume, which helps prevent unintended loud sounds from being output through the headphones when they’re plugged in. And with both stereo 1/4-inch and stereo 1/8-inch miniature headphone jacks, you can connect either standard over-ear headphones or the small earphones that are popular with music players and mobile devices. The HPi-50e’s built-in music rest is easily adjustable for anyone that plays the piano, allowing you to set the ideal angle to match the sitting height of everyone from small children to adults.

88 keys (PHA-4 Concert Keyboard: with Escapement and Ebony/Ivory Feel)
Touch Sensitivity
Key Touch: 100 types, Fixed Touch
Hammer Response: Off, 10 levels
Keyboard Mode
Dual (volume balance adjustable)
Split (split point adjustable)
Twin Piano
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 350 tones)
Piano: 19 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: 9 tones (8 drum sets, 1 SFX set)
GM2: 256 tones
8 types, selectable temperament key
Individual Note Voicing (adjustable in individual notes)
Stretched Tuning: -50.0 – +50.0 cent
Note Volume: -50 – 0
Note Character: -5 – +5
Master Tuning
415.3 Hz – 466.2 Hz (adjustable in increments of 0.1 Hz)
Key Transpose: -6 – +6 (in semitones)
Playback Transpose (including audio files): -6 – +6 (in semitones)
Ambience (0 – 10)
Brilliance (0 – 10)

Only for piano tones (Piano Designer):
Open/close lid (7 levels)
Hammer Response (Off, 10 levels)
Hammer Noise (5 levels)
Damper Noise (Off, 10 levels)
Damper Resonance (Off, 10 levels)
String Resonance (Off, 10 levels)
Key Off Resonance (Off, 10 levels)
Cabinet Resonance (Off, 10 levels)
Duplex Scale (Off, 10 levels)
Dynamic Harmonic (Off, 10 levels)
Soundboard Behavior (Off, 10 levels)

Only for organ tones:
Rotary Speaker Effect (Slow/Fast)
Quarter note = 10 – 500
2/2, 0/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 7/4, 3/8, 6/8, 9/8, 12/8
Off, 10 levels
11 patterns
8 types
SMF Recorder
3 part
Song Format
Standard MIDI Files (Format 0)
Note Storage
Approx. 30,000 notes
Recording Method
Replace, Mix
Song Select
Track Mute
Mute Volume
Tempo Mute
All Songs Play
Song Balance
AB Repeat
Quarter note = 10 – 500
120 ticks per quarter note
Part Exchange
Note Edit
PC Edit
Notation Mark
Key Signature
Beat Map
File Format: Audio File (WAV 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear format)
Keyboard, SMF data, Audio from Input jack
File Format: Audio File (WAV 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear format)
Playback Transpose (with Audio from Input jacks): -6 – +6 (in semitones)
Audio Playback Speed: 75 – 125 %
Song Select
All Songs Play
Song Balance
AB Repeat
Center Cancel (with Audio from Input jacks)
Score Display
Great Staff
G Clef
F Clef
Notation Mark
Pitch Name
Finger Number
Small (32 measures *)
Medium (15 measures *)
Large (8 measures *)
With note names (2 measures *)

* Use default setting.
32nd note, 16th note
Auto Sync
Keyboard indication
Lesson Application
Music Games
Flash Card
Twin Piano Game
Scroll Game
Music Learning
DoReMi Course
Visual Lesson
Medal Collection
Finger Training
Music Creation
16 Part Recorder
Song Edit
Audio Convert
50 rhythms
Sync Start
Leading Bass
Arranger On/Off
User Program
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)
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
Graphic color LCD 1,280 x 800 dots (with a music rest)
(French, German, Spanish, Italian and Dutch only apply to some messages in the screen)
Music Rest
with Display
Tilt Adjustment: 3 levels
Keyboard Lid
Slide type (with Classic Position)
Other Functions
Wireless Connect (when using optional Wireless USB Adapter)
Panel Lock
Auto Off
MIDI Visual Control
Score BMP Export
DC In jack
Input jack: Stereo miniature phone type
Output (L/Mono, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
Phones jacks (Stereo, with Twin Piano Individual Mode) x 2: Stereo miniature phone type, Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
Rated Power Output
30 W x 2
7 W x 2
Volume Level (SPL)
109 dB

* This value was measured according to the method that is based on Roland's technical standard.
Cabinet speakers: 12 cm (4-3/4 inches) x 2
Spatial/Nearfield speakers: 5 cm (2 inches) x 2
Effects: Headphones 3D Ambience
Volume (Slider, with the speaker volume and the headphones volume automatically select function, with the volume limit function)
Power Consumption
18 W (17 – 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
Owner’s manual
Assembly manual (*1)
AC Adaptor
Power Cord (for AC Adaptor)
Headphone hook
Music rest
Screw set (*1)

*1 Supplied with the stand.
Options (sold separately)
USB Flash Memory (*2)
Wireless USB Adapter (*2 WNA1100-RL or ONKYO UWF-1)
Audio Cable

*2 Use USB Flash Memory sold by Roland and Wireless USB Adapter specified above. We cannot guarantee operation if other products are used.
Size and Weight (including piano stand)
1387 mm
54-10/16 inches
430 mm
16-15/16 inches
1097 mm
43-1/4 inches
58 kg
127 lbs. 14 oz.
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