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Roland Fp-30X Digital Piano, The Super-Popular Portable Piano—Upgraded (Black)

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Hickies Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, registration number 717292 Address 153 Friar Street, Reading, RG1 1HE. It differs from its sister model, the FP-10, by virtue of its extensive polyphony and powerful onboard speakers. In the long run, a keyboard stand and a piano bench as well as a gig bag or even a hardshell case are also recommended for this instrument. And for private practice, all FP-X models include headphones outputs and immersive ambience effects that make studying as inspiring as performing. So for those of you that are just starting out on your piano adventures, you can rest assured that this piano has the full 88 weighted keys with touch response that you would require and expect if you want a real piano feel and authenticity.

For performing at live venues, the speakers might not cut it, and having this option is very much welcome. But all that being said, I also VERY rarely play on acoustic pianos, so to me, having an action that mimics an acoustic piano as close as possible .Those who prefer to keep things a bit louder can simply connect a keyboard amplifier or their home sound system via the two 6. Also on board are two 11W speakers with a diameter of 12cm and additional headphone outputs on the left side of the front panel.

But what if your needs are NOT the same as mine and YOU actually DO want Roland’s heavier more realistic piano action, and their Supernatural sound engine? You’re given 3 options: off (the speakers are shut off), stand (the sound is optimized for when the keyboard is placed on a stand), desk (the sound is optimized for when the keyboard is placed on a table). Whether I'm playing classical pieces or experimenting with modern music, it always provides just the right amount of depth and nuance. If the fault occurs within the first 2 years of your ownership, we'll collect the goods and deliver them back to you free of charge. This action stands out from the crowd with individual key weights and escapement for fast key repetition.For example, if I wanted to switch between different piano sounds, I’d need to hold down the ‘ Piano’ button, and hit the corresponding key on the piano to choose the voice preset I want. However, the Gear4music extended warranty scheme provides an enhanced service, and is designed to offer a higher level of protection than many 'free' warranties offered by some retailers and manufacturers. The Roland FP-30X is the perfect instrument for doing just that: After arriving with the piano and its power adapter (and of course the necessary sheet music), all that needs to be done is set it up on a table and plug it in - then it's show time. It’s hard to describe, but while comparing the FP-30X to its predecessor, I found that the FP-30 sounded like it had some of the mid-frequencies cut out, which made it sound thinner in comparison to the FP-30X. While the fundamental piano tone sounds very similar to the original FP-30, it has more warmth and depth to it.

Offering a compact, home-friendly cabinet design, superior dynamic performance and a wide range of creativity-enhancing features to compliment your sound - the new Roland FP-X piano range is perfect for players of all abilities. Using a mechanical hammer mechanism, Roland manages to emulate the feel of acoustic piano playing, where every keypress causes the hammers to strike true strings. The main use of the Bluetooth connectivity is communication between the FP-30X hardware and Roland’s Piano Every Day app. There are also additional piano sounds, so you don’t just get the standard grand piano sound you’d expect.Forget the lightweight keyboards on typical portable pianos—with a single key strike on the PHA-4 Standard keyboard, you’ll instantly know the FP-30X stands above the rest. The only reason I figured this out is the keys that do this happen to be labelled down here at the left side of the keyboard.

Just like the FP-30, the FP-30X does NOT give you the ability to save your custom setups as a registration; given that the user interface is so minimal, this is really a shame. For example you can set it up for when its on the wooden Roland stand and have a different sound setting if its on a X Frame style stand. Having played some very expensive digital and acoustic pianos over the years, I always love how different each model feels. You change the output volume with two buttons, each for incrementing and decreasing the volume value respectively.While I did not manage to test this out during the playtest session, the app allows you to modify parameters such as the following.

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