Category Archives: Digital Pianos

Kawai CA-78 Digital Piano arrives in store at Mark Ireland Pianos

The brand new Kawai CA78 Rosewood Digital Piano has joined the others on display at Mark Ireland Pianos in Bristol. Along with the CA98, thes two models are designed with a touch screen interface for navigation of the many different sounds and editing functions on these two powerful pianos. You can also stream bluetooth audio from a music player. More information on the main website : CA78, CA98

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DIGITAL PIANO BRAND CHALLENGE – Can you match clip & brand?

Listen to the audio in this you tube video- Which digital Piano should I buy?

So- you think you might know which digital piano brand you are looking to buy? It’s fair to say that there are many different parameters by which we can assess a digital piano. Here is a little exercise to illustrate just the one parameter: the tone of the default piano sound. Each of the audio clips in the video is a recording of one of the four digital piano brands I sell. The recordings were made directly as a line capture with near enough the same passage of notes.

A good pair of headphones or monitor speakers is more ideal to hear some of the nuances in the recordings.

Even if you can decide which you like best, there are many reasons why you should visit the store and discuss further the possibilities- each digital piano has it’s own speaker system, keyboard quality and other functions. Having illustrated and intrigued you all with this conundrum – perhaps you need to assess the options in person, rather than relying on digital piano reviews.

The quiz just shows how vast the variety of options there are of digital pianos- I can help you decide!

Casio PX-870 Privia Digital Piano – Mark Ireland Pianos’ Shop -Bristol

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The Casio Privia range just got updated and two new models have arrived in store. The Casio Privia PX-870 and PX-770.

Both compact and affordable- usually in stock ready to go can be supplied by Mark Ireland Pianos with free local delivery and assembly. A range of accessories can be chosen – stool- headphones -music light .

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ROLAND RELEASES RP102 DIGITAL PIANO

ROLAND RELEASES RP102 DIGITAL PIANO

Available November!

Authentic Piano Performance and Bluetooth Connectivity for Playing and Practicing with Mobile Apps

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Hamamatsu, Japan, September 14, 2017 — Roland releases the RP102, the latest addition to the award-winning RP series of affordable digital pianos. Featuring advanced technologies derived from Roland’s premium pianos, the RP102 offers best-in-class sound and touch in a compact, space-saving design. And with modern Bluetooth® connectivity built in, users can wirelessly connect with a smartphone or tablet to enhance learning and enjoyment with Roland’s Piano Partner 2 and other useful music apps. The RP102 is ideal as a first piano for the home, and also a great fit for lesson studios, practice rooms, and other music education settings.

 

Roland’s free Piano Partner 2 app for iOS and Android mobile devices is a perfect companion for the RP102. Via a wireless Bluetooth connection, the app shows digital notation for the piano’s internal songs, and pages even turn automatically as a song plays. Users can practice each hand individually by muting the left- or right-hand part, and freely adjust the tempo as needed. The app also provides access to backing rhythms and flash card games that help build skills with intelligent accompaniment and engaging music exercises.

 

With its simple, direct interface, the RP102 allows users to enjoy great piano sound with zero hassle. And when using Piano Partner 2, they can access the piano’s deeper features from their mobile device. A variety of piano and non-piano sounds are available to play, and it’s possible to layer any two sounds together. The app also lets users browse the piano’s onboard song library, select songs, and more.

 

The RP102 is equipped to inspire music making with over 200 ready-to-play songs, including traditional music, classical masterpieces by Mozart and Beethoven, and famous piano etudes from Hanon and Czerny. There’s also an onboard metronome with variable time signatures, an essential practice tool for players of all levels. Twin Piano mode splits the keyboard into two 44-note pianos, allowing two people to play together side by side.

 

Offering piano sound and touch inherited from Roland’s premium home instruments, the RP102 will continue to inspire as the user’s playing grows and evolves. SuperNATURAL Piano technology delivers the rich, expressive tone of an acoustic grand piano, while the responsive PHA-4 Standard keyboard accurately translates every playing nuance. A dynamic onboard speaker system provides rich, satisfying sound that fills the room. It’s also possible to plug in headphones and mute the speakers, allowing for late night practice without disturbing others.

 

The RP102 features three integrated pedals made of metal for an authentic feel. They also support half-pedal control for playing more advanced piano pieces, a feature not found on typical entry-level instruments.

 

To learn more about the Roland RP102 Digital Piano, visit Roland.com.

 

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About Roland Corporation

Roland Corporation is a leading manufacturer and distributor of electronic musical instruments, including keyboards and synthesizers, guitar products, electronic percussion, digital recording equipment, amplifiers, audio processors, and multimedia products. With more than 40 years of musical instrument development, Roland sets the standard in music technology for the world to follow. For more information, visit http://www.roland.com or see your local Roland dealer.

 

 

ROLAND ANNOUNCES FP-60 DIGITAL PIANO

Available mid  December from Mark Ireland Pianos –

Streamlined Piano with Premium Sound and Built-In Speakers for Home and Stage

 

Hamamatsu, Japan, September 14, 2017 — Roland announces the FP-60 Digital Piano, the latest addition to the award-winning FP series of compact digital pianos. The FP-60 features Roland’s advanced piano technologies for premium tone and feel, plus an onboard audio system with ample projection for performing in small venues. Many non-piano sounds are included as well, plus Bluetooth® audio/MIDI support for working with Roland’s Piano Partner 2 and other music apps on a smartphone or tablet. Offering top-level piano performance and easy portability in an attractive, streamlined design, the affordable FP-60 is an ideal choice for home playing, stage performing, and music education settings.

 

While sound quality and keyboard feel are often sacrificed in portable piano designs, that’s not the case with the FP-60. Roland’s respected SuperNATURAL Piano engine delivers the dynamic, expressive sound of an acoustic grand, with touch-sensitive overtone changes and 288 notes of polyphony for realizing authentic acoustic performances. The PHA-4 keyboard with escapement and Ivory Feel keys offers true grand piano touch, and features the latest sensing technology for unrestricted musical expression.

 

Via built-in Bluetooth, FP-60 users can enhance performances and practice sessions with their favorite mobile devices. Audio from a smartphone or tablet can be streamed wirelessly through the piano’s onboard speakers for playing along with favorite songs or music lessons from the web. Roland’s free Piano Partner 2 app extends the piano’s functionality even further with intelligent rhythm accompaniments, recording functions, and more.

 

The FP-60’s integrated audio system is specially designed to produce rich, room-filling sound, eliminating the need to carry an external sound system when playing in small venues. The speakers and integrated amplifiers have been carefully tuned for precise tonal reproduction, and dedicated speaker boxes engineered into the keyboard cabinet support full-range projection with impressive dynamic range. A convenient three-band equalizer is provided on the front panel, allowing players to quickly adjust the tone as needed to fit the room.

 

In addition to its core acoustic piano sounds, the FP-60 includes pro-quality electric pianos, strings, organs, and synths, giving performing players lots of versatility. Users can create layers and splits, and store favorite sounds and settings in 30 user registrations for quick recall.

 

The FP-60 looks great in any setting, offering a stylish, understated appearance based on the award-winning design of the flagship FP-90. When paired with the optional KSC-72 stand and KPD-90 pedal, the instrument has a clean, contemporary upright look that’s ideal for home use, concert stages, and education environments. The KPD-90’s three-pedal configuration supports Progressive Damper Action, providing continuous response for traditional playing techniques.

 

To learn more about the FP-60 Digital Piano, visit Roland.com.

 

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About Roland Corporation

Roland Corporation is a leading manufacturer and distributor of electronic musical instruments, including keyboards and synthesizers, guitar products, electronic percussion, digital recording equipment, amplifiers, audio processors, and multimedia products. With more than 40 years of musical instrument development, Roland sets the standard in music technology for the world to follow. For more information, visit http://www.roland.com or see your local Roland dealer.FP-60_b_drFP-60_w_c

Reduced – Digital Piano Display models for sale- Hot & Sunny Bargain time!

There are a number of display models for sale at Mark Ireland Pianos, a chance to get a bargain price new piano. The White CN25 and Black Kawai CN35 are two examples. The CN25 is further reduced today to £929. The CN35 is now reduced to £1149.  Follow the link to the CN25:  http://www.markirelandpianos.co.uk/digital-pianos-kawai-cn25.

There are also deals to be had on CLP-545 Yamaha Clavinova Pianos. One rosewood model is available at £1499. It may be possible to purchase other CLP-500 series pianos- once they are gone though! Be quick to inquire if you are interested.

In other news: there are reductions in price on the Casio PX160- now only £449 and the PX360- now only £739. (These are good portable pianos !)

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New Yamaha Clavinova CLP

The new Yamaha Clavinova range is now available, come in and hear the CLP-685 and CLP-645 in the showroom at Mark Ireland Pianos.digital-piano-yamaha-CLP-685- black

New digital piano- full of inovations- bursting with music!

There are many good reasons to add a digital piano to your equipment. You may be looking for a practice instrument, a portable accompanying piano for a band or choir, a space saving rehearsal instrument, or perhaps you may not yet have imagined that there are many other elements and options available.

Among the facilities now on modern digital instruments there are many tones , or voices , but now also complex rhythms with accompaniments are often part of the specification.

Recording, or using an ipad with various apps for learning and playing along to are also great for beginners and accomplished players alike.

Investing in a modern piano would open possibilities of realism of tone and feel to start with, but beyond that- there is real value in the learning aids and the chance to learn the skills needed to play with a band, in time!

There are pianos to suit all budgets and age ranges! It may be time to revive a skill you have not used for a while!  Pay the shop a visit and see the options.

Casio Celviano Digital Hybrid Pianos win MIA award!

The GP-500PE and GP-300 are both on display at Mark Ireland Pianos in Bristol- now recognized by the Music Industries Association award. Come and have a play on one at the shop BS4 5BN. Click on the picture for more information. Produced in collaboration with Bechstein featuring a wooden keyboard and authentic samples.mia_winner_300x250px_screen

Roland launch New RP501 Digital Piano- Mark Ireland Pianos

Out soon- probably as I write is the new Roland RP-501 in contemporary black or Rosewood finish. As a replacement for the now discontinued RP-401, this model is capable of Bluetooth connectivity and the improved specification brings this price point in line with the other models already capable of ipad connectivity via Bluetooth.

Link to more information on the RP-501

Visit the webpage via the link above for more information.
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