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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!

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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Roland FP90 arrives in store

The new Roland FP90 (which replaces the FP80) has now arrived and is on display. This model is certainly a fine piano with the quality expected from Roland. Fabulous new speaker system and many other great features- easy to use balance, split and registration functions as well as a dedicated microphone input and gain slide.

There are options on bags, stands, cases, stools and many more accessories from stock too.

Click on the picture for more information:

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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 PX-360- Mark Ireland Pianos

This new Privia PX-360 is a real winner of portable pianos!

Stunningly quick response touch screen with access over a full spectrum of facilities. Navigating rhythm, usb, tone, registrations, recording and other settings is made easy with colourfull icons in the main menu.

There are optional extras like the CS-67 stand and SP-33 pedals which can be added to the piano only price. For more information call 0117 9717116- Mark Ireland Pianos.
Click on the link below

http://www.markirelandpianos.co.uk/digital-pianos-casio-px-360

 

 

 

 

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Yamaha DGX-660 new at Mark Ireland Pianos

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Yamaha DGX660

The latest addition to the display is the replacement for the Yamaha DGX-650- the all new DGX-660. Featured here in white, also available in black, this model contains the piano room feature.

All the functionality of a full piano, with rhythm and song arranger facility, is contained in this arranger instrument.

Current pricing can be found on the main website . Additionally you may like a stool and pedals, for a quote please contact Mark Ireland at the Bristol store; 0117 9717116.

Roland FP-30 digital piano now at Mark Ireland Pianos’ Shop

If you are looking for an affordable portable piano then this new Roland really is quite a fabulous option. Boasting the same keyboard as the Roland F140 piano, Bluetooth technology, and many other features- come in and see for yourself.

The piano has optional stand and pedals – or you can have the keyboard only . It is available in black or white finish.

Contact Mark Ireland Pianos on 0117 9717116 or info@markirelandpianos.co.uk

Link to more information: Roland FP30- Shop website

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Kawai ES8 – New portable piano

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Kawai ES8 White- in room

The new Kawai ES8 has arrived in store; following the successful ES7, this model boasts the RHIII keyboard action (like the CN25 & CN35) It also has the sound samples of the SK5 and EX Kawai Grand Pianos.

Click here to see product information

The Kawai ES8 in black is now on display at Mark Ireland Pianos in Bristol.

Call Mark on 0117 9717116 for more information.

 

Digital Piano shop- Cheltenham, Gloucester & Cotswolds Areas

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Based in Bristol, Mark Ireland Pianos has a wide catchment area for digital pianos and keyboards. As a specialist in digital pianos there are major brands: Casio, Kawai, Roland & Yamaha all on display. It’s easy to park by my shop, which is on the A4 between Bath & Bristol. I help guide you to a selection and offer full delivery services. Visit the website for information on products:  www.markirelandpianos.co.uk, or give me a call on 0117 9717116.

To reach the shop from the Cheltenham area is about 45 minutes drive and well worth the visit. No other shop in the area offers as much digital piano choice.

New models coming soon from Casio- PX-760 and PX-160. Also Yamaha CVP-709 & CVP705 will be on display along with the new PSR-s970.

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