ROLAND RELEASES RP102 DIGITAL PIANO
Authentic Piano Performance and Bluetooth Connectivity for Playing and Practicing with Mobile Apps
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.
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.