Roland Adds Two New Home Piano Models, Refreshes Piano App
Roland expands its home piano lineup with two new entry-level instruments and a refreshed piano app for select models in the series. The F107 and RP107, according to Roland, make an authentic grand piano experience more accessible to everyone, providing performance in slim, space-saving cabinets. The F107 features a design based on the Roland F701 — winner of the 2021 Red Dot Design Award. According to the company, the F107 is “a great fit for young adults and modern living spaces. The RP107 features classic upright styling that’s ideal for families and anyone who prefers a more traditional appearance. Aside from the cabinets, both pianos offer identical features.”
The F107 and RP107 deliver sound using Roland’s SuperNATURAL Piano engine, and “combines sophisticated sampling and modeling technologies that reproduce all the complex nuances of an acoustic grand piano.” Roland also says the 88-note PHA-4 Standard keyboard provides true weighted response, while sustain, soft and sostenuto pedals are ready to support a variety of advanced pedal techniques.
Both models also include built-in Bluetooth audio/MIDI connectivity. They can wirelessly stream favorite music and educational content through the onboard speaker system and play along, or explore music composition with MIDI music apps like GarageBand and others. USB ports are also available for connecting with computers and flash storage devices.
The F107 and RP107 feature onboard recording that lets players check their progress and share music, plus Twin Piano mode for playing alongside a family member, friend or teacher. Volume control is just a button press away, and dual headphones jacks allow two people to play quietly at the same time, each with independent sound control.
The Roland Piano App for iOS and Android mobile devices is a companion for the F107, RP107 and other Roland home pianos. Based on feedback from users of previous Roland apps, the interface has been redesigned for a “smoother, more free-flowing experience.”
The Roland F107 and RP107 digital pianos will be available in the U.S. in August for $1,099.99 and $1,199.99, respectively.