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Roland FP-4F Digital Piano

Looking for a used Roland FP-4F?

Also check out the Roland FP-7F. The Roland FP-4F is a travel-friendly digital piano that builds on Roland's FP-4 piano concept and injects it with exciting new components into Roland's "SuperNATURAL Piano" engine and a deluxe Ivory Feel-G keyboard with Escapement. With its built-in, 12W x 2 stereo speaker system, the FP-4F is portable, with no extra cables or amplification necessary and requires minimal floor space.

Virtual Backing Band
The FP-4F's Session Partner provides rhythm and accompaniment patterns created by professional musicians, letting you play along with an onboard dynamic backing band. You can have the FP-4F play chord changes and ad-libs, or add complete accompaniment to a sing-along piece during a live performance. A diverse range of built-in rhythm patternsand musical metronomes.

USB Expansion
With its support for USB flash memory, the FP-4F lets you store recorded performances and keyboard settings. You can download SMF and WAV files from your computer and play them via a USB memory key from the FP-4F, or connect a USB CD drive to blend audio CDs with your keyboard performance.

Remove vocals from recorded songs
You can try using the "Center Cancel" function that attempts to minimize pre-recorded vocals or lead instruments, or the Tempo Change feature to speed up or slow down a song without changing the pitch. Use both of these functions at your (ahem) discretion. While an interesting feature that works well with some songs, it's more of a 'fun factor' and you'd probably be wise not to buy the piano based on this feature alone.

Features and Specifications

88 keys Ivory Feel-G keyboard
Touch Sensitivity: 5 levels, Fixed Touch
Keyboard Modes: Whole, Dual (volume balance adjustable), Split (split point adjustable)
Sound Generator (conforms to GM2/GS/XGlite)
Piano Sound: SuperNATURAL Piano Sound

Piano Effects: Damper Resonance (Off, 1-10), String Resonance (Off, 1-10), Key Off Resonance (Off, 1-10)
Max. Polyphony: 128 voices
Tones: 345 tones (including 8 drum sets, 1 SFX set)

Temperaments: 8 types, selectable temperament key
Stretched Tuning: Off, Preset
Master Tuning: 415.3Hz to 466.2Hz (adjustable in increments of 0.1Hz)
Transpose: -6 to +5 (in semitones)

Reverb:Off, 1-10
Only for Organ Tones: Rotary Speaker Effect (Slow, Fast)
Equalizer: 4-band Digital Equalizer

Tempo: Quarter Note = 10 to 500
Beat: 2/2, 0/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 7/4, 3/8, 6/8, 9/8, 12/8
Song: 1 song
Note Storage: Approx. 30,000 notes
Tempo: Quarter Note = 10 to 500
Resolution: 120 ticks per quarter note
Playable Song Format: Standard MIDI Files (Format 0/1), Roland Original Format (i-Format)

Transpose: -6 to +5 (in semitones)

Session Partner
Rhythms: 80 types x 2 variations
Chord Progression: Automatic or input with keyboard (user programmable)

Playable Song Format:
Audio File (WAV 44.1 kHz / 16-bit Linear Format),
Audio CDs (CD-DA) (when using optional CD drive)
Audio Playback:
Center Cancel
Audio Playback Speed: 75 to 125 %
Playback Transpose: -6 to +5 (in semitones)
External Memory
External Storage: USB Flash Memory (sold separately)
Songs: Max. 99 songs
Song Save Format: Standard MIDI Files (Format 0)

Internal Songs
73 songs
Custom LCD (with backlit)
To Internal Memory: 20 x max. 25 sets
To External Memory: 20 x max. 99 sets

Other Functions
Panel Lock, V-LINK, Tone Demo

EXT MEMORY connector
USB (MIDI) connector
PEDAL jacks (DAMPER/R, SOFT/L (FC1)*, SOSTENUTO/C (FC2)*): 1/4-inch phone type (* Assignable)
OUTPUT jacks (L/MONO, R): 1/4-inch phone type
INPUT jacks (L/MONO, R): RCA phono type
PHONES jack x 2: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
MIDI connectors (IN, OUT)
DC IN jack

Rated Power Output
12W x 2
(8cm x 12cm) x 2
Volume Level (SPL)

Black, White
AC Adaptor, Power Cord (for AC Adaptor), Music Rest, Damper Pedal (capable of continuous detection)


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