Roland’s popular FP series has had an upgrade!
The FPX Series at a glance:
The high quality sound, ivory feel keys with graded hammer action, and app connectivity make this series an excellent choice for beginners, gigging musicians, songwriters, composers, and anyone interested in having a piano playing experience with a portable digital instrument.
Throughout the range, there have been great app and connectivity additions, additional sounds, and even better sound quality. As for versatility, all three models in the FP-X series – the FP-30X, FP-60X, and FP90-X have the option of adding a fixed stand and pedal board.
For more information on the apps available to use with the range, take a look at Roland’s Piano Everyday and Piano Designer apps.
Let’s take a closer look at each of the three models and their new features:
This keyboard again uses Roland’s PHA-4 keyboard and superNATURAL sound technology with 2 X 11W speakers, but this time, uses a more advanced chip processor, resulting in a clear, brilliant sound.
For those looking to gig on a budget, the FP-30X now has dedicated stereo ¼ line outs which can be used to connect to external speakers.
The FP-30X also has three selectable speaker settings:
1. OFF (which would be used when connected to an external speaker).
2. DESK (bass is reduced for more clarity when being played on a desk at home).
3. STAND (bass is increased to allow the sound to disperse below the stand as would be the case when sitting in front of an acoustic piano).
The FP-30X contains 12 piano tones, 20 electric piano tones, and 24 ‘other’ tones- everything you need to play a wide variety of music.
The FP-30X comes in at 14.8kgs. Stand and pedal options for this model can be viewed here.
Also using Roland’s PHA-4 keyboard and SUPERnatural sound engine, the FP-60X now jumps up to a more advanced speaker system, 2 X 13W, which is powerful enough for an intimate live performance, or simply an amazing sounding home instrument.
A more powerful speaker means a richer, deeper tone, even when being played at a softer level.
Singers, rejoice! The FP-60X now contains a mic input for recording and practicing.
Recording can be done to both USB, as well as directly onto the keyboard. Practicing at home with a microphone is a great way to work on your performance technique ahead of the gig.
The new My Stage function allows you to pair piano tones with ambience types to create an immersive experience of playing in different environments such as concert halls, clubs, and studios.
The FP-60X contains a whopping 358 sounds (including 8 drum sets and 1 SFX set), giving you everything you need for gigging, and creating music at home. Whether you like to play with different sounds and styles, or stick to your select favorites, the FP-60X gives you fantastic options to choose from.
The additional speaker size makes this model a little heavier compared to the FP-30X, yet still easy to carry around at 19.3kgs.
If you’re looking for the next step up in sound quality and functionality, this model ticks all the boxes.
At the top of the line is Roland’s flagship portable piano. Featuring Roland’s PHA-50 hybrid keyboard with wooden keys, and PureAcoustic Piano Modeling, the FP-90X delivers a truly stunning piano playing experience – all cased inside a portable digital mode for the first timel.
This model goes above and beyond with its powerful four speaker system – 2 X 25W + 2 X 5W.
The speakers are powerful enough to do an intimate performance without needing to connect to an external sound source such as an amplifier or PA system.
Mainly using it for home practice? The FP-90X also delivers an incredible sound when being played at a lower volume, retaining a great depth of tone.
The FP-90X also contains a microphone input and My Stage function.
The FP-90X contains 362 tones, including eight PureAcoustic pianos, 12 sampled pianos, and famous synths such as Jupiter 8, and D50.
The Roland FPX series is ideal for anyone wanting to get started, or level up.
Please note: the FPX range has replaced the now discontinued FP range.
Visit your nearest Australian Piano Warehouse showroom to experience these pianos, or feel free to get in touch with your local store on 1300 888 279 for more information.