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KAWAI MP8 II

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Featuring our award-winning action, acclaimed Harmonic Imaging, and powerful MIDI controller keyboard functions, the MP8II is quite simply the finest Professional Stage Piano available.

KEY ACTION

Continuing the advancements of its multi-award winning predecessor, the KAWAI AWA Grand PRO II, 88 note wooden-key mechanical action, closely reproduces characteristics of the acclaimed KAWAI EX Concert Grand Piano. Its graduated action, with decreasing weight from bass to treble, offers the dynamic feeling of an EX grand, and is widely regarded as one of the best digital piano actions in the world.

Previously, when the normal touch curve didn’t fit your playing style, the only solution was to choose one of the different touch curve presets in the piano. With the User Touch Curve feature, you can create your own touch curve. In User Touch Curve mode, you are asked to play dynamically from soft to loud to input your playing style. The piano then analyses the data and creates the perfect touch curve made especially for you.

SOUND

The MP 8 II is equipped with the latest generation of piano sounds, as might be expected from a manufacturer of acoustic grand pianos. The authentic sound of KAWAI stage pianos begins with the world renowned KAWAI EX Concert grand piano. Placed inside an anechoic chamber, free of audio reflections, the rich sound of this world class instrument is meticulously analysed and recorded by our Master Piano Artisans. The acoustic portrait of each note is later transformed into a precise three dimensional digital representation, employing KAWAI’s proprietary Harmonic Imaging™ technology. This unique process faithfully reproduces the broad dynamic range of the original grand piano, from subtle pianissimos to thunderous fortissimos.

Features

- Keyboard > 88 weighted keys with graded hammers
- Action > AWA PROII
- Sound Source > Harmonic ImagingTM Sound Technology
- Polyphony > 192 Notes
- Internal Sounds > 256 Voices
- Setup Memories > 256 Setups
- Reverb > Hall 1-2, Stage 1-2, Room 1-2, Plate
- Effect Types > Individual for each zone.Chours, Flanger, Celeste, Ensemble, Delay 1-4, Auto Pan 1-3, Tremolo 1-3, Phaser 1-2, Rotary 1-2, Auto Wah, Pedal Wah, Enhancer, Overdrive
- Display > 16 x 2 characters LCD with background light
- Controls > Pitch Bend Wheel, Modulation Wheel (assignable), Master Volume, Zone Volume (x4), Zone Edit Selection (x4), Zone On/Off (x4), Real Time Edit Control (x4), Control Mode Switch (x4), SW On/Off, EFX On/Off, Reverb On/Off, Menu Up, Menu Down, Value Up, Value Down, Sound Mode, Setup Mode (System Mode), Sound/Setup Select (8x8x4), Store, Transpose, Metronome
- Connections > XLR Out (L,R) with Ground Lift Switch, 1/4" jacks for Line Out (L/Mono, R or 2x Mono), Headphone Jack, Damper/Soft Pedal, Foot Switch (assignable), Expression (assignable), MIDI IN/OUT/THRU, USB (to Host), AC Inlet, Power Switch On/Off
- Parameters for Internal Zones > Sound, Volume, Damper Resonance, String Resonance, Key Off Effect, Zone Hi, Zone Lo, Velocity Swwitch (Off, Soft, Loud), Velocity Switch Level, Velocity Compression, Velocity Offset, Damper (On/Off), FSW (On/Off), Mod Wheel (On/Off), Bender (On/Off), Bender Range (0-7), Pan, Zone Transpost (±36), Fine Tuning, Virtual Voicing (Mellow, Bright, Dynamci, Normal), Stretch Tuning Temperament, FSW CC#, EXP CC#, Attack, Decay, Release, Cutoff, EQ, Modulation Wheel Assign, Left Pedal Assign, Solo Mode (On/Off)
- Parameters for External Zones > Sound Nr., Volume, Bank Select (MSB/LSB), MIDI CH, Zone Hi, Zone Lo, Velocity Switch (Off, Soft, Loud), Velocity Switch Level, Velocity Compression, Velocity Offset, Damper (On/Off), FSW (On/Off), Mod Wheel (On/Off), Bender (On/Off), Bender Range (0-12), Pan Transpose (±36), Fine Tuning, Knobs A-D (On/Off/CC#), TX Channel, TX Program, TX Bank, TX Volume, Attack, Decay, Release, Cutoff, Solo Mode (On/Off)
- System Parameters > Master Tuning, Volume Action, Line Out Mode, Local On/Off, System Channel, Touch Curve (Normal, Light, Light+, Heavy, Heavy+, USER), Modulation Wheel Assign (Normal/Data Entry), Footswitch Assign (Normal, Setup Advance), Reverb Offset, Reverb Offset On/Off, EQ Offset, EQ Offset On/Off, LCD Contrast, LED Brightness, MIDI Multi Mode, RCV CH 1-16 Play/Mute, Dump, Reset
- Dimensions > 57.75" x 17.5" x7.5" (1466 mm X 442 mm x 189 mm)
- Weight > 77 lbs. (35 kg)

Reviews on Web

- Youtube (en)
- Harmony Central (en)
- Musicians Friend (en)
- Sound On Sound (MP8) (en)
- Bonedo (de)
- Thomann (de)

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