KAWAI MP7 SE

KAWAI1000 - 1500 euros | 1300 - 2100 dollars

THE SOUND OF A GRAND PIANO

The MP7SE’s 256 onboard sounds are separated into eight distinctive categories: PIANO, E.PIANO, DRAWBAR, ORGAN, STRINGS/VOCAL, BRASS/WIND, PAD/SYNTH, and BASS/GUITAR. Each sound category features 8 sub-categories, with a further four tonal variations for each.
Organising the instrument’s sounds in this way simplifies patch selection during live performances, and provides a clear, visual representation of the currently selected sound. It also forms a central part of the MP7SE’s powerful 4-zone functionality, allowing multiple sounds to be intuitively layered together, split, or assigned to a custom key range directly from the panel.

The Shigeru Kawai SK-EX concert grand piano is widely regarded by professional pianists and piano technicians as one of the finest instruments within its class. Hand-built by Master Piano Artisans at the Shigeru Kawai Piano Research Laboratory in Ryuyo, Japan, each EX instrument undergoes a meticulous regulation and refinement process within a specially designed anechoic chamber.
Following this lengthy crafting period, the completed SK-EX concert grand piano receives a final series of rigorous quality inspections, before eventually taking centre stage in the world’s most prestigious musical institutions and concert halls.

When playing a fine piano, the amount of pressure applied to the keyboard affects not only the volume of the sound produced, but also the unique tonal character of each note. Therefore, in order to construct a realistic acoustic portrait of the SK-EX concert grand piano, not only is each key recorded individually, but also at various https://youtu.be/Bmtyq8Qr25kdifferent volume levels, ranging from gentle pianissimo to thunderous fortissimo.
The MP7SE offers a highly detailed acoustic portrait, with Harmonic Imaging XL technology ensuring smooth tonal transitions across the keyboard and throughout the entire dynamic range.

The MP7SE’s PAD/SYNTH category represents another major improvement over its predecessor, featuring brand new sample data for all of the core sound groups. High quality pads, saw, square, pulse, and poly leads, and a number of other useful voices provide the essential building blocks for recreating classic and modern synth patches.

Whether the band is playing prog rock, slick fusion, or covering the latest artists, the MP7SE’s flexible synth implementation is guaranteed to deliver impressive results, with powerful 24 dB/octave filters and fine-grain envelope controls further blurring the lines between stage piano and fully-featured workstation.

CLASS-LEADING KEYBOARD
The class-leading Responsive Hammer III keyboard action recreates the touch of an acoustic grand, with realistic movement providing a smooth, natural playing experience.

Triple-sensor key detection, ivory-like surfaces, and authentic let-off simulation ensure the MP7SE performs like the real thing.

CHERISHED VINTAGE

EPs A treasure trove of authentic tine, reed, and modern electric pianos, crunchy clavs, and a striking electric grand – lovingly sampled to preserve their characteristics and imperfections.
Play them clean, or plug into over 100 different effects, each with a variety of fully tweakable parameters.

ALL NEW EFFECTSENGINE

The MP7SE’s powerful audio processor elevates sonic realism to another level with brand new, high resolution effects.
Apply richly modelled resonances to acoustic piano sounds, warm-up EPs with analogue-style amp sims, and recreate distinctive reverb environments – all at the touch of a button.

CLASSIC TONEWHEELORGANS
A brand new tonewheel organ simulation, complete with 9 real-time adjustable drawbars, direct panel percussion controls, and authentic chorus/vibrato.
Tweak the organ’s rotary speaker characteristics and use the MP7SE’s mixer faders to adjust onscreen drawbar registrations.

POWERFUL 4-ZONE SYSTEM
Four independently configurable zones for controlling internal sounds, external MIDI devices, or both at the same time.

Sturdy hardware level faders provide immediate control over rich multi-voice layers, while improved split functionality allows any zone to be effortlessly split, or assigned to a custom key range.

INSPIRING SUBSIDIARY SOUNDS
Studio quality strings, pads, basses, and other essential sounds suitable for creating splits, layering with acoustic pianos and EPs, or for simply playing solo.

Tweak each voice using comprehensive ADSR parameters, or fatten the overall sound with flexible parametric EQ.

ACCESSIBLE& INTUITIVEPANEL
A large graphic LCD display, four assignable real-time control knobs, and a well organised, immediately usable panel interface.

Leave the manual at home and concentrate on playing, rather than trying to remember which button does what.

GENEROUS SETUPMEMORIES
Store and recall every customised sound, knob position, fader level, and adjustable parameter at the touch of a button.

With over 250 setup memories, the MP7SE is ideal for busy stage musicians who like to plan several shows ahead, before going out on the road.

QUALITY DESIGN,MATERIALS,& BUILD

Elegantly finished wooden side panels, sleek gloss-black paintwork and a raised fallboard displaying the Kawai family name give the MP7SE a distinctly acoustic presence.

Its sturdy aluminium and steel chassis, and reinforced base reassures players that this instrument is built for the stage.

Features

  • Keyboard
    • Responsive Hammer III action
    • 88 keys
    • Grade-weighted hammers
    • Ivory Touch white key surfaces
    • Let-off simulation
    • Counterweights
    • Triple sensor key detection
  • Pedal
    • F-10H pedal unit
    • Damper (with half-pedal support)
  • Piano Sound
    • Harmonic Imaging XL (HI-XL)
    • 88-key stereo sampling
    • SK-EX, SK-5, EX recording
    • 256 note maximum polyphony
  • Piano Resonance
    • Damper Resonance
    • String Resonance
    • Undamped String Resonance
  • Piano Adjustment
    • Virtual Technician (23 parameters)
    • Touch Curve (incl. User Touch Curve)
    • Voicing
    • Damper Resonance
    • Damper Noise
    • String Resonance
    • Undamped String Resonance
    • Key-off Effect
    • Fall-back Noise
    • Hammer Delay
    • Topboard Simulation
    • Decay Time
    • Minimum Touch
    • Stretch Tuning (incl. 88-key User Tuning)
    • Temperament (incl. User Temperament)
    • Temperament Key
    • Key Volume (incl. 88-key User Key Volume)
    • Half-Pedal Adjust
    • Soft Pedal Depth
  • No. of Sounds 256 voices
  • Reverb 6 types
  • Brilliance ✔
  • Other Effects 129 types
  • Display 128 x 64 pixel LCD with backlight
  • Key Cover
  • Music Rest Detachable type (included)
  • Dimensions Width 136 cm (53 1/4")
  • Depth 34 cm (13 1/3")
  • Height 17 cm (6 3/4") [music rest detached]
  • Weight 22.5 kg (49 2/3 lbs.)
  • Basic Functions
    • -Dual
    • Split
    • Transpose
    • Tuning
    • Registration
    • Internal Songs Sound Demo
    • Piano Music -
    • Concert Magic
    • Lesson Songs
    • Internal Recorder Total Memory approximately 90,000 notes
    • No. of Songs 10 songs
    • Metronome Time Signatures 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 3/8, 6/8, 7/8, 9/8, 12/8
    • Drum Rhythms 100 patterns
    • Bluetooth
    • USB Audio Recorder Record/Playback MP3/WAV
    • Overdubbing
    • Connector Jacks Headphone 1 x 1/4" Stereo jack
    • MIDI MIDI IN, MIDI OUT, MIDI THRU
  • Line Out 1/4" L/MONO, R [unbalanced]
  • Line In 1/4" L/MONO, R [unbalanced]
  • USB to Host ✔
  • USB to Device ✔

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