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ROLAND DP 990

With Roland’s groundbreaking SuperNATURAL Piano technology onboard, the DP990RF brings a unique dimension of acoustic-piano realism to the digital domain.

A great-feeling PHA II "Ivory Feel" keyboard is built into a stylish, space-saving cabinet with a unique lid that can be used as a music rest when open and as a flat surface when closed. It’s a high class breed of musical sophistication and functional style. The DP990RF has a high-gloss Polished Ebony exterior.

PHA II (Progressive Hammer Action II) Keyboard

For the most authentic keyboard feel, the DP990RF and DP990F feature Roland’s acclaimed PHA II keyboard with Escapement, which yields a heavier touch in the lower range and lighter touch in the upper. It also provides lighter resistance for pianissimo passages and stronger resistance for fortissimo.

On the DP990RF/990F, users can choose between different touch sensitivity – from light to standard and heavy. You can adjust the touch response of your keyboard depending on how strong your fingers are or for particular practice objectives.

Innovative Ivory Feel keyboard

The DP990RF’s Ivory Feel keys are made of moisture-absorbent material that offer the natural look and tactile feel of real ivory and ebony.

The characteristic “click feel” of a grand piano

The DP990RF/990F’s Escapement mechanism recreates the characteristic click feel of grand-piano keys. Combined with its authentic hammer response, this action provides an Depth of pressing the key amazing recreation of the real thing.

When the keys are pressed slowly, the resistance increases and then suddenly relaxes, just like playing a grand piano.

The length of the hidden portion of the keys has been lengthened as much as possible so the fulcrum is located farther back on the keys. This reduces the difference in touch response from the front to the rear of the keys, replicating the longer keys and superior response of a grand piano.

SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine provides the power and expression of an acoustic grand

The DP990RF and DP990F are equipped with our newly developed SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine, which was born by bringing together V-Piano technology and 88-key stereo multisampling. This new sound engine is the product of Roland’s deep research of the characteristics of acoustic pianos, with the goal of faithfully reproducing the rich tone and true expression of a concert grand piano. 128-voice polyphony ensures seamless performance, even during the most dense and complex pieces.

Perfect touch and response in every key

Each note of a grand piano has its own character, due to the fact that the strings are different sizes and lengths, use different materials, and are struck by hammers of different sizes. These differences create variations in the tonal color and resonance of each note. For the new SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine, we sampled all 88 notes of a variety of world-class pianos and used our unique digital technology to accurately reproduce the full, rich tone and unique personality of these fine acoustic instruments.

True to the player’s touch Pianos produce myriad differences not only in volume, but also in tone based on how forcefully the key is struck. Our latest technology, the SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine, delivers natural and seamless changes in tonal color in response to the player’s touch. The expanded dynamic range supports the most advanced and subtle techniques, just as one would expect from an acoustic grand piano.

Seamless note decay

The natural decay of notes Variation in tone color produced by the SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine as the and beautiful lingering tones are essential elements of a piano’s sound. The decaying sound of an acoustic piano not only decreases in volume, but also gradually changes in color to a softer tone. The SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine replicates this natural decay, just like an acoustic grand.

Inspiring creativity with Roland’s powerful technologies

The DP990RF and DP990F feature “Piano Resonance”, which faithfully reproduces the sympathetic vibrations*1 between strings, as well as other subtle nuances such as variations in lingering tones based on key- release speed*2. It even replicates the resonance one hears while the damper pedal is depressed and the dampers move off the strings.

Continuous detection pedals respond to the player’s sensitivities

The damper and soft pedals continuously detect the slightest differences in the amount they are depressed, thus supporting a full range of pedal expression. For example, there are subtle changes in tone where the damper is barely touching the string. There are also variations in the sustain of a sound when you depress the pedal gradually. The pedals even support the most subtle expression, such as depressing the pedal again after releasing it for an instant.

Enjoy playing your favorite songs along with full backing tracks

A 3-track recorder lets you easily record, play back, and save your The DP990RF and DP990F come with a wide range of built-in songs, ranging performances. This offers numerous benefits for both performance and from classical to jazz. In addition, you can play commercially available SMF practice, including the ability to work with left- and right-hand parts music files or audio files stored on a standard USB flash memory device (sold separately. The “Twin Piano” function lets you split the keyboard left and separately). With the optional Roland CD-01A CD Drive, you can even play back right into two regions, each with its own middle “C” and damper pedal. and play along with songs directly from a standard audio CD. During playback Two players wearing headphones of the built-in songs or SMF music files from a USB memory key, you can alter can then play completely or mute individual tracks, such as a piano solo, to create an exciting ensemble independently without hearing one performance. Since you can alter both the key and tempo independently, you another (Individual Twin-Piano), can slow down playback when learning a new piece or find a more comfortable a great application for “partner” key for a song with which you want to sing along. During playback of audio files lessons or piano labs. Of course, the from USB memory, you can also alter ability to hear yourself privately on key and tempo independently, as well headphones has always been a major as minimize the lead vocal or instrument advantage of digital instruments, since via the “Center Cancel” function. Both it allows you to play anytime, day or models also boast over 300 GM2/GS night, without disturbing others. tones with layer and split capability to support almost any musical performance or study.

Features

RF PE Version

Keyboard

- Keyboard: 88 keys (PHA II with Ivory Feel & Escapement)
- Touch Sensitivity: Touch: 5 levels, Fixed Touch
- Keyboard Mode: Whole, Dual (volume balance adjustable), Split (split point adjustable), Twin Piano

Sound Generator

- Piano Sound: SuperNATURAL Piano Sound
- Sound Generator Conforms to GM2/GS/XG Lite
- Max. Polyphony: 128 voices
- Tones: 337 tones (including 8 drum sets, 1 SFX set)
- Temperament: 8 types, selectable temperament Key
- Stretched Tuning: On/Off
- Master Tuning: 415.3 Hz to 466.2 Hz (adjustable in increments of 0.1 Hz)
- Transpose: Key Transpose: -6 to +5 (in semitones), Playback Transpose (with Audio CD/Audio File): -6 to +5 (in semitones)
- Effects: Reverb (Off, 10 levels), Only for Piano Tones: Damper Resonance (Off, 10 levels), String Resonance (Off, 10 levels), Key Off Resonance (Off, 10 levels), Only for Organ Tones: Rotary Speaker Effect (Slow/Fast)

Recorder

- Tracks: 3 tracks
- Song Recorder section: 1 song, Internal Memory: Max. 99 songs
- Note Storage: Approx. 30,000 notes
- Control: Song Select, Play/Stop, Rec, Rewinding, Fast-forwarding, Previous song, Next song, Track Mute, Mute Volume, Tempo, Tempo Mute, All Songs Play, Count-in, Song Volume, Center Cancel (only for Audio playback)
- Tempo: Quarter note= 10 to 500, Audio Playback Speed: 75 to 125 %
- Resolution: 120 ticks per quarter note

Metronome

- 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
- Volume: 11 levels

Internal Memory

- Songs: Max. 99 songs
- Save: Song Standard MIDI Files (Format 0)

External Memory

- External Storage: USB Flash Memory
- Playable Software: Standard MIDI Files (Format 0/1), Roland Original Format (i-Format), Audio File (WAV 44.1 kHz/16-bit linear format), Audio CDs (CD-DA) (when using optional CD drive)
- Save Song Standard MIDI Files (Format 0)

Other

- Internal Songs: 72 songs
- Rated Power Output: 12 W x 2
- Volume Level (SPL): 105 dB *These figures were measured according to the method that is based on Roland’s technical standard.
- Speakers: 12 cm x 2 (with Speaker box)
- Display: 7-segments, 3 characters (LED)
- Control: Volume
- Pedals: Damper (capable of continuous detection), Soft (capable of continuous detection, function assignable), Sostenuto (function assignable)
- Other Functions: Panel Lock, V-LINK
- Connectors: DC inlet, Input jacks (L/Mono, R), Output jacks (L/Mono, R), MIDI connectors (In, Out), Phones jack (Stereo) x 2, External Memory connector
- Power supply: DC 12 V
- Power Consumption: 24 W
- Dimensions: (with lid closed) 1,398 (W) x 344 (D) x 781 (H) mm/55-1/16 (W) x 13-9/16 (D) x 30-3/4 (H) inches, (with lid open) 1,398 (W) x 339 (D) x 974 (H) mm/55-1/16 (W) x 13-3/8 (D) x 38-3/8 (H) inches *Measurements include stabilizer components attached.
- Weight: (including piano stand) 48.9 kg/107 lbs 13 oz
- Accessories: Owner’s Manual, AC Adaptor, Power Cord (for AC Adaptor), Headphones Hook, Cord Clamps, Stabilizer
- Options: Headphones (RH-A30, RH-300, RH-L20, RH-5), USB Flash Memory (M-UF2G), USB CD Drive (CD-01A)

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