WNAMM11: Flagship V-Piano Revealed

V-Piano Grand debuts living piano technology in grand piano cabinet      13/01/11

WNAMM11: Flagship V-Piano Revealed


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Roland has introduced the new flagship of the V-Piano series-- V-Piano Grand.Here's what they have to say about it...
This new instrument combines award-winning V-Piano technology with an innovative multi-channel sound system in a stylish polished ebony grand piano cabinet, providing unparalleled touch, playability, and sound for even the most discerning pianist.
At the heart of the V-Piano Grand is its revolutionary piano component-based modeling technology, which meticulously recreates the complex interactions of the components inside an acoustic piano, resulting in rich, realistic, organic grand-piano sound and performance. Stepping up from the previous generation, the V-Piano Grand's sound generator has been further improved, and new piano models have been added to the onboard library.
With the V-Piano Grand, pianists can choose from beautifully-crafted authentic Vintage to never-heard-before futuristic Vanguard piano model presets, or can create their own custom dream collection. Its "living" piano engine replicates every detail of the acoustic piano's sound production process, starting from the hammer hitting the strings. The result is seamless, transparent tonal change that corresponds to key pressure. Each pianist can fully reflect his or her unique performance characteristics and expressions through this instrument.
Unlike any instrument before, the V-Piano Grand's built-in sound system employs intelligent multi-channel audio technology that creates a sound space in which the player and audience may not be aware of the existence of speakers. Each and every component of the piano sound is allocated to the appropriate location in real time, changing fluidly and naturally based on the performance. Hammer-clicks sound closer, for example, and ringing strings are at a distance. Each element is allocated intelligently in real time to create an enveloping sound space. Sound spaces are uniquely created for each piano model, distributing ideal sound not only from the player's position, but from the listeners' perspective as well. This amazing feature is unique to the V-Piano Grand.
The V-Piano Grand also features the newest progressive damper action pedal and PHA III Ivory Feel Keyboard with Escapement, Roland's finest piano action that drastically improves key repetition, provides the authentic "click feel" of a grand-piano keyboard, and includes moisture-absorbent material that prevents slipping during performance.
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