Designer Piano

DP-990: Designer Piano

Perfect Piano Sound & Feel, Stylish Design


Form meets function in the new DP-990 — a sophisticated, streamlined piano with amazing sound and touch that also serves as a functional piece of furniture. The three luxurious silver-finish pedals naturally reproduce every detail of your sensitive pedaling just like an acoustic grand piano. It’s available in Satin Black (SB) or Medium Cherry (MC) finishes.

  • Sophisticated, space-saving design in Satin Black and Medium Cherry finishes
  • Uncompromising 88-key stereo multi-sampled piano sound
  • Newly developed continuous pedals made of finely crafted metal parts
  • PHA II Keyboard with Escapement with wider dynamic range of touch response
  • Enhanced song-playback capability via USB host port; audio data (.WAV files) and MIDI files can be played from USB memory key
  • Play along with audio CDs via USB-CD drive (optional)
  • Twin Piano for side-by-side lessons and duets

Authentic Grand-Piano Feel
For the most authentic keyboard feel, the DP-990 is equipped with Roland’s acclaimed PHA II keyboard with Escapement, which yields a heavier touch in the lower range and a lighter touch in the upper. It also provides lighter resistance for pianissimo passages and stronger resistance for fortissimo. The escapement architecture of the DP keys reproduces the characteristic “click feel” of a grand piano for the ultimate in realistic performance and expression.

Incredible Sound
The DP-990 features a world-class 88-key concert grand sound, with individual multi-samples for every key. It’s touch responsive to the subtlest pressure and nuance — from the deepest, most powerful bass to the most delicate high notes. An extensive range of piano customisation enables you to design your original piano sound by adjusting Damper, Strings and Key-off resonance.

Three Pedals for Authentic Expression
The true-to-life response of the DP-990 doesn’t stop with the keys. Three continuously monitored pedals ensure that your footwork is conveyed accurately as well. When the pedals are pressed, the same subtle changes in sound are reproduced just as an acoustic piano’s damper pedal reacts with the strings. You can also control the breadth of sound by adding gradual pressure on the pedals.

Functional Style
The DP-990 impresses with its sleek, modern-furniture-like design, featuring a solid, soft-close safety lid that can be used as a music rest when opened and a flat desktop-like surface when closed. The piano is available in two gorgeous finishes: Satin Black (SB) and Medium Cherry (MC).

USB Advantage
The DP-990’s USB port opens a world of exciting add-ons and extra functionality. Play along with audio files or Standard MIDI files directly from a USB memory key, or layer pre-recorded music from a commercially available audio CD with your performance by connecting a USB CD drive (optional). Your audience won’t believe how much music is coming from a single instrument.

Twin Piano
Twin Piano is designed for side-by-side lessons or performances with a teacher or duet partner. It enables the keyboard to be split into two parts, each of which covers the same octaves. This makes it easy to see and hear when practicing beside a teacher. In the same way, the left and right pedals can be reassigned to act as damper pedals for either side of the split keyboard.

Audio & Video



Keyboard Type
88 keys (PHA II with Escapement)
Touch Sensitivity
Touch: 5 levels, Fixed Touch
Hammer Response: 10 levels
Keyboard Mode
Whole, Dual(volume balance adjustable), Split (split point adjustable), Twin Piano
Sound Source
88-key Stereo Multi-sampled Piano Sound
Conforms to GM2/GS/XG Lite
Maximum Polyphony
128 voices
306 tones (including 8 drum sets, SFX set)
8 types, selectable tonic
Stretched Tuning
Master Tuning
415.3 Hz to 466.2 Hz ( adjustable in increments of 0.1 Hz )
Key Transpose: -6 to +5 ( in semitones )
Playback Transpose ( with Audio CD/Audio File ):-6 to +5 ( in semitones )
3D (4 levels )
Dynamics ( 3 types )
Reverb ( 10 levels)
Damper Resonance ( only for piano tones, 10 levels)
Key Off Resonance ( only for piano tones, 10 levels)
String Resonance ( only for piano tones, 10 levels)
Quarter note = 10 to 500
2/2, 0/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 7/4, 3/8, 6/8, 9/8, 12/8
10 levels
Metronome Sound
8 types
3 tracks
1 song
Note Storage
Approx. 30,000 notes
Song Select, Play/Stop, Rec, Previous / Rewinding, Next / Fast-forwarding, Track Mute ( Mute level adjustable ), Tempo, Tempo Mute, All Song Play, Count-in, Count-down, Song Volume, Centre Cancel (only for Audio playback )
Quarter note = 10 to 500
120 ticks per quarter note
Internal Memory
Max. 99 songs
Save Song Format
Standard MIDI Files ( Format 0 )
External memory
External Storage
USB Memory, Floppy Disk ( when using optional floppy disc drive )
Playable Contents
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 a commercially available CD drive )
Save Song
Standard MIDI Files ( Format 0 )
Internal Songs
number of song
65 songs + 7 Tone Demo Songs
USB connector
A type for External memory
Other connectors
Output jacks ( L/Mono, R ), Input jacks ( L/Mono, R ), Headphones jack x 2 ( Stereo ), MIDI connectors ( IN, OUT ), DC inlet, Pedal connector
Rated Power Output
12 W x 2
12 cm x 2
7-segments, 3 characters LED with Beat Indicator
Volume (Knob), Brilliance (21 steps)
Damper ( half-pedal recognition )
Soft ( half-pedal recognition, Function assignable )
Sostenuto ( Function assignable )
Other Functions
Panel Lock, V-LINK
Power supply
DC 12 V
Power Consumption
48 W
Color Variation
Satin Black (DP-990-SB), Medium Cherry (DP-990-MC)
Owner's Manual, AC Adaptor, Power Cord (for AC Adaptor), Headphones Hook
USB memory, Floppy Disk Drive, CD Drive Holder
Size and Weight ( lid close )
1,398 mm
55-1/16 inches
344 mm
13-9/16 inches
781 mm
30-3/4 inches
47.0 kg
103 lbs. 10 oz.
Size and Weight ( lid open )
1,398 mm
55-1/16 inches
339 mm
13-3/8 inches
974 mm
38-3/8 inches
47.0 kg
103 lbs. 10 oz.
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.



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