Digital Harpsichord

C-30: Digital Harpsichord

A Beautiful Marriage: the Enchanting Harpsichord and the Wonders of a Digital Instrument


NAMM 2009 Best in ShowFrom solo performance to ensemble playing, the C-30 provides the perfect sound and touch for baroque music. Enjoy the best of both worlds — a new-generation digital harpsichord with authentic sound and touch, excellent playability, and soul-stirring expression.

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  • 61 keys with “click action” F-Scale touch
  • Four harpsichord sound-sets and two positive organ sounds
  • Plectrums and strings never need replacing, and no tuning is required
  • Five different classical temperaments with Baroque pitch support
  • Reverb effect enhances small room acoustics
  • Mahogany finish with optional picture board, decoration panel, and bench

Elegance and Class
The C-30 is elegant and classy, and suitable for any size room. It allows images, paintings, or other artistic elements to be affixed to the keyboard lid and side panels (see Accessories). Roland provides a variety of image patterns, including paintings and stained-glass-type panels. Together with its matching stand (included) the C-30 is a gorgeous addition to any home or music venue.

Click-Action Keyboard
Not only does the C-30 look and sound wonderful, it’s a joy for the fingers as well. Roland’s newly developed “click action” F-scale keyboard provides the perfect, authentic harpsichord experience.

Classic Sounds
Four types of sound-sets are built into the C-30: French-type harpsichord, Flemish-type harpsichord, Fortepiano and Dynamic harpsichord. Each has four stop variations: 8’I (back), 8’II (front), 4’ and Lute. It also has two positive small-pipe organ sounds, and a choice of five temperaments with Baroque pitch support.

Classical Tuning & Temperament
Available tuning options include baroque pitch (415Hz) and Versailles pitch (392Hz), which can be switched instantly without changing the temperament (classical tuning). A total of five tunings are supported. In addition to equal temperament, there are Werckmeister, Kirnberger, Vallotti and Meantone. Best of all, since the C-30 is a digital instrument, it is unaffected by weather, humidity, or transport. It never goes out of tune!

Private Practice
Music students will appreciate the ability to play day or night without disturbing their surrounding environment. But when it’s time to raise the volume, the C-30 can fill every corner of a medium-size hall with its built in speakers (without the use of an external PA). For larger venues, the C-30 can be connected to an external amp or PA for high-volume performance.

Solid and robust, the C-30 is also portable and easy to move — great for travelling musicians or music schools and churches. Simply unplug and carry the C-30 from room to room.

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Main Specifications
61 keys (F scale, haprsichord action mechanism)
Maximum Polyphony
128 voices
6 (8 feet I, 8 feet II, 4 feet, Lute, Organ I, Organ II)
(4 types : French type, Flemish type, Fortepiano, Dynamic Harpsichord)
Reverb (8 levels)
Volume knob, Reverb knob, Tone knob
Key Transpose
-6 to +5 (semitone steps)
5 types (Equal, Werckmeister, Kirnberger, Vallotti, Meantone)
Baroque Pitch
415 Hz/392 Hz
Master Tuning
440/415 Hz ±50 cents
Damper/Tone change
12 cm x 2, 8 cm x 2
Rated Output
13 W x 2
Phones jack (Stereo), Output jacks ( L/Mono, R ), Input jacks ( L/Mono, R ), MIDI connectors (In, Out), Pedal jack, AC adaptor jack
Power Supply
AC Adapter
Power Consumption
25 W (AC 117 V/230 V/240 V)
Cabinet Finish
Simulated mahogany
Owner's manual, AC adaptor, Power cord, Music stand, Damper pedal (DP-10), Picture board, Decoration panel
Bench (BNC-29), Picture board (OP-C30PB series), Decoration panel (OP-C30DP series)
Size and Weight ( Lid closed )
1,100 mm
43-5/16 inches
380 mm
15 inches
830 mm
32-11/16 inches
38.0 kg
83 lbs. 13 oz.
Including Stand.
Size and Weight ( Lid opened )
1,100 mm
43-5/16 inches
450 mm
17-3/4 inches
1,170 mm
46-1/16 inches
38.0 kg
83 lbs. 13 oz.
Including Stand.
*Weight is total of main unit (25kg) and stand (13kg)
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.



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