FP-50 (White)

Digital Piano

FP-50 (White): Digital Piano

The affordable digital piano for home and live use

Features

Buying a digital piano usually involves compromises: pick a more affordable piano, and the sound isn’t up to scratch or key features are absent. Choose a more sophisticated model, and it can be heavy and difficult to transport, as well as being expensive.

The FP-50 is a digital piano that’s playable, portable and affordable. You get the authentic tone and touch of an acoustic grand piano, plus a large selection of versatile sounds for performing in a variety of situations. This entry-level FP piano is designed to be played every day, with a host of features to make your piano practice more rewarding. The intelligent rhythm feature creates incredible music, providing dynamic, sophisticated accompaniments that automatically follow your performances in real time. Sound, touch and style combine to create an affordable piano that rivals high-end instruments costing many times more.

Available in black or white, this compact and stylish digital piano also includes a built-in speaker system, so it’s always ready to go wherever you want to play.

  • Roland’s acclaimed SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine
  • Ivory Feel-G Keyboard with Escapement
  • Built-in speaker system
  • Intelligent rhythm feature with full-keyboard chord recognition
  • 90 rhythm types, with two variations for each style
  • Available in attractive black or white finishes
  • Compatible with DP-10 Damper Pedal (included) or RPU-3 Triple Pedal (optional)
  • Optional matching stands: KSC-44 (for home use) and KS-18Z (for stage use)
  • Optional CB-88RL carrying bag
Style, feel and authentic sound for playing piano at home

When a piano is made to be played every day, it needs to have a comfortable keyboard. The FP-50’s is called the ‘Ivory Feel-G keyboard with Escapement’, which replicates the appearance, texture, and moisture absorbing properties of real ivory. If you’re an experienced player, you’ll appreciate the authentic feel of the keyboard; if you’re a beginner, you’ll be starting in the right place.

The piano sounds of the FP-50 are among Roland’s finest too, using a unique technology called SuperNATURAL Piano to power the grand piano sounds. The FP-50 reacts quickly to your touch over the entire length of the keyboard and the transition of notes from soft to hard is smooth, responsive and realistic – no matter how quickly you play. The ‘decay’ of each note (how long it takes to fade to silence after being played) is also consistent with that of a real grand piano, so the character of the tone changes authentically, as it decays.

Easy to carry, hard to beat

The FP-50 is easy to carry, but sounds much bigger than it looks; in addition to the premium acoustic pianos, it’s brimming with a large selection of essential stage-ready sounds, including SuperNATURAL-based classic EPs, smoky organ tones, emotive strings, modern synths, and more. Stereo outputs let you connect to an external amplification system, while the built-in speakers help you monitor your performance while on stage. The intelligent rhythm feature gives you control of an entire onboard backing band for solo performing, with automatic accompaniment that follows whatever you play on the keyboard.

Helping you become a better piano player

The FP-50 was designed to be played every day and includes several ways to help you practice. You can turn off the built-in speakers and play privately using headphones, allowing you to practice day or night without disturbing family members or neighbours. The on-board Rhythm accompaniments can help you develop your timing and groove, and the wide selection of on-board music styles help expand your versatility. The optional USB memory also lets you play along with your favourite songs saved as WAV audio files, but here’s the clever bit: you can change the key and adjust the speed of the audio, and even reduce the sound of pre-recorded vocals so you can sing over the top. Best of all, you can record your performances back to USB memory as audio data, useful for composing or self-evaluation. SMF songs can be played from USB memory as well.

Fun Air Performer App for iOS Devices

The FP-50 works with Roland Wireless Connect and the free Air Performer app, and you can play along with your favourite songs in your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch through the FP-50’s sound system. Roland Wireless Connect is simple to set up and use, providing convenient, cable-free communication with Apple iOS devices via Roland’s optional WNA1100-RL Wireless USB Adapter.

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Specs

Keyboard
Keyboard
88 keys (Ivory Feel-G Keyboard with Escapement)
Touch Sensitivity
Key Touch: 5 levels, Fixed Touch
Keyboard Modes
Whole Dual (volume balance adjustable) Split (split point, volume balance adjustable)
Sound Generator
Piano Sound
SuperNATURAL Piano Sound
MIDI Format
Conforms to GM2, GS, XGlite
Max. Polyphony
128 voices
Tones
Grand Piano: 14 tones E.Piano: 25 tones Strings: 18 tones Other: 315 tones (including 8 drum sets, 1 SFX set)
Temperaments
8 types, selectable temperament key
Stretched Tuning (only for piano tones)
On Off
Master Tuning
415.3 to 466.2 Hz (adjustable in increments of 0.1 Hz)
Transpose
Key Transpose: -6 to +5 (in semitones) Playback Transpose: -6 to +5 (in semitones)
Effects
Ambience (Off, 1 to 10) Equalizer (4-band digital equalizer) Only for piano tones: Soundboard Behavior (Off, 1 to 10) Cabinet Resonance (Off, 1 to 10) Damper Resonance (Off, 1 to 10) String Resonance (Off, 1 to 10) Key Off Resonance (Off, 1 to 10) Only for organ tones: Rotary (Slow/Fast) Only for some tones: Modulation Speed (1 to 127)
Metronome
Tempo
Quarter note = 10 to 500 (When rhythm function turns on: Quarter note = 20 to 250)
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
SMF Recorder
Parts
2 parts (Keyboard, Accompaniment)
Song Save Format
Standard MIDI Files (Format 0)
Songs
1 song
Note Storage
Approx. 30,000 notes
Controls
Song Select Play/Stop Rec Rewinding Fast-forwarding Beginning of song/Previous song Next song Tempo All songs play Count-in
Tempo
Quarter note = 10 to 500 (When rhythm function turns on: Quarter note = 20 to 250)
Resolution
120 ticks per quarter note
Rhythm
Rhythms
90 types x 2 variations
Controls
Start/Stop Sync Start Intro/Ending Fill In Variation Chord Hold Leading Bass Rhythm Part
Audio
Playable Format
Audio files (WAV format, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear)
Recording (when using sold separately USB Flash Memory)
Keyboard SMF data Song Rhythm
Recording Format (when using sold separately USB Flash Memory)
Audio files (WAV format, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear)
Transpose
Playback Transpose: -6 to +5 (in semitones)
Tempo
Audio Playback Speed: 75 to 125 %
Controls
Song Select Play/Stop Rec Rewinding Fast-forwarding Beginning of song/Previous song Next song Tempo All songs play Center Cancel
External Memory
External Storage
USB Flash Memory
Playable Song Format
Standard MIDI Files (Format 0, 1) Roland original format (i-Format) Audio files (WAV format, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear)
Save Format
Standard MIDI Files (Format 0) Audio files (WAV format, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear) Registration set files (Roland original format)
Other
Internal Songs
30 songs
Registrations
20 Registrations (capable of pedal shift)
Rated Power Output
12 W x 2
Volume Level (SPL)
98 dB * This figure was measured according to the method that is based on Roland's technical standard.
Speakers
(8 cm (3-3/16 inches) x 12 cm (4-3/4 inches)) x 2
Display
Custom LCD
Control
Volume (slider)
Other Functions
Panel Lock V-LINK MIDI Visual Control Tone Demo Roland Wireless Connect (wireless LAN function *1) *1: Wireless USB Adapter sold by Roland is required.
Connectors
DC IN jack PEDAL (DAMPER/R, SOFT/L *, SOSTENUTO/C *) jacks : 1/4-inch phone type (* assignable) INPUT jack: Stereo miniature phone type OUTPUT (L/Mono, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type USB MEMORY port: USB Type A MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
Power Supply
AC Adaptor
Power Consumption
9 W (6 to 31 W) 9 W: Average power consumption while piano is played with volume at center position 6 W: Power consumption immediately after power-up; nothing being played 31 W: Rated power consumption
Accessories
Owner's Manual AC Adaptor Power Cord Music Rest Damper Pedal (capable of continuous detection)
Options (sold separately)
Dedicated Stand: KSC-44 Keyboard Stand: KS-18Z, KS-G8, KS-12 Carrying Bag: CB-88RL Pedal Unit: RPU-3 Damper Pedal: DP-10 Pedal Switch: DP-2 Expression Pedal: EV-5, EV-7 USB Flash Memory (*) * Use USB Flash memory sold by Roland. We cannot guarantee operation if other products are used.
Size and Weight
Width
1343 mm
52-7/8 inches
Depth
313 mm
12-6/16 inches
Height
125 mm
4-15/16 inches
Weight
16.5 kg
36 lbs. 7 oz.
Size and Weight (FP-50 with dedicated stand KSC-44 and music rest)
Width
1343 mm
52-7/8 inches
Depth
405 mm
16 inches
Height
927 mm
36-1/2 inches
Weight
28.9 kg
63 lbs. 12 oz.

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