The piano redefined
A grand piano at heart... in the form of a stage piano
With a brand new 'physical modelling synthesis engine' and an incredibly realistic sound and response the Roland V-Piano received almost all prestigious awards in the world since it since its appearance in 2009. For demanding pianists, there is no alternative.
In 2012 also the Roland V-Piano Grand was released, the big brother of the Roland V-Piano:
The 'physical modelling synthesis engine' in this grand piano is identical to the engine inside the original V-Piano, but has a build-in loudspeaker system (which reflects against the lid of the piano) to imitate the sound of a real grand piano as faithfully as possible such as in a concert hall. But for studio use, this makes little sense, hence the purchase of an original V-Piano in the form of a modern and sleek-looking stage piano. Of course this has as main advantage that the piano takes up much less space than a V-Piano Grand or a real grand piano. And placing microphones is also no longer necessary, because the V-Piano is equipped with analog and digital connections for perfect sound recordings.
The 'physical modelling synthesis engine' inside the V-Piano surpasses all known technological approaches with a sound source that you can describe best as 'living'. The absence of samples makes each note sound 'real' from the beginning to the end. For example: 'velocity switches' are superfluous on the V-Piano, every attack is being calculated separately. When playing chords you can't hear 5 solo strings 'sound apart together' (as happens with a sampled piano), but you'll hear the 'calculation' of 5 consonant strings above a soundboard inside an enclosure (as happens in a real grand piano in an natural, acoustical way). Maybe you should Google some Roland V-Piano audio demos and listen to them with a good loudspeaker system or some decent headphones, you need to have heard the level of realism to believe it.
The V-Piano’s PHA-III Ivory Feel keyboard with Escapement reproduces the real feel of ivory for the natural keys and ebony for the sharps, and provides a true grand-piano touch and response. Even the subtle click feel when the “hammer” is released from the key (escapement) is reproduced.
With the V-Piano, you can choose from beautifully crafted vintage grand-piano presets or you can create your own custom dream collection. Vary the hardness of the virtual hammer felts. Experiment with exotic string configurations (for example: use strings made of silver or choose a glass soundboard instead of wooden one) and tunings (each string, even within the groups of three strings per note, are tuneable). Put a world-famous grand under your fingertips or play a futuristic piano that has never been heard before, it is all possible
Below a picture of the Roland V-Piano in the 'Pro Tools | HDX Control Room' (under the Roland JUPITER-80):
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