Roland FP-4F: the lighter quality digital piano


Roland has introduced a lighter relative of its popular FP-4 digital piano.

The FP-4F is designed to be travel-friendly, taking the best features of the FP-4 such as V-Piano technology, SuperNATURAL piano engine, Ivory Feel-G 88-key keyboard with escapement and session partner accompaniment and putting them in a stylish, practical on-the-road body.

(Compare the FP-4F and FP-4)

Features include:

  • SuperNATURAL Piano engine onboard
  • Ivory Feel-G keyboard with Escapement
  • Built-in stereo speaker system
  • Session Partner feature provides rhythm and accompaniment patterns
  • USB storage and audio-file playback capabilities
  • Available in black (FP-4F-BK) or white (FP-4F-WH) finishes
  • Compatible with DP-10 pedal (included) or RPU-3 triple pedal (optional)
  • Ideal for stage use with KS-18Z stand (optional), and home use with KSC-44 stand (optional)

SuperNATURAL Piano

The FP-4F’s SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine combines our award-winning V-Piano technology with an exceptional 88-key stereo multisampling core. By extensively analyzing the characteristics of world-class concert pianos, we have faithfully replicated the unmatched tone color and expressiveness of a fine acoustic grand piano. SuperNATURAL Piano delivers the ultimate playing experience, with seamless tone variation according to touch, smooth and natural tone decay with no “looping,” and maximum expressivity in each individual key.

Compact and Ready to Travel

With a body that’s only 30.5 cm (12-1/16 inches) depth and a weight of only 16.6 kg (36 lbs 10 oz), the FP-4F is very convenient to transport, and it’s available in two classic finishes: white or black. At home or onstage, the FP-4F is friendly to operate with its high-visibility LCD, which provides a clear view of tones, song names, and parameters. You can place the FP-4F on any flat surface, or add a matching KSC-44 stand (optional) for a realistic piano look and feel. For performers who desire the utmost in portability, the collapsible KS-18 stand is an ideal match.

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Ivory Feel-G Keyboard

Featuring Roland’s acclaimed Progressive Hammer Action design with Escapement, the FP-4F’s Ivory Feel-G keyboard inherits the functions, appearance, and texture of keyboards found on our flagship pianos. Thanks to the combination of the latest sensor technologies and the SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine, the FP-4F offers expressivity and performance that rivals that of high-end pianos.

Virtual Backing Band

The FP-4F’s Session Partner provides rhythm and accompaniment patterns created by professional musicians, letting you play along with an onboard dynamic backing band! You can even have the FP-4F play chord changes and ad-libs, or add complete accompaniment to a sing-along piece during a live performance. You’ll enjoy exploring the diverse range of built-in rhythm patterns, which are great song starters, as well as musical metronomes for improving your sense of timing.

Newly Designed Speaker System

Though the FP-4F’s newly designed speakers are compact in size, they deliver a rich and dynamic sound that’s perfect for intimate performances anywhere. At home and in smaller venues, you can simply plug in and play without having to carry a separate amplifier or set up a PA system.

USB Expansion

With its support for USB flash memory, the FP-4F lets you conveniently store your recorded performances and keyboard settings. You can also download SMF and WAV files from your computer and play them via a USB memory key from the FP-4F, or connect a USB CD drive (Roland’s CD-01A; sold separately) to blend your favourite audio CDs with your keyboard performance; both are great ways to add backing tracks to a live performance or to learn to play along with pre-recorded songs. Additionally, you can employ the Centre Cancel feature to minimise pre-recorded vocals or lead instruments for play- and sing-along fun, and use the Tempo Change feature to speed up or slow down a song without changing the pitch.