Roland introduces two new digital pianos: DP990F/DP990RF


Roland DP990F digital pianoBuilding on the DP990R digital piano launched this time last year, Roland has introduced two new digital pianos — the DP990F and DP990RF.

At-a-glance features include Roland’s SuperNATURAL piano engine for enhanced audio authenticity and sophistication, 337 onboard tones, the PHA II piano feel with escapement, twin-piano keyboard splitting feature, and cabinet with closable lid available in several finishes.

The DP990F features the standard PHA II keyboard while the DP990RF has “Ivory Feel”.

Cabinet finishes include medium cherry, satin black, and reflective polished ebony.

SuperNATURAL

Three key elements are dramatically improved: velocity response, note decay, and key-range behaviour. Where previous sample-based technology created coarse “stair-step” gaps in velocity and key range, and unnatural looping in note decay, SuperNATURAL bridges the gaps with perfectly smooth and natural three-dimensional sound and response.

Roland DP990RF digital piano

PHA II

The DP990F is equipped with Roland’s acclaimed PHA II keyboard with Escapement. The DP990RF model features a PHA II keyboard with Escapement plus Ivory-Feel keys. The keyboard yields a heavier touch in the lower range and lighter touch in the upper, providing 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. The DP990RF’s Ivory-Feel key material provides a moisture-absorbent, secure touch.

Roland DP990F/DP990RF Additional Features

Other features include USB compatibility, a range of play-along songs, and dual headphone outputs which can be assigned separately to the two keyboard zones if desired.

Full specifications below:

Roland DP990F Specifications

Keyboard
Keyboard 88 keys (PHA II with Escapement)
Touch Sensitivity Touch: 5 levels, Fixed Touch
Keyboard Mode Whole, Dual (volume balance adjustable), Split (split point adjustable), Twin Piano
Sound Generator
Piano Sound SuperNATURAL Piano Sound
Sound Generator Conforms to GM2/GS/XG Lite
Maximum Polyphony 128 voices
Tones 337 tones (including 8 drum sets, 1 SFX set)
Temperament 8 types, selectable temperament Key
Stretched Tuning On/Off
Master Tuning 415.3 Hz to 466.2 Hz (adjustable in increments of 0.1 Hz)
Transpose Key Transpose: -6 to +5 (in semitones)
Playback Transpose (with Audio CD/Audio File): -6 to +5 (in semitones)
Effects
Reverb (Off, 10 levels)
Only for Piano Tones Damper Resonance (Off, 10 levels)
String Resonance (Off, 10 levels)
Key Off Resonance (Off, 10 levels)
Only for Organ Tones Rotary Speaker Effect (Slow/Fast)
Recorder
Tracks 3 tracks
Song Recorder section: 1 song
Internal Memory: Maximum 99 songs
Note Storage Approx. 30,000 notes
Control Song Select, Play/Stop, Rec, Rewinding, Fast-forwarding, Previous song, Next song, Track Mute, Mute Volume, Tempo, Tempo Mute, All Songs Play, Count-in, Song Volume, Center Cancel (only for Audio playback)
Tempo Quarter note = 10 to 500
Audio Playback Speed: 75 % to 125 %
Resolution 120 ticks per quarter note
Metronome Tempo: Quarter note = 10 to 500
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
Internal Memory
Songs Maximum 99 songs
Save Song Standard MIDI Files (Format 0)
External Memory
External Storage USB Flash Memory
Floppy Disk (when using optional floppy disk drive)
Playable Software 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 optional CD drive)
Save Song Standard MIDI Files (Format 0)
Others
Internal Songs 72 songs
Rated Power Output 12 W x 2
Volume Level (SPL) 105 dB (*)
* These figures were measured according to the method that is based on Roland’s technical standard
Speakers 12 cm x 2 (with Speaker box)
Display 7-segments, 3 characters (LED)
Control Volume
Pedals Damper (capable of continuous detection)
Soft (capable of continuous detection, function assignable)
Sostenuto (function assignable)
Other Functions Panel Lock
V-LINK
Connectors DC inlet, Input jacks (L/Mono, R), Output jacks (L/Mono, R), MIDI connectors (In, Out), Phones jack (Stereo) x 2, External Memory connector
Power supply DC 12 V
Power Consumption 24 W
Accessories Owner’s Manual, AC Adaptor, Power Cord (for AC Adaptor), Headphones Hook, Cord Clamps, Stabilizer
Options Headphones (RH-A30, RH-300, RH-L20, RH-5), USB Flash Memory (M-UF2G), USB Floppy Disk Drive (FD-01A), USB CD Drive (CD-01A)
Size and Weight ( with lid close )
Width
1,398 mm 55-1/16 inches
Depth
344 mm 13-9/16 inches
Height
781 mm 30-3/4 inches
Weight
47.8 kg 105 lbs. 7 oz.
Size and Weight ( with lid open )
Width
1,398 mm 55-1/16 inches
Depth
339 mm 13-3/8 inches
Height
974 mm 38-3/8 inches
Weight
47.8 kg 105 lbs. 7 oz.

DP990RF Specifications

Keyboard
Keyboard 88 keys (PHA II Ivory Feel Keyboard with Escapement)
Touch Sensitivity Touch: 5 levels, Fixed Touch
Keyboard Mode Whole, Dual (volume balance adjustable), Split (split point adjustable), Twin Piano
Sound Generator
Piano Sound SuperNATURAL Piano Sound
Sound Generator Conforms to GM2/GS/XG Lite
Maximum Polyphony 128 voices
Tones 37 tones (including 8 drum sets, 1 SFX set)
Temperament 8 types, selectable temperament Key
Stretched Tuning On/Off
Master Tuning 415.3 Hz to 466.2 Hz (adjustable in increments of 0.1 Hz)
Transpose Key Transpose: -6 to +5 (in semitones)
Playback Transpose (with Audio CD/Audio File): -6 to +5 (in semitones)
Effects
Reverb (Off, 10 levels)
Only for Piano Tones Damper Resonance (Off, 10 levels)
String Resonance (Off, 10 levels)
Key Off Resonance (Off, 10 levels)
Only for Organ Tones Rotary Speaker Effect (Slow/Fast)
Recorder
Tracks 3 tracks
Song Recorder section: 1 song
Internal Memory: Maximum 99 songs
Note Storage Approx. 30,000 notes
Control Song Select, Play/Stop, Rec, Rewinding, Fast-forwarding, Previous song, Next song, Track Mute, Mute Volume, Tempo, Tempo Mute, All Songs Play, Count-in, Song Volume, Center Cancel (only for Audio playback)
Tempo Quarter note = 10 to 500
Audio Playback Speed: 75 % to 125 %
Resolution 120 ticks per quarter note
Metronome Tempo: Quarter note = 10 to 500
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
Internal Memory
Songs Maximum 99 songs
Save Song Standard MIDI Files (Format 0)
External Memory
External Storage USB Flash Memory
Floppy Disk (when using optional floppy disk drive)
Playable Software 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 optional CD drive)
Save Song Standard MIDI Files (Format 0)
Others
Internal Songs 72 songs
Rated Power Output 12 W x 2
Volume Level (SPL) 105 dB (*)
* These figures were measured according to the method that is based on Roland’s technical standard
Speakers 12 cm x 2 (with Speaker box)
Display 7-segments, 3 characters (LED)
Control Volume
Pedals Damper (capable of continuous detection)
Soft (capable of continuous detection, function assignable)
Sostenuto (function assignable)
Other Functions Panel Lock
V-LINK
Connectors DC inlet, Input jacks (L/Mono, R), Output jacks (L/Mono, R), MIDI connectors (In, Out), Phones jack (Stereo) x 2, External Memory connector
Power supply DC 12 V
Power Consumption 24 W
Accessories Owner’s Manual, AC Adaptor, Power Cord (for AC Adaptor), Headphones Hook, Cord Clamps, Stabilizer
Options Headphones (RH-A30, RH-300, RH-L20, RH-5), USB Flash Memory (M-UF2G), USB Floppy Disk Drive (FD-01A), USB CD Drive (CD-01A)
Size and Weight ( with lid close )
Width
1,398 mm 55-1/16 inches
Depth
344 mm 13-9/16 inches
Height
781 mm 30-3/4 inches
Weight
48.9 kg 107 lbs. 13 oz.
Size and Weight ( with lid open )
Width
1,398 mm 55-1/16 inches
Depth
339 mm 13-3/8 inches
Height
974 mm 38-3/8 inches
Weight
48.9 kg 107 lbs. 13 oz.