Roland has launched its HP700 series, the latest addition to the company’s digital pianos for the home. The company says the HP704 and HP702 models: ‘…bring new levels of performance and sophistication to first-time piano buyers, combining gorgeous sound and elegant styling with modern Bluetooth connectivity. With authentic playability and numerous built-in education and entertainment features, an HP700 instrument provides a strong foundation to inspire musical growth and support family enjoyment for years to come’.
Both instruments feature Roland’s SuperNATURAL Piano Modeling engine for realistic acoustic tone and responsiveness. The Hybrid Keyboard on the HP704 combines the look and feel of a wooden keyboard with durable moulded materials, while the Progressive Damper Action pedal on both models ‘…provides true acoustic pedal behavior for executing advanced techniques’.
For interactive study, users can wirelessly connect the piano with their smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth to play along with favourite tunes or sharpen skills with online tutorials. And when no one’s playing, an HP700 piano doubles as a home entertainment system for streaming music.
The HP704 and HP702 models are available in white, charcoal, dark rosewood, and light oak finishes. The flagship HP704 is also available in a classic polished ebony finish.
Roland adds that: ‘The perfect companion for the HP700 series is Piano Every Day, a unique iOS/Android mobile app that encourages regular playing. Once installed, owners can browse and purchase from Sheet Music Direct’s online library of over 70,000 music scores, use the One Week Master option to regularly learn new pieces, and explore other interactive features that stimulate daily improvement’.