Fine tune the tone of your Roland piano
The reason that acoustic pianos sound so rich and complex is due to the various physical components interacting with each other. The strings, soundboard, iron frame and wooden cabinet all work together to create that beloved grand piano sound. And in the hands of a skilled piano technician, the tonal character of an acoustic piano can be adjusted further, to suit a performer’s individual taste or to suit a specific venue. This type of tuning can be expensive though, and the voicing adjustment deteriorates over time, and must be readjusted by a technician at regular intervals for top performance.
A piano that sounds just as you like it
A Roland digital piano provides a much easier way to unlock and enjoy this rich tonal versatility. Owners of Roland LX-15e, HP508, HP506, HP504, DP90Se and DP90e models can use the new Piano Designer app to quickly build their perfect piano sound. Available for iOS and Android devices, this easy-to-use app showcases the versatility of Roland’s SuperNATURAL Piano engine by providing complete control over the fine details of the piano tone, right down to each of the 88 individual notes. You can even save different setups and use the app to change the piano’s voicing instantly – all via the touchscreen on your favourite device.
Perform with settings from the world’s finest piano technicians
If you don’t fancy fine tuning the piano tone yourself, the Piano Designer app also comes with a variety of presets that have been created by some of the world’s finest piano technicians. For jazz repertoire you could select a 440Hz American piano or for classical, a 443Hz Viennese piano is perfect.
Using a Roland piano that supports Piano Designer*, you can connect your iPad wirelessly using Roland’s Wireless USB adapter WNA1100-RL (sold separately). You can also connect your iPad to your piano via a USB cable using Apple’s iPad Camera Connection Kit or Lightning-USB Camera Adaptor. Please make sure your Roland piano model is updated with the most current system program. The latest system program and setup instructions can be found at the support pages at www.roland.com.