Kawai KDP 90 Digital Piano
Exceptional Touch, Tone and Value
Combining the latest technological advances with traditional craftsmanship, the Kawai KDP90 digital piano provides the touch response and full dynamic range required for superb performances, featuring:
- Weighted keyboard giving real piano touch
- Rich piano sound recorded from the Kawai EX concert grand piano
- Concert Magic feature: hear a masterpiece just from pressing a few notes!
- Recorder function and playback
- 15 instrument sounds
- Available in Rosewood finish
Authentic Key Touch
The KDP90’s Advanced Hammer Action IV-F (AHA IV-F) keyboard action has been developed to represent the distinctive touch of an acoustic grand piano. Its springless technology and sturdy construction delivers consistent upward and downward motion for a smooth, natural, and highly authentic piano playing experience. Moreover, just as acoustic pianos utilise heavier bass hammers and lighter treble hammers, the AHA IV-F keyboard action also employs different hammer weights, appropriately graded for each playing range. Such realistic details provide greater stability during fortissimo passages, while preserving delicate pianissimo control, to satisfy the demands of even the most discerning pianist.
Grand Piano Sound
The Kawai KDP90 digital piano captures the beautiful sound of Kawai’s highly acclaimed EX concert grand piano, with all 88 keys of this exceptional instrument meticulously recorded, analysed and faithfully reproduced using proprietary Harmonic Imaging technology. This unique process accurately recreates the broad dynamic range of the original grand piano, affording pianists an outstanding level of expressiveness ranging from the softest pianissimo to the boldest fortissimo. Additional reverberation effects that simulate the acoustic environment of a recital room, live stage, or concert hall are also applied, resulting in a rich, vibrant acoustic piano tone that delivers breathtaking realism and authenticity.
Digital Piano Convenience
Complementing its authentic keyboard action and rich grand piano sound, the Kawai KDP90 offers a variety of useful digital features. For aspiring pianists, the integrated metronome, lesson songs and dual headphone jacks ensure that practise is both productive and engaging, while more advanced musicians will appreciate the alternative instrument sounds, Dual playing mode, and song recorder functions.
|Keyboard||AHA IV-F action, 88 weighted keys with graded hammers|
|Piano Sounds||Concert Grand, Concert Grand 2, Studio Grand, Modern Piano|
|Other Sounds||Classic E.Piano, Modern E.P., Jazz Organ, Church Organ, Harpsichord, Vibraphone, String Ensemble, Slow Strings, Choir, New Age Pad, Atmosphere|
|Sound Source||Harmonic Imaging System (88 keys sampling)|
|Polyphony||max. 192 notes|
|Reverb||3: Room, Small Hall, Concert Hall|
|Lesson Function||Alfred or Burgmüller and Czerny lesson songs (depending on market location)|
|Dual Mode||Yes, with adjustable balance|
|Touch Curve||Light, Normal, Heavy, off|
|Recorder||3 Songs, max. 15.000 notes|
|Metronome||Beats: 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 3/8, 6/8; Tempo: 10-300 BPM|
|Other Functions||Damper Resonance, Brilliance, Transpose, Tuning, MIDI Multi-timbral mode, Auto Power Off|
|Concert Magic Songs||40|
|Pedals||Grand Feel System with Damper (Half-Pedal), Sostenuto and Soft|
|Key Lid||Yes, sliding type|
|Jacks||Headphones x 2, MIDI In/Out|
|Speaker||12 cm x 2|
|Output Power||13 Watt x 2|
|Dimensions (WxDxH) in cm||136 x 40,3 x 85,1|
|Weight in kg||38|
- As well as a piano sound, you may get other sounds like an organ, a harpsichord or strings.
- The echo of a room, which is then applied to your piano sound. For instance some models give you a variety of reverbs such as a large concert hall, a church or just a small studio. These help you to get used to the different environments you may play in.
- Layers two voices, such as piano and strings or piano and bass.
- Four Hands Mode
- Splits the keyboard into two independent keyboards, allowing two people to play simultaneously, with a different instrument for each.
- Provides a steady adjustable beat which helps practise playing in time.
- Allows you to record your playing and provide playback for yourself, friends and family.
- Practise songs and pieces which can be played back and slowed down.
- The number of notes the digital piano can play at any one time. For instance you play a chord consisting of three or four notes, and can then play a melody of several other notes over the top. Layering many notes with the sustain/damper pedal allows numerous notes to be heard; the higher the polyphony, the less likely you will have notes drop out.
- Stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface, which allows you to connect to a computer or other MIDI enabled device. This can be used for recording straight to digital studio software, or import MIDI format songs which can then be played back on your digital piano.
- the type of mechanism that connects your keys to digital technology which produces the sound.
- Sound source
- The piano that has been recorded and then sampled to create the sound you hear on a digital piano. Manufacturers may have different grades for this, increasing with range and complexity.
- Damper/Sustain = allows sustaining of numerous notes at one time. Soft = produces a softer sound with reduced tonal variety. Sostenuto = sustains selected notes while others remain unaffected.
- USB Connection
- Enables you to save recordings of your performances onto a computer, simply by plugging in a memory stick.
- Effects that can be applied to your sound such as Chorus, Tremolo or Delay.
- Touch Sensitivity
- A feature which allows you to adjust the degree of sensitivity in the keys and how this translates into the sound.