Bringing together the best of Roland’s piano technologies in one attractive, space-saving instrument, the HPi-50 offers premium performance at an incredible value. The acclaimed SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine delivers rich, gorgeous tone, while the PHA III Ivory Feel Keyboard with Escapement provides a true grand piano touch that endlessly inspires. Powerful onboard DigiScore features are displayed in high resolution on the large color LCD built into the music rest, with digital sheet music and a wide range of skill-building exercises and games that make learning and playing fun for all ages, from children to adults. Rounding out the impressive HPi-50 is the advanced Acoustic Projection audio system, which fills your living space with beautiful, natural piano sound.
- Roland’s top-level piano features brought together in one instrument
- SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine for organic, expressive sound and response
- Top-of-the-line PHA III Ivory Feel Keyboard with Escapement
- Interactive DigiScore training programs built in, featuring digital sheet music plus entertaining skill-building games and exercises
- Large, high-resolution (1280 x 800) color LCD built into the music rest
- 50 onboard rhythm accompaniments and nearly 400 internal songs, including popular études such as Czerny 100 and Hanon, plus classical masterpieces and popular songs
- 16-part SMF song recorder built in; records and plays WAV audio songs via optional USB flash memory
- Innovative Acoustic Projection system for natural, multidimensional sound
- Progressive Damper Action pedal
- Wood cabinet with beautiful Simulated Rosewood finish
SuperNATURAL Piano Onboard
The HPi-50 features Roland’s SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine for seamless velocity response, natural note decay, and authentic key-range behavior, delivering perfect piano sound and expression. As you play, the tone color changes naturally in response to your touch, from the softest notes to the loudest. Tone decay is also natural and organic, with the sound not only decreasing in volume, but also gradually softening in tone as the notes fade away. With SuperNATURAL Piano technology, every note has its own character, faithful to the performance of a real acoustic grand.
Magnificent Touch with PHA III
Further enhancing the SuperNATURAL Piano experience is the flagship PHA III (Progressive Hammer Action III) Ivory Feel keyboard with Escapement. With its fast key repetition and sensitivity, this keyboard faithfully translates the subtle tonal differences of different playing styles and the force at which the keys are played. Additionally, the keys are finished with a unique material that has moisture-absorbing properties, offering the natural texture and tactile sensation of real ivory and ebony.
Roland’s DigiScore displays digital sheet music on the large, built-in color LCD. The resolution has been greatly enhanced over previous models, with the ability to show 32nd notes and up to 48 measures* of music at one time. In addition, the new Auto Sync feature ensures that the onscreen notation perfectly follows your performance regardless of your tempo, with the digital pages turned in sync as well. Onboard exercises make sharpening your skills challenging and fun, as do numerous features such as the graphical metronome, onscreen keyboard, fingering number display, and many others.
* 48 measures can be shown when you choose to display notes only and set the notation screen display size to “small.”
A wide variety of interactive practice features offer solid support for developing piano skills. The Finger Training course displays the “finger power” in both hands on screen while playing the built-in Hanon exercises, and the Visual Lesson application identifies areas in the digital sheet music that you need to work on. These and other features provide powerful tools to improve your playing, no matter whether you’re a beginner just starting out or an advanced pianist who has been playing for years.
Students and children will enjoy the HPi-50’s friendly, interactive DigiScore games, which provide a fresh, innovative way to learn at their own pace. For example, the DoReMi Course is a no-pressure review on music reading and fingering techniques, while the Scroll Game lets you play along with a graphical piano roll on the display. Also included is the new Medal Collection application, which awards gold, silver, or bronze medals based on accuracy while playing along with the built-in songs. Challenging and entertaining, the games are great fun for children and adults alike.
Acoustic Projection Sound System
The unique sound space that is created when you play an acoustic piano is realized through a complex yet harmonious combination of elements. The HPi-50 provides an identical multidimensional sound experience through innovative Acoustic Projection technology, which delivers its magic though an advanced multi-channel speaker system. Each speaker is specifically located inside the HPi-50’s cabinet to properly project each sound element in its natural position, with all elements intelligently blended to reproduce the true sound field of an acoustic piano.