Roland has expanded its range of digital home pianos by introducing the F107 and RP107 models. The company has also released the Roland Piano App — an upgrade to the Piano Every Day app.
These two new Roland digital pianos are considered entry-level models. They are primarily designed for the home and include some of the premium features found on Roland’s higher-end instruments.
F-Series and RP-Series home pianos are very similar. The only difference between the two is the console cabinet. The F-Series instruments have a modern styling with clean minimal lines. By contrast RP-Series models have a more traditional upright design.
The cabinet of the F107 is based on Roland’s award-winning F701 (Red Dot Design Award 2021). The F107 has a smart, streamlined look about it, and has a small enough footprint to fit into any sized modern room. The elegant full-width hinged lid doubles as a rest for sheet music or a mobile device.
The RP107 with its profiled end-cheeks has that more traditional timeless styling. It too has a small footprint. It has a built-in music rest, whilst the lid mechanism slides out from under the top panel to protect the keyboard.
Both instruments employ Roland’s SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine. Using a combination of sampling and modelling, this technology has been recognised as an excellent source of complex and nuanced piano sounds.
The F107 and RP107 use Roland’s PHA-4 Standard keyboard. PHA stand for Progressive Hammer Action. The keyboard emulates the feel of an acoustic piano, with the bass notes feeling heavier than those in the treble. Roland produces three different PHA-4 keyboards – Standard, Premium and Concert. These Roland digital pianos have the standard variant which offers a slightly shorter key length.
The F107 and RP107 digital pianos’ main features include:
- Roland’s acclaimed SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine
- 88-note PHA-4 Standard keyboard
- 256 notes of polyphony
- Sustain, soft, and sostenuto pedals
- Simple, easy-to-use controls
- Onboard stereo speaker system
- Smartphone / tablet interconnectivity via Bluetooth
- Compatible with the new Roland Piano App
- Dual headphones jacks and Twin Piano mode for playing with a colleague or teacher
- Elegant lid design that doubles as a rest for sheet music or a mobile device
- USB ports for connecting with computers and flash storage devices.
Full specifications for the Roland F107 and Roland RP107 can be found at the end of this article. And you’ll find more information on the Roland website.
Both pianos will be available from August 2022. The F107 has a price tag of $1,099.99, and the RP107 one of $1,199.99.
Roland Piano App
The new Roland Pian App for iOS and Android mobile devices offers a range of remote control and enhanced learning features that extend the power and usability of certain Roland home pianos. The user interface is more intuitive than found on earlier incarnations and provides greater visual feedback.
- Control of piano functions including transpose, split, key touch, ambience, and more
- Additional sounds, including non-piano tones
- Visual metronome for timing practice
- Recorder function for self-evaluation
- Flashcard and ear training exercises to build skills
- Select songs and view musical scores for your piano’s onboard song library
- The One Week Master feature teaches a new piece in seven days
- Play along with a full-band sound using automatic accompaniment
- Optional Roland Cloud Core, Pro, or Ultimate membership for additional software.
- Available free from the App Store and Google Play.
The Roland Piano App will be available from August 2022. More details are on the Roland website.
|Roland F107 and RP107 Specifications|
|Piano Sound||SuperNATURAL Piano|
|Max. Polyphony||256 voices|
|Tones||Total 15 Tones|
|KEYBOARD||PHA-4 Standard Keyboard: with Escapement and Ivory Feel (88 keys)|
|PEDAL||Damper (capable of continuous detection)|
|Soft (capable of continuous detection)|
|Speakers||12cm (4-3/4ins) x 2|
|Rated Power Output||8W x 2|
|HEADPHONES||Effect: Headphones 3D Ambience|
|Touch Sensitivity||Key Touch: 5 types, fixed touch|
|Master Tuning||415.3--466.2Hz (adjustable in increments of 0.1Hz)|
|INTERNAL SONGS||Total 377 songs|
|Listening: 10 songs|
|Ensemble: 30 songs|
|Entertainment: 20 songs|
|Let's Sing with DO RE MI: 30 songs|
|Lesson: 287 songs (Scale, Hanon, Beyer, Burgmuller, Czerny 100)|
|Playable Software||Standard MIDI Files (Format 0, 1)|
|Audio File (WAV: 44.1kHz, 16-bit linear format, MP3: 44.1kHz, 64kbps - 320kbps, requires USB Flash Memory)|
|Recordable Software||Standard MIDI Files (Format 0, 1 parts, Approx. 70,000 notes memory)|
|BLUETOOTH||Bluetooth Ver 4.2|
|Profile: A2DP (Audio), GATT (MIDI over Bluetooth Low Energy)|
|CODEC: SBC (Supports SCMS-T content protection)|
|COMPATIBLE ANDROID / IOS APPS||Roland Piano App|
|FUNCTIONS||Metronome (adjustable Tempo/Beat/Volume)|
|Transpose (in semitones)|
|Speaker volume and Headphones volume automatically select function|
|Speaker Auto Mute|
|Music rest||Fixed angle|
|Keyboard cover (F107)||Folding type|
|Keyboard cover (RP107)||Sliding type|
|Connectors||DC In jack|
|USB Computer port: USB B type|
|USB Memory port: USB A type|
|Phones jack x 2: Stereo miniature phone type, Stereo 1/4-inch phone type|
|Power Supply||AC adaptor|
|Power Consumption||8W (when using the included AC adaptor)|
|* Approximate power consumption when playing the piano at medium volume: 4W|
|* Power consumption when sound has not been played after power-on: 3W|
|Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"|
|Option (sold separately)||Headphones|
|SIZE & WEIGHT (F107)|
|Width: keyboard cover closed||1,360mm / 53-9/16ins|
|Width: keyboard cover open||1,360mm / 53-9/16ins|
|Depth: keyboard cover closed||345mm / 13-5/8ins|
|Depth: keyboard cover open||345mm / 13-5/8ins|
|Height: keyboard cover closed||778mm / 30-11/16ins|
|Height: keyboard cover open||910mm / 35-7/8ins|
|Weight||34.5kg / 76.0lbs|
|SIZE & WEIGHT (RP107)|
|Width: with music rest||1,378mm / 54-1/4ins|
|Depth: with music rest||410mm / 16-3/16ins|
|Height: with music rest||982mm / 38-11/16ins|
|Weight||37.0kg / 82.0lbs|
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