Two New Entry-Level Roland Digital Pianos

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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.

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Roland F107 (L) and RP107 (R) digital pianos

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.

photo of F107 in living room
Roland F107 digital piano — modern styling

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.

photo of RP107 in living room
Roland RP107 digital piano — more traditional styling

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.

Features

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.
profiles of Roland F107 and RP107 digital pianos
Roland F107 (L) and RP107 (R) digital pianos – front and side elevations

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.

photo showing the Roland Piano App on a smartphone in front of the F107 digital piano
The Roland Piano App shown here with the F107 digital piano

Features include:

  • 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 
SOUND GENERATOR
Piano SoundSuperNATURAL Piano
Max. Polyphony256 voices
TonesTotal 15 Tones
KEYBOARDPHA-4 Standard Keyboard: with Escapement and Ivory Feel (88 keys)
PEDALDamper (capable of continuous detection)
Soft (capable of continuous detection)
Sostenuto
SPEAKER SYSTEM
Speakers12cm (4-3/4ins) x 2
Rated Power Output8W x 2
HEADPHONESEffect: Headphones 3D Ambience
TUNING, VOICING
Touch SensitivityKey Touch: 5 types, fixed touch
Master Tuning415.3--466.2Hz (adjustable in increments of 0.1Hz)
EffectsAmbience, Brilliance
INTERNAL SONGSTotal 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)
DATA PLAYBACK
Playable SoftwareStandard MIDI Files (Format 0, 1)
Audio File (WAV: 44.1kHz, 16-bit linear format, MP3: 44.1kHz, 64kbps - 320kbps, requires USB Flash Memory)
RECORDER
Recordable SoftwareStandard MIDI Files (Format 0, 1 parts, Approx. 70,000 notes memory)
BLUETOOTHBluetooth 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
FUNCTIONSMetronome (adjustable Tempo/Beat/Volume)
Dual
TwinPiano
Transpose (in semitones)
Speaker volume and Headphones volume automatically select function
Speaker Auto Mute
Auto Off
CABINET
Music restFixed angle
Keyboard cover (F107)Folding type
Keyboard cover (RP107)Sliding type
OTHER
ConnectorsDC 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 SupplyAC adaptor
Power Consumption8W (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
AccessoriesOwner's Manual
Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"
AC adaptor
Power cord
Stabilizer
Option (sold separately)Headphones
SIZE & WEIGHT (F107)
Width: keyboard cover closed1,360mm / 53-9/16ins
Width: keyboard cover open1,360mm / 53-9/16ins
Depth: keyboard cover closed345mm / 13-5/8ins
Depth: keyboard cover open345mm / 13-5/8ins
Height: keyboard cover closed778mm / 30-11/16ins
Height: keyboard cover open910mm / 35-7/8ins
Weight34.5kg / 76.0lbs
SIZE & WEIGHT (RP107)
Width: with music rest1,378mm / 54-1/4ins
Depth: with music rest410mm / 16-3/16ins
Height: with music rest982mm / 38-11/16ins
Weight37.0kg / 82.0lbs

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