Nice to Touch: the PHA-4 keyboard
The Roland FP-10 stage piano has Roland's PHA-4 Standard keyboard, with escapement. It's a basic but solid keyboard that replicates the touch & weight distribution of a real acoustic piano. The 88-key keyboard allows you to feel the heavier hammer weight in the bass registers, and the lighter weight in the upper octaves. The synthetic ivory and ebony keytops are comfy and textured to prevent sliding caused by persperation.
Sound: SuperNATURAL piano technology
Roland uses the sample-based SuperNATURAL sound engine for the FP-10 acoustic piano sounds. This sound engine sounds quite good & reacts very nicely to your touch. For high-end models, Roland switched to Virtual Modeling entirely. Yet the SuperNATURAL sounds were used in their professional stage pianos up until a couple of years ago, and still remain a solid choice.
The speakers of the FP-10 are simple 6 Watt speakers. They produce a decent volume, and pleasing, well-balanced tone.
The Roland FP-10 offers many additional features that allow you to be creative with the instrument in different musical genres. You can get to work with multiple sounds, such as organ, electric pianos and strings. The built-in metronome and Twin Piano mode contribute to your piano development. In addition, you can connect to tablets and smartphones via Bluetooth and MIDI connectivity, and can use apps such as Roland Piano Partner 2.
If you wish to set up the Roland FP-10 as a piece of furniture in the living room, you can optionally combine the instrument with the Roland KSC-FP10 stand.
With Roland FP-10, a standard DP-2 pedal is provided. With the optional DP-10 damper pedal, you can practice more expressive pedaling techniques such as half-pedaling.The pedal features a non-slip rubber plate and, for more advanced musicians, a 2.2-meter cable designed to accommodate multi-keyboard setups.