Kawai MP7 Professional Stage Piano
The Kawai EX concert grand piano is widely regarded by professional pianists and piano technicians as the finest instrument of its class. Hand-built by Master Piano Artisans at the Shigeru Kawai Piano Research Laboratory in Ryuyo, Japan, each EX instrument undergoes a meticulous regulation and refinement process within a specially designed anechoic chamber.
The beautiful sound of the EX grand piano is at the heart of the new MPs, with all eighty-eight keys of this world-class instrument painstakingly recorded, analysed, and reproduced as high-fidelity digital waveforms.
The new MPs offer a highly detailed acoustic portrait, with smooth tonal transitions across the keyboard and throughout the dynamic range.
MP KEYBOARD ACTIONS: inspired by 8 decades of acoustic piano excellence
The MP7’s RH action also features realistic key and hammer movement, with its rigid, springless design providing a smooth, natural, piano playing experience. The weight of the keyboard is appropriately graded to mirror the heavier bass hammers and lighter treble hammers of an acoustic piano, while structural reinforcements within the action assembly ensure greater stability during fortissimo and staccato passages.
All eighty-eight black and white keys are crafted entirely from long pieces of of wood, pivoting smoothly on a central balance pin, to replicate the familiar motion of an acoustic piano action.
Keyboard actions are equipped with finely textured Ivory Touch surfaces to absorb finger moisture and assist playing control, while let-off simulation recreates the subtle sensation felt when softly playing the keys of a grand piano.
NEW EPs, TONEWHEEL ORGANS, VINTAGE AMP EFFECTS
MP models feature a selection of brand new electric pianos. Classic tines, reeds, and clavs.
The MP7 also includes an authentic tonewheel organ simulator, allowing organ enthusiasts to adjust the position of all nine drawbars individually for greater control over their favourite classic tonewheel sounds.
The amp simulator function helps to bring a feeling of analogue warmth to the raw digital sound.
REAL-TIME ADJUSTMENT, DIRECT PANEL CONTROL
Intuitive panel layouts and solid analogue faders provide direct control over mixing internal and external sound sources. Four control knobs, with the MP10 allowing a variety of parameters to be freely assigned for each section. It’s also possible to adjust the parameters of external devices, by assigning MIDI control change messages to each knob.
Indeed, thanks to their thorough MIDI implementation and comprehensive panel controls, the MP7 is ideally suited to the role of master keyboard in a studio environment, featuring assignable MMC buttons, allowing effortless integration with DAW software and hardware.
USB CONNECTIVITY, MP3/WAV RECORD AND PLAYBACK
The MP7 is equipped with USB ports that not only allow the instrument to be connected to a Mac or PC for MIDI use, but also to load and save data directly to USB memory devices.
Play back MP3 or WAV audio files, and SMF song data or record and save performances directly as MP3/WAV audio, or SMF song files for emailing to band members, casual listening away from the keyboard, or further editing using an audio workstation.
Produce crystal-clear digital recordings of all your performances, without ever having to leave the keyboard.