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FP-2, Digital Piano from Roland in the FP series.


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Roland FP-2 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:Roland
  • Model:FP-2
  • Series:FP
  • Category:Digital Pianos
  • Added in our database on: 12/11/2003

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Roland FP-2 user reviews

Average Score:4.1( 4.1/5 based on 5 reviews )
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abrico12/26/2004

abrico's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Roland FP-2
Before choosing and buying my piano numrique (a Korg SP200) I first tested many, many months and pendan long hours, among them the FP2:
(I put a note Dfine the beauty of the piano in this CATEGORY ..)

UTILIZATION

The touch keyboard is interesting trs, trs realistic and effective, probably one of the best touch of the market for this price range ...

SOUNDS

I approach my opinion the weak point of the piano sounds:
This keyboard has many sounds, which is unfortunately most are useless and have no interest. The piano sound is not always satisfactory, I find it too "metal" too "disco", unlike any other keyboard in this price range. I dcu t really by the sounds dePianos Electric, trs are important to me, they have no efficacy no beauty, nothing interesting ... Of course I abbreviate the description, not to mention other sounds prcisement trsmdiocre and initrssant ..
All this Dfine that piano raproche more than a simple sinthtiseur numrique a piano ...

Of course opinions are never the same from person to person, such as the piano sounds like it has some bcp, which they hate the sound example of MS in Korg.

OVERALL OPINION

Compared to the Korg SP-200 which costs 600 euro cheaper, I prfre WIDELY and by far the Korg. Like what, the price does not always Dfine the quality of the piano.
The Fp2 has many atous zenregistremen as the pace, ets light, etc. .. I do not know all pa, they are many trs.
You decide what you choose, one thing is always ca MANDATORY and on, try one of the advan numrique piano buy, and it fau pa that build on the positive opinion, or in the Notice gnral ...
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01/10/2005

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Roland FP-2
88 ratings, heavy touch (?)
32-voice polyphony. Piano sound, e.pino, pad, violin, organ, voice (Hum. ...). Effects (reverb and chorus, phaser for Rhodes). I do not know if sounds are ditables.
Implmentation midi in / out (through I know)
Speaker 2 * 7 watts, 2 line out, line in and 2 (well done!).
14.6 kg !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cf; www.roland.us for more info

UTILIZATION

In my opinion, more of a semi-weighted keys of a touch trs good quality Fatar really heavy kind. But touch is trs enjoyable (although the race of the note lacks a bit of depth). I compared it with yam just p-120 ct: the yamaha is heavier, more depressed, less bounce, the roland! The fp-2 is enjoyable trs (the sensitivity is adjustable), but it's not meant to beat up!
The config is very simple (as often in roland I must admit), the simple buttons and it plays.

Last day June 8, 2004

I did not jou of Fatar long to write such a bullshit! I do not understand matre a keyboard with no sound, and also with a touch lightweight PSE 22 kilos! ?? (Sl880?)
I do not like! (Sr business gots good!) The fp is more enjoyable.

SOUNDS

The piano sound I liked, especially since it is well equilibrated. It is certainly not the best sample of the market but we are far ahead SERIES rd. It goes well with touch.
To the sounds of E.piano is something else I possde a Nord Electro, and the fp does not support any of the comparison (far too synthetic), but hey, this is the tr s good electric piano sounds, is raprochant of Rhodes, but the authenticity of a PM3 or North. A good point though: the effects suitable for keyboards (phaser, chorus). Tablecloths (violins or pads) are ok, but they are made to be coupled with the sounds of pianos.
In short, it is especially the piano which I boot.

OVERALL OPINION

I do not use it, but I tried back several hours in the store. So I do not know what is live in a mix with other musicians.
What I normment flat on this keyboard is its weight, and his piano sound correct trs.
Amplification is really a booster (scne return) and certainly not a selling point for pro musicians.
Mode "partnair session" is a little more (almost a joke sometimes).
I do not understand something: is it a tool for professionals who need to dplacer, in which case: session partnair, 2 * 7 watt, and some keyboard sounds do not prsentent intrt .
on the other hand for the amateur, these functions are superb. But the amateur does it need a keyboard too lightweight for the asking (almost DEFINITIONS) in his living room, or take it out once a year for the fte of music?? ?

I have a friend who uses the fp5 and who is rev happy, he was able to compare the two, and he said that for him there was a diffrence in touch (and weight: 22 kg for fp5).
But against, I do not know if the samples are the same?

Here is my modest contribution. M'intresse this keyboard, I expect others to notice me DCID.

Last day June 8, 2004

I could compare the fp5 for 3 hours and fp2. THE FIRST RSID diffrence in the amplification: the headphones the sound is the same but against the fp5 has a better amplification. But this should not be a CRITERIA for scne!
The touch is VERY fp5 lgrement heavier but the race of fp2 is more gradual. It diffrent the fp2 is enjoyable to play and trs trs prcis!
Finally, one of the CRITERIA that will definitely make me buy the fp2 complment in my Nord Electro is the weight.
The FP5 makes 22 kg.
I will do one second update.
10-06-04: I finally bought go to the forum.

Last day of November 6, 2004

I go to gig, it 2 o'clock in the morning ... warm notice: I cushioned my fp 3 times since I bought it. I love this keyboard and I probably would do that choice. Note a default: the tremolo effect on a rhodes is pretty bad, and it goes wrong in the stereo mix. Besides I am a happy trs ... my back too. This is the key I needed.

Updated January 10, 2005 (Happy New Year!)
Just for the notice on our answer SP200 (that I am curious to try it) I do not return to the piano sound, everything is a matter of got, but prcisons the SP200 does not split keyboard (low left hand and piano / organ, right hand). It's a lot of dtail which INTERESTED keyboards.
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09/13/2005

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Roland FP-2
This keyboard has 88 piano keys, touch "piano" (actually lighter than my acoustic piano)
many sounds, some "gadgets", but the piano sounds are good. In addition they can equalize their add more reverb, and effect.
This piano also includes a bank GM2 correct to write,
The connection is good (MIDI, USB, audio out ...

UTILIZATION

I bought it for the scene (group of French songs, piano, percussions, cello and voice)
its main advantage is its weight (less than 15 kg)
The game is nice, good for a portable piano.
The manual, in English, is clear for a relatively simple machine.
(Edition of the equalizers, and effects is somewhat more complex)
It assumes even when a strong, well-designed stand

SOUNDS

The sounds are realistic, but they must be amplified for greater depth (and serious)
For my part, my KB100 than adequate to the task.
I do not currently serves as the sounds of piano,
I think model with in home studio, especially to stay oriented composition. Operation twelve o'clock can stay focused on the comosition, with just the sequencer, without getting lost in virtual instruments that can come after

OVERALL OPINION

A good stage piano, portable,
pleasant to the touch (I prefer the real acoustic piano, but rare are the places that have a)
good piano sounds
a well thought out, it seems geared more towards the claviristes pianists.
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giantsteps02/13/2006

giantsteps's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Roland FP-2
Keyboard: 88 notes, progressive mechanical hammer TL
Touch Sensitivity: Light, Normal, Heavy, Fixed)
Mode: Whole, Dual, Split (split point adjustable)
Generator: Conforms to standard "GM2"
Maximum polyphony: 64 voices
Sounds: 58 sounds in 6 groups (including 4 drum kit)
Effects: Reverb, Multi Effects (10 types), Sound Control (3 types), 4-band EQ
Transposition: -6 to +5 (in semitones)
Temperaments: 7 types (choice of tonic)
General Agreement: In 415.3 Hz to 466.2 Hz (0.1 Hz)
Rhythms: 80 Rhythms
Chord progression: Automatic or selected by keypad, programmable "User"
Metronome
Recorder: 2 tracks + 1 (the rhythm)
Speakers: 2
Output power: 7 W x 2
Connectors: Headphone x 2, Line Out / Line In, USB, MIDI (In, Out), Comes with a pedal and desk + CD-ROM (USB Driver)
Options: Stand (FPS-11A), Pedal (DP-8 / 2), Expression Pedal (EV-5),
Dimensions: 1291 (L) x299 (D) x125 (H) mm
Weight: 14.6 kg

UTILIZATION

Looking for a great digital piano portable (ie around 15 kg), I was seduced by the FP-2.
I also have an upright piano Yamaha U3. My goal was not to find the touch of a piano, but to acquire an instrument for group play, easy to transport to repeat, and with attractive features, both at the sound of touch.
Given that I use, I would have gladly spent the amplification system, in exchange for a few hundred grams less! That said, I recognize that it is always useful to have an integrated amplifier (if only to "make mumuse" while the sound is turned off ;-) )

SOUNDS

I tested in stores in the same amplification system:
- Roland FP2
- Yamaha P140
- Kawai MP8
- Casio PS-20
- Korg SP200

The FP2 this piano sounds well balanced, with good quality sampling throughout the whole (for the price!). I rank just behind the Yamaha P140. Disappointed with the MP8, the sounds of piano Grand Piano have a blatant bump in the midrange, the different variants are no more convincing.
Happens behind the Casio Roland, Yamaha and Kawai. The SP200 comes dead last, we find weak Korg on sampled piano instrument in this range over its direct competitors.
Other sounds of FP2 are more or less convincing: I find the electric piano / rhodes tend to lack depth compared to its competitors, but still very respectable. The organ sounds are not bad, to note down the "effects" to trigger the leslie. The strings are not "realistic" (even many older expander offer sound desk strings bcp more realistic) but they work perfectly in a layer behind the piano. I think Roland strongly suggests the use of strings with the sounds offered by the FP2. Special mention for the sound of voices (scat jazz), and also splits bass / drums piano. It's very fun.

Affected side:
There is some objective (realism over an upright piano) and subjective (style of play, music, etc.).
On a goal: FP2 actually touch this "light" compared to P140 and especially MP8 (whose weight is closest to a real piano). The key travel is a little weak, the rebound is nice for cons. Overall, I think it will be more popular with jazz pianists / variety as classical pianists (who certainly prefer the P140 or MP8)
The borders on the ridiculous Casio on this point. Clumsy and uninteresting at best.
The SP200 is light, pleasant but frankly away a touch of piano. I guess it could be a good choice for a musician used to playing on keyboards light and wants to develop a set of piano.

On a subjective FP2 I experienced the pleasure to play that I did not find the others. Difficult to explain. Anyway, I always came back on the FP2, smiling ... I have a FP8, is one touch attachment to Roland? That said, the FP2 is much better than the FP8, and that in every sense (touch, sound, etc.).

OVERALL OPINION

I have a few days, what a pleasure to play!
I was looking for a good digital piano affordable and highly portable: the FP2 perfectly fulfills its mission!
And in addition it is rather nice, so ...
I have not talked functions oriented "study": metronome, accompaniment, chord progression, sequencer that look more complete and effective. I have not explored enough to give a useful opinion on these points!

My rating:
1. Roland FP2
2. Yamaha P140
3. Kawai MP8
4. Korg SP200
5. Casio PS-20 (brrr)
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