Roland V-Piano Reviews4.5/5.0 based on 1 customer review
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from Mountain Lakes, NJ
November 25, 2010Music Background:
Gets better and betterI purchased this piano almost a year ago because I was doing a lot more acoustic type music and I had no space for the grand piano I wanted and because I thought it would be more flexible than an upright. This piano is very enjoyable to play. I've always enjoyed the way this piano plays and was 'more than content' with the way it sounded.
I did a session in a studio recently with a Steinway that sounded very good to me in the studio. When I listened to the tracks back home, something about them sounded well, not quite right. I decided to import the pro tools session into logic to try laying the tracks down with the v-piano, running xlr into my metric halo converters. Wow. Now the session was coming alive. I then started playing with the editing software to tweak the resonance and tuning. This piano can be almost anything you want it to be in terms of character. I love this piano for recording now. There's a great studio close to me with a great engineer. The one thing that always bothered me about it was the piano. He has a Yamaha C7 that's quite brittle sounding and a little one dimensional. I can now do more sessions there or anywhere now since I can get the piano just the way I want it or in ways I'd never considered.
This is, in my opinion, the most playable digital piano on the market. It is however, at the mercy of the sound system you play it through since it has no sound system of its own. That being said, with it's xlr outputs, is the easiest piano to record and by far the most flexible. I am exploring things I had not considered before with a piano and the creative possibilities are really amazing. I am in love with my v-piano now and it's growing.