The HandSonic HPD-20 is a dynamic digital hand percussion instrument aimed at both live performance and studio music creation. The HPD-20 uses Roland’s acclaimed SuperNATURAL sound engine to generate a huge range of ready-to-play sounds — 850 sounds, 200 user-configurable kits, 100 pre-programmed kits — ranging from ethnic percussion to orchestral and melodic percussion to sounds for modern electronica. Deep editing capability, onboard effects, and more are provided for shaping the sounds. Thirteen ultra-sensitive pads efficiently respond to the player’s touch for a truly expressive performance. Other performance controls include a Roll button, Realtime Modify knob, Roland’s D-BEAM, trigger inputs for external pads, MIDI I/O, and a Quick Rec function for capturing performances, which can be exported as WAV files.
A big leap forward for the HPD-20 is the ability to import external user WAV files. Up to 500 files may be imported using USB flash memory, with a total of 12 minutes of sample memory for hits, phrases, sound effects, backing tracks, or any other audio file desired. Full editing and effects processing are available for user imported sounds, along with the ability to loop beats, and much, much more.
The F-20 Digital Piano is an entry-level instrument that offers industry-leading piano technology at an amazing price. The F-20 is driven by Roland’s flagship Ivory Feel-G Keyboard with Escapement for true piano touch and feel. The SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine produces perfectly natural grand piano tones with world-class timbre and expressiveness. Additional features include the onboard Rhythm for practicing with a realistic backing ensemble, a built-in metronome, a recorder for capturing performances, easy volume control, built-in stereo speakers, headphone output and much more. Numerous onboard sounds are provided, including grand piano, electric piano, harpsichord, organ, guitar, strings, and more.
Roland’s free piano apps for iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch), including Air Performer and Piano Partner, offer a unique interactive approach to learning and playing piano.