[Out-of-the-box review] Roland FP30 digital piano and the latest price in Hong Kong


Digital pianos are compact, high-end Roland digital pianos If you want to own a piano but are on a tight budget or have limited space in your home, now your dream can finally become a reality.

purchase guide

1. Smart Buying

The original FP-30 comes with a Roland DP-2 original sustain pedal and a piano cover, so you only need to choose an additional double X frame or a piano chair according to your needs, and you can use it at a very cheap price. Picked up a great entry-level electric piano.

2. All-inclusive buying method

Purchase the original FP-30 wooden frame, piano chair, and three-pedal combination, and you can enjoy all the original equipment!!!

Works with iPad via Bluetooth

This is one of the most incredible functions of the Roland FP-30. As long as the Roland FP-30 is connected to the Bluetooth transmitter, it can be connected to the iPad, and the built-in GarageBand of the iPad can be used to complete recording, notation, etc. Use the foot pedal to control the page-turning action of the sheet music on the iPad.

Let's watch a demonstration video of iPad connecting to FP-30

Satisfy the sound and touch of a pianist

The unparalleled sound and touch of the Roland FP-30 will give you the illusion of playing a traditional piano, and the powerful SuperNATURE piano tone generator built in, fully meets the needs of players and pianists.

Support USB to play music and connect to computer for composing and recording

Now is the era of digitalization, Roland FP-30 not only supports USB playback of songs, but also can be connected to a computer through USB, as long as the USB of FP-30 is connected to the computer, you can arrange and record music on the computer, no matter it is Windows system Or the MAC system is supported. If you use a MAC, it is recommended to use GarageBand or Logic PRO. Witing will teach you how to use it and how to connect.

Twin Piano Double piano mode, a good helper for teaching

This is the best feature in my opinion. The Twin Piano mode is most suitable for pianist tutoring, allowing teachers and students to play side by side in the same range, without having to endure one high and one low scale.

The FP-30 gives you Roland's acclaimed sound, a sleek, sleek form factor and a premium 88-key standard keyboard at an affordable price. The lightweight and portable features make it ideal for musicians' performances and music teaching. In addition to piano sounds, the FP-30 also has built-in tones for a variety of other musical instruments, as well as practice and recording functions, and supports Bluetooth wireless connection for you to use with various popular music software.

Roland FP-30 Detailed Specifications

  • Rich, inspiring piano sound with Roland's renowned SuperNATURAL piano tone generator
  • 88-key PHA-4 Standard piano keyboard, with real piano touch feeling, can fully show the most vivid performance expression
  • Powerful amplifier and stereo phase for powerful sound
  • Headphone output and quiet keyboard mechanism allow you to play anytime without worrying about disturbing your neighbors
  • Small and lightweight body for easy portability to the home, studio or classroom
  • Built-in Bluetooth wireless connectivity allows your piano to work with popular apps on your smartphone or tablet, such as GarageBand, piaScore, Sheet Music Direct, etc.
  • Use double/split mode and sounds other than piano such as organ, strings, synth vocals, drums, etc. to make music more expressive
  • Twin Piano is suitable for music lessons, allowing teachers and students to play side by side using the same octave range
  • Connect a USB flash drive to store your songs recorded with the built-in SMF recorder, or play along with your favorite WAV and SMF songs
  • Optional tripod and three-pedal unit are available to create the look of a classical piano and add operational features, including pedal-controlled page turning in the score app
  • Available in white and black

The FP-30 lets you enjoy the ultimate music experience like never before in the most streamlined way possible. The sound and feel of the acclaimed Roland piano is compact and portable. Features Roland's renowned SuperNATURAL piano engine for rich tones 88-key PHA-4 Standard keyboard for authentic piano keyboard feel for maximum performance Powerful amplifiers and stereo speakers for impressive tones Support for headphone output And quiet keyboard response allows you to practice at any time without worrying about disturbing others. Small and lightweight, it is very easy to transport between home, recording studio and music classroom.

Supports Bluetooth wireless connection, can be used with music software such as GarageBand, piaScore or Sheet Music Direct on a smartphone or tablet Use the sound layer mode and split key mode to expand your playing experience, organ, strings, vocals and drums and other sounds Allows you to have more choices Two piano mode is the ideal assistant for music teaching, teachers and students can sit side by side and play the keyboard in the same range. You can connect a USB flash drive, save your recorded SMF song files, or play music from a USB flash drive. For WAV/SMF music files, the corresponding piano frame and three-pedal set can be purchased to make it more piano-like and increase functionality. Press the pedal to turn the pages of some music software APP scores. Black and white are available for excellent sound. With the feel, to satisfy experienced pianists, the super performance of the FP-30 makes it easy to stand out among products in the same price range.

Roland's unparalleled sound and feel give you the expressive power of an acoustic piano, providing a solid guarantee for formal piano learning, while ensuring that vocal details and nuances of key response are flawlessly represented, even by experienced piano players. Players will also be satisfied. Built-in powerful sound system supporting SuperNATURAL piano sound engine, and equipped with a new fourth-generation escapement structure ivory texture keyboard that only high-end home piano models are equipped with. Powerful digital functions provide more convenience for learning, creation and entertainment Modern digital technology makes the FP-30 far more entertaining and creative than traditional pianos. In addition to piano sounds, it is also equipped with a variety of sounds such as pipe organs, strings, and vocals, which are suitable for various musical styles, and there are also many drum sets for accompaniment. The FP-30 can layer two sounds or play different sounds with the left and right hands.

It supports Bluetooth wireless connection and can be used in conjunction with music software on mobile devices. Supports USB connection, allowing you to play along with your favorite songs, or record the songs you play as SMF format files and save them in a U disk. Duo piano mode is suitable for one-to-one teaching, dividing the keyboard into two parts of the same range, and the teacher and students can sit side by side for teaching. Plug in your headphones and you can enjoy your musical journey without worrying about disturbing your roommates or neighbors. Highly portable and convenient for on-the-go players

The lightweight and minimalist design can easily fit into a small living room and is easy to move around. FP-30 is not only suitable for home use, but also a portable and professional device suitable for musicians and music teachers. If you want to give the FP-30 a more complete look, more like a scaled-down upright piano, you can buy the KSC-70 stand and KPD-70 three-pedal set. Another advantage of the KPD-70 pedal set is that it can free your hands, and you can turn the music scores of mobile terminals such as piaScore or Sheet Music Direct by pressing the pedal.


Just arrived today, send unboxing pictures for everyone's entertainment! ! ! In the box delivered by the courier, the biggest one below is the main piano. out of the box. Still holding the pipa half covering the face! ! !

Put it on the shelf, the white piano is like a work of art

PHA-4 Standard keyboard. The gap is even, the keys are crisp, the rebound is crisp and powerful, and the hand feel is first-class (I feel that the hand feel is a few streets away from my previous CTK-6300 electronic organ)! ! !

The functional key area of the piano, transparent acrylic with a white body, is like a star in the sky after lighting! ! !

White music stand, placed securely. If it is transparent, it will be more attractive~~~

Close-up of the interface, the back is the pedal, power supply and USB. Not to mention the work! ! !

Sound test:

Voices that cannot be adjusted by FP30 panel operation, such as saxophone, guitar, etc. In the end, I found that the FP30 actually has at least a set of built-in GM sound sources (should be GS sound sources), including drum sets and even folk music! So I used FP30 as the sound source to play standard MIDI files (audio listening attached below), and found that the quality of this GM sound source is quite high, how high is it? Better than the sound of the BK5 arranger keyboard. Especially the acoustic instruments, not to mention the piano, the guitar, orchestra, and vocals are all better than the BK5. Although there are only 128 GM tones, they are few and precise. Moreover, the timbres of these FP30s seem to be modulated, and the sound image and level of the timbres are clearer than BK when playing standard MIDI as a whole. How to call these sounds in FP30? One of the methods is to use MIDI keyboard or MIDI controller, computer to send cc00, cc32, program change information to switch the sound. In addition, use the mobile phone MIDI controller APP to switch.


Piano, electric piano, saxophone (FP30 sounds very good, please listen to the original song of Saving all for my love)




Others (the drum set of the FP30 is clear, and the sound image of the acoustic bass, clarinet, oboe, strings, vocals, and instrumental music is obviously better than that of the BK5)


This is not a review, just a subjective experience. Since I already have a roland bk5, I consider getting an electric piano with a good feel and sound and simple functions. At the beginning, I have been wandering between fp30 , es100, and p115. Since the piano sound of BK5 is recognized to be a bit higher than that of the arranger keyboard of the same grade, I am worried that the sound of other electric pianos will not adapt, so I can only continue to use the roland electric piano. .     

Some giveaways:

Show your true face:

The system is built!

The timbre that opens up is not as amazing or worth looking forward to at the beginning, but after playing for a while, the timbre becomes more and more charming. Yamaha electric piano P series and DGX series have been played for many years. The piano sound is the type that catches the eye, bright and aggressive, and will catch you as soon as it comes out; while the piano sound of roland SuperNatural will only show after 1 second of hearing. Her charm, the slightly close pickup method, makes the captured dynamics and details of a little string vibration slowly unfold with the sustaining process. There are indeed some software sound sources with high quality, such as the ivory series, that is, the sounds of the one or two brands, but the software sound sources are indeed more troublesome to play with. After carefully comparing the piano sounds of Roland BK5 and FP30, there is still a significant gap in the number of samples and dynamics.

A key factor in playback equipment, whether it's headphones or speakers. The built-in speakers of the FP30 have a thicker bass, but the overall sound field distribution is still relatively turbid. As shown in the figure, I use a multimedia speaker with a price of around 1700. I feel like maybe 75% of this tone is being played, and the other 25% of the details and dynamics are not shown due to the equipment. This multimedia entertainment-level speaker makes the bass heavier, with a good sense of space and layering. For example, the bass and drums of the BK5 accompaniment are very good, but the resolution of the mid-high frequency is not enough, but it is still better than that of the FP30 and BK5. The speakers are much better (BK5's built-in speakers have almost no low frequency). I feel that a monitor speaker with a price of around 2000~3000 is needed to basically fully display all the characteristics of this sound source. The merchant actually gave me a 50 yuan earphone of a different brand, and when I put it on, the tone of the FP30 was immediately the same as the tone of the electronic organ in the supermarket. The importance of visible playback equipment.

A useful feature is that the FP has a bluetooth interface that can transmit MIDI over bluetooth. The FP30 has no MIDI in/out interface, only USB to Host port, so if you use the FP30 as a MIDI keyboard to control the BK5, it is usually impossible to connect it without a computer. Bluetooth MIDI saved us. Use this IOS MIDI Routing application as shown in the figure below, and use FP30 as MIDI in and BK 5 as MIDI out device (BK5 is connected to the mobile phone through the USB port, and FP30 is connected to the mobile phone through Bluetooth), so that the BK5 becomes a Arranger keyboard with 88-weight PHA4 keyboard!

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