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Roland FP4 Review & Sound Test: Moonlight Sonata

OK, here’s my playing of the Beethoven Moonlight Sonata, first movement, opus 27 number 2, on the Roland FP4 digital piano.

If you love Beethoven, then this sonata will give you a technically easier 1st movement and more difficult 3rd movement.

This was recorded from the Roland FP4 to the Marantz PMD 661 portable field recorder designed for DSLRs or for any sort of recording where you don’t want to lug your computer around, which I used to do!

Here it is, and leave me a comment.

Enjoy!

Beethoven Moonlight Sonata: movement I

Roland FP4 Sound Review: Cinema Paradiso Love Theme

Here’s the video of my playing of the love theme from Cinema Paradiso, composed by Ennio and Andrea Morricone on the Roland FP-4.

It was a 1985 film where a film maker was taken back to his most inner childhood memories when he found he loved films and the uncertainly of the future ahead of him.

They won a BAFTA award for this film.

Ennio wrote music for more than 500 films including the Mission, the Untouchables, and many other popular films.

It is played on my Roland FP4 digital piano and recorded onto the Marantz PMD 661 portable recorder simply via a headphone jack to XLR cable.

Enjoy and leave a comment…!

Cinema Paradiso Love Theme by Ennio and Andrea Morricone

Another Roland High-End Digital Piano: Roland DP-990F Review

Roland has done it again.

The Roland DP-990F is a digital piano that combines the solid Roland sound with a polished cabinet build of digital piano.

And the reason why this type of digital piano, that is, the one with the cabinet, is the way to go for superior sound, if you are playing not with headphones, is the resonance.

Make no mistake.

When you have a cabinet or even the semi cabinet, and superior speakers built in, you get the resonance.

This means realistic sound.

And this means so much more enjoyable playing…

See Roland DP-990F Review video demo here:

See the Roland DP-990F here at a special price at Amazon

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The Ultimate Digital Piano? See This Roland V Piano Review

Want to be able to play piano that does not exist?

Then the V Piano could be for you!

What do I mean?

The V Piano is not only customisable, but also can model pianos that are triple copper strings, or all silver strings, the sound possibilities are
impressive.

Here’s a video of the V Piano with Israel Houghton who took the V Piano on tour with him and explains why it’s his favorite:

See the Roland V Piano here at a special price at Amazon

See the Roland V Piano Complete Package Offer here at a special price at Amazon

Make sure you hear at 4 minute mark, as you hear patch 26 – “Impactance”!

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Digital Roland Upright: Roland LX10F Review

The Roland LX10F is a digital piano that is very unique in the line up of Roland digital pianos.

If you love a piano sound but also want your digital piano to look like a real acoustic upright, then this is one to see.

The Roland LX10F sounds beautiful, but also looks polished like a polished upright lacquered piano.

See Roland LX10F Review video demo here:

See the Roland LX10F here at a special price at Amazon

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Roland RG1F Digital Piano Review & Demo

The Roland RG1F is a digital grand piano that is one of the top of the line digital pianos from Roland.

It is said that this digital piano is the grand piano version of a Roland digital piano, and has many benefits over a keyboard type of digital piano.

What’s it like?

Is it better than a digital keyboard from Roland?

Does it sound great?

Here’s a Roland RG1F Review by video demo:

See the Roland RG1F here at a special price at Amazon

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