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The V-Piano was recently unveiled to the trade at the North American Music Messe and was awarded the prestigious Best in Show award. Completely revolutionary it is the culmination of 10 years work by Roland's R&D team and adds a new product to their acclaimed line up of V products, V Drums, V Guitar, V Bass, V Synth and V Accordion. Forget all that you know about digital pianos - this instrument changes everything.
The event was opened by Mr Kaz Tanaka, President of the Roland Corporation Japan who introduced us to the V-Piano. John Maul then gave us a most instructive demonstration introducing us to this revolutionary new instrument. Unlike any other digital piano it does not use samples, but uses computer modelling to create the most perfect simulations of existing pianos (Vintage) or future pianos (Vanguard) which do not exist in the real world. It is possible to change the material the strings are made from, change the hardness of the hammers, adjust the tuning to taste or even to add a fourth string.
John was joined on stage by Ralf Schink, who performed both with John and separately on the Music Atelier range demonstrating other groundbreaking technology from Roland. The event was rounded off by Howard Jones, the renowned singer/songwriter who performed on the V-Piano.
Nick Swift from Swift Music comments... "We were delighted to be involved in this special event showing the 'King and Queen' of all musical instruments. The V-Piano is due to arrive in the UK in April, contact us now to pre-order yours."
For more information on the V Piano, visit Roland's dedicated website.
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