Authentic Grand-Piano Feel
For the most authentic keyboard feel, the DP-990 is equipped with Roland’s acclaimed PHA II keyboard with Escapement, which yields a heavier touch in the lower range and lighter touch in the upper. It also provides lighter resistance for pianissimo passages and stronger resistance for fortissimo. The escapement architecture of the DP keys reproduces the characteristic “click feel” of a grand piano for the ultimate in realistic performance and expression.
The DP-990 features a world-class 88-key concert grand sound, with individual multi-samples for every key. It’s touch responsive to the subtlest pressure and nuance — from the deepest, most powerful bass to the most delicate high notes. An extensive range of piano customization enables you to design your original piano sound by adjusting Damper, Strings and Key-off resonance.
Three Pedals for Authentic Expression
The true-to-life response of the DP-990 doesn’t stop with the keys. Three continuously monitored pedals ensure that your footwork is conveyed accurately as well. When the pedals are pressed, the same subtle changes in sound are reproduced just as an acoustic piano’s damper pedal reacts with the strings. You can also control the breadth of sound by adding gradual pressure on the pedals.
The DP-990 impresses with its sleek, modern-furniture-like design, featuring a solid, soft-close safety lid that can be used as a music rest when opened and a flat desktop-like surface when closed. The piano is available in two gorgeous finishes: Satin Black (SB) and Medium Cherry (MC).
The DP-990’s USB port opens a world of exciting add-ons and extra functionality. Play along with audio files or Standard MIDI files directly from a USB memory key, or layer pre-recorded music from a commercially available audio CD with your performance by connecting a USB CD drive (optional). Your audience won’t believe how much music is coming from a single instrument.
Twin Piano is designed for side-by-side lessons or performances with a teacher or duet partner. It enables the keyboard to be split into two parts, each of which covers the same octaves. This makes it easy to see and hear when practicing beside a teacher. In the same way, the left and right pedals can be reassigned to act as damper pedals for either side of the split keyboard.