The classic black design of the MP8 combined with the compact dimensions of the MP4 ...
... we took major features of the MP8 including 192 notes polyphony, 256 sounds/setups and 4 effect processors. The piano sound was revised and equipped with string resonance, damper effect and key off sampling. Of course, along with some new live features, the new AHA IV-E keyboard is added to the new MP5.
Previously, when the normal touch curve didn't fit your playing style, the only solution was to choose one of the different touch curve presets in the piano. With the User Touch Curve feature, you can create your own touch curve. In User Touch Curve mode, you are asked to play dynamically from soft to loud to input your playing style. The piano then analyses the data and creates the perfect touch curve made especially for you.
A piano technician plays a very important role, providing an acoustic piano in the best playing condition for the pianist. Our VIRTUAL TECHNICIAN function does the same work digitally. You'll find Kawai's exclusive Virtual Voicing, capable of digitally "voicing" the piano sound. There are also controls for adjusting the action's Touch, String and Damper Resonance, Key-Off Effect and many other piano-specific settings.
The MP5 offers 256 editable sounds playable with 192 note polyphony. You can choose from excellent sounds like E.Piano, Organ, Pad Sounds, warm Strings, powerfull Clavi's, versatile Brass Sounds, Vocalpads, Bass Sounds, Drums etc. The MP5 has everything for the stage and studio pianist.
As well as looking fantastic the breath taking sound, perfect key touch feeling, intuitive operation system and a lot of other technology, make the MP5 the "ultimate" stage piano.
For live performance the MP5 has a new feature that allows you to adjust, easily and quickly, the overall intensity of the reverb and/or EQ along with assignable functions, like preventing the accidental pressing of buttons on the panel, controlling external sequencer, metronome and many other ON/OFF assignments assist you with your performance.
Studio quality reverb, and professional digital effects, including distortion, pedal wah, and variable-speed rotary speaker simulation, can be individually applied to each zone, and precisely adjusted in real-time using 4 analogue control knobs. In addition, this area also provides direct access to a four-band graphic equaliser and advanced tone control envelope parameters, and even allows Continuous Controller information to be transmitted to an external MIDI sound module.
With powerful features such as these, KAWAI is understandably gaining a reputation as the instrument of choice among professional stage artists.
Due to many requests KAWAI have developed the new F-10H pedal. This pedal allows stepless damper pedal playing. The F-10H is included with your MP5.
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