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Other Functions
Keyboard: : 88 keys (Progressive Hammer-Action Keyboard) Touch Sensitivity: 100 levels
Keyboard Modes: Whole, Split (adjustable split point), Layer, Arranger, Piano Style Arranger,
Manual Drums/SFX
Touch the Notes, Replay, Select Various Tones, Song Stylist, Session Partner, Wonderland/
Game, Quick Tour, Audition, Panel Lock, Score Output using PC
Sound Source (Conforms to GM2/GS/XGlite)
Disk Format: 720K bytes (2DD), 1.44M bytes (2HD) Files: Max. 99 songs, Max. 99 User Styles,
Max. 99 User Program Sets Note Storage: Approx. 120,000 notes (2DD), Approx. 240,000
notes (2HD) Playable Software: Song: Standard MIDI Files (Format 0/1), Roland
Original Format (i-Format), Music Style: MSA, MSD, MSE Save: Song: Standard MIDI Files
(Format 0), Roland Original Format (i-Format), Music Style: MSE
Max. Polyphony: 128 voices Tones (Tone Search by terms and by letters):
6 groups 683
variations (including 16 drum sets, 2 SFX sets) Temperament: 8 types, selectable tonic
Stretched Tuning: 2 types Master Tuning: 415.3 Hz - 466.2 Hz (adjustable in increments of
0.1 Hz) Transposition: Key Transposition (-6 - +5 semitone steps),
Playback Transposition (-24 - +24 semitone steps) Effects: Reverb (16 types, 127 levels),
Chorus (8 types, 127 levels), Sympathetic Resonance, Rotary and 45 other types, Advanced 3D,
Physical Damper Simulation (Advanced Resonance) Equalizer: 5 bands, Master Level
Music Styles (Style Search by terms and by letters):
6 groups 204 styles
x 4 types (Style Orchestrator) Music Assistant (Search by terms and by letters): Over 130
sets x 4 presets Programmable Music Styles: Style Converter, Style Composer
Melody Intelligence: 24 types Control: Start/Stop, Intro/Ending (2 types for each style), Sync
Start, Fill In (Variation, Original), Arranger Reset, Countdown, Count-In, Melody
Intelligence, Break, Leading Bass, No Chord, Fade in/out, Half Fill In (Variation, Original),
Chord Intelligence, Style Orchestrator
User Programs
Internal: 36 Disk: Max. 99 sets
Rhythm Partner (Metronome, Rhythm)
Tempo: Quarter Note = 20 - 250 Beat: 2/2, 0/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 7/4, 3/8, 6/8, 9/8, 12/8
Volume: 10 levels Metronome Pattern: 11 patterns Metronome Sound: 8 types
Rhythm Pattern: 59 patterns
Tracks: 5 tracks/16 tracks Song: 1 song Note Storage: Approx. 30,000 notes
Resolution: 120 ticks per quarter note Recording Method: Realtime (Replace, Mix, Auto
Punch In, Manual Punch In, Loop, Tempo), Step (Chord Sequencer), Beat Map Edit: Copy,
Quantize, Delete, Insert, Erase, Transpose, Part Exchange, Note Edit, PC Edit Control: Song
Select, Reset, Play/Stop, Rec, Bwd, Fwd, All Song Play, Random Play, Track Select, Count-in,
Countdown, Playback Balance, Marker Set, Repeat, Tempo Mute
Disk Drive/Disk Storage (3.5 inch Micro Floppy Disk)
Internal Memor y
Internal Songs (Song Search by terms and by letters):
Over 170 songs
User Memory: Max. 200 songs on Favorites, Max. 99 User Styles, Max. 99 User Program Sets
Rated Power Output: 12 W x 2 Speakers: 10 cm x 2, 5 cm x 2 Display: Bouncing Beat
Indicator, Graphical LCD 320 x 240 dots (backlit LCD) Score: Grand staff/G Clef staff/F Clef
staff, with note name/lyrics/chords/fingering Language: English/German/French/Spanish
Lyrics: Yes (built-in display, MIDI output) Control: Volume, Brilliance, Volume Balance,
Contrast, Mic Volume One Touch Program: One Touch Piano, One Touch Arranger Vocal
Effects: Echo, Voice Transformer, Vocal Keyboard, Harmonist Connectors: Output jacks
(L/Mono, R), Input jacks (L/Mono, R), Mic Input jack, Headphones jack (Stereo), MIDI In connector, MIDI Out connector, Computer connector, Damper Pedal jack (half-pedal recognition),
Soft Pedal jack (half-pedal recognition, 35 functions assignable), Sostenuto Pedal jack (35
functions assignable) Power Supply: AC Adaptor (Roland PSB-3U) Power Consumption: 35
W Dimensions: Piano (KF-7): 1,321(W) x 421(D) x 136(H) mm / 52-1/16 (W) x 16-5/8 (D) x 5-3/8
(H) inches, Piano Stand (KSC-18): 1,258(W) x 390(D) x 639(H) mm / 49-9/16 (W) x 15-3/8 (D) x
25-3/16 (H) inches, KF-7 including the Piano Stand: 1,321(W) x 421(D) x 774(H) mm / 52-1/16
(W) x 16-5/8 (D) x 30-1/2 (H) inches, KF-7 including the Piano Stand and the Music Stand:
1,321(W) x 482(D) x 946(H) mm / 52-1/16 (W) x 19 (D) x 37-1/4 (H) inches Weight (without the
Music Stand): Piano (KF-7): 30 kg / 66 lbs 3 oz, Piano Stand (KSC-18): 11.5 kg / 25 lbs 6 oz,
KF-7 including the Piano Stand: 41.5 kg / 91 lbs 8 oz Accessories: Quick Start, Owner's
Manual, Roland 60 Classical Piano Masterpieces, AC Adaptor (PSB-3U), AC Cord, Pedal (DP-8),
Music Stand / 2 Screws for the Music Stand, Keyboard Cover
With the KF-7, you can use music files that carry any of these marks:
*XG is a tone generator format of YAMAHA Corporation that defines the ways in which voices are expanded or edited and the structure and type of effects, in addition to
the General MIDI 1 specification. XGlite is a simplified version of XG tone generation format. You can play back any XG music files using an XGlite tone generator. However,
keep in mind that some music files may play back differently compared to the original files, due to the reduced set of control parameters and effects.
Half Damper Pedal
The KF-7 comes with three pedal connection ports
(Damper/Sostenuto/Soft) and one DP-8 pedal, which can
respond realistically to detailed half-pedal playing. By attaching
additional DP-8 pedals (optional), you can enjoy an even richer
power of expression—just like that of an acoustic grand piano.
The KF-7 in this photo is shown assembled
with Music Stand and DP-8 Half Damper
Pedal (both included), as well as the optional KSC-18 Keyboard Stand (sold separately).
For more practicing enjoyment,
the KF-7 comes with a score book for
60 of the onboard classical piano
masterpieces. It also comes with the
scores for a variety of popular songs in
the 60 Favorite Selections
along with a disk containing 60
songs; each music file includes
chord information, and is
customized for the DigiScore and
the KF-7’s Song Stylist.
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A stylish, easy-to-use
digital piano for the modern home
Powerful musical possibilities—in a stylish, contemporary design
The KF-7: the best of both worlds,
for today’s piano players
Roland’s KF-7 Digital Intelligent Piano gives you the
best of both worlds: the fine realistic touch and authentic
sound of an acoustic grand piano, and a host of advanced
but easy-to-use playing features and functions—like the
amazing DigiScoreTM score display—that are only available
in a Roland digital piano. And it’s housed in a compact and
stylish new design that perfectly suits the modern home.
Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, the KF-7 delivers powerful musical expression and endless piano-playing fun.
Incredibly rich, natural piano sound
Wide selection of preset songs
The KF-7 incorporates the very latest of Roland’s piano
stereo sampling and sound source technology. So it sounds
just like a full concert acoustic grand, delivering the same natural, dynamic richness, down to the most delicate nuance. In
addition, the KF-7 lets you customize its piano sounds to suit
your taste: you can even simulate the way the tone and color of
the sound change on a grand piano depending on the position
of its lid. And the KF-7’s four powerful built-in speakers add
vibrancy and expansive depth to your music. Plus, a powerful
new sound source provides 128-voice polyphony, so you don’t
need to worry about note cutoffs when playing. It’s perfect for
making music at home—or on stage.
The KF-7 comes with over 170 built-in preset songs. Select
the song you’d like by genre, or insert a floppy disk of SMF data
for even more choices. The scores for all songs appear right on
the screen. So you can play along with the presets, record and
play back your performance, and much more!
“Select Various Tones” for an exciting
Authentic acoustic piano keyboard touch
On an acoustic grand
piano, the greater the difference in keyboard touch when
playing pianissimo and fortissimo, the greater the richness of
expression possible. The KF-7’s keyboard faithfully simulates
this touch difference. It’s Roland’s unique Progressive HammerAction Keyboard, with a dynamic hammer touch variation. It
gives a lighter touch in the upper range, a heavier touch in the
lower range, a lighter resistance when playing soft pianissimo
passages and a stronger resistance on fortissimo passages. Its
true piano feel and playing performance will deliver each delicate nuance of your fingers, with the same expressiveness as an
acoustic grand.
Responsive pedal feature for more piano
The KF-7 can respond to halfdamper or half-soft pedal playing, for
even more authentic, rich piano expression. To create the most realistic piano
experience possible for players of any
level, the KF-7 comes with three pedal connection ports
(Damper/Sostenuto/Soft) to attach up to three pedals* (optional)
for a more expressive performance.
*The KF-7 comes with one DP-8 pedal as an accessory—so you can enjoy the
half-pedaling feature the moment you bring it home.
Stylish, modern design
The KF-7 is a statement in style. With its contemporary
design and compact body, it’s a welcome addition to any
modern interior. You’ll love its subdued chocolate brown
color and attractive acrylic music stand…and the fact that it’s
so easily portable.
“Touch the Notes”
Touch any note head on the
DigiScore screen, and the note is
played automatically. Drag your fingertip over a phrase or series of
notes to highlight them, and the
sequence is played back immediately. Or, display the score along with a picture of the keyboard,
so that when you touch any note, both the note and the corresponding key are indicated. You can check the notes both visually and aurally. What could be easier?
DigiScore: your window to new musical
Helpful “Replay” pedal
Roland’s unique DigiScore brings new possibilities and
enjoyment to playing and practicing the piano. You can access
almost all major functions—like Touch the Notes—effortlessly,
with a few touches of a finger to the centralized touchscreen
panel and six surrounding control buttons.
You can assign the soft pedal to function as the “Replay”
pedal. Press the pedal during playback to stop the music.
Release the pedal, and playback resumes from the start of that
measure, so you can try that phrase again. It’s just one more
way the DigiScore makes practicing and playing the piano more
fun than ever.
The remarkable “Score Display”
Ideal accompaniment with “Music Assistant”
Push the “Score Display” button, and the music score is displayed right on Roland’s amazing DigiScore*1. You can display
the score notations for all the preset songs, for songs you
record yourself, or for SMF data. Even better, you can enlarge
the score display, show the staff along with the note name, finger number*2, chord name*3, or lyrics, or display the right-hand
part or left-hand part only. You can even store a score image on
a floppy disk as a bitmap file and print it out using your PC.
Learning and composing have never been simpler or more fun!
The KF-7 comes with an advanced automatic accompaniment function. You just play simple chords with your left hand,
and the accompaniment automatically follows your lead on the
melody, in your choice of several music genres. Your performance becomes much more exciting and entertaining. The
“Music Assistant” is a uniquely intuitive help function for backup accompaniment. Simply select a keyword that resembles the
song title you want to play, and the intelligent auto-setup help
function chooses an auto-accompaniment style that suits that
song perfectly. The KF-7 has more than 130 Music Assistant presets—each with 4 different variations—for professional backup
accompaniment. You can change the accompaniment to different musical styles such as Latin or jazz, and add fancy introductions and endings for an exciting and rousing performance.
*1 In order to improve readability, DigiScore notation may differ slightly from
standard sheet music. DigiScore cannot display notes smaller than sixteenths, or
display grace notes.
*2 The finger number display can only be used with some of the preset practice
songs. Finger numbers are merely suggestions.
*3 The chord name display can only be used with some of the preset songs, and
with songs recorded with the chord sequencer function.
The KF-7 puts over 600 instrument sounds at your fingertips,
grouped into easily-selectable categories: piano, organ, violin, guitar,
saxophone, drums, and others. The
expressive “Touch EX” tones deliver
tonal variations when you hit the keys at different strengths.
“Pedal EX” tones change the sound and expression when you
press down the pedal. There is also a Layer function to layer
two tones on top of each other, and a Split mode to select a different tone for each hand.
“Song Stylist:” time for some fun!
With just a few button touches, you can instantly rearrange
any preset song with chord data into a different style. So you
can play a jazz song as rock, or a pop song as classical. Use the
“Music Style” button on the panel for even more possibilities.
Your own band: “Session Partner”
Play with your very own backing band. Select up to five virtual band members, and set their
playing patterns and styles. You can
specify the chord progression, and
add automatic harmony. Your own
original backing band will be right
behind you.
Karaoke and Vocal Effects
Connect a microphone to the built-in jack for karaoke
singing. Lyrics appear on the screen. You can also add vocal
effects like Harmonist to your singing, Voice Transformer to
alter your voice, Echo, and many others.
The KF-7 contains Roland’s “edu-tainment” feature called
“Wonderland,” designed specifically for children. With animated onscreen graphics, and a variety of instrument sounds, children can enjoy six exciting musical and note-guessing games to
help them develop their ear for music and their sense of
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