At Bonners Music, we are proud to be able to have available these innovative Kawai VPC1 Series digital pianos. Boasting unparalleled realism in the feel of the keyboard, impressive hardware and software versatility, and gorgeous piano-like design, Kawai's VPC1 is digital instrument like no other.
With the VPC1, the experts at Kawai have worked tirelessly to produce this professional level MIDI keyboard controller, developed especially for use with virtual piano software. Drawing upon 85 years of knowledge when it comes to creating digital and acoustic pianos of the highest order, this is a unique prospect on the market.
Made from authentic materials and executed to exacting specifications, all 88 keys of this RM3 Grand II keyboard will give you just the same feeling as you play as you would get from an acoustic grand piano. Offering you complete control, you will be able to accent your playing to achieve a whole range of dynamic expressions which previously might have been thought to be impossible on a digital keyboard.
You get a similarly uncannily realistic feel from the three pedals too, which have also been crafted to give you the ultimate control as you play. This much is the case with the accompanying software, which can be tweaked and modulated so that you can explore ideal touch curves, key velocity offsets, and advanced MIDI routing.
If you want to know more about these brilliant Kawai VPC1 Series models, which also look just as staggeringly impressive as they feel to play, then do give us a call and you can speak to one of our experts on 01323 639335. They will be happy to advise you and will also let you know whether we have models in stock either in our Reigate or Eastbourne stores for you to come in and try before you buy!
The Professional MIDI controller that redefines the virtual piano playing experience. Kawai proudly introduces the VPC1, featuring unparalleled keyboard action realism, impressive hardware/software flexibility, stunning piano-like design, and strong backing from the industry’s leading developers. The VPC1 is a professional MIDI keyboard controller developed especially for use with virtual piano software. This unique product – the first of its kind from any musical instrument manufacturer – draws upon Kawai’s 85 years of knowledge and experience crafting the world’s finest acoustic and digital pianos, to deliver the ultimate virtual piano experience for the home, studio, and stage. Main Features: Ultra-realistic ‘RM3 Grand II’ wooden-key keyboard action Triple-pedal accessory (included) USB and standard MIDI IN/OUT connectivity Built-in ‘approved touch curve’ settings for popular virtual piano packages VPC Editor software ttractive piano-like chassis design, detachable music rest High quality aluminium, steel, and wood construction At the heart for the VPC1 is Kawai’s latest ‘RM3 Grand II’ wooden-key keyboard action, which combines realistic materials, motion, and mechanism to recreate the exceptional touch of the finest concert grand pianos. All eighty-eight of the VPC1’s keys are crafted from long pieces of wood, with finely textured ivory-like surfaces applied to absorb moisture and assist playing control. Aside from these authentic materials, the class-leading VPC1 keyboard action boasts a number of additional acoustic piano-like characteristics, such as naturally smooth ‘seesaw’ key movement, staggered balance pins for black and white keys, grade-weighted hammers, bass key counter-weights, and let-off simulation. The ‘RM3 Grand II’ keyboard action also boasts a new triple-sensor key detection system, improving repetition speed and responsiveness, and allowing a greater range of expressive control from staccato to legato playing. Complementing the VPC1’s ultra-realistic ‘RM3 Grand II’ keyboard action is the included F-30 triple pedal accessory. This sturdily-built unit recreates the functionality of the damper, sostenuto, and soft pedals of a grand piano, allowing discerning musicians to take full advantage of the unlooped sustain and stunning modelled resonances found in modern virtual piano packages. The VPC1 connects to a Mac or PC using a single USB cable, drawing its power directly from the computer, and doing away with unnecessary power cables. Standard MIDI IN/OUT connectors are also provided, allowing the VPC1’s outstanding keyboard action to control hardware MIDI devices such as sound modules, workstations, or microsynths. It is even possible to combine both USB and standard MIDI communication, controlling software and hardware instruments simultaneously from the same keyboard. Most MIDI keyboard controllers require a degree of customisation in order to perform effectively with different virtual piano packages. This typically takes the form of manual ‘touch curve’ adjustments and a considerable amount of trial and error. However the VPC1 has been developed to offer a seamless ‘connection’ between piano keyboard and software sound ‘out of the box’, with Kawai partnering with leading virtual piano developers to establish the ‘Approved Touch Curve’ program. Under this initiative, Kawai’s experienced keyboard engineering team prepare custom touch curves that are optimised for the ‘RM3 Grand II’ keyboard action, then tested by the developers using their own VPC1 before receiving final approval. The VPC1 ships with ‘Approved Touch Curves’ for Ivory, Pianoteq, Galaxy, and Alicia’s Keys packages. While the VPC1 is designed to offer an unrivalled ‘out of the box’ experience, Kawai also understands that many virtual pianists and software musicians enjoy customising every aspect of their setup. For these users, the VPC1 includes a dedicated software editor, providing greater control over touch curves, key velocity offsets, and advanced MIDI routing. Individual setups can be created for different scenarios, stored to one of the VPC1’s five memory presets, and recalled without a computer using a simple key assignment. Clearly the VPC1 has been developed for one thing and one thing only: to deliver the finest virtual piano playing experience. This philosophy is reflected in the board’s design, with the VPC1 adopting a classic, smart, and professional appearance. There are no knobs, faders, or wheels to distract the virtual pianist from their performance, just a power button and eighty-eight smoothly finished black and white keys. And finally, serving as an elegant demonstration of Kawai’s rich acoustic piano heritage, the VPC1 also includes something that all other MIDI controllers overlook: an attachable music rest – allowing ambitious players to perform century-old masterpieces using the very latest software and hardware piano technology. Kawai VPC1 – finally, a virtual piano controller from a real piano company. Specifications VPC1 Keyboard Action: RM3 Grand II Key Material: Wood Key Surface: Ivory Touch Letoff Simulation: Yes Sensors: 3 Velocity Curves: 5 Presets for virtual Software Pianos (Normal, Ivory II, PianoTeq, Galaxy Vintage D, NI Alicia's Keys) , Editor for Mac and Windows Key Lid: No Registrations: Yes, 5 memories USB Functions: USB-to-Host Other Features: Editor Software: Graphic Interface, unlimited number of Touch Curves with unlimited points, Touch Learn Function, Velocity OffSet for each key, MIDI/USB Routing, MIDI Send Channel, free Pedal assignment (The VPC Editor is compatible with Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 and Mac OSX 10.8 or higher) Sound System: No Power Consumption: Via USB: 1,0W ; with AC adaptor: 3,0W Pedals: F-30 3-Pedal unit with Half-Damper function Music Rack: Yes Jacks: 3 Pedals, MIDI (IN/OUT), USB to HOST, AC adaptor (DC IN 12V) Height in cm: 18.5 Width in cm: 138 Depth in cm: 42.5 Weight in kg: 29,5 Finishes: Black
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