The NEW Roland FP-X Series Digital Pianos...FP-30X & FP-60X to the FP-90X with best-in-class PureAcoustic Piano Modeling

The NEW Roland FP-X Series Digital Pianos...FP-30X & FP-60X to the FP-90X with best-in-class PureAcoustic Piano Modeling

It’s no secret that Roland is a leader in digital piano technology, which has been the case for over 40 years. The FP series of portable all-in-one digital pianos were released in the early ’90s to many industry accolades, and have since been a mainstay of Roland’s lineup, with upgraded models being introduced through the years. To mark the 30 year anniversary of this successful line, Roland has launched the latest generation of the FP series in the form of the FPX series. Matching on-the-move designs with supreme playability and heavyweight features, the FP-X series represents a fresh generation of portable pianos from Roland. With models in this series for every budget, wherever you want to take your musical journey, the FP-X series will help get you there.

Why should playing a portable piano mean compromising on tone and touch? With the FP-X series, Roland's most advanced sound engines meet ultra-responsive keyboards in stylish, mobile cabinets. Choose the FP-10, FP-30X, or FP-60X all featuring Roland’s acclaimed SuperNATURAL Piano technology and PHA-4 Standard keyboard. Or step up to the range-topping FP-90X, complete with PureAcoustic Piano Modeling and addictively playable PHA-50 hybrid keyboard with acoustic-style wood keys.

Onboard tones, including a Piano tone so authentic, you’ll think it’s an acoustic

Super authentic tone is produced by digitally recreating all the physical interactions within an acoustic piano, the SuperNATURAL Piano engine at the heart of the FP-10, FP-30X, and FP-60X doesn’t just relay the notes you play—it also captures how you play them, allowing seasoned pianists to perform with unrestricted expression, from subtle pianissimo to pounding fortissimo. The FP-60X adds rich ambience effects that replicate a variety of sonic environments. And when your music demands the best, the FP-90X steps up with PureAcoustic Piano Modeling taken from our premium instruments, plus PureAcoustic Ambience that simulates what it sounds like playing in a diverse range of venues, from studios to massive halls.  Also included is a wide variety of sounds for any musical genre. In addition to the best traditional piano tones, the FP-X series offers the best traditional piano tones, you’re supported with a comprehensive selection of onboard sounds, from pro-level electric pianos to strings, organs, synthesizers, and more.

Real-feel keyboards that feel like a traditional grand

You’ve never played a portable piano like the models in the FP-X series. Designed without compromise, the FP-10, FP-30X, and FP-60X all feature our PHA-4 Standard keyboard, offering authentic hammer action, escapement, and ivory feel keys that respond to even the subtlest touch, letting your musical personality shine through. And when you invest in the FP-90X, you’ll discover the PHA-50, a revolutionary hybrid keyboard whose wood and composite build feels exactly like an acoustic grand—without the need for maintenance.

Sonic versatility for every playing situation

The FP-30X, FP-60X, and FP-90X feature output jacks that let you connect to external speakers for gigging. But they might not even be necessary in every situation, thanks to surprisingly powerful and punchy onboard speaker systems that offer increasing performance as you move up the range. And for private practice, all FP-X models include headphones outputs and immersive ambience effects that make studying as inspiring as performing.

Expand your musical horizons 

The FP-X series supports the demands of modern musicians for smartphone-based online learning and entertainment. All four models offer Bluetooth MIDI and USB connectivity, while the FP-30X, FP-60X, and FP-90X also include Bluetooth audio. These forward-thinking features open up infinite creative possibilities, from playing along to music streamed through your piano’s speakers to working with YouTube lessons and the ever-growing range of music apps for mobile devices and computers.


Introduction to the Roland FP-30X Digital Piano

The FP30X really raises the bar for the entire category, and this will likely be a very popular model in time. The FP30 was already one of the top instruments in the category, and with these new improvements, the FP30X makes an even more impressive claim for class superiority. All in all, the FP30X is a worthy follow-up to the Roland FP30.

The acoustic piano experience is faithfully recreated as Roland once again raises the bar and essentially issues a formal challenge to the rest of the class. The FP-30X stands tall against competitive products from Yamaha, Kawai, and Casio, with arguably the top action in the class. Add Roland’s legendary durability with the latest tech, the FP-30X serves up an all-around package that will turn the heads of even the most seasoned industry professionals, and beginners alike.

**Upgrades over the FP30 include**

  • Polyphony increased to 256 notes
  • 21 additional onboard tones for a total of 56
  • Bluetooth Audio
  • Twin ¼” outputs
  • Increased Data playback options
  • Compatibility with new Piano Everyday app

Roland FP-30X Features Roland’s 88-note PHA-4 Standard Keyboard Action

Returning from the FP30, the Roland FP30X digital piano once again features Roland’s 88-note PHA-4 standard keyboard action with Ivory-touch and escapement. This is a professional, high-quality action used throughout Roland’s lineup up to the $2,000 mark, at which point the action shifts to the PHA50. This really demonstrates the FP30X’s exceptional value – a remarkably portable digital piano available for what amounts to slightly more than an entry-level price point. If you told someone 10 years ago that they could get a hammer action grand piano keyboard this good at this price, they would have laughed at you.

You’ll also find the in the FP-60X, F701, and the RP701, which is a borderline high-end home digital piano. There’s a nice texture with the ivory feel keys, a well-executed escapement sensation modeled after a real piano, and is quite quiet as far as digital piano key actions go due to its solid construction. The total range of sensitivity expression may not be as large as Roland’s higher-end actions, the PHA-50, and Hybrid Grand action, but it’s still widely regarded as the top action in the class.

Roland FP-30X Features Roland’s Renowned SuperNATURAL Piano Sound Engine

The FP-30X utilizes Roland’s highly regarded Supernatural Piano Sound Engine with built-in ambience effects. This engine is also a mainstay throughout Roland’s lineup under the $2,500 price mark. It’s got 256 notes of polyphony – literally double the polyphony of the FP-30 – meaning the odds of ever running out of juice with this sound engine, even if playing complex classical music, are slim.

They’ve doubled up the onboard acoustic piano tones to 12 and beefed up the electric piano tones to 20, while offering 24 various additional tones, such as strings and synthesizers. There’s a solid 22 amplifier running the two-speaker system – you won’t need any additional power for home use, but you should be performing in a professional setting, there’s a ¼” out port for quick connectivity to an external amp or PA.

Roland FP-30X’s Bluetooth MIDI Connectivity

One of the most surprising upgrades with the FP-30X is the inclusion of Bluetooth Audio, as this feature is generally reserved for instruments at a higher price point. Bluetooth Audio turns your instrument into a large Bluetooth speaker for streaming music from a smart device.

The FP-30X retains MIDI Bluetooth wireless connectivity, which means you don’t need to bother with cables when connecting to mobile devices to access apps such as Roland’s Piano Designer, which gives the user an enormous amount of control over the piano sound. Additional music apps you’ll want to check out include Garage Band and Sheet Music Direct, among many others.

Another nice upgrade is the inclusion of L/MONO, R ¼” output connectors. With the FP-30, if you wanted to connect to an amp you had to use the headphone port which is less than ideal. The presence of twin ¼” outputs solidifies the FP30X as a true gigging instrument.

The FP-30X also has an on-board option to connect USB memory to capture songs recorded with the onboard recording function.

FP-30X’s Notable Features

It’s simple, but the combination of tone and touch the FP30X delivers is seriously tough to beat for the price – definitely the main highlight of this instrument.

  • Roland’s famous SuperNATURAL Piano engine
  • PHA-4 Standard 88-note action with escapement and ivory-feel keys
  • Onboard 22W stereo amplifier and two stereo speakers delivers great sound
  • Headphone output lets you play at all hours
  • Compact and lightweight for those on the go
  • Bluetooth wireless connectivity with Android and Apple iOS (Audio and MIDI) lets you use the FP-30X with popular apps
  • Dual and split modes for duets and self-accompaniment
  • A broad selection of non-piano sounds
  • Metronome
  • Twin Piano mode
  • 30 internal songs
  • USB-to-device memory slot lets you:
  • Save songs recorded with a built-in SMF recorder
  • Play along with favorite songs in WAV or SMF format
  • USB-to-host port lets you connect with your computer
  • Optional DP10 sustain pedal/damper pedal with half-damper control

Optional three-pedal unit (KPD-70, which can also be used as a hands-free page-turner with some sheet music apps) and optional matching stand (KSC-70) available as add-on accessories provide a classic piano look.


Introduction to the Roland FP-60X Digital Piano

As the second from the top model the FP-60X fills a pretty specific niche – the perfect fit for those looking for something more than the FP-30X, but needing to go as far as the FP-90X. 

Versatility is the first word that comes to mind with the new Roland FP-60X. The slightly younger sibling to the flagship FP-90X, the FP-60X is a professional quality instrument built for a variety of playing situations. One of the top sound engines in the industry, reliable action, powerful on-board speakers, and the latest tech, the FP-60X offers it all without totally breaking the bank.Roland’s beloved FP series just turned 30, and to celebrate 30 music-filled years Roland has just released updates to three of their FP series instruments with the new FP-X series. The FP60X is the brand new upgrade to the FP-60, and fills a very specific niche in Roland’s lineup as an upper mid-range/professional option that doesn’t break the bank.

While many folks opt for a traditional stage piano or synthesizer for gigging, the main drawback for some is the lack of onboard speakers. That’s where an all-in-one instrument like the FP60X comes in given its powerful onboard speaker system powering Roland’s SuperNATURAL piano engine.

The PHA-4 hammer action, a staple throughout Roland’s lineup, is featured once again, and that’s a welcome sight for anyone familiar with this reliable, great feeling action.

All of the basics are covered too such as metronome and split, but it also features the latest tech like Bluetooth connectivity (easy to connect with Roland’s) Piano Designer and a host of rhythms via Roland’s Piano Partner 2 app.

If you’re after an all-in-one portable instrument around the $2,000 price point such as the Kawai ES920 or Yamaha P515, you’ll definitely want to add the FP-60X to your list.

**Upgrades over the FP-60 include**

  • On-board sounds expanded to 358 total
  • New My Stage feature
  • Mic input
  • Compatibility with new Piano Every Day app
  • 22 additional internal songs
  • Improved speaker design

Roland FP-60X Features Roland’s 88-note PHA-4 Standard Keyboard Action

The Roland FP60X digital piano uses the same action found in the FP60, the 88-note PHA-4 standard keyboard action with Ivory-touch and escapement. This action has been on the market for several years now and is known for offering a professional quality experience with exceptional durability. Roland knows gigging musicians put their instruments through the ringer, so the PHA4 is more than up for the challenge.

This action features ivory feel keys (white keys) and ebony (black keys), escapement meant to mimic the feel of an acoustic grand piano and a triple sensor for accurate MIDI output.

Roland FP-60X Features Roland’s Renowned SuperNATURAL Piano Sound Engine

The Roland FP-60X brings back Roland’s acclaimed SuperNATURAL piano sound. The piano tones are rich and complex, and ambience effects recreate the sound of playing in various locations, including concert halls.

While not as sophisticated as Roland’s new PureAcoustic engine you’ll find in the FP-90X, this is still one of the top sound engines in the class, and the stereo speaker system is solid with a 26-watt amplifier.

In terms of other tones, there’s 358 total, including a host of electric pianos, organs, strings, synths, and more. Roland’s intention here was clearly to make the FP60X a versatile instrument equipped for a variety of professional situations.

Roland FP-60X’s Bluetooth MIDI Connectivity

The FP-60X covers many bases with 1/4″ L/Mono, R audio output jacks for easy connection to an external sound system. A mini Stereo input jack is also available.

USB to host and device are both also present, so playing back WAV files is a breeze.

The FP60X once again has Bluetooth MIDI and now offers Bluetooth Audio. Bluetooth Audio allows you to effortlessly stream music from a mobile device, effectively turning your FP-60X into a giant Bluetooth speaker.

Notable Features

  • SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine with 256-voice polyphony for true acoustic piano sound and response
  • PHA-4 keyboard with escapement and Ivory Feel keys for inspiring grand piano touch
  • Connect your smartphone or tablet wirelessly via Bluetooth and play along with favorite songs through the piano’s speaker system
  • Advanced onboard speaker system provides rich, powerful sound for home playing and intimate live performances
  • Also includes electric pianos, strings, organs, and synth sounds from Roland’s flagship instruments
  • Enhance performances and practice sessions with Roland’s Piano Partner 2 app and create music with Apple’s GarageBand for iOS and other leading music apps
  • Three-band EQ with dedicated front-panel controls
  • DP-10 damper pedal included; compatible with optional RPU-3 triple pedal
  • Optional KSC-72 stand and KPD-90 three-pedal unit provide an elegant integrated look for home use
  • Available in black or white finish

Introduction to the Roland FP-90X Digital Piano FP-90X with best-in-class PureAcoustic Piano Modeling

The Roland FP90X is the brand new upgrade to the class-leading FP90. Built with the working professional in mind, the FP90X is an all-in-one portable piano that can confidently go toe-to-toe with any other comparable instrument on the market. With the class-leading PHA50 wood/plastic hybrid action, Roland’s latest Pure Acoustic modeling engine, and powerhouse onboard speaker system, the FP90X makes a strong case for the heavyweight title of the professional, all-in-one portable class.

Roland is probably the most recognizable name in digital pianos, and for good reason, considering how many professional keyboardists ultimately elect to go with a Roland as their primary gigging instrument.

Roland’s FP series has been going strong for 30 years, and to mark the 30 year anniversary that just passed, Roland has upgraded the FP line with the new FPX series. The FP90X is the top quality, flagship model of the line, and it replaces the FP90 which was widely regarded as one of the top instruments in the portable all-in-one class.

The FP90X featured Roland’s brand new PureAcoustic engine (replacing the SuperNATURAL piano engine), the same sound engine in Roland’s top-of-the-line LX home digital series. This engine gives full modeling technology to the acoustic piano tones, allowing for highly expressive, real-time generation of piano tone. Modeled engines also offer a deeper layer of customization options, essentially allowing you to shape and mold the tone with scalpel-like precision. All of this tone is being delivered via a robust multi-channel speaker system, and there’s a handy 3-slider equalizer on-board to allow you to make adjustments on the fly.

Upgrades over the FP-90 include a new and improved sound engine, new ambience settings, improved speaker design, and added controls.

There are more than 300 total onboard sounds, with a huge variety of e pianos, strings, classic organs, and synthesizers, offering maximum flexibility for whatever the situation calls for.

It also even has a mic input, a relative rarity for these types of instruments, so if that’s important to you, you’ll be pleased to find it here.

All in all, the Roland FP90X is a snapshot of what one of the top digital piano manufacturers of all time is currently offering, and with fantastic warranty coverage, you’ve got little to be concerned about regarding longevity.

Compare against the Yamaha P515 and Kawai ES920.

There are more than 300 total onboard sounds, with a huge variety of e pianos, strings, classic organs, and synthesizers, offering maximum flexibility for whatever the situation calls for.

It also even has a mic input, a relative rarity for these types of instruments, so if that’s important to you, you’ll be pleased to find it here.

All in all, the Roland FP90X is a snapshot of what one of the top digital piano manufacturers of all time is currently offering, and with fantastic warranty coverage, you’ve got little to be concerned about regarding longevity.

Compare against the Yamaha P515 and Kawai ES920.

Roland FP-90X Features Roland’s 88-note PHA-50 Keyboard Action

The Roland FP90X uses their second-best action – the PHA-50 hybrid keyboard action, with a blend of wood components, escapement, and overall, replicates a grand piano action even better than the PHA4. It provides an excellent and accurate MIDI output, a properly weighted action that will satisfy even the most discerning classical pianists, and an ivory and ebony key texture that provides the right blend of grip and slip for both dry and humid environments.

This action is also highly durable, as our Director of Sales Stu Harrison can personally attest to having played this action in his RD-2000 over 100’s of gigs. Most modern, high-end digital piano actions are fairly durable, though the PHA-50 is deserving of special mention in this regard.

Roland FP-90X Features Roland’s Renowned PureAcoustic Modelling Technology

Roland uses their brand new and highly sophisticated ‘PureAcoustic Modelling’ technology in the FP90X, which is an entirely sound modelled tone engine (no sampling). This gives musicians real-time control over the sound of their instrument and allows for higher levels of expression and nuance, much like on an acoustic piano. There are certain details of an acoustic piano that are practically impossible to recreate with just sound sampling in a digital instrument, which is why Roland’s approach with their ‘PureAcoustic Modelling’ technology has received such high praise. This sound engine was recently introduced in Roland’s top-quality LX home digital line, and it actually comes as a bit of surprise that they’ve decided to include it in an instrument that costs little more than half of the LX model (LX705).

There are two modelled piano sounds in the FP90X, representing the “two main schools” of piano style: European and American. Roland has also found a way to give both of these piano sounds: limitless polyphony. This is a really big deal as it puts literally no limit to the amount of tonal complexity the piano can produce. This combination of a purely modelled tone engine with an unlimited amount of polyphony makes the LX Series pianos from Roland wonderfully engaging and expressive instruments to play and makes them a genuine alternative to an acoustic piano.

In terms of other onboard sounds, there’s a variety of Electric pianos, organs, strings, and synths, for a total of 362 onboard sounds. And as far as the speakers are concerned, the FP90X is outfitted with a four-speaker system, powered by 60 watts of amplification. 60 watts is a ton of power for a portable digital piano, meaning there will probably be plenty of professional situations where you won’t even need to connect to an amp.

Roland FP-90X’s Bluetooth MIDI Connectivity

Roland gives you both Bluetooth MIDI and Bluetooth Audio on the FP-90X. This means you can stream music directly to the piano to take advantage of the excellent speaker system, and you can also connect your Smartphone or device wirelessly to the piano to have fun with your favorite apps, such as Roland’s own Piano Designer app, or Garageband.

In terms of ports, the FP-90X offers 1/4″ L/Mono, R audio output jacks facilitating connection to an external sound system if required. There’s also a mini Stereo input jack as well. There are also traditional MIDI jacks for a wired connection as well.

USB to host and USB to device allows you to playback MIDI files, wav files, and audio files, and there’s also multiple Pedal (Damper/R, Sostenuto/C *1, Soft/L *1) jacks: TRS 1/4-inch phone type for direct connection to the 3 pedal unit system.

Last but not least, the FP90X also has a 1/4″ stereo headphone jack and a stereo miniature headphone jack for quiet practice.

Notable Features

If we’re to point to a specific notable feature, while it’s tempting to go with the PureAcoustic engine given how much less you have to spend to access this top engine in the FP90X, we really do have to mention the mic input. Mic inputs are not particularly common among performance level all-in-one portable digital pianos. For some folks, that feature alone is quite important and will instantly vault the FP90X to the top of their wishlist. Roland has added two new mic input-related control knobs, both a volume slider and gain knob, that weren’t present on the FP90.

  • Authentic grand piano touch from the PHA-50 (Progressive Hammer Action with Escapement) keyboard, which combines wood and molded materials for great feel and lasting durability
  • Uses the latest PureAcoustic Piano Modeling technology instead of conventional sampling for a far richer, more detailed piano sound
  • Four speakers provide powerful and rich sound that’s ideal for intimate live performances
  • Premium selection of electric piano, strings, organ, and synth sounds, along with 30 registrations for storing favorite sound setups, including layers and splits for live performance
  • Mic input and vocal effects
  • Connect your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth wireless technology and play along with audio from your apps routed through the piano’s speaker system
  • Enhance performances with rhythm accompaniments from Roland’s Piano Partner 2 app
  • Flat, portable cabinet in black or white finishes
  • Optional KSC-90 stand and KPD-90 pedal (each sold separately) provide an elegant integrated look for home use
  • Compatible with DP-10 Damper pedal (included) or RPU-3 Triple Pedal (optional)

FP-90X

Invest in the flagship FP-90X for the best of Roland’s acclaimed piano technology. Featuring an endlessly playable PHA-50 hybrid keyboard, PureAcoustic Piano Modeling that brings your music to life, and a four-speaker system that delivers premium, room-filling sound, you’ll simply never play a better portable piano.

Sound engine/quality

PureAcoustic Piano Modeling

Basic size (no stand)

1,340(W) x 390(D) x 136(H) mm
52-13/16(W) x 15-3/8(D) x 5-3/8(H) inches

Weight (no stand)

23.6kg
52 lbs. 1 oz.

Number of sounds

97 (20 piano)

Speakers

25W x 2, 5W x 2

Stand

KSC-90

FP-60X

For serious performance with an eye on budget, the FP-60X is the ideal upper-range choice. While you’ll find the same SuperNATURAL sound engine and 88-key PHA-4 Standard keyboard as models lower down the range, the FP-60X specs up with more onboard sounds, built-in ambience effects, more powerful speakers, and immersive Headphones 3D Ambience.

Sound engine/quality

SuperNATURAL Piano

Basic size (no stand)

1,291(W) x 344(D) x 126(H) mm
50-7/8(W) x 13-9/16(D) x 4-5/16(H) inches

Weight (no stand)

19.3kg
41 lbs. 15 oz.

Number of sounds

93 (16 piano)

Speakers

13W x 2

Stand

KSC-72

FP-30X

Representing the sweet spot of the FP-X series, the midrange FP-30X balances its competitive price with performance and features for ambitious musicians. Offering a wider selection of onboard sounds and more powerful internal speakers than the FP-10, it’s an affordable-yet-highly expressive instrument that will support you at every step of your musical journey.

Sound engine/quality

SuperNATURAL Piano

Basic size (no stand)

1,300(W) x 284(D) x 151(H) mm
51-3/16(W) x 11-7/8(D) x 5-7/8(H) inches

Weight (no stand)

14.8kg
32 lbs. 10 oz.

Number of sounds

56 (12 piano)

Speakers

11W x 2 (12cm)

Stand

KSC-70