2017 was our 20th year online!

Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 3 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments.
Over 100,000 members from around the world.
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Shop our online store for music lovers
SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
(ad)
Best of Piano Buyer
 Best of Piano Buyer
(ad)
Faust Harrison Pianos
Faust Harrison 100+ Steinway pianos
(ad)
Wessell Nickel & Gross
PianoForAll
Who's Online Now
85 members (Carey, BachToTheFuture, anotherscott, c++, bobrunyan, albydooby, BrokenSymmetry, 18 invisible), 701 guests, and 558 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
Page 8 of 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Re: Any word on the MP12 by Kawai?
sash360 #3051520 12/01/20 05:50 AM
Joined: Jun 2013
Posts: 3,487
P
3000 Post Club Member
Offline
3000 Post Club Member
P
Joined: Jun 2013
Posts: 3,487
Yep

(ad)
Sweetwater Gifts That Rock
Re: Any word on the MP12 by Kawai?
sash360 #3051679 12/01/20 02:14 PM
Joined: May 2020
Posts: 368
M
Full Member
Online Content
Full Member
M
Joined: May 2020
Posts: 368
Ok.


Kawai Novus NV10; Kawai MP11SE

Adult beginner
Hugh Sung, Popular Piano course (in progress)
Re: Any word on the MP12 by Kawai?
sash360 #3051681 12/01/20 02:22 PM
Joined: Aug 2016
Posts: 5,148
G
5000 Post Club Member
Offline
5000 Post Club Member
G
Joined: Aug 2016
Posts: 5,148
My guess is that anything new is going to be massively delayed due to Covid...but no, not a peep yet (we normally don't hear leaks of Kawai DPs).


Yamaha P-85, P-105, CP50, Kawai MP11 || Kawai NV-10
Re: Any word on the MP12 by Kawai?
sash360 #3051682 12/01/20 02:23 PM
Joined: Nov 2016
Posts: 2,333
C
2000 Post Club Member
Online Content
2000 Post Club Member
C
Joined: Nov 2016
Posts: 2,333
So, was it worth resurrecting this thread after over 3.5 years of silence and no news on a hypothetical Kawai MP12? 😀

Yeah? Nope? Yep? Ok?

Oh, well. Maybe next year...

Re: Any word on the MP12 by Kawai?
clothearednincompo #3051715 12/01/20 04:31 PM
Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 2,244
2000 Post Club Member
Online Content
2000 Post Club Member
Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 2,244
Originally Posted by clothearednincompo
So, was it worth resurrecting this thread after over 3.5 years of silence and no news on a hypothetical Kawai MP12? 😀

Yeah? Nope? Yep? Ok?

Oh, well. Maybe next year...

Well, I certainly think in principle, it would be nice if Kawai built one.

Think at present, they need to up-spec the concept to separate the MP11SE replacement from the MP7SE replacement, so that the MP11SE morphes into a cross between the MP12 and an ES1200. The MP7SE should become the MP2000: a custom stage piano that is basically a cross between the RD2000, the MP7SE and the Dexibel Vivo S9 pro i.e., lets have some morphing, at least 16 parts instead of 4, and lots of improvement in the sound quality and realism. They really need to blow us away with R&D creativity and endeavor on the top-of-the-range stage piano, and also focus it for that need, but not to the extent Yamaha have---more the other way, towards the uber board.

I don't care if they wait another 3 years, if they bring out a replacement, better for it not to be a minor evolution in the sound quality and a minor evolution in the action: that's so uninspiring.

What would be cool is if they put the Grand Feel 3 or 4 in the MP12/ES1200, give it a kick-ass sound-bar internal speaker (on the ES version), and a set of bespoke Onkyo purpose built studio monitors as included in the MP version and optional for the ES version---also make them look aesthetically designed to match.

For the MP2000: we want a double evolution in the RHIII action---let's raise that bar for the RHIV---and a custom MIDI controller to add on the rack to control the organs and synth sounds of the MP (so that we don't have to wreck fingers on a piano action).
Let's get the Kawai MP series looking a match for any board, and really pushing the boundary of what's possible---something you would choose to take on stage rather than a Nord even if you had the money for a Nord: a) because it's miles more functionally capapble, b) because it sounds a million dollars, c) because it looks really awesome. Also, please avoid the plastic look, even if it means using composites to save weight---the plastic look of the P515 and the FP90 just doesn't aesthetically wow.

In short, the MP11SE should morph into a portable piano for the home/studio and become more of an action based portable---can include stage functionality and even be built like one---but if it gets pushed more into that niche, it is more of what people who already buy an MP11SE actually want. Make it deeper, heavier, but compact enough to suit people who don't have room for a cabinet model.

The MP7SE is already a great board for it's price but its replacement just needs the number one billing, and beefing up to out-compete the top rivals on all fronts. No pressure Kawai.

In current terms, I think if you want a great action without buying the Nord Grand, the MP7SE or MP11SE are still the main contenders---the CP88 really was a huge surprise and a bit of a damp squib. The Grandstage, SV2 are both cool, as is the Crumar, but not competing in the same niche. The Nord Grand is exactly what to buy if you want that sort of thing. The Vivo S9 pro on the other hand is a serious bit of kit, and with a decent action, would be certainly a big inspiration for my G.A.S. The RD2000 is both well designed and terribly designed in different ways---definitely a good board, but a tinkerers heaven.

I personally don't see that much competition currently stressing the MP7SE or MP11SE market.


Instruments: Current - Kawai MP7SE; Past - Kawai MP7, Yamaha PSR7000
Software: Sibelius 7; Neuratron Photoscore Pro 8
Stand: K&M 18953 Table-style Stage Piano Stand
Re: Any word on the MP12 by Kawai?
sash360 #3051723 12/01/20 04:57 PM
Joined: Nov 2016
Posts: 2,333
C
2000 Post Club Member
Online Content
2000 Post Club Member
C
Joined: Nov 2016
Posts: 2,333
If they implement all that they can bring back the "Superboard" branding that they used in the 80's or early 90's.

Kawai MP12 Superboard.

With One Finger Adlib. 😎

Re: Any word on the MP12 by Kawai?
clothearednincompo #3053548 12/06/20 07:40 AM
Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 2,244
2000 Post Club Member
Online Content
2000 Post Club Member
Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 2,244
Originally Posted by clothearednincompo
If they implement all that they can bring back the "Superboard" branding that they used in the 80's or early 90's.

Kawai MP12 Superboard.

With One Finger Adlib. 😎

I think that would be misleading, as the concept laid out here isn't a board that does everything. After all, the Nord Grand achieves a specific goal: to achieve as much real-time knob/slider control of all aspects of keyboard functionality in an aesthetically pleasant functionally well thought out interface. It doesn't achieve this without sacrificing something.

Here, the MP concept --- similar to the RD concept and the vivo S9 pro concept --- sacrifice simple analog UI control for more compound functionality, where changes within a piece of music are controlled by programmed settings, and only specific effects are left variable by knob control i.e., those you define in advanced. So the control interface is designed to allow 4, 8, 16 sounds to be layered and individually given effects etc., but the live interface allows control of only one or set number of those parts (something also programmed) in real-time. By increasing the number of parts and zoning capabilities, and also creating effects units for each part, you're asking the computer to do more----it is a stage piano with more synth functionality. Thus, what I'm suggesting is that Kawai (with Roland, Kurzweil and Dexibel) stick to a stage concept which is borrowing more from workstation/synth concepts, whilst Yamaha, Nord and Korg (along with Viscount and Crumar) focus their boards niche on smaller number of parts/zones but more 1:1 ratio of knobs to effects/function buttons for those parts.

There would have to be a line somewhere where stage piano becomes workstation etc., and I believe that line is crossed when the use of a large touch screen and multi-menus is used in place of smart UI button controls. Also, price of the workstation is quite high and beyond a lot of bands e.g., >£3000 for the Roland Fantom 88 whereas, the RD2000 is around £1,600-1,800 now.

My main point above is that those who buy the MP11SE may gig with it (if they are strong or have roadies) but more of these customers are sticking their MP11SE in a house or studio room. Therefore, give them a deeper unit with a longer key length. One can still keep the unit slim in length for a stage unit, so it fits smaller gaps, whilst having a longer depth to fit in the action.

However, with the MP7SE, it's in a niche right now that is: value for money, high functionality (but not quite as high as the more expensive RD2000 and Vivo S9 pro. Not saying Kawai have to leave that niche, but they could also create an MP7SE like instrument (e.g., lighter, shorter key length action) that has higher levels of functionality to compete with the more expensive RD2000 / Vivo S9 pro concepts.

Morphing is cool (as is the FM knob on the montage), and if a stage piano had more parts that all could be morphed via programming different registrations, that could create a very powerful musical tool to take to the stage.

Btw, other manufacturers should totally copy that magnetic moving sliders idea, it's awesome IMO.. The Yamaha FX20 electone also had powered sliders that changed when registration buttons changed.


Instruments: Current - Kawai MP7SE; Past - Kawai MP7, Yamaha PSR7000
Software: Sibelius 7; Neuratron Photoscore Pro 8
Stand: K&M 18953 Table-style Stage Piano Stand
Page 8 of 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Moderated by  Piano World 

Link Copied to Clipboard
What's Hot!!
News from the Piano World
100,000!
---------------------
NEW! Sell Your Piano on our world famous Piano Forums!
---------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
(ad)
Pianoteq
Steinway Spiro Layering
(ad)
PianoDisc

PianoDisc
(ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Mason & Hamlin Pianos
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Moving the Steinway Across the Country
by Greg Midi - 01/17/21 10:35 AM
First DP in 30 years
by Moggul - 01/17/21 10:24 AM
I just discovered music of Violet Archer
by iamandrew3 - 01/17/21 10:19 AM
Pianist Magazine's Online Courses
by bSharp(C)yclist - 01/17/21 10:00 AM
Performance crash and burn
by spartan928 - 01/17/21 09:51 AM
Download Sheet Music
Virtual Sheet Music - Classical Sheet Music Downloads
Forum Statistics
Forums42
Topics204,321
Posts3,047,759
Members100,094
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
Please Support Our Advertisers


Faust Harrison 100+ Steinways

Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver

 Best of Piano Buyer

PianoTeq Bechstein
Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

Virtual Sheet Music - Classical Sheet Music Downloads



 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter |


© copyright 1997 - 2021 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.4