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Hello everybody. I'm thinking about buying a Roland FP-90x and I would like you to tell me if It is good value for the money (1800€ here in my country). I saw that it is almost out of stock everywhere but I found one in a shop and I feel I should get it but I want to hear your opinions first. BTW, I don't really like neither NWX on p515 nor RH3 on es920. I already tried them and that's why I'm looking at FP-90x. Thanks for your help.

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Great action, OK sounds (layer the sampled upright with modeled piano), not great speakers (like most DPs?), good usb interface, good analog ports. Included pedal isn't good unless you tape it to the floor. Good with headphones and external monitors. Consider a used FP90 or other DP with the PHA-50 action? Unless you want the usb interface, which I do. Heavy.

But also... sample bias: naturally those of us who own it like it.
But also... anywhere in stock is good value, because so much is out of stock.


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Originally Posted by Amadeus M.
Hello everybody. I'm thinking about buying a Roland FP-90x and I would like you to tell me if It is good value for the money (1800€ here in my country). I saw that it is almost out of stock everywhere but I found one in a shop and I feel I should get it but I want to hear your opinions first. BTW, I don't really like neither NWX on p515 nor RH3 on es920. I already tried them and that's why I'm looking at FP-90x. Thanks for your help.

1800 euro seems to be the price in Europe. With vat
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If you like the fp-90x then it is a good value to you.


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Value is relative, as it depends on the needs of the individual. Personally, I needed just an affordable, quality do, and the p515 fit the bill, as I couldn't justify spending 400€ more for the roland. In your case, if Roland's action is the only one you like, I don't think you really have an alternative.

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The problem MarkOfJohnson is that I need it to be portable, so, apart from a used FP-90, nothing else with the PHA-50 with speakers, because I'm not going to add any speakers to it since I'll play with headphones most of the time. I have seen a second hand Roland FP-90 for 1100€ but I'm not sure if it's worth it. It's been a lot of time since it was released.

The point is that I want the best portable piano and, since I don't like NWX or RH3, I think that will be Roland FP-90X. I want it to last at least 6 years from know so that I can study properly piano all that time. I don't want to do a midway upgrade.

By the way, I would like you to tell me, from 1 to 10, how similar PHA50 action is similar to a grand piano action. I actually know it's not that easy to say because grand pianos have slightly different action feelings, but I mean generally. Specially, the weighting of the keys. Thanks 😊.

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Originally Posted by Amadeus M.
By the way, I would like you to tell me, from 1 to 10, how similar PHA50 action is similar to a grand piano action.

This question and the answer to it is totally pointless. I have seen people answering both ways for several digital pianos, i.e., "this is the closest" and "not at all", including high-end ones and even hybrids. Also, I have seen several people stating, for several medium/high end DPs, that the transition from it to an AP is "easy" and "fast" to "smooth/immediate", whereas others claim it takes a while.

As usual, the answer to your question, only YOU can provide and, apparently, you have already did so. So, buy the FP90(X) as it seems to suit you the best.

And stop coming to this forum. smile More importantly, do not ask, after the buy, if it is good or what others think about it. (Yes, there are some that have done so around here). In both cases you may start second guessing yourself, which is not very healthy. smile NOTE: I am (kind of) kidding in this paragraph.


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I catched it EVC2017. I'll order the FP-90X right away. I hope the next time I come to this forum is with a photo of my brand new FP-90X. Thanks to everyone.

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Came (sold) from Kawai ES920, i don't like the loud keybed.
Anyone had hands on ES920 and FP-90X to give feedback on the loudness, please?

Thank u.

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I haven’t played the es920 but the fp-90x is relatively quiet.

I’ve seen and heard videos of the es920 key noise and bounce. I would guess the Roland is going be quieter.

My Casio px330 has a fair amount of bounce and noise more like the Kawai actions.

There is still a little bounce on the key release on the fp-90x but the noise is very minimal.

I think Yamaha might have overall the least amount of bounce on release, at least for the ones I have played.

I think it would be worth a try on a fp90 or rd2000 or fp-90x to see what you think.


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Originally Posted by Purdy
You can actually control which supernatural piano is used at startup but it is a bit of a hack.

http://forum.pianoworld.com//ubbthr...land-fp-90x-owners-club.html#Post3136775

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So for instance you do a custom tuning of the concert grand piano 1, save it to the library, select the stage mellow, go to the library and click on that saved configuration, the stage mellow becomes, the concert grand.

so you could save that to piano and next time you power up the stage mellow would be, the concert grand

Thank you all for your input smile

As a bloke who works with code, editing the registration files directly may be actually fine.

To see if I got this straight:

- I do a custom tuning of the stage mellow, not actually changing anything
- save it to the library, select the concert grand, go to the library and click on that saved configuration
- when I power up, the concert grand is called concert grand but it is in fact the stage mellow

This turns your example around… is that it?

Thanks!

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You select the 7: stage mellow on the keyboard.

You store to app name it stage mellow

You select 1: concert piano at the keyboard

You select stage mellow From my library

You store to piano from the app

Let me know how that works


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Dear all, my long wait for FP-90x just arrived.

I already have a condenser mic which is attached to my Audio Interface. How should i connect to my Audio interface to use the mic, or I cannot?

Or i have to buy another microphone to plug into mic input as indicated on pg 22 of the manual?

Thanks alot.

P.S: Coming from ES920 (sold) i'll give a general review soon if members are keen.

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Some Audio Interface work in standalone mode. For a simple setup I would go buy another microphone myself.


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The fp-90x need an unbalanced dynamic microphone.

I think the simplest thing would be to get one.


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One last time

This is what I ended up with tuning and regulating each keys loudness for the concert piano. You can see there was a lot of variation in loudness.

Again this is from the usb audio output into an iPad running decibel x and I captured the peak spl reading.

Previously I just took the peak reading at the keys frequency and that understated the loudness of the bass.

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Thank you EPW & Purdy for sharing.

@Purdy: what brand/model would you recommend?

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Originally Posted by Jojovan
Thank you EPW & Purdy for sharing.

@Purdy: what brand/model would you recommend?


There are a number of DJ karaoke microphones that come with a 1/4” output.

Shure has a PGA48 Dynamic Mic that has an option to come with a xlr to 1/4” output cable,

I don’t have any recommendations.

In theory you could use an adapter or a direct input box in reverse and use any xlr connector dynamic microphone but I have not tried that.

I have not used the mic input on the FP-90x.


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Here is my homemade DP 'console' for my Roland FP90X slab DP. Cheap and easy to make, from pine planks. If I get a do over I'll make the top shelf deeper and sit atop the sides, not inside them. Also I'd make it 1" taller to give enough room for my knee when on the pedal. I made this because I don't like the speakers on any DP within my price range. With this I sit the speakers (Genelec), laptop, and music stand (book stand) on the shelf above the DP. (Posted because Purdy asked to see it :-)

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Thank you for the photo. I thought that the monitors were inside the cabinet. Nonetheless it looks neat and sturdy.

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