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Posted By: Hookxs Re: KAWAI MP SERIES TEASERS - NEW WEBSITE - 02/17/14 11:42 AM
Nice find, thanks for sharing! Must admit it got me excited:-)
Posted By: david_ka Re: KAWAI MP SERIES TEASERS - NEW WEBSITE - 02/17/14 12:05 PM
Very interesting...:)
Video:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2nAfL03dbdw&feature=youtu.be&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D2nAfL03dbdw%26feature%3Dyoutu.be
Nice video. wink

Congrats to my colleagues in Germany! wink

James
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Serious looking beast. Heavy? Gone the opposite way to Yamaha with the CP4. Nice video, stretched my Duolink German.
Posted By: doremi Re: KAWAI MP SERIES TEASERS - NEW WEBSITE - 02/17/14 12:58 PM
Wow, Kawai Europe has confirmed GF action, 2.2 longer samples, new tone generator CPU, new DSP CPU for effects, and new D/A. All of Kawai's best in the MP11 grin

Looks like Kawai will make Musikmesse lemonade from the NAMM lemon grin
Posted By: chadol Re: KAWAI MP SERIES TEASERS - NEW WEBSITE - 02/17/14 01:07 PM
Whoa that thing is huge, I guess the size increase was necessary for the GF action? Wonder how much it'll weigh? Whatever stand they are using, it looks really wobbly in the video.

edit: From the Facebook photos, I see that they also enhanced the music stand that everybody hated smile
Posted By: Hookxs Re: KAWAI MP SERIES TEASERS - NEW WEBSITE - 02/17/14 01:21 PM
Originally Posted by doremi
Wow, Kawai Europe has confirmed GF action, 2.2 longer samples, new tone generator CPU, new DSP CPU for effects, and new D/A. All of Kawai's best in the MP11 grin

Looks like Kawai will make Musikmesse lemonade from the NAMM lemon grin

It is basically speaker-free CA65 packed into MP10 chasis, right? Not criticizing, just want to get things straight.
Posted By: kapelli Re: KAWAI MP SERIES TEASERS - NEW WEBSITE - 02/17/14 01:45 PM
So, does it mean that the Yeti exists? laugh

And - I want that piano samples in the CA Series. This sounds completely amazing. While CA sounds like "I would like to be big but I am shy and afraid" so, has no character, from this piano energy is going out.

I love this piano sound - I cannot say anything besides BIG WOW - I WANT THIS. Please, put this in some console! Because I don't need stage at home wink

I am amazed and thrilled - I alwayes dreamed about having an DP with so magnificent and realistic piano sound. Love it from the first note.

Thanks smile
Posted By: doremi Re: KAWAI MP SERIES TEASERS - NEW WEBSITE - 02/17/14 02:04 PM
I think that the MP-line has different features from the CA-line, here is more info on the MP11 (so you can compare for yourself) from Kawai Germany (use Google translate) http://kawai.de/mp11_de.htm

BTW, from the photos, I get the impression that the control surface of the MP11 is pretty broad frown If you use the MP11 as a bottom board in a 2-keyboard rig, then you either have to set the top board further back or elevate the top board, or do a combination of both. Personally, I am not sure, if I could enjoy such a 2-keyboard rig frown

Unless Kawai comes up with an iPad app for controlling the MP11 grin then you could mount the top keyboard right over the control surface, and put the controlling iPad on the music stand of the top keyboard grin
Posted By: mrbassman Re: KAWAI MP SERIES TEASERS - NEW WEBSITE - 02/17/14 02:05 PM
Originally Posted by Hookxs
It is basically speaker-free CA65 packed into MP10 chasis, right? Not criticizing, just want to get things straight.
I'd imagine a slab version of the CA65 with onboard amplifier and speakers would be highly successful with home users. Not everyone needs all the whistles and bells of the MP11. Of course, it would probably be seen as a direct competitor for VPC1 customers as wellconfused
Posted By: Dave Horne Re: KAWAI MP SERIES TEASERS - NEW WEBSITE - 02/17/14 02:07 PM
I'd like to know what the dimensions are.
Posted By: david_ka Re: KAWAI MP SERIES TEASERS - NEW WEBSITE - 02/17/14 02:16 PM
Yes, it looks huge, I hope the mp7 is comming soon....
Posted By: LarryMan Re: KAWAI MP SERIES TEASERS - NEW WEBSITE - 02/17/14 02:20 PM
Hi all,

Details and specs are now available in English .....

http://www.kawai.co.uk/

Have fun.....
Posted By: doremi Re: KAWAI MP SERIES TEASERS - NEW WEBSITE - 02/17/14 02:20 PM
Dimensions of MP11 in mm: 1380 x 453 x 188
Edit: The MP11 has a special flight case with wheels, very handy grin
The flight case is asymmetric, so you can leave the MP11 in the flight case, even handier grin grin

Further specs of MP11 http://kawai.de/mp11_de.htm

Owner's Manual always helpful.

http://www.kawai.de/service/mp11_e.pdf
Posted By: chadol Re: KAWAI MP SERIES TEASERS - NEW WEBSITE - 02/17/14 02:26 PM
1380 x 453 x 188, so 54.3 * 17.8 * 74.0 in inches and 32.5 kg (71.6 pounds), so it isn't much larger or heavier then the MP 10. I thought it looked a lot bigger, so it's only a inch deeper and mostly similar in weight and size to the MP 10?!

MP 10: 54 3/8" (W) x 16 7/8" (D) x 7 ΒΌ" (H), 70.1 lbs (31.8 kg)
Posted By: dbbarron Re: KAWAI MP SERIES TEASERS - NEW WEBSITE - 02/17/14 02:34 PM
Any reason I should now hold off on a vpc1 purchase?
Posted By: dire tonic Re: KAWAI MP SERIES TEASERS - NEW WEBSITE - 02/17/14 03:10 PM
I've got GAS. Perhaps there's a pill I can take...
Posted By: dire tonic Re: KAWAI MP SERIES TEASERS - NEW WEBSITE - 02/17/14 03:14 PM
Originally Posted by dbbarron
Any reason I should now hold off on a vpc1 purchase?

Not sure if there's any irony in your question.

Depending on where you are, it could be double the price of the VPC1 - that's likely to be the case in the UK. If you've already got a decent laptop and you only need a piano you can save a fair bit of cash by going for a VPC1
Posted By: peterws Re: KAWAI MP SERIES TEASERS - NEW WEBSITE - 02/17/14 03:24 PM
Strewth! It`s only a bloody piano . . . . !
In English:

Posted By: mrbassman Re: KAWAI MP SERIES TEASERS - NEW WEBSITE - 02/17/14 03:44 PM
Let me correct that for you laugh
Quote
Strewth! It`s only a bloody brilliant piano . . . . !
Originally Posted by peterws
Strewth! It`s only a bloody piano . . . . !

No, this is the latest and greatest from Kawai, and anyway Dewster will be along to put us in our place (and rightly so). It's not for me, I'm not really in the market, but the weight is a killer.

Price anyone?
Posted By: Turnabout Re: KAWAI MP SERIES TEASERS - NEW WEBSITE - 02/17/14 03:55 PM
Seems like a monster. Will just get the salivary glands working on those looking for something lighter....
Posted By: voxpops Re: KAWAI MP SERIES TEASERS - NEW WEBSITE - 02/17/14 04:00 PM
If the MP7 engine is as good as the one in this beauty, Yamaha marketing should start to get very worried.
Originally Posted by voxpops
If the MP7 engine is as good as the one in this beauty, Yamaha marketing should start to get very worried.

Yes, but Yamaha did a good job with the keys on the CP4, so the question is what will the keys be like on a MP7.
Posted By: voxpops Re: KAWAI MP SERIES TEASERS - NEW WEBSITE - 02/17/14 04:06 PM
Originally Posted by spanishbuddha
what will the keys be like on a MP7.

Same as the ES7, I expect.
Originally Posted by voxpops
Originally Posted by spanishbuddha
what will the keys be like on a MP7.

Same as the ES7, I expect.


If so, thats a good thing. Ive been working my ES7 hard for past year and the keys and action are holding up no problem.

Im actively shopping for a road piano and keeping ES7 at home. I demoed the CP4 and the action and sound are excellent IMO. It's under 40lbs, lot's of piano options, but I still favor the sound of ES7 over the CP4. The action is equally great on both, just a little different feel. I think MP7 will have more to offer than CP4 i.e. more voices, sympathetic resonance, better dynamics, polyphony, etc.
Well I've been looking and waiting for a action rich digital slab for my home office.
Weight no problem, as long as its the top action, the heavier the better. It's not
going to be moved, and I like what looks like nice thick wood end caps.

I have test played the ca95 & ca65 and I do like the action, but don't want the console setup.
So maybe I might just order this one blind if specs on action are as listed today and roll the dice.

I'm not sure if the key(s) surface material is the best out there and I could think of a
dozen classic grand piano's I would like to see in the menu,
but it certainly looks alot better for me than those "is it light enough" new boards.
Wow ! [Linked Image]

Just as good as i hoped for, it seems i have found a new piano to replace the p95 i saddled my mother with when i bought the vpc1 [Linked Image] , seems intuitive enough and has a rich sound maybe one for me as well in a year or so? Hmm...

Anyway great job kawai!!! You continue to impress, but i got to ask if you guys keep this trend up for the next releases will you include a few of these units as well, http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/14/144443/3447809-5478316467-64514.jpg , http://www.anime-source.com/banzai/images/articles/TTGL/TTGL03.JPG [Linked Image]

Because seriously if it is as good as it seems...

...Now for a vpc2 under 18 kg and with this action wink
Posted By: chadol Re: KAWAI MP SERIES TEASERS - NEW WEBSITE - 02/17/14 05:34 PM
Anyone know how the Grand Feel action compares to RM3 action in the MP10, other than the triple sensor? I think people say the RM3 has a heavier action, but in your opinion, are there any notable pros and cons to either action?
Posted By: dewster Re: KAWAI MP SERIES TEASERS - NEW WEBSITE - 02/17/14 06:24 PM
Stage pianos for music professionals that do not accept compromise.

2.2 longer samples



Hmm. One of these things is not like the other.

looping = compromising
Posted By: Hookxs Re: KAWAI MP SERIES TEASERS - NEW WEBSITE - 02/17/14 06:43 PM
Originally Posted by chadol
Anyone know how the Grand Feel action compares to RM3 action in the MP10, other than the triple sensor? I think people say the RM3 has a heavier action, but in your opinion, are there any notable pros and cons to either action?

Yes, GF is noticably lighter and faster. For me the difference was big enough to pass on otherwise gorgeous VPC.
Posted By: Hookxs Re: KAWAI MP SERIES TEASERS - NEW WEBSITE - 02/17/14 07:01 PM
Originally Posted by dewster
Stage pianos for music professionals that do not accept compromise.

2.2 longer samples



Hmm. One of these things is not like the other.

looping = compromising

I don't know. I'd still think the bigger "issue" is that this actually means zero improvement to what Kawai already established as standard almost two years ago. Unlike somewhat criticized RD800, MP11 doesn't really bring anything new. Still there's 50% chance it's going to be my next DP, I love that Kawai finally put GF into a portable beast.
Posted By: ando Re: KAWAI MP SERIES TEASERS - NEW WEBSITE - 02/17/14 08:19 PM
Originally Posted by Hookxs
Originally Posted by dewster
Stage pianos for music professionals that do not accept compromise.

2.2 longer samples



Hmm. One of these things is not like the other.

looping = compromising

I don't know. I'd still think the bigger "issue" is that this actually means zero improvement to what Kawai already established as standard almost two years ago. Unlike somewhat criticized RD800, MP11 doesn't really bring anything new. Still there's 50% chance it's going to be my next DP, I love that Kawai finally put GF into a portable beast.


The opening chords in that promo video still show a lack of sustain. Especially in the treble. That is disappointing. Why can't they just fix this problem once and for all. I mean, we all know we will pay an arm and a leg for this thing - may as well spend the extra dough and get full sustain.
Posted By: JFP Re: KAWAI MP SERIES TEASERS - NEW WEBSITE - 02/17/14 08:21 PM
So...is this basically the same GF keybed and HI-XL AP engine as in the CA65/95 series ? Or has the HI-XL AP been improved in the MP11 (longer samples / other sampleset) ? Just curious.

Ps with GF and HI-XL onboard now, there's not much left to wish for for a top-end stage piano. Except for less weight, but you can't have it both (GF AND low weight).
Posted By: lolatu Re: KAWAI MP SERIES TEASERS - NEW WEBSITE - 02/17/14 09:04 PM
That's a great slogan they have there on the Facebook page grin

Kawai MP
Be the first person to like this.
Posted By: Hookxs Re: KAWAI MP SERIES TEASERS - NEW WEBSITE - 02/17/14 09:38 PM
Hilarious:-)
Posted By: doremi Re: KAWAI MP SERIES TEASERS - NEW WEBSITE - 02/18/14 12:06 AM
The Kawai US website still has the MP10, there is no MP11 yet. However, Sweetwater has already de-listed the MP10. Looks like that Yeti goes to Europe first, before going to the US.

The Kawai US website and Sweetwater still have the MP6. Looks like that Yeti won't be carrying an MP7 anytime soon.
Posted By: voxpops Re: KAWAI MP SERIES TEASERS - NEW WEBSITE - 02/18/14 12:15 AM
I think you just need patience. Unless I'm mistaken, the MP6 launch lagged that of the MP10. Expect the MP7 in the near future.

The French site that put up a placeholder for the MP11 some time ago has recently done the same for the MP7.
Originally Posted by spanishbuddha
Originally Posted by peterws
Strewth! It`s only a bloody piano . . . . !

No, this is the latest and greatest from Kawai, and anyway Dewster will be along to put us in our place (and rightly so). It's not for me, I'm not really in the market, but the weight is a killer.

Price anyone?


Price in US

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Posted By: dire tonic Re: KAWAI MP SERIES TEASERS - NEW WEBSITE - 02/18/14 10:33 AM
That's weird, already on sale discount. Do they have any regulations in the US on phony 'recommended retail' prices (therefore phony sale).
Posted By: gvfarns Re: KAWAI MP SERIES TEASERS - NEW WEBSITE - 02/18/14 07:07 PM
Manufacturer suggested "list price" is always set high so that over the course of the life of the product no one ever has to sell at above that price. No one every pays list price for this type of good.

The price listed there is what I expect that it will sell for everywhere for a long time. I will be very surprised if it goes up (or significantly down) before being replaced by the MP12.
(heavy breathing)
Posted By: peterws Re: KAWAI MP SERIES TEASERS - NEW WEBSITE - 02/18/14 10:21 PM
Originally Posted by Marko in Boston
Originally Posted by spanishbuddha
Originally Posted by peterws
Strewth! It`s only a bloody piano . . . . !

No, this is the latest and greatest from Kawai, and anyway Dewster will be along to put us in our place (and rightly so). It's not for me, I'm not really in the market, but the weight is a killer.

Price anyone?


Price in US

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Now then. WHERE are the handles? Plenty o` buttons; I like that. But NO handles!! So I put some on myself. And the resale price? Should go up, but won`t will it?

Why do none of these slabs have handles? Anyone remember the Hammond X5? . . This takes me back 30 years. Smart, wasn`t it? Sounded great with a Leslie and a plain speaker . . . .

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Posted By: doremi Re: KAWAI MP SERIES TEASERS - NEW WEBSITE - 02/18/14 10:44 PM
The MP11 has its own (optional) flight case. The flight case is asymmetric so that you can leave the MP11 in the bottom part of the flight case. This is in my opinion a very useful feature, even if you have to move that very heavy keyboard only occasionally.

The flight case has wheels and will have handles, too.

The info was gleaned from the Kawai Germany web site, there are no pictures of the flight case (yet).

Originally Posted by peterws
Anyone remember the Hammond X5?

I had the single manual (4 octave) version, the X2. Apparently, they were made for Hammond by Acetone, which was the forerunner of Roland.
Posted By: Rapmaninov Re: KAWAI MP SERIES TEASERS - NEW WEBSITE - 02/19/14 09:31 PM
Originally Posted by gvfarns
No one every pays list price for this type of good.


Some people do. We're called Australians, mate.
Posted By: lolatu Re: KAWAI MP SERIES TEASERS - NEW WEBSITE - 02/19/14 09:35 PM
Flamin' galahs!
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