Roland CONNECT 2014

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LX-15e

Digital Piano

Top Performance and Advanced Technologies in a Luxury Upright for Your Home



The LX-15e brings Roland’s superior piano performance and latest advancements to a space-saving, upright-styled instrument with an elegant and sophisticated presence. True piano authenticity is further enhanced with the Dynamic Harmonic feature newly integrated into the SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine, while the new flagship PHA-4 Concert Keyboard with Escapement and Ebony/Ivory Feel offers new levels of expression with the latest touch-sensing technology. Individual Note Voicing helps you to find the best piano sounds to suit your taste or living space, and the innovative Headphones 3D Ambience effect provides a rich, multi-dimensional sound experience for your private practice sessions. The LX-15e is also compatible with Roland's free iOS piano apps, allowing you to use your favorite Apple mobile devices to enhance your learning and have more fun with the piano.

  • Enjoy beautiful, organic grand piano sounds with Roland’s SuperNATURAL Piano technology
  • Experience unparalleled touch response with the PHA-4 Concert Keyboard with Escapement and Ebony/Ivory Feel, the new flagship keyboard from Roland
  • New Dynamic Harmonic feature provides a unique tonal character and powerful sound for fortissimo playing
  • Find your perfect piano sound with Individual Note Voicing, which lets you adjust the pitch, volume, and tonal character of each note independently
  • Headphone 3D Ambience effect provides a rich, immersive sound experience while using headphones for private practice
  • Acoustic Projection technology reproduces the expansive, multi-dimensional sound field of an acoustic piano
  • Display music scores and select LX-15e tones and songs with the free Piano Partner app for iPad
  • Play along with favorite songs in your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch using the free Air Performer app
  • Large onboard song library covers piano classics as well as popular études such as Czerny 100 and Hanon
  • Built-in recorder lets you capture your performances as MIDI or audio files (optional USB flash memory required for audio recording)
  • Convenient features for daily playing, including independent headphones volume, Volume Limit function, and 1/4-inch and 1/8-inch jacks to support a variety of headphones
  • Luxurious looks in a space-saving design; available in Polished Ebony or Polished White finishes

A Compact Upright-Style Instrument That Brings a Sense of Luxury to Any Living Space

Despite its compact design, the LX-15e carries a presence that’s both stately and elegant. With its brilliant mirror-like sheen and graceful classic curves, this beautiful instrument brings the majestic look of a premium acoustic piano to your home, yet with a practical, space-saving depth that you will greatly appreciate. With the polished finish, you can see your fingers mirrored in the opened keyboard lid as you play, and you can also use its top portion as a convenient holder for sheet music. In addition to offering a pleasing traditional appearance, opening the LX-15e’s top lid provides a natural variation in tone, just like opening the lid on an acoustic grand piano. The lid also features a special safety mechanism, ensuring that it always closes slowly to avoid injury to your fingers.

Enjoy the Natural, Organic Sound of an Authentic Grand Piano

The LX-15e brings you a rich and rewarding musical experience every time you sit down to play, thanks to Roland’s advanced SuperNATURAL Piano technology. Just like a fine acoustic grand, each note has its own character, and the tonal color changes seamlessly with your touch to accurately translate your emotions into sound. Tone decay is natural and organic as well, with the decaying sound not only decreasing in volume, but also gradually changing in color to a softer tone. In addition to authentic grand piano tones, an upright piano tone is now included, which provides the unique short decay and up-close sound of a traditional upright instrument.

Accurate Response to the Full Range of Dynamic Expression

As you refine your piano skills, your ability to play with a strong touch will improve, and the unique overtone characteristics created with fortissimo playing will provide a new palette of tonal colors for you to explore. The newly developed Dynamic Harmonic feature allows you to adjust these characteristics to your taste, offering a deep level of expressive control that will be welcomed by more experienced players as well.

Customize the Sound to Suit Your Playing Style or Living Space

The LX-15e gives you a multitude of ways to adjust the piano’s sound to suit your personal playing style or a specific musical genre. Using the onboard Piano Designer, you can easily modify overall tonal elements such as string resonance, temperament, hammer noise, and many others. For even more detailed customization, the newly added Individual Note Voicing feature lets you adjust the pitch, level, and tonal character independently for all 88 notes. In addition to personal tone shaping, this unique and powerful voicing option is also useful for balancing the overall piano sound to perfectly suit the acoustic properties of any room or the response of a particular set of headphones. Using optional USB memory, you can save and recall your favorite custom settings to instantly change the piano’s sound for any application.

Enhanced Touch to Feed Your Inspiration

With its sophisticated touch, the LX-15e inspires players of every skill level to take their piano performances to new heights. Roland's flagship PHA-4 Concert Keyboard with Escapement and Ebony/Ivory Feel includes the latest touch-detection technology, allowing you to deeply explore SuperNATURAL Piano’s expansive tonal range. With fast key repetition and high-resolution sensing, the PHA-4 faithfully translates into sound the subtlest differences in tone from different playing styles and dynamics. In addition, the keys are finished with specially developed materials that have moisture-absorbing properties, providing the natural texture and tactile sensation of real ivory and ebony keys on a fine acoustic grand. The PHA-4’s authentic hammer-action mechanism also produces less audible noise than previous designs, a welcome feature for not disturbing others when playing with the speakers muted during practice sessions with headphones.

Authentic Damper Pedal Response

The LX-15e is equipped with a Progressive Damper Action pedal that accurately conveys the techniques of the most demanding pianists. The pedal has light resistance when first pressed and more resistance as the damper function begins to take effect, replicating the true pedal behavior of an acoustic piano. This continuous tactile response makes it easy for the performer to control the damper function, and also allows for advanced “half-pedal” techniques that provide subtle degrees of control over sustain and resonance.

Experience the True Sound Field of an Acoustic Piano

The unique sound space that is created when you play an acoustic piano is realized through a complex yet harmonious combination of elements, including resonances among the instrument’s strings, soundboard, and frame. The LX-15e recreates this authentic sound space through Roland’s innovative Acoustic Projection technology, which marries the multi-dimensional audio system found in our flagship V-Piano Grand with the SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine. Acoustic Projection employs multiple speakers that are discretely placed to project the piano's various sound elements from their natural positions. These elements are naturally blended in the air space surrounding you, reproducing the true sound field of an acoustic piano with stunning accuracy.

3D Sound Space for More Enjoyable Practice with Headphones

If you practice at night or when others are nearby, you’ll likely be listening to the LX-15e through headphones for long periods of time. With the newly developed Headphones 3D Ambience effect, you can now enjoy the unique sound field of an acoustic piano during these private sessions. This innovative technology greatly enriches the piano experience when playing with headphones, making it feel as though the sound is emanating from the instrument itself.

Build Skills Quickly by Recording and Evaluating Your Performances

A great way to make daily practice more efficient is by recording and listening back to your playing for self-evaluation and improvement. The built-in recorder in the LX-15e is always at the ready, letting you capture your performances as MIDI data onboard the piano or as audio data to optional USB flash memory. To share your audio performances with your family, friends, or teacher, simply connect the USB flash memory to your computer and transfer the files, and then upload them to your favorite sharing services or social media sites. Instant recording is a powerful feature not only for students, but for experienced pianists as well.

Piano Partner and Air Performer Apps Help Develop Your Skills and Make Practice Fun

Roland's free apps for Apple iOS devices offer a unique and fun way to motivate your interest in playing and practice. With Air Performer, you can play along with favorite songs in the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch wirelessly* through the LX-15e’s sound system. The Piano Partner app for iPad includes Flash Card, an interactive music program that kids will love, plus an intuitive graphical interface for exploring tones and songs in the LX-15e. Piano Partner also includes DigiScore Lite, which displays the LX-15e’s built-in songs as sheet music on your iPad. Available from the Apple App Store, these powerful apps make it easy to use today's mobile technology to enhance your piano development.

Refined Digital Features Bring Many Practical Advantages

As a digital instrument, the LX-15e offers many advantages over acoustic pianos, including no need for tuning and other regular maintenance, plus onboard metronome and recording features, silent practice with headphones, USB, and many others. The LX-15e also includes some newly developed digital convenience features that offer further practical benefits for music practice. For example, the Volume Limit function lets you preset a maximum level for the piano’s volume control, providing a great way to prevent your kids from playing loud sounds unexpectedly. You can also adjust the desired headphones volume separately from the speaker volume, which helps prevent unintended loud sounds from being output through the headphones when they’re plugged in. The LX-15e is equipped with both stereo 1/4-inch and stereo 1/8-inch miniature headphone jacks, allowing you to connect either standard over-ear headphones or the small earphones that are popular with music players and mobile devices.