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Kawai MP8

Digital Stage Piano

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Kawai MP8
Kawai MP8
3 000.00 street price

In 2005 Kawai MP8 instrument with significantly improved and simplified characteristics appeared featuring a black metal housing. The number of internal sounds compared to the predecessor (MP4) was increased 4 times up to 256, and polyphony - to 192 notes. The instrument zones could be controlled both internally and via external sources. MP8 also included a new concept of memory configuration for storing. Such assignable functions as preventing accidental button presses or controlling an external sequencer can perfectly help musicians in live performance.

Based on Harmonic Imaging II technology Kawai MP8 instrument is able to reproduce high-quality recorded samples. MP8 has 4 zones that can be individually set for INT and EXT. Zones can be played separately or simultaneously. Multi zones allowed the musician to play with them the way the like: to make layers, to change speed, creating a complex musical palette.

The instrument has 7 types of reverb: Plate, reverb 1, reverb 2, Stage 1, Stage 2, Room 1, Room 2. Also 20 types of effects: Chorus, Flanger, Celeste, Ensemble, Delay 1-4, Auto Pan 1-2, Tremolo 1-2, Phaser 1-2, Rotary 1-2, Auto Wah, Pedal Wah, Enhancer, Overdrive.
MP8 keyboard with 88-weighted keys features AWA Grand PRO technology which gives more control during a dynamic performance. The instrument has a keyboard with a special Ivory Feel coating, preventing occasional finger slips (as well as in EX Concert Grand Piano). A double pedal F-20 comes with the kit.

MP8 by Kawai is an excellent professional digital piano with high quality sound, a quality keyboard that delicately responds to the touch. Due to its functions, the instrument, undoubtedly, will appeal to fans of live performances, willing to find a worthy assistant in this business.

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Usage area
Performance Synthesizer 
Synthesizer Keyboard 
Usage Design/ Form Factor
With Keys 
Digital (D) 
Digital Voices192
Multi Timbral Capacity7 part(s)
Split/LayerINT, EXT
Programs/ Voices/ Timbres
User-defined Single Voice64
Rotary Speaker 
MIDI in/ out
Type Balanced Hammer Effect
Velocity Sensitivity 
Number of Keys88
Display type TFT
Resolution: Horizontal16
Resolution: Vertical2
Built-in controllers
Pitch Bend Wheel 
Modulation Wheel 
External controllers
Sustain foot pedal 
Expression foot pedal 
Audio out
Analogue: 1/4" (6.35mm)2
Analogue: 1/4" (6.35mm) headphones preamplified1
Computer Interfaces
Options/ Settings
Hard Reset 
Height190 mm
Width1470 mm
Depth440 mm
Weight32 kg
Case/ body
Production start2005

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